Allen Parish Newsletter 24th February 2018

Allen Parish Newsletter

Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

24th February, 2019

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

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

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

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In accordance with Department of Education guidelines, the Board of Management of Scoil Bhríde Milltown continues to offer the use of school premises outside school hours for community activities.
The Board of Management has confirmed that all the school buildings will be offered free of charge to parish and all voluntary community groups.
Applications available from the school office 045 433230.

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.

The Lord is compassion and love.

Weekday Masses 25th February – 1st March
Monday 25th February
Allenwood – 9.30am

Tuesday 26th February
Milltown – 9.30am

Wednesday 27th February
Robertstown – 10.30am

Thursday 28th February
Allen – 9.30am

Friday 1st March
Allenwood – 9.30am
Allen – 7.30pm

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

Allenwood: Saturday 6.30pm
Nora Carroll (Anniversary)
Kathleen & Teddy Wright, Derrymullen
Christopher & Mary Connolly, Clane
Lay Reader: Fiona McManamon
Eucharistic Minister: Wilfie Cronin

Milltown: Sunday 9.30am
John Downey, Milltown
Lay Reader: Mick Byrne
Eucharistic Minister: Christy Herbert

Allen: Sunday 10.30am
Bartle Bradley, Annesborough (1st Anniv.)
Patsy Maher, The Bungalow, Kilmeague
James Percival, St. Brigids Tce, Robertstown
Harry Connell, Kilmeage (4th Anniv.)
Delia Moore, Kilmeague P.O. (20th Anniv.)
Elmo Coyne, Robertstown West
Lay Reader: Maurice Musgrave
Eucharistic Ministers: Ann O’Gorman & Áine Murphy

Allenwood: Sunday 11.30am
Mary & James Treacy, Lanesborough & their sons in law Bob Williams & Brian Morris, England
Lay Reader: Kevin McCormack
Eucharistic Minister: Christina Ryan

Next Sunday’s Readings
Eccles (Sir) 27:4-7. Ps 91:2-3, 13-16, R/cf. v 2. 1 Cor 15:54-58. Lk 6:39-45. Lect I: 859.

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 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
Allenwood Sunday 28th April at 12.15pm
Milltown Saturday 11th May at 12.30pm
Allenwood Sunday 9th June at 12.15pm
Milltown Saturday 22nd June at 12 noon
Allenwood Sunday 21st July at 12.15pm
Milltown Saturday 3rd August 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

Louie Borges, Churchview, Kilmeague, whose funeral took place on Wednesday.
Frances Duggan Moore, Sheeling House, Allenwood North, whose funeral took place on Thursday.
May they rest in peace.

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

18th February, 2019

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ELEVEN Match 3 Winners
€25 each
H.J. & Z. Judge, c/o G. Cross
Michael Mullins, c/o T. Moore
Seamus Hogarty, c/o Pat Dunne
Julia Farrell, Allenwood
Bobby Moran, c/o Kathy
Joe Heavey, c/o Dano
Paudi Browne, Ballyteague
Alan Carty, Robertstown
Maurice Musgrave, Kilmeague
Jason Raleigh, Mylerstown
Mark, Ciar & Emma, c/o Cathy Cross.

The Annual Memorial Mass for Deceased Civilian Employees of the Defence Forces including the Curragh Camp, Devoy Barracks Naas, Magee Barracks Kildare and Coolmoney Camp will take place on Friday March the 8th 2019 at 10am in St. Brigids Church the Curragh Camp. Relatives and friends of the deceased are invited to attend. Refreshments will be available after Mass in McDonagh Catering Centre until 12 noon.

Gourmet Cookery Evening at the Ivy Cookery School, on Friday 22nd March 2019 at 7pm in support of Scoil Bhríde, Milltown
You will be welcomed with cocktails upon arrival, followed by an expert cookery demonstration and then invited to enjoy a three-course meal which will be prepared before your eyes! Guests are welcome to bring their own drinks. Tickets, priced at €50 each. Please call Mary at 086 6017020 or Caroline at 045 433230.

CHILDMINDER REQUIRED for three afternoons per week (Tues, Wed & Thurs). Collection from school and mind children in their home. Please call Angela if interested. Mobile 086-0213436.

Person required to help with house cleaning approx. 2 hours per week. Ph 085 7244964.

We are collecting the Aldi Irish Rugby Player stickers to be in with a chance to win €50,000 worth of sports equipment for the school.
If you have any of these stickers which you would like to pass on to Allen School please place them in the box in the porch of Allen Church or drop in to the school office. Very many thanks.

New Social Club has started every Friday in Newbridge Parish Centre from 11am to 1am. Members families and friends are welcome. Refreshments provided. Contact Samantha This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 086 1450663.

