Allen Parish Newsletter 18th November 2018

Allen Parish Newsletter

Thirty Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

18th November, 2018

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

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

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

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New Weekly Envelope Boxes for the year 2018/2019 are now available for delivery. The usual distributors are asked to kindly collect them from the Sacristy and hand them out.
We wish to thank all parishioners who contribute to the weekly envelope collection for your generous support over the past year. This income is vital for the upkeep of the Parish.
Would you be willing to make a donation that won’t cost you a cent? Believe it or not, you can and it’s not too complicated either!
As a Parish we can claim tax back on contributions and collection monies received from PAYE or self-employed individuals. As an example of the tax relief available to us, for every tax paying parishioner that contributes €250 per annum to the collection, we can reclaim circa €112 from the Revenue. For a €500 annual collection contribution the tax relief is circa €224.
Many thanks to the Parishioners who have already signed up to this tax relief scheme by filling out the form CH3. Repayments under this scheme bring in approx. €10,000 per year to Allen Parish. If you have not already filled out a form CH3 and would like to do so, please contact the Parish Office.
If you don’t already receive a weekly envelope box and would like to receive one, please contact the Parish Office at 045-450501 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

CONGRATULATIONS to our seven young Parishioners who received their Gold/Papal Cross awards from Bishop Denis in Naas on Thursday night.
Mary Wilson Reilly, Róisín Somers, Chloe Downey, Sam Downey, Peter McHale, Kevin Forde and Eddie Boland.

Preserve me, God, I take refuge in you.

Weekday Masses 19th – 23rd NOVEMBER
Monday 19th November
Allenwood – 9.30am

Tuesday 20th November
Milltown – 9.30am – Brian Lawler, Scarlettstown and Brigid Lawler, Punchesgrange

Wednesday 21st November
Robertstown – 10.30am

Thursday 22nd November
Allen – 9.30am

Friday 23rd November
Allenwood – 9.30am
Allenwood: Saturday 6.30pm
William (Bolsh) Bagnall, Allenwood North
Jimmy Kennedy, Level Crossing, A’wood
Glen Smullen (7th Anniversary)
John & Ellen Brennan, Grangeclare
Lay Reader: First Communion Programme
Eucharistic Minister: Carmel Cooke

Milltown: Sunday 9.30am
Edward Lawlor, Narraghmore
Edward Reddy & Rosanna Reddy
Noreen Heffernan (3rd Anniversary)
Lay Reader: First Communion Programme
Eucharistic Minister: Lisa Murphy

Allen: Sunday 10.30am
Stephanie Leeson (Months Mind)
Seamus Nugent, New York (Months Mind)
Patrick Nugent, Brigid Nugent and Tom Nugent, Ballyteague
Bridge Bright, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Margaret Reidy (19th Anniversary)
John & Eileen Brazil (30th Anniv), Maynooth
Michael & Ann Connolly, Littletown (Anniv.)
Bridget O’Hara (Anniv.)
Lay Reader: First Communion Programme
Eucharistic Ministers: Evelyn Dowling and Helen Doyle

Allenwood: Sunday 11.30am
Ann Tierney, Shee Bridge, Allenwood
Edward O’Daly, New Road, Allenwood North
Lay Reader: First Communion Programme
Eucharistic Minister: Pat Ivers
Next Sunday’s Readings
Dan 7:13-14. Ps 92:1-2, 5, R/v 1. Apoc 1:5-8. Jn 18:33-37. Lect I:829.

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.

Adoration takes place every Monday (except Bank Holidays) 11am-3.30pm. All are very welcome.
Healing Service takes place on Monday next, 19th November at 8pm. All are welcome.

The Sacrament of Baptism is celebrated every two weeks.
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.

Please return your November list of the Dead (blue envelope in your weekly envelope box) to any of the three Churches. The list of the dead will be prayed for at all Masses during November.


Christmas Party will take place on 9th December at 1pm in Dowlings, Prosperous. Please contact Anne Downey 087 2138360, May Gilligan 860339, Seamus Coyne 087 265 0674.
Bus details next week.

This Sunday marks *World Day of Remembrance for Traffic Victims* and it provides us with an opportunity as road users to reflect on the loss of loved ones, the suffering of families and others bereaved by someone killed on our roads.

The new rotas for Lay Readers and Eucharistic Ministers are being prepared for next year. If you previously ministered in Allen on Saturday evenings, you can switch to 10.30am on Sunday mornings. Alternatively you may wish to serve in Allenwood Church on Saturday evenings and if so you can contact Christina Ryan at 089 4276754.
Eucharistic Ministers Allen contact Rosaline Connolly at 045 860176, Readers Allen contact Bréid Murphy at 045 845085.

