November 5th 2017

CARDS
The weekly ‘30’ Card Game continues in the Community Centre this Friday 10th November at 9pm. Thanks to the ladies for the teas last week. Catering on Fri 10th Nov will be: Mary Kirwan, Betty Cullen & Lorna Komsa. On Fri 17th will be: Maureen Bradley, Linda Duffy & Denise Harler. On Fri 24th will be: Ellie Walsh & Stella Delaney.
Proceeds going to Parish Funds.
Card winners on Fri were: James Hendrick, Mick Bolger, Matt O’Neill, John Hanley, Nick Doyle, Andy Reville, Matty Sullivan and Pat Murphy.
 
ADAMSTOWN LOTTO
The next draw in the Adamstown Lotto takes place this Friday 10th Nov in the Community Centre for a Jackpot of €10,700. Please keep on buying the tickets and by doing so help the GAA, Soccer Club & Parish Committee. Many thanks for your support.
 
SPLIT THE POT
The next draw in the Adamstown N.S Parents Association Split the Pot Draw takes place on Tuesday 14th Nov. entry is just €2 and envelopes can he had in Adamstown Pharmacy, Cullen’s Pub, Bernie’s Pub & chipper and in the school.
 
MRS EITHNE McGRATH RETIRES
We extend our good wishes to Mrs Eithne McGrath, who retired on Friday 27th October from Adamstown National School. Mrs McGrath had been teaching in the school since 1995. The staff, parents and children were very sad to see her go. She had been an invaluable member of staff for all those years and endeared herself to children and parents alike with her kindness and her experience in all aspects of teaching. The Parents Association held a ‘Retirement Tea Party’ for Eithne on Friday 27th when children, parents and grandparents came along to wish her the best for the future. Principal Ms Caroline Delaney said she was a great asset to the school and over the years was a hub of guidance and knowledge to other members of staff, she said Eithne would be missed by all. Fr Nolan on behalf of the BOM said Eithne had been a great teacher and colleague to the school and he wished her every happiness in her retirement. Eithne in response said she was so lucky to work in a school where everyone was so kind and helpful, she thanked her fellow staff, parents past and present for their work to help and support children, and in doing so the whole school had been able to provide many activities and extra supports for all children. She said she will miss colleagues and friends, children and parents but looked forward to a new and different chapter in her life. We wish her many happy years of good health and happiness in retirement.
 
 
 
ICA
The November meeting of the Adamstown ICA will take place on 8th November at 8pm in the Community Centre, new members welcome. The competition on the night is ‘A Halloween Decoration for a door’. Hostesses on the night will be Helen & Mary J. The members of the ICA would like to thank you all for your support and generosity for our walk last Sunday in aid of the senior citizens party. Thanks again
 
ATHLETICS
Well done to Ben Wall and Robert Wall who competed at the Leinster Even Ages Cross Country in Navan last weekend. Ben had a really impressive run finishing 9th overall and won a gold medal as Wexford took gold for Top County. Robert also had a great fun finishing 41st overall and was part of the Wexford team that won gold for Top County. Both boys will now go to the Cross Country All-Irelands. 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
 
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.
 
SOCIAL DANCE ST ABBAN’S HALL, ADAMSTOWN
A Social Dance will be held in St Abban’s Hall on Saturday 18th November. Dancing from 9.30pm to 12am. Music by Adrian Ryan. Teas served, please come and support.
 
WOODVIEW DRIVE RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION
Woodview Drive did themselves proud recently at Wexford County Council Residents Association Day. They were awarded Best Estate, New Ross District and then went on to be awarded Countywide Best Estate. We are very proud and want our community of Adamstown to be proud of our Adamstown. Continued success to Woodview Drive Residents Association. Our aim next year is to get signs in our area for speed. Till then be aware of our speed limits, keep safe, be seen and be aware of the growing number of children at play in our area.
 
THANKS
Jimmy Kelly who has been a member of the FAS team for some years has now completed his service. We thank him for his very devoted service and wish him well in the future.
 
CHURCH NOTICES
IN MEMORIAM
Sat Nov 4th – The People of the parish
Sun 5th – Denis & Mary Dunne, Raheenduff (A)
Sat 11th – Kathleen Kidd, Oldcourt (A)
Sun 12th – Paddy & Anty Moore, Tomgarrow (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 gathers every Sunday night from 7-8pm in St Abban’s Oratory.
 
