Allen Parish Newsletter 5th November 2017

WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES
22 – 24 August 2018

All tickets must be booked through the World Meeting of Families website www.worldmeeting2018.ie
5 day adult ticket: from €68 (Attendance 3 day congress + ticket Festival of Families+ ticket final Mass).
Single Day Adult Ticket for Congress: from €38 (single day attendance Congress + Option Festival of Families Ticket subject to availability + Ticket for final Mass)
Concession available for pensioners, unwaged and students over 18.
Tickets for Festival of Families and Final Mass can be booked at the moment through Congress registration. Registration dates for singe day tickets to Festival of Families and Final Mass yet to be released.

God, our Father, We are brothers and sisters in Jesus your Son,
One family, in the Spirit of your love.

Bless us with the joy of love.

Make us patient and kind, gentle and generous,
welcoming to those in need.
Help us to live your forgiveness and peace.

Protect all families with your loving care, Especially those for whom we now pray:

[We pause and remember family members and others by name].

Increase our faith, Strengthen our hope, Keep us safe in your love,
Make us always grateful for the gift of life that we share.

This we ask, through Christ our Lord, Amen

RESPONSORIAL PSALM
Keep my soul in peace before you, O Lord.

WEEKDAY MASSES 6th – 10th NOVEMBER
Monday 6th November
Allenwood – 9.30am

Tuesday 7th November
Milltown – 9.30am
Allen – 9.30am

Wednesday 8th November
Allen - 9.30am
Robertstown - 10.30am

Thursday 9th November
Allen – 9.30am
Allenwood – 9.30am

Friday 10th November
Allenwood – 9.30am

SATURDAY 11th & SUNDAY 12th NOVEMBER
Allen: Saturday 7.30pm
Mary Foley (1st Anniversary)
Margaret & Patty Cronly, Allenwood
Patricia Gleeson
Lay Reader: Sinéad Jacob
Eucharistic Minister: Ann Downey

Allen: Sunday 11am
Ken Dempsey, Kilmeade, Athy
John Kelly, Ballyteague
Lay Reader: Maurice Musgrave
Eucharistic Ministers: Anita Hendy & Tom Walsh

Allenwood: Saturday 6.30pm
Gerard Carroll (Birthday Remembrance) and Nora Carroll (Birthday Remembrance)
George Connolly, Grangeclare
Ann & Patrick Donohue and deceased members of the Donohue family
Lay Reader: Fiona McManamon
Eucharistic Minister: Larry Malone

Allenwood: Sunday 10am
People of the Parish
Lay Reader: Christina Ryan
Eucharistic Minister: Patricia Durkan

Milltown: Sunday 9.30am
David Murphy (Birthday Remembrance)
Lay Reader: Anne Dunne
Eucharistic Minister: Lisa Byrne

Next Sunday’s Readings
Wis 6:12-16. Ps 62:2-8, R/v2. 1 Th 4:13-18. Mt 25:1-13. Lect I: 722.

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

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.
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.

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

We remember in our prayers

Andrew Dunne, Mylerstown, Robertstown, whose funeral took place on Tuesday.

May he rest in peace.

NOVEMBER LIST OF THE DEAD
Please return your November list of the Dead (blue envelope in your weekly envelope box) to any of the three Churches. The list of the dead will be prayed for at all Masses during November.

DIOCESAN SCRIPTURE SHARING GROUPS
ADVENT 2017
“Discerning and Responding to God’s Presence in our Lives!”
Advent Scripture Sharing books can now be ordered through the Parish Office at 045-450501.

ALLEN LOTTO
(G.A.A CLUBS & PARISH)
31st October, 2017

2 8 22 25

ONE Match 3 Winner - €250
Paddy McDermott c/o D. Cross

NO JACKPOT WINNER
NEXT WEEK’S JACKPOT €5,300

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 to Phillip English. Adm €7.

ALLEN PARISH SENIOR CITIZENS
CHRISTMAS PARTY

Annual Christmas Party will be held in Dowlings, Prosperous on 10th December at 1pm sharp. Bus collection times: 12 noon Allenwood Seamus Coyne and 12 noon Kilmeague P. J. Coyne.
For more information contact: Seamus Coyne 087-2650674, Purr Maher 045-860854, Anne Downey 087-2138360 or any committee member. New people always welcome.

MILLTOWN TIDY TOWNS
Please join us for our Commune-A-Tea monthly Cuppa and a Chat this coming Sunday at 10.15am in the old school. Looking forward to seeing you all there. Everyone welcome
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A lot of credit to the young people of Milltown Foróige who, as their contribution towards the Bi-Centenary of our Church, have created this beautiful Garden of Remembrance at Milltown Church to remember those who died by suicide, babies who died before, during and just after birth and those people who died when passing through our village in times gone by. They organised a beautiful prayer service and the blessing of the garden on Thursday night last. We welcome anyone passing through the village to take a trip to the remembrance garden just inside the church grounds on the left. A special word of thanks to Mary Boland Club Leader and to all Foroige leaders for all their help.
ROSARIES
The Rosary will be recited on Sunday 5th November in Allen Cemetery at 2pm; in
Crosspatrick Cemetery at 2.30pm and in Milltown Cemetery at 3pm.

