Allen Parish Newsletter 14th May 2017

Fifth Sunday of Easter

14th May, 2017
Fr. Willie Byrne P.P. (045) 860135
Fr. Eddie Kavanagh C.C. (045) 890559
Parish Office (045) 450501
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Milltown Church Bicentenary Celebration

On Sunday 21st May at 2pm, Bishop Denis Nulty, will celebrate Mass to mark the Bicentenary of Milltown Church. The Mass will be celebrated at a new altar in the cemetery.
After Mass, Bishop Nulty will formally open the Heritage Centre, with local politicians and Council representatives in attendance.
Refreshments will be served afterwards in the Milltown Inn and everyone is very welcome to join in this day of celebration.

Novena in honour of Our Lady of Fatima
St. Brigid’s Church, Milltown
Monday 5th June to Friday 9th June
at 7.30pm each evening
All are very welcome.

Petitions to our Lady of Fatima
If anyone has petitions to Our Lady of Fatima, these can be handed in to any of the three Churches before Sunday 28th May as our Pilgrimage departs on 1st June. (Please do not put money in or with the petitions).

May your love be upon us, O Lord, as we place all our hope in you.

Monday 15th May
Allenwood – 9.30am

Tuesday 16th May
Milltown - 9.30am – Declan Lawler (birthday remembrance) and deceased members of the Lawler and Byrne families
Mary Wilson & Philomena Downey

Wednesday 17th May
Allen – 9.30am
Robertstown – 10.30am

Thursday 18th May
Allenwood – 9.30am

Friday 19th May
Allenwood – 9.30am

Allen: Saturday 7.30pm
William (Billy) McNamee (Months Mind)
Margaret Keely, Mylerstown
Lay Reader: Bréid Murphy
Eucharistic Minister: Eddie Healy

Allen: Sunday 11am
Paul Maher, Surrey and late of Robertstown (1st Anniversary) & his brother Thomas Maher, Pluckerstown (3rd Anniversary)
Richard Price (Anniversary)
Lay Reader: Evelyn Dowling
Eucharistic Ministers: Evelyn Dowling & Helen Doyle

Allenwood: Saturday 6.30pm
William & Mary Bagnall
Mary Nutterfield (3rd Anniversary)
Lay Reader: Ann Curran
Eucharistic Minister: Mary Jacob

Allenwood: Sunday 10am
Mary Tierney Sheridan, Chicago & Allenwood
Lay Reader: Kevin McCormack
Eucharistic Minister: Ann Donoghue


Milltown: Sunday 9.30am
James (Jim) Shannon, Anniversary
Paddy Geraghty, New Zealand & formerly Newbridge (Anniversary)
John Joe Nolan, Barronstown & his mother Mary Nolan, Donadea
Lay Reader: Catherine Downey
Eucharistic Minister: Aoife Malone

Next Sunday’s Readings
Acts 8:5-8, 14-17. Ps 65:1-7, 16, 20, R/v1. 1 Pt 3:15-18. Jn 14:15-21. Lect I: 534.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament takes place on Mondays 11am to 3.30pm.
Healing Mass will take place on Monday next, 15th May at 8pm. 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.
Allenwood Sunday 28th May at 11am
Milltown Saturday 10th June at 12 noon
Allen Sunday 25th June at 12 noon
Allenwood Sunday 9th July at 11am
Milltown Saturday 22nd July at 12 noon
Allen Sunday 6th August 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

George O’Neill, Ballyteague, Kilmeague, whose funeral took place in Allen on Tuesday.

Paddy Kenny, Brockagh, Robertstown, whose funeral took place in Cooleragh on Friday.

May they rest in peace.
Milltown Bicentenary Mass will take place on Sunday 21st May. Anyone wishing to join our choir practice is very welcome. Practice takes place on Wednesday 17th May in Milltown Church at 3pm.

ALLEN YOUTH CLUB AGM takes place on Friday 26th May at 9.15pm.

8th May, 2017

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TWELVE Match 3 Winners
€25 each
Martina Daly c/o J. Jacob
Joe Carty,Robertstown
Annie Cronly c/o Dano
Pa Behan, Robertstown
Paul Heffernan, Dunmurry
Ink Print c/o J Ivers
Pauline Maguire c/o Sham
C. Dempsey, Mylerstown
Louise Dee c/o Marie Jacob
Shane Keely c/o Dano
Rosanna Kavnagh c/o Ronan
SeamusO’Rourke, Newtown

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.


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FIVE Match 3 Winners
Josie Fitzgerald c/o Mullaneys
SKCEI c/o Anne Downey
Angie c/o Day Care Centre
K Dunne c/o Sandra
Josie Fitzgerald c/o Robertstown PO
Next week’s Jackpot € 1,400

KILDARE CRAFT SHOWCASE McCauley Place, Naas on May 10th 10am – 4 pm. Admission free.
Display of crafts from all around the county. A small number of tables still available. Contact Gaye 0876366526 or Rosaline 0876336693. Refreshments available.
Coordinated by Older Voices Kildare and Allen Knitting and Crochet Group. Funded by KWETB AND OLDER VOICES KILDARE.

MILLTOWN TIDY TOWNS 200 years ago our village in Milltown was a very different place 1817 was 30 years before the famine and despite the hardships, the village managed to have a church built. On May 21st next Sunday , we welcome Bishop Denis Nulty to our village to celebrate Mass at 2pm to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the church and the people of Milltown. The Heritage centre will be officially opened by Bishop Denis and refreshments will be served at the Inn in Milltown afterwards. We welcome back former priests, teachers and residents who served the village very well. We invite everyone in the village and anyone who has or who has had connections to the village to come along and celebrate our village and its people. Spread the word.

