Allen Parish Newsletter 1st July 2018

Allen Parish Newsletter

Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

1st July, 2018

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

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

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

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We have secured through our Parish Office bookings for a coach and 35 people for the Phoenix Park on Sunday 26th of August. Please contact Ronan Ashe at 086 3909075 or Parish Office at 045 450501 to secure booking.
Bus transport is also available for Wednesday 22nd of August for Diocesan Day of World Meeting of Families in the RDS. Please contact Ronan Ashe at 086 3909075.
Note - Registration online for Diocesan Day is essential.



To recognise and give thanks to Fr.Eddie Kavanagh for all his years of service to Allen Parish we will be having a Party in Allen Community Hall on Friday 13th of July at 9pm.
For donations to this event please see notices and envelopes in the Parish Churches and local shops.
Everyone in the Parish including all Parish Groups are very welcome.

I will praise you, Lord, you have rescued me.

Weekday Masses 2nd – 6th July
Monday 2nd July
Allenwood – 9.30am

Tuesday 3rd July
Allen – 9.30am
Milltown – 9.30am

Wednesday 4th July
Allen - 9.30am
Robertstown - 10.30a.m.

Thursday 5th July
Allen – 9.30am
Allenwood – 9.30am

Friday 6th July
Allenwood – 9.30am
Allen Cemetery Mass – 7.30pm

Friday 6th July is the FIRST FRIDAY of the month and housebound parishioners will be attended.

Allen: Saturday 7.30pm
Mary Hoare & family, Mollydicks
John Coyne, Robertstown West (2nd Anniv.)
Lay Reader: Bréid Murphy
Eucharistic Minister: Bréid Murphy

Allen: Sunday 11am
David Greville, Oaklawns, Kilmeague
James Curran (8th Anniv.) & Annette Tyrrell (nee Curran) (23rd Anniv.), Barnacrow
Lay Reader: Evelyn Dowling
Eucharistic Ministers: Helen Doyle & Antoinette Barrett

Allenwood: Saturday 6.30pm
Paddy Carroll & Nora Carroll
Patrick Sullivan Snr, Ballyteague; Patrick (Padge) Sullivan, Ballyteague and William Sullivan, Allenwood
Denis & Lizzie Rowe, Ballyfermot, Dublin
Lay Reader: Wilfie Cronin
Eucharistic Minister: Mattie Dobbins

Allenwood: Sunday 10am
People of the Parish
Lay Reader: Noel Moore
Eucharistic Minister: Patricia Durkan


Milltown: 9.30am
Pat & Joe Connolly
Kathleen Shiels and also her husband Patrick Shiels
Lay Reader: Fionán Malone
Eucharistic Minister: Christy Herbert

Next Sunday’s Readings
Ez 2:2-5. Ps 122, R/v 2. 2 Cor 12:7-10. Mk 6:1-6. Lect 1:772.

Adoration is on a break for the Summer months and will resume in September.

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. (Please note no Eucharistic Adoration on 6th July in Allen Church due to Allen Cemetery Mass. )
In Allenwood Church on Friday mornings after 9.30am Mass.

The Sacrament of Baptism is celebrated every two weeks.
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 12.15pm.
Contact the Parish Office at 045-450501at least two weeks in advance.


Allen - Friday 6th July at 7.30p.m.
Crosspatrick - Friday 13th July at 7.30p.m.
Milltown - Friday 20th July at 7.30p.m..

Annual Trip to Knock 9th, 10th, 11th July. Contact Betty Fields 045-432256 or Purr Maher 045-860854.
Volunteers needed to help with a clean up of Allen Church yard and car park on Tuesday next, 3rd July, 7.30pm to 9.30pm.
Please bring your own shovels/brushes etc.
Contact Purr at 860854.
Many hands make light work!

25th June, 2018

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NINE Match 3 Winners
€28 each
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Sheila Cronly c/o P. Cronly
Christina Melia, Ballintine
Liam Marron c/o D. Keating
Joe Regan c/o S. Malone
Siobhan Bell, Robertstown
Leon Attride c/o C. Kearney
Damien Butler, Mylerstown
Helena Musgrave, Kilmeague

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 KNITTING & CROCHET GROUP continues every Tuesday from 10am to 12pm during the Summer months.

ADULT CATECHISM STUDY resumes in Prosperous Parish Centre next Sept 3rd, 8-9pm., 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.

