Sunday 22nd November

CARDS
The weekly “30” Card Game continues in the Community Centre on Friday November 27th @ 9pm. There is €220 in prize money on offer each night. Thanks to the ladies for the teas last week. Catering on Friday November 27th will be Bernie Hickey, Breda Cummins, Evelyn O’Gorman & Ann O’Gorman, Kellystown. Catering the following Friday 4th December will be: Cathy O’Gorman, Bridget O’Gorman, Ann Stafford, Agnes Whelan & Kay Whelan, Kellystown. Proceeds going to Parish Funds.

LOTTO DRAW
There was no Jackpot winner in the Adamstown Lotto Draw on Monday November 16th. The winning numbers were 4, 20, 21, 27.Three match 3 numbers. The next draw will take place on Monday November 30th in Morrissey’s Pub, Cassagh. The Jackpot will be €12,000 with the winning seller receiving €1,000.

EURO BANK NOTE
A reminder that Euro Savers books will be collected on weekend 22nd / 23rd November. Payment of cheques will be speeded up if all books are handed in on that date.

COMOGIE NEWS
Good luck to the girls this Sunday 22nd as they play Buffers Alley in the camogie Junior B semi final. Throw in is at 2pm in Buffers Alley. Come along and give them your support.

COLAISTE ABBAIN, ADAMSTOWN
Open Night: will take place on Tuesday 1st December 7:30 – 9:30pm. Principal’s Address @ 8pm. 6th Class children and their parents most welcome. Refreshments will be served. No unaccompanied students please.

THANKS
Breda Cahill says a heartfelt thanks to her neighbours, friends and work colleagues for their prayers, good wishes, visits, cards etc during her illness. A special word of thanks to Fr Nolan and Fr Furlong for their prayers and to her family and Maura English for endless care.

MACRA NA FEIRME DINNER DANCE
Tickets for the 60th Anniversary Macra Na Feirme dinner dance to be held on Saturday November 21st in the Talbot Hotel, Wexford. Tickets cost €25 each and can be purchased by contacting James Forrestal on 087 1307142. There are a limited number available.

HAVE YOU LOST YOUR JOB?
Have you lost your job, or would you like to change careers? If so Raheen Family Resource centre is offering free access to the FAS website and the citizen’s information website www.losingyourjob.ie, where you can access information on jobs, training, information, education, help with your rent or mortgage, and on social welfare benefits.
 To book a time, or for further information contact Lynda or Bridget at 051– 428805.

WEXFORD COUNTY COUNCIL
Street lights broken call 1850 372772, Emergency call 1890 666777.

CLOTHES COLLECTION FOR AFRICA
Adamstown community centre Tuesday 24th November from 9am – 12pm
Clonroche community centre Tuesday 24th November from 9am – 12pm
Raheen community centre Tuesday 24th November from 9am – 12pm

ORPHAN RELIEF
Orphan Relief’s monthly recession-busting book sale takes place on Saturday November 28th @ 4pm in Rowe Street Gallery, 3 Lower Rowe Street, Wexford. Good quality second hand books are available at €2.50 each.
Something to suit everybody. Complimentary tea and coffee.

ADVENT EVENING PRAYER – ST AIDANS CATHERDAL
Advent evening prayer will take on Sunday 29th November, Sunday 6th December, Sunday 13th December and Sunday 20th December in St Aidan’s Cathedral, Enniscorthy.

PRAYER MEETING
Our weekly gathering will take place in St Abban’s Oratory from 7pm – 8pm, why not come along & bring a friend.

WHATS THE GOOD NEWS
Cardinal Sean Brady, at the recent opening of the national novena in honour of Our Lady of Knock, expressed similar views: “Evidence suggests that those who are constantly exposed to negativity, cynicism and despair are more likely to become negative and despairing themselves,” he said. “If we want to be realistic and build a genuine culture of hope, we should not ignore the prophets of doom. However, we would do well to limit our exposure to them. We should try to be more careful and discerning about the type of literature we read and the amount of TV we watch,” explained Cardinal Brady.

READERS OF THE LITURGY
Sat 28th November Vigil Mass – 7pm Anthony McGee,
Sun 29th November 1st Sunday of Advent – 10:30am Kathleen O’Connor
Sat 5th December Vigil Mass – 7pm Majella Stafford
Sun 6th December 2nd Sunday of Advent – 10:30am Tomas Whelan.

THE LATE PATRICK CULLEN
The death occurred of Patrick Cullen on Sunday 16th November after a prolonged illness. Patrick had recently celebrated his 74th birthday. He was educated in Adamstown N.S, St Peters College and UCD. The family has been associated with the business life of Adamstown since 1943. Patrick was one the best known people in the area and was a quiet disposition. The funeral Mass took place on Wednesday 18th at 11am in St Abbain’s Church with burial afterward in the adjoining cemetery. We extend our deepest sympathy to his wife Maura, his daughter Lorna, his sons Paul, Ger and Diarmuid, his son-in-law Paul, grandchildren Sarah and Nicole, his brother Sean and extended family.
May He Rest in Peace.

ANNIVERSARIES
Sat 21st James Power, Raheenduff
Sun 22nd Mary Sinnott and Michael Lawlor, Knockreigh,
Sat 28th Liam Kelly, Ballyvergin,
Sun 29th Denis & Mary Dunne, Raheenduff,
May They Rest in Peace.

NO SALT IN THE PORRIDGE
William Soutar was not only one of the great Scottish poets; he was also a prose writer of more than ordinary distinction, often with a touch of wit and humour. Sometimes he used to write parables, here is one of them.
“There was once a woodcutter’s wife who forgot to salt her husband’s porridge, and when the woodman reproved her she retorted that he was a fool to make a fuss about so small a thing. This angered the woodman and, coming to his task, he began to smite at a tree furiously, so that in a backswing his axe-head flew off to a great distance and injured a favourite horse of his master’s which was being led to be reshod.
Now on that day this very horse was to have borne the nobleman to a meeting of noblemen who were gathering to discuss their grievances against the king. It was therefore in a disgruntled mood that the woodcutter’s master joined his peers; and under compulsion of his anger, eloquently counselled his confederates to revolt.
In the subsequent tumult many were slain by the sword, pestilence and famine; and for a generation afterwards the people bowed under the burden of great taxation.”

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
Love is show in your deeds, not in your words.
By Fr Jerome Cummings.