Allen Parish Newsletter 13th August 2017

Kildare and Leighlin Family Picnic Day Punchestown Race course Sunday 27th August 1pm to 6pm. 

• No BBQs allowed
• Some catering available onsite
• Spot prizes for best picnic display!
• Feel free to bring a little extra food for a sharing table.

Let us see, O Lord, your mercy and give us your saving help.

Monday 14th August
Allenwood – 9.30am

Tuesday 15th August is the feast of The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary and a holyday of obligation. Masses as follows:

Monday 14th August
Allenwood - 6.30pm

Tuesday 15th August
Milltown – 9.30am –Tom Munnelly, Caragh
Brian Lawler (Birthday remembrance) & Declan Lawler (Anniversary)
Mary Wilson & Philomena Downey

Allenwood - 10.00am

Allen - 7.30pm

Wednesday 16th August
Allen – 9.30am
Robertstown – 10.30am

Thursday 17th August
Allenwood – 9.30am
Allen – 9.30am – Baby Molly McGrath (5th Anniversary), her grandparents John & Elizabeth McGrath and uncle Seamus McGrath, Coill Dubh and her grandaunt Mary Keary, Manchester.

Friday 18th August
Allenwood – 9.30am

Allen: Saturday 7.30pm
Paddy, Mary, John and Shay Lawlor
Sean Brennan (2nd Anniversary)
Patrick McDonagh, Kilmeague
Ned Cross, Feighcullen
Lay Reader: Sinéad Jacob
Eucharistic Minister: Margaret Ennis

Allen: Sunday 11am
People of the Parish
Lay Reader: Catherine Murphy
Eucharistic Ministers: Evelyn Dowling and Helen Doyle

Allenwood: Saturday 6.30pm
Nancy Kennedy, Station Rd, A’wood (3rd Anniv)
Lay Reader: Fiona McManamon
Eucharistic Minister: Mattie Dobbins

Allenwood: Sunday 10am
William Carroll, Allenwood Cross
Evan Talbot, Allenwood
Lay Reader: Sean Malone
Eucharistic Minister: Julia Farrell

Milltown: Sunday 9.30am
John & Margaret Dowling, Dunbyrne (Anniv.)
Lay Reader: Betty O’Shea
Eucharistic Minister: Bridie Dunney

Next Sunday’s Readings
Is 56:1, 6-7. Ps 66:2-3, 5-6, 8, R/v 4. Rm 11:13-15, 29-32. Mt 15:21-28. Lect I: 690.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament 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

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

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FIVE Match 3 Winners - €50 each
Cora Fingleton c/o M. Dowling
Cyril Dunne, Milltown
Tadhg Butler c/o Sham
Ruairi Brennan c/o G. Smullen
Sexton Family, Robertstown

The following items have been donated:
2 lockers, chest of drawers, sink & draining board, 2 seater leather sofa, single armchair, single bed, girls clothes 0-2 years.
Please call our confidential phone number for St. Vincent de Paul in the Allen area at 085 2095220.

Grandparents National Annual Pilgrimage September 10th 2017, Knock Shrine 2.30p.m. Everybody welcome to honour & thank Grandparents alive & dead for all they have done for us down through the ages. Chief Celebrant Archbishop Eamon Martin - Ballina School Choir - Dana sings 'Our Lady of Knock'.

We are looking for walkers for the Relay for Life in Punchestown 3pm Saturday 19th to 3pm Sunday 20th August.
Contact Aisling at 087 2973061.

SUNDAY ‘Quiet Time”
We meet every Sunday morning at 8am for less than an hour to meditate ... to read reflect. You are welcome to join us in Kilmeague any Sunday. For further information contact Tony Morrin at 087 2562172.

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 Declan Aungier. Adm €7.
Photo exhibition in the Old School on Sunday 20th August, beginning at 2pm, followed by a stroll around the area.
We would love people to share old photos of families and events over the years.
Contact Betty at 086 3397844.

If you have any old spanners (especially BS or AF) that are no longer needed and just getting in the way, please consider donating them to the Men’s Shed. We’ll give them a loving home and put them to great use on our tractor restoration project.
Please contact: Johnny O’Callaghan 086 244 0257. Richard Martin 085 829 6102.
We are always looking for new members and men who are retired or between jobs are most welcome to join us. We are presently involved in restoration of an old Mini and a Ferguson tractor, woodworking and gardening in a polytunnel. We are also good at tea drinking so come along and join in whatever interests you.
We meet every Tuesday and Thursday at the ACDAL complex from 10am to 1pm.