12th November 2018

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TWO Match 3 Winners
€125 each
Michaela McKenna
James Hughes, Kinneagh Cross


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

KILDARE BRANCH OF THE ALZHEIMER SOCIETY AGM will be held in St. Anne Parish Centre Newbridge at 8pm on 20th Nov. 2018 everyone is welcome to attend

Meeting in the Old School, Milltown on Thursday 22nd November at 8pm.

Rosary will be recited in Milltown Cemetery this Sunday November 18th at 3pm.

Enrolments are now being taken for the school year 2019-2020. Enrolment forms can be collected from the school office or by ringing 045-860826 (9am to 3pm).

Na Fianna Men's Shed in conjunction with Allen Area CE Scheme are hosting a Christmas Fayre on Sunday December 2nd in Allenwood GAA clubhouse from 2pm to 6pm.
There are just a few spaces available, as there has been a great response, please phone 045/870268.
Entertainment: Allenwood Contemporary Choir. Allen Area CE Choir, Prosperous Trad Group and other acts.
Santa will make an appearance.


Join us in Robertstown on Sunday 2nd December when the crib will be lit and blessed by Fr. Willie Byrne at 5.30pm.
Santa will arrive on his tractor to his grotto in Mullaneys.
All are welcome from near and far.


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NO Match 3 winners
3 x €50 each
Lisa Walsh c/o J. Harris
J. J. Brereton c/o Robertstown Post Office
Mary Donohue c/o Allenwood Post Office
Next week’s Jackpot €4,700

The club would like to congratulate Jimmy Hyland who was voted U20s County Player of the Year. Jimmy will collect his award this Saturday 17th Nov in the Osprey Hotel. Congratulations to Colin O’Shea who received Junior Club Player of the Year.
AGM on Friday 30th November at 7.30pm in the clubhouse. Nominations and motions should be sent to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it no later than Friday 23rd November.
Walking track lights will be switched on every day from 7am until 8am and then again from 5pm until 9pm. Walking track membership costs €50. Contact Christina 086 3785568.
All weather pitch available for bookings. Contact Marie Jacob 086 2258002.

Annual Nigh at the Dogs in Newbridge on Sat. Dec. 15th. More details later but make sure you buy your tickets from the Club. Contact Anthony Moran 087 9750054.
Christmas Raffle tickets €20 each available from Anthony Moran or any Committee member. 1st Prize €1,000. Draw confined to 200 tickets will take place at Night at the Dogs.
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. Monday's Jackpot €1,500.
Bonus Ball is run in Mullaney's and for a stake of €2 you could win €48.
Congratulations to Milltown on their great win last Saturday in the Leinster Club Championship and we wish them the best of luck in the upcoming Semi-Final

Scór Na Nóg County final takes place Sunday November 25th in Allenwood hall.
Underage training has ceased for the winter months.
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.
Get your bonus ball from Jemma McCabe at a cost of €2 with a chance to win €50.
Clothing collection continues at Allenwood GFC. We will have a pickup in December. Why not use this as an opportunity to clear out before Christmas. Monday to Friday between 9.30am and 12.30pm. Please note we accept cuddly toys also.

Our Junior A’s overcame the Carlow Champions to secure a place in the Leinster Championship semi-final Milltown KE 1-08 Naomh Eoin CE 1-07. Congratulations to Kevin Byrne in his man of the match performance. This is the 1st time in our club’s history for us to reach this stage. Huge thanks to all the players, management and supporters for all their efforts and support. Semi final takes place in Hawkfield next Saturday at 1.30pm. See you all there.
Huge congratulations to our Club Captain Colin O’Shea who was voted “Kildare GAA Junior Club Footballer of the Year” 2018. Congratulations to Jimmy Hyland who was voted U20s county player of the year. Great to have 2 players from the Parish receiving awards.
Hard luck to our U17 lads who lost out by 1 point in a thrilling final last Saturday.
Milltown 5-05 Abbey Rangers 1-18
Hard luck to our U21’s who lost out to Castledermot Tuesday in the U21 semi final Milltown 2:9 (15) Castledermot 5:10 (25)

Congratulations to the following girls who took part in the U14 County Trials in Sarsfields recently: Emma Shannon, Maeve Lavelle, Leah Walker, Alex O’Hara, Grace Murtagh, Alexandra Egan.
What a great turnout on Saturday last for our Benefit night at the Inn. We are so grateful to everyone who bought tickets, attended on the night, donated prizes for the auction and the raffle.
Congratulations to Milltown’s Anna O’Connor and Ava Eustace (Jack and Kathleen Dunne’s grand daughter) from Newbridge who made it to the final of the Junior Eurovision Eire. They performed brilliantly on the night. Watch out for these girls in the future.
Lotto: This weeks jackpot is €1,900. Tickets available from Liz O’Shea, John Murphy, Dave’s shop. Thank you to everyone who supports the lotto.

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 “Black Lace” Adm €8. Time 9.30pm sharp.

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