October 13th 2019

The weekly ‘30’ Card Game continues in the Community Centre this Friday 18th Oct at 9pm. Thanks to the ladies for the teas last week. Catering on Fri 18th will be; Rosie Siggins, Maria Murphy & Maura Barden. On Fri 25th will be:
Breda Bolger, Helen Furlong & Liz Furlong. On Fri 1st Nov will be: Frances Gallagher & Mary J. Furlong.
Proceeds going to Parish Funds.
Card winners on Fri 4th Oct were: Bridie Dillon, Chris Byrne, Phil & Mary Jackman, Matt O’Neill, John Hanley.
The winning numbers in the Adamstown Lotto draw on Friday 4th Oct were: 1 – 7 – 14 – 16. There was no Jackpot winner, the following 3 players matched three numbers and each got €70. Paddy Cahill, Taghmon, Eugene Bradley, Newbawn & Shane O’Neill, The Boola.
The next draw is in the Community Centre on Friday 18th October for a Jackpot of €7,400. Do keep on buying the tickets be in with a chance.
The Annual General Meeting of Adamstown N.S. Parents Association took place on Thursday 3rd October 2019.
Thanks to all who turned up, your support and input is appreciated. It has been agreed that all efforts of fundraising this year will go towards the cost of additional dry area
(tarmac) for the school children to play on during the wet days. Thanks for all the help to two outgoing members from last year – Orla Doyle and Maryka Graham, and extending a warm welcome to two new members, Liz Moran and Noeleen Burrows. The members of the committee for this school year are: Michelle Payne – Chairperson: Ann Marie Nolan – Secretary: Bridget Colfer, Sharon Whelan, Yvonne English, Annette English, Caroline English, Lisa Egan, Liz Moran, Noeleen Burrows. Thanks to everyone for your continued support to the fundraising activities of the committee, which benefits all the school children.
The lucky winner in the Split the Pot draw in Wed 9th Oct was Louise Whelan (Jun Inf) who got €86. The school seller’s prize went to Ava Kelly. The next Split the Pot draw is on Wednesday 23rd October, envelopes costing just €2 can be had from Cullen’s Gala, Adamstown Pharmacy, Brad Og’s Bar & Takeaway and in the school. Funds raised from this draw will go towards furnishing the sensory room, which is coming along nicely!
Many thanks for your continued support.
Old photos of Raheen Village are needed for an upcoming calendar. If you have any photos please give them to Billy Furlong or Shane McDonald as soon as possible.
Congratulations to Adamstown-Maigh Arnaí on entering for the first time in the SuperValu Tidy Town competition 2019.
Adamstown Village has great potential further in the competition. The completion of some high profile projects in the coming years will help attract a greater number of volunteers to the cause and this will ease the future workload of the Committee in progressing ongoing enhancement schemes. You are wished well for the future. Well done to all.
The Tidy Town Committee would like to thank all those who very generously donated a variety of bulbs in the recent weeks for planting up soon.
For the latest on Brexit ahead of the Halloween deadline, why not come along to a talk called “Brexit: What Now?” with Gerald Arthurs at New Ross Library on Tuesday, October 15th, at 7 pm. A lecturer in International Relations and Politics at the School of Business, Waterford Institute of Technology, Arthurs has been an active lecturer, researcher and media contributor for almost two decades on matters relating to international relations and politics, and in particular relating to European integration, institutions and foreign policy. Join Gerard for this informative talk, which will clarify the Brexit situation as of now. There will be an opportunity for a Q&A session afterwards where Gerard will be happy to answer any individual questions you may have on Brexit. Booking is essential on 051 421877. Should you require any support to fully participate in this event, please contact the librarian.
Our Open Night in Cólaiste Abbáin on Wed 9th Oct was a huge success. 5th & 6th class pupils and parents travelled from near and far to get a real experience of the fantastic facilities and meet our enthusiastic, caring and hardworking teachers and staff. Thank you to all staff members, students and parents who made the night such a success. We now have a waiting list and are delighted with our thriving school community which very much reflects and mirrors the values of rural community life. We have introduced four Junior Cycle short courses in Cólaiste Abbáin, P.E., Philosophy, Digital Media and Agriculture. We hope to extend these courses even further next year, as student uptake is very high. We now also offer two languages at Senior Cycle – French and German.
Our aim in Cólaiste Abbáin is to prepare students for life and responsible citizenship and motivate them towards the achievement of their full potential. Our students are engaged in many extra-curricular and co-curricular activities in school. We foster this sense of belonginess and involvement from first year and we can see how it impacts positively on their personal development and growth.
