Allen Parish Newsletter 30th April 2017

Allen Parish Newsletter

Third Sunday of Easter
30th April 2017
Fr. Willie Byrne P.P. (045) 860135
Fr. Eddie Kavanagh C.C. (045) 890559
Parish Office (045) 450501
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Parish Website: www.allenparish.ie Diocesan Website: www.kandle.ie

THE GIFT OF LIFE

Life is truly a precious gift. We value life, protect it and cherish it, from the cradle to the grave.

However, in Christ, life doesn’t mean merely existing. Rather, life means being fully human.

Life is about having a living relationship with God and experiencing all that God intends for us as children of the Father (John 10:10).

The key to knowing God’s life in us is the Holy Spirit, which we received in its fullness at Baptism, in which we were strengthened at our Confirmation.

The Holy Spirit is a pledge, guaranteeing our inheritance, to the praise of God’s glory (Ephesians 1:14).

RESPONSORIAL PSALM
Show us, Lord, the path of life.

WEEKDAY MASSES 1st – 5th MAY
Monday 1st May
Allenwood – 9.30am

Tuesday 2nd May
Milltown - 9.30am – Paddy & Bride Mulhall, Dunbyrne
Allen – 9.30am

Wednesday 3rd May
Allen – 9.30am
Robertstown – 10.30am

Thursday 4th May
Allen—9.30am
Allenwood – 9.30am

Friday 5th May
Allenwood – 9.30am

Friday 5th May is the FIRST FRIDAY of the month and housebound parishioners will be attended.

SATURDAY 6th & SUNDAY 7th MAY
Allen: Saturday 7.30pm
(Months Mind) Brigid (Bridie) Heavey
Mary Delaney (nee Duffy) and Joseph Duffy
Elizabeth Flaherty & her daughters Brigid & Eileen
Lay Reader: Patricia Creighton
Eucharistic Minister: Rosaline Connolly

Allen: Sunday 11am
Tom & Eileen Gorman, Grangeclare
Jon Domican, Mylerstown
William Dempsey, Kilmeague & Kathleen Dempsey, Barnacrow
Theresa Kiely, Allen
Lay Reader: Paddy Gallagher
Eucharistic Ministers: Antoinette Barrett and Catherine Murphy

Allenwood: Saturday 6.30pm
Ann Percival, Robertstown
John & Julia Smullen, Allenwood South
Tom, Aggie & Peadar Dunne (Anniv)
Lay Reader: Monica Anderson
Eucharistic Minister: Wilfie Cronin

Allenwood: Sunday 10am
People of the Parish
Lay Reader: Noel Moore
Eucharistic Minister: Patricia Durkan
SUNDAY 7th MAY
Milltown: Sunday 9.30am
Mick Murphy (Birthday Remembrance)
Lay Reader: Ciara Buckley
Eucharistic Minister: Bridie Dunney

Next Sunday’s Readings
Acts 2:14, 36-41. Ps 22:1-6, R/v1. 1 Pt 2:20-25. Jn 10:1-10. Lect I: 487.

RESURREXIT
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament takes place on Mondays 11am to 3.30pm.

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION
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.

BAPTISMS
The Sacrament of Baptism is celebrated every two weeks.
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.

RECENT DEATH
“Those who die in grace go but to God and God is very near”

We remember in our prayers

William (Billy) McNamee, Brockagh Road, Robertstown, whose funeral took place on Monday.

May he rest in peace.

MONIES RECEIVED
16th/23rd April (Two weeks)
Weekly Envelopes: €1,530.00
Very many thanks for your generous donations.
ALLEN LOTTO
(G.A.A CLUBS & PARISH)
24th April, 2017

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THREE Match 3 Winners - €84 each
Doreen Wilshire, Allen
Christina Melia, Ballintine
Katie Donohoe c/o Mullaneys.

NO JACKPOT WINNER
NEXT WEEK’S JACKPOT €4,900

ALLEN COMMUNITY HALL
AGM on Monday 8th May at 8.30pm. All directors, committee members are asked to kindly attend. New members are always very welcome. Please support your local community.
The refurbishment of the hall has commenced with a new floor and skirting boards. The second phase is underway with new fire doors. The third phase will commence with a new kitchen and stage curtains.

MILLTOWN CHURCH BICENTENARY
Very many thanks to all those who have returned their donation envelopes.
If you wish to make a donation, we would appreciate if any outstanding envelopes could be returned to the Church or the Parish Office as soon as possible.

NA FIANNA MEN'S SHED
Numbers are growing and range of activities are increasing. Our Polytunnel has been re-skinned and now ready for planting. Only recently members went to Shannon Harbour to view some old boats with the possibility of acquiring one for potential waterway travel. The fun and comraderie is great. We seek more members for our work programme and you can be assured of a great welcome.
Shed is open from 11.00 AM to 1.00 PM, Tuesdays and Thursday in ACDAL, Allenwood.

LOU'S FITNESS CLASSES. All fitness levels welcome. Tue at 8.15pm and Wed mornings at 12.30 in Ballyteague gym hall. €5 per class. Contact Louise on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or Facebook Lou's fitness page.
PLANT SALE

Allen Community Hall annual fundraising plant sale on bank holiday Monday, 1st May at 10am. Selection of summer bedding plants, hanging baskets, fruit trees, shrubs and vegetable plants. Please come along and support our local Community Hall

KILDARE CRAFT SHOWCASE McCauley Place, Naas on May 10th 10am – 4 pm. Admission free.
Display of crafts from all around the county. Come and see the wonderful talent on display. A small number of tables still available if interested in showcasing your skills. Contact Gaye 0876366526 or Rosaline 0876336693. Refreshments available.
Coordinated by Older Voices Kildare and Allen Knitting and Crochet Group. Funded by KWETB AND OLDER VOICES KILDARE.

