Allen Parish Newsletter 13th May 2018

Allen Parish Newsletter

The Ascension of the Lord

13th 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.

Members of the Adoration Committee will be at the doors of each Church with sign-up sheets for volunteers to cover each hour of the Adoration.

Fifth 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

Got goes up with shouts of joy;
the Lord goes up with trumpet blast.

Weekday Masses 14th – 18th MAY
Monday 14th May
Allenwood – 9.30am

Tuesday 15th May
Allen – 9.30am
Milltown – 9.30am – Declan Lawler (Birthday Remembrance) & deceased members of the Lawler and Byrne families

Wednesday 16th May
Allen – 9.30am

Thursday 17th May
Allen – 9.30am
Allenwood – 9.30am

Friday 18th May
Allenwood – 9.30am

Allen: Saturday 7.30pm
Margaret Keely, Mylerstown
Lay Reader: Ronan Ashe
Eucharistic Minister: Eddie Healy

Allen: Sunday 11am
Michael (Sean) Gorman (Months Mind)
Rose Reidy, Robertstown West (1st Anniv.)
Thomas Maher, Pluckerstown & his brother Paul Maher, Surrey, UK
Richard Price, Annesborough
Lay Reader: Evelyn Dowling
Eucharistic Ministers: Evelyn Dowling & Aine Murphy

Allenwood: Saturday 6.30pm
William & Mary Bagnall, Allenwood Nth
Mag & Jack Moore, Bluetown, Allenwood Nth
Lay Reader: Ann Curran
Eucharistic Minister: Wilfie Cronin

Allenwood: Sunday 10am
Mary Tierney Sheridan, Allenwood & Chicago
Lay Reader: Sean Malone
Eucharistic Minister: Julia Farrell


Milltown: 9.30am
Jim Shannon, Hawkfield (2nd Anniv.), his parents Charlie & Mary, his brother Pat, sister Bridie & all deceased family members buried in Milltown Cemetery
John Joe Nolan, Barronstown and Mary Nolan, Donadea
Brigid Phelan (Birthday remembrance)
Lay Reader: Aoife Malone
Eucharistic Minister: Christy Herbert

Next Sunday’s Readings
Gn 11:1 or Ex 19:3-8, 16-20 or Ex 37:1-14 or Jl 3:1-5. Ps 103:1-2, 24, 27-30, 35, R/cf v 30. Rm 8:22-27. Jn 7:37-39. Lect I: 596.

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.

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

15th & 22nd April (Two weeks)
Weekly Envelopes: €1,707.00
Very many thanks for your generous donations.

8th May, 2018

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FOUR Match 3 Winners
€63 each
Sean O’Sullivan c/o Noel Dunne
Betty J. Hyland c/o T. Hyland
Ann Connell, Kilmeague
Bernie Balfe, Robertstown West

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

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.

Have you ever worked overseas as a volunteer or missionary in Africa, Asia or South America? Join us for a gathering of returned volunteers and missionaries in an informal setting. Meeting takes place at Ballycane Church (Church of Irish Martyrs) in Naas on Tues 15th May at 7.30pm. For more info email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or phone/text 083 8422468. All are welcome!

Following our 6 Parish Conversations on Amoris Letitia we will have an evening in the Parochial House this Tuesday 15th of May at 8pm to give feedback on our discussions. All are very welcome.

THE ANNUAL CORPUS CHRISTI PROCESSION takes place on June 3rd next from St. Conleth's Parish Church, Newbridge, to St. Eustaces' Dominican Church for Solemn Benediction. Remember the date June 3rd. We would be very grateful if children, would don their national costume, i.e. Irish Filipino, African, Polish, et al, and help to add a truly catholic flavour to the procession. Communicants and Confirmation children with their families are particularly welcome, especially to celebrate this year of the Family.

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 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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THREE Match 3 Winners – €50 each
Ray Carroll, Station Road
Carol Kennedy c/o Joan
T. Warner, Ballyteague
Next week’s Jackpot €2,000

Hard luck to the boys who lost 4-2 to Newbridge Hotspurs. Away to Clane on Sunday at 11am.

JFC Round 1: Robertstown 2-13 Ballykelly 0-10. SFL Div. 3: Robertstown at home to Ballyteague on Saturday next, may 19th at 6pm.
5k run: In lovely sunny conditions this event on Monday last was a great success with up to 400 taking part and our guest of honour Sonia O’Sullivan to the fore in the race which was won by Robert McCabe. Afterwards Fr. Willie blessed the Gym and Sonia cut the tape to officially launch the facility. Young teams from Ballyteague, Allenwood and Robertstown played out a blitz. The club, together with Robertstown & Allen Parish Athletic Club with to thank Sonia for all her help and Hanlon Concrete for their kind sponsorship of the event and all those who took part and those who prepared everything for the most enjoyable 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 €1,900.
Bonus Ball is run in Mullaney's and for a stake of €2 you could win €48.

Well done to the seniors who had an impressive win over Kilcock in the first round of the intermediate championship last Friday night on a score line of 2-13 to 1-11. Well done to the team and management. A great start to their 2018 championship campaign.
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 7 pm in Ballyteague. New members are welcome to join.
The All-Ireland Turf Footing Competition and Country Fair will take place on Sunday 3rd June. Keep an eye on the Facebook page for more details.
Anyone who hasn’t paid their membership please do as soon as possible.

The first round of the Championship Allenwood V Rathangan was played Sunday May 6th in Hawkfield and our lads came away with a very impressive win. Congratulations to Brian and Management and all the lads. Final score read Allenwood 1-19 Rathangan 0-16. Next round of the league Allenwood away to Maynooth Saturday May 19th at 6pm.
Underage training every Friday night 7-8pm.
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.
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.
Bonus ball from Jemma McCabe at a cost of €2 with a chance to win €50.
Clothing Collection continues.

Our Senior men are in action today Sunday at 4pm in Hawkfield against Grange.
Junior B’s are away to Ellistown on Monday at 7.30pm.
Congratulations to our U12 boys who had a good win over Castlemitchell. Milltown 3-9 to Castlemitchell 1-12 during the week and now have home advantage for the Semi Final.
U16 girls Div 5 championship semi final. Naas 2-5, Milltown 2-6. The county final is on June 2nd.
U12 girls are at home to Na Fianna on Wednesday at 7pm
A huge thank you to all those who helped out with our fundraiser at Harvey Norman’s last weekend. A special thank you to all our U14 lads team who were out in force volunteering. So proud of them all.
Thanks to everyone who purchased tickets for the County Development Draw. All proceeds from tickets we sell go straight to the club. Last opportunity to get your tickets a car and 15 other great prizes each month for 4 months. Your support is very much appreciated.

TRAVELLERS REST GOLF SOCIETY outing to Portarlington on Saturday 19th May. Tee Time 8.30am. All welcome.