June 16th 2019

The weekly ‘30’ Card Game continues in the Community Centre this Friday 21st June at 9pm. Thanks to the ladies for the teas last week. Catering on Fri 21st will be: Maureen Bradley, Linda Duffy & Denise Harler. On Fri 28th will be: Gillian O’Neill, Edel Doyle, Ann Marie O’Shea & Geraldine Thorpe. On Fri 5th July will be; Breda Kelly, Valerie Kelly, Anne O’Brien & Eileen Moran.
Proceeds going to Parish Funds.
Card winners on Fri 8th June were: Nick Doyle, Andy Reville, Betty O’Shea, John Hanley, Jim Wickham, Johnny Furlong, Matty Sullivan, Pat Murphy.
 
ADAMSTOWN LOTTO
The next draw in the Adamstown Lotto takes place this Friday 21st June in the Community Centre for a Jackpot of €5,800. Keep on buying the tickets, it could be you next!
 
ADAMSTOWN N.S. FAMILY FUN EVENING
We will be holding our ‘Family Fun Evening’ this Wednesday 19th June from 6.00pm – 8.30pm. There will be lots of fun for all the family, Bottle Stall, Fishing, Giant Obstacle Course,
Raffle for 1st prize – Trailer load of firewood, 2nd - €50,
3rd - €30. Our last Split the Pot Draw for this school year will also take place.
We would appreciate confectionery for teas & cake sale, also bottles for bottle stall.
All proceeds will go towards school funds.
 
SCHOOL SECRETARY REQUIRED FOR SCOIL NAOMH ABBAIN
Candidates should have 1 – 2 years’ previous administration experience, have excellent communication and I.T. skills.
Experience in basic accounting an advantage and candidates must be honest, reliable and discreet.
The position is Monday to Friday 9.20am – 1.30pm and will begin on August 26th 2019.
Apply with CV and references to SN Abbáin, Adamstown, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford.
Please mark envelope with Secretary Application.
Closing date is Friday 21st June.
 
ADAMSTOWN SHOW NEWS
Schedules for this year’s Adamstown Show to be held on Saturday 6th July are now available. There will be close to 250 classes to be judged on the day starting at 10.30am.
(19 classes more than last year)
Show jumping & Dog Entries will be taken on the day.
Trade Stands enquiries to Eunan Flood at 087 6143
Vintage enquiries to John Kehoe (Chapel) at 087 2984904
To get a schedule, or any further information about the show, please contact Hon. Secretary, Patrice Byrne, Chapel on 087 6166926 after 6pm.
Please support your local show.
www.adamstownshow.com
ST. ABBAN’S GAA CLUB NEWS
St. Abban’s Adamstown GAA Club are pleased to let you know that we are officially opening our new pitch on July 13th. The local communities of Adamstown, Newbawn and Raheen have been wonderfully supportive of the club and this project. The pitch will be officially opened by the President of the GAA, John Moran at 4.30om on Saturday 13th July. Activities will begin on Friday evening July 12th on the new pitch from 5pm until 8.15pm approx. Events will continue all day Saturday: South East Radio, Music, Fan Zone, Sport s Active, Barbeque, Marquee with teas, coffee, shop, Centra Activities, Sports Active Events, Face Paining, Replicas of the Sam Maguire and Liam McCarthy will be present for photographs. GAA games for everyone will be timetabled all day on the new pitch. Ladies senior football match at 3pm. And the men’s match Adamstown V The Moonlights at 5pm.
There will be a ‘Sports Stars in Conversation’ forum in Coláiste Abbáin at 8.30pm on Friday night. The panel for this forum will consist of acclaimed local sports stars – Kevin Doyle (Soccer), Aileen Gilroy (Mayo Ladies Football & All Star), Michael Furlong (Football), Jonathan Moore (Jockey) and John Mullane (Waterford Hurling). This will be an entertaining and an interesting event for all the family.
Encourage your neighbours and friends to attend.
Admission is free.
The GAA Club would like the entire community to join them with their celebrations, as there will be fun and entertainment for all.
This will be great occasion free and open to everyone.
 
ADAMSTOWN I.C.A. NEWS
Our monthly meeting was held on Wednesday night June 12th June in the Community Centre. Our President, Helen Furlong welcomed all and we got down to the business of the meeting. Everyone was enthusiastic about including an I.C. A. Stall again this year’s Adamstown Agricultural Show; last year was a resounding success.
Our Annual outing is on Wednesday 17th July, meeting in Adamstown at 9.00am and is open to non I.C.A. members.
A non-refundable deposit of €15 has to be paid by Wednesday 10th July as we need to know definite numbers at least one week in advance. Total cost of the outing is €70, this includes bus fare, breakfast at Weheelock’s fruit farm, tour of Huntington Castle and dinner in the Bagnel Harvey on return journey and all tips. Contact any I.C.A. member or Helen on 086 3454036.
We finished up the night with a most enjoyable game of Bingo, lots of ladies winning scratch cards. Competition for a 5 x 7 unframed photo “The Best Smile” was won by Helen, raffle won by Eileen. Tea Hostesses were Frances and Breda, thank you both. Strawberries and cream were served to finish off, courtesy of Helen & Ned Furlong.
 
