Sunday 27th September

CARDS
The weekly “30” Card Game continues in the Community Centre on Friday October 2nd @ 9pm. There is €220 in prize money on offer each night. Thanks to the ladies for the teas last week. Catering on Friday October 2nd will be: Maureen Bradley, Kathleen Delaney, Denise Harler and Mary Doyle. Proceeds going to Parish Funds.

LOTTO DRAW
There was no punter lucky enough to have the four numbers in the Lotto Draw on Monday 21st. The exclusive numbers were: 1-10-13-27. The following matched three numbers: Thomas Furlong-Grallagh, Walter Sinnot-c/o Morrissey’s, Cassagh and Nick Whelan-Kellystown. The next draw for a Jackpot of €12,000 will be on Monday 5th October in the Boro Inn, Clonroche with the winning ticket seller receiving €1,000.

I.C.A DRAW
1st – Anne Stafford, Kellystown: 2nd – Liz Knox, c/o Bessie Fortune: 3rd – Fr Nolan, Adamstown and 4th – Mary Delaney, c/o Anne Stafford.

NIAGARA DESIGNS
Niagara Designs Sale will take place on Saturday 3rd October between 11am – 8pm and on Sunday 4th October between1pm – 6pm.
20% off all purchases and orders of handmade and personalized cards and candles for all occasions and Christmas. For information call Kay at 053-9240668 or 087-2680273.

IRISH HEART FOUNDATION
You are cordially invited to a public lecture that will take place on Wednesday 30th September in the Ferrycarrig Hotel, Wexford @ 7pm.
The lecture will be addressed by cardiologist Dr Aidan Buckley from Wexford General Hospital, Physiotherapist, Sarah Lacey and Dietician Therese Hogan also from Wexford General Hospital. Dr Buckley will discuss how to avoid heart disease focusing on key areas such as diet, physical activity and the importance of knowing your numbers i.e. making sure your blood pressure, cholesterol and BMI are in check. The lecture is part of Irish Heart Week 21st – to the – 27th September and World Heart Day, Sunday 27th September.
Tickets for the talk are free but reservations are necessary so call 087-2800995 or email Tracy Power @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
by the 29th of September to book your place and if there are any family or friends you would like to bring with you they are more than welcome.

LEINSTER CROSS COUNTRY
Adamstown Athletic Club is holding the Leinster Cross Country Even Age Championships on Sunday 25th October 2009 on the land kindly provided by Stewart and Gavin Rothwell in Adamstown village. It is specially a great honour for the club to host Leinster Championships as this is where all the great athletes are found. This year will be no exception as Dublin is hosting the European Cross Country in December. We will be expecting the cream of Leinster to take part in the championships as athletes will be aiming to impress and get selected to represent Ireland at the European Championships.
We will need a lot of HELP on this day. The club members on their own will not be able to cope with this event. If any club, organization or individuals can help out with car parking, track stewarding or teas, we would be grateful of your help. All donations of sandwiches, cakes, buns etc will be greatly accepted if you can help or donate please let Ellen Furlong know on 087 2375793.

ADAMSTOWN COMMUNITY CAMES AGM
The Adamstown Community Games AGM will be held on Wednesday 30th September @ 8:30pm in the Community Centre. All parents from U8 up please attend.

ADAMSTOWN GAA CLUB
Adamstown GAA Club presents a cookery demonstration with award winning chef Phelim Byrne on Thursday 19th November 2009 in the Horse and Hound, Ballinaboola. Wine and cheese reception and admission €20. A NIGHT NOT TO BE MISSED.

HARVEST FESTIVAL
The 8th Annual Harvest Festival was held at Doononey, Adamstown on Sunday last in excellent weather conditions which brought a good crowd out to enjoy the vintage ploughing, the old time threshing and browse around the various side shows. A most enjoyable afternoon was had by all. The organising committee wishes to thank the judges, landowners, the Shamrock Vintage group and everyone who supported the event in any way. The ploughing results are as follows: Diesel Mounted 1st Tommy Colfer, 2nd Dave Curtis, and 3rd Des Curtis. TVO Mounted 1st Jim Byrne, 2nd Mick Cullen. Trailer Plough 1st Tommy Cullen, 2nd Phil Jackman, 3rd William Murphy.
3-Furrow 1st Ned Furlong. Single Furrow Nick Walsh. Horse Plough 1st Michael O’Brien, 2nd Mogue Curtis. Ladies Class 1st Mary Jackman, 2nd Dorothy Hanley. Junior Class Eric Wickham. The Aidan and Ted Byrne Trophy for best parish ploughman was won by Ned Furlong. The winner of the Jim McGee Memorial Trophy was Mary Jackman. The Pat Byrne Memorial Trophy for the most attractive vintage exhibit was presented to Nick Walsh. The judges for the event were Michael Keating and Dick Byrne.
A special word of thanks to the following sponsors: Bank of Ireland, Parish Committee, Variety Group, Bennett Tarmacadam, Ted and John Kehoe, Phil Jackman, John and Mary Jackman, David Power (Jnr), Slaney Building Supplies, Kehoe Bros-camolin,
Glanbia-clonroche, Adamstown I.C.A, Ted and Aidan Byrne, Dick and Bessie Fortune, Byrne family-Raheenduff, Thos and Valerie Harpur, Terry Mc Donald, English Fruit Nurseries, Nick Walsh, Jim and Ann English, John and Tony Whelan, Peter and Marion Kelly,
J & M Oil, Tommy Kehoe, Adamstown Tyres, Bio Green, Kevin Thorpe, Paul Cullen, John Power, Red Mills, Glanbia-taghmon, Mythen Bros, Adamstown Engineering, Nick Whelan, Maurice Duggan, Dolly Roche, Sean Greene, Wexford Creamery, Patrick Cullen, A & M Hardware, Ger O’Neill. Full financial details and a date for the presentation of the proceeds will be decided at the next Harvest Festival meeting on Wednesday 7th October @ 8pm.

