September 11th

The weekly “30” Card Game continues in the Community Centre this Friday 16th of September 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: Anna McCarthy, Liz Furlong and Mary Galway - Tomgarrow.  Catering for the following Friday 23rd of September will be: Ann Kiely, Elizabeth Doyle and Catherine Moore –Tomgarrow/Misterin.  Proceeds will be going to the Parish Funds.

Card Winners on Friday 2nd of September were:
Sean Cullen, Johnny Nolan, Tom Walsh, John Murphy, Michael Kavanagh, Pat Ryan, Seamus Joyce, John Furlong and Matt and Tom Rochford.

Winning numbers were – 10, 14, 17 and 24.  There was no jackpot winner.  There were six players who matched three numbers and they were: Ger McDonald, Amy Whelan, Paddy Whitty Snr, Abban Morris, Andy and Mairead Cullenton and Josephine Hendrick who all shared €200.00 of a prize.  The next draw is worth €3,500.0000 and the seller of the winning ticket will receive €350.00. The next draw will take place in the Outhouse on Monday 19th of September 2011.  All proceeds go to Adamstown FC, Adamstown GAA and The Parish Committee.

The Adamstown ICA resumes their meetings on Wednesday night next 14th of September in the Community Centre at 8.00 pm after the summer.  New members are welcome.  Guest speaker on the night will be Marie Doyle from the Niall Mellon charity.

Adamstown Foroige Youth Club will be meeting every Friday from 7.30 pm to 9.00 pm in Adamstown Community Centre.  Foroige is open to young people in secondary school.  All new members are welcome.  For any enquires please contact Dawn on 087 4194064.  For Fun, for Friends it has to be Foroige.

The new Trustees of Adamstown Community Centre were introduced at a meeting on Tuesday 6th of September.  A very good attendance was present.  A further meeting will take place on Tuesday 20th of September to elect a new Committee.  All organizations using the Centre are asked to send two representatives to this meeting.

It is fast approaching that time of the year when all indoor games will soon be getting under way.  One such is the Adamstown Snooker and Billiards Club who are holding a meeting on Monday 19th of September at 9.00 pm.  All members are asked to attend.  New members or anyone interested in playing snooker or billiards will be most welcome.

Despite very heavy rain, there was a very large attendance in Adamstown last Sunday 4th of September for the Annual Patron.  The Patron Mass was celebrated in St Abban’s Church by Fr Robert Nolan PP, assisted by Fr Jim Furlong PP Newbawn.  The Cemetery looked extremely well as always for the Patron, and great credit and thanks is to due to everyone for their special effort and work decorating their loved one’s graves for the occasion.  Fr Nolan thanked all for their work, FAS, the Cemetery Committee, the Choir, the Folk Group, Cait Bradley, the Reader and Eucharistic Ministers and everyone that helped in any way in making this annual event so special in loving memory of our departed relatives and friends.  May they rest in Peace.  The proceeds of the collection for Cemetery upkeep came to €1,362.00.  Thank you.

Adamstown Cemetery Committee is glad to announce that their book has been sold out.  It took only one week to sell all 400 copies.  Thanks to all that bought the book(s), and in particular a special word of thanks to Paul Cullen and his friendly staff in the local supermarket for making the book the No 1 Bestseller!

The 10th annual Harvest Festival will take place next Sunday 18th of September, on the farm of Dick and Bessie Fortune, Doonooney.  The event will start at 12 noon (sharp) with various categories of vintage ploughing.  All competitors are requested to be present at 11.30 am.  The Steam Threshing will commence at 3.00 pm with the Dog Show at 2.00 pm.  All through the afternoon there is a Vintage display plus lots of fun and games for all ages to enjoy.  The local Athletic Club is busy organising a fun challenge for children.  There is Margo’s School of Dancers, Dolly’s Butter-Making and Brown Bread, Bouncy Castle, Treasure Hunt, Mini-Digger Skills, Bric-a-Brac, Tea and Refreshments and Charity Auction of items made by Sr Helen’s friends in Uganda.  New attractions this year include Archery, Clay Pigeon, Shooting, and believe it or not the eagerly awaited and very exciting …. Sheep Racing!  A TV set will be on site for people to see the All-Ireland Football Final.  The organising Committee in conjunction with the Shamrock Vintage Club has put a huge effort into making this year’s event the biggest and best to date.  Helping people who are a lot less fortunate than any of us, people that do not even know the taste of clean water, has been the huge motivating factor that drives everyone associated with this big charity day over the past ten years.  Your attendance and financial support is vital.  All proceeds are going to Sister Helen Delaney to help with her life-saving work in Uganda, and other local charities.  Enjoy a great day out with all the family.

