March 18th 2018

CARDS
The weekly ‘30’ Card Game continues in the Community Centre this Friday 23rd March at 9pm. Thanks to the ladies for the teas last week. Catering on Fri 23rd will be: Eleanor Smyth, Emma Staunton & Bernie Conway. On Fri 30th will be: Breda Whelan, Deirdre Whelan & Bessie Fortune. Proceeds going to Parish Funds.
Card winners on Fri 9th March were: Tom Rochford, John Murphy, Sean Cullen, Johnny Nolan, Matt Sullivan & Pat Murphy
 
ADAMSTOWN LOTTO
The winning numbers in the Adamstown Lotto draw on Monday 12th March were: 1-11-24-25. There was no Jackpot winner, and just one match three player John Doyle, Woodview Drive who received €200. The winner of the seller’s prize was Ned Furlong. Next draw is on Friday 23rd March in the Community Centre.
 
ENNISCORTHY MUSICAL SOCIETY
Presents “All Shook Up” based on music by Elvis.
Tuesday 3rd – Sat 7th April. Contact James 087 3435023
 
ADAMSTOWN ATHLETIC CLUB
Well done to some of our athletes that recently took part in the Leinster Indoors, Ryan Carthy Walsh, Kate Jackman, Rachel Power, Tara Doyle, Eadaoin Stafford and Marguerite Furlong. Ryan Carthy Walsh was 1st in the Leinster Juniors jumping 2.05m. Rachel Power won the u17 Girls Triple Jump, and Tara Doyle was 2nd in the u18 Girls Triple Jump. Eadaoin Stafford finished in 3rd place in the u18 Girls Shot Putt and Marguerite Furlong was 1st in the u19 Girls Shot Putt. The County Sportshall Final was held in Enniscorthy on Tuesday 13th march. Adamstown N.S was represented by 4 teams, a girls and boys’ 3rd/4th class team and a girls and boys 5th/6th class team. Well done to all involved, the results were girls 3rd/4th class team finished in 3rd place, boys 3rd/4th class team finished in 1st place, girls 5th/6th class team finished in 1st place and boys 5th/6th class team finished in 3rd place. The 3rd/4th class boys’ team and the girls 5th/6th class team will now go on to represent Wexford at the National Sportshall Athletics Final in Athlone, next Wednesday 21st March. The boys team was made up of Jack O’Shea, Stephen Power, Luke Siggins, Charles Kent, Bobby McDonald, Luke Cullen, Daniel Murphy, Callum Martin, Darragh Sinnott and Jack Furlong and the girls team, Molly Cloney, Ella Furlong, Megan Martin, Molly O’Reilly, Caragh McDonald, Roisin Nic Gabhainn, Cara Whelan, Maeve O’Neill, Roisin Colfer, Aoife McCabe, Niamh English, Laura O’Gorman, Clodagh Crean, Grainne English, Ciara Sinnott and Eilis Roche. Best of luck to these 2 teams at the National Finals next week.
 
THE SHAMROCK VINTAGE ROAD RUN
The Shamrock Vintage will hold its Annual Road Run on Sunday 1st April. Starting at 1 o’clock from the Hall car park in Adamstown. Registration from 11.30. The route will take place through the following townlands, Knockreigh, Oldcourt, Templeshelin, Ballagh, Templenacrow, Robinstown, Knockroe, Kathy’s Cross, Kehoe’s Cross, Lacken, Old Ross, Moorfields, Courthoyle, The Boola, Misterin, The Barracks and back to Adamstown, a distance of just 20 miles. A three course hot lunch will be served to all entrants and a draw for prizes in Colaiste Abbain. All vehicles welcome, must be insured, and drivers over 16 yrs. old. The proceeds will go to Coláiste Abbain, towards furniture for a new canteen. Your support would be most welcome.
 
SPLIT THE POT
The next draw in the Adamstown Parents Assoc. split the pot draw takes place this Wednesday 21st March. Envelopes €2 each available in Cullen’s Pub, Adamstown Pharmacy, Bernie’s Pub & Chipper and in the school. Your support is greatly appreciated.
 
DID YOU KNOW?
Leonardo da Vinci is renowned for paintings such as the ‘Mona Lisa’ and the ‘Last Supper’ but did you know that he invented one of the simplest and most useful instruments of all – the scissors?
 
EASTER PASSION PLAY
It is now time to book your tickets for the Easter Passion Play in Camross Hall. Performance dates are Palm Sunday 25th March, Tuesday 27th March, Good Friday 30th March & Easter Sunday. Contact numbers to book: 087 6990031 or 086 8369047
 
COLAISTE ABBÁIN NEWS
Well done to Sophie Codd who won Silver in the Leinster Indoor U-17 hurdles in Athlone I.T. This qualifies her for the All Ireland’s on March 25th.
BYN Site Visit:
On Thursday 8th March TY and 5th year students went to BYN Mellon, Wexford. The students got great insight into how the company is run and the financial services it offers.
Students got to chat to employees about their experiences in the work place. Thanks to Ms. Breen for facilitating this.
Lourdes Pilgrimage Fund
Mr. O’Connor has received fantastic support for the Lucky Dip Raffle. €1880 has been raised in aid of this fund.
We are delighted that Anthony and Kieva are representing the school and we know that they will be fantastic ambassadors for Colaiste Abbáin. A sincere thanks to everyone for their support.
 
