Sunday 18th October

CARDS
The weekly “30” Card Game continues in the Community Centre on Friday October 23rd @ 9pm. There is €220 in prize money on offer each night. Thanks to the ladies for the teas last week. Catering on Friday October 23rd will be: Breda Kelly, Eileen Moran, Anne O’Brien and Christine Mackey. Proceeds going to Parish Funds.

LOTTO DRAW
There was no Jackpot winner in the Adamstown Lotto Draw on Monday October 5th. The winning numbers were 9,15,16,17. Two match 3 numbers.The next draw will take place on Monday October 19th in Brad Ogs, Adamstown. The Jackpot will be €12,000 with the winning seller receiving €1,000.

PRESENTATION NIGHT
Reminding everyone that the presentation of €11,500.00, the proceeds of the Annual Harvest Festival Day held recently, will take place this Thursday 22nd October at 9pm in Cullen’s Lounge. Light refreshments will be served and everyone is welcome to come along.

COMMUNITY ALERT
A meeting of Community Alert was held on Tuesday night of last week. The main objective of the meeting was to inform those over 65 years of age that the grant for monitors will again be available in 2010. As stated in last weeks news letter the closing date is 21st October and no names or applications will be accepted after that date. Some advice to the elderly was also given. Advice included:
Do At All Times Beat The Intruder: 1) have a door chain fitted to allow you to talk to the caller without opening the door, 2) install a door viewer so that you can see who is at your door before you open it, 3) request identification from callers and if you are concerned ask them to call another time as you are busy, 4) when strangers call do take a full description of them, their transport and anything else that arouses your suspicion, 5) under no circumstances give out personal information, i.e. Bank account number, or credit card details to the stranger at your door or over the phone, 6) if you feel afraid always alarm, press your panic button, if you have not yet got one contact your local group for information on how to get one.  

I.C.A.NOTES
The monthly meeting was held on Wednesday 23rd September. The president Mary Lawlor welcomed members and offered sympathy to any member who had been bereaved during the last month. Some members attended the recent federation meeting and a full account of that meeting was given by the secretary Cait Bradley. Members of the guild were pleased to have been awarded joint second place in the Mether cup competition for number of entries in federation competitions during the year. It was decided to invite Lizzie Kent back for some fun keep fit classes commencing Tuesday 3rd November @ 8pm. The guild also hope to put on a one act play early next year and a meeting of those interested will take place on Tuesday 27th October @ 8pm. So we look forward to a pretty active winter and spring season. Nancy Bradley secretary of Community Alert gave a very interesting talk on the work of that organization, which does such very good work and is so important especially for elderly people living alone. Members found the talk very informative. Hostesses for the evening were Ann Stafford and Helen Furlong and the raffle was won by Helen Furlong and Kay Whelan.

EURO BANK
Subscribers to the Euro Bank please note that the final deposits for this year will be taken in on the week ending 21st/22nd November and cards will be collected at that time.

VARIETY SHOW
Rehearsals for Adamstown Variety Show “Halloween” Capers are well in hand, with young and old working hard to produce a good, funny, entertaining two-hour show that will be enjoyed by everyone. The show in St. Abban’s Hall on Thursday 29th and Friday 30th October and has all aspects of entertainment, music, dance, comedy, recitations, song and lots more. Do make an effort and attend one of the nights and see what local talent there is in the area.

MONTESSORI
Valerie, Jackie and the children would like to sincerely thank everyone who baked for our recent cake sale and to Breda for her help on the day. We would also like to thank everyone who dropped in for a cuppa and made a purchase. The total raised for Temple Street Children’s Hospital was €267. Your support was much appreciated.

FOR SALE
Chrysaline hedging €2 per pot – contact 087-2750106.

BIRTHDAY GREETINGS
Sending birthday greetings to Mrs. Nellie Finn, formerly Rathsilla on the occasion of her 92nd year recently and hoping she will have many more.

SATURDAY MARKET
A Saturday market and car boot sale will take place in Wexford Race course enclosure on Saturday’s. Trade booking enquiries to 087-2235693.

SPORT
Adamstown Junior B camogie team will play Clongeen in the Novice County Final in Taghmon on Sunday morning next 18th October @ 11am. They would welcome your support.
Soccer: Division 1. Adamstown maintained there lead in Div 1 with Mark Cowman scoring. Division 3 saw Adamstown and Blackwater draw 1 all.

LITTLE CHILDREN FUND
Thanks for your help and support received at the church for our clothes collection.


