LOTTO - There was no winner in the Emerald’s Lotto draw last week. Prize fund is E4,800 while the jackpot is E2,800.
There was no match 3 numbers. Five lucky dips of E20 each: D. McCarthy, E. Healy, John Holohan, Fr. O. Maher, Darragh Maher. Promoter’s prize: S. Curran.
SINCERE SYMPATHY - The death has taken place after a long illness, peacefully, of Mrs Sinead Holohan (nee Glendon), The Islands, Urlingford and formerly of Dungarvan, Co Kilkenny. She belonged to a highly respected family and her passing was deeply regretted over a very wide area. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and neighbour. She took a great interest in parish affairs and will be sadly missed. This bore testimony to the very large attendance at her Requiem Mass with burial in Mill Cemetery afterwards. Deeply regretted by her loving husband John, loving family, Shane, Danny, Catriona, Alan, Thomas, Sinead and Tim, daughter-in-law Yvonne, son-in-law Colm, grandchildren, Conor, Sean and Anthony, brothers, sisters, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, mother-in-law Kathleen, relatives, neighbours and a large circle of friends.
ANNIVERSARIES - Anniversaries prayed for at all Masses both in Urlingford and Graine over last two weeks: Sean Cleere, Daniel and Mary O’Dwyer, Killahy, Michael Tobin. William Loughman, Paddy Nolan, Billy Moriarty, Joe O’Brien, Athy, Jack and Josie Tobin.
COLAISTE MHUIRE - Johnstown, Night Classes: Welding Arc, Welding Tig/Mig, Crafts (card making, gift making), Computers for Beginners, Yoga, Pilates, Computerised Accounts, Occupational First Aid, Gardening (plan your garden), Cake Decoration. Enrolment on Monday, January 14 in the school from 7.30 to 8.30pm.
SINCERE SYMPATHY - Our most sincere and deepest sympathy to Michael Joyce and family on the death of his sister Eileen Lennon, Ballyragget. After concelebrated Mass burial took place in St Finnan’s Cemetery, Ballyragget.
EMERALDS G.A.A CLUB - Held their annual general meeting on Sunday 16th December, 2012. Chairman Jimmy Tone welcomed everyone and thanked all for attending. He thanked all trainers and committee members for their commitment and time throughout 2012. Aidan Taggy Fogarty was congratulated on his great All-Ireland success with the county team. All aspects of the year were covered throughout the secretary’s and treasurer’s reports. It was agreed by all present that the 40th
anniversary celebration dinner dance which took place in the local hall on St. Patrick’s Eve, was a great success and that such a local celebration night should be continued annually. Jimmy Tone and the committee were commended on the development work that was undertaken in the field. Also commended were the fundraising committee for the many successful events they held throughout the year. Officers elected for 2013 as follows: President - Fr. Maher, Chairman - Jimmy Tone, Vice-chairman - Dan Norton, Secretary - Mary Burke, Registrar - Sinead Curran, Treasurer - J.J Kavanagh, P.R.O - Paddy Joyce, Assistant P.R.O - Jack Kavanagh, County Board Rep - John Minogue, Northern Board Rep - Richard Hayes, Club Welfare Officer - Sinead Curran, Field Chairman - Pat Peters, Games Coordinator - Peter Burke, Fundraising/Social Committee - Michael Doyle, Richard Hayes, Colin Aherne, Keith Aherne, Shane Aherne, Paddy Ryan, Thomas Kavanagh, Paul Kavanagh
CHRISTMAS OFFERING ENVELOPES - This collection is for the support of the priests of the parish. We would like to thank all who contributed to these collections during the year for their generosity. If you have not received an envelope there are some available in both churches.
THE GATHERING - As part of our efforts for the Gathering in 2013 we are looking for old photos, family 1st Holy Communion, Confirmation etc, anything to do with the Parish of Graine and Urlingford. If you do not wish for these photos to leave your home a member of the organizing committee will call to your home and copy them or you can email us a copy of them with names and details. Photos tell such a wonderful story and it would be an excellent contribution in piecing some of our together, especially for the young generation who would have little knowledge of what Parish or the people were like back then. We would also be grateful if anyone knows of the whereabouts of Fr Moran’s films? If anyone has them we can have them restored and copied and returned to you. Contact Joan Pearson 089 4538122, firstname.lastname@example.org or Norah Hickey 089 4507891, email@example.com.
URLINGFORD PARISH CALENDARS - Parish calendars are available for 2013. They contain all sorts of useful information and contact details. Please take one.
HAPPY NEW YEAR - Fr Ollie and Canon Dunphy would like to wish all parishioners a very happy and peaceful New Year.
PRAYER FOR THE NEW YEAR - As we begin the new year, we wonder what it holds for us. Let us put our hand in the hand of Christ, our brother, that will be better than a light, and safer than a known way. Lord, give us the kind of faith that will enable us to live out joyfully the mystery of our fragile human condition, which sees us suspended between earth and heaven, between time and eternity, between nothingness and infinity. May the Lord keep our feet from stumbling and our hearts from straying. May he turn darkness into light before us, and rough places into level ground. And may the Lord guard our coming and going now and forever. Amen.
CHRISTMAS TREE DROP OFF POINT - As in previous years, the collection point for householders to drop off their Christmas tree is at the entrance of Assumption Place between the 4th and 14th of January. Trees dropped off after the 14th will not be picked up and will cause a nuisance to the local area so please drop them off before the 14th, thank you.
WHIST DRIVE - Results of the whist drive held in St Mary’s Hall, Johnstown recently. Top score: Robert Caldbeck, Emma Caldbeck, Pat Delaney, Margaret Rochford, Lauren Caldbeck, Richard Caldbeck, Veronica Muldowney, Ross Handcock, Tom Cooke, Clare Handcock, Kathleen Phelan, Alison Caldbeck. Raffle: Catherine Cuddihy, Mary McEvoy, Mary Orr, Chris Toughy. Next whist in St Mary’s Hall is on January 18. Proceeds in aid of Bothar.
CARDS - Great cards every Monday night in Urlingford Community Hall. All card players will be very welcome.
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.