February 6th 2011

The weekly “30” Card game continues in the Community Center this Friday 11th of February at 9.00 pm.  Thanks to the ladies for the teas last week.  Catering on the night will be: Ann Kiely, Elizabeth Doyle and Catherine More – Tomgarrow/Misterin.  Catering the following Friday 18th of February will be: Kathleen O’Connor, Dervelle Moore, Tina Whelan and Nancy Walsh – Tomgarrow/Misterin.  Proceeds will be going to the Parish Funds.
Winners on Friday 28th of January were: John O’Brien, Johnny Furlong, Nick Doyle, Andy Reville, Bess Wickham, Betty Power, Jim Wickham and Tommy Kehoe.

Winning numbers are – 1, 27, 29 and 30.  There was no Jackpot Winner.  There was 1 match three numbers winner which was Bridget Doyle, Camross who received €200.00.  Next draw is worth €2,800.00 and it takes place in Murphy’s on 14th of February 2011, tickets available here.  Winning ticket seller receives €280.00.

Thanks to the ladies from Brocurra for looking after the Church and Altars for the month of January it is now the turn of parishioners from Ballyvergin/Glenour/Rathsilla for the month of February.

A meeting of the Parish Committee will take place in the Community Centre on Friday 11th of February at 8.00 pm.  All members please attend.

The Annual General Meeting of Adamstown Coiste Na nOg was held recently and the following officers were elected:
Chairperson: John Wickham, Assistant Chairperson: Michael English, Secretary: Ellen Furlong, Assistant Secretary: Helen Furlong, PRO: Jimmy MacDonald and Richard O’Gorman.  The following Managers and Selectors were appointed.

Under 8 - Kevin Bates with help from parents
Under 10 - John Wickham with Michael English, Aidan O’Brien and Eddie Dillion
Under 12 - James Wall with Ger O’Neill and Richard O’Gorman
Under 14 - Pat Barden with Fergal Murphy and Henry Cosgrave
Under 16 - Ger Breen with Tom Connors and PJ Carroll
Under 18 - not appointed yet
Registration for anyone intending to hurl or play football this year will take place in Raheen hall on Wednesday night February 9th from 7.30 pm to 9.00 pm

The dinner dance organised by the local GAA club and ladies football and camogie clubs which took place in the Horse and Hound, Ballinaboola recently was an outstanding success with well over 200 in attendance.  County GAA secretary Margaret Doyle and her husband Jim were amongst the special guests and she presented the medals to the successful junior hurling teams and the u21 hurlers.  Medals were also presented to the lady footballers and camogie players.  Following the four course meal and the presentation of medals, dancing took place to the music of the band ‘Heartbeat’ which includes the famous Davitt brothers from Ferns.

On Thursday 10th of February Martin Colfer will address a meeting of those interested in establishing a Tidy Towns Committee in Adamstown.  Parties and representatives of various organizations are invited to attend in the Community Centre at 7.30 pm.

This annual funding scheme is aimed at providing small-scale support to community and voluntary based groups and is designed to assist with a wide variety of projects for example:
Small Scale Village Improvements
Community Development Initiatives
Promoting Local Heritage
Planting of trees, shrubs, landscaping
Promoting an interest in the Arts eg Stage Productions, Arts and Crafts Exhibitions, Public Recitals, Performances and Arts Workshops, Participatory Arts Projects etc.
Grants will be strictly limited in amount and number.  Application forms and full particulars are available from: Community and Enterprise, Wexford County Council, County Hall, Wexford.  Telephone 053 91 76559/91 or visit our website at www.wexford.ie

The latest date for receipt of completed application forms is: 5.00 pm on Friday 25th of February 2011.

While it was commonly perceived suicide involved the young with stress and peer pressure as key factors, the records were pointing to an older generation where loneliness and isolation were likely issues.  Most of the suicides were in rural parts of the county where meeting places like the local pub or the creamery no longer existed and post was often now left at collection points.
1life offers a 24hr nation suicide helpline seven days a week and can be contacted at 1800 247 100.  The Samaritans can be contacted on 1850 60 90 60, or texted at 087 260 9090,

Salon Opening Hours:

Wednesday from 9.00 am to 7.30 pm
Thursday from 9.00 am to 3.00 pm
Friday from 9.00 am to 6.00 pm
Saturday from 8.00 am to 3.00 pm

Phone No: 087 6643537
Occasion hair appointments can be arranged of working hours

Mrs Disa McCabe celebrated 4 score and 10 years on January 5th.  We congratulate Disa, her 10 children, 29 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.  We wish her many more birthdays.

Marriage preparation courses run by Accord have been organised for the following venues:  Wexford: Ferrycarrig Hotel – Friday 27th of May from 7.00 pm to 10.00 pm and Saturday 28th of May from 9.30 am to 4.30 pm, Friday 9th of September from 7.00 pm to 10.00 pm and Saturday 10th of September from 9.30 pm to 4.30 pm.  Gorey: Ashdown Park Hotel on Friday 8th and Saturday 9th.  Bunclody: Friday 4th March and Saturday 5th March.  All at the same times as above. Cost is €100.00 per couple.  Phone 053 9123086 or fax 053 9123125 or book online at www.accord.ie

The last time this congress was held in Ireland was 1932.  Bishop Denis has asked us to prepare for this great event by renewing our love of the Eucharistic.  Two suggestions are as follows:
Daily Mass in St Abbans Oratory which will take place every Monday to Friday at 9.30 am.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament from 7.00 pm to
8.00 pm in St Abbans Oratory every Monday to Friday.

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

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

The day of Prayer will be celebrated on Friday 11th of February, Feast of Our Lady of  Lourdes with Mass anointing of the Sick and Rosary in St Abbans Oratory at 3.00 pm.  Your assistance in facilitating travel arrangements for the elderly and disabled is requested and much appreciated.

Saturday 5th of February Mass at 7.00 pm – John and Elizabeth French, Oldcourt (A)
Saturday 12th of February Mass at 7.00 pm – John Murphy, Kellystown (A)
Pray also for Philip and Elizabeth Jackman, Raheenduff (A).  May they Rest in Peace.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Ned Finn, Kellystown, Adamstown on the death of his wife Margaret who died on Saturday 60th of January in St James Hospital.  Deeply regretted by her daughter Angela, her sons Michael, Eamonn and Vincent, her sister Nancy and also many relations, friends and neighbours.  Mass was celebrated in St Abbans Church, Adamstown on 1st of February at 12.00 am with burial afterwards in adjourning cemetery.

Our sympathy also is extended to Bridget Bradley and family, Ballyvergin, Adamstown and Pat Lawlor and family, Knockreight on the death of their Aunt Maggie Joyce (nee Kelly) who died recently in the Parish.
May they rest in Peace.

Saturday 12th February Vigil Mass at 7.00 pm – Anne Foley
Sunday 13th February (6th Sunday of the Year) Mass at 10.30 pm – Kay Whelan
Saturday 19th February Vigil Mass at 7.00 pm – Liam Walsh
Sunday 20th February (7th Sunday of the Year) Mass at 10.30 pm – Sheelagh Delaney

Your very generous donation of candles for use in the church is much appreciated.

People of good will often like to do things for others.  We may feel better if we cook somebody a meal or buy them a gift, or help them across the road.  But often it is not action the other person wants; what they want is for us simply to be with them.  This much more difficult but much more precious
Sr Stan Kennedy in Gardening the Soul