October 1st 2017

CARDS

The weekly ‘30’ Card Game continues in the Community Centre this Friday 6th October at 9pm. Thanks to the ladies for the teas last week. Catering on Fri 6th Oct will be: Angela Dooley, Elizabeth Doyle, and Maria Carty. On Fri 13th Oct will be: Catherine Moore, Kathleen O’Connor, Nancy Walsh & Tina Whelan. On Fri 20th will be: Ellie Walsh & Stella Delaney. Proceeds going to Parish Funds.

Card winners on Fri 22nd Sept were: Matt O’Neill, John Hanley, Jim Wickham, John Furlong, Phil Jackman, Christy Hynes, Sean Cullen and Johnny Nolan.

Sympathy – the card players extend their deepest sympathy to Pat Byrne on the death of his sister, Mrs Anne Murphy, Clonleigh, Palace on Tuesday last. Her funeral Mass was celebrated in Poulpeasty Church on Thursday last.

May she rest in peace.

 

CONFIRMATION 2018

Most Rev Dr Denis Brennan, Bishop of Ferns will visit St Abban’s Church on Wednesday 18th April 2018 at 11am to impart the Sacrament of Confirmation to 5th & 6th Class boys and girls of Scoil Naomh Abbáin.

A meeting to prepare for the sacrament was held in Colaiste Abbain on Monday 25th September. Fr. Robert Nolan PP of Adamstown addressed parents and children of the Confirmation class. Fr. Robert Nolan emphasised the importance of regular attendance at Mass at weekends, and appealed to the parents for their wholehearted support and commitment, we would like to thank Mr John Nolan newly appointed principal of Colaiste Abbain for the use of their facility.

 

SYMPATHY - TOM MCDONALD, Ballymakesey,

Tom passed away in Knockeen Nursing home on Monday after an illness, borne with great dignity and fortitude. Tom came from the parish of Clonroche and was held in very high esteem and great affection by all who knew him. Tom’s first love was History and he spent many hours in Library Archives gathering information for many people. He regularly gave Fr. Nolan snippets of history about the Adamstown area, for which we were grateful.

Tom also loved nature; he had a lovely garden of flowers at his home in Ballymakesey, which was greatly admired by all passing by. Huge crowds attended Tom’s wake and funeral Mass. The voices of those present were united in praise and thanks for a life well lived. Tom was visited by family, neighbours and many friends while in Knockeen Nursing Home. To his brother John and family, Templeshelin, his sister Helen, extended family, relatives, friends and neighbours, we offer sympathy at this time. Tom’s funeral Mass was celebrated in Cloughbawn Church, on Wednesday last with burial afterwards in Clongeen Cemetery. Tom may your kind soul rest in peace.

 

ICA NEWS

Well done to our 2 members Rita & Dympna who came 5th in the Golf Competition in Seafield at the weekend. Also to Sheelagh who came 3rd in the Federation competition on Monday night. Reminder a few places left in the Art classes starting Monday night 2nd October in the Community Centre at 7.30pm. Anyone interested contact any ICA member. Next meeting is on the 11th October

 

P.T.A.A. ANNUAL DAY

The Pioneer Annual Day of prayer will take place in Ballyvaloo Retreat Centre Blackwater on Sunday 8th October.

 

BODYPUMP

Les Mills, Body Pump- get lean, build strength and tone. In Adamstown Hall, Monday 6.30pm, Wednesday 4pm, Thursday 6.30pm and Saturday 9am. Book now, contact Niamh 087 7518227

 

SUICIDE OF SURVIVE

Breaking stigma suicide prevention, mental health wellness recovery. Why not be a part of the team that is changing society’s attitude to mental health. Call today and together we can rise to the challenge. Contact 1890577 577, www.suicideorsurvive.ie, www.wellnessworkshop.ie, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

STOP FOOD WASTE

Raheen Family Resource Centre in conjunction with Environment Department Wexford County Council is organising four one-hour information sessions facilitated by Betty Kehoe. The aim of the programme is raise awareness of our food waste, why it is wasted, how much and how to plan to avoid it. Some of the topics covered include: how to plan meals and create shopping lists, proper storage of food, food dates, best before and use by dates. She will also include lots of recipes and tips on using leftovers. This promises to be a very enjoyable course with some freebies to make food waste prevention easier and lots of laughs. The course starts on Friday 6th October from 1.30 - 2.30, it is free of charge but booking is essential by contacting Joyce or Bridget at 051 428805.

