|Allen Parish Newsletter – 5 March 2017|
First Sunday of Lent – 5 March 2017
Stations of the Cross during Lent:
Mass will be celebrated each Thursday during Lent in Allen Church at 7.30pm (excluding this Thursday, 9th March, to facilitate First Confession) and each Friday in Allenwood Church at 7.30pm.
Forms of Friday Penance
The following are suggested as ways of fulfilling Friday penance:
From the statement on Friday Penance issued by the Bishops’ Conference 2010
Have mercy on us, O Lord, for we have sinned.
Monday 6th March
Allenwood – 9.30am – Paul Byrne, Station Road, Allenwood
Tuesday 7th March
Milltown - 9.30am
Allen - 9.30am
Wednesday 8th March
Allen – 9.30am
Robertstown – 10.30am
Thursday 9th March
Allen – 9.30am
Allenwood – 9.30am
Allen – 7.30pm. First Confessions. NO EVENING MASS.
Friday 10th March
Allenwood – 9.30am
Allenwood – 7.30pm
SATURDAY 11th & SUNDAY 12th DECEMBER
Allen: Saturday 7.30pm
Bridget Conway, Clownings, Newbridge
Nancy Cross, Feighcullen & John Cross (30th Anniversary), Ned Herbert, Lowtown, The Nevin Family, Prosperous
Lay Reader: Sinéad Jacob
Eucharistic Minister: Ann O’Gorman
Allenwood: Saturday 6.30pm
Mary (Moll) Coyne, Allenwood (Months Mind)
Peter (P) Coyne, Allenwood Sth (Months Mind)
Paddy & Bea Duggan, Allenwood North
Jim Cross, Grangeclare (Anniversary)
Maggie & William Danaher (Anniversary)
James Wright, Allenwood North
Patrick & Theresa Kearney, Allenwood South (Anniversary)
Lay Reader: Wilfie Cronin
Eucharistic Minister: Wilfie Cronin
Allenwood: Sunday 10am
Patrick Malone, Allenwood South
Michael, Annie & Seamus Gilligan and Seamus Field, Ballyteague
Thomas & Kathleen Dunphy and sons Thomas & Patrick Dunphy, Waterford
James & Mary Treacy, Lanesborough and Bob Williams & Brian Morris, England
Lay Reader: Noel Moore
Eucharistic Minister: May Cunningham
Milltown: Sunday 9.30am
Alan Dowling, Milltown, Michael (Mick) & Mary O’Shea and John Murray, Rathbride
Paddy Hanlon, Punchesgrange
Lay Reader: Peter McHale
Eucharistic Minister: Christy Herbert
Allen: Sunday 11am
Michael Reidy, Robertstown West (37th Anniversary) and his daughter Margaret McCormack (nee Reidy) (17th Anniversary)
Eileen (Nellie) Sweeney
Lay Reader: Paddy Gallagher
Eucharistic Ministers: Helen Doyle & Antoinette Barrett
Next Sunday’s Readings
Gn 12:1-4. Ps 32:4-5, 18-20, 22, R/v 22. 2 Tm 1:8-10. Mt 17:1-9. Lect I: 223.
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. (Adoration will continue as normal during Lent in Allen Church.)
In Allenwood Church on Friday mornings after 9.30am Mass.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament takes place on Mondays 11am to 3.30pm.
The Sacrament of Baptism is celebrated every two weeks.
Milltown Saturday 18th March at 12 noon
Allen Sunday 2nd April at 12 noon
Allen, Allenwood and Milltown Saturday 15th April at the Easter Vigil Masses.
Milltown Saturday 29th April at 12 noon
Allen Sunday 14th May at 12 noon
Contact the Parish Office at 045-450501at least two weeks in advance.
Fr Moore’s Well
Novena to Fr. Moore commencing 4th March at Fr. Moore’s Well. Novena and Rosary each day at 3pm. Novena concludes at Fr. Moore’s grave in Old Cemetery, Allen, on 12th March.
Every Tuesday night at Sarsfield’s clubhouse in aid of Almas and Sr Muriel’s Home for the Poor. Dancing starts at 9.30pm. Music next Tues night by Pat Costello. Adm: €7.
Walk for Lent
Monday nights at 7pm (proceeds to St Brigid’s Hospice). For details contact: Marcella 087 2298262 or Liz 085 1552113.
Milltown Tidy Towns
Don't forget to join Milltown Tidy Towns for a cuppa and a chat at 10.15 this morning Sunday in the Old School. All welcome.
ALLEN LOTTO (GAA CLUBS & PARISH)
27 February, 2017
12 18 19 22
FIVE Match 3 Winners
Una Ruffley c/o John Murphy
Mark Musgrave, Allenwood
K. Judge c/o P. Cronly
Craig Roche, Allenwood
Cian, Ciara & Aoife Buckley, Rathbride
No jackpot winner. Next week’s jackpot €3,300
ALLENWOOD CELTIC AFC & DAY-CARE CENTRE LOTTO
3 10 12 21
ONE Match 3 Winner - €150
Next week’s jackpot €6,000
Allenwood were at home last weekend in the second round of the Aldridge cup final score read Allenwood 0-07 Athy 1-10.
Membership now due for 2017.
Gym: Bootcamp classes.Monday,Tuesday,ThursdayandFridayat 9.45am and Saturdayat 9.30am. Classes are fully supervised by qualified coaches. Suitable for all fitness levels and age groups. €6 euro per class. Contact Morgan O' Sullivan0872189282.
Lotto tickets are on sale at a cost of €1.50 per ticket. We would encourage our members to either buy or sell these tickets as it is a weekly fundraiser. Please support.
