Sunday May 16th

CARDS:  The weekly “30” Card Game continues in the Community Centre on Friday 21st May @ 9pm. Thanks to the ladies for the teas last week. There is €220 in prize money on offer each night. Catering Friday 21st May will be: Kathleen O’Connor, Derville Moore, Tina Whelan and Nancy Walsh – Tomgarrow/Misterin. Catering the following Friday 28th May will be: Carol Sugrue, Lou Duggan, Ann Redmond and Mary Furlong – Tomgarrow. Proceeds going to Parish Funds.

LOTTO DRAW:  One Jackpot winner – Lorna Foley, Brownstown. Eight matched 3 winners – Orna Foley-Camross; Cait Bradley- Adamstown; Mary Murphy-Raheen PO; Mark Foley-Clonroche; Bobby English-Tinnecarrig; Jim O’Brien-C/O Liam Moore; Catherine Walsh-Brocurra & Kath Stanton-Newbawn. The winning numbers were 3,12,19,25. Next draw will take place Monday night 24th May in the Brad Ogs, Adamstown & is worth €8,000. All proceeds going to Adamstown F.C, GAA and Parish Committee.

THE PARISH AGM:  Took place on Friday April 30th 2010. The following officers were elected Ned Furlong-Chairman; Cait Bradley-Secretary; Dale Kirwan-Treasuer. The field day will take place on Monday June 7th @ 1:30pm. Tickets will be on sale during the week for the raffle at the field day.

MULTIMEDIA CENTRE:  Are you over 55, an early school leaver, in receipt of a social welfare payment or a member of a minority group if so you may qualify for 6 hours of free computer training. You can learn how to create and save documents, surf the internet, create an email account and send emails. For further information or to book a place contact Anne at Raheen Multimedia Centre at 051-428805. The digital Photography class is ongoing at Raheen Multimedia Centre. Learn how to get the most from your digital camera. Are you a local parish non-profit organization or a small business, would you like to create a website to advertise your events or business. At Raheen Multimedia centre we are now offering a course on how to create a free website. For more information on all these courses call Anne on 051-428811 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

COLAISTE ABBAIN:  Adamstown now enrolling for September 2010. Accounting Technician Course.
(Full Time – 2 years). A limited number of places available for second year. Certified by Accounting Technician Ireland. Subjects: Accounts, Law & Ethnic, Taxation, Computerised Accounts/Payroll, Business Management and Management Accounting. Maintenance Grants available to those who satisfy Means Test.
Please contact 053-9240564 / 086-8586199 for prospectus and further information.

COMMUNITY ARTS NETWORK:  Looking for FUNDING for a community arts project? Want to ENERGISE your community? Then come along to

…….NETWORK FEST! – YOUR CHANCE to get involved in the County Wexford Community Arts Network Thursday 20th May 2010 – 3:30pm-5:30pm and 6:00pm-8:30pm in the Riverside Park Hotel, Enniscorthy. Attendance is Free! For further details and to register for Network Fest contact The Arts Department, Wexford County Council, County Hall, Wexford. 053-9176440 / 053-9176369 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

ADAMSTOWN ATHLETIC CLUB: Was out in force Bank Holiday Monday at the Track & Field County Championships held in Rathangan. The weeks of hard training finally paid off. The following are the results.
Day One – U9 Girls 60m-Rachael Power-3rd,
U9 300m-Kate Jackman-3rd.
U9 Boys 300m-Craig Wall-1st.
U10 Girls 60m-Tara Doyle-2nd, 500m-Tara Doyle-2nd, Relay Team- Tara Doyle, Kate Jackman, Rachel Power, Sonia Mooney-2nd.
U10 Boys Relay Team-Padraic Wickham, Craig Wall, David O Gorman, Eoin O Gorman, Luke Byrne, James Dillion, Sean Kinsella, and Daniel Doyle (2teams) joint 3rd.
U11 High Jump-Triona Mooney-2nd.
U12 Girls 60m Hurdles-Shannon Wall-1st, 60m-Shannon Wall-1st,
Relay- Shannon Wall, Caoimhe Doyle, Aoife Muldoone, Triona Mooney-2nd.
U12 Boys Shot Putt-Jack Power-3rd, High Jump-Ryan Carthy Walsh-2nd.
U13 Boys 80m-Liam Stafford-3rd, Javelin-Joe Mooney-3rd, Shot Putt-JP Furlong-2nd, Liam Stafford-3rd,
High Jump-Liam Stafford-3rd.
 U14 Girls Walk-Roisin Stephenson-3rd,
U14 Boys Walk-Joe Mooney-1st, Liam Stafford-2nd, Andrew French-3rd.
U15 Girls 800m-Claire Stephenson-1st,
U15 Boys Javelin-Jordy Byrne-1st,
U16 Girls Walk-Patrice O Gorman-1st, Claire Stephenson & Kate Roche-Joint 3rd, Relay-Patrice O Gorman, Claire Stephenson, Roisin Stephenson & Kate Roche-1st.
U16 Boys 800m-Stephen Gorman-1st.
U17 Girls Shot Putt-Niamh Stafford-2nd. Senior Shot Putt-Niamh Stafford-3rd.

