Urlingford - Volunteers wanted for defibrillator group

LOTTO - There was no winner in the Emerald’s lotto last week so the prize fund is now E5,600. Jackpot is E3,600. There were two match 3 numbers sharing E200: Ann Healy, Brian Gleeson. Five lucky dips of E20 each: Fionuala Phelan, Joe Shortall, Catherine Culleton, Joe O’Brien, Peg Corbett. Promoter’s prize: Butlers.

LOTTO - There was no winner in the Emerald’s lotto last week so the prize fund is now E5,600. Jackpot is E3,600. There were two match 3 numbers sharing E200: Ann Healy, Brian Gleeson. Five lucky dips of E20 each: Fionuala Phelan, Joe Shortall, Catherine Culleton, Joe O’Brien, Peg Corbett. Promoter’s prize: Butlers.

ANNIVERSARIES - Anniversaries prayed for at all Masses last week in Urlingford and Graine: James Guilfoyle, St Mary’s Ave; Peter and Maura Comerford, Mill Road; Bridget Burke, Woodsgift; James Power, Loughinney; Billy Camion, Graine; Michael Bowden, Main Street.

COLLECTION - Lenten Station envelopes are still available in Church Porch so you can pay to the collection as soon as possible.

STATIONS - Stations of the Cross in Urlingford Church every Thursday: March 7, 14 and 21 at 7.30pm each evening.

URLINGFORD/GRAINE DEFIBRILLATOR GROUP - Meeting once a month in the Urlingford Community Childcare Centre. We would like to get as many volunteers as possible so please come along and bring a friend – together we could save a life.

STUDY - Saturday supervised study in Graine hall for secondary school students commenced last Saturday. Sessions are 9am to 1pm and 2pm to 6pm with breaks during sessions. Fee: E3 for half day and E5 for full day. Contact: Helen Leahy 086 3994204 after 4pm.

MILL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE - A church gate collection will take place next weekend March 9 and 10 in Urlingford and Graine in aid of St Patrick’s Day Parade. Exercise class on in the Community Hall, Urlingford every Friday morning from 11.15, all welcome. Spaces are available in the allotments, large and small allotments. Interior design and computer classes starting. If you are interested in any of the above contact the MFRC on 056 8838466.

URLINGFORD NS - Scoil an Chroi Ro-Naofa Urlingford NS enrolment for September 2013 has now begun. If you have not yet been in contact with the school regarding enrolling a child for September please do so at 056 8831512 from 9am to 3pm Monday to Friday or by calling to the school office. Closing date for enrolments is April 12, 2013.

CARDS/PLAY 25 - Lessons in Graine Community Hall starting on Wednesday, March 6 from 7.30 to 8.30. All age groups welcome.

BUNSCOIL McAULEY RICE - Presents an evening with David Coleman, Clinical Psychologist in the Ormonde Hotel Kilkenny on Thursday, March 14 at 8pm. Tickets €15 available at: Ormonde Hotel, Kilkenny phone 056 7750200; RollerCoaster Records, Kieran St., Kilkenny phone 056 7763669; Kerwick’s Newsagents, Callan phone 056 7725121.

EMERLDS CAMOGIE CLUB - Will hold Keep Fit/Circuit Training each Friday for members from U16 upwards. Classes will be held in the Old School, Urlingford at 7.30pm beginning on Friday, March 1.

URLINGFORD LIBRARY - Closed Monday, Wednesday and Fridays. Open Tues. 10-1 and 2-8; Thurs. 10-1 and 2-5; Sat.10 to 1.30. It seems like everyone is a little bit more stressed at the moment. Well, Urlingford Library has a display of Self-Help books just to help you become more relaxed, happier and healthier with titles such as: Beat Stress with Meditation. A little bit of Healing. Change your life in 7 days. We can all do with some help sometimes so help yourself and call in to Urlingford Library. Who knows where it might lead!!

FITNESS CLASSES IN GRAINE - Want to tone up and improve those fitness levels? Then why not try EB Fitness, aerobics and body conditioning classes in Graine Hall every Tuesday night 8 to 9pm. Classes commencing March 19. Fee: E6. For more information or to book a place contact Eilish on 085 7879842.

FOROIGE - Wanted: Adult Volunteers for Foróige. Foróige Kilkenny is looking for volunteers countywide to help us grow and support our youth work initiatives. Foróige is a modern, vibrant organisation changing the lives of young people aged 10 to 18 nationwide by working with more than 5,125 volunteers to involve some 64,000 young people annually in our groups and programmes. Foróige’s diversity and richness means that we can find a Foróige fit for you whether that is volunteering in a youth club, youth café, special interest group, project, mentoring or assisting with events or fundraising.

Be the person that makes that difference, become a Foróige volunteer today! Interested? Contact Rosie O’Brien, Foróige Regional Youth Officer on rosie.obrien@foroige.ie or 086 2997677 for more information on how you can make a difference. For more information on Foróige check out www.foroige.ie or like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/foroige

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