Sunday 13th December

CARDS
The weekly “30” Card Game continues in the Community Centre on Friday December 18th @ 9pm. There is €220 in prize money on offer each night. Thanks to the ladies for the teas last week. Catering Friday December 18th will be: Mary Dunne, Mary Jackman, Ann Jackman and Eleanor Power. Proceeds going to Parish Funds.

LOTTO DRAW
There was no Jackpot winner in the Adamstown Lotto Draw on Monday November 30th.  The winning numbers were 4, 11, 12, and 22. Eight match 3 numbers. David Roche, Ballyhogue: Marian Foley, Brownstown: Ger Mackey, Adamstown: Edel Doyle, Ballyvergin: Michael Ryan, Horetown: John Walsh, Brocurrow: Tom Cosgrave, Bree & James Forde. The next draw will take place on Monday December 14th in Foleys, Newbawn and there will be 4 lucky dip prizes of €50 available for Christmas Draws.
The Jackpot will be €12,000 with the winning seller receiving €1,000.

ADAMSTOWN ATHLETIC CLUB
A reminder: Adamstown Athletic Club AGM will be held on Wednesday 16th December @ 8:30pm in the community centre.

ADAMSTOWN COMMUNITY ALERT
Presentation: Adamstown Community Alert will be organising a presentation to Declan Brezlin on Tuesday night 15th December in the community centre @ 8:30pm. Declan retired from the garda force some months back. He was based in Carrigbyrne garda station for a number of years before been transferred to New Ross. He was liaison officer with community alert from its foundation in 1979. The committee would like to see a large crowd turn up on the night as all are welcome. Adamstown community alert has worked tirelessly to make our community a safer place for our elderly and those living alone, by installing monitored alarms, security lights etc, so we would like to see you show your appreciation by turning up on the night. Refreshments will be served and a great nights craic is in store.

ADAMSTOWN SENIOR CITIZENS CHRISTMAS PARTY
Adamstown senior citizens Christmas party will take place in Brad Og’s on Sunday evening 20th December @ 5pm.
Many thanks to Adamstown Historical Society for there donation of €1,500 for helping to run this Christmas Party.
All attending are asked to contact Callie 05392 40972, Betty 05391 40777 or Mary Doyle and Bridget Bradley.
Everybody over 60 in the parish are welcome to come along to this party. Please do come along and enjoy yourself.

CHRISTMAS WONDERLAND
Sunday December 13th will see Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus and Rudolph arrive in Camross Hall. The king of the elves will ensure that all the boys and girls have a most enjoyable afternoon with lots of games, fun and dancing. The hall will be transformed into Santa’s village. Admission is €7 for children visiting Santa with adults free. Christmas market will be held on the balcony, if you are interested in booking your stall for the market contact Breda Nolan on 05392 40590.

CARRIGBYRNE PIKE CHOIR
Carrigbyrne pike choir will perform a carol service in St Abbans Church on Monday December 21st @ 8pm and all are welcome to come along. In aid of Colaiste Abbain Lourdes Fund, also on the night there will be a monster raffle in the school @ 9pm.

FOLK GROUP
There will be a folk group practice in St Abbans Church on Tuesday night December 15th @ 8pm and all members please attend.

CHRSTMAS TREES
Christmas trees are on sale in Tomgarrow as usual.

COLAISTE ABBAIN
Colaiste Abbain meeting discusses a much needed extension: A 13 year wait on a much needed school extension.
The Colaiste Abbain school committee met last Friday 4th December. The board of management, Chairman Denis Kennedy, VEC, CEO Claire Mc Mahon, Parent’s Representation, Students from the Student Council,
Adamstown Parish Priest Fr Nolan, TD’s Brendan Howlin, Paul Kehoe and Michael Darcy. The school has been campaigning to cater for its pupils since 1996 and despite receiving approval from the Department of Education in March 2005 no finance has been approved. Colaiste Abbain has grown over the years. Few rural villages can claim to be the home of one of Co Wexfords most respected educational institutions under the leadership of Mr S Lillis and his staff for generations of school goers. The school has been the source of secondary education but also a place where the individual talents in such areas as music, art and sport. As the name suggests it is also par with third level colleges.

GAA CLUB A.G.M.
Jason Whitty is the new secretary of the local St. Abbans Adamstown G.A.A.club. The popular young man from near
Old Ross took up his new position at the Annual General Meeting of the club, which attracted an attendance to over forty to Adamstown Community Centre on Sunday evening last. The outgoing secretary Ann French who gave a detailed account of the activities of the past year, did not seek re-election. Club chairman Pat Doyle welcomed the attendance while
Treasurer Dympna Furlong produced a detailed financial report. The minor and under 21 footballers and the junior hurlers were congratulated on the winning of some silverware during the past season and all teams representing the club were wished well for the year ahead.
The following were elected for the coming year: Patrons Fr. Robert Nolan P.P Adamstown: Fr Tom Mc Grath P.P Newbawn and Fr Jim Furlong C.C Raheen: Club President Willie Foley: Vice-Presidents Mick Foley, Martin Furlong and Paddy Murray. Chairman Pat Doyle: Secretary Jason Whitty. Assistant Secretary Helen Furlong. Treasurer Dympna Furlong. Assistant Treasurer John Kent. P.R.O. Jimmy Mc Donald. County board rep John Boland. District reps Nicholas Stafford and Jimmy Mc Donald.
Other committee members: Eddie Dillon, Patrick Fortune, Patrick O’Gorman, William Stafford, John Boland, Tom Foley, Anne French, MJ Cooper, Willie Colfer and Thomas Furlong.
The following were chosen as team managers: Senior football Pat Doyle: Junior football John Kent, 2nd junior football and under-21 football team Jason Whitty.
1st junior hurling team Paddy Whitty (senior): 2nd junior hurling team John Boland: Under-21 hurling Thomas Furlong:
The club membership fee for the coming year is now due as follows: Players €70. Non - playing members €30.
Senior Citizens €20.

SAINT VINCENT De PAUL
The St Vincent De Paul Annual Collection will take place this weekend December 12th & 13th after Mass. A basket will be placed in the porch of the church.

PRAYER MEETING
Our weekly gathering continue every Sunday evening from 7 – 8pm in St Abbans Oratory, why not come along and bring a friend.

SYMPATHY
Our sincere sympathy is sent to the family of the late Mrs. Maureen Delaney, Misterin who passed away on Wednesday last. Maureen had for the past few years resided with her daughter Patricia in Grallagh and had been in declining health for the past few weeks. She is survived by her sons, Eamonn, Tommy, Brendan, Michael, Paddy, Jack, and Robbie, daughters Breda, Mary, Joan, Stella, Patricia and Catherine. Her Funeral Mass was celebrated in St Abban’s Church on Saturday with burial in the adjoining cemetery.
 May she rest in peace.

ANNIVERSARIES
Sat 12th December Mass @ 7pm- Pat Byrne, Raheenduff.
Sun 13th December Mass @ 10:30am-Gerry Bradley, Ballyvergin.
Friday 18th December Mass @ 7pm-Patrick Cullen, Adamstown. (Months Mind)
Sat 19th December Mass @ 7pm- Jimmy Delaney, Tomgarrow
Sun 20th December Mass @ 10:30am- Magaret Hewer. (Months Mind)
May They Rest in Peace.

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
Do not run through life so fast, that you forget not only where you have been, but also where you are going.
Life is not a race, but a journey to be savoured each step of the way.