Allen Parish Newsletter 2nd July 2017

2nd July 2017


Many theologians have grappled with the idea of how human beings are in the image and likeness of God. One suggests that we are in the image of god from the moment of our birth, but it is the likeness of God, which takes us a lifetime to perfect. Sometimes we don’t appreciate the notion of what is good for us, which comes from God, but a life in faith moves us towards that trust in God and the plan that is for each one of us.


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

Milltown Church

Sunday 9th July
at 3.30pm

We invite people who have served the Latin Mass over the years to attend.

All are very welcome.

I will sing forever of your love, O Lord.

Monday 3rd July
Allenwood – 9.30am

Tuesday 4th July
Milltown - 9.30am
Allen – 9.30am

Wednesday 5th July
Allen - 9.30am
Robertstown – 10.30am – Mary Byrne & Michael Byrne, St. Brigids Terrace, Robertstown and their son Thomas

Thursday 6th July
Allenwood – 9.30am

Friday 7th July
Allenwood – 9.30am
Allen – 7.30pm – Cemetery Mass

FIRST FRIDAY – Friday 7th July is the First Friday of the month and housebound parishioners will be attended.

Allen: Saturday 7.30pm
John Coyne
Mary Ellen Downey, Michael Downey & Patrick Kavanagh (Anniv.)
Lay Reader: Sinéad Jacob
Eucharistic Minister: Bréid Murphy

Allen: Sunday 11am
David Greville, Oaklawns
May Hoare (Anniv.) and deceased members of her family
Lay Reader: Anita Hendy
Eucharistic Ministers: Helen Doyle & Antoinette Barrett

Allenwood: Saturday 6.30pm
Mary Champ (1st Anniv.)
Paddy Carroll, Allenwood (Anniv.)
Jim Smullen, Allewnood South
Lay Reader: Fiona McManamon
Eucharistic Minister: Carmel Cooke

Allenwood: Sunday 10am
David (Pa) Dunne, Allenwood Middle
Lay Reader: Johnny O’Callaghan
Eucharistic Minister: Patricia Durkan

Milltown: Sunday 9.30am
(Months Mind) Colin Doody, USA & formerly Milltown
Philomena Downey (Anniversary)
Lay Reader: Michael Byrne
Eucharistic Minister: Bridie Dunney

Next Sunday’s Readings
2 Kgs 4:8-11, 14-16. Ps 88:2-3, 16-19, R/v 2. Rm 6:3-4, 8-11. Mt 10:37-42. Lect I: 671.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is on a break for the Summer months and will resume in September.

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. (Due to the Allen Cemetery Mass taking place on Friday 7th July there will not be Eucharistic Adoration in Allen Church on Friday 7th July. Eucharistic Adoration will resume as usual on Friday 14th of July.)
In Allenwood Church on Friday mornings after 9.30am Mass.

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

The Sacrament of Baptism is celebrated every two weeks.
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
Contact the Parish Office at 045-450501at least two weeks in advance

26th June, 2017

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SIX Match 3 Winners
€42 each
Ettie Duffy c/o N. Dunne
Annie Doyle, Grangeclare
May Kane, Mylerstown
Tony Moore, Allenwood North
Nicola Flavin c/o Ben Murphy
A.E.G. O’Sullivan, Narraghmore

17th/24th June (Two weeks)
Weekly Envelopes: €1,429.00
Very many thanks for your generous donations.

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 “Pat Costello”. Adm €7.

July 1st to July 9th
Join us on day 9 of the pilgrimage, Sunday 9th July, when we celebrate Brigid's connection with Kildare, walking from Pollardstown Fen to Kildare Town via The Curragh. Register online at or on the day from 12-1pm at Pollardstown Fen. For more information phone Karen McDowell 087-6821664 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Newsletter notices can be emailed to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or contact the Parish Office at 045-450501. Deadline is 12 noon on Thursday. We are unable to publish any notices received after the deadline.

ALLEN KNIT, CROCHET &SOCIAL GROUP will continue to meet in Allen Hall every Tuesday morning, 10am to 12 noon, over the Summer. All are welcome.

MEMORIAL MASS AND MONTHS MIND for Colin Doody, USA and formerly Hawkfield, will be held in Milltown Church on Saturday 8th July at 2pm.

A SINCERE THANK YOU to all who contributed to “Touch” Charity at the recent Church gate collection which raised € 573.60.


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ONE Match 3 Winner - €100
Johnny Flynn c/o The Bar
No Jackpot Winner
Next week’s Jackpot € 2,100

Hard luck to the boys who lost 4-1 to Newbridge F.C. Best of luck in the Lumsden Cup Round 2 on Sunday, away to Clane at 11am. All support greatly appreciated.