The boys drew 3-3 with Athy Town. Away to Arlington AFC on Saturday at 7.15pm. Best of luck to Robertstown GFC in the Championship.
Well done to all our young athletes who participated in the second day of county championship athletics in glorious sunshine at Celbridge AC. Yet again we saw great performances from all our athletes especially our younger athletes coming up to competition stage. Well done to all and congratulations to our county medal winners: Fergus Dunne 3rd U9 60m, Hayley Trant 3rd U11 Turbo Jav, Oran O'Grady 3rd U12 80m, Hannah O'Grady 2nd U16 Shot Putt, Jessica Kiernan 3rd U16 Shot Putt and 1st for the boys U13 relay team of Conor Walsh, Daniel Smal, Oran O'Grady and Dara Cosgrave with subs Darragh Kearns-McGee and Scott Carroll. Next up are the Leinster Championships. Training continues every Tuesday and Thursday in Robertstown GFC.


SFL Div. 4: Caragh 0-7 Robertstown 4-7. Away to Rheban on Wed. next at 7.30pm.
JFC Round 1: Robertstown vs. Ballymore on Friday next in Hawkfield at 8.15 p.m.
Reserve Football League Div. 3 A: Robertstown received a walkover from Cappagh. At home to Straffan on Mon. at 7.30pm.
Robertstown Club Draw in association with Club Kildare: Please return your tickets to Peter Hogarty ASAP at the Fist draw is on Fri. May 26th. One draw each month for 4 months. 1st Prize each month is a Renault Clio or €12,000. 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 is run in Mullaney's and for a stake of €2 you could win €48.

Hard luck to the seniors who suffered defeat in their first round of the championship to Leixlip on a scoreline of Allenwood 1-08 Leixlip 2-07.
Membership overdue for 2017. Allenwood club draw in association with Club Kildare tickets on sale now available from any committee member. Tickets priced at €100 each or €25 per month with four draws starting May 2017. 1st prize Renault Clio or €12,000, 2nd €3,000, 3rd €1,000, 4th €1,000 5th €500 6th €500, 7th-16th €100 each. First draw takes place May 26th. Gym: Our 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. Please support. Scór: We wish the Question time team the very best of luck this Saturday in the All Ireland final in Belfast. Bingo every Wednesday 8.30pm in Allenwood GAA hall. Clothes collection continues. Clothes may be brought to the GAA between 9.30am and 12.30pm Monday to Friday. Underage training Fridays from 7pm -8pm. Disco May 26th 8pm-11pm. €5.

All roads lead to Hawkfield next Saturday 20th May for our U-16 ladies County Final. Please support the girls. Our U12's and U14's are training away and leagues are underway for both.
Best wishes to our players who will receive their First Holy Communion next Saturday 20th May. Many thanks to our supporters who nominated Na Fianna in Lidl Clane, we won their recent competition of a voucher for €500 to spend in store. Registration for players expires at the end of May, please make sure your daughter is re-registered before that date. Reminder to all parents, guardians and supporters if you wish to become a member of our club cost €10, please contact any committee member.

Well done to our U12's who had a great win on Tuesday evening against St. Laurence's in Division 1 semi final. Milltown 1-8 St. Laurence's 0-2 Best of luck to the team and mentors in the final. Hard luck to our Senior Ladies who lost out to Ballymore in a tough match. Milltown 1-17 Ballymore 4-15.
Congratulations to our members Peter Hamilton, Isabelle Smith, Tom Murtagh, Barry Gibbons who all achieved Personal Best times and the tag rugby team of Tom Stapleton, Karl Downey, Áoife and Ciara Buckley, Maeve Lavelle, Hanna Webb, Erica Long, Ben Curran, Conor Sheerin, Hugh Hamilton, Fiachra Malone and Calum Murphy who won silver in the All Ireland Community Games Final. What an achievement. Well done to all the mentors. Thanks to everyone who supported the clothes recycling initiative in the club recently. A total of 285 was raised. Club lotto is available from Liz o Shea, John Murphy and the shop and at the clubhouse at training. Thanks to all who support the lotto. Thanks to everyone who supported the Dog Night on Friday. A fantastic night was had by all. Thanks to all who bought tickets, sponsored races, took ads in the brochure, and bought tickets for the raffle. All monies raised go to the New Pitch Development.

The club would like to express its sympathies to the Dunne family on the passing of Roseleen, the Kenny family on the passing of Jimmy and the Conlon family on the passing of Billy. Ar Dheis De go raibh siad. Ballyteague GFC & Allen National School would sincerely like to thank everyone who supported our recent joint fundraiser - The Annual ABC Fun Run/Walk. A big thank you to our sponsor Hanlon Concrete, ACE Sports Awards and Comerfords Bakery. A huge thank you to everyone who donated refreshments, helped set up and run our event and to all who participated. All Weather Pitch now available for bookings. Contact Marie on 086-2258002. Special offer for birthday parties €30 for 1.5 hrs play or €50 for 1.5 hrs play and use of hall for party food. Tickets for Ballyteague Club Draw in association with Kildare GAA are available from Brian 0868316381 Marie 0862258002 Padraig 0863193574 or Frank 0862728644. There are 16 prizes to be won each month. Tickets can be purchased over 4 months at €25 per month or €100 for the year. Please support!