July 31st

CARDS
The weekly “30” Card Game continues in the Community Centre this Friday 5th of August at
9.00 pm.  There is €220.00 in prize money on offer each week.  Thanks to the ladies for the teas last week.  Catering on the night will be: Marian Kelly, Catherine J Kelly, Catherine L Kelly and Mary Fortune - Doononey.  Catering for the following Friday 12th of August will be: Breda Whelan, Deirdre Whelan, Marie Murphy and Bessie Fortune – Rathkyle/Coolnagree/Doononey.  Proceeds will be going to the Parish Funds.

Card winners on Friday 22nd of July were as follows:
Sean Cullen
Johnny Nolan
Kathleen Whelan
Ann Lawlor
Michael Kavanagh
Pat Ryan
Terry McDonald
Ann Byrne
Kate Power
Mary Jackman
Tom Rochford
Matt O’Neill
Bess Wickham
Betty Power

ADAMSTOWN LOTTO
Winning numbers were – 4, 7, 18 and 29.  There was no jackpot winner.  There were four match three numbers winners who were as follows: Breda O’Connor, Courthoyle; Ger and Jason Power, Killurin; Mick Doyle and Conor Bradley, Templeshelin.  They all received €50.00 each.  The next draw is worth €2,600.00 and the seller of the winning ticket will receive €260.00. The next draw will take place in Cullen’s Lounge on Monday
8th of August 2011.  All proceeds go to Adamstown FC, Adamstown GAA and The Parish Committee.

HARVEST FESTIVAL MEETING
The next meeting of Adamstown Harvest Festival will be held in the Community Centre this Friday
5th of August at 8.30 pm (Please note time).
Everyone interested in playing a part in this year’s event on Sunday 18th of September please attend this important meeting.

CEMETERY MEETING
A meeting of Adamstown Cemetery Committee will be held in the Community Centre this Thursday
4th of August at 9.00 pm.  All members please attend.

MINI BUS SERVICE
Eight seater mini bus services to Good Counsel College, Our Lady of Lourdes, Rosbercon and St Mary’s, Irishtown will be available in September.  Students will be picked up at home and dropped back home in the evening.  For more details please contact Mossie on 087 9076326 as soon as possible as there is limited spaces available.  Also anyone interested in going to bingo in Rathnure on Tuesday nights or Clonroche on Friday night there will a mini bus service available.  Also a mini bus service available for shopping trips to Waterford, Kilkenny, Carlow etc.  Small groups catered for.  Please contact Mossie Walsh Taxi Service on 087 9076326 for further details on the above services.

NEW PARISH PRIEST
The new parish Priest of Newbawn appointed by Bishop Denis Brennan recently is Fr Jim Furlong, Tomgarrow, Adamstown who along with Fr Robert Nolan had been doing duty in Newbawn Parish since the retirement of Fr Tom McGrath last Easter.

Fr Jim Furlong served in London and Duncannon before he went on a mission to Figi after his return from Figi he served in the curacy of Raheen which is part of the Newbawn parish.  We wish him well on his new appointment.

PILGRIMAGE OF KNOCK
CLONARD PARISH will hold their parish pilgrimage to Knock from Saturday, September 10th until Monday, September 12th.  The cost of the trip is €220.00 per person and includes two nights B&B and three evening meals, staying at Knock House Hotel.

The single supplement is €24.00 per night.  Bookings with a non-refundable deposit of €30.00 should be made through Clonard Parish Office.  Instalment payments are also accepted.  The bus will leave Clonard Church Car Park on Saturday September 10th at 8.00 pm.

ADAMSTOWN IDOL

PRESENTED BY THE
VARIETY GROUP & HISTORICAL SOCIETY

@ 8.00 pm

Best Performance - €300.00
2nd - €200.00 & 3rd - €100.00

Free entry for Performers.

Closing date for all entries is Saturday 30th of July
Contact: Denise Harler, 086 3657202 or
Dale Kirwan, 086 2739869

CONGRATULATIONS
Among those called to the Bar on Thursday 21st of July at the Four Courts was Tomas Whelan, Oldcourt.  We wish him well in his future career.

TROCAIRE COLLECTION
A Trocaire collection in aid of the refugees in East Africa will be taken up after Mass on Sunday 7th of August.  The extraordinary scenes on our TV scenes bring home to all of us the desperate plight of children who are the innocent victims of the drought.  Thank you.

A MESSAGE FROM HOLY GHOSTS MISSIONS
Sincere thanks for your kindness and hospitality to Father Jim O’Connell when he preached in your parish last weekend.  He enjoyed his visit to Adamstown Parish.  We extend our gratitude to your generous support of our Missions.  Please remember to return any envelopes to the church as soon as possible.  We would be most grateful.

ADAMSTOWN/RAHEEN PRAYER GROUP
The Prayer Group meets every Sunday in St Abbans Oratory from 7.00 pm to 8.00 pm, all are welcome.

Daily Mass at 9.30 am (unless otherwise stated).
Adoration from every Monday to every Friday at
7.00 pm to 8.00 pm.

IN MEMORIAM
Saturday 30th of July Mass at 8.00 pm – Michael Delaney, Misterin (A)
Sunday 31st of July Mass at 10.30 am – Jim and Nora McGee, the Leap (A)
Friday 5th of August Mass at 9.30 am – Jay Roche, Ballyshannon (Months Minds)
Saturday 6th of August Mass at 8.00 pm – Bob Barron, the Leap (A)
Sunday 7th of August Mass at 10.30 am – Walter and Annie Kent, Adamstown (A)
May they Rest in Peace.

READERS OF THE LITURGY
Saturday 6th of August Vigil Mass at 8.00 pm – Frances Gallagher
Sunday 7th of August (19th Sunday of the Year) Mass at 10.30 am – Kathleen O’Connor

TAKING A STAND
Sitka is a mainly catholic town in Alaska.  A new hospital had been built for the residents and early on, the hospital started to practice abortions.  The senior medical staff let it go.  It was OK with them as it was also with the junior doctors and nursing staff.  However, the cleaners objected and said they were not going to clean up after the abortions, and they withdrew their labour.  They were Filipionos and they got fired.  They had taken a moral stance despite the consequences.  Their dismissal provoked a storm of protests and, as a result, the cleaners were reinstated and the hospital changed its policy on abortions.  The stand taken by these hospital cleaners represents greatness in ordinary life, and commands our total respect and admiration.
(Vincent Travers OP)

A PRAYER FOR THE WEEK
Thank you God
Thank you God for little things,
that often come my way.
The things I take for granted,
but don’t mention when I pray.
The unexpected courtesies,
the thoughtful kindly deeds.
The hand reached out to help us,
in times of sudden need.
Oh make us more aware dear God,
of little daily graces.
That come to us with sweet surprise,
from never dreamed of places
(Divine Word Missionaries)