Allen Parish Newsletter 18th June 2017

18th June 2017

Jesus, the Bread of Life

Jesus gives his whole self to us and invites us to a deep union with him. We often imagine God up in the clouds in heaven looking down at us, maybe distant, maybe disconnected. The Eucharist shows us that God is involved in the messiness of human life, present to us in Jesus’ body and blood. Bread is nourishing, bread is for life, bread is food for the journey. Jesus is all of these things for us. His blood is a reminder of his death, of the brokenness of this world, of the struggles of people’s lives. Christ invites people to connect their own sufferings with his.

Today, you might reflect on times you felt sustained by God, strengthened by God through joyful times and sorrowful times. You might also reflect on who has been Jesus for you? Where have you seen Christ in this world, in flesh and blood?

Corpus Christi procession begins in Newbridge at approximately 2.30pm from St. Conleth’s Church, through the town. All are very welcome.

O praise the Lord, Jerusalem!

Monday 19th June
Allenwood – 9.30am

Tuesday 20th June
Milltown - 9.30am – Mary Wilson & Philomena Downey

Wednesday 21st June
Allen - 9.30am
Robertstown – 10.30am

Thursday 22nd June
Allenwood – 9.30am

Friday 23rd June
Allenwood – 9.30am

Allen: Saturday 7.30pm
Peter McLoughlin (Months Mind)
Peggy Thorpe, Kilmeague (Anniv)
Frank Moore, Kilmeague (Anniv)
Lay Reader: Ronan Ashe
Eucharistic Minister: Bréid Murphy

Allen: Sunday 11am
Joseph (Jerry) Cross, Grove Lane, Robertstown
Thomas (Tosh) Cross, Grangeclare West & also his wife Lizzie Cross
George Bagnall, St. Brigids Tce, Robertstown (Anniv) & all deceased members of the Bagnall family
Peg Herbert, Lowtown
Lay Reader: Catherine Murphy
Eucharistic Ministers: Evelyn Dowling & Liz Jacob

Allenwood: Saturday 6.30pm
Willie Judge (Months Mind)
Annie Moore, Allenwood North
James & Ellen Moran (Anniv.)
William (Bill) Percival, Robertstown & Allenwood Sth and his parents William & Margaret Percival, Allenwood Sth
Ned & Vincent Moran, Derrymullen
Dickie & Rose Goulding and John & Peg Goulding, Ballyteague
Lay Reader: Christina Ryan
Eucharistic Minister: Mattie Dobbins

Allenwood: Sunday 10am
Patrick Corss, Drimsree (2nd Anniversary)
Lay Reader: Christina Ryan
Eucharistic Minister: Christina Ryan

Milltown: Sunday 9.30am
Christy Dowling, Hawkfield
All deceased members of the Welsh family, Pollardstown
Stepen Casey, Milltown (2nd Anniversary)
Lay Reader: Fiachra Malone
Eucharistic Minister: Christy Herbert

Next Sunday’s Readings
Jer 20:10-13. Ps 68:8-10, 14, 17, 33-35, R/v 14. Rm 5:12-15. Mt 10:26-33. Lect I: 668.

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

Healing Mass will take place on Monday next, 19th June 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.

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

We remember in our prayers

Michael ‘Sonny’ Fennelly, Pollardstown, whose funeral took place on Thursday.

Thomas Bowers, Clare and formerly Robertstown, whose funeral took place in Clare on Tuesday.

Colin Doody, USA and formerly Scarlettstown, whose funeral took place in the USA on Friday.

May they rest in peace.

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.


Allen – Friday 7th July at 7.30pm.
Crosspatrick – Friday 14th July at 7.30pm.
Milltown – Friday 21st July at 7.30pm.

