Allen Parish Newsletter 13th January 2018

Allen Parish Newsletter

The Baptism of the Lord

13th January, 2019

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

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

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

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Kildare & Leighlin Diocesan
Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2019
Led by Bishop Denis Nulty

1st August 2019 – 5 nights
Cost: €759 p.p.s

Booking Forms available from the Parish Office.

ALLOW HAPPINESS TO HAPPEN: Please join us as we are motivated to recognise, and to move on from the negativity that is within us and around us, and to embrace the transforming journey into joy and happiness.
In this workshop, Fr Brian Kavanagh, as well as sharing his own journey, will encourage us again to take Jesus at His word when he says "I have come so that they may have life and have it to the full" (John 10:10).
As well as being a priest for 26 years, Brian is a psychotherapist and the founder and chairperson of the charity "Almas", which reaches out to help children and families affected by aids and poverty. He will share the joy and happiness that love brings and share the stories of hope from his recent visit to Uganda and Ethiopia.
Hope you can join us in Resurrexit on Saturday 16th February from 11am to 4 pm - kettle boiling from 10.30am for anyone who likes an early cup of tea.
Contributions welcome & appreciated - no need to book and please bring your lunch, cooking facilities available in Resurrexit. For further information contact Jerry 087 6825407.

Bless the Lord, my soul!
Lord god, how great you are.

Weekday Masses 14th- 18th January
Monday 14th January
Allenwood – 9.30am

Tuesday 15th January
Milltown – 9.30am

Wednesday 16th January
Robertstown – 10.30am

Thursday 17th January
Allen – 9.30am – Nancy & Jimmy Doyle, and James O’Donohoe, Grangeclare

Friday 18th January
Allenwood – 9.30am
Allenwood: Saturday 6.30pm
Aileen Gorey, Lullymore (Months Mind)
Michael (Butch) Moore, Allenwood North
Harry Doyle, Allenwood South
Michael & Bella Doyle, Littletown
Patrick Dunne, Allenwood Middle
Lay Reader: Liam Murphy
Eucharistic Minister: Pat Ivers

Milltown: Sunday 9.30am
Mick Murphy, Christianstown
Ned & Bridie Dowling, Milltown and Owen Casey, Clane
Bill Tiernan, Newtown, Rathbride
Lay Reader: Betty O’Shea
Eucharistic Minister: Bridie Dunney

Allen: Sunday 10.30am
Mick Moran, The Bridge, Robertstown
Willie Dunne, Feithcullen & his parents Tom & Mary Dunne, Drimsree
Christina & Peter Anderson & their daughter Elizabeth Ward
Edward Swords, Kilmeague
Joe Behan, Robertstown, his wife Josie & all deceased members of the Behan family
Michael Donoghue, Lowtown Rd, Robertstown, his parents and all deceased members of the Donoghue family
Willie & Noel Swords & the Swords family, Coolagh & Mylerstown
Lay Reader: Maurice Musgrave
Eucharistic Ministers: Liz Jacob & Áine Murphy

Allenwood: Sunday 11.30am
Tommy Moore, Allenwood South
Lay Reader: Kevin McCormack
Eucharistic Minister: Christina Ryan

Next Sunday’s Readings
Is 62:1-5. Ps 95:1-3, 7-10, R/v3. 1 Cor 12:4-11. Jn 2:1-11. Lect I: 838.

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.
Allen Saturday 19th January at 12 noon
Allenwood Sunday 3rd February at 12.15pm
Milltown Saturday 16th February at 12 noon
Allen Saturday 2nd March at 12 noon
Allenwood Sunday 17th March at 12.15pm
Milltown Saturday 30th March at 12 noon
Allen Saturday 13th April at 12 noon
Please contact the Parish Office at 045-450501 at least two weeks in advance.

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).

CONFESSIONS every Saturday in Allen Church 11am to 11.30am.

7th January, 2019

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€125 each
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Emma Green, Feighcullen

AGM takes place on Monday 14th January at 8.30pm in the Hall. The present committee are stepping down on that night and a new company secretary and committee must be elected on the night to ensure the Hall remains open going forward.

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SOCIAL DANCING in aid of Almas & Sr. Muriels Home for the Poor will take place at Newbridge Town Football Club, Station Road, Newbridge on Thursday 17th January. Music by “Johnny Mullen” Adm €8. Time 9.30pm sharp.

ALLEN KNITTING & CROCHET GROUP continues every Tuesday from 10am to 12 noon in Allen Community Hall. All are very welcome.

Blessing of cars on Saturday/Sunday January 26th/27th after all Masses.

Allenwood Tidy Towns would like to wish everyone a very happy New year.
Our first meeting of the year will be held on Tuesday 22nd January at 8pm in ACDAL. All are very welcome.


