Allen Parish Newsletter 20th May 2018

Allen Parish Newsletter

Pentecost Sunday

20th May, 2018

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

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

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

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Prayer for the Child in the Womb
Lord Jesus, you are the source and lover of life.
Reawaken in us respect for every human life.
Help us to see in each child the marvellous work of our Creator.
Open our hearts to welcome every child
as a unique and wonderful gift.
Guide the work of doctors, nurses and midwives.
May the life of a mother and her baby in the womb
be equally cherished and respected.
Help those who make our laws to uphold
the uniqueness and sacredness of every human life,
from the first moment of conception to natural death.
Give us wisdom and generosity to build a society that cares for all.
Together with Mary, your Mother,
in whose womb you took on our human nature,
Help us to choose life in every decision we take.
We ask this in the joyful hope of eternal life with you,
and in the communion of the Blessed Trinity. Amen

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.
Fifth Commandment: "Thou shall not kill".
Let us all pray together to protect life.

Send forth your Spirit, O Lord, and renew the face of the earth.

Weekday Masses 21st – 25th MAY
Monday 21st May
Allenwood – 9.30am

Tuesday 22nd May
Allen – 9.30am
Milltown – 9.30am

Wednesday 23rd May
Allen – 9.30am

Thursday 24th May
Allen – 9.30am
Allenwood – 9.30am

Friday 25th May
Allen – 9.30am
Milltown – 9.30am

Allen: Saturday 7.30pm
Joseph Keely (Anniversary)
James & Mary Reilly, Pluckerstown
Lay Reader: Bréid Murphy
Eucharistic Minister: Anne Downey

Allen: Sunday 11am
Tom Sheridan, Ballyteague
Molly O’Brien, Cloncumber, Ballyteague
Lay Reader: Maurice Musgrave
Eucharistic Ministers: Liz Jacob & Anita Hendy

Allenwood: Saturday 6.30pm
Jack Callan (Months Mind)
Willie Judge, Lowtown (First Anniversary)
Elizabeth McDonagh, Allenwood North
Mary Nutterfield, Allenwood
Thomas (Tod) Aungier, Allenwood South
Joe Cross, Allenwood Middle
Lay Reader: Fiona McManamon
Eucharistic Minister: Christina Ryan

Allenwood: Sunday 10am
People of the Parish
Lay Reader: Noel Moore
Eucharistic Minister: Ann Donoghue


Milltown: 9.30am
Joe Slicker, Milltown
Lay Reader: Eamonn Slattery
Eucharistic Minister: Lisa Byrne

Next Sunday’s Readings
Acts 2:1-11. Ps 103:1, 24, 29-31, 34, R/cf v 30. Gal 5:16-25. Jn 15:26-27, 16:12-15.
Lect I: 601, 604.

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

Healing service will take place on Monday next, 21st May 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.
Note – Next Friday, 25th May, Eucharistic Adoration in Allen and Milltown Churches
from 7am to 10pm.

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.

RETIRED PRIESTS COLLECTIONS takes place in all parishes on 26th and 27th May. Please support this important collection to help support our retired priests.
Please use the blue envelope from your weekly envelope box.

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

14th May, 2018

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SIX Match 3 Winners - €42 each
Caroline Maher c/o C. Keeley
Essie Aungier c/o S. Swords
Aveen Panny c/o C. Keeley
Eugene Reidy c/o W. Reidy
Carmel Crowe c/o J. Ivers
Paddy & Margaret Dunne, Carbury

SOCIAL DANCING every Tuesday night at Sarsfields clubhouse in aid of Almas & Sr. Muriels Home for the Poor. Dancing Next Tues night to Moynihan Brothers 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. 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.

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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
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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ONE Match 3 Winner
€150 each
Paul Kennedy c/o Mahons Pub
Next week’s Jackpot €2,100

Senior Football League Div. 3: Robertstown at home to Ballyteague this Saturday at 6 p.m.
Robertstown Club Draw in association with Club Kildare: Tickets €100 each or €25 per month 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. 1st Draw on Friday next, May 25th.
Kellogs Cúl Camp: The Robertstown Cúl Camp will be from Tuesday, August 7th to Friday August 10th from 10am each morning. More details from Peter Hogarty
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. Monday's Jackpot €2,100.
Bonus Ball is run in Mullaney's and for a stake of €2 you could win €48.
Underage Training every Friday from 6pm.
Used Clothes Collection continues. Please bring any unwanted clothes to the Clubrooms any evening after 7 p.m.

The senior team will play Sallins on Saturday 26th May in Ballytegaue at 6pm.
Well done to the Reserve team who beat Rathcoffey by 2 points last Monday. They will play Clogherinkoe on Monday 21st May in Ballyteague at 7.30 pm.
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. We are looking for any donations suitable for The Bottle Stall and Wheel of Fortune. For example, unwanted presents, toys, non-perishable foods and drinks (must be new). Donations can be dropped at underage training each Friday night or contact Christina on 086-378 5568. Thank you for your support.

The Summer season gets underway with a sure sellout Concert by The Millicent Singers on Friday 25th May at 8pm in the Church of Our Lady and St Joseph, Caragh, Co Kildare.
Musical Director of the choir is Alan Kelly
Tickets are €15 available from Hughes Pharmacy, Marrons Clane, McAuley Place & Sean the Barber, Prosperous or by calling 0872036722 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Declan Aungier in Allenwood gfc Sunday June 3rd doors open 8.30pm tickets available from any committee member.Tickets €10.00 A great night of song and dance promised.
Underage training every Friday night 7pm-8pm.
Cúl Camps take place this year in Allenwood on July 9th-13th inclusive. Emma Cunningham is our co-ordinator this year contact Emma on 086-2711239.
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.
Bonus ball from Jemma McCabe at a cost of €2 with a chance to win €50. Winners this week were Ann and Jane 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. Please note we accept cuddly toys also.

Our Senior Ladies will play Suncroft away in the League semi final next Tuesday 22nd May, all support greatly appreciated.
Our U14 girls will play Raheens at home on Thursday 24th May.
A huge thank you to everyone who supported our 12 hour cycle outside SPAR in Allenwood, last Saturday.
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.
Please see facebook/twitter for updates of fixtures etc.