July 23rd 2017

CARDS
The weekly ‘30’ Card Game continues in the Community Centre this Friday 28th July at 9pm. Thanks to the ladies for the teas last week. Catering on Fri 28th will be: Brigid Boland, Edel English & Fiona Power. On Fri 4th Aug will be: Mary Delaney, Sheelagh Delaney, Catherine O’Rourke & Elizabeth Greene. On Fri 11th will be: Catherine Walsh, Eileen N. Walsh, Eileen J. Walsh & Denise Carthy Walsh. Proceeds going to Parish Funds.
Card winners on Fri 14th July were: John Murphy, Tom Rochford, Terry McDonald, Mick Doyle, Andy Reville, Sean Cullen & John Nolan.
 
COMHALTAS
Craobh Loch Garman Comhaltas presents SUMMER SESSIONS this Tuesday 25th July in Cullen’s Bar, Adamstown at 9pm. and will continue every second Tuesday. Dust off your instruments, sing a song, tell a story or dance, dance, dance. All welcome.
 
ADAMSTOWN LOTTO
The next draw in the Adamstown Lotto takes place this Friday 28th July in the Community Centre for a Jackpot of €13,000. There is now a new €100 seller’s prize each draw night. Keep on buying the tickets, the Jackpot will have to be won some time. When this Jackpot is won, the next one will start at €9,500.
 
SPLIT THE POT DRAW ADAMSTOWN N.S. PARENTS ASSOCIATION
Split the pot draw this Tuesday 25th July – envelopes €2 available in Adamstown Pharmacy, Cullen’s Pub, Brad Og’s Bar and Chipper.
 
SYMPATHY TO ECHO STAFF (Wexford People 2017)
Sympathy was extended to the 30 staff of Wexford Echo newspapers by Councillors at a recent meeting. The newspaper group, which is owned by Cork based landmark media, had four titles. Its staff was informed on Thursday 29th June that their jobs were gone. Cllr Davy Hynes hopes that a buyer can be found, and that the 30 jobs can be saved. Cllr Fionntan O Suilleabhain urged people to buy their local papers. The Wexford People, New Ross Standard, and Gorey, Enniscorthy Guardians and read them, there is more useful information in them than on social media.
 
NEW ME NEW ROSS GROUP
The New Me New Ross chat group, supporting Mental Health advocacy in the region, meets every Wednesday at 8pm in The Shambles, Mary Street. Everyone is welcome to come along for an informal chat.

 
MENS SHED TEAM UP WITH IRISH HEART FOUNDATION FOR BLOOD PRESSURE CHECKS
Irish Heart Foundation has announced a new partnership with the Irish Men’s Sheds Association, which will see their nurse-led Mobile Health Unit provide free blood pressure checks to all members of the Association who wish to avail of the service in areas throughout the Wexford region. According to Irish Heart, statistics show that in spite of increased male life expectancy, men on the island of Ireland continue to die, on average, four and half years younger than women. It is against this backdrop that the Irish Men’s Shed Association is committed to encouraging its members to take better care of their health through a support network that allows them to take more of an interest in their own health and wellbeing. The partnership with Irish Heart further enhances these efforts by offering members easy and free access to dedicated and confidential services like a one to one with a health check nurse. High blood pressure is a silent risk factor, which requires a quick check to detect it. Men’s Shed’s across half the country have benefited from the partnership with free checks being delivered in – Wexford, Dublin, Clare, Longford, Louth, Wicklow, Kilkenny, Galway, Kildare, Cork and Cavan.
 
TROCAIRE – EAST AFRICA EMERGENCEY APPEAL
All over Ireland, at the request of the Bishops, an emergency collection in Aid of East Africa will take place this weekend. A basket will be placed in the Porch of the Church. The dreadful famine calls for a generous response. Thank you.
 
PLEASE GIVE BLOOD
Blood Donor Clinic in the Brandon House Hotel, New Ross this week as follows: Monday 24th – Thursday 27th from 5pm to 8.30pm each day.
 
CAR BOOT SALE
Car boot sales at Tesco in New Ross now take place on every fourth Saturday each month. The cost is €10 per car. It runs from 9am till 4pm at Tesco car park, New Ross, in aid of Temple Street Hospital. Also if you would like to donate your small coins for Temple Street Hospital, just give them to Mary in Tesco. For more info call 089 4558252
 
GOOD LUCK TO OUR HURLERS
We send our best wishes to the Wexford Senior Hurling team and mentors this Sunday as they face Waterford in the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship quarter-final in Páirc Uí Chaoimh.

