Allen Parish Newsletter 3rd June 2018

Allen Parish Newsletter

The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

3rd June, 2018

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

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

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

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Anyone interested in travelling to the RDS Dublin on Diocesan Day, Wednesday 22nd of August or to the Closing Ceremony in Croke Park on Sunday 26th of August can contact Ronan Ashe at 086 3909075.

At this stage in order to secure a place at both venues, registration is required.

Tickets can be bought on the day at the RDS but with no guarantee of securing one unless previously registered.

For further information contact the Parish Office so as to be part of this great occasion.


Lullymore – Sunday 10th June at 2pm.
Allen – Friday 6th July at 7.30pm.
Crosspatrick – Friday 13th July at 7.30pm.
Milltown – Friday 20th July

Happy the people the Lord has chosen as his own.

Weekday Masses 4th – 8th JUNE
Monday 4th June
Allenwood – 9.30am

Tuesday 5th June
Allen – 9.30am
Milltown – 9.30am

Wednesday 6th June
Allen – 9.30am

Thursday 7th June
Allen – 9.30am
Allenwood – 9.30am

Friday 8th June
Allenwood – 9.30am

Allen: Saturday 7.30pm
Michael Kennelly, Pollardstown (1st Anniv.)
Elaine Maher & Peter Maher, Allenwood Sth
Ellen Kelly & Edward Kelly, Allenwood Sth
Ned & Essie Dunne, Pluckerstown
Lay Reader: Liam Murphy
Eucharistic Minister: Ann O’Gorman

Allen: Sunday 11am
Nancy McKenna, Kilteel
Winifred Dunne, Allen (4th Anniv.) & also her grandparents Margaret & Con Behan, Naas
Josie Behan, the Hill, Robertstown, also her husband Joe & all deceased members of the Behan family
Lay Reader: Rosaline Connolly
Eucharistic Ministers: Pat Dunne and Cathy Murphy

Allenwood: Saturday 6.30pm
People of the Parish
Lay Reader: Monica Anderson
Eucharistic Minister: Carmel Cooke

Allenwood: Sunday 10am
People of the Parish
Lay Reader: Christina Ryan
Eucharistic Minister: Pat Ivers
Milltown: 9.30am
Colin Doody (1st Anniv.)
Michael (Sonny) Fennelly, Pollardstown
Kathleen Donohoe (Anniv) Milltown & her sister Janie Boyle
Lay Reader: Liz O’Shea
Eucharistic Minister: Christy Herbert

Next Sunday’s Readings
Gn 3:9-15. Ps 129, R/v 7. 2 Cor 4:13-5:1. Mk 3:20-35. Lect I: 760.

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.
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.

ALLEN CEMETERY COMMITTEE will have a Rosary in the old Cemetery next to Mullrennans on Friday week next June 15th at 7.30pm and in the Cemetery in Rathernan on Friday, June 22nd again at 7.30pm. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Monthly Commune-a-Tea Cuppa and a chat this Sunday June 3rd at 10.15 am. All welcome.

Allen area St. Vincent de Paul confidential helpline number 085 2095220.

28th May, 2018

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SIX Match 3 Winners
€42 each
Deirdre Dunne, Feighcullen;
Siobhan O Callaghan, Allenwood;
Sean Malone, Allenwood;
Noreen Smyth, Christianstown;
Emma Greene, Feighcullen;
Breda Brown, Ballyteague

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

ACCORD aims to promote a deeper understanding of Christian marriage.
The Certificate in Marriage Education programme is a special purpose award accredited by The Pontifical University, Maynooth.
Selection date 9th and 16th June 2018. Contact Accord Newbridge office at 045-431695. Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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We would like to thank Fr. Willie Byrne PP, Fr. Eddie Kavanagh, our Sacristans, the members of our Adoration Committee, everyone who helped out and everyone who spent time praying at our Eucharistic Adoration last Friday.
It was great to see the support given in Allen and Milltown churches within our own Parish and our participation along with our neighbouring Parishes in Eucharistic Adoration on this day.


Copies of Bishop Denis Nulty’s response to the Referendum result are available in each Church. Please take one.

22nd September for 5 nights.
Hotel Agena Pont-Viewx
€744 p.p.
Single room supplement €155
Contact Mary Lee at Ne4wbrige Travel Ph: 045 449522.


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ONE Match 3 Winner
Christy McNamee c/o Bar
Next week’s Jackpot €2,300

TRAVELLERS REST GOLF SOCIETY outing to Newbridge golf club on Saturday 9th June. Tee time 8.45am.All welcome.