A huge well done to Nicole Hyland was crowned 2017 Derby Queen. Nicole was sponsored by Ballyteague GFC and will now go on to compete in the Kildare Rose competition. A huge thank you to everyone who helped and participated in the Festival Parade last Sunday. The Senior team finished in the bottom half of the League and must now play Monasterevin, Clane, Straffan and Kilcock to determine who remains in Division two. Please support the lads in these games! The Seniors will face Suncroft in the next round of the Intermediate Club Football Championship. Time and Venue to be announced. The Reserve Senior team has drawn Sarsfields in the Championship. Time and Venue to be announced. 2nd July Under 13s away to Nurney at 10.30a.m. 4th July Under 10s away to Suncroft at 7p.m. 5th July Under 13s home to Ballykelly at 7.30p.m. Best of luck to Johnny Byrne and the Kildare Senior team and Management in the Leinster Football Final. Underage Training every Tuesday and Friday from 7 to 8p.m. please make sure all children have gumshields. Can all parents please make sure they check in at every training. Lotto tickets are also available to purchase at training. Well done to all who travelled with Lily Og to play a Laois selection recently.

SFL Div. 4 Top Section: Robertstown 0-14 Caragh 2-8. Away to Cappagh on Monday next at 8 p.m. Underage Football Tournament: This was a great success on Sunday last. Many thanks to Milltown, Allenwood and St. Kevins for bringing teams. Kildare Star Johnny Byrne was on hand to present the medals. To all who helped in any way on the day many thanks. Ger Cassidy provided the amplification. Newsletter: If you wish to receive a copy of the Club Newsletter then send your name and e mail address to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Parish Lotto: Tickets €1.50 each available from our many Promoters and from the Shops and Post Office in Robertstown . Monday's Jackpot €1,700
Cúl Camp Tuesday , August 8th to Friday, August 11th from 10am to 3pm.each day. More details from Peter Hogarty. 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 Mullaney's and for a stake of € 2 you could win €48.

The seniors were beaten by the narrowest of margins on Tuesday night by a very strong St Kevins team. Final score Allenwood 2-13 St Kevins 0-20. Social night on Saturday July 15th, Up for the Match where we give our community the chance to challenge each other in various challenges on the night. Kildare v the Dubs. As we have grown as a village with a lot of people from our neighbouring county we invite all to come along wear the Dublin colours and we the Kildare crew line out in white. A night of fun to be had. Allenwood clubhouse bar at 9pm. 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. Date for the diary: We plan as a club to have a fun day for all with numerous activities to take place on the day. Which will include our usual barbecue, obstacle course etc. If you are interested in helping out please feel free to contact a committee member. 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. Well done to our younger members involved with Na Fianna who won their league final. We wish both of the sixth class children the very best in their future as they graduated from primary school during the week.

Hard luck to our U12 girls who were beaten by Ellistown on Saturday with a score of Milltown 2-1 Ellistown 3-5. Well done to our U10 girls who had a great win at home against Baltinglass. Our U14 lads played Abbey Rangers in the Championship final on Sunday in Hawkfield. They were beaten 4-7 to 3-11. Well done to all our Underage players fromU7 to U11's who took part in the blitz in Robertstown on Sunday. Our Gaelic4mothers and others were also in action on Sunday at a blitz in Raheens and are preparing hard for their trip to Croke Park in the Autumn for the All Ireland Blitz. Fantastic news for our 2 school teams who both beat Allenwood in the Parish Cup Finals in Allenwood. Best of luck to all our members taking part in the Community Games Track and Field finals. Day 1 of County final. Peter Hamilton won 1500m, 2nd in mixed u/15 relay Aoife & Ciará Buckley, Peter Hamilton and Sam Arkwright and 3rd in u14 relay Hugh, Colin, Ben & Conor. Best of luck to all the boys and girls from 6th class who had their graduation ceremony Tuesday. U13 boys league starts next Wednesday, with the lads playing in Division 1 this year. Lotto: Thanks to Liz O'Shea, John Murphy and the lotto team for their efforts. Tickets can be purchased from Liz, John, Dave's Shop. Thanks to Ronan Byrne who helped out on Sunday nights selling the tickets in the Inn and to George Ottley for looking after the month of July. Tom Malone is looking after the month of August. If you can spare an hour on a Sunday evening for a month to help out, please contact Ronan Byrne. Clothes recycling proved very successful this year. If you have any unwanted clothes in re-saleable condition, please contact Roisin Malone to arrange collection.

MILLTOWN FORÓIGE - is a very active, fun filled youth club for teens age 12-18 years. We meet every Friday in Milltown GFC from 7.30-9.30pm. There is an OPEN NIGHT on Friday 7th July 7.30-9.30pm in Milltown GFC hall for all teens in this age group especially the 6th class students leaving Scoil Bhride, Mlltown. On the night you can expect to see what Foroige is like, get involved in fun and games and meet the volunteer leaders, Parents are also welcome from 8.30pm for tea and a chat. For more info please contact Mary 087 9115835.