Sunday 20th September

The weekly “30” Card Game continues in the Community Centre on Friday September 25th @ 9pm. There is €220 in prize money on offer each night. Thanks to the ladies for the teas last week. Catering on Friday September 25th will be: Mary Larkin, Anne Booth, Nancy Lambert & Betty O’Shea.. Proceeds going to Parish Funds.

There was no punter lucky enough to have the four numbers in the Lotto Draw on Monday 7th. The exclusive numbers were: 5-11-27-30. There was just one match three player. Ann Whitty, Templenacrow who received €200. The next draw for a Jackpot of €12,000 will be on Monday 21st Sept in the Outhouse with the winning ticket seller receiving €1,000.

A meeting of Adamstown Show will be held in the community centre this Thursday 24th September @ 9pm. All members please attend.

Don’t miss the 8th Annual Adamstown Harvest Festival this Sunday afternoon on the lands of Dick and Bessie Fortune, Doonooney. Featuring Vintage Ploughing (7 different classes) and Vintage Display from 1pm – Old time farm threshing @ 3:30pm – dog show @ 2pm – all the usual games and side shows, plenty of Dolly’s famous home made brown bread, butter and jams – pongo – shop – tin lizzy – weight-of-lamb – fishing etc, etc. Relax with a cup of tea and your choice of refreshments in the catering marquee. GAA fans can view All Ireland on large screen. Ample car parking adjacent to the ploughing, threshing and games. All proceeds go to Sister Helen Delaney, Raheen Day Care Centre and the Hope Centre, Enniscorthy. Enjoy a great day out with all the family. See your there! Come early! Please note: sandwiches and confectionary kindly accepted from 11am.

The Montessori School in Adamstown will be holding a cake sale in aid of Temple Street Children’s University Hospital in the community centre on Wednesday 30th September. We would love you to drop in between 10:00am – 12noon and purchase a delicious home bake for your enjoyment. Many thanks Valeria, Jacqui and Childdren.

James and Ingrid Dalton wish to thank everyone for their prayers and good wishes while James was in hospital.
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Well done to Shannon Wall, Patrice O Gorman, Joe Mooney, Liam Stafford and Stephen Gorman on taking part in the community games national finals in Athlone recently. New members are always welcome, contact Ellen on 087 2375793.
The Adamstown Open Cross Country held on Sunday 13th September turned out some fine performances from promising young athletes. Although clubs found it hard to field teams with so many people beach bound in September! the completion and competitiveness of the athletes was by no means diminished. Adamstown A.C. would like to thank their sponsors Hughie Doyle Furniture-Wexford & Gorey, Glanbia-Foulksmills, My Sport-Enniscorthy for their generous sponsorship. Gavin and Stuart Rothwell for the use of their land, which was agreed by those who attended was a great cross country course, tough when it counted, to Fr Nolan for the use of his facilities and presenting the prizes and the surrounding athletic clubs for their support. The sun shone brightly and it was a most enjoyable day for athletes and spectators.
PLEASE NOTE: Adamstown Athletic Club is holding the Leinster Cross Country Even Age Championships on Sunday 25th October 2009 on the land kindly provided by Stewart and Gavin Rothwell in Adamstown village. It is specially a great honour for the club to host Leinster Championships as this is where all the great athletes are found. This year will be no exception as Dublin is hosting the European Cross Country in December. We will be expecting the cream of Leinster to take part in the championships as athletes will be aiming to impress and get selected to represent Ireland at the European Championships.
We will need a lot of HELP on this day. The club members on their own will not be able to cope with this event. If any club, organization or individuals can help out with car parking, track stewarding or teas, we would be grateful of your help. All donations of sandwiches, cakes, buns etc will be greatly accepted if you can help or donate please let Ellen Furlong know on 087 2375793.

On Wednesday September 9th the under 14 footballers played Starlights in the Premier Division county final in Wexford Park. Unfortunately the Starlights were too strong for the local lads on the day.
This weekend the under 14 hurlers are away to Monamolin again to play Buffers Alley in the Semi-Final that was to have been played last Sunday but had to be cancelled because there was no referee. The game is on Sunday September 20th @11am. Good Luck.
The minors are also through to County finals in both hurling and football. The hurling was played in Cloughbawn on Saturday 19th. Results next week.
The football final is due to take place next weekend. No time or venue fixed yet.

