August 7th

CARDS
The weekly “30” Card Game continues in the Community Centre this Friday 12th of August 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: Breda Whelan, Deirdre Whelan, Marie Murphy and Bessie Fortune – Rathkyle/Coolnagree/Doononey.  Catering for the following Friday 19th of August will be:. Kathleen Barden, Maura Barden and Siobhan Hynes – Doononey/Coolangree.  Proceeds will be going to the Parish Funds.

Card winners on Friday 29th of July were as follows:
Michael Kavanagh
Pat Ryan
Kathleen Whelan
Phil Jackman
Jim Wickham
Tom Kehoe
Bess Wickham
Betty Power

ADAMSTOWN LOTTO
Winning numbers were – 4, 7, 18 and 29.  There was no jackpot winner.  There were four match three numbers winners who were as follows: Breda O’Connor, Courthoyle; Ger and Jason Power, Killurin; Mick Doyle and Conor Bradley, Templeshelin.  They all received €50.00 each.  The next draw is worth €2,600.00 and the seller of the winning ticket will receive €260.00. The next draw will take place in Cullen’s Lounge on Monday
8th of August 2011.  All proceeds go to Adamstown FC, Adamstown GAA and The Parish Committee.

CHURCH ALTARS AND DECORATION
Thanks to the ladies from Tomgarrow for looking after the Church and Altars for the month of July.  It is now the turn of parishioners from the Leap and Newtown for the month of August.

ATHLETIC CLUB
Adamstown athletes brought to a close to the track and field season in style.  Last weekend’s B All-Ireland Track and Field was the final track event for club athletes for the 2011.  We had three athletes competing and the three brought home bronze medals.  U13 Girls 80m - Shannon Wall 3rd, U13 Boys High Jump - Jack Power 3rd, U16 Girls High Jump – Claire Stephenson 3rd.  It is been a long season for the athletes but their dedication and determination has reaped the benefits.  Well done everyone.  With track and field over, we now face the cross country season and training recommences for everyone Thursday 11th of August.  New members are always welcome.

GAA NEWS
On Monday 25thof July the Juvenile Hurlers played the Starlights and lost by 3 points, on Tuesday 26th of July the U12 played the Starlights in football in Adamstown and won on a score of 4-6 to 0-5.  On Wednesday 27th of July the Minor Football team played Crossbeg-Ballymurn away in the football Championship and lost by 7 points.  On Thursday 28th of July the U14s played Cushinstown at home and lost.  On Friday 29th of July the Junior footballers played Horeswood in Adamstown in the Championship and won on a score of 4-7 to 0-9.  On Saturday 30th of July the Senior footballers travelled to Monamolin to play Castletown and lost on a score of 0-15 to 0-06 in the Championship.  On Monday 1st of August the Juvenile footballers played Crossbeg-Ballymurn and lost.  On Tuesday 2nd of August the U12s played Bannow/Ballymitty away in hurling and won on a score of 6-8 to 2-0.  On Tuesday 2nd of August our U21s travelled to Ramsgrange to play St James in the Championship and got a win.  On Wednesday 3rd of August the U10s went down to Ramsgrange and Adamstown were narrowly beaten and the B Team had a draw in football.  The same evening our Minor hurlers played Slaneygales in Adamstown in the championship and won on a score of 2-7 to 0-2.

SLANEY OLYMPIC SUMMER LEAGUE
The Slaney Olympic Summer League comes to Taghmon on the 12th of August with a 10k run.  Registration from 6.30 pm to 7.15 pm at Taghmon Community Centre.  Open to all runners.  Entry fee only €3.00, refreshments afterwards.  Race starts at 7.30 pm.  Please contact Lar on 087 95667426 or Alice/Maurice on 087 6558776 for further information.

ADAMSTOWN LFC
Adamstown Ladies Soccer Club is currently looking for a manager/coach for our Premier Division Women’s Team.  The person must be available for training once a week and for matches on Sundays.  Anyone interested or if you know of anybody please contact: Geraldine on 087 7631449 or Ann Marie on 087 9027622.  The team is also looking for new team members to join for the coming season.  No age requirements, young and old welcome.

