July 10th

The weekly “30” Card Game continues in the Community Centre this Friday 15th of July 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: Bridget Moore, Martina McCarthy and Elizabeth Greene - Oldcourt.  Catering for the following Friday 22nd of July will be: Anne French, Kathleen Flood, Margaret Cashe and Callie Doyle – Oldcourt/Knockreigh.  Proceeds will be going to the Parish Funds.

Card winners on Friday 1st of July were as follows:
Ned Evoy, Mick Kehoe, Sean Cullen, Johnny Nolan, John O’Brien, Seamus Joyce, James Handrick, Mick Bolger, Maureen White, Pat Byrne, Kathleen Whelan and Ann Lawlor.

Winning numbers were – 2, 11, 16 and 20.  Congratulations to Jackpot Winner: David Bradley, Adamstown.  There were thirteen match three numbers winners.  The next draw will take place in Brad Ogs on Monday 11th of July 2011.  All proceeds go to Adamstown FC, Adamstown GAA and The Parish Committee.

The Annual Summer Cabaret in aid of our Cemetery upkeep will be held this Saturday night, 16th of July in Cullen’s Lounge.  Come along for a couple of hours of music, song, and dance, with some great local talented artists.  If you have not got a ticket, admission is only €3.00.  There are lots of door prizes to be won.  See you there!

€1,000.00 DONATION
Adamstown Cemetery Committee wishes to gratefully acknowledge the receipt of a €1,000.00 donation.  The committee wishes to sincerely thank the family for their generosity.

The 64th running of Adamstown Show was held in ideal conditions last weekend.  On this occasion, thank God, the weather was absolutely fantastic and huge crowds attended this very popular annual event in our parish.  A great day out was enjoyed by all.  The Chairman, James Stephenson, Honorary Secretary, Kay McCabe, and all the other Officers and Committee members deserve great credit and thanks for a job well done.  A thanks is also due to all the show supporters who turned up for duty on the day.  Without all these extra good men and women putting their shoulder to the wheel, the show would not be able to function.  Also, without the generosity of the landowners, sponsors, exhibitors, and spectators, from all over the South East and beyond, there would be no show.  Congratulations to everyone involved……  Another great day’s work successfully completed. 
PS  Proposed date for the 65th Show is Saturday 7th of July 2012.  See local press for all the prizewinners.

The Annual General Meeting of Adamstown Harvest Festival will be held this coming Friday 15th of July at 8.30 pm in the Community Centre.  This year’s event will mark the 10th year organising this great community day, with every cent going to very worthwhile charities.  Everyone is invited to attend this important meeting.

Scrap Saturday in Aid of Adamstown Ladies Football Club is taking place on Saturday the 16th of July in Adamstown Community Centre from 10.00 am to
4.00 pm.  If you have any unwanted scrap metal lying around at home this is the event for your!  The following scrap is accepted: all steel, metal, galavanise, aluminum, copper, batteries, lead, stainless steel, alloy/steel rims, cans, brass and cars.  The following appliances are NOT accepted: fridges, microwaves, televisions or household rubbish.  There will also be a collection service available on the day.  For further information contact Lizzy
(087 6136012).

Raheen Family Resource Centre can now offer a Professional, Confidential Counselling Service.  This service is free of charge and counselling for a range of issues is available, such as: loss and bereavement, relationship difficulties, anger/stress management, stress, bullying, depression, alcohol/substance misuse, self-worth/self-esteem and crisis intervention.  To arrange an appointment in confidence please phone Doris on
087 6187022.

Raheen Family Resource Centre are organising a fund raising Golf Classic at Carriglade Golf Club for Saturday 16th of July.  Mixed teams of three people with an entry fee of €60.00 per team.  All other donations will be gratefully received.  All monies raised will go towards the continuation of Raheen Family Resource Centre, and all other information can be gained by contacting Noel Cowman at  - 087 6204125 or 051 428297/051421916

Best of luck to Wexford as they meet Dublin on Sunday 10th of July in the Football Championships League.  Eric Bradley is enjoying a huge campaign having missed out on so much league action owing to appendix operation.  Hopefully Sunday will be Wexford’s day.

