June 2nd 2019

CARDS
The weekly ‘30’ Card Game continues in the Community Centre this Friday 7th June at 9pm. Thanks to the ladies for the teas last week. Catering on Fri 7th will be; Cáit Bradley, Josephine Hendrick & Betty O’Shea. On Fri 14th will be: Mary Kirwan, Lorna Komsa & Betty Cullen. On Fri 21st will be; Maureen Bradley, Linda Duffy & Denise Harler. On Fri 28th will be: Gillian O’Neill, Edel Doyle, Ann Marie O’Shea & Geraldine O’Shea. Proceeds going to Parish Funds.
Card winners on Fri 24th May were: Kathleen Whelan, Ann Lawlor, James Hendrick, Mick Bolger, John Hanley, Pat Quinn, John Murphy, Tom Rochford, Pat Doyle & Owen Elmes.
 
ADAMSTOWN LOTTO
The next draw in the Adamstown Lotto takes place this Friday 7th June in the Community Centre for a Jackpot of €5,600. Keep on buying the tickets, it could be your lucky day.
 
COLÁISTE ABBÁIN AWARDS CEREMONY
Coláiste Abbáin had their Awards Ceremony on Thursday 23rd May in the College. Principal Mr. John Nolan welcomed all members of the school community, special guests, parents/guardians. Special Guests were:
Minister Paul Kehoe, Ms. Sínead O’Hara WWWETB Education Co-Ordinator, Mr. Denis Kennedy, Chairman BOM; Ms. Míchael Butler, Past Student; Mr Matthew O’Hanlon, Wexford Senior Hurling Team (Joint Captain)
Rev Fr. Robert Nolan P.P. and School Chaplin,
Ms. Pauline Kavanagh, BOM & Parents Council,
Ms. Cait Bradley, BOM, Mr. Paul Walsh, Director of Cinderella & Ms. Betty O’Shea, Historical Society.
Among the many recipients of awards were local students: Donny McDonald, Maria Siggins, Gavin O’Dowd, Sharon Booth, Thyla Claire O’Neill, Ciara Booth, Kieva Hynes, Alannah Staunton, Sam Murphy, Liam Dooley, Cillin Duggan, Michéal Harler, Joshua Power, Nathan O’Brien, Pawel Jaglarz, Stephen O’Dwyer, Graham O’Reilly, Leon Sinnott, Nathan Thorpe, Katie Cash, Ellen Connors, Darren Redmond, Daniel Roche, Jack Carty, Philip Kearns, Rachel Redmond, Nell Delaney, Tomás Hynes, Karolina Jaglarz, Shane Roche, Jake Cadogan, Oscar MacGabhann,
Congratulations and well done to all students.
 
GOLDEN JUBILEE
Congratulations to Fr. Jim Furlong, Tomgarrow on the occasion of the Golden Jubilee of his Ordination to the Priesthood. Fr. Jim was ordained on the 31st May 1969 in St. Peter’s College, Wexford. He served for many years in the Diocese of Southwark in England, on his return to the Diocese of Ferns he served in Gusserane, Duncannon, Raheen and Newbawn. He also served in Belfast and with the Columban Missionaries in Fiji.
We join with his family, friends and former parishioners in wishing him every blessing and good health on this wonderful occasion. Ad Multos Annos.
 
BIRTHDAY MEAL
Adamstown Active Retired are having a meal in the Horse & Hound Hotel on Thursday 6th June at 1.30 pm for Johnny Bradley’s 90th birthday. Anyone going to the meal, please ring Callie Doyle at 053 9240972 or Betty O’Shea at 053 9240777 before Thursday 6th June. All are welcome to come along.
 
ADAMSTOWN TIDY TOWNS NEWS
The ethos of Adamstown Tidy Towns is the involvement of the community to deepen the sense of pride and spirit in our village by participating in the various events organised, it gives everyone in the village an opportunity to get to know each other. It has been a busy few weeks for Adamstown Tidy Towns, 48 people attended the CPR Training Course on Apr 29th, thanks to the Community Centre for the use of the room and to Liam Morrissey for preparing the room. In conjunction with Adamstown Tidy Towns and Cullen’s Gala and with thanks to Ms. Byrne’s art students who recently painted a mural on Cullen’s Gala, the Adamstown version of Van Gogh’s “Starry Night” depicting St. Abban’s Cross, Adamstown Hall and St. Abban’s Church. A big thank you to the Shamrock Men’s Shed for making the wonderful flower boxes and to Teacher Dean O’Connor and his group of willing students who painted them. With all the above work completed and with more projects in the pipeline, we have entered the Tidy Towns 2019 competition, judging will take place from June to August. Remember to visit our facebook page for constant updates. Finally a Painting and Planting morning will take place on Bank Holiday Monday 3rd June from 9 – 11.00am. All volunteers are welcome and all supplies and equipment will be provided. For further details contact Lorna at 087 7631442.
 
IRISH SOCIETY FOR AUTISM THANKS
Thanks to the parishioners from Adamstown for their generosity for our Church Gate collection, the sum of €94.50 was gratefully received.
 
