Allen Parish Newsletter 31st March 2019

Allen Parish Newsletter

Fourth Sunday of Lent

31st March, 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





Taste and see that the Lord is good.

Weekday Masses 1st April-5th April
Monday 1st April
Allenwood – 9.30am

Tuesday 2nd April
Milltown – 9.30am - Joe & Mary Conlan, Stephen & Agatha Herbert & Mary Reid

Wednesday 3rd April
Robertstown – 10.30am

Thursday 4th April
Allen – 9.30am
Allenwood – 7.30pm followed by Stations of the Cross.

Friday 5th April
Allenwood – 9.30am
Allen 7.00pm followed by Eucharistic Adoration and healing prayers.

Friday 5th April is the FIRST FRIDAY of the month and housebound Parishioners will be attended.

Allenwood: Saturday 6.30pm
Michael Tierney (1st Anniv)
Patrick, Mary & Joseph Smullen, Lullymore
Brigid Healy
Lay Reader: Wilfie Cronin
Eucharistic Minister: Dorothy Stowe

Milltown: Sunday 9.30am
Bill Field Milltown
Lay Reader: Anne Dunne
Eucharistic Minister: Christy Herbert

Allen: Sunday 10.30am
Bridget (Bridie) Heavey Russellstown, (2nd Anniv)
Bill Dunne Grangeclare (1st Anniv)
Tony Swords Milltown
Sean Doyle Allenwood South (10th Anniv)
Lay Reader: Evelyn Dowling
Eucharistic Ministers: Helen Doyle and Ann Downey

Allenwood: Sunday 11.30am
Kathleen Daly, London
Lay Reader: Christina Ryan
Eucharistic Minister: Joy Fetherston

Next Sunday’s Readings Is 43:16-21.Ps 125,R/v 3. Phil 3:8-14. Jn 8:1-11. Lect 1:313

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.

“Those who die in grace go but to God and God is very near”
Patrick (Paddy) O’Brien Lowtown, Robertstown, whose funeral took place on Thursday.
May he rest in peace.

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

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

25th March, 2019

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Six Match 3 Winners
€42 each
Nonnie Dunne Russellstown
Ronan O’Shea, c/o Liz
The Tallons, Grangeclare
Harry Doyle, Allen
Breda Gibney,c/o Allenwood P.O
Jim Hogarty,Mylerstown

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 “Declan Aungier” 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.

An Invitation to you from Bishop Denis
Chrism Mass 2019
Having journeyed together, ‘Digging Deeper’ into our Sunday Mass this Lent, I warmly invite each of you to join me
for our annual diocesan Chrism Mass on Monday, April 15 at 7:30pm in Carlow Cathedral.
The diocese is a family of parishes and on this night, we get to gather as a family, priests and people from our
56 parishes. This is a wonderful celebration of the Mass, rich in music and ritual.
Come early to get a seat and stay for a cuppa afterwards!

The Kiltegan Fathers will speak at Masses next weekend, 6th/7th April to ask for your continued support for the Society’s Missionary work & to support them by subscribing to “Africa” magazine.

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.

Training & Formation course for New & Existing Parish Readers. Thursday May 2nd,9th & 16th Aras Bhríde, Kildare 7.30pm-9pm.Contact the Parish Office for further information.

ALLEN NS PTA is holding a School Bus Update meeting in the school hall on Wed 3rd at 7.30pm. All parents interested in using a bus are invited to attend.

SOCIAL EVENING in Rathangan Community Centre on Friday 5th Apr., in aid of the Day Care Centre, commencing at 8.30 pm.
Music by: DECLAN AUNGIER. Adm 15e (including refreshments). Enquiries to Anne Connolly 0879838327.

Fixtures: SFL Div.2 Rd 2 Ballyteague away to Castledermot Sun 31st March at 5pm. SFl Div 2 Rd 3 Ballyteague home to Two Mile House Sat 6th April at 6pm
U10 Football League Group 3 Ballyteague away to St.Laurences on Tues 2nd April at 7pm
U12 football League Div 5 Rd1 Ballyteague home to Rheban on Thurs 4th april 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 andFri 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.
Congratulations to all members who received the Sacrament of Confirmation last Friday.

SFL Div 4 Round 1: Suncroft 1-14
Robertstown 3-11
Round 2 Home to Grange this Sunday at 2pm
Minor Football League Div 3: Newtown Gaels at home to Eadestown this Sunday at 12
Under 16 Football League Div 4
Rathangan 0-4 Newtown Gaels 5-21 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 €5,300.
Bonus Ball is run in Mullaney's and for a stake of € 2 you could win €48.
Centenary Year: The Clubs celebrations will commence with an Inter County Football Challenge, Kildare vs Roscommon On Tuesday 16 April at 7.30. More details later. Our Canalside Fitness Gym & fully lit Walking Track are always open to new members Contact Peter Hogarty 085 7858673
to date match fixtures.


Football: Our Intermediates got off to a good start with their first game ending in a draw final score read Allenwood 1-12 Straffan2-09. They play Milltown Wednesday April 3rd at home 645pm. Reserves play Sarsfields away April 15th.

Easter raffle tickets are on sale at the moment €2 or 3for €5 prizes are as follows Hampers to the value of €300, €200, €100 by 3 plus many more prizes.
Underage Training Fridays 7pm -8pm..
Membership overdue and prices are as follows: Adult 35 Couple 60 Family 70 Social 25
Texting list for the coming year: contact Jemma McCabe on 087-6199720 for club info, match fixture changes etc. We would encourage all members to forward their number to avail of this texting service.
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. €1800 in prize money.
Bonus ball €2 with a chance to win €50. Available from Jemma McCabe.
Clothing collection continues you can drop off your unwanted clothing at Allenwood gfc . Monday to Friday between 9.30am and 12.30pm.

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. Fully qualified coaches. Contact Ed Dunne: 087-2500086 or Dave Moore 086-8112044


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One Match 3 Winners - €150
Purr Maher Kilmeague
Next week’s Jackpot €6,400

Easter Raffle Saturday 13 April in Welds Pub at 10pm. Ist Prize- Large Easter Hamper, 2nd Prize- Easter Hamper, 3rd Prize- Easter Hamper. Many more prizes on the night. Tickets €2 or 3 For €5 & are available from all local shops.