September 15th 2019

CARDS
The weekly ‘30’ Card Game continues in the Community Centre this Friday 20th Sept at 9pm. Thanks to the ladies for the teas last week. Catering on Fri 20th will be; Callie Doyle, Angela Furlong & Louise Furlong. On Fri 27th Sept will be: Marian Kelly, Catherine J. Kelly, Catherine L. Kelly & Mary Fortune. On Fri 4th Oct 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 6th were: Sean Cullen, John Nolan, Matt O’Neill, John Hanley, Jim Wickham, John Furlong, Denis & Maria O’Connor.
 
ADAMSTOWN LOTTO
The next draw in the Adamstown Lotto takes place this Friday 20th Sept in the Community Centre for a Jackpot of €7,000. Do keep on buying the tickets; you could be a winner next time.
 
COLÁISTE ABBÁIN – CRAFT FAIR
Following on from the success of our Christmas Craft Fair last year at Coláiste Abbáin, we have set the date for this year’s event for Thursday 12th December. We will be sending out full details of the event in the coming weeks, however, in the meantime pop the date in your diary.
If you would like to return again this year, do let us know by return e-mail and we will be in touch in due course.
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EVENTS IN NEW ROSS LIBRARY FOR SEPTEMBER
Family Finance Advice with Lynda Stacey from MABS
Saturday 17th September 7.00pm – 8.00pm.
Would you like some help and information on how to manage your money/loans/credit card why not come along to New Ross Library for some helpful tips and friendly advice. This talk is part of our Parenting today series of talks that run throughout the year. Booking essential 051 421877
TEK Central Autism Friendly Event
Saturday 21st September 11.00am – 12.00pm.
Continuing our Autism Friendly series of events TEK Central are offering a specially tailored workshop with a great selection of activities. Suitable for 5 –12 year olds.
Booking essential: 051 421877
Sensory Stories with Valerie Sheehan – Autism Friendly event. Saturday 21st Sept 3.00pm – 4.00pm
Join Val, ASD tutor and author of the excellent ‘Tony the Turtle’ book series. This event will offer tried and tested positive strategies to support children and their parents in getting through everyday activities with reduced anxiety,
minimum stress and having some fun along the way.
Suitable for 5 – 12 year olds and places limited
  
LOCAL PUBS ON THE DECLINE
There were 41 fewer pubs in Wexford and 1,535 fewer rural bars in the country last year than in 2005, according to the Drinks Industry Group of Ireland (DIGI) There are now 256 pubs in the county compared to 297 in 2005, a drop of 13.8%.
In Wexford, the drinks and hospitality sector enable 5,000 jobs and more than €150m in tourism spend in the county.
The high cost of alcohol excise tax remains a source of significant concern for rural publicans and, indeed hoteliers, restaurateurs, off-licence owners, and other drinks and hospitality business proprietors.
(thechronicle - Sept 3rd 2019)
 
GOOD LUCK TO JONATHAN
Extending our good wishes to Jonathan Moore, Tomgarrow on his appointment as National Hunt stable jockey to Meath-based trainer, Gavin Cromwell. Jonathan has had a successful year so far with 16 winners for Gavin Cromwell.
 
A BIT OF HISTORY (People Newspaper Jan 5th 1887)
Adamstown GAA Football Club was established on 28th ult.,
when the following officers were appointed – Messrs. James O’Connor, president; H King, vice-president; R.J. White, treasurer; J. Jordan, secretary; John Mythen, Laurence Barron, umpires: Philip Doyle, referee. The affiliation fee of ten shillings has been forwarded to the County Wexford Executive. The members made their first debut on New Years Day, in a field kindly given to the club by Mr. Downes. There was an hour’s vigorous practice in the afternoon. The members kicked with a dash and determination that augurs well for their excellence in the game. After play being over they adjourned to their room, when sixteen more players were enrolled. The people of the locality are very enthusiastic about it, and are rushing forward with their admission fee. The committee expect that the Carrigbyrne and Raheen districts will come to the front at once. Meetings will be held on every Sunday after practice for the admission of members. It is expected that after a few Sunday’s practice we will be able to tackle some of the adjacent clubs.
The convention of 1889 was held in Wexford town on 16th Oct and the Adamstown club was represented by L Barron. It was announced at the meeting that the county board was £250 in debt and all clubs were asked for a subscription. Adamstown subscribed the sum of £2, the average takings on the gates for 1889 was £4.
 
ADAMSTOWN VILLAGE – WOODVIEW DRIVE & FAIRFIELDS RESIDENTS
Residents are very concerned about the speed and volume of traffic through the village. Parents are asked to be vigilant and not allow children to play on the roads. Some near ‘misses’ have been reported. It is in the interest of everyone to try and avoid a tragedy on the roads. Please all drivers coming into the village ‘slow down’ and make our Parish a safer place for all and show concern for all road users.
 
