Allen Parish Newsletter 3rd February 2019

Allen Parish Newsletter

Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

3rd February, 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.



We will celebrate World day of the Sick and the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes with a special Mass and anointing of the sick in Allen Church on next Sunday, 10th February at 3pm.

If you know anyone who is ill or elderly and would like to attend this special Mass, perhaps you could arrange a lift for them to and from the Church.

Our Lady of Lourdes, Pray for us.

My lips will tell of your help.

Weekday Masses 4th – 8th 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

Friday 1st February
Allenwood – 9.30am – Carmel Kennedy (3rd Anniversary)

Allenwood: Saturday 6.30pm
Dan, William & Bridget Doyle, Lullymore
Gerard & Bridget Carroll
Catherine Leeson, Ballyteague; Bridget Hold, Celbridge & Joe Sheridan, Ballygteague
Lay Reader: Christina Ryan
Eucharistic Minister: Margaret Ennis

Milltown: Sunday 9.30am
Joe Dunne, Hawkfield
Barney Tierney, Hawkfield
Lay Reader: Breda McHale
Eucharistic Minister: Lisa Murphy

Allen: Sunday 10.30am
Mary Maher & Thomas Maher, Crosspatrick
Kathleen Wilson, Pluckerstown
Jody Logan, Grangeclare (3rd Anniv.) & his wife Gretta Logan (24th Anniv.)
Christy Connolly, Kilmeague
Lay Reader: Catherine Murphy
Eucharistic Ministers: Evelyn Dowling and Helen Doyle

Allenwood: Sunday 11.30am
James & Mary Coyne, Allenwood North
Lay Reader: Sean Malone
Eucharistic Minister: Ann Donoghue

Allen: Sunday 3pm
Mass for Anointing of the Sick. All are welcome.

Next Sunday’s Readings
Is 6:1-8. Ps 137:1-5, 7-8, R/v 1. 1 Cor 15:1-11. Lk 5:1-11 . Lect I: 849.

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.
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
Ollie Cross, formerly Crosspatrick, who died in Norwich, UK recently.

Fr. John Cummins PP Abbeyleix who died this week.
May they rest in peace.

We are always here to help.

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

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

28th January, 2019

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TWO Match 3 Winners
€125 each
Mary Kelly c/o May Gilligan
Robyn Hyland, Littletown

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

It is proposed to hold a training/refresher course for Parish Readers in Kildare Town shortly. If you would like to become a Parish Reader or if you are an existing reader who would like a refresher please contact the Parish Office at 045-450501.

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.

The Leinster Leader is running an “All Time Great” award online at where St Brigid is a nominee – please cast a vote for the patron saint of our Diocese.

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 “Brian McDermott” Adm €8. Time 9.30pm – 11.45pm.

LADIES ‘GET INTO GOLF’ at Cill Dara Golf Club commencing mid February. For details of our upcoming information evening phone Lesley on 087 900 5903 or Joanne on 045 521295 (office hours).


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TWO Match 3 Winners
€75 each
Sandra Gannon c/o Underage
Breda Gibney c/o Maura Doyle
Next week’s Jackpot €5,600

Keogh Cup Thursday 7th Feb Ballteague v Milltown in Ballyteague at 8pm. U13 Div 3 Group 2 Rd 1 Tues 5th Feb Ballyteague V Moorefield in Ballyteague at 7.30pm. Rd 2 Sun 10th Feb Ballyteague away to Grange. 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. Walking Track lights will be switched on every day from 7am until 8:30am and 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.
Brendan Downey Fitness Classes every Tuesday night from 7.00pm in Ballyteague Gym.
Couch to 5k starting in Ballyteague on Monday 4th March. Keep an eye on Facebook and Twitter for further information. Please support the parish lotto. Tickets available from Ballyteague lotto promoters. Tickets €1.50 each or €7.50 for a book. If you’re not in, you can’t win!
Mass in the clubhouse Friday 22nd February at 8pm. All members welcome.

Dowling Cup: Round 1 Robertstown away to Rathcoffey next Saturday, Feb. 9th. Time to be confirmed.
Astro-Turf Pitch is available to all Clubs and Groups and for Children's Birthday Parties. For bookings contact Tara Moran 085/7317697. Couch to 5k: Training each Tuesday and Thursday with Frank Dowling from 8 p.m. Parish lotto: Tickets at 1.50 each available from our many Promoters and from the Shops and Post Office in Robertstown. Monday's Jackpot €3,700. Fully lit Walking Track is now available to all. Contact Peter Hogarty for details.
Bonus Ball: This is run in Mullaney's and for a stake of €2 you could win € 48.
The Club offers its sincere condolences to the Donoghue family on the untimely passing of Jim Joe. Ar dheis Dé go raibh sé.

Football: Our football starts with the first team playing at home in the first round of the Keogh Cup Saturday February 9th at 2pm v Suncroft.
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. 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.
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.
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.

Our Senior men are away to Ballyteague on Thursday night at 8pm. All support is very much appreciated. Membership is now due for 2019 and must be paid in full or players are not insured. Family €80. Adult €50. Player €70. Students €30. LGFA membership Adult player €60 over 18. Player Age 14-18 €40. Saturday next is our Milltown Muckers Fundraising event. We have over 20 teams involved. A huge thank you to all of our 20 teams from our U13’s up to our Whitewalkers (all former chairpeople of the club). It is fantastic to see everyone taking an active role in helping to get our new development up and running. First team out at 12 noon. Come along and support the club for promises to be a great day. Our awards night takes place on Saturday February 16th in Hotel Keadeen at 7.30pm. Muscovy by After Dark and DJ Eoin O’Sullivan. Please contact Róisín Malone for tickets on 0851264811. A huge thank you to all those who support the lotto each week. Tickets are 1.50 each and can be purchased from Liz O’Shea, John Murphy and Dave’s Shop.

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