Allen Parish Newsletter 15th October 2017

Mission Month of October 2017

Next Sunday is World Mission Sunday.
Next Sunday, the Holy Father invites all Catholics to contribute to a special collection. Every person in every parish in every country where the Church is present will be celebrating together and sharing what they have, no matter how little. It is the one Sunday in the year when the Mass is celebrated exclusively for missionary activity. Donations are collected at these worldwide Masses and they go to support churches, hospitals, schools and vocations in countries where the Church is new, young or poor. It is also the one Sunday in the year when your generosity goes directly to help mission parishes overseas and reach out with Jesus’ message of hope and love.
World Missions Ireland is the Holy Father’s official charity for overseas mission. It is responsible for coordinating Mission Sunday in Ireland and, through local bishops, churches, and missionary congregations around the world, ensures that resources are distributed equitably and justly on the basis of need. In offering our prayers, we join with missionaries everywhere in communion and compassion to support them in spreading the Good News, and by giving a donation we respond to Christ’s call to feed the hungry and clothe the naked so please give what you can.
Thank You.

In the Lord’s own house shall I dwell for ever and ever.

Monday 16th October
Allenwood – 9.30am – Private Intention

Tuesday 17th October
Allen – 9.30am
Milltown – 9.30am – Mary Wilson and Philomena Downey

Wednesday 18th October
Allen – 9.30am
Robertstown – 10.30am

Thursday 19th October
Allen – 9.30am
Allenwood – 9.30am
Allenwood – 7pm. – Mass celebrated by Bishop Denis Nulty to mark the official opening of Scoil Mhuire, Allenwood.

Friday 20th October
Allenwood – 9.30am – The Mangan Family, Drehid and William & Kathleen Scally, Allenwood.

Allen: Saturday 7.30pm
Ellen Thorpe, Kilmeague (Anniversary)
Lay Reader: First Communion Programme
Eucharistic Minister: Ann O’Gorman

Allen: Sunday 11am
People of the Parish
Lay Reader: First Communion Programme
Eucharistic Ministers: Evelyn Dowling & Helen Doyle

Allenwood: Saturday 6.30pm
Thomas Carroll, Allenwood Middle
Patrick Bagnall and his son Patrick
Peg Higgins, Lullymore
James Kennedy, Allenwood North
Lay Reader: Monica Anderson
Eucharistic Minister: Wilfie Cronin

Allenwood: Sunday 10am
People of the Parish
Lay Reader: First Communion Programme
Eucharistic Minister: Julia Farrell

Milltown: Sunday 9.30am
Pat Dunney, Milltown
Jim Shannon, Hawkfield
Paul Connolly, Milltown (2nd Anniv.) and Tommy Connolly, Newbridge (4th Anniv.)
Deceased members of the Murphy family, Pollardstown
Lay Reader: First Communion Programme
Eucharistic Minister: Clíodhna Malone

Next Sunday’s Readings
Is 45:1, 4-6. Ps 95:1, 3-5, 7-10, R/v 7. 1 Th 1:1-5. Mt 22:15-21. Lect I: 714.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament each Monday 11am to 3.30pm. All are welcome.
Healing Mass will take place on Monday next, 16th October, at 8pm. All are very welcome.

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

George Connolly, Grangeclare, whose funeral took place on Tuesday.

May he rest in peace.


“Those whom we love and lose are no longer where they were before, they are now wherever we are. (St. John Chrysostom)

Please pray for:
Tommy Cross, Drumsru House.

Theresa Ennis, Clane and formerly Robertstown (1st Anniversary).

May they rest in peace.
The Sacrament of Baptism is celebrated every two weeks.
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.

9th October, 2017

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FIVE Match 3 Winners - €50 each
Ciaran Byrne c/o Inn at Milltown
James Brennan, Ballyteague
Teresa Judge, Allenwood
Joey Behan, Robertstown
Keenan & ken c/o M. Jacob

1st/8th October (Two weeks)
Weekly Envelopes: €1,120.00
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. Dancing Next Tues night to Pat Costello. Adm €7.

The Committee would like to thank Thomas Callan for donating the use of a large skip for a clear out of the Hall.

Night at the Dogs will take place on 15th December. For tickets contact Margaret at 083 0061944.

Slimming World Ballyteague – Tues. 5.30 and 7.30, Wed 9.30 and 11.30. Contact Tracey at 086 9481173.

We urgently need Eucharistic Ministers for Allenwood Church. Training will be given. If anyone is interested please contact the Parish Office at 045-450501.

A change was made recently to the Allen Church Eucharistic Ministers Rota. Copies of the revised rota are available in the Sacristy.

