January 13th 2019

The weekly ‘30’ Card Game continues in the Community Centre this Friday 18th January at 9pm. Thanks to the ladies for the teas last week. Catering on Fri 18th will be:
Ann McDonald, Una McDonald & Sinead O’Gorman. On Fri 25th will be: Ellen Furlong, Bridget Colfer & Margaret Furlong. On Fri 1st Feb will be: Bernie Hickey, Evelyn O’Gorman & Ann O’Gorman. Proceeds going to Parish Funds.
Card winners on Fri 4th Jan were: Kathleen Whelan, Ann Lawlor, Sean Cullen, John Nolan, Seamus Joyce, Patsy Byrne, Pat Byrne, Terry McDonald, John Murphy & Tom Rochford.
 
ADAMSTOWN LOTTO
The next draw in the Adamstown Lotto takes place this Friday 18th Jan in the Community Centre for a Jackpot of €14,500. Keep on buying the tickets, it could be you this time!
 
SYMPATHY
The death occurred on Wednesday 9th January of Joseph (Joe) Crosbie, Pondsfield, New Ross and late of Misterin.
Our deepest sympathy is extended to Crissie and Sarah and Joe’s nieces and nephews, and his many friends in the area.
Joe lived for many years in Misterin and was known for his gentle nature and his willingness to help out a neighbour or friend at any time. He was a very talented man, who could turn his hand to many tasks, which he did with much care and attention. Joe loved nature and the environment and he spent a lot of time during his life in gardening.
Joe’s funeral Mass was celebrated in St. Mary & St. Michael’s Parish Church, New Ross on Friday last with burial afterwards in Adamstown Cemetery.
May his gentle soul rest in peace.
 
ADAMSTOWN I.C.A. NEWS
Adamstown I.C.A. Guild held their monthly meeting in the Community Centre on Wednesday last January 9th.
The President, Helen Furlong welcomed everyone and wished all a Happy New Year. She also welcomed new member Ann Ryan to the meeting. After the business was dealt with it was down to deciding on activities for the next couple of months. Art classes will go ahead shortly, open to non-members, details will appear in Parish Newsletter.
It was also decided to start our own Operation Transformation walking group, to commence next Wednesday 16th January, meeting at the Community Centre at 8.00pm. Special guest Niamh Breen showed us all how to keep fit with some light exercises and meditation. She stressed the importance of keeping well mentally as well as physically. Competition for picture of nicest winter scene was won by Gertie Mooney, draw won by Eileen Thorpe. A lovely tea was served by Ann Stafford and Helen Furlong.
Competition for February, 6 chocolate chip cookies.
 
IRISH EPILEPSY SOCIETY – THANKS
The Irish Epilepsy Society wish to thank all those who contributed to the recent Church Gate Collection.
The amount of €109.45 was collected and the society are very grateful to the parishioners of Adamstown for their generosity.
 
ADAMSTOWN COMMUNITY CENTRE AGM
The Annual General Meeting of Adamstown Community Centre takes place on Wednesday 16th January at 8pm in the Community Centre. Sometimes one wonders if our Community Centre is fully appreciated, the answer is simple!
What would it be like in the Parish of Adamstown without the Community Centre’? Take G.A.A., Soccer, Athletic Club, Board na Nóg, Community Games, Ladies Football, Cards, Meetings, Presentations, Parish Events, Fás, refreshments following funerals, Irish Dancing, I.C.A events, etc, etc.
This an ideal opportunity for all of the Clubs, Organisations, and Parishioners to attend this AGM, everyone from the Parish is invited to come along and express their views and if any one wishing to seek election on the Committee, you are welcome to do so. The Committee welcomes support and ideas for the coming year. A word of thanks to all the outgoing Committee who have been very generous with their time over the past year.
Wishing our Community Centre continued success for many more years to come.
 
THE GARDEN YEAR – Sarah Coleridge
January brings the snow,
Makes our feet and fingers glow.
February brings the rain,
Thaws the frozen lake again.
March brings breezes, loud and shrill,
To stir the dancing daffodil.
April brings the primrose sweet,
Scatters daisies at our feet.
May brings flocks of pretty lambs,
Skipping by their fleecy dams.
June brings tulips, lilies, roses,
Fills the children’s hands with posies.
Hot July brings cooling showers,
Apricots, and gillyflowers.
August brings the sheaves of corn,
Then the harvest home is borne.
Warm September brings the fruit,
Sportsmen then begin to shoot.
Fresh October brings the pheasant;
Then to gather nuts is pleasant.
Dull November brings the blast,
Then the leaves are whirling fast.
Chill December brings the sleet,
Blazing fire, and Christmas treat.
 
