Allen Parish Newsletter 12th February 2017

Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

12th February, 2017

Seeing your life through the lens of the gospels

(Matthew 5:17-37)

  1. In this section of the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus proposes standards that go  beyond external ways of behaviour. He challenges our inner attitudes. When have you found that living out of inner conviction is more life-giving than keeping up appearances?
  2. Jesus applies his teachings to feelings of anger and sexual desire. He suggests that if we do not keep an eye on our feeling sand thoughts we will not be able to control our actions. Perhaps you have experienced the truth of this. What has helped you to integrate your feelings so that you were able to live in right relationship with yourself and others.
  3. For Jesus, persons with genuine authenticity do not need to swear an oath to be convincing. Their ‘yes’ or ‘no’ suffices. Recall people who had this kind of credibility for you. When have you found that your simple, direct and honest communication had a positive persuasive force?

Responsorial Psalm

They are happy who follow God’s law!


Weekday Masses 13th—17th FEBRUARY

Monday 13th February

Allenwood – 9.30am  - Mary Sullivan

Tuesday 14th February

Allen  - 9.30am

Milltown - 9.30am—Mary Wilson & Philomena Downey

Wednesday 15th February

Allen – 9.30am


Thursday 16th February


Allenwood – 9.30am 

Friday 17th February

Allenwood – 9.30am


Weekend Masses 18th/19th FEBRUARY

Allen:  Saturday 7.30pm

Jimmy Kelly, Blackwood (3rd Anniv.) & his parents John & Mary Kelly

Lay Reader: Patricia Creighton

Eucharistic Minister:  Rosaline Connolly

Allen:  Sunday 11am  

Thomas & Ellen Farrell, Ballyteague

Ann Doyle (2nd Anniv.)

Lay Reader: Rosaline Connolly

Eucharistic Ministers: Evelyn Dowling & Helen Doyle

Allenwood: Saturday 6.30pm

Bridie Kennedy, Allenwood Middle (1st Anniv.)

Patrick & Mary Moore, Allenwood North and Margaret Byrne, Allenwood North

Glen Wright (Anniv.)

Catherine Leeson, Ballyteague & Joseph Sheridan, Ballyteague

Elizabeth Gorry & Christopher Coyne, A/Wd Middle

Lay Reader: Christina Ryan

Eucharistic Minister:  Ann Curran

Allenwood: Sunday 10am

Eileen Smullen, Allenwood South

John Corrigan, Ballyteague

Kitty Carroll, Allenwood Cross (Anniv.)

Lay Reader:  Kevin McCormack

Eucharistic Minister: Christina Ryan

Milltown Sunday 9.30am

Charles & Elizabeth Curran, Rathbride (Anniv.)

Joe & Mick Power, Barronstown

Lay Reader:  Eamonn Slattery

Eucharistic Minister: Christy Herbert

Next Sunday’s Readings

Eccles (Sir) 15:15-20. Ps 118:1-2, 4-5, 17-18, 33-34, R/v 1. 1 Cor 2:6-10 Mt 5:17-37. Lect 1:652.

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.


Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament takes place on Mondays 11am to 3.30pm.

Monies Received

29th January/5th February

Weekly Envelopes: €1,370.00

Very many thanks for your generous donations.


The Sacrament of Baptism is celebrated every two weeks. 

Allen Sunday 19th February at 12 noon

Allenwood Sunday 5th March at 11am

Milltown Saturday 18th March at 12 noon

Allen Sunday 2nd April at 12 noon

Allen and Allenwood Saturday 15th April at the Easter Vigil Masses

Milltown Saturday 29th April at 12 noon

Allen Sunday 14th May at 12 noon

Allenwood Sunday 28th May at 11am

Milltown Saturday 10th June at 12 noon.

Requests for baptism must be received at the Parish Office not later than two weeks before the actual baptism.


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

We remember in our prayers

P. Coyne, Allenwood South, whose funeral took place on Saturday.

May he rest in peace.

Milltown Foróige

Congratulations to Ceire Boland who was elected to the National Reference Panel representing Kildare and Laois for the second year running. Well done also to the 7 Milltown members who attended the regional conference in Laois. Ceire will now join 65 other young people to discuss and bring about changes that will enhance the lives of teens in Ireland.

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.

Diocesan Scripture Sharing Groups – Lent 2017

Scripture Sharing

‘Discerning and Responding to God’s Presence in our Lives!’ 

Books can be ordered through the Parish Office at 045-450501.

MEDJUGORJE IRISH CENTRE PILGRIMAGES: Airport Transport and 7 nights B&B €279. Tel. 01 4434510 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Call for flight info.


Social DANCINGevery 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 “Blue Lace”. Adm €7.


Milltown Church

Celebrates 200 years

The parish youth taking part in JPII are looking for parishioners help. Milltown Church celebrates 200 years this year and we are helping to mark this very historical event. We are asking anyone in the parish or further who received the sacrament of Communion in Milltown and who have photos taken inside the church to please contact us. We are trying to gather as many photos as we can to have included in the pictorial event during the year. They can contact Roisin Malone on 0851264811.

Milltown District Community Text Alert

Many thanks to all wo attended our meeting on Tuesday last, 7th February. It was great to see such a large attendance. Membership is now due.

