Urlingford

Annual Coffee Morning - The Parents’ Council of Soil an Chroi Ro-Naofa, Urlingford NS, will hold their Annual Coffee Morning this Friday, December 14th from 10am to 12 noon. It will take place in the school where tea/coffee, cakes, buns, scones and tarts will be for sale, stay for a while and have a chat with other parents. Cake sale and door raffle. Proceeds go towards school funds. All are welcome.

Annual Coffee Morning - The Parents’ Council of Soil an Chroi Ro-Naofa, Urlingford NS, will hold their Annual Coffee Morning this Friday, December 14th from 10am to 12 noon. It will take place in the school where tea/coffee, cakes, buns, scones and tarts will be for sale, stay for a while and have a chat with other parents. Cake sale and door raffle. Proceeds go towards school funds. All are welcome.

Sincere Sympathy - The death has taken place in London of Paul Tobin of New Road, Urlingford, son of Michael and Kathleen Tobin. News of his death, at such a young age, caused much sadness over a wide area, this bore testimony to the large attendance at the removal of his remains from Doyle’s Funeral Home to the Church of the Assumption, Urlingford. After Requiem Mass burial took place in Graine Cemetery. Deeply regretted by his loving family, mother, father, brother, relatives, friends and neighbours.

Congratulations - Congratulations to Joan Pearson, daughter of Sean and Kitty Grace who graduated from Trinity College Dublin with a Dip in Mental Health.

Whist Drive - Next Whist Drive in St Mary’s Hall, Johnstown is on this coming Saturday, December 15th. First game 8.30pm.

Penitential Service - Penitential Service in Urlingford Church on Tuesday, December 18th at 7.30pm. Preacher Fr Kieran O’Shea.

Emeralds Camogie Club - Were encouraged by the positive response at the recent meeting and wish to thank all those who attended. Coaching courses will commence in January and anyone interested in attending are asked to give their names to any committee member.

Mill Family Resource Centre - The Mill Youth Project would like to thank everyone for their generous donations to our Haunted House/Santa’s Grotto this year. Unfortunately due to unforeseen circumstances the Santa’s Grotto is not going ahead this year but we do hope to use your donations for Easter 2013. Lifeline Kilkenny, with the support of County Kilkenny Leader Partnership and Kilkenny County Council Development Board, are putting on an Information Evening on an Action Plan For Suicide Prevention and Self Harm 2014-2019 in the Mill Family Resource Centre, Urlingford today (Wednesday) at 7.30pm, everyone welcome to attend. Contact 087 6686525 or www.lifeline-kilkenny.org for more information.

Community Alert - Invites parishioners to a meeting in the Old School tonight (Wednesday) at 8pm to discuss a texting service to combat crime in our parish. Criminals can target your home or farm at any time. By setting up a texting system involving the Gardai we can help make our parish a safer place to live in.

Liam Lawton Christmas Concert - In Clogh Parish Church tomorrow (Thursday). Doors open 7.30pm. Concert starting at 8pm. Admission E20. Phone 086 2401278 for more information.

Sacristan Collection - A word of thanks from Catherine (Urlingford) and Anne (Graine) to all who contributed to the recent sacristans collection.

Bookstall - Pack of 8 Christmas cards in aid of Alive (free Catholic newspaper) E5. Pack of 12 assorted (Divine Word Missionaries) E4.95. The Donkey Sanctuary pack of 6 E4.20. One Church Art Calendar E2.50. Cards can be bought individually.

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.

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 & 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.