Allen Parish Newsletter 10th March 2019

Allen Parish Newsletter

First Sunday of Lent

10th March, 2019

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

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

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

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Friday 22nd March 2019
11am – Robertstown School in Allenwood Church.
2pm – Allen School in Allen Church.

Friday 29th March 2019
11am – Allenwood School in Allenwood Church.
2pm – Milltown School in Milltown Church.

Monday 25th March at 7.30pm – Milltown School in Milltown Church
Tuesday 26th March at 7.30pm – Allen School in Allen Church
Wednesday 27th March at 7.30pm – Allenwood School in Allenwood Church
Thursday 28th March at 7.30pm– Robertstown School in Allenwood Church

Leaflets with details of our Parish Lenten programme are available in all of the Churches. Please take one.

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.

Be with me, O Lord, in my distress.

Weekday Masses 11th – 15th MARCH
Monday 11th March
Allenwood – 9.30am

Tuesday 12th March
Milltown – 9.30am

Wednesday 13th March
Robertstown – 10.30am

Thursday 14th March
Allen – 9.30am
Allen – 7.30pm – Confirmation Penitential Service.
No Mass in Allenwood this evening to facilitate Penitential Service in Allen.

Friday 15th March
Allenwood – 9.30am
Allen - 7pm followed by Eucharistic Adoration and Healing Prayers

Allenwood: Saturday 6.30pm
Mary Morris, Derrymullen
Chris Musgrave, Kilmeague
May Kennedy, Level Crossing, Allenwood
Lay Reader: First Communion Programme
Eucharistic Minister: Mattie Dobbins

Milltown: Sunday 9.30am
The Carroll Family, Milltown
Lay Reader: First Communion Programme
Eucharistic Minister: Lisa Murphy

Allen: Sunday 10.30am
Luis (Louie) Borges, Kilmeague (Months Mind)
Lay Reader: First Communion Programme
Eucharistic Ministers: Helen Doyle and
Tom Walsh

Allenwood: Sunday 11.30am
Mary & Seamus Field, Ballyteague
Eithne Herbert, Robertstown
Lay Reader: First Communion Programme
Eucharistic Minister: Julia Farrell

Next Sunday’s Readings
Am 7:12-15. Ps 138:1-3, 7-10, 13-14, R/v 9-10. 1 thess 2:2-8. Lk 5:1-11 or Ecles (Sir) 39:6-10. Ps 115:12-19, R/v 12. 2 Tm 4:1-8. Mt 13:24-32

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 after 7pm Mass during Lent.
In Allenwood Church on Friday mornings after 9.30am Mass.

Every Friday during Lent there will be evening Mass in Allen Church at 7p.m. followed by Eucharistic Adoration and Healing Prayers.
Spending time with Jesus in the wilderness during Lent invites us to face our daily temptations and recognize where we need healing in our lives. After the celebration of the Mass, there will be adoration of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, with special prayers for healing - in body and mind, in heart and spirit, and in our relationships. There will also be an opportunity to be prayed with individually for personal healing. You are most welcome to invite family and friends

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 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.

CONFESSIONS every Saturday in Allen Church 11am to 11.30am.
“Those who die in grace go but to God and God is very near”

We remember in our prayers

Sheila Dooley, Shee Bridge, Allenwood, whose funeral took place on Monday.
May she rest in peace.

STATIONS OF THE CROSS every Friday during Lent at 3pm in Allen Church.

4th March, 2019

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TWENTY Match 3 Winners
€25 each
Robbie Ivers, c/o Liz;
Mary Anderson, Allenwood;
Donal Bergin, c/o D. Keating;
Frank Gunning, c/o M. Byrne;
Pat McGivern, c/o N. Dunne;
Paud Malone, Allenwood Sth;
Barney Cat, c/o S. Malone;
Jim Moran, c/o Kathy;
Darren O Shea, c/o Liz;
Anne Ward, Newtown;
Phyllis Sullivan, Mylerstown;
Tommy Heffernan, Allenwood;
Dylan & Katelyn Balfe, Robertstown;
Billy Donoghue, Newbridge;
Andrew Douglas, Kilmeague;
Ann Byrne, Milltown;
Gerry Melia (Jun), c/o G. Melia;
Eric Moore, c/o Tony;
Hugh Doyle, c/o P. Dunne;
Debbie Ennis Robertstown

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

Special Dublin/Kildare Christmas Pilgrimage Group to the Holy Land

Special Dublin/Kildare Pilgrimage to the Holy Land 31st October for 8 nights taking in Bethlehem, Jerusalem Mount Tabor, Cana, Nazareth, Jericho, River Jordan, Dead Sea and Sea of Galilee.

