April 15th 2018

CARDS
The weekly ‘30’ Card Game continues in the Community Centre this Friday 20th April 2018 at 9pm. Thanks to the ladies for the teas last week. Catering on Fri 20th April will be: Frances Gallagher & Mary J. Furlong. On Fri 27th April will be: Angela Dooley, Elizabeth Doyle & Maria Carty.
On Fri 4th May will be: Catherine Moore, Kathleen O’Connor, Nancy Walsh & Tina Whelan. Proceeds going to Parish Funds.
Card winners on Friday 6th were: Matt O’Neill, John Hanley, Tom Rochford, John Murphy, James Joyce, Patsy Byrne, Matt Sullivan & M Sullivan
 
ADAMSTOWN LOTTO
The next draw in the Adamstown takes place this Friday 20th April in the Community Centre. The ‘big’ money is still there to be won, do buy a ticket and be in with a chance.
 
SOCIAL DANCING IN ADAMSTOWN
The April dance will be held in St Abban’s Hall on Saturday 21st April. Music by T Bone Country, doors open at 9.30pm to midnight, admission €10, including tea. Please support.
 
CONFIRMATION
On this Wednesday 18th April Bishop Denis Brennan will confer the Sacrament of Confirmation on 40 children in St Abban’s Church at 11am. Please remember the children and their families in your prayers
 
ADAMSTOWN ATHLETIC CLUB
Adamstown Athletic Club will have their annual Sponsorship run/walk on Sunday 22nd April at Dolly's. All athletes can collect their sponsorship cards at training.
 
RAHEEN FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE
Day Centre – we offer older members of the community a social outlet and a place to meet in friendly and warm surroundings. The Day centre is open every Wednesday and Thursday from 11am to 3pm. Please contact Moira if you wish to join or for more info on 051 428805
Meals Delivery Service – affordable, healthy meals available to purchase every Tuesday for those living alone, recovering from illness and for anyone requiring a hot meal. 2 course meals are available for collection from Raheen FRC and delivery in Raheen, Clonroche, Newbawn and Adamstown areas. Booking essential, please ring 051 428805.
 
SUICIDE OR SURVIVE
Take a journey on our online wellness workshop. Help yourself, change your view, change your thoughts, and change your life. www.wellnessworkshop.ie
www.suicideorsurvive.ie
 
 
WEXFORD MABS
Free professional and confidential support in all money worries call 076 1072780 for appointment.
 
THANKS
Thanks to all who made the Pat Byrne Memorial Road Run such a success. The sponsors, stewards, catering, staff at the College and everyone who helped. The proceeds will be handed over on Wednesday 18th April at 9 o’ clock in the College. All are welcome.
 
NEW ROSS LIBRARY EVENTS
Paddy Delaney Exhibition – 16th – 21st April.
Showcasing some of Paddy’s photographs over 25 years,
the exhibition by former New Ross Standard photographer offers a window back in time and a chance to reminisce.
Family History Clinic – Saturday 28th April. All day event.
 
G.A.A. – LOOKING BACK TO 1918
In 1918, the British Authorities informed Luke O’Toole, General Secretary of the GAA, that no hurling or football games would be allowed unless a permit was obtained from Dublin Castle. The GAA, at their meeting of July 20th 1918, unanimously agreed that no such permit be applied for under any conditions and that any person applying for a permit, or any player in a match in which a permit had been obtained, would be automatically suspended from the Association. In a further act of defiance, the Council organized a series of matches throughout the country for Sunday August 4th, 1918. Matches were openly played throughout the country with an estimated 54,000 members taking part. This became known as ‘Gaelic Sunday’.
Following a meeting of Central Council on 20th July, the body ordered all affiliated clubs and County Boards to arrange an extensive programme of Gaelic matches to be held across Ireland. The preparations were exhaustive. At 3pm on the day in question between 1,500 and 1,800 matches, involving between 45,000 – 100,000 players, threw in concurrently.
Practically every affiliated hurling and football club on the island participated and games were even organised among Sinn Féin prisoners in Belfast Jail.
Faced with such mass disobedience the authorities were powerless to resist. Indeed there were reports that Dublin Castle, fearful of the possibility of unrest and bloodshed, had sent out a circular days before instructing local police not to interfere. The success of the event put an end to the British Government’s interference with the running of the GAA and the following week Gaelic matches had resumed as usual.
(Dr. Richard McElligott – lecturer in modern Irish History in UCD: Ireland’s Own 1918-2018 Edition)
 