NEWBRIDGE MISCARRIAGE, STILLBIRTH AND NEO-NATAL DEATH SUPPORT GROUP
Since the support group was founded 21 years ago, our annual Remembrance Services has taken in Cill Mhuire Church, Ballymany, Newbridge. Over the years a tree has been planted and a plaque placed beneath it with the following inscription: “In remembrance of all babies who died before, during or after birth”. For those who may not have a grave to visit this is a special place to say a prayer or just remember. A local choir provides music and song for our annual service which helps to create a prayerful and often poignant atmosphere. Candles are lit during h service and it is very moving to see them burning brightly after the candle lighting ceremony. Bulbs are also distributed after the service and the congregation is invited to plant these bulbs around the Tree of Remembrance at the back of the church.
The Remembrance Quilt, made up of patches lovingly created in memory of lost babies is the focal point of the Remembrance Service and is a beautiful work of art. A Book of Remembrance is also available for the inclusion of the names of all babies who died before, during or after birth.
This year’s Remembrance Service will take place on Saturday 25th November at 7pm in Cill Mhuire, Church, Ballymany, Newbridge. Patches for the quilt (5 inches square) can be left into the Parish Office, Newbridge up to Wednesday 22nd November.

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

3 8 18 19

ONE Match 3 Winner
€150
Jamie Wyse c/o The Seniors
Next week’s Jackpot € 3,900

ROBERTSTOWN GFC
New Gymnasium: Work continues with the Painters due in this week.
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 €5,300.
Bonus Ball: This is run in Mullaney's and for a take of €2 you could win €48.
Christmas Raffle Tickets €20 each available from Tara Moran or any Committee Member . 1st Prize €1,000. Limited to 200 tickets so please support.
The Club offers its sincere condolences to the Dunne family on the untimely passing of Andrew Ar dheis Dé go raibh sé

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

ALLENWOOD GFC
Kildare Scór Na nÓg takes place in Allenwood GFC weekend December 1st/3rd. Starting with the Quiz at 6.30pm. For those of you wishing to use our walkway the lights will be turned on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday nights from 7pm-8.30pm.
Gym is open. For more info 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 available from Jemma McCabe at a cost of €2 with a chance to win €50 every Wednesday at bingo or contact Jemma on 087-6199720.
Clothes collection
Our clothes collection continues clothes may be brought to the Gaa between 9.30am and 12.30pm Monday to Friday.
Underage
Underage training has ceased for the winter well done to all who participated and a special word of thanks to all the mentors who gave up their time to help out every Friday night over the past season. Underage discos November 24th and December 22nd.

ALLEN COMMUNITY HALL
Line Dancing every Wednesday 8pm – 10pm. €7 pay as you go.
BALLYTEAGUE GFC
The Annual General Meeting will take place on Friday November 24th at 7.30p.m. All members are invited to attend.
The National Draw Tickets are now available from Marie and Padraig. Some great prizes to be won tickets are €10 and all proceeds go to the club.
The club will hold a Club Social night on December 16th in Sarsfields GAA. Entertainment on the night is by internet sensation and GAA funny man Rory's Stories. There will also be a presentation of medals to our Reserve Champions. Tickets are €15 and are available from Ann Kenna and Ray Melia.

MILLTOWN GFC
Congratulations to our U21s who beat Ellistown in the Championship Semi-Final Milltown 1:16 (19) Ellistown 2:11 (17) They meet Ardclough in the Championship Final today Sunday 5th November in St. Conleths Park @ 14:45.
Congratulations to our Minor Ladies who beat Eadestown to reach the semi final. Milltown 1:11 (14) Eadestown 2:7 (13). Milltown now through to the semi finals on Monday November 6th away to Celbridge @ 7pm All players to be there for 6.40.
Well done to our U17 lads who drew against Athgarvan during the week. Milltown 2-4
Athgarvan 1-7
Congratulations to our U15 lads Who had a good win against Moorefield during the week.
Milltown 5:15 (30) Moorefield 0:9 (9). They were in action Thursday night against Round Towers on Thursday last.
AGM Friday November 24th @ 7.30pm. All members and players welcome. We would ask if at least one parent/guardian from each family involved in our teams could attend. The Club would appreciate your support. This is an ideal opportunity to provide feedback and support and suggestions to the committee. All coaches please forward to your players/parents via your group text message and whatsap group.
Scór Na nÓg- a huge Thank You to all our young members who are taking part in Scór Na nÓg this year. Thanks also to all our mentors, Ronán Byrne, Mary Keenan, Terence Martin, Mairéad Carroll, Breda McHale and Paul Delahunty for donating their time to help. The County Finals take place on Sunday December 3rd in Allenwood. Keep that date free in your diaries!