Urlingford: Confirmation on February 9

LOTTO - There was no winner in the Emerald’s lotto last week so the prize fund is now E5,100. Jackpot is E3,100. There were no match 3 numbers. Five lucky dips of E20 each: Teresa Treahy, Margaret Moore, Mary Duggan, Caroline Ahern, Mary Rooney. Promoter’s prize: Hayes. Numbers: 19, 20, 21, 23. Bonus: 30.

LOTTO - There was no winner in the Emerald’s lotto last week so the prize fund is now E5,100. Jackpot is E3,100. There were no match 3 numbers. Five lucky dips of E20 each: Teresa Treahy, Margaret Moore, Mary Duggan, Caroline Ahern, Mary Rooney. Promoter’s prize: Hayes. Numbers: 19, 20, 21, 23. Bonus: 30.

SINCERE SYMPATHY - The death has taken place of Mrs Phyllis Phelan (nee Burke), The Old Road, Urlingford. She belonged to a highly respected family and was held in the highest esteem. A lovely quiet lady, she always had a great smile for everyone she met. She will be sadly missed by her children, grandchildren, daughters-in-law, sons-in-law. This bore testimony to the large attendance at the removal of the Remains from her residence to Church of the Assumption, Urlingford lead by a lone piper and after Requiem Mass burial took place in Johnstown Cemetery.

WHIST DRIVE - Your next whist drive in Kilcooley Hall is on this coming Friday, February 1. Proceeds in aid of Parish funds. Doors open at usual time. All card players are very welcome.

ANNIVERSARIES - Anniversaries prayed for at all Masses in Urlingford and Graine last weekend: Sinead Holohan Month’s Mind Mass; Billy Walsh, Ellen Kennedy, Tubid; Bridget Norton, Tincashel.

CONFIRMATION - The ceremony of Confirmation will be conferred on the fifth and sixth class children on Saturday, February 9 at 11.30am. As part of our preparation for this sacrament we will celebrate the ‘Ceremony of Light’ which symbolises the handing-on of the faith from the Parents to the children. This will take place in Graine Church on Monday, February 4 at 7.30pm.

THE FATIMA APOSTOLATE THURLES - Are holding a ‘Three Hour Vigil’ in Honour of Our Lady of Lourdes in the Pallotine Chapel, Thurles on Monday, February 11 commencing at 7.30pm. The vigil will be conducted by Fr Pat Deely and Eddie Stone. It will conclude with Holy Mass. All are welcome.

SOCIAL DANCING - In Urlingford on Tuesday, February 5. Music by Finbarr Dennehy. Supper served. Come and enjoy a great night.

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.

OPENING - Official Opening of Graine Community Centre this Friday, February 1 at 8pm. Light refreshments will be served. Music and dancing to follow. Come and be part of the celebration.

URLINGFORD PARISH CALENDARS - Parish calendars are available for 2013. They contain all sorts of useful information and contact details. Please take one!

CELEBRATE THE YEAR OF FAITH - Come to a day of Prayer at Knock Shrine on February 2 from 10am to 5pm. The day includes talks, Rosary, adoration and Holy Mass. Talks will be given by Fr Killian Byrne, Foyers of Charity.

OSSORY PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES - Bookings are now invited for the Ossory Pilgrimage to Lourdes which will take place from May 22 to 27 incl. Cost is E735 pps and Is inclusive of the bus to the airport from Kilkenny City, the bus t and from the local airport in Lourdes, five nights accommodation with three meals each day, full religious pilgrimage programme and the service of both a chaplain and the staff of Joe Walsh Tours. Book now at 051 880414 or glenmore@ossory.ie between Monday and Friday 10.30am to 2.30pm except Wednesdays.

URLINGFORD LIBRARY - Has new opening hours, as and from January 28th the new hours 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.

WHIST - Results for Bothar on January 18: Top score: Billy Cuddihy, Nuala Phelan, Sr Miriam, Lauren Caldbeck, Breda Byrne, Adam Caldbeck, Tom Cooke, Albert Bailey, Michael Maher, Robert Caldbeck, Alison Caldbeck, Adam Caldbeck, Emma Caldbeck, Katie Coughlan, Laoise Holland. 13 tricks: Adam Caldbeck, Emma Caldbeck. Raffle: Adam Caldbeck, Veronica Muldowney, James Muldowney, Tom Cooke, Nuala Phelan, Catherine Cuddihy, Gearoid Dunne, Michael Maher. Next Whist, February 8, 2013.

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.

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.