Allen Parish Newsletter 12th November 2017


New Weekly Envelope Boxes for the year 2017/2018 are now available for delivery. The usual distributors are asked to kindly collect them from the Sacristy and hand them out.
We wish to thank all parishioners who contribute to the weekly envelope collection for your generous support over the past year. This income is vital for the upkeep of the Parish.
Would you be willing to make a donation that won’t cost you a cent? Believe it or not, you can and it’s not too complicated either!
As a Parish we can claim tax back on contributions and collection monies received from PAYE or self-employed individuals. As an example of the tax relief available to us, for every tax paying parishioner that contributes €250 per annum to the collection, we can reclaim circa €112 from the Revenue. For a €500 annual collection contribution the tax relief is circa €224.
Many thanks to the Parishioners who have already signed up to this tax relief scheme by filling out the form CH3. Repayments under this scheme bring in approx. €10,000 per year to Allen Parish. If you have not already filled out a form CH3 and would like to do so, please contact the Parish Office.
If you don’t already receive a weekly envelope box and would like to receive one, please contact the Parish Office at 045-450501 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

For you my soul is thirsting, O God, my God

Monday 13th November
Allenwood – 9.30am

Tuesday 14th November
Milltown – 9.30am – Tom & Ann Conlan & deceased members of their family

Wednesday 15th November
Allen - 9.30am
Robertstown - 10.30am

Thursday 16th November
Allen – 9.30am
Allenwood – 9.30am

Friday 17th November
Allenwood – 9.30am

Allen: Saturday 7.30pm
Margaret (Peg) Moran, Mylerstown
Seamus Heavey (4th Anniversary)
Bridget O’Hara
Kathleen Delaney & her husband Patrick Delaney, Pairc Mhuire, Newbridge
Michael Ivers, Rathernan (Birthday Rem)
Lay Reader: Liam Murphy
Eucharistic Minister: Rosaline Connolly

Allen: Sunday 11am
Sean Harris, Kilmeague (1st Anniversary)
Margaret Reidy, Robertstown West (18th Anniv)
O’Neill family, Robertstown West
Lay Reader: Mary Melia
Eucharistic Ministers: Liz Jacob and Pat Dunne

Allenwood: Saturday 6.30pm
Ned Dunne, Grangeclare (1st Anniv.) & his wife Sadie Dunne
Bill Stowe, Grangeclare East (2nd Anniversary)
Jimmy Kennedy, Level Crossing, Allenwood
Frank Moore, Allenwood North
Seamus Connolly, Derrymullen
Tom Moore, Derrymullen
Margaret Malone, Allenwood South
Charlie Corrigan, Allenwood Cross (15th Anniv.)
Lay Reader: Wilfie Cronin
Eucharistic Minister: Dorothy Stowe

Allenwood: Sunday 10am
Ann Tierney, Allenwood
Kathleen Gorey, Lullymore
Lay Reader: Kevin McCormack
Eucharistic Minister: May Cunningham

Milltown: Sunday 9.30am
Marie Dunne & her uncle Billy Dunne, Hawkfield
Noreen Heffernan (2nd Anniversary)
Lay Reader: Fionnán Malone
Eucharistic Minister: Bridie Dunney

Next Sunday’s Readings
Prov 31:10-13, 19-20, 30-31. Ps 127:1-5, R/v 1. 1 Th 5:1-6. Mt 25:14-30. Lect I: 725.

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 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.


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

We remember in our prayers

Christine Moore, Allenwood, whose funeral took place in Allenwood on Thursday.
Patricia Walsh, Newbridge and formerly Robertstown, whose funeral took place in Allen on Friday.
Anne (Nan) O’Brien (nee Moore), Caragh and formerly Robertstown, whose funeral took place in Caragh on Friday.

May they rest in peace.

6th November, 2017

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EIGHT Match 3 Winners - €32 each
Michael McCormack, Allenwood Middle
Michelle Fleming c/o P. Thorpe
M. Anderson, Allenwood Sth
Sharon Breen c/o D. Keating
Mary O’Brien c/o Kathy
Tom Domican c/o J. Ivers
B. Moore c/o Sham
Phyllis Doody c/o M. Byrne

Winnie O’Hara, Punchesgrange


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 Up Front. Adm €7.

The P.T.A of Allen National School have set up a petition to request Kildare County Council to install a pedestrian crossing outside Allen N.S. Petition is available in the school and local shops. Please sign petition to show your support.
The Allen National School PTA has organised a Table quiz at Traveller's Rest 8pm Friday 17th November. €10 per person and we will put you on a table or get a group of 4 together for €40 per table. You can register your name or table at school or on the night.
Allen School Craft Fair on Friday 8th December from 10.30am to 3pm. Beautiful hand-made crafts, ideal Christmas gifts. All are very welcome. Please support.