Three year adult study course in the Catechism of the Catholic Church resumes on September 4th in the Parish Centre, Prosperous. Weekly sessions for the two study groups either on Mon. 8 to 9pm or Wed 10am to 12noon.
These gatherings are informal discussions where we tease out what we have studied. Cost per term for the Maryvale course book is €35. Contact Bríd Ní Rinn 045-860170, Alice O’Connor 045-982787 or Prosperous Parish Office 045-841806.


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FOUR Match 3 Winners
Conor Mullin c/o Bar
Pearl Voight c/o Sandra
Jerry Riordan, Robertstown
Bernie Sullivan c/o Maura Doyle
Next week’s Jackpot € 2,700.

Junior A team face Ballykelly in the last round of championship date and time TBC. Junior C team meet Eadestown next date and time TBC. U/15 training started back all new and old players welcome, wednesdays at 7-8pm Allenwood, their first game is away to TMH on the 19th August. Our U/13 team are training in preparation for their upcoming league campaign. Best of luck to everyone receiving their Leaving Cert results on Wednesday..

Many thanks to all who supported our very successful Table Quiz. A big thank you to Maurice Musgrave for supplying the questions and answers and also to all the committee members and sponsors of the raffle prizes.
Home to Athy Town on Sat. in Allen at 5pm in the Georgina Donnelly Quarter Cup final and all support greatly appreciated.


The club would like to extend its sympathies to the Comerford family on the passing of Mary. Ar Dheis Dé go raibh sí.

All roads lead to Hawkfield this Sunday August 13th as our Seniors take on Suncroft in Round 2 of the Championship. Throw in at 6.30p.m, please get out and support the lads!
Well done to our Senior B team who have gained a place in the Championship Semi finals, fixtures to be announced. Hard luck to Jimmy, Johnny and the Kildare Senior team on their defeat to Armagh. In the Herbert Cup Rd 2, Ballyteague overcame neighbours Robertstown in what was a great sporting contest. The final of this will be scheduled after the next round of Kildare club championship. 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.

Cul Camp: 95 Boys and Girls had a very enjoyable 4 days of fun and games during the week. Many thanks to the Coaches and Mentors who made the camp so enjoyable with special thanks to Chief Organiser, Peter Hogarty. Cycle/Walk Fund Raiser 2017: Saturday next is the Day > The 12 hour Walk begins in the Club Grounds at 8 a.m. and the Cycle will leave the Grounds at 9 a.m. Please return your Sponsorship Cards during the week to Pamela 085/8301013, Miriam 085/2821133, Anthony 087/9750054 or Danno 087/6400434. Parish Lotto: Tickets €1.50 available from our many Promoters and from the Shops and Post Office in Robertstown. Mondays Jackpot €2,900. Robertstown Club Draw in association with Club Kildare. No winners in the July Draw. Tickets €25 available from Peter Hogarty Final Draw on last Friday in August. Bonus Ball: This is run in Mullaney's and for a stake of €2 you could win € 48.

Well done to our Senior Ladies who had a great win in the Snr Ladies C/ship on Tuesday. Milltown 3:8 (17) Athy 1:7 (10). Congratulations to our Gaelic4mothers and others who had a great game against Nurney on Tuesday evening also. Well done to our U9's girls who were in action on Saturday and who continue to improve with their football skills
All roads lead to Hawkfield on Tuesday evening for the Hurling for Cancer Research game. Throw in at 6.45. Our U6 and U8 hurlers and camógs will take to the field at half time for the exhibition match. Senior Ladies are in action away to Castlemitchell on Tuesday night at 7.30. The very best of luck to all our Leaving Cert. Members who will receive their results this week. Relay for life takes place next weekend the 19th and 20th August in Punchestown racecourse. Candlebags can be purchased for 5 euro each from Caoimhe Byrne, Aisling Donohue and members of the committee. Milltown GAA are looking for people to take turns and walk at the event. Please contact the ladies above if you can give an hour or two of your time to walk. The gift of time is so precious to those who are battling Cancer.

The seniors to play in the second round of the championship August 20th. The senior Bs play Clogherinkoe Monday evening 730pm in Johnstownbridge in the championship.Please support. 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. Please support.
Bingo every Wednesday 8.30pm in Allenwood GAA hall. 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.