Allen Parish Newsletter 14th October 2018

Allen Parish Newsletter

Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

14th October, 2018

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

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

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

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for all of our loved ones
who have died during the past year

Friday 2nd November 2018
At 7.30pm
Refreshments afterwards in Allen Hall.

Cenacolo Community

“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.


Fill us with your love that we may rejoice.

Weekday Masses 15th – 19th October
Monday 15th October
Allenwood – 9.30am

Tuesday 16th October
Milltown – 9.30am

Wednesday 17th October
Robertstown – 10.30am

Thursday 18th October
Allen – 9.30am

Friday 19th October
Allenwood – 9.30am


Allenwood: Saturday 6.30pm
Patrick, Helen & Mary Kelly, Awd Middle
Patrick Bagnall, Blackwood & his son Patrick
Peg Higgins, Lullymore
Thomas Carroll, Allenwood Middle
Jim Coyne, Allenwood South
Lay Reader: Wilfie Cronin
Eucharistic Minister: Mary Brennan

Milltown: Sunday 9.30am
Jim Shannon (Birthday Remembrance)
Lay Reader: Breda McHale
Eucharistic Minister: Lisa Byrne

Allen: Sunday 10.30am
Ellen Thorpe, Kilmeague
Lay Reader: Maurice Musgrave
Eucharistic Ministers: Evelyn Dowling and Helen Doyle

Allenwood: Sunday 11.30am
People of the Parish
Lay Reader: Noel Moore
Eucharistic Minister: Kieran Craig

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.

Next Sunday’s Readings
Is 53:10-11. Ps 32:4-5, 18-20, 22, R/v22. Heb 4:14-16. Mk 10:35-45. Lect I:814.

Adoration takes place every Monday (except Bank Holidays) 11am-3.30pm. All are very welcome.

The Sacrament of Baptism is celebrated every two weeks.
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 Mission Sunday Collection will take place at all masses next weekend. Please use the pink envelope in your weekly envelope box.

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

We remember in our prayers
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Ward (nee Anderson) who was buried in Allen on Wednesday.
May she rest in peace.

“Those whom we love and lose are no longer where they were before, they are now wherever we are. (St. John Chrysostom)

Please pray for:
Theresa (Teshia) Ennis, Robertstown.
May she rest in peace.

8th October 2018

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TEN Match 3 Winners - €25 each
Helen Balfe, Robertstown West;
Barry Smyth, Pluckerstown;
Sylvia Cronly, c/o Dano;
P. Moran, Robertstown;
Ross & Rachael, c/o Dano;
Winnie O Hara, Punchesgrange;
Marcella Brereton, Allenwood;
Marcella Anderson, Allenwood;
Helen & David Kelly, c/o Veronica;
Bernie Balfe, Robertstown.

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.

A GLASS DISH was left in Allen Community Hall on the evening of Fr.Eddie Kavanagh's Farewell Celebration.
If anyone is missing it please contact Ronan Ashe on 086 3909075 to arrange its return.
A MEETING of the Liturgy and Cemetery groups will take place in the Parochial House on Thursday 18th October at 8pm to organise the ANNUAL MASS OF REMEMBRANCE, which is on Friday 2nd November in Allen Church.

The contribution of Seamus Hanafin to education and sport in the parish will be acknowledged and celebrated on Saturday night, October 20th, in Allenwood GAA Hall. The celebrations will begin at 8pm. It will be a nice social opportunity to meet neighbours and friends, to chat and join Seamus for a look back at his time in the school. There will be entertainment and light refreshments will be served. All are very welcome.

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

THE ARTHRITIS IRELAND, KILDARE BRANCH wish to thank local mass-goers who gave so generously at church collections in late September. All of the money will be spent on activities and programmes in Kildare run by the committee of volunteers. The Arthritis Ireland volunteers collected a Total of €390 in Allen & Milltown.

9th October, 2018

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TWO match 3 winners
€75 each
Paula Goulding c/o Bar
May Ivers c/o Robertstown P.O.
Next week’s Jackpot €4,200


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.
Well done to U8 and 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: 14th October Green team away to Castlemitchel at 10.30am. Amber team away to Sarsfields at 10.30am.
All weather pitch available for bookings. Contact Marie Jacob 086 2258002.

Club Newsletter September 2018 Edition is now available online and it outlines some Fundraising events in the offing, Robertstown G.F.C. Night at the Dogs in Newbridge in December and a Christmas Raffle will also be organised so please support both of these . More details later.
Astro-Turf Pitch is available to all Clubs and Groups and for Children's Birthday Parties . For bookings contact Tara Moran 085/7317697.
Parish Lotto Tickets €1.50 each available from our many Promoters and from the Shops and Post Office in Robertstown. Monday's Jackpot €3,300.
Bonus Ball is run in Mullaney's and for a stake of €2 you could win €48.
Healthy Club Initiative: Robertstown G.F.C. in co-operation with the G.A.A. Healthy Club Project has decided to make the Club grounds a fully NO SMOKING AREA .Smoking of cigarettes and e. cigarettes will be prohibited in the Clubrooms and anywhere on the Club grounds.

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.

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 “Moynihan Brothers” Adm €8. Time 9.30pm sharp.

Underage: Training continues every Friday 7pm-8pm. Couch to 5km: Allenwood Couch to 5k continues on Monday and Wednesday nights at 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. Bonus ball: Get your bonus ball from Jemma McCabe at a cost of €2.00 with a chance to win €50. Clothing collection continues at Allenwood GFC Monday to Friday 9.30am to 12.30pm. Please note we accept cuddly toys also.

Best wishes to John O’Reilly and Liz Cullinan as they tied the knot on Saturday in County Clare. Wishing them a lifetime of happiness together. Best of luck to U13 girls who are in their County Final next Saturday. U10’s are away to Round Towers this morning Sunday at 11.30. U15 lads start their league campaign this morning Sunday with an away match to Ballymore at 10am start. U15 girls were away to Castlemitchell Saturday in the Semi Finals.
U11 girls were away to Balyna on Thursday and Naas on Saturday. U13 lads lost out to Celbridge in Division 1 All County final after a nail biting match which went to extra time Milltown 2-16 Celbridge 6-06. Senior men had a fantastic win over Rheban in the Junior A final with a score of Milltown 1-14 Rheban 1-10 next up the winners of Wicklow’s Junior A’s.
Minor lads lost out to Suncroft in the Minor D Final Milltown 1-06 Suncroft 0-15. Minor ladies: Full time score Milltown 4-04 Raheens 3-05. Well done to our U6 hurlers who had a great game in Round Towers and to our U7 and U8 Hurlers who also had a great game in Sarsfields. A huge congratulations to our Gaelic4mothers and others who have won their 1st, 2nd and 4th matches and drew the 3rd one today in the National Blitz last Saturday. Last Saturday was a glorious day to host the 42nd year of the Conlon Cup and it was a great day of football from the U6’s up to the 1st years. Congratulations to The winning team captained by Matthew Downey. The club would like to thank all their sponsors who have contributed to the club this year. Thanks to The Inn at Milltown who had food for the Senior lads and Ladies and the Minor lads after their finals and to Industrial fitness who sponsored the match day T-shirts for the Senior men. A huge thank you to each and every person who helped in any way in our Club Clean up which took place over 5 weeks.