November 7th

CARDS
The weekly “30” Card game continues in the Community Centre this Friday 12th of November at 9.00 pm.  There is €220.00 in prize money on offer each night.  Catering on the 12th will be: Anne French, Kathleen Flood, Margaret Cashe and Callie Doyle.  Catering the following Friday 19th November will be: Gerty Mooney, Marie Mooney, Angela Furlong and Louise Furlong.  Proceeds going to the Parish Funds.

Re: catering for Cards: Please note - if you are unable to cater on the night allocated to your would you be kind enough to swap with a neighbour.  We are very grateful for your continued support for what has been a very important source of revenue for the Parish.

Last Friday night it was lovely to see such a large attendance of card players, families and friends at the special Mass celebrated by Fr Nolan to remember all deceased card players who faithfully came to Adamstown every Friday night.  May they rest in Peace.  Following Mass all enjoyed tea and refreshments in the Centre, a word of thanks to the ladies for looking after same.  Winners on Friday 29th of October were: Terry McDonald, Ann Byrne, Ned Evoy, Patsy Byrne, Paddy Furlong, Seamus Wickham, Nick Doyle, Andy Reville, Lean Whelan and Seamus Joyce.

CHURCH ALTARS AND DECORATION
Thanks to the ladies from Raheenduff for looking after the Church and alters for the month of October it is now the turn of parishioners from Kellystown for the month of November.

ADAMSTOWN LOTTO RESULTS
Winning numbers are – 7, 8, 25, 28.  There was no Jackpot Winners.  The following players matched 3 numbers: Tom Hendrick, Adamstown and Tom Mooney, Adamstown.  Next draw is worth €11,600.00 and it takes place in Murphy’s Newbawn, on Monday 8th of November 2010.  Winning ticket Seller will receive €1000.00.

I C A NOTES
The November meeting will be held on Thursday 11th of November at 8.00 pm.  All members are asked to please be present for group photo.

PRSENTATION OF CHEQUES
The presentation of the cheques from the recent Harvest Festival took place in Cullen’s Lounge on Thursday 28th of October.  Ann Jackman, Joint Treasurer presented a cheque for €7,000.00 to Bessie Fortune on behalf of Sister Helen Delaney MMM to help with her life saving work in Uganda.  Committee member Mary Power presented a €1,500.00 cheque to Michael Power for the Raheen Day Care Centre.  The third cheque for €1,500.00 was presented by committee member Patrice Byrne to Mary Bennett for the Hope Centre, Enniscorthy, making a total of €10,000.00.  All recipients were very gracious and very thankful.  Fr Robert Nolan PP praised the good work of Adamstown Harvest Festival Committee and thanked everyone that helped and supported the event every year.

The very large attendance at the presentation were treated to tea and home-made refreshments by the hard working ladies committee, which brought a very enjoyable evening to a close.

NOTE:  The proposed date for the 10th Annual running of this great Charity event is Sunday 11th of September 2011.

SHAMROCK VINTAGE CLUB NEWS
Shamrock Vintage Club is holding its Christmas party in the Horse and Hound on Friday 26th of November, Music by El-Paso and tickets available from Club members at €22.00 each.  The Club will also launch its Calendar in Cullen’s Lounge on Thursday 11th of November at
9.00 pm.  Sponsors and everyone are very welcome and light refreshments will be served.

HOPE CANCER SUPPORT AWARNESS MEETING
A public meeting will take place in Brandon House Hotel on November 8th 2010 at 8.00 pm.  

The purpose of this meeting is to create an awareness of the many supports and services that are provided at the Hope Cancer Support Centre, Enniscorthy with a view to setting up a “Friends of Hope Group” in the New Ross area.

People who are living with cancer and those who are supporting them on their journey will be especially welcome on the night.

