Urlingford -

Gerry Grace

Reporter:

Gerry Grace

LOTTO

LOTTO

There was no winner in the Emerald’s lotto last week so prize fund is now €5,400. Jackpot is€3,400. There was one match 3 numbers winning €200: Bernard Kavanagh. Five lucky dips of €20 each: Tuesday Club; Ger Burke; Joe Beehan; Deidre Burke; Bernadette Walsh. Promoter’s prize: Hayes.

LAST CHANCE

It is your last chance to put your photos in our exhibition next Saturday, August 24th. Come to the library between 11am and 1pm and the small hall on Thursday evening from 7-8pm. We can scan your photos.

ANNIVERSARIES

Anniversaries prayed for at all Masses in Urlingford and Graine last weekend: Mary Martin, Assumption Place; Patrick Murphy, Danganbeg and formerly Islands; Ollie Ryan, Mass in Graine Friday next.

GATHERING WEEKEND

Urlingford. Mill Cemetery, Saturday, August 24 at 7pm. After Mass everyone is invited to the Parish hall for refreshments. We will also have on display a large number of photographs depicting the history of the parish and the people.

FIELD DAY

On Sunday next we invite everyone to join us as we get together for a Family Fun Day in the grounds of the Emeralds GAA Club. There will be lots of activities for everyone. The day will start with a short walk through the town, looking at some of the places of historical interest. There will be camogie and hurling matches in the hurling field. We also have plenty of games and activities for children of all ages, three-legged races, bungee-run, and many others. Tea and coffee will be available, don’t forget to come with an appetite and sample our BBQ. There will be prizes for the best dressed (1950’s era) couple/young person. See our display of Vintage vehicles, visit our farm animals and much, much more. Do come along and make this a great day for everyone.

OPINION

Next weekend we, along with every parish in the Diocese of Ossory, will be given an opportunity to share our opinion on the plans currently being considered by Bishop Freeman. These include 1) The Restoration of St Mary’s Cathedral; 2) The development of the Cathedral surroundings that they may play an increased and higher role in strengthening faith in our diocese; 3) Consideration is also being given to the financial provision for our clergy in retirement. This will involve a one page survey and is part of a diocesan wide exercise which is gathering the opinions of clergy and lay member of our community. Every family will be given an opportunity to participate.

HOMES FOR THE ELDERLY

Applications are invited for vacant tenancy at No 7 St Kieran’s Homes. Applicants should ideally be from the parishes of Urlingford , Johnstown or Galmoy and be in excess of 65 years. Application forms are available at local post offices and completed forms should be returned before 31st August to committee secretary Eileen Phelan, Kildrenagh or Aidan Curran, Urlingford.

GRAINE CEMETERY MASS

We would like to say a sincere thanks to all who helped to prepare the cemetery for such a wonderful turnout. And to all who helped in any way to make the exhibition in the hall such a marvelous success, people who prepared the exhibition, gave photos, prepared and served refreshments. Well done to everyone. Don’t forget to join us next weekend for our annual mass in the Mill Cemetery.

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

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

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.

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 and we will do our best to include them. Please note, the deadline is 8pm on Sunday evening of each week.