Allen Parish Newsletter 8th January 2017

Allen Parish Newsletter

The Baptism of the Lord
8th January, 2017
Fr. Willie Byrne P.P. (045) 860135
Fr. Eddie Kavanagh C.C. (045) 890559
Parish Office (045) 450501
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K & L Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2017
16th – 21st July 2017. Cost €719 to include Flights, Transfers, Full board and accommodation, Fully comprehensive insurance, Pilgrimage badge. Single room supplement of €150 - €175 – Limited on request. Early booking is essential. Contact Ronan Ashe at 086 3909075.
Fatima Centenary
Pilgrimage 2017

Allen, Caragh and Newbridge Parishes Fatima Pilgrimage 2017 Celebrating the Centenary of the Apparitions at Fatima. 1st to 8th June 2017. Santo Amaro Hotel
Price based on 2 sharing is €778pp. Single room supplement is €195pp. Insurance €25pp Deposit €200. Contact Mary Lee Newbridge Travel 045 449522.
First Communion 2017
13th May 20th May
11am—Allenwood 11am—Allen
2pm—Robertstown (in Allen Church) 2pm—Milltown
Confirmation 2017
24th March 31st March
11am—Milltown 11am—Allen
2pm—Allenwood 2pm—Robertstown

Robertstown G.F.C.
Canal Plunge: Congratulations to the brave 7 who plunged into the icy waters of the Grand Canal on St. Stephen's Day . The 'Magnificent Seven ' were Brian Sexton, P.J. Ewing. Ray Melia, Anthony Farrell, Donie Percival, Thomas Leeson and Patrick Mackey. Well done to all who sponsored the Plunge . That afternoon the football challenge between the 1989 team and the 2011 team ended in a draw as all such games should. Many thanks to all who took part and to all who came to support them.
A.G.M. will be held in the Clubrooms on Friday, January 20th at 8 p.m. All members and intending members are invited to attend
Bonus Ball is run in Mullaney's and for a stake of €2 you could win € 48.
Astro Turf Pitch is available to all Clubs and Groups and for Childrens 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 is € 1,700.
Wishing all our Players, Members, Sponsors and Supporters a Very Peaceful and Good Sporting New Year.
Allenwood GFC
Mass for our deceased members will be on this Sunday January 8th at 10am. We would like to wish all our members young and old a very Happy Healthy New Year from all in the club.
Texting and Email list for the coming year: we would ask all members holding an email address to forward to Jemma McCabe for club news as it happens on a regular basis - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or text 087-6199720. Cmon the Blues book for sale costs €25.00.
Football: We wish Johnny Byrne the very best of luck with Kildare for the coming season starting Saturday January 7th. We also wish Tommy Maher who lines out with UCD for the O,Byrne cup with the first game away to Wexford on Sunday January 8th.
Bingo every Wednesday 8.30pm in Allenwood GAA hall. Cost €5.00 per book, €8.00 per double book €2.00 each for Jackpot and flyer sheet. €1800 in prize money.
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.The bonus ball number on Saturday night main lotto draw. Winner this week was Joe Devine c/o bingo .
We extend our sympathies to the Carroll family on the sad passing of Josie R.I.P.who was buried in Allen during the week.
Ballyteague GFC
AGM will take place on Friday January 20th. All nominations to Marie Jacob by January 15th.
Annual Club Mass will take place on January 27th in the clubhouse.
The club would like to wishvery best of Luck to Declan McGovern, Brian, Padraig and the Senior team for the forthcoming year.
Have you tried out our new Walking Track? The track is free to use for members of the club.We would ask that non membrs pay a Social membership of €20, as users must be covered for insurance reasons. This gives you access to the walking track until January 2018! For more details, contact Padraig Thorpe 0863193574 or Marie Jacob 0862258002.
Have you purchased your club lotto tickets? Available from various sellers in the club, €1.50 per ticket. Money from tickets purchased from Ballyteague sellers goes to the club.
Milltown GFC
The Club would like to wish all its members a very Happy New Year and Thank everyone who has helped in anyway to the very successful year the club has had in 2016.
Our senior ladies are back training from Wednesday 11th January. See you all there.
"Milltown in Motion" is back this Wednesday January 11th and is for all who want to keep fit and moving by running and walking. We meet every Wednesday evening from 7 to 8 at the pitch for a walk or run, everyone moves at their own pace, great fun and craic and great encouragement between everyone.
The girls football academy is back this Tuesday January 10th for girls up to and including under 8's from 6pm to 7 pm. The girls from U8 to U11 are back training on Wednesday 11th January from 7pm to 8pm.
AGM is on Friday January 20th at 8pm. Last year was a very successful year for the whole club and we look forward to having s great attendance on the night.
Annual Dinner Dance Saturday March 25th in Hotel Keadeen. Tickets are €37.50 each and can be purchased from Fran O'Sullivan
The club lotto helps to pay for the daily running of the club. We are looking for more people to participate in the lotto by buying tickets or selling them. We are hoping to expand the lotto to all teams to encourage more participation. Tickets are €1.50 each. We would like to thank Liz O Shea and John Murphy and the lotto team who continue to give of their time so generously.
Slimming World—Ballyteague
Ballyteauge GAA Tuesday 5.30pm and 7.30pm. Wednesday 9.30am and 11.30am. Contact Tracey at 086 9481173.