Bingo every Wednesday 8.30pm in Allenwood GAA hall.
Bonus ball available from Jemma McCabe at a cost of €2.00 with a chance to win €50.00 every Wednesday at bingo or contact Jemma on 087-6199720.
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.
Kildare Scór final takes place in Allenwood this Sunday March 5th at 7.30pm. Anybody interested in taking part to contact Sean Malone.
Hard luck to the Seniors who lost to Straffan at the weekend.
Couch to 5K training every Monday and Wednesday at 7.30p.m on the walking track. Anyone interested can still register this week.
We have been invited to enter the All Ireland Turf Footing Championships into the Newbridge St. Patricks Day parade this year. Our theme will be rural Ireland, culture and traditions. Anyone who has any ideas please contact Frank on 0862728644.
Underage Training every Friday at 7p.m.Please ensure that membership is paid for your child for the coming year.
All Weather Pitch now available for bookings. Contact Marie on 086-2258002
Have you tried out our new Walking Track? For more details, contact Padraig Thorpe 0863193574 or Marie Jacob 0862258002.
The club would like to express our deepest sympathy to the McNamee family on the sad passing of Mary Coyne.
Pat Kane/Olive Doherty memorial cup 5 a side tournament will be held on Sunday 19th March. Registration 10.30am Robertstown GFC astroturf. Five players & €50 per team. Presentations in Welds pub afterwards. Contact Adrian 085 7449433, Pat 086 8584861.
Eleson United: Annual Easter 400 Club Draw: Tickets €10 each on sale from any Committee Member. Contact Mark Musgrave 085/8719125. Draw takes place on Easter Sunday in Eleson House. Music on the night. 1st Prize €1,000.
Registration night will take place next Wednesday evening 8th March, in Ballyteague GFC from 8-9pm. Registration Fees are as follows: U-10 - €30. U-12 to U-18 - €50. Seniors - €70.
Our U-14, U-16 and Senior Ladies are training away, Spring leagues have began for our U16s and Senior Ladies, next up for Seniors Div 1 will be Sarsfield’s at home and our Senior Div 5 team will face Moorefield 2 away. Both games are down for Tuesday 7th March.
Despite the inclement weather, our Dunne Haulage sponsored Winifred Dunne Memorial Tournament held last Saturday was a great success. The club have a lot of people to thank for the day, to the Dunne and Byrne families, to Allenwood GFC for use of facilities, the participating clubs Milltown, Moorefield, Carbury and Clane. To everyone who donated so generously on the day for Friends of Naas Hospital, and to those who helped in anyway big or small, to remember and honour Winnie. Na Fianna Ladies won the final on the day beating Milltown Ladies on a score line of 2-11 to 2-6.
As the GAA are getting on board with Seachtain Na Gaeilge, Club Baile an Mhuilinn are trying to make Irish more visible in the club.
Our Minor lads are away to Sallins today at 11.45. Our Senior Ladies are away to Raheens on Tuesday at 7.45. All support is very much appreciated. Our Senior men were away to Grangenolvin yesterday
Chun ceiliúradh Seachtain na Gaeilge (1-17 Márta) beidh muid ag úsáid níos mó Gaeilge ar Facebook agus timpeall an Chlub. Glac páirt sa chomhrá! To celebrate Seachtain Na Gaeilge (1-17 March) we will using more Irish on Facebook and around the Club. Take part in the Conversation.
Beidh CLG Baile an Mhuilinn ag eagrú Tráth na gCeist, Dé hAoine, 10ú lá Márta, ag The Inn @ Milltown. Tábla de ceathrar - €40. Bígí linn ag a hocht a chlog don cluiche in aghaidh an Bhreataine Bige. Beidh an Tráth na gCeist ag tosú díreach tar éis an cluiche. Bí ann ag tacú do chlub agus do thír.
Milltown GAA is holding a Table Quiz on Friday March 10th at the Inn at Milltown. Table of 4 €40. Come along at 8 to watch the Ireland Wales match and Quiz starts straight afterwards. Looking forward to seeing you all there supporting our club and country.
Tá Ceannais Scór Sinsear Cill Dara ar siúl an Domhnach, 5ú Márta, i Fiodh Alúine ag 19:30. Beimid ag glacadh páirte i Léiriú, Tráth na gCeist, Aithriseoireacht agus Amhránaíocht Aonair. Bígí linn agus tabhair tacaíocht do do chlub. Scór Sinsear takes place this coming Sunday in Allenwood at 7.30Pm. This year we have a Leiriu, solo singing, Tráth Na gCéist, Recitation. Do come along and support your club.
Well done to everyone who joined Sonia O’Sullivan at the start line for Robertstown Couch to 5k run last Sunday.
Great running at the Leinster relays last weekend for our U13 boys who made it through to the final on the day.
Reminder our adult Fit for Life 8 week programme starts this Sunday 5th March at 10am. You can still register in the day.
Training continues Tuesday Thursday and Friday.
Dowling Cup Round 2: Robertstown 1-7 Ballykelly 1-12 .
Minor Football League Div. 3: Athy 3-4 Newtown Gaels 0-6.
Home to Raheens on this Sunday at 11.45am.
New Gymnasium: Structural work now completed .
Astro Turf Pitch: This is available to all Clubs and groups and for Children’s Birthday Parties. For bookings contact Tara Moran 085/7317697 .
Bonus Ball: This is run in Mullaney's and for a stake of €2 you could win €48.
Parish Lotto: Tickets at €1.50 each available from our many Promoters and from the Shops and Post Office in Robertstown. Monday's Jackpot €3,300.
Clothes Collection: Please bring any Clothes, you no longer need to the Club. Proceeds will be for Underage equipment.