Sept 1st 2019

The weekly ‘30’ Card Game continues in the Community Centre this Friday 6th Sept at 9pm. Thanks to the ladies
for the teas last week. Catering on Fri 6th will be: Mary Delaney, Sheelagh Delaney, Catherine O’Rourke & Elizabeth Greene. On Fri 13th will be: Catherine Walsh, Eileen N. Walsh & Eileen J. Walsh. On Fri 20th will be:
Callie Doyle, Angela Furlong & Louise Furlong.
Proceeds going to Parish Funds. Card winners on Fri 23rd Aug were: Bridie Dillon, John Hanley, Paddy Finn, Richie Murphy, Sean Cullen, Pat Doyle, Tom Rochford & John Murphy.
Wexford Health Services Executive have applied to Wexford County Council for planning permission for a single-storey portacabin extension to side of existing single-storey health centre and all associated site works at Adamstown Health Centre. Hopefully this will be approved to alleviate the severe lack of space in our Health Centre.
Out and About
Avoid travelling alone, where possible, go with family friends or neighbour.
If travelling by car, keep all doors locked. Be alert when parking and getting in and out of your vehicle.
On public transport sit as close to the driver or exit as possible.
Keep cash to the minimum. Carry only credit/debit cards that you need.
Keep wallets and purses out of sight, hand or shoulder bags should be kept close to the body and not dangling by the straps.
Try to avoid walking at night. If you must, it is advisable to have a companion, walk in well-lit streets and as close to roadside as possible.
Be alert to con artists. Don’t fall for anything that sounds too good to be true.
In general, do not give out personal information over the phone unless you know whom you are talking to. This also applies to Internet communications.
Do not give out your credit/debit card, bank account and social welfare numbers etc to anyone over the phone.
Do not leave old and no longer relevant financial statements lying around. Shred as appropriate.
Be wary of bogus trades people calling to your door and advising you that your roof needs to be repaired, gutters are blocked and need to be cleared, trees to be felled etc
The next draw in the Adamstown Lotto take place this Friday 6th September in the Community Centre for a Jackpot of
6,800. Keep on buying the tickets and in doing so help support your local GAA, Soccer Clubs & Parish.
Cllr. Pat Barden is hosting a meeting in Adamstown Community Centre on Thursday 5th September at 9 pm with a view to establishing a Development Committee for the Adamstown Community. The village has recently benefited with positive projects completed by various clubs and committees. It is imperative for Adamstown to establish a Development Committee in order to capitalize on funding available with the overall aim of enhancing and developing amenities within our village. All individuals, Clubs, Businesses and Organizations are invited to attend this important meeting.
Thank you to New Ross Credit Union for awarding a grant to St. Abban’s Adamstown GAA Club from their local community grant scheme. The cheque was presented to two club members at a very enjoyable function in the New Credit Union Building recently. On the night funds were donated to Third World charities and to nine local groups. New Ross Credit Union also paid tribute to the late Fr. Jackie Power who was instrumental in setting up the Credit Union.
Mon 2nd Sept – Ferns Diocesan Pioneer Association
Pilgrimage, procession beginning at 7pm with Mass at 8pm.
Tue 3rd Sept – Focus on Ecumenism:
8pm – Speaker, Rev Ruth Patterson (Belfast)
Wed 4th Sept: Service – “A Time to Heal” – 8pm.
Sun 8th Sept – Birthday of Our Lady- Mass at 8pm
Followed by Torchlight Procession.
Daily Mass during the season at 3pm & 8pm.
Healing Blessing with Oils after 3pm Mass.
Parish Pilgrimage Mon 26th Aug
Several parishioners from Adamstown travelled to Our Lady’s Island on Monday night last to take part in our Annual Pilgrimage. We joined with the Lourdes Pilgrimage Supporters Group praying the Rosary around the Island followed by Mass in at 8pm in Our Lady’s Island Church.
It was a lovely peaceful evening there to just switch off from the everyday hustle and bustle of life.
Congratulations to Riáin O’Shea, Glenour, Adamstown, as part of the U12 boys team representing Killurin Rowing Club that won gold in the recent Ferrycarrig Annual Regatta.
Well done Riáin.
