December 22nd 2019

CARDS
The weekly ‘30’ Card Game continues in the Community Centre this Friday 27th Dec at 9pm. Thanks to the ladies for the teas last week. There will be no catering on Fri 27th.
Catering on Fri 3rd January will be: Gillian O’Neill, Edel Doyle, Anne Marie O’Shea & Geraldine O’Shea.
Proceeds going to Parish Funds.
Card winners on Fri 13th Dec were Matty Sullivan, Pat Murphy, John Hanley, Johnny Nolan, ,Denis & Marie O'Connor, Pat Quinn, Andy Reville.
Christmas Ham winners were Bridie Dillon & Matt O'Neill
 
 
ADAMSTOWN N.S. NEWS
The Split the Pot winner in the draw held on 18th Dec was John O'Connor Newtown who received € 59 . School seller winner was Kate Whelan..
Thanks for your continued support.
 
A CHRISTMAS PRAYER
Give us, Lord Jesus, the eyes of children
To see your birth with Christmas wonder.
Help us to share in the songs of the angels,
The gladness of the shepherds,
And the worship of the Wise Men.
Close the door on hate,
And open the door to love, all over the world.
Let kindness come with every gift,
And blessing with every greeting.
Deliver us from evil, by the blessing Christ brings
And teach us to be merry with clean hearts.
May Christmas morning
Make us happy to be your children
And Christmas evening
Bring us to rest with grateful thought,
Forgiving and forgiven. Amen.
(Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894)
 
SERVERS
Sat 21st James Furlong, Sean Doyle, Sean Moran &
Jamie O'Reilly
Sun 22nd Amelia Swierczynska, Paddy & Tom Connors, Brody Whelan
Sat 28th Aine Crean, Luke & Éabha Cullen, Pauric Doran
Sun 29th Aimee Mackey O' Donohue, Emma Carty, Kelly Ann Mahon.
 
READERS OF THE LITURGY
Sat 21st - Frances Gallagher
Sun 22nd - Geraldine Ridgeway
Tue24th- Christmas Eve Vigil Mass- Ulick Stafford
Wed 25th Christmas Day - Betty O' Shea & Kathleen
O'Connor
 
BIRTHDAY GREETINGS
Our heartiest congratulations to Canon Noel Hartley, former Parish Priest of Adamstown(1979-1990)on his 89th Birthday on Christmas Day. Canon Noel has been a patient in Knockeen Nursing home for some years. Also Mrs Kate Power Adamstown who celebrates her 90th birthday on Christmas Eve. We join with all our parishioners in wishing them both every Blessing.
 
ANNUAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO ST ABBANS
Fr Robert is deeply grateful to those of you who make an Annual Contribution at this time of year. Your support & that of all who contribute to the envelope collection is deeply appreciated. Go raibh maith agaibh.
 
 
SENT TO THE TOWER
Being sent to the tower in years gone by was the lot of many who resisted British Rule in Ireland. Few emerged alive recent reports on the state of the tower of St Abbans Church indicate that remedial work will have to be undertaken in the new year. The financial impact on our resources may well be l severe. The Parish Committee would hope that some fund raising event in 2020 might alleviate the pressure .We will keep you informed of developments Thank You.
 
ADAMSTOWN SURGERY CHRISTMAS OPENING HOURS
Up to Mon 23rd December inclusive----Usual Opening Hours
Christmas Eve & Christmas Day & St Stephen's Day --Caredoc.
Fri 27th & Mon 30th Dec, &New Year's Eve morning--- Usual Opening Hours
New Year's Eve (afternoon) ------------Caredoc
New Year's Day ____________ Caredoc
Thurs 02 Jan onwards --------------- Usual opening hours
CAREDOC; 1850 334 999
With every good wish for this Christmas & 2020
Dr Catherine O' Donohoe & Colleagues.
 
ADAMSTOWN PHARMACY OPENING HOURS CHRISTMAS 2019
24th Dec 2019 9am -3pm
25th Dec 2019 Closed
26th Dec 2019 Closed
27th Dec 2019 9am -6pm
28th Dec 2019 10.00am -2pm
29th Dec Closed
30th Dec 2019 9am -6pm
31st Dec 2019 9am -3pm
 
Thanks
A sincere thanks to all our contributors and to all who make it possible to produce our newsletter every week.
 
