Sept 30th 2018

CARDS
The weekly ‘30’ Card Game continues in the Community Centre on Friday 5th October at 9pm.
Thanks to the ladies for the teas last week. Catering on Fri 5th will be: Breda Whelan, Deirdre Whelan & Bessie Fortune. On Fri 12th will be: Rosie Siggins, Maria Murphy & Maura Barden.
This finishes the year’s rota, and we thank most sincerely all those who give of their time so generously each week for the cards. If any younger people living in the Parish would like to be included in the list, please give your name to Fr. Nolan.
Catering on Fri 19th October will be: Breda Bolger, Helen Furlong & Liz Furlong. On Fri 26th Oct will be: Frances Gallagher & Mary J. Furlong. Proceeds going to Parish Funds.
Card winners on Fri 21st Sept were: Sean Cullen, John Nolan, Betty O’Shea, Kay Whelan, Nick Doyle & Andy Reville.
 
ADAMSTOWN LOTTO
The next draw in the Adamstown Lotto takes place this Friday 5th October in the Community Centre for a Jackpot of €13,500. Keep on buying the tickets, it could be your lucky day!
 
ADAMSTOWN NATIONAL SCHOOL PARENTS ASSOCIATION AGM
The Annual General Meeting of Adamstown National Parents Association will take place in the school this Thursday night at 8pm. Parents are invited to come along, meet other parents and help with school events over the year. Everyone welcome.
 
CARRIGBYRNE HILL – HIKE FOR JACK & JILL
Carrigbyrne Hill is the venue for the Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation ‘Up the Hill for Jack & Jill’ fundraising walk on Sunday October 7th. Registration is now open for “Up the Hill for Jack & Jill” at www.jackandjill.ie/upthehill at a cost of €16 which funds one hour of home nursing care for a sick child. Currently there are 21 children in Wexford under the care of Jack & Jill.
 
IRISH PILGRIMAGE TRUST - THANKS
The New Ross IPT Group (The Irish Pilgrimage Trust) would like to sincerely thank all those who contributed most generously to our Annual Church Gate Collection on Sat & Sun 25th & 26th August 2018. The total amount donated was €110. Your generous support is essential in helping us to bring young people with special needs to Lourdes and we thank you for your continued support.

HOSPICE COFFEE DAY
Denis & Breda Banville will host a Coffee Day in aid of Hospice on Saturday 6th October from 10.00am – 10.00pm
at their home in Camross. They will be assisted by members of Camross I.C.A. Every cup counts, come along and support your local Hospice, make a life a little brighter.
 
EVENTS IN NEW ROSS LIBRARY FOR OCTOBER
Eugene O’Neill Lunchtime Lectures:
As part of the inaugural Eugene O’Neill International Festival of Theatre, New Ross Library is proud to host two lunchtime talks by Dr. Richard Hayes, Waterford Institute of Technology. These lectures are free and all welcome.
Thursday 11th & Friday 12th October at 1.00pm.
Bricks 4 Kids
During Maths week Bricks 4 Kids is delighted to host a fantastic workshop teaching the principles of Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths using LEGO.
For 9 – 12 year olds.
Saturday 13th October 11.00am.
National Re-use Month Workshop with Orla Bates
In this Re-use Month workshop artist Órla Bates shows how with a bit of imagination and creativity, rubbish can be reused to make amazing works of art. Discover how to re-use lots of discarded and found materials, straight out of the bin create a unique collagraph print of a real or imagined character.
Suitable for 8 – 12 years. Tuesday 30th October 2pm.
 
SYMPATHY
Our condolences to Bridget O’Rourke and family, Mountain Muck, Killurin on the death of her husband Pat O’Rourke,
which occurred on Monday 24th September.
For many years Pat was a loyal and hardworking Chairman of Coláiste Abbain Parents Association. Pat’s daughter Noeleen was associated with Adamstown also as she was the Secretary in the Fás office in Raheen and printed the Adamstown Newsletters for a number of years.
Pat’s funeral Mass was celebrated in St. Laurence’s Church, Glynn on Wednesday followed by burial in Whitechurch Cemetery. May he rest in peace.
 
ADAMSTOWN LADIES FOOTBALL WINNERS
Adamstown snatch The Roban Financial Ladies Football Under 16 Division 2 title when they defeated Davidstown-Courtnacuddy on a score line of 6 –6 to 2 –7.
The Adamstown team was: Rachel Power (Capt), Caitlyn Mernagh, Leah Bradley O’Connor, Ella English Lisa Murphy, Caoimhe Quigley, Lizzie Dempsey, Muireann Stafford, Leah English (1-1), Ellie Cloney, Faye Codd (0-1), Katie English, Róisin O’Neill, Méadbh Wickham (3-2), Sinead Roche (1-1).
Subs: Ellie Kehoe (1.0), Isobel English, Karolina Jaglarz (0-1), Niamh English, Alannah Staunton. Congratulations and well done to all involved.
 
