Allen Parish Newsletter 12th August 2018

Allen Parish Newsletter

Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

12th August, 2018

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

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

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

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Parish Website: www.allenparish.ie   Diocesan Website: www.kandle.ie

FEAST OF THE ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY
Wednesday next, 15th August, is the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary and a Holyday of Obligation. Masses as follows:

Tuesday 14th August Allenwood 6.30pm

Wednesday 15th August Milltown 9.30am
Allenwood 11.30am
Allen 7.30pm

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PARISHES OF ALLEN, NEWBRIDGE AND CARAGH
PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES
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.

RESPONSORIAL PSALM
Taste and see that the Lord is good.

Weekday Masses 13th – 17th August
Monday 13th August
Allenwood – 9.30am

Tuesday 14th August
Milltown – 9.30am – Brian Lawler (Birthday Remembrance) and Declan Lawler (Anniversary)
Allenwood – 6.30pm. Vigil Mass

Wednesday 15th August - Feast of The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary and a Holyday of Obligation.
Milltown – 9.30am
Allenwood – 11.30am
Allen - 7.30pm

Thursday 9th August
Allen – 9.30am

Friday 10th August
Allenwood – 9.30am – Molly McGrath, Kilmeague (6th Anniv.), John, Elizabeth, Seamus & Aaron McGrath, Coill Dubh. Mary Keary, Manchester (formerly Kilmeague)

SATURDAY 18th /SUNDAY 19th AUGUST

Allenwood: Saturday 6.30pm
Sean Brennan, Grangeclare (3rd Anniv.)
Kathleen & Johnny Gilligan, Balklyteague
Paddy, Mary, Shay & John Lawlor, Mylerstown, Robertstown
Lay Reader: Monica Anderson
Eucharistic Minister: Ann Curran

Milltown: Sunday 9.30am
Jim O’Shea & Sammy Crampton, Rathbride, Ellen Cregan, Limerick
John & Margaret Dowling, Dunbyrne
Lay Reader:
Eucharistic Minister: Lisa Murphy

Allen: Sunday 10.30am
Thomas, Pat & Nancy Connolly, Robertstown
Derek Kane, Mylerstown
Patrick McDonagh
Ben Monaghan (3rd Anniv.)
Lay Reader: Anita Hendy
Eucharistic Ministers: Evelyn Dowling and Helen Doyle
SUNDAY 19th AUGUST

Allenwood: Sunday 11.30am
Evan Talbot, Derryymullen (10th Anniv.)

Lay Reader: Christina Ryan
Eucharistic Minister: Margaret Price

Next Sunday’s Readings
Prov 9:1-6. Ps 33:2-3, 10-15, $/v 9. Eph 5:15-20. Jn 6:51-58. Lect 1:788.

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

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION
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. (There will be no Eucharistic Adoration on Friday evenings during the month of August in Allen Church. Eucharistic Adoration will continue as normal starting on the first Friday in September).
In Allenwood Church on Friday mornings after 9.30am Mass.

BAPTISMS
The Sacrament of Baptism is celebrated every two weeks.
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
Please contact the Parish Office at 045-450501 at least two weeks in advance.

PILGRIMAGE TO OUR LADY’S ISLAND, Wexford on 15th August. To book a seat contact Frank Moran 086 2728644.

ALLEN PARISH SENIOR CITIZENS
TRIP TO KNOCK on Saturday 8th September. Contact: Seamus Coyne 087 2650674 or May Gilligan 085 7236695.

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

We remember in our prayers
Peg Burchall (nee Mills), Rathernan, whose funeral took place on Friday.
May she rest in peace.

FR. TOMMY HAYDEN MISSION FUND
Tea Party & BBQ in Ballyteague GAA grounds on Sunday 12th August 6pm.
SPECIAL GUESTS – Members of the Kildare All Ireland winning team will attend with the cup.
Tickets €10 available from: Frank Moran 086 2728644, Marie Jacob 086 2258002, Paddy Wright 087 2554482, Joe Jacob 087 2948333, May Gilligan 085 7236695, Sean Malone 086 0744953, Betty Fields 045 432256.

ALLEN LOTTO
(G.A.A CLUBS & PARISH)
7th August, 2018

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TWO Match 3 Winners
€125 each
Aoife Keely c/o Danno
Murphy Family c/o V. Murphy

JACKPOT WINNER
Linda Vigna, Mountain View, Naas

NEXT WEEK’S JACKPOT €1,500

MILLTOWN TIDY TOWNS

Annual Heritage Walk will now take place on Saturday August 25th at 3pm. This change of date is due to Pope Francis celebrating Mass in the Phoenix Park on Sunday 26th.

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

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL
Needed: Girls uniform age 13 for Scoil Rathiomgháin, Rathangan and also girls clothes 7 – 8 years.
Offered: Couch/Setee with wooden frame + 2 armchairs.
Contact Allen area St. Vincent de Paul confidential helpline number 085 2095220.
The annual St. Vincent De Paul day to Knock is on Saturday 8th September.

FR. MOORE’S WELL
ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE
Sunday 9th September. Michael and Anne Forde will attend with Fr. Moore’s hat from 12 – 6pm.