 
IN MEMORIAL
Sat Dec 21st Mass @ 7.30pm People of the Parish
Sun Dec 22nd Mass @10.30am People of the Parish
Wed Dec 25th Mass @ 10.30am Edward, Kitty, & John Buckley Brocurra (A)
Pray for Josie Galway Breezemount,(A)
Michael & Mary Theresa Delaney Brocurra
Alice , Mary, Jim & Mary Connors The Hill
The Deceased Members of the Power family Doonooney
May they rest in peace
 
Tuesday Dec 24th Christmas Eve Vigil Mass @7.30pm
Wednesday Dec 25th Christmas Day Mass @ 10.30am
Thursday Dec 26th St Stephens Day Mass @ 11.00am
Friday Dec 27th Mass @ 11 .00am
 
CULLENS GALA CHRISTMAS OPENING HOURS
Tuesday Dec 24th 8am-5pm
Wednesday Dec25th Closed
Thursday Dec 26th 10.00am -2pm
Friday Dec 27th 9am -6pm
Saturday Dec 28th 9am -6pm
Sunday Dec 29th 9am -6pm
Monday Dec 30th 8am -6pm
Tuesday Dec 31st 8am -6pm
Wednesday Jan 1st 10.00am -6pm
Thursday Jan 2nd 8am -9pm
Season's greetings to all our customers.
 
SYMPATHY
Our condolonences are extended to the family of Shane O'Brien Kilbraney Newbawn who was killed in a tragic farm accident which occurred on Monday 16th Dec. Please remember Shane's Family in your prayers. May he rest in peace.
 
WEXFORD COUNTY COUNCIL PHONE NO 053- 9196000
customer service @ wexford coco.ie
All public offices of Wexford County Council will close on Friday 20th Dec @3pm and will re-open on Monday 30th Dec at 9am. out of hours Contact emergency number 1890 666 777 will continue to operate throughout the holiday period.
 
LONELINESS
"Dear Daddy -in her best handwriting, eleven -year -old Jane wrote a letter to her make -believe father every week. She addressed the envelope to herself, and every week without fail, she wrote back "-Dear Jane For this shy youngster living in a local authority home, two postage stamps and a dream father were the only cure she had available for an affliction that is so pathetically easy to diagnose------ loneliness,
something which afflicts so many people at Christmas time.
 
COLÁISTE ABBAIN NEWS
An amazing night of entertainment . Huge congrats to the Parents Association and our Music department Ms Quirke and Ms Power. Our students were fantastic and so were the male voice choir. Parents should be very proud. A thank you to Fr Nolan for the use of the Church also to Catherine & John Hanley for the Church decoration. well done to Rosaline , Fiona and our parents association a fantastic evening of music.
 
CRAFT FAIR
An amazing event again this year huge well done to Ms Breen, Ms Erskine, Ms Murphy and everyone who helped organise the craft fair which most definitely was a festive celebration of entrepreneurialism and innovation in Colaiste Abbain. We received amazing feedback from the wider community. The fantastic sense of collaborative work and staff engagement in promoting all aspects of school life.
 
RESULTS OF COLÁISTE ABBAIN RAFFLE WINNERS
1st prize €100 Ruth Watson
2nd prize€100 David Feeney
3rd prize €50 Ciara Booth
4th prize€ 50 package deal Betty Parker
5th prize Big hamper Aubery Byrne Egan
6th prize Christmas Hamper Tara Hudson
7th prize Christmas Hamper Pat Walsh
8th prize Christmas Hamper Hannelie Cawthorne
9th prize Xmas Cake & pudding Patsy Byrne
10th prize Xmas Hamper Ann Thorpe
11th prize Gift Set Patsy Roche
12th prize €50 Voucher Eileen Martin
13th prize voucher Eimear O'Brien
14th prize €30 voucher Stephen Ring
15th prize Bottle spirits Mary Furlong
16th prize meal voucher Jack Carty
17th prize Xmas Hamper Ellie Walsh
18th prize €50 voucher Clare Kehoe
19th prize €30 voucher Elaine McDonald
20th prize €35 voucher Finn Joyce
21st prize €20 voucher Edyta Jaglarz
22nd prize laptop bag Mary Sweeney
23rd prize Wine Patsy & Kyle Roche
24th prize Wine Seamus Bradley
25th prize €50 voucher Salvia Daly
 
 
GOLDEN JUBILEE
He swept floors in a factory, did administrative tasks, worked at a laboratory while specialising in applied chemistry in high school, and worked briefly as a bouncer . The vocation of a priest , on the other hand, would be the exact opposite for Fr Bergoglio; it would be drawing people close, not tossing them out, and not worrying about getting dirty in the process.
"Priests who are -allow me to say the word aseptic those from the laboratory all clean and tidy -do not help the Church the Pope told Rome's priests in 2014". Today we can think of the Church as a field hospital he said because there are so many people who are wounded by material problems . by scandals also in the Church People wounded by the world's illusions. We priests must be there, close to these people"
Congratulations to Fr Jorge Bergoglio-( Pope Francis) who celebrated the Golden Jubilee of his ordination to the Priesthood on Friday 13th December Ad Multos ,Annos.