September 26th

CARDS
The weekly ‘30’ card game continues in the Community Centre on Friday 24th of September at 9.00 pm.  Catering on the night will be Ann Foley, Ann Barron, Mary Power and Kathleen Murphy – Coonogue.  On the Friday 1st of October catering on the night will be Ann Walsh, Nora Furlong, Dympna Bradley and Margo O’Reilly - Coonogue.  Proceeds will go to the Parish Funds.

ADAMSTOWN LOTTO RESULTS
Winning numbers are – 4, 5, 11, 26.  There was no Jackpot Winners.  The following players matched 3 numbers: Betty Davitt, Terrarath; Helen Furlong, Misterin; John O’Doherty, Coolnacun; Patrick Whitty, Templnacroha; Jake Cadogan, Ballyvergin; Tommy Murray, Tinnock; Patricia Doyle, Ballagh and Michael Delaney, Newbawn each receiving €25.00.  Next draw is worth €10,700 and it takes place in Cullens, on Monday 27th of September 2010.  Winning ticket Seller will receive €1000.

RESULTS OF CARDS ON 16TH OF SEPTEMBER
Mick Kelly
Joe Deacon
Sean Cullen
Johnny Nolan
Mick Bolger
James Handrick

SHOW MEETING
A meeting of Adamstown Show Committee will be held in the Community Centre this Thursday 30th of September at 9.00 pm.  All members please attend.

IRISH HEART FOUNDATION
The Annual Church gate collection in Adamstown for the Irish Heart Foundation will take place next Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd of October.  Please give generously to this worthy cause.

ADAMSTOWN COMMUNITY ALERT
Once again the grant for “Socially Monitored Alarms” and “Security Lighting” has been made available to the committee.  The grant is available to all people over 65 years.  The committee would advise all those eligible for the grant to avail of same.  In 2009 this grant was with dawn for the elderly, but thankfully after a change of heart the new scheme is now in operation under the new name of “Senior Alert Scheme”.  Anyone wishing to avail of same is asked to have their name left with the secretary or any member of the committee before October the 4th.  Any names received after this date may be late for inclusion of the scheme.  The Secretary can be contacted on 053 9240837.

I C A NOTES
The September meeting of Adamstown I C A Guild was held on Wednesday 15th .  The President Ann Stafford welcomed the members back after the summer break.  A vote of sympathy was passed with Ann McDonald on the death of her father and with Dympna Rochford on the death of her mother.  The President paid tribute to the late Maura Kelly who was a very loyal and active member of the Guild since its formation.  Maura will be greatly missed and sympathy was extended to her family.

It was decided that this year the guild should organise the Senior Citizens’ Christmas party, and for this purpose a cabaret will be hold in Cullen’s lounge on Saturday 23rd  of October.  A number of members will attend the federation meeting in Kilmoreou on Monday 27th of October.  Hostesses for the evening were Callie Doyle and Kathleen Murphy.  Winners of the Raffle were Eileen Thorpe and Mary Lawlor.  Euro Bank collections for October are: Ann O’Brien, Mary J Furlong, Breda Bolger, Liz Furlong.

AN JIG GIG
The Margo Murphy School of Dancing, who earlier this year took part in the TG4 dancing competition, “An Jig Gig”, which will be on Televised on TG4 at 7.15 pm on Sunday 3rd of October.

ATHLETIC CLUB
28 Clubs from around the country took part in the 4th Annual Adamstown Open Cross Country last Sunday 19th of September producing some fine performance from both juvenile and senior athletes.  This annual event has gone from strength to strength.  There were good numbers in the races which produced some surprise performances, our own club Adamstown were well able to hold our own against the best in Leinster.  Adamstown Athletic Club would like to thank Gavin and Stuart Rothwell for the use of their land, Fr Nolan and Adamstown Vocation School for car parking, without their support this event could not be held.  We would also like to thank our sponsors
Mr Oil, Adamstown, Cullen’s Gala, Adamstown, My Sport, Enniscorthy and Slaney Building Supplies, Clonroche for the generous sponsorship and making our day such a success.

