August 4th 2019

CARDS
The weekly ‘30’ Card Game continues in the Community Centre this Friday 9th August at 9pm. Thanks to the ladies
for the teas last week. Catering on Fri 9th will be: Bridget O’Gorman, Ann Stafford, Agnes Whelan & Kay Whelan. On Fri 16th Aug will be: Mary Jackman, Eleanor Power & Ann Jackman. On Fri 23rd will be: Margo O’Reilly & Dympna Bradley. On Fri 30th will be; Brigid Boland, Edel English & Fiona Power. Proceeds going to Parish Funds.
Card winners on Fri 26th July were: James Handrick, Mick Bolger, Paddy Furlong, Seamus Wickham, Betty O’Shea, Kay Whelan, John Murphy, Tom Rochford, Sean Cullen & John Nolan.
 
BLOOD DONATIONS NEEDED
The Mobile Blood Unit will visit the Brandon House Hotel, New Ross on Monday 12th Aug, Tues 13th, Wed 14th & Thurs 15th from 5pm – 8.30pm each day. Donors are always needed, did you know that 1 in 4 people need blood BUT only 3% of people give blood.
 
ADAMSTOWN TIDY TOWNS
Adamstown Tidy Towns have acquired funding under the Community Enhance Programme with thanks to Wexford County Council. Monies secured will go towards erecting bollards and extra street pole bins to help ensure our village is kept both safe and tidy. Well done to all involved in the Tidy Towns who have greatly enhances our village over the past couple of months, so please support them and keep our village rubbish free.
 
 
EVENTS IN NEW ROSS LIBRARY IN AUGUST
Making a Will with Solicitor Ethel Deacon:
Tuesday 20th August: 7.00pm – 8.00pm.
Making a will – something we all should do, something we all mean to do, but something we never seem to get around to doing. Many of us don’t understand the implications of not having a will and dying in testate, and others are put off or intimidated by the thoughts of making a will. Our event will hopefully take some of the mystery and fear out of making one. This talk with Ethel Deacon from Ensor O’Connor Solicitors will cover the reasons for making a will, the implications of not making a will, whilst also discussing the issues you should consider before making a will and a description of the process or steps involved.
Booking essential: 051 421877
 
Student Saturday:
New Ross Credit Union Student Loans Information with Stella Kehoe:
Join Stella Kehoe, Business Development Officer with New Ross Credit Union for an information session on student loans at our Student Saturday here in New Ross Library.
Saturday 17th August, 2.00pm – 3.00pm.
Booking essential: 051 421877
Career Guidance / CAO Offers talk with Seamus Whitney.
Seamus Whitney, one of Ireland’s top career guides, will be here in New Ross Library to answer any queries you may have regarding your CAO Offers, QQI Level 5 Courses, Apprenticeships and much more. This a one off opportunity to get some direct and accurate answers to your important questions, making this talk a must for anyone making important career decisions.
Saturday 17th August, 3.00pm – 4.00pm
Booking essential: 051 421877
 
GOD MADE ALL THE CREATURES” GENESIS 1:25 NIV
In his 45 years as proprietor of Cooke’s Funeral Home, Fred Cooke comforted thousands of bereaved people. But when his wife died of cancer Cooke needed comforting himself. He adopted a golden retriever name Abigail. Cooke lived in an apartment above the funeral home. ‘Most days I would take Abigail downstairs with me and let her play in my office while I worked.’ But one day Abigail got out and went looking for new friends to play with. When he went looking for her Cooke discovered her in the chapel, curled at the feet of a woman seated near her husband’s coffin. Cooke apologized profusely and tried to lead Abigail away. ‘Does she have to go?’ the grieving woman asked him. ‘It is such a comfort having her here.’ Soon Abigail was sneaking out of Cooke’s office regularly, heading for one of the funeral home’s visitation rooms. ‘She seems to sense who’s most distraught and that’s the person she will go to first,’ says Cooke. ‘She will sit at their feet and gaze up at them with those compassionate brown eyes, and within minutes they have stopped crying and started stroking her fur. Off duty, you would not find a more playful pup. But the moment she steps into the chapel she turns into a completely different dog,’ says Cooke. Abigail’s only mishap occurred when she was still a pup, and even that turned well. She ate somebody’s carnations. Cooke rushed out to replace the flowers, but the family would not let him. ‘Mabel was a real dog-lover,’ they told him, ‘you cannot imagine how it would make her smile to see those chewed-up flowers.’ No doubt about it, pets are a gift from God! So enjoy yours!
 
STEPHEN MURPHY MUSIC NIGHT
Songs from 100 years with Stephen Murphy is a must see (and listen) event on Tuesday, August 6th, at 7 pm at New Ross Library. As part of County Wexford Libraries’ Decade of Centenaries Programme 2019, Stephen Murphy will host a wonderful evening of musical entertainment and nostalgia during which he will perform an array of songs including some songs that were written 100 years ago. Booking is essential at 051 421877.
 