 
READERS OF THE LITURGY
Sat 4th Nov – Liam Whelan Sun 5th – Kay Whelan
Sat 11th – T.J McDonald Sun 12th – Geraldine Ridgeway
 
SERVERS
Sun 29th – Liam Dooley, Cara Whelan
Sat 4th Nov – Caragh McDonald, Megan Martin
Sun 5th Nov- Jack Carty, Roisin Colfer, Faye Hynes
Sat 11th Nov – Ross English, Aoife McCabe, Conall Doyle
Sun 12th – Maeve O’Neill, Dearbhla Kelly Dunne & Richard and Joe Whelan.
 
NOVEMBER MASSES
The November Masses 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.
November Mass envelopes will be on the seats in the Church, please take one and return with the names of those you wish to have included in the Masses. Please ensure that the names be brought in before Sunday 19th. You are welcome to come every night or any other night.
 
REMINDER
Shamrock Vintage Club AGM this Tuesday 7th November in Raheen Hall at 9pm.
 
CHRISTMAS SHOE BOXES
Children in Adamstown N.S. are taking part in the Christmas Shoe Box Appeal again this year, if you would like to put together a box, just drop it in to the school in the next week.
 
SYMPATHY
We extend our deepest sympathy to the family of the late Tom Cahill, Raheenkennedy, to his daughters Bernie, Rosie, Siobhan, son Shane, brother Paddy, grandchildren, sons-in-law, relatives and friends our condolences. Tom’s funeral Mass was celebrated in Raheen Church on Tuesday last with burial afterwards in Adamstown Cemetery. Tom was predeceased by his wife Breda.
May his gentle soul rest in peace.
We also extend our sympathy to Heather and Gordon Swanton and family, Tomgarrow on the death of Heather’s father Robert (Bob) Gainford, Caim, Enniscorthy on Wednesday 18th October and also to his wife Freda, sons Colin and Clifford, extended family and friends. Funeral service took place in St Peter’s Church, Monart with burial afterwards in the adjoining churchyard. “At Rest”
 
CONGRATULATIONS ADAMSTOWN
Adamstown celebrated Saturdays Permanent TSB Junior ‘B’ hurling championship final replay success over Crossabeg-Ballymurn in St Patricks Park, Enniscorthy, as if they had won the Senior All-Ireland, and just a cursory glance at this team’s recent history explained exactly why. It was a case of third time lucky for the Black and Ambers as they lost the decider of 2015 and 2016 to Duffy Rovers and Craanford respectively, but that only tells half the story. The title was earned the hard way, and that cannot be denied. Adamstown needed a replay to dismiss Taghmon-Camross for that sixth successive District title before pipping Oylegate-Glenbrien by one point in the penultimate round, and the same tight margin divided the sides on Saturday after a replay and extra time. Adamstown’s star man, full forward Johnny Connors, gave them the ideal start with a brace of points inside five minutes, the first from play after a Tomas French delivery.
Team: Paul Cooper, James Furlong, Colm Boland (Capt), J.P.Furlong, Mosey Delaney, Michael Curtis, Michael Doran, James Delaney, Paudge Wickham, Tomas Harrington (0-2), Vinnie Doheny, Tomas French, Shane Bradley, Johnny Connors (2-7, 0-5 frees), Paudge Kavanagh. Subs – Shane Wickham for Kavanagh (HT), Andrew French (0-1) for T French (34), Michael Foley (0-1) for Bradley (52), Tomas French for Wickham (70), Kavanagh for Doheny (77), also Liam McDonald, Pat Delaney, Mark Dunphy, Eoin Furlong, Rory Foran, Donal Cosgrave, Stephen English, Thomas Furlong, Eddie Connors, Ollie Furlong, Patrick Roche, Laurence Roche.
 
DAY FOR THE POOR
Pope Francis has named November 19th as a day of care for the poor.
I invite the Church, and all men and women of good will, to turn their gaze to all who plead for our help and solidarity. They are our brothers and sisters, created and loved by the one Heavenly Father. In the week preceding the World Day of the Poor, Christian communities will endeavour to create moments of encounter and friendship, solidarity and concrete assistance. The Our Father is a prayer said in the plural: the bread for which we ask is “ours”, and that entails sharing, participation and joint responsibility.
Message for World Day of the Poor, 2017.