July 14th 2019

The weekly ‘30’ Card Game continues in the Community Centre on Fri 19th July at 9pm. Thanks to the ladies for the teas last week. Catering on Fri 19th will be: Ann McDonald, Una McDonald & Sinead O’Gorman. On Fri 26th will be:
Ellen Furlong, Bridget Colfer & Margaret Furlong. On Fri 2nd August will be: Bernie Hickey, Evelyn O’Gorman & Ann O’Gorman. Proceeds going to Parish Funds.
Card winners on Fri 5th July were: Sean Cullen, John Nolan, Terry McDonald, Pat Byrne, Kathleen Whelan, Ann Lawlor, James Handrick, Mick Bolger, Seamus Wickham & Paddy Furlong.
The winning numbers in the Adamstown Lotto draw on Fri 5th July were: 6 – 20 – 21 – 25. There was no Jackpot winner, and just one match three winner – Killian Stafford, Tinnacarraig who won €200. The next draw takes place this Friday 19th July in the Community Centre for a Jackpot of €6,200. Do keep on buying the tickets and supporting our local GAA, Soccer clubs and Parish Committee.
The Annual Adamstown Show was held on Saturday last and was a huge success. Everything was up on previous years, the gate, the attendance and number of entries.
The Show Committee wishes to thank everyone that helped to make the show so successful. There was pony jumping still going on at 8pm!
Our thanks to the landowners, the exhibitors, our workers, our generous sponsors and supporters. Congratulations to all concerned on organising the biggest and best show in its 72nd year history.
Your date for Adamstown Show in 2020 is Saturday 4th July.
Reminding everyone travelling on our Annual Outing this Wednesday17th that we are meeting at 9am outside Cullen’s Gala. For more info contact Helen on 086 3454036.
A word of thanks to all who were involved in our I.C.A Tent at last Saturday’s Adamstown Show. It was a great day for the ladies and we had lots of visitors. Congratulations also to our members who won prizes for their entries at the show.
FAI Summer Soccer School at Adamstown FC, Adamstown Community Centre, Monday to Friday: 10.30 – 15.00
19th August – 23rd August 2019. Boys & girls ages 6 – 14 years. Bookings now open – www.summersoccerschools.ie.
Cost €70. All participants will receive a FREE exclusive kit (jersey, shorts & socks) backpack, football & certificate.
‘’The Power of Norman Women’ with historian Brian Matthews – Tuesday 30th July, 7pm – 8pm. Booking essential. 051 421877
Moon Landing Anniversary Documentary:
Saturday 20th July, 10.30am – 5.30pm.
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Moon Landing, the documentary film Apollo will run throughout the day and all are welcome.
Sports Active in New Ross Library
Tuesday 30th July. 3.15pm – 5.15pm.
The fabulous free event for children aged 6 – 14 years. Development officers from Wexford GAA, Leinster Rugby, and Sports Active Wexford will lead fun activities such as:
Yball, Bocce, Skittles & Go for life games. Please wear comfortable clothing & footwear e.g. tracksuit & runners.
Booking essential; 051 421877.
Titania’s Palace: An Illustrated Talk with James Grannell
Tuesday 22nd July 7.00pm –8pm.
Often called the 8th wonder of the world, Titania’s Palace was a unique re-creation in miniature of Edwardian palatial living – a home fit for the Fairy Queen. Master cabinet – makers James Hicks & sons began to construct it in Dublin in 1907. With gold, silver, diamonds, pearls, 100-year-old oak panelling, electricity, central heating and 10,000 artefacts – including 3,000 years’ old tiny enamel horse from a tomb in the Valley of Kings – Titania’s Palace was finished 15 years later. In this short film, older people recall seeing the famous ‘doll’s house’ in Kilanerin, Gorey.
Booking essential: 051 421877
9th – 16th October 2019. Led by Bishop Denis Brennan
Pilgrimage Directors: Fr. Thomas Doyle and Fr. Denis Browne.
7 nights, full board at Hotel Catolica. Price €785 per person sharing. Full Board. Details from O’ Leary Travel at
053 9233178. Just a few seats left.
The Three Day Pilgrimage is currently open. You may begin on any day until Tuesday 13th August. Advance booking is not necessary. The Lough Derg team can help you to co-ordinate public transport or link up with Pilgrimage Organisers in your locality. Phone Lorraine on 071 9861518.
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A leader … is like a shepherd. He stays behind the flock, letting the most nimble go out ahead, whereupon the others follow, not realising that all along they are being directed from behind.
Newbawn/Carrigbyrne Field Day this Sunday July 14th at 1.30pm in the Community Sports Grounds, Newbawn.