A meeting of the Liturgy and Cemeteries groups will take place in the Parochial House on Wednesday next, 18th October, at 8pm to organise the ANNUAL BEREAVEMENT MASS, which will take place on Friday 3rd November .
in Allen Church.

Bishop Denis Nulty will celebrate Mass in Allenwood Church on Thursday 19th October 2017 at 7pm to bless the newly amalgamated school. 4th, 5th & 6th class pupils will sing at the Mass. Parents and members of the community are invited to attend. Light refreshments afterwards in the front building.

ALLEN PARISH SENIOR CITIZENS COMMITTEE meeting next Monday, 16th October at 8pm in the Old School, Milltown.

A meeting will take place in the Old School, Milltown on Tuesday 17th October at 8pm. We would appreciate a full attendance.


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ONE Match 3 Winner - €150
Mick Martin c/o Joe
Next week’s Jackpot € 3,600

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.

U/15 Football Div. 2 Round 2: Moorefield 3-3 Newtown Gaels 1-7. At Home to Sallins this Sunday at 11am.
New Gymnasium: Work continues each Saturday at 8am. Drop down and lend a hand.
Astro-Turf Pitch is available to all Clubs and Groups and for Children's Birthday Parties. For bookings contact Tara Moran 085/7317697.
Parish Lotto: Tickets €1.50 available from our many Promoters and from the Shops and Post Office in Robertstown. Monday's Jackpot €4,700.
Bonus Ball: This is run in Mullaney's and for a stake of €2 you could win €48.
Club Centenary: In 2019 the Club will celebrate its 100th anniversary and we are hoping to publish a History of the Club. Maurice Musgrave is looking for old photographs, paper clippings, match programmes etc. He can be contacted 087/7557212 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Our U15 lads are at home to Kill at 11am. Please support.
Yesterday Milltown participated in the All Ireland Gaelic4mothers and others Final in Dublin. We are very proud to have Milltown Gaelic4mothers and others. representing our club in this All Ireland...only 1 year in existence and yet taking part in an All Ireland is a fantastic achievement. We are very proud of these women. A huge congratulations to you all.
Fantastic win from our Minor Ladies In the C/ship Milltown 8:11 (35) Celbridge 2:5 (11)
SCÓR NA nÓG: Looking for young people under 17 (born in 2001 and under) to take part in Scor Na nOg. Looking for Irish Dancers, singers, musicians, Quiz, Novelty Act and Recitation. Please contact Paul Delahunty/Roisin Malone. Last day for entries Tuesday 17th October.
Congratulations to our own Lisa Murphy and all the Kildare team who were in action with the Kildare U21 ladies last Sunday against Mayo in Hawkfield. Unfortunately, it wasn't Kildare's day.
Hard luck to our U15 boys who lost out to Ballymore with a score of Milltown 2 7 Ballymore 2 8
Under 9 league Milltown 18 Ballykelly 16 scores. Great game of football from our U9's in their league match win against Ballykelly. A great result to finish the year with 5 wins in a row in this league.
Don't forget lotto tickets are available from the usual sellers, Liz O'Shea, John Murphy and Dave's Shop. Thank you to everyone who supports the lotto. The Club very much appreciates your support.

Our U15 ladies are in a semi final of the Autumn League, away to Celbridge on Monday 16th October at 8pm. Please support.
Our minor ladies are going well in Championship with two games to play. Our gaelic4mothers and others is going from strength to strength and have participated in the All Ireland Blitz held in Portmarnock GAA this weekend.

The club would like to extend its sympathies to the Connolly family on the passing of George. Ár Dheis Dé go raibh sé.
A big happy birthday to our Club chairman Frank Moran who celebrated a special birthday recently. Best of luck to Noel McKenna and his umpires as Noel takes charge of the Senior Championship final between Moorefield and Cambridge this Sunday. The National Draw Tickets are now available from Marie and Padraig. Some great prizes to be won tickets are €10 and all proceeds go to the club.

Ballyteague GFC will officially open the new Walking Track, on Tues next 17th October, 2017 at 7.00pm. The Track is now fully lit and is a fantastic amenity for the Club members and the local Community. All welcome to join us on Tues. Membership for the year is €20. Contact Frank, Marie or Christina for details.

We extend our sympathies to the Connolly family on the sad passing of George R.I.P. during the week.
Our Gym is open. 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. Bonus ball Get your bonus ball from Jemma McCabe at a cost of €2.00 with a chance to win €50.00 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. Underage discos October 27th, November 24th and December 22nd.
Every Tuesday and Thursday 7pm to 9pm in Allen Hall. All are very welcome.