November 3rd 2019

CARDS
The weekly ‘30’ Card Game continues in the Community Centre this Friday 8th Nov at 9pm. Thanks to the ladies for the teas last week. Catering 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. On Fri 22nd will be: Ann Marie Mackey, Ann Redmond & Catherine Furlong. On Fri 29th will be: Ellie Walsh & Stella Delaney. Proceeds going to Parish Funds.
Card winners on Fri 25th Oct were: Phil Jackman, John Furlong, Matt O’Neill, John Hanley, Terry McDonald, Pat Byrne, John Murphy, Tom Rochford, Seamus Joyce, Patsy Byrne.
 
SHAMROCK VINTAGE CLUB AGM
Annual General Meeting of the Shamrock Vintage Club will take place in Raheen Hall this Tuesday 5th November at 9pm.
Membership due on that date. All welcome.
 
IMPORTANT DEVELOPMENT MEETING
Cllr. Pat Barden will host an important Development Meeting this Thursday November 7th, in Adamstown Community Centre at 9pm. Can all Clubs, Businesses, Organizations, Residents and individuals ensure they attend this important meeting to voice their opinions on enhancing and developing amenities within our village.
 
ADAMSTOWN NATIONAL SCHOOL PARENTS ASSOC NOVEMBER MEMORIALTREE FUNDRAISER
Remember your loved ones in a special way this November.
Remembrance Tree” memorial wooden discs personalised with your loved ones names - €4 each.
Wooden discs can be ordered from Yvonne English on
087 9578746; Michelle Payne on 086 8516291 or order from any of the Parents Association members. They will also be available to purchase after Mass during the month of November. The personalised wooden discs will be placed on the “Remembrance Tree” in St. Abban’s Church during November, the month of the Holy Souls. All will be especially remembered in the November Masses in St. Abban’s Church from Mon 18th Nov to Sat 23rd Nov.
They will then be returned to the family as a memento.
All proceeds will go to the Adamstown National School’s fundraiser for an upgrade to the school playground.
 
ADAMSTOWN COMMUNITY CENTRE
At a recent meeting Adamstown Community Centre, a special thank you was passed on to Adamstown I.C.A. for their gift of supplying much needed kitchen equipment to the Community Centre. Thanks again to all concerned.
 
ADAMSTOWN G.A.A.
Important dates for your diary:
Adamstown GAA are holding the following events in the coming weeks. –
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.
Table Quiz in Foley’s Bar, Newbawn on Friday 15th November at 8.30pm, please come along and support.
Mass for deceased members of the club will take place on Saturday 16th November at 7.30pm in St. Abban’s Church.
 
ROUNDERS AWARDS
Congratulations to Sandra Thorpe who received the ladies’ team player of the year and Ann Marie Dunphy who received the mixed player of the year award at their recent club celebrations in Foley’s of Newbawn.
 
ADAMSTOWN ACTIVE RETIRED
There will be a meal in the new Café, beside Brad Og’s Pub, this Thursday 7th November at 1.30pm All welcome to come along.
 
DID YOU KNOW? (Tate & Lyle)
During the Second World War, the WI (Women’s Institute)
and its members preserved over 12 million pounds of jam to help feed the nation. Hurrah for jam makers!
 
ADAMSTOWN LOTTO RESULTS
The winning numbers in the Adamstown Lotto draw on Fri 1st Nov were: 4 – 9 – 15 – 26. There was no Jackpot winner, the following 4 players matched three numbers and each €50. Andy Reville C/O Matt O’Neill, Pat Murphy, Coolnagree, Dermot Hynes, Coolnagree, Cian Walsh, Brocurra. The next draw is on Friday 15th November in the Community Centre for a Jackpot of €7,800. It is climbing up again, well worth buying a ticket.
 
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
The Parish Committee would like to acknowledge the repayment of the loan of €5,000 by Adamstown Community Centre. The Centre made a repayment of €1,000 earlier, which means that the total loan has now been repaid.
We with to thank them very sincerely for their good will and wish the Centre every success in the future.
 
