August 11th 2019

The weekly ‘30’ Card Game continues in the Community Centre this Friday 16th August at 9pm. Thanks to the ladies for the teas last week. Catering on Fri 16th will be; Mary Jackman, Eleanor Power & Ann Jackman. On Fri 23rd will be: Margo O’Reilly & Dympna Bradley. On Fri 30th will be: Brigid Boland, Edel English & Fiona Power.
Proceeds going to Parish Funds.
Card winners on Fri 2nd Aug were: Matt O’Neill, John Hanley, Kathleen Whelan, Ann Lawlor, Matty Sullivan, Pat Murphy, Seamus Joyce & Patsy Byrne.
 
ADAMSTOWN LOTTO
The next draw in the Adamstown Lotto takes place this Friday 16th Aug in the Community Centre for a Jackpot of
6,600. Do keep on buying the tickets and perhaps it could be you next time. You are also supporting our local GAA & Soccer Clubs and the Parish Committee.
 
OPEN EVENING FOR PART-TIME COURSES
AT WEXFORD CAMPUS – IT CARLOW
Open Evening for Part-Time Courses at Wexford Campus, Institute of Technology Carlow:
Thursday 15th August from 6pm – 8pm.
Courses include: Postgraduate,
Business, Humanities, Engineering, PR & Media.
Plus – Free Springboard courses also available.
See www.itcarlow/springboard
For further information contact Wexford Campus, Summerhill Road, Wexford. Phone: 053 9185800
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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 Aug – Focus on Healing.
Blessing of the Sick – 3pm with Guest singer Fr. Ray Kelly.
 
HYMNS AND ARIAS in St. Mary’s Church, New Ross.
If you feel like singing or listening to some familiar hymns, St. Mary Church is the place to be on Sunday Aug 17th.
Well-known local people will be choosing their favourite hymns and explaining why they love them – sometimes for very odd reasons. A soloist will perform some extra music, to add variety. Everyone is welcome, and it is hoped that a big crowd will raise the roof with their singing. The event starts at 7pm, but you might consider coming earlier and taking a walk around the churchyard.
 
RECENT DEATH – Aidan O’ Connor RIP.
The death has occurred of Aidan O’Connor, late of Slevoy and Adamstown. His funeral Mass took place in Camden Town, London on Friday 9th. Sympathy to all his family.
May he rest in peace.
LOOKING BACK TO 2002 WITH NOSTALIGA
Back in 2002 when social media or mobile devices had not taken over our lives, the Parish Committee organized a ‘Parish Walk’ each year for Parish funds. The following is a poem written in honour of our walk on 23rd June 2002.
 
On the second of May our committee did meet,
To make regulations for our walk from the street.
Then Terry came up with pep in his step,
Sayin’ if it’s scenery you want lads, it‘s all at the Leap.
 
Then Patrick sat back and he looked with a frown,
If that’s what you want, it’s all in Kellystown.
Then Leo replied with his usual crack,
How can we go down and walk on a racetrack.
 
Then silence we had within our four walls,
Honest to God, now you’d hear a pin fall.
Then John Power struck the floor one rap of his bróg,
If you want value for money, come up to Coonogue.
 
Now we’re all in a tizzy and at a sort of a loss,
Then John Walsh said – Brocurra and down Carrigmoss.
Father Nolan said “Yes it’s grand, its elite
But it’s too far to walk if you’ve corns on your feet.
 
Tom Furlong said, Men I propose what we do!
Walk down to the Leap and home by Castleview.
John Boland said “no” that walk is in vain,
Go back up to Coonogue and down Curran’s Lane.
 
Now Syl got uneasy and shifted his chair,
No Mikey says he, I think this isn’t fair,
There’s Misterin and Tomgarrow with its beauty and scenery so neat,
And the roads all top class for to save your auld feet.
 
So back to the drawing board we went step by step,
Starting in the Village and down to the Leap.
Up there by Coonogue and down Curran’s Lane,
Up the auld Causey and back home again.
 
Now with all this confusion we felt in a state,
But then it happened, sure, things turned our great.
With Mike Brien way up front and Mogue at the rear,
Here’s hoping we’ll all meet again next year.
 
Unfortunately due to huge increase in road traffic, and big machinery it is not safe to walk the rural roads today.
But we can always look back, smile and remember the “good old days”
 
CHURCH NOTICES
IN MEMORIAM
Sat 10th Aug – Michael, Maureen, Br. Brendan, Edward,
Bridget and Thomas Delaney, Misterin (A)
Sun 11th – People of the Parish
Sat 17th - Tom (Tiddler) Byrne, Kellystown (A)
Sun 18th - People of the Parish
Pray for Anna May Furlong, Castleview (A)
May they rest in peace.
 
