March 27th

The weekly “30” Card game continues in the Community Centre this Friday 1st of April at 9.00 pm.  Thanks to the ladies for the teas last week.  Catering on the night will be: Gillian O’Neill, Ann English and Frances Doyle – Glenour/Ballyvergin.  Proceeds will be going to the Parish Funds.

Winning numbers are – 11, 20, 23 and 27.  There was no Jackpot Winner.  There were two match three numbers winners which were: Rita Bradley, Glenour and Ray Kirwan, Barracks Road, who received €100.00 each.  Next draw is worth €3,700.00.  Winning ticket seller receives €370.00.  The next draw will take place in
Brad Og’s, on Monday 4th of April.

Adamstown Lotto Annual General Meeting will take place on Thursday 31st of March at 8.30 pm in Adamstown Community Centre.  All are welcome.

Our Junior Hurlers beat Bunclody by 1 point in Bunclody on Saturday last the 19th of March.  Our Minor Hurlers beat Buffers Alley on Sunday last the 20th of March on a final score of 1-15 to 1-12 and also on Sunday after our Intermediate Hurlers went down to Crossabeg-Ballymurn on a score line of 2-11 to 6-12.  Minor Football Team will play Glynn/Barntown in Killurin on Sunday 27th of March at 11.30 am.

If you have a child starting school in Adamstown National School in September 2011, please call to the School or phone 053 9240694 for an enrolment form (Baptismal Certificate required)

Best of luck to Ciaran O’Brien in the Lenister Boxing Finals which takes place in Newbridge, Co Kildare.

Pauline O’Meara will take part in the Celebrity Wannabes in the Riverside Park Hotel, Enniscorthy on Tuesday night 29th of March at 7.30 pm, for the Street Children of Buchrest.  You can vote for Pauline by calling this number 1515 415 158 and then key in 114 or text Celeb followed by a space and then 114-57000.  All proceeds from the phone calls or texts will go to the Street Children of Buchrest.

On Sunday 3rd of April there is a trip to see Tutankhuamum – his tomb and his treasurers exhibition in the RDS, ‘a must see’ exhibition, taking a break at Avoca Hand weavers in Kilmacanogue on route and taking in Blanchestown shopping centre afterwards and returning to the Amber Springs hotel in Gorey for dinner.  The total cost here is €55.00.  Further attractions to look out for include ‘Dublin In Bloom Festival’ in the Phoenix Park from June 2nd to 6th with a coach travelling each day to the festival from Thursday, June 2nd to Monday,
June 6th inclusive.  Further details later.  An overnight trip to Kinsale is also being planned.

Numbers to ring:

053 9124809
053 9123332
087 2415359

Raheen Family Resource Centre can now offer a Professional, confidential Counselling Service.  This service is free of charge and counselling for a range of issues is available, such as: loss and bereavement, relationship difficulties, anger/stress management, stress, bullying, depression, alcohol/substance misuse, self-worth/self-esteem, crisis intervention.  To arrange an appointment in confidence phone Doris on 087 6187022.

Raheen Family Resource Centre is hosting John Lonergan on Wednesday the 30th of March at 7.30 pm.  There is always a great deal to learn from the former Mountjoy Governor as he speaks of the struggles and challenges facing parents and communities today.  This is a free event and open to everybody.

Evening Mass on Saturday will be celebrated at 8.00 pm for the duration of Summer time.  Do not forget to put your clock forward an hour this Saturday 26th of March.

The Collection in aid of the Ferns Mission came to €705.00.  Many thanks for your generosity.

Fr Robert Nolan will visit the sick and housebound on Friday 25th and Saturday 26th of March.

Trocaire Boxes are available in the porch of the Church.  Trocaire continues to work for justice in a world in which there is so much poverty.  It also continues to remind us of the many national disaster which are very soon forgotten once they have disappeared off our television screen.

Youth 2000 Ireland will be hosting a youth retreat in Good Council College, New Ross, Co Wexford from Friday 8th to Sunday 10th April 2011.  People aged 16-35 are welcome to this donation only event, with all newcomers very welcome.  The weekend will consist of an action packed programme of prayer, workshops, drama inspirational talks, testimonies, music, games, a lot of fun and friendship.  Starts with registration on Friday at    8.00 pm.  Bring a sleeping bag if you wish to avail of accommodation.  For more information contact James Mahon on 085 7351210 or Anne Quinn on 086 8501533 or check out for details and to book online.

The lunch of a booklet “Calendar of Saints of the Diocese of Ferns” by Canon Seamus S de Val, will take place on Thursday 31st March in the Riverside Park Hotel, Enniscorthy at 8.00 pm.  The Booklet will be launched by Most Rev Dr Denis Brennan, Bishop of Ferns.  All are Welcome.

Copies of the Bishops’ Pastoral letter are available in the porch of the Church.

Daily Mass at 9.30 am (unless otherwise stated).
Adoration from every Monday to every Friday at
7.00 pm to 8.00 pm.

The Prayer Group meets every Sunday in St Abbans Oratory from 7.00 pm to 8.00 pm, all are welcome.

Saturday 26th of March Mass at 7.00 pm –
Eileen Delaney, Brocurra (A)
Sunday 27th of March Mass at 10.30 am –
Christy Murphy, Oylegate (A)
Sunday 27th of March funeral Mass at 2.00 pm –
Nora Kelly, Ballyvergin
Friday 1st of April Mass at 8.00 pm – Gillian Bradley, Ballyvergin (Months Mind)
Saturday 2nd of April Mass at 8.00 pm – Nellie and John Finn, Rathsilla (A)
Sunday 3rd of April Mass at 10.30 am – Michael and Catherine Barron, Coonogue (A)

Also pray for Fr Jay Galway OSA, Misterin,
James Collier, Glenour and Pat Ennis.
May they Rest in Peace.

Saturday 26th of March Vigil Mass at 7.00 pm – Majella Stafford
Sunday 27th of March (3rd Sunday of Lent) Mass at
10.30 pm – Betty O’Shea


Patrick Joseph Ennis RIP
Pat’s funeral service took place in St Mary’s Church of Ireland, New Ross on March 18th, on his 80th birthday.  Pat was born in Dublin but the family moved to Coventry, England when he was 8 years old.  There they experienced the horror of 2nd world war when Coventry was bombed extensively.  Pat moved back to Howth, Dublin following his National Service.  In Howth he began his great love for fishing.  Later he returned to Coventry where he married Margaret.  He moved to Camross 19 years ago.  Pat is survived by his wife Margaret, Son Carl, Glenour, Granddaughters, Ciara and Rachel and grandson Calum to whom we offer our sympathy. 
May he rest in Peace.

Nora Kelly RIP
Sincere sympathy is extended to the Kelly family, Ballyvergin on the death Nora Kelly who died on Thursday 24th of March.
May she rest in Peace.


Prayer to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Most sacred, most loving Heart of Jesus, you are concealed in the Holy Eucharist, and you bear for us still.  Now, as then, you say: “With desire I have desired”.  I worship you with all my best love and awe, with fervent affection, with my most subdued, most resolved will.  For a while you take up your abode within me.  O make my heart beat with your Heart! Purify it of all that is earthly, all that is proud and sensual, of all perversity, of all disorder.  So fill it with you, that neither the events of the day, nor the circumstance of the time, may have the power ruffle it; but that in your love and your fear, it may have peace. Amen

John Henry Cardinal Newman (1801-1890)