Allen Parish Newsletter 15th April 2018

Allen Parish Newsletter

Third Sunday of Easter

15th April 2018

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

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

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

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Advice from Pope Francis to Families

• Learn to forgive. Before we can forgive others, we must learn to forgive ourselves. Be slow to point out the limitations of a loved one.

• Listen to the older members of the family tell their stories and, in particular, encourage children and adolescents to do so.

• Be slow to judge another whose situation you do not fully understand.

• Always find time for family prayer, even a few moments every day.

We love our children because they are children, not because they are beautiful, or look or think as we do, or embody our dreams. We love them because they are children. (Pope Francis, Amoris Laetitia, 170)


Lift up the light of your face on us, O Lord.

Weekday Masses 16th – 20th APRIL
Monday 16th April
Allenwood – 9.30am - William & Kathleen Aungier, Littletown

Tuesday 17th April
Allen – 9.30am
Milltown – 9.30am – Mary Wilson & Philomena Downey

Wednesday 18th April
Allen – 9.30am – John & Kathleen Kavanagh, Campion Crescent, Kildare

Thursday 19th April
Allen – 9.30am
Allenwood – 9.30am

Friday 20th April
Allenwood – 9.30am

SATURDAY 21st/SUNDAY 22nd April
Allen: Saturday 7.30pm
Mary Connolly, Kilmeague (Months Mind)
Lay Reader: Sinéad Jacob
Eucharistic Minister: Ann O’Gorman

Allen: Sunday 11am
Billy McNamee, Robertstown (1st Anniv.)
Lay Reader: Rosaline Connolly
Eucharistic Ministers: Liz Jacob & Catherine Murphy

Allenwood: Saturday 6.30pm
James Connolly, Derrymullen
Patsy Boland, Derrymullen & deceased members of the Boland family
Ellen & Joseph Carthy, Lowtown Road, daughter Ann, sons william, Peter & Joe and Michael Hyland
Lay Reader: Fiona McManamon
Eucharistic Minister: Dorothy Stowe

Allenwood: Sunday 10am
Kate Farrell, Bond House, Derrymullen
Lay Reader: Noel Moore
Eucharistic Minister: Joy Fetherston

SUNDAY 22nd April

Milltown: 9.30am
Elizabeth and James Murphy, Milltown
William Phelan (Birthday remembrance)
Lay Reader: Liz O’Shea
Eucharistic Minister: Christy Herbert

Next Sunday’s Readings
Acts 4:8-12. Ps 117:1, 8-9, 21-23, 26, 28-29, R/v 22. 1 Jn 3:1-2. Jn 10:11-18. Lect I: 490.

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

Healing Service will take place on Monday next, 16th April at 8pm. 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.

The Sacrament of Baptism is celebrated every two weeks. ..
Allenwood Sunday 29th April at 11am
Milltown Saturday 12th May at 12 noon.
Allen Sunday 27th May at 12 noon.
Allenwood Sunday 10th June at 11am
Milltown Saturday 23rd June at 12 noon.
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
Bill Dunne, Grangeclare, whose funeral took place on Tuesday.
May he rest in peace.

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

10th April 2018

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FOUR Match 3 Winners -
€63 each
Brendan Fox, Newtown
Geraldine O’Brien c/o Kathy
Esther Dunne
Bridget McNamee

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

Needed: Boys clothes age 3.
Offered: Two seater and three seater sofa, beige/fawn colour. Excellent condition.

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

St. Pio’s Glove 2018: St. Pio’s glove will be in the home of Betty Malone, Shindella, Rathangan, Co. Kildare House is located on the Rathangan – Monasterevin Road. On Sunday 29th April from 11a.m to 5 p.m. Contact Betty at 045-525094. Items of St. Pio’s will be on sale on the day, Two important commemorations in the life of St. Pio Centerary of the Stigmata/50th Anniversary of his death. Everyone welcome.

'THE ALLEN EYE BOOK PAST & PRESENT' 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.

Saturday 28th April 2018
Scoil Bhride Milltown Parents' Association is running its 3rd Golf Classic on Saturday, 28th April 2018 at Newbridge Golf Club. Open to individuals at €50 (where teams will be formed) and teams of 4 at €200, with a meal in the clubhouse included as well as golf and great prizes to be won. Tee box and green advertising/ sponsorship available at €75.
Even if you’re not a golfer, come along to the Presentation night afterwards in the Inn at Milltown from 8pm on the night; with finger food, live music and a raffle as well as the award giving, it promises to be a great night. Funds raised will go towards new P.E. equipment for the school as well as extra-curricular activities.
For tee-times/ green sponsorship, contact Liam Mulpeter on 087 9583682 or Mark O’Connor on 087 2576990.