ALLENWOOD CELTIC A.F.C & DAY CARE CENTRE LOTTO

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FOUR Match 3 Winners - €40
Pat Balfe c/o The Bar
Elaine Balfe, Ballina
Dee Mooney c/o Allenwood P.O.
Ken Delaney c/o Joe
Next week’s Jackpot € 1,200

BALLYTEAGUE GFC
A.B.C Fun Run or Walk on Sunday April 30th in Ballyteague at 11a.m. Registration takes place in the Clubhouse. 5k Entry: €10 per person, U16 €5, Families €20. 10k Entry: €15 per person. Refreshments in the clubhouse after.
The Court Yard Hotel Leixlip Intermediate Football Championship Saturday 13th May in Newbridge at 5:15pm: Ballyteague vs Sallins. Best of luck to the lads in the Championship.
SRFL 8th May home to Straffan at 7.30p.m.
All Weather Pitch now available for bookings. Contact Marie on 086-2258002. Special offer for birthday parties €30 for 1.5 hrs play or €50 for 1.5 hrs play and use of hall for party food.
Tickets for Ballyteague Club Draw in association with Kildare GAA are available from Brian 0868316381 Marie 0862258002 Padraig 0863193574 or Frank 0862728644. There are 16 prizes to be won each month. Tickets can be purchased over 4 months at €25 per month or €100 for the year. Please support!

ROBERTSTOWN GFC
SFL Div. 4 Round 6: at home to Cappagh today Sunday at 2pm. Please support .
Reserve Football League Div. 3 A: Robertstown 0-10 Ballyteague 5-15.
Away to Cappagh on Mon, May 8th at 7.30 p.m.
Dates to remember: Junior Football Championship: Robertstown vs Ballymore in Hawkfield on Friday, 12th at 8.15 p.m.
Robertstown Cul Camp on Tuesday , August 8th to Friday August 11th Coordinator: Peter Hogarty 085/7858673.
Robertstown Club Draw in association with Club Kildare : Tickets at € 100 each available from Peter Hogarty . One Draw each month for four months with
16 Prizes each month with 1st Prize each month a Renault Clio or € 12,000. 1st Draw on May 26th so please return your tickets as soon as possible.
Astro-Turf Pitch is available to any Club or Group or for Children's Birthday Parties. For bookings 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 each available from our many Promoters and from the Shops and Post Office in Robertstown.Tuesday's Jackpot €4,900
Used Clothes Collection continues - Club Rooms any evening after 7 p.m.
The Club offers its sincere condolences to the McNamee Family on the sad passing of Billy. Billy played a huge part in the development of our Playing Pitch and Car Park. Ar dheis Dé go raibh sé .

ALLENWOOD GFC
The senior team were away to Monasterevin at the weekend. Final score Allenwood 2-10 Monasterevin 0-11. Membership overdue 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. Gym Bootcamp classes in Allenwood gaa gym. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 9.45am and Saturday at 9.30am. 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 Fridays from 7pm -8pm.

NAFIANNA LADIES GFC
Good luck to our U14 Féile team on Sunday morning against Rathangan, game is at 11am in Allenwood. Semi and Finals will take place in Hawkfield on Monday 1st May. ABC Fun Run takes place on Sunday morning in Ballyteague at 11am. Registration takes place from 10am, good luck to all our members taking part. Next Tuesday 2nd May, our U-16 girls play Milltown away in the replay of their semi final, our Senior ladies play their last league game against Sarsfields at home, after these games the club will make a presentation to Friends of Naas Hospital from our recent Winifred Dunne Memorial Tournament, and our Senior ladies will be presented with their new set of jerseys, generously sponsored by McKenna Haulage Ltd. Presentation will take place in The Travellers Rest. Reminder to all parents, guardians and supporters if you wish to become a member of our club cost €10, please contact any committee member.

MILLTOWN GFC
Well done to Senior Ladies: Ballymore 2-2 Milltown 3-21. Hard luck to our Senior men who lost out to Ellistown 1-18 Milltown 1-6.
U16 girls are at home in the replay to Na Fianna on Tuesday night at 7. Senior men are playing Grange in the first round of the Championship on Friday may 5th in Hawkfield. Throw in at 7pm. Our next Fundraiser for the New Pitch is Friday May 5th when Milltown GAA goes to the dogs. Tickets €10 for over 16's, and must be purchased beforehand in order that the club benefit. All support is very much appreciated.
Milltown GAA in association with club Kildare are holding a draw over 4 months with 1st prize each month a Renault Clio. Contact Timmy Cullen for Tickets. Thanks to all who brought along clothes for recycling. If anyone still has clothes for recycling, contact Roisin Malone. "Friends of Milltown" is an initiative to help fund our New Pitch Development. With contracts signed this week we are encouraging people who are not currently taking part in this initiative to please contact at if the Committee members to get involved. We would like to thank everyone who is part of "Friends of Milltown". Lotto continues to be a great source of income for the daily running of the club. Tickets €1.50 can be purchased from Liz O'Shea, John Murphy, Daves shop or at the club house on Wednesdays. The Club would like to congratulate Rosemary Flaherty on her appointment as principle of School Bhríde. We would like to wish outgoing principle Joe Hartnett the very best for the future.