Sat 12th – Thomas & Elizabeth Walsh, Brocurra (A)
Sun 13th – People of the Parish
Sat 19th – Denis & Elizabeth Cummins, Raheenduff (A)
Sun 20th – Denis & Mary Dunne, Raheenduff (A)
Pray for Robert and Margaret Furlong, Misterin (A)
May they rest in peace.
Sun 13th – Maeve O’Gorman, Sinead Duffy
Sat 19th – James Furlong, Sean Doyle, Katelyn O’Shea
Sun 20th – Amelia Swierczynska, Paddy Connors
Sat 26th – Áine Crean, Luke Cullen
Sun 27th – Aimee Mackey O’Donohue, Emma Carty.
Sun 13th – Geraldine Ridgeway
Sat 19th – Anthony McGee. Sun 20th – Kathleen O’Connor
Sat 26th – Liam Whelan. Sun 27th – Sheelagh Delaney
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Mon – Friday each week night.
Prayer Group meet in St. Abban’s Oratory this Sunday night 13th Oct from 7pm – 8pm.
Our sincere sympathy to Jack O’Donohue & family, Tomgarow on the death of his grandmother, Mrs. Maureen Ivors, Upper Ballingarry, Co. Tipperary who died on 2nd October. May she rest in peace.
Our deepest sympathy to Kay Tawse, Bushpark, Oldross on the death of her husband Peter following a tragic accident on Sunday last. Our condolences also to Peter’s mother Margaret, brother John, sisters Liz, Lucy and Emi and Kay’s extended family. Peter’s funeral service took place in St. Abban’s Church on Friday last with burial in the adjoining cemetery.
May his gentle soul rest in peace.
A message sent from New York from a colleague.
When I think of Peter, I have many fond memories. We were both friends and colleagues. Peter gave me my start in my aviation career, with a job at Waterford Airport in the summer of 1997, that allowed me to go on to be a Pilot and Air Traffic Controller. He lived and breathed aviation, but shared that spirit of generosity with everyone around him. Always helpful, caring, kind – a wonderful man that we will miss. My thoughts are with Kay, and family.
A report on the recent Adamstown Prayer Group’s trip to Krakow, Poland will be broadcast on South East Radio next Tuesday 15th October, just after the 8.00pm news bulletin.
A THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK by Unknown Author
No act of kindness however small is ever wasted.
This Sunday 13th October, Cardinal John Henry Newman will become Britain’s newest saint for over forty years.
John Henry Newman was born on 21st February 1801 in London. At the age of 23 in 1824 he was ordained
an Anglican deacon in Oxford. He was received into the Catholic Church on 9th October 1845. He was ordained a priest in 1846 in Rome, and became a cardinal in 1879.
In 1854 he accepted the Rectorship of the Catholic
University in Dublin, which evolved into University College,
Dublin. In the following years he founded the Literacy and
Historical Society and frequently lectured in the Rotunda.
Theologian, poet and composer and literary figure of note, he died on 11th August 1890 in Birmingham, the city he had called home for the latter decades of his life.
He was beatified by Pope Benedict XVI during his visit to
Birmingham in 2010 and his canonisation was approved
by Pope Francis in February 2019. (Pioneer Magazine)
The Mission of my life – John Henry Newman
God has created me to do Him some definite service.
He has committed some work to me which He has not committed to another.
I have my mission. I may never know it in this life, but I shall be told it in the next.
I am a link in a chain, a bond of connection between persons.
He has not created me for naught, I shall do good: I shall do His work.
I shall be an angel of peace, a preacher of truth in my own place, while not intending it if I do but keep His commandments.
Therefore, I will trust Him, whatever I am, I can never be thrown away.
If I am in sickness, my sickness may serve Him, in perplexity, my perplexity may serve Him.
He does nothing in vain.
He knows what He is about.
He may take away my friends.
He may throw me among strangers.
He may make me feel desolate, make my spirits sink, hide my future from me.
Still, He knows what He is about.
Next weekend our parish will celebrate World Mission Sunday. It’s a way for you to give your support to those suffering within our Church family. On the 20th, every single parish worldwide will give what they can. It will be used to support overseas missionaries, many of whom work in some of the world’s most impoverished communities. Next week, if you can, please be extra generous during Mass.
A collection will be taken up in the porch after both masses.
At the request of the Cemetery Committee, Mass for the happy repose of the soul of Peter Kelly will be celebrated on Friday next 18th October at 7.30pm. You are invited to come along and join with the committee and Peter’s family.
Refreshments will be served in Cullen’s afterwards and all welcome.