October 27th 2019

CARDS
The weekly ‘30’ Card Game continues in the Community Centre this Friday 1st Nov at 9pm. Thanks to the ladies for the teas last week. Catering on Fri 1st will be: Frances Gallagher & Mary J. Furlong. On Fri 8th will be: Angela Dooley, Elizabeth Doyle & Maria Carty. On Fri 15th will be: Catherine Moore, Kathleen O’Connor, Nancy Walsh & Tina Whelan. Proceeds going to Parish Funds.
Card winners on Fri 18th Oct were: Nick Doyle, Andy Reville, Terry McDonald, Pat Byrne, Sean Cullen, John Nolan, John Hanley & Ann Lawlor.
 
ADAMSTOWN LOTTO
The next draw in the Adamstown Lotto takes place this Friday 1st Nov in the Community Centre for a Jackpot of
€7,600. Keep on buying the tickets, it could be your lucky day!
 
ADAMSTOWN I.C.A. GUILD NEWS
The monthly meeting of Adamstown Guild was held on Wed Oct 23rd in the Community Centre. The President, Helen Furlong welcomed everyone. A vote of sympathy was passed to the Furlong family on the recent tragic passing of Peter Tawse & to the Whelan family, Kilmore on the recent passing of Breda. Breda was a very active member of Kilmore ICA Guild and was organiser of the Federation tours, which everyone enjoyed so much. Our sponsored walk takes place this Sunday 27th October at 2pm. Teas available in the Community Centre from 2pm onwards, everyone welcome to drop in. If any of our Senior Community members would like to come along for a cuppa and a chat we would love to see you. All proceeds from the walk go towards the Senior Citizens Christmas Party.
New equipment for the Community Centre kitchen has been purchased from the Community Incentive Grant of €1000. Items purchased were, a fridge, burco boiler, Hoover, teapots & bins, all very welcome additions to the kitchen in the centre.
The Guild have decided to enter a table at the upcoming Christmas Craft Fair in Cólaiste Abbáin on Thurs 12th Dec so get crafting ladies. Frances Gallagher won the competition for the best Halloween Brack & raffle was won by Liz Furlong. A lovely tea was served by hostesses Ann McDonald and Sheelagh Delaney. We are always delighted to welcome new members.
 
ADAMSTOWN NATIONAL SCHOOL NEWS
Split the Pot: - The lucky winner in this week’s draw was Bridget Bradley, Ballyvergin who got €68.00, sold in Cullen’s Gala. The school seller’s prize winner was – Cillian O’Shea.
Thanks for your support.
We send good wishes to our Junior Infant teacher Ciara Lyng and her husband Shane who got married last weekend.
We also send congratulations to Principal Thomas Cousins and his wife on the birth of their baby boy.
CÓLAISTE ABBÁIN CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR
Christmas Craft Fair on Thursday 12th December.
Times: 6pm – 9pm. Free entry - all welcome.
Visit Santa’s Grotto: 6pm – 7.30pm. Entry €5.00.
Free entertainment for kids.
 
SHAMROCK VINTAGE CLUB AGM
Annual General Meeting of the Shamrock Vintage Club will take place in Raheen Hall on Tuesday 5th November at 9pm.
Membership due on that date. All welcome.
 
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR LOCAL GALA STORE
Congratulations to Paul, James and all the staff of our local Gala supermarket, on being presented with the Gala BEST (Business Excellence Standards Tool) Award for excellence at a lavish awards ceremony in The K Club, Co. Kildare recently. Gala CEO Gary Desmond said “These stores excel in providing innovative and customer-centric retailing solutions to the communities in which they operate”
 
DEVELOPMENT MEETING
Cllr. Pat Barden will host a Development Meeting on Thursday November 7th, in Adamstown Community Centre at 9pm. All individuals, Clubs, Businesses and Organizations are invited to attend this important meeting with a view to establishing a Development Committee for the Adamstown Community. It is imperative for Adamstown to establish a Development Committee in order to capitalize on funding available with the overall aim of enhancing and development amenities within our village. Please come along and support this meeting.
 
50TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY
Extending our congratulations and very best wishes to John & Eileen Walsh, Brocurra on the occasion of their 50th wedding anniversary. John & Eileen celebrated with family and friends last weekend. Wishing them many more years of
health and happiness.
 
HALLOWEEN – OLD TRADITIONS
All crops had to be gathered in before Samhain and no berries could be picked after this time, as the Pooka would spit on them. The last sheaf of the harvest left standing in the field was named the Cailleach or Hag. This ‘old woman’
who was formerly revered as the crone aspect of the Celtic triple goddess (maiden: Brigit; mother: Macha; crone: Morrigan) has since dwindled into the figure of the witch, dressed in black with a cauldron and broomstick. Weather forecasts for the winter were made according to the direction and strength of the wind at midnight on Hallowe’en or by the movement of clouds over the moon.
Happy Halloween everyone; please be aware of older people, people living alone and family pets when you go out to ‘trick or treat’ and be safe.
 
