December 22nd 2019
CARDSThe weekly ‘30’ Card Game continues in the Community Centre this Friday 27th Dec at 9pm. Thanks to the ladies for the teas last week. There will be no catering on Fri 27th.Catering on Fri 3rd January will be: Gillian O’Neill, Edel Doyle, Anne Marie O’Shea & Geraldine O’Shea.Proceeds going to Parish Funds.Card winners on Fri 13th Dec were Matty Sullivan, Pat Murphy, John Hanley, Johnny Nolan, ,Denis & Marie O'Connor, Pat Quinn, Andy Reville.Christmas Ham winners were Bridie Dillon & Matt O'Neill ADAMSTOWN N.S. NEWSThe Split the Pot winner in the draw held on 18th Dec was John O'Connor Newtown who received € 59 . School seller winner was Kate Whelan..Thanks for your continued support. A CHRISTMAS PRAYERGive us, Lord Jesus, the eyes of childrenTo see your birth with Christmas wonder.Help us to share in the songs of the angels,The gladness of the shepherds,And the worship of the Wise Men.Close the door on hate,And open the door to love, all over the world.Let kindness come with every gift,And blessing with every greeting.Deliver us from evil, by the blessing Christ bringsAnd teach us to be merry with clean hearts.May Christmas morningMake us happy to be your childrenAnd Christmas eveningBring us to rest with grateful thought,Forgiving and forgiven. Amen.(Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) SERVERSSat 21st James Furlong, Sean Doyle, Sean Moran &Jamie O'ReillySun 22nd Amelia Swierczynska, Paddy & Tom Connors, Brody WhelanSat 28th Aine Crean, Luke & Éabha Cullen, Pauric DoranSun 29th Aimee Mackey O' Donohue, Emma Carty, Kelly Ann Mahon. READERS OF THE LITURGYSat 21st - Frances GallagherSun 22nd - Geraldine RidgewayTue24th- Christmas Eve Vigil Mass- Ulick StaffordWed 25th Christmas Day - Betty O' Shea & KathleenO'Connor BIRTHDAY GREETINGSOur heartiest congratulations to Canon Noel Hartley, former Parish Priest of Adamstown(1979-1990)on his 89th Birthday on Christmas Day. Canon Noel has been a patient in Knockeen Nursing home for some years. Also Mrs Kate Power Adamstown who celebrates her 90th birthday on Christmas Eve. We join with all our parishioners in wishing them both every Blessing. ANNUAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO ST ABBANSFr Robert is deeply grateful to those of you who make an Annual Contribution at this time of year. Your support & that of all who contribute to the envelope collection is deeply appreciated. Go raibh maith agaibh. SENT TO THE TOWERBeing sent to the tower in years gone by was the lot of many who resisted British Rule in Ireland. Few emerged alive recent reports on the state of the tower of St Abbans Church indicate that remedial work will have to be undertaken in the new year. The financial impact on our resources may well be l severe. The Parish Committee would hope that some fund raising event in 2020 might alleviate the pressure .We will keep you informed of developments Thank You. ADAMSTOWN SURGERY CHRISTMAS OPENING HOURSUp to Mon 23rd December inclusive----Usual Opening HoursChristmas Eve & Christmas Day & St Stephen's Day --Caredoc.Fri 27th & Mon 30th Dec, &New Year's Eve morning--- Usual Opening HoursNew Year's Eve (afternoon) ------------CaredocNew Year's Day ____________ CaredocThurs 02 Jan onwards --------------- Usual opening hoursCAREDOC; 1850 334 999With every good wish for this Christmas & 2020Dr Catherine O' Donohoe & Colleagues. ADAMSTOWN PHARMACY OPENING HOURS CHRISTMAS 201924th Dec 2019 9am -3pm25th Dec 2019 Closed26th Dec 2019 Closed27th Dec 2019 9am -6pm28th Dec 2019 10.00am -2pm29th Dec Closed30th Dec 2019 9am -6pm31st Dec 2019 9am -3pm ThanksA sincere thanks to all our contributors and to all who make it possible to produce our newsletter every week. IN MEMORIALSat Dec 21st Mass @ 7.30pm People of the ParishSun Dec 22nd Mass @10.30am People of the ParishWed Dec 25th Mass @ 10.30am Edward, Kitty, & John Buckley Brocurra (A)Pray for Josie Galway Breezemount,(A)Michael & Mary Theresa Delaney BrocurraAlice , Mary, Jim & Mary Connors The HillThe Deceased Members of the Power family DoonooneyMay they rest in peace Tuesday Dec 24th Christmas Eve Vigil Mass @7.30pmWednesday Dec 25th Christmas