Sunday May 2nd

CARDS
The weekly “30” Card Game continues in the Community Centre on Friday 7th May @ 9pm. Thanks to the ladies for the teas last week. There is €220 in prize money on offer each night. Catering Friday 7th May will be: Anna McCarthy, Mary Galway and Maura Kelly.  Catering the following Friday 14th May will be: Ann Kiely, Elizabeth Doyle and Catherine Moore. Proceeds going to Parish Funds.

LOTTO DRAW
No Jackpot winner at the last Lotto draw. The winning numbers were 11, 12, 13 & 27. Four matched three numbers.  
Mary Kennedy-Tomfarney, Ann Doyle-Monamolin-Rathnure, Molly Furlong-the Leap-Adamstown, & Brendan Doherty-Horetown-Foulksmills, each receiving €50. Next draw will take place Monday night 10th May in the Boro Inn, Clonroche. Next draw is worth €13,600. All proceeds going to Adamstown F.C, GAA and Parish Committee.

ADAMSTOWN ATHLETIC CLUB
Some of the athletics for Adamstown Athletic Club were in action recently in the South Leinster Schools. Patrice O’Gorman was 1st in the junior 1200m walk. Stephen Gorman was 1st in his event - intermediate 1500m; both now will take part in the Lenister Schools Championships.Claire Stephenson competed in the High Jump and the 800m. Patrice also took part in the Loreto Schools All Ireland and finished 3rd in the 500m. Well done everybody.
All athletes will be taking part in the track and field county championships Bank Holiday Monday and the following Sunday. We wish them all every success.

ALZHEIMER TEA DAY FUNDRAISER – Wednesday 12th May in Adamstown Community Centre from 1pm – 4pm with the local I.C.A. ladies kindly hosting a Tea Day. Ellie’s Teddy Bears will also be there so come along and bring the children, we would love to see your there. All proceeds from teas/coffees, raffle and donations going to the Alzheimer’s Society. Your attendance and support would be very much appreciated.

TAGHMON ACTION GROUP
Thrift shop: Visit the Taghmon Action Group Thrift Shop today. Huge selection of men’s, women’s & kids clothes.
 A vast variety of books for all ages to enjoy plus much more. Save money by visiting us today on the Main Street, Taghmon.

NEW COMMUNITY GAMES WEBSITE
A reminder that a new website for community games is up and running and full of useful information. If you have any queries on rules of a particular event, do not know the age groups for an event, then these and many other items of information can be downloaded very easily from this website. Log on to www.communitygames.ie

ADAMSTOWN ACTIVE RETIREMENT
Are hosting a meal on Thursday May 6th in the Horse & Hound, Ballinaboola. All are welcome to come along.

PARISH ORGANISATIONS
Please keep us up to date with breaking news by contacting Betty O’Shea on 053-924777. Remember we live in a community – community depends on communication.

BIRTHDAY GREETINGS
To Mr Bill Whitney, Rathsilla who recently celebrated his 90th Birthday.

COMMUNITY EMPLOYMENT SCHEME VACANCIES
ANCCR Area Development Ltd, Raheen, Clonroche, Co Wexford will have vacancies for environmental workers and one secretarial position on our new scheme which will commence in June 2010. Applicants must be in receipt of social welfare payment for at least 12 months and be over 25 years of age. Please forward CV and letter of application to Liam Morrissey at the above address. Closing date for applications Friday 21st May 2010. FAS criteria applies.

CARE DOC:
Emergency number: 1850 334 999. Suicide helpline 1800 247 100.

CAR BOOT SALE & MARKET
Will take place @ the Wexford Race course on Saturday May 1st and every Saturday. Trade Enquires 087 2235693.

SPONEY HOT DOGS UNIT
A mobile machine service available offering burgers, hot dogs, rashers, tea & coffee. For further information contact Peter Dalton, New Ross on 086 7328146.

RURAL DEVELOPMENT INFORMATION
Wexford Local Development (WLD) invites you to attend a National Rural Development Programme (NRDP) information
evening in your area specifically aimed at farm enterprises.  
The events will cover the range of Grants available, what types of projects are elibgible and how to apply for grants.
8.30p.m.    Thursday, 6th may 2010-04-30        NEW ROSS, Brandon House Hotel
8.30p.m.    Tuesday, 11th May 2010-04-30        ENNISCORTHY, Riverside Hotel
Following some short presentations, NRDP project staff will be available on the night
to discuss your project ideas on a one to one basis.
For more information and to register, please contact your local WLD Office:
New Ross Area            Enniscorthy Area
Eileen Dake            Helena Dempsey
053 9155881            053 9155866
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ICA FEATURED IN “Ireland’s Eye”
With the centenary of the Irish Country women’s Association looming large in a short time on Friday May 7th, and concentrated in Bree where the organisation was founded as the United Irish women’s Society in 1910, it is worth noting that the May edition of the magazine, “Ireland’s Eye” will feature an exclusive article on the ICA written by Dan Walsh. Ireland’s Eye, which has a large circulation in Britain and the United States, is also available in the local bookshops and since a large demand is expected it may be wish to place an order so that bookshops may acquire extra supplies if necessary. It costs around €2. A memorial statuette will be unveiled in Oylegate (being the oldest guild in the country) @ 11:30am by National President Mrs Anne Marie Dennison. Celebrations begin in Bree @ 3pm with an Ecumenical Service in Bree Church, followed by a tree planting ceremony and speeches from National and local dignitaries.
Entertainment will be provided by local artists in the Community Centre Car Park, exhibitions of crafts, art, patchwork, quilts, memorabilia and photographs shall be ongoing in the school for the afternoon.

READERS OF THE LITURGY
Saturday 1st May Vigil Mass @ 8pm – Liam Whelan
Sunday 2nd May 5th Sunday of Easter Mass @ 10:30am – Alma Gorman.
Saturday 8th May Vigil Mass @ 8pm – Magella Stafford
Sunday 9th May 6th Sunday of Easter Mass @ 10:30am – Geraldine Ridgeway.
NOTE: If any reader is unable to read on the allocated date, please contact another reader to fill in.

MAY IN BLOOM
May is so beautiful, orchards are fair;
Branches of fruit trees make gardens of air.
Flowers of fragrance bloom in the light;
Fall like the snowflakes showering white.
Orchards of heaven grow with a grace,
And like a blessing perfume the place.
Each tree in blossom, each lovely spray,
In this month of Our Lady, bring glory to May.

ANNIVERSARIES
Sat 1st May Mass for Breda O’Brien, Templeshelin (A)
Sun 2nd May Mass for Jim Connors, the Hill (A)
Fri 7th May Mass for Nell Finn, Rathsilla (months mind)
Sat 8th May Mass for the Byrne Famuly, Tomgarrow (A)
Sun 9th May Mass for Peg Kelly’s Parents, Coonogue (A)
May they Rest in Peace.
Visitation of the sick, Friday 7th & Saturday 8th May First Friday of the month mass @ 8pm
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Monday – Friday 7-8pm

PRAYER GROUP
The Raheen/Adamstown prayer group continues its seminars in the Spirit on Sunday in St Abbain’s Oratory 7:00pm – 8:15pm. All are welcome.

A THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
WORRY DOES NOT EMPTY TOMORROW OF ITS SORROW
IT EMPTIES TODAY OF ITS STRENGTH.