Allen Parish Newsletter 16th July 2017

16th July


An Emergency Collection in aid of Trócaire’s work in East Africa will take place next weekend, 22nd/23rd July.

Nearly 25 million people in Somalia, Kenya, South Sudan and Ethiopia are currently in urgent need of food and water due to drought. Trócaire is reaching over 150,000 people across the region with emergency food, water and sanitation. This emergency church collection will ensure that Trócaire can continue to scale up our relief efforts and respond to the dire needs of our brothers and sisters across these four countries.

Please support our appeal and help us reach more people with life-saving aid.

Some seed fell into rich soil and produced its crop.

Monday 17th July
Allenwood – 9.30am

Tuesday 18th July
Milltown - 9.30am – Mary Wilson & Philomena Downey

Wednesday 19th July
Robertstown – 10.30am

Thursday 20th July

Friday 21st July
Allenwood – 9.30am
Milltown – 7.30pm – Cemetery Mass

Allen: Saturday 7.30pm
Nigel Maher & Paul Kenny (Anniv.)
Maureen Smullen, Littletown (Anniv.)
Michael (Mouse) Moran, Mylerstown (Anniv.)
Sheila McNamee, Robertstown (8th Anniv.)
Lay Reader: Catherine Sweeney
Eucharistic Minister: Michael Herbert

Allen: Sunday 11am
Thomas & Alice Ennis, Robertstown West, also daughter Nancy & son Patrick
Lay Reader: Maurice Musgrave
Eucharistic Ministers: Evelyn Dowling and Tom Walsh

Allenwood: Saturday 6.30pm
Sheila Wright, Derrymullen (2nd Anni.) & Mary Wright, Allenwood (Anniv.)
Patrick, Annie & Theresa Tierney and deceased members of their family
Lay Reader: Dearbhla Moore
Eucharistic Minister: Larry Malone

Allenwood: Sunday 10am
Patrick, Kathleen & Paul Brereton and deceased members of the Brereton family
Lay Reader: Noel Moore
Eucharistic Minister: Ann Donoghue


Milltown: Sunday 9.30am
Mary Ann Dunne (nee McConn), Hawkfield (2nd Anniv.)
Ellen Byrne, Clongorey (Anniv.)
Ellen Keane, Fenview (Birthday remembrance)
Lay Reader: Ann Dunne
Eucharistic Minister: Aoife Malone

Next Sunday’s Readings
Is 55:10-11. Ps 64:10-14, R/Lk 8:8. Rm 8:18-23. Mt 13:1-23. Lect I: 675.

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.

The Sacrament of Baptism is celebrated every two weeks.
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

Friday 21st July at 7.30pm.

Please join us for refreshments and a chat afterwards in Milltown School. All are very welcome.
Huge crowds attended this Mass in fine weather conditions on Friday week last. The Chief Celebrant was Fr Eddie Kavanagh ably assisted by Frs Willie Byrne and Tommy Hayden.
Special thanks to the Readers, Eucharistic Ministers, the Choir, Car Park Attendants and everyone who helped to prepare for the Mass.
The Collection taken up for the upkeep of the Cemetery amounted to €3,236 . Many Thanks.

10th July, 2017

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FOURTEEN Match 3 Winners
€25 each
Tamara Driver, c/o Liz;
Denise Fox, Timahoe;
Mrs. P. Hanafey, Allenwood South;
Debrah Fennell;
J. Riordan, Robertstown;
Bridie Dunphy, c/o Trav. Rest;
Daz Judge, c/o J. Cross;
Aileen Ryan, c/o Liz;
Aaron & Jimmy Fitzgerald, c/o W. Reidy;
Una Cross, c/o Val;
Cian Dowling, Milltown;
Anne Carroll, c/o Allenwood P.O.
Colette Balfe, Robertstown West;
Mary Dunne, c/o Sham.

2nd/9th July (Two weeks)
Weekly Envelopes: €965.00
Very many thanks for your generous donations.

