Allen Parish Newsletter 6th May 2018

Allen Parish Newsletter

Sixth Sunday of Easter

6th May, 2018

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

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

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

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Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will take place in Allen Church and in Milltown Church (and in neighbouring parishes) from 7am to 10pm on Friday 25th May.
5th Commandment: "Thou shall not kill"
Let us all pray together to protect life.


Bishop Denis Nulty invites you to join with him and parishioners from across the diocese at the Shrine of Our Lady of Knock
on Sunday 3rd June
with the Diocesan Choir directed by Fr. Liam Lawton
Ceremonies begin at 2.30pm in the Basilica
For bus contact Frank at 086 2728644

PETERS PENCE COLLECTION will be taken up at all Masses next weekend. Please use the pink envelope from your weekly envelope box.

The Lord has shown his salvation to the nations.

Weekday Masses 7th – 11th MAY
Monday 7th May
Allenwood – 9.30am

Tuesday 8th May
Allen – 9.30am
Milltown – 9.30am Mary Wilson (Birthday Remembrance)

Wednesday 9th May
Allen – 9.30am

Thursday 10th May
Allen – 9.30am
Allenwood – 9.30am

Friday 11th May
Allenwood – 9.30am – Rosanna Mulligan
Allen – 7.30pm
Allen: Saturday 7.30pm
Christina Leeson, Mylerstown, Robertstown
Ann & Andy Dunne, their son Sean & daughter Josie
The Moore family, Littletown
Lay Reader: Patricia Creighton
Eucharistic Minister: Ann Downey

Allen: Sunday 11am
Theresa Kiely, Allen
James Brennan, Littletown Bridge (71st Anniv.) & his son James (69th Anniv.)
Lay Reader: Anita Hendy
Eucharistic Ministers: Liz Jacob & Tom Walsh

Allenwood: Saturday 6.30pm
James & Mary Coyne, Allenwood North
Bill Carroll (12th Anniversary)
Tom, Agnes & Peadar Dunne, Littletown, Robertstown
Michael Jacob, Allenwood South (Birthday Remembrance)
Lay Reader: Christina Ryan
Eucharistic Minister: Mattie Dobbins

Allenwood: Sunday 10am
John Kelly, Robertstown
Lay Reader: Johnny O’Callaghan
Eucharistic Minister: Patricia Durkan

Milltown: 9.30am
Brendan Tiernan (First Anniversary)
James & Margaret Downey, Milltown also Jane & Anthony O’Neill, Rathangan
Mary Anne Lawlor, Narraghmore
Pakie, Annie & Michael Roche, Christianstown
Lay Reader: Veronica Murphy
Eucharistic Minister: Lisa Murphy

Next Sunday’s Readings
Acts 1:1-11. Ps 46:2-3, 6-9, r/v 6. Eph 1:17-23 or Eph 4:1-13. Mk 16:15-20. Lect I: 552.

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.

The Sacrament of Baptism is celebrated every two weeks.
Allen Sunday 27th May at 12 noon.
Allenwood Sunday 10th June at 11am
Milltown Saturday 23rd June at 12 noon.
Allen Sunday 8th July at 12 noon.
Allenwood Sunday 22nd July at 11am.
Milltown Saturday 4th August at 12 noon.
Contact the Parish Office at 045-450501at least two weeks in advance.

€5 fuel savings stamps are available to purchase in:
Colm Coffey Butchers, Kilmeague
The Frame Shop, Allenwood. Mullaneys, Robertstown. Post Office, Robertstown. Post Office, Allenwood.
We are always here to help. Contact Allen area St. Vincent de Paul on our confidential helpline number at 085 2095220.

30th April, 2018

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NINE Match 3 Winners - €28 each
Ronan Fulton, Coill Dubh
Mag Fulton, Coill Dubh
Phyllis O’Sullivan, Mylerstown
Pauline Scully, Mylerstown
K. Bagnall, Robertstown
Joe Murray, Allenwood
Sharon Musgrave, Allenwood
Ger McNally, Allen
Pearl Voigt, Hawkfield

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

Plant Sale Bank Holiday Monday, 7th May 10am to 4pm.
Wellness Class, including nutritional therapy and exercise instruction. Thursday mornings 9.30am to 10.30am. Small Classes. Enquiries to 087 7379505.

The FINAL rally to show our support for the 8th Amendment will take place on 12th May in Merrion Square in Dublin at 2pm. The Rally will demonstrate all that is great about Ireland’s 8th Amendment. Your presence is vital. To organise a bus or book a place on a bus travelling from your area, visit or telephone (087) 266 8702.

I wish to thank most sincerely the Chairman and Ballyteague Club for the kind gesture of a new mobility scooter which is very much appreciated. Thanks to all concerned. John Ivers.

The Allen Eye committee wishes to sincerely thank all who have contributed to the success of The Allen Eye Book- Past & Present. We are heartened by the positive feedback and the widespread interest within the Parish.
Copies continue to be available from Parish Office and Shop, also local shops.

The next edition of The Allen Eye magazine is due out in early August. If you have any articles or photographs you would like to have included please e-mail them to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by Friday 15th June.

Gathering in Preparation for the World Meeting of Families. St Patrick’s College, Maynooth, 19-20 June 2018. Keynote Speakers: Prof. Julie Hanlon Rubio (St Louis University, Missouri) & Prof. Martin M. Lintner (Philosophisch-Theologische Hochschule Brixen). Workshops on “Living the Gospel of the Family” (Bairbre Cahill, writer and facilitator); “Real Families, Real Issues, Real Responses” (Mary Johnston, ACCORD); “Families: A Global Perspective” (Colm Hogan, Trócaire); “Conscience and Moral Discernment” (Martin Lintner). Discussion facilitated by Anne Codd.
Registration Fee: €15 (including lunch & teas/coffees). Tickets available on Eventbrite (search under “Walking Together as Families Today”). Contact Aoife at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information.


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TWO Match 3 Winners – €75 each
J. Coyne c/o Billy
Kevin Mahon c/o Maura Doyle
Next week’s Jackpot € 1,800

Hard luck to the boys who lost 3-0 to Kilcock.
Away to Newbridge Hotspurs on Sunday at 11am.

Couch to 5k: All roads lead to Robertstown for this event on this Bank Holiday Monday, May 7th at 12 noon. This event, in association with Robertstown and Allen Parish Athletic Club is being generously sponsored by Hanlon Concrete and our Guest of Honour , Sonia O' Sullivan has intimated that she will compete. Afterwards a Family Field Day will be held with Underage Football etc and Sonia will officially open our Walkway and Gymnasium . So come along. Food and Refreshments will be available all day
Robertstown Club Draw in association with Club Kildare: Tickets €100 each or €25 for 4 months are available from Peter Hogarty 085/7858673 1st Prize each month for 4 months a Renault Clio or €12,000. 16 Prizes each month. First Draw on Friday 25th May.
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 each available from our many Promoters and from the Shops and Post Office in Robertstown. Next Jackpot €1,700.
Bonus Ball 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.

The senior team will play Robertstown on Saturday 19Th May at 6.00pm in Robertstown.
The Reserve team will play Rathcoffey on Monday 14th May at 7.30 pm in Rathcoffey.
Underage training every Friday from 7pm in Ballyteague. New members are welcome to join. Well done to the U9s who had a great game against Ballykelly and Athy. Team 1 will play Milltown on Tues 8st May in Milltown at 7pm.
Well done to everyone who took part in the annual ABC fun run on Sunday. A big thank you to everybody who helped organise such a great event especially Just Runs event. And also thank you to Hanlon Concrete who kindly sponsored the event. The All-Ireland Turf Footing Competition will take place on Sunday 3rd June. Keep an eye on the Facebook page for details.
Anyone who hasn’t paid their membership please do as soon as possible.

The first team were defeated by Clane Allenwood 0-12 Clane 1-12 The first round of the Championship Allenwood V Rathangan this Sunday May 6th in Hawkfield at 6pm. Please show your support to Brian, his management team and all the squad. Underage training every Friday night 7pm-8pm. A night of song and dance in Allenwood GAA Sunday June 3rd with our very own Declan Aungier. Tickets on sale soon. 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.
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 with a chance to win €50. Clothing Collection continues.

Our Senior Ladies are home to Clane on Tuesday 7th May, in last round of league games. They came away from Sarsfields with a win last week. Our 12 hour cycle will take place next Saturday 12th May outside SPAR in Allenwood. Please support. Registration for all players will expire on 31st May, please make sure you register before then. Any parent/guardian wishing to become a member of the club can do so, membership is €10 and can be paid to any committee member.

A huge congratulations to our 3 Minor ladies Leinster Champions Lara, Lauren and Clíodhna who were members of the Kildare Minor Ladies who had a great win against Louth on Sunday in the Leinster B Final. The All Ireland Semi Final is in June 30th. Thanks to everyone who has registered with the club over the last few weeks. For those yet to register please contact us ASAP. If player is not registered, they cannot play.
Results: U14 Feile lads lost out to Eadestown in the Féile Final in Hawkfield Milltown 2-09 Eadestown 2-14. Senior men drew with Sallins 8 points each. Senior Ladies had a great win over Raheens. Milltown 7-8 Raheens 1-4. Junior B's were beaten by a much stronger Castledermot team. Fixtures: U8 hurlers are away to Athgarvan on Mon at11.30. U7 hurlers are at home to Athy on Sunday 13th and U9’s are at home to Moorefield also on Sunday. Seniors are playing Grange in Hawkfield on Sunday 13th at 4pm.
Lotto: Tickets sellers are needed to sell lotto at the Inn in Milltown every Sunday night for 1 hour. Recycle and raise funds for the club.. Clothes bank is now in operation at the club. Please place all items securely in bags and place in the bin.