Sunday 25th October

CARDS
The weekly “30” Card Game continues in the Community Centre on Friday October 30th @ 9pm. There is €220 in prize money on offer each night. Thanks to the ladies for the teas last week. Catering on Friday October 30th will be: Dympna Rochford, Mary Lawlor, Marie Dumphy and Mrs. O’Connor. Catering the following Friday October 6th November will be Eileen, Bridget, Ann and Mary Thorpe.  Proceeds going to Parish Funds.

LOTTO DRAW
There was no Jackpot winner in the Adamstown Lotto Draw on Monday October 19th. The winning numbers were 3, 10, 22, 29.Two match 3 numbers. The next draw will take place on Monday November 2nd in John Judes, Clonroche. The Jackpot will be €12,000 with the winning seller receiving €1,000.

1911 CENSUS RECORDS
A simple Google search for census 1911 opens up The Ireland of Ninety-eight years ago, every street, every house, every individual, any family, any street, any towns land – it’s all on the website.

“HALLOWEEN CAPERS”
Reminding everyone of Adamstown Variety Group’s presentation of “Halloween Capers” their two-hour variety show in St.Abban’s Hall this Thursday 29th October and Friday 30th October @ 8pm each night. A night of enjoyment and talent from our local young and not so young people. Wishing Lou and Carol every success with their first venture into production and a few grey hairs along the way. They have worked hard over the past weeks in putting this show together and do come along and enjoy the night and bring along your family and friends.

WINTER CLOSING HOURS FOR CULLEN’S GALA
Cullen’s Gala, Adamstown closing hours are as follows starting from Monday 26th October2009: Monday – Friday 9pm,
Saturday 7pm, Sunday 6pm, Bank Holidays 6pm.

GRAVECARE SERVICE
Graves maintained throughout the year. ▪ Weeding, cleaning and general upkeep. ▪ Top – up pebbles can be supplied. ▪ Cost tailored to specific requirements. Dignity and Respect assured. Wexford, Wicklow and surrounding areas. Specially suited to people living away from home. Contact Denis at 053-9235062 Mobile: 087-6179428.

AGEING WITH CONFIDENCE
Do you have concerns about growing older? Would you like more information about what to expect as you age? Are you living life to the full or do you feel that you could get more out of every day? Ageing with confidence is a course specially designed with older people in mind. It covers all aspects of growing older. The course runs for 8 afternoons and will take place in Raheen Community Centre, it will be conducted by facilitators trained in this area and is a joint venture between Raheen Family Resource Centre, Wexford Local Development and Age and Opportunity. For further information or booking contact Bridget Kavanagh at 051-428805.

ADAMSTOWN ATHLETIC CLUB
The club had another very successful venture last Sunday in the uneven age group cross country coming away with another three county titles, two seconds and one third individual prizes, two first teams and one third team. U9 Girls – 4th Tara Doyle, 8th Kate Jackman,
9th Rachel Power, 11th Sonia Mooney, 13th Leah Carthy Walsh, 15th Kathlyn Mernagh, 20th Aideen Stafford, 22nd Sarah O’Gorman.
U9 Boys – 1st Craig Wall, 3rd Padraic Wickham, 5th Luke Byrne, 7th Eoghan O’Gorman, 10th David O’Gorman, 11th Graham O’Reilly.
U11 Girls First team – Shannon Wall, Triona Mooney, Julie Furlong, Emier Mernagh, Aoife Muldoon, Clodagh Walsh, and Marguerite Furlong.
U11 Boys 3rd team – Jack Power, Connor O’Gorman, Ryan Carthy Walsh, Cian Walsh, and Brian O’Gorman.
U13 Girls – 6th Roisin Stephenson. U13 Boys – 2nd Liam Stafford. 1st Team – Liam Stafford, Sean Barden, JP Furlong, James O’Shea.
U15 Girls – Claire Stephenson, 2nd Patrice O Gorman. U15 Boys – 1st Stephen Gorman.
Boys and Girls aged 6,7,8 are on a well earned break after their tough but very successful cross country season, aged 9 upwards will continue training and competing in the upcoming Leinster Championships. All athletes – past and present, parents, supporters and helpers will all get together in December for our awards night, details later.

SPORT
Well done to the Adamstown under 21 football team on winning the county final in Wexford Park on Sunday last.
Adamstown beat St Anne’s with a score of 2-07 to 0-09. A great victory for the Adamstown boys. Well done!!!!!

HELP & SUPPORT
Help & Support is only a phone call away in County Wexford. Local Numbers:
Citizens Information Centre – 053 9142012
Family Law Service – 053 9123086
Mental Health Ireland (Wexford) – 053 9243200
Money Advice Budgeting Service – 053 9121504
Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Service – 1800 33 00 33
St Vincent De Paul – 051 857112
Talk it Over (Suicide Bereavement Support) 1850 201 249
Wexford Community Based Drugs Initiative – 053 9121691
Wexford Self Harm Intervention Programme – 053 9174050
Wexford Women’s Refuge Project – 1800 220 444

VANISHING OF THE BEES
Members of the beekeeping community are alive to the ancient notion of the hive as a microcosm of the human world and freely attribute human motivation and morality to the bees. One calls them “the most selfless animals” for the way the workers slave away for the greater good. The practice of feeding them sugar syrup instead of honey is “like feeding your kids junk food”. Best of all for New Age – speak is Marguerite Rigoglioso, PhD, of the University of California, Berkeley (there’s a surprise), who talks of “prophetic” swarms.
 “I think that the bees are saying….we have to reintegrate the feminine; we have to get a consciousness about the sacred feminine before it’s too late”

LEADERSHIP
“We grew up in a Church where leadership was invested solely in the bishop at diocesan level, and the priest at parish level. This model of leadership was of its own time and suited to a Church which, for the most part, saw its role as “maintenance and management”.
We are moving now to a model of Church which aims to discern the real need of people and tries to respond. This requires the participation of the whole parish in listening to needs and using the gifts and talents of the parish in responding. A whole new set of skills is required here, the ability to listen, to reflect, to plan, to priorities. It also requires a very different type of leadership, a shift from the top down model of leadership where lay people did what the priest said. Among the skills of leadership required in today’s Church are the ability to motivate, to inspire and animate others, the ability to work collaboratively with women and men, the ability to nurture and foster lay leadership.”

THANK YOU
A word of thanks to all who contributed to the Mission Sunday collection last Sunday. The total collected was €735.00. Many Thanks for your generosity.

READERS OF THE LITURGY
Sat 25th @ 8pm – Majella Stafford, Sun 26th @10:00am – Betty O’Shea,
Sat31st @ 7pm – Liam Whelan, Sun1st November @ 10:30 am – Des Farrell.

ANNIVERSARIES
Sat 24th October @ 8pm – Kathleen Rothwell, Groveside, Adamstown.
Sun 25th October @ 10:00am – Patrick & Kathleen Murphy & the deceased members of the Murphy family, Coolnagree.
Sat 31st October @ 7pm – Teresa and Batty Delaney, Tomgarrow.
Sun 1st November @ 10:30am – Joe Kelly, Coonogue.
 May They Rest In Peace.
 
THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK - When Sorrow Walked With Me

“I walked a mile with gladness, she chatted all the way,
But made me none the wiser for all she had to say.
I walked a mile with sorrow and never a word said she,
 But o how much I learnt form her when sorrow walked with me”