June 9th 2019

CARDS
The weekly ‘30’ Card Game continues in the Community Centre this Friday 14th June at 9pm. Thanks to the ladies for the teas last week. Catering on Fri 14th will be: Mary Kirwan, Lorna Komsa & Betty Cullen. 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 O’Shea. Proceeds going to Parish Funds.
Card winners on Friday 30th May were: Pat Doyle, Owen Elmes, Sean Cullen, Johnny Nolan, Terry McDonald, Pat Byrne, Paddy Furlong & Seamus Wickham.
 
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 6143207
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
 
PLANTING GRANT 2019
Important notice for all Voluntary Community Groups, Tidy Towns, Resident Associations and Schools interested in Planting Projects for public areas. Applications for Planting Grants are now invited from Voluntary Community Groups, Tidy Towns, Resident Associations and Schools for Planting Projects in public areas. An application form can now be submitted by logging onto wexfordcoco.ie/plantinggrants.
Closing date for receipt of applications is 5 pm on Friday 14th June 2019. If you require further information, please do not hesitate to contact the Environment Section at 053 919 6684.
 
CEMETERY COMMITTEE MEETING
A meeting of the Cemetery Committee will be held in the Community Centre on Tuesday 11th June at 9 pm. All
members are asked to attend.
 
IRISH HEART FOUNDATION
Know your blood pressure. Free check in our mobile health clinic. Raheen Family Resource Centre Saturday 15th June 2-5 pm.
 
PARISH COMMITTEE MEETING
A Parish Committee meeting will take place in the Parochial House this Monday 10th June at 7.30pm and all members are asked to please attend.
 
TRIP TO KNOCK SHRINE
There will be a one-day coach trip to Knock Shrine on Sunday, July 7th, for the Ferns Diocesan Day. The pick-up points include Campile, New Ross, Glenmore (Murphy’s Garage) and the Rhu Glen. The cost is €58 including two meals. Contact on Nicholas Bowe at 087 9418861
 
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.
 
NATIONAL PARENTS COUNCIL PRIMARY (NPC)
Regional Assembly – East
Are you a parent of a child in Primary School?
Would you like to be able to support your child around the issued related to bullying?
Do you want the opportunity to chat with other parents?
Would you like to know more about NPC – the organisation that represents you?
If so, please join us in Wexford for an information session on:
‘Bullying – what can you as a parent do to support your child?’ & a consultation session to hear
What NPC can do to support you and ensure your voice is heard.
At the assembly you will meet our CEO, Áine Lynch and our Training Administrator, Sharon Hopkins.
Admission & Lunch are free! All you need to do is register: email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. phone 01 8874034
Date: Saturday 22nd June 2019 from 11am – 3pm
Tea/Coffee from 10.30am.
Venue: The Riverside Park Hotel, Enniscorthy.
All parents of children in Primary school are welcome.
 
ADAMSTOWN LOTTO RESULTS
The winning numbers in the Adamstown Lotto draw on Fri 7th June were: 9- ­ 18 – 24 – 29. There was no Jackpot winner and the following two players matched 3 numbers and each got €100. Pat Byrne, Ballindoney & Theresa Kinsella, Killengney. The next draw is on Friday 21st June for a Jackpot of €5,800.
 
CHINESE PROVERB
A child’s life if like a piece of paper on which every person leaves a mark.
 
CHURCH NOTICES
Sat June 8th – Bena Barron, The Leap (A) &
Maura Kelly, Tomgarrow (A)
Sun June 9th – Ellen Cummins (nee Hayden) Brocurra (A)
& Michael Cummins who died in England this week, also
Lewis James Bradley (A)
Sat 15th – Christopher Eustace, Nicholas & Catherine O’Neill
Michael Booth, Misterin & Shane O’Neill,
Carrigbyrne (A)
May they rest in peace.
 
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Mon – Friday each week night.
St. Anthony’s Mass continues every Tuesday night at 7.30pm in St. Abban’s Oratory.
 
