January 23rd 2011

CARDS
The weekly “30” Card game continues in the Community Center this Friday 28th of January at 9.00 pm.  Thanks to the ladies for the teas last week.  Catering on the night will be: Frances Gallagher, Mary J Furlong and Lisa Kirwan - Misterin.  Catering the following Friday 4th of February will be: Anna McCarthy, Mary Galway and Liz Furlong - Tomgarrow.  Proceeds will be going to the Parish Funds.

Last Friday 14th of January card winners were as follows: Kate Power, Phil Jackman, Betty Power, Bess Wickham, Tom Kehoe, Jim Wickham, Mick Kehoe, Bridie Dillon, Jim Wickham, Seamus Joyce, Sean Cullen and Johnny Nolan

ADAMSTOWN LOTTO RESULTS
Winning numbers are – 3, 4, 20 and 29.  There was no Jackpot Winner.  There was match three numbers.  Next draw is worth €2,450.00 and it takes place in Morrissey’s Pub, Cassagh on 31st of January 2011.

ICA NOTES
The January meeting was held on Wednesday 12th of January.  The President welcomed the members especially a new member Mrs Betty McGrath.  The secretary gave a detailed account of the Federation meeting.  Arrangements were made for the Seniors Citizens party on Sunday 23rd of January.  Fourteen members will attend the “Lunch to Launch” then next 100 years of ICA in the Talbot Hotel, Wexford.

SHOW MEETING
A meeting of Adamstown Show Committee will take place this Thursday 27th of January at 8.30 pm in the Community Centre.  All members please attend.

JUMBLE SALE
A Jumble Sale in Colaiste Abbain will take on Sunday 30th of January 2011 from 10.00 am to 2.00 pm.  It is as part of the 3rd year Junior Certificate Project.  All monies will be going to local charities and all are welcome.

OPEN NIGHT
Colaiste Abbain, Adamstown rescheduled open night will be held on Thursday 27th of January 2011 at 7.30 pm.  All 5th and 6th class primary school children and their parents are very welcome to attend.  No unaccompanied children please.

RATHNURE PANTO RETURNS
Due to the cancellation of some shows before Christmas, ‘A Winter’s Tale – The Secret of Scrooge’ takes to the stage for a further five nights in January, starting Wednesday 19th, Thursday 20th and Friday 21st all at 
8.00 pm, Saturday 22nd at 6.30 pm and Sunday 23rd at 3.00 pm.  Great family entertainment guaranteed.  Book now on 053 9255429 or 087 0687801.

COLAISTE ABBAIN – EVENING COURSES
Monday
Project managing your self build/ contract build
Italian for beginners
Computers for beginners

Wednesday
Traditional Irish Music – Learn to play Tin Whistle, Fiddle, Mandolin or Banjo

Enrolment: Monday 24th of January 2011 from
7.30 pm to 9.00 pm
Contact: Nessa Murphy on 053 9240564
Classes commence: Monday 31st January 2011 from 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm.

WARMER HOMES SCHEME
If you find it hard to afford to keep your home warm and comfortable or the pay the fuel and electricity bills, you could benefit from the help available through the Warmer Homes Scheme.  This scheme is delivered mainly through community organisations and is co-ordinated and part-funded by Sustainable Energy Ireland (SEI).
The Warmer Homes Scheme provides the following services:

Draught proofing
Attic insulation
Lagging jacket
Low energy light bulbs
Cavity wall insulation, where appropriate and available.

Who can apply?
The scheme id for householders who receive Fuel Allowance, Disability Benefit or Invalidity Benefit.  Services are provided either free of charge or for a small fee (about €100.00)

Please contact 1800 250 204 for more information and to find your nearest provider.

HOUSING AID FOR OLDER PEOPLE
This scheme is managed by local authorities and aims to assist older people in carrying out essential repairs and improvements to their homes.

Funding is available for varied works, which may include:
Structural repairs or improvements,
Re-wiring,
Repairing or replacing windows and doors and
Providing water, sanitary services, heating insulations, cleaning, painting and so on.

The amount of grant you may receive depends on your household income.  The maximum grant available is €10,500.00.  The full coast of works is available to those with annual house hold income of less than €30,000.00.  This reduces in stages to 30% of the approved cost of works for those with annual household incomes of €54,001.00 to €65,000.00.

MY SPORT – ENNISCORTHY 10K
Location: Shamrocks GAA Complex, Clonhaston, Enniscorthy.  Parking available at the complex.

Date:    Sunday, February 13th 2011
Time:   RACE 12.00 pm – WALK 12.00 pm
Entry:  Until 13th of February

Entry fee is €17.50
You can enter at www.runireland.com
On race day entries will be accepted from 9.00 am – 10.30 am.  Entry on the day is €20.00.

Please enter before race day.
All participants must register.
Make cheques payable to Slaney Olympic AC

AWARDS
Souvenirs for the first 750 participants to register

10K WALK PRIZES
Spot Prizes will be awarded to walkers

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

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.

IN MEMORIAM
Saturday 22nd of January Mass at 7.00 pm – John Bardon, Doonooney (A)
Sunday 23rd of January Mass at 10.30 am – Mogue and Mary Kealey, the Leap, Jim and Ellen Kehoe, Rathurtin
Saturday 29th of January Mass at 7.00 pm – Brother Brendan, Edward, Bridget and Thomas Delaney (A)
May they Rest in Peace

SYMPATHY
Sincere sympathy is extended to Mary and Tom Walsh and family, Camross, Adamstown on the death of Mary’s brother Denis Lambert.  Who’s funeral Mass took place on Thursday 20th of January at 11.00 pm in Caroreigh Church with Burial afterwards in Cloughbawn Cemetery.  Also sympathy to all his relations and friends in the Parish.  May he rest in Peace.

READERS OF THE LITURGY
Saturday 22nd of January Vigil Mass at 7.00 pm – Anthony McGee
Sunday 23rd of January Mass at 10.30 pm – Alma Gorman
Saturday 29th of January Vigil Mass at 7.00 pm – Frances Gallagher
Sunday 30th of January Mass at 10.30 pm – Des Farrell

ADAMSTOWN GAA FOOTBALL CLUB
It was established on the 28th ult., when the following officers were appointed: - Messrs. James O’Connor, president; H King, vice-president; R J White, treasurer;
J Jordan, secretary; John Mythen, Laurence Barron, umpires; Philip Doyle, referee.  The affiliation fee of ten shillings has been forwarded to the County Wexford Executive.  The members made their first debut on New Year’s day, in a field kindly given to the club by
Mr Downes.  There was an hour’s vigorous practice in the afternoon.  The members kicked with a dash and determination that augurs well for their excellence in the game.  After play being over they adjourned to their room, when sixteen members were enrolled.  The people of the locality are very enthusiastic about it, and are rushing forward with their admission fee.  The committee expect that the Carrigbyrne and Raheen districts will come to the front at once.  Meetings will be held on every Sunday after practice for the admission of members.  It is expected that after a few Sunday’s practice we will be able to tackle some of the adjacent clubs.
The people newspaper, January 5 1887

A THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
Lord, make me a instrument of Your peace
Where there is hatred let me sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is doubt, faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light;
And where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master,
Grant that I may not so much seek
To be consoled as to console;
To be understand, as to understand;
To be loved, as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive,
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
And it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
-  attributed to St Francis of Assisi