July 22nd 2018

CARDS
The weekly ’30 Card Game continues in the Community Centre this Friday 27th July at 9pm. Thanks to the ladies for the teas last week. On Fri 27th will be: Bernie Hickey, Evelyn O’Gorman & Ann O’Gorman. On Fri 3rd Aug will be: Bridget O’Gorman, Ann Stafford, Kay Whelan & Agnes Whelan Proceeds going to Parish funds. Card winners on Fri 13th July were: Richard Murphy, Paddy Finn, Jim Wickham, John Furlong, Seamus Joyce, Patsy Byrne, Matt O’Neill, John Hanley, Matty Sullivan, Pat Murphy
 
ADAMSTOWN LOTTO
Results of the Lotto on Friday 13th July. Winning numbers 9-17-20-26, no jackpot winner or no match 3 winner. 4 lucky dip winners Pat Delaney, Templeshelin, Betty O’Shea, Adamstown, Tina Gaedke c/o Dermot Hynes, John Hanley each winner receive €50. Winner of sellers prise Brad Og’s. Next draw Friday 27th July in the centre next colour tickets, blue.
 
OPEN AIR MASS ST ABBAINS WELL ADAMSTOWN
Sunday 29th July 2018 @ 10.30am
The annual open air mass will be held on Sunday 29th July at 10.30am at St Abbans Well Adamstown Co Wexford. The entry to the well is located at the cross of Glenour. St Abbans well is well known religious shrine throughout the South East of Ireland and one of the few wells that dates back to Penal times. Steeped in historic and religious values, the well has been known to give divine assistance in the curing and healing of numerous ailments. The open air mass has become a popular annual event, attracting young and old from all over the country. Fr Robert Nolan will be the celebrant of the mass and will be accompanied by a local Folk musical group. Seating and ample parking will be provided on the day.
 
BLOOD CLINIC
The next blood donation clinic is on Monday 23rd July, Tuesday 24th, Wednesday 25th and Thursday 26th July from 5pm til 8.30pm each day.
 
ADAMSTOWN SOCIAL DANCE
A social dance takes place in Adamstown Saturday 21st July with music by Theresa and the stars. Doors open at 9pm with dancing from 9.30 till midnight. Teas served
 
LOCAL LINK BUS
Anyone interested in availing of the local bus link scheme can book there place by contacting 053 9196276 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
CITIZENS INFORMATION
Call Wexford – 0761 076720
Call Enniscorthy – 0761 076690
Call Gorey – 0761 076700
GLADIATOR KNIGHT – PADRAIC DELANEY
To light up screens is new series
Adamstown native Padraic Delaney has a new action tv show which started on Tuesday 17th Jul on the History Channel – Knightfall Chronicles the mysterious but true account of the knights Templar of the crusades. Padraic Delaney plays the role of Gawain, the expert swordsman. Regarded as the greatest swordsman of the Templar Order. Padraic is son of Michael and Sheelagh Delaney, Brocurrow and is a past student of Coláiste Abbain. His career started having attended Beckett Centre in Trinity College, Dublin, where he graduated with a BA in Drama and Theatre studies in 2001. Having worked in Shakespearian roles in theatre and in the Irish television series Pure Mule & The Clinic he also appeared in Ken Loach’s award winning film ‘The Wind that shakes the barley’, opposite Cillian Murphy. Continued success Padraic from all in Adamstown
 
A BRIEF HISTORY OF OLD NATIONAL SCHOOL
The old Boys and Girls school opened in September 1842. It contained 6 desks and 4 forms. It was situated in the Priest’s yard beside the church. There are no records from this time, but in the 1885 edition of Wexford County Guide and Directory edited by George Henry Bassett – John Jourdan is listed as Master National School and Anne Meyler as Mistress of Girls School. In January 1933 by order of The Office of National Education both schools were amalgamated due to the fact that for the school calendar year of 1932 the average attendance for the boys school was less than 40 pupils. The total number of pupils listed on the roll books from 1897 to 1932 was 540 boys and 348 girls. The following teachers taught in the old school: John Jourdan, Anne Meyler, Denis Curtis, Emma Carthy, later married David Curtis, Kathleen Jourdan, and Winnie Jourdan. On a sunny day in May 1949 the last classes to attend the old National School marched down the street of Adamstown to a brand new school.
MARRAGE PREPARATION COURSES 2018
WEXFORD COOLCOTTS COMMUNITY CENTRE
Friday 7th Sept 7 pm- 9.30 pm
Saturday 8th Sept 9.30 am - 4.30 pm.
Friday 5th Oct 7 pm - 9.30 pm
Saturday 6th Oct 9.30 am -4.30 pm.
Friday 2nd Nov 7 pm - 9.30 pm
Saturday 3rd Nov 9.30 am - 4.30 pm
Cost €150 per couple
 
A VERY IMPORTANT JOB
EVERYBODY, SOMEBODY, ANYBODY AND NOBODY.
There was an important job to be done, Everybody was sure the Somebody would do it, but Nobody did it. Somebody got angry about that because it was everybody's job. Everybody thought Anybody could do it but Nobody realised that Everybody blamed Somebody when Nobody did what Anybody could have done.
CHURCH NOTICES
IN MEMORIAM
Sat 21st – 7.30pm Michael, Catherine, Malachy & John Lambert, Oldcourt (A)
Sun 22nd – People of the parish
Sat 28th – Jim & Nora McGee, The Leap (A)
Sun 29th – People of the parish
Pray for Molly & Pat Galway, Misterin (A)
May they rest in peace
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament: Mon-Fri each week night.
St Anthony’s Mass continues every Tuesday night at 7.30pm in St Abban’s Oratory.
Prayer group will take a break for July & August and return in September.
 
