November 10th 2019

CARDS
The weekly ‘30’Card game continues in the Community Centre this Friday 15th November at 9pm. Thanks to the ladies for the teas last week. Catering 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 1st Nov were: Terry McDonald, Pat Byrne, James Handrick, Mick Bolger, Paddy Furlong, Seamus Wickham.
 
ADAMSTOWN LOTTO
The next draw in the Adamstown Lotto takes place this Friday 15th in the Community Centre for a Jackpot of
7,800. The Jackpot is getting bigger and it’s worth a €2 ticket, it could be you next time.
 
ADAMSTOWN I.C.A. NEWS
Adamstown ICA Guild is hosting the Senior Citizen’s Christmas Party in the Horse & Hound on Sunday 8th December at 6pm. Invitations will be distributed shortly.
The monthly meeting will be on Wednesday 13th November in the Community Centre at 8pm. The Nov competition is for an Autumnal arrangement in a jam jar using autumnal foliage only. Maximum height to include jam jar 40cm & max with 30cm. The winner will represent the guild at the Federation meeting on 25th November in the Riverbank Hotel.
The guild will have a stall at the Coláiste Abbáin Craft Fair in the College on Thursday 12th December; you might find something nice for that last minute Christmas present.
We are always looking for new members, for more information contact Helen on 086 3454036.
 
GIVE BLOOD – BRANDON HOUSE
Blood Donation Clinic in the Brandon House Hotel, New Ross as follows:
Monday 18th, Tuesday 19th, Wednesday 20th & Thursday 21st November 2019 from 4.30pm – 8.00pm each night.
1 in 4 people will need blood in their lifetime but only 3% of people give blood. Please make the effort to donate to the above clinic.
 
ADAMSTOWN NATIONAL SCHOOL NEWS
Parents Association Clothes Recycling collection on Thursday 14th November, please leave your bags before 9.30am in Hall opposite the school.
Cake Sale will take place on Thursday 21st November in the school.
Christmas Concert will take place on Wednesday 11th December.
Split the Pot winner on Wed 6th Nov was John McCabe who got €86.00, sold in Brad Og’s. School seller winner – Kate Whelan. Next draw is on Wednesday 20th November.
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.
 
COLAISTE ABBÁIN NEWS
Congratulations to Ms. Gorman & the TY class, on another fantastic publication of our school newspaper, the Phoenix Times. Thanks to Cullen’s for sponsoring this issue.
Enable Ireland No Mobile Phone Fundraiser:
This was a wonderful experience for students – a day without a phone! A total of €600 was raised will be used to buy a device.
Our Agri Day will provide great PR for our school on 22nd Nov.
Well done to the students who raised €404 .40 in the CSPE dress up/colours day on 25th Oct all monies will go towards purchasing scarves, hats & tooth brushes for the homeless.
Parents Association Christmas Concert takes place on Friday 6th December.
Our Craft Fair is on Thursday 12th December.
If you have unwanted gifts that you would like to donate to our Christmas / Lourdes / Pantomime raffles they would be greatly appreciated.
 
WOODVIEW DRIVE NEWS
Wexford Co. Council recently invited many Local Authority Estates to a Resident’s Association Day. A number of Woodview Drive residents attended the event, were they enjoyed talks from Hazel Percival on the County’s Library also Annette Dupuy PNN Support Officer and many more. At the end of the event, Estate Awards were announced, Woodview Drive, Adamstown won Wexford’s Best Kept Local Authority Estate in the New Ross District. Well done to all involved. ‘Your work, your time made this possible’.
 
VALUE YOUR VOTE – REGISTER BY 25TH NOV
Ensure you are registered to vote by checking the Draft Register at local Post Offices, Library, Garda Station, Citizen’s Information Centre. You can also check online at www.checktheregister.ie until 25th Nov. Remember your vote counts.
CHURCH NOTICES
IN MEMORIAM
Sat 9th Nov – Kathleen Kidd, Oldcourt (A)
Sun 10th - Jimmy Colfer, The Leap (A)
Sat 16th - Deceased members of the G.A.A.
Sun 17th – Mary Theresa Delaney, Brocurra (A)
Pray for Paddy Connors, The Hill (A)
May they rest in peace.
 
Pray for Patrick Cullen, Adamstown (A) - Mass on Tuesday morning at 9.30am
We also remember in our prayers the late Gay Byrne, who was for so many years part of our weekly TV viewing.
 
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Mon – Fri each week night.
 
Feast Day this week: St. Laurence O’Toole.
Born in Castledermot, Co. Kildare in 1123.
He was chosen as the first native Archbishop of Dublin in 1162. He attended the Third Lateran Council in 1179. He worked for peace and reconciliation and died on mission in Normandy in 1180.
 
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.
 
READERS OF THE LITURGY
Sat 9th – Ulick Stafford. Sun 10th – Ann Ryan
Sat 16th – T. J. McDonald. Sun 17th – Callie Doyle
Sat 23rd – Frances Gallagher.
Sun 24th – Betty O’Shea
 
JUBILEE CELEBRATION
On Sunday November 10th 1844. 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 Mathew preached and imparted the Temperance Pledge to 2,000 people.
We will recall this historical occasion on Saturday
November 16th at 7.30pm Mass. Refreshments will be available afterwards in Coláiste Abbáin. We would appreciate donations of buns / cakes, confectionery for this occasion and these may be left in the College at 4pm on Sat. We hope you will be able to join us.
THANK YOU
A sincere thank you to Philip Murphy Printers for the generous printing of the St. Abban’s Jubilee Cards.
If you require printing, you can contact Philip on
086 6079909
 
G.A.A. NOTES
Adamstown GAA are holding a Table Quiz in Foley’s Bar, Newbawn at 8.30pm on Friday 15th November. Raffle on the night, please come along and support.
Mass for the deceases members of the club will take place on Saturday 16th November in St. Abban’s Church at 7.30pm
Breakfast Morning in Adamstown Community Centre this 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.
 
REFLECTION FOR NOVEMBER
I have got my leave,
Bid me farewell, my friends!
I bow to you all and take my departure.
 
Here I give back the keys of my door
- and I give up all claims to my house.
I only ask for last kind words from you.
 
We were neighbours for long,
but I received more than I could give.
Now the day has dawned
and the lamp that lit my dark corner is out.
A summons has come and I am
ready for my journey. (Tagore)
 
HUMILITY (Fr. Martin Delaney – Irish Catholic))
When George Bush (senior) was president of the US, he was visiting a senior citizens’ centre. Walking down a corridor with his entourage they encountered an old man approaching on two walking sticks. The president put out his hand to the man who looked rather blankly at him.
Do you know who I am? asked the president. The old man said: “I’m sorry I don’t, but I’m sure if you ask the nurse she will tell you”
 
DID YOU KNOW?
The Aga Cooker was invented by a blind Swedish Physicist and Nobel Prize winner – Gustaf Dalén.
He patented it in 1922. He lost the sight of both eyes in an accident in 1912. He was the eternal optimist and had a pin made with the words “THINK POSITIVE” which he gave to friends and business associates who thought he needed encouragement.
 
AN OLD TRADITIONAL IRISH MEALTIME PRAYER
Without Thy sunshine and Thy rain,
We could not have the golden grain;
Without Thy love we’d not be fed.
We thank thee for our daily bread.
Praise God, from whom all goodness flows.
(I.C.A.’s Book of Christmas)