November 17th 2019

CARDS
The weekly ‘30’ Card Game continues in the Community Centre this Friday 22nd November at 9pm. Thanks to the ladies for the teas last week. Catering on Fri 22nd will be:
Ann Marie Mackey, Ann Redmond & Catherine Furlong.
On Fri 29th will be; Ellie Walsh & Stella Delaney.
On Fri 6th Dec will be: Cáit Bradley, Josephine Hendrick & Betty O’Shea. On Fri 13th will be: Mary Kirwan, Lorna Komsa & Betty Cullen. Proceeds going to Parish Funds.
Card winners on Fri 8th were: Paddy Furlong, Seamus Wickham, Sean Cullen, John Nolan, Nick Doyle, Andy Reville, Terry McDonald Betty O’Shea.
 
ADAMSTOWN N.S. NEWS
Cake Sale hosted by Adamstown NS Parents Association along with the students council in the school hall on Thursday 21st from 9.30am - 10.30am.
Split the Pot Draw this Wednesday 20th Nov. Envelopes available costing €2 in Cullen’s Gala, Adamstown Pharmacy, Brad Og’s Pub & Chipper and in the school. Thanks to everyone who donated clothes for clothes recycling fundraiser on Thurs last and also those who supported our wooden discs on the November Remembrance Tree in St. Abban’s Church. Your support is greatly appreciated.
 
ST. ABBAN’S ADAMSTOWN GAA - Big breakfast thanks
The Big Breakfast morning took place on Sunday, November 10th in Adamstown Community Centre. It was a very sociable occasion and received wonderful support from the community. Thank you to anyone who supported the event in any way – Adamstown ICA, Adamstown Community Centre, O’Neill’s Foods, Gerard & Mary Kelly. Sponsorship –(Pettit’s, Enniscorthy & Glanbia), everyone who attended the breakfast, gave donations and the fantastic team of workers from all areas of the club.
 
PIONEER MASS & DINNER
Ferns Diocesan Pioneer Total Abstinence Association Mass and dinner will be held in the Riverside Park Hotel, on Friday 22nd November. Mass is at 7.15pm followed by dinner.
 
RAHEEN CALENDAR 2020
A calendar titled ‘Statia’s Snaps’ Memories of Raheen Post Office’ is now on sale. The calendar comprises of photos taken primarily by the late Statia Murphy, spanning across four decades, these photos feature many local faces and is a great keepsake or gift. Costing €10 with all proceeds in aid of Raheen Senior Citizen’s Christmas Party. The calendar will be available for sale after all weekend Masses in Raheen or can be purchased from any committee member. Contact Seamus on 086 6014837
or Shane on 087 1335582.
 
ADORATION SISTERS – S.E. RADIO PROGRAMME
Part 1 of a 2-part programme about the Adoration Sisters, Wexford will be broadcast on South East Radio this Tuesday night 19th Nov at 8.04pm.
WEST SIDE STORY
The Musical ‘West Side Story’ opens in St. Michael’s Theatre, New Ross this Tuesday 19th Nov and continues until Sat 23rd. Among the cast are James, Ann Marie and Anthony, all work in Cullen’s Gala by day, but nighttime – it’s a whole different world. Best wishes all for a wonderful show.
 
SONGS AND HISTORY NIGHT AT NEW ROSS LIBRARY
An Evening of History and songs with historian Séamus Kiely will take place at New Ross Library on Tuesday November 24th at 6.30pm. Songs & History from the War of Independence, the Civil War and 1916 also Séamus will look at the huge part that the Capuchin priests played during that period of our history. Booking essential at 051 421877.
 
NEW ROSS HISTORICAL SOCIETY TALK
New Ross Historical Society will host a talk on the sinking of the luxury liner the ‘Empress of Britain’ by German u-boats on October 28th 1940, off the Donegal coast with considerable loss of life. Local man Edward (Ned) Redmond, Chief Engineer, lost his life in the sinking of this ship.
He was born in 1885 in Ballintubber and was well known and esteemed in the New Ross, Adamstown and Old Ross areas. The talk is given by Rita Kavanagh, Edward was her great uncle.
 
OPEN DAY AT IT CARLOW WEXFORD CAMPUS
Open Day at IT Carlow Wexford Campus, Summerhill, Wexford Rd, Wexford this Thursday 21st November from 10.00am – 2.00pm. Course talks, meet with lecturers, campus tours.
 
ADAMSTOWN BOYS WIN U-13 SHEILD
Congratulations to the Adamstown U-13 Hurlers who won the New Ross Standard Under 13 hurling Div 4 Shield by defeating St. Patrick’s 4 – 7 to 2 – 5. The team was:
Conall Doyle, Alex Roche, Philip Wickham, Charles Kent, Martin Sinnott, Matthew Dunleavy, Séan Murray, Richard Whelan, Conor Curtis, Charlie Purcell, Ross English, Oisin McManus, Thomas McDonald, Frankie O’Brien, Watt Crean, Subs: Alfie White, Joe Whelan, Matthew Myers, Paddy Cash, Darragh Guinan & Luke Siggins.
 
JUBILEE CELEBRATIONS
This Saturday night we will remember and celebrate the Dedication of St. Abban’s Church on 10th November 1844.
Following Mass you are invited to come to Coláiste Abbáin for refreshments. Looking forward to seeing you all.
 
