Sunday 6th December

CARDS
The weekly “30” Card Game continues in the Community Centre on Friday December 11th @ 9pm. There is €220 in prize money on offer each night. Thanks to the ladies for the teas last week. Catering Friday December 11th will be Ann Byrne, Bridget English, Rita Furlong, Catherine English and Bernie Power. Catering the following Friday December 18th will be: Mary Dunne, Mary Jackman, Ann Jackman and Eleanor Power. Proceeds going to Parish Funds.

LOTTO DRAW
There was no Jackpot winner in the Adamstown Lotto Draw on Monday November 30th.  The winning numbers were 4, 11, 12, and 22. Eight match 3 numbers. David Roche, Ballyhogue: Marian Foley, Brownstown: Ger Mackey, Adamstown: Edel Doyle, Ballyvergin: Michael Ryan, Horetown: John Walsh, Brocurrow: Tom Cosgrave, Bree & James Forde. The next draw will take place on Monday December 14th in Foleys, Newbawn and there will be 4 lucky dip prizes of €50 available for Christmas Draws.
The Jackpot will be €12,000 with the winning seller receiving €1,000.

LOTTO GET TOGETHER
There will be a Lotto Christmas get together for all sellers & supporters in Brad Og’s on Friday 11th December @ 9:30pm. Light refreshments will be served on the night. Looking forward to seeing you all there.

ADAMSTOWN ATHLETIC CLUB
Adamstown Athletic Club will hold its Annual Awards Presentation Night on Thursday 10th December @ 7pm in Adamstown community centre. All past and present members are welcome to attend, the club also wishes to extend its welcome to all who helped & sponsored during the recently held County & Leinster Cross Country. A reminder: AGM will be held on Wednesday 16th December @ 8:30pm in the community centre.

ADAMSTOWN VARIETY GROUP
Lu Duggan and Carol Sugrue would like to congratulate Pat Lawlor and Charlie Bradley on successfully reaching the Final of “Taghmon’s Got Talent”. Well done lads you were great.

PUBLIC SPEAKING
Wishing good luck to the public speaking team form Colaiste Abbain Secondary School in the County Final on Tuesday next December 8th in the Riverside Park Hotel, Enniscorthy.

ADAMSTOWN COMMUNITY ALERT
A community alert meeting will be held in the community centre on this Monday night 7th December @ 8pm. All members are requested to attend.

PRESENTATION
A presentation will be made to Declan Brezlin on Tuesday night 15th December in the community centre to mark the occasion of his retirement from the Garda force. Declan spent a number of years in Carrigbyrne station before being transferred to New Ross. The presentation will be open to the community and we would love to see you all there.

ICA
The monthly ICA meeting will be held in the community centre on Wednesday evening 10th December @ 8pm and remember this is Party Night.
ADAMSTOWN SENIOR CITIZENS CHRISTMAS PARTY
Adamstown senior citizens Christmas party will take place in Brad Og’s on Sunday evening 20th December @ 5pm. All attending from Adamstown are asked to contact Callie 05392 40972, Betty 05391 40777 or Mary Doyle and Bridget Bradley. All senior citizens are all welcome to come along.

CHRISTMAS WONDERLAND
Sunday December 13 will see Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus and Rudolph arrive in Camross Hall. The king of the elves will ensure that all the boys and girls have a most enjoyable afternoon with lots of games, fun and dancing. The hall will be transformed into Santa’s village. Admission is €7 for children visiting Santa with adults free. Christmas market will be held on the balcony, if you are interested in booking your stall for the market contact Breda Nolan on 05392 40590.