New Ross Parish Bethany Bereavement Support Group
Contact No: 087 3846577
Drop in Centre – Legion of Mary Hall, 1st Thursday of every month between 11.00am and 12.00 noon.
 
SERVERS
Sat 8th June – Megan Martin, Faye Hynes, Shóna Duggan, Katelyn O’Shea.
Sun 9th – Dearbhla Kelly Dunne, Tosia & Amelia Swierczynska
Sat 15th – Róisin Nic Gabhainn, Leah Sinnott, Jack O’Shea & Stephen Power.
Sun 16th – Róisin Colfer, Aimee Mackey O’Donohue, Emma Carty.
 
READERS OF THE LITURGY
Sat 8th June – Liam Whelan. Sun 9th – Kay Whelan
Sat 15th – Anthony McGee. Sun 16th - Kathleen O’Connor
Sat 22nd – Frances Gallagher. Sun 23rd – Betty O’Shea
Sat 29th – Eoghan Greene.
Sun 30th – Geraldine Ridgeway
 
PEOPLE ARE LIKE TORTOISES by St. Martin Magazine
There was a boy who found a tortoise. He started to examine it but the tortoise pulled its head in and closed its shell like a vice. The boy was upset and picked up a sharp pointed stick to pry it open. The boy’s uncle saw all this and remarked, “No, that’s not the way. In fact you may kill the tortoise but you will not get it to open up with a stick.” The uncle then took the tortoise into the house and put it down near the fireplace. Within a few minutes the tortoise got warm and then it pushed out its head, stretched out its legs and began to crawl. “People are like tortoises,” said the uncle. “You can’t force them into anything but if you first warm them up with some real kindness, more than likely they will do what you want them to do.”
 
POPE’S INTENTION FOR JUNE
(Evangelisation): That priests, through the modesty and humility of their lives, commit themselves actively to a solidarity with those who are most poor.
 
A PRAYER OF POPE FRANCIS
Lord, help me to be like you, give me the grace of tenderness in the most difficult circumstances of life, give me the grace of closeness in the face of every need, of meekness in every conflict.
 
PROPHET OF PEACE (Gorden Linney – Irish Times)
In St. James Gospel we read “I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another” This for Jesus would be the mark of an authentic Christian community and where it is found, wonders, miracles even, happen as we see in the work of Jean Vanier who has died recently. Vanier, a Canadian naval office during the second World War, worked post-war for the Red Cross with survivors from Belsen and Buchenwald concentration camps, an experience that affected him deeply. But his life changed dramatically following a visit in 1663 to an institution for mentally disabled. He was appalled by their treatment. “These were perhaps the most oppressed and humiliated people of the world. They were called stupid, mad, imbeciles, idiots” So, he invited two men who had lived for years in an asylum to live with him near Compiegne in France. Thus, was founded L’Arche Community, which operates today in 38 countries with 150 communities supporting 3,500 people with learning disabilities.
 
ADAMSTOWN NATIONAL SCHOOL FAMILY FUN EVENING
Following the success of our Family Fun evening last year we are having our Fun Evening this year on Wednesday 19th June. We will have the usual stalls, teas, cake sale, bottle stall, fishing, Raffle, Split the Pot & much more. We are taking in bottles for the bottle stand, and would appreciate any donations of bottles. Proceeds going to school funds.
 
SYMPATHY
Our sympathy to Phil & Bridget Walsh, Templeshelin, and all the family on the death of Phil’s father Pat Walsh, Knockduff, Bree. His funeral Mass was celebrated on Sat 8th in Bree Church with burial in Bree Cemetery. May he rest in peace.
 
We remember in prayer also Ned Wheeler, Fisher’s Row, Wexford who died on Friday 7th. We send our condolences to Kathleen and all the family.
Ned was a member of the great Wexford team of the 1950’s, winning 3 All Ireland Medals in a hurling career from 1940 – 1965. Ned’s funeral Mass will take place in the Church of the Immaculate Conception Rowe St, Wexford on Monday next.
May his kind soul rest in peace.
 
THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK – Mother Theresa
There are many in the world dying for a piece of bread, but there are many more dying for a little love.