With effect from 1st August, to enable one Priest to cover all Masses in Allen Parish, the following changes in Mass times will apply. These arrangements are necessary because of the limited available of Fr. Brian Kavanagh who will reside here in the parish but whose primary job is with The Regional Marriage Tribunal in Maynooth.

Saturdays – one evening Mass in Allenwood at 6.30pm. (No evening Mass in Allen).

Sundays - Milltown 9.30am
Allen 10.30am
Allenwood 11.30am

Baptisms will still take place every two weeks. In Allen and Milltown Baptisms will be on Saturdays and in Allenwood on Sundays. Please keep an eye on the Newsletter for upcoming dates.

Daily Masses – There will be one Mass each weekday as follows:
Monday – Allenwood at 9.30am
Tuesday – Milltown at 9.30am
Wednesday – Robertstown at 10.30am
Thursday – Allen at 9.30am
Friday – Allenwood at 9.30am.

Funeral masses will take precedence on weekdays.

Confessions each Saturday in Allen Church 11am – 11.30am.

ANDANTE MUSIC CLASSES beginners group in keyboard, violin, guitar, ukulele and singing starting on 4th September in Allen Community Hall. Ages 6 – 13 years. Limited number of places. Instruments supplied in classes. Fully qualified teacher. Contact 085 1613915 or 087 6461234.

Senior Football League Div. 3: Away to Ballymore this Sunday at 6 p.m.
Underage Training every Friday at 6 p.m.
Girls Bootcamp & Master Class with G.A.A. coaches and Senior Inter County players will be held on Saturday, July 7th from 10 a.m. to 2pm. for Girls 8 years to 12 years old. It will include talks on Health, Nutrition, Yoga and Girl Empowerment. Registration Fee €20. For more information contact 086/8677849 or see the Robertstown Face Book Page.
Annual Cul Camp: This will be held from Tuesday, August 7th. to Friday, August 10 th. at 10 a.m. each day for Boys and Girls 6 to 13 years old More details from Peter Hogarty 085/7858673
Astro Turf Pitch: This is available to all Clubs and Groups and for Children's Birthday Parties . For bookings contact Tara Moran 085/7317697.
Parish Lotto: Tickets at € 1.50 each available from our many Promoters and from the Shops and Post Office in Robertstown . Monday's Jackpot € 3,300.
Bonus Ball is run in Mullaney's and for a stake of €2 you could win € 48.
Used Clothes Collection is on going so please bring your bags to the Clubrooms any evening after 6 p.m.

Well done to the Seniors who beat Straffan on Wednesday evening on a scoreline of 2-12 to 0-10.
The Reserve team have been drawn against Kilcullen in the first round and Two Mile House in the second round of the Reserve D Championship.
Well done to all underage teams who played this week in such warm weather conditions. Keep an eye on Facebook and Twitter for up to date underage fixtures.
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.
Congratulations to Seamus Hanafin and the Kildare Juniors who beat Meath in the Leinster Final in Croke Park last Sunday.
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.

Home to Clane on Saturd at 5pm. All support greatly appreciated

The First team played Monasterevin Tuesday evening final score Allenwood 2-14 Monasterevin 1-08.They play TMH away Sunday at 6pm. Congratulations to the lads on winning the Christy Ring Cup final Mark, Eanna and Diarmuid All-Ireland winners. Also best of luck to Johnny Byrne and the Kildare team as they face Mayo in Newbridge on Saturday evening.
Underage training every Friday night 7pm-8pm. Congrats to our younger members who graduated during the week from Scoil Mhuire Allenwood we wish them well in their next step in secondary school.
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 draw takes place June28th, with two more in 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. Get your bonus ball from Jemma McCabe at a cost of €2.00 with a chance to win €50. Our clothing collection continues you can drop off your unwanted clothing at Allenwood GFC Monday to Friday between 9.30am and 12.30pm. Cuddly toys also accepted.

Next week Senior Ladies fixture, Junior A team will play Kilcullen at home on Tuesday 3rd July. This game was postponed last week due to County Minor team playing at weekend.
Our U14 girls have made it to the County Final on Saturday 14th July. Time and venue TBC.
Please show your support for the ladies, see facebook and twitter for updates on all fixtures.


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ONE Match 3 Winner - €150
Lisa Moore c/o Ladies Soccer
Next week’s Jackpot €2,700