Allen Parish Newsletter 14th April 2019

Allen Parish Newsletter

Passion (Palm) Sunday

14th April, 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

 

HOLY WEEK 2019

CHRISM MASS 2019 -- AN INVITATION FROM BISHOP DENIS --
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. Come early to get a seat and stay for a cuppa afterwards!

PARISH PENITENTIAL SERVICE will be celebrated in Allen Church on Tuesday 16th April at 7.30pm and in Rathangan Church at 8.30pm.

HOLY THURSDAY MASS OF THE LAST SUPPER:
Milltown 5 p.m. Mass
Allen 7 p.m. Mass followed by adoration of the Blessed Sacrament until midnight.
Allenwood 8 p.m. Mass

GOOD FRIDAY:
Milltown 3 p.m. Stations of the Cross followed by Veneration
of the Cross and Holy Communion.
Allen 3 p.m. The Passion of Our Lord
Allenwood 7.30p.m. The Passion of the Lord
Milltown 8 p.m. Prayer around the Cross

HOLY SATURDAY CONFESSIONS
Allen 8 p.m. Easter Vigil Allenwood 11am to 12 noon
Allenwood 9 p.m. Easter Vigil Allen 11am to 11.45am
Milltown 12 noon to 12.30pm

RESPONSORIAL PSALM
My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?

Weekday Masses 15th – 19th April
HOLY WEEK
Monday 15th April
Allenwood – 9.30am – Charlie Ward (10th Ann.) also his mother Julia and brother Martin

Tuesday 16th April
Milltown – 9.30am – Pat & Sabina Munnelly

Wednesday 17th April
Robertstown – 10.30am

Thursday 18th April
See Holy Week notice on front page

Friday 19th April
See Holy Week notice on front page

SATURDAY 20th/SUNDAY 21st APRIL
EASTER

Allen: Saturday 8pm – EASTER VIGIL

Allenwood: Saturday 9pm EASTER VIGIL
James Connolly, Derrymullen
Lay Reader: Monica Anderson
Eucharistic Minister: Ann Curran

Milltown: EASTER SUNDAY 9.30am
Eamon Reddy, Milltown
Lay Reader: Catherine Downey
Eucharistic Minister: Lisa Murphy

Allen: EASTER SUNDAY 10.30am
Paddy O’Brien, Slip View, Lowtown, Robertstown (Months Mind)
Billy McNamee (2nd Anniv.)
Lay Reader: Mary Melia
Eucharistic Ministers: Liz Jacob and Catherine Murphy

Allenwood: EASTER SUNDAY 11.30am
Katie Farrell, Derrymullen
Lay Reader: Kevin McCormack
Eucharistic Minister: Patricia Durkan

Next Sunday’s Readings
Easter Sunday
Acts 10:34, 37-43. Ps 117:1-2, 16-17, 22-23, R/v 24. Col 3:1-4 or 1 Cor 5:6-8. Jn 20:1-9. Lect 1:417.

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.

RESURREXIT
Adoration takes place every Monday (except Bank Holidays) 11am-3.30pm. All are very welcome.
Healing Mass takes place on Monday at 8pm. All are very welcome.

BAPTISMS
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.
Allen Saturday 17th August at 12 noon
Allenwood Sunday 1st September at 12.15pm
Milltown Saturday 14th September at 12 noon
Allen Saturday 28th September at 12 noon
Allenwood Sunday 13th October at 12.15pm
Milltown Saturday 26th October at 12 noon
Allen Saturday 9th November at 12noon
Allenwood Sunday 24th November 12.15pm
Milltown Saturday 7th December at 12 noon
Please contact the Parish Office at 045-450501 at least two weeks in advance.

RECENT DEATH
“Those who die in grace go but to God and God is very near”

We remember in our prayers

Rosaleen Herbert (nee Mulrennan), Barnacrow, Kilmeague, whose funeral took place on Wednesday.
May she rest in peace.

CONFESSIONS every Saturday in Allen Church
11am to 11.30am.
DONATIONS FOR FLOWERS FOR EASTER to the Sacristans in the three Churches would be very much appreciated at this time.

EASTER PRIESTS COLLECTION
The Easter Collection for the Priest of the Parish will be taken up at all Masses next weekend. Please use the yellow envelope from your weekly envelope box. Thank you for your continued support of our Priests.

