Sunday 30th August

CARDS

The weekly “30” Card Game continues in the Community Centre on Friday September 4th t @ 9pm. There is €220 in prize money on offer each night. Thanks to the ladies for the teas last week. Catering on Friday 4th September will be: Carol Sugrue, Lou Duggan, Mary Furlong and Ann Redmond, Tomgarrow. Proceeds going to Parish Funds.

LOTTO DRAW

There was no Jackpot winner in the Adamstown Lotto Draw on Monday August 24th. The winning numbers were 5, 7, 13, and 22. Three match 3 numbers. Francis Whelan, Elm Tree Cross; Eleanor Smyth, Adamstown; Ellie Walsh, Tomgarrow.The next draw will take place on Monday August 7th Sept in Foley’s Pub, Newbawn. The Jackpot will be €12,000 with the winning seller receiving €1,000.

COLAISTE ABBAIN

Colaiste Abbain Vocational College will re-open Wednesday Sept 2nd for 1st years only and on Friday 4th Sept for 2,3,5,6 years.

G.A.A. CABARET AND SOCIAL NIGHT

Will take place in Cullen’s Lounge Saturday 12th September. Music and refreshments on the night, Admission €5. Your support would be very much appreciated.

BEAUTY THERAPIST

Catriona Whelan, Beauty Therapist, (formally the Haven) is now working from home at Fairfields, Adamstown. Late nights are available. For any information contact 085-7153992. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank all my clients over the past 2 ½ years and hope to see you all again.

CEMETERY MEETING

A meeting of Adamstown Cemetery Committee will be held in the community centre this Tuesday 2nd Sept @ 9pm. All members please attend.

ANNUAL PATRON

The Annual Patron and Blessings of graves in Adamstown cemetery will take place on Sunday next 6th September. The Patron Mass will be celebrated in the cemetery @ 1.30pm (weather permitting), otherwise in St Abbains Church. This is always a very special event in our parish, as we fondly remember our family, relatives, friends and neighbours who are sadly no longer with us. To facilitate the cleaning of graves during the coming week, a trailer will be left in the cemetery by John Kehoe (Chapel) for everyone to use, so as to keep our cemetery looking clean and tidy. The attendance at the annual patron has grown enormously in recent years, which is a sign of great respect and a great love for all those who have now gone to their eternal rest. May They All Enjoy Eternal Rest and Happiness.

 HARVEST FESTIVAL

A meeting of Adamstown Harvest Festival Committee took place in the community centre on Thursday 20th August. The chairman, John Power presided, and the minutes of the pervious meeting were read by Patrick O’Gorman. Hon .Sec Terry Mc Donald was elected P.R.O. for this year’s vintage, ploughing and farm threshing day on Sunday 20th September. The venue for this year’s event will be in Doonooney (about 1 mile from village) on lands kindly donated by Dick and Bessie Fortune. Besides the attraction of the various ploughing competitions and the old time farm threshing, dog show, lots of fun and games, it is hoped to have a tug-of-war competition which will generate great craic and enjoyment with young and old. As all the proceeds are being donated to charity, sponsorship will be much appreciated. The next meeting was fixed for Thursday 10th Sept @ 8:30pm. A meeting to form a ladies catering committee will take place same night, same time.

CHURCH GATE COLLECTION

A church gate collection in aid of the Irish Heart Foundation was taken up at both masses last weekend in Adamstown. The total amount donated came to €200.Many thanks to all who contributed.

OUR LADY’S ISLAND

The Adamstown Parish Pilgrimage to Our Lady’s Island will take place on Monday September 7th. Anyone going are asked to meet at the Church in Our Lady’s Island @ 6:45pm. Fr Nolan hopes to meet everyone in Coopers Inn afterwards.

WORDS OF WISDOM

If everyone left everything better than they found it, then the world will automatically become a better place. Anonymous.

A STANDING OVATION

A preacher was inclined to boast after he got a standing ovation for one of his sermons. It really went to his head. But a friend of his helped him back to reality. He said, “There’s something odd here, isn’t there? Jesus preached and they crucified him; you preached and they gave you a standing ovation!

ANNIVERSARIES

Sat August 29th Mass @ 8pm – Kate Power, the Leap,

Sun August 30th Mass @ 10:30am – Pat Power, the Leap,

First Friday September 4th Mass @ 8pm – the Whelan Family, Brocurra,

Sat September 5th Mass @ 9:30am – Annie Kent, Adamstown,

Sat September 5th Mass @ 8pm – Julia O’Rourke, Brocurra,

Sun September 6th Mass @ 10:30am – deceased members of the Delaney family, Oldcourt,

Pray for Mary Dunne, Ballyvergin

Visitation of the sick on Friday & Saturday.

A THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

This is what the Lord asks of you,

     Only this,

          To walk Justly, to love Tenderly and to walk Humbly with your GOD.

LOST TOOLS

Some hand tools were lost between Kellystown and Ballyvergin on Saturday 22nd August at about 3pm.

Any information please contact 087 9661886.

IRISH DANCING

The Margo Murphy school of Irish dancing will recommence next Wednesday September 2nd in the community centre from 5pm -8pm.

