October 24th

CARDS
The weekly ‘30’ card game continues in the Community Centre on the Friday 22nd  October catering on the night will be Eileen J Walsh and Eileen N Walsh - Brocurra.  Proceeds will go to the Parish Funds.

ADAMSTOWN LOTTO RESULTS
Winning numbers are – 3, 4, 10, 17.  There was no Jackpot Winners.  The following players matched 3 numbers: Eithne Gallagher, Misterin, Jim & Yvonne Walsh C/O John Furlong, Lou Furlong, Castle Lodge, Mary Murphy, Raheen P O, Cian Walsh, Brocurra, Donna Miskella, Tinnecarrig, Brendan Colfer, C/O Pat O’Neill, Guevara Hughes, Boro Inn, Michael Joyce, Tomfarney, Gordon Swanton, Tomgarrow, Mai Furlong, Misterin, Sean Kidd, Newbawn, and Maura Carroll, Templenacrow, each receiving €16.00.  Next draw is worth €11,300.00 and it takes place in The Out House, on Monday 25th of October 2010.  Winning ticket Seller will receive €1000.00.

PRESENTATION NIGHT
Reminding everyone of the presentation of the proceeds of the Harvest Festival in Cullen’s lounge this Thursday 28th of October at 9.00 pm.  Everyone is invited to attend.  Light refreshments served.  See you there!

ADAMSTOWN N.S. PARENTS ASSOCIATION
Adamstown National School Parents Association held their Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 13th of October 2010.  A new Committee was elected for the school year 2010/2011.  Chairperson - Emma Staunton; Vice Chairperson - Angela Dooley; Treasurer - Edel English; Secretary - Una McDonald; other committee members are Louise Furlong, Catherin English, Maurice Duggan, Noreen Whelan and Edel Whelan.  The new committee is presently preparing a 2011 School calendar to fundraise for School activities.  If you wish to have an advertisement in the calendar or make a donation and be listed as a sponsor please contact a committee member or ring Angela at 087 7935899.  Next committee meeting will take place on 27th of October at 8.300 pm.

THE SEARCH
Because the loss of our 19th-century census records, family research in Ireland is more complicated than in the UK, but there are still plenty of interesting sources to explore.

THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES
The National Archives provides a free professional genealogical advice service. Its website is www.nationalarchives.ie/genealogy/sources.html.

THE NATIONAL LIBRARY
The National Library provides free genealogical advice.  Its website is
www.nll.ie/en/family-history-introdution.aspx

THE GENERAL REGISTER OFFICE
The General Register Office is a very important source for civil birth, marriage and death records from 1864 to 1921.  Its website is www.groireland.ie

CHURCH RECORDS
Church Records provide baptism, marriage and burial details.  They have two websites which are
www.irishgenealogy.ie and www.irish-roots.ie

THE PUBLIC RECORDS OFFICE
The Public Records Office of Northern Ireland holds many important records relating to Ulster.  Its website is
www.proni.gove.uk/index/family_history.htm

THE REGISTRY OF DEEDS
The registry of deeds has details of registered property transactions from 1708 to date.  Its website is
www.landregistry.ie/eng.Registry_of_Deeds_Services

BUS TO
LEINSTER CLUB JUNIOR HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP

MATCH – Sunday 31st October 2010

Adamstown GAA’s Hurling team will be playing Naomh Moninne (Louth) in the Leinster Club Junior Hurling Championship in Dundalk, Co Louth on Sunday 31st of October 2010.

The Committee is currently arranging transport to go to the match.  If supporters are interested in going to the match by bus, please contact Joan Furlong at 087 6381223 by 9.00 pm on Monday 25th of October to indicate your interest.  If there are sufficient numbers, a second bus may be organised.  Travel arrangements will be confirmed as soon as definite numbers are known.

Care Doc
1850 334 999

PTAA NEWS
Anyone interested in attending the Annual Ferns Diocesan PTAA dinner dance should give their names to the local secretary Tessie Dunphy as soon as possible.  It will take place in the Riverside Park Hotel, Enniscorthy on Wednesday 10th of November and should be a very enjoyable occasion.

