July 21st 2019

CARDS
The weekly ‘30’ Card game continues in the Community Centre this Friday 26th July at 9pm. Thanks to the ladies for the teas last week. Catering on Fri 26th will be: Ellen Furlong, Bridget Colfer & Margaret Furlong. On Fri 2nd August will be: Bernie Hickey, Evelyn O’Gorman & Ann O’Gorman. On Fri 9th Aug will be: Bridget O’Gorman, Ann Stafford, Agnes Whelan & Kay Whelan. On Fri 16th Aug will be: Mary Jackman, Eleanor Power & Ann Jackman. Proceeds going to Parish Funds.
Card winners on Fri 12th July were: Matt O’Neill, John Hanley, Richie Murphy, Paddy Finn, James Handrick, Mick Bolger, Seamus Wickham & Paddy Furlong.
 
ADAMSTOWN A.C.
There were some great performances at Day 2 of the Irish Life Health National Juvenile Track and Field Championships from Adamstown athletes in Tullamore on Saturday 13th July.
Ciara Mooney was 2nd in the Girls U15 2K Walk in a time of 10:52.
Aoibheann Crean finished 5th in the U17 Girls 3K Walk.
Éadaoin Stafford finished in 2nd place in the U19 Girls Shot Put throwing 9.90 m.
Sonia Mooney was 2nd in the U19 Girls Javelin with a throw of 25.83 m.
Tara Doyle was 3rd in the U19 Triple Jump jumping 10.36 m.
Éadaoin Stafford also finished in 4th place with a best throw of 25.33 m. in the U19 Girls Discus on the final day of the National Championships.
Well done to all the athletes competing and performing so well at National level.
 
FARM SAFETY EVENT – ENNISCORTHY MART:
THURSDAY 25TH JULY AT 6.30pm
Farming continues to have one of the poorest safety records of any sector in Ireland; last year 15 people lost their lives in farm accidents, with 12 confirmed deaths so far in 2019.
Topics covered will include:
Is your jeep/trailer of road legal weight and roadworthy?
BEEP Scheme weighing and uploading data demonstration. Free scales registration online.
Machinery safety demonstration. Also on the night:
Fire Services – ESB –Physical & Mental Health presentation.
This is a DAFM approved event for beef, sheep, dairy, tillage, equine poultry.
For more information contact Teagasc Enniscorthy
(Tom Deane) 053 9239210 or
IFA Enniscorthy 053 9233090 (Alice Doyle)
All farmers are encouraged to attend this event.
 
ST. ABBAN’S ADAMSTOWN GAA CLUB
Saturday July 13th was an historic day for St. Abban’s Adamstown GAA Club when the President of the GAA John Horan cut the ribbon to officially open their 1st pitch in 132 years. The day was a wonderful celebration involving the communities of Adamstown, Newbawn and Raheen. Girls, boys, ladies and men all got the opportunity to play camogie, hurling and football on the new pitch in the brilliant sunshine on Friday evening and Saturday. It was an occasion which brought young and not so young together with smiles on their faces. A large crowd attended the ‘Sports Stars in Conversation’ on Friday night in Coláiste Abbáin. All agreed it was very informative and highly entertaining. Thank you to everyone who brought the project to this stage, who were involved in the preparation and planning, who helped out on the day and who supported the opening. The club look forward to many years of participation, success and enjoyment in the future. Thank you to everyone who so generously supported the raffle, to the sponsors who donated the prizes and finally thanks to all who helped sell the tickets over the two days, your help as always is much appreciated. Raffle winners as follows:
1st VIP Tickets to Little Mix Concert - Nicky Stafford
2nd Sam McCauley Hamper - Lorcan French
3rd Brandon House Hotel Spa Voucher - Bridget Walsh
4th Sports Hamper - Andy Culleton
5th VIP Tickets to Mrs Brown’s Boys - John Boland
6th Custom Made Hurl - Nicky Stafford
7th Clare Jersey - Jamie Murray
8th Galway Jersey - Charlie Purcell
9th Harry Dooley’s Barber Voucher - Amy McDonald
10th Harry Dooley’s Barber Voucher - Jimmy Furlong
The winner of the free Draw for 2020 Family Membership to St. Abban’s Adamstown GAA - Martin Sinnott Jnr.
 
ADAMSTOWN LOTTO RESULTS
The winning numbers in the Adamstown Lotto draw on Friday 19th July were: 2 – 8 – 11 – 22. There was no Jackpot winner and no match three winners. The following were Lucky Dip winners and received €50. Helen Furlong, Misterin, Mary Kirwan, Barrack’s Rd, Richard O’Gorman, Kellystown, Ann Marie Dunphy, Newtown.
The next draw is on Friday August 2nd in the Community Centre for a Jackpot of €6,400. Keep on buying the tickets and help support our local clubs & Parish.
 
PILGRIMAGE TO MEDJUGORJE & DUBROVNIK
Led by Rev. Michael A. Doyle. All are welcome.
October 4th – 11th. 4 nights in Medjugorje (full board) & 3 nights in Dubrovnik (half board). Including flights, accommodation €779
O’Leary Travel 053 9233178 or 053 9123844.
 
