Sept 8th 2019

CARDS
The weekly ’30’ Card Game continues in the Community Centre this Friday 13th Sept at 9pm. Thanks to the ladies
for the teas last week. Catering on Fri 13th will be: Catherine Walsh, Eileen J. Walsh, Eileen N. Walsh. On Fri 20th will be; Callie Doyle, Angela Furlong, Louise Furlong. On Fri 27th will be: Marian Kelly, Catherine J. Kelly, Catherine L. Kelly & Mary Fortune. On Fri 4th October will be: Eleanor Smyth, Emma Staunton & Bernie Conway. On Fri 11th Oct will be: Breda Whelan, Deirdre Whelan & Bessie Fortune.
Proceeds going to Parish Funds.
Card winners on Fri 30th Aug were: Matt O’Neill, M.J. Booth, Nick Doyle, Andy Reville, Seamus Wickham, Paddy Furlong.
 
ADAMSTOWN LOTTO RESULTS
The winning numbers in the Adamstown Lotto Draw on Fri 6th Sept were: 7 – 17 – 19 – 21. There was no Jackpot winner. The following 3 players matched three numbers and each got €70: Chantelle Martin, Raheen, Danny Gorman, Tomgarrow & Therese & Ann C/O Foleys. The next draw is on Fri 20th Sept for a Jackpot of €7,000. Thanks for your continued support.
 
COLLA VOICE PERFORMANCE & MUSIC SCHOOL
Joanne will be back in Raheen Hall on Sept 12th .
Names are now being taken for Colla Voice Performance & Music School’s Musical Theatre Class. Covering all aspects of stage, drama, movement/dance and singing as well as lots of games and improvisation fun. Classes Thursday evenings from 12th Sept as follows: 5 – 5.45pm for 4 – 8year olds. 5.45pm – 6.45pm for 9 – 12 year olds. Call Joanne to Register: 086 1073841.
 
RAINBOWS IRELAND
Supporting Children with Bereavement and Parental Separation – offering a 9 week listening, group support programme for children following bereavement.
Contact Raheen Family Resource Centre at 051 442888 for further information.
 
FREE COOKERY CLASSES
Raheen Community Centre – Learn how to make delicious, affordable, healthy family meals on Wednesday evenings for 4 weeks from 7.30pm – 9.30pm beginning from 18th Sept.
For more info or to book please contact Bridget/Joyce on 051 442888 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
FREE SELF DEFENCE CLASSES
Raheen Community Centre 6 week Self Defence Programme delivered by John Philips who has a 4th Degree Black Belt. Tuesdays from 8.30pm – 9.30pm.
Beginning Tuesday 17th Sept – 16 years upwards.
To book or info contact Bridget/Joyce 051 442888.
 
 
 
FREE DANCE CLASSES
Raheen Community Centre – beginning Thursday
evenings from 4 – 5pm for 6 weeks from 19th September.
Also: Intensive dance camp 30th Oct and 1st Nov from 10.00am – 1.00pm. to book Bridget/Joyce 051 442888.
 
CERTIFICATE IN PASTORAL THEOLOGY: SPIRITUALITY AND PRACTISE.
For the coming academic year, in union with the Carlow Institute of Technology, Wexford Campus, a course is being offered to those who would like to explore their faith better and take a more active role in parish leadership.
The course is named: ‘CERTIFICATE IN PASTORAL THEOLOGY: SPIRITUALAITY AND PRACTISE’ and will run from 24th Sept until April of 2020. There is no requirement for previous study and is open to all. There are no exams and work will be graded by continuous assessment.
Subjects covered include: Scripture, liturgy and sacraments, theology of God, theology of Church, spirituality, pastoral theology and moral theology. If interested or for more information, contact Wexford Campus at: 053 9185800 or Fr. Billy on 087 1225407. The closing date for application is
Friday 20th September.
 
ST. ABBAN’S ANNUAL PATRON
Our Annual Patron Mass and Blessing of Graves took place on Sunday last in lovely weather. A huge gathering of people coming together to remember their deceased family and friends. Fr. Robert Nolan P.P. and Fr. Jimmy Moyinhan P.P. celebrated Mass in St. Abban’s Church, many people remained at family graves and listened to Mass on the wonderful P.A. system provided. Thanks to the choirs for their great contribution to the ceremony, also servers, eucharistic ministers, Cáit and Joe, John and the ladies for the flowers inside and outside the church. The cemetery looked splendid as always and thanks to everyone for their dedication and care of this holy place. A sincere word of thanks to the following: the Cemetery Committee for their commitment and care of the cemetery and looking after car parking for the Patron and on Funeral Days. Thanks to the Fás workers for keeping the grass cut and painting of the Church walls and pillars over the past weeks. Thanks to Joe & Ann Marie for painting the Cross and Calvary image in the graveyard.
Lastly a huge thanks for the generosity of so many people in donating €2,810 on Patron Day towards the upkeep of our precious Cemetery. God bless you all for your time and talents.
 
