February 20th

CARDS
The weekly “30” Card game continues in the Community Center this Friday 25th of February at 9.00 pm.  Thanks to the ladies for the teas last week.  Catering on the night will be: Carol Sugrue, Lou Duggan, Ann Redmond and Mary Furlong - Tomgarrow.  Catering the following Friday 4th of March will be: Ellie Walsh, Stella Delaney and Alma Gorman - Tomgarrow.  Proceeds will be going to the Parish Funds.

CARD WINNERS - 11/02/2011
Maureen White, LenaWhelan, Nick Doyle, Andy Reville, Seamus Wickham, Paddy Furlong, Tom Rochford and Seamus Joyce.

ADAMSTOWN LOTTO RESULTS
Winning numbers are – 5, 6, 7 and 9.  There was no Jackpot Winner.  There was 4 match three numbers winner which were: Maurice Whitty, Barntown, Tommy Buckley, Colaiste Abbain, Liz Murphy, Ballyrue and Gillian O’Neill, Glenour who received €50.00 each.  Next draw is worth €3,100.00 and it takes place in Outhouse on 28th of February 2011, tickets available here.  Winning ticket seller receives €310.00.

ADAMSTOWN ATHLETIC CLUB
Adamstown AC got some great results last weekend at the Leinster Indoors Championships held in Nenagh, the club took home nine medals, with eight athletes going forward to the All Ireland Indoor Championships in March and April.  Day one the Club jumped to new heights with three medal winners in the High Jumps under-13 Boys High Jumpers Ryan Carthy Walsh finished second and Jack Power followed closely winning the bronze, Under-13 Girls high Jumper Shannon Wall jumped her way into third place.  Liam Stafford bagged himself two medals in Under-14 Boys long Jump coming third and under 14 Boys 60m hurdles he came third. A good day’s work for Liam.  Day two got the throwers and the distance athletes on the podium with Marguerite Furlong taking gold in the Under-12 Girls shot putt, her first Leinster Championships.  Walker Joe Mooney and Patrice O’Gorman came into form with Joe winning gold in the Boys Under-14 1000m Walk and Patrice scooping the silver in the Girls Under-16 1500m Walk.  Leading from the gun Stephen Gorman came home an impressive winner in the Boys Under-17 800m.  Also taking part were Triona Mooney, Aoife Muldoon, Zara Power, Roisin Stephenson and Claire Stephonson, these girls were up for the challenge, put will have to wait for another day to shine and no doubt they will.  Well done everyone and best of luck in the All Ireland’s.


SNOOKER
It is congratulations and well done to the Adamstown Snooker Team of Adrian Morrissey, Tony Dempsey and John Hearne who recently won the County Wexford Rural Snooker Cup Final by defeating the more fancied Our Ladies Island team.  The final took place at Bree.

VARIETY GROUP NEWS
Adamstown Variety Group will host its production of
‘Topsy Turvy’ in St Abban’s Hall, on Thursday 24th and Friday 25th of February at 8.00 pm sharp.  The show will host a good variety of ENTERTAINMENT for young and old alike.  Admission is €8.00 for adults and €4.00 for children or tickets can be purchased by phoning Dale on 086 2739869.  Your support would be gratefully appreciated.

DANCING AT CAMROSS
The March dance will be held in Camross Hall on Friday 4th of March and music will be provided by Midnight Dinemo.  We hope to see you there.

ELECTION DAY
There are a lot of smart people trying for your vote, the worst thing any of us can do is not to vote at all. The Election is on Friday 25th of February 2011.  The Election can be different but that is not up to the politicians, it is up to us.  So anyone who is willing to put their name on a ballot paper deserves some credit.

INTERNATIONAL PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Congratulations to Kevin Doyle for becoming the Senior International Player of the year recently.  The Wolves Striker made a double on the night also collecting the award for International Goal of the year for his stunning long distance strike against Andorra.  Well done Kevin from your large Group of supporters in Adamstown.

USED CLOTHING COLLECTION DRIVE
A used clothing collection drive for Homeless Orphans in Kenya will take place on Monday 28thof February in Adamstown in the Car Park of Saint Abban’s Hall.  All used clothing, household textiles and footwear (paired) will be most welcomed.

Please leave as many bags as you can at the collection point before 12 mid-day.  So to make the Drive worthwhile.

All enquiries should be directed to 087 6890995

TRIP TO CUBA
John O’Connor, Newtown joined the Irish Fruit Growers Annual Vacation with a group of twenty members from January 27th to February 6th.  Their tour commenced in Dublin via Paris to Havana, a journey of 5000 miles included trips to orange and banana plantations, of greater interest was a visit to sugar cane plantations.  The farms visited were mainly state run.  Private farms were usually quite small in the region of 25 acres.  Ploughing was with oxen and vintage tractors.  The standard of living was very poor.  All Cubans work young and old.  Shops have very little products.  Another significant occasion was a visit to a tobacco factory.  Hotel accommodation was very good.  There are two currencies one for the native Cubans and the other for tourists worth twenty four times more than the native currency.  John found the people very happy and friendly and the weather was very worm with 25 degrees.  The fruit Growers have made many tours in recent years and John has joined them on visits to South America, Holland and Belgium etc.

NEW MISSAL
A new translation of the Roman Missal in the English language was approved in Rome on March 10th 2010 and will become operative in Ireland on the first Sunday of advent this year though out the English speaking world.

HAPPY 95TH
Best wishes to Mrs Nelly Mythen who formerly resided in Newtown.  On her birthday Nelly is a patient in the Moyne Nursing Home and where she was joined by her family for a birthday celebration.  She made her own contribution to the festivities by giving a rendition of “Kelly the Boy from Killane”, RATH DE UIRTHI.

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 19th of February Mass at 7.00 pm – Richard Whelan, Kellystown (A)
Sunday 20th of February Mass at 10.30 pm – Alice and Mary Connors, Woodview (A)
Saturday 26th of February Mass at 7.00 pm – Aidan Hickey, Kellystown (A)
Sunday 27th of February Mass at 10.30 pm – Margaret Finn, Kellystown (A)
Pray also for Paddy O’Connor, Newtown (A)
May they Rest in Peace.

READERS OF THE LITURGY
Saturday 26th February Vigil Mass at 7.00 pm – Goretti Rochford
Sunday 27th February (8th Sunday of the Year) Mass at 10.30 pm – Alma Gorman

GROWING OLD!
Grown old along with me!
The best is yet to be
The last of life, for which the first was made
Our times are in his hand who saith
A whole planned, youth shall but half; trust God, see all nor be afraid

(Robert Browning)

THOUGHTS FOR THE WEEK

The lord is my Shepherd – That is relationship!
There is nothing I shall want – That is Supply!
Fresh and green are His pastures – That is Rest!
Where He gives me repose.  Near restful water he leads me – That is Refreshment!
To revive my drooping spirit – That is Healing!
He guides me along the right path – That is Guidance
He true to His name – That is Purpose!
If I work through the valley of darkness – That is Testing
No evil will I fear – That is Protection!
For you are with me – That is Faithfulness!
Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort me – That is Discipline!
You have prepared a banquet for me in the sight of my foes – That is Hope!
My head you have anointed with oil – That is Consecration!
My cup is over flowing – That is Abundance!
Surely goodness and kindness shall follow me all the days of my life – That is Blessing!
In the Lord’s own house shall I dwell – That is Security!
Forever and ever! – That is Eternity!

(Psalm 23 – explained)

The fruit of Silence is Prayer
The fruit of Prayer is Faith
The fruit of Faith is Love
The fruit of Love is Service

(Mother Teresa of Calcutta