VINTAGE CLUB
At the monthly meeting of the Shamrock Vintage Club held on October 5th the chairman Mogue Curtis welcomed the large attendance.  The club expressed their sympathy to the Larkin and Coady families on their recent sad loss.  Mogue congratulated all club members who had wins in recent ploughing matches.  The club agreed to hold its Christmas party in the Horse and Hound on Friday 26th of November.  Music on the night will be provided by
EI-Paso.  Tickets will cost €22.00 and will be available from any club member.  The Club’s vintage calendar is currently at the printers and launch date will be announced shortly.  The next meeting will be held on Tuesday November 2nd at 9.00 pm.

FANCY DRESS
 
HALLOWEEN PARTY

IN AID OF LADIES SOCCER CLUB

CULLEN’S LOUNGE

SATURDAY 30TH OF OCTOBER

*DJ, RAFFLE, HALLOWEN GAMES AND MORE
*PRIZE FOR BEST COSTUME!!

IN MEMORIAM
Saturday 23th of October Mass at 8.00 pm - Kathleen Rothwell, Greenside (A)
Sunday 24th of October Mass at 10.30 pm – Kevin O’Reilly, Tomgarrow (A)
Saturday 30th of October Mass at 8.00 pm – Hannah Coady, Oldcourt (Months Mind).
Sunday 31st of October Mass at 8.00 pm – Patrick Murphy, Kilrane & Coolnagree (A) and deceased members of the family.
May they Rest in Peace.
Pray for Mary Anne Nolan, 8 Quay Street, New Ross and
Annie Handrick, Conduit Lane, New Ross.

MASS TIMES
Mass take place every Saturday evening at 8.00 pm and also every Sunday morning at 10.30 pm.
PRAYER GROUP
Prayer Group meets every Sunday evening in St Abbans Oratory from 7.00 pm to 8.00 pm.  Sunday evening 24th of October is dedicated to our Lady.  All are welcome.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament takes place from Monday to Friday from 7.00 pm to 8.00 pm.

SYMPATHY
The Funeral Mass of Seamus Casey, Rathfarnham took place on the Wednesday 20th of October.  Seamus was the husband of Bridge (Kent), Adamstown to whom with all his family and relatives we extend our sympathy.  Seamus was a native of Co Armagh and was well known in Adamstown.  His funeral took place to Deansgrange.
May he Rest in Peace.

SUNDAY OCTOBER 23TH – TOGETHER IN MISSION
This time last year Wexford people were praying for the release of Fr Michael Sinnott who was kidnapped.  His own parishioners in Pagadian in the Philippines and Protestant and Muslims were also praying for his release.  Our prayers were answered thank God.  He returned to Wexford and later to Pagadian to a Hero’s welcome.

Fr Mick Sinnott is a native of Clonard, Co Wexford.  He was ordained for the Missionary Society of St Columban in 1954 and, following studies in Rome, assigned to Mindanao, Philippines in 1975.  He served in Mindanao until 1966 and was then assigned to the theology staff in Dalgan Park, Navan.  He returned to the Philippines in 1976 where he has served in a variety of pastoral and administrative roles.

“It is nice to back again in Pagadian doing the work I can do,” wrote Fr Mick after the kidnapping and the trip home.  “I was only a few days here when it felt as if I had never been away and I quickly settled back into the old routine.  I have worked in parishes most of my time here.  All the parishes would be very big – around fifteen to twenty thousand people for each priest.  The parishes would have a lot of outlying barrios or villages with each having its own chapel and set of lay leaders.”

Such people as Fr Michael have won admiration from all at home and in the Philippines.
Please give Generously to Mission Sunday Appeal.

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

Nearly every convenience we enjoy today,
is the result of someone else’s sacrifice and tears.
Heaven knows what blessing may come
from yours.
It is in giving we receive.