September 4th

The weekly “30” Card Game continues in the Community Centre this Friday 9th 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: Frances Gallagher and Mary J Furlong - Misterin.  Catering for the following Friday 16th of September will be: Anna McCarthy, Liz Furlong and Mary Galway - Tomgarrow.  Proceeds will be going to the Parish Funds.

Card Winners on Friday 12th of August were:
Matt O’Neill, Tom Rochford, Lena Whelan, Patsy Byrne,
Tommy Kehoe, Jim Wickham, Terry McDonald,
Ann Byrne, Bess Wickham and Betty Power

Winning numbers were – 1, 9, 26 and 29.  There was no jackpot winner.  There was one player that matched three numbers who was: Eddie Roche, Glynn.  The next draw is worth €3,200.0000 and the seller of the winning ticket will receive €320.00. The next draw will take place in Foleys, Newbawn on Monday 5th of September 2011.  All proceeds go to Adamstown FC, Adamstown GAA and The Parish Committee.

A meeting will take place this Tuesday 6th of September at 8.30 pm in the Community Centre to introduce the new Trustees and in turn form a working Committee to run the Centre.  Adamstown is lucky to have such a fine building and playing fields and all groups/organizations/clubs using the facilities must play their part in helping to keep the Community Centre up and running as a viable business.  We look forward to seeing a large attendance on Tuesday night and everyone is welcome to attend.

A very important meeting of Adamstown Harvest Festival Committee will be held in the Community Centre this coming Friday 9th of September at 8.15 pm.  The organising Committee has extra events and attractions laid on for this year’s event on Sunday 18th of September, but more volunteers are urgently required to make it all happen.  It is all for a very good charitable cause, so please come along to this meeting and play a small part …. in a “Big Day”!

There has been a very favourable reaction to the new book “Adamstown Cemetery 1700-2011” since its launch by Bishop Dennis Brennan at the special Jubilee Mass in St Abban’s Church last Saturday evening 27th of August.  Over two hundred books were sold last weekend, and it is expected there will be a brisk demand again at the Patron this Sunday 4th of September.  Copies are also selling fast at Cullen’s Supermarket.

The Annual Patron and Blessing of graves will take place this weekend on Sunday 4th of September.  Open-Air Mass will be celebrated in the Cemetery at 1.30 pm (weather permitting), otherwise in St Abbans Church.  Your Prayers are requested for all those buried in our Cemetery, and for all parishioners buried in other cemeteries over the years.  We remember and pray for all our relatives, neighbours, and friends, who have passed to their eternal reward during the past year: Names of all who have died since the last Patron are as follows:

Molly Larkin, Adamstown; Hannah Coady, Oldcourt
Peg Grace, Carrigbyrne; Bobby Doyle, Scullagbogue
Margaret Finn, Kellystown; Jack O’Gorman, Kellystown
Rita Roche, Taghmon; Gillian Bradley, Ballyvergin
Julian Rothwell; James Delaney, Coolcotts formerly Misterin; Nora Kelly, Ballyvergin; Owen Doyle, Wexford
Jay Roche, Ballyshannon and  Tom Byrne, Kellystown.
May they all enjoy eternal happiness in Heaven RIP

PARKING: Please co-operate with our car parking stewards.
COLLECTION: Please give generously to our Annual Patron Day collection for Cemetery up keep.
Note: all members of the Cemetery Committee to be in Church yard at 12.30 pm on the day.

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.

Congratulations to Anthony and Pat Roche, Ballyshannon on their new business venture, Foulksmills Stores – selling fuel, hardware and fencing supplies etc, phone 
051 565600.

Fr Robert Nolan Celebrated Mass at St Abbans Well, Glenour on Sunday 28th of August.  We were blessed with warm sunshine and balmy conditions.  A large crowd attended.  Many thanks to the Choir and Musician Michael Ridgeway.  Those present enjoyed a drink of water from the pure crystal fountain with glasses provide by our gentle hosts the members of the Doyle family, Glenour.  One couple who was very appreciative of the occasion was Paddy and Margaret O’Gorman, Poulpeasty (whose family previously owned the site).  Seating provided by the Doyle’s added very much to the comfort of the congregation.