GIRLS UNDERAGE SOCCER
Adamstown Ladies Soccer Club are entering an U12 and U18 teams into the Wexford and District Women’s and School girls Football league.  Both teams are in need of players for the coming season, if you or any of your friends are interested, please contact Geraldine on 087 7631449 or Ann Marie on 087 9027622 or any club member.

PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK
The annual Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine will take place 23r & 24th of August.  This is the 30th year of our pilgrimage so we are hopeful of a happy time.  As usual we hope to have Sr Rose Holy Rosary Sister as our spiritual leader.  Pilgrims will be picked up in the Rower, New Ross, Ballinaboola and Terrerath, indeed anywhere along the road to Knock but all seats must be booked, details from Angela Power on 051 428505.

WEEKLY ENVELOPES
July 5th    €279.00
July 11th    €953.00
July 18th    €617.00
July 25th    €309.00
July 31st    €660.00

Your Church depends on your generosity, your support and your local flagship and thanks very much.

TROCAIRE COLLECTION
A Trocaire collection in aid of the refugees in East Africa will be taken up after Mass on Sunday 7th of August.  The extraordinary scenes on our TV scenes bring home to all of us the desperate plight of children who are the innocent victims of the drought.  Thank you.

ADAMSTOWN/RAHEEN PRAYER GROUP
The Prayer Group will discontinue for the month of August and will started up again in September.

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

PATRON WILL TAKE PLACE ON SUNDAY 4TH OF SEPTEMBER WITH MASS AT 1.30 PM

IN MEMORIAM
Saturday 6th of August Mass at 8.00 pm – Bob Barron, the Leap (A)
Sunday 7th of August Mass at 10.30 am – Walter and Annie Kent, Adamstown (A)
Saturday 13th of August Mass at 8.00 pm – Jim and Joe Redmond, Misterin (A)
Sunday 14th of August Mass at 10.30 am – Annie Kehoe, the Leap (A)
May they Rest in Peace.

SYMPATHIES

James Mullins RIP
Sincere sympathy is extended to Nancy and Michael Lambert, Adamstown on the sudden death of James Mullins, Courthoyle, Newbawn recently.  His burial took place in St Stephen’s cemetery in New Ross.
May he Rest in Peace.
Henry King RIP
Sympathy is extended to Kathleen Flood and family, Oldcourt, Adamstown on the death of her father Henry King, Kale, Foulksmills also to his brother-in-law Jim English and family, Glenour, Adamstown.  Also to all of his relations and friends in the parish our sympathy.  His funeral mass took place in Clongeen on Wednesday 3th of August with burial afterwards in Clongeen cemetery.
May he Rest in Peace.

AMERICAN IDOL
The hit TV show ‘American Idol’ usually throws up a few suprises, but for pro-life observers, the current season has produced some great pro-life TV moments.
The programe visits towns across the US where singers come to audition for a spot on the show.  In New Orleans, Paris Tassin sang for her baby girl Keira, who, four years previously had been diagnosed with hydochephalus while in the womb.  She said: “(The Doctors) told me that I should not have her, and it was not going to be good if I did.  “Paris refused an abortion, however, and says that her daughter Keira is now a very healthy little girl.  The only medical complication that resulted from Keira’s condition is hearing loss, for which she needs to wear hearing aids.  “She’s the best thing that ever happened to me in my life, “the young mother said, “I am singing for her.”
(The Big Issue)

A REFLECTION FOR  THE WEEK
Seeds of Consolation
What can I say to you, my friend
In your hour of grief?
Just a word from my heart.
In the midst of your sorrow seeds are
being sown seeds of consolation, hope,
resignation and even gratitude.
The winter will pass,
And spring will again visit
the garden of your heart.
You will see those seeds grow,
blossom and bear fruit.
Then your sorrow will turn to joy,
A joy no one will be able
To take from you.
(Anonymous)

Wisdom: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I – I took the one less travelled by, and that has made all the difference.

(Robert Frost)

Humour: Two little boys were walking home from religious education class after hearing a story about the devil.  One boy said ‘What do you think about all this Satan stuff?  The other replied, ‘Well, you know how Santa Claus turned out.  It is probably just your mom and dad.’

(Anonymous)