ALZHEIMER’S TEA DAY THANKS
Ellie Walsh and family would like to thank very sincerely all those who supported their Alzheimer’s Tea Day on Saturday last. Donations received to date amount to €700. Thank you all so much. Raffle winners were: Mary Power, Frances Gallagher, Catherine Kelly, Kathleen Delaney, Helen Furlong, Mary Fenlon, & Joan Franey
 
COLAISTE ABBAIN’S GLORY DAY!
Coláiste Abbáin Juvenile Hurlers win the Top Oil South Leinster Hurling ‘C1’ Final in Bunclody last week.
They defeated Gaelcolaiste/Pres on a scoreline of 3-14 to 2.6.
Mentors Tom Tynan & Dean O’Connor and the whole school were thrilled with their success, as it is over 20 years since they won a Leinster title. Well done lads & all involved.
 
CHURCH NOTICES
IN MEMORIAM
Sat 1st June – Willie Moore, Oldcourt (A)
Sun 2nd – Peter Kelly, Doononey (Month’s Mind) also
Tommy & Joey Kelly, Doononey (A)
Sat 8th – Bena Barron, The Leap (A)
Sun 9th – Maura Kelly, Tomgarrow (A)
Pray for Syl & Statia Barron, Coonogue (A)
Pray for Liam O’Brien, Rathkyle (A) – Mass Tuesday 4th at 7.30pm.
May they rest in peace.
 
Bank Holiday Monday 3rd June – Mass at 11.00am.
First Friday 7th June Mass at 9.30am
Visitation of the sick and housebound on Friday 7th & Saturday 8th June.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Mon – Friday each weeknight.
St. Anthony’s Mass continues every Tuesday night in St. Abban’s Oratory at 7.30pm.
 
ROSARY AT KNOCKREIGH GROTTO
Forty-seven people gathered at Knockreigh Grotto on Monday night 20th May to celebrate the month of our Lady.
Fr. Nolan and all present prayed the Rosary and sung Hymns in her honour. It is a beautiful, quiet spot – why not drop in occasionally to spend a little time in prayer and reflection away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
 
DIOCESE OF FERNS – SAFEGUARDING CO-ORDINATOR
Applications are invited for the Role of Safeguarding
Co-Coordinator (25 hrs per week) The role will involve the following:
Responsibility for implementing the diocesan safeguarding policies and procedures.
Liasing with and supporting parishes and communities.
Garda vetting for parishes.
Outreach support for survivors of clerical abuse.
Co-ordination and delivery of safeguarding training to parishes
Upholding the seven standards of the church in practice and behaviour.
Excellent administration and interpersonal skills a requirement for the position. Experience of volunteerism and parish involvement desirable.
Please send letter of application and CV on or before 11th June to “Safeguarding Role Application”, Bishop’s House, PO Box 40, Summerhill, Wexford Y35 X9Ca.
 
JUNIOR & LEAVING CERTIFICATE EXAMS
We extend our prayers and good wishes to all our students who begin their Junior and Leaving Certificate Examinations this week.
The Youth Information Office at FDYS has made available online for free a very helpful study resource. It encourages students to plan their study and to try to relax as much as possible, so that they can perform to their full potential.
It contains very helpful information on Relaxation Techniques, Time Management, Nutrition, Stress Management, Physical Fitness and Yoga. The Community Based Drugs Initiative at FDYS has included information on substance abuse.
www.fdys.ie or contact the office at 053 9123262.
ADAMSTOWN I.C.A. NEWS
On Sat 25th May we held our ‘Up cycling Class’ which was attended by eight members. Some of us brought old chairs or stools, which had seen better days, but anyone who had nothing to up cycle was supplied with a chair by Jill, our teacher. By four o’clock our pieces of furniture were unrecognisable works of art, and will be proudly displayed
in our homes. Many thanks to Jill Bridgeman one of our newest members, a real treasure and we hope to hold more up cycling classes in the near future. Also thanks to Helen & Ned Furlong for the lovely strawberries we enjoyed after lunch. Our summer outing takes place in July and is open to non-members. This year we are not straying too far, heading first to Wheelock’s Fruit Farm for coffee & tea, then to Huntington Castle for a tour, on to Carlow for some shopping, ending up with a meal on the return journey. We will have more details shortly. Contact Helen Furlong 086 3454036.
Next I.C.A. meeting Wednesday June 12th at 8pm. New members always welcome.
 
ADORATION GROUP MEETING
There will be a meeting for Adoration members in St. Abban’s Oratory on Monday 6th June at 7.30pm.
Diocesan Adoration Group members will speak at Masses in St. Abban’s on Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th June.
 
CLLR PAT BARDEN
Congratulations to Pat Barden, Rathsilla on his landslide victory in the recent Local Election. The “Local Man” topped the poll with a colossal 1980 votes to be the first candidate past the post in the New Ross District. A well-run campaign on the ground and via social media helped secure his victory.
We wish Pat all t he best of success in his new role of County Councillor.
 
POP AND ROCK SONGS CONCERT
A most unusual concert will take place in aid of the recent drive for funds for New Ross Community Hospital - an invaluable asset to this area. New Ross Singers are joining with a local rock band to present an evening of classic popular songs from the 70-s and 80s. Think ‘Somebody to love’, ‘Stand by me’ and ‘Thank you for the music’. The band are The Nomads. People may remember Slogadh, who won the All Ireland Rock Band competition when they were in the CBS. They include such personalities as Sean Connick, Dermot Kehoe, Tomas Kavanagh, David O’Brien and other well-known locals. This concert will be a rare occasion when they can all be together again to make the music. It will be something to remember. The concert will be in the Horse & Hound on Tuesday, June 11th, at 8 pm. Tickets for this very worthy cause are €15 and available from choir members and other outlets.