Allen Parish Newsletter 25h November 2018

Allen Parish Newsletter

Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Chris,

Universal King

(34th and Last Sunday of Ordinary Time)

25th November, 2018

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

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

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

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Bishop Denis Nulty presenting the Pope John Paul II awards in Naas along with Fr. Willie Byrne and award leader Róisín Malone. Pictured receiving their award were Kevin Forde, Eddie Boland and Chloe Downey. Missing from the photo were Peter McHale, Sam Downey, Róisín Somers, Mary Wilson Reilly and Maria Price.

Gold Awards were presented to Maria Price Allenwood, Róisín Somers Allen, Mary Wilson Reilly Milltown and Chloe Downey Milltown.
Papal Awards were presented to Eddie Boland, Peter McHale, Sam Downey and Kevin Forde Milltown.
A huge thank you to Fr. Willie Byrne and Fr. Eddie Kavanagh for all their help and support last year.

The Lord is king, with majesty enrobed.

Weekday Masses 26th - 30th NOVEMBER
Monday 26th November
No Masses

Tuesday 27th November
No Masses

Wednesday 28th November
No Masses

Thursday 29th November
Allen – 9.30am

Friday 30th November
Allenwood – 9.30am

Allenwood: Saturday 6.30pm
Colm Dunne, Grangeclare
Mike Joe O’Connell, Oaklawns,Kilmeague
Willie (Willie) McNamee, Robertstown
Michael McCoy, Littletown
Elizabeth Cronly (70th birthday remembrance and 5th Anniversary)
Rose Dunne, Allenwood South
Lay Reader: Monica Anderson
Eucharistic Minister: Dorothy Stowe

Milltown: Sunday 9.30am
Elizabeth Curran, Milltown
Lay Reader: Dan Boland
Eucharistic Minister: Christy Herbert

Allen: Sunday 10.30am
Eddie Conway, Feighcullen (2nd Anniversary)
Esther Raleigh (Anniversary)
Ivan Smyth (16th Anniv.), Mark Smyth (5th Anniv.) & baby Matthew Smyth (13th Anniv.)
Josie Ewing, Kilmeague and deceased members of the Ewing and Behan families
Molly Moran, The Bridge, Robertstown
Lay Reader: Evelyn Dowling
Eucharistic Ministers: Catherine Murphy and Helen Doyle

Allenwood: Sunday 11.30am
Joe Dowling, Allenwood
Lay Reader: Christina Ryan
Eucharistic Minister: Joy Fetherston

Next Sunday’s Readings
Jer 33:14-16. Ps 24:4-5, 8-9, 10, 14, R/v 1. 1 Thess 3:12-4:2. Lk 21:25-28, 34-36. Lect I:8.

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.

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
Milltown Saturday 5th January at 12 noon
Allen Saturday 9th January at 12 noon
Allenwood Sunday 3rd February at 12.15pm
Milltown Saturday 16th February at 12 noon
Please contact the Parish Office at 045-450501 at least two weeks in advance.


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.

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

Newsletter notices can be emailed to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or contact the Parish Office at 045-450501. Deadline is 12 noon on Thursday. We are unable to publish any notices received after the deadline.

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

We remember in our prayers
James Brennan, Coill Dubh, who was buried in Allen on Sunday.
May he rest in peace.

Bishop Denis warmly invites people and clergy from across the diocese to join him, as we begin our Advent journey, for a celebration of Evening Prayer for the First Sunday of Advent in the Cathedral of the Assumption, Carlow at 5pm on Dec. 2nd. (Tea/coffee in Cathedral Parish Centre from 4-4:45 pm)
The music for this diocesan celebration will be led by the KandLe Diocesan Choir.
At this Advent Evening Prayer Bishop Denis will anoint an Icon written to depict, from the Rosary, the Third Mystery of Light: The Proclamation of the Kingdom of God. An image of this icon with helpful information to assist people pray the Mysteries of Light during Advent, will be this year’s parish Reach Out Gift.