CHURCH NOTICES
IN MEMORIAM
Sat Aug 3rd – Bob Barron, The Leap (A)
Sun Aug 4th – People of the Parish
Sat Aug 10th – Michael, Maureen, Br. Brendan, Edward,
Bridget & Thomas Delaney, Misterin (A)
Sun Aug 11th – People of the Parish
Pray for Jim Hayden, Brocurra and the deceased members of the Hayden family. May they rest in peace.
 
St. Anthony’s Tuesday night Mass will take a break from this week and resume later in the Autumn.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will take a break for August and resume on Monday 2nd September.
 
SERVERS
Sat 3rd - Megan Martin, Faye Hynes, Shóna Duggan, Katelyn O’Shea
Sun 4th – Dearbhla Kelly Dunne, Tosia & Amelia Swierczynska.
Sat 10th – Leah Sinnott, Jack O’Shea, Stephen Power.
Sun 11th – Gráinne English, Laura & Maeve O’Gorman.
Sat 17th – Ross English, James Furlong, Aoife McCabe, Conall Doyle.
Sun 18th – Aimee Mackey O’Donohue, Emma Carty.
 
READERS OF THE LITURGY
Sat 3rd – Frances Gallagher. Sun 4th – Betty O’Shea
Sat 10th – Eoghan Greene. Sun 11th – Geraldine Ridgeway
Sat 17th – T. J. McDonald. Sun 18th – Callie Doyle
 
Mid Summer Dues:
Envelopes will be distributed during the week.
Fr. Robert would like to thank you for your generosity.
 
ANNUAL PATRON
The Annual Patron and Blessing of the Graves in Adamstown Cemetery will take place on Sunday 1st September. The Patron Mass will be celebrated at 1.30pm.
 
FEAST DAYS DURING THE COMING WEEK:
Tuesday 6th August – The Transfiguration:
The cross requires the exodus of Jesus, his death, resurrection and glorification. The disciples have to realise that he must depart, just as they are now prepared for his going up to Jerusalem to die.
Friday 9th August – St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein) born 1891 at Breslau (now Warsaw, Poland), the youngest of seven children of a Jewish family. A brilliant student, she gained her doctorate in philosophy at twenty-five. Became a Catholic in 1922 and a Carmelite nun. Both Jewish and Catholic, she fled to Holland when the Nazis came to power but she was captured and sent to Auschwitz where she died in its gas chambers on 9th August 1942.
 
A PRAYER FOR THE WEEK by Peter Byrne C.Ss.R.
The tides obey my voice; the seasons do my will.
I care for every living thing in the sea, in air, on land.
Be not fearful of the past, nor anxious for tomorrow.
Your name is branded on the palm of my hand.
SYMPATHY
The whole community was deeply saddened to hear of the unexpected death of Margaret (Mag) Kehoe, Oldcourt, Adamstown on Thursday last. Mag was a lovely, gentle and kind soul with a smile and a word for everyone, on her visit to the local post office and supermarket every Friday morning, she enjoyed the chat and had a laugh with everyone she met, and she brightened up the day for so
many people. Mag is sadly missed by her loving nephews Frankie, Paddy and Francis, niece Beth, extended family, dearly loved neighbours and many friends. Mag’s remains reposed in St. Abban’s Oratory on Friday evening and Saturday, where so many people came to say a last goodbye. Sadly Mag’s partner Sonny (Dunne) died at Wexford Hospital in the early hours of Saturday morning.
To Sonny’s sister Molly, brothers Hughie and Pat, extended family, relatives and many friends our deepest sympathy.
Mag and Sonny’s funeral Mass was celebrated in St. Abban’s Church on Sunday with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. May their gentle souls rest in peace.
 
POPE’S INTENTIONS FOR AUGUST
Evangelisation: Those families, through their life of prayer and love, become ever more clearly ‘schools of true human growth’
 
THE ‘CAMINO de SANTIAGO’ (St. Martin Magazine)
The pilgrimage to the shrine of St. James in the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela has been taking place for about 1000 years. It is known in English as the ‘Way of St. James’ and in Spanish as the ‘Camino de Santiago’ Over 100,000 pilgrims travel to the city each year from all over the world, including many from Ireland. There is a legend, which says that St. James, an Apostle of Jesus, found his way to the Iberian Peninsula and preached and died there. Committed
pilgrims, can expect a journey of approximately one month’s duration, with the added bonus of very sore feet. On completion and arrival as the Cathedral the travellers attend midday mass. This is a historical solemn mass steeped in tradition. Amongst other things a massive incense burner, a “botafumeiro” is swung above the heads of worshippers in Santiago’s cathedral transept filling the building with incense as it has been doing for centuries.
 
ADAMSTOWN LOTTO RESULTS
The winning numbers in the Adamstown Lotto draw on Friday 2nd August were: 4 – 7 – 10 – 28. There was no Jackpot winner. The following three players matched three numbers and each got €70. Anne Murray, Palace East, John Boland, Coonogue & Liam Traynor, Grallagh. The next draw is on Friday 16th August in the Community Centre for a Jackpot of €6,600.