ST. PIO’S GLOVE 2018
St. Pio’s glove will be in the home of Betty Malone, Shindella, Rathangan on Sunday 2nd September from 11am to 5pm. Contact Betty at 045-525094. Items of St. Pio will be on sale on the day. Two important commemorations in the life of St. Pio – Centenary of the Stigmata/50th Anniversary of his death. Everyone welcome.

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

ALLENWOOD CELTIC A.F.C & DAY CARE CENTRE LOTTO
7th August, 2018

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THREE Match 3 Winner - €50
Brenny Carroll c/o XL
Shane Herbert c/o Ber
James & Stephen c/o Joan
Next week’s Jackpot €3,300

LOST – white and yellow gold bracelet lost along the canal between Rathangan and Robertstown. Please contact the Parish Office with any information 045-450501.

TRACEY’S SLIMMING WORLD
The Inn at Milltown Tuesday 5.30pm and 7.30pm. Wednesday mornings 9.30am and 11.30am.

BALLYTEAGUE GFC
Congratulations to the Kildare U20s team and management on winning the Eirgrid U20 All Ireland Final last Sunday. Huge congratulations to Jimmy Hyland who scored 10 points on the day and received the Man of the Match award. Well done to all.
The Senior team will play Eadestown in the Division 3 League Final on Friday 10th August in St. Conleths Park Newbridge at 7pm.
Intermediate Football Championship Group A Fixtures: Ballytegaue V Rathagan on Thursday 16th August in St. Conleths Park at 7.15pm. This is subject to change. Keep an eye on the Facebook and Twitter pages.
Reserve D Championship Results: Ballyteague2-8 St. Laurences 2-13. Hard luck to the team and management.
Underage training every Tuesday and Friday from 7 pm in Ballyteague.
The Cul Camps will take place in Ballytegaue this year from 20thAugust to 24th August. Places filling up. Book now to avoid disappointment.
Fr. Tommy Hayden Mission Fund Tea Party & BBQ in Ballyteague GAA grounds on Sunday 12th August 6pm. Tickets are €10 and are available from: Frank Moran 086 2728644, Marie Jacob 086 2258002 and Catherine Murphy 087 6351279. Please try and support this great cause.

ALLENWOOD GFC
The First team play the next round of the Championship Thursday August 16th at 7.30pm. Huge Congratulations to Jimmy Hyland and the Kildare team on their All Ireland success.
24hour walk Sponsorship cards are available for those taking part if you are interested in taking part please feel free to contact Aoife or Jemma for a sponsorship card. This is our main fundraiser for the year to raise funds towards developing our grounds with an Astro pitch.
Dates for diary: Fundraiser Wax/Shave Gaelic Mothers and Others and Footballers injury fund holding fundraiser August 25th in the clubhouse at 7pm followed by a barbecue. Tickets €10. 24 hour walk September 21st and 22nd starting at 7pm on Friday through to Saturday 7pm.
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 087-7379773.
Bingo every Wednesday 8.30pm in Allenwood GAA hall. €1800 in prize money.
Get your bonus ball from Jemma McCabe at a cost of €2.00 with a chance to win €50.00.
Our clothing collection continues you can drop off your unwanted clothing at Allenwood GFC Monday to Friday between 9.30am and 12.30pm. Please note we accept cuddly toys also.

MILLTOWN GFC
Car Boot Sale in Milltown GAA today Sunday 12th. Open to Vendors at 8am and to Buyers at 9am. All support is very much appreciated.
Congratulations to Jimmy Hyland and all the Kildare U20 All Ireland Champions from all in Milltown CLG.
Our U11’s lost out to Moorefield in a challenge match but played some really good football. Well done to all involved.
Our u16’s were away to Moorefield on Friday evening.
Our seniors played Rheban in Hawkfield on Saturday
Tuesday 14th our Minors are in Rathangan to Abbey Rangers at 19:30, Ref: Pauric McGivern
136 young people attended the Cúl Camp in Milltown GAA during the week. The weather was very kind and the young people had a lot of fun. Thank you to Ronan Byrne for all his help in organising the event and to all the coaches, trainers and young volunteers. A big thank you to our All Ireland Minor Champions Lara, Clíodhna and Lauren who came along on Thursday with the Minor Leinster Cup and the Minor All Ireland Cup.
A big thank you to all our volunteers who helped out at the BBQ fundraiser at Harvey Norman last weekend. Thank you to Dave O’Donoghue and all at Harvey Norman for their continued support.
Saturday September 1st is “Club Clean Up Day”. From 10 am. Please keep the date free in your diary.
Lotto tickets are €1.50 and are available from Liz O’Shea, John Murphy, Dave’s Shop and at the Club house on a Wednesday evening and Saturday morning. Congratulations to all the winners this week and thank you to all who support the lotto.

BRIDGEWOOD CELTIC ELESON UTD
Best of luck to the boys in the quarter final of the cup on Sunday away to Grangecon at 11am.
Well done to Kildare on winning the All Ireland U20 final.

TRAVELLERS REST GOLF SOCIETY outing to Mountrath on Saturday 18th August. Tee time 8.45am-10.15am. All welcome.