Many thanks to Kieran of L & K Dunne Nurseries, Russellstown for his generosity and help with the plant sale in the hall in May and also for the generous donation of €150 for the use of the hall after the ploughing on 29th October last.

The wife and family of the late George Connolly, who passed away on 7th October, wish to sincerely thank all of our extended family, neighbours and friends who supported us during this time. Thanks to all who were involved with the funeral, mass and burial. A special thank you to Fr. Kavanagh, Fr. Bryne and Fr. Moore for their support during George’s illness and funeral. Thank you to Glennons Funeral Directors and the staff of Naas Hospital.
As it is impossible to thank everyone individually, please accept this acknowledgement as a token of our deepest appreciation. The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass has been offered for your intention.

REMEMBRANCE NIGHT in aid of St. Brigid's Hospice, Curragh will be held on Saturday 25th November, in Allenwood G.A.A. 9pm till late. Music by Damien Coyne (80's Night). Tickets €10 available from Alice Swords,Gerry McCarthy, Sheila Darling, Edel Swords, Tony Moore, Ulick Burke, Paul O'Donnel, Noeleen Wright. Raffle on the night with fantastic prizes.


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TWO Match 3 Winners - €75 each
Kitty Smullen c/o Bingo
Ritchie Guiton c/o Joan
Next week’s Jackpot € 4,000

Christmas Raffle Tickets €20 each available from Tara Moran or any Committee Member . 1st Prize €1,000. Limited to 200 tickets. Draw takes place Dec. 16th in Mullaneys Lounge.
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.
New Gymnasium: Work continues with the Painters due in this week.

Kildare Scór Na nÓg takes place in Allenwood gfc December 3rd at 3pm. Starting with the Quiz at 2.30pm. For those of you wishing to use our walkway the lights will be turned on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday nights from 7pm-8.30pm.
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.
Underage discos Nov 24th and Dec 22nd.

Our senior ladies team are seeking applications for position of manager, if you or someone you know is interested, please contact our Chairperson Chris Byrne 086-8206980, before 20th November.
Christmas Raffle tickets are been distributed among the players now, please support our raffle which will be held on 9th December.
Our gaelic4mothers and others are training away new players always welcome. Our minor/senior ladies are continuing to train, for the time being, on a Wednesday evening in Robertstown astro from 9-10pm. All welcome.
Deepest sympathies to Mary Dunne & all the family on the sad passing of Andrew Dunne.
Congratulations to all at Mullaneys on celebrating 60 years in business & thanks for continued support of the club.

TRAVELLERS REST GOLF SOCIETY outing to Dunmurry Springs on Sunday 19th November. 4 person scramble bring your own team. Tee Time 10am. All Welcome. All money raised go to Allen Parish Senior Citizens fund.

Sincere condolences to the Dunne family of Robertstown on the passing of Andrew. Ar Dheis De go raibh se.
Best of luck to Aylmer Gaels Under 21s and management who play Larries at the weekend in the championship semi final.
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. Tckets are €10 and all proceeds go to the club.
Club Social Night in Sarsfields GAA on December 16th. 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 €15 are available from Ann Kenna and Ray Melia.

Congratulations and well done to our Minor Ladies who had a convincing win over Celbridge on Monday Minor Ladies Semi-final Milltown 7:15 (36) Celbridge 1:6 (9). The Minor girls are now through to the County final which took place yesterday in Hawkfield. Well done to all the players and management. A huge thank you to the Inn at Milltown for the support.
Our U17’s were in action yesterday against Castlemitchell.
AGM Friday November 24th at 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. All coaches please forward to your players via your group text messages and whatsapp group
Milltown LGFA AGM takes place on Wed 29th at 7.30. We would ask if at least one parent/guardian from each family involved in our teams could attend.
Our planning application for the New Pitch has been lodged with KCC. A huge thank you to the dedicated and hardworking sub committee who look after the New Pitch Development.
Congratulations to Winifred O’Hara who won the lotto jackpot this week. The club needs volunteers to sell lotto tickets in the inn on Sunday evenings. Please contact Ronan Byrne if you are available on 0868595208
If any of our members wish to receive Club information via text, please contact Róisín Malone on 0851264811
It was with great sadness we learned of the death of Mick Hanlon, our Club Patron and Vice President during the week. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Hanlon Family. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.