November 21st

The weekly “30” Card game continues in the Community Centre this Friday 26th of November at 9.00 pm.  There is €220.00 in prize money on offer each night.  Catering on the night will be: Marian Kelly, Catherine J Kelly, and Mary Fortune.  Catering the following Friday 3rd of December will be: Breda Whelan, Deirdre Whelan, Marie Murphy and Bessie Fortune.  Proceeds will be going to the Parish Funds.

Winning numbers are – 8, 18, 19, 20.  There was no Jackpot Winners.  The following players matched 3 numbers: Andy Fenlon, Ballymurtagh, Danny Gorman, Tomgarrow and Michael Morrissey, Rathsilla each of them receiving €67.00.  Next draw is worth €11,900.00 and it takes place in The Boro Inn, on Monday 22nd of November 2010.  Winning ticket Seller will receive €1000.00.

A pair of ladies spectacles was left in the Health centre two weeks ago, also a bunch of keys, including a car key.  If you are missing any of those you can call the Health Centre on 053 9240623 or 053 9240837.

Do you feel no one would understand?  Are your tired on the merry-go round?  You can change your life.  Talk in a non judgmental safe space.  It is Your time.
Counsellor; RT/CT AM; Specialist training; Domestic Abuse; (15years experience).  Contact Brenda 086 3642073/053-9123731

Cllr. Denis Kennedy
Palace East
Ph: 051 424595

Cura cares and understands.  We provide a free and confidential service.  Phone Wexford 053 9122255 on Monday from 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm; Wednesday from 4.00 pm to 9.00 pm and Thursday from 11.00 am to1.00 pm.  Gorey 053 9480928 on Wednesday from 4.00 to 6.00 pm.  Cura national phone line (at the cost of a local call)
1850 622 626

It is now four months since devastating floods hit Pakistan and Trocaire has expressed sincere thanks to everyone that supported its emergency appeal.  Over the past few months people have generously donated over €5.5 million to help survivors of the disaster.  Almost half of this, €2.5 million was raised as a result of the church collections that were held around the country in August.  This figure is expected in increase to €4 million in the coming weeks. 
Thanks to the generosity of clergy and parishioners Trocaire was able to rescue over 20,000 people from the flood waters in the first weeks of the disaster and provide more than 100,000 people with food, water and hygiene kits and other essentials.  Trocaire is now providing seeds, tools and other essentials so that families can begin to recover and rebuild their livelihoods.
Trocaire would like to thank dioceses and parishes for their extraordinary response to the Pakistan crisis.

Ladies, gents and children’s clothes, shoes
Household linens ie towels, sheets
Blankets etc wanted
053 9134997

Congratulations to neighbouring Taghmon Action Group whose tremendous efforts were rewarded with this National Prestigious Award.  Many people here in Adamstown would feel that a Tidy Towns Committee would benefit the Village also.

JUBILEE 1835-2010
Bishop Denis Brennan will preside at 7.00 pm Mass in St Abbans Church on Saturday 11th of December to celebrate the 175th Anniversary.  Please come along.  Refreshments will be serviced afterwards in Community Centre.

Saturday 20th of November Mass at 7.00 pm – Maggie Hewer, the Barracks (A)
Sunday 21st of November Mass at 10.30 am – Paddy and Anty Moore, Tomgarrow (A)
Saturday 27th of November Mass at 7.00pm - Maureen Delaney, Misterin (A)
Sunday 28th of November Mass at 10.30 am – James Power, Raheenduff (A)
Prayer for Michael Lawlor and Mary Kate Sinnott, Knockreigh (A)
May they Rest in Peace

Sympathy is extended to Susan O’Shea Fairfields, Adamstown and Louise Stafford Glenour on the death of their Grandfather.  Richard (Dick) Stafford, Tullycanna, Ballymitty who died on the 18th of November.  His funeral Mass took place on Friday 19th of November at 12.00 am in Ballymitty Church with burial afterwards in adjourning Cemetery.
May he rest in Peace

Saturday 27th of November Vigil Mass at 7.00 pm – Goretti Rochford
Sunday 28th of November (1st Sunday in Advent) Mass at
10.30 am – Alma Gorman

Dear Friends

The November Masses will take place as follows.

Monday 22nd of November – Glenour, Ballyvergin and Rathsilla
Tuesday 23rd of November – Tomgarrow, Misterin and Rathkyle
Wednesday 24th of November – Oldcourt, Brocurra and Doonooney
Thursday 25th of November – Newtown, the Leap, Knockreigh and Coonogue
Friday 26th of November – Kellystown, Chapel and Raheenduff
Saturday 27th of November – Woodview Drive, Fairfields, the Barracks and Adamstown

Each evening we will gather in St Abbans Oratory at
7.30 pm each person will receive a candle which will be left before the Blessed Sacrament after Mass.  Please return your envelopes as soon as possible, an offering is optional.  You are very welcome every night or any other night.

Looking forward to meeting your.

Yours sincerely

Robert Nolan PP

St Abbans Church

All those who died during the past year will be remembered by name at 10.30 am Mass on Sunday 28th of November.  A candle will be lit in memory of each person during Mass.  All relatives are invited to be present for this memorial.  A memorial service will take place in St Abbans Cemetery in the afternoon and all are welcome.

If thou shouldst never see my face again,
pray for my soul. More things are
wrought by prayer
Than this would dreams of wherefore,
Let thy voice
Rise like a fountain for me night and day.
For what are men better than sheep or Goats.
That nourish a blind life within the brain,
if, knowing God, they lift not hands of prayer
Both for themselves and those
who call them friends?
For so the world round earth is very way
Bound by gold chains about the feet of God

In his 45 years as proprietor of Cooke’s Funeral Home, Fred Cooke comforted thousands of bereaved people.  But when his wife died of cancer Cooke needed comforting himself.  He adopted a golden retriever named Abigail.  Cooke lived in an apartment above the funeral home.  ‘Most days I would take Abigail downstairs with me and let her play in my office while I worked.’  But one day Abigail got out and went looking for new friends to play with.  When he went looking for her Cooke discovered her in the chapel, curled at the feet of a woman seated near her husband’s coffin.  Cooke apologized profusely and tried to lead Abigail away.  ‘Does she have to go?’ the grieving woman asked him.  ‘It is such a comfort having her here.’  Soon Abigail was sneaking out of Cooke’s office regularly, heading for one of the funeral home’s visitation rooms.  ‘She seems to sense who’s most distraught and that’s the person she will go to first,’ says Cooke.  ‘She will sit at their feet and gaze up at them with those compassionate brown eyes, and within minutes they have stopped crying and started stroking her fur.  Off duty, you would not find a more playful pup.  But the moment she steps into the chapel she turns into a completely different dog,’ says Cooke.  Abigail’s only mishap occurred when she was still a pup, and even that turned out well.  She ate somebody’s carnations.  Cooke rushed out to replace the flowers, but the family would not let him.  ‘Mabel was a real dog-lover,’ they told him.  ‘you cannot imagine how it would make her smile to see those chewed-up flowers.’  No doubt about it, pets are a gift from God! So enjoy yours!

A Friend
Is the one to whom we pour out the contents of our heart chaff and grain together.
Knowing that the gentles hand will take and sift them.
Keep what is worth keeping and with the breath of
Kindness blow the rest away
Eastern Proverb