Sunday June 6th

CARDS:  
The weekly “30” Card Game continues in the Community Centre on Friday 28th May @ 9pm. Thanks to the ladies for the teas last week. There is €220 in prize money on offer each night. Catering Friday 28th May will be: Carol Sugrue, Lou Duggan, Ann Redmond and Mary Furlong – Tomgarrow. Catering the following Friday 4th June will be: Kathleen Rochford, Ellie Walsh, Stella Delaney and Alma Gorman.
Proceeds going to Parish Funds.

LOTTO DRAW:
One Jackpot winner – Lorna Foley, Brownstown. Eight matched 3 winners – Orna Foley-Camross; Cait Bradley- Adamstown; Mary Murphy-Raheen PO; Mark Foley-Clonroche; Bobby English-Tinnecarrig; Jim O’Brien-C/O Liam Moore; Catherine Walsh-Brocurra & Kath Stanton-Newbawn. The winning numbers were 3,12,19,25. Next draw will take place Monday night 24th May in the Brad Ogs, Adamstown & is worth €8,000. All proceeds going to Adamstown F.C, GAA and Parish Committee.

I.C.A. NEWS:  
The AGM of Adamstown ICA was held on Wednesday 12th May. The president welcomed the large attendance and sympathised with any member who had been bereaved over the past month. The secretary read the minutes and correspondence. The treasurer-Dympna Rochford gave a very detailed account of finances over the year. Voting then took place, and the new president Ann Stafford and secretary Helen Furlong were elected. Many tributes were paid to the outgoing president Mary Lawlor and secretary Cait Bradley for their years of decicated service to the guild.
Everyone agree that members of Bree Guild deserved great praise for their wonderful organization of the Centenary Celebrations on May 7th. It was arranged for twenty two members to travel to the garden party in Fota Park in June.
The Alzheimer’s Tea Day proved to be a great success and with Ellie’s teddy bears picnic, raised over €1000 for the Wexford Branch. Many thanks to all who supported on the day.

CHILDMINDER WANTED:
Full-Time kind, reliable childminder wanted to mind 2 children, 6 year old and 21 month old. Children can be minded in their own home or child minder’s home. Must have own transport for school run. If interested or for further details please contact: 087 6731527 or 053 9240624.

JIG GIG:
Congratulations to Margo Murphy School of Irish Dancing who were picked out of 600 contestants for the TG.4 programme JIG GIG. The girls will travel to RTE on June 2nd for the live performances.
On behalf of parents and the parish we wish them the best of luck in the next round.

DANCING HER WAY TO THE TOP:
Congratulations to Fiona McCabe daughter of John & Kay McCabe, Ballyvergin who has secured a place in Limerick College. A degree in Bachelors of Irish Dancing & Music. She is a pupil of Margo Murphy School of Irish Dancing. On behalf of Margo & the dancers we wish her the best of luck in her new venture.

DAY TOURS:  
Due to the popularity of the May day tour to the Titanic Artifacts at City West Hotel and the fact that the exhibition finishes mid June, Joe O’Brien Coach tours are organising a return visit there on Sunday June 6th and also taking in a visit to Newbridge Silverware and shopping centre. Rounding off the day will be dinner at the Talbot Hotel in Carlow. The cost (all-in) is €50. The July day tour takes place on Sunday, July 11th going to the Mountmellick Museum which tells the story of the Mountmellick Lace and the history of the Quakers who built the town. Then the group will travel west-wards to enjoy a cruise on the Shannon and again finishing off with dinner at the Talbot Hotel in Carlow. All in cost is once again €50.
For bookings on either of the above please contact Joe O’Brien Coach tours at 053 9124809.

CONTACT NUMBERS:
Samaritans 1850 609090     Suicide Helpline 1800 247100    Care Doc 1850 33499

ADAMSTOWN ATHLETIC CLUB:
Was out in force Bank Holiday Monday at the Track & Field County Championships held in Rathangan.
The weeks of hard training finally paid off. The following results for day 2 are as follows:
U9 Girls Relay team 1st – Kate Jackman, Rachel Power, Leah Carthy Walsh & Sarah O Gorman.
U9 Boys - Long Jump-Craig Wall-1st. Relay Team 2nd – Craig Wall, David O Gorman, Luke Byrne, Ruairi O Brien & Eamon Byrne.
U10 Girls 100m -Tara Doyle-1st, Long Jump – Tara Doyle-1st, Ball Throw – Tara Doyle-3rd.
U11 Girls Long Jump – Triona Mooney-3rd, Shot Putt – Marguerite Furlong-1st. Relay Team 2nd – Tara Doyle,
Triona Mooney, Aoife Muldoon & Marguerite Furlong.
U12 Girls 100m -Shannon Wall-2nd, Long Jump – Shannon Wall-1st.
U13 Girls Ball Throw – Roisin Stephenson-2nd. Relay Team 3rd – Shannon Wall, Roisin Stephenson, Emma Byrne & Kathy O Brien.
U 13 Boys 100m – Liam Stafford 3rd, 600m – Liam Stafford 1st, Long Jump – Liam Stafford 3rd.
U15 Girls 1500m – Claire Stephenson 1st, Discus – Patrice O Gorman 3rd. Relay Team 2nd – Claire Stephenson, Patrice O Gorman, Kate Roche & Ellen O Brien.
U15 Boys Discus - Jordy Byrne-1st, Eoin Furlong 3rd, Hammer – Eoin Furlong 1st.
U17 Girls High Jump – Niamh Stafford 2nd.
Senior High Jump – Niamh Stafford 3rd, Niamh also had success in the South Leinster School Shot Putt finishing 3rd. Well done everybody.

REV. JAMES FINN (Canon) R.I.P.
Rev James Finn retired Parish Priest of Glynn. He was educated at Adamstown National School, Enniscorthy Christian Brothers School and St Peters College, Wexford. He entered the House of Missions in December 1949, where he remained for some years. In January 1975 he became Parish Priest of Glynn. One of the highlights of his pastoral was the celebration of the bi-centenary of Glynn Parish Church. During nineteen years in Glynn he had the Church renovated, a car park provided, work done on the grave yard, the erection of a community centre, provision of a community field as well as adding four new classrooms to the school. He retired form Glynn in 1994. Our sympathy is extended to his brother Noel and family, Kellystown, sister’s Sr. Mary Genevieve, & Sr. Mary Camillus, (St Anne’s Convent, Kent, UK), nieces, nephews, relations and friends. His Funeral Concelebrated Mass was celebrated on Monday last in St Lawrence’s Church, Glynn, with burial afterward in Glynn Cemetery. May He Rest in Peace.

READERS OF THE LITURGY
Saturday 22nd May Vigil Mass @ 8pm – Goretti Rochford
Sunday 23rd May Pentecost Sunday Mass @ 10:30an – Des Farrell
Saturday 29th May Vigil Mass @ 8pm – Ellie Walsh
Sunday 30th May Trinity Sunday Mass @ 10:30am – Kathleen O’Connor.

ANNIVERSARIES:
Sat 22nd May Mass @ 8pm for Patsy O Connor, Newtown (A)
Sun 23rd May Mass 10:30am for Johnny Creane, Glenour (MM)
Sat 29th May Mass @ 8pm for Syl Barron, Coonogue (A)
Sun 30th May Mass @ 10:30am for Bernie Whitty, Oldcourt (A)

PRAYER GROUP:  On Sunday’s in St Abbain’s Oratory 7:00pm – 8:15pm. All are welcome.
Adoration Monday – Friday from 7:00pm – 8:00pm.

A THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK:    
(GOOD NEIGHBOURS)
Good neighbours are a blessing,
They give you peace of mind,
You never have to ask them,
They always find the time,
One such as you dear friend, is very hard to find.