Allen Parish Newsletter 9th July 2017

July 9th 2017


Milltown Foróige has been asked by the Bicentenary Project to create a special place of remembrance for infants and people buried in the unmarked section of Milltown cemetery.
We plan to erect a small plaque to acknowledge those buried there in past times, different times, when babies who died before, during or soon after birth could not be buried in consecrated ground. Strangers who died in the area without family to bury them are also laid to rest here.
The club will also create a beautiful area of quiet contemplation.
A grant has been provided by Kildare County Council for the proposed work.
There will be a blessing ceremony for the whole community to attend in November to mark the Feast of the Holy Souls. More details will follow nearer the time.
If anyone has knowledge that they wish to share, or would like to be involved in any way to contribute to this worthwhile project, we would be very grateful for the help and support.
Also, for anyone who would like to mark this area for a loved one in some small way, either publicly or anonymously, they are more than welcome to do so. Information can be given to Mary from Milltown Foróige on 087 9115835, Betty on 086 3397844 or Fr Willie through the Parish office.
The members and volunteers of Milltown Foróige are looking forward to getting involved in this amazing part of the Bicentenary Celebrations and to the development of a beautiful Garden of Remembrance in Milltown

I will bless your name forever, o God my King

Monday 10th July
Allenwood – 9.30am

Tuesday 11th July
Milltown - 9.30am
Allen – 9.30am

Wednesday 12th July
Allen - 9.30am
Robertstown – 10.30am

Thursday 13th July
Allenwood – 9.30am

Friday 14th July
Allenwood – 9.30am
Crosspatrick – 7.30pm – Cemetery Mass

Allen: Saturday 7.30pm
Charlie Weld, Robertstown
Lay Reader: Liam Murphy
Eucharistic Minister: Rosaline Connolly

Allen: Sunday 11am
Michael & Ann Connolly, Littletown
Lay Reader: Evelyn Dowling
Eucharistic Ministers: Liz Jacob and Catherine Murphy

Allenwood: Saturday 6.30pm
Brian Judge, Allenwood (3rd Anniv.)
Dan Kelly, Allenwood, son Jim Kelly & daughter Ann Moore
Eugene Ryan (2nd Anniv.)
Lay Reader: Wilfie Cronin
Eucharistic Minister: Mary Jacob

Allenwood: Sunday 10am
Bernie & Brian Davis (Anniversaries)
Lay Reader: Sean Malone
Eucharistic Minister: May Cunningham

Milltown: Sunday 9.30am
Michael Dawson, Rathbride (Anniv.)
Mary Wilson, Milltown (Anniv.)
Lay Reader: Cian Buckley
Eucharistic Minister: Christy Herbert

Next Sunday’s Readings
Zec 9:9-10. Ps 144:1-2, 8-11, 13-14, R/v 1. Rm 8:9, 11-13. Mt 11:25-30. Lect I: 673.

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.
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

Joe Carthy, London and late of Ballyteague whose funeral will take place in London.

May he rest in peace.

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
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

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

Petitions for our Lady of Lourdes can be handed in to any of the Churches or the Parish Office. Please do not put money in or with petitions.

Table Quiz in The Inn, Milltown, on Thursday 13th July at 9.30pm. Table of 4 €40. Please support.

3rd July, 2017

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NINE Match 3 Winners
€28 each
The Dunne Girls c/o Jack
Betty & Liz c/o Liz
Breda Downey c/o Liz
Pat & Carmel Dunne, Allenwood
Finbar Williams c/o D. Keating
Helena Musgrave, Kilmeague
Michael Moore, Fenview
Sonny Bagnall c/o Sham
Ger & Sharon Melia, Kilmeague

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 “Blue Lace”. Adm €7.

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.

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.

This year I am celebrating 25 years as a priest and I wish to celebrate it in a spirit of gratitude, humility, trust and friendship. There will be a Mass of Thanksgiving celebrated on the evening of 30th July in St. Brigid's Church, Shanahoe at 5pm. You are most welcome to the celebration and refreshments afterwards.
As part of the Silver Jubilee celebrations he will be the Spiritual Leader of a Pilgrimage to the Holy Land from 8th to 20th October this year. This particular pilgrimage is longer than the usual pilgrimages (13 days - 11 full days there) and gives Pilgrims time to absorb the amazing journey as we walk and travel the journeys that Jesus, Mary and Joseph and all his followers took some 2000 years ago. Cost of Pilgrimage €2,059. Maureen Ahern is the main organizer.
If you are interested in talking to her she will be delighted to receive your call. Her mobile is 0872319639. You are most welcome to give me a call on - 087 6162675.


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THREE Match 3 Winners
€50 each
Jane Wolff c/o Bingo
Esther Nugent c/o Joan
Frank Jones c/o the Bar
No Jackpot Winner
Next week’s Jackpot € 2,200

Our U13 lads are at home at to Newtown Gaels this morning Sunday @ 10.30. All support is very much appreciated.
Congratulations to our Senior Men Who had a good win over Sallins with a score of Milltown 4:14 Sallins 1:9.
Well done to our Senior Ladies who had a good win over Ballymore on Tuesday night with a score of Milltown 5:17 Ballymore 2:5
Well done to our U13 lads Who had a good win against Grange on Wednesday night Milltown 4:14 Grange 2:7
Lotto is available from Liz O Shea, John Murphy and Daves Shop. Please support

SFL Div. 4 Top Section: Cappagh 1- 4 Robertstown 2-10.
Junior Football Championship Round 2: Robertstown vs Milltown this Saturday in St. Conleth's Park at 2 pm. Please support.
Robertstown Club Draw in association with Club Kildare: Congratulations to Fidelma Dobbins , Mylerstown who won €100 in the June Draw. Tickets €50 each available for the next two draws. 16 Prizes each month with a 1st. Prize of a Renault Clio or €12,000 each month. Contact Peter Hogarty .Next Draw July 28th.
Congratulations to Johnny Leeson who celebrated a significant birthday with family and friends on Saturday last.
Club Newsletter: If you wish to be included in the mailing list then please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Parish Lotto: Tickets at €1.50 each available from our many Promoters and from the Shops and Post Office in Robertstown . Monday's Jackpot €1,900.
The Club wishes Johnny Byrne and the Kildare Team the Best of Luck in the Leinster Football Final next Sunday in Croke Park.

The seniors to play Round Towers Tuesday July 12th. Best of luck to Johnny Byrne and all the Kildare team for the Leinster final July 16th. 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 Next draw takes place Friday July 28th .Tickets now priced at €50 each or €25 per month with two remaining draws June, July and August 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. 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 U12 girls who had a great run in their League games. Our Senior Ladies Junior A team have two wins from two while our Junior C team had a loss in their first game. Next up will see Junior A face Kilcullen and Junior C face Kildangan/Nurney away on Tues 18th July. Please try and support our senior women in their championship campaign. Reminder to all parents, guardians and supporters if you wish to become a member of our club cost €10, please contact any committee member.

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.
9th July Under 13s home to Athgarvan at 7p.m.
11th July Under 10s home to Kildangan at 7p.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 Óg to play a Laois selection recently.

Hard luck to the boys who lost in the Lumsden Cup away to Clonmullion on Saturday at 7.15pm.

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.