March 17th 2019

CARDS
The weekly ‘30’ Card Game continues in the Community Centre this Friday 22nd March at 9pm. Thanks to the ladies
for the teas last week. Catering on Fri 22nd will be:
Callie Doyle, Angela Furlong & Louise Furlong. On Fri 29th will be: Marian Kelly, Catherine L. Kelly, Catherine J. Kelly & Mary Fortune. On Fri 5th April will be: Eleanor Smyth, Emma Staunton & Bernie Conway. Proceeds going to Parish Fund.
Card winners on Fri 8th were: James Hendrick, Mick Bolger, Ann Lawlor, Chris Byrne, Terry McDonald, Pat Byrne, Phil Jackman & Betty O’Shea.
 
ANNUAL LOURDES DRAW
Tickets are currently being sold in the Parish for our Annual Lourdes Draw which takes place on Palm Sunday 14th April.
Hopefully we will raise enough money to send three parishioners to Lourdes this year. Any household may purchase up to four tickets, and draw is confined to Adamstown Parish.
 
COLÁISTE ABBÁIN NEWS
U-14 Hurling Success
Congratulations to our U 14 hurlers who defeated Enniscorthy Voc School on a scoreline of 5 – 13 to 1 – 3. Great performances from all round from all the lads.
Well done to our Music Department for organising a Trad for Trócaire on Monday 11th, they also fundraised in Tesco on Friday 15th.
A big thanks to Mr Lillis who organised sponsorship for a school set of hurling gear from J P. Murphy Brothers Ltd.
Basketball
The 1st year boys played Pres De La Salle, Bagnalstown in the South East quarter final. They got off to an extremely bright start, with some great team work and communication the game were in total control and came away winners
30 – 15. Well done everyone but standout performances on the day go to Philip Kearns, Owen Payne & Shane Roche.
They take on St. Ailbes in the semi-finals next week.
 
NEW SCHOOL SIGNS
A welcome addition to the road signage in the village is the new School Signs just an above the Primary School. Thanks to Wexford County Council for this work.
 
COFFEE & BINGO MORNING
Coffee/Tea, Toast and Novel Bingo morning in Adamstown Community Centre on Tuesday 26th March from 10.30am – 12.30pm. This is an opportunity for older members of the community to meet and have some fun.
 
ST. PATRICK’S DAY TRAD MUSIC SESSION
In Cullen’s Lounge commencing at 9.30 pm March 17th, music by local musicians. All proceeds to the Community Centre Development Project. Admission Euro 5 per ticket, door prizes and raffle.
 
CAMROSS DRAMA GROUP
Dates and venues for our 3 One-Act Plays: Sun, April 21st - Fethard-on-Sea; Fri, April 26th - Carrig-on-Bannow; Sat, April 27th - Wexford Arts Centre; Sun, April 28th - Camross Hall; Wed, May 1st - Horse & Hound. All shows 8 pm. Contact Arts Centre direct for booking. All other tickets on door.
 
PAT BYRNE MEMORIAL ROAD RUN
It will take place on Sunday 7th April. Registration at 11.30 am, start at 1 pm. The route this year will take in the following towns lands: Rathquile, Barmoney, Wilkinstown, Whitechurch, Blackhall, Lambstown, Corlican, Killurin, Sparrowsland, Ballybrennan, Raheen, Chapel, Raheenduff, Adamstown. A distance of 32 km. back in the Community Centre at 3.30 pm approx. for food and raffle. All vehicles welcome. The total proceeds to Adamstown Parochial funds.
 
ADAMSTOWN I.C.A. NEWS
The monthly meeting was held on Tuesday 12th March at 8pm in the local Community Centre. Special Guest speaker Siobhán Guest spoke about breast cancer, a subject unfortunately very familiar with a lot of families today. She emphasized the importance of regularly checking for lumps and abnormalities of any kind and attending for mammograms particularly ladies with dense breasts.
T he President Helen Furlong thanked Siobhán for her very sensitive talk on such a difficult subject, which was greatly appreciated by the guild.
The competition for nicest china cup & saucer was won by Callie Doyle, Callie also won the raffle.
Thanks to hostesses Dympna Rochford and Mary Lawlor for serving up a lovely tea. Next meeting, Wednesday April 10th and it will be our A.G.M. so hoping for a full attendance.
 
ANNUAL MENTAL HEALTH CHURCH GATE COLLECTION
The Annual Mental Health Association Church gate collection will be held next weekend Sat 23rd & Sun 24th March. Please support this great cause.
 
CEMETERY COMMITTEE MEETING
A meeting of the Cemetery Committee will be held on Thursday 21st March in the Community Centre at 8.30 pm. All members are asked to attend.
 
ADAMSTOWN N.S. NEWS
Split Pot winner Paddy Bradley €70 bought in Brad Ogs, Callum Martin was the school winner.
Well done to both the girls athletic teams who won gold in the Sportshall athletics in Enniscorthy, the boys won bronze. The girls will travel to Athlone on 27th March to represent Wexford and we wish them well.
 