Knock to New York Pilgrimage

8th – 14th May

Knock Shrine will lead a historic pilgrimage to New York in May. Flight-only tickets are now available, price €599 (icl. taxes and charges) direct from Ireland West Airport. Full packages are also available which include flights, accommodation and itinerary. Contact Joe Walsh Tours (01) 241 0800 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Talk on Drugs and Alcohol

For Confirmation candidates and Parents in Allen Church on Wednesday next, 15th February at 7.30pm. All are welcome.

St. Vincent de Paul Shop, Newbridge are looking for donations  of mens and ladies clothes, bric-a-brac and small pieces of furniture.

Meeting of Returned Overseas Volunteers & Lay

Have you ever volunteered overseas in any kind of profession or have worked as a lay missionary in Africa, Asia or South America?Would you like to meet up with like-minded people? Join us for a special meeting which takes place on Thurs Feb 16th at 7.30pm at theChurch of the Irish Martyrs (Ballycane Church) in Naas. For more info email Jim at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it phone/text 8422468.



6th February 2017

TWO Match 3 Winners — €125 each

Frank Dowling, Robertstown

Patrick Callan, Allenwood




Winning Numbers

13, 20, 22, 23

TWO Match 3 Winner—€75 each

Paul Finn c/o Mahons

Seamus Wilson c/o DCC

Páidí Ó Sé

Next week’s Jackpot € 5,700

4, 14, 20, 22

Allenwood GFC

Membership now due for 2017  Adult €35 Couple €60  Family €70 Player €40 Student €20 Social membership €25.

National club draw 2017. There are some fantastic prizes ranging from an Opel Corsa to All-Ireland final packages. All proceeds of the sale of the tickets go to the club. Tickets can be purchased from any executive member at a cost of €10.

We 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. If you wish to be added to our texting list please feel free to contact Jemma  McCabe . Cmon the Blues book for sale would make a nice gift for the football lover with lots of local info. Book costs €25.00.

Underage: The dates for our underage discos for the coming year are as follows  Feb 24th, March 31st, April 21st. May 26th.

Football:The Aldridge cup begins weekend  Feb  18th  V St laurences away.

Bootcamp classes in Allenwood GAA gym. Mon, Tues, Thurs and Fri at 9.45am and Sat at 9.30am. Fully supervised by qualified coaches. Suitable for all fitness levels and age groups. Only €6 a class. Find us on Facebook at Sky blue Fitness or contact Morgan O' Sullivan 0872189282.

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 with a chance to win €50 every Wednesday at bingo or contact Jemma on 087-6199720. The bonus ball number on Saturday night main lotto draw. Winner this week was Mary Scully c/o  bingo .

Our clothes collection continues clothes may be brought to the Gaa between 9.30am and 12.30pm Monday to Friday.

The lights will be turned on if people want to walk during these times Monday Wednesday and Friday nights 7.30-9pm. Social membership permits you to use the walkway €25 per year.

Kildare scor final takes place in Allenwood March 5th at 730pm. We would ask anybody interested in taking part to contact Sean Malone.

Ballyteague GFC

Special birthday Wishes to former senior captain Mick Lyons, who was 80 last week.

The club would like to wish a speedy recovery to Senior Player Conor Mullaney following his recent surgery.

Have you got your National Club Drawticket? As well as the fabulous prizes to be won, all proceeds go directly to the club. The club will also have its own draw of those who purchased tickets. Now available from Padraig Thorpe 086-3193574. Each ticket costs €10.

Keogh Cup Rd 1 home to Nurney the weekend of 17th February. Fixture to be confirmed.

U 10, 11 and 12s return to training Friday 17th February at 7p.m. All Ages return on 3rd March.

All Weather Pitch now available for bookings. Contact Marie on 086-2258002

Have you tried out our new Walking Track? The track is free to use for members of the club.For non-members, we would ask that they 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.

Robertstown GFC

Dowling Cup : Round 1 . Robertstown away to Caragh on Saturday next at 2 p.m.

Membership Fees are now due and can be paid to any Committee Member .

Astro-Turf Pitch : This is available to all Clubs and Groups and for Childrens Birthday Parties . For bookings contact Tara Moran 085/7317697 .

Bonus Ball : This is run in Mullaneys and for a stake of € 2 you could win € 48 . Last week's winner : Oisin Mullaney .

Parish Lotto : Tickets at € 1.50 available from our many Promoters and from the Shops and Post Office in Robertstown . Monday's Jackpot € 2,700 .


Milltown GFC

Our minor lads are in action today Sunday at home to Newtown Gaels at 11am. All support very much appreciated.

Our U16 girls are away to Kilcock on Sunday 18th at 12 noon. Please support.

Our Senior Ladies are in action on 28th away to Rheban

Lotto tickets are available each Tuesday and Wednesday in the club house and from Liz O Shea, John Murphy and the Shop. Please support.

Wishing 5 members of our minor girls and lads teams a safe journey as they Traveled to Kenya for two weeks on Thursday. They promised they brought their boots with them for altitude training!! Well done to Aaron Jacob, Séan Tiernan, Anna Murphy, Cliodhna Malone and Eoin Shannon.