Day Mass @ 10.30amThursday Dec 26th St Stephens Day Mass @ 11.00amFriday Dec 27th Mass @ 11 .00am CULLENS GALA CHRISTMAS OPENING HOURSTuesday Dec 24th 8am-5pmWednesday Dec25th ClosedThursday Dec 26th 10.00am -2pmFriday Dec 27th 9am -6pmSaturday Dec 28th 9am -6pmSunday Dec 29th 9am -6pmMonday Dec 30th 8am -6pmTuesday Dec 31st 8am -6pmWednesday Jan 1st 10.00am -6pmThursday Jan 2nd 8am -9pmSeason's greetings to all our customers. SYMPATHYOur condolonences are extended to the family of Shane O'Brien Kilbraney Newbawn who was killed in a tragic farm accident which occurred on Monday 16th Dec. Please remember Shane's Family in your prayers. May he rest in peace. WEXFORD COUNTY COUNCIL PHONE NO 053- 9196000customer service @ wexford coco.ieAll public offices of Wexford County Council will close on Friday 20th Dec @3pm and will re-open on Monday 30th Dec at 9am. out of hours Contact emergency number 1890 666 777 will continue to operate throughout the holiday period. LONELINESS"Dear Daddy -in her best handwriting, eleven -year -old Jane wrote a letter to her make -believe father every week. She addressed the envelope to herself, and every week without fail, she wrote back "-Dear Jane For this shy youngster living in a local authority home, two postage stamps and a dream father were the only cure she had available for an affliction that is so pathetically easy to diagnose------ loneliness,something which afflicts so many people at Christmas time. COLÁISTE ABBAIN NEWSAn amazing night of entertainment . Huge congrats to the Parents Association and our Music department Ms Quirke and Ms Power. Our students were fantastic and so were the male voice choir. Parents should be very proud. A thank you to Fr Nolan for the use of the Church also to Catherine & John Hanley for the Church decoration. well done to Rosaline , Fiona and our parents association a fantastic evening of music. CRAFT FAIRAn amazing event again this year huge well done to Ms Breen, Ms Erskine, Ms Murphy and everyone who helped organise the craft fair which most definitely was a festive celebration of entrepreneurialism and innovation in Colaiste Abbain. We received amazing feedback from the wider community. The fantastic sense of collaborative work and staff engagement in promoting all aspects of school life. RESULTS OF COLÁISTE ABBAIN RAFFLE WINNERS1st prize €100 Ruth Watson2nd prize€100 David Feeney3rd prize €50 Ciara Booth4th prize€ 50 package deal Betty Parker5th prize Big hamper Aubery Byrne Egan6th prize Christmas Hamper Tara Hudson7th prize Christmas Hamper Pat Walsh8th prize Christmas Hamper Hannelie Cawthorne9th prize Xmas Cake & pudding Patsy Byrne10th prize Xmas Hamper Ann Thorpe11th prize Gift Set Patsy Roche12th prize €50 Voucher Eileen Martin13th prize voucher Eimear O'Brien14th prize €30 voucher Stephen Ring15th prize Bottle spirits Mary Furlong16th prize meal voucher Jack Carty17th prize Xmas Hamper Ellie Walsh18th prize €50 voucher Clare Kehoe19th prize €30 voucher Elaine McDonald20th prize €35 voucher Finn Joyce21st prize €20 voucher Edyta Jaglarz22nd prize laptop bag Mary Sweeney23rd prize Wine Patsy & Kyle Roche24th prize Wine Seamus Bradley25th prize €50 voucher Salvia Daly GOLDEN JUBILEEHe swept floors in a factory, did administrative tasks, worked at a laboratory while specialising in applied chemistry in high school, and worked briefly as a bouncer . The vocation of a priest , on the other hand, would be the exact opposite for Fr Bergoglio; it would be drawing people close, not tossing them out, and not worrying about getting dirty in the process."Priests who are -allow me to say the word aseptic those from the laboratory all clean and tidy -do not help the Church the Pope told Rome's priests in 2014". Today we can think of the Church as a field hospital he said because there are so many people who are wounded by material problems . by scandals also in the Church People wounded by the world's illusions. We priests must be there, close to these people"Congratulations to Fr Jorge Bergoglio-( Pope Francis) who celebrated the Golden Jubilee of his ordination to the Priesthood on Friday 13th December Ad Multos ,Annos.