August 21st

CARDS
The weekly “30” Card Game continues in the Community Centre this Friday 26th 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: Helen Furlong and Breda Bolger - Misterin.  Catering for the following Friday 2nd of September will be: Geraldine Ridgeway, Patricia Furlong and Cathy Delaney - Misterin.  Proceeds will be going to the Parish Funds.

Card Winners on Friday 12th of August were:
Nick Doyle
Andy Reville
Kate Power
Mary Jackman
MJ Booth
Jim English
Joe Deacon
Mick Kelly
Pat Byrne
Maureen White
Paddy Furlong
Seamus Wickham.

ADAMSTOWN LOTTO
Winning numbers were – 3, 14, 17 & 22.  There was no jackpot winner.  There were two match three numbers winners who were as follows: Carol Sugrue, Tomgarrow and Malcolm Mcloughlin, Horetown.  They both received €100.00 each.  The next draw is worth €2,900.00 and the seller of the winning ticket will receive €290.00. The next draw will take place in Morrissey’s, Cassagh on Monday
22nd of August 2011.  All proceeds go to Adamstown FC, Adamstown GAA and The Parish Committee.

HARVEST FESTIVAL MEETING
A meeting of Adamstown Harvest Festival Committee will be held in the Community Centre this coming Friday 26th of August at 8.30 pm to make arrangements for the “Big Day” on Sunday 18th of September.  The meeting is open to everyone willing to play a part on the day.

BOOK LAUNCH
Reminding everyone of the launch of the new book “Adamstown Cemetery 1700-2011” by Bishop Dennis Brennan at 8.00 pm with Mass in St Abban’s Church next Saturday 27th of August.  This book is a very interesting read and marks a milestone in the history of our Parish.  Top marks to the Cemetery Committee for a fine production.  This book is a “must have” for every household, at only €5.00.  After the Mass and launch, our good ladies will treat one and all to the best of
Adamstown refreshments in the Community Centre at 9.00 pm.  Everyone is most welcome, so please come along and enjoy the occasion.  Note: books will be on sale in the Porch after Mass, and also in the Community Centre.

ANNUAL PATRON
The Annual Adamstown Patron will take place on Sunday 4th of September with the Patron Mass and blessing of graves at 1.30 pm.

OPENING MEETING
Following Bishop Denis Brennan’s Mass in St Abban’s Church and the launch of our Cemetery Book “Adamstown Cemetery 1700-2011” on Saturday night 27th of August, there will be teas/refreshments in the Community Centre afterwards.  An open meeting of parishioners willing to give a hand with the preparations will take place in the Community Centre this Tuesday 23rd of August at 8.00 pm.  Confectionary for this occasion will also be very welcome.

COMMUNITY CENTRE MEETING
A meeting will be held in the Community Centre on Tuesday 6th of September to introduce the Trustees and form a new Committee for Adamstown Community Centre and Grounds.

Fr Robert Nolan PP
And the Parish Committee

Cordially invite you

To the 175th Anniversary Mass

OF ST ABBAN’S CHURCH
ADAMSTOWN

ON SATURDAY 27TH OF AUGUST
AT 8.00 PM

Bishop Denis Brennan presiding

And afterwards to refreshments
In the Community Centre

DANCING
Ceile Old Time Dancing will take place in Ballykelly Hall on Friday 26th of August from 9.00 pm to 12.00 pm.  Admission will be €10.00 per person.  Teas will be served on the night.  Music on the night will be by Comhaltas Ceile Band.  All takings will be going to the Cancer Society.

LEAVING CERT RESULTS
Congratulations to all the Boys and Girls who received their Leaving Cert Results on Wednesday 17th of August.

BUS SERVICE
Bus service is available to Good Cousel, St Mary’s and Our lady of Lourdes, Rosbercon in September.  Still a couple of spaces available for anyone in the Adamstown or Raheen area anyone interested please contact Mossie Walsh on 087 9076326 for more details.

DONATIONS WANTED FOR CHARITY SHOP
DONATIONS are currently being accepted by the Sue Ryder Charity Shop on Bridge Street.  The shop will accept good quality clothing (including footwear), bric-a-brac and books.  For more information contact the shop directly on 051 448680.

The Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children is seeking volunteers to help with a mentoring service in New Ross.  The Waterford branch of the organization recently launched the new service.  Anyone interested in finding out more about the initiative is asked to contact Catherine Donohoe, from the ISPCC, on 051 591631 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

ST ABBAN’S BLESSED WELL MASS
Open air Mass at St Abban’s well will be held on Sunday 28th of August at 11.00 am.  Seating will be provided and you can drive down to the well.

CONGRATULATIONS
Congratulations to Johnnie and Bridget Bradley, Ballyvergin, Adamstown who celebrated 60 years of marriage recently.  We wish them many more years of health and happiness.

THANKS
The Church collection for East Africa in response to the Trocaire appeal came to the generous sum of €1,310.00.  Your response is very much appreciated.  Mile Bhuiochas

PARTY
Philip Rothwell and family would like to thank all those who attended the Afternoon Tea Party in aid of Breast Cancer.  €820.00 was raised for the appeal on the day.

MASS AT THE MASS ROCK
Mass at the Mass Rock in the Rock Lane, Raheenacloonagh at the butt of Carrigbyrne takes place on Sunday 21st of August at 7.00 pm.  Everyone is 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.


SYMPATHY

Tommy (Tiddler) Byrne, Kellystown RIP

The tragic passing of “Tiddler” on Thursday evoked deep sorrow among his many friends.  Tommy would have celebrated his 42nd Birthday in September.  Tommy was a very gifted tiler.  To his son Kyle, his sisters Mary, Francis, Catherine, Bernie and Annmarie, his brothers Nicky and Kevin we extend our deepest sympathy. His funeral mass took place in St Abban’s Church on Saturday 20th of August and burial afterwards in Adamstown Cemetery.
May he Rest in Peace

IN MEMORIAM
Saturday 20th of August Mass at 8.00 pm – John, Bridie, Nicholas and Sister Eleanor Whelan, Kellystown (A)
Sunday 21st of August Mass at 10.30 am – Bridie Wakeman (Power), Raheenduff (A)
Saturday 27th of August Mass at 8.00 pm – Molly Larkin, Adamstown (A)
Sunday 28th of August Mass at 10.30 am – Pat Power, the Leap (A)
May they Rest in Peace.

READERS OF THE LITURGY
Saturday 27th of August Vigil Mass at 8.00 pm – Majella Stafford (Family Mass)
Sunday 28th of August (22nd Sunday of the Year) Mass at
10.30 am – Monica Stafford

A THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

The Open Door

May I never be too busy
When someone comes to call
To sit a while and give a smile
And not act bored at all.

If, by some chance, he needs help
For a sad and lonely heart,
I’ll lend an ear and offer cheer
Before he must depart.

If I cannot solve his problem,
I can, perhaps, ease the pain
By being kind, so he will find
He’s welcome back again

(Marjorie S Branson)

WORDS OF WISDOM

May the roof over you head
never fall in, and
the friends gathered
below will never fall out.

(Anonymous)