CHURCH NOTICES
IN MEMORIAM
Sat 14th – Aoife Kelly, Doononey (A)
Sun 15th – People of the Parish.
Sat 21st – Peter Thorpe (Senior) & Peter Thorpe (Junior)
Newtown (A)
Sun 22nd – Padraig O’Gorman, Kellystown (Month’s Mind)
Pray for Sean Kent, Woodview Drive.
May they rest in peace.
 
SERVERS
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
Sat 28th - James Furlong, Sean Doyle, Katelyn O’Shea
Sun 29th – Amelia Swierczynska, Paddy Connors
 
READERS OF THE LITURGY
Sat 14th – Liam Whelan. Sun 15th – Kay Whelan
Sat 21st – Eoghan Greene. Sun 22nd – Callie Doyle
Sat 28th – T. J. McDonald. Sun 29th – Ann Ryan
 
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Mon – Friday each week night.
Prayer Group resume this Sunday night 15th Sept in St. Abban’s Oratory at 7pm and all welcome.
 
POPE’S INTENTION FOR SEPTEMBER
Universal: That politicians, scientists and economists work together to protect the world’s seas and oceans.
 
DIGITAL LEARNING CLUB AT LIBRARIES
The Digital learning Club is returning to Gorey, Enniscorthy and Wexford town libraries this September. Run by Mayte McGuinness of MediasKool, the club is supported by Wexford County Council and the Department of Rural and Community Development and Dormant Account Funds. It brings people together in an informal setting to learn from each other and discuss issues they are encountering with their smart phones, tablet and laptops. “We think the Digital Learning Club will appeal to anyone who might not feel confident in the use of IT and who needs a little support in a relaxed and sociable environment,” said County Librarian Eileen Morrissey. People are encouraged to bring along their own digital device and ask the questions that matter to them. The club will take place in Gorey library on Tuesday, September 17th from 2 pm to 3.30 pm;
Wexford library on Thurs, Sept 19th from 11am to 12.30 pm
Enniscorthy on Friday, Sept 20th from 11 am to 12.30 pm.
 
SAMARITANS
Whatever you’re going through we’re here to help, 24 hours a day - in confidence and without judging. 1850 609090 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - www.samaritans.org.
 
TALK2US
We’re listening. Tel. 053 9126596 www.itsgood2talk.com . By appointment only.
FOR THE FARMER (John O’Donohue – ‘Benedictus’
Before the human mind could warm to itself.
The hands of the farmer had first to work;
Creating clearances in the earth’s thicket;
Cut into the thorn screens of wild briar
Dig out loose rock until a field emerged.
Whose clay would be loosened and softened.
To take seeds and bring forth crops.
 
His skilled hands can guide calves and lambs to birth,
Out among his animals in rain, cold and snow,
Talking to them in affectionate callings,
Something in him tuned to their rhythm.
 
May the farmer continue to hold ground,
Keeping the intimate knowledge of the clay alive,
Nourishing us with the fruits of the earth,
Serving as custodian of that precious threshold where
The rhythm of nature with its serene pulse
And sublime patience restores our mind.
 
ADAMSTOWN N.S. SPLIT THE POT
The lucky winner in the first Split the Pot Draw of this new school year, was Mary Kirwan, Barrack’s Rd who won €68.00, the school seller’s prize winner was Emily English. The draw takes place in the school every second Wednesday, envelopes available in Cullen’s Gala, Adamstown Pharmacy, Bernie’s Pub & Chipper and in the school and funds raised over the next number of weeks go towards fitting out the ‘Sensory Room’ – your support is very much appreciated.
 
WEXFORD MABS
MABS – Money Advice & Budgeting Service
Supporting you to manage your money.
Contact 0761 072780 or Text 086 4535484 for call back.
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National Helpline 0761 072000 or www.mabs.ie
 
HOLY COMMUNION ON THE MOON (Pioneer Magazine)
The historic first lunar landing took place fifty years ago when the Apollo 11 spaceship made the epic trip of 230,000 miles each way with Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin & Michael Collins. While Neil Armstrong became the first human to set foot on the moon’s surface and uttered the immortal words “a small step for man but a giant leap for mankind”, Buzz Aldrin achieved a remarkable first of his own.
Aldrin followed Armstrong for a lunar walk about 20 minutes after the first steps were taken, but before leaving the spaceship Buzz took Holy Communion which he brought from his Church near Houston. He poured a thimbleful of wine from a sealed plastic container and waited for the wine to settle down and read from a card on which he had written the words of Jesus, ‘I am the vine, you are the branches. Whoever remains in me and Me in him will bear much fruit, for you can do nothing without Me. Later on he expressed misgivings about taking Holy Communion on the moon:but at the time I could think of no better way to acknowledge the enormity of the Apollo 11 experience than by giving thanks to God’