Special Dublin/Kildare Fatima/Lisbon Pilgrimage for Feast Day of Saint Anthony 9th/14th June
Full Day trip to Lisbon Prayers, Mass and Hungarian Stations of the Cross in Fatima.

Contact James Treacy 0860572216 for all of the above.

Following our recent EGM, the new Kilmeague Tidy Towns Committee is as follows: Chairman: Thomas Dunne; Asst. Chairman: Frank Maher; Sec: Lorna Keely; Asst. Sec: Benny Ivers; Treasurer: Georgina Fogarty; Asst. Treas: Lorraine Dunne; Heritage Officers: Paddy Swords, Johnny Kennedy, Derek Kennedy, Frank Maher and Thomas Fogarty junior.

Some items from the Parish Shop are available to buy from the Parish Office in Milltown. Opening hours are Tuesday to Friday, 10am to 2pm.


Fixtures: Europcar Keogh Cup Semi Final Thurs 7th Mar Ballyteague V Straffan at 8pm in Ballyteague. Winners will play Allenwood on Sun 10th Mar in Hawkfield at 5.30pm. Little Larks training every Friday night 7-8pm in field. New members welcome. 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. Couch to 5k in Ballyteague on Mon, Wed and Fri nights 7.30pm. All welcome to attend. Date for the Diary - Sunday 2nd June All Ireland Turf Footing/ Vintage Day. More details later. Walking track lights will be switched on every day from 7am to 8:30am and again from 5pm to 9pm. 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. 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! Well done to everyone who took part in the Bog of Allen Run last Sunday in horrible weather conditions. Congratulations to all the winners and many thanks to justrunevents. A special word of thanks to all the volunteers who gave up their Sun morning to help out.

Dowling Cup Semi-Final: Robertstown 2-7 Ballymore 0-14. 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 € 4,700. Bonus Ball is run in Mullaney's and for a stake of €2 you could win €48. Our Canalside Fitness Gym and Fully Lit Walking Track are always open to new members. Contact Peter Hogarty 0857858673. Couch to 5 k Training Programme with Frank Dowling finished on Tuesday last so well done to all who took part and finished the programme with special thanks to Frank.


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ONE Match 3 Winner - €150
May Jones c/o Day Care Centre
Next week’s Jackpot €6,100

Football: Our Intermediates have secured a place in the Keogh cup final. Underage: Training Fridays 7pm -8pm. 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.

Our U16 girls are away to Suncroft in rd 2 of their championship on Sunday 10th at 10am.
Our Minor lads are away to St. Edwards this Sunday 10th at 12 noon. Ref: Eamonn Kelly.
Our U16 lads had a good win over Maynooth.
Milltown 1:12 (15) Maynooth 0:8 (8)
A great win for our Minor Lads in tough weather conditions against FR. Prendergast Gaels. Milltown 2-9 Fr. Prendergast Gaels 3-4
Well done to all the players and mentors.
Thank you to all those who have their membership paid for 2019. Please note the new date for club registration is now April 6th. Registration will also be taken this Wednesday evening from 6.30 to 7pm at the clubhouse. The membership for 2019 is as follows. Membership details are: 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. All players must have their membership paid in order to be insured to play. Best of luck to our Figure Dancers and Leiriu who will be representing our Club and Kildare in the Leinster Final of Scór this Sunday in Wexford.

Our 2nd Registration night will be held in Ballyteague GFC on Wednesday 13th March at 8pm, players to attend to sign forms, or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and a copy of our registration forms can be forwarded and filled in prior to the night. Registration fees are as follows: U10 - €30, U12-U18 - €50 and Seniors Ladies - €70. All teams are back training at present, U10-U12 in Allenwood Sunday morning at 9.30am and new members are welcome at all age levels. Our U14s are preparing for Féile competition to be held over the March bank holiday weekend, and our U16s league has commenced. See Facebook and twitter for up to date match fixtures.