Cross country training is back in full swing, Thursdays and Sundays, if anyone is interested in joining, come along to training.  The athletic club is holding its open cross country on Sunday 11th September in Rothwells field opposite the church at 12 noon.  There will be races for U9, 10, 11,,12, 13, 14, 16, juniors and seniors and an extra special kids race for the younger eager beavers, all welcome.  A full schedule and distances are on or from any club member.  Thanks to Seamus Bradley for providing us with a brief club history for our website, if anyone would like to add more info or photos to our website please contact Marie Louise Byrne our Techno expert.  The athletic club will also be in action at the Harvest Festival on the 18th September with a fun challenge scheduled for the day.  Please bring along your kids, young and old to join the fun.  Get practicing for the egg and spoon race and lots, lots more.  All welcome.

On Tuesday 30th of August the U12 played Rathanogue/Cushinstown in Hurling away and came away with win on a score of 2-12 to 2-2.  On Wednesday 31st of August the Minor Hurlers played Crossabeg/Ballymurn in Adamstown and lost.  The following Friday 2nd of September they played St Martins in the Championship and won.  The following Tuesday evening 6th of September the U12 played St Martins in Adamstown and came away with a draw with a score of 3-4 to 2-7 in their last game in the group, they have won 7 games, 1 draw and lost 2 with a total 15 points out of 20.  The U12 hurling final is on September 17th and 18th.  The venue will be given in next week’s notes.

Danny and Mary Doyle, Glenour are holding Coffee Afternoon in aid of the Niall Mellon Township Trust at their residence in Glenour on Saturday 17th of September from 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm.  Their daughter Marie is travelling to South Africa in November with the Trust.  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.

Saturday 10th of September Mass at 7.30 pm – Kate Power, the Leap (A)
Sunday 11th of September Mass at 10.30 am – Peg & Paul Kearns, Raheen (A)
Saturday 17th of September Mass at 7.30 pm – Aoife Kelly, Doonooney (A)
Sunday 18th of September Mass at 10.30 am – Hannah Coady, Oldcourt (A)
Pray also for Tom Byrne, Kellystown who’s Months Minds will take place on Friday 16th of September at
7.30 pm.  May they Rest in Peace.

Saturday 17th of September Vigil Mass at 7.30 pm –
Majella Stafford
Sunday 18th of September (25th Sunday of the Year) Mass at 10.30 am – Kay Whelan


Ellen Mythen Enniscorthy RIP
The Funeral Mass of Ellen Mythen took place in
St Aidan’s Cathedral, Enniscorthy on Tuesday 6th of September.  Nellie as she was affectingly known as was the mother of Marie Dempsey, Newtown with whom she resided in recent years was 96 years of age.  Nellie was a daily Mass goer during her years in Adamstown and a person of deep prayer.  She had been a resident at the Moyn’s Nursing Home where she was very happy.  Nellie was a great lover of music, a member of the Cathedral Choir and of the Wexford Festival.  Nellie was a camogie player in her youth and a dedicated fan of Wexford hurling and football teams.  She was mother also of Sean Mythen, Ferns and Thomas Mythen, Dublin.  To all her family and extended family we extend our deepest sympathy.
May she rest in Peace.



Success is speaking words of praise.
In cheering other people’s ways.
In doing just the best you can.
With every task and every plan.
It’s silence when your speech would hurt.
Politeness when your neighbours’ curt.
It’s deafness when the scandal flows.
And sympathy with others’ woes.
It’s loyalty when duty calls.
It’s courage when disaster falls.
It’s found in laughter and in song.
It’s in the silent time of prayer.
In happiness and in despair.
In all of life and nothing less.
We find the things we call success.