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Jink c/o Joan
Jim Morris c/o Joan
Richie Nugent c/o Joan
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Milltown GAA wishes you all a very Happy New Year and what a busy year it promises to be.
Great news this week as we started our new club development of a new pitch, underage pitch and walking track. A huge thank you to all those who have helped get the club to this stage.
Our AGM takes place on Friday next January 18th at 8pm at the clubhouse. We look forward to seeing you all there.
February 9th at the Club Grounds we have our Milltown Muckers Fun Run. We have 20 teams taking part with some great fun and craic planned. Event starts at 11am.
February 16th we have our Awards and presentation night in Hotel Keadeen starting at 7.30pm sharp. Music by After Dark. Tickets are €40. Contact Róisín Malone for Tickets.
Congratulations to Ken Johnson who takes up the new role as manager of our senior ladies. Wishing Ken the very best in his new role.
The ladies are starting a 10 week fitness programme for girls on Saturday mornings from 11am -12 noon. The idea is to work on the girls fitness and have them running 5k at the end of the 10 weeks.
Girls Skills academy continues on Tuesdays as usual for those attending it, the fitness programme is also open to them as an additional training.
Scór Sinsear is now up and running and a big thank you to everyone taking part.

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. Contact Catherine 087 6351279, Marie 086 2258002 or Gillian Loughlin 0872361663
We are hosting the Bog of Allen Race on 3rd March. 5k and 10k options are available. The race is chip timed and online registration is now live at More information available on the Facebook page.
The National Club Draw tickets are on sale now. Tickets €10 each. Books of 5 available from Gillian, Catherine and Marie.
For those interested in using our walking track, the lights will be switched on every day from 7am until 8:30 am and then again from 5pm until 9pm. Walking track vouchers available. Contact Gillian or Christina 086 3785568.
All weather pitch available for bookings. Contact Marie Jacob 086 2258002.
Both pitches are closed until Spring 2019.

Robertstown as 1 of the 4 Clubs in Kildare chosen for Phase 2 of the Healthy Club Project has decided to make their Club Grounds a fully No Smoking Area . Smoking of cigarettes and e-cigarette devices will be prohibited in the Club House and any where in the complex. No Smoking Warning Signs have been erected around the area and visitors are asked to obey the signs
The Club is delighted to announce that their recently developed Walking Track has now been fitted with its own specifically designed and fitted lighting system. This means that the track will now be lit and available for use every evening from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. This has been made possible with the aid of Grant Assistance from Kildare Local Community Development Committee ( L.C.D.C.) . Robertstown G.F.C. and the local community would like to express their gratitude to Kildare Co. Council and the L.C.D.C for supporting them and helping them to deliver this project which will be of great benefit to the community.
Committee for 2019 . Patrons : Fr. Willie Byrne, Fr. Eddie Moore , Fr. Tommy O Reilly. Presidents: Patrick Moran , Maurice Musgrave. Chairperson: Declan Percival. Vice Chair: Shane Keely. Secretary: Lar. Cooke. Asst. Sec.: Anthony Moran. Treasurer: Tara Moran. PROs: Miriam Lyons, Maurice Musgrave, Aine Ward. Co. Board Delegate: Petria Dobbins. Child Welfare Officer: Mark Byrne. 1st Team Manager;Aidan Dunne. 2nd. Team Manager Mickey Moran, Eamonn Fitzpatrick. Adult Football Training is up and running . For information contact Aiden Dunne 086/2272779.

A.G.M was held Friday January 4th at 7.30pm in the clubhouse and following our A.G.M the following Officers were elected for the coming year: Patrons Fr Willie Byrne Fr Eddie Moore. President Padraig Farrell Vice Presidents Joe Doyle, Pat Cronly, Joe Regan, Phyllis Tierney, Thomas Cross, Michael Mullen,Harry Doyle,Jim Cross, Michael Donoghue, Sean Malone, Johnny O’Callaghan, Chairperson Joe Jacob, Vice Chairperson Morgan O’Callaghan, Secretary Michelle Moran, Asst Secretary Celine McNamee, Treasurer Sean Malone, PRO Jemma McCabe, County Bord Delegate Sean Malone, Jim Cross, Executive Committee Leon McCabe, Lorraine Malone, Mikaela McKenna, Eamonn Moran, Enda Moran, Brenda Lenehan and Emma Cunningham, Coaching Officer Johnny Doyle. We welcome back all our members and we look forward to meeting new members in the club our membership for the year is now due. Membership now due and prices are as follows Adult 35; Couple 60; Family 70; Social 25.
Ireland lights up walk commences Thursday January 17 between the hours of 7pm and 9pm on our walkway we welcome young and not so young to join us on the night and for the coming weeks ahead. This is in line with operation transformation so why not get out and get active in a safe environment.
For the New Year we would ask all members holding an email address to forward to Jemma McCabe for club news as it happens on a regular basis if you wish to be added to this group please forward to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or text 087-6199720. If you wish to be added to our texting list please contact Jemma McCabe on 087-6199720 for club info, match fixture changes etc. We would encourage all members to forward their number to avail of this texting service. Cmon the Blues book continues to be available for sale would make a nice gift for the football lover with lots of local info. Book costs €25. Also hats for sale for the cold winter evenings €10 contact Larry Malone.
Football training has commenced for our Senior squad we welcome back Brian McGrogan as Team Manager his Selectors for the year are Anto Cross and Davy Anderson . We wish all involved the very best for the coming year both on and off the playing field.