Allen Parish Newsletter 11 June 2017

The Most Holy Trinity

11 June 2017


World Meeting of Families – August 2018

Dublin has been chosen by Pope Francis to host the next World Meeting of Families in August 2018. Started by Saint John Paul II, and held every three years, this major world event celebrates family as the cornerstone of our lives, and the fundamental building block of society and the Church.

Families and others from all over the world will gather in Dublin from 21-26 August 2018 to celebrate their lives together, to share their experiences from different parts of the world, to reflect on the different challenges they face and to grow together in faith.


 Family Picnic - An invitation from Bishop Denis

Bishop Denis invites families and extended families to join him for a family picnic on Sunday, 27 August in Punchestown. A great afternoon of entertainment and fun is being planned so save the date – and get your extended family to save it too!  


Responsorial Psalm

To you glory and praise for evermore.


Monday 12th June

Allenwood – 9.30am

Tuesday 13th June

Milltown - 9.30am

Allen – 9.30am

Wednesday 14th June

Allen  - 9.30am

Robertstown – 10.30am

Thursday 15th June


Friday 16th June

Allenwood – 9.30am


Allen:  Saturday 7.30pm

Peter McNamee, England and formerly Robertstown (1st Anniversary)

Robert Ivers, Pluckerstown

Ned and Essie Dunne, Pluckerstown (Anniv.)

Lay Reader:  First Communion Programme

Eucharistic Minister:  Michael Herbert

Allen:  Sunday 11am  

Rose Reidy (Months Mind)

Kenneth Cross, Rathangan

Joe Logan, Mylerstown

Tom Boland, Grangeclare (5th Anniv.)

Lay Reader: First Communion Programme

Eucharistic Ministers: Helen Doyle and Anita Hendy

Allenwood: Saturday 6.30pm

People of the Parish

Lay Reader: Monica Anderson

Eucharistic Minister:  Mary Brennan

Allenwood: Sunday 10am

Annie Domican, Ballyteague

Lay Reader:  First Communion Programme

Eucharistic Minister: Julia Farrell

Milltown: Sunday 9.30am

Brendan Tiernan, Lumville (Months Mind)

Lay Reader: First Communion Programme

Eucharistic Minister: Bridie Dunney


Next Sunday’s Readings

Deut 8:2-3, 14-16.Ps 147:12-15, 19-20, R/v 12. 1 Cor 10:16-17. Jn 6:51-58. Lect I: 617.


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.



The Sacrament of Baptism is celebrated every two weeks.

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

Allenwood Sunday 20th August at 11am

Milltown Saturday 2nd September at 12 noon

Allen Sunday 17th September at 12 noon

Allenwood Sunday 1st October at 11am

Milltown Saturday 14th October at 12 noon

Allen Sunday 29th October at 12 noon

Allenwood Sunday 12th November at 11am

Milltown Saturday 25th November at 12 noon

Contact the Parish Office at 045-450501at least two weeks in advance.


Cemetery Masses

Lullymore – Sunday 11th June at 2pm.

Allen – Friday 7th July at 7.30pm.

Crosspatrick – Friday 14th July at 7.30pm.

Milltown – Friday 21st July at 7.30pm. 

Lullymore Cemetery Committee is compiling a directory of people who are buried in the cemetery but have no headstone. If you think you can help, please contact Sean at 087 8905144.


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 “Up Front. Adm €7.

Allen National School PTA Fundraiser -  clothing recycling collection on 13th June. We are looking for donations of: Clean unwanted clothes, bed linen, towels, curtains, Paired shoes and belts, Mobile phones and laptops, Soft toys. Please do NOT donate bric-a-brac or books.  Gym Hall Allen N.S. from Monday 12th June until Tuesday 13th June.


Allenwood Tidy Towns

AGM takes place on Tuesday 20th June at 8pm in the ACDAL Centre. All welcome. A good turnout would be appreciated.


Come home to the love of God’s Family on Lough Derg.

You may begin your Three Day Pilgrimage on any day from 1st June until 13th August.

No need to book. Daily boats to the Island from 10.30am until 3:00pm, 7 days per week.

There are various travel options available countrywide. The Lough Derg team can help you to co-ordinate public transport or link up

with Pilgrimage Organisers in your locality. Telephone Maureen or Lorraine on 071 9861518. (from NI 00 35371 9861518)

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Pilgrimage to Knock

In memory of Nora Carroll – 10 & 11 July for two nights.  Cost €150. Travel by train. Contact Purr Maher 860854 or Betty Field 432256.

Milltown Bicentenary

Corpus Christi procession after 9.30am Mass next Sunday morning. First Communion and Confirmation children are very welcome to participate. We would love to see the First Communion children dressed up in their Communion outfits.

TOUCH - Supporting vulnerable children in our world. Church gate collection next weekend 17/18 June. All monies raised will go towards the building of a hospital for children with mental health problems in Kathmandu, Nepal. Please support.

