Allen Parish Newsletter 24th March 2019

Allen Parish Newsletter

Third Sunday of Lent

24th 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

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.

 

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 RELIGIOUS GIFT ITEMS**

RESPONSORIAL PSALM
The Lord is compassion and love.

Weekday Masses 25th – 29th MARCH
Monday 25th March
Allenwood – 9.30am
Milltown First Confession 7.30pm

Tuesday 26th March
Milltown – 9.30am
Allen First Confession 7.30pm

Wednesday 27th March
Robertstown – 10.30am
Allenwood First Confession 7.30pm

Thursday 28th March
Allen – 9.30am
Allenwood First Confession 7.30pm (Robertstown School)

Friday 29th March
Allenwood – 9.30am
Allenwood – 11am – Confirmation Ceremony
Milltown – 2pm – Confirmation Ceremony
Allen - 7pm followed by Eucharistic Adoration and Healing Prayers
SATURDAY 30th/SUNDAY 31st MARCH
Allenwood: Saturday 6.30pm
Sean Fleming, Allenwood (Months Mind)
Sean Tierney, Allenwood
Laurence Dunne, Allenwood South
Lay Reader: Christina Ryan
Eucharistic Minister: Kieran Craig

Milltown: Sunday 9.30am
Mary, Michael & John O’Shea & John Murray, Rathbride and Alan Dowling, Milltown
Anna Reddy, Milltown (2nd Anniversary)
Lay Reader: Jack McHale
Eucharistic Minister: Bridie Dunney

Allen: Sunday 10.30am
Phil Keely, Mylerstown
Lay Reader: Anita Hendy
Eucharistic Ministers: Ann Downey and Pat Dunne

Allenwood: Sunday 11.30am
Sheila Dooley, Shee Bridge (Months Mind)
Seamus & Eileen Cooke
Lay Reader: Noel Moore
Eucharistic Minister: Margaret Price

Next Sunday’s Readings
Jos 5:9-12. Ps 33:2-7, R/v 9. 2 Cor 5:17-21. Lk 15:1-3, 11-32. Lect I: 284.
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.

STATIONS OF THE CROSS every Friday during Lent at 3:05pm in Allen Church.

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.

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

ALLEN LOTTO
(G.A.A CLUBS & PARISH)
19th March, 2019

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THIRTEEN Match 3 Winners
€25 each
Frank Maher, Kilmeague
Brook Moore, c/o B. Moore
Jack & Pearl Voigt, Milltown
Gloria Reidy, c/o W. Reidy
Rian Cahill, c/o Liz
Colin O Shea, c/o Liz
Scott Smyth, c/o Leap Inn
F. Reidy, c/o D. Reidy
Jack & Ryan, c/o John Murphy
Ruth Conlon, c/o P.J.
Noel Mulhall, c/o John Murpny
Jenny McKenna, Allenwood
Johnnie O Callaghan (Jun), Allenwood.
NO JACKPOT WINNER
NEXT WEEK’S JACKPOT €5,100

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 “Glen Flynn” 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.

ALLENWOOD TIDY TOWNS
Date for your diary
The National Spring Clean will take place on Saturday 6th April. More details to follow.

OPEN DAY/CRAFT FARE
Are you a local Artisan Producer, Artist or Craft enthusiast, Children’s Entertainer, Street Entertainer?
Are you interested in getting involved in our Open Day on Sun. 5th May 2-5pm at Allenwood Enterprise Park?
If so, then we would love to hear from you. Call us on 045-870804 or send us a message on Facebook to find out more.

MOTHERS DAY AFTERNOON TEA
Sunday 31st March 3-6pm
Welds Lounge, Robertstown
€6 per person and includes entry into draw
(All proceeds go to Relay for Life Kildare – Irish Cancer Society)

**Holy Family Secondary School, Newbridge are currently accepting Declaration of Interest Forms. We accept forms for girls from 2nd 3rd 4th 5th & 6th Class. Closing date (for 6th Class pupils only) is September 30th of the year preceding them applying for Secondary School. Full detail on holyfamily.ie or from our School Office**

Thinking of What to do for Lent?
Bishop Denis is inviting all of us to take this time of Lent to reflect on our celebration of the Mass and to renew our own appreciation of the Sunday Mass as the highpoint of our Christian life. Over the weeks of Lent a whole suite of resources will continue to be added to on www.kandle.ie. Look out for iCatholic videos, handouts for take home reading, as well as a parish based four night programme exploring the Mass. This is being hosted by a number of parishes across the diocese and is open to everyone. The nearest venue to us is: ÁRAS BHRÍDE, Kildare Town Thursdays at 8pm. Cuppa at 7.30pm. Let’s make this Lent make a difference!

BALLYTEAGUE GFC
Fixtures: EMS Copiers Senior Football League Division 2 Round 2 Ballyteague away to Castledermot. Time and date to be confirmed. Keep an eye on Facebook and Twitter.
Hard luck to our U13s who lost out to Balyna last week. Well done to all involved. Ballyteague will play St. Kevins in the first round of the Pittman Traffic and Safety Intermediate Football Championship.
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.
All Ireland Turf Footing & Country fair commemorates the First National Turf Footing Championships on Sunday 2nd June in Ballyteague GFC at 1pm. Music, dancing, entertainment as well as the All Ireland Turf Footing Championships. Check out the March issue of The Allen Eye for an article about the event. A day not to be missed.
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.

ROBERTSTOWN GFC
SFL Div 4 Round 1: Away to Suncroft this Sat. March 23rd at 5pm.
Minor Football League Div 3: Newtown Gaels away to O’tooles this Sun March 24th at 12 noon. Junior Football Championship Robertstown have been drawn with Rathcoffey, Rheban, Cappagh and Ballykkelly.
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.
Robertstown Club Draw in association with Club Kildare tickets €100 available from any committee member. Draws in May, June and July. First prize each month is a car. Contact Peter Hogarty.

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.

SOCCER ACADEMY
Boys and girls born 2013/2014 (new and current players welcome) every Sunday starting march 31st, 11am-12noon. €2 per child per session. Allenwood Celtic FC grounds, Edenderry Road. Multi-directional movement, ball mastery, spatial awareness
confidence, enjoyment and fun!
Fully qualified coaches. Contact Ed Dunne: 087-2500086 or Dave Moore 086-8112044

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

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THREE Match 3 Winners - €50 each
Ken Wolff c/o Bingo
John Doyle c/o Maura
Jerry Riordan, Robertstown P.O.
Next week’s Jackpot €6,300

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.
Each month a different speaker will give a perspective on Alzheimer disease and an open discussion takes place with questions and answers.
The meeting on Wednesday 27th March 2019 will be a Question and Answer session on all issues related to dementia.