Monday 9th January
Allenwood – 9.30am

Tuesday 10th January
Allen - 9.30am
Milltown - 9.30am

Wednesday 11th January
Allen – 9.30am

Thursday 12th January
Allenwood – 9.30am

Friday 13th January
Allenwood – 9.30am

Allen: Saturday 7.30pm
Alice Ginty, Robertstown (1st Anniv)
Willie Dunne, Feighcullen & his parents Tom & Mary Dunne, Drimsree
Christina and Peter Anderson, Allenwood Sth.

Lay Reader: Ronan Ashe
Eucharistic Minister: Michael Herbert

Allen: Sunday 11am
Margaret Hughes
Baby Angel Suzanne Brown (3rd Anniv.) and Pat & Sheila Brown

Lay Reader: Paddy Gallagher
Eucharistic Ministers: Antoinette Barrett and Tom Walsh

Allenwood: Saturday 6.30pm
Bridie Kennedy (1st Anniversary)
Richard Percival, Robertstown
Patrick (Paddy) Dunne, Allenwood Middle

Lay Reader: Ann Curran
Eucharistic Minister: Wilfie Cronin

Allenwood: Sunday 10am
People of the Parish

Lay Reader: Sean Malone
Eucharistic Minister: Ann Donoghue

Milltown Sunday 9.30am
Elizabeth (Betty) O’Hara
Bridie & Ned Dowling and Owen Casey, Clane
Lay Reader: Cian Buckley
Eucharistic Minister: Aoife Malone

Responsorial Psalm
The Lord will bless his people with peace.
Weekday Masses 9th—13th January
Weekend Masses 14th /15th January
Next Sunday’s Readings
Is 49:3, 5-6. Ps 39:2, 4, 7-10, r/vv 8, 9. 1 Cor 1:1-3. Jn 1:29-34. Lect I: 641.
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.
The Sacrament of Baptism is celebrated every two weeks.
Allenwood Sunday 22nd January at 11am
Milltown Saturday 4th February at 12 noon
Allen Sunday 19th February at 12 noon
Allenwood Sunday 5th March at 11am
Milltown Saturday 18th March at 12 noon
Contact the Parish Office at 045-450501at least two weeks in advance.
“Those who die in grace go but to God and God is very near”

We remember in our prayers

Josie Carroll (nee Judge), Allenwood, whose funeral took place on Monday.

Jim Sheridan, Lees UK and formerly Ballyteague, who died on 31st December.

Joe Carey, Graigues, Robertstown and Carbury whose funeral took place in Prosperous on Saturday.

May they rest in peace.

19th December, 2016


SIX Match 3 Winners — €25 each
Breda Brown, Ballyteague
Betty J. Hyland, Ballyteague
Mary Donohue, Ballycumber, Offaly
Maurice Musgrave, Kilmeague
Catherine Colleton, Milltown
Helen Dickinson, c/o D. Keating
Special Christmas Draw 5 X €75 each
J.J. Brerton, Blackwood. Baby Fionn McCormack, Allenwood.
George & Abbey, c/o P. Farrell. K. Judge, c/o P. Cronly.
Sharon Whelan, Newbridge.

On behalf of the CARA Projects, I would like to thank everyone who supported the Family Table Quiz held over Christmas in The Inn at Milltown. A huge thank you to Aidan and Sandra Raleigh at the Inn, to the Buckley Family and to everyone who came along. We raised €494 for the girls Refuge centre and Orphanage. I will be travelling to the orphanage on February 9th and we really appreciate all your support.
Clíodhna Malone
Milltown Church Bicentenary 2017
There will be a meeting in the Old School, Milltown on Wednesday 11th January at 7.30pm to discuss preparations for the celebration of Milltown Church 200 years. All are very welcome.
Knit, Crochet & Social Group
Allen knit, crochet & social group will resume on Tuesday 10th January and continue every Tuesday morning from 10am to 12 noon in Allen Community Hall. Everyone very welcome.
Winning Numbers

FOUR Match 3 Winner s-
€40 each

Sean Slattery c/o Bar
Pat Sullivan c/o Mahons
Eamon Connell c/o Bar
Brendan Carroll, Station Road
Next week’s Jackpot € 5,200

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 “Tom McDonald”. Adm €7.
Na Fianna Ladies GFC
Indoor training will commence on Tuesday 17th January in Allenwood Hall from 7-8pm for all players born 2002 upwards.
The club will be hosting a fundraising night with Rory’s Stories on Saturday 18th February in Allenwood Hall.This event will be for over 16s and tickets are €15.Promises to be a great night, with raffle and DJ til late, tickets will be available from next week see Michelle Moran or Christopher Byrne, make sure you get yours early.
This year will see us launch our first Senior Ladies Tournament in Allenwood GAA on Saturday 25th February, games start at 11am.Six teams will be participating in this event in honour of our late Chairperson and friend Winnie Dunne.

NaFianna Mens Shed
Now open Tuesday and Thursday 11am to 1pm in Allenwood Enterprise Park.
Come and join us for tea, biscuits and a chat and see what the shed can offer you! All are very welcome.

Girls Fitness Academy
Fun, fitness and games for young girls 3-7 years in Milltown GAA hall on Tuesdays from 6-7pm. €3 per class. All welcome. Places limited. Please contact Anne 0860813609 for more information.