SHOE BOX APPEAL
If you wish to participate in the Christmas Shoe Box Appeal, you can leave your shoebox in the Parochial House on Friday November 8th. Thank you.
 
CHURCH NOTICES
IN MEMORIAM
Sat 2nd Nov – John & Kate Power, The Leap (A)
Sun 3rd Nov – Joe & Peg Kelly, Coonogue (A)
Sat 9th Nov – Kathleen Kidd, Oldcourt (A)
Sun 10th – Jimmy Colfer, The Leap (A)
May they rest in peace.
 
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Mon – Friday each weeknight.
 
Feast Day this week: Tues 5th – St. Martin de Porres.
Prayer: O God, who led St. Martin de Porres
by the path of humility to heavenly glory,
grant that we may so follow his radiant example in this life
as to merit to be exalted with him in heaven.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit.
Amen.
 
Wed 6th Nov – All Saints of Ireland
 
SERVERS
Sat 2nd Nov – Jack O’Shea
Sun 3rd – Maeve O’Gorman, Sinéad Duffy
Sat 9th – James Furlong, Seán Doyle, Katelyn O’Shea
Sun 10th – Amelia Swierczynska, Paddy Connors
 
READERS OF THE LITURGY
Sat 2nd – Eoghan Greene. Sun 3rd – Kay Whelan
Sat 9th – Ulick Stafford. Sun 10th – Ann Ryan
Sat 16th – T. J. McDonald. Sun 17th – Callie Doyle
 
POPE’S INTENTION FOR NOVEMBER
Universal: That a spirit of dialogue, encounter, and reconciliation emerge in the Near East, where diverse religious communities share their lives together.
 
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 in St. Abban’s Oratory will be celebrated at 7.30pm
each evening. All present will receive a candle which will be left lighting before the Blessed Sacrament after Mass.
Please return your envelopes as soon as possible, an offering is optional. You are welcome to attend every night or any other night.
 
NOVEMBER – INDULGENCES
From 12 o’clock noon 1st Nov until midnight 2nd Nov all who have confessed, received Holy Communion, and prayed for the Pope’s intentions (one Our Father and Hail Mary or any other prayer of one’s choice) can gain one plenary indulgence by visiting a church or oratory, and there reciting one Our Father and the Apostle’s Creed. This indulgence is applicable only to the souls of the departed. Confession can be made at any time within the week preceding or the week following 1st Nov. For every other visit to a church made during the time a partial indulgence for the same intention may be gained.
The faithful who visit a cemetery and pray for the dead may gain a plenary indulgence applicable only to the Holy Souls on the usual conditions once per day from 1st – 8th November. The conditions mentioned above apply also for this.
 
175TH ANNIVERSARY OF DEDICATION
Sunday November 10th 2019 is the 175th Anniversary of the Dedication of St. Abban’s Church.
 
JUBILEE CELEBRATION
On Sunday November 10th 1844, recently built St. Abban’s Church was dedicated by Fr. Chapman P.P., New Ross who was deputising for Bishop James Keating. The famous temperance campaigner Fr. Theobald Matthew preached and imparted the Pioneer Pledge to 2,000 people.
We will recall this historical occasion on Saturday
November 16th at 7.30pm Mass.
Refreshments will be available afterwards.
We hope you will be able to join us.
 
WORDS OF WISDOM (Rumi, poet & mystic)
“It’s your road and yours alone.
Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you.
 
A THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK (Anne Frank)
Human greatness does not lie in wealth or power, but in character and goodness. People are just people, and all people have faults and shortcomings, but all of us are born with a basic goodness.
 
LITURGICAL CALENDARS FOR 2020
Liturgical Calendars for 2020 are now available in the Porch of the Church. Price €2. Money may be placed in any of the shrines. These calendars contain all the Feasts of the year and are an ideal gift for Christmas.
 
CHURCH ALTARS & DECORATION
Thanks to the ladies from Brocurra for looking after the Church & Altars for the month of October, it is now the turn of parishioners from Coonogue for the month of November