Sunday June 13th

CARDS:
The weekly “30” Card Game continues in the Community Centre on Friday 18th June. Catering on Friday 18th will be: Ann Booth, Nancy Lambert, Betty O’Shea & Mary Larkin – Adamstown. Catering the following Friday 25th June will be: Maureen Bradley, Kathleen Delaney, Denise Harler & Mary Doyle - Glenour.

LOTTO DRAW:
Took place on Monday last 7th June, the winning numbers were 4-13-15-29. There was no Jackpot winner. Two matched 3 numbers – Catherine Walsh, Brocurra & Mary Coady, Oldcourt. The next draw will take place on Monday June 21st in Cullen’s, Adamstown for a Jackpot of €8,600 and the winning ticket seller receives €860.

63rd ANNUAL ADAMSTOWN SHOW:
Will take place on Saturday 3rd July, commencing @ 10:30am. The show will feature all the usual classes in Agriculture, Horticulture, Cookery, Arts, Trade Exhibitions, Dog Show, Inter Hunt Chase, Children’s Amusements & lots more, plus a large Vintage Display and Parade. Also Horse & Pony Jumping throughout the day and South East Radio will be broadcasting live from the show field (courtesy of WFC). Entry forms and show schedules are now available from Kay McCabe (Hon. Sec) at 053-9240635 (7pm – 10:00pm) or from the new website – www.adamstownshow.com – or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Latest date for receipt of entries is Wednesday 23rd June. Please Support Your Local Show.
NOTE: more dates for your diary –
Saturday 17th July – Annual Cemetery Cabaret.
Sunday 5th September – Annual Patron.
Sunday 12th September – Annual Vintage Ploughing and Threshing.

ATHLETIC CLUB:
The B Championship were held in Adamstown on Friday last 4th June, thanks to everyone for their help marking the track and with the catering. We had some great results to go with the fine evening.
U9 Girls 300m – 1st Sarah O Gorman, U10 Girls 300m – 1st Meabh Byrne, Ball Throw – 2nd Megan Aspel.
U11 Girls 60m – 1st Emer Mernagh, 300m – 2nd Julie Furlong. U12 Girls Ball Throw – 3rd Natasha Mackey O Donohue.
U9 Boys 60m – 1st Christopher Mahon, 300m – 2nd Graham O Reilly, Long Jump – 2nd James Dillon, Ball Throw – 1st Christopher Mahon, 2nd Graham O Reilly. U10 Boys 60m – Padraic Wickham, 2nd Eoin O Gorman. Long Jump – 1st Padraic Wickham, 3rd Eoin O Gorman. U12 Boys 80m – 3rd Eoin O Gorman.
Relay Medal Winners – Graham O Reilly, Christopher Mahon, Sarah O Gorman, Katelyn Mernagh, Colin Stephenson, Eoadain Stafford, Tara Delaney, Meabh Byrne, Roisin Dillion, Julie Furlong & Padraic Wickham.
Well done to Patrice O Gorman who finished 7th in the 1200m Walk Secondary Schools All Ireland Final in Tullamore on Saturday 5th June. Best of luck to our U9 Boys, U11 Girls and U13 Boys taking part in the Leinster Team Track & Field and all the athletes taking part in the Community Games Final on 12th & 13th June.

VINTAGE RUN:
The Forge Vintage Club are holding their charity run on this Sunday 13th June and are hoping for good support. They are starting off in Clongeen and finishing up in Foulksmills with plenty of fun along the way. A novel tug – o – tractor contest will be held on the main street of Foulksmills where there will be also be plenty of music, fun and craic, and a barbecue. Two tractors will be pulled along by five people for a distance of 100 meters and the fastest teams will then compete in the grand final. All competitors for this event are most welcome to come along and take part. The proceeds are in aid of Hospice Homecare, Rahab, County Wexford Community Workshop, Grantstown Old Folks Christmas party and Clongeen youth Club.


NEWSLETTER:  
Our weekly Parish newsletter continues to grow in popularity. If you have any suggestions to make, such as more local news, or local events mentioned, more monologues, more achievements, please forward them to Fr Robert Nolan P.P who will be glad to hear of any suggestions you may have. In the meantime please play you part by collecting a newsletter for a house bound neighbour every weekend.

SEAN CONNICK T.D CLINICS:
Wellingtonbridge – Tir Na Nog Monday 14th June @ 6:30pm and every first Monday of the month.
Duncormick – Sammy Sinnotts Monday 14th June @ 7:30pm and every first Monday of the month.
New Ross Office Hours – Monday to Friday from 9:00am – 5:00pm. Closed between 1pm – 2pm.
Contact 051-445724, 087-2564576, 087-6740351. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Wed: www.seanconnick.ie.

PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK:
The Annual Ferns Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock led by Bishop Denis Brennan will take place on Sunday July 4th 2010.

SISTER REDEMPTA POWER:
Sr. Redempta was a native of Coole, Campile and was the last surviving member of her family. She was 97 years old. She was a member of the Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Conception. She was educated in Ramsgrange and abroad and served in Rome, Egypt and the US. Sr. Redempta died in New Jersey USA. We extend our sympathy to her nieces Margo Doyle, Breeze Mount and Mary Galway, Misterin and extended members of her family. RIP.

TAKE AND EAT:
The most frequent form of contact with the Church is, for almost all Catholics, the Sunday Mass. It is good to ask ourselves today: Why are we here? What are we doing here? Why must it be the Eucharist that brings us together? Because the Eucharist is the Lord himself. It assures us, believers, that the Lord is here, that he is present not only in the Blessed Sacrament but in each of us and in our communities. He guarantees to those who believe in him that he is walking with us as our companion in life. Even more, he shows us in the Eucharist how to live like him, give ourselves with him, how with him to break ourselves for one another and to give thanks to God, and to each other too. We join Jesus at Mass in his thanks to the Father.

READERS OF THE LITURGY:
Saturday 12th June @ 8pm – Frances Gallagher.
Sunday 13 June @ 10:30am – Catherine Moore.

ANNIVERSARIES:
Sat 12th June Mass @ 8pm for Mary Kate Galway, Tomgarrow (A)
Sun 13th June Mass @ 10:30am for Mary Connors, Bradley’s Hill (MM)
Sat 19th June Mass @ 8pm for Bena Barrow, the Leap (A) May The Rest In Peace.

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.

A THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK:
“Our pilgrim journey”
Isn’t it strange that princes and kings and clowns that caper in sawdust rings, and ordinary folk like you and I are builders of eternity. To each is given a bag of tool, an hourglass and a book of rules, and each must build, “ere time is flown a stumbling block or a stepping stone.
Fr. Brian D’arcy.