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 this week is Thursday 27th December at 4 p.m..

Whist Drive - Next Whist Drive in St. Mary’s Hall, Johnstown, on Friday, December 28th. All card players welcome.

Cards - Great cards every Monday night in Urlingford Community Hall. All young and old players will be very welcome.

Whist Results - Results of Whist Drive held in St. Mary’s Hall Johnstown on December 15th: Top score: Kerry Cooke, Bridie Boland, Nancy Eniston, Alison Caldbeck, Theresa Norton, Eileen Ryan, Kelly Caldbeck, Liam Kenny, Michael Brennan, Robert Caldbeck, Veronica Muldowney, Pat Fanning, Eamon Campion, Ross Handcock, Adam Caldbeck, Richard Caldbeck, Lauren Caldbeck Holland. Raffle: Tom Cooke, Eamon Campion, Breda Kinane, Francis Seale, Adam Caldbeck, Joan Loughman, Sharon Handcock, James Muldowney, Ann Campion, Barbara Stanley, Kathleen Hickey, Richard Caldbeck, Eileen Hennessy, Henry, Cooke, Kerry Mullen, Fran Handcock, Aideen Kenny, Eileen Phelan, Gail Bennett, Aidan Ryan, Eamon Campion, Kelly Caldbeck, Theresa Norton, Hazel Moynan, Henry Miller.

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

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.

Eucharistic Adoration - First and third Friday of each month at 2.30-5.30pm.

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.


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