September 18th

The weekly “30” Card Game continues in the Community Centre this Friday 23th 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: Ann Kiely, Elizabeth Doyle and Catherine Moore –Tomgarrow/Misterin.  Catering for the following Friday 30th of September will be: Kathleen O’Connor, Derville Moore, Tina Whelan and Nancy Walsh – Tomgarrow/Misterin.  Proceeds will be going to the Parish Funds.  As a mark respect to Josie Whelan the Card game was cancelled last week 9th of September.  All her card playing friends extend their sympathy to her family.

Winning numbers were – 10, 14, 17 and 24.  There was no jackpot winner.  There were six players who matched three numbers and they were: Ger McDonald, Amy Whelan, Paddy Whitty Snr, Abban Morris, Andy and Mairead Cullenton and Josephine Hendrick who all shared €200.00 of a prize.  The next draw is worth €3,500.0000 and the seller of the winning ticket will receive €350.00. The next draw will take place in the Outhouse on Monday 19th of September 2011.  All proceeds go to Adamstown FC, Adamstown GAA and The Parish Committee.

The ICA held their first meeting after the summer break on Wednesday night 14th of September.  There was a large attendance present also they were delighted to welcome two new members.  Guest speaker on the night was Marie Doyle who gave a very interesting talk on the work done by the Niall Mellon township trust in Cape Town.  Also Marie gave a very moving talk on the life and hardship endured by the women and children in the Shanty Town in Africa.  Representing our Guild in An Grianan in October will be Kay Whelan and Frances Gallagher.  The raffle was won by Mary Lawlor and Helen Furlong.  Next meeting will be held on 12th of October at 8.00 pm.

The Adamstown Defibrillator Association wish to thank all Householders for their generous response to the recent fundraising appeal.  We have some outstanding envelopes to collect and once this is finalised we will be able to let you know the total amount collected.  We are holding a meeting on Wednesday 21st of September at 8.30 pm in the Community Centre.  If you wish to be trained please come along.  Training is free for all Volunteers.  Your support is essential in order for the PAD (Public Access Defibrillator) to be successful.

Due to exceptional demand, the Cemetery Committee has decided to print another hundred books, “Adamstown Cemetery 1700-2011”.  There have been quite a few requests for copies since the Patron, so rather than disappoint anyone the Committee felt we should go for a re-print.  Watch this space for more information.

The 10th annual Harvest Festival in Adamstown will take place on the farm of Dick and Bessie Fortune, Doonooney this Sunday 18th of September.  Hopefully the weather will be pleasant, as the organising Committee have put a lot of time and effort into the event.  The day will commence at 12 noon (sharp) when the gun will be fired to signal the start of the Vintage ploughing competitions, with competitors expected from all over the South East.  This is also a Vintage Display, with the Steam Engine, Farm Threshing (courtesy of the Rochford Brothers, Clearistown) at 3.00 pm.  The Dog Show, Margo’s Dancers, Clay Pigeon Shooting, Arching and the eagerly awaited Sheep Racing will commence at 2.00 pm.  Our youngsters will also need to be on their marks for the Athletic Club fun challenge.  All the various side shows and stalls such as Dolly’s Traditional Butter and Brown Bread, Bouncy Castle, Treasure Hunt, Mini-Digger Skills, Shop, Bric-A-Brac, Hamper and Raffles etc.  The ladies Committee will be serving homemade soup/tea/coffee/ assorted sandwiches and confectionery in the Catering Marquee.  Note: Donations of food items will be gratefully accepted between 11.00 am and 1.00 pm.  A TV set will be on site for the All Ireland Football Final.  There will be ample parking space adjacent to all the action.  There is no fixed admission charge, but the Committee asks you to be as generous as possible with your donation.  All the proceeds go to various Charities.  We look forward to seeing a big attendance from the Parish of Adamstown and surrounding areas, at Doonooney this Sunday afternoon.  Come early and avoid the rush!

