October 20th 2019

CARDS
The weekly ‘30’ Card Game continues in the Community Centre this Friday 25th Oct at 9pm. Thanks to the ladies for the teas last week. Catering on Fri 25th will be: Breda Bolger, Helen Furlong & Liz Furlong. On Fri 1st Nov will be: Frances Gallagher & Mary J. Furlong. On Fri 8th Nov will be: Angela Dooley, Elizabeth Doyle & Maria Carty. On Fri 15th Nov will be: Catherine Moore, Nancy Walsh & Tina Whelan. Proceeds going to Parish Funds.
Card winners on Fri 4th Oct were: Matt O’Neill, John Hanley, John Murphy, Tom Rochford, Richie Murphy, Paddy Finn,
Sean Cullen, Johnny Nolan, Matty Sullivan & Pat Murphy.
 
N.S. SPLIT THE POT DRAW
Adamstown National School Split the Pot draw takes place this Wednesday 23rd Oct in the school. Envelopes costing €2 are available in Cullen’s Gala, Adamstown Pharmacy, Brad Og’s Pub & Takeaway and in the school. Your support is very much appreciated.
 
BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT IN NEW ROSS
A confidential bereavement support service is inviting people to attend its monthly drop-in group. A home-visit service is available upon request. There is a private meeting room for anyone who might wish to meet a volunteer and share their grief. The drop-in service is on the first Thursday of every month in the Parish Pastoral Centre, Robert St, New Ross from 11.00 am to noon. There is also a confidential phone line that is manned 24 hours a day by a Bethany member.
Call 087 3846577.
 
OCD TALK IN NEW ROSS LIBRARY
Tuesday 22nd October 22nd at 7pm. – Dr. Padraic Gibson.
Dr. Gibson is a consultant clinical psychotherapist. He is currently the clinical director of The OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder) Clinic Ireland and is based at the Dublin clinic. Join Dr. Gibson for an expert insight into OCD. Booking is essential on 051 421877.
 
MAJOR GOOD COUNSEL REUNION
The Good Counsel College in New Ross will be hosting a major reunion event for all past pupils on Saturday 26th October at 7pm which will take place in the College itself. The Past Pupils Union is asking that all past pupils intending to go along on the night send their contact details and the year they left the college to the committee by email through This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
A BIT OF HUMOUR
When the new euro came to Ireland and the old money died, all the old notes and coins went to heaven. The coins were all welcomed and given fine accommodation. The notes were given far simpler quarters and complained to St. Peter. He replied “I’ve seldom seen any of you around the church”
 
ADAMSTOWN ATHLETIC CLUB NEWS
Results from Day 1 of the Mr Oil County Juvenile Even Ages Cross Country, which took place in JF Kennedy Park, New Ross on Sun 6th Oct 2019. Emily English finished in 8th place in the Girls U10 500m race. There was a large field in the Boys U10 race, well done to all our athletes who competed – Aidan O’ Callaghan, Harry Kent, Bobby O’Shea, Seán Moran & Cillian O’Shea. Gráinne English ran a great race to finish4th in the Girls U14 3,000m; with Ross English also finishing 4th in the U14 Boys 3,000m. Well done to Ciara Mooney finishing 11th in the U16 3,500m. Aoibhinn Crean ran a great race to finish 3rd in the Junior Women’s 4,000m. Well done to all our competitors on the day including, Myia Siggins U12 Girls 2,000m. Luke Siggins U-14 Boys 3,000m. & Joe Mooney in the Novice Men’s 6,000m race.
Results from Day 2 of the Mr Oil Uneven Ages Cross Country Championships, which took place in Coolgreany on Sun 13th Oct 2019. Lily O’Callaghan finished 5th, followed by Pippa Fortune in the U9 Girls 500m. Adamstown had 5 boys competing in the Boys 500m race – Seán Moran 5th; Bobby O’Shea 6th; Harry Kent 8th; Will Fortune 9th & Cillian O’Shea 11th. Well done to Aidan O’Callaghan who competed in the U11 Boys 1,500m. and Áine Crean in the U11 Girls 1,500m. Jack O’Shea finished in 4th place in the U13 Boys 2,500m. There were 5 athletes in the U15 Girls 3,500m with Gráinne English finishing in 4th place. Also competing were, Niamh English, Sadbh Crean, Isobel English & Ciara Mooney.
Well done to Aoibheann Crean finishing in 3rd place in the U17 Girls 4,000m. Well done to all the athletes that competed over both days of the County’s and best of luck to those who will now go on to compete for their club and county at the Leinster Championships.
 
SYMPATHY
Our sincere sympathy to Margaret Nolan and all the family on the death of John Joe Nolan, The Forge House, Whitechurch. John was the founder of a charity, which has helped thousands of street children in the Romanian capital city of Bucharest. Adamstown Parish had collected food and money on several occasions to give to John as he embarked on his many trips to Bucharest. His funeral Mass was celebrated on Wed last in St. Brigid’s Church, Ballykelly with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.
May his kind soul rest in peace.
 
