Urlingford: Mill Family Resource Centre in search of volunteers

THE BIBLE TIMELINE - (Story of Salvation). A 24-week DVD (with study notes) Bible Study course will commence in Urlingford towards the end of September and will finish at Easter 2013. Once a week at the venue (to be decided as well as cost) and one night at home. It will cover the Old and New Testaments and is divided into 12 colour-coded time periods to simplify it. Once we get a grasp of the ‘big picture’ the Mass readings begin to make more sense and our scripture reading and study come to life. For further information contact Cathleen Shortall at catshort@eircom.net or phone 056 8831061

THE BIBLE TIMELINE - (Story of Salvation). A 24-week DVD (with study notes) Bible Study course will commence in Urlingford towards the end of September and will finish at Easter 2013. Once a week at the venue (to be decided as well as cost) and one night at home. It will cover the Old and New Testaments and is divided into 12 colour-coded time periods to simplify it. Once we get a grasp of the ‘big picture’ the Mass readings begin to make more sense and our scripture reading and study come to life. For further information contact Cathleen Shortall at catshort@eircom.net or phone 056 8831061

CHURCH COMMUNITIES - Renewal and Responsibility: Empowering today’s church for ownership and Outreach. To commemorate the opening of the Council, the Dioceses of Ossory and Waterford and Lismore are offering an opportunity, over four gatherings, to explore the responsibility we all have within our Church communities. There is a growing awareness of the need for a great shift in our understanding of who we are as the people of God and how we fulfill our baptismal calling within the church. Why not join us, as we explore this on the Monday evenings of September 17, 28, October 1 from 7 to 9pm Saturday morning October 6 from 10am to 1pm in St Patrick’s Parish Centre, Loughboy, Kilkenny. Richard Gaillardetz September 17, 7 to 9pm. We are the Church: How Vatican 11 gave the Church back to the people. Ethna Regan, September 24, 7 to 9pm. The Church in the World: Beyond Hostility and Shame to Responsibility and Hope. Sandra Cullen, October 1 - 7 to 9pm. A Teaching Church: Our Role in Handing on Faith. Liam Power, October 6: 10am to 1pm. Empowering All in Decision.

ZUMBA FITNESS - in Urlingford. Ditch the workout and join the party! Tone up, lose weight and have some fun! One hour of fun and fitness every Tuesday evening and in the local Hall. Morning class to start in September. If you are interested in this please contact Sarah 087 7460707 for more information.

CARDS - A great game of cards every Friday night in the Community Hall, Urlingford. More card players are very welcome. A great night out.

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 Sunday evening of each week.

LOTTO - There was no winner in the Emerald’s Lotto draw last week so the prize fund now stands at E9,000 while the jackpot is E7,000. There were three match 3 numbers sharing E200: Catherine Culleton, John McCormack, Tuesday Club. Five lucky dips of E20 each: Gary Peters, Michael Tobin, Anne O’Brien, Donna Moriarty, Brid Doyle. Promoter’s prize: John Holohan.

CARDS - A great game of cards every Monday night in Urlingford Community Centre. All card players will be very welcome. Please bring your friend for a great night out.

WHIST DRIVE - Your next whist drive in St Mary’s Hall, Johnstown, is on this coming Friday night, September 14. Doors open at usual time.

CAMOGIE - The Emeralds Camogie Club would like to thank Joe Deegan, the staff at Centra and everyone who gave so generously and helped out in any way at their recent fundraising event. Special congratulations also to the Junior Camogie Team who won the Junior B All County League Final last week with a very exciting finish. Also well done to the U14s who were beaten in the County Semi-Final bringing their season to an end. This team showed great commitment and dedication throughout so well done to each and every one of the team and their mentors.

KILKENNY GATHERING MEETING - In 2013, Ireland will hold its biggest ever tourism initiative – The Gathering Ireland 2013 and we want Kilkenny to be a part of it.The Gathering Ireland is about the people of Ireland inviting anyone with a connection to Ireland to come and visit. It’s a people’s project. It’s about you, your family, your neighbours, your sports club, your college, your place of work – in fact, whatever community or group you belong to – planning special events in 2013 that will highlight what is great about your town and county. To support people who wish to organise a Gathering in Kilkenny, a number of community meetings will be held in the coming weeks. A special Community Meeting will take place in Castlecomer Discovery Park on Monday, September 17, with special guest entrepreneur Bobby Kerr, in the Newpark Hotel on Monday September 24, attended by Brian Cody and on Tuesday September 25, in Abbey Community College, Ferrybank with Darren Holden of the High Kings. All meetings will commence at 7pm and will give everyone an opportunity to hear what it’s all about and how they can get involved. Please invite anyone you think would be interested in attending, all are welcome.

SYMPATHY - Sincere Sympathy to Timothy Scott, Assumption Place on the recent death of his sister Bridget Scott. After Requiem Mass in Church of the Assumption, Urlingford, burial took place in Crosspatrick Cemetery.

ANNIVERSARIES - Anniversaries prayed for at all Masses last weekend in Urlingford and Graine: John McKenna, St Mary’s Ave; Michael Pollard, Tinchashel.

COLAISTE MHUIRE NIGHT CLASSES - Welding - ARC; Welding - Tig Mig; Computers; Baking and cake decoration; Yoga; Pilates; Occupational First Aid; Digital Photography; Art; Aerobics; Gardening - Landscaping - Plan your garden. Enrolment is Tuesday, September 18 at 7.30-8.30 pm in the reception area of Colaiste Mhuire Johnstown. All welcome.

URLINGFORD LIBRARY - Open all day most days. Places are still available on the free internet computer course starting September 13/14. Learn how to e-mail and book a flight. Just call in and leave your name and phone number or telephone 056 7794182.

SPINNING CLASSES - Starting Monday, September 17 at 7.30pm and Wednesday at 7pm. 8-week course, E70 for one class per week or E100 for two classes per week. Boot camp on Wednesday 7.45pm, E5 per class. All fitness levels catered for. Crosspatrick Hall (45 min class). Contact Susan 086 3204208.

MIILL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE - Now looking for new volunteers for the: Youth Section one evening per week; Basic English for Foreign Nationals. Positive Parenting: We are providing a 6 week Positive Parenting Class starting from the September 6 to October 18. Help build confidence in your children. Information for Elderly/Active Retirement: We are holding an information service for the Elderly/Active Retirement on Thursday, September 20 at 2pm which will cover items such as HSE, County Council, Task, Saorview etc. Tea and Coffee will be provided. Mill Youth Project: Reopening on October 1 every Monday evening. Ages 10-12 years, 6.30 to 7.45pm. 1st year upwards 8 to 9pm. All welcome. If you are interested in any of the above please contact the manager Sue Cox on 056 8838466