Watch Masses online from Knock Shrine
The daily 3pm Mass in the Basilica is now being streamed live. The 12 noon Sunday Mass is also available to watch online at and recordings of all Sundays Masses are also available on the Knock Shrine YouTube channel.
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.

The Parish Pastoral Council of Raheen Parish, Co. Laois is organising the celebration of Mass to mark Fr. Brian Kavanagh’s Silver Jubilee of the Priesthood. We are aware that Brian lived and ministered in your Parish during that time. On behalf of the People of Raheen and Shanahoe we wish to extend a warm welcome and invitation to the Mass which will be celebrated on Sunday 30th July at 5p.m. in St. Brigid’s Church, Shanahoe. Your presence will be a wonderful gift to Fr. Brian and the People of the Parish on this evening. Refreshments and entertainment in the local hall afterwards. “A Welcome to One and All”
(Directions: At the end of the main street in Abbeyleix Town, driving towards Durrow, take a right turn for Ballacolla/Rathdowney. After about 3km take a right-turn signposted for Shanahoe.)


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TWO Match 3 Winners
€75 each
C. McNamee c/o The DCC
JJ Brereton c/o Robertstown Post Office
No Jackpot Winner
Next week’s Jackpot € 2,300

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 “Adrian Ryan”. Adm €7.

Junior Football Championship Round 2: Robertstown 1-15 Milltown 0-12.
Fund Raiser: Cycle/Walk on Saturday, August 19th. In the GAA Grounds we are having a 12 hour walk starting at 8am. Details from Pamela 085/8301013 or Miriam 085/2821133 Cycle starts at 9 a.m. from the Club Grounds and will be a Mid Leinster Cycle for over 18s , taking in Derrinturn, Johnstownbridge, Trim,
Summerhill, Kilcock and home . . More details from Anthony 087/9750054 or Danno 087/6400434 Sponsor cards are now available. This will be our main Fundraiser for the Year so please support.
Club Newsletter 1st Issue out last week Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
The Club wishes Johnny Byrne and the Kildare Team the very Best of Luck in Croke Park this afternoon in the Leinster Final.
Parish Lotto Tickets €1.50 each available from our many Promoters and from the Shops and Post Office in Robertstown. Monday's Jackpot €2,100
Robertstown Club Draw in association with Club Kildare Tickets for the last 2 Draws €25 per Draw available from Peter Hogarty.
Cúl Camp for Boys and Girls will be held from Tuesday, August 8th to Friday August 11th from 10a.m. to 3p.m. each day. Details from Peter Hogarty 085/7858673.
Astro Turf Pitch: For bookings contact Tara Moran 085/7317697.
Bonus Ball: This is run in Millaney's and for a stake of €2 you could win €48.

Our Senior Ladies fixtures for next week are as follows, both are away, Junior A face Kilcullen on Wednesday 19th July at 7.45pm and Junior C face Kildangan/Nurney, venue and time tbd, see facebook for updates. 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.


Outing to Newbridge on Saturday 22nd July. Captains day Tee Time 8.45. All welcome.

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.
23rd July Under 13s home to St. Kevins at 10.30a.m.
25th July Under 10s away to Rathangan at 7p.m.
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.

County Kildare LEADER Partnership with the School Completion Programme is looking for volunteers to assist in the delivery of the IGNITE programme, which is a personal development and life skills programme supporting students in Post Primary schools in; The Curragh, Kildare Town, Monasterevin, Naas, Prosperous and Rathangan.
Volunteer training will take place on Thursday 7th September, in Naas, 10am – 3pm.
Volunteers will be trained to support the Schools Completion Programme Co-ordinators in the delivery of the IGNITE programme.
The Volunteer commitment required is 1.5 hours, once a week, for 7 weeks.
A positive attitude towards young people is required. Garda Vetting will apply.
If you would like to find out more about how to get involved, please contact:
Áine Byrne in County Kildare LEADER Partnership, by phone on 045/895450 or 086/0414223. Or by email on; This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it