THE NINE CONVICTS
During the young Ireland revolution of 1848, nine young Irishmen were captured, tried and convicted of treason against the Queen.  The sentence was death.  The presiding Judge read out the name of the condemned men: Charles Duffy, Thomas Meagher, Patrick Donahue, Terence McManus, Richard O’Gorman, Morris Lyene, Michael Ireland, Thomas McGee and John Mitchell.  Have you anything to say before the court passes sentence?
Thomas Meagher had been chosen to speak for them all.  My Lord this is our first offense, but not our last.  If you will be easy with us this once, we promise on our word as gentlemen to try to do better the next time and the next time sure we won’t be fools enough to get caught.  The indignant judge sentence them to be hanged by the neck, but passionate protests from all over the world forced Queen Victoria to commute the sentence, the men were transported for life to the penal colony of the then savage Australia.

In 1871 a Sir Charles Duffy was elected Prime Minister of the Australian state of Victoria.  To her amazement Queen Victoria learned from her Prime Minister Disraeli that this was the same Charles Duffy who had been transported for treason 23 years before.  She demanded the records for the other eight convicts and this is what she learned.

Thomas Meagher was Governor of Montana, Patrick Donahue and Terence McManus were Brigadier Generals in the U S Army, Richard O’Gorman was Governor General of Newfoundland, Morris Lyene was Attorney General of Australia to which office Michael Ireland succeeded.  Thomas McGee was President of the Dominion of Canada and John Mitchell was a prominent New York politician whose son later became Mayor of New York City.

This amazing true story of nine men banished from their native land to a penal colony for political views and in later years becoming outstanding citizens in America, Australia, and Canada, is now a part of the United States Congressional Record in Washington D C.

LEINSTER ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIPS Leinster Athletics Championships on Sunday 7th of November is commencing at 10.45 am.  Adamstown Athletics Club is once again hosting this premier event having had such success with last year.  We wish Local Mentors and Club well, Go Neiridh Leis.  The Club has a big membership and a great tradition recalling older parishioners and past achievements.  We hope all our local participants will do well on the day and that they will be blessed with good weather.
NB: SUNDAY MASS ON 7TH AT 10.00 AM

REMINDER
November Masses from Monday 22nd of November to Sunday 28th of November.  Envelopes are being distributed presently.

HOLYLAND PILGRIMAGE – OCTOBER 7TH – OCTOBER 17TH 2011
Names now are being taken for remaining seats of Pilgrimage being organised by Raheen/Adamstown Prayer Group.  If interested please contact Fr Jim Furlong on 053 9240677 or Fr Robert Nolan on 053 9240512.

BOOK STAND AT ST ABBANS CHURCH
Included are the following books:
Self-help for overcoming depression
Anger Therapy
Be Good to your Marriage Therapy
Stress
Prayer Therapy
Each booklet costs €4.00, readers will find them helpful.

GAA
Well done to Adamstown on their whole hearted success over Naomh Mhuire last Sunday.  Next obstacle is against Callan hopefully their skills and big heart will bring victory.  JP Furlong, Liam Stafford and Tomas O’Callaghan have been selected for ASH Development, Wexford squad which will be actively training during the winter.  JP and Liam are also regular servers at Mass in Adamstown.

IN MEMORIAM
Saturday 6th of November Mass at 7.00 pm – Kathleen Kidd, Oldcourt (A)
Sunday 7th of November Mass at 10.00 am – John Kavanagh, Newtown (A)
Saturday 13th of November Mass at 7.00 pm – Patrick Cullen, Adamstown (A)
Sunday 14th of November Mass at 10.30 pm – Joe Kelly, Coonogue (A)
Prayer also for Margaret O’Neill, Rathsilla (A), James, Statia and John Walsh, Raheen and Edward and Mary Whelan, Oldcourt.
May they Rest in Peace.

READERS OF THE LITURGY
Saturday 13th of November Vigil Mass at 7.00 pm – Anthony McGee.
Sunday 14th of November (33rd Sunday of the Year) Mass at 10.30 am – Catherine Moore.

A THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

If I can stop one heart from breaking,
I shall not live in vain:
If I can ease one life the aching
Or cool one pain,
Or help one fainting robin
Unto his nest again,
I shall not live in vain.

Emily Dickinson