Allen Parish Newsletter 1st April 2018

Allen Parish Newsletter

Easter Sunday

1st April, 2018

Fr. Willie Byrne P.P. .................................................................... (045) 860135

Fr. Eddie Kavanagh C.C. ............................................................. (045) 890559

Parish Office.................................................................................... (045) 450501

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Easter Greetings
Greetings to all parishioners at home and abroad and to visitors to our parish this Easter.

Sincere thanks to all who have taken part in our Lent and Holy Week Ceremonies; to the altar servers, readers, ministers of the Eucharist, collectors, choirs, those who cleaned the churches, sacristans, ushers, John Paul II Awards group and people who donated flowers.

Fr. Willie Byrne PP
Fr. Eddie Kavanagh CC

• Respect each other’s freedom. Everyone needs space, some more than others. An awareness of individual needs gives people a sense of being trusted and valued.
• Give a kind look. Never underestimate the value of a gaze of love.

The day was made by the Lord; we rejoice and are glad

Monday 2nd April
Allenwood – 9.30am

Tuesday 3rd April
Allen – 9.30am
Milltown – 9.30am

Wednesday 4th April
Allen – 9.30am

Thursday 5th April
Allen – 9.30am
Allenwood – 9.30am

Friday 6th April
Allenwood – 9.30am
Allen – 7.30pm

Friday, 6th April is the FIRST FRIDAY of the month and housebound parishioners will be attended .

Allen: Saturday 7.30pm
Bridge (Bridie) Heavey, Russellstown (1st Anniv.)
Tony Swords, Milltown (10th Anniv.)
Lay Reader: Ronan Ashe
Eucharistic Minister: Eddie Healy

Allen: Sunday 11am
People of the Parish
.Lay Reader: Maurice Musgrave
Eucharistic Ministers: Anita Hendy & Antoinette Barrett

Allenwood: Saturday 6.30pm
Thomas & Mary Donoghue, Littletown
Lay Reader: Christina Ryan
Eucharistic Minister: Larry Malone

Allenwood: Easter Sunday 10am
Kathleen Daly
Lay Reader: Sean Malone
Eucharistic Minister: Shane O’Reilly

SUNDAY 8th April

Milltown: Easter Sunday 9.30am
Bill Field, Milltown
Mary & Thomas Curran, Punchesgrange
Lay Reader: Catherine Downey
Eucharistic Minister: Lisa Byrne

Next Sunday’s Readings
Acts 4:32-35. Ps 11: 2-4, 22-27, R/v 1. 1 Jn 5:1-6. Jn 20:19-31. Lect I: 441.

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

In M
illtown 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. .
Allen and Allenwood Saturday 31st March at the Easter Vigil Masses at 8pm.
Allen Sunday 15th April at 12 noon.
Allenwood Sunday 29th April at 11am
Milltown Saturday 12th May at 12 noon.
Contact the Parish Office at 045-450501at least two weeks in advance.


The Easter Collection for the Priest of the Parish will be taken up at all Masses this weekend. Please use the green envelope from your weekly envelope box.

The Parish Office will be closed on Wednesday next, 4th April.

“Those who die in grace go but to God and God is very near”

We remember in our prayers
Mary Connolly (nee Swords), Kilmeague, whose funeral took place on Tuesday.

May she rest in peace.

26th March, 2018

3 10 12 16

ELEVEN Match 3 Winners -
€25 each
Jack & Ryan c/o J. Murphy
Paul Murphy c/o John
Kevin Fox, Newtown
Breda Garry Snr, Killina
John Balfe, Robertstown West
Patricia Whitely c/o Betty Field
Leah McKenna c/o M. McKenna
Kay Judge c/o Pat Cronly
Vera Cronly c/o Pat Cronly
Lily Brouder c/o Pat Cronly
Mary Donoghue, Ballycumber, Offaly

SOCIAL DANCING every Tuesday night at Sarsfields clubhouse in aid of Almas & Sr. Muriels Home for the Poor. Dancing Next Tues night to Tom McDonald. 9.30pm to 11.45pm. Adm €7.

We are always here to help.
Contact Allen area St. Vincent de Paul on our confidential helpline number at 085 2095220.

Childminder needed in Allen/Kilmeague/ Milltown area for 3 children - two schoolgoing (Allen NS). 087 9930024.

Please return Trócaire boxes to any of the three Churches as soon as possible.

Bus to Clonfert for Divine Mercy Sunday on 8th April. Contact Frank 086 2728644.

DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY will be celebrated in Cill Mhuire Church, Newbridge on Sunday 8th April starting at 2.30pm including Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Rosary, Divine Mercy Chaplet, confessions and Mass (3.30 pm). All welcome.

The 36th Mercy Sunday Pilgrimage will take place on April 8th. Ceremonies begin with Divine Mercy Devotions at 12.45pm with Fr Mark Byrne, SOLT and concelebrated Mass at 3pm with Chief Celebrant and Homilist His Excellency Archbishop Jude Thaddeus Okolo, Papal Nuncio. For more information see or call (094) 93 88100.