Friends of Adrian Melia Cancer Benefit Night: “A Question of Sport” benefit night for well-known sports photographer Adrian Melia will take place in Killashee House Hotel, Thursday 29 June at 8pm. There will be a host of sports personalities on the night, including Dr Cian O’Neill, Glen Ryan, Michael Carruth, Eric Donovan, Aisling Holton, Aoife Trant, Johnny Murtagh, Willie McCreery and many more. Speeches, Q&A panel, Pat Fallon illusionist, Auction- a full night of entertainment. Tickets €30/€50  David Clinton 086 2643012 or of-adrian-melia-tickets-34766512575



5 June 2017

3            5            13        28

EIGHT Match 3 Winners - €32 each

Paudi Browne, Ballyteague

Bella Aungier, Allenwood

Betty & Liz c/o Liz

Declan Phelan c/o Sham

Sean Hurst c/o D. Cross

Derek Masterson c/o Sham

Noreen Brouder c/o D. Cross

Rita Mullaney, Robertstown





1        9      14      18

NO Match 3 Winners

3 x €50

Ann Smith, Russelstown

Mary Nutterfield, Allenwood North

Harry Doyle c/o Mahons

NoJackpot Winner

Next week’s Jackpot € 1,800

allenwood celtic summer soccer academy

Boys and girls born 2010/2011 (new and current players welcome) every Sunday starting June 18th, 11am-12noon. €2 per child per session. Academy ends September 24th. Multi-directional movement, ball mastery, spatial awareness, confidence, enjoyment and fun!  Fully qualified coaches.  Contact Ed Dunne: 087-2500086 or Dave Moore 086-8112044.


Congratulations to Johnny Byrne on his impressive win with Kildare over Laois last weekend.  The senior team are holding a trad night with various artists, Saturday June 24th in the clubhouse €5 raffle on the night.

Allenwood club draw in association with Club Kildare tickets available. Tickets now priced at €75 each or €25 per month with three remaining draws June, July and August 2017. 1st prize Renault Clio or €12,000. Next draw June 30th.

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 Wed 8.30pm Allenwood GAA hall. Bonus ball from Jemma McCabe at a cost of €2 with a chance to win €50 every Wednesday at bingo or alternatively contact Jemma on 087-6199720.

Our 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.  Best wishes to all sitting exams over the next couple of weeks.


All Ireland Turf Footing Championships: A huge thank you to all who helped out with the All Ireland Turf Footing Championships and Country Fair on Sunday. Thank you so much to all who helped in the run up to the day and to all who came out to support.

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.

Bridgewood Celtic/Eleson United

Away to Athy Town AFC Sat. at 7.30pm.

The club would like to express its deepest sympathy to the McLoughlin family on the sad passing of Peter.


Well done to our U14 lads Who had a good win against Confey in the Championship Milltown 2:21  (27) Confey 0:12  (12) Milltown win by 15 points.

Our Senior men were in action yesterday against Nurney. Our U11 boys were in action at home to Athy on Thursday and our U 12 girls were away to Towers yesterday.

Thanks a million to each and every one of you who gave  of your time so generously over the very wet weekend to fundraise at Harvey Normans.  We raised a total of €818.39.

Congratulations to our own Lara Curran who played midfield for the Kildare Ladies on Sunday in their match in Tullamore against Laois.

Lotto tickets can be purchased for 1.50 from Liz O'Shea, John Murphy and from Daves Shop. Please support.


Congratulations to our U14 girls, who have booked a place in this year's Spring League Final, time and venue to be decided.

The club will have some stalls in the Ballyteague All Ireland Turf Footing and Country Fair again this year, Sunday June 11th please volunteer a few hours to help on the day and support our club.

Epilepsy Ireland will hold an awareness night in Ballyteague GFC on Monday 12th June at 8pm, open to everyone in the community.

Registration for players expired at the end of May, please make sure you or your daughter are registered.
Reminder to all parents, guardians and supporters if you wish to become a member of our club cost €10, please contact any committee member.


SFL Div. 4: away to Rathcoffey Tuesday 8pm.

Robertstown Cúl Camp will be held from Tuesday, August 8th to Friday August 11th from 10am to 3pm. More details from Peter Hogarty

Robertstown Club Draw in association with Club Kildare: Tickets for the next 3 Draws at €75 each available from Peter Hogarty 085/7858673. 16 Prizes each month with a 1st Prize each month, a Renault Clio or €12,000. Next draw June 30th.

Astro Turf Pitch is available to all clubs and groups and for childrens birthday parties. Contact Tara Moran 085 7317697.

Parish Lotto Tickets €1.50 available from our many Promoters and the Shops and Post Office in Robertstown. Tuesday's Jackpot €5,900.

Bonus Ball is run in Mullaney's and for a stake of €2 you could win €48.