 
CHURCH NOTICES
IN MEMORIAM
Sat 15th – Christopher Eustace, Nicholas & Catherine O’Neill & Michael Booth, Misterin and Shane O’Neill,
Carrigbyrne (A)
Sun 16th – People of the Parish
Sat 22nd – Tess & Tony Kennedy, Rathsilla and Heffernan family, Ballyshannon (A)
May they rest in peace.
There will be no St. Anthony’s Mass this Tuesday night.
 
CORPUS CHRISTI – Sunday 23rd June
On the feast of Corpus Christi on Sun 23rd June there will be a short procession after Mass from the Church through the cemetery followed by Benediction.
O Sacrament most Holy, O Sacrament Divine.
Extending a welcome to everyone.
 
SERVERS
Sun 16th – Róisin Colfer, Aimee Mackey O’Donohue,
Sat 22nd – Watt & Áine Crean, Luke Cullen, Cara Whelan
Sun 23rd – Gráinne English, Laura & Maeve O’Gorman, Sinéad Duffy & Paddy Connors.
Sat 29th – Ross English, James Furlong, Aoife McCabe, Conall Doyle.
Sun 30th – Dearbhla Kelly Dunne, Tosia & Amelia Swierczynska
 
READERS OF THE LITURGY
Sat 22nd – Frances Gallagher. Sun 23rd – Betty O’Shea
Sat 29th – Eoghan Greene.
Sun 30th – Geraldine Ridgeway
 
HE HAS RISEN!
Years ago, on Princes St, Edinburgh, with it’s beautiful setting, one of the many shop window displaying art treasures in beautiful paintings attracted the eye of a passing gentleman. He was gazing intently at a painting of the ‘Crucifixion’. It had been a long time since this man had allowed any thoughts like those suggested by the canvas to enter his mind, but the artist’s portrayal brought back the memory of long forgotten truths, and hew was impressed and troubled. Suddenly he became aware of the presence at his side of a little ragged lad who was also looking intently at the painting. ‘That’s Jesus, sir on the cross. They nailed Him there with that crown of thorns on His head, and killed Him, sir. He was a good man. He died for us, and that’s his mother standing there, sir, looking at what they did to him’
The gentleman felt a lump rise in his throat as the boy continued – ‘and He died, sir, for our sins and they buried Him yonder, sir.’ It was too real, and the man turned away to continue his walk in Princes St. He felt a tugging at his coat tails. Turning around he saw the boy who had been telling the story standing looking into his face. The boy blurted out breathlessly, ‘I forgot to tell you sir. I forget to tell you, He rose again’ (Anon)
 
Easter Dues envelopes were distributed during the week. Thank you for your generosity.
 
SYMPATHY
We extend our condolences to Ger and Christine Mackey and family, Glenour on the death of Ger’s brother James (Jim) Tobergal, Boolavogue. Smypathy also to all his family.
His funeral Mass was celebrated in St. Cormac’s Church, Boolavogue on Tuesday with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. May he rest in peace.
 
A WAKE UP CALL (Ciaran Burke – Messenger Magazine)
The sad fact is, that our insect populations throughout the country are in a worrying decline, and some warn us that we are close to environmental collapse. Bees and butterflies are insects that play a hugely important role in pollinating flowers. This happens within the same flower in some plants such as tomatoes, known as self-pollination, but with other plants such as apples the pollen must be transferred to a different tree that is genetically different, in other words, another variety, this called cross-pollination. The stark fact is, that without the activity of these insects we would not have fruits produced, and neither would we get seeds for most of our crops, everything from cabbage to apples depend on insects carrying out the pollination. One factor is certainly the lack of habitats to nest and the lack of pollen sources from which to feed. Gardeners can help to address these without making too much effort. Many bumble-bees live in nests in the ground, and long grass areas are perfect for them to make their homes. Pristine tidy gardens with perfectly manicured lawns are like a barren wasteland for bumble-bees and butterflies. Leaving areas at the edges in the garden more natural is an easy way to help their plight. Leave daisies and clover to grow in lawns. Grow lots of flowering plants, a range of plants to flower throughout the year, the greater diversity of plants with flowers, the greater the diversity of insect life in our gardens.
 
THE CELTIC TENORS
Friday 28th June at 8pm at St. Peter’s College Lawn.
Fully seated Open-air Gala Concert. Tickets €30 from
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WORDS OF WISDOM
Watch your thoughts, they become your words.
Watch your words, they become actions.
Watch your actions, they become habits.
Watch your habits, they become your character.
Watch your character, it becomes your destiny.
 
ROUNDERS FINAL
We wish the boys Rounders team in Adamstown N.S. every good wish as they play in the Rackard League Co. Final next week having defeated Educate Together Gorey on Friday last.
A THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK (William Arthur Ward)
Flying off the handle sometimes causes hammers and humans to lose their heads, as well as their effectiveness
 
HAPPY FATHERS DAY
Wishing all Dads and Granddads a Happy Fathers’ Day