July 3rd

CARDS
The weekly “30” Card Game continues in the Community Centre this Friday 8th of July 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: Catherine Walsh, Eileen J Walsh and Eileen N Walsh - Brocurra.  Catering for the following Friday 15th of July will be: Bridget Moore, Martina McCarthy and Elizabeth Greene - Oldcourt.  Proceeds will be going to the Parish Funds.

Card winners on Friday 24th of June were as follows:
Marie and Denis O’Connor, Michael Kavanagh, Pat Ryan, Patsy Byrne, Seamus Joyce, Matt O’Neill, Tom Rochford, Chris Byrne and Bridie Dillon.

ADAMSTOWN LOTTO
Winning numbers were – 2, 11, 16 and 20.  Congratulations to Jackpot Winner: David Bradley, Adamstown.  There were thirteen match three numbers winners who were as follows: Caragh McDonald, the Leap; Tom Goggins; Shane Rochford, the Leap, Fr Robert Nolan, Adamstown; Rita Keating; Anthony Kehoe, Taghmon; Noreen Lacey, Newbawn; Cally Doyle, Knockeigh; Antoinette Doyle, Fairfields; Maurice Whelan, Kellystown;  Ned Furlong, Misterin; Emmer O’Gorman, Kellystown and Kathleen Lawlor, Knockreigh.  Next draw is worth €2,000.00.  Winning ticket seller receives €200.00.  The next draw will take place in Brad Ogs on Monday 11th of July 2011.  All proceeds go to Adamstown FC, Adamstown GAA and The Parish Committee.

CEMETERY CABARET
The annual Cabaret organised by Adamstown Cemetery Committee will take place in Cullen’s Lounge on Saturday 16th of July.  Entertainment will be supplied by local singers and musician’s and a great night out is assured.  Tickets will be on sale throughout the Parish in the coming week at €3.00 each.  Your support will be appreciated.

ICA
The Adamstown ICA are having their annul outing on Wednesday next July 6th the outing consists of a trip to Dublin.  First stop is to Powercourt Gardens afterwards proceeding on to Dublin to visit City sights and returning to the Ashdown Park Hotel for an evening meal and entertainment.  Non-members are welcome.  Anyone interested in joining the ICA outing please contact Helen Furlong on 086 3454036 by Monday 4th of July.


YEAR END MASS
On Tuesday last 28th of June the 6th class in Adamstown National School had a special year end mass in St Abban’s Church.  Their teacher Ms Maire Reddy and the pupils had prepared a lovely ceremony to celebrate their last days in National school.  As they move on to Secondary school, it is a big step forward for them.  Principal Mr Nicholas Flynn in wishing them well for the future gave them words of advice and encouragement; he also thanked Ms Reddy for her work and dedication to the 5th and 6th classes over the past three years.  Maire leaves Adamstown National School this week to take up teaching in her native Kilkenny in September.  She thanked everyone for the warm welcome, kindness and co-operation shown to her over the past three years and said she was sorry to leave Adamstown, as this was her first teaching post.  Fr Nolan PP also thanked Maire and wished her well for the future and extended good wishes to the 6th class, who were treated to some lovely refreshments in the Parochial House after Mass.  Finishing their Primary education were;  Ethan Delaney, JP Furlong, Sean Hynes, Natasha Mackey, Sandra Mahon, Aaron O’Brien, Nicole O’Dwyer, Rebecca Redmond, Liam Stafford, Serena McCarthy, Vlad Komarshchuk, kamil Lukaszenccz, Sebastian Iovan, Lorien Walsh and Patrick Morrissey.  Extending good wishes to all the class as they leave Adamstown National School.

