ADAMSTOWN

ATHLETIC CLUB

The club is holding its Annual Sponsored Run/Jog/Walk on Sunday March 28 at 11.30am. All are welcome to come along and join in the 2 mile from Templenacrow to the Grotto in the Ballagh and back. Sponsorship cards are now in circulation, please support your local club.

CARDS

The weekly 30 Card Game Continues in the Community Centre on Friday March 19 at 9pm. Thanks to the ladies for the teas last week.

Catering on Friday will be Marian Kelly, Catherine L Kelly, Catherine J Kelly and Mary Fortune Doononey. Catering the following Friday 26th March will be: Breda Whelan, Deirdre Whelan, Marie Murphy and Bessie Fortune, Rathkyle/Coolnagree. Proceeds go to Parish Funds.

CHAT N CHA

All young and old are welcome to come along to this get-together in Adamstown Community Centre every Tuesday for a chat and a cup of tea from 1.30pm to 3.00pm. For further information contact Monica on 086 1693997.

CONFIRMATION

Pupils from 5th and 6th classes in Adamstown N.S. recently received the Sacrament of Confirmation from Bishop Denis Brennan.

Their teacher Ms Marie Reddy had done a huge amount of preparation with the pupils over the past few months and their beautiful art work which was on display in the church was greatly admired by all.

The 3rd and 4th classes who made up the choir for the ceremony under the leadership of Vicky Barron did themselves proud and enchanced the ceremony greatly. Well done to all.

Concelebrants were Fr Robert Nolan P.P. and Fr Tom McGrath P.P. with Master of Ceremonies Fr Jim Furlong. C.C. The church was beautifully decorated by Mary J. Furlong, thanks to Cait and everyone who helped in any way to make the day so meaningful.

Receiving Confirmation on the day were: Niamh Bradley O'Connor, Maggie Connors, Mary Connors, Emma Doyle, Sara Jane Flood, Katie Harrington, Natasha Mackey O'Donoghue, Sandra Mahon, Eimear McCabe, Serena McCarthy, Nicole O'Dwyer, Rebecca Redmond, Emily Sugure, Lorien Walsh, Ethan Delaney, Devin Delaney, J.P.Furlong, Sean Hynes, Vladislav Kormashchuk, Kamil Lukaszwics, Joe Mooney, Aaron O'Brien, Christopher Redmond, Liam Stafford, Andrew Thorpe, Sebastian Lovan, Nicole O'Dowd and Lisa Marie Martin.

In the prayers of the Faithful the children remembered and prayed for their fellow pupil Mary Connors and her mother Alice who both lost their lives tragically in a fire three years ago. Mary would of been making her Confirmation with her class at this time. May they rest in Peace.

SYMPATHY

Our sympathy is extended to Peter Caulfield, a member of the teaching staff of Colaiste Abbain, Adamstown, on the death of his father James (Jim) of Kilmacree, Killnick, Co. Wexford, who died on March 4. His funeral Mass took place in St Martin's Church, Piercestown on Saturday, March 6 with burial afterwards in Clongeen Cemetery. May He Rest In Peace.

ANNIVERSARIES

Saturday March 20 Betty Forrestall, Bagnelstown & Oldcourt. Sunday March 21 Mass for Sean Doyle, Ballyvergin. May They Rest In Peace.

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