Included with this week’s Newsletter is an account of the Dedication Ceremony as described in the Wexford Independent Newspaper, Wed 13th November 1844
 
ATHLETE OF THE MONTH
Congratulations to Joe Mooney who was awarded
Athlete of the Month Award from Wexford Athletics.
CHURCH NOTICES
IN MEMORIAM
Sat 16th – Deceased members of Adamstown GAA Club.
Sun 17th – Mary Teresa Delaney, Brocurra (A)
Sat 23rd – For all who have died during the year.
Sun 24th – Mary Kate Sinnott & Michael Lawlor,
Knockreigh (A)
Paddy & Anty Moore, Tomgarrow (A)
Pray for Michael & Bridie Roche and their three babies (A)
May they rest in peace.
 
The death occurred on 7th Nov of Kathleen Carton (nee Cassidy, The Leap) in Bray, Co. Wicklow. Sympathy to her family. May she rest in peace.
Due to the November Masses this week, Adoration will not take place.
 
SERVERS
Sat 16th – Áine Crean, Luke Cullen, Eabha Cullen
Sun 17th – Aimee Mackey O’Donohue, Emma Carty,
Kelly Ann Mahon
Sat 23rd – Jack O’Shea, Katelyn & Alanna O’Shea, Emily English.
Sun 24th – Maeve O’Gorman, Sinéad Duffy, Harry Whelan.
 
READERS OF THE LITURGY
Sat 16th – T.J. McDonald. Sun 17th – Callie Doyle
Sat 23rd – Frances Gallagher. Sun 24th Betty O’Shea
Sat 30th – Anthony McGee.
Sun 1st – Geraldine Ridgeway.
 
NOVEMBER MASSES IN ST. ABBAN’S CHURCH
The November Masses will take place as follows:
Mon Nov 18th – Tomgarrow, Misterin, Rathkyle,
Adamstown, Coolnagaree.
Tues Nov 19th – Oldcourt, Brocurra, Doononey,
Woodview Drive.
Wed Nov 20th - Newtown, The Leap, Knockreigh, Coonogue
Thurs Nov 21st – Kellystown, Chapel, Raheenduff
The Barracks.
Fri Nov 22nd - Glenour, Ballyvergin, Rathsilla, Fairfields.
Sat Nov 23rd – For all who died during the year.
Mass in St. Abban’s Oratory will be celebrated at 7.30pm
each evening. All present will receive a candle which will be left lighting before the Blessed Sacrament after Mass.
Please return your envelopes as soon as possible, an offering is optional. You are welcome to attend every night or any other night.
 
PRAYER FOR THE WEEK – FAMILY PRAYER
Stay with us Lord, when our family is united,
when joy and laughter make life easy.
Stay with us Lord, when there is trouble at home,
when discord and anger upset our peace.
Stay with us Lord, when there is sickness at home,
when we need your courage and support.
Stay with us Lord, when the journey of life is over,
and take us to our heavenly home,
to stay with you Lord, in peace forever. Amen.
 
I.C.A. NEWS
The monthly meeting was held on Wed 13th Nov in the Community Centre. President Helen Furlong welcomed all. After the business of the meeting was done, it was down to finalising details for Senior Citizen’s Christmas Party on Sun 8th Dec in the Horse & Hound at 6pm. Invitations will be out next week, and if do not receive one please contact any ICA member or Helen on 086 3454036. Many thanks to all who supported our sponsored walk in aid of the Christmas Party & all those who gave donations, a total of €1,1,61 was raised. Congratulations to Eileen Thorpe & Eleanor Power who represented the guild at the ICA Bowling Competition in Leisure Max, and were on the runner-up team. Well done.
Competition for floral arrangement in a jam jar was won by Frances Gallagher, who will now represent the guild at the Federation meeting on Nov 26th in the Riverbank Hotel.
The raffle was won by Eileen Thorpe; twelve of our members will attend the Musical ‘West Side Story’ in New Ross.
A lovely tea was served by Cáit Bradley & Liz Furlong.
A big ‘thank you’ to all the ICA ladies to the wonderful response to the appeal for toiletries, clothing etc, for the Women’s Refuge. We have a huge hamper of goods to deliver thanks to your generosity. Don’t forget we welcome new members.
 
REFLECTION – FOLLOWERS OF JESUS (Africa Mag)
When you are rich, when you have a name, when you are a member of a respected group, you are never really oppressed. When in difficulty, only a telephone call and everything is fixed. I know this myself; I’ve never been poor in this way as I have enough friends and contacts. When you have no friends, when you are an immigrant and you speak the language badly, you are quickly oppressed, for you cannot defend yourself. This is true of the mentally deficient, the sick and the handicapped, the prisoners, and all those who have no voice. They are the oppressed ones and they are numerous in our society. There are many without work, with no security, living off meagre wages, living day by day in unbearable situations of fear and anxiety, with children sick or other dependants. We all know these situations. Each of us has met them; t hey are in the cities, they are all around us. But what is frightening is that the disciples of Jesus are so frequently in comfort. On which side of the road is Jesus? On which side of the road are his disciples?
(Jean Vanier – Founder of L’ARCHE)
 
ADAMSTOWN LOTTO
The winning numbers in the Adamstown Lotto draw on Friday 15th Nov were: 6 – 20 – 23 – 28. There was no Jackpot winner. The following three players matched 3 numbers and each got €70 - Bridie Dillon, Newbawn, Majella Stafford, Oldcourt, Ann Curtis, Raheen.
The next draw is on Friday 29th November in the Community Centre for a Jackpot of €8,000. Keep on buying the tickets and help support your parish and local clubs.
 
WORDS OF WISDOM
You should never be ashamed to admit you have been wrong. It only proves you are wiser today than yesterday.
(Jonathan Swift)