Clothes for Africa collection will take place on Tuesday 22nd September between 2pm – 3pm in Adamstown Church Car Park.
If you longer need adults and children’s clothing, curtains, bed clothes and footwear we would be grateful to receive them in plastic bags.
Collection in aid of Little Children Foundation, Grahemstown, South Africa.
When you bend to lift up a child……. You can’t help but lift yourself up at the same time.

Enrolment: Tuesday 22nd September 7:30pm – 9:00pm. Classes commence: Monday 28th September 2009.
Contact Nessa Murphy on 059 9240564.
Subject                                                      Duration                 Night                Time                                         Fee
Introduction to counseling                         8 weeks                   Monday            7:30pm – 9:30pm                     €90
Introduction to beaded jewellery               8 weeks                   Tuesday            7:30pm – 9:30pm                €90*
Computers for beginners                           8 weeks                   Tuesday            7:30pm – 9:30pm                €90
Achieving goals/life coaching                   8 weeks                    Monday            7:30pm – 9:30pm                     €90
Digital Photography & Camera                 8 weeks                    Monday            7:30pm – 9:30pm                     €90
Course for beginners                                 
Guitar beginners/intermediate                   8 weeks                   Tuesday            7:30pm – 9:30pm                €90
Culture, Folklore & Heritage                    8 weeks                   Tuesday            7:30pm – 9:30pm                €90
Basic First Aid                                          8 weeks                   Tuesday            7:30pm – 9:30pm                €90    
*Materials €25 extra.

The New Ross IHCPT group (The Irish Pilgrimage Trust) would like to sincerely thank all those who contributed most generously to our annual Church Gate Collection in Adamstown on Saturday and Sunday the 8th and 9th August.
The total amount donated was €160.00. Many thanks to those who gave so generously.

Fr Jim Furlong and Fr Robert Nolan together will introduce a Prayer meeting for people from Adamstown and Raheen in St. Abbain’s Oratory on Sunday next 20th September from 7pm-8pm. This prayer group will with the help of God continue at the same time every Sunday evening and everyone is welcome to join in.

DEDICATION OF ST ABBANS CHURCH Sunday September 15th 1842?
The famous Fr Theobald Mathew preached the sermon at the dedication of St Abban’s. The Bishop James Keating officiated. The proceeds of the collection taken up at the ceremony went towards the liquidation of the debts contracted on the chapel. After the sermon, Fr Mathew administered the Pledge. September 15th is the Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows.
Sept 14th is the Feast of the Hollycross. It is an appropriate date to dedicate the new church beside St Abbans Cross one of the historical sites of Christianity in Co Wexford.

We hope that Sr. Helen will have a well earned holiday and the continued support of her native parish in her ministry to the poorest of the poor.

A number of people recently mentioned that they cannot find their weekly envelopes boxes and asked if they might make an annual contribution? Of course you may do so and many thanks to those who have already made a contribution for the year.

The Relics of St Therese of Lisieux which visited the Diocese of Ferns recently are to visit Wormswood Scrubs jail in London at the invitation of the prison Chaplin.  Wormswood’s inmates include many violent criminals. It was St Therese wish to spend her life doing good on earth. The prison Church is one of the finest in England containing portraits of many Saint’s painted by former inmates. Please keep the prisoners in your prayer and that this visit may be a time of grace for them.  

Condolences are extended to Joe Kidd and family, the Rock Lane, Adamstown on the death of his sister Winnie Kennedy, Kiligney, Clonroche who died on Monday last. Sincere sympathy also to all her relatives, friends and neighbours in the Parish. Winnie was interred in Cloughbawn Cemetery after mass in Cloughbawn Church on Wednesday September 16th. May She Rest in Peace.

Sat 19th September Mass @ 8pm – Aoife Kelly, Doonooney
Sun 20th September Mass @ 10:30am – Kevin Whelan, Adamstown and Myra Pearse (nee Whelan) Liverpool.
Sat 26th September – Peter Thorpe (Senior) and Peter Thorpe (Junior) Newtown
Pray for Fr Dan Nolan who died during the week.

Add: 1 handful of FORGIVENESS
         1 heaping cupful of LOVE
         1 pound of UNSELFISHNESS
         2 tablespoons of GOOD NATURE
Mix: Together smoothly with complete FAITH in GOD
          Then sprinkle generously with THOUGHFULNESS…
          This makes a wonderful Family cake… Enjoy!!!

Teach me to feel another’s woe, to hide the fault I see;
That mercy I to others show, that mercy show to me.
Alexander Pope