 
CHURCH NOTICES
IN MEMORIAM
Sat 26th – Kathleen Rothwell, Adamstown (A)
John O’Brien, Oldcourt (A)
Sun 27th – Patrick & Kathleen Murphy and deceased
members of the Murphy family, Coolnagree
also Babs Carr (A)
Sat 2nd Nov – John & Kate Power, The Leap (A)
Sun 3rd Nov - People of the Parish.
Pray for Mary Ann Nolan and Annie Hendrick, New Ross (A)
May they rest in peace.
 
Friday 1st Nov – Feast of All Saints Mass at 10.30am.
Vigil Mass on Thursday 31st October at 7.30pm.
 
Saturday 2nd Nov – Feast of All Souls Mass at 10.30am
Vigil Mass on Friday 1st November at 7.30pm.
Saturday 2nd Nov – The Commemoration of all the faithful departed. ‘Indeed, the church in its pilgrim members, from the very earliest days of the Christian religion, had honoured with great respect the memory of the dead; and “because it is a holy and wholesome thought to pray for the dead that they may be loosed from their sins” she offers her suffrages for them. These consist, primarily, in the celebration of the holy sacrifice of the Eucharist, and in other pious exercises, such as prayers for the dead, alms deeds, works of mercy, and the application of indulgences to the souls of the faithful departed.
 
Visitation of the sick and housebound on Friday 1st Nov & Saturday 2nd November. If there is anyone sick or in hospital that you might like Fr. Nolan to visit, please let him know.
 
SERVERS
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
Sat 9th Nov – James Furlong, Seán Doyle, Katelyn O’Shea
Sun 10th - Amelia Swierczynska, Paddy Connors.
 
READERS OF THE LITURGY
Sat 26th – Liam Whelan. Sun 27th – Sheelagh Delaney
Sat 2nd – Eoghan Greene. Sun 3rd – Kay Whelan
Sat 9th – Ulick Stafford. Sun 10th – Ann Ryan.
 
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Mon – Friday each week night.
 
MISSION SUNDAY COLLECTION
Thanks to all who contributed to the Mission Collection, which was taken up at Masses last weekend. The total amount donated was €475.00.
 
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.
NOVEMBER MASSES IN ST. ABBAN’S CHURCH
The November Masses will take place as follows:
Mon Nov 18th – Tomgarrow, Misterin, Rathkyle,
Adamstown, Coolnagaree.
Tues Nov 19th – Oldcourt, Brocurra, Doononey,
Woodview Drive.
Wed Nov 20th - Newtown, The Leap, Knockreigh, Coonogue
Thurs Nov 21st – Kellystown, Chapel, Raheenduff
The Barracks.
Fri Nov 22nd - Glenour, Ballyvergin, Rathsilla, Fairfields.
Sat Nov 23rd – For all who died during the year.
Mass will be at 7.30pm each evening.
PRAYER FOR THE WEEK (OCF, 332)
Lord God,
whose days are without end
and whose mercies beyond counting.
keep us mindful
that life is short and the hour of death unknown.
Let your Spirit guide our days on earth
in the ways of holiness and justice,
in union with the whole Church,
sure in faith, strong in hope, perfect in love.
And when our earthly journey is ended,
lead us rejoicing into your kingdom,
where you live for ever and ever. Amen.
 
175TH ANNIVERSARY OF DEDICATION
Sunday November 10th 2019 is the 175th Anniversary of the Dedication of St. Abban’s Church.
 
G.A.A. BREAKFAST MORNING
Adamstown GAA Club are holding a Breakfast Morning in Adamstown Community Centre on Sunday 10th November from 10.00am – 3.00pm. All are welcome to come along and enjoy a delicious hearty cooked breakfast served with a smile.
 
HOPE CANCER SUPPORT CENTRE
The Hope Cancer Support Centre would like to invite all those touched by cancer, or other illnesses or loss, to join them at their Annual Candle of Hope Service on Friday 1st November in St. Aidan’s Cathedral at 8pm.
If you are unable to attend, you can still partake by lighting your own candle at home and listening to South East Radio broadcasting live on air at 8pm.
 
WEXFORD GENERAL HOSPITAL
SERVICE OF REMEMBRANCE
Clonard Church – Friday 15th November at 7.30pm
An Annual event, the Service of Remembrance is particularly intended for families and friends of those who died at Wexford General Hospital over the past year or who have a strong connection with the hospital. However, anyone who wishes to attend is welcome. This event is open to people of all faiths and none. Tea & coffee will be served afterwards.
 
REMEMBER – CLOCKS GO BACK AT 2.00AM THIS SUNDAY MORNING.