Allen Parish Newsletter 9th September 2018

Allen Parish Newsletter

Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

9th September, 2018

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

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

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

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This week Bishop Denis and the priests of the diocese will be on retreat together in Dromantine, Co. Down. Bishop Denis is inviting people across the diocese to join in praying for the needs and the people of the diocese in union with our priests. Families are invited to pray the diocesan prayer in the home during this week.


Lord, bless the faith community of Kildare & Leighlin
which traces its origins to Brigid, Conleth and Laserian.
May it be outstanding in charity as St. Brigid of Kildare,
may it be constant in faith as St. Conleth of Old Connell,
wise and prayerful as St. Laserian of Leighlin.
Bless its Bishop, priests, religious & laity.
Fill them with the light of your love.
Bless its young people.
Help them to seek your truth.
Bless all who are poor or weak or wounded by life’s hurts.
Grant them justice, light and hope.
Sin é ár nguí tré Críost ár dTiarna.

My soul, give praise to the Lord.

Weekday Masses 10th – 14th September
Monday 10th September
No Mass

Tuesday 11th September
No Mass

Wednesday 12th September
No Mass

Thursday 13th September
No Mass

Friday 14th September
No Mass


Allenwood: Saturday 6.30pm
Bobby Kennedy, Level Crossing
Ann (Chris) Ennis, Robertstown
William (Willie) O’Brien, Oaklawns, Kilmeague (11th Anniv.)
Pat & Do Collins, Ballintine
Lay Reader: Wilfie Cronin
Eucharistic Minister: Christina Ryan

Milltown: Sunday 9.30am
Mary O’Shea and deceased members of the Kelly family, Kildangan
Michael Dawson, Rathbride
Jack Hanlon, Punchesgrange
James & Elizabeth Murphy
Lay Reader: Róisín Malone
Eucharistic Minister: Christy Herbert

Allen: Sunday 10.30am
Mary Maher, the Bungalow, Kilmegue
Christy Connolly
Joseph Wilson & his daughter Mary Connolly
Alice Swords, Kilmeague
Lay Reader: Rosaline Connolly
Eucharistic Ministers: Pat Dunne & Liz Jacob

Allenwood: Sunday 11.30am
Mary Ryan

Lay Reader: Noel Moore
Eucharistic Minister: Ann Donoghue

Next Sunday’s Readings
Is 50:5-9. Ps 114:1-6, 8-9, R/v 9. Jas 2:14-18. Mk 8:27-35. Lect 1:799.

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 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 15th September at 12 noon
Allen Saturday 29th September at 12 noon
Allenwood Sunday 14th October at 12.15pm
Milltown Saturday 27th October at 12 noon
Allen Saturday 10th November 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.

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.

RESURREXIT. Copies of the Resurrexit Autumn Programme are available in the three Churches. Please take one.

ALLEN KNITTING & CROCHET GROUP every Tuesday from 10am to 12pm in Allen Hall.

The Sacrament of Confirmation will be celebrated as follows:
Friday 22nd March 2019
11am – Robertstown School in Allenwood Church.
2pm – Allen School in Allen Church.

Friday 29th March 2019
11am – Allenwood School in Allenwood Church.
2pm – Milltown School in Milltown Church.

The Sacrament of First Communion will be celebrated as follows:
Allenwood School – 11th May at 11am
Robertstown School - 18th May at 11am (in Allenwood Church).
Allen School – 25th May at 11am
Milltown School – 25th May at 2pm.

3rd September, 2018

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ONE Match 3 Winner
M. Baneham, Allenwood South

LEARN TO JIVE, QUICKSTEP, FOXTROT AND LOTS MORE. Allen Community Hall starting Wednesday 12th September for four weeks. 8pm to 9.30pm. €10 per week. Contact Emma at 086 2011244.

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 Paul Molloy. Adm €8. Time 9.30pm sharp.

Our annual Harvest Thanksgiving Mass will take place on Saturday 22nd September at 6.30pm in Allenwood Church.
If anyone would like to donate items for the Harvest display at the Mass please contact Patricia Durkan.

Would you like to develop your theological knowledge and gain a deeper understanding of your faith? Explore the possibilities of living your faith with challenge, openness and freshness. Contact Dr Suzanne Mulligan, St Patricks College Maynooth for more information 01-7084772. Course runs on Tuesday evenings from 6.30pm – 8.30pm.

