Allen Parish Newsletter 1st October 2017

Mission Month of October 2017

Today marks the first day of the Mission Month of O ctober. World Missions Ireland is the Holy Father’s official charity for overseas mission and is responsible for coordinating Mission Sunday in Ireland. A calendar of events has been put in place by World missions Ireland throughout the month of October, details of which can be found on our website
Miles for Mission:
In conjunction with the World Meeting of Families - annual walk/run in the Phoenix Park, Dublin on Saturday, 14th October from 10am. Registration is available online at but runners and walkers can also register on the day from 9am at the Papal Cross!
Registration Costs: 2km Family Event: €5 per family, 5km Walk/Run: €15 per person, 10km Walk/Run: €20 per person.
Given the huge numbers of Irish missionaries overseas, World Missions Ireland and the World Meeting of Families is hoping that this event will be an occasion for families to come together on mission, to enjoy the missionary camaraderie, and help raise funds for missionaries working with very needy families around the world.

Remember your mercy, Lord.

Monday 2nd October
No morning Mass.

Tuesday 3rd October
No morning Mass.

Wednesday 4th October
No morning Mass.

Thursday 5th October
Allen – 9.30am
Allenwood – 9.30am

Friday 6th October
Allenwood – 9.30am
Allen – 7.30pm – Deceased members of the Cooke, Dwyer and Donnelly families.

Friday 6th October is the FIRST FRIDAY of the month and housebound parishioners will be attended.

Allen: Saturday 7.30pm
Ann Ryan, Coill Dubh (1st Anniversary) and Mattie Farrell, Allenwood (4th Anniversary)
Lay Reader: Liam Murphy
Eucharistic Minister: Ann Downey

Allen: Sunday 11am
People of the Parish
Lay Reader: Mark McDermott
Eucharistic Ministers: Antoinette Barrett and Catherine Murphy

Allenwood: Saturday 6.30pm
Denis O’Loughlin and all deceased member of the O’Loughlin and Irvine families
Colm Cross, Drimsree
Lay Reader: Wilfie Cronin
Eucharistic Minister: Mary Brennan

Allenwood: Sunday 10am
People of the Parish
Lay Reader: Christina Ryan
Eucharistic Minister: Mary Fitzgibbon

Milltown: Sunday 9.30am
Seamus McCormack, Barronstown (9th Anniv.) and his wife Lil
Lay Reader:
Eucharistic Minister: Christy Herbert

Next Sunday’s Readings
Is 5:1-7. Ps 79:9, 12-16, 19-20, r/ Is 5:7. Phil 4:6-9. Mt 21:33-43. Lect I: 708.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament each Monday 11am to 3.30pm. All are welcome.

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.

The Sacrament of Baptism is celebrated every two weeks.
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.

From Friday 6th October to Saturday 14th October 2017, inclusive, in the Church of Our Lady and St. David, Naas.
For details of speakers and times please see Naas Parish website: or see poster on Church notice board.

Sr. Concilio, Cuain Mhuire, will give a talk on the Rosary in Milltown Church on Thursday next, 5th October at 7pm. All are very welcome.

Are you in TY or 5th year and looking for something different to do? The Pope John Paul II awards are starting up again for this year. If interested please contact Róisín Malone. All those who completed awards last year will be presented with their awards by Bishop Denis in Portlaoise Church on December 6th.
Church of the Immaculate Conception, Allenwood on Saturday 7th October at 6.30pm. All are welcome.

25th September, 2017

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SEVEN Match 3 Winners - €36 each
Aileen Ryan c/o Liz
Fran O’Sullivan, Milltown
Mary O’Neill c/o Sean Malone
Niall O’Sullivan, Milltown
Declan Gilligan c/o Travellers Rest
Eamonn Dowling, Milltown
Maurice Meaney c/o P. J.

16th/23rd September (Two weeks)
Weekly Envelopes: €1,245.00
Very many thanks for your generous donations.

SOCIAL DANCING every Tuesday night at Sarsfields clubhouse in aid of Almas & Sr. Muriels Home for the Poor. Dancing starts at 9.30pm. Dancing Next Tues night to Brian McDermott. Adm €7.

Line Dancing continues each Wednesday night 8pm – 10pm. €7 pay as you go. All are very welcome.

Milltown Tidy Towns Commune-a-Tea Cuppa and a Chat today Sunday at 10.15am. We welcome anyone in the area or travelling through to drop in for a cuppa.

