Allen Parish Newsletter
9th April, 2017
Fr. Willie Byrne P.P. (045) 860135
Fr. Eddie Kavanagh C.C. (045) 890559
Parish Office (045) 450501
Parish Website: www.allenparish.ie Diocesan Website: www.kandle.ie
Chrism Mass: Bishop Denis invites all Parishioners to the annual celebration of the Chrism Mass in the Cathedral, Carlow on Monday, April 10th at 7:30pm followed by a cuppa in Carlow College.
Parish Penitential Service will be celebrated in Allenwood Church on Tuesday 11th April at 8pm (Rathangan at 7pm).
HOLY THURSDAY: Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper will be celebrated in:
Allen Church at 7.30pm
and in Allenwood Church at 7.30pm
Children’s Mass in Milltown Church at 5.00pm
GOOD FRIDAY: Good Friday is a day of fast and abstinence. The Solemn Commemoration of the Passion will be celebrated in:
Allenwood Church at 3pm.
Allen Church at 7.30pm (followed by Prayer around the Cross).
Milltown Church outdoor Stations of the Cross followed by veneration of the Cross will now take place at 2.10pm (not at 3pm as previously advertised). Prayer around the Cross at 8.00pm.
Confessions will be heard after each of these three ceremonies on Good Friday.
HOLY SATURDAY: The Easter Vigil will be celebrated as follows:
Allenwood Church at 9pm
Allen Church at 9pm
Milltown Church at 10pm
Confessions: The Sacrament of Penance will be celebrated as follows on Holy Saturday:
Allen and Allenwood: 11am – 11.45am
Milltown:12noon – 12.30pm
My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?
WEEKDAY MASSES 10th – 14th APRIL
Monday 10th April
Allenwood – 9.30am
Tuesday 11th April
Milltown - 9.30am
Allen - 9.30am
Wednesday 12th April
Allen – 9.30am
Robertstown – 10.30am
Holy Thursday 13th April
See Holy Week notice on front cover
Good Friday 14th April
See Holy Week notice on front cover
SATURDAY 15th & SUNDAY 16th APRIL
Allen: Saturday 9pm Easter Vigil
Charles Anthony Ward (Anniversary)
Lay Reader: Sinéad Jacob
Eucharistic Minister: Margaret Ennis
Allen: Sunday 11am Easter Sunday
Mary Field (Months Mind)
Willie Murphy, the Lough house, Ballyteague (2nd Anniversasry) & deceased members of the Murphy family
Lay Reader: Rosaline Connolly
Eucharistic Ministers: Evelyn Dowling and Tom Walsh
Allenwood: Saturday 9pm Easter Vigil
People of the Parish
Lay Reader: Fiona McManamon
Eucharistic Minister: Ann Curran
Allenwood: Sunday 10am Easter Sunday
Patrick (Patsy) Boland, Derrymullen (6th Anniv)
Joe & Josephine Brennan, Littletown, Kilmeague
Lay Reader: Johnny O’Callaghan
Eucharistic Minister: Julia Farrell
Milltown: Saturday 10pm Easter Vigil
Milltown: Sunday 9.30am Easter Sunday
People of the Pairsh
Lay Reader: Eddie Boland
Eucharistic Minister: Bridie Dunney
Next Sunday’s Readings
Acts 10:34, 37-43. Ps 117:1-2, 16-17, 22-23, R/v 24. Col 3:1-4 or 1 Cor 5:6-8. Jn 20:1-9. Lect I: 417.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament takes place on Mondays 11am to 3.30pm.
In Milltown Church Tuesday mornings 10am - 10.30am and Thursday evenings 7pm - 8pm.
In Allen Church on Tuesday mornings 10am – 11am, Wednesday mornings 10am - 11am and Friday evenings 7pm - 8pm.
In Allenwood Church on Friday mornings after 9.30am Mass.
“Those who die in grace go but to God and God is very near”
We remember in our prayers
John (Jack) O’Shea, Rathbride, whose funeral took place on Tuesday.
Anastatia (Anna) Reddy, Milltown, whose funeral took place on Thursday.
May they rest in peace.
The Sacrament of Baptism is celebrated every two weeks.
Allen 9pm, Allenwood 9pm and Milltown 10pm Saturday 15th April at the Easter Vigil Masses.
