February 10th 2019

CARDS
The weekly ‘30’ Card Game continues in the Community Centre this Friday 15th Feb at 9pm. Thanks to the ladies for the teas last week. Catering on Fri 15th will be: Mary Jackman, Eleanor Power & Ann Jackman. On Fri 22nd will be: Ann Foley, Margo O’Reilly & Dympna Bradley. On Fri March 1st will be: Brigid Boland, Edel English & Fiona Power. Proceeds going to Parish Funds.
Card winners on Fri 1st Feb were: John Furlong, Jim Wickham, Nick Doyle, Andy Reville, Matt O’Neill, John Hanley, Seamus Wickham, Paddy Furlong, Richie Power & Paddy Finn.
 
ADAMSTOWN LOTTO
The next draw in the Adamstown Lotto takes place this Friday 15th Feb in the Community Centre for a Jackpot of €14,900. Keep on buying the tickets – it will have to be won sometime!
 
COFFEE BREAK & BINGO
Come and join us for Coffee, Tea, Toast and finish off your morning with a Novel game of Bingo this Tuesday 12th February from 10.30am – 12.30pm in Adamstown Community Centre.
 
ADAMSTOWN N.S. ENROLMENTS
If you have a child due to start in Adamstown National School this September, please call in to the office for an Enrolment form, or phone 053/9240694 to have one posted out to you.
Split the Pot Draw:
In the Adamstown N.S. Split the Pot Draw on Wednesday 6th Feb the lucky winner was Tom Delaney who won €126, which was bought in Cullen’s Gala. The school winner was Abi Hurley. The next draw is on Wednesday 27th Feb in the school. Many thanks for your continued support.
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ST. BERNADETTE OF LOURDES (St. Martin Magazine)
Did you know that 2019 marks the 175 anniversary of the birth of St. Bernadette of Lourdes on January 7th 1844.
The Virgin Mary appeared to Bernadette 18 times between February 11th – July 16th, 1858 at the Grotto of Massabille, Lourdes. More than 5 million pilgrims go to Lourdes every year in their search for God and for healing. Bernadette would have been seen as a person of little or no importance, but through he, the name of Lourdes is now known all over the world. Bernadette was canonized on December 8th, 1933 in Rome by Pope Pius X1.
 
GETTING CITIZENS ONLINE
Would you like to be able to shop online, do online banking and be able to send and receive emails? Here at Grantstown we will be holding a free Basic Computer Course for 5 weeks. Dates to be confirmed. There are limited spaces available, to book your place phone us at 051 561016.
 
LOCAL LINK WEXFORD
To book your seat on the Local Link Bus please contact the office at 053 9196276 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 
GET CREATIVE
On Tuesday, February 12th, the adult reading group meets in New Ross Library at 7 pm, the same time New Ross Creative writing group meets. The reading group meets on the second Tuesday of every month to discuss popular and literary fiction. This month’s book for discussion is “I am, I am, I am” by Maggie O’Farrell.
New Ross Library Creative writing group meets once a month and is guided by published author Tina Callaghan. New members are always welcome.
For more information phone 051 421877.
 
ADAMSTOWN I.C.A. NEWS
Monthly meeting takes place this Wednesday 13th Feb in the Community Centre at 8pm. The competition is: 6 chocolate chip cookies. Art classes with Vivienne on Wednesday 20th February in the Community Centre at 7.30pm.
 
ADAMSTOWN CEMETERY COMMITTEE MEETING
A very important meeting of the Cemetery Committee will take place in the Cemetery on Saturday 16th February at 10.30am re; laying down the new path.
All members are asked to please attend.
 
HOUSE OF STORIES – SCULLY’S, THE MAUDLINS
House of Stories continues in Scully’s, The Maudlins on Saturday 16th February at 9pm and all welcome.
 
PRACTICAL SUGGESTIONS
Benjamin Franklin’s practical suggestions on how to get along with others are as timely today as they were when he wrote them, many years ago.
‘The best thing to give your enemy is forgiveness;
to an opponent, tolerance;
to a friend, your ear;
to your child, good example;
to a father, reverence;
to your mother, conduct that will make her proud of you;
to yourself, respect;
to all men, charity.’
 
SYMPATHY
Our condolences to Rachel Morris & Colm, Oldcourt, and to her son Stephen, daughter Lisa all the extended family on the death of Rachel’s mother, Mrs Ellen Maria Morris who died on Feb 1st in the New Haughton Hospital, New Ross and formerly Woodview Drive.
Prayers for Ellen Marie took place in Ryan’s Funeral Home, New Ross on Tuesday 5th, followed by private cremation.
May she rest in peace.
 
