Allen Parish Newsletter 17th March 2019

Allen Parish Newsletter

St. Patrick’s Day

(Second Sunday of Lent)

17th March, 2019

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

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

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

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Parish Website: www.allenparish.ie   Diocesan Website: www.kandle.ie

 

Christ be with me, Christ before me,
Christ behind me, Christ in me,
Christ beneath me, Christ above me,
Christ on my right, Christ on my left,
Christ where I lie, Christ where I sit,
Christ where I arise,
Christ in the heart of every man who thinks of me,
Christ in the mouth of every man who speaks of me,
Christ in every eye that sees me, Christ in every ear that hears me.
(St. Patrick’s Breastplate)

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.

RESPONSORIAL PSALM
If I dwell at the sea’s furthest end even there you watch over me.

Weekday Masses 18th – 22nd MARCH
Monday 18th March
Allenwood – 9.30am

Tuesday 19th March
Milltown – 9.30am

Wednesday 20th March
Robertstown – 10.30am

Thursday 21st March
Allen – 9.30am
Allenwood – 7.30pm followed by Stations of the Cross

Friday 22nd March
Allenwood – 9.30am
Allen - 7pm followed by Eucharistic Adoration and Healing Prayers

SATURDAY 23rd/SUNDAY 24th MARCH

Allenwood: Saturday 6.30pm
Michael Tierney, Shee Bridge, Allenwood
Paddy & Bea Duggan, Allenwood North
Tom & Marie Tobin, Allenwood
Michael Treacy, Mylerstown
John Joe & Kitty Bagnall, Allenwood & deceased members of the Bagnall family
Lay Reader: Ann Curran
Eucharistic Minister: Pat Ivers

Milltown: Sunday 9.30am
Tom & Paddy Hanlon, Punchesgrange
Lay Reader: Eamonn Slattery
Eucharistic Minister: Kevin Forde

Allen: Sunday 10.30am
John Curran, Ballyteague (Months Mind)
Mary Jane Connolly, Kilmeague (1st Anniv.)
Elizabeth Bagnall, St. Brigids Tce, Robertstown
Ned Herbert, Lowtown also Ned, Nancy & John Cross, Feighcullen
Lay Reader: Catherine Murphy
Eucharistic Ministers: Evelyn Dowling and Catherine Murphy

SUNDAY 24th MARCH

Allenwood: Sunday 11.30am
Owen (Skinny) Coyne
William Coyne & his sister Margaret (Polly) Coyne
Lay Reader: Sean Malone
Eucharistic Minister: Ann Donoghue

Next Sunday’s Readings
Ex 3:1-8, 13-15. Ps 102:1-4, 6-8, 11, R/v 8. 1 Cor 10:1-6, 10-12. Lk 13:1-9. Lect I: 255.

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION
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.

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION AND HEALING
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

RESURREXIT
Adoration takes place every Monday (except Bank Holidays) 11am-3.30pm. All are very welcome.

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

STATIONS OF THE CROSS every Friday during Lent at 3:05pm in Allen Church.
RECENT DEATHS
“Those who die in grace go but to God and God is very near”

We remember in our prayers

Sheila Cronly (nee Brennan), Allenwood North, whose funeral took place on Thursday.
John Graham, Allenwood, whose funeral took place in Clane on Friday.
May they rest in peace.

BAPTISMS
The Sacrament of Baptism is celebrated every two weeks.
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.

ALLEN LOTTO
(G.A.A CLUBS & PARISH)
11th March, 2019

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FOUR Match 3 Winners - €63 each
Liz O’Connor, Littletown
Jason Casey, Allen
Eoin Cully c/o G. Hogarty
Gret Moran, Robertstown
NO JACKPOT WINNER
NEXT WEEK’S JACKPOT €4,900

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL
We are looking for the following items:
* Three seater couch * Table and 4 chairs *
* TV stand *Double Bed *
You can contact Allen area St. Vincent de Paul confidential line at 085 2095220.

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 “Mary Pendergast” Adm €10. Time 9.30pm – 11.45pm.
ALLEN NATIONAL SCHOOL
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.

Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help
From March 23rd –March 31st
3 sessions daily
Cooleragh 7am & 7.30pm —
Staplestown 9.30pm (followed by breakfast in Cooleragh for those going on to work)
BLESSING OF THE SICK SUNDAY 31st March at 3pm.

• THE KILDARE BRANCH OF THE IRISH KIDNEY ASSOCIATION is hosting a Kidney Information Day on Sunday March 24th in the Town Hall, Newbridge between 11am and 4pm.
Consultants, professors, doctors, nurses, patients, dietitians & psychologists will provide information on every aspect of kidney disease. Almost 1 in ten people are affected by kidney or renal disease, this is your opportunity to get as much information as you can from the experts. Free admission. More information from Phil on (085) 250 1718 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

PARISH OFFICE
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.
**COMMUNION CARDS, CONFIRMATION CARDS, CONFIRMATION PINS, ROSARY BEADS, BAPTISMAL CANDLES, DEVOTIONAL CANDLES, MASS CARDS, MASS BOUQUETS FOR ALL OCCASIONS, A SMALL RANGE OF GIFT ITEMS**

Newsletter notices can be emailed to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or contact the Parish Office at 045-450501. Deadline is 12 noon on Thursday. We are unable to publish any notices received after the deadline.

BALLYTEAGUE GFC
Fixtures: EMS Copers Senior Football League Division 2 Round 1 Sat 23rd Mar Ballyteague v Kilcock at 6pm in Ballyteague. U13 Shield Semi Final V Balyna on Friday 15th Mar in Ballyteague at 7pm. Little Larks training every Friday night 7-8pm in field. New members always 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!

ROBERTSTOWN GFC
Minor Football League Div. 3 Carbury 2 - 5 Newtown Gaels 3-9. Ladies Football Programme called Gaelic4Girls continues each Friday at 7pm. Canalside Fitness Gym and Fully Lit Walking Track are always open to new members. Contact Peter Hogarty 085/7858673. 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 Tuesday's Jackpot €4,900. Bonus Ball is run in Mullaney's and for a stake of € 2 you could win €48.

ALLENWOOD CELTIC A.F.C & DAY CARE CENTRE LOTTO

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FOUR Match 3 Winners - €40 each
Sandra McNamee, Robertstown
Kevin Talbot c/o The Bar
Mary Dowdall c/o Bingo
Lee McCreery, Allenwood Sth
Next week’s Jackpot €6,200

MILLTOWN GFC
A great win for our U16 girls against Suncoft with a score of 3-9 to 1-1 in Round 2 of their Division 5 championship. Our minors and our U14 lads both lost out this week. Our minor lads were beaten by St. Edwards with a score of 6-12 to 0-07. Our U14 Feile lads were beaten by Naas. Milltown 1-06 Naas 1-14. A huge thank you to all the brave souls who volunteered to Marshall at the Run a Muck Event last Saturday to raise funds for our fast growing ladies section. Our Club were represented with pride at the Leinster Final of Scór in Wexford last week in the Figure Dancing and the Leiriu. Unfortunately for our Figure Dancers, it wasn’t to be. Our Leiriu were successful and will go on to represent Leinster in the All Ireland Scór Finals in Castlebar this year. Kildare have 2 groups representing Leinster in the All Ireland Finals and Both are from Allen Parish. Congratulations to our own Léiriú from Milltown Clg and the Quiz Team from Allenwood GAA. All Ireland Finals take place on Saturday April 13th in Castlebar. Congratulations to Grace MURTAGH and the Kildare Girls U 14’s who were successful last weekend. This weekend Cliodhna and Lara are in action with the Kildare Senior Ladies and Lauren is in action with the Kildare Minors on Monday. Best of luck to all involved. Registration day will take place on April 6th at the Clubhouse from 11am. All players to be registered and have their membership paid in full by that date. Kildare Development Draw tickets are available from Roisin Malone. The draws will take place in May, June, July and August with the first prize in each draw a Car. All monies raised go to our club.

NA FIANNA LADIES GFC
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.


BRIDGEWOOD/ELESON
The Boys play Allenwood Celtic on Sunday 17th March in Robertstown at 11am in the Pat Kane & Olive Doherty Memorial Cup and all support would be greatly