Many thanks to all who attended the launch of book of memorials on Saturday 27th of August, to all who participated in the Liturgy, the Choir, the Severs and Cait Bradley, Sacristan.  To Terry McDonald who spoke so eloquently at the presentation of the book to Bishop Denis and all the Cemetery Committee.  A special word of thanks to Finbarr Bradley and Stanley Rothwell who did the initial work on the project and also the FAS team.  Thanks also to Tom McDonald, Ballymackassy for his regular historical contributions.  We are very grateful to Donegan Print and Paul Leonard the photographer for the high standard of the publication.  Fr Fintan Morris CC, Caim Church Historian delivered a very enlightening lecture illustrated with slides, on the history of headstones and the work of Myles Brien who made a very unique contribution to St Abbans Cemetery.  Fr Fintan had a very attentive and captive audience in the Community Centre.  Ned Furlong, Parish Chairman thanked Bishop Denis, Fr Noel Hartley, Fr Leo Staples and Fr Fintan Morris for their attendance.  He thanked the ladies from Newtown and the Leap for the floral decorations in the Church and the ICA ladies.  Also thanked the ladies of the parish for serving and providing the beautiful confectionary.  There were apologies from Fr Tommy Doyle, Fr Jim Furlong and Fr Odhran Furlong for not been able to attend on the day.  Copies of the new publication are available in Cullen’s Galla and from Terry McDonald
(053 9240548).  Moladh go deo le Dia.



At St Helen’s Bay Golf Club
On Wednesday 7th September 2011

€30.00 Golf, Sponsorship of Tees €50.00 & Green €100.00

In aid of Fr Leo Staples (BobLeo Trust)
To Educate Disabled Children Project Kenya

PRO SHOP – 053 9133234

We are very indebted to the late Fr Peter Synnott who inspired not only the building of Adamstown but also Raheen Church during his term of office.  The year after the completion of the Churches (1836) he retired to Piercestown.  He died on 20th February 1845 and is buried in Rathmacnee.  He was aged 66 years.  May he rest in Peace.

Mass times commencing on Saturday 3rd of September 2011 for the following Parishes are:
Adamstown    Vigil Mass – Saturday 7.30 pm,
Sunday Mass 10.30 am
Raheen    Vigil Mass – Saturday 6.30 pm
Sunday Mass 10.00 am
Newbawn    Vigil Mass – Saturday 7.30 pm
Sunday Mass 11.00 am
These arrangements will prevail the whole year round.

August 7th     €325.00
August 14th    €718.00 (including Annual Contribution)
August 21st    €523.00 (including Annual Contribution)
August 28th    €326.00

Our weekly envelope collection pays our heating, lighting, and insurance and maintenance bills for
St Abban’s Church.  Thanks to those who conscientiously contribute every week.  How long is it since you mad a contribution to your Church?

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 3rd of September Mass at 7.30 pm – Jimmy & Josephine Bradley, Barracks Road (A)
Sunday 4th of September Mass at 10.30 am – Julia O’Rourke, Ross Road & Brocurra (A)
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)
Pray for Annie Kent and Lar Power, Adamstown.  Molly, Paddy, James & Ellen Larkin, Adamstown.  The Whelan family, Brocurra and the Delaney family, Oldcourt.  Breda O’Brien, Tempeshelin.  Tommy & Joey Kelly, Doonooney.  Tom & Ellen O’Brien, Coonogue.  Denis & Mary Delaney, Ballagh.  Patricia & Catherine Murray, Templenacrow.
May they Rest in Peace.

Saturday 10th of September Vigil Mass at 7.30 pm –
Liam Whelan
Sunday 11th of September (24th Sunday of the Year) Mass at 10.30 am – Catherine Moore

Be kind to one another because most
of us are fighting a hard battle.

(Written on the Grand Canal in Dublin)