Urlingford - Local children confirmed

LOTTO - There was no winner in the Emerald’s lotto last week so the prize fund is now E5,300. Jackpot is E3,300. There was five match 3 numbers sharing E200: Kathleen Anglim, Julie Ryan, Mar Beehan, Pat Doyle, Jackie Duggan. Five lucky dips of E20 each: Sarah Roche, H. Russell & G. Kenny, Tuesday Club, Janet Cullen, Phil Fogarty. Promoter’s prize: S. Curran.

LOTTO - There was no winner in the Emerald’s lotto last week so the prize fund is now E5,300. Jackpot is E3,300. There was five match 3 numbers sharing E200: Kathleen Anglim, Julie Ryan, Mar Beehan, Pat Doyle, Jackie Duggan. Five lucky dips of E20 each: Sarah Roche, H. Russell & G. Kenny, Tuesday Club, Janet Cullen, Phil Fogarty. Promoter’s prize: S. Curran.

ANNIVERSARIES - Anniversaries prayed for at all Masses last weekend in Urlingford and Graine: Josephine Beehan Months Mind Mass; William Broderick, St Mary’s Ave; Michael Carroll, The Islands; Sally Dowling, Borrismore.

TABLE QUIZ - Johnstown, Urlingford and Galmoy Ploughing Association will hold a table quiz in Butler’s Inn on Friday next, February 15. Table of 4: E20. All are welcome.

CROSS BORDER PUNCH-UP - Emeralds and Gortnahoe/Glengoole GAA Clubs wish to inform you about their upcoming White Collar Boxing Fundraiser on Saturday, March 2 in the Newpark Hotel, Kilkenny. Tickets for this event are priced at E20, and are on sale fro all local shops and pubs, including the Post Office and from the organizing committee, competitors and players. This includes admission to the event and the after show party. This event also represents a unique advertising and sponsorship opportunity for local business/organisations and supporters. We are targeting a number of sponsors and have three sponsorship options available at a cost of E50 for Bronze Package; E150 Silver Package; E300 Golden Circle Package. Contact the clubs for more details.

KILKENNY BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT - ‘A time to meet others bereaved by suicide’. KBS will also hold ‘A Healing Group’ for people who have been b bereaved by suicide for at least six months. This group will meet for 8 weeks in a row. This year the meeting will take place in Villa Maria commencing on Tuesday, February 19 at 8pm and will continue on the following Tuesday nights. For information phone 056-7756538.

EMERALDS CAMOGIE CLUB - Registration for Emeralds Camogie Club will take place on Saturday, February 16 from 2 to 4pm in the Old School, Urlingford. Primary School Children E10; Secondary School E15; Third Level and Adult players E25 and Non playing members E20.

DIFIBRILLATOR GROUP - Meeting in the Crèche, Urlingford today (Wednesday) at 8.30pm. All clubs in the parish and members certified to use the defibrillator should attend. New members welcome.

COMMUNITY ALERT - A large crowd attended a very important meeting last Tuesday night. Inspector Connolly from Kilkenny and Sgt Wilkinson attended and they gave an overview of crime figures for our parish. Liam Kelly from Muintir na Tire gave a detailed account of a texting service available to communities to combat crime. If a parishioner notices a car or people acting suspiciously in their area they can contact the local co-ordinator who in turn will alert garda head office in our district. Local Committee members will call to householders in the coming days to explain the system. Householders can join this system by paying E10 and giving their mobile number.

MASS TIMES FOR LENT - Ash Wednesday Mass at 9.30am. Week day Masses will take place at the earlier time of 8.30am, beginning on Thursday, February 14.

CONFIRMATION - The ceremony of Confirmation was conferred on the fifth and sixth class children last Saturday in Church of the Assumption, Urlingford, by Most Rev Seamus Freeman SAC, Bishop of Ossory.

Those conferred were: Clodagh Ahern, Adam Barnaville, Lavinia Bowe, Benjamin Burke, Martin Burke, Rachel Burke, Sean Burke, Rachel Butler, Molly-May Byrne, Erika Carroll, Dean Cleere, Megan Cleere, Georgina Comerford, Jessica Comerford, Griffin Crosby, Holly Delaney, John Doyle, Emma Dunphy, Katelyn Fitzgerald, Darragh Fogarty, Rebecca Garrett, Lyka Gelbolingo, Jack Hickey, Lucy Hollywood, Joshua Ivors, Harry Kavanagh, Andrew Kavanagh Donovan, Jake Keating, Enda Kelly, Luca Lacovara, Eimear Leahy, Shane Leahy, Jack Long, Keelan Martin, Katarzyna Mazurkiewicz, John McCormack, Lia McCormack, John McGarry, Thomas McLoughlin, Luke Moore, Niall Moore, Gavin Moriarty, Brendan Neary, Courtney Neary, Sophie Neary, Sophie Pembroke, Ciaran Phelan, Emma Phelan, Luke Phelan, Laura Power, Darragh Quinlan, Martin Quinlan, Kathryn Quinn, Bradley Redman, Calvin Ryan, Mia Ryan, Megan Ryan, Chloe Webster, Jessica Whyte, Jessica Woods.

COLAISTE MHUIRE JOHNSTOWN - Adult Courses at Coláiste Mhuire The Home School Community Liaison service at Coláiste Mhuire is offering the following free courses in the coming weeks: Cook it! a practical cookery course to enhance cooking skills, explore healthy eating and how to incorporate them into family meals making sure to get good value for money. The course runs for six weeks and each week has an activity section and a practical section, all presented in an easy, relaxed and fun way. Thursdays from 12.30 -2.30, starting on February 21.Internet Safety: help protect your children on line. Targeted at beginners no previous knowledge necessary. Three two-hour classes. Location: the Old School, Urlingford. Wednesdays 10-12 starting February 27. Parents Plus – a practical and positive guide to promoting children’s learning and confidence, including communicating effectively with your teenager, teaching teenagers responsibility, dealing with conflict, solving problems together, encouraging and listening to teenagers. Starting Tuesday, February 19, Time: 10-11.30.

All the above courses are free. To find out more or join, just text your name and the course you are interested in to 086 2430372 or e-mail hscljohnstown@eircom.net

URLINGFORD LIBRARY - Has new opening hours, which are: Monday Closed; Tuesday 10-1 and 2-8; Wednesday Closed; Thursday 10-1 and 2-5; Friday Closed; Saturday 10-1.30. Beat the January Blues; Have a laugh, read a funny book or look at a funny DVD. We have a great selection to choose from. You might even find something funny in the newspaper!! We have the Irish Examiner daily, plus the Kilkenny People and the Tipperary Star. You will be spoilt for choice.

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.