OUR LADY’S ISLAND CLOSING CEREMONY
The closing ceremony in Our Lady’s Island is tomorrow Sunday with Mass in Our Lady’s Island Church at 8pm followed by torchlight procession around the Island.
 
 
 
CHURCH NOTICES
IN MEMORIAM
Sat 7th – Josie Whelan, Tomgarrow (A)
Sun 8th – Joe Bradley, The Hill (A)
Sat 14th – Aoife Kelly, Doononey (A)
Sun 15th – People of the Parish.
Tuesday 10th Mass at 9.30am – Jimmy & Josephine Bradley, Barrack’s Rd (A)
May they rest in peace.
 
SERVERS
Sat 7th – James Furlong, Sean Doyle, Katelyn O’Shea
Sun 8th – Amelia Swierczynska, Paddy Connors
Sat 14th – Áine Crean, Luke Cullen
Sun 15th – Aimee Mackey O’Donohue, Emma Carty
Sat 21st – Jack O’Shea, Stephen Power
Sun 22nd – Maeve O’Gorman, Sinéad Duffy
 
READERS OF THE LITURGY
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
 
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Mon – Fri each week night in St. Abban’s Oratory.
Prayer Group resume on Sunday 15th Sept in St. Abban’s Oratory at 7pm and all welcome.
 
COFFEE DAY
A Coffee Day is being held in aid of Hospice at Dympna Kelly's House, Kilgarvan, Taghmon on Tuesday September 10th September from 10am to 10pm. Your support will be much appreciated.
 
MEALS DELIVERY
A Meals Delivery Service is available from Raheen FRC. This takes place every Tuesday in Raheen, Clonroche, Adamstown and Newbawn area. This service is available to people of any age from the community who would like a meal to be delivered to their home. The service can be used for a short term if necessary, for example when somebody is recovering from surgery or illness. Anyone wishing to avail of this service please contact Kay on 051 428805.
 
OBITUARY SERVICE
The New Ross Standard offers tribute pieces to bereaved family members within the local community who have recently suffered the loss of a loved one. The service is available free of charge and will be completed in a manner that is sensitive to your own personal wishes and requests, shaped entirely by your direction. Please contact David Looby at 051 425796, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Simon Bourke at 087 3803919, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 053 9140145 if this is something that interests you or something you would like to do to honour the memory of your loved one who has recently passed away.
 
 
 
ATHLETIC CLUB
Cross County Training has resumed on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7.30 pm and will be rotated between Carrigbyrne Hill and Adamstown Community Centre. All new members are welcome.
 
ADAMSTOWN N.S. WELCOMES NEW PUPILS
We extend a warm welcome to our19 new Junior Infants:
Caoimhe, Conor, Holly, Conor, Patrick, Henry, Aoibh, Brianna, Carly, Sarah, Thomas, Cillian, Louise, Nicky, Milosz, Róisín, Stephen, Alesha, Janey and hope they have a wonderful experience in our school.
We also welcome our new Secretary Joelene Codd and wish her the very best in her new career with us, and we also welcome our new SNA Jackie.
Our Split the Pot Draw resumes this Wednesday Sept 11th and the money for the next few draws will be used to fit out our new Sensory Room. Your support is much appreciated.
 
DOUBLE RETIREMENTS
We send our good wishes to two ladies who retired on Friday 6th after a total of 47 years of service between them, both as secretaries in our local schools. Eileen O’Connor retired from Coláiste Abbáin having spent 27 years as secretary there. Ellie Walsh retired from Adamstown National School following twenty years service. They will both be missed and they will in turn miss the friendships made over the years.
 
SEPTEMBER FRAGMENT (Michael Walsh)
The summer sun has burned down
To these serene and mellow days
That gently light the after grass….
No fevered noon of cloudless heat,
But quiet in the fields and trees
Where fruit and grain are touched with gold.
The harvesting is gathered home,
The last lone wagon with the hay
Is passing where the apples fall.
O Friend: I could not ask for thee
When life has borne its fruit and grain
And Summer days have burned low,
A deeper loveliness than this
Along September’s road to Home!.
 
Michael Walsh was born at Ben of Fore, Castlepollard, Co. Westmeath and was well known for his contributions of poems, articles and stories to Catholic periodicals. Many of his poems appear in current Irish school books. He lived for some years in Adamstown and died on 1st Dec 1938 at the age of 41, a simple block of granite marks his grave in St. Ibar’s Cemetery, Wexford.