Allen Parish Newsletter 17th June 2018

Allen Parish Newsletter

Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

17th June, 2018

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

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

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

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On Monday 25th of June tickets for the Closing Ceremony on August 26th in the Phoenix Park and Knock will be available to the public. To secure, register online through
Tickets are selling fast but are still available for Diocesan Day. Wednesday 22nd of August and Thursday 23rd of August in the RDS and can be booked online.
Bus Transport on Wednesday 22nd and Sunday 26th of August is available from the Parish cost per trip is €15 per person return. Contact Ronan Ashe at 086. 3909075
For further information on ticket booking contact the Parish Office at 045 450501
Thank You, Dad
Thank you for the laughter,
For the good times that we share,
Thanks for always listening,
For trying to be fair. Thank you for your comfort,
When things are going bad,
Thank you for the shoulder,
To cry on when I'm sad. This poem's a reminder that
All my life through,
I'll be thanking God , For a special dad like you.

It is good to give you thanks, O Lord.

Weekday Masses 18th – 22nd JUNE
Monday 18th June
Allenwood – 9.30am

Tuesday 19th June
Milltown – 9.30am
Robertstown School Mass (in Robertstown School)

Wednesday 20th June
Robertstown 10.30a.m

Thursday 21st June
Allen – 9.30am

Friday 22nd June
Allenwood – 9.30am

Allen: Saturday 7.30pm
William (Bill) Percival Fr. Murphy Park, Robertstown also his parents William
& Margaret Percival Allenwood South
Lay Reader: Patricia Creighton
Eucharistic Minister: Margaret Ennis
Allen: Sunday 11am
Peggy Thorpe. Joseph Jerry Cross,
Grove Lane Robertstown. Thomas (Tosh)
Cross and his wife Lizzie Cross
Grangeclare, Kilmeague.
George Bagnall Robertstown and all
deceased members of the Bagnall Family.
Lay Reader: Catherine Murphy
Eucharistic Ministers: Evelyn Dowling & Liz Jacob
Allenwood: Saturday 6.30pm
Annie Moore Allenwood North. James Moran Ballyteague and Ellen (Nellie) Moran Ballyteague.
Ned & Vincent Moran Derrymullen
Lay Reader: Ann Curran
Eucharistic Minister: Ann Curran

Allenwood: Sunday 10am
Patrick Cross, Drimsree
Lay Reader: Johnny O’Callaghan
Eucharistic Minister: Margaret Price
Milltown: 9.30am
Christy Dowling, Hawkfield
Lay Reader: Mick Byrne
Eucharistic Minister: Clíodhna Malone
Next Sunday’s Readings
Is 49:1-6. Ps 138:1-3, 13-15, R/ v 14. Acts 13:22-26. LK 1:57-66, 80. Lect 1:976

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament each Monday 11am to 3.30pm. All are welcome. Healing service will take place on Monday 25th June 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.

The Sacrament of Baptism is celebrated every two weeks.
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.
Allen Sunday 19th August at 12 noon.
Allenwood Sunday 2nd September 11am
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 Myles Dempsey formerly Rathernan who passed away on Tuesday in the U.K

May he rest in peace.

ALLEN CEMETERY COMMITTEE will have a Rosary in the Cemetery in Rathernan on Friday, June 22nd 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

11th June, 2018

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SIX Match 3 Winners
€42 each
Eugene Moran c/o Kathy
Kathy Moran c/o Kathy
Martina Jacob Allenwood South
Declan Reidy c/o F. Reidy
Carol Swords Allenwood South
Michael McCormack c/o Allenwood Post Office


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


Allen - Friday 6th July at 7.30pm.

Crosspatrick - Friday 13th July at 7.30pm.

Milltown - Friday 20th July at 7.30pm.


12th June 2018

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ONE Match 3 Winner
Paudy O’Shea c/o The Bar
Next week’s Jackpot €2,500


Coffee Morning – Relay for Life for Irish Cancer Society in the Inn at Milltown on Friday 29th June – 9.30am to 12 noon. All support greatly appreciated.

Are you up to speed on church teachings and the reasoning behind them? Adult Catechism study resumes in Prosperous Parish Centre next Sept 3rd, 8 - 9 pm., and on Wed, Sept 5th 10 - 12 am. For further details please contact:Alice Carew at 045 982787, 087 6505803 or Bríd Ní Rinn at 045 860170. You can join the Youcat book club meeting on the second Sat of every month at 11am in the above centre. Contact Alice.


MILLTOWN FORÓIGE would like to invite the whole community to our 10th birthday celebrations on Friday 22nd June in Milltown G.F.C. at 7.30pm. It will give you the opportunity to see what happens in our club and enjoy a chat and refreshments. Their will also be a raffle on the night for some fantastic prizes. Young people between the age of 12- 18 years who would like to become a member are especially welcome. Looking forward to seeing you all

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 € 2,900. 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 detailsBonus Ball is run in Mullaney's and for a stake of €2 you could win €48.Used Clothes Collection continuing.

Hard luck to the Reserve team who lost out to Kilcullen in the league semi-final on Monday night on a score line of 2-10 to 0-10. Well done to both U8 teams who took on Moorefield and Castledermot on Tuesday evening. Also well done to the U12 team who played against a strong Ballykelly side and both U10 teams who played Nurney and Moorefield on Thursday evening. Underage fixtures: Tuesday 19th June, U8s will play Rheban and St.Laurances in Ballytegaue at 7.00pm. U12s have a bye. Thursday June 21st June, U10s play Sarsfields and Rheban away at 7.00pm. Underage training every Friday from 7 pm in Ballyteague. The Cul Camps will take place in Ballytegaue this year from 20thAugust to 24th August. Book now to avoid disappointment. Well done to Seamus and the Kildare Juniors who beat Louth to secure their place in a Leinster Final against Meath in Croke Park on 24th June. Ballytegaue club draw in association with Club Kildare 2018 tickets on sale for €75 or €25 for the three remaining monthly draws. First prize is a Renault Clio or €12,000 cash prize. Tickets available from any committee member.


Hard Luck to the boys who lost 2-1 to Straffan in the Lumsden Cup. Home to Newbridge Hotspours on Saturday in Robertstown at 5p.m. All support greatly appreciated.

The First team played Clogherinkoe Sunday last final score read Allenwood 1-10 Clogherinkoe 1-12. They play Rathangan Saturday June 16th at 6p.m. 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. 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

Pulsewave Ireland Heart & Artery screening in Naas 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. Normal cost of screening is €50 per person, Parish offer €30 per person. Venues as follows: Tues 19th June Tullamore Park Hotel, Wed 20th June Midlands Park Hotel Portlaoise & Thurs 21st June The East End Hotel Portarlington & Fri 22nd June The Maudlins House Hotel Naas Appointments available from 11am to 8pm daily Call 087-7151623 to make an appointment. The Screening is medically approved.

Allen Parish School Sports will be held on Thursday 21st June in Ballyteague G.F.C commencing at 6.30 p.m.

Many thanks to everyone who supported our Winifre Dunne Memorial Tournament last weekend, our Senior ladies retained the cup this year and the club would like to thank the Dunne Family and Byrne Families, Dunne Haulage, AES and everyone who donated their time, money, raffle prizes etc, A presentation will be made to Friends of Naas Hospital, in the near future. Senior Championship starts next week with our Junior A team facing Kilcock at home and our Junior C team face Kill away on Tuesday 19th June. See facebook and twitter for updates on all fixtures