 

ADAMSTOWN LOTTO

The next draw in the Adamstown Lotto takes place this Friday 6th October in the Community Centre for a Jackpot of €13,000. Do buy a ticket and be in with a chance.

 

CHURCH NOTICES

Sat 30th – John & Kate Power, The Leap (A)

Sun 1st Oct – People of the parish

Sat 7th – Thomas & Elizabeth Walshe, Brocurra (A)

Sun 8th – May Furlong, Misterin (A)

May they rest in peace

 

St Abban’s Oratory will be out of use this coming week, as it is being painted & decorated.

 

No Prayer group meeting on Sunday night

No Adoration this week

No St. Anthony’s Mass on Tuesday 3rd Oct

 

Feast Days this week:

Wednesday 4th October is the Feast Day of St Francis of Assisi

Saturday 7th October is the Feast of Our lady of the Rosary.

 

READERS OF THE LITURGY

Sat 30th – Liam Whelan Sun 1st Oct – Kay Whelan

Sat 7th – Anthony McGee Sun 8th – Sheelagh Delaney

Sat 14th – T.J. McDonald Sun 15th – Geraldine Ridgeway

Sat 21st – Frances Gallagher Sun 22nd – Callie Doyle

 

SERVERS

Sat 30th Joshua Power, Daniel O’Gorman

Sun 1st Oct – Jack Carty, Cillin Duggan, Róisin Colfer, Faye Hynes.

Sat 7th – Caragh McDonald, Megan Martin

Sun 8th – Niamh & Gráinne English, Laura O’Gorman.

 

CHURCH ALTARS & DECORATION

Thanks to the ladies from Raheenduff for looking after the Church & Altars for the month of September, it is now the turn of parishioners from Doononey/Rathkyle for the month of October.

 

POPE’S INTENTION FOR OCTOBER

Workers and the Unemployed:

That all workers may receive respect and protection of their rights, and that the unemployed may receive the opportunity to contribute to the common good.

 

IRISH HEART FOUNDATION - THANKS

The total amount collected for the Irish Heart Foundation last weekend came to €232.70. Thanks to all who contributed.

 

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

Just a little

A little more kindness, a little less greed

A little more giving, a little less creed

A little more smile, a little less frown

A little less kicking, a man when he’s down

A little more “we”, a little less “I”

A little more laugh, a little less cry

A little more flowers, on the pathway of life

And fewer on graves, at the end of the strife

 

SUPPORT NUMBERS – WEXFORD AREA

Citizens information centre – 053 9142012

Family Life Service – 053 9123086

Mental Health Ireland – 053 9243200

MABS – 053 9121504

Rape & Sexual Abuse – 1800 33 00 33

St Vincent De Paul – 051 857112

Talk it Over – 1850 201 249

(Suicide Bereavement Support)

Wexford bases Drugs Initiative – 053 9121691

Wexford Self harm – 053 9174050

(Intervention Programme)

Wexford Women’s Refuge Project – 1800 220 444

 

IRISH WHEELCHAIR CHURCH GATE COLLECTION

Church Gate collection next weekend Sat 7th & Sun 8th October, please be as generous as you can.

 

SPLIT THE POT DRAW

The next Adamstown N.S. Parents Association Split the Pot Draw takes place this Tuesday October 3rd. Envelopes in Adamstown Pharmacy, the school, Bernie’s Pub & Chipper.

Your support is very welcome.

 

SOCIAL DANCING IN ST. ABBAN’S HALL

Social Dancing in St. Abban’s Hall on Saturday 14th October. Music by Peter Burke. Dancing from 9pm – 12.pm

Teas served. The proceeds from this dance are going to Sr. Helen Delaney who continues with her great work in Uganda. Tickets on sale this coming week. Please come along, enjoy the dance and in doing so help the less fortunate in the world.

 

TIPS FOR LIVING (The Pioneer Magazine)

If you can’t sleep, don’t count sheep. Talk to the Shepherd.

Prevent truth decay. Brush up on your Bible.

Heading in the wrong direction? – God always allows

U-turns.

 

WORDS OF WISDOM

On matters of style, swim with the current: on matters of principle, stand like a rock. (Thomas Jefferson)

 

Life is a storm, my young friend. You will bask in the sunlight one moment, be shattered on the rocks the next.

What makes you a man is what you do with the storm comes. (Alexandre Dumas)

 

DID YOU KNOW?

The only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is “uncopyrightable”

 

A SMILE

No matter how hard you hug your money,

It never hugs back.

 

THE REAL MEANING OF TEAM!

Together - Everyone - Achieves - More