CHURCH NOTICES
IN MEMORIAM
Sat 17th March – James, Ellen , Tommy O’Shea, Mary Wilmore & Eileen Hayes, Adamstown.
Sat 17th March 7.30pm - Peggy Grafton, Newtown
Sun 18th – The People of the Parish
Sat 24th – Lizzie Byrne & the deceased members of the Byrne family, Tomgarrow.
Sun 25th – Aidan, Kathleen & Michael Furlong, Jack Furlong, Myosh Kavanagh, Coonogue and Adamstown.
Pray for Fr Jay Galway OSA and Mosey McCabe (A)
May they rest in peace
 
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament: Mon-Fri each week night.
St Anthony’s Tuesday night Mass and Devotions at 7.30pm.
Prayer group meet up every Sunday night from 7pm-8pm and all welcome
 
LOURDES TICKETS
Our Annual Lourdes Draw will take place on Sunday 8th April. Tickets will be distributed throughout the parish this coming week, household can purchase up to 4 tickets. Tickets still remain at €5.00. Hopefully it will be possible for 3 parishioners to travel to Lourdes in May. Draw confined to Adamstown Parish.
 
READERS OF THE LITURGY
Sat 17th- Frances Gallagher Sun 18th – Kathleen O’Connor
Sat 24th – Eoghan Greene Sun 25th – Callie Doyle
 
SERVERS
Sat 17th March – Roisin Nic Gabhainn, Leah Sinnott
Sun 18th – Clodagh & Watt Crean, Tosia Swierczynska
Sat 24th – Ross English, Aoife McCabe, Conall Doyle, Stephen Power
Sun 25th – Jack Carty, Roisin Colfer, Faye Hynes
 
 
THE BREASTPLATE OF ST PATRICK
I bind myself today,
The power of God to hold and lead.
His eye to watch, his might to stay,
His ear to hearken to my need.
The wisdom of my God to teach,
His hand to guide, his shield to ward,
The word of God to give me speech,
His heavenly host to be my guard.
Christ be with me, Christ within me.
Christ behind me, Christ before me.
Christ beside me, Christ to win me.
Christ beneath me, Christ above me.
Christ in quiet, Christ in danger.
Christ in hearts of all that love me.
Christ in mouth of friend and stranger.
 
PRO-LIFE CAMPAIGN – Adamstown Area
Join the campaign to retain the 8th Amendment in Adamstown and protect the right to life of the unborn child. The Pro-Life Campaign needs volunteers to canvas door-to-door and help change hearts and minds in your area. We have just 70 days to go! This is the most vital moment for the Irish pro-life movement in a generation – perhaps ever – because we know that if we lose the 8th Amendment we will never get it back. Have your voice heard, support mother and child and save lives. Meeting and canvassing every week. Contact Eoghan on 086 8518789 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
HOLY LAND TRIP
Visit Bethlehem, Nazareth, Jerusalem and other sites associated with the Holy Family on a pilgrimage, which takes place from 10th – 18th October 2018. Price €1395 – (including taxes and tips) Led by Bishop’s secretary in Ferns Fr. John Carroll, places can be booked by phoning
01 8788159. Organized by Marian Pilgrimages, this national Pilgrimage is an initiative of the Irish Catholic newspaper.
 
ACCORD FACILITATORS
Accord are looking for facilitators to lead pre-marriage courses in the Diocese of Ferns. Training will be provided. Applications to be submitted to Family Services Wexford on or before 27th April. Contact Maria Kennedy for further information at 053 9123086.
 
SAINT JOSEPH Prayer for Life
Saint Joseph, you are the chaste and loving spouse of the Virgin Mary, the foster father of Jesus and the protector and provider of the Holy Family and of all families. With complete confidence in your loving care for new life and in your fidelity to the family, we commend our efforts to your prayers and protection. Help us always to defend the gift of human life that it may grow to the abundance of eternal life promised and bestowed on us by your son, our Saviour, Jesus Christ. Amen
 
PRAYER GROUP PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK
Adamstown Prayer Group Pilgrimage to Knock on 25th & 26th June 2018. Cost €105. Deposit €20 as soon as possible.
Contact Martin Colfer at 087 2596159.
 
MARY MAGDALENE
This Film opened in Cinemas on March 16th. From the Director of Lion and Producer of ‘The King’s Speech’
Well worth a visit.
 
LITTLE THINGS THAT MATTER
Benjamin Franklin: Poor Richard’s Almanac
For the want of a nail the shoe was lost,
For the want of a shoe the horse was lost,
For the want of a horse the rider was lost,
For the want of a rider the battle was lost,
For the want of a battle the kingdom was lost.
And all for the want of a horseshoe-nail.