Allen Parish Newsletter 22nd July 2018

Allen Parish Newsletter

Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

22nd July, 2018

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

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

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

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Many many thanks to all who could make it to my send off party. A special word of thanks to Ronan Ashe and the Committee for their organisation. Thanks to Maurice Musgrave for his “This is Your Life”. Hadn’t he got his homework done! Thanks to Johnny O’Callaghan and Mary Judge for the presentation of a very beautiful engraved vase and to all of you for your very generous donations. Many thanks to the Medjugorje group who kindly presented me with a Chalice in Medjugorje. Many thanks to the band, John & Annette Glennon, Comerfords Bakery and to the ladies who served us so well.

I think a wonderful night was had by all. Thanks to Fr. Willie for all his help and support over the last five years.

I will miss you all. Masses will be offered for your intentions. Many thanks again. Fr. Eddie

We have a small number of tickets and bus seats left for the Closing Ceremony on Sunday 26th of August in the Phoenix Park. These will be distributed on a first come first served basis.
Please contact Ronan Ashe at 086 3909075 to secure a place for this great event.

The Lord is my shepherd;
T here is nothing I shall want.

Weekday Masses 16th – 20th July
Monday 23rd July
Allenwood – 9.30am

Tuesday 24th July
Allen – 9.30am
Milltown – 9.30am

Wednesday 25th July
Allen - 9.30am
Robertstown - 10.30a.m.

Thursday 26th July
Allen – 9.30am
Allenwood – 9.30am

Friday 27th July
Allenwood – 9.30am

Allen: Saturday 7.30pm
Patrick & Mary Thorpe, Grangehiggin
Michael Moran, Mylerstown
William Ivers, Pluckerstown
Jim Joe Keely, Mylerstown, Dan & Joe Cronly, Allenwood
Lay Reader: Catherine Sweeney
Eucharistic Minister: Ann O’Gorman

Allen: Sunday 11am
Kathleen Percival, St. Brigids Tce, Robertstown
May McKenna
Thomas & Alice Ennis, Robertstown West, daughter Nancy & son Patrick
Davy Ward, Kilmeague
Lay Reader: Rosaline Connolly
Eucharistic Ministers: Aine Murphy & Evelyn Dowling

Allenwood: Saturday 6.30pm
People of the Parish
Lay Reader: Ann Curran
Eucharistic Minister: Larry Malone

Allenwood: Sunday 10am
People of the Parish
Lay Reader: Johnny O’Callaghan
Eucharistic Minister: Shane O’Reilly


Milltown: 9.30am
Brigid “Biddy” Dowling (1st Anniversary)
Lay Reader: Róisín Malone
Eucharistic Minister: Christy Herbert

Next Sunday’s Readings
2 Kg 4:42-44. Ps 144:10-11, 15-18, R/v 16. Eph 4:1-6. Jn 6:1-15. Lect 1:780.

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.
In Allenwood Church on Friday mornings after 9.30am Mass.

The Sacrament of Baptism is celebrated every two weeks.
Allenwood Sunday 22nd July at 11am.
Milltown Saturday 4th August at 12 noon.
Allen Saturday 18th August at 12 noon.
Allen Sunday 19th August at 12 noon.
Allenwood Sunday 2nd September 12.15pm.
Milltown Saturday 15th September at 12 noon
Allen Saturday 29th September at 12 noon
Allenwood Sunday 25th November at12.15pm
Milltown Saturday 8th December at 12 noon
Allen Saturday 22nd December at 12 noon
Contact the Parish Office at 045-450501at least two weeks in advance.

With just six weeks to go to the World Meeting of Families 2018 in Dublin from 21 – 26 August, we are opening up a new opportunity for those who have availability to volunteer for one day for WMOF2018. We are asking for Volunteer Papal Mass Stewards and Holy Communion Team volunteers for the Closing Mass of WMOF2018 which will take place in the Phoenix Park on Sunday 26th August. for more information visit