THANKS

The Parish Committee wishes to thank the following sponsors of their field day which took place on June 1st. Patrick Cullen, Parish Pump, Tom English, Brad Og, Jay Whelan, John & Tony Whelan, Slaney Building Supplies, John Power, Adamstown Tyres, Treadmill Tyres, Glanbia, Biogreen, Maureen Bradley, Paddy Connors, Tom Connors, Kevin Thorpe, J.M.Oils, Wexford Fruit Products, Terry Mc Donald, GAA Club, Adamstown Engineering, Paul Cullen, I.C.A., Paddy O’Shea, Michael Galway, Josie & Catherine Booth, Leo Booth, Bank of Ireland, Adamstown Hall Committee. The total profit for the day came to €6,433.68c.

COLAISTE ABBAIN

Offer the Accounting Technician Course for September 2009 – Full time-2 years, Study for a career you can count on. Subjects; Financial Accounting, Taxation, Law and Ethics, Business Management, Computerised Accounts and Management Accounting. Maintenance Grant s available for those that satisfy the means test. Contact Barbara on 053-9240564 or 086-8586199 for prospectus and further information.

MULTIMEDIA CENTRE RAHEEN

Courses available: Beginners Computers, Digital Photography Course, Internet & E-mail, ECDL, for information contact Anne or Chris on 051-428811 or 428805 at Raheen Multimedia Centre.

CAMROSS BALLROOM

Camross Ballrooms new look kicks off on Friday September 4th with music by John Cooper and his popular three-piece show band era sound “Fernando” with dancing from 10pm -12:30am (doors open 9:30pm) – soft drinks on sale on the night. Admission €7.

NEW DUBLIN COMMUTER SERVICE IDEAL FOR STUDENTS

Wexford Bus Airport Express has expanded their service to serve Dublin City at key times with a choice of Dublin City drop off points. We expect the service will be very popular for commuting students, we offer the fastest journey time on this route and passengers now have free use of the internet throughout their trip. The new daily express commuter service, between Wexford and Dublin city will be ideal for those travelling to Dublin for work, college or pleasure and can stop at UCD, the National Concert Hall, Clare Street, National Gallery, the IFSC and O2 Arena. In current economic climate this service will provide a very reasonable alternative to students considering moving to Dublin. We are aware of the financial pressure that students are under and have introduced a weekly ticket at a very competitive student rate of €55 from Wexford and €50 from all other locations. Wexford Bus Airport Express collects passengers in Wexford, Enniscorthy, Ferns, Camolin, Gorey and Arklow (old Dublin road) for details of the timetable and tickets see www.wexfordbus.com or talk to the Wexford Bus Airport Express Ticket Agents – The Bus Stop Shop in Enniscorthy and The Gwalia Stores Gorey.

FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE CLOSUERS?

Dear Parishioners,

We would like to inform you on behalf of the Family Resource Centers based in County Wexford to make you aware of the potential consequences of a recommendation of the McCarthy report. There is a recommendation to close the Family Support Agency in an effort to save the exchequer €30 million. It is presented in the report in terms of closing an expensive state agency which is a luxury; nothing could be further from the truth. €18 million of the Family Support Agency’s budget is spent directly on the Family Resource Centre programme. The vast majority of the remaining budget is spent on counseling, mediation and research programmes. The Family Resource Centre budget funds 107 Family Resource Centres (FRCs) throughout Ireland – four of them in Wexford – Raheen FRC (Clonroche), Southend FRS (The Faythe) and Taghmon FRC. There is also a centre at pre – development stage in Gorey.

Unfortunately, at times of financial hardship, our services will be needed more than ever. Family Resource Centres build family and community capacity to deal with issues as they arise. Services we offer include education and training support for the families of those suffering from domestic violence, drug or alcohol addiction, and anti-discrimination and anti-isolation initiatives. Many of our centres provide childcare services, including pre-school and after-school care, which allow parents to join the workforce, or to access training and education opportunities to upskill them in order to find employment.

The Family Resource Centre here in Raheen manages the whole project does all of the finances and administration, runs all the programmes including childcare, daycare for older people, youth club, multimedia, training and education initiatives. Should these cuts be implemented all of the project would be at serious risk. To this end I am asking all of you to help support our campaign to stop these cuts being implemented. I would ask you to phone our TD’S and Senators from County Wexford before September 15th and ask them to support the Family Resource Centre campaign and in particular Raheen, this would be of great benefit to the project and a vital part of our campaign. Below is a list of TD’S and Senators from County Wexford for your attention. We here at Raheen very much appreciate your support and we will keep you informed of how things are progressing.

County Wexford TD’S and Senator’s Contact details:

John Browne, TD                                          053 9235046

Sean Connick                                                051 445724

Senator Jim Walsh                                        051 421771

Senator Lisa Mc Donald                               087 9184034

Michael Darcy TD                                        053 9488230 /087 9901055

Paul Kehoe TD                                             053 9243558

Senator Liam Twomey                                 053 9132484

Brendan Howlin TD                                     053 9124036