Sunday April 18th

CARDS
The weekly “30” Card Game continues in the Community Centre on Friday April 23rd @ 9pm. Thanks to the ladies for the teas last week. There is €220 in prize money on offer each night. Catering April 23nd will be: Geraldine Ridgeway, Patricia Furlong and Cathy Delaney. Proceeds going to Parish Funds.

LOTTO DRAW
There was no Jackpot winner at the last Lotto draw. The winning numbers were 15,16,27,30. No matched three numbers.  Next draw will take place Monday night 26th April in the Out House, Rourke’s Cross. Next draw is worth €13,000.
All proceeds going to Adamstown F.C, GAA and Parish Committee.

ATHLETIC CLUB
Adamstown Athletic Club had two fine performances in the indoor All Ireland last weekend. Patrice O’Gorman finished 4th in the U15 1000m Walk. This is an exceptional achievement for Patrice. Stephen Gorman followed soon after Patrice. Stephen qualified 4th from the heats of the U16 Boys 800m and turned out a fine performance to finish 6th in the final a few hours later. Both athletes were competing at the highest level in Ireland, in two difficult events. This is only the beginning for these two athletes. Well done. Thursday night was the first training session on the new all weather track and who better to test its speed than one of Ireland’s finest Brona Furlong. The excitement was hard to curtail, with our own athletes speeding up and down on it like Usain Bolt in the Olympic Finals. Thanks to Ger O’Neill who put in the hard work and expertise, we now have a quality 55m track. Well done everyone involved in this project.

ADAMSTOWN LADIES SPORTS CLUB
Dinner dance and presentation night in the Stanville Lodge on Friday 21st May 2010, tickets on sale now @ €20 each.
For your ticket contact Catherine-087 6211997, Rosie-087 6323816, Shane-087 6418890.

GOAL / HAITI EARTHQUAKE APPEAL
There will be a table quiz in aid of Goal Haiti Earthquake Appeal in the Horse & Hound, Ballinaboola on Friday 30th April @ 9pm sharp. Table of four cost €40. Junior table cost €20. Quiz Master will be the well-known sports commentator Micheal O’ Muircearthaigh. Lots of quiz prizes and raffle prizes. Your support will be very much appreciated.

MCC
Michael Sheehan MCC will hold a clinic on Wednesday 21st April @ 8pm in Adamstown Community Centre. All are welcome to come along.

USEFULL NUMBERS
Oil boilers and oil cookers, serviced and repaired contact Pat on 087-2908400.
Street lights broken, call ESB on 1850 372772.
Care Doc, emergency 1850 334999.
1 to 1, suicide helpline 1800 247100.

NATIONAL POSITIVE AGEING
National Positive Ageing meeting will take place on Monday 26th April in the Riverside Park Hotel, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford; 2.00 – 4.00pm. If you would like to have your say on the day contact Wexford Local Development in Enniscorthy on 053-9155864 and speak to Liz or contact Orlaith in Wexford on 053-9155800 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to book your place.

PARISH ORGANISATIONS
Please keep us up to date with breaking news by contacting Betty O’Shea on 053-924777. Remember we live in a community – community depends on communication.

LOURDES DRAW
Congratulation to the winners of the Lourdes Draw which took place on Sunday 11th April in St Abbans Church. The winners were; Mairead Barden, Doonooney, Fr Robert Nolan, Adamstown and Tony Bradley, Ballyvergin. Hope they will enjoy the trip. We are grateful to all who bought tickets & made it possible to have our draw. Thanks also to the members of our Parish Committee who went from door to door.

ACCORD ( family life service)
Pre – Marriage Courses 2010. Ferrycarrig Hotel, Wexford Friday 11th June 7pm – 10pm, Saturday 12th June 10am – 5pm, Friday 10th September 7pm – 10pm and Saturday 11th September 10am – 5pm. Booking essential.
Phone 053-9123086 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., for further information.

TROCAIRE BOX’S
Don’t forget to bring back your Trocaire Boxes.

COLLECTION FOR THE HOLY PLACES
The collection taken up on Good Friday came to €380. Many thanks for your generosity.