ADAMSTOWN COFFEE AFTERNOON
John and Breda Whelan, Rathkyle, Adamstown will host a coffee afternoon in aid of Wexford Hospice Homecare on Thursday 8th October from 2pm. Your support would be much appreciated.

ADAMSTOWN LIFT SHIELD
Congratulation to the Adamstown Senior Ladies Football team winners of the Senior Shield played at New Ross on Friday last September 19th. It was the girls in black and amber who stopped the Geraldine O’Hanrahans from winning 3 in a row on a score line of
4- 14 to 0 – 7. Chantal Martin (3-1), Sandra Thorpe (0-1), Rosie Lawlor (0-1), Lizzy Kent (0-5), Ann Marie Dunphy (0-3), Mary Ellen Doyle (1-1), Diane Kelly (captain 0-1), Adamstown were delighted with there win at it was a very happy Diane Kelly who received the Shield from County Chairman Michael Whelan. Well done girls.

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TENORS FOR WEXFORD
Wexford’s famous singing priests will take to the stage next week for a very special performance to raise funds to bring children with special needs to Lourdes. The Rev Tenors-Fr Willie Howell, Fr Jim Fegan and Fr Aodhan Marken have been singing together for well over ten years. Their repertoire includes classical and traditional music and they will be joined by Roisin Dempsey, a former singer with Celtic Woman and Riverdance. The Rev Tenors Concert is being held in Rowe Street Church, Wexford on Friday October 2nd in aid of “IHCPT the Irish Pilgrimage Trust” to help send children with special needs to Lourdes. Each year IHCPT brings approximately 500 children with special needs, from all over Ireland to Lourdes at Easter for a week of pilgrimage. All volunteer helpers pay their own fare for the pilgrimage, but it costs approximately €900 to bring each child. Tickets for The Rev Tenors Concert are €15 and are available from The Presbytery, Wexford or contact 053-9122055.

PRAYER GROUP
Fr Jim Furlong and Fr Robert Nolan together will introduce a Prayer meeting for people from Adamstown and Raheen in St. Abbain’s Oratory on Sunday next 20th September from 7pm-8pm. This prayer group will with the help of God continue at the same time every Sunday evening and everyone is welcome to join in.

VISITATION OF THE SICK
If any member of the family is housebound through illness please contact Fr R Nolan who will be pleased to bring Holy Communion each month or at any other time, please have a table prepared with a white cloth, Crucifix and candles. Like wise if any parishioners is ill in hospital please let Fr R Nolan if you would like to receive a visit.

BANK ORDERS
Many contributors to the weekly envelopes around the Diocese make their contribution through bank orders, if you would like to do so please give a ring to the Parochial House on 053-9240512.

ANNUAL COLLECTION FOR THE MISSIONS
The Annual Collection for the Missions will take place on Saturday October 17th and Sunday October 18th. Pope Benedict asks us to reach out to the Missions. Please give generously.

SYMPATHY
Sincere sympathy to the family of the late Peg Aylward, Glenmore, and Ballyvergin. Peg’s funeral and burial took place in Glenmore on Saturday last.
Sincere sympathy to Pat Roche and family, Taghmon and relatives in the parish on the death of Ned Roche, Castle View, Taghmon. Ned was well known in the Adamstown area and his family lived for many years in Misterin. His funeral Mass was celebrated in St Garvan’s Church on Monday 21st with burial afterwards in St Abbans Church, Adamstown.
Sincere sympathy is to Angela and Tom Furlong and family, Castle View on the death of Angela’s sister Mary in Kilarney, Co Kerry last weekend.
Sincere sympathy also to Callie Doyle and family, Knockreigh, Adamstown on the death of Callie’s aunt Mary (maisie) Morris, Davitt Road South, Wexford. Her funeral mass took place on Wednesday last in Rowe Street Church with burial afterwards in Crosstown Cemetery. May They Rest in Peace.

ANNIVERSARIES
Sat 26th September Mass @ 8pm – Peter Thorpe (Senior) and Peter Thorpe (Junior) Newtown
Sun 27th September Mass @ 10:30am – Joe Bradley, the Hill
Fri 2nd October Mass @ 8pm – Bridie Wakeman, Newcastle
Sat 3rd October– Josephine Phelan, Waterford
Sat 3rd October Mass @ 8pm– Denis Cummins, Raheenduff & Marcella Gee, Ferrybank, Waterford.

A THOUTHT FOR THE WEEK
Witnesses
Pope Paul Paul VI once said that the world needs not teachers but witnesses, and if we are teachers it is because we are witnesses first of all to the fact, that God is wearing our skin:
Christ has no body now but yours, no hands but yours, no feet but yours. Yours are the eyes through which Christ’s compassion must look out on the world; yours are the feet with which He is to go about doing good. Yours are the hands with which He is to bless us now. (A prayer attributed to St Teresa of Avila)