NEW ROSS DRAMA WORKSHOP
New Ross Drama Workshop is hosting evenings of drama and comedy with their 1-act plays – this Sunday night they are in Clonroche Parish Hall at 8pm. Admission is €10.
 
LOCAL LINK BUS
To book your seat on the Local Link Bus, please contact the Local Link Office at 053 9196276 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
 
CHURCH NOTICES
IN MEMORIAM
Sat Oct 19th – Denis & Elizabeth Cummins, Raheenduff (A)
Pray for Matt O’Neill, Forrest Wood (Month’s Mind)
Sun Oct 20th – Denis & Mary Dunne, Raheenduff (A)
Mon Oct 21st – Bernard Doyle, Oldcourt (A)
Sat Oct 26th - Kathleen Rothwell, Adamstown (A)
John O’Brien, Oldcourt (A)
Sun Oct 27th - Patrick & Kathleen Murphy and deceased
members of the Murphy family, Coolnagree
also Babs Carr.
May they rest in peace.
 
Feast Day this week: Tuesday St. John Paul 11
 
SERVERS
Sun 20th – Amelia Swierczynska, Paddy Connors
Sat 26th – Áine Crean, Luke Cullen
Sun 27th – Aimee Mackey O’Donohue, Emma Carty
Sat 2nd Nov – Jack O’Shea
Sun 3rd Nov – Maeve O’Gorman, Sinéad Duffy
 
READERS OF THE LITURGY
Sat 19th – Anthony McGee. Sun 20th – Kathleen O’Connor
Sat 26th – Liam Whelan. Sun 27th – Sheelagh Delaney
Sat 3rd Nov – Eoghan Greene. Sun 4th – Kay Whelan
Sat 10th – Ulick Stafford. Sun 11th - Ann Ryan.
 
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Mon – Fri each week night.
 
LITURGICAL CALENDARS FOR 2020
Liturgical Calendars for 2020 are now available in the Porch of the Church. Price €2. Ideal gift for families for Christmas, containing all the Major Feasts of the year.
Please place money in candle shrine box.
 
SPRING FORWARD, FALL BACK
Next Saturday October 26th will see the end of summertime. Wintertime will commence at 2.00am on Sunday Oct 27th.
Mass on Sunday Oct 27th will be at 10.30am wintertime. Don’t forget to put your clock back one hour.
 
EUCHARISTIC ENCOUNTER 2019
The Vatican International Exhibition of the Eucharistic Miracles of the World.
WEXFORD – The Friary, Sat 26th Oct 11.00am – 1.30pm
MONAMOLIN – St. Moling’s Church Sat 9th Nov
9.30am – 1.00pm.
Come to me all you who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest! Mt: 11:28
Speakers: Wexford – Fr. Brendan Nolan, Fr. Michael Doyle
Monamolin: Fr. Jim Doyle, Fr. Morgan White.
MUSIC: TEACH BHRIDE TAIZE.
Mass: Wexford 11.00am. Monamolin: 10.00am.
Tea will be served following both events.
Information: 086 8325841, 086 4477841.
 
SUNDAY OCT 20TH – MISSION SUNDAY
This Sunday Oct 20th is Mission Sunday. A collection will be taken up after Mass for the support of our Missionaries. The gift of faith is priceless; please show your appreciation by making a generous contribution. Thank you.
 
175TH ANNIVERSARY OF DEDICATION
Sunday November 10th 2019 is the 175th Anniversary of the Dedication of St. Abban’s Church.
 
ADAMSTOWN PARISH NEWSLETTER NOTICE
For the next 4 weeks the Newsletter will be compiled in
Adamstown, please do not email items to Raheen.
We again appeal to local organizations, groups, to please
consider giving items of interest for publication in the
newsletter. Please remember that many of our older
parishioners do not have access to Social Media and look forward to the weekly news. If you have any items for inclusion you can email to the following: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
alternatively you may give to Betty O’Shea at 053 9240777 or drop in to her.
 
AUTUMN OFFERINGS
Envelopes will be available during the week.
Fr. Robert Nolan would like to thank your for your generosity.
 
A THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK (St. Francis of Assisi)
Remember, that when you leave this earth,
You can take with you nothing that you have received –
only what you have given.
 
SAMARITANS
Don’t just plough on!
Life’s worth talking about………
Whatever you’re going through we’re here to help, 24 hours a day – in confidence and without judging.
1850 60 90 90. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. www.samaritans.org.
 
TAKEN FROM A PSALM OF LIFE
Lives of great men all remind us
We can make our lives sublime,
And, departing, leave behind us
Footprints on the sands of time.
(Henry Wadsworth Longfellow)
 
ADAMSTOWN LOTTO RESULTS
The winning numbers in the Adamstown Lotto Draw on Fri 18th Oct were: 7 – 8 16 – 25. There was no Jackpot winner.
1 player matched three numbers Tom Furlong, Jun Castlelodge who received €200. The next draw is on Friday 1st November in the Community Centre for a Jackpot of
€7,600. Keep on buying the tickets and in doing so help our local clubs & Parish.
 
Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything that is beautiful, for beauty is God’s handwriting, a wayside sacrament. (Ralph Emerson)