Allen Parish Newslwtter 6th August 2017

Lourdes – Thank You Message from Bishop Dennis

“A word of thanks to all who have been part of our first ever Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes. I know the pilgrimage has impacted hugely on many people ... we remembered those in our own family and our diocesan family who were unable to make the trip to Lourdes but were with us in spirit and in prayer.
... There were over 1,300 pilgrims, 28 priests and every one of our 56 parishes represented which is a tremendous testament to the organising team and all of the parish reps who put so much work into organising the pilgrimage.
At the closing ceremony in Lourdes I announced that we will be going as a diocese every year, the 2018 trip will be from Monday July 16th to Saturday July 21st. All parishes are encouraged to join the pilgrimage. While I respect individual parishes may choose to travel on their own dates next year, I ask that all the diocese travel on the July dates every second year.
As we continue to nurture and support ‘our diocesan family’ I extend an invitation to everyone to come to our Diocesan Family Parish Picnic Day in Punchestown on Sunday August 27th, 1pm to 6pm.” (Bishop Denis Nulty)

Very many thanks to our Allen Parish Lourdes Pilgrimage Coordinator, Ronan Ashe.

The Lord is king, most high above all the earth.

Monday 7th August
Allenwood – 9.30am

Tuesday 8th August
Allen - 9.30am
Milltown – 9.30

Wednesday 9th August
Allen – 9.30am
Robertstown – 10.30am

Thursday 10th August
Allenwood – 9.30am
Allen – 9.30am

Friday 11th August
Allenwood – 9.30am

Allen: Saturday 7.30pm
Josie Wilson, Pluckerstown
Dessie Leeson, Pluckerstown
Thomas, Pat & Nancy Connolly, Robertstown West
Theresa & John Gilligan, Feighcullen and their daughter Betty
Lay Reader: Bréid Murphy
Eucharistic Minister: Anne O’Gorman

Allen: Sunday 11am
James Conroy, Fr. Murphy Park, Robertstown
Lay Reader: Mark McDermott
Eucharistic Ministers: Catherine Murphy & Antoinette Barrett

Allenwood: Saturday 6.30pm
George Nutterfield, Allenwood
Lay Reader: Ann Curran
Eucharistic Minister: Mary Brennan

Allenwood: Sunday 10am
People of the Parish
Lay Reader: Johnny O’Callaghan
Eucharistic Minister: Pat Ivers

Milltown: Sunday 9.30am
The Murphy family, Punchesgrange
Ellen Tiernan, Rathbride and deceased members of the Tiernan & Ryan Families, Rathbride
Peter Cash, Milltown
Lay Reader: Fionnán Malone
Eucharistic Minister: Aoife Malone
Next Sunday’s Readings
1 Kgs 19:9, 11-13. Ps 84:9-14, R/v 8. Rm 9:1-5. Mt 14:22-33. Lect I: 688

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. There will be no Adoration on Friday evenings during the month of August but will resume on the 1st September before the First Friday Mass.
In Allenwood Church on Friday mornings after 9.30am Mass.

The Sacrament of Baptism is celebrated every two weeks.

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
Allen Sunday 10th December at 12 noon
Allenwood Sunday 24th December at 11am

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

“Those who die in grace go but to God and God is very near”
We remember in our prayers
Bridget (Biddy) Dowling, Fenview Heights, Milltown, whose funeral took place in Milltown on Friday.
May she rest in peace.

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.
Very many thanks to all who helped out at our Cemetery Mass on 21st July – Readers, Eucharistic Ministers, Stewards, Sacristan Veronica Murphy and to those who helped with the tea and coffee afterwards.
The Collection up for the upkeep of the Cemetery amounted to €1,451.

31t July, 2017

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Three Match 3 Winners
€84 each
Monica O’Connor,Hawkfeld
Theresa Kane
Glenn Smith c/o J. Murphy

9th/16th/23rd July (Three weeks)
Weekly Envelopes: €2,150.00
Very many thanks for your generous donations.

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.

Healthcheck on Sunday 6th August in the Heritage Centre Milltown to include the following: Blood Pressure, BMI, Glucose Levels & Health Information. All the above will be carried out by a Registered Nurse. Over 16s only. The day starts at 9-12am donations for the health checks greatly appreciated.

