October 31st

The weekly ‘30’ card game continues in the Community Centre on the Friday 5th of November catering on the night will be Bridget Moore, Martina McCarthy & Elizabeth Greene – Oldcourt.  Catering for Friday 12th of November will be Anne French, Kathleen Flood, Margaret Cashe & Callie Doyle –Oldcourt/Knockreigh.  Proceeds will go to the Parish Funds.

Winning numbers are – 7, 8, 25, 28.  There was no Jackpot Winners.  The following players matched 3 numbers: Tom Hendrick, Adamstown and Tom Mooney, Adamstown.  Next draw is worth €11,600.00 and it takes place in Murphy’s Newbawn, on Monday 8th of November 2010.  Winning ticket Seller will receive €1000.00.

The Cabaret in Cullen’s Lounge on Saturday night last proved to be a great success.  Guild members were delighted with the wonderful results.

We would like to thank most sincerely anyone who supported the Cabaret in any way.  Many thanks to those who bought door tickets, to those who contributed to the raffle on the night, and those who donated prizes.  A very special thanks to Ann, Elizabeth, Dermot, Ger and Joe who provided great music and were responsible for making the night so enjoyable.

Winners of the door prizes were as follows:
Catherine English
Jimmy Nolan
Mrs Mary Flood

Raffle winners were as follows:
Tommy Rochford
Harry Curtis
Dympna Rochford
Michael O’Gorman
Geraldine Whelan
Jim English
Michael Furlong
John Moran

Christmas Party evening is on Sunday 12th of December and we look forward to seeing all Actively Retired/Senior Citizens in the Community Centre on the evening.

China produces over 17 millions bicycles every year – that’s three times as many as America and Japan produce each year.  If these bicycles were ridden end to end they stretch ¾ way around the world.

San Francisco lies along the notorious San Andreas Fault in California – a geological split in the Earth’s surface.  At 5.15 am on 18th April 1906 the first of several massive tremors split the streets and ripped buildings apart throughout the city.  Shortly afterwards, a giant tidal wave hit the waterfront, fracturing electricity cables and water mains and starting the fire which burned for three days.  25,000buildings were lost and almost 300,000,000 dollars of damage caused.  Miraculously, less than 500 people died.

Raheen Family Resource Centre intend running a Healthy
Lifestyle Programme on Tuesdays from 10.00 am to
1.00 pm.  The programme will include health and nutrition, covering numerous topics including, introduction to optimum nutrition, and building up your immunity for winter, weight loss, guidelines on children’s lunch boxes, and cookery demonstrations relation to each of the topics covered.  For details contact Bridget on 051 428805

Out-of office hours Roads, Water Services and Environment emergences?

Ring Lo-Call
1890 666-777

Call Save on
1850 372 772

Mass on Sunday 7th of November has been put back to 10.00 am because of the Leinster Athletics

Vigil Mass at 7.00 pm for winter time will commence on Saturday 6th of November.

There will be a folk group practice on Tuesday 2nd of November at 8.00 pm in Saint Abbans Church.  All members please attend.

Congratulations to Richard and Nora Furlong and Co on their victory with Our Vic at Clonmel on Thursday last.

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 optional.  You are very welcome every night or any other night.

Looking forward to meeting your.

Yours sincerely

Robert Nolan PP

St Abbans Church

Saturday 30th of October Mass at 8.00 pm – Hannah Coady, Oldcourt (Months Mind).
Sunday 31st of October Mass at 8.00 pm – Patrick Murphy, Kilrane & Coolnagree (A) and deceased members of the family.
Monday 1st of November Mass at 10.30 am – James, Betty and Margaret Booth, Adamstown (A)
Friday 5th of November Mass for Theresa and Barty Delaney, Tomgarrow (A)
Saturday 6th of November Mass at 8.00 pm – Kathleen Kidd, Oldcourt (A)
Sunday 7th of November Mass at 10.00 am – John Kavanagh, Newbawn (A)
May they Rest in Peace.

Monday 1st of November is the Feast of all Saints, a Holyday of Obligation, Mass at 10.30 am and 7.30 pm.  Also Mass on Tuesday 2nd of November at
10.30 am and 7.30 pm.

Saturday 6th of November Vigil Mass at 7.00 pm – Anthony McGee.
Sunday 7th of November (33rd Sunday of the Year) Mass at 10.30 am – Sheelagh Delaney.



Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness,
Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun;
Conspiring with him how to load and bless
With fruit the vines that round the thatch-eaves run;
To bend with apples the moss’d cottage-trees,
And fill all fruit with ripeness to the core;
To swell the gourd, and plump the hazel shells
With a sweet kernel; to set budding more,
And still more, later flowers for the bees,
Until they think the warm days will never cease;
For Summer has o’erbrimm’d their clammy cells.

Who hath not seen thee oft amid thy store?
Sometimes whoever seeks abroad may find
Thee sitting careless on a granary floor,
Thy hair soft-lifted by the winnowing wind;
Or on a half-reap’d furrow sound asleep,
Drows’d with the fume of poppies, while thy hook
Spares the next swath and all its twined flowers;
And sometimes like a gleaner thou dost keep
Steady thy laden head across a brook;
Or by a cider-press, with patient look,
Thou watchest the last oozing, hours by hours.

Where are the songs of Spring? Ay, where are they?
Think not of them, - thou hast thy music too,
While barred clouds bloom the soft-dying day
And touch the stubble-plains with rosy hue;
Then in a wailful choir the small gnats morn
Among the river sallows, borne aloft
Or sinking as the light wind lives or dies;
And full-grown lambs loud bleat from hilly bourn;
Hedge-crickets sing, and now with treble soft
The redbreast whistles from a garden-croft,
And gathering swallows twitter in the skies.
John Keats

Think of the beauty around you
and be happy.

Every Saint has a past and
every Sinner a future.