Urlingford - Johnstown

Death – The death has taken place in Manchester of the last surviving member of one of the oldest Urlingford family, William Campion, Chapel Street. He was in his 90th year. He belonged to a highly respected family who emigrated to Manchester many years ago and will be interred there. Deeply regretted by his many cousins and friends both in Manchester and Urlingford. Peace to his gentle Soul.

Death – The death has taken place in Manchester of the last surviving member of one of the oldest Urlingford family, William Campion, Chapel Street. He was in his 90th year. He belonged to a highly respected family who emigrated to Manchester many years ago and will be interred there. Deeply regretted by his many cousins and friends both in Manchester and Urlingford. Peace to his gentle Soul.

Whist Drive - Your next whist drive in Kilcooley School House is on Friday night March 11th at the usual time. Proceeds in aid of Parish funds.

Soccer League – The annual floodlit soccer league will start shortly in Colaiste Mhuire, Johnstown. Anyone entering a team may contact John Cahill at (056) 8831135 or Pat Stokes on (087) 1263082. Team will consist of seven players.

Welding Class – A new series of Mig/Tig welding will start today (Wednesday) at 7.30pm. For more information contact the school office on (056) 8831135.

I.C.A. – The Graine I.C.A. Photography Classes will resume on Thursday, March 10th in Graine Hall. All are welcome to attend.

Choir Practice – Choir practice in Urlingford Church on Thursday, March 10th at 7.30 p.m. All choir members are asked to attend. New members are welcome.

Urlingford Lord Mayor – This year the Emeralds G.A.A. Club are delighted to announce our candidates for the title of Lord Mayor 2011. They are Fergus Queally, Louise Kenny and David (Chilli) Kelly. The winner will be announced Easter weekend. We wish all three candidates the very best of luck and we look forward to seeing the various events that will follow. We also like to ask for everyone’s support in the coming weeks. Dates, venues and events will be advertised in local shops, pubs, media and via the Emeralds G.A.A. Website www.emeraldsgaa.com. Who will win? Let the race begin.

Library – Local library hours: Closed on Sunday and Monday, Tuesday open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 1.30 p.m.

Lenten Liturgy Course – Through reflection on the history and meaning the liturgical themes, spirituality and the music of Lent we enhance more fully our personal and parish preparation for Easter. Why not join us, therefore, for four nights this Lent on a course which is intended for those involved in the liturgical, prayer and music ministries in the parishes of Ossory. It is a chance for us to come together to reflect on how we celebrate Lent as a personal journey and community experience. Eucharistic ministers, baptismal teams, choirs, sacristans and indeed anyone who has an interest in the celebration of Lent as a time of preparation for Easter. St Patrick’s Parish Centre from 7.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. each night. Cost €10. Tuesday, March 15th: Celebrating lent as a Parish Community; Tuesday, March 22nd: The Music of Lent; Tuesday, March 29th: Experiencing Reconciliation in Lent. Speaker: Fr Willie Purcell, Diocesan Direction of Vocations.

St. Kieran’s A.C. - A training session will be held on Saturday, March 12th at 10 a.m. at the training grounds behind Colaiste Mhuire for any interested athletes. The session is open to any athlete, 5 years through to and including adults from Crosspatrick, Galmoy, Gattabaun, Johnstown and Urlingford. Those who have completed registration forms, please ensure you bring them to the session. Any newcomers will be given forms on the day. Any questions, please contact Noel at (086) 8563426; Cathy at (086) 3600447 or call (056) 8831539.

Follow Ossory On Twitter - They say that Twitter ‘is the best way to discover what is happening right now’ and since every minute of every day the Kingdom of God is in our midst it makes sense that we tweet about it right now. Therefore, starting on Ash Wednesday, March 9th, the Diocese of Ossory will enter the world of twitter for the duration of Lent. We hope to tweet news, prayer, information on the saint of the day etc., so why not follow us @Ossory Diocese.

Ossory Goes Mobile – Phones now do so much more than make calls. For many of us they are a means by which we explore news and browse our favorite internet sites. For this reason the Diocese of Ossory will, starting next Wednesday, launch a mobile version of our website. Why not check it out – www.ossory.ie and keep up to date with all that is happening in the Diocese.