Allen Parish Newsletter 27th January 2019

Allen Parish Newsletter

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

27th 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

Your words are spirit, Lord, and they are life.

Weekday Masses 28th Jan. – 1st February
Monday 28th January
Allenwood – 9.30am

Tuesday 29th January
Milltown – 9.30am

Wednesday 30th January
Robertstown – 10.30am

Thursday 31st January
Allen – 9.30am – Mary Coyne (Birthday Remembrance)

Friday 1st February
Allenwood – 9.30am
Allen - 7.30pm (First Friday Mass)

Friday 1st February is the FIRST FRIDAY of the month and housebound parishioners will be attended.

Allenwood: Saturday 6.30pm
Paddy & Maryellen Reilly & their daughter Ann, Allenwood & Leicester
John & Eileen Moore, Blackwood
Patrick Smith (18th Anniv.) & deceased members of the Smith family
Lay Reader: Ann Curran
Eucharistic Minister: Dorothy Stowe

Milltown: Sunday 9.30am
Sean Tiernan, Rathbride (Anniv.)
Lay Reader: Mary Hamilton
Eucharistic Minister: Clíodhna Malone

Allen: Sunday 10.30am
Sheila Melia and Brian Caldwell
Bridie, John & tony Sheehy & all deceased members of the Sheehy family
Sylvester & Elizabeth Lambe
Lay Reader: Mark McDermott
Eucharistic Ministers: Catherine Murphy & Pat Dunne

Allenwood: Sunday 11.30am
Kathleen Dowling
Deceased members of Milltown GFC
Lay Reader: Johnny O’Callaghan
Eucharistic Minister: Julia Farrell

Next Sunday’s Readings
Jer 1:4-5, 17-19. Ps 70:1-6, 15, 17, r/v 15. 1 Cor 12:31-13:13. Lk 4:21-30. Lect I: 845.

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 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.

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

We remember in our prayers
James Moore, Allenwood, whose funeral took place on Friday.
May he rest in peace.

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).

Enrolment for Allen National School for the school year 2019-2020 will close on 31st January, 2019. If you wish to enrol your child and have not yet completed an Application Form for Enrolment, please contact the school office on 045 860043.
21st January, 2019

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SEVEN Match 3 Winners - €36 each
Martina Foley, Drimsree
Ronan O’Shea, Rathbride
Philip Ward c/o D. Whelan
Mary Carew, Allenwood
Ed Donoghue c/o D. Whelan
Eamon de Burca c/o F. Reidy
Ann & Seamus O’Neill c/o V. Murphy

Offered – Two seater couch and two armchairs (with wooden arms)

Contact the Allen Parish St. Vincent de Paul confidential number 085-2095220.

Alzheimer Café Naas
The Alzheimer Café evening takes place on the last Wednesday of every month from 7pm to 9pm in the Convent Tea Rooms at McAuley Place, Sallins Road, Naas (Beside Parish Church). Those living with a dementia, families, carers and professionals with an interest in the area are all welcome to attend.
The speaker for the meeting on 29th January 2019 is Dr. Brendan O’Shea. Dr. O’Shea will speak on the topic of ‘Thinking ahead’.

Rome/San Giovanni 15th / 22nd April Easter 2019 with Papal Ceremonies in Rome for the Easter Period 7 nights €995 pps Payments can be made in instalments contact James Treacy on 061921470 or 0860572216.


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NO Match 3 Winner - 3 x €50 prizes
Kayleigh Mullen c/o Bar
Pat Sheridan c/o XL
Daire Hickey c/o Spar
Next week’s Jackpot €5,500
CONFESSIONS every Saturday in Allen Church 11am to 11.30am.