12th June, 2017

5 12 18 25

TEN Match 3 Winners - €25 each
Danny Donoghue, Newbridge
Laura Cribben c/o S. Malone
Erica Smith, Blackwood
Karen Donohue, Grangeclare
Freddy Gorey c/o PJ
George Ottley c/o G. Ottley
Glen Gorey, Barronstown
Eddie Cross, Feighcullen
Peg Heffernan c/o J. Murphy
Sarah Murphy, Milltown

27 May/3 & 10 June (Three weeks)
Weekly Envelopes: €1,795.00
Very many thanks for your generous donations.

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

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


2 17 18 24

NO Match 3 Winners
3 x €50
Agnes McCormack, Allenwood South
Carla Byrne c/o AC U/11s
Marie Jacob c/o DCC
No Jackpot Winner
Next week’s Jackpot € 1,900

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 “Johnny Mullen”. Adm €7.

Despite the earlier threats of showers, the All Ireland Turf Footing Championships and Country Fair was a great success again this year. A huge thank you to all who helped in the run up to the day, putting up stalls and putting the stage together. A big thank you to our entertainment, Glad for Trad, Double Up, Allenwood Set Dancers, Molly Hyland and Xstatic Djso. The support on the day was greatly appreciated and made it yet another enjoyable day this year.
Under 9s 20th June home to Athy at 7p.m
Under 11s away to Sarsfields at 7pm.
Well done to the Senior team who recorded their first win in the League over Monasterevin on Tuesday night.
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.

SFL Div. 4: Played on Saturday: Robertstown 1-17 Grange 0-6. Played on Wednesday: Rathcoffey 2-19 Robertstown 2-9. At Home to Rathcoffey this Sunday at 2 p.m.
U/14 Football League Div. 2: Newtown Gaels 4-12 Blessington 2-2. J.F.C. Round 2 will be played on the weekend July 7th to 9th.
Robertstown Annual Underage Blitz will take place on Sunday next, June 25th beginning at 12 noon Under 8s, Under 10s and Under 12s. Each player will receive a medal. Barbecue Food and Refreshments will be served all day. Admission €4 per car. Club Newsletter will issue soon and it will keep you updated on Club activity both on and off the field. If you wish to be included please send your email address to
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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.
Well done to the seniors who beat St Kevins in the league Friday last final score read Allenwood 1-11 St Kevins 1-07. Best of luck to Johnny Byrne and the Kildare team Saturday night when they take on Meath. Hard luck to the ladies who lost out to Westmeath. The senior team are holding a trad night with various artists, Saturday June 24th in the clubhouse €5 tickets available from all players 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. 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.

Our U14 girls will play Two Mile House in TMH on Wednesday 21st June in this year's Division 3 League Final, at 7pm. Please support this great bunch of girls. The club would like to thank everyone who helped out and supported our stalls at the Ballyteague All Ireland Turf Footing and Country Fair last Sunday. Senior Championship begins at the end of June, this year we will be entering two teams, great to see we have the players to complete at two levels.
Reminder to all parents, guardians and supporters if you wish to become a member of our club cost €10, please contact any committee member.
Our Senior men lost out to Nurney on Saturday evening Milltown 2:4 Nurney 2:11. Our U14 lads had a good win against Eadestown with a score of Milltown 4:12 Eadestown 1:6. Well done to our girls u10s (league match) and girls u8s (challenge match) who played Eadestown at home on Sunday morning. Another successful display from our u10 girls. Well done to both teams on a great game of football. Well done to our 3 young refs who refereed the U8/U10/Gaelic for mothers and others. It's great to have so many young referees coming up through the club. A huge thanks to Sinéad Jacob for organising the group. An historic night on Tuesday night in the club. For the first time ever, a hurling team from Milltown took to the field tonight and did our club proud!. They couldn't have asked for a tougher assignment, away to the Kildare Hurling powerhouse that is Celbridge. However, our boys and girls showed true Milltown grit and really put it up to the home team. Well done. Our U6s hurlers are in Sarsfields today Sunday (11:30) if anyone would like to pop their heads in! Congratulations to our Gaelic4mothers and others team who had a great game against Raheens on Monday night at home.
The boys drew 3-3 with Athy Town. Home to Rathangaon on Sat. at 5pm. Happy Father’s Day to all the dads. Best of luck to the Kildare team.

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. Fully qualified coaches. Contact Ed Dunne: 087-2500086 or Dave Moore 086-8112044