A HOUSE OF STORIES IN SCULLY’S
The Maudlin New Ross on Saturday 23rd March at 9 o’clock. All are welcome.
CHURCH NOTICES
IN MEMORIAM
Sat 16th – Mosey McCabe, Ballyvergin (A)
Sun 17th – James, Ellen, Tommy O’Shea, Mary Wilmore & Eileen Hayes (A)
Sat 23rd - Michael & Catherine Barron, Coonogue (A)
Sun 24th – Aidan, Kathleen, Michael, Jack Furlong, Coonogue & Myosh Kavanagh, Adamstown (A)
May they rest in peace.
We remember also in prayer Margaret Browne (nee Kehoe, Coolnagree) Ballinatona, Meelin, Cork who died on Wednesday 6th March. To her sisters Joan, Breda, brother Pat and all the family, our sincere sympathy.
May she rest in peace.
 
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Mon – Friday
Feast of St. Joseph Tuesday 19th Mass at 7.30pm
SERVERS
 
Sun 17th – Dearbhla Kelly Dunne, Tosia & Amelia Swierczynska.
Sat 23rd – Megan Martin, Faye Hynes, Shóna Duggan, Katelyn O’Shea
Sun 24th – Róisin Colfer, Aimee Mackey O’Donohue, Emma Carty.
 
READERS OF THE LITURGY
Sun 17th – Kathleen O’Connor
Sat 23rd – Ulick Stafford. Sun 24th – Sheelagh Delaney
Sat 30th – Eoghan Greene. Sun 31st – Kay Whelan.
 
ST. PATRICK’S BREASTPLATE
This beautiful prayer for protection is also known as The Deer’s Cry. There is a story that when Patrick and his followers were ambushed, he spoke this prayer and instantly his party were concealed and all that the attackers saw was a group of deer in the mist.
Here is an extract from the prayer:
I arise today
Through the strength of Heaven:
Light of Sun,
Radiance of Moon,
Splendour of Fire,
Speed of Lightening,
Swiftness of Wind,
Depth of Sea,
Stability of Earth,
Firmness of Rock.
Christ with me, Christ before me, Christ behind me,
Christ in me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me,
Christ on my right, Christ on my left
Christ when I lie down, Christ when I sit down, Christ when I arise.
Christ in the heart of every man that thinks of me,
Christ in the mouth of every one who speaks of me.
 
THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK by John Henry Newman
I sought to hear the voice of God and climbed the topmost steeple, but God declared: “Go down again - I dwell among the people”.
PRAYER FOR THE WEEK
Lord, help me to remember that nothing is going to happen to me today that You and I together can’t handle. Amen.
 
ADAMSTOWN TIDY TOWNS
National Spring Clean 2019 encourages people from all walks of life to take pride in their local environment and to take action against litter. With this in mind Adamstown Tidy Towns are organising a Spring Clean beginning the first week in April, Bags and Gloves will be available from Cullen’s Gala from Monday 25th March. We urgently need volunteers, for further info contact Lorna on 087 7631442. By volunteering you can take an active role in improving and maintaining our local area, by making it a cleaner and more enjoyable place to live in. It also provides an opportunity to get involved with your local community and take action against all the litter that spoils our environment.
 
POPE’S WORLDWIDE NETWORK OF PRAYER FOR LENT (Sacred Heart Messenger Magazine)
POPE’S INTENTION
(Universal): For doctors and their humanitarian collaborators in war zone, who risk their lives to save the lives of others.
MORNING PRAYER
Father, as I start this day, I recognise your special presence during Lent and Holy Week. May I receive your forgiveness and mercy as I celebrate the passion and death of the Lord, I offer you my every thought, word and deed for the many challenges that face humanity and the church. I remember in particular the prayer intentions of Pope Francis and pray for them this day. Our Father ...
EVENING PRAYER
As the sun sets at the close of the day, I consider the many moments of the day. I recognise the good and the bad; I offer everything to you and to your mercy, Lord. Help me to grow more and more in my capacity to love others as you love them. Hail Mary ...
 
CYBER SAFETY TALK
A Parenting Today Cyber safety talk takes place at New Ross Library on Tuesday March 26th at 7pm. Parents are invited to join IT experts, Niamh Bierney and Frank Turner and learn how to guide your children and teenagers in the safe and responsible use of information and communication technology. Discover what you need to teach them in order to keep their information safe and secure and help them learn how to respect other people’s information. Areas covered will be social media apps, YouTube, online gaming, online shopping and more. This event is part of our Parenting Today series of talks which will run throughout the year. To book phone 051 42187.
 
St. Patrick’s Day (Ireland’s Own – Jim Fogarty)
As every town and village makes some effort to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day make sure you are part of it.
“May the Irish hills caress you
May her lakes and rivers bless you
May the luck of the Irish enfold you
May the blessings of St. Patrick behold you”
Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone!