Sunday March 28th

CARDS
The weekly “30” Card Game continues in the Community Centre on Friday April 2nd @ 9pm. Thanks to the ladies for the teas last week. There is €220 in prize money on offer each night. Catering April 2nd will be:  Kathleen Barden, Maura Barden & Siobhan Hynes. Proceeds going to Parish Funds.

LOTTO DRAW
There was no Jackpot winner at the last Lotto draw. The winning numbers were 7, 12, 19 & 26. Eight matched three numbers – Nancy Dillon, Camross: Eddie Dillon, Newbawn: Jim O’Brien C/O Liam Moore: Anne Mc Inerney C/O Willie Stafford: Danny Gorman, Camross: Patrice Furlong, Misterin: Mai Furlong, Misterin House & Sean Whelan, Kellystown:  Next draw will take place Monday night 29th March in Morrisseys Pub, Cassagh. Next draw is worth €13,000.
All proceeds going to Adamstown F.C, GAA and Parish Committee.

ADAMSTOWN CAMOGIE CLUB NEWS
Come along to support the girls on Easter Saturday evening 3rd April as they play the 2009 Junior B league final against Clongeen in Adamstown at 6pm. Our Junior B team are also playing this Sunday 28th March in Adamstown at 3:30pm against Cushinstown. Our minor team will play their first match of the season against St. James on Tuesday 30th in Adamstown at 6pm. Your support would be much appreciated.
A date for your diary – in conjunction with the ladies football club and the ladies soccer club we are having a presentation night in the Stanville Lodge on Friday night 21st May. Tickets will go on sale soon.

OUTING TO CROKE PARK
On Monday next 29th March the tour to “Croke Park” will leave the village @ 9am. The bus will leave from the community centre. All those who have not yet paid their “fare” are asked to do so by Sunday.

CONGRATULATIONS
Congratulations to Sean Connick T.D who has been appointed Junior Minister for State at the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.

WINNING CAPTAIN
Congratulations and well done to Dylan Carthy-Walsh who was captain of the Good Counsel College juvenile football team that recently won the Leinster schools “A” title at Portlaoise, and also to the other local lads on the panel including James Furlong, Laurence and Patrick Roche.

HEALTH INFORMATION EVENING FOR WOMEN
Betty Roberts, Nutritional Therapist will present a Health Information Evening for women on Wednesday April 14th in Raheen Community Centre from 7:30pm – 9:30pm. This promises to be a very informative talk, where information will be given on what foods really are nutritious, what are the best foods to boost energy, and quick and easy meal suggestions. There will be tastings, recommendation on what to buy, recipes, and question and answer session. For information or to book a place contact Betty at 087-7862480.

A BIT OF HISTORY
The First World War ended at 11am on the 11th day of the 11th month 1918. The Armistice Truce was signed in a railway coach which is now housed in the building which stands on the actual spot in Compiegne, France where the signing took place.

A NEW PUMP FOR ADAMSTOWN – AUGUST 10TH 1892
Mr. Samuel Browne, Richardstown, Kilmore, tendered for sinking a pump in  Adamstown the first 25 feet (if clay) 16s per foot; for sinking after 25 feet (if clay) £1 per foot; for sinking first 25 feet of stone quarry, £1 per foot; for sinking after 25 feet at £1 7s 6d per foot. The above includes lining the well, if required, and erecting a larch pump of the best description – all found. I will bind myself with security for the due fulfillment of contract to the amount of £15. My sureties are James Howlin and Stephen Whelan, both of Grange, Kilmore for the same amount.
Mr. James Doyle, Raheen proposed to do the work as follows – to sinking and lining the pump opposite the schoolhouse gate of Adamstown at 15s per foot for the first 25feet; for the next five feet 25s per foot; for each additional foot, £2 per foot; good wall and suitable pump at 5s per foot. Browne’s tender was accepted.

SUMMER TIME
Summer time will commence on Sunday March 28th. Mass in Adamstown will be on Saturday nights @ 8pm and on Sunday @ 10:30am.

LOURDES TICKETS
Reminding the Parish Committee that the tickets for the Lourdes draw must be returned on Good Friday @ 8pm in the community centre for the draw on Easter Sunday.

STREET CHILDREN OF BUCHAREST APPEAL.
On Easter Sunday your support will be much appreciated by donating any of the following items – cereals, pasta, rice, tin peas and beans, spaghetti, mayonnaise, soup, tin rice, sugar, jam, ketchup, tin tomatoes, biscuits, sweets, coffee, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, cotton wool etc.

EWTN
If you have Sky you can access all the Holy Week Ceremonies on channel 589. There are many interesting programmes to see. Mass each day, Rosary and Divine Mercy – particularly suitable for those people confined to home.

SYMPATHY
Our sympathy is extended to Kathleen & Pat Lawlor and family, Knockreigh, Adamstown on the death of Kathleen’s brother Joe Morris, White Rock View, Wexford. His funeral Mass took place on Tuesday 23rd March in Clonard Church with burial afterwards in Crosstown Cemetery.
Our sympathy also to James & Marie Buckley and family, Raheenaclonagh, Adamstown on the sudden death of James’s cousin Conor Buckley, Davidstown / Ballyhyland, Caim. His funeral Mass took place on Thursday 25th March in Caim Church with burial afterwards in the adjoining Cemetery.
May They Rest in Peace.

EASTER GARDEN
The Easter garden will be erected on Good Friday evening @ 5pm, anybody wishing to help or contribute flowers or plants will be very welcome.

READERS OF THE LITURGY
Saturday 27th March Vigil Mass @ 7pm – Liam Whelan
Sunday 28th March Mass @ 10:30am – Des Farrell
Readers are asked to come to St Abbans Church on Monday night March 29th @ 9pm to make arrangements for Easter Liturgy.

RECONCILIATION
Reconciliation Ceremonies will take place in Raheen Church on Monday night March 29th @ 7:30pm & Adamstown Church @ 8:15pm. Wednesday night March 31st in Newbawn Church @ 7:00pm.

ANOINTING OF THE SICK
Will take place on Wednesday March 31st @ 3pm.

WAY OF THE CROSS
Way of the Cross through the Phoenix Park on Good Friday will led by Archbishop Diarmuid Martin beginning @ 12:30pm.

ANNIVERSARIES
Sat March 27th Mass for Eileen Delaney, Oldcourt (A)
Su March 28th Mass for James Collier, Glenour (A)
Sat April 3rd Mass for Mgt Kiely, Glenour (A)
Sun April 4th Mass for Michael & Catherine Barden, Coonogue.
Pray for Mary Ellen Lawlor, Newtown May They Rest In Peace.

HOLY THURSDAY: MASS @ 8PM .Watching before the Blessed Sacrament until 10:00pm.
We remember our Saviour’s words on the night of his Passion “could you not watch one hour with me”.
Please remember your Trocaire Box.

GOOD FRIDAY:   PASSION OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST @ 3PM.

STATIONS OF THE CROSS @ 8PM.
Collection for the Holy Land will be taken up in the porch of the Church after the Liturgy.

HOLY SATURDAY:  EASTER VIGIL @ 9PM.    

EASTER SUNDAY: MASS @ 10:30AM.

A THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
OPPORTUNITIES ARE NEVER LOST!
SOMEONE ELSE WILL TAKE THE ONES YOU PASS UP.

I WISH YOU ALL A VERY HAPPY EASTER
FR ROBERT NOLAN P.P