November 12th 2017

CARDS
The weekly ‘30’ Card Game continues in the Community Centre this Friday 17th November at 9pm. Catering on Fri 17th will be: Maureen Bradley, Linda Duffy & Denise Harler. On Fri 24th will be: Ellie Walsh & Stella Delaney. On Fri 1st Dec will be: Gillian O’Neill, Edel Doyle, Ann Marie O’Shea & Geraldine O’Shea. On Fri 8th Dec will be: Breda Bradley, Kay McCabe & Angela Harrington. Proceeds going to Parish Funds.
Card winners on Fri 3rd were: John Hanley, Phil Jackman, Nick Doyle, Andy Reville, Sean Cullen, Johnny Nolan, Matty O’Sullivan & Pat Murphy.
All the card players extend their deepest sympathy on the death of their colleague Michael Hanlon, Boley, Ballycullane, which occurred on Thursday 2nd Nov. Michael had been a regular card player in Adamstown for many years and will be missed by all his friends. To his brother Martin, extended family, relatives and friends our sympathy. His funeral Mass was celebrated in St Martin’s Church, Ballycullane on Sunday 5th Nov with burial in the adjoining cemetery.
May he rest in peace.
 
DARE TO WEAR’ for the Irish Cancer Society
Fundraising event ‘Dare to Wear’ in Brad Og’s Bar on Saturday 25th November at 9pm in aid of the Irish Cancer Society. 80’s Disco & prizes. Wear fancy dress, wedding dress, debs dress or bridesmaid dress. Contact Linda on 087 2215340 for further information.
 
WEXFORD HOPE & HOSPICE GROUP IN MULLINGAR
Last weekend Wexford Hope & Hospice Group travelled to Mullingar to stage their Comedy Show in the Greville Arms Hotel, Mullingar to raise money for North Westmeath Hospice. On Friday, 197 people travelled by bus and car for the weekend event. Joined by Blackstairs Rebel Band who opened the show on Saturday night, this was followed by two hours of pure comedy which the huge crowd thoroughly enjoyed. Many locals from Adamstown, Newbawn, Camross were part of the group. The event was organized over many months with Brendan Murphy’s nephew who is one of the managers in the Greville Arms and members of Hospice in Mullingar. On Sunday morning when all the proceeds from the night were counted – to the amazement of all the final sum reached €4,614, which was a fantastic amount for Hospice, they were so appreciative of the effort made by all the Wexford Crew, who returned home on Sunday afternoon tired but very happy. Well done all!
 
SOCIAL DANCE- ST ABBAN’S HALL, ADAMSTOWN
A Social Dance will be held in St Abban’s Hall next Saturday 18th November. Dancing from 9.30pm to 12am. Music by Adrian Ryan. Admission €8.00. Teas served, please come and support.
 
RATHNURE PANTOMIME SOCIETY
Rathnure Pantomime Society present ‘A Fairytale Wedding’
Dec 10th @ 6.30pm. 11th, 13th, 14th, 15th @ 7.45pm.
17th @ 6pm. 18th – 7.45pm. 27th & 28th @ 6pm
29th @ 7.45pm. Box Office: 087 0687801 – 087 6954112
 
PRICKLY ROSE
Following on from the sporting battles on the hurling pitch in both Co. Finals the Prickly Roses are taking to the stage to battle it out for the ‘coveted crown’. Come join us on Saturday November 11th at 8pm for a night of entertainment and fun in the ballroom. Who will be St. Abban’s Adamstown’s GAA Club Prickly Rose 2017? Music and Bar on the night.
 
ICA
The Christmas Outing to Newbridge Silverware and Whitewater Shopping Centre will take place on Saturday Dec 2nd followed by a Christmas Dinner in the Lord Bagheal Inn in Tullow. If anyone would like to join us please contact any ICA member with a non-refundable deposit of €15 before Nov 20th. The cost is €55 approx.
 
CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR IN BALLINABOOLA
A Christmas Craft Fair takes place in the Horse & Hound in Ballinaboola on Sunday November 12th from noon until 5pm. Entry is free and there will be numerous festive, fun items and decorations available to buy including handmade crafts and pottery, hampers, jewellery and cards, knitwear, breads, cakes and preserves. A bumper raffle will take place in aid of New Ross Community Hospital, everyone is invited to come along to kick start the Christmas Season in New Ross.
 
ADAMSTOWN ATHLETIC CLUB
Adamstown Athletic Club will host the Leinster Uneven and Senior Cross Country Championships on Sunday 12th November 2017 in Adamstown. Adamstown Village will be extremely busy that day, as over 1,500 athletes will be competing. All donations of buns/sandwiches or help will be very welcome on the day.
 
SYMPATHY
Our condolences to Kathleen Lawlor and family Knockreigh, Adamstown on the death of Kathleen’s Brother Tommy Morris, Talbot Green, Wexford, who died recently. Sympathy to his wife Mary, his son Martin, daughters Mary, Valerie, his brothers, sisters extended family, relatives, and friends. His burial took place in Crosstown Cemetery after Mass in the Church of the Assumption, Bride Street Wexford.
May he rest in peace.
 