The PTA of Allen National School is having its AGM on Wednesday 12th September at 8pm in Allen National School hall. All parents are invited to attend.

Christmas Pilgrimage Group to the Holy Land 19h – 27th December 2018 (Last Remaining Places) Taking in Bethlehem, Jerusalem (Mount of Olives, Garden of Gethsemane, Last Supper Room and Calvary), Mount Tabor, Cana, Nazareth, Jericho, River Jordan, Dead Sea and Sea of Galilee. Contact James Treacy 061-921470 or 0860572216. Price €1,595. Payments can be made in instalments before December.


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NO Match 3 Winners
3 x €50 prizes
James Wynne c/o Academy
James McLaughlin c/o Maura
Adam Moran c/o Maura
Next week’s Jackpot €3,700

The first team suffered defeat to Kilcock last weekend final score read Allenwood 0-11 Kilcock 1-15.They play Clogherinkoe Sunday 230pm in St Conleths Newbridge.
Allenwood GFC 24hour walk into the future Sponsorship cards are available for those taking part if you are interested in taking part please feel free to contact Jemma 087-6199720 for a sponsorship card. This is our main fundraiser for the year to raise funds towards developing our grounds with an Astro pitch. Walk September 21st and 22nd starting at 7pm on Friday through to Saturday 7pm.
Couch to 5km
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 087-7379773.
Bingo every Wednesday 8.30pm in Allenwood GAA hall. €1800 in prize money.
Bonus ball
Get your bonus ball from Jemma McCabe at a cost of €2.00 with a chance to win €50.00. Winner this week was Paud Malone c/o Bingo.
Clothing collection
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.

Intermediate Football Championship Group A Round 3 Saturday 8th Sept Ballyteague V St. Kevins at 2.00pm in St. Conleths Park.
Well done to the underage teams who played this week. Thank you to all the coaches who give up their time to train and manage all the teams. Underage training every Tuesday and Friday night at 7.00pm. Make sure all children have gumshields with them.
Hard luck Aylmer Gaels Minors who lost to Eadestown on Tuesday night. They face Sarsfields in two weeks time.
All weather pitch available for bookings. Contact Marie Jacob 086 2258002.

Well done to the boys who beat Newbridge Town 6-5 in a thrilling game of the Ben Moran shield quarter final.
Away to Grangecon on Sunday at 11am.

Milltown Relay for Life Team are looking for anyone who can commit to at least 1 hour of walking between 1pm Sat 15th Sept. to 1pm Sun. 16th Sept. at the Kildare Relay for Life at Punchestown Racecourse. We need to fill the full 24 slots. All help appreciated. Contact Caitriona at 087 2645899.

Volunteer drivers urgently needed! The IRISH CANCER SOCIETY operates a free Volunteer Driver Service for referred patients attending the following hospitals for chemotherapy treatment to the Mater Hospital; Tallaght Hospital & St. James’s Hospital. Volunteer drivers pick a patient up at the door of their home, drop them at the hospital door and, when finished treatment, bring them home again. All volunteer expenses are paid. We are looking for drivers with free weekday availability, who have a car available to them and can commit to driving a minimum of two (week)days a month. For an application form please call Laura on 01 2310 594 or visit the Irish Cancer Society website

Talk on Arthritis and Exercise
Geraldine Boland Physiotherapist will address the topic of Exercise in Athy Library On Tuesday 11th September at 6.45 sharp. Admission Free and all welcome.
Newbridge: Beginners Seated Exercise classes for people with arthritis take place in Newbridge Daycare Centre every Monday at 11am sharp. Admission €5
Kildare Town: Beginners Seated Exercise classes for people with arthritis take place in Kildare Parish Centre every Wednesday at 10am sharp. Admission €5
Clane: Swim & Aqua exercise for people with arthritis in Westgrove Hotel. Wednesdays 11am, Fridays 12noon. Admission €5, participants will also have access to the pool, jacuzzi and steamroom facilities.
Newbridge: Gables Swimming Pool Aqua exercise for people with Arthritis Wednesdays 2-3 pm Admission €5.