CHURCH NOTICES
IN MEMORIAM
Sat 20th – People of the Parish
Sun 21st – People of the Parish
Sat 27th – Jim & Nora McGee, The Leap (A)
Sun 28th – People of the Parish
Please pray for Patrick & Molly Galway, Misterin (A)
May they rest in peace.
 
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Mon – Friday
St. Anthony’s Mass will not be held this Tuesday,
Mass at 9.30am in the morning.
 
SERVERS
Sat 20th – Ross English, James Furlong, Aoife McCabe, Conall Doyle
Sun 21st – Gráinne English, Laura & Maeve O’Gorman, Sinéad Duffy, Paddy Connors.
Sat 27th – Watt & Áine Crean, Luke Cullen, Cara Whelan
Sun 28th – Róisin Colfer, Aimee Mackey O’Donohue, Emma Carty.
Sat 3rd Aug – Megan Martin, Faye Hynes, Shóna Duggan, Katelyn O’Shea
Sun 4th – Dearbhla Kelly Dunne, Tosia & Amelia Swierczynska.
 
READERS OF THE LITURGY
Sat 20th – Liam Whelan. Sun 21st – Kay Whelan
Sat 27th – Anthony McGee. Sun 28th – Kathleen O’Connor
Sat 3rd Aug – Frances Gallagher Sun 4th – Betty O’Shea
Sat 10th – Eoghan Greene. Sun 11th Geraldine Ridgeway
 
 
NOTICE OF DIOCESE SAFEGUARDING REVIEW
The Diocese of Ferns has invited the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland
(NBSCCCI) to conduct a review of safeguarding practice.
If you have any views about Safeguarding in the Diocese of Ferns, we invite you to come forward to us in the Diocesan Safeguarding Office on 053 9174972 or the NBSCCCI on
01 5053124. If you wish to report a child safeguarding concern, please contact the Diocesan Designated Liaison Person (DLP) Marian Stack on 085 1055992 or the following civil authorities:
Civil Authorities
Enniscorthy Gardai: 053 9242580 & TUSLA: 053 9233465
Gorey Gardai: 053 9430690 & TUSLA: 053 9430100
New Ross Gardai: 051 426030 &
TULSA: 053 9123522 ext 201
Wexford: Gardai: 053 9165200
& TUSLA: 053 9123522 ext 201
 
WORDS OF WISDOM
Common sense has been misnamed, since it’s actually very uncommon.
The world is full of willing people; some willing to work, the rest willing to let them.
 
OUR LADY’S ISLAND – PILGRIMAGE 2019
Thursday 15th August – Official Opening of Pilgrimage
Focus on Youth with Youth speakers.
Mass at 3pm followed by Procession of the Blessed Sacrament.
Sunday 18th August – Focus on Healing
Blessing of the sick – 3pm, with Guest Singer:
Fr. Ray Kelly
Wednesday 21st August – Focus on Angels
8pm – Author and Speaker: Francesca Brown
Sunday 25th August – Focus on Faith
with Fr. Brian Darcy.
Wednesday 28th August – Divine Mercy and Pro-Life.
Sunday 1st September –
Mass at 3pm – Focus on Recovery from Addiction
With author and speaker: Patrick Bentley
Tuesday 3rd September – Focus on Ecumenism:
8pm – speaker: Rev Ruth Patterson (Belfast)
Wednesday 4th September –
Service – “A Time to Heal” – 8pm.
Sunday 8th September;
Birthday of Our Lady – Mass at 7pm: Celebrant: Bishop Denis Brennan. Followed by Torchlight Procession.
Daily Mass during season 3pm and 8pm
Healing Blessing with Oils after 3pm Mass
Fridays at 7.45pm before Mass – Short talk on History of Lady’s Island.
Parishes, groups of parishes and organizations are invited to come for individual pilgrimages. (Prior booking is requested)
New Coffee Shop is now open with upgraded catering facilities.
Enquiries: 053 9131023 Monday – Friday 9am – 2pm or
053 9131235 from 2pm – 6pm weekdays.
www.ourladysisland.ie Rev Jim Cogley (Director of Pilgrimage) 053 9131167
 
A PRAYER FOR THE WEEK by Father Andre Bogaert
PRAYER IN TIME OF SELF NEEDS
Lord,
When I am hungry, give me someone in need of food;
When I am thirsty, send me someone needing a drink;
When I am cold, send me someone to warm;
When I am grieved, offer me someone to console;
When my cross grows heavy, let me share another’s cross too;
When I am poor, lead me to someone in need;
When I have no time, give me someone I can help a little while;
When I am humiliated, let me have someone to praise;
When I am disheartened, send me someone to cheer;
When I need people’s understanding, give me someone who needs mine;
When I need to be looked after, send me someone to care for;
When I think only of myself, draw my thoughts to another.
 
A THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK : (Charles Dickens)
Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts.