Allen Parish Newsletter 10th September 2017

Prayer for Grandparents
Lord Jesus, you were born of the Virgin Mary,
the daughter of Saints Joachim and Anne.
Look with love on grandparents the world over.
Protect them! They are a source of enrichment for families, for the Church and for all of society.
Support them! As they grow older, may they continue to be for their families strong pillars of Gospel faith, guardian of noble domestic ideals, living treasuries of sound religious traditions.
Make them teachers of wisdom and courage, that they may pass on to future generations the fruits of their mature human and spiritual experience.
Lord Jesus, help families and society to value the presence and roles of grandparents.
May they never be ignored or excluded, but always encounter respect and love.
Help them to live serenely and to feel welcomed in all the years of life which you give them.
Mary, Mother of all the living, keep grandparents constantly in your care, accompany them on their earthly pilgrimage, and by your prayers, grant that all families may one day be reunited in our heavenly homeland, where you await all humanity for the great embrace of life without end.
Amen!

The Irish national Grandparents Pilgrimag eto Our lady’s Shrine in knock takes place today, Sunday 10th September.

 

RESPONSORIAL PSALM
O that today you would listen to his voice! Harden not your hearts.

WEEKDAY MASSES 11th – 15th SEPTEMBER
Monday 11th September
Allenwood – 9.30am

Tuesday 12th September
Milltown – 9.30am

Wednesday 13th September
Robertstown – 10.30am

Thursday 14th September
Allen – 9.30am

Friday 15th September
Allenwood – 9.30am

SATURDAY 16th & SUNDAY 17th SEPTEMBER
Allen: Saturday 7.30pm
Kitty Smyth (1st Anniversary)
Mary Maher, New Bungalow, Kilmeague
Joseph Wilson and his daughter Mary Connolly
William (Willie) O’Brien (10th Anniv.)
Christopher Connolly, Kilmeague
Pat and Do Collins, Ballintine
Alice Swords, Kilmeague
Lay Reader: Ronan Ashe
Eucharistic Minister: Ann O’Gorman

Allen: Sunday 11am
(Montsh Mind) Michael Somers, Ballintine Lane, Kilmeague
Peter & Brigid Dunne and their son Andy
Lay Reader: Maurice Musgrave
Eucharistic Ministers: Evelyn Dowling & Tom Walsh

Allenwood: Saturday 6.30pm
Bobby Kennedy, level Crossing, Allenwood
Ellen (Nellie) Rowe, Ballyteague and Denis & Lizzie Roew, Ballyfermot, Dublin
Lay Reader: Christina Ryan
Eucharistic Minister: Larry Malone

Allenwood: Sunday 10am
People of the Parish
Lay Reader: Johnny O’Callaghan
Eucharistic Minister: May Cunningham
SATURDAY 16th & SUNDAY 17th SEPTEMBER

Milltown: Sunday 9.30am
Mary O’Shea & deceased members of the Kelly family, Kildangan
James & Elizabeth Murphy (Anniv.)
Marie Cullen, Punchesgrane (15th Anniv.)
Lay Reader: Ann Dunne
Eucharistic Minister: Christy Herbert

Next Sunday’s Readings
Eccles (Sir) 27:3—28:7. Ps 102:1-4, 9-12, R/v8. Rm 14:7-9. Mt 18:21-35. Lect I: 699.

RESURREXIT
The Resurrexit Autumn Programme leaflet is available on the Newsletter table in each church. Please take one.

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 17th September at 12 noon
Allenwood Sunday 1st October at 11am
Milltown Saturday 14th October at 12 noon
Allen Sunday 29th October at 12 noon
Allenwood Sunday 12th November at 11am
Milltown Saturday 25th November at 12 noon
Allen Sunday 10th December at 12 noon
Allenwood Sunday 24th December at 11am
Contact the Parish Office at 045-450501at least two weeks in advance.

CIRCLE DANCE: Free introductory/trial night for newcomers at Prosperous Parish Centre Tuesday September 12th at 8pm. No partner required. Simple rhythmic steps and music. Further enquiries to Marie 086/8937096

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ALLEN LOTTO
(G.A.A CLUBS & PARISH)
4th September, 2017

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ELEVEN Match 3 Winners
€25 each
Martina Dowling, Hawkfield
Chloe Dunne, Milltown
Edel Tiernan, Newtown, Rathbride
Martina Dowling, Hawkfield
Deirdre Dowling, Milltown
Bully, Milltown
Noel Dunne, Milltown
Bernie Judge c/o Davids Shop
Anne Casey, Milltown
Anthony Casey
Chris Guilfoyle, Rathangan
NO JACKPOT WINNER
NEXT WEEK’S JACKPOT €3,700

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 Mary Pendergast & Paul Molloy. Adm €7.

HOSPICE COFFEE MORNING
Milltown Old School Thursday 14th Sept in aid of St. Brigids Hospice.
9.15am to 11.30am.
Your support for this very worthy
cause would be greatly appreciated.

LOUGH DERG DAY OF FRIENDSHIP & PRAYER
Wednesday 13th September. Arrival 10:30am / Departure 3:00pm. This ecumenical day of friendship & prayer is an opportunity to gather as a Christian pilgrim family. Guest Speaker – Revd Dr Isaac Thompson, Minister Emeritus, First Presbyterian Church, Cookstown, Co Tyrone. Keynote address 12 noon followed by Prayer Service and a light lunch. Advance booking is essential. Tel. 071 9861518. Email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

FIRST COMMUNION 2018
The Sacrament of First Communion will take place as follows:
Saturday 19th May
Milltown – 11am
Allen – 2pm

Saturday 26th May
Robertstown – 11am (in Allen Church)
Allenwood – 2pm

ROSARY SUNDAY PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK
1st October
For bus contact Frank at 086 2728644.

MILLTOWN – BRONZE PALSTAVE
On Tuesday next, 12th September, the axe head dating back to at least 1300 BC, which was found by local man Kit Dowling, will be handed over to the National Museum of Ireland at the Heritage Centre, Milltown at 7pm.

CHILDMINDER REQUIRED
Professional shift working couple require PART TIME childminder in the Lowtown area for 7 and 8 year old.
Childminder will be required to do school pick up in Kildare Town and bring them home to the children's house to do homework etc until parent comes home. Weekends and evenings may also be required on occasion.
Given the nature of the shift work (10week roster), childminder may be required 2 days one week, none the next, 3 the next etc... but will know hours well in advance.
Contact Nicola 087 6401536.

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

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TWO Match 3 Winners
€75 each
Paul Finn c/o Mahons
Maura Doyle, Allenwood
Next week’s Jackpot € 3,100

NaFIANNA LADIES GFC
Hard luck to our Senior Ladies won lost the Junior A final to Carbury last weekend.
Our U-13 teams fixtures are as follows, Division 2 team are due to play Raheens and our Division 7 team will face Celbridge 2, both games are away on Thursday 14th September. Please try and support our underage girls in their Autumn League games.
Our minor ladies are in Division 3 this year and games will commence on Tuesday 12th September, with a home game to Sallins.
Our gaelic4mothers and others is up and running, contact our facebook page if you are interested in joining, as training night changes to try accommodate as many ladies as possible.
Good luck to all our players receiving their Junior Certificate results on Wednesday 13th September.

BALLYTEAGUE GFC
Best of luck to our Senior team who play Kilcock in the quarter finals of the Intermediate Club Football Championship on Sunday 10th in Hawkfield.
Best of luck to our Senior Reserve team who are now through to the Reserve Championship final, fixtures TBA.
Underage Training every Tuesday and Friday from 7 to 8p.m. please make sure all children have gumshields. Can all parents please make sure they check in at every training. Lotto tickets are also available to purchase at training.

ROBERTSTOWN GFC
Junior Football Championship Semi-final: Robertstown v Caragh this Sat. September 9th at 2pm in Newbridge. Please support.
Minor C Football Championship Quarter Final: Newtown Gaels 1-15 Suncroft 2-9.
Parish Lotto: Tickets €1.50 each available from our many Promoters and from the Shops and Post Office in Robertstown. Monday's Jackpot €3,500.
Astro-Turf Pitch 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.

ALLEN INDOOR BOWLS
Every Tuesday and Thursday 7pm to 9pm in Allen Hall. All are very welcome.

CLANE COMMUNITY EDUCATION PROGRAMME
“GROW Community Mental Health Movement will host a Community Education Programme for five Wednesdays from 7.15pm - 9.00pm starting on Wednesday 13th September in Clane Parish Centre. The course is entitled “Understanding and Minding Your Mental Health”. It is free and all are welcome. It presents aspects of positive mental health. Contact John 086 8033 126 or come along on the night. Email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or visit www.grow.ie. GROW: Promoting Positive mental health