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). The speaker for the meeting on 27th February 2019 will speak on the topic of ‘Mindfulness’


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NO Match 3 Winners - 3 x €50 prizes
Catherine Carroll c/o DCC
James Dunne c/o Sandra
Sean Goulding, Ballyteague
Next week’s Jackpot €5,900

Lady available for HOUSE CLEANING three hours per day in the Kildare/Milltown/ Newbridge/Allen areas. Own transport. Ph: 085 8248679.

SOCIAL DANCING in aid of Almas & Sr. Muriels Home for the Poor takes place at Newbridge Town Football Club every Thursday night. Music this Thursday by “Misty Blue” Adm €10. Time 9.30pm – 11.45pm.

Clane Toastmasters. Venue - Clane Project Centre (Beside Hughes's Pharmacy). Next Meeting 6th March at 8pm. New Members always welcome.

Well done to the senior team who beat Clogherinkoe 2-9 to 2-7. Europcar Keogh Cup Group C Sat 23rd Feb Ballyteague V Rheban in Rheban at 2pm. Membership fees: 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. Bog of Allen Race 3rd March. 5k and 10k options are available. The race is chip timed and online registration at Date for the Diary - Sunday 2nd June All Ireland Turf Footing/ Vintage Day. More details later. 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 again from 5pm until 9pm. Walking track vouchers available. Contact Gillian or Christina 086 3785568. All weather pitch Contact Marie Jacob 086 2258002. Brendan Downey Fitness Classes every Tuesday night from 7pm in Ballyteague Gym.
Couch to 5k starting in Ballyteague on Monday 4th March. Please support the parish lotto. Tickets available from Ballyteague lotto promoters €1.50 each or €7.50 for a book.

Dowling Cup Round 2 Robertstown 3-9 Cappagh 2-7. Round 3: Robertstown at home to Carragh on this Saturday at 2 p.m. Please support. Ladies Football: Robertstown G.F.C. is hosting an exciting new programme called Gaelic4Girls which starts on Friday next March 1st from 7pm to 8pm for 8 weeks. It's open to all girls in the parish between the ages of 8/12 years who are not registered with a Ladies Gaelic Football team. It introduces girls to football in a fun environment and all participants will get a G4G Jersey and Certificate on completion. The programme costs €10. For more information contact Catherine Mullaney 086/8677849 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Couch to 5k Training every Tuesday and Thursday at 8pm with Frank Dowling. 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 available from our many Promoters and from the Shops and Post Office in Robertstown . Monday's Jackpot €4,300. Bonus Ball is run in Mullaney's and for a stake of € 2 you could win €48. Canalside Fitness Gym and Fully Lit Walking Track are always open to new members. Contact Peter Hogarty 085/7858673.

Our Intermediates were defeated by Kilcock on Saturday last in the Keogh cup Allenwood 1-08 Kilcock 2-06. Best of luck to Mikaela McKenna at the weekend V Wicklow. Also best wishes to Billy Maher with the county U20 team and Eoin Bagnall with the Minor team for the coming year. Underage: We look forward to seeing all back on the training front first week in March. Kildare Scór takes place in Allenwood GAA hall next Sunday February 24th if you are interested in taking part contact Sean Malone. National Club Draw: Thank you to all who supported the National club draw hopefully we will have some luck draw takes place first week in March. Membership now due Adult 35, Couple 60, Family 70, Social 25. Ireland lights up walk continues every Thursday. Texting list contact Jemma McCabe on 087-6199720 for club info, match fixture changes etc. Cmon the Blues book continues to be available for sale €25.00. Also hats for sale €10 contact Larry Malone. Bookings of the Hall or bar contact Emma Cunningham 087-7379773. Bingo every Wednesday 8.30pm in Allenwood GAA hall. Bonus ball available from Jemma McCabe at a cost of €2 with a chance to win €50. Our clothing collection continues at Allenwood GFC Monday to Friday 9.30am to 12.30pm.

Club lotto tickets can be purchased from Liz O Shea, John Murphy, Daves shop. Well done to our Scór na nÓg Quiz team who represented the county at the All Ireland Scór final. Our Senior men had a good win in the 2nd round of the Keogh Cup. Milltown 2-13 Rheban 2-07. Our Minor lads lost out to Suncroft. Milltown 3:8(17) Suncroft 2:14(20). A great win from our U16 boys Milltown 3:18(27) Sarsfield B 1:5(8). The following teams are in action today Sunday: U14 girls are at home to Balyna at 10.30am, U14 Feile Lads are in action against Newtown Gael’s at 10.30 at Caragh pitch (Prosperous), Minor lads away to Athgarvan at 11.30. Ref: Semie Doyle. Scór Sinséar Sunday 24th in Allenwood starting at 7.30. Quiz starts at 9pm sharp. Best of luck to all our participants. Congratulations to our members who were successful in the community games county final. Ross McHale and Emma Shannon go on to represent the county in the U16 Art Competition. Membership is now due and must be paid in full or players are not insured. Family €80. Adult €50. Player €70. Students €30. LGFA membership Adult player 18 and over €80. Player Age 14-18 €40. Anyone who wishes to use the Gym must be a member of the club.