 
CHURCH NOTICES
IN MEMORIAM
Sat 12th Jan – Willie Stafford, Oldcourt (A)
Josephine Lambert, Oldcourt (Months Mind)
Sun 13th Jan – Mary & Nicholas Byrne, Kellystown (A)
Sat 19th – John, Elizabeth French & deceased members of the French Family, Oldcourt (A)
Sun 20th – People of the Parish.
May they rest in peace.
 
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Mon – Friday
St. Anthony’s Mass continues every Tuesday night at 7.30pm in St. Abban’s Oratory.
 
SERVERS
Sat 12th – Watt & Aine Crean, Luke Cullen, Cara Whelan
Sun 13th – Dearbhla Kelly Dunne, Tosia & Amelia Swierczynska
 
READERS OF THE LITURGY
Sat 12th – Eoghan Greene. Sun 13th – Callie Doyle
Sat 19th – Liam Whelan. Sun 20th - Betty O’Shea
Sat 26th – Anthony McGee. Sun 27th – Kathleen O’Connor
 
WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY
18TH – 25TH January 2019 – All welcome
Ferns Diocesan Ecumenical Service in St. David’s Church, Oylegate on Sunday 20th January 2019 at 7.30pm
 
POPE’S INTENTIONS FOR JANUARY
Evangelisation:
That young people, especially in Latin America, follow the example of Mary and respond to the call of the Lord to communicate the joy of the Gospel to the world.
 
LOCAL LINK WEXFORD
To book your seat on The Local Link Bus, please contact the office at 053 9196276 or email: wexfordlocallink.ie
 
RAHEEN FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE
Raheen Family Resource Centre is holding a Fun Bingo event in Adamstown Community Centre on Tuesday 22nd January from 10.30am – 12.30pm. Toast, tea or coffee served. All welcome to come along.
 
THE WORD OF GOD
Thanks to our Readers of the Liturgy in St. Abban’s Church, Adamstown who bring us good news each week in a world where we are accustomed to bad news. St. Paul’s Missal for 2019 will be distributed to all our readers during Mass on Saturday January 20th at 7.30pm. Refreshments afterwards in the Parochial House. Fr. Robert Nolan looks forward to meeting with you all.
 
ENNISCORTHY COMMUNITY WORKSHOP – THANKS
Enniscorthy Community Workshop collection took place in St. Abban’s recently €165 was collected. Many thanks to all who supported this collection.
 
 
MARRIAGE PREPARATION COURSES 2019
Wexford – Coolcotts Community Centre:
Friday 11th January 7pm – 9.30pm
Saturday 12th Jan 9.30am – 4.30pm
Friday 25th Jan 7pm – 9.30pm
Saturday 26th Jun 9.30am – 4.30pm
Friday 15th February 7pm – 9.30pm
Saturday 16th Feb 9.30am – 4.30pm
Friday 1st March 7pm – 9.30pm
Saturday 2nd March 9.30am – 4.30pm
Friday 12th April 7pm – 9.30pm
Saturday 13th April 9.30am – 4.30pm
Friday 26th April 7pm – 9.30pm
Saturday 27th April 9.30am – 4.30pm
Friday 17th May 7pm – 9.30pm
Saturday 18th May 9.30am – 4.30pm
Friday 7th June 7pm – 9.30pm
Saturday 8th June 9.30am – 4.30pm
Friday 6th September 7pm – 9.30pm
Saturday 7th September 9.30am – 4.30pm
Friday 11th October 7pm – 9.30pm
Saturday 12th Oct 9.30am – 4.30pm
Friday 15th November 7.00pm - 9.30pm
Saturday 16th Nov 9.30am – 4.30pm
Cost €180 per couple. Lunch in Whitford House 1pm.
Booking online via www.accord.ie
Diocese of Ferns requires all couples marrying in the Catholic Church to attend a Pre Marriage Course approved by the Diocese.
 
Messenger Magazine subscription now due, please give to Cáit Bradley as soon as possible. Thank you.
 
CHECK IT OUT!
An item in this week’s New Ross Standard newspaper tells the story of the building of Adamstown National School, in the words of Mr. James Stenson who was involved in the building in 1948. The following snippet could be “Bridge over Troubled Waters”. We travelled to Dromaleague, Co Cork on 1st Nov 1948 to collect a full lorry load of slates – 15 tons. When we came back to the bridge in Youghal there was a Council Order that no load over 5 tons was to cross the bridge. The lorry driver said, “No way are we going to make three loads out of this, we’ll be here till morning. He did not give me time to leave the lorry and walk across, so it was the greatest fright of my life to feel the bridge shaking as we crossed with the heavy load. Mr. Stenson is now 97 years old and in a Nursing Home in Carrick on Shannon.
 
THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK (Messenger Magazine)
We are often so busy looking for the spectacular that we miss all the small quiet signs of God active in the world around us. Patience allows us to see those moments. The great prophet Elijah knew this: God was found in the gentle breeze and not the mighty wind or the earthquake.
(1 Kgs 19: 11-13)