February 13th

CARDS
The weekly “30” Card game continues in the Community Center this Friday 18th of February at 9.00 pm.  Thanks to the ladies for the teas last week.  Catering on the night will be: Kathleen O’Connor, Derville Moore, Tina Whelan and Nancy Walsh - Tomgarrow/Misterin.  Catering the following Friday 25th of February will be: Carol Sugrue, Lou Duggan, Ann Redmond and Mary Furlong - Tomgarrow.  Proceeds will be going to the Parish Funds.

CARD WINNERS 04/02/2011
Tom Rochford, Mick Kelly, Michael Kavanagh,
Pat Ryan, Kate Power, Mary Jackman, Phil Jackman, Mick Kehoe, Lena Whelan and Bridie Dillon.

ADAMSTOWN LOTTO RESULTS
Winning numbers are – 1, 27, 29 and 30.  There was no Jackpot Winner.  There was 1 match three numbers winner which was Bridget Doyle, Camross who received €200.00.  Next draw is worth €2,800.00 and it takes place in Murphy’s on 14th of February 2011, tickets available here.  Winning ticket seller receives €280.00.

ICA NOTES
In spite of the very bad night, there was a large attendance at the February ICA meeting on Wednesday evening.  The President Ann Stafford welcomed members and sympathised with anyone who had been bereaved during the past month.  Congratulations were extended to the table quiz team Kay, Anna and Frances on winning the county table quiz and representing Wexford at AnGraianan last weekend.
Eimear Grace gave a very interesting talk on Holistic Massage and Reflexology.  The craft evenings continue, but next week will be held on Tuesday evening 15th of February when we hope to have a speaker on the subject of “Beauty within”.
Some members will attend the Federation meeting on Sunday 27th of February.  The raffle was won by Geraldine and Eleanor.  Hostess for the evening were Mary J and Liz.  Competition for March is the best homemade St Patrick’s Day badge.  Everyone was encouraged to vote for Daniel Furlong in next Sunday’s Ireland’s Got Talent.

EURO BANK
The Euro Bank collection continues each weekend and new members may join at any time.

SHOW ANNUAL GENERAL  MEETING
The Annual General Meeting of Adamstown show will take place this Thursday 17th of February at 8.30 pm in the Community Centre.  All existing members and new members are most welcome to attend.

STATE OF THE ROADS
With the general election being held on Friday 25thof February, voters will get the opportunity to question our politicians and their representatives on the deplorable state of some of our local roads.  A few stretches of road in the parish, and surrounding areas, are highly dangerous with massive potholes.  Drivers have to zig-zag all over the road to avoid doing serious damage to their vehicle.  Everyone is tired listening to politicians and officials with their excuses.  It is full time to fill those potholes, before they cause a very serious road accident.

PLOUGHING MATCH
Postponed Ploughing Match will be held in Raheen on Sunday 20th of February starting at 11.00 pm.

TIDYTOWNS
Martin Colfer, Taghmon Action Group addressed the gathering on Thursday 10th of February in Adamstown Community Centre.  He spoke of the evolution of Pride of Place in Taghmon and of various options.  A meeting of all the organization in the Parish was fixed for Thursday 3rd of March at which Martin Colfer will be in attendance.

MY SPORT – ENNISCORTHY 10K
Location: Shamrocks GAA Complex, Clonhaston, Enniscorthy.  Parking available at the complex.

Date:    Sunday, February 13th 2011
Time:   RACE 12.00 pm – WALK 12.00 pm
Entry:  Until 13th of February

Entry fee is €17.50
You can enter at www.runireland.com
On race day entries will be accepted from 9.00 am – 10.30 am.  Entry on the day is €20.00.

Please enter before race day.
All participants must register.
Make cheques payable to Slaney Olympic AC

AWARDS
Souvenirs for the first 750 participants to register

10K WALK PRIZES
Spot Prizes will be awarded to walkers

KNOCK MARRIAGE INTRODUCTIONS BUREAU
The aim of the Bureau is to introduce people considering marriage to a suitable marriage partner.  Over 800 marriages have taken place as a result of these introductions.  If you are searching for a suitable partner, why not consider applying? For further information contact the Bureau of Knock, Co Mayo. 
Phone 094 9375960 or visit our website at www.knockmarriagebureau.com and read about the workings of the Bureau.

SELF HELP AFRICA
SELF HELP Africa has been granted a Garda permit to hold a Church Gate Collection in your Parish on the 19th and 20th of February 2011.
The funds that we raise each year from our church gate collections are vital to Self Help Africa, and are invested in cost effective ways to continue the implementation of our development programme amongst some of Africa’s poorest communities.  During 2011 we will be working to support people in Togo, Ghana, Burkina Faso, Zambia, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Malawi, Kenya and Uganda so that they can increase their food production, have better access to health and education.

PLANE TRAGEDY
Our prayers are with all those who were bereaved by the air crash and for all those who so tragically lost their lives in Cork on Thursday 10th of February.
May they rest in Peace.

THANKS
Your contributions to Christmas dues collection are appreciated.

Daily Mass at 9.30 am (unless otherwise stated).
Adoration from every Monday to every Friday at
7.00 pm to 8.00.

ADAMSTOWN/RAHEEN PRAYER GROUP
The Prayer Group meets every Sunday in St Abbans Oratory from 7.00 pm to 8.00 pm, all are welcome.

IN MEMORIAM
Saturday 12th of February Mass at 7.00 pm – John Murphy, Kellystown (A)
Sunday 13th of February Mass at 10.30 pm – Tony Kennedy, Rathsilla (A)
Saturday 19th of February Mass at 7.00 pm – Richard Whelan, Kellystown (A)
Sunday 20th of February Mass at 10.30 pm – Alice and Mary Connors, Woodview (A)
Pray also for Pat Lawlor, Newtown (A)
May they Rest in Peace.

READERS OF THE LITURGY
Saturday 19th February Vigil Mass at 7.00 pm – Liam Walsh
Sunday 20th February (7th Sunday of the Year) Mass at 10.30 pm – Sheelagh Delaney
SYMPATHY
Sincere sympathy is extended to Maria O’Gorman, Kellystown, Adamstown on the death of her Husband Jack, beloved father of Patrick, Sean, Ann and Richard and who will be sadly missed by his daughter-in-laws, his son-in-law, his grandchildren, his many relations, friends and neighbours.  His funeral mass took place recently in Adamstown church with burial afterwards in adjourning cemetery.  May he rest in Peace.

THOUGHTS FOR THE WEEK

CREEDS TO LIVE BY

Do not undermine your worth by comparing yourself with others.  It is because we are different that each of us is special.

Do not take for granted your faith and the things closest to your heart.  Cling to them as you would your life, for without them life is meaningless.

Do not let life slip through your fingers by living in the past or future.  By living your life one day at a time, you will live all the days of your life.

Do not give up when you still have something to give.  Nothing is really over until the moment you stop trying.

Do not be afraid to encounter risks.  It is by taking chances that we learn to be brave.

Do not shut love out of your life by saying it is impossible to find.  The quickest way to receive love is to give love; the fastest way to lose love is to hold to too tightly; and the best way to keep love is to give it wings.

Do not run through life so fast that you forget not only where your have been, but also where you are going.  Life is not a race but a journey to God to be savoured each step of the way.

‘Those who refuse to forgive, break the bridge over which they themselves must cross’
(African Proverb)

‘I would never say to someone: ‘You must forgive’.  I would not dare.  Who am I to tell a woman whose father abused her or a mother whose daughter has been raped that she must forgive?  I justified our hatred, if we cherish it, it will poison us.  We must pray for the power to forgive, for it is in forgiving that we are healed’
(Sheila Cassidy – who was herself tortured in Chile)