ADAMSTOWN ATHLETIC CLUB
Athletes from the Adamstown Athletic Club were out in force last Sunday at the Even age cross country county championships, the club claimed four county champions, two seconds and three bronze individual medals, three first team prizes, one second team prize and one third team prize. Results are: U8 girls – 2nd Rachel Power, 4th Sarah O’Gorman, 5th Leah Carty Walsh, 6th Katelyn Mernagh, and 11th Roisin O’Neill. U8 boys – 1st Craig Wall, 5th Luke Byrne, 6th Graham O’Reilly, 9th David O’Gorman, 10th James Dillon.
U10 girls – 1st Triona Mooney & 3rd Tara Doyle. 1st Team – Triona Mooney, Tara Doyle, Roisin Dillion, Emer Mernagh. 2nd Team – Sonia Mooney, Julie Furlong, Marguerite Furlong, Zara Power, Oonagh Barden, Aideen Stafford.
U10 Boys – 3rd Padraig Wickham. 1st Team – Padraig Wickham, Eoghan O’Gorman, Cian Walsh, Seanie O’Neill, Brian O’Gorman.
U12 girls – 3rd Team – Roisin Stephenson, Shannon Wall, Oonagh Murphy, Clodagh Walsh. U12 boys – 1st Liam Stafford. 1st Team – Liam Stafford, JP Furlong, Connor O’Gorman, James O’Shea, Jack Power, Ryan Carty Walsh. U14 girls – 2nd – Patrice O’Gorman & 3rd – Claire Stephenson. U14 boys – 4th – Sean Barden & 8th Jordy Byrne. U16 boys – 1st – Stephen Gorman.

LENISTER CROSS COUNTRY IN ADAMSTOWN
Adamstown Athletic Club would like to thank all those who have offered their help on Sunday October 25th. Can all those who have offered or intend to make sandwiches (please do not cut them) and buns, leave them into the Adamstown Community Centre between
9am - 9:30am that morning. Any queries contact Ellen on 057-2375793. Parking Stewards will be contacted during the week with details and times. Please note Mass in Adamstown will be at 10 o’ clock on Sunday 25th October.

FREE SCHOLARSHIP DRAW
Enniscorthy Credit Union Ltd, Free scholarship draw for third level college. Eligibility: student or student’s parents must be members of Enniscorhty Credit Union before 24th October  2009, Must be commencing a Third Level Course ( of 3 years duration or more ) for the first time, in 2009, Application must be accompanied by a letter from the college verifying student’s registration.
Note: CAO offer will not suffice. Closing date for applications – will be on or before close of business of Enniscorthy Credit Union on Saturday 31st October 2009.

FR MICHAEL SINNOTT, COLUMBIAN
Please pray for the safe return of Fr Michael Sinnott who has been kidnapped in the Philippines.

PRAYER MEETING SUNDAY OCTOBER 18TH
The weekly meeting in St Abbans Oratory will continue from 7 – 8. Please come along and bring a friend.

WORKSHOP
The House of Brigid is offering a workshop for parish choir directors, singers and musicians, Saturday November 7th @ 2:30pm at Clonard ParishChurch. The workshop will be followed by a meal and the celebration of the Vigil Mass. Please join Carolyn, Martha and Chris as they introduce new music for the season of Advent. To register or for more information please Carolyn Pirtle at 053-9123672 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

IRISH WHEELCHAIR ASSOCIATION
A church gate collection will take place on October 17th and 18th your generosity would be very much appreciated.

ANNUAL COLLECTION FOR THE MISSION
The annual collection for the missions will take place on October 17th and 18th your generosity would be very much appreciated.

A LETTER TO THE HOLY FATHER FROM SENATER ED KENNEDY
“I have always tried to be a faithful Catholic, Your Holiness, and though I have fallen short through human failings, I have never failed to believe and respect the fundamental teachings of my faith. I continue to pray for God’s blessings on you and on our Church and would be most thankful for your prayers for me.”

WEEKLY ENVELOPE COLLECTION
Sept 6th - €160, Sept 13th - €1095, Sept 20th - €286, Sept 27th - €309,
Included are annual contributions, thanks again to the faithful and the few.

READERS OF THE LITURGY
Sat 17th @ 8pm – Anthony Mc Gee, Sun 18th @10:30am – Alma Gorman,
Sat 24th @ 8pm – Majella Stafford, Sun 25th @ 10:00 am – Betty O’Shea.

CHANGE OF MASS TIMES – SPRING FORWARD, FALL BACK – OCT 24TH /25TH
Summertime ends next weekend, clocks go back one hour, our Vigil Mass will revert to 7pm. Please not that because of the Lenister Cross Country Championships in Rothwell’s field Mass on Sunday October 25th will be celebrated a half an hour earlier at 10:00am.

ANNIVERSARIES
Sat 17th October @ 8pm – Thomas Walsh, Brocurra,
Sun 18th October @ 10:30am – Robert & Margaret Furlong, Misterin, also pray for Bernard Doyle, Oldcourt.
Sat 24th October @ 8pm – Kathleen Rothwell, Groveside, Adamstown.
Sun 25th October @ 10:00am – Patrick & Kathleen Murphy & the deceased members of the Furlong family, Coolnagree.
Tues 21st October @ 9:30am – Bernard Doyle. May They Rest In Peace.

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
Let us be little burning lights that give light to all Let us make our society something beautiful for God!
Let us be little flames, spreading the flame of love and concern, to wipe a tear and bring a smile!
Show each one something beautiful for God above, something beautiful to show your love.
Blessed Mother Teresa