The Prayer Group meets every Sunday in St Abbans Oratory from 7.00 pm to 8.00 pm, all are 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.

Mid Summer Dues envelopes are now being distributed.  Fr Robert Nolan would like to thank you for your generosity.

Saturday 9th of July Mass at 8.00 pm – Jim Hayden and deceased family, Brocurra (A)
Sunday 10th of July Mass at 10.30 am – Jimmy and Bessie Purcell, Raheenduff (A)
Saturday 16th of July Mass at 8.00 pm – Eamonn and Martin Furlong, Glenour (A)
Sunday 17th of July Mass at 10.30 am – Margaret Kanavagh, Newtown (A)
Pray for Margaret Kiely, Glenour (A)
May they Rest in Peace.

Saturday 16th of July Vigil Mass at 8.00 pm – Anthony McGee
Sunday 17th of July (16th Sunday of the Year) Mass at
10.30 am – Catherine Moore

Jay Roche RIP
Sincere sympathy is extended to Peg Roche, Ballyshannon on the death of her Husband Jay who died peacefully on Sunday surrounded by his loving family, Sons – John, Michael, PJ, Patrick and Anthony.  Daughters – Anne and Mary, his daughters-in-law, sons-in law, his grandchildren, his brother Jimmy, his many relations, friends and neighbours.  His funeral mass took place on Wednesday after 12.00 pm in St Abban’s Church with burial afterwards in adjourning cemetery.

Paddy Hall RIP
Sincere Sympathy is extended to Molly and Owen Kelly, Woodview Drive, Adamstown on the death of Molly’s brother Paddy Hall, Kilthomas, Ferns.  His funeral mass took place on Monday 4th of July in St Columba’s Church, Ballyduff with burial afterwards in adjourning cemetery.

Bridget Power RIP
Sincere sympathy is extended to Rita Power and family the Leap, Adamstown on the death of Bridget the late Pat Power’s mother.  Her funeral Mass took place in Gussarane Church on Friday 7th of July with burial afterwards in adjourning cemetery.

Tom Connors RIP
Sincere sympathy is extended to Martin and Lizzie Connors, his brothers – John and Andy of Canon Murphy Park, Clonroche on the tragedy death of their beloved son Tom in an accident.  To his many relations, friends and neighbours in Adamstown our sympathy.  His funeral mass took place on Monday 4th of July in Cloghbawn Church.  He was laid to rest in St Ibars cemetery, Crosstown.

Jimmy Gordon RIP
Sincere sympathy to Bridget Cadogan, Colaiste Abbain on the death of her brother Jimmy Gordon whose funeral mass took place in Butlerstown, Co Waterford on Wednesday 6th of July.  May they rest in Peace.

“When people like Fulmouth boarded those ships they often did so with no family, no friends, and no money, nothing to sustain them but faith.  Faith in the almighty, faith in the idea of America, faith that it was a place you could be prosperous, you could be free, you could think and talk and worship as you please, a place where you could make it if you tried…”

The Scars of Anger
There was once was a young boy with a very bad temper.  The boy’s father wanted to teach him a lesson, so he gave him a bag of nails and told him that every time he lost his temper he must hammer a nail into heir wooden fence.  On the first day of this lesson, the little boy had driven 37 nails into the fence.  He was really mad!  Over the course of the next few weeks, the little boy began to control his temper, so the number of nails that were hammered into the fence dramatically decreased.  It was not long before the little boy discovered it was easier to hold his temper than to drive those nails into the fence.
Then, the day finally came when the little boy did not lose his temper even once, and he became so proud of himself, he could not wait to tell his father.  Pleased, his father suggested that he now pull out one nail for each day that he could hold his temper.  Several weeks went by and the day finally came when the young boy was able to tell his father that all the nails were gone.  Very gently, the father took his son by the hand and led him to the fence.
“You have done very well, my son,” he smiled, “but look at the holes in the fence.  The fence will never be the same.”  The little boy listened carefully as his father continued to speak.  “When you say things in anger, they leave permanent scars just like these.  And no matter how many times you are sorry, the wounds will still be there.”        (St Martin Magazine)