GAELIC GAMES
Many people from the area attended the under – 21 Leinster hurling championship game between Wexford and Laois in Wexford Park last Wednesday night and will no doubt attend the provincial final against Dublin at the same venue in two weeks time.  Local lad James Breen was the focus of much of the attention and he delivered the goods with a superlative display.  Another local lad Eric Bradley mean while is making his presence felt with the Wexford Senior footballers as they go in quest of Leinster honours, while at minor level Shane O’Gorman and Tony French kept the local flag flying as members of the hurling team that played Kilkenny at Wexford Park last Saturday night.  They all had plenty of local support in recent games and we wish them and the county teams that they line out with further success in the busy weeks ahead.
Close to home the local senior football team went under to Horeswood in a closely fought game at Adamstown on Tuesday night of last week.  This game doubled up as an all county league and Tommie Murphy cup contest.
The Intermediate hurlers had two good wins recently when they defeated Geraldine O’Hanrahans on a score of 1-14 to 1-7 in New Ross and they defeated Bannow/Ballymitty on a score of 1-12 to 1-6 at Grantstown.  The under – 12 hurlers also had good wins, 1-8 to 3-0 away to Kilmore and 2-6 to 2-4 at home to Bannow/Ballymitty.  The under – 12 footballers had a 3-7 to 2-5 win over Volunteers.  The under-14 hurlers had three goals to spare over Fethard at Adamstown but were well beaten by Shelmaliers at Hollymount.  The under-14 footballers also had to give best to the Shelmaliers the previous week.  The under-10 hurlers did well in reading the Division 3 final of The Caulfields league and thoroughly enjoyed themselves at the New Ross venue.
(Jimmy McDonald)

SCRAP SATURDAY
Scrap Saturday in Aid of Adamstown Ladies Football Club is taking place on Saturday the 16th of July in Adamstown Community Centre from 10.00 am to
4.00 pm.  If you have any unwanted scrap metal lying around at home this is the event for your!  The following scrap is accepted: all steel, metal, galavanise, aluminum, copper, batteries, lead, stainless steel, alloy/steel rims, cans, brass and cars.  The following appliances are NOT accepted: fridges, microwaves, televisions or household rubbish.  There will also be a collection service available on the day.  For further information contact Lizzy
(087 6136012).

DKAM SPORT SUMMER
DKAM Sports multi-activity summer camp is taking place in Newbawn National School from the 18th to 23rd of July.  The camp will cater for kids from 5-12 years and caters for a wide range of sports and physical activities.  For further information contact Lizzy (087 6136012) on or before Monday the 11th of July,

CHILD MINDING/BABYSITTING SERVICES
A 3rd year college student available to do child minding or babysitting, has previous experience in the area and anything considered.  Please phone Niamh on
085 7554646.

STREET CHILDREN OF BUCHAREST URGENT APPEAL
Due to severe financial crisis our funds have almost dried up and without immediate financial support we will have to close our day care facilities for these poor children.  We now appeal for your immediate financial support as we receive no funds from Governments or any other source.  Please give what you can by contacting Street Children of Bucharest, The Forge House, Whitechurch, New Ross on 051 388147.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL PETITION TO CUT WASTEFUL CHANGING FO SCHOOLBOOKS
The Society of St Vincent de Paul is seeking public support for its campaign to reduce the publication of unnecessary new schoolbook editions.  It is asking parents to sign a petition calling on the Minister for Education and Skills to set up an effective national book rental scheme.  The petition is available at www.svp.ie/books.  “The constant flow of unnecessary new editions means that families are forced to keep forking out for new texts, while tones of books end up dumped.  It’s crazy – and unnecessary”.  Said SVP National President Mairead Bushnell.

WEEKLY ENVELOPES 2011 -2012
You will find your envelope box in the porch of the Church in order of Townsland.  Thank you for your support.

WEEKLY ENVELOPE COLLECTION
June 5    €80.00
June 12    €298.00
June 19    €291.00
June 26    €267.00
To all who made a contribution for the last year thank you.

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 2nd of July at 8.00 pm – Joe Bradley, Glenour (A)
Friday 8th of July Mass at 9.30 am – Bridget Kelly, Glenour (A)
Saturday 9th of July Mass at 8.00 pm – Jim Hayden and deceased family, Brocurra (A)
Sunday 10th of July Mass at 10.30 am – Jimmy and Bessie Purcell, Raheenduff (A)
May they Rest in Peace.

READERS OF THE LITURGY
Saturday 9th of July Vigil Mass at 8.00 pm – Majella Stafford
Sunday 10th of July (15th Sunday of the Year) Mass at
10.30 am – Monica Stafford

SYMPATHY
Paddy Kane RIP
Sincere sympathy is extended to the wife and family of the late Patrick (Paddy) Kane, Courthoyle, Raheen who died on Thursday 23th of June.  Sympathy also to his relations, friends and neighbours, his funeral Mass took place in Raheen Church on Saturday 25th of June with burial afterwards in Adamstown cemetery.
May he rest in Peace.

A THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
Love is shown in your deeds
Not in your words.
(Fr Jerome Cummings)