Urlingford: Enrol your little on local centre

URLINGFORD COMMUNITY CHILDCARE CENTRE - We are now taking names for enrolment for August/September 2012. Our modern custom built centre caters for children between 12 months to 12 years (6th class).

URLINGFORD COMMUNITY CHILDCARE CENTRE - We are now taking names for enrolment for August/September 2012. Our modern custom built centre caters for children between 12 months to 12 years (6th class).

The centre opens from 8am to 6pm for 50 weeks of the year offering full day, part time and sessional places at competitive rates. WE offer Free Preschool in our excellent high scope setting as well as substantial childcare grants for all children through the governments CCS and CETS schemes. With a substantial investment from the Government we are delighted to announce that we will be constructing a large ‘all weather’ outdoor play are, purpose built all weather water and sand area, multi-sensory room and a state of the art preschool/afterschool room during the summer. If you would like more information please call us or drop by. Places are limited so please contact us soon to avoid disappointment. Call Mick or June at 056 8838562.LOTTO - There was no winner in the Emerald’s Lotto draw last week so the prize fund now stands at E8,500 while the jackpot is E6,500. There were two match 3 numbers sharing E200: Joe Quinlan, Louise, Noah and Cath. Five lucky dips of E20 each: Ann Healy, Michael Quinlan, Margaret Tobin, Graine Development, Joan Norton. Promoter’s prize: Centra.

EMERALDS GAA - Any club members who would like to purchase All-Ireland Senior hurling tickets for the clash between Kilkenny v Tipperary on August 19 can contact Mary Burke on 087 4190772.

WHIST DRIVE - Monthly whist drive will be held in St Mary’s Hall, Johnstown on Friday night, August 10. Doors open at usual time.

ANNIVERSARIES - Anniversaries prayed for at all Masses last weekend in Urlingford and Graine: Jack Hickey, Mary McNeill, Julia Walsh, Edward Hayde, St Mary’s Ave, Alex Campion.

NEWSLETTER - Anniversaries and items for the Parish newsletter can be submitted to the Parochial House up to 12 noon on Thursday. Items submitted late will be included in the following week’s newsletter.

CARDS - Cards every Friday night in the Community Hall, Urlingford, more and new card players will be very welcome.

MILL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE - Coming up for September: Introduction to Childcare/Health Care which will work into FETAC Level 5 Health Care Support. This is a part time course consisting of two mornings a week from September 2012 to June 2013.

GRAINE DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION - Members of GDA wish to express their thanks for the very generous response they have received so far in their house to house collection in aid of the development of the hall. Envelopes are also available in the church porch in Urlingford church for those who wish to contribute to the development of Graine Hall. These envelopes can be returned to Fr Maher at any time. Receipts are available if requested.

CERTIFICATE IN THEOLOGICAL STUDIES - This course aims to provide general Theological Education and Formation in the main aspects of faith aimed at those who are interested in lay involvement and leadership roles at parish and diocesan level. The programme runs for 24 weeks, September to May, Mondays and Thursdays, 7pm to 9.30pm, with modules in the Old and New Testament Scriptures, Church History, the Church, past and present, Moral Theology, Liturgy and Sacraments. For application forms and further information contact Mr Declan Murphy, Course Director, St Kieran’s College. Email: declanmurphy@ossory.ie or from www.stkierans.ie or www.ossory.ie. Closing date for application is August 24, 2012. Fee: E400.

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 6pm on Sunday evening.