Sunday September 5th

CARDS
 
The weekly ‘30’ card game continues in the Community Centre on Friday 10th of September at 9.00 pm.  Catering on the night will be Bridget English, Rita Furlong, Catherine English and Bernie Power – Raheenduff.  On the Friday 17th of September catering on the night will be Mary Dunne, Mary Jackman, Anne Jackman and Eleanor Power – Raheenduff.  Proceeds will go to the Parish Funds.

RESULTS OF CARDS FRIDAY 28th
Michael Kavangh
Pat Byrne
Bridie Dillon
Sean Cullen
Kay Whelan
Pat Ryan
Mick Kehoe
Chris Byrne
Johnny Nolan
Marian McCauley

ADAMSTOWN LOTTO RESULTS
Winning numbers are – 11, 23, 24, 28.  There was no Jackpot Winners.  The following player matched 3 numbers: tom Hussey c/o Tom Furlong who received €200.00.  Next draw is worth €10,400 and it takes place in Cloch Ban, on Monday 13th of September 2010.  Winning ticket Seller will receive €1000.

HARVEST FESTIVAL DAY
Reminding everyone of the 9th Annual Harvest Festival at Doonooney, Adamstown, which takes place on Sunday 12th of September.  The event will feature a Vintage Working Day – ploughing, tilling and sowing as it was done years ago with the horses, plus the various tractor ploughing classes and farm threshing in mid-afternoon.  There will be Irish Dancing exhibition, a dog show and lots and lots of fun and games for all the family.
Note:  More ladies are needed for catering on the day.  Sandwiches and/or confectionery will be much appreciated, and can be left into the catering marquee from 11.00 am on wards.

ADAMSTOWN N S NEWS
We extend a worm welcome to the following who started in Junior Infants this week:  Connor Bradley Bolger, Fairfields; Jack Carthy, Misterin; Philip Conway, Rathkyle; Clodagh Crean, Newtown; Liam Dooley, Tomgarrow; Mark Doyle, Fairfields; Cillian Duggan, Tomgarrow; Niamh English, Raheenduff; Tomas Hynes, Coolnagree; Ben Rochford, Fairfields; Darragh Thorpe, Newtown; Richard Whelan, Kellystown; Joshua Power, Oldcourt; Caragh McDonald, The leap, Jake Cadogan, Ballyvergin; Maeve O’Neill, Glenour; Donny McDonald, Tomgarrow; Michael Harler, Glenour; Daniel O’Gorman, Kellystown; Ulick Stafford, Newtown & Shone Roche, Woodview.

Congratulations also to Principal Nicholas Flynn and his wife Sylvia on the birth of their “little pupil” Nicky Junior recently.

CABERET!!
Adamstown Ladies Football and Soccer club are holding a Cabaret in Cullen’s lounge on Saturday 4th of September at 9.00 pm, following the Ladies Football Final on Saturday in Bellfield.  There will be door prizes and music on the night and admission is €3.00 per person.

ADAMSTOWN A F C 40TH ANNIVERSARY REUNION
This will take place in the Stanville Lodge Hotel on Sunday 24th of October.  Dinner served at 7.30 pm sharp, music will be by American Heart and tickets will cost €25.00 each.  Contact any committee member for tickets.

MUSIC SCHOOL IN GALBALLY
Scoil Ceoil MacSuirtaia is a 3 Teacher Music School. Teaching Full range of Traditional music instruments on Monday Evenings in Galbally Hall.  Classes will start on Monday 13th of September from 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm.
For more information please contact James 086 9486989.

ADAMSTOWN I C A
A meeting of Adamstown I C A will take place in Adamstown Community Centre on Wednesday 8th of September at 8.30 pm.  All members please attend and new members are welcome.

IN MEMORIAM
Saturday 4th of September at 8.00 pm – Julia O’Rourke (A)
Sunday 5th of September at 10.30 pm – Peg & Paul Kearns, Raheen (A)
Saturday 11th of September at 8.00 pm – Joe Bradley, Doonooney; Jimmy & Josephine Bradley, Barracks Road (A)
Pray for Laurence Power, Adamstown, Annie Kent, Adamstown; Breda O’Brien, Templeshelin; Tommy & Joey Kelly, Doonooney and Thomas & Ellen O’Brien, Coonogue.

ANNIVERSARIES
Please pray for William Whelan and deceased members of the Whelan Family, Lar Power, Adamstown; Jimmy & Josie Bradley, Barracks Road; Tommy & Joey Doonooney and Aoife Kelly, Doonooney.

BRIDGET CASHE R I P
Sincere sympathy is extended to Willie and Margaret Cashe and family of Knockreigh, Adamstown on the death of Willie’s Mother Bridget Cashe of Knockduff, Ferns.  Her funeral Mass took place on Saturday 28th of August at 11.00 am in Monageer Church with burial afterwards in Monageer Cemetery.
May she rest in Peace

CLOTHES COLLECTION
A clothes collection will take place at Adamstown Church Car Park on Monday 6th of September from 2.00 pm to 3.00 pm.  All Adults and Children’s clothing, Curtains, Bed Clothes and Footwear accepted in plastic bags.  It is in aid of Little Children Fund, St Mary’s Day Care Centre (for deprived children), Grahemstown, South Africa.
For all collection enquires, phone Paddy Cummins on
051 593869.

HELPLINES
AWARE – 1890 30 33 02
THE SAMARITANS – 1850 60 90 90
GROW – 1890 474 474
1LIFE – 1800 247 100
CONSOLE – 1800 20 1890

CHAPEL SCHOOLS
With regard to the Adamstown Female School the Local Inspector reported to the National Board on 22 November 1844, that ‘a dinner was given in the school in honour of Father Mathew on 10th inst.’  The Manager was in formed by the Board that his was an infringement of Rule 1143 of the Board.  The Manager promised not to violate this rule in future.  Regarding Bunclody male school there is a note at the top of the folio that ‘this school is built on Chapel ground.  The school first received a grant from the Board in August 1842.

A THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

Lord help me to remember
That nothing is going to happen to me.
That you and I together can’t handle
Amen

WORDS OF WISDOM
Look beyond the past, present and future

Pat Nolan is originally from Tombrack, Ferns.  Educated in Tombrack national school and Bunclody vocational college, his short fiction and poetry have also been published in ‘Inside the Crocodile: a selection of new writing from Enniscorthy and Wexford.

Pat Nolan

The Patron

Dates are scheduled
The season of prayer
A Catholics summer
Spent remembering.
The smell of cut grass
The sea of flowers
The glare of stone.
From parish to parish
Reverence acted out
Under the spotlight
Of a searing sun.

Children long for ice cream
And the freedom of
Well worn clothes
As they kick at the
Many coloured stones.
While the elderly sit
Wherever they can
With aching hips
And their leg ulcers
Cowering
From a violent sun.

Rosaries recited from sweating lips
While persistent flies are swathed
From neighbour to neighbour.
As feuding families carry their
Lowered eyes home with them.

Autumn follows
Graveyards settle
Until Winter claims full sleep
Left to its own devices
Memory with full permission
thrives