May 12th 2019

The weekly ‘30’ Card Game continues in the Community Centre this Friday 17th May at 9pm. Thanks to the ladies for the teas last week. Catering on Fri 10th will be; Angela Dooley, Elizabeth Doyle & Maria Carty. On Fri 17th will be:
Catherine Moore, Kathleen O’Connor, Nancy Walsh & Tina Whelan. On Fri 24th will be: Ann Marie Mackey, Ann Redmond & Catherine Furlong. On Fri 31st will be: Ellie Walsh & Stella Delaney. Proceeds going to Parish Funds.
Card winners on Fri 3rd May were: Pat Byrne, Terry McDonald, John Murphy, Tom Rochford, Matty Sullivan, Pat Murphy, Phil Jackman, Patsy Byrne, Chris Byrne & Bridie Dillon.
The next draw takes place in the school this Wednesday 15th May. Envelopes costing €2 are available in Cullen’s Gala, Adamstown Pharmacy, Bernie’s Pub & Chipper and in the school. Your support is very much appreciated.
Ellie Walsh & family will host an Alzheimer’s Tea Day at their home in Tomgarrow on Saturday 25th May from 2 pm – 5pm and everyone welcome to drop in. Your support is appreciated.
The sudden and unexpected death of Peter Kelly, Doononey, Adamstown on Wednesday 1st May caused great sadness in the area. Peter’s death is heartbreaking for all the family, particularly for his wife Marian, daughter Emma, her husband Johnny, grandchildren Alannah, Cathal, Caoimhe, his brother Martin, sisters Bridget, Patricia, Helen, Josephine, Frances, Jacinta and Deirdre, his extended family, relatives, neighbours and friends.
He was predeceased by his daughter Aoife. He is also mourned by his mother in law and all of Marian’s family.
Peter was very proud of the Parish he lived in. He was one of the founder members of Adamstown Community Alert, being concerned for the senior people in the Parish. Peter was a member of many committees, and on the Parents Association in Coláiste Abbáin for many years. He was involved with the Show Committee, Parish Committee and the Cemetery Committee and many other occasions he was ready and willing to give a hand with whatever was happening in Adamstown.
Peter had his final repose at his home in Doononey, attended by a large number of relatives and friends, some that had travelled great distances to be with the family.
A huge funeral cortege accompanied his remains to St. Abban’s Church on Saturday 4th May for his funeral Mass at 2pm, following Mass Peter was laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery.
May his gentle soul rest in peace.
To Johnny Bradley, Ballyvergin who celebrated his 90th birthday this week.
Name Townland Mobile No
Gavin Rothwell Adamstown 087 2035784
Mossie Walsh Brocurra 087 9076326
Ann O’Gorman Kellystown 087 7434470
Eunan Furlong Misterin 087 2152910
Yvonne Colfer Fairfields 087 7698267
Mary Lawlor Newtown 087 6742093
Pat Lawlor Knockreigh 086 8067708
Dawn Furlong Misterin 087 4194064
Anne French Oldcourt 086 2898696
John O’Shea Fairfields 086 0835790
John Doyle Tomgarrow 086 3492602
John Furlong Misterin 087 2607006
The list of trained personnel is posted in Cullen’s Supermarket.
The third Sunday of July has been Patron Sunday in Newbawn for the last number of years. Some unavoidable changes will take place this year. On Saturday, July 20th, the blessing of the graves will take place in Faree cemetery at 2 pm and the blessing of the graves in Courthoyle cemetery will take place on Saturday, July 20th, at 3 pm. On Sunday, July 21st, the patron Mass will take place at midday in the Church of the Sacred Heart, Newbawn (note that this is instead of the normal 11am Mass). After the midday Mass the prayers and blessing of the graves will take place in the old cemetery (Clorane) and at 1.30 pm on Sunday, July 21st, prayers and blessing of graves will take place in the new Cemetery at Newbawn.
An affordable counselling service for children, young people and adults is available in Raheen Family Resource Centre. This service is available to anybody who is experiencing any kind of difficulty in their life which is causing them stress or anxiety. For further information contact Catherine at 051 442888.
We extend our deepest sympathy to the family of Sean Lynch, Rathfeigh, Co. Meath who was seriously injured near Ballyshannon Bridge as he was taking part in a Road Race
on Sunday last. Sean was removed to Wexford Hospital but unfortunately was pronounced dead in hospital on Thursday. May he rest in peace.
Sat 11th – Patsy O’Connor, Newtown (A)
Sun 12th – Jim & Mary Connors, The Hill (A)
Sat 18th – Tommy and Bernie Whitty, Oldcourt (A)
Sun 19th – People of the Parish
Pray for Michael Delaney, Brocurra (A)
May they rest in peace.
Sat May 11th – Megan Martin, Faye Hynes, Shóna Duggan,
Katelyn O’Shea.
Sun May 12th – Gráinne English, Laura & Maeve O’Gorman, Sinéad Duffy, Paddy Connors.
Sat May 18thLeah Sinnott, Róisin Nic Gabhainn, Jack O’Shea, Stephen Power
Sun May 19th – Dearbhla Kelly Dunne, Tosia & Amelia Swierczynska.
Sat 11th – Anthony McGee
Sun 12th – Ann Ryan
Sat 18th – Eoghan Greene.
Sun 19th – Geraldine Ridgeway
Sat 25th – T. J. McDonald
Sun 26th – Sheelagh Delaney
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Mon – Friday in St. Abban’s Oratory.
St. Anthony’s Mass continues every Tuesday night at
7.30 pm in St. Abban’s Oratory
FEAST DAY – 13th May Our Lady of Fatima
World Day of Prayer will be observed on Sunday May 12th, also known as “Good Shepherd Sunday” The purpose of this day is to publically fulfil the Lord’s instruction to, “Pray the Lord of the harvest to send labourers into his harvest” Please pray that young men and women hear and respond generously to the Lord’s call to the priesthood, deaconate and religious life. You can find many resources to promote a culture of vocations on the website of the National Vocation Office –
Come & See – Vocations Retreat 18th/19th May at
St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth.
Is your life fulfilled? Perhaps God is calling you to be a diocesan priest? Come and See
As the many pilgrims from Ferns embark on their pilgrimage to Lourdes this weekend, we wish our parishioners a safe journey, and we hope they have a memorable time there and remember us all in their prayers.
Why not join in solidarity with the pilgrims and come along to our beautiful Grotto at Knockreigh for the Rosary at 8pm. each weeknight for the month of May.
We remember in prayer this week the children from 2nd class in Adamstown National School who will make their First Holy Communion on Saturday 18th May in St. Abban’s Church at 11.00 am.
Please keep up-to-date with news for Adamstown Parish Newsletter by contacting Betty O’Shea, Adamstown 053 9240777. Remember, we live in a Community - Community depends on Communication.
My life is but a weaving
Between my Lord and me;
I cannot choose the colours
He worketh steadily.
Oftentimes He weaveth sorrow
And I in foolish pride,
Forget that He seeth the upper,
And I the under side.
Not till the loom is silent
And the shuttles cease to fly,
Shall God unroll the canvas
And explain the reason why.
The dark threads are as needful
In the weaver’s skilful hand,
As the threads of gold and silver
In the pattern He has planned.
I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.
A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
Against the earth’s sweet flowing breast;
A tree that looks at God all day,
And lifts her leafy arms to pray;
A tree that may in summer wear
A nest of robins in her hair.
Upon whose bosom snow has lain,
Who intimately lives with rain.
Poems are made by fools like me,
But only God can make a tree.
The winning numbers in the Adamstown Lotto Draw on Friday 15th May were: 2 – 7 – 10 – 13. There was no Jackpot winner the following four players matched 3 numbers and each got €50. Betty O’Shea, Adamstown. Kay Whelan C/O Matt O’Neill, Sonia Mooney, Knockreigh, Martin Kelly, Clonroche. The next draw is on in the Community Centre on Friday 24th May for a Jackpot of €5,400. Keep on buying the tickets.
Everyone is kneaded out of the same dough, but not baked in the same oven.
The smartest person we know is the one who asks our advice.