Sunday July 25th

The weekly ‘30’ card game continues in the Community Centre on Friday 30th July.  Catering on the night are Christine Mackey, Geraldine Bradley, Kay McCabe, Angela Harrington.  Proceeds will go to the Parish Funds.

Winning numbers are – 5, 17, 18, 30.  There was no Jackpot Winners.  The following player matched 3 numbers: Harry Curtis, Raheen.  Next draw is worth €9,500.00 and it takes place in the Outhouse Pub, on Monday 2nd August.  2010 Winning ticket seller will receive €950.00.

Adamstown Idol Competition takes place in Brad Og’s Bar, Adamstown on Saturday 14th August at 8.00 pm.  Anyone interested in participating contact Denise Delaney Harler on 086 3657202 or Padraig O’Shea on 087 21074884 “Great Prizes”.

The Annual Parish Field Day will now take place on Saturday 31st July from 1.00 pm to 5.00 pm.  All the usual Stalls and the Raffle postponed from original day will be held.  A draw will take place during the afternoon, in which a jersey kindly donated by Kevin Doyle will be raffled off.  Cakes and buns will be very much appreciated on the day for the Cake and Tea Stalls, also produce would be very much welcome on the day.  All the cakes and produce can be left into the Community Centre on Saturday morning between 11.00 am and 12.00 am.  All Welcome.

Kind reliable child minder wanted to mind two children, (aged 7 & 2) for four days a week.  The children can be minded in their own home or in the minders home.  It is important that the candidate has their own transport for the school run.  If you are interested in this position please contact 087 6731527 or 053 9240624 after 6.00 pm.

Cullen’s Lounge was packed to capacity last Saturday night for the Annual Cabaret organised by the local Cemetery Committee.  A very enjoyable evening of music and songs was provided by Angela Doyle, Ann Redmond, Ger Cullen and Dermot Hynes.  Congratulations to the following  that won Door Prizes: Mairead Barden, Doonooney; Michael Bolger, Misterin; Mark Furlong, Misterin; Peter Buckley, Broewira; Dympna Bradley, Coonogue; Emma Staunton, Doonooney; Conor Whelan; Rathkyle; Geraldine O’Shea, Glenour; John McCabe, Ballyvergin and Anthony Roche, Ballyshannon.
On behalf of the Cemetery Committee, Terry McDonald (Hon. Sec) would like to thank everyone for supporting the event so well, all who bought and sold tickets, the Cullen family, all who donated door prizes, and the excellent musicians.  The event raised €1,237.00.  Many thanks to all.

Reminding everyone that the Annual General Meeting of the Adamstown Harvest Vintage Festival will take place in the Community Centre this Thursday 29th July at 9.00 pm.  Everyone is welcome to attend this meeting and play a part in organising this great Annual Charity event in Adamstown. New members welcomed.

Our sympathy is extended to Owen and Molly Kelly of Woodview Drive, Adamstown on the death of Owen’s sister Mary Murphy of Coral Tombrack, Ferns.  Her funeral mass took place on Thursday last at 11o’clock mass in Ballyduff church with burial afterwards in Ballyduff cemetery.  May she rest in Peace.

Catherine Hanley, Saturday 24th July, Vigil Mass 8.00 pm
Sheelagh Delaney, Sunday 25th July.

Saturday 24th July – Jim & Nora McGee, the Leap (A)
Sunday 25th July – Michael Lambert, Oldcourt (A)
Saturday 31st July – Michael Delaney, Misterin (A)
Sunday 1st August – Walter and Annie Kent, Adamstown (A)

Fr Billy Swan will be the guest speaker at the Pastoral Centre, Robert Street, New Ross on Thursday 29 July at 7.30 pm.  New Ross Pastoral Council invites Eucharistic Ministers and Readers from the Parish of Adamstown to attend.  Light refreshments will be served.

Grandparents mass will take place Monday 26th July at 8.00 pm.  Monday is the feast of St Joachim and St Anne.   A very special Grandparents and Our Lord Jesus Christ surveys have revealed the important role grandparents play in Ireland.  We extend a warm welcome to all grandparents in the parish and their extended families to attend.

Raheen and Adamstown Prayer meeting will take place this Sunday between 7.00 pm to 8.00 pm at St Abbans Oratory and all are welcome.

For an Irish run orphanage in Nairobi, Kenya
Nasamu which means a ray of hope
Used clothing (all washed and cleaned) and footwear – ladies, gents and children
Towels, Sheets, Blankets and Curtains etc
To be collected in Adamstown on Thursday 29th July
Before 12 noon in Adamstown church Yard

I got up early one morning
And rushed right into the day
I had so much to accomplish
That I didn’t have time to pray.

Problems just tumbled about me,
And heavier came each task.
Why doesn’t God help me? I wondered
He answered, “You didn’t ask”

I wanted to enjoy and beauty,
But the day toiled on, grey and bleak.
I wondered why God didn’t show me,
He said “But you didn’t seek”

I tries to come into God’s presence;
I used all my keys at the lock,
God gently and lovingly chided,
“My child, you didn’t knock.”

I woke up early this morning,
And paused before entering the day;
I had so much to accomplish
That I had to take time to pray