 
CHURCH NOTICES
IN MEMORIAM
Sat 22nd – Michael, Catherine, Malachy & John Lambert, Oldcourt (A)
Sat 23rd – Jim & Norah McGee, The Leap (A)
Pray for Patrick & Molly Galway, Misterin (A)
May they rest in peace
 
St Anthony’s Mass continues every Tuesday night in St Abban’s Oratory at 7.30pm.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament: Mon-Fri 7 – 8pm.
Tuesday July 25th is the Feast of St James the Apostle
Mass at 7.30pm.
Wednesday July 26th, the Feast of St Joachim and St Anne the parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mass at 9.30am.
 
READERS OF THE LITURGY
Sat 22nd – Anthony McGee Sun 23rd – Callie Doyle
Sat 29th – Ulick Stafford Sun 30th – Kathleen O’Connor
Sat 5th Aug – T.J. McDonald Sun 6th – Sheelagh Delaney
Sat 12th – Frances Gallagher Sun 13th – Geraldine Ridgeway
 
SERVERS
Sat 22nd – Isobel, Ross English, Aoife McCabe, Conall Doyle
Sun 23rd – Anthony Doyle, Liam Dooley, Kyle & Cara Whelan
Sat 29th – Dara Furlong, Caragh McDonald, Megan Martin
Sun 30thMASS AT ST ABBAN’S WELL - Katie, Niamh, Grainne English, Laura O’Gorman
Sat 5th Aug – Aidan Whelan, Laurence Power
Sun 6th – Karolina Jaglarz, Tosia Swierczynska, Clodagh & Watt Crean
 
 
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Mass at St Abban’s Well – Sunday 30th July at 10.30am (weather permitting)
A word of thanks to Mary & Danny Doyle, Glenour for their hospitality.
 
Mass at the Rock, Carrigbyrne, Sunday 6th August
Annual Patron in St Abban’s – Sunday 3rd September at 1.30pm.
 
 
A THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
We pass through this world but once. Any good we can do, or any kindness we can show, to any human being, let us do it now. Don’t put it off. The opportunity may not rise again in our lifetime and we certainly shall not pass this way again.
 
AFRICAN PROVERB
There are 40 kinds of lunacy but only one kind of common sense.
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THE TEACHER
The teacher started class without saying a work. On a table in front of the class were three hot plates, each with its own pot of boiling water. He placed a handful of carrots in the first pot, two eggs in the second and some ground coffee in the third. He then began class, without reference to the three pots. After about 10 mins, he stopped the lesson, scooped out the carrots and placed them in a bowl, put the eggs on a dish, and poured the coffee in a cup. He then asked the students what they say. They responded “carrots, eggs and coffee”. The teacher then asked one student to touch the carrots and the student noted that they soft and mushy. Another student was requested to break open an egg and he observed it was hard-boiled; a third student sipped the coffee and exclaimed it had a rich aroma and tasted good. Several students asked, “what’s the point?” The teacher then explained that each of these objects had faced the same adversity – boiling water – but each reacted differently. The carrots went into boiling water strong, hard and unrelenting but emerged softened and weak. The eggs were fragile and had a thin outer shell protecting their liquid interior, then after sitting in boiling water the eggs insides became hardened. The coffee however was unique. The coffee had changed the water the very thing that was causing the pain and the water became stronger and richer. “Which are you?” the teacher asked, “when adversity knocks on your door, how do you respond? Are you the carrot that seems hard, but with adversity loses strength? Are you the egg, something fluid that becomes hardened after a difficult time? “Or are you the coffee beans, when things are at their worst, do you get better and change the situation around for the better? How do you handle adversity? Are you carrots, eggs or coffee?
It is better to change your surrounds than to let your surroundings change you.
 
PRAYER FOR SPORTS PLAYERS
Lord, God,
we thank you for continuing health of mind and body. We thank you also for good sporting competition and for success and failure when they come our way. Help us to compete to the fullness of our abilities but not to make winning at all cost the pinnacle of our ambition. If we achieve success may we accept it with gratitude. Comfort us with the realization that it is often on the anvil of failure that true character is mounded and shaped.
We make our prayer through Christ our Lord. Amen.
 
PROLIFE RALLY IN DUBLIN
The Annual All-Ireland prolife Rally was held recently in Dublin. It was attended by a massive crowd of over 70,000.
The purpose was to give a voice to those who are prolife and, in particular, to keep the 8th amendment in the constitution which protects both mother and baby.
This amendment in the constitution has saved over 1000,000 lives since it was approved by an overwhelming majority. Buses travelled to the Rally from all over Wexford including Adamstown. A big thank you to all who travelled or helped to make the day such a success.