PIKE CHOIR CONCERT
Carrigbyrne Pike Choir will be performing in a concert in aid of the local Family Resource Centre, Day Care Centre in Raheen church on Wednesday December 16th @ 8pm in what promises to be a very enjoyable occasion.
WOMEN AND ALCOHOL
More than 50% of Irish people are drinking alcohol harmfully, with older people and women especially at risk, research published today has found. An analysis of data from the 2007 Slan lifestyle study suggests four in 10 women are drinking excessively over an extended period, with seven in 10 men also at risk from this pattern of alcohol intake. Much of the recent focus of alcohol research and prevention programmes has been on binge drinking in young people, while this remains a problem – a quarter of 18 – 29 year olds report drinking nine or more standard drinks in a typical session – this latest data suggests middle-aged and older people are exceeding recommended weekly intake limits on a continued basis. Current guidelines advise that women not exceed 14 standard drinks per week, while men should limit themselves to 21 units over a seven day period. A standard drink is a glass of wine, a glass of beer or a standard measure of spirits.

FLOOD VICTIMS APPEAL
The response to the appeal by Raheen Family Resource Centre for donations to help those affected by the flood crisis around the country was overwhelming. The items were all delivered on Friday. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.

HARVEST THANKS GIVING
On behalf of the students, staff and Board of Management of St. Patrick’s school, Bohreen Hill, Enniscorthy, would like to thank you and the generous community in Adamstown parish for their kind donation of fruit and vegetables from your harvest festival. The fruits of the harvest will be enjoyed. Thank you for thinking of us. Michael Dunbar, school principal.

THE LATE ORLA WARREN
Sgt Brian Warren and family are deeply grateful to all who sympathised with them on Orla’s recent sad passing. A word of thanks to all who sent Mass cards and messages of sympathy. May She Rest in Peace.

CONCERN FAST
The pupils of Colaiste Abban would like to thank all those who supported them in the fast.

NEW DOOR
Thanks to the ICA for their contribution of €150 towards the new door in St Abbans Oratory.

CONFIRMATION
Bishop Denis Brennan will visit St Abbans Church, Adamstown on Thursday March 4th 2010 to administer the sacrament of confirmation to the children of Adamstown NS. As we approach this date we will remember the children in our prayers. We hope that the children, parents and their families will renew their commitment to their Baptism.

WEEKLY COLLECTION OF ENVELOPES
€428 – Nov 1st, €309 – Nov 8th, €678 – Nov 15th, €159 – Nov 22nd, €496 – Nov 29th. Many thanks for your contribution.

PRAYER MEETING
Our weekly gathering continue every Sunday evening from 7 – 8pm in St Abbans Oratory, why not come along and bring a friend.

CHURCH ALTAR AND DECORATION
Thanks to the people from Raheenduff for looking after the Church and Altars for the month of November, it is now the turn of parishioners from Adamstown for the month of December.

READERS OF THE LITURGY
Sat 5th December Vigil Mass – 7pm Majella Stafford
Sun 6th December 2nd Sunday of Advent – 10:30am Tomas Whelan.
Mon 7th December Vigil Mass – 7pm Liam Whelan
Tues 8th December Immaculate Conception – 10:30am Betty O’Shea.

SYMPATHY
Our sympathy is extended to Mrs Bridie Wickham, Tomgarrow on the death of her sister, Mrs.Mary Goff, Killurn, whose Funeral Mass was celebrated in Glynn Church on Tuesday last with burial in Killurn Graveyard. May she rest in peace.
Margaret Hewer, Barracks Cross,

ANNIVERSARIES
Sat 5th December Martin Furlong, Castleview
Sun 6th December Aidan and Kathleen Furlong, Coonogue.
Mon 7th December John Connolly,Misterin,
Sat 12th December Pat Byrne, Raheenduff.
Sun 13th December Gerry Bradley, Ballyvergin.
May They Rest in Peace.

MASSES
Feast of the Immaculate Conception, Holyday of Obligation – Vigil Mass Monday December 7th @7:30pm – Mass Tuesday December 8th @ 10:30am.

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
Do not run through life so fast,
That you forget not only where you have been,
But also where you are going,
Life is not a race
But a journey to be savoured,
Each step of the way.