Sunday 7th February

CARDS
The weekly “30” Card Game continues in the Community Centre on Friday February 12th @ 9pm. Thanks to the ladies for the teas last week. There is €220 in prize money on offer each night. Catering Friday February 12th will be: Catherine Walsh, Eileen J Walsh, and Eileen N Walsh - Brocurra.  Proceeds going to Parish Funds.

LOTTO DRAW
There was no Jackpot winner on Monday 1st February. The winning numbers were 1, 4,5,19. Seven matched three numbers: Marie Buckley – Raheenaclonagh, Amy and Kelly Whelan – Ballyclemock, Ellie Mc Donald – Templeshelin,
Tom English – Coonogue, Cara Flood – Oldcourt, Tara Bookle – Cassagh & Jane Delaney – 48 Willow Park, New Ross. Next draw is worth €12,000 with the winning ticket seller receiving €1,000 and will take place on February15th in Brad OG’s.

ADAMSTOWN COISTE NA NOG
Adamstown Coiste na nOg will hold a registration night on Monday next February 8th @ 7pm in Adamstown community centre. All players and intending players must be registered and membership paid up before commencement of training. The fees are €60 family - €15 for individual players under 18. Please note change of date as per Newbawn notes.

COFFEE MORNING
A coffee morning will be held at Betty and Francis White’s, Ballagh, Adamstown on Saturday 20th February from 10am to 2pm. All funds raised are in aid of WONS orphanage Lusaka, Zambia, an Irish run project with major Wexford connections. Tea, coffee, cakes, biscuits and home baking will be served. Your support would be gratefully appreciated and all are welcome. A project DVD including the orphanage will be shown of the morning.

HISTORY LAUNCH
A special historical walk pack of Enniscorthy town and nine other urban centres in the county and south-east will be officially launched on Tuesday next February 9th in the Co Wexford Education Centre, Milehouse road @ 8:30pm by
Prof Kevin Whelan. All interested invited to attend.

ACTIVE RETIREMENT WEST COAST TOUR
The Ramsgrange Active Retirement group is currently organisnig a West Coast Tour departing on May 9th. This will be a five day trip staying at the Kenmare Bay Hotel in Kenmare. It will cost €300 including dinner, bed and breakfast, with daily tours of the west coast. Please contact 051 389012 or 051 593836 to book please.

MY SPORT 10km WALK/RUN
My sport 10km walk/run Enniscorthy will take place on Sunday February 14th. Walkers start @ 1:30pm and Runners start
@ 2:00pm. For more information contact Alice Whitty on 087 655877 or visit www.mysport.ie

USEFUL NUMBERS
Citizens Information 053-9142012. Family Life Service 053-9123086. MABS (Money Advice) 053-9121504.

SERVICES AVAILABLE
At Taghmon Action Group Office – Photocopying, Faxing, Typing, C.V.’s, Desktop publishing, Business cards & Posters.
Call in to the office or phone 053-9134465 or email – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

SEAN CONNICK T.D.
Advice clinics for the year 2010
Wellingtonbridge Tir Na Nog Monday March 1st @ 6:30pm (every first Monday of the month)
Duncormick John Sinnotts Pub Monday March 1st @ 7:30pm (every first Monday of the month)
Gorey Amber Springs Thursday February 4th @ 7:00pm (every first Thursday of the month)
Clonroche Village Hall Saturday February 6th @ 10:30am (every first Saturday of the month)
Duncannon Fort Conan Saturday February 6th @ 12pm (every first Saturday of the month)
New Ross Office Monday – Friday from 9am – 5pm After hours by appointment. Contact details: 051-445724,
087-2564576, 087-6740351 Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   Web www.seanconnick.ie

HAITI EARTHQUAKE
Concern Worldwide which has been working in Haiti since 1994 has launched an emergency appeal following the earthquake. Donations will be accepted on 1850 410510 or through Concern.ie.
Goal had allocated €250,000 from its emergency fund as an immediate response and is accepting donations from the public to 01-2809779 or visit Goal.ie.
Unicef Ireland launched an emergency appeal for the children of Haiti. Donations can be made securely through UNICEF.ie or by calling 01-8783000.
Trocaire also appealed for funds to help those affected by the earthquake, to donate visit trocaire.org.
Haven will be working with aid agency GOAL. Donations can be made via Haven’s website www.havenpartnership.com

HAITI COLLECTION
A collection will be taken up after Mass Saturday and Sunday in the church porch, your generosity would be greatly appreciated. Thank You.

PILGRIMAGE TO MEDJUGORIE
FERNS woman Ann Murphy is promoting a pilgrimage to Medjugorie for seven nights departing Sunday April 4th  
(Easter Sunday). All – inclusive cost is €665, with €80 deposit securing a place. Telephone 087-2254206.

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

READERS OF THE LITURGY
Saturday 6th February Vigil Mass @ 7pm – Ellie Walsh
Sunday 7th February 5th Sunday of Year Mass @ 10:30am – Des Farrell
Saturday 13th February Vigil Mass @ 7pm – Frances Gallagher
Sunday 14th February 6th Sunday of year Mass @ 10:30am – Sheelalgh Delaney
NOTE: If any reader is unable to read on the allocated date, please contact another reader to fill in.

CHRISTMAS DUES
Christmas Dues will be distributed during the week.

ANNIVERSARIES
Sat February 6th Mass @ 7pm – Statia Barron (months mind)
Sun February 7th Mass @ 10:30am – Tony Kennedy, Rathsila (A)
Sat February 13th Mass @ 7pm – Elizabeth French, Oldcourt, (months mind)
Sun February 14th Mass @ 10:30am – Alice & Mary Connors, Woodview Drive, (A)
Pray for Mrs Aggie O’Shea, Templetown. May They Rest in Peace.


THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
We all have the power of choice.
Not about the past but about ourselves.
We can make ourselves into a living sign of God’s love if we choose wisely.

Choose to love – rather than hate. Choose to smile – rather than frown.
Chose to build – rather than destroy. Choose to persevere – rather than quit.
Choose to praise – rather than gossip. Choose to heal – rather than wound.
Choose to give – rather than grasp. Choose to act – rather than delay.
Choose to pray – rather than despair. Choose to forgive – rather than curse.
Sometimes the hardest choice is the simplest – our will to God’s.
 
THOSE WHO BRING SUNSHINE TO THE LIVES OF OTHERS CANNOT KEEP IT FROM THEMSELVES.