April 10th

ThnaCARDS
The weekly “30” Card game continues in the Community Centre this Friday April 15th at 9.00 pm.  Thanks to the ladies for the teas last week.  Catering on the night will be: Christine Mackey, Breda Kelly, Eileen Moran and Anne O’Brien.  Catering the following Friday April 22nd will be:  Dympna Rochford, Mary Lawlor and Marie Dunphy.  Proceeds will be going to the Parish Funds.

CARD WINNERS 01/04/2011
Terry McDonald, Ann Byrne, John O’Brien, Johnny Furlong, Phil Jackman, Mick Kelly, Jim Wickham, Mick Kehoe, Pat Byrne, and Maureen White.

ADAMSTOWN LOTTO RESULTS
Winning numbers are – 4, 14, 24, and 27.  There was no Jackpot Winner.  There was one match three numbers winner who was: Mar Kirwan, Barracks Road, who received €200.00.  Next draw is worth €4,000.00.  Winning ticket seller receives €400.00.  The next draw will take place in Clock Ban, on Monday 4th April.  Tickets are available here.

ICA
The monthly meeting of the Adamstown ICA Guild has been changed to Monday April 11th at 8.00 pm in Adamstown Community Centre.

COLAISTE ABBAIN NEWS
Dylan Murphy and Louise Banville from Colaiste Abbain have been selected to assist the elderly and sick on the Ferns Diocese Pilgrimage to Lourdes from May 17th to 22nd 2011.  The school has fundraised to send these worthy representatives to Lourdes.

ATHLETIC NEWS
Congratulations to Joe Mooney, Adamstown who won gold in under 14 walk in Nenagh on Saturday April 2nd.  Also to Stephen Gorman who finished 6th in boys under 17, 800 metres in Nenagh also.

WEXFORD UNDER 21 LEINSTER CHAMPIONS
Congratulations to the Wexford under 21 Football team who became Leinster champions for the first time ever, by defeating Longford in the Leinster Final on Wednesday evening last in O’Moore Park, Portlaoise. 
The local GAA Club was well represented with trainer Brendan Kehoe, Captain James Breen, Michael Furlong and Shane Bradley.  Well done to all concerned.


BLOOD DONATIONS NEEDED
Irish Blood Transfusion mobile unit will visit the Brandon House Hotel, New Ross this Monday 11th, Tuesday 12th, Wednesday 13th and Thursday 14th April from 4.30 pm – 8.00 pm each day.  Three thousand blood donors are needed this week alone and your help will make all the difference to someone who really needs it.
Blood transfusions are used for cancer and trauma patients, new-born babies, planned and emergency surgery every day.  Also, one in four people will need a blood transfusion at some stage in their lives.  With your help we can ensure that we have sufficient blood to meet the demand from sixty three hospitals nationwide every day for the week.

POULTRY SALE

in

Camross hall
Car park

on

Sunday April 10th

at

1.00 pm – 5.00 pm

Adm: adults - €3.00, Children Free

All types of Poultry and small Animals welcome.
Also hatching eggs.

SEE YOU THERE

ALSO EASTER BAZAAR

COME ALONG AND JOIN IN
FUN FOR ALL THE FAMILY
LOTTO
Thanks to all our sellers who visit their customers and regular contributors, 20% of the profit goes to our Parish every year and we are very grateful.  Our gratitude especially goes to Joan Furlong, John Furlong and TJ McDonald for their dedicated service to the Lotto and to the community.  We were very fortunate to have such commitment.
Perhaps you might be in a position to become a promoter; the Lotto draw takes place every two weeks.  Thank you.

WEEKLY ENVELOPE COLLECTION – ST ABBANS CHURCH

March 6th     €296.00
March 13th    €724.00
March 20th    €164.00
March 27th    €183.00

Many thanks to our contributors, our weekly envelope collection is the main source of income for our Parish.  Please remember that our Parish Church is like our own households which need heating, lighting, maintenance and insurance (€2,700.00 for the coming year) could you afford €5.00 a week?  Thank you.

FOLK GROUP
There will be a folk group practice in St Abbans Church on Monday night April 11th at 7.30 pm.  All members please attend.

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

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 April 9th Mass at 8.00 pm – Charles, Laurence and Ellen Bradley, Doonoooney (A)
Sunday April 10th Mass at 10.30 am – John Crean, Clonard and Glenour (A)
Tuesday April 12th Mass at 9.30 am - Maureen Whitty, Clonroche and Newtown (A)
Saturday April 16th Mass at 8.00 pm – Paul Delaney, Glenour (A)
Sunday April 17th Mass at 10.30 am – Frank Kavanagh and Margaret Dolan, Newtown (A)
May they Rest in Peace.

NOTICE FOR LIGURGY READERS
There will be a meeting for all Readers of the Liturgy in St Abban’s Oratory this Thursday April 14th to prepare for the Easter Ceremonies.  New readers most welcome to come along.

READERS OF THE LITURGY
Saturday April 9th Vigil Mass at 8.00 pm – Goretti Rochford
Sunday April 10th (5th Sunday of Lent) Mass at
10.30 am – Sheelagh Delaney

HOLLY WEEK IN ST ABBANS
Monday April 18th     Mass at 9.30 am
Penitential Rite    Raheen 7.00 pm
Adamstown 7.00 pm
Tuesday April 19th    Mass at 9.30 am
Wednesday April 20th    Mass of the anointing of
the sick at 3.00 pm
Holy Thursday     Mass of the last supper 8.00 pm
Good Friday    Passion of the Lord 3.00 pm
Stations of the Cross 8.00 pm
Holy Saturday    Liturgy of Easter 9.00 pm
Easter Sunday    Mass at 10.30 am

We wish you all a Happy Easter.

SYMPATHIES
Theresa Franklin RIP
Sympathy goes to Tommy and Kathleen O’Connor, Mistern on the death of Theresa Franklin, Tommy’s sister who’s funeral mass took place in Ballinrown on Saturday April 2nd.  May she rest in Peace.

Ellen Murphy RIP
Sincere sympathy is extended to Mrs Mary Hughes, Colaiste Abbain on the death of her mother Mrs Ellen Murphy, Marchstown who died recently.
May she rest in Peace.

A PRAYER FOR THE WEEK

BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE

If you’ve a tender message,
Or a loving word to say
Don’t wait till you forget it
But whisper it to day.
We live but in the present,
The future is unknown;
Tomorrow is mystery.
To day is still our own.
The tender words unspoken,
The letter never sent,
The long forgotten messages,
The wealth of love unspent.
For those, some hearts are breaking
For those, some loved ones wait.
So show them that you care for them
Before it is too late.

(New Ross Standard 1911