READERS OF THE LITURGY
Sat 21st – Liam Whelan Sun 22nd – Geraldine Ridgeway
Sat 28th – Eoghan Greene Sun 29th – Kathleen O’Connor
Sat 4th Aug – Frances Galllagher Sun 5th – Callie Doyle
 
SERVERS
Sat 21st – Roisin Nic Gabhainn, Leah Sinnott, Jack O’Shea
Sun 22nd – Niamh & Grainne English, Laura O’Gorman
Sat 28th – Caragh McDonald, Megan Martin
Sun 29th – Clodagh & Watt Crean, Tosia Swierczynska
Sat 4th Aug – Joshua Power, Daniel O’Gorman, Stephen Power
Sun 5th – Liam Dooley, Cara Whelan, Aimee Mackey O’Donohue
 
A THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
Heavenly Father, help us remember that the annoying driver who cut us off in traffic last night might be a single mother who worked nine hours that day and is rushing home to cook dinner, help with homework, do the laundry and spend a few precious moments with her children. Help us to remember that the pierced, tattooed, disinterested young man who, at the checkout can't make change correctly, is a worried 19 year old student, balancing his apprehension over final exams with his fear of not getting his student loans for next year. Remind us, Lord, that the homeless person, begging for money in the same spot everyday might be a slave to addictions that we can only imagine in our worst nightmares. Help us to remember that the old couple walking annoyingly slowly through the shops and blocking our progress are savouring this moment, knowing that, based on the biopsy report she got back last week, this will be one of the last times that they might go shopping together. Heavenly Father, remind us each day that, of all the gifts you give us, the greatest gift is love. It is not enough to share that love with those we hold dear. Open our hearts not to just those who are close to us, but to all humanity. Let us be slow to judge and quick to forgive, show patience, empathy and love. St Martins Magazine
 
IF GOD SHOULD GO ON STRIKE
How good it is that God above has never gone on strike, because he was not treated fair in things he didn’t like: if only once he had sat down, and said ‘That’s it! I’m through, I’ve had enough of those on earth, so this is what I’ll do – I’ll give my orders to the sun – Cut off the heat supply, and to the moon, give no more light, and run the oceans dry, then just to make things really tough, and put the pressure on, turn off the vital oxygen till every breath is gone’. You know, he would be justified, if fairness was the game, for no one has been more abused or met with such distain than God, and yet he carries on, supplying you and me with all the favours of his grace, and everything for free! Men say that they want a better deal, and so ‘on strike’ they go, but what a deal we’ve given God, to whom all things we owe. We don’t care who we hurt or harm to gain the things WE like. BUT – what a mess we’d all be in IF GOD SHOULD GO ON STRIKE
 
WEXFORD COUNTY COUNCIL
SMOKE ALARMS – smoke alarms alert you to the danger of fire and should give you time to react
Two smoke alarms, properly located, in every home, tested regularly
You may install more in bedrooms, living rooms attics
Most fires happen at night when people are sleeping, smoke may not wake you
Replace batteries when it beeps, never leave your alarm without a battery
 
LAST THING AT NIGHT – remember switch off and unplug all appliances
Put out cigarettes fully, and candles
Make sure all escape routes are clear and doors can be opened easily
Close all doors to protect your escape route
Make sure everyone knows the escape route
Check smoke alarms are working
CALLING THE FIRE SERVICE – phone 999 or 112
Operator will ask, what service you require, you say fire service. They will then ask where are you calling from, you state the county, the phone number your calling from, the address of the emergency, what is the emergency, your name. Are they any persons in the building, is evacuation in progress, and type of building.
Street lights broken – www.deadsureapp.com
Outside office hours – 1890 666 777
Register on www.mapalerter.com for free text and email alerts about service disruptions in your area.
 
FR. VINCENT SHERLOCK
IRISH CATHOLIC JULY 12TH 2018
A few weeks ago as I left one of the churches in the parish, I noticed an articulated truck parked across the road. The driver blessed himself and sat in the truck. He hadn't seen me and a second either way, I'd not have seen this happen but I did. As I got to my car, he waved to me and me to him. "I stop here every time I pass" , he told me "to have a chat with him".
My spirit lifted - I like when that happens to my Spirit! He didn't need to leave the truck but he had made a conscious decision to break the journey, take a minute and say "Helllo to Him". Ah, there seemed something so right about it. Thanks be to God.