Final Kildare THREE DAY PILGRIMAGE TO LOUGH DERG on Sunday 13th August to Tuesday 15th August 2017. For further information and bookings please contact Michael on 087 6697902 or Joe on 087 3815887.
Our monthly cuppa and a chat takes place this Sunday morning at 10.15am.
All are welcome.


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NO Match 3 Winners
3 x €50 draw
Francis Byrne c/o D.C.C.
Jim Mangan c/o P. O’Rourke
Mary Brereton, Allenwood South
No Jackpot Winner
Next week’s Jackpot € 2,600

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 “Moynihan Brothers”. Adm €7.

Our Senior Ladies fixtures for next week are as follows: Junior A ladies face Kilcock on Tuesday 8th August away time TBC. We are hoping to establish a gaelic4mothers and others in the club. if you are interested message our facebook page. U/15 training started back all new and old players welcome, wednesdays at 7-8pm Allenwood.
Hard luck to the boys who lost to Monasterevin away to Coill Dubh on Friday at 7.45pm.
Table Quiz in Welds on Bank Holiday Monday 7th August at 6pm in aid of an Injured Player. Table of 4 €20. Raffle on the night. All support greatly appreciated.

Hard luck to the Senior B team who were narrowly defeated by Raheens on a scoreline of 1-12 to 2-8 in the second round of championship. They have gained a place in the Championship Semi finals on score difference, fixtures to be announced.
In The Courtyard Hotel Intermediate Football Championship Round 2, Ballyteague will face Suncroft on Sunday August 13th at 6.30p.m in Hawkfield. Best of luck to all involved.
After taking a break last year due to county board fixtures, the Herbert Cup returned for 2017 hosting a parish tournament. Allenwood took on Milltown on Monday 31st in Ballyteague in what was a well contested event. Both teams battled hard and were level at half time, before Allenwood chipped away with a number of great points to a comfortable win. Ballyteague will play Robertstown on August 3rd.
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.

Cúl Camp starts on Tuesday morning from 10-3. Registration from 9.45. Looking forward to seeing all our Underage players there.
Our Senior Ladies are in action at home this Tuesday at 7.30pm. All support is very much appreciated.
Our Senior men lost out to Allenwood in the Herbert Cup full time score Milltown 2:7 (13) Allenwood 1:18 (21)
Well done to our U9's girls for a great display of football yesterday. It's so encouraging to see this age group put so much heart and soul into their game.
Congratulations and well done to our U15 Kildare Ladies development squad players Chloe Downey, Nicole McCullagh and Claire Sweeney who took part in a blitz against Dublin last weekend.
We have had a great group of girls in most age groups in the County Development Teams which is a great credit to all the hard work taking place at these levels by players and coaches.
Our U16 lads lost out to a strong Suncroft team on Suncroft 3-14, Milltown 1-8.
U8's next training August 19th. Enjoy the break and keep practising your football skills.
Clothes recycling is ongoing, please contact Roisin Malone for details.
Lotto continues to help in the day to day running of the club. Tickets are 1.50 each and are available to purchase from Liz O'Shea, John Murphy or Dave's shop. If you can donate an hour of your team on a Sunday evening to sell lotto at the Inn in Milltown, please contact Ronan Byrne.

The seniors to play in the second round of the championship August 20th. Senior Bs were defeated by Moorefield Tuesday last in the second round of the championship, they play Clogherinkoe in the quarter final fixture to be confirmed. Hard luck to Johnny Byrne on Kildare’s defeat at the weekend we look forward to having Johnny back playing with the club as we prepare for the club championship.
We plan as a club to have a fun day for all with numerous activities to take place on the day. This will include our usual barbecue, obstacle course etc. If you are interested in helping out please 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 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 Wednesday 8.30pm in Allenwood GAA hall. Cost €5 per book, €8.00 per double book €2.00 each for Jackpot and flyer sheet. €1800 in prize money. Jackpot €1500 in 46 numbers.
Bonus ball €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 continues Fridays from 7pm -8pm.