August 15th – Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Holyday of Obligation.
Vigil Mass Wednesday 14th at 7.30pm & Thursday morning at 10.30am.
The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary honours the fullness of blessedness that was her destiny, the glorification of her immaculate soul and virginal body that completely conformed her to the risen Christ. This is a celebration that offers to the Church and to all humanity an exemplar and a consoling message, teaching us the fulfilment of our highest hopes. Their own future glorification is happily in store for all those whom Christ has made his own brothers and sisters by taking on their flesh and blood.
Patronal Day of France, India, Malta, Paraguay.
 
Saturday 19th August – Feast Day of Our Lady of Knock.
Date of Apparition: 21st August 1879
Prayer to Our Lady of Knock:
Our Lady of Knock, Queen of Ireland, you gave hope to your people in a time of distress and comforted them in sorrow. You have inspired countless pilgrims to pray with confidence to your divine Son, remembering His promise:
“Ask and you shall receive, seek and you shall find”
Help me to remember that we are all pilgrims on the road to heaven. Fill me with love and concern for my brothers and sisters in Christ, especially those who live with me. Comfort me when I am sick or lonely or depressed. Teach me how to take part ever more reverently in the holy Mass.
Pray for me now, and at the hour of my death. Amen.
Our Lady of Knock, pray for us.
 
SERVERS
Sat 10th – Leah Sinnott, Jack O’Shea, Stephen Power.
Sun 11th – Gráinne English, Laura & Maeve O’Gorman.
Sat 17th – Ross English, James Furlong, Aoife McCabe, Conall Doyle.
Sun 18th – Aimee Mackey O’Donohue, Emma Carty.
Sat 24th – Áine Crean, Luke Cullen.
Sun 25th – Amelia Swierczynska, Paddy Connors.
 
READERS OF THE LITURGY
Sat 10th – Eoghan Greene.
Sun 11th – Geraldine Ridgeway
Sat 17th – T. J. McDonald Sun 18th – Callie Doyle.
Sat 24th – Ulick Stafford. Sun 25th – Ann Ryan
 
EXAM RESULTS
We remember in our prayers at this time our young students who await the results of their Leaving Certificate exams this week and may they receive the results they hope for.
POPE FRANCIS
Pope Francis compared priests to aeroplanes: they make news only when they crash! The wonderful contribution of the Church to education, culture, medical care, feeding the hungry, working for justice and peace, is being airbrushed out of history. But Jesus tells us not to be afraid because the time will come when the full truth will be recognised.
“Everything now covered will be uncovered and everything now hidden will be made clear”. Be not afraid: Good sees the full picture. “So, if anyone declares for me in the presence of others, I will declare myself for them in the presence of my Father in Heaven. But the one who disowns me in the presence of others, I will disown in the presence of my Father in Heaven”. Be not afraid: God is with us. “Blessed are those who are persecuted in the cause of right, theirs if the Kingdom of Heaven”.
 
A DIFFERENCE OF SAND AND STONE
Two friends who were walking through the desert. At some point in the journey they had an argument, and Anna slapped Jane in the face. Jane was hurt, but without saying anything, wrote in the sand: ‘Today my best friend slapped me in the face’
They kept on walking until they found an oasis, where they decided to take a bath. Jane got stuck in the mire and started drowning, but Anna saved her. After Jane had recovered, she wrote on a stone: “Today, my best friend saved my life”. Anna, who had slapped and saved her life asked, “After I hurt you, you wrote in the sand, but now you write on a stone. Why”? Jane replied: “When someone hurts us, we should write it in sand where the winds of forgiveness can erase it from view. But, when someone does something good for us, we should engrave it in stone where no wind can every remove it”.
Write your hurts in the sand and forget them. But carve your benefits in stone to be remembered.
 
A BIT OF HUMOUR – GO TO HELL! (Ireland’s Eye)
Father Furlong was in great form at the pulpit the other night in the church. He told us the end of the world is near and we must be prepared. He said: “Stand up, all those who want to go to heaven.” Of course, we all stood up right away. And he then said: “Stand up, all those who want to go to hell” Of course, nobody stood up, except Muldoon in the middle of the church. He said: “Muldoon, do you want to go to hell?
Muldoon replied: “No Father, but I didn’t like to see you standing there by yourself”.
 
RACE NIGHT
Adamstown Camogie Club and Adamstown Coiste Na nNóg are hosting a Gala Race Night in the Enniscorthy Dog Track
on Monday 12th August 2019 at 8pm. This event is to raise funds to benefit the youth in our community and support their participation and enjoyment in Sport. We are supported by Wexford County Council’s Sports Active Promotion Scheme to provide a long-term commitment for the development of sport in our community. All support for this worthy event is greatly appreciated so please come along on the night. For entry tickets (€10.00) Contact Karen Myers (087 966 5003) or Mick Furlong (087 634 4705)