Allen Parish Newsletter 30th September 2018

Allen Parish Newsletter

Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

30th September, 2018

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

Fr. Brian Kavanagh C.C. .......................................................... (087) 6162675

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

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Muintir Mhuire is offering an experience of community living at its newly developed centre in Ballybutler, Garryvoe, East Cork. It is open to 18-35 year olds who are looking to take Time Out from the pressures of life and its negativities. If you are seeking more peace, happiness and meaning in your life, you are welcome to this Christian community for that much needed space and time. Please contact Keith on 086 8247300 or Fr. Brian on 087 6162675 for further information.


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.

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

The precepts of the Lord gladden the heart.

Weekday Masses 1st – 5th October
Monday 1st October
Allenwood – 9.30am

Tuesday 2nd October
Milltown – 9.30am

Wednesday 3rd October
Robertstown – 10.30am

Thursday 4th October
Allen – 10am School Mass.

Friday 5th October
Allenwood – 9.30am
Allen – 7.30pm – Deceased members of the Cooke, Dwyer and Donnelly families.

Friday 5th October is the FIRST FRIDAY of the month. Housebound parishioners in the Mylerstown, Robertstown and Allenwood areas will be visited on Friday morning. Housebound parishioners in the Rathernan, Crosspatrick and Milltown areas will be visited on Saturday morning.


Allenwood: Saturday 6.30pm
George Connolly, Grangeclare (1st Anniv.)
James Kennedy, Allenwood North
Lay Reader: Ann Curran
Eucharistic Minister: Dorothy Stowe

Milltown: Sunday 9.30am
Seamus McCormack (10th Anniv.) and his wife Lil, Baronstown
Mary Tiernan, Lumville (3rd Anniv.)
Lay Reader: Liz O’Shea
Eucharistic Minister: Lisa Murphy

Allen: Sunday 10.30am
People of the Parish
Lay Reader: Anita Hendy
Eucharistic Ministers: Anita Hendy & Aine Murphy

Allenwood: Sunday 11.30am
Philip Dunphy, London and formerly Waterford (Months Mind)
Lay Reader: Johnny O’Callaghan
Eucharistic Minister: Joy Fetherston

Next Sunday’s Readings
Gn 2:18-24. Ps 127, R/v 5. Heb 2:9-11. Mk 10:2-16. Lect I:807

Adoration takes place every Monday (except Bank Holidays) 11am-3.30pm. All are very 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.
In Allenwood Church on Friday mornings after 9.30am Mass.

The Sacrament of Baptism is celebrated every two weeks.
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.

Pilgrimage to Knock for Rosary Sunday 7th October. For further details contact Frank Moran 086 2728644

We are always here to help.
Contact Allen area St. Vincent de Paul confidential helpline number 085 2095220.

The Autumn Collection for the Priests of the Parish will take place next weekend. Please use the green envelope in your weekly envelope box.

HOME HELP required for an elderly lady in the Killina/Carbury area 2-3 evenings per week. For further information contact 085 2031919.

24th September 2018

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ELEVEN Match 3 Winners
€25 each
Hilary Slicker c/o Liz
J. J. Logan, Coolrea
Amelia Dunne c/o Noel
Liz O’Shea, Rathbride
Michael Keely, Robertstown
Martha Swords
Paddy O’Rourke, Allenwood
Jason Casey, Allen
The Kelly Kids c/o Liz
Eric Moore c/o Tony
Cian, Ciara and Aoife Buckley c/o M. Walsh


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FIVE match 3 winners
€30 each
Amanda Doolan c/o Post Office
Amanda Brennan c/o Tuck shop
Brendan Wyse c/o Tuck shop
Catherine Murphy c/o DCC
Joan Moore, Allenwood Nth
Next week’s Jackpot €4,000

Allen National School PTA in association with Lenrec Ltd is holding a clothing recycling collection on the 5th October as a fundraiser for the school. We are looking for donations of clean unwanted clothes, bed linen, towels, curtains, Paired shoes and belts, Mobile phones and laptops, Soft toys. Please do NOT donate bric-a-brac or books. Please drop off all items to the Gym Hall in Allen N.S. on Wednesday 3rd October and Thursday 4th October.

Visiting the Shrine of the Divine Mercy
Including visits to Krakow, Lagiewniki the shrine of the Divine Mercy & Wadowice to see St. John-Paul’s house. 1 – 6 April 2019. 6 day escorted group Pilgrimage.
Spiritual Director – Fr. Brian Kavanagh.
Cost €959 per person sharing.
Contact Carmel Kelly at 087 2533718.

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ALLEN KNITTING & CROCHET GROUP continues every Tuesday from 10am to 12pm


In concert
Sts. Peter & Paul’s Church, Monasterevin,
Friday, 12th October

Tickets on sale now €25 from Monasterevin Parish Office (045 525346) or Earley’s Fashion Shop (045 525395).

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Intermediate Football Championship: Ballyteague 2-11 Monasterevin 2-14. Hard luck to the team and management after an excellent come back.
A huge congratulations and well done to Jimmy Hyland who was named Eirgrid U20 player of the year. The club is extremely proud of all his achievements to date.
Well done to the underage teams who played this week. Underage training every Tuesday and Friday night at 7.00pm. Make sure all children have gumshields with them.
U10 league Fixtures: 30th Sept Green team away to Nurney at 10.30am. Amber team away to St. Laurances at 10.30am.
Best of luck to the U13 team who play Grange in the Division 5 Shield Final on Saturday 29th Sept at 10.30am in Hawfield.
Save the date! Dinner Dance will take place on Saturday 3rd November in The Keadeen Hotel, Newbridge. Tickets are €40 and are available from Ray Melia, Ann Kenna, Lisa Walsh, Christina Mullaney, Leslie Thorpe and Lisa Geraghty
All weather pitch available for bookings. Contact Marie Jacob 086 2258002.

Hard luck to the boys who lost to Kilcullen in the Ben Moran Shield semi final. Away to Kilcullen on Sunday at 11am in the Divisional Cup semi final.
The club would like to wish a very happy 40th birthday to our captain Adrian McNamee.

Minor C Football Championship Final : Newtown Gaels v Ballymore in Newbridge on this Sunday at 12.30pm.
Best of luck to Milltown in the Junior Final v Rheban also on Sunday at 4pm.
Congratulations to Jimmy Hyland on his U/20 Footballer of the Year award.
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 available from our many Promoters and from the Shops and Post Office in Robertstown.Monday's Jackpot €2,900
Bonus Ball is run in Mullaneys and for a stake of € 2 you could win €48.

COFFEE MORNING to raise funds for Milltown Community Games Monday 1st October at The Inn at Milltown 9.15am-11.15am
Our underage Autumn Leagues are well underway with our U13s, and U15s both securing semi final spots.
Our Minors have been unlucky so far in their games with three games remaining.
Hard luck to our Senior Ladies who lost the Junior A Final to Kilcullen, we wish Kilcullen all the best going forward in the competition. Please try and support all our teams. See facebook and twitter for updates on all fixtures.

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

Pope Francis in Ireland: A full colour commemorative publication containing pictures of the event and transcripts of all Pope Francis’ homilies, speeches and addresses’ during his visit to Ireland is available in all Veritas stores and online for €4.99.


Tuesday 11th December
At 8pm
St. Brigid’s Church, Kildare Town

Tickets from Kildare Parish Office 045-521352, 087 2448520 or online at