Allen Parish Newsletter 7th October 2018

Allen Parish Newsletter

Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

7th October, 2018

Day for Life

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

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

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

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Day for Life is the day in the Church’s year dedicated to raising awareness about the meaning and value of human life at every stage and in every condition. The Church teaches that life is to be nurtured from conception to natural death. Please take a leaflet from the Newsletter table.

“Drug use was also mentioned as one of the scourges of our time, causing immense suffering and even breakup for many families. The same is true of alcoholism, gambling and other addictions. The family could be the place where these are prevented and overcome...” (Pope Francis, Amoris Laetitia)

COMMUNITY CENACOLO is an organisation that helps people overcome addictions, based in Knock, Co. Mayo. The Community life is one of friendship, prayer and work. The young men and women live from the generosity of people and the produce from the farm. Our program is completely free. If you know of anybody who is suffering from addiction and needs help please don't hesitate to contact us or visit our website.

Contact Cenacolo Community at 094 9388286 or Fr. Brian at 087 6162675.


May the Lord bless us all the days of our life.

Weekday Masses 8th – 12th October
Monday 8th October
Allenwood – 9.30am

Tuesday 9th October
Milltown – 9.30am

Wednesday 10th October
Robertstown – 10.30am

Thursday 11th October
Allen – 9.30am

Friday 12th October
Allenwood – 9.30am


Allenwood: Saturday 6.30pm
Sean Higgins, Allenwood
Lay Reader: Fiona McManamon
Eucharistic Minister: Ann Curran

Milltown: Sunday 9.30am
Mairead, Catherine & Timothy Tiernan, Hawkfield
Pat Dunney (Anniversary)
Lay Reader: Mary Hamilton
Eucharistic Minister: Christy Herbert

Allen: Sunday 10.30am
Mary Sullivan (nee Sheridan), Ballyteague (7th Anniversary)
James, Matthew & Patrick Keely, Mylerstown
Val Kavanagh, Russellstown
Lay Reader: Evelyn Dowling
Eucharistic Ministers: Tom Walsh and Liz Jacob

Allenwood: Sunday 11.30am
Francis Coyne, Allenwood North
Michael Fitzpatrick, Allenwood (7th Anniv.)
Lay Reader: Sean Malone
Eucharistic Minister: Margaret Price

Next Sunday’s Readings
Wis 7:7-11. Ps 89:12-17, R/v 1'4. Heb 4:12-13. Mk 10:17-30. Lect I:810.

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.



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 this weekend. Please use the green envelope in your weekly envelope box.

1st October 2018

5 9 14 19

TEN Match 3 Winners
€25 each
Jimmy Thorpe, c/o Leslie;
Mary Fulton, Coill Dubh;
Mary Doyle, c/o M. Hanley
E. Saab, c/o John Ivers;
Rachel Donoghue, c/o P.O. Robertstown; Nicola Fogarty, Mylestown;
The Gang, c/o Sham Moran;
Joe Heavey, c/o Dano;
Marie, Dawn & Paddy, Travellers Rest;
Henry Farrell.

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2nd October, 2018

5 9 19 30

NO match 3 winners
3 x €50 each
Liam Robinson c/o Robertstown P.O.
Geraldine Goulding, Ballyteague
Paul Coyne, Allenwood
Next week’s Jackpot €4,100

A meeting of the KILDARE BRANCH OF THE RETIRED CIVIL AND PUBLIC SERVANTS Association will take place in the Town House Hotel, Naas on tomorrow Monday October 8th 2018, beginning at 11.30 am.

Meeting on Thursday 11th October at 8pm in the Old School, Milltown.

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.

ROSARY ON THE COAST for Life and Faith this Sunday 7th October at 2.30pm. Please join at one of the 129 other locations around Ireland and with 42 other countries around the world to pray for the protection of Life and the restoration of Faith. Please check to find a location near you.

LITURGICAL PLAY - ‘Severino’ Produced by Fr. Tommy O’Reilly. Friday 12th at 8pm and Sunday 14th October at 7pm in St. Manman’s Church, Clonaslee, Laois. Adm €10 & Students/OAP €5.

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


Walking Off A Paper Landscape - Saturday October 13th 9.30am to 3pm.

This workshop will identify forgotten/potential pathways in and around Rathangan, with a view linking people, place, history and folklore. Making use of local knowledge, estate and ordnance survey maps, and online resources, this workshop will identify forgotten places and pathways in and around Rathangan. Amongst those leading the workshop are the Folklorist Michael Fortune, and Environmentalist Michael Jacob. Admission free, booking essential. Contact 045-528078 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Well done to our U13 team who beat Grange last Saturday in the Division 5 Medal Final. A great way to end the year.
Well done to U10 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: 7th October Green team home to Grange at 10.30am. Amber team home to Moorefield at 10.30am. Both games in Ballyteague.
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.
Congratulations and well done to Milltown on winning the Junior Championship. Three parish teams will be competing in the Intermediate championship next year.

Minor C Football Championship Final: Newtown Gaels 0 - 11 Ballymore 0 - 12 Hard Luck.
Congratulations to Milltown on winning the Junior Football Championship in fine style.
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 €3,100.
Bonus Ball: This is run in Mullaney's and for a stake of € 2 you could win €48. Last week's winner Michael Balfe Jun.

HALLOWEEN DISCO hosted by Scoil Mhuire Allenwood Parents Association
For Pre School and Primary School Children.
October 26th 7pm - 9pm
Allenwood GAA Hall
€5 per Child - €10 per Family
Bake Sale and Tuck Shop
Parents/Guardians must remain on the Premises



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).


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 “Double Up” Adm €8. Time 9.30pm sharp.



Tuesday 11th December

At 8pm St. Brigid’s Church, Kildare Town

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