CHURCH NOTICES
IN MEMORIAM
Sat 14th – Eileen, Katie & John Delaney, Oldcourt (A)
Sun 15th – Sean Doyle, Ballyvergin (A)
Sat 21st – Lena Doyle, Ballagh & Pat Doyle, New Ross (A)
Sun 22nd – People of the parish
May they rest in peace
 
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament: Mon-Fri each week night.
St Anthony’s Tuesday night Mass and Devotions at 7.30pm in St. Abban’s Oratory.
Prayer group meet up every Sunday night from 7pm-8pm and all welcome
 
 
READERS OF THE LITURGY
Sat 14th April – Ulick Stafford
Sun 15th – Geraldine Ridgeway
Sat 21st – Frances Gallagher
Sun 22nd – Sheelagh Delaney
Sat 28th – Anthony McGee Sun 29th – Callie Doyle
 
SERVERS
Sat 14th – Joshua Power, Daniel O’Gorman, Stephen Power
Sat 15th – Liam Dooley, Cara Whelan, Aimee Mackey O’Donohue
Sat 21st – Ross English, Aoife McCabe, Conall Doyle
Sun 22nd – Niamh & Grainne English, Laura O’Gorman
Sat 28th – Roisin Nic Gabhainn, Leah Sinnott, Jack O’Shea
Sun 29th – Clodagh & Watt Crean, Tosia Swierczynska
 
Monday 16th Feast Day of St Bernadette
 
PRO-LIFE CAMPAIGN – Adamstown Area
Join the campaign to retain the 8th Amendment in Adamstown and protect the right to life of the unborn child. The Pro-Life Campaign needs volunteers to canvas door-to-door and help change hearts and minds in your area. We have just 70 days to go! This is the most vital moment for the Irish pro-life movement in a generation – perhaps ever – because we know that if we lose the 8th Amendment we will never get it back. Have your voice heard, support Mother and child and save lives. Meeting and canvassing every week. Contact Eoghan on 086 8518789 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
Bishop Leo O’Reilly writes from Kilmore Diocese:
When the people of Ireland voted in 1983 to amend the Constitution in order to protect the lives of the unborn children, the words used make it clear that the State was not conferring the right to life on children in the womb.
It was merely recognising a right that they already enjoy simply because they are human”
 
A THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
Have a good week count your blessings and pass this along to remind everyone else how blessed we all are.
 
 
A LONG WAIT…
A Kerry farmer, noted as a man of few words, was visited one day by a saleswoman who asked if his wife was in. ‘She’s not here’, he said. ‘Do you mind if I wait?’ she asked him. ‘Have a chair’ came his reply. An hour later, the woman decided to ask her silent host where his wife was. ‘She’s gone to the graveyard’. ‘Will she be long?’ she asked. ‘Well, he said slowly, ‘I don’t know but she’s been there these past eleven years so far…’ Author unknown
 
OFFICIAL FAMILY PRAYER FOR WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES 2018
God, our Father
We are brothers and sisters in Jesus your Son,
One family, in the Spirit of your love.
Bless us with the joy of love
Make us patient and kind,
Gentle and generous,
Welcoming to those in need.
Help us to live your forgiveness and peace.
Protect all families with your loving care,
Especially those for whom we now pray:
Increase our faith,
Strengthen our hope
Keep us safe in your love
Make us always grateful for the gift of life that we share.
This we ask, through Christ our Lord,
Mary, Mother and guide, pray for us,
Saint Joseph, father and protector, pray for us
Saints Joachim and Anne, pray for us
Saints Louis and Zelie Martin, pray for us. Amen.
 
ANNUAL LOURDES DRAW WINNERS
On Sunday last at 10.30am Mass the Lourdes Draw took place, the lucky winners were: Dympna Bradley, Coonogue, Jim English, Glenour and Ethan Barron, the Leap. Congratulations to you all and we know you will have a wonderful time in Lourdes and remember all of us in your prayers. A sincere thanks to all those who purchased tickets and to the sellers for their help.
 
PUBLIC SERVICE NUMBERS
Wexford General Hospital – 053 9142233
Waterford Regional Hosp – 051 873321
Samaritans – 1850 609090
Grogan Rd, Health Centre – 053 9123522
New Ross Health Centre – 051 421445
Enniscorthy Health Centre – 053 9233465
Wexford County Library – 053 9121637
Social Welfare Office (WEX) – 053 9123233
Wexford County Council – 053 916500
ESB Emergency Service – 1850 372 372
 
SYMPATHY
Our sincere sympathy to the Kent family, Adamstown on the death of Cassie Jordan (sister of the late Lila) whose funeral Mass was celebrated in St. Ibar’s Church, Castlebridge on Thursday with burial in Castlebridge Cemetery.
May she rest in peace.