STOP JUDGING BY THE WAY THINGS LOOK (John 7:24 NCV)
When country singer Lonzo Green’s nephew Jimmy asked him to tune a friend’s guitar, he agreed. The problem was, Jimmy’s friend was from the wrong side of the tracks and Jimmy’s parents wouldn’t allow him inside their house. So they met outside. As the kid approached, Green noticed his self – consciousness, demeanor and sidewise glances at the up market neighbourhood. Lonzo Green, who’d experienced poverty and discrimination in his own life, tuned the boy’s old guitar, played a few songs and taught him some chords. The young man thanked him and left with a warm memory he’d carry throughout the rest of his remarkable life. Eventually that boy crossed the tracks for good with his guitar, soft polite drawl and hesitant smile and was never unwelcome again. That’s because the boy who wasn’t allowed in the house was.....
Elvis Presley.

VOCATIONS SUNDAY – 25TH APRIL 2010

SUNDAY 25TH APRIL IS THE OFFICAL DAY OF PRAYERS FOR VOCATIONS IN THE CHURCH.
Pope Benedict in July 2009 at the beginning of the Year for Priests said: “What most stands out in the life of St John Vianney, the holy Cure of Ars, is his complete identification with his ministry. He used to say that a good pastor, a pastor after God’s heart, is the greatest treasure the good Lord can give a parish”.
I would ask you to remember our two students for the priesthood in your prayers – James Cullen in Maynooth and
Pat Duffy in the Beda, Rome. I would also ask you to remember in your prayers Deacon Luis de la Calle, IVE, who is due for ordination to the Priesthood this summer.
Let us pray the Lord of the harvest to send labourers into His harvest.

LIFE IN THE SPIRIT SEMINAR
Adamstown /Raheen Prayer Group are running a life in the Spirit seminar each Sunday evening from 18th April @ 7pm-8pm in St. Abbans Church, Adamstown. The seminar is a series of talks, prayer, song & discussion. It is a chance for you to step away and take the time to deepen your personal relationship with God….which will change your life! All are Welcome.

SAINT ELISABETH CONVENT
We heartily thank you for your hospitality, your precious help and the service arranged during the visit of our sisters Olga, Uliana, Tatiana and Artem. The donations and sale proceeds are truly a blessing to our community because they enable us to continue the construction of the House of Love of Labor and to help those who suffer from drug and alcohol addiction as well as mentally challenged people. With deep gratitude and love in Christ,
Abbess Evfrosinia with sisters of St. Elisabeth Convent.

WEEKLY ENVELOPE COLLECTION
March – 7th €387, March – 14th €242, March – 21st €417, March – 28th €215.
Many thanks to those who faithfully make a weekly contribution and to all who contribute to the envelope collection.

CHURCH GATE COLLECTION
A church gate collection will take place on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th April 2010 in aid of the Irish Wheelchair Association. Your generosity would be much appreciated.

EUCHARSTIC ADORATION
Will take place Monday – Friday from 7pm – 8pm in St Abbans Oratory. We need some people for Wednesday evenings. Could you spare an hour?

READERS OF THE LITURGY
Saturday 17th April Vigil Mass @ 8pm – Catherine Hanley,
Sunday 18th April 3rd Sunday of Easter Mass @ 10:30am – Sheelagh Delaney
Saturday 24th April Vigil Mass @ 8pm – Frances Gallagher
Sunday 25th April 4th Sunday of Easter Mass @ 10:30am – Catherine Moore.

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ANNIVERSARIES
Sat April 17th Mass for Paud Delaney, Glenour (A)
Sun April 18th Mass for Frank Kavanagh and Margaret Dolan, Newtown (A)
Sat April 24th Mass for Bill Bradley, Woodview Drive, (A)
Sun April 25th Mass for Johnny Creane, Glenour (months mind)

A THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
I THANK YOU LORD FOR ALL MY GIFTS
I can see – so many are blind
I can hear – so many are deaf
I have food – so many are hungry
I have faith – make it stronger.