August 14th

CARDS
The weekly “30” Card Game continues in the Community Centre this Friday 19th 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: Kathleen Barden, Maura Barden and Siobhan Hynes – Doononey/Coolangree.  Catering for the following Friday 26th of August will be: Helen Furlong and Breda Bolger - Misterin.  Proceeds will be going to the Parish Funds.

Card winners on Friday 5th of August were as follows:
Jim Wickham
Tommy Kehoe
Terry McDonald
Ann Byrne
Mick Bolger
James Handrick
Matt O’Neill
Pat Byrne
Sean Cullen
Johnny Nolan

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.

ADAMSTOWN CEMETERY 1700 – EASTER 2011
This eagerly awaited new book titled “Adamstown Cemetery 1700 -2011” is now with the printers and will be ready for sale shortly.  Last year the Cemetery Committee commissioned local students Finbar Bradley and Stanley Rothwell to carry out a detailed survey of all graves in the three sections of the Cemetery during August 2010.  This survey was again updated this Easter.

This book is very detailed on graves and contains a lot of very useful information, from over 300 years ago to the present time.  The Committee has put a lot of time and effort in to the production of this fine 126 page book and hope that every family in the parish will buy a copy at a price of only €5.00.  The book is a very valuable historical record of our Cemetery, and represents very good value for the local community.
The Launch will be performed by Bishop Dennis Brennan on Saturday 27th of August at 8.00 pm Mass.  It is hoped there will be a very large attendance present to mark this special occasion in our parish.

Meeting
All members of the Cemetery Committee please attend meeting in the Centre this Thursday 18th of August at 9.00 pm to make final arrangements.

ADAMSTOWN IDOL
The organizers of “Adamstown Idol” would like to thank all who attended the competition on Saturday night last in the Community Centre.  The level of interest from all age groups surpassed all expectations.  There were twelve competitors in the different events which were eventually whittled down to three, who performed again for their respective position.  All three judges had a very difficult job to make their final decision.  After along deliberation the following were emerged winners:

1st Place    Ethan and Alan,Wexford Town -€300.00
2nd Place    Alva Cummins, Cloroche - €200.00
3rd Place    GI Jane - €200.00

Also thanks to the Judges who were as follows:

Fr David Murphy
Vincent Bradley – Beat FM
Kathleen Walsh – R & D Line Dancing

Winners of the Raffle were as follows:

1st Place    Monica Stafford, Newtown - €150.00
2nd Place    Declan Dens, Murrintown - €100.00
3rd Place    Liam Whelan, Kellystown - €50.00

ADAMSTOWN DEFIBRILLATOR ASSOCIATION
We are seeking support of the whole community to raise money for a Public Access Defibrillator and training for the Adamstown Community.  When someone suffers a heart attack or sudden cardiac arrest the best chance of survival is CPR and the use of an AED.  If you are trained or interested in training, please contact the Secretary, Catriona Whelan on 085 7153992.  Any contribution that you make will be gratefully received.  You will never know the day or night when you will need it!

Officers:  John Furlong – Chairman, Catriona Whelan – Secretary, Catherine Kelly – Treasurer, Aileen O’Neill – Training Co-ordinator and Dr Lamaat Mahmood – Medical Director.


ADAMSTOWN HAIR SALON
NOW OPEN

(089) 4452989

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.

HOME ON HOLIDAYS
Presently holidaying with her family is Sister Breda English, Tomfarney.  Breda is a sister of Paddy English, Raheeduff.  She is recovering well after surgery and enjoying her stay.

Breda entered the Sisters of Mercy over 50 years ago.  She began her mission in South Africa in 1959.  Much of her life was as School Principal in Soneto.  She also worked in Orange Farm which is an informal settlement consisting mostly of shacks and poor living conditions and appalling poverty.  As well as education she devoted much of her life to building Christian Communities.  These small groups meet every week and reflect on the Sunday readings from the Mass.  Social action follows from their reflection and prayer.  Sister Breda returns to South Africa on Saturday 20th of August and we wish her every blessing and continued good health.

Feast of Assumption which is a Holy Day of Obligation will take place on Monday 15th of August with Masses at 10.30 am and 8.00 pm.

THE ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE TO OUR LADYS ISLAND WILL OPEN ON THE MONDAY 15TH OF AUGUST AT 3.00 PM WITH MASS CELEBRATED BY BISHOP DENIS BRENNAN.

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.

IN MEMORIAM
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)
Tuesday 16th of August Mass at 9.30 am – Patrick and Margaret Kealy, Glenour (A)
Saturday 20th of August Mass at 8.00 pm – John, Bridie, Nicholas and Sister Ellen Whelan, Kellystown (A)
Pray for Anna May Furlong, Castleview (A)
May they Rest in Peace.

READERS OF THE LITURGY
Saturday 13th of August Vigil Mass at 8.00 pm – Liam Whelan
Sunday 14th of August (20th Sunday of the Year) Mass at
10.30 am – Betty O’Shea
Saturday 20th of August Vigil Mass at 8.00 pm – Anthony McGee
Sunday 21st of August (21st Sunday of the Year) Mass at 10.30 am – Kathleen O’Connor

ACCESS TO CLEAN DRINKING WATER
Here in Ireland we take it for granted that we always have clean drinking water.  Not so for many people in the world.  For millions around the world, water is a scarce commodity, and often it is polluted.  The United Nations Environment Programme recently reported that:

Around a billion people (roughly one in six of the world’s population) do not have access to clean drinking water.

Every 20 seconds a child dies of an illness related to water pollution; every year 1.8 million children die of water related diseases.

Diarrhoea kills 2.2 million people each year.  90% of cases are caused by contaminated water and by poor hygiene.

Over 50% of cases of malnutrition are associated with diarrhoea or intestinal infections.

People infected with diseases linked to water pollution occupy over half of the hospital beds around the world.

2.6 billion People in the world lack access to basic health care – many of them in Sub-Saharan Africa, and in Southeast Asia.
(Anonymous)

A THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
Pass It On
If you receive a welcome smile,
Pass it on to keep it in style.
If you receive a word of praise
Pass it on to insure it stays.
If you receive a pat on the back,
Pass it on to those who lack.
If you receive a hug from a friend,
Pass it on helping others mend.
If you receive a financial lift,
Pass it on share your gift.
If you receive a faith that is strong,
Pass it on to those who long.
If you receive a message of hope,
Pass it on so others may cope.
If you receive an abundance of love,
Pass it on praising God above.
If you receive an answer to a prayer,
Pass it on, your blessings share.
If you receive God’s blessings today,
Pass them without delay.
(William Bredesen)