We had a very successful launch of 'The Allen Eye Book- Past & Present'. The book is available from The Parish Office, local shops or from 045 870268. Price €5

THE POOR CLARES in Galway are hosting a Cloister day on Saturday, April 21st 2018 from 10am to 5pm. The day is designed to help young women between the ages of 21 and 40 to find out more about the Poor Clare way of life with a view to vocati on discernment. To book a place contact: Sr. Faustina at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Senior Football League Div. 3 Milltown 1 - 11 Robertstown 1 - 11
Home to Kilcullen on Saturday next at 6 p.m.
Dowling Cup : Round 2 : Robertstown received a W.O, from Castlemitchel
Canalside Fitness Gym 6 weeks Fitness Course continues on Saturday at 9 a.m. so contact Ian McGill on 085/2700978 .
Couch to 5 k: The event will take place on the May Bank Holiday Monday so keep up the training and as this is our main fundraiser for the year, we ask for your support ..
Astro-Turf Pitch : This is available to all Clubs and Groups and for Children's Birthday Parties . For bookings contact Tara Moran 085/7317697
Parish Lotto : Tickets at € 1.50 available from our many Promoters and from the Shops and Post Office in Robertstown . Tuesday's Jackpot €4,900 .
Bonus Ball : This is run in Mullaney's and for a stake of € 2 you could win € 48
Membership Fees are now overdue and can be paid to any Committee Member

Congratulations to all our recipients who received their rewards on our annual awards night. Allenwood V JTB final score read Allenwood 1-09 JTB 4-15.
Allenwood club draw in association with club Kildare 2018 tickets on sale €100 or €25 for four monthly draws. First draw May 25th with a draw in June, July and August. First prize is a Renault Clio or €12,000 cash prize,2nd prize €3,000 3rd prize€1,000 4th prize €1,000 5th prize €500 6th prize €500 and 7th-16th prize €100.
Allenwood Couch to 5k continues on Monday and Wednesday nights 7.15pm.
Membership overdue.Please note for all bookings of the Hall or bar this year contact Emma Cunningham on 086 2711239.
Bingo every Wednesday 8.30pm in Allenwood GAA hall. €1800 in prize money.
Get your bonus ball from Jemma McCabe at a cost of €2.00 with a chance to win €50.00.
Our clothing collection continues you can drop off your unwanted clothing at Allenwood gfc Monday to Friday between 9.30am and 12.30pm. Please note we accept cuddly toys also.


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ONE Match 3 Winner - €150
Carol Kennedy c/o Joan
Next week’s Jackpot € 1,300

Hard luck to the senior team who lost out to Eadestown last Saturday in the first round of the league. They will take on Ballymore in Ballyteague on Saturday 31st March at 6:00pm.
The Reserve team will play in Division 3 Section B this year. There first game takes place Monday 9th April in Sallins at 7:00pm. Underage training every Friday from 7pm in Ballyteague. New members are welcome to join. The U9 league will start Tuesday 3rd April in Ballytegaue at 7:00pm. Walking track lights will be switched on every day from 6:00pm until 9:00pm. Reminder to all players/members club membership is now due. Fees can be paid Mon, Wed and Fri between 7-8 pm in the clubhouse.
OAP/Student €30 1 child €30
2 children €50. Milltown Club Supporter Car bumper sticker for every Family, Adult and Player Membership. Best of luck to our Quiz team who will represent us in the All Ireland Final in April.

Happy Easter to all our players, mentors, parents, guardians and supporters. Best of luck to our U14 girls taking part in Féile this Saturday in St Laurence's with semi finals and finals taking place on Monday 2nd April in Hawkfield.
Our U16 ladies league has commenced, good luck to all. Our Senior Ladies are due play Monasterevin away on Tuesday 3rd April, 2018. Please support. Please see facebook/twitter for updates of fixtures etc.

SAT 31/3:Senior men are away to Kill @6pm: SUN 1/4:U14 lads are away to Carbury in Féile @10.30 am: SUN 1/4:Minor lads are home to Killard @ 12pm: TUES 3/4:Junior B's home to Nurney @ 6.45 TUES 3/4: Senior Ladies are away to Ballymore @6.45 WED 4/4:U16 girls are away to Round Towers @7pm SAT 7/4: U16 girls are home to Naas at 12.30. Well done to our U14 lads who had a good win over Newtown Gaels 5-9 to 3-12. Well done to our Senior men who overcame Caragh in the Dowling Cup 1-12 to 2-05. Hard luck to our Minor lads who were beaten by Athgarvan 4-09 to 1-06. A huge thank you to everyone who attended and supported our Dinner Dance and Awards night in Keadeen. Tom Cross Junior Championship Group A- Caragh, Rathcoffey, Milltown, Grangenolvin, Rheban Group B- Castlemitchell, Ballykelly, Cappagh, Robertstown. LeinsterLGFA minor champ 1/4 final Kildare 3.18 Westmeath 0.07. Kildare take on Dublin in the Semi Finals in Parnells GAA club, (NOT PARNELL PARK) Chanel College, Coolock on Easter Monday at 2pm. Please support