Sat 13th – Eamonn and Martin Furlong, Greenview (A)
Sun 14th – Jay Roche, Ballyshannon (A)
Sat 20th – People of the Parish
Sun 21st – People of the Parish
May they rest in peace.
Sat 13th – Leah Sinnott, Jack O’Shea, Stephen Power
Sum 14th – Dearbhla Kelly Dunne, Tosia & Amelia Swierczynska
Sat 20th – Ross English, James Furlong, Aoife McCabe, Conall Doyle
Sun 21st – Gráinne English, Laura & Maeve O’Gorman
Sat 27th – Watt & Áine Crean, Luke Cullen, Cara Whelan
Sun 28th – R óisin Colfer, Aimee Mackey O’Donohue, Emma Carty.
Sat 13th – Ulick Stafford. Sun 14th – Ann Ryan
Sat 20th – Liam Whelan. Sun 21st – Kay Whelan
Sat 27th – Anthony McGee. Sun 28th – Kathleen O’Connor
Feast Day – Tuesday 16th: Our Lady of Mount Carmel
There is a special evening Mass in honour of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in New Ross on 16th July at 7.30pm and all welcome.
History of Mount Carmel – New Ross
Mother Mary Teresa Kavanagh of the Holy Ghost was born in New Ross on 29th July 1769. Her father and brother were local medical doctors. The Kavanagh home was at
Ringwood, the Rower, Co. Kilkenny and their medical practice was at No 2 John St, New Ross. In 1775, during the period of the Penal Laws, Dr. George Kavanagh and his son became Protestants in order to save their property.
Dr. Kavanagh’s daughter became a nun and joined the Carmelite Monastery in Ranelagh, Dublin. In April 1791 at 22 years of age, Sr. Mary Teresa made her profession as a Carmelite Nun. She had first hand experience of the persecution of the Penal Laws when in 1804 the members of her community were driven from their convent, deprived of religious habit and compelled to rent a house in Aaron Quay. For many years she nurtured hopes to found a monastery in her native town, as reparation for the defection of her father and brother from the Roman Catholic Church.
In 1816 her prayers were answered when her sister’s brother in law, Dean Chapman, Parish priest in New Ross, applied to Ranelagh Carmel for a group who would undertake the running of a school for the education of poor children in his parish. Thus, Mother Kavanagh returned to New Ross as Foundress and First Prioress of Mount Carmel Monastery on 18th July 1817, aged 48 years. She was Prioress for 18 years; she guided the destinies of her foundation with singular tact and prudence, as Irish Catholics still lay crushed under the oppression and restrictions of the Penal Laws, as Catholic Emancipation was not granted for more than a decade after the arrival of the Carmelites to New Ross. Mother Kavanagh died on 18th May 1843.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Mon – Friday each week night.
St. Anthony’s Mass continues every Tuesday night at 7.30pm in St. Abban’s Oratory.
In times of difficulty there appears to be a deep-seated need in the human heart to reach out for help to a force or forces beyond oneself
Brian Keenan in his extraordinary book, An Evil Cradling, describes his captivity for four and a half years in the cellars
of Beirut. He professed himself an atheist to a Muslim inquirer before his capture. And yet he could write this: ‘It was becoming increasingly difficult to hold our own minds in balance. On each occasion when these prayers (from their Muslim captors) would begin it was as if we were being inoculated with their hysteria. As hard as these men prayed I called out to God to shield my own mind from the contamination of this holy insanity…. Somewhere in my head as I prayed and ached and moaned, I heard these words ‘Forgive them, for they know not what they do’
(Reflections on every Sunday of the Year – Martin Tierney)
The total amount collected in this year’s Trócaire Lenten Collection amounted to €1500 which has now been forwarded to the Bishop’s House. Many thanks for your generosity.
Blessed are they who understand
My faltering steps and palsied hand.
Blessed are they who know that my ears today
Must strain to catch the things they say.
Blessed are they who seem to know
That my eyes are dim and my wits are slow.
Blessed are they who look away
When coffee spilled at the table today.
Blessed are they with a cheery smile
Who stop to chat for a little while.
Blessed are they who never say,
You’ve told that story twice today”
Blessed are they who know the ways
To bring back memories of yesterdays.
Blessed are they who make it known
That I’m loved, respected and not alone.
Blessed are they who know I’m at a loss,
To find the strength to carry this cross.
Blessed are they who ease the days,
On my journey home in loving ways.
(Ester Mary Walker)
Wishing every good wish to Adamstown GAA club as they opened their new pitch on Saturday.
Remembering past & present players at this time.