Well done to the boys who beat Galhoy 4-0. Lost 6-3 to Kilcullen and lost 4-2 o Johnstown.
Home to Grangecon on Thursday in Robertstown at 7pm and home to Arlington on Saturday in Allen at 5pm.

Senior Football League Div. 3: Robertstown away to Kill on Wed next , June 6th at 7.30 p.m. Home to Ballymore on Saturday next June 9th at 6 p.m. Annual Cul Camp will be held from Tuesday, August 7th to Friday, August 10th from 10am. each day. More details from Peter Hogarty 085/7858673. Astro-Turf Pitch is available to all Clubs and Groups and for Children's Christmas Parties . For bookings contact Tara Moran 085/7317697. Robertstown Club Draw in association with Club Kildare We had no winner in the 1st Draw last Friday but well done to Ann Kenna of Ballyteague who was a winner . Tickets at €75 available from Peter Hogarty for the next 3 draws with 1st. Prize each month for 3 months a Renault Clio or € 12,000 . 16 Prizes each month. Parish Lotto : Tickets €1.50 each available from our many Promoters and from the Shops and Post Office in Robertstown, Tuesday's Jackpot is €2,500. Bonus Ball is run in Mullaney's and for €2 you could win €48.

Well done to the senior team who had a great win over Sallins last Friday night on a scoreline of 4-9 to 0-16. They will face Kill on the 9th June in Kill. Well done to the Reserve team who beat Kildangan on Wednesday night. They are now through to a semi-final. Date and time yet to be decided. Well done to both U8 teams who played Moorefield and Sarsfields on Tuesday. Some great football shown by both teams.
The Cul Camps will take place in Ballytegaue this year from 20th August to 24th August. Book now to avoid disappointment. 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 this Sunday 3rd of June in Ballyteague. Things will kick off around 1 o’clock.

The first team played Kilcock Wednesday May 23rd and came away with a win Final score read Allenwood 1-09 Kilcock 0-09. They played TMH Saturday last coming away with a win, Final score read Allenwood 0-10 TMH 1-06.
Fundraiser: Declan Aungier in Allenwood GFC Sunday June 3rd doors open 8.30pm tickets available from any committee member or you may also pay at the door. Tickets €10. A great night of song and dance promised. Underage training every Friday night 7pm-8pm. Cúl Camps take place this year in Allenwood it is on July 9th-13th inclusive. Emma Cunningham is our co-ordinator this year contact Emma on 086-2711239. Allenwood club draw in association with club Kildare 2018 tickets on sale €75 or €25 for three remaining monthly draws. Next three draws in June, July and August. First prize is a Renault Clio or €12,000 cash prize. Congratulations to all the winners in the May draw especially Ann Kenna Ballyteague on winning €1000. Allenwood Couch to 5k continues on Monday and Wednesday nights 7.15pm. Bookings: 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. Get your bonus ball from Jemma McCabe at a cost of €2.00 with a chance to win €50.00. Our clothing collection continues

This year we will have 3 stalls at Ballyteague GFC All Ireland Turf Footing Championship on Sunday 3rd June, please support. Our Winifred Dunne Memorial Tournament kindly sponsored by Dunne Haulage again this year, will take place in Allenwood GFC on Saturday 9th June at 10am. Raffle on the day tickets available now from any committee member. All donations at the gate to Friends of Naas Hospital. Best of luck to everyone sitting the State Exams starting on Wednesday. Please see facebook/twitter for updates of fixtures etc.

Best of luck to all our members who are starting their state exams on Wednesday. Thanks to all our volunteers who are helping out at the Harvey Norman BBQ fundraiser this weekend. Recent results: Senior Men – Milltown 3:13 Eadestown 4:11. Milltown 2-16 Nurney 2-06. U14 Boys- Kill 2-14 Milltown 3-12. U10 girls played 3 matches in 5 days. They played Castlemitchell, Naas and Raheens and there were excellant displays of football from all girls in all matches. Fixtures this week: Monday June 4th U8 hurlers home to Round Towers at 6pm. Friday June 8th U14 home to Carbury at 7.30pm. Saturday U12 girls away to Ellistown. Saturday U10 girls away to Suncroft. Sunday U14 lads away to Castlemitchell @10.30. Sunday U7 hurlers away to Sarsfields. Sunday U9 hurlers home to Athy at 11am. Congratulations to All Ireland Community Games Gold Medallist Ross Mc Hale in the U14 Art. Congratulations to all the winners in the County Development draw. List is on display on the club noticeboard at the clubhouse. Lotto is available at the clubhouse on Wednesday evening and Saturdays morning and also from Liz O’Shea, John Murphy, Daves Shop. Tickets are only €1.50 each. Please support.