CHURCHNOTICES
IN MEMORIAM
Sat Sept 29th – Bridie Wakeman, Raheenduff (A)
Sun Sept 30th – Kevin & Molly Whelan & Moira Pearce, Adamstown (A)
Sat Oct 6th – Josephine Phelan, Waterford (A)
Sun Oct 7th – Mai Furlong, Misterin (A)
Pray for Pat O’Neill, The Bridge (A) &
Fred & Marcella Zee, Ferrybank (A)
May they rest in peace.
 
Friday Oct 5th – Mass for children at 9.45am
Evening Mass for First Friday at 7.30pm
Visitation of the Sick on Friday & Saturday.
 
Autumn Dues Envelopes are presently being distributed. Thank you for your generosity.
 
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament weeknights Mon – Fri.
St. Anthony’s Mass continues every Tuesday night at 7.30pm in St. Abban’s Oratory.
 
Feast Days this week: Monday 1st – St. Thérése of Lisieux
St. Thérése died at the Carmel in Lisieux on 30th Sept 1897. She was declared a doctor of the Church by Pope John Paul in 1997. Patron of missions, florists, aviators and France.
Tuesday 2nd – The Guardian Angels.
Thursday 4th – St. Francis of Assisi. St. Francis 1181 – 1226, abandoned all things for the love of Christ, founded the Friars Minor, and with St. Clare, the Poor Clares.
For the last two years of his life he suffered the stigmata.
Patron saint of ecologists.
 
CHURCH ALTARS & DECORATION
Thanks to the ladies from Newtown/The Leap for looking after the Church and Altars for the month of September, it is now the turn of parishioners from Coonogue for the month of October.
 
GOOD NEIGHBOUR DAY
On Friday 28th September ‘Good Neighbour Day’ was celebrated all over Ireland, reminding us all to be good neighbours to one another, not only for one day of the year but everyday. Remember we all need each other.
 
BIRTHDAY MEAL FOR JIMMY
Hoping everyone will have a lovely time this Thursday 4th October when Adamstown Active Retired meet in the Horse & Hound to enjoy a meal together in celebration of Jimmy’s 90th birthday. – enjoy!
 
Seanfhocail
Tús maith, leath na hoibre.
A good beginning is half the work.
 
ADAMSTOWN BOYS U 13 FOOTBALL WINNERS
Congratulations and well done to the Adamstown U13 boys on winning the New Ross Standard football Division 4 Shield by defeating Clongeen on a scoreline of
2 – 12 to 0 – 8. Star man Philip Kearns did a wonderful job scoring 1-7 . The team was as follows:
Philip Wickham, Conor Curtis, Liam Furlong, Michael Aherne, Ben Sinnott, Matthew Dunleavy, David McCall, Daniel O’Gorman (capt 0-1), Charlie Purcell (0-1), Donny McDonald (0-2), Philip Kearns (1-7), Philip Conway, Jake Cadogan (0-1), Alex Roche, Jamie Murray, Subs:
Daniel O’Gorman (capt 0-1), Charlie Purcell (0-1), Donny McDonald (0-2), Philip Kearns (1-7), Philip Conway, Jake
Cadogan (0-1), Alex Roche, Jamie Murray, Subs:
Josh Power (1-0), Jake Furlong, Oisin McManus, Tom Heffernan, Conall Doyle, Richard Whelan, Jack Carty, Taylor Power, Mark Ryan, Sam O’Shea.
 
FARMERS – FREE TYRE RECYCLING SCHEME
Farmers around Wexford can avail of a scheme aimed at removing stockpiles of tyres from farms in a new initiative.
The Government has made €700,000 available for the plan, with New Ross being selected as one of the four designated locations. The collection date takes place on Tuesday 9th October at the New Ross Mart when the centre will be open from 9.00am till 5.00pm. This scheme is free of charge to farmers.
 
A THOUGHT (Arthur Schnitzler)
We know of some very religious people who came to doubt God when a great misfortune befell them, even though they themselves were to blame for it; but we have never yet seen anyone who lost his faith because an undeserved fortune fell to his lot.
 
BLESSING OF SCHOOL BAGS
As children bring their schoolbags to Mass this weekend for a Blessing for the new school year, we learn that Pope Francis was not always a model schoolboy.
 
In a back-to-school message recently, marking the 50th anniversary of the Italian Parents’ Association, Pope Francis confessed to having been a naughty boy in the classroom. Illustrating his comments about the importance of collaboration between parents and school authorities, the Pope told a story from his childhood in Argentina. After the young Jorge Mario Bergoglio was a bit cheeky in class and had been “talking back”, his teacher called the Pope’s mother in to the school. In front of his teacher, Mrs Bergoglio ordered her son to apologise, which he did, and the boy thought that was the end of it. To laughter, Pope Francis told his audience, “I found out differently when I got home”.
Parents should work together with schools, said the Pope, adding that partnership is a much-used word in education.
The Pontiff said: “School is not a substitute for parents, but it is complementary to them. Therefore, in school education, collaboration between the various components of the educational community must never be lacking.