Allen Parish Newsletter 10th June 2018

Allen Parish Newsletter

Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

10th 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 World Meeting of Families on Diocesan Day, Wednesday 22nd August in the RDS, or to the Closing Ceremony on Sunday 26th August in the Phoenix Park can travel by bus from our Parish. Cost per person per return trip is €15. For bus bookings please contact Ronan Ashe at 086 3909075.

Event tickets can be booked online through the World Meeting of Families website. For further information please contact the Parish Office at 045 450501.



Bishop Denis Nulty announced the Diocesan appointments on Thursday evening. Fr Eddie Kavanagh CC Allen Parish has been appointed Parish Priest of Balyna Parish effective from 1st of August. We thank Fr. Eddie for his hard work here in Allen Parish and wish him well in his new appointment.

Fr Brian Kavanagh has been appointed Curate in Allen Parish and will continue to work on the Marriage Tribunal in Maynooth.

With the Lord there is mercy and fullness of redemption.

Weekday Masses 11th – 15th JUNE
Monday 11th June
Allenwood – 9.30am

Tuesday 12th June
Milltown – 9.30am

Wednesday 13th June
No Masses

Thursday 14th June
Allen – 9.30am

Friday 15th June
Allenwood – 9.30am

Allen: Saturday 7.30pm
Robert Ivers, Pluckerstown
Lay Reader: Catherine Sweeney
Eucharistic Minister: Michael Herbert

Allen: Sunday 11am
Kenneth Cross, Rathangan
Tom Boland, Grangeclare, Kilmeague
Joe Logan, Myelerstown
Lay Reader: Mark McDermott
Eucharistic Ministers: Helen Doyle and Anita Hendy

Allenwood: Saturday 6.30pm
Ann Kennedy, Oaklawns, Kilmeague
Jim Smullen, Allenwood South
Lay Reader: Christina Ryan
Eucharistic Minister: Dorothy Stowe

Allenwood: Sunday 10am
Annie Domican, Ballyteague
Tommy Bagnall, St. Brigids Terrace, Robt
Lay Reader: Kevin McCormack
Eucharistic Minister: Joy Fetherston

Milltown: 9.30am
Edward (Teddy) Curran
Elizabeth (Betty) Hanlon, Hawkfield
Lay Reader: Mary Hamilton
Eucharistic Minister: Aoife Malone

Next Sunday’s Readings
Ez 17:22-24. Ps 91:2-3, 13-16, R/cf. v 2. 2 Cor 5:6-10. Mk 4:26-34. Lect I: 763.

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.

“Those who die in grace go but to God and God is very near”

We remember in our prayers

Tony Moran, Ballinakill, Carbury, formerly Coolagh, Kilmeague, who died on 30th May.
May he rest in peace.

ALLEN CEMETERY COMMITTEE will have a Rosary in the old Cemetery next to Mullrennans on Friday 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.

The Annual Allen Cemetery Mass will be held on Friday, July 6th at 7.30 p.m. .

We are always here to help. You can contact Allen area St. Vincent de Paul confidential helpline at 085 2095220.

5th June, 2018

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FOUR Match 3 Winners
Paul Brennan, Grangeclare
Lisa Duffy, Grangeclare
Maureen McCormack c/o Allenwood PO
Carol Swords c/o S. Swords

Monday June 11th 8pm
The Old School
All committee members and volunteers please attend.

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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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.


Lullymore - Sunday 10th June at 2pm.

Allen - Friday 6th July at 7.30pm.

Crosspatrick - Friday 13th July at 7.30pm.

Milltown - Friday 20th July at 7.30pm.

6th June 2018

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ONE Match 3 Winner
Katie Bagnall c/o Bar
Next week’s Jackpot €2,400

Robertstown at home to Ballymore this Saturday at 6pm.
Underage Training every Friday at 6pm
Annual Cul Camp will be held from Tuesday, August 7th to Friday, August 10th at 10am each day for Boys and Girls from 6 to 13 years. More details from Peter Hogarty 085/7858673 .
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 available from our many Promoters and from the Shops and Post Office in Robertstown . Monday's Jackpot € 2,700.
Robertstown Club Draw in association with Club Kildare: Tickets at €75 for 3 Draws or €25 per month for the next 3 months . 1st Prize each month a Renault Clio or €12,000. 16 Prizes each month. Next Draw Friday June 29th .Contact Peter Hogarty for more details
Bonus Ball is run in Mullaney's and for a stake of €2 you could win €48.
Used Clothes Collection continuing.


The Reserve team will play Kilcullen on Monday 11th June at 7.30pm in Kilcullen in the league semi-final. Best of luck to team and management.
Well done to all underage teams who played this week. Keep an eye on the Facebook and Twitter pages for upcoming fixtures.
The Cul Camps will take place in Ballytegaue this year from 20thAugust to 24th August. Book now to avoid disappointment.
A huge thank you to everyone who helped out and attended the All Ireland Turf Footing Championships. We’re already looking forward to next years event.
Underage training every Friday from 7 pm in Ballyteague. New members are welcome to join.

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

The boys drew 3-3 with Grangecon and also 3-3 with Arlington.
Home to Straffan in the first Round of the Lumsden Cup in Robertstown on Saturday at 5pm. All support greatly appreciated.

Pulsewave Ireland Heart & Artery screening in area next week. The Bpro certified to measure CASP to 99.17% in comparison to an angiogram and as seen on TV. As Heart Disease is still the biggest killer in Ireland we try to make it affordable for everyone to be screened. Normal cost of screening is €50 per person, Parish offer €30 per person. For that we check your Blood Pressure, Heart Rythm, Casp of heart, arterial flexability and Blood flow. We can access the risk of heart attack or stroke with a simple non invasive test.
Venues as follows: Tuesday 19th June Tullamore Park Hotel, Wednesday 20th June Midlands Park Hotel Portlaoise & Thursday 21st June The East End Hotel Portarlington & Friday 22nd June The Maudlins House Hotel Naas
Appointments available from 11am to 8pm daily Call 087-7151623 to make an appointment. Spaces are limited. The Screening is medically approved and each person will receive a detailed printout which they may discuss with their own GP.