Allen Parish Newsletter 22nd October 2017

Allenwood Church Roof
Storm Ophelia Damage

A considerable amount of damage was caused to Allenwood Church roof due to Storm Ophelia on Monday. Very many thanks to Philip Brady and his team who worked quickly to get the damage repaired.

Mission Month of October 2017

Today is Mission Sunday and 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. 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.

Give the lord glory and power.

Monday 23rd October
Allenwood – 9.30am

Tuesday 24th October
Allen – 9.30am
Milltown – 9.30am

Wednesday 25th October
Allen – 9.30am
Robertstown – 10.30am

Thursday 26th October
Allen – 9.30am
Allenwood – 9.30am

Friday 27th October
Allenwood – 9.30am

Allen: Saturday 7.30pm
Theresa Dunney, Dunbyrne
Lay Reader: Ronan Ashe
Eucharistic Minister: Anne Downey

Allen: Sunday 11am
Mick Mills, Kilmeague
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Cross & her husband Thomas (Tosh) Cross, Grangeclare West
James Mills, Rathernan
Lay Reader: Anita Hendy
Eucharistic Ministers: Liz Jacob & Anita Hendy

Allenwood: Saturday 6.30pm
Brigid Connolly, Derrymullen
Patrick, Ellen & Mary Kelly, Allenwood Middle
Jim Coyne, Allenwood South
Lay Reader: Christina Ryan
Eucharistic Minister: Carmel Cooke

Allenwood: Sunday 10am
Teddy Coyne, Allenwood North
Brian & Bernie Davis, Allenwood Middle
Lay Reader: Sean Malone
Eucharistic Minister: Christina Ryan

Milltown: Sunday 9.30am
Tom O’Reilly, Millview Estate
Lay Reader: Betty O’Shea
Eucharistic Minister: Aimée O’Neill

Next Sunday’s Readings
Ex 22:20-26. Ps 17:2-4, 47, 51, R/v2. 1 Th 1:5-10. Mt 22:34-40. Lect I: 717.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament each Monday 11am to 3.30pm. All are 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

Francis (Frankie) McGovern, Preston Heights, Kilmeague whose funeral took place in Prosperous on Thursday.

May he rest in peace.

The Sacrament of Baptism is celebrated every two weeks.
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.

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.

17th October, 2017

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FOUR Match 3 Winners - €63 each
John Murphy, Milltown
Michael Moore, Fenview, Milltown
Connie Dunne c/o Noel
Paul Kelly, Roadstone

KARE - Many thanks to everyone who donated so generously to our recent Church Gate collection. A sum of €790 was raised. We really appreciate your kindness and goodwill.

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 Declan Aungier. Adm €7.

ALLEN PARISH SENIOR CITIZENS COMMITTEE meeting rescheduled to next Monday, 23rd October at 8pm in the Old School, Milltown.

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

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 MISCARRIAGE ASSOCIATION OF IRELAND will hold its Annual Service of Remembrance on Sunday the 12th of November 2017 at 3pm in St Teresa's Church, Donore Avenue, off South Circular Road, Dublin 8. All parents, siblings, grandparents & anyone else affected by the loss of a baby are very welcome to attend, regardless of whether the loss was recent or long ago.

22 – 24 August2018
All tickets must be booked through the website.
5 day adult ticket: from €68 (Attendance 3 day congress + ticket Festival of Families+ ticket final Mass).
Single Day Adult Ticket for Congress: from €38 (single day attendance Congress + Option Festival of Families Ticket subject to availability + Ticket for final Mass)
Concession available for pensioners, unwaged and students over 18.
Tickets for Festival of Families and Final Mass can be booked at the moment through Congress registration. Registration dates for singe day tickets to Festival of Families and Final Mass yet to be released.

ARTHRITIS IRELAND, KILDARE BRANCH wish to thank local mass-goers who gave so generously at our recent church collections. A total of €286.10 was raised in Allen Parish.


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ONE Match 3 Winner - €150
Carol O’Shea c/o The Bar
Next week’s Jackpot € 3,700

Under 17 Football League Div. 3: Newtown Gaels home to Leixlip this Saturday at 2 p.m.
Under 15 Football League Div. 2: Newtown Gaels away to Ballynla this Sunday at 11 a.m.
Under 21 Football Championship C Round 1: Newtown Gaels away to Maynooth this Sunday at 2 p.m.
New Gymnasium: The electricians have been in this week so slabbing on this Saturday at 8am.Come on 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
The club would like to extend its sympathies to the Connolly family on the passing of George. Ar Dheis De go raibh se.
The club would like to extend its gratitude to Hanlons Concrete who supported our teams throughout the year. A big thank you to all other companies and individuals who sponsored the club and teams. Too many to name but your support is appreciated.
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 24th October, at 7.00pm. (Rescheduled due to adverse weather last week). 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.

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

Every Tuesday and Thursday 7pm to 9pm in Allen Hall. All are very welcome.

A great night was had on Saturday last with so many talented people in our community who were the One Voice Choir. Great credit to all for such a great night in the hall.
Gym: Our Gym is open for more info contact Celine McNamee at 087-2518114.
Lotto: 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: Bingo every Wednesday 8.30pm in Allenwood GAA hall. Cost €5.00 per book, €8.00 per double book €2.00 each for Jackpot and flyer sheet. €1800 in prize money.
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.The bonus ball number on Saturday night main lotto draw. Winner this week was Kitty Smullen c/o bingo.
Clothes collection: Our clothes collection continues clothes may be brought to the Gaa between 9.30am and 12.30pm Monday to Friday.
Underage: Underage training continues Fridays from 7pm -8pm. Underage discos October 27th, November 24th and December 22nd.

THE IRISH PILGRIMAGE TRUST is seeking applications for young people to travel to Lourdes with us next Easter. We welcome applications from young people with
· A physical disability or illness (aged 11-30)
· A learning disability (aged 11-30)
· A serious illness up to the age of 11 accompanied by a parent or guardian
Forms and further information are available online at or through our office in Galway on 091 796 622. There is no cost for guests to travel with the Trust. All volunteer carers pay their own fare and fundraise throughout the year to cover the cost of the guests.