Wow what a week and a fantastic Achievement with a 12 point gain in the Tidy Towns National Competition. We could not have done it without each and every member of our community and the hard working group that makes up Milltown Tidy Towns. A huge Thank You to everyone who has made a difference. Onwards and Upwards!
Bishop Denis Nulty will celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation in Allen Parish on Friday 27th April, 2018 as follows:

11am in Allenwood Church for the children in Robertstown & Allenwood Schools.

2.30pm in Allen Church for the children in Allen & Milltown Schools.

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

Bishop Denis Nulty will celebrate Mass in Allenwood Church on Thursday 19th October 2017 at 7pm to bless the newly amalgamated school.
5th & 6th class pupils will sing at the Mass. Parents and members of the community are invited to attend.
Following the Mass we will have light refreshments in the front building.

Sunday December 10th
Allenwood GAA Centre
Na Fianna Mens Shed in conjunction with Allen CE Scheme are hosting a Christmas Fayre in Allenwood GFC on December 10th. It is hoped to have full Parish participation. We are inviting clubs, small enterprise/cottage type industries or other interested participants to display their wares. Please contact Allen CEP office for further details ☎ 045 870268 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


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ONE Match 3 Winner - €150
Mick Lyons c/o DCC
Next week’s Jackpot € 3,400

Congratulations to the Milltown Minor Footballers on their great win in the D Final last weekend.
New Gymnasium: Work continuing each Saturday so please drop down and lend a hand .
Astro-Turf Pitch is available to all Clubs and Groups and for children's Birthday Parties . For bookings contact Tara Moran 085/7317697 .
Parish Lotto: Tickets €1.50 each available from our many Promoters and from the Shops and Post Office in Robertstown. Monday's Jackpot €4,300.
Bonus Ball: This is run in Mullaney's and for a stake of €2 you could win €48.

A huge congratulations to our Minor Lads team who beat Killard in the Minor D Championship Final last Sunday. Great credit goes to this young team, captained by Cían Buckley and their management team of Séan Mulpeter and Séan Trant. A special word of thanks to the Inna at Milltown who are the sponsors of the Minor Team.
Well done to our U9's who had a great game against Moorefield.
Thanks to all our Underage players who turned out yesterday for the celebration of the Conlan Cup now in its 41st year. We are very grateful to the Conlan family for the continued support. Thanks also for all the home baking and the refreshments on the day. Underage football is now finished until March 2018.
The girls Academy continues during the winter on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings in the clubhouse.
The girls minor and the lads U21 team are just starting their autumn competitions.
GAA Award 1 Youth and Adult Coaching Course starting soon for coaches from u12 up. Starts 9 October for 8 nights. Contact Ronan Byrne 0868595208 if interested.
Clothes recycling continues. Please contact Róisín Malone for details
Lotto tickets are available from Liz O'Shea, John Murphy and Daves Shop. Thank you to all those who support the club.
Congratulations to Jack Dunne and all in Milltown Tidy Towns on their fantastic results and increase of 12 points this year. All your hard work has paid off.

Our U15 ladies fixtures for next week are as follows home to Blessington on Sat 7th October.
Our minor ladies are home to Eadestown next Tuesday 3rd October. Please support our ladies teams. 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.

Seniors played Eadestown in the relegation final in Hawkfield at the weekend the final score read Allenwood 1-13 Eadestown 3-12.
Our Gym is open. Contact Celine McNamee at 087-2518114.
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 which has the potential to be a great help to the club. Please support.
Bingo every Wednesday 8.30pm in Allenwood GAA hall.
Bonus ball Get your bonus ball from Jemma McCabe at a cost of €2.00 with a chance to win €50.00 every Wednesday at bingo or alternatively contact Jemma on 087-6199720. Our clothes collection continues clothes may be brought to the GAA between 9.30am and 12.30pm Monday to Friday.
Underage training continues Fridays from 7pm -8pm. Underage discos October 27th, November 24th and December 22nd.
Every Tuesday and Thursday 7pm to 9pm in Allen Hall. All are very welcome.

Would you like to volunteer, to help children improve their reading? County Kildare LEADER Partnership is organising training for a programme called, Better Basics, where volunteers support children in primary schools to improve their reading. Training will take place on the 17th October in the County Kildare LEADER Partnership offices in Naas. If you would like more information or would like to register for the training, please contact Áine Byrne, either by email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or on her mobile 086/ 0414223.

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