October 23rd

CARDS
The weekly “30” Card Game continues in the Community Centre this Friday 28th October 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: Ann Boot, Nancy Lambert, Betty O’Shea and May Larkin - Adamstown.  Catering for the following Friday 4th November will be: Maureen Bradley, Kathleen Delaney and Denise Harler - Glenour.  Proceeds will be going to the Parish Funds.

Card Winners on Friday 14th October were:
Nick Doyle, Andy Reville, Tom Walsh,
John Murphy, Terry McDonald, Anne Byrne,
Chris Byrne, Bridie Dillon, Tom Rochford and Seamus Joyce.

ADAMSTOWN LOTTO
Winning numbers were – 7, 21, 25 and 28.  There was no jackpot winner.  There were six match three winners who are as follows:  Emma Whelan, Johnstown; Margaret Cash, Knockreigh; Abbie Banville Dalton, Littlecullenstown; Edmund McCabe, Rathsilla; Francis Sinnott, c/o Bus Eireann and Mary Fortune, Doonooney. The next draw is worth €4,600.00 and the seller of the winning ticket will receive €460.00. The next draw will take place in the Cloch Ban, Clonroche on Monday 31st October 2011.  All proceeds go to Adamstown FC, Adamstown GAA and The Parish Committee.

COMMUNITY CENTRE MEETING
A meeting of the newly formed Community Centre Committee takes place in the Centre this Monday 24th October at 9.00 pm and all members are asked to please attend.

ATHLETIC CLUB
The Athletic club is hosting the Leinster Cross Country in Rothwell's field on Sunday 13th November for the third year in a row around 1500 aspiring young athletes are expected on the day.  If you can donate buns or sandwiches, serve teas, park cars or officiate on the day, the club would be grateful of your help.  Please contact Marie Louise on 0868327374 or Alma on 0851361772.  As a big crowd is expected, every little help means a lot.

HALLOWEEN DANCE
El Paso will provide the music for our November dance which will be held on Friday 4th November from 10.00 pm to 12 midnight.  Come and dance the night away and enjoy the tea and brack all for €8.00.

ADAMSTOWN LADIES FOOTBALL CLUB
Adamstown LFC will hold a Halloween Fancy Dress in Cullen's Lounge, Adamstown on Sunday October 30th at 9pm. Admission €3.00 with Door prizes and D.J.  Please support your local club.

GAA NEWS
Well done to the Intermediate hurlers who won the County Championship on Saturday 15th October in Wexford Park, on a score of 1-7 to 0-8.  They now move up to the senior rank for the 2012 season.  The U10 boys were narrowly beaten in the Semi-Final of the Sarsfield League last weekend.  In Rackard League the Girls were also beaten by a few goals in the Quarter Final’s in Taghmon on Tuesday 18th October.  The Rackard League boys played their final match in the Group against Fethard-on-Sea on Tuesday 18th  and won on a score of 0-13 to 1-6 in Fethard-on-Sea, they are now in the County Semi-Final. 
The U12 are playing in an indoor Tournament in Grantstown on Tuesday 25th October.  They have five matches over the next ten weeks, the best of luck to all involved.  The U6, 7 and 8 Footballers played in their final in Horeswood on Sunday 9th October and came away with two wins out of three games.  Big thanks to the three trainers for the U6, 7 and 8 for their year’s work – Kevin Bates, Sean Furlong and Robert Kehoe.

MAN OF THE MATCH
Congratulations to Lorcan French, Oldcourt who got man of the match after Adamstown were crowned the Intermediate hurling champions in Wexford Park on Sunday 15th November.  Lorcan is also celebrating his 21st birthday this weekend and John Whelan, Kellystown is celebrating his 21st birthday this weekend also.

ADAMSTOWN GAA
Adamstown GAA would like to thank all those who supported us in preparing for the County Final.  A special word of thanks to our generous Sponsors and all those who supported the Raffle.  The result of the monster draw is as follows:

Camcorder    Ciaran Foley, Brownstown
Beauty Hamper    James Murphy, Courthoyle
Sports hamper    Pat Carroll, Templenacrow
Dinner for two    John Whelan, Kellystown
Adamstown Jacket    Eric Wickham, Grallagh

We would also like to thank Ms O’Neill and the Staff of Newbawn N S for organising the Art Competition.  Well done to all those who took part.

Clonroche/Poulpeasty Vintage Club: Ploughing on Sunday 30th October at 11.00 pm.  Contact Leo on 087 – 2464479.

HEART COLLECTION
The amount contributed to the Annual Church gate collection for the Irish Heart Foundation held on the first weekend of October came to €185.50.  Thanks to all who contributed to this worthy cause.

ENROLMENT SUNDAY 20TH NOVEMBER
A very well attended meeting took place in Colaiste Abbain on Thursday 13th October including parents from Adamstown, Newbawn and Raheen.  Fr Tomas Kehoe, New Ross introduced the “Do this in Memory” programme to the parents.  He spoke of his very pleasant experience of working the programme with parents in New Ross.  This programme requires the very active involvement of parents in preparing their Holy Communion and Sunday Mass.  Enrolment for First Holy Communion is Sunday 20th November 2011 at 10.30 m.  Thanks to Mr Senan Lillis, Colaiste Abbain for the use of the college and to Liz Furlong and Cait Bradley for serving refreshments.

MISSION SUNDAY OCTOBER 30TH
The annual collection in Aid of the Propagation of the Faith will be taken up in the Porch of St Abbans church after Mass.  Your generosity is much appreciated.

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
Sunday 23rd October Mass at 10.30 am – Bernard Doyle, Oldcourt (A)
Saturday 29th October Mass at 7.30 pm – Kathleen Rothwell, Groveside (A0
Sunday 30th October Mass at 10.30 am – Patrick and Kathleen Murphy and deceased members of the Murphy Family, Coolnagree (A)
May they Rest in Peace.

Tuesday 1st November is the Feast of All Saints and there will be mass at 10.30 am and 7.30 pm on the day.

READERS OF THE LITURGY
Saturday 29th October Vigil Mass at 7.30 pm –
Ann Foley
Sunday 30th October (31st Sunday of the Year) Mass at 10.30 am – Catherine Moore

A THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

REMEMBER: Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by moments
that take our breath away.

IF I COULD LIVE MY LIFE AGAIN….

I would talk less and listen more.

I would have gone to bed when I was sick, instead of pretending the world would go into holding if I were not at work for a day.

I would have invited friends to dinner even if the furniture was old and wearing.

I would have taken time to listen to my granddad rambling on about his youth.

I would have sat on the lawn to read a book and not worry about grass stains on my jeans.

I would have cried and laughed less while watching television and more while watching life.

There would have been more ‘I love you’ and
‘I am Sorry’.

LIFE IS YOURS – CHERISH EVERY MOMENT – EVEN THE BAD ONES