The weekly '30' Card Game continues in the Community Centre on Friday 17th September at 9pm. There is €220 in prize money on offer each night. Thanks to the ladies for the teas last week. Catering on Friday 17th September will be: Mary Dunne, Mary Jackman, Anne Jackman and Eleanor Power, Raheenduff. Catering the following Friday 24th will be: Ann Foley, Ann Barron, Mary Power and Kathleen Murphy. Proceeds going to Parish Funds.
The Adamstown ACF 40th Anniversary Reunion will take place in the Stanville Lodge Hotel on Sunday 24th of October. Dinner served at 7.30pm sharp, music will be by American Heart and tickets will cost €25 each. contact any committee member for tickets.
Adamstown Athletic Club are holding their 4th Annual Open Cross Country in Adamstown this Sunday 19th September 2010 at noon. All underage athletes must register on the day by 11.45am, for more details contact Ann O'Gorman on 087 7434470. Cross Country Race Meeting takes place on lands kindly given by Stuart and Gavin Rothwell. Many Thanks.
It's that time of year again when plans are put in place for another outing of the Variety Group. To this end a meeting will take place on Monday 20th September in St Abbans Hall at 8pm. Agenda of the meeting will be about Adamstown's entry into the 2011 South East Tops. We are always looking for new members, so if you think you can do any of the following: sing, dance, act, play an instrument or would like to be involved in any way, please come along. Looking forward to seeing you all. Contact Dale Kirwan on 086 2739869.
There was a very large attendance a the annual Patron and Blessing of Graves in St. Abbans Cemetery. The Patron Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert Nolan PP assisted by Fr. Jim Furlong C.C and Fr. Tomas Kehoe C.C. A candle was burning brightly on the altar for each of the 25 souls who have gone to their eternal reward since our last Patron:
Ned Roche, Patrick Cullen, Margaret Hewer, Maureen Delaney, Josie Thorpe, Sean Cullen, Statia Barron, Elizabeth French, John Murphy, Peadar McDonald, John Creane, Nellie Finn, Michael Furlong, Lena Doyle, Maureen Delaney (Dublin) Breda Cahill, Mary Connors, Maura Kelly, Anastasia O'Gorman, John Power, Bridget Doyle, Marie McDonald, Jimmy Purcell, Joan Brennan and Molly Larkin. May they enjoy their eternal happiness.
The cemetery looked splendid for the occasion, and thanks is due to everyone who put in such effort to have their graves, headstones and kerbs looking so well. Many thanks is also due to the FAS workers and the voluntary work of the Cemetery Committee, who kept our cemetery one of the best kept in the South East. Sincere thanks for your generosity for the annual Patron collection.
The parish was saddened to hear of the recent passing of our oldest parishioner Mrs Molly Larkin. Molly who was in her 94th year had enjoyed a long, happy and relatively healthy life. Our deepest sympathy is sent to her son Jimmy, daughters, Helen, Margo, Dympna and Mary, her sister Mrs. Kit O'Connor, grandchildren, great grandchildren, relatives and friends. Molly was laid to rest in St Abbans Cemetery following funeral mass.
Mass on Saturday 18th at 8pm, Aoife Kelly, Doononey, Sunday 19th Mass at 10.30am.
A Pilgrimage to our Lady's Island will take place on Sunday 19th September. Parishioners are asked to assemble in Our Lady's Church for 6pm. After the pilgrimage, we will gather at the Coopers Inn for refreshments. Please arrange you own transport. Looking forward to seeing you all in Our Lady's Island. Fr. Robert Nolan P.P.