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TWO Match 3 Winners - €75 each
Johnny Byrne, 91 Woodlawn
Catherine Coyne, Allenwood North
Next week’s Jackpot € 1,500

Boys and girls born 2011/2012 (new and current players welcome).
Every Sunday starting April 22nd, 11am-12noon €2 per child per session.
Allenwood Celtic fc grounds, Edenderry Road. Fully qualified coaches
Contact Ed Dunne: 087-2500086 or Dave Moore 086-8112044

The club would like to thank everyone who supported our very successful Easter raffle. A big thank you to all our sponsors of the prizes and well done to all the winners.
On Sunday the boys play Sallins at home at 11am in the start of the league. All support greatly appreciated.
Best of luck to the team for 2018.

SFL Div 3: Sallins 3-10 Robertstown 0-12. Home to Eadestown this Sat. at 6pm.
Underage training every Friday at 7pm.
Membership Fees are now overdue and can be paid to any committee member.
Couch to 5k fundraising event in association with Robertstown & Allen parish Athletic Club takes place on Mon. May 7th at 12 noon. Hanlon Concrete are sponsors and guest of honour is Sonia O’Sullivan who will officially open our new facilities after the 5k. Food will be served.
Robertstown Club Draw in association with Club Kildare tickets €100 each or €25 per month for 4 months available from Peter Hogarty 085 7858673. 1st prize each month is Renault Clio or €12,000. First draw May 25th.
Astro Turf Pitch is available to all clubs and groups and for children’s parties. Contact Tara Moran 085 7317697.
Parish Lotto tickets €1.50 each available from our many promoters and the shops and post office in Robertstown. Monday’s Jackpot €5,300.
Bonus Ball run in Mullaneys and for a stake of €2 you could win €48.
The club officers its condolences to the Keely family on the sad passing of Phil. Ar dheis Dé go raibh sé.

The Senior team take on Milltown at home this Saturday 14th April at 6 pm. Please come and support the lads in this local derby. They play Straffan in Straffan on Saturday 21st April.
The Reserve team will play Caragh in Ballyteague on 16th April. Keep an eye on the Facebook page for more details.
Underage training every Friday from 7 pm in Ballyteague. New members are welcome to join. Well done to the U9s who had a great game against Sarsfields on Tuesday. Team 1 will play Kildangan in Kildangan and Team 2 will play St. Laurances in St. Laurances. Both games are on Tuesday 17th April at 7 pm.
Anyone who hasn’t paid their membership please do as soon as possible.
The club wishes to extend sincere sympathy to the Dunne family on the sad passing of Bill. RIP.

Good luck to our U12s taking part in the third round of trials for the U12 County Teams this weekend in Ballykelly.
Our U14 teams second round of games this Thursday 19th April, Team 1 are away to Ellistown, and Team 2 are away to Caragh.
Our U16 ladies are due to play Sallins away on Saturday 21st April.
Our Senior Ladies have no league games in the coming week, and had a good win over our neighbour's Carbury last week. Well done to team and management.
Our ladies teams would appreciate your support in this weeks fixtures.

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.
Senior Membership: 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. Winner this week was Josie Kelly c/o Bingo.
Our clothing collection continues you can drop off your unwanted clothing at Allenwood GFC Monday to Friday between 9.30am and 12.30pm. Cuddly toys also accepted.

Our minor lads are in action today Sunday away to St. Edwards at 12noon. Monday-Junior B’s are at home to Monasterevin. Tuesday-U16 lads home to Naas @6.45. Tuesday-U16 girls away to Suncroft @7pm. Thursday-U14 Girls are away to Ballymore 7pm
Great to see a Junior B team back in action during the week. Although beaten by a much stronger Kildangan side. Well done to all the players and their mentors.
U16 girls lost out to Naas. Milltown 5-06 to Naas6-14 . Scoreline belies a close match.
Our Senior men lost out to Ballymore with a score of Milltown 1-7 Ballymore 1-9.
Milltown Club Draw tickets are now available for sale. All money raised goes to Milltown Club. Tickets are €100 which can also be paid over 4 months. 4 monthly draws of a Renault Clio or €12,000 Cash along with 15 other great prizes. This year All tickets sold in Milltown Club are entered into a draw for a chance to win your ticket money back. Please contact Róisín Malone for tickets
We have a new Clothes Bank at the club house. Please place all clothes, bed linen in bags tied securely and place in bins. If bin is full please contact Róisín Malone. Do not leave bags of clothes on the ground.