October 15th

CARDS
The weekly ‘30’ Card Game continues in the Community Centre this Friday 20th October at 9pm. Thanks to the ladies for the teas last week. Catering on Fri 20th will be: Ellie Walsh & Stella Delaney. On Fri 27th will be: Ann Redmond & Ann Marie Mackey. On Fri 3rd Nov will be: Cait Bradley, Josephine Hendrick, May Larkin & Betty O’Shea. On Fri 10th Nov will be: Mary Kirwan, Betty Cullen & Lorna Komsa. On Fri 17th will be: Maureen Bradley, Linda Duffy & Denise Harler. Proceeds going to Parish Funds.
Card winners on Fri 6th Oct were: Betty O’Shea, Kay Whelan, Matt O’Neill, John Hanley, John Murphy, Tom Rochford, Seamus Wickham and Paddy Furlong.
 
ALL DAY BREAKFAST
St Abban’s Adamstown GAA Prickly Rose contestant Miss J&M Oil is holding a Breakfast Day in Adamstown Community Centre on Sunday 22nd October from 10am until 3pm. Take the stress out of Sunday and join us for an early breakfast or midday brunch. Meet friends and enjoy a relaxing chat, everyone welcome. Your support for this event would be greatly appreciated.
 
ADAMSTOWN LOTTO
The next draw in the Adamstown Lotto takes place this Friday 20th Oct in the Community Centre for a Jackpot of €10,500. Proceeds going to Adamstown GAA, Soccer Club and Parish Committee. Many thanks for your continued support.
 
SPLIT THE POT
The next draw in the Adamstown N.S Parents Association Split the Pot takes place this Tuesday 17th Oct. Costing €2 per entry, envelopes available in Adamstown Pharmacy, Brad Og’s Pub & Chipper, Cullen’s Pub and in the school.
 
COLAISTE ABBAIN
The Open Night in Colaiste Abbain Adamstown was a huge success last Tuesday 10th October. Pupils and parents travelled from all primary schools we visited the previous week to get a real experience of the fantastic facilities and meet our enthusiastic caring and hardworking teachers and staff. Thank you to all staff members, students and parents who made the night such a success.
Enrolment for 2018/19 is already in excess of 50 pupils. Our aim is to prepare students for life and responsible citizenship and motivate them towards the achievement of their full potential. Meanwhile should you have any queries please contact the main office on 053 9240564
 
SOCIAL DANCING IN ADAMSTOWN HALL
Our monthly Social Dance continues in Adamstown Hall on Saturday 21st October. Doors open 9pm.
Music by Twice Shy. Teas served.
GOLDEN JUBILEE
Congratulations to John & Anne O’Brien Ballyvergin who celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary last weekend. Wishing them many more years of health and happiness.
 
MOSIE’S MIGHTY DAY
Trainer’s first win in over three years
Tramore on Thursday was a red-letter day for Adamstown trainer Moses (Mosie) McCabe; he had his first winner in three and a half years when The Kings Baby (5/2) made all and romped home by ten lengths under promising young Clare claimer, Donie McInerney. They were allowed an uncontested lead in the Tramore Supporters Club Maiden Hurdle and never saw another horse. The win prompted a memorable headline from the Irish Racing website: ‘Kings Baby leads Moses to the promised land! ‘That was a long time coming’ was McCabe’s understated statement. ‘It’s been a long time since I’ve had a winner, but all the hard work paid off today’ she is owned by Mick Kenny from Tinahely, who is a sound owner and gentleman.
 
REMINDER
Dancing in Adamstown Hall this Saturday night 14th Oct all proceeds going to Sr. Helen Delaney. Doors open at 9pm. Dancing 10pm-12.30am. Adm €10. Teas served and door prize. Your support is very much appreciated.
 
THROWING OUT GOOD FOOD
One billion people in our world go hungry. In Europe, 79 million live on less than 60% of their country’s average income, and 16 million depend on charity. Yet, the latest calculation show that almost 50% of food produced is being lost at some stage of production or after is has been cooked. That works out at every inhabitant of the European Union being responsible for tossing 179 kilos of perfectly good food in the rubbish every year. The equivalent of half a kilo per day. The European Commission states that its 27 member states generate 89 million tons of leftover food and that this could increase by a further 40% unless we take preventive measures. The Commission has been challenged to cut this waste of food by half before 2025. This must trouble our Christian conscience and demands action.
 
ST VINCENT DE PAUL
A new conference of the society of St Vincent de Paul has been formed for the Adamstown, Clonroche, Poulpeasty, Raheen and Newbawn area. This service is available to you if you are in need of practical or financial assistance or if you require support for education. The confidential local contact number is 087 9032375
 
CHURCH NOTICES
IN MEMORIAM
Sat 14th – Josephine Phelan, Waterford (A)
Sun 15th – Bridget Lawlor, Knockreigh (A)
Sat 21st – Denis & Elizabeth Cummins, Raheenduff (A)
Sat 22nd – Bernard Doyle, Formerly Oldcourt (A)
May they rest in peace
 
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament each week night Monday – Friday.
 