CHURCH NOTICES:
IN MEMORIAM
Sat Feb 9th – Fr. Aidan Redmond, Adamstown (A)
Sun Feb 10th – Tommy Leacy, Woodview Drive (A) &
Ann Byrne, Raheenduff (A)
Sat Feb 16th – Paddy O’Connor, Newtown (A) &
Joe Crosbie (Month’s Mind)
May they rest in peace.
 
CHRISTMAS OFFERINGS
Envelopes have been distributed during the week. Many thanks for your generosity.
 
SERVERS
Sat 9th – Ross English, James Furlong, Conall Doyle, Aoife McCabe.
Sun 10th – Róisin Colfer, Aimee Mackey O’Donohue, Emma Carty.
Sat 16th – Leah Sinnott, Róisin Nic Gabhainn, Jack O’Shea, Stephen Power.
Sun 17th – Gráinne English, Laura & Maeve O’Gorman, Sinéad Duffy, Paddy Connors.
 
READERS OF THE LITURGY
Sat 9th – Ulick Stafford. Sun 10th – Geraldine Ridgeway
Sat 16th – Eoghan Greene. Sun 17th – Callie Doyle
Sat 23rd – Frances Gallagher
Sun 24th – Sheelagh Delaney
Sat 2nd March – Liam Whelan.
Sun 3rd March - Ann Ryan
 
Prayer Group will meet this Sunday night from 7pm – 8pm in St. Abban’s Oratory and all welcome.
 
Monday 11th Feb – World Day of Prayer for the Sick & Feast Day of Our Lady of Lourdes.
Mass at 3pm. All are welcome.
 
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Mon – Friday
St. Anthony’s Mass and prayers continues every Tuesday night at 7.30pm in St. Abban’s Oratory.
 
Friday Feb 15th – World Day of Prayer for survivors and victims of sexual abuse.
 
PILGRIMAGE TO KRAKOW, POLAND
Pilgrimage to Krakow, Poland from September 27th to October 3rd 2019. Visit places linked to St. John Paul 11, Salt Mines, Auschwitz, Jasna Gora etc., For further information contact Martin Colfer on 087 2596159.
 
ON THE LIGHTER SIDE!
A preacher was disturbed by the snoring of grandfather in the front bench. He stopped and asked the little boy to wake him. He promptly answered, ‘You wake him up, you put him to sleep.’
 
A THOUGHT FOR THE WEEKby Joyce Rupp
To my brothers and sisters in developing countries:
while I was deciding which cereal to eat this morning, you were searching the ground for leftover grains from the passing wheat truck. While I was jogging at the gym, you were working in a wealthy landowner’s field under a scorching sun. While I complained about poor service in a gourmet restaurant, you were gratefully eating a bowl of rice. While I read the newspaper and drank my coffee, you walked dusty miles to a crowded schoolroom to learn how to read. While I searched for bargains or an extra piece of clothing, you put on the same shirt and pants you have worn for months. While I built a large house for three, your family of ten found shelter in a one roomed hut. While I was slightly bored in church last Sunday, you stood on the land with those around you and thanked God for being alive for one more day.
My brothers and sisters, forgive me for my arrogance and indifference, for my greed, always wanting more, for not doing my part to change the unjust systems that keep you suffering and impoverished.
I promise to become more aware of your situation and to change my lifestyle as I work for the transformation of our world.
 
SHARING – (Pope Francis)
“ A father is not a superhero. He cannot protect his children from every suffering. It would be unfair if he wanted to do so, because he would be shielding them from real life.
Still, his love stands firm, ready to give support, strength, hope and care. A father’s heart beats with wisdom. A father’s radically generative disposition of mind and heart leads him to think about his children’ future and their welfare. So speeches or ideals are just enough. What a father must provide is a living example”
(Taken from ‘haring the Wisdom of Time’ by Pope Francis and friends. Published by Messenger Publications, www.messenger.ie/bookshopand in all bookstores.
 
SUPPORT NUMBERS
AWARE 1890 303 302
CAREDOC 1850 334 999
CHILDLINE 1800 66 66 66
PIETA HOUSE –Suicide Helpline 24/7 1800 247 247
SAMARITANS 116 123
MENTAL HEALTH IRELAND 01 284 1166
 
MORNING PRAYER (Pope’s Worldwide Network of Prayer)
Father, I thank you for another day when I am called to live the joy of being a Christian. Help me to be a person more and more compassionate and close to t hose around me. I offer this day for the intentions of the Holy Father, offering my thoughts, words and deeds for his intentions.
EVENING PRAYER
As another day ends, I pause in silence to consider all that transpired. Did I recognise your presence, Lord? What areas do I need to improve in my life? Come, Lord, heal my heart and help me to react to imitation of you, to whatever happens in my life. Amen.
(Messenger Magazine)