On Thursday the 8th of September our Minor Footballers played St Martins in the County Semi-final in Patrick’s Park under lights and lost by 1 point.  On Saturday 10th of September the Senior Football team played the Sarsfields in the Quarter Final and they were beaten.  This weekend the U12 hurlers will pay the Division 3 Finan on Sunday morning 18th of September in Boolabawn (Davidstown/Courtnacuddy GAA pitch) at 10.30 am.  They have three games to play so your support would be great.  Results of the Golf Classic: 1st – Ned Browne’s Team; 2nd – Daryl Walshe’s Team; Non-Golfer: 1st – David Bradley, Newbawn Team; 2nd – Ian Stafford’s Team:  Under Age: Steven English’s Team.  Closed to the Pin winner was Mr Seanie O’Neill; Longest Driver winner was Ger Breen.  A huge thanks to all those who supported the Golf Classic.

Best of Luck to Jimmy Larken in a special Horses class, Michael O’Brien in the Horses Classes and Nick Walsh in the single Furrow class who are representing Wexford in the Ploughing Championships in Athy from Wednesday 21st to Thursday 22nd of September.

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
Remember keep Holy the Sabbath day.

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 17th of September Mass at 7.30 pm – Aoife Kelly, Doonooney (A)
Sunday 18th of September Mass at 10.30 am – Hannah Coady, Oldcourt (A)
Monday 19th of September Mass at 9.30 am – Joe Bradley, Doonooney
Sunday 25th of September Mass at 10.30 am – Kevin and Molly Whelan and Myra Pierce (A)
May they Rest in Peace.

Saturday 24th of September Vigil Mass at 7.30 pm –
Anthony McGee
Sunday 25th of September (26th Sunday of the Year) Mass at 10.30 am – Monica Stafford

Josie Whelan (Nee Delaney) RIP
Sunrise 2nd June 1971 – Sunset 8th September 2100
Josie, our oldest parishioner passed away at her home in Tomgarrow in the early hours of Thursday 8th of September, surrounded by her family.   Josie had a long life with relatively good health up to a few years ago.  She loved the outdoor life and worked hard.  She was a very sociable person and enjoyed many outings with Adamstown Senior Citizens Club.  She loved a game of cards and attended the Friday night Card Game in Adamstown for many years.  Her Husband Mick passed away in 1999.  She was lovingly looked after by her daughters – Phyllis, Joan, Ellie, Mary and Kate right up to her final day, she will be deeply missed by all the family.  Our sincere sympathy to her daughters, sons-in-law, sisters – Mamie, Mollie and Kathleen, grandchildren, great grandchildren, sisters-in-law – Nora and Philomena, relatives, neighbours and friends.  Her funeral Mass took place in St Abban’s Church on Saturday 10th of September with burial afterwards in St Abban’s Cemetery. May she rest in Peace.

James (Jim) McGee RIP
It is with deep regret that we record the death of Jim McGee of Scullabogue, Newbawn which occurred
at St John’s Hospital, Enniscorthy on Monday last 12th of September.  Jim formerly from Rathkyle, Adamstown and was pre-deceased by his wife Peg in September 2001.  In his earlier years Jim was very much involved in his local community among the many Clubs and Organisations Jim was involved with were: the GAA Club, Munitir na Tire, Athletic Club of which he was the first Secretary, Civil Defence, Tidy Town Committee.  He was also the Local Notes correspondent for the Local weekly papers for a number of years and was also a PC.  One of Jim’s earlier jobs was an Insurance Agent where he travelled all over the County and outside of it collecting Insurance on his bicycle in all sorts of weather.  In later years Jim was employed by Wexford County Council in the Roads Department where he remained until his retirement.  Jim was held in high esteem by all who knew him.  This was evident by the attendance at his funeral Mass in Newbawn Church on Wednesday 14th of September which was celebrated by Fr Jim Furlong PP, Newbawn and Fr Robert Nolan PP, Adamstown.  Following Mass burial took place in Courthoyle Cemetery at which a Guard of Honour was formed by former members of Adamstown Athletic Club, Adamstown GAA Club and County Council Workers.  Sincere sympathy is extended to his sisters – Nancy Bradley, Adamstown and
Josie Ryan, Graiguemanagh, Co Kilkenny and to his extended family, relatives and friends.  May he Rest in Peace.

Healing Mass
In St Aidan’s Church, Ferns
Friday 23rd September, at 7.30 pm

Gods Will
I know not by what methods rare,
But this I know: God answers prayer.
I know not if the blessing
sought will come in just
the guise I thought.
I leave my prayer to Him alone
Whose will is wiser than my own.
(Eliza M Hickok)