St Anthony’s Mass continues each Tuesday night at 7.30pm in St Abban’s Oratory.
 
 
READERS OF THE LITURGY
Sat 14th – T.J. McDonald
Sun 15th – Geraldine Ridgeway
Sat 21st – Frances Gallagher Sun 22nd – Callie Doyle
Sat 28th – Ulick Stafford Sun 29th – Kathleen O’Connor
 
SERVERS
Sat 14th – Roisin Nic Gabhainn, Leah Sinnott
Sun 15th – Clodagh & Watt Crean, Tosia Swierczynska
Sat 21st – Ross English, Aoife McCabe, Conall Doyle
Sun 22nd – Maeve O’Neill, Dearbhla Kelly Dunne,
Richard & Joe Whelan.
Sat 28th – Joshua Power, Daniel O’Gorman
Sun 29th – Liam Dooley, Cara Whelan
 
SUNDAY OCTOBER 22ND MISSION SUNDAY
Catholics throughout the world are called to be a Missionary People and to pray for and support the work of our Missionaries. A collection will be taken up in the porch of the Church after Mass. Thank you for your generosity.
 
SYMPATHY
Our sincere condolences to the O’Connor family, Newtown on the unexpected death of their niece Anne-Marie O’Gorman, Abbey Court, Newtown, Ferns on Wednesday last. Daughter of Maud (O’Connor) and Pat Bolger. Anne-Marie is survived by her husband Noel, sons Nathen, Darragh, daughter Ruby, parents Pat & Maud, brothers Philip and Paraic, sister Caitriona extended family, friends, neighbours and colleagues. Her funeral Mass was celebrated in St. Aidan’s Church, Ferns on Friday with burial in St. Aidan’s Cemetery.
Ann-Marie was a frequent visitor to Adamstown, down the years, regularly calling to her grandmother Kit in Newtown.
May her gentle soul rest in peace.
 
PRAYER FOR THE WEEK (Henry Ward)
Good nature is worth more than knowledge,
more than money,
more than honour,
to the person who possess it.
 
WORDS OF WISDOM
A free lunch is only found in mouse traps. (John Capozzi)
Don’t count the days. Make the days count (Muhammad Ali)
 
 
ADAMSTOWN GAA FOOTBALL CLUB
People Newspaper January 1887
It was established on the 28th ult., when the following officers were appointed: - Messrs. James O’Connor, President; H King, vice-president; R J White, treasurer; J Jordan, secretary: John Mythen, Laurence Barron, umpires; Philip Doyle, referee. The affiliation fee of ten shillings has been forwarded to the County Wexford Executive. The members made their first debut on New Year’s Day, in a field kindly given to the club by Mr Downes. There was an hour’s vigorous practice in the afternoon. The members kicked with a dash of determination that augurs well for their excellence in the game. After play being over they adjourned to their room, when sixteen members were enrolled. The people of the locality are very enthusiastic about it, and are rushing forward with their admission fee. The committee expect that the Carrigbyrne and Raheen districts will come to the front at once. Meetings will be held on every Sunday after practice for the admission of members. It is expected that after a few Sundays practice we will be able tackle some adjacent clubs.
 
LA SAGRADA FAMILIA and Antoni Gaudí
(The Basilica of the Holy Family) (Africa Magazine)
The great cathedrals of the past often took hundreds of years of complete. In Barcelona in the north east of Spain, in the region of Catalonia, one of the great masterpieces of religious architecture, La Sagrada Famila, is still under construction 135 years after building work commenced. It is hoped that it will be completed by 2026, which will be the centenary of the death of its architect, Antoni Gaudi. He was born in Reus in what is now the autonomous Spanish community of Catalonia in 1852. He was influenced throughout his life by a love of the natural world, his native Catalan culture, and his profound Catholic faith.
The Basilica will be the tallest in the world when complete. Work on it began in 1882, and Gaudi was appointed as architect in 1883 when the first architect resigned.
It can be seen from afar because of its great height. The building is vast with towering columns and a kaleidoscopic mix of coloured light from the myriad of windows. The body of the church will hold 12,000 worshippers. Though not yet completed, the Basilica was consecrated by Pope Benedict XVI in Nov 2010. The Pope remarked that the church stood as a ‘visible sign of the invisible God, to whose glory these spires rise like arrows pointing towards absolute light and to the One who is the Light, Height and Beauty itself.
3 million people visit it each year. When Gaudi was asked about its slow progress, he is quoted as saying ‘My client is not in a hurry’
 
HAVE YOU EVER THOUGHT OF BECOMING A PRIEST?
Men considering Priesthood in the Diocese of Ferns are invited to a Vocations weekend for a time of prayer, reflection, discussion and explanation.
Venue: Ballyvaloo Retreat Centre, Fri 27th/Sat 28th October
Time: Fri 6.30pm/Sat (Midday) For more info please contact:
087 2119151. Fr. Jim Finn P.P. Vocation Director.
See Poster in Church Porch.