Urlingford: Christmas shoe box appeal

LOTTO - There was no winner in the Emerald’s lotto last week, so prize fund is now E4,100. Jackpot is E2,100. There were two match 3 winners, sharing E200: Anne O’Brien and Anne Large. Five lucky dips of E20 each: Frances O’Dwyer, Margaret Delaney, Michael Troy, Billy Lawlor, Mick Ryan. Promoter’s prize: D. Fitzgerald.

LOTTO - There was no winner in the Emerald’s lotto last week, so prize fund is now E4,100. Jackpot is E2,100. There were two match 3 winners, sharing E200: Anne O’Brien and Anne Large. Five lucky dips of E20 each: Frances O’Dwyer, Margaret Delaney, Michael Troy, Billy Lawlor, Mick Ryan. Promoter’s prize: D. Fitzgerald.

WHIST DRIVE - Next whist drive in St Mary’s hall, Johnstown is on this Friday night, November 16. Doors open usual time. Proceeds in aid of Irish Wheelchair Association.

ANNIVERSARIES - Anniversaries prayed for at all Masses both in Urlingford and Graine last weekend: James Guilfoyle, England and St Mary’s Ave; Brian Burke, St Joseph’s Tce; Jim Hayde, Clomantagh; John Rafter, Curragh Camp; Maurice and Bridget Burke, Urard; Tony Colleton; Joseph and Nora Tobin, Clomantagh.

IRISH GUIDE DOGS - Christmas Cards and 2013 Calendars in aid of Irish Guide Dogs for sale. Calendars E8. Pack of 8 cards E6. Contact Gavin on 087 9063396 or Natalie on 086 8797656 if you wish to purchase any of these.

CHAPTER HOUSE BOOK SHOP - James’s Street, Kilkenny (in grounds of St Mary’s Cathedral). Open: Tuesday to Saturday 9.30am to 5.30pm. Books, religious items, candles, cards, etc. Christmas stock will soon be available. Please drop in. For further information please contact Sr Lil at 056 7703884. Also Tea Rooms: Open Monday to Saturday, 9.30 to 5.30pm. Drop in for a coffee.

THE GATHERING - The next meeting organising the Gathering, Urlingford will take place on Wednesday, November 14 at 8pm in the Parochial Hall. Anyone interested is invited to attend.

NOVEMBER OFFERING ENVELOPES - Are now due. Envelopes are available in the Church Porch. Thanks to those who have already contributed.

THANK YOU - Anna Danielle’s would like to thank all who took part in our Pumpkin Competition. It was a great success and all the Pumpkins looked wonderful. 1. Roisin Ahern; 2 Rachel Sheedy, 3 Ella Hayes. Tank you to Sue from FRC for coming along and judging.

DIOCESAN CELEBRATION - To Launch Year of Faith: Most Rev Martin Drennan, Bishop of Galway, native of Kilkenny, will celebrate Mass in St Mary’s Cathedral today (Wednesday) at 7.30pm. All are welcome.

IRELAND REACHING OUT PRESENTATION - The Ireland Reaching Out Programme are holding a presentation Roadshow in the Springhill Court Hotel, on Tuesday, November 20 at 8pm. After a hugely successful two years, Ireland XO is now embarking on its expansion programme nationwide. Mike Ferrick, Founder and Chairman and Henry Healy, Community Activation Leader, with Ireland Reaching Out (distant cousin of Barack Obama) will be giving the presentations. Anyone with an interest in their community, its history, tourism, business or genealogy is encouraged to get involved and learn more about the programme. New parish volunteers are always welcome. It is a great opportunity for your community. Contact: 091 842013 or email pkennedy@irelandxo.com for further details.

CHRISTMAS SHOE BOX APPEAL - An average size shoebox or plastic container covered in Christmas paper can be filled with some of the following items: pens, pencils, copies, colouring book, felt pens, eraser, sharpener, solar calculator, toothbrush and paste, wrapped soap, brush, comb, facecloth, hat, scarf, underwear, socks, sweets, no chocolate, cuddly toy, doll, car, musical instrument skipping rope, makeup etc. If you would like to donate an item or a shoe box contact Ann Marie Scully Quinlan on 087 2238737 for more information.

ZUMBA FITNESS - in Urlingford. Ditch the workout and join the party! Tone up, lose weight and have some fun! One hour of fun and fitness every Tuesday evening in the local Hall. If you are interested in this please contact Sarah 087 7460707 for more information.

LOCATION OF DEFIBRILATOR - While Graine Hall is being redeveloped the defibrillator will be located in the Church Sacristy. Key holders are Ann Pembroke, Canon Dunphy, Helen Healy, Fr. O. Maher.

PARENT & TODDLER GROUP - New parents very welcome. Every Wednesday 10am to 12 noon. E1 admission per family. Urlingford Community Childcare Centre. For further details contact Edel 086 1637371 or Zoe 086 0388755.

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION - First and third Friday of each month at 2.30-5.30pm.

BAPTISM - The Sacrament of Baptism is celebrated on the second and fourth weekends of the month, Saturday and Sunday only.

MARRIAGE - At least three months notice must be given.

CARE OF THE SICK AND ELDERLY - Please contact Fr Maher if you have a relative or neighbour sick at home or in hospital and would like to be visited or added to the First Friday calls.

URLINGFORD NEWS - Anyone wishing to submit news items, club events, announcements etc can do so by contacting Gerry Grace or by emailing emeraldnews@hotmail.com. Please feel free to send photographs to the email address or by passing them on to Gerry Grace and we will do our best to include them. Please note, the deadline is Sunday evening of each week.