Sunday 29nd November

CARDS
The weekly “30” Card Game continues in the Community Centre on Friday December 4th @ 9pm. There is €220 in prize money on offer each night. Thanks to the ladies for the teas last week. Catering on Friday 4th December will be: Cathy O’Gorman, Bridget O’Gorman, Ann Stafford, Agnes Whelan & Kay Whelan, Kellystown. Catering the following Friday December 11th will be Ann Byrne, Bridget English, Rita Furlong, Catherine English and Bernie Power.
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.

ADAMSTOWN COMMUNITY ALERT
Muintir Na Tire/ Community Alert Programme have been successful in receiving funding under the “Benefit” programme funded by the Department of Communications, Energy and National Resources. The programme which will be known as Community TXT Link has as its objectives as follows!
Develop a mobile phone and short messaging (SMS) training kit for use by community alert groups to be used to educate older and retired people, unemployed people, and people with disabilities in mobile phone usage.
The next step in this process is to create a panel of trainees from the community alert catchment area. This is an ideal opportunity to avail of “free” training in the use of “Mobile Phones” for older people in our community. It will be of immense use to the trainees in their daily lives. Anyone who is interested in availing of this service is asked to have their names and mobile numbers with the secretary. Training will commence in the community centre shortly after Christmas. Training will be given by selected personnel of Muintir Na Tire Headquarters.

ADAMSTOWN ATHLETIC CLUB
Adamstown Athletic Club will hold its Annual Awards Presentation Night on Thursday 10th December @ 7pm in Adamstown community centre. All past and present members are welcome to attend, the club also wishes to extend its welcome to all who helped & sponsored during the recently held County & Leinster Cross Country. A reminder: AGM will be held on Wednesday 16th December @ 8:30pm in the community centre.

ADAMSTOWN GAA CLUB
Adamstown GAA Club would like to thank all those who attended, supported and sponsored their fundraiser “Cookery Demonstration” with award winning chef Phelim Byrne, which was an evening of Christmas festivity cooking which was held in the Horse & Hound on Thursday the 19th November. A very large crowd was present and enjoyed a wonderful evening of simple recipes and ingredients that will make everyone’s festive season all the tastier. It was an evening full of useful hints, tips and suggestions and a great night was had by one and all.
Please Note: Adamstown GAA AGM will be held on Sunday 6th December @ 5pm in Adamstown Community Centre. All players, members and supporters please attend to review the past year and to make provisions for the year 2010. 

VARIETY GROUP NEWS
A meeting of Adamstown Variety Group will be held in St Abban’s Hall on Wednesday 2nd December @ 8pm. All interested are invited to attend.

FOLK GROUP
There will be a folk group practice on Tuesday December 1st @ 8pm in St Abban’s Church.

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APPEAL FOR DONATIONS TO HELP FLOOD VICTIMS
A collection is being made by Raheen Family Resource Centre to help some of those affected by the flooding crisis around the country. The donations will be sent down to the worst affected areas to help those in need of support in the coming weeks.
People are asked for anything they can donate from spare clothes, duvets, bed linen, and household goods.
Where possible items should be bagged and labelled with all contents.
The collection is being made at the Family Resource Centre Wednesday and Thursday 2nd and 3rd December from 10am to 5pm

REMINDER
Subscription is now due for Sacred Heart Messenger.
PRAYER MEETING
Our weekly gathering will take place in St Abban’s Oratory from 7pm – 8pm, why not come along & bring a friend.

SOME QUOTES
“A bargain is something you cannot use at a price you cannot resist”.
“Some day my ship will come in, but with my luck I’ll be at the airport”.
“Money talks...but all mine says is good-bye”.
“People who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do”.
“For every problem there is a simple solution, and it’s always wrong”.
“Have you noticed? Anybody going slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac” by George Carlin.
“We have no more right to consume happiness without producing it than to consume wealth without producing it”. By G.B Shaw.

STOP SUPPOSIN
Don’t start your day by supposin’ that trouble is just ahead, it’s better to stop supposin and start with a prayer instead, and make it a prayer of Thanksgiving for the wonderful things God has wrought, like the beautiful sunrise and sunset, “God’s Gifts” that are free and not bought.
For what is the use of supposin, the dire things that could happen to you and worry about some misfortune that seldom if ever comes true – but instead of just idle supposin, step forward to meet each new day, secure in the knowledge God’s near you to lead you each step of the way.
For supposin the worst things will happen only helps to make them come true and you darken the bright, happy moments that the dear Lord has given to you – so if you desire to be happy and get rid of the “misery of dread” just give up “suppossin” the worst things and look for the “best things” instead.
Original author unknown.

VISITOR FROM BELARUS TO ST ABBANS CHURCH
A sister from the Convent of St Elizabeth the new Martyr in Belarus will give a presentation on Friday 4th December @ 8pm in St. Abbans Church on the history and service of the community aimed at helping the patients of the psychiatric hospital, children without parent support and sufferers from drug and alcoholic dependence. A stall will be arranged to sell products made at the convent which include items like Ikons, Crucifixes, Souvenirs and CD’s. Your support will be much appreciated.

SYMPATHY
Margaret Hewer, Barracks Cross,
Maggie died on Friday November 20th after a long illness which she bore with great fortitude. She, Ray and Joe came to reside in Adamstown ten years ago and was very much a part of the community and endeared herself to all.  A large number travelled from Oxfordshire, England where the family previously resided. A horse drawn carriage bore her remains to St Abbans Church, Adamstown on Saturday afternoon. Her funeral Mass took place after 10:30am Mass on Sunday and interned in St Abbans Cemetery.
Our sympathy to Ray, Joe, Sean, Garrett and Anna-Marie, her parents Liam and Nancy O’Brien, her brothers and extended family.
May she Rest in Peace.

READERS OF THE LITURGY
Sat 5th December Vigil Mass – 7pm Majella Stafford
Sun 6th December 2nd Sunday of Advent – 10:30am Tomas Whelan.
Mon 7th December Vigil Mass – 7pm Liam Whelan
Tues 8th December Immaculate Conception – 10:30am Betty O’Shea.

ANNIVERSARIES
Sat 28th Liam Kelly, Ballyvergin,
Sun 29th Denis & Mary Dunne, Raheenduff,
Sat 5th December Martin Furlong, Castleview
Sun 6th December Aidan and Kathleen Furlong, Coonogue.
May They Rest in Peace.

November Masses: Thanks to all who attended and much appreciation for your generosity.
Thanks to Joe and Cait Bradley for the preparation of the Oratory
First Friday of the month 4th December mass @ 7pm
Visitation of the sick Friday 4th and Saturday 5th December.

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
Everybody, Somebody, Anybody and Nobody.
There was an important job to be done and Everybody was sure Somebody would do it.
 Anybody could have done it, but Nobody did it.
Somebody got angry at that because it was Everybody’s job.
Everybody knew Anybody could do it, but Nobody realized Everybody wouldn’t do it.
Afterwards Everybody blamed Somebody when Nobody did what Anybody could have done.