Following our celebration to wish Fr. Eddie Kavanagh well in his new appointment as Parish Priest of Balyna and to thank him for his long commitment to Allen Parish, we want to thank Mary Dowling and Veronica Murphy along with all the dedicated members of the organising committee, our Master of Ceremonies Maurice Musgrave, our entertainers Country Pride, our Parish Priest Fr. Willie Byrne, our Parish Secretary Margaret Cramer, our Parish Sacristans, the GAA Clubs, Soccer Clubs, Parish Schools, Parish Tidy Towns Committees, Parish Cemetery Committees, Comerford Cakes and all who brought goodies, John and Annette Glennon and all the people of the Parish who made the event such a success.
Ronan Ashe

16th July, 2018

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SIX Match 3 Winners
€42 each
The Carbury Crew c/o M Walsh
Linda McDonagh c/o P Malone
Sheena Malone c/o P Malone
Brian Kenna c/o Anne
Kathleen Dunne c/o Agnes
Tommy Herbert, Lowtown

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.


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.

CAR BOOT SALE on Saturday 28th July. €10 per car, €15 per van. Book your place in advance – call 087 7379505.
Gate opens at 7am for setting up and sale starts at 8.30am until 2pm.
All funds in aid of Allen Community Hall.

Reserve A Championship: Kilcock vs. Moorefield on Monday next in Robertstown at 8pm.
Underage Training every Friday at 6 p.m.
Annual Cúl Camp: This will be held from Tuesday August 7th to Friday, August 10th from 10 a.m. each morning for Boys and Girls 6 to 13 years. For more details contact Peter Hogarty 085/7858673
Robertstown Club Draw in association with Club Kildare: Tickets at €50 each for the last 2 Draws or €25 per month for 2 months. 1st Prize each month a Renault Clio or €12,000. 16 Prizes each month . Next Draw is next Friday August 27th. Contact Peter Hogarty.
Astro-Turf Pitch (Now known as 'The Little Green Field in Robertstown' ) 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 . Mondays Jackpot €3,900.
Bonus Ball: This is run in Mullaney's and for a stake of €2 you could win €48 .
Used Clothes Collection is ongoing and you can bring them to the Clubhouse any evening after 6p.m.

The seniors will play Eadestown in the Division 3 League Final. Time and date TBC.
The Reserve team beat Kilcullen on Tuesday last on a score line of 2-10 to 2-6. Well done to the team and management. The second round of the Reserve D championship is on Tuesday 24th July. Ballyteague will play Two Mile House at 8pm in St. Farnans Park, Caragh.
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.
Well done to the Kildare U20s who beat Kerry in Limerick on Saturday to secure their place in an All-Ireland Final. Congratulations to Jimmy Hyland who was man of the match after scoring 1-8. They will play Mayo in Croke park on Sunday 5th August at 1:15pm.
Well done to Na Fianna who beat Eadestown to win the U14 Division 2 League.
The best of luck to the Kildare team and management on Sunday 22nd July when they play Galway in St. Conleths Park in the second game of the super 8s.
Ballyteague club draw in association with club Kildare 2018 tickets on sale for €75 or €25 for the two remaining monthly draws. First prize is a Renault Clio or €12,000 cash prize. Tickets available from any committee member.

Huge congratulations to our U14 girls who won the Division 2 Final last weekend in Hawkfield in very warm conditions. A great team effort all around.
Our Junior A team have no fixtures this week, their next game will be against Cappagh away on Tuesday 31st July. See facebook and twitter for updates on all fixtures.

17th July, 2018

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NO Match 3 Winner - 3 x €50 prizes
Eileen Maher c/o Robertstown P.O.
Angela Donnery c/o Robertstown P.O.
Kay Coyne c/o Billy
Next week’s Jackpot €3,000

SOCIAL DANCING in aid of Almas & Sr. Muriels Home for the Poor will take every Thursday night at Newbridge Town Soccer Club, Station Road, Newbridge. Music by Johnny Mullen. Adm €8. Time 9.30pm sharp.

KILDARE LEADER PARTNERSHIP Invite you to a ‘Safety in Your Community’ Talk. Come along to hear some tips and advice on how to be safe and stay safe in your community. Speakers on the night are Community Garda Gary Cogan and Denise Croke and Susan Higgins from Older Voices Kildare.
Date: Thursday 2nd August Venue: Roberstown GAA Time: 7pm.
For further information or if you have any questions please contact Melanie Crabbe on 086 020 8666 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it