VINTAGE CLUB:  The recent meeting of the Shamrock Vintage Club the Chairman Mogue Curtis expressed sympathy on behalf of the club to the family of the late Lena Doyle and a minute’s silence was duly observed. An outing to the Innishannon Steam and Vintage Rally on Sunday June 6th is being organised. Anyone travelling should contact the Secretary Maurice Duggan or the Chairman Mogue Curtis. The next meeting will be held on Tuesday May 18th.

BUS TO KNOCK: A coach will leave the area for Knock Shrine on Sunday July 4th. It will service Wellingtonbridge, Campile and New Ross town and all areas along the road in between. For further details and bookings please contact Nicholas Bowe on 051-388437 or 087-9418661.

FERNS DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES 2010:  Takes place Monday next from 17th – 22nd May and will focus on the theme…..”With Bernadette, let us make the sign of the Cross”.
Over 800 will travel to Lourdes from our diocese led by our Bishop Denis Brennan. At the core of our Pilgrimage will be over 100 assisted pilgrims, who will be cared for in every way by Doctors, Nurses, Brancardia, Handmaids, Stewarts, Order of Malta and many Priests. Also involved in their own special way will be 50 young people representing all the secondary schools of the diocese and their leaders. Those who travel with the pilgrimage will be bringing with them the prayers and intentions of all who remain at home. All at home can be part of this pilgrimage/and benefits in prayer by saying the
“Act of Consecration” during these five days. This prayer is available in all churches or from the priest at this time to take home to families and neighbours freely.

READERS OF THE LITURGY
Saturday 15th May Vigil Mass @ 8pm – Anthony McGee
Sunday 16th May Ascension of the Lord Mass @ 10:30am – Betty O’Shea.
Saturday 22nd May Vigil Mass @ 8pm – Goretti Rochford
Sunday 23rd May Pentecost Sunday Mass @ 10:30an – Des Farrell

ANNIVERSARIES:
Sat 15th May Mass for Maureen Delaney, the Glen (MM)
Sun 16th May Mass for Michael Lawlor, Knockreigh (A)
Sat 22nd May Mass for Patsy O Connor, Newtown (A)
Sun 23rd May Mass for Johnny Creane, Glenour (MM)

PRAYER GROUP:  On Sunday’s in St Abbain’s Oratory 7:00pm – 8:15pm. All are welcome. Adoration Monday – Friday from 7:00pm – 8:00pm.

THANK YOU
Rita Martin, Martin Doyle, Dean & Dillon, and family of the late Lena Doyle, Ballagh, Adamstown wish to thank most sincerely family, friends, neighbours and anyone who helped in anyway during their recent sad bereavement. All your help and kindness was very much appreciated. Lena’s months mind Mass will take place in Raheen Church on Saturday 22nd May @ 6pm. May She Rest in Peace.

MARY CONNORS R.I.P
Mary Connors, Bradley’s Hill, Adamstown who was in her early 80’s passed away on Tuesday morning last in Wexford General Hospital. Mary had been ill for some time. She made her home in Adamstown with her late husband Jim, 35years ago when they bought Bradley’s house on the Hill. Mary was held in very high esteem and great affection by her family, friends and neighbours in the community. She was a deeply spiritual person. The respect in which she was held was very much evident at her funeral Mass which was celebrated by Fr Nolan and Fr Jim Furlong. I am sure she would have been proud of her grandchildren who sang at her funeral Mass. Sympathy is extended to her sons, Johnny, Gerry, Mickie, Hughie, Lukie, Paddy, Tom, Jim & Martin, to her daughters Joan & Mary, daughters-in-law, sons-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, her many relations, friends and neighbours. Mary was laid to rest with her husband Jim in Crosstown Cemetery. May She Rest in Peace.

DO NOT STAND AT MY GRAVE AND WEEP
Do not stand at my grave and weep, I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow; I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain; I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning’s hush I am the swift uplifting rush of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry; I am not there, I did not die.
By Mary E,Frye.
A THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
This is what the Lord asks of you, only this,
To walk justly, to love tenderly and to walk humbly with your GOD.