November 15th 2020

ADAMSTOWN N.S. PARENTS’ ASSOCIATION
SPLIT THE POT DRAW
Adamstown N.S. Split the Pot is back for a once off draw on
Friday 27th November.
Envelopes are €2 each and can be purchased in Cullen’s Gala, Brad’s Takeaway and also envelopes can be brought in to school for the draw by the school children. You can enter as many times as you like during the month for this once off Split the Pot draw. Due to the various restrictions our fundraising has been curtailed, so we would appreciate your support and let’s make this draw a big one for one lucky person. All funds raised will go towards upgrading of the school’s playground.
 
POST EARLY FOR CHRISTMAS
Note from our local Post Office – reminding everyone to please post their parcels and letters early for Christmas as post to overseas areas may be delayed due to Covid-19 air travel restrictions and by doing so, avoid queues and help keep social distancing in place.
 
LOCAL SPORTS CLUBS RECEIVE FUNDING
Over €48,000 was divided among 45 Wexford sports clubs through Sports Active Wexford, having been allocated under the Local Sports Partnership Grant Scheme.
Adamstown AC was awarded €800.00
Adamstown Rounder’s Club was awarded €1,000.
 
CORRECTION –
In last week’s Newsletter the item re: Senior Citizen’s outing to Kilkenny should have been 1983 and not 1988. Apologies for error.
 
SYMPATHY
We offer our deepest sympathy to Lisa and Dale Kirwan, Misterin on the death of Lisa’s mother, Mrs Anne Hayes, Harpurstown, Taghmon. A private family funeral Mass was celebrated in St. Garvan’s Church, Caroreigh on Tuesday with burial afterwards in Kilgarvan Cemetery.
May she rest in peace.
The death occurred on Tuesday 10th Nov of Eileen Bolger (née Furlong) Templenacroha, Palace-East. To her husband James, children Brendan, Sharon, Aisling, James and Brídín, brothers Liam, Tommy, Jimmy, Oliver and the late Lar, sisters Anna, Mairead and all the extended family our deepest sympathy. A private family funeral Mass was celebrated in the Church of St. John Paul 11, Raheen on Thursday last followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery. May her gentle soul rest in peace.
LOCAL COMPANY CREATED WRITING HAVEN FOR FISK
A local Joinery recently completed an incredible new writing space for the late great war reporter and Author Robert Fisk. He sadly never got to make use of it as he died at the age of 74 following a stroke at his home in Dublin on Friday October 30th.
Paddy and his team designed and manufactured an extensive amount of Fine Furniture and Joinery items for the late Robert Fisk and his Journalist partner Nelopher Pazira. Among the items designed and manufactured was a solid mahogany secret bookcase accessing an archive space which was also made by the Joinery. O’Shea Joinery has gained a nationwide reputation for the quality of their Fine Furniture having recently completed the Colourtrend Offices and Boardroom in Celbridge, Co. Kildare. Paddy studied Industrial Design in Carlow I.T. and Finland and is also a member of the Crafts Council of Ireland and has won many awards in this area for his innovative designs and holds numerous design registrations. He says the Fisk Project will always remain special to him and was extremely saddened to hear of his sudden death. Employing two full-time and three part-time staff at the Joinery, he realises the importance of supporting small businesses in Ireland now more than ever. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.
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FREE FLU VACCINE FOR CHILDREN
Free Flu Vaccine for children aged 2 – 12 years.
Book a free appointment with your Doctor or Pharmacist. Visit - hse.ie/flu for more information.
 
SYMPATHY
We send our condolences to Fiona & John O’Shea and family, Fairfields on the death of Fiona’s uncle William (Billy) Goff, Lakestown, Newbridge, Co. Kildare. A private family funeral took place in St. Bridget’s Church, The Curragh on Wednesday 11th November. May he rest in peace.
 
WORLD REMEMBRANCE DAY FOR ROAD TRAFFIC VICTIMS
This Sunday, November 15th is World Remembrance Day for Road Traffic Victims. Local authority road safety officers are asking the public to get involved and ‘light up’ or ‘shine a light’ to remember crash victims, survivors, their families and those on the frontline who respond to collisions. People are asked to light a candle on Sun evening between 7pm – 8pm. in their homes.
 