ADAMSTOWN LADIES F C
Adamstown Ladies Soccer Club U-12 training commences on Monday 4th of October in the Adamstown Community Centre at 6.00 pm.  Girls from 10-12 years old are welcome to attend.  Please bring footwear for both indoors and outdoors.  Any girls interested in attending, must get their parents to text Shane on 085 1334523.

VISITORS FROM NEWFOUNDLAND
A gathering in Taghmon Community Centre on Sunday 26th of September at 8.30 pm – an evening of song and story to welcome our cousins from Newfoundland who look forward to meeting their Wexford cousins.

GET WELL WISHES
Get well wishes are sent to martin Kelly, Doononey, Adamstown and also Sean Kent, Woodview Drive, Adamstown who are sick in Hospital.

CHRISTENINGS
The Parish of Adamstown welcomes with great joy!!!
Louise Mary Mahon, Woodview Drive
Eabha Dorothy Cullen, Fairfield
Farrah Ann James, Brocurra
Harry William Whelan, Rathkyle
Sean Thomas Galway, Tomgarrow
Emily Kate English, Raheenduff
Paraic John Doran, Glenour

All who were baptized during the year of Our Lord 2010 and we congratulate their parents on their first teacher in the ways of faith.

IN MEMORIAM
Saturday 25th of September Mass at 8.00 pm – Peter Thorpe (Senior) & Peter Thorpe (Junior), Newtown (A)
Sunday 26th of September Mass at 10.30 am – Kevin & Molly Whelan & Myra Pierce, Adamstown (A)
Saturday 2nd of October Mass at 9.30 am – Josephine Phelan, Waterford (A)
Saturday 2nd of October Mass at 8.00 pm – Kate Power, the Leap (A)
Sunday 3rd of October Mass at 10.30 am.
First Friday Mass at 8.00 pm.
Visitation of the Sick will take place on Friday and Saturday.

READERS OF THE LITURGY
Saturday 25th of September (Vigil Mass) at 8.00 pm – Anthony McGee.
Sunday 26th of September (27th Sunday of the Year) at 10.30 pm – Catherine Moore.
Saturday 2nd of October (Vigil Mass) at 8.00 pm –
Ann Foley.
Sunday 3rd October (27th of Sunday of the Year) at
10.30 pm – Kay Whelan.

SYMPATHY
Sympathy is extended to Susan Stafford O’Shea and Louise Stafford, Adamstown on the death of their Grandmother Mai Stafford, Tullacanna, Ballymitty who died on Friday 17th of September.  Her funeral mass took place on Sunday 19th of September with burial afterwards in Ballymitty Cemetery.  May her Soul rest in Peace.

HANNAH COADY R I P
Sincere sympathy is extended to Willie Coady, Oldcourt, Adamstown on the death of his beloved wife Hannah who died on Sunday 19th of September.  To her sons Frankie, Patrick, daughter Beth, her sisters, her grandchildren, her daughter-in law, her son-in-law, her many relations, friends and neighbours our sympathy also.  Hannah was of a find and gentle disposition.  She was deeply devoted to her Parish, her community and her family.  A familiar figure at mass each Saturday evening until her illness prevented her from coming.

Her funeral mass took place on Tuesday 22nd of September celebrated by Fr Robert Nolan and Fr Jim Furlong in St Abbans Church with burial afterwards in
St Abbans cemetery.
May her kind Soul rest in Peace.

CERTIFCATE IN PASTORAL MINISTRY
Monday evenings from 7.00 pm – 9.30 pm for the Months of October to March and will cost €400.00 per year.  To get further information and application forms please contact Wexford Campus, Summerhill Road, Wexford on 053 91835800.

RETREAT
Eucharistic Federation Retreat preached by Fr John Harris O P will take place on Sunday 3rd of October at 2.00 pm in Clonard Church, Wexford. All are welcome.

THOUGHTS FOR THE WEEK

Reflection

This is what the Lord asks of you: Only this
To walk justly, to love tenderly
And to walk humbly with your God

“I have this image of heaven
that we’ll find nothing new there.
We’ll wake from the long hours of sleep
and nightmares and dreams
and find that the arms which hold us
will be the arms which have always held us”.

(Fr Brian D’Arcy.)