Sunday August 8th

The weekly ‘30’ card game continues in the Community Centre on Friday 13 August at 9.00 pm.  Catering on the night will Ann McDonald, Una McDonald, Sinead O’Gorman (the leap).  Catering for Friday 20th August will be Molly furlong, Ellen Furlong, Margaret Furlong and Bridget Colfer (the Leap/Ross Road).  Proceeds will go to the Parish Funds.

Winning numbers are – 2, 18, 19, 25.  There was no Jackpot Winners.  The following player matched 3 numbers:
Fianna Hughes, c/o of the Bora Inn.  Next draw is worth €9,500.00 and it takes place in the Bora Inn, on Monday
16th August.

The Adamstown Parish Committee would like to thank who helped and supported our field day on Saturday last.  Also thanks to all our sponsors.

The Raffle winners were as follows:

1st Prize: Peter Buckley, Oldcourt, 2nd Prize: Maeve O’Neill, Glenour, 3rd Prize: Tom Heffernan.
Gate Prize winner was John Murphy, Templeshelin.  Kevin Doyle Jersey winner was Jackson Mooney Moore, Knockreigh.  Video Camera winner was Angela Dooley, Tomgarrow.  Guest the name of doll was won by Michelle Walsh.  Guest the weight of the cake winner was Ann O’Gorman, Kellystown.  I C A Hamper was won by Avril Phelan.

A meeting of the Parish Committee will take place Friday 13th August in the Community Centre at 8.00 pm.  All members please attend.

Preliminary plans for the 9th Annual harvest Festival of Vintage Ploughing and Threshing to take place on Sunday
12th September on lands kindly donated by Dick and Bessie Fortune in Doonooney, Adamstown, were made at the Festival’s A G M in the Community Centre on Thursday 29th July.  This great Annual Fund Raiser for charity has grown in popularity over the years and the Committee aim to make this year’s event the best ever.  The following were elected to organise this year’s event; chairman - John Power; Honorary Secretary, Patrick O’Gorman; Joint-Treasurer’s - Ann Jackman and Dave Power; P R O - Terry McDonald.  The Committee members are as follows, Peter Kelly, Gordon Swantown, Fr Nolan P P John Kehoe, Nick Walsh, Phil Jack, Mogue Curtis, Michael Galway and George Parslow.  The Officers and Committee would appreciate a bigger attendance, particularly more ladies to attend the next meeting when a decision will be made on the charities to benefit from this years event.  The next meeting will be held on Thursday 12th August at 9.00 pm.

Congratulations to Gerry Mackey, Glenour, a prominent member of the Wexford-Laois syndicate which own “Persian Gayle” and won a good novice hurdle race at the Galway Races last week.  The horse is trained in Kilmore by James Cousins and returned a nice price of 7 to 1.  Well done Gerry.

Congratulations to Terry and Ann McDonald, the Leap who recently celebrated their 40th Wedding Anniversary.  We wish them many more years of happiness.

Congratulations to Emma Moran and James Kennedy who were married in Adamstown on Saturday 10th July with reception in Whites Hotel.  Also to Roisin Walsh and Thomas Ruth who were made on Friday 23th July in Ferns and the reception was held in The Stanville Lodge Hotel, Barntown, Co Wexford.  Congratulations also to John O’Shea and Fiona Furlong who were married on Thursday 29th July in Clonard Church, Wexford and the reception was held in the Talbot Hotel, Wexford.  We wish all the happy couples every happiness for the future

Well done to Patrice O’Gorman who finished 5th in the All-Ireland Track and field U15 Girls 2000m Walk in Tullamore on 24th July, Patrice walked a exceptional race taking 24 seconds off her personal best.  Also in action was Jordy Byrne who finished 9th in the Boys U15 Discs, Jordy also set himself a new personal best.  Stephen Gorman finished 14th on the U16 Boys 1500m.  Liam Stafford won his first All Ireland medal by sprinting his way to a gold medal on the Boys U13 County Relay team, Shannon Wall’s county relay team finished 4th.  A great weekend in athletics for these athletes.

The next international WYD Festival will take place in Madrid in mid August 2011.  Again, I hope that a pilgrimage from our diocese will travel there for this unique occasion.  This time, however, I would like to ask you to propose young people from the parishes to become pilgrims.  In this way, it is hoped to reward those young people who are already committed to their faith.  Initially, I would encourage each parish to invite two people to become pilgrims.  Pilgrims should be no younger than 18 by August 2011, and no older than 35.  I would also invite parishes to part-sponsor each young person.  However, as the costs involved in going to Madrid are far less than Australia, this time fundraising will not pose a huge problem.  Names of pilgrims should be submitted to Fr Jim Doyle, Market Square, Bunclody,  on the leaflet enclosed by 10 august next to enable the pilgrims to be contacted about their first gathering, which will be the Youth Festival in Our Lady’s Island on Saturday 21st August this year.

Raheen Childcare Centre has a vacancy for a part-time position as a Childcare Assistant.  Please forward C V and cover letter to: The Childcare Manager, A Place to Grow, Raheen, Clonroche, Co Wexford before Monday 9th August.  For more information please contact Annette on 051 428805.

The Bradley Family, Templeshelin would like to thank everyone who helped to make their open garden such a success.  As a result of all the hard work and generosity a donation of €3268.00 has been made to Raheen Day Care.  Hopefully your visit to our garden was an enjoyable experience.

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)

Our sympathy to Sean Doran, Glenour, on the recent death of his grandmother Helen Doran, Ballingale, Taghmon,  Her funeral took place in Rathangan.  May she rest in Peace.

Our lady’s Island Pilgrimage commences on Sunday 15th August with mass at 3.00 pm.

Love is reckless; not reason.
Reason seeks a profit.
Love comes on strong,
consuming itself, unabashed.

Yet in the midst of suffering,
love proceeds like a millstone,
hard surfaced and straightforward.

Having died to self-interest
she risks everything and asks nothing.
Love gambles away every gift God bestows.