Milltown Saturday 29th April at 12 noon
Allen Sunday 14th May at 12 noon
Allenwood Sunday 28th May at 11am
Milltown Saturday 10th June at 12 noon
Allen Sunday 25th June at 12 noon
Allenwood Sunday 9th July at 11am
Milltown Saturday 22nd July at 12 noon
Contact the Parish Office at 045-450501at least two weeks in advance.
DONATIONS FOR FLOWERS FOR EASTER
Donations for flowers for Easter to the Sacristans in the three Churches would be very much appreciated at this time.
PARISH PENITENTIAL SERVICE
Lenten Penitential Service will take place on Tuesday 11th April at 8pm in Allenwood (7pm in Rathangan).
DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY
Bus to Clonfert Sunday 23rd April, Divine Mercy Sunday. Contact Frank Moran at 086 2728644.
DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY
Prayers in Allen Church at 3pm on Sunday 23rd April for Divine Mercy Sunday.
(G.A.A CLUBS & PARISH)
3rd April, 2017
8 12 14 19
NINE Match 3 Winners
Paddy Grace, Allenwood
Chris Dobbins, Robertstown
J. O’Dwyer c/o N. Dunne
Breda Browne, Ballyteague
Anna Tierney, Feighcullen
John Murphy, Milltown
H & D Kelly c/o V. Murphy
Annie Doyle, Grangeclare
Jimmy Thorpe c/o Lesley
NO JACKPOT WINNER
NEXT WEEK’S JACKPOT €4,300
MILLTOWN CHURCH BICENTENARY
Progress meeting will take place on Monday next, 10th April at 7.30pm in the Old School, Milltown. All are very welcome.
SOCIAL DANCING every Tuesday night at Sarsfields clubhouse in aid of Almas & Sr. Muriels Home for the Poor. Dancing starts at 9.30pm. Music Next Tues Night by “Declan Aungier”. Adm €7.
Slimming World— Ballyteague GAA Tuesday 5.30pm and 7.30pm. Wednesday 9.30am and 11.30am. Contact Tracey at 086 9481173.
EASTER PRIESTS COLLECTION
The Easter Collection for the Priest of the Parish will be taken up at all Masses next weekend. Please use the green envelope from your weekly envelope box.
GOOD FRIDAY - MILLTOWN
To mark the bicentenary of St. Brigid's Church in Milltown, on Good Friday, we would like to invite you to celebrate the Way of the Cross Outdoors in the Village. Meeting at 2.10pm at the Hangedmans Carpark, we will make our way to the 1st Station of the Cross at the ruin of the old church along the bank of the canal. (Please wear comfortable shoes) We will then make our way back to the school and then the church for the rest of the Stations.
Then at 8pm Prayer around the cross will take place in St. Brigid's church in Milltown. Our young people taking part in the Pope John Paul 11 program have facilitated the Stations of the cross since the start of Lent.
ALLENWOOD CELTIC A.F.C & DAY CARE CENTRE LOTTO
6 9 14 21
ONE Match 3 Winner
Brian Currie c/o Joe
Next week’s Jackpot € 6,500
NAFIANNA LADIES GFC
Our U-14 team 1 had a win and our team 2 suffered a loss. Our U-16 girls are doing well in their league, Our Senior Ladies Div 1team drew against Monasterevan last week in their third match and our Div 5 team suffered a loss to Clane in their first game. Next week will see our Senior Div 1 team play Ballyna at home and our Senior Div 5 team play Naas 2 at home, both games down for Tuesday 11th April. See facebook for up to date changes to fixtures/back matches. Reminder to all parents, guardians and supporters if you wish to become a member of our club cost €10, please contact any committee member. All support is greatly appreciated.