19th November 2018

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SIX Match 3 Winners –
€42 each
Jennifer Brereton, Newtown, Donore
Joan Cash, Milltown
Owen & Kathy c/o P. Maher
Mary Sheridan, Tyrrellspass
Hutchinson Family, Robertstown West
Jim c/o Noel Dunne

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).

You are invited to spend an hour with Fr. Brian Kavanagh as he shares and reflects on the theme of Happiness and Joy in our lives. During these darkest days in the year, we need to confront the other aspect of darkness in our lives, the negativity within us and the negativity around us. The journey of transformation from negativity to happiness and joy is part of Fr. Brian's personal story. You are welcome to join him on the following Fridays - Nov. 30th, Dec. 7th, 14th & 21st - in the Parish Church of the Most Holy Trinity, Allen from 8pm - 9pm as we explore this journey together through the Season of ADVENT leading to joy of CHRISTMAS.

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 has been a great response, with a variety of stalls and an entertainment program. Among the acts performing are: Allenwood Contemporary Choir and Prosperous Trad Group. Santa will also 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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THREE Match 3 Winners
€50 each
Sandra McNamee, Robertstown PO
Mary Anderson c/o P. O’Rourke
Daire Hickey
Next week’s Jackpot €4,800

The club will hold its 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.
Membership can be paid at the AGM. Membership fees are as follows: Senior player €80, Student player €40, Family €100 , Walking track €50 ,Non-playing member €50,Couple €80, OAPs €25,Underage €20.
For those interested in using our walking track, the lights will be switched on every day from 7:00 am until 8:30 am 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.
The very best of luck to Milltown and Two Mile House this Saturday in the Leinster Club Championship Semi Finals.

Annual Night at the Dogs in Newbridge on Saturday, December 15th More details from Anthony Moran 087/9750054 and be sure to buy your tickets from the Club.
Christmas Raffle: Tickets at €20 each available from Anthony Moran or any Committee Member 1st. Prize € 1,000 Draw will be held at the Night at the Dogs
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 €2,100.
Bonus ball: This is run in Mullaney's and for a stake of € 2 you could win €48.
The very Best of Luck to Milltown in this weekend's Leinster Club Semi-Final in Hawkfield.

Lullymore Heritage & Discovery Park COMMUNITY EMPLOYMENT SCHEME
Currently has vacancies for Catering Assistants and General Maintenance workers with the opportunity of gaining valuable experience in the tourism industry.
For application details/interview and Job reference number please phone Stephen on 045 870238 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Scór Na nÓg County final takes place this Sunday November 25th in Allenwood hall.
Congratulations to the Aylmer Gaels U17 team who defeated Raheens at the weekend winning the U17B Championship final. Final score read Aylmer Gaels 3- 15 Raheens 1-08.
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.
Get your bonus ball from Jemma McCabe at a cost of €2 with a chance to win €50.00. Winner this week was Sandra McNamee c/o bingo
Clothing collection continues at Allenwood GFC. We will have a pickup in December. Monday to Friday between 9.30am and 12.30pm. Please note we accept cuddly toys also.

MILLTOWN TIDY TOWNS have recently installed a DEFIBRILLATOR for the community on the outside wall of the Inn at Milltown. We thank the proprietors for giving us this excellent location. This defibrillator is fully automated so training is not required to be able to operate it. Full instructions are given when the machine is in use. We would ask the community to familiarise themselves with the location of the defibrillator.

On behalf of the Allen branch we would like to thank you for your contribution to our recent Church Gate collection. €650 was raised.

The next Alzheimer Café evening takes place on Wednesday 28th Nov. 7pm to 9pm in the Convent Tea Rooms at McAuley Place, Sallins Road, Naas (Beside Parish Church). The speaker is Anne Kearney, HSE. Anne will speak on the topic of Nursing Homes and the Fair Deal scheme.

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 “Phillip English” Adm €8. Time 9.30pm sharp.