CHURCH NOTICES
Mass from St. Abban’s Church will be available to view on their new Facebook page every Sunday morning at 10.30am. Please search for Adamstown Parish Church on Facebook and send a friend request to be able to view Mass on Sunday and other activities in the church during Level 5 Lockdown.
Mass this weekend is being offered for:
John McCabe, Ballyvergin House, (Month’s Mind)
Nancy O’Brien, formerly Rathkyle (Month’s Mind)
Pray for Mary Theresa Delaney, Brocurra (A)
May they rest in peace.
 
PIOUS LIST ENVELOPES
Pious List envelopes are available in the Church porch.
Please take one, fill in names of deceased you wish to have Mass offered for and drop envelope in letterbox at Fr. Nolan’s house.
Fr. Nolan celebrates Mass for the Holy Souls every Saturday and Sunday for the month of November.
 
LIFE EVERLASTING –
(Joseph Ralph OP – Messenger Magazine)
The story goes that once upon a time twins were conceived in the womb. Weeks and months passed and the twins developed. As their awareness grew they laughed for joy. “Isn’t it great that we were conceived.? Isn’t it great that we are alive?” Together they explored their world. When they found their mother’s cord that gave them life they thought, “How great a mother’s love that she shares her own life with us” As the months passed they noticed how much they were changing. “What does it mean?” one asked. “It means that our stay in this world is coming to an end,” said the other. “But I don’t want to go anywhere; I want to stay here always. It’s warm and safe and secure”. “We’ve no choice” said the other, “we have to go.” Maybe there is no life after birth, we will shed our cord, and how will life be possible without it”. And so the last days were filled with a lot of questions and fears and finally the moment of birth arrived. When the twins had passed from their world they were born into light. They coughed out fluid and gasped the dry air. They opened their eyes and cried for what they saw was beyond their fondest dreams: what they saw was the beautiful face of their mother, as they were cradled lovingly in her arms. They were home. Death, we trust, is but another birth canal. Through the first we entered into this world and through the second we enter into the next. And just as the first passage was an experience of pain and trauma that ushered us into our earthly life, in a similar way death is a frightening tunnel through which we must pass in order to enter into our heavenly life.
 
 
RELIGIOUS CALENDARS FOR 2021
Religious Calendars are now available in the Church porch costing just €2.00 each, if you would like one, please put money in the candelabra box.
 
SUNDAY ENVELOPES
If you wish you may use 365 Banking and transfer your contribution periodically t o the Parochial account, please put your Sunday envelope number on your donation or your name.
Adamstown Parochial A/C Current Account
BIC: BOFIIE2D
IBAN: IE04 BOFI 9066 6276 8462 48
 
NOBODY KNOWS BUT MOTHER –
(Mary Morrison, Irish Catholic)
How many cares does a mother’s heart know?
Nobody knows but Mother.
How many joys from her mother’s love flow?
Nobody knows but Mother.
How many prayers for each little white bed?
How many tears for her babes has she shed?
How many kisses for each curly head?
Nobody knows but Mother.
 
PRAYER FOR NOVEMBER
(Bede Jarret OP – St. Martin’s Magazine)
We seem to give them back to you, O God, who gave them first to us. Yet as you did not lose them in giving, so we do not lose them by their return. Not as the world gives do you give, O Lover of souls. What you give, you do not take away, for what is yours is ours also if we are yours. And life is eternal and love is immortal, and death is only a horizon, and a horizon is nothing, save the limit of our sight. Lift us up, strong Son of God, that we may see further, cleanse our eyes that we may see more clearly; draw us closer to yourself that w may know ourselves to be nearer to our loved ones who are with you. And while you prepare a place for us, prepare us for that happy place, that where you are we may be also for evermore.
 
LOOKING BACK:
DOYLE NAMED IN THE IRISH U-20 SQUAD- NOV 2003
(New Ross Standard Archives)
Adamstown native Kevin Doyle has been named in Gerry Smith’s Republic of Ireland U-20 squad for the forthcoming World Championships in the United Arab Emirates.
Meanwhile, Doyle’s fine form for Cork City is also said to be attracting the attention of some cross-channel scouts and a move to England could be on the cards at some time in the future.