Urlingford: St Stephen’s day walk

LOTTO - There was no winner in the Emerald’s Lotto draw last week. Prize fund is E4,600 while the jackpot is E2,600. There were two match three winners sharing E200: Tommy Kavanagh, Michael Burke. Five lucky dips of E20 each: Mickey Callaghan, M. Campion, Stephen Tobin, Catherine Coady, Joan Norton. Promoter’s prize: M. Peters.

LOTTO - There was no winner in the Emerald’s Lotto draw last week. Prize fund is E4,600 while the jackpot is E2,600. There were two match three winners sharing E200: Tommy Kavanagh, Michael Burke. Five lucky dips of E20 each: Mickey Callaghan, M. Campion, Stephen Tobin, Catherine Coady, Joan Norton. Promoter’s prize: M. Peters.

WHIST DRIVE - Christmas whist drive in Kilcooley Hall is on Friday night, December 21. Proceeds in aid of Parish funds.

ANNIVERSARIES - Anniversaries prayed for at all Masses last weekend in Urlingford and Graine: Delia Campion, Tubrid; James Broderick, Birmingham and Borrismore; William and Margaret Neary, Main St; Conor Tobin, Garnagale; William Rochford, Goresgrove; Bridie Fitzpatrick, Garnagale.

CAROL SERVICE - Scoil an Chroi Ro Naofa will hold their School Carol Service today (Wednesday) at 11.15am in Urlingford Church. All parishioners are invited to attend.

OSSORY TIMES - Helping to share and celebrate much of what is happening in our diocese. Copies are available in the Church Porch. Cost E2.

ST STEPHEN’S DAY WALK - Many people like to walk off the turkey and ham while meeting old and new friends at this annual event in Gathabawn. This year funds raised will be split equally between Prague House and Gathabawn Rural Development Group. Walk starts from Gathabawn Village at 12 noon with registration beforehand. The route is about seven miles and the there is a shorter route about four miles. Good footwear is required. Hot soup will once again be available, free of charge to returning walkers by kind donation of Glanbia, Ballyragget.

CHRISTMAS OFFERINGS - The Christmas Offerings to support the Priests of the Parish are now due. Envelopes are available in the Church Porch.

OSSORY PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES - Bookings can now be made for the 2013 Ossory Pilgrimage to Lourdes, May 22 to 27. Contact Eleanor at 051 880414, glenmore@ossory.ie. Fare E735pps.

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, jpearson@tcd.ie or Norah Hickey 089 4507891, norahh@live.ie.

EMERALDS CAMOGIE CLUB - Will host Carol Singing before all Masses on Saturday, December 22 and Sunday December 23. All proceeds in aid of St Vincent de Paul.

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 - 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.