Sunday July 13th

CARDS:
The weekly “30” Card Game continues in the Community Centre on Friday 16th July at 9 pm.  There is €220.00 in price money on offer each night.  Thanks to the ladies for the teas last week. Catering on Friday 16th July will be: Breda Bradley, Geraldine Bradley, Kay McCabe & Angela Harrington. Catering the following Friday 23th July will be: Christine Mackey, Breda Kelly, Eileen Moran & Anne O’Brien.  Proceeds go to Parish Funds.

LOTTO DRAW:
There was no Jackpot winner in the Adamstown Lotto Draw on Monday 5th July.  The winning numbers              are:
6-8-25-30.  The following players matched 3 numbers: Sylvie Furlong, John Sugure, Mary Galway and Sean Doyle.  The next draw is on Monday 19th July in Foley’s Pub for a Jackpot of €9,200.00.

SHOW MEETING:
A meeting of Adamstown Show Committee will be held in the Community Centre this Thursday 22nd July at
9 pm.  All members please attend.

ADAMSTOWN IDOL:
Adamstown Idol Competition takes place in Brad Og’s Bar, Adamstown on Saturday 14th August at 8 pm.  Admission is €5.00 and competitors are free.  Anyone interested in participating contact Denise Harler on
086 3657202.  Entrants are limited so hurry don’t delay.   1st price - €300.00, 2nd place - €200.00 and 3rd place - €300.00.  Guest Judge – Vincent Bradley, supported by Scratchy Doyle and Catherine Kelly.  More details to follow.

VINTAGE CLUB:
At the monthly meeting of the Shamrock Vintage Club the chairman Mogue Curtis welcomed the large attendance.  The meeting passed a note of sympathy with families of Statia O’Gorman, Maura Kelly and Maria McDonald over their recent sad loss.  There will be a tractor run in New Ross on Sunday 25th July starting at O’Brien’s pub in the Maudlins at 2 pm.  Registration is at 1 pm.  For further details contact Seamus Murphy
087 2829722.  The run is aid of Cancer Society Brí.  The next meeting will be on Tuesday 3rd August at 9 pm.

PRELIMINARY  NOTICE OF A G M:
The Annual General Meeting of Adamstown Harvest Vintage Festival will take place in the Community Centre on Thursday 28th July at 9 pm.  All members and intending new members please attend this important meeting.

PARISH FIELD DAY:
The Annual Parish Field Day will now take place on Saturday 31st July from 1 pm to 5 pm.  Please note if weather is bad the field day will go ahead in-doors.  All the usual Stalls and the Raffle postponed from original day will be held.  A draw will take place during the afternoon, in which a jersey kindly donated by Kevin Doyle will be raffled off.

CANCER RESEARCH:
On Saturday 24th July the Rothwell family will be hosting an Afternoon Tea Party in memory of the late Kathleen, between 2 pm – 5 pm.  All proceeds will go to Breast Cancer Research.  For more information please contact Philip Rothwell on 087 7938972.  Your support will be very much appreciated.

WEXFORD FOOTBALLERS:
Well done to the Wexford Footballers on a fantastic result in Pearse Stadium against Galway on Saturday last.  Wexford now take on Cork in Wexford Park this weekend. Best of Luck Wexford.
PAT MURPHY R I P:
Our sympathy is extended to Relations and Friends of Pat Murphy Barmoney, Ballyhogue, who died on
Sunday 11th July in Knockeen Nursing home.  His funeral Mass took place on Tuesday 13th at 2 pm in Galbally Church with burial afterwards in Galbally Cemetery.  May he rest in Peace.

IN MEMORIAM:
Saturday 17th July – Eamonn & Martin Furlong, Greenview (A)
Sunday 18th July – Bessie Purcell, Raheenduff (A)
Saturday 24th July – Jim & Nora McGee, The Leap (A)
Sunday 25th July – Michael Lambert, Oldcourt (A)
Pray for Molly Galway, Misterin (A)

May they rest in Peace

ALFRED’S LIFE REVIEW:

By Liam McKenna

One morning while reading the newspaper over his breakfast, Alfred got a major shock.  The paper carried the story of his own ‘death’.  Worse still was what they said about him.

Alfred had invented dynamite.  The heading was “Merchant of Doom Dies”.  The article went on to describe now he had amassed a huge fortune through the manufacture of weapons of destruction.  As he read the article he was filled with remorse because he remembered how he had originally set out with so many good intentions, for this invention to benefit humanity, but he had become ensnared by the lure of riches and power.

At that moment he cried out to God for forgiveness promising the change his life – and he experience his own
‘Pentecost’.  He spent the rest of his life, using his time, money and energy working for charitable causes and peace in the world.  To day he is best remembered for the foundation he left behind.  The Nobel Peace Prize –
His name was Alfred Nobel.

Alfred was lucky enough to have this life-review while still in this world.

He saw ‘the truth’ about his life as a result of reading his own obituary.  The challenge for us is to see the full truth about our lives by getting honest with ourselves.

A THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK:

MAKE A WISH

I wish I were big enough honestly to admit all my shortcomings;
Brilliant enough to accept praise without it making me arrogant;
Tall enough to tower above deceit;
Strong enough to welcome criticism;
Compassionate enough to understand human frailties;
Wise enough to recognize my mistakes;
Humble enough to appreciate greatness;
Staunch enough to stand by my friends;
Human enough to be thoughtful of my neighbour;
And righteous enough to be devoted to the love of God.