ARE YOU A LAY READER OR WOULD YOU LIKE TO BECOME ONE?
ENTRUSTED WITH THE WORD
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 LOTTO
(G.A.A CLUBS & PARISH)
9th April, 2019

5 6 12 19

NINE Match 3 Winners €28 each
Ger Smullen c/o G. Smullen
The Three Boys c/o P. Cronly
Mary Doyle, Grangeclare
F. Reidy c/o F. Reidy
P.J. Farrell c/o P. Farrell
Julia Farrell c/o P. Farrell
Margaret Walsh Dunne c/o M. Walsh
Mary Bryne, Hawkfield
Cha Judge c/o Davids Shop, Milltown
NO JACKPOT WINNER
NEXT WEEK’S JACKPOT €5,700

ALL IRELAND TURF CUTTING COMPETITION IN ALLENWOOD 1934
This is the 85th Anniversary and Ballyteague will be commemorating this event on 2nd June at the All Ireland Turf Footing Championships. The Committee are looking for memorabilia and photos of the 1934 event. Contact Brian Dempsey 087 2407071 or Frank Moran 086 2728644.

DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY

Bus to Clonfert for Divine Mercy Sunday on 28th April. Contact Frank Moran 086 2728644.

ST. PATRICK’S MISSIONARY SOCIETY KILTEGAN FATHERS would like to thank Parishioners for their welcome and support last weekend.

PILGRIMAGE TO LOUGH DERG - Fr. Brian will be going on pilgrimage to Lough Derg on 11th July to 13th and will remain on the Island working as a member of the Team from 14th to 20th. He would love if you joined him on Pilgrimage or anytime between the 11th and 20th of July. For further information contact Fr. Brian (087 6162675) or Parish Office on 045 450501.

PILGRIMAGE TO THE HOLY LAND - Fr. Brian hopes to lead a pilgrimage to the Holy Land (God Willing) in 2021. The two-year planning is to give people the opportunity to save for this 13 day journey. However, if there are twenty people interested in travelling at the end of April next year, the pilgrimage can be arranged immediately and another for April 2021. Normally, we stay in Bethlehem, the Old City of Jerusalem, Nazareth and/or Capernaum (two miles from where Jesus lived) on the shores of the Sea of Galilee. (Cost approx. €2,100). If interested please phone Fr. Brian (087 6162675) or Parish Office 045 450501 without delay.

WHISPERINGS OF MY SOUL
FR SEAN HYLAND
Fr Sean wants to let all know, to watch out for his interview on the Late Late Show on Good Friday discussing his book, Whisperings of My Soul.
It has been a best seller with Veritas each month since its launch in December.
Fr Sean wants to sincerely thank all the parishioners in Kildare and Leighlin Diocese, Bishop Denis, all the parish teams and all of his fellow priests who have been so supportive in helping to spread the lovely heavenly blessings detailed in Whisperings of My Soul.

BALLYTEAGUE GFC
Results: SFL Div. 2 Rd 2 Ballyteague 1-14 Two Mile House 1-16. Well done to all underage teams who played this week, showing fantastic teamwork and skills. Fixtures: SFL Div. 2 Rd 4 Ballyteague away to St. Kevin’s Sat 13th April at 6pm. SFL Div. 2 Rd 4 Ballyteague home to Rathangan time and date TBC. Reserve League Div. 3 Rd 1 Ballyteague away to Rathangan Mon 15th April at 7pm. U 10 Football League Group 5 Ballyteague home to Kilcullen on Tues 16th April at 7pm. U12 Emmet McConville Football Div. 5 Ballyteague away to Ballykelly on Thurs 18th April at 7pm. Little Larks training every Friday night 7-8pm in field. New members always welcome. Couch to 5k in Ballyteague on Mon, Wed and Fri nights 7.30pm. All welcome to attend. Darkness Into Light walking 5 a side soccer in Ballyteague GAA on Sat 11th May at 4.30am. Also, Darkness Into Light walk at 5.15am around the walking track. All proceeds go to Pieta House. All welcome to join. See Facebook for more details. The ABC 5k Fun Run is on Sun 12th May in Ballyteague GFC at 11am. This is a joint fundraiser with Allen N.S. The race is chip timed and online registration is now live at www.justrunsevents.com. More information available on the Facebook page. 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. 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 €7.50 for a book.

ROBERTSTOWN GFC
Senior Football League Div. 4: Ardclough 1-11 Robertstown 2-17. Home to Castlemitchel this Saturday at 6 p.m. Minor Football League Div. 3 Final: Newtown Gaels vs Eadestown this Sunday at 2 pm in St. Conleth's Park Newbridge.
Reserve Football League Div. 4 A Round 1: Robertstown away to Cappagh this Monday at 7pm. Centenary Year Celebrations: These will begin on Tuesday next, April 16th with a Senior Football Inter County Challenge Kildare vs Roscommon at 7.30pm. Come along and celebrate with us. Our Ladies Football Programme Gaelic 4 Girls continues on Friday at 7 p.m. Contact Catherine Mullaney.
ROBERTSTOWN GFC continued ...
Our 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 at € 1.50 each available from our many Promoters and from the Shops and Post Office in Robertstown Monday's Jackpot €5,700. Bonus Ball is run in Mullaney's and for a stake of €2 you could win €48.

BRIDGEWOOD/ELESON
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.

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

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

15 17 21 30

THREE Match 3 Winners - