May 26th 2019

CARDS
The weekly ‘30’ Card Game continues in the Community Centre this Friday 31st May at 9pm. Thanks to the ladies for the teas last week. Catering on Fri 31st will be:
Elle Walsh & Stella Delaney. On Fri 7th June will be: Cáit Bradley, Josephine Hendrick & Betty O’Shea. On Fri 14th will be: Mary Kirwan, Lorna Komsa & Betty Cullen. Proceeds going to Parish Funds.
Card winners on Fri 17th May were: Nick Doyle, Andy Reville, Matty Sullivan, Pat Murphy, Pat Doyle, Owen Elmes, John Hanley & Pat Quinn.
 
ADAMSTOWN SHOW COMMITTEE MEETING
A meeting of Adamstown Show Committee will be held in the Community Centre this Thursday 30th May at 9pm.
All members please attend. New members welcome.
Membership and sponsorship for 2019 now due.
This year’s Show will be held on Saturday 6th July at the usual venue. Please support your local show.
 
ADAMSTOWN NATIONAL SCHOOL NEWS
The next draw in the Split the Pot will take place this Wednesday 29th May in the school. Envelopes costing €2 available from Cullen’s Gala, Adamstown Pharmacy,
Bernie’s Pub & Chipper and in the school.
Thanks for your continued support.
 
CLOTHES RECYCLING
The Parents Association are having a ‘Clothes Recycling Collection’ this Thursday 30th May at 9.15am at the school
Now is the time to get rid of your old clothes, shoes, belts etc and in doing so help support your local school.
You may leave bags of clothes in the school beforehand if
desired.
 
ADAMSTOWN ATHLETIC CLUB NEWS
Following on from last week’s issue – the results of the Secondary School Championships:
The Secondary School athletes were in competition at the South Leinster Schools Track and Field Championships, the results were: Zara Power 3rd in the Senior Girls Hammer; Rachel Power 3rd in the Intermediate Girls High Jump; Tara Doyle 1st in the Senior Girls Triple Jump; Rachel Power 3rd in the Intermediate Girls Javelin; Sonia Mooney 1st in the Senior Girls Javelin; Kate Jackman 2nd in the Senior Girls Javelin; Marguerite Furlong 3rd in the Senior Girls Shot Putt and 2nd in the Senior Girls Discus.
Two of our athletes were also in competition at the Loreto All-Ireland Secondary Schools Sports in Santry. They were Zara Power 1st in the Senior Girls Shot Putt and Rachel Power 1st in the Intermediate Girls Javelin and 2nd in the Intermediate Girls High Jump. Well done to all our Secondary School athletes and best of luck to those who will now compete at the Leinster Track and Field Championships. Well done everyone.
 
BARN OWL RELEASE PROGRAMME
Over the past four years we have been releasing white barn owls in Adamstown. The aim was to re-introduce barn owls to our local area. In total we have bred and released seventeen owls. We would be delighted to hear of any sightings so that we can monitor their progress.
Please contact Ian Cullen on 085 8270623 if you catch sight of these birds.
 
SPORTS ACTIVE WEXFORD GRANT OPTIONS 2019
Physical Activity Promotion Scheme 2019.
This annual funding scheme is aimed at providing small-scale support to clubs and organisations and is designed to assist with a wide variety of projects to include: introduction of new physical activity projects/initiatives for target groups; projects which reflect a wide geographical and socially inclusive remit.
Please note that this is not for funding capital projects (e.g. construction work)
The closing date for applications is 4 pm on Thursday 13th June 2019.
Application Forms and Guidelines are available from:
Sports Active Wexford, Community & Sport, Block E,
Wexford County Council, Carricklawn, Wexford.
Tel: 053 919 6557/6552
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit us on our Facebook Page. Web: sportsactivewexfortd.ie
 
ENNISCORTHY VOCATIONAL COLLEGE OF FURTHER EDUCATION
Phone: 053 9236969
Website: www.evcfurthereducation.ie
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Course for 2018/2019
Why choose to undertake a course at Enniscorthy Vocational College of Further Education?

Full range of Professional Delivered Courses

Over 20 years experience in providing PLC courses in the South East

Avoid first year college drop out by being prepared in your area of interest

State of the Art Facilities

Excellent progression opportunities on successful completion of course.

All courses are open to Post Leaving Certificate, over 18’s and mature students (those over 23). Courses qualify for means tested maintenance grants.

For application and information please phone 053 9236969 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or

apply online by visiting the website www.evcfurthereducation.ie

 

WEXFORD MENTAL HEALTH THANKS

Wexford Mental Health Association express their thanks to parishioners from Adamstown for donation €173.50 to their recent Church Gate collection.

 

CHURCH NOTICES

IN MEMORIAM

Sat May 25th – Dickie Purcell, Raheenduff (Month’s Mind)

Sun May 26th – Francis Furlong, Misterin (A)

Sat June 1st – Willie Moore, Oldcourt (A)

Sun June 2nd – Peter Kelly,Doononey, (Month’s Mind)

Joey & Tommy Kelly, Doononey (A)

May they rest in peace.

 

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Mon - Fri each week night.

St. Anthony’s Mass continues every Tuesday night at 7.30pm in St. Abban’s Oratory.

 

SERVERS

Sat 25th – Watt & Áine Crean, Luke Cullen, Cara Whelan

Sun 26th – Róisin Colfer, Aimee Mackey O’Donohue, Emma Carty.

Sat 1st June – Ross English, James Furlong, Conall Doyle, Aoife McCabe.

Sun 2nd – Gráinne English, Laura & Maeve O’Gorman, Sinéad Duffy, Paddy Connors.

 

READERS OF THE LITURGY

Sat 25th – T. J. McDonald. Sun 26th – Sheelagh Delaney

Sat 1st June – Ulick Stafford. Sun 2nd – Callie Doyle

Sat 8th – Liam Whelan. Sun 9th – Kay Whelan

Sat 15th – Anthony McGee. Sun 16th – Kathleen O’Connor

PROCESSION TO KNOCKREIGH GROTTO

We will have a procession to the Grotto at Knockreigh this Monday May 27th, leaving St. Abban’s Church at 7.30pm. The Rosary will be prayed at the Grotto.

Car Parking is being kindly facilitated by Adamstown Engineering, Knockreigh, for which we thank then.

 

Rosary will continue at the Grotto each night until the end of May at 8pm.

 

QUEEN OF THE ANGELS AND QUEEN OF THE MAY

Bring flowers of the rarest, bring blossoms the fairest,

From garden and woodland and hillside and dale;

Our full hearts are swelling, our glad voices telling

The praise of the loveliest flower of the vale.

 

O Mary, we crown thee with blossoms today,

Queen of the Angels and Queen of the May,

O Mary, we crown thee with blossoms today,

Queen of the Angels and Queen of the May.

 

Their lady they name thee, their mistress proclaim thee,

Oh, grant that thy children on earth be as true

As long as the bowers are radiant with flowers

As long as the azure shall keep its bright hue.

 

O Mary, we crown thee with blossoms today,

Queen of the Angels and Queen of the May.

 

CHURCH & ALTARS DECORATION

Thanks to parishioners from Adamstown for looking after the Church & Altars for the month of May. It is now the turn of ladies from Brocurra for the month of June.

This will be the last of the year’s rota of towns lands, the new one will be allocated during the month of June.

A sincere thanks to all those who faithfully look after St. Abban’s Church and Altars.

 

EASTER GARDEN

Thanks to the ladies who have looked after the flowers and plants for our beautiful Easter Garden over the past few weeks. The Garden will be taken down this week.

If you provided a pot plant, or vase, please take it home with you this week, some pots have been stored in Our Lady’s Chapel and these may be taken home also.

 

BANK HOLIDAY CAR BOOT SALE

Galbally Sports and Leisure Club will hold a car boot sale on Bank Holiday Monday June 3rd, as part of the current fundraising drive to renovate the local hall. There will be an indoor and outdoor market/car boot sale on from on 1 pm to 5 pm selling crafts, books and many other items of interest. Set-up from 11 am. €15 per stall/pitch. For enquiries and bookings contact Dawn at 087 8306206. The hall committee will hold a bake sale in conjunction with the car boot sale. Come along and get involved in the fun while contributing toward the renovation of our local hall and rejuvenation of our local community.

 

ADAMSTOWN LOTTO RESULTS

The winning numbers in the Adamstown Lotto Draw on Fri 24th were: 7 – 15 – 17 – 22. There was no Jackpot winner and just one match three – Eileen Codd, Scarawalsh who received €200. Next draw Friday 7th June for a Jackpot of €5,600.

 

SYMPATHY

Our deepest sympathy to Ann and Ian Foley and family on the sad death of Patrick (Pat) Foley, Adamstown and former publican Foley’s Pub, Newbawn. Our condolence also to Pat’s sisters Ann, Helen, Mai, grandchildren Paige and Alex, extended family, neighbours and friends. His funeral Mass was celebrated in St. Abban’s Church on Wed 22nd with burial afterwards in Adamstown Cemetery.

May his kind soul rest in peace.

 

Our deepest sympathy also to Tom and Mary Wickham and all the family, Raheen on the unexpected death of their daughter Rose Mary on Tuesday last. Her funeral Mass was celebrated in the Church of St. John Paul, Raheen on Friday 24th

 

MEETING OF EUCHARISTIC GROUP HELPERS

There will be a meeting of Eucharistic Group Helpers in St. Abban’s Oratory on Thursday 6th June at 7.30pm.

 

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: that word is love.