Annual 400 Club Easter Raffle: Tickets at € 10 each available from any Committee Member or contact Mark Musgrave 0858719125. Draw takes place in Eleson House on Easter Sunday at 10p.m. 1st. Prize € 1,000. Music on the Night
SFL Div. 4 Round 2: Ardclough 3-5 Robertstown 3-15. Round 3: Robertstown have a Bye. Reserve Football League Div. 3 A Robertstown away to Sallins on Monday, April 10th at 7 p.m. Underage Easter Football Camp for Boys and Girls aged 5 to 12. It will kick off tomorrow Monday, April 10th until Thursday, April 13th from 10am to 2 p.m. each day. Fee €40 per child with discounts for 2 or more siblings. Contact Shane Keely 086/8090175 or Mark Byrne 085/7107341. Robertstown Club Draw in association with Club Kildare. Tickets €100 each available from Peter Hogarty 0857858673 . 1 Draw each month for 4 months. 16 Prizes each month with 1st Prize each month a Renault Clio or €12,000. First Draw on May 26th. Used Clothes Collection: Please bring bags of clothes to the Clubrooms any evening after 7pm. Astro-Turf Pitch is available to all Clubs and Groups and for Childrens Birthday Parties. Contact Tara Moran 085/7317697. Bonus Ball is run in Mullaney's and for a stake of € 2 you could win €48. Parish Lotto: Tickets €1.50 available from our any Promoters and the Shops and Post Office in Robertstown . Monday's Jackpot is €4,300.
The senior team were at home to Clane where they were beaten by the narrowest of margins. We would like to wish Johnny Byrne and the Kildare team the very best Sunday in Croke Park v Galway. Easter Draw tickets on sale €2 or three for €5. Hampers valued at €300, €200, €100x3, plus many more prizes. Tickets from any committee member draw will take place at bingo Wednesday night April 12th. Membership now due for 2017. Allenwood club draw in association with Club Kildare tickets on sale now available from any committee member. Tickets priced at €100 each or €25 per month with four draws starting May 2017. 1st prize Renault Clio or €12,000, 2nd €3,000, 3rd €1,000, 4th €1,000 5th €500 6th €500, 7th-16th €100 each. First draw takes place May 26th. Lotto tickets are on sale at a cost of €1.50 per ticket. Please support. Clothes collection continues. Clothes may be brought to the GAA between 9.30am and 12.30pm Monday to Friday. The lights will be turned on if people want to walk during these times - Monday Wednesday and Friday nights 7.30-9pm. Social membership permits you to use the walkway €25 per year. Underage: Training has resumed Fridays from 7pm -8pm. Easter camp due to take place April 18th-20th. 10am-2pm each day, Cost per Child € 35, Family € 50. Fun GAA games, skills test, blitzes and lots more. Contact
. Cormac 085-1454178, John 087-79755456. Underage disco April 21st 8pm-11pm.€5.00.
Well done and congratulations to all the underage girls who finished up in the Academy for the Winter. They were presented with their half zips on Tuesday and Wednesday at the club. Training for all the underage girls is on Wed from 6.30 to 7.30pm, senior ladies training from 8-9pm on Wed.
Gaelic4mothers and others meet and train on Monday nights from 8 to 9pm,
Hard luck to our U16 girls who were beaten by Kildangan on wednesday evening. Milltown 2-6 Kildangan 6-3
A huge congratulations to our Community Games U14 tag rugby team who won the Leinster Semi Final and Finals in Carlow on Sunday morning. They are now through to the All Ireland Community Games Tag Rugby Finals in Abbotstown on May 6th. Unfortunately due to so many of the the U14's lads taking part in the Community Games on Sunday the club were unable to meet the fixture with Aylemar Gaels in the Feile Competition.
A presentation night was held on Wed night for our u12 lads div 2 winners and our u14 lads league winners. A huge thank you to Kevin Byrne for presenting the medals and a special word of thanks to our U12 player Ruadhan Downey who travelled up from Kilkenny for the presentation. We wish Ruadhan and his family the best of luck in their new home.
Hard luck to our Scór Sinsear group who took part in the Leinster Finals on Sunday last in Co. Westmeath. A huge thank you to Kathleen Garrett for her Recitation "The Homecoming". Kathleen achieved a score of 87/100. Thanks also to our Leiriu Team of Mick Hanlon, Noel Dunne, Eileen Tiernan, Elaine Breslin, Paul Delahunty, Mary O'Reilly and Mary Byrne. Our Leiriu also achieved a very high score of 89/100. This was the most successful year in recent times for our club with Scor na nÓg and Scor Sinsear. Well done to everyone who took part.
The club would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the families of John (Jack) O'Shea and Anna Reddy who passed away during the week. John was a lifelong member of the club and the uncle of Colin and Ronán O'Shea current members of the senior team and Anna Reddy's sons, grandchildren and great grandchildren were and are also involved in the club. Our senior match which was scheduled to take place on Tuesday night was postponed as a mark of respect to the O'Shea family. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanamacha dílis.