CLOTHES RECYCLING COLLECTION
At Adamstown National School from 9.30am this Tuesday 14th November – Parents Association
CHURCH NOTICES
IN MEMORIAM
Sat 11th – Kathleen Kidd, Oldcourt (A)
Sun 12th – Paddy & Anty Moore, Tomgarrow (A)
Sat 18th – Betty, James & Margaret Booth & deceased members of the Booth family, Adamstown (A)
Sun 19th – Mary Teresa Delaney, Brocurra (A)
Pray for Paddy Connors, The Hill (A)
May they rest in peace
 
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Mon – Fri each week
St Anthony’s Mass continues every Tuesday night in St Abban’s Oratory at 7.30pm
Prayer Group gather every Sunday night from 7-8pm in St Abban’s Oratory.
 
READERS OF THE LITURGY
Sat 11th – T.J McDonald Sun 12th – Geraldine Ridgeway
Sat 18th – Frances Gallagher Sun 19th- Callie Doyle
Sat 25th – Ulick Stafford Sun 26th – Kathleen O’Connor
Sat 2nd Dec- Liam Whelan Sun 3rd – Kay Whelan
 
SERVERS
Sat 11th Nov – Ross English, Aoife McCabe, Conall Doyle
Sun 12th – Maeve O’Neill, Dearbhla Kelly Dunne & Richard and Joe Whelan
Sat 18th – Joshua Power, Daniel O’Gorman
Sun 19th – Jack Carty, Roisin Colfer, Faye Hynes
 
NOVEMBER MASSES FOR THE HOLY SOULS
The November Mass for the Holy Souls will take place from Mon 20th Nov – Fri 24th. All masses at 7.30pm in St Abban’s Oratory. At the end of Mass each person present will receive a candle, which will be left lighting in front of the altar.
Monday 20th Nov – Newtown, The Leap, Knockreigh & Coonogue
Tuesday 21st – Oldcourt, Brocurra, Doononey & Fairfields
Wednesday 22nd – Tomgarrow, Misterin, Rathkyle & Adamstown
Thursday 23rd – Kellystown, Raheenduff, Chapel & The Barracks
Friday 24th – Glenour, Ballyvergin, Rathsilla & Woodview Drive
Saturday 25th – for all those who died during the year.
May they rest in peace.
Envelopes containing sheets for you to list the names of those you wish to have Mass offered for are on the seats in the Church. Please take one, fill it in and return by Sunday 19th Nov.
 
VERY SUCCESSFUL DANCE FOR SR. HELEN
The amount raised by the very successful and enjoyable Social Dance in Adamstown Hall recently came to €2890.
Many thanks to all those who supported the event.
Sr. Helen will be very appreciative of this community effort.

RESPONSE TO DAY FOR THE POOR 19th Nov 2017
In response to the call of Pope Francis for a day of care for the poor on Sunday 19th November, on behalf of our Parish, Fr. Nolan is donating the ‘basket collection’ at Mass, which is normally for his own use to Brother Kevin Crowley, Capuchin
Day Centre. Br. Kevin every day provides meals and food parcels to the poor and homeless in Dublin. Hopefully as a community, we all will all rise to the occasion and in a small way, give generously to this collection, even if you are not attending Mass next weekend, you could still give a donation to Fr. Nolan. Thank you all.
 
A NOVEMBER PRAYER
Lord, God
Whose days are without end
And whose mercies beyond counting
Keep us mindful that life is short
And the hour of death unknown
Let your spirit guide our days on earth
In the ways of holiness and justice
That we may serve you with the whole Church
Sure in faith, strong in hope, perfect in love
And when our earthly journey is ended,
Lead us rejoicing into your kingdom
Where you live for ever and ever. Amen
 
ADAMSTOWN LOTTO
The Lotto Draw on Fri night was postponed due to circumstances beyond the control of the committee.
 
SERT WEXFORD.
South East Radiotherapy Trust provides a daily Voluntary Transport Service from Wexford to Whitfield Radiotherapy Clinic, Waterford.
 
WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES – AUGUST 2018
T he World Meeting of Families next August will attract thousands of people from around the world. We are looking for volunteers to host pilgrims in their homes and show them some good Irish hospitality. If you are interested in finding out more, please send an email with “Host a Pilgrim” in the subject line to 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.
We are now recruiting volunteers for a wide rage of roles.
As a volunteer you will become part of the family of volunteers, with the chance to show what Ireland is all about: excellence, passion, friendship, faith and positivity. Volunteers must be aged 18 years and there is no upper age limit. If interested complete application form on line at
www.worldmeeting2018.ie/volunteer
 
Liturgical Calendarsfor 2018 are available in the Porch of the Church at €2 each, containing dates of Feast Days of Christmas, Lent, Easter and major feast days of the Saints.
 
GRACE
Thank You for the food we eat.
Thank You for the world so sweet.
Thank You for the birds that sing.
Thank You, Lord for everything.