Kildare Town 045 521391
Sunday 3rd February, 2019
Blessing of the Throats immediately after 8.00am Mass
Masses: 8.00am, 10.00am & 12 Noon.
St. Blaise Day Holy Mass at 7.30pm
All Welcome

Our Senior men start the Keogh Cup Campaign on Thursday Feb 7th in Ballyteague at 8pm. Looking forward to all your support.
Saturday Feb 9th our New Club Development “Milltown Muckers” Fundraiser takes place at the club. A huge thank you to the 214 people young and not so young who are taking part. Event starts at 11 am. If you are not taking part, please come along on the day and support the teams.
Saturday Feb 16th our Club Awards night will take place in Hotel Keadeen at 7.30 sharp. Music by After Dark. Tickets €40 from Róisín Malone. Presentations will be made to our Senior Men county champions, and to our All Ireland ladies County Minors as well as Player of the year awards to our men and ladies teams. A great social night not to be missed.
Congratulations to all our Club Officers for 2019. President: Mick Byrne. V Presidents: Seamus Field, Tom Field, John O’Connor, Kit O’Hara, John Murphy, George Ottley, Fr. Willie Byrne. Patron: Seamus Field. Chairperson: Noel Dunne. V Chairperson: TBC. Secretary: Mary O’Reilly. Ass. Sec: Tony Redmond. Treasurer: Siobhán Gunning. Ass. Treasurer: Denis Curran. PRO: Róisín Malone. Ass. PRO Paul Delahunty. Registrar: Joan Cash. Co. Board Delegate: George Ottley. Irish Officer: Paul Delahunty. Child Welfare Officer: Michelle O’Hara. Committee Members: Noel Dunne, Ronan Byrne, Siobhan Gunning, Róisín Malone, Fran O’Sullivan, Tony Redmond, Denis Curran, George Ottley, Kit Dowling, Liz Buckley, David Kelly, Mick Byrne, Sinéad Jacob, Tom Malone, James Hamilton, Ber Dunne, Pearl Voigt, Jim Byrne, Johnny Murtagh, Hayley Mulpeter, Elaine Breslin, Karen Kirwan
Membership is now due for 2019. Family €80. Adult €50. Player €70. Students €30.
LGFA membership: Adult player €60 over 18. Player Age 14-18 €40.

Ballyteague will play Rheban, Clogherinkoe, and neighbours Milltown in Group 3 of the Keogh Cup. The first game will be played on Saturday 9th Feb.
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 7:00 am until 8:30 am and then again from 5:00pm until 9:00pm. 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.
Brendan Downey Fitness Classes every Tuesday night from 7pm in Ballyteague Gym.
Couch to 5k starting in Ballyteague on Monday 4th March.Keep an eye on Facebook and Twitter for further information.
Support the parish lotto. Tickets available from Ballyteague lotto promoters.
Mass in the clubhouse Friday 22nd of February at 8pm. All members welcome.

Dowling Cup Fixtures: 9th. Feb. Away to Rathcoffey. 16th Feb. at Home to Cappagh, 23rd Feb at home to Caragh.
Adult Football Training every Monday , Wednesday and Friday . Information from Aidan Dunne 0862272779.
Couch to 5K . Training every Tues and Thurs with Frank Dowling at 8pm.
Fully Lit Walking Track is now available to all.
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 €3,500.
Bonus Ball: This is run in Mullaney's and for a stake of € 2 you could win € 48 .
The National club draw tickets are on sale at a cost of €10 from Sean Malone or any committee member. All proceeds from this draw go to the club. There are fantastic prizes with first prize a Renault Clio 2nd A travel voucher valued €2000,3rd 4th and 5th prizes All Ireland Football and Hurling package 2019 inc.Hotel overnight stay and tickets for the game 6th and 7th Blue book vouchers value €750 and €500 8th €1000 shopping voucher retailer of your choice and lots more wonderful prizes.
Membership now due Adult 35, Couple 60, Family 70, Social 25,
Ireland lights up walk commences Thurs January 17 between 7pm and 9pm. Oon 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.
We 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.
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.
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.
Get your bonus ball from Jemma McCabe at a cost of €2 with a chance to win €50.
Clothing collection continues you can drop off your unwanted clothing at Allenwood gfc . Monday to Friday between 9.30am and 12.30pm.

SOCIAL DANCING in aid of Almas & Sr. Muriels Home for the Poor will takes place at Newbridge Town Football Club, Station Road, Newbridge every Thursday night. Music this Thursday by “Cupla” Adm €8. Time 9.30pm – 11.45pm.