Sat 31st Aug – Molly & Paddy Larkin, Adamstown (A)
& Ann English, Glenour (A)
Sun 1st Sept – Peg & Paul Kearns, Raheen (A) &
Margaret Kehoe & Sonny Dunne, Oldcourt (Months Mind)
Sat 7th Sept – Josie Whelan, Tomgarrow (A)
Sun 8th – Joe Bradley, The Hill (A)
Sat 7th9.30am Mass: Walter, Annie Kent, Adamstown (A)
& Laurence Power, Adamstown (A)
May they rest in peace.
First Friday Sept 6th – Mass at 9.30am & 7.30pm.
First Saturday Sept 7th – Mass at 9.30am
Visitation of the sick and housebound on Fri 6th & Sat 7th September.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will resume this Monday 2nd September.
Sat 31st – Anthony McGee. Sun 1st – Betty O’Shea
Sat 7th – Family Mass. Sun 8th – Kathleen O’Connor
Sat 14th – Liam Whelan Sun 15th – Kay Whelan
Sat 21st – Eoghan Greene Sun 22nd – Callie Doyle
Sat 31st – Jack O’Shea, Stephen Power
Sun 1st Sept – Maeve O’Gorman, Sinéad Duffy
Sat 7th – James Furlong, Shóna Duggan, Katelyn O’Shea.
Lord God,
We thank you for continuing health of mind and body.
We thank you also for good sporting competition and for success and failure when they come our way.
Help us to compete to the fullness of our abilities but not to make winning at all costs the pinnacle of our ambition.
If we achieve success may we accept it with gratitude.
Comfort us with the realisation that it is often on the anvil of failure that true character is moulded and shaped.
We make our prayer through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Located in Adamstown graveyard is this stunning high cross. This possible 8th century 3.8 metre cross towers above the surrounding grave markers. The plain Latin cross is cut from a green coloured stone and sits in a rectangular base buried in the grounds. St. Abban, from whom the name Adamstown was derived, established a church here in the late 6th century. As well as establishing the Church at Adamstown, he is also associated with Killabann in County Laois and is credited with founding the church at Ballyvourney before surrendering it to St. Gobnait. There is also an association with Killagh Abbey in County Kerry. There is a grave marked with two ogham stones and a bullaun stone in the woods near Ballyvourney traditionally believed to be the burial place of St. Abban. He died c.620AD.
A THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK by Theresa of Lisieux
The value of life does not depend upon the place we occupy, but upon the way we occupy that place.
Our Annual Patron takes place this Sunday 1st September. Commencing with the Patron Mass at 1.30pm in St. Abban’s Church. Blessing of graves will take place following Mass.
Patron Sunday is a very special day in our Parish, a day when we remember all those who have gone to their eternal reward over the years. It is also a very sad day for many parishioners: particularly those who have lost much loved family members, relatives and close friends since the last Patron. We remember and pray for the following that God has called from this life over the past year.
John O’Brien, Oldcourt.
Michael Sugrue, Fairfields.
James Colfer, The Leap.
Josephine Lambert, Oldcourt.
Catherine Wickham, Templenacrow.
Johnny Murray, Robinstown, Palace East.
Joe Crosbie, Misterin.
Poll Kane, Courthoyle.
Shay O’Brien, Oxford, England.
Seamus Fortune, 58 Pearse Rd, Enniscorthy and formerly Canon Murphy Place, Clonroche.
Dickie Purcell, Raheenduff.
Michael Furlong, Castlehaystown, Taghmon and formerly Scullabogue.
Peter Kelly, Doononey.
Pat Foley, The Leap.
Margaret Kehoe, Oldcourt.
Sonny Dunne, Oldcourt.
Ned O’Shea, New Zealand (formerly Adamstown)
Breda Murray, Woodview Drive.
Padraig O’Gorman, Ashbrook, Kellystown.
May they rest in peace.
You can shed tears that they have gone or you can smile that they have lived.
You can close your eyes that they will come back,
Or you can open your eyes and see all that they have left behind.
Your heart can be empty because you can’t see them or you can be full of the love you have shared.
You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday
Or you can be happy for tomorrow, because of yesterday.
You can remember them only on that day they are gone,
Or you can cherish their memory and let it live on.
You can cry, be empty, turn your back or you can do what they would want.
Smile, open your eyes, love and go on.
(Author unknown)
Having replaced all pupil chairs in Adamstown National School over the summer, there is a surplus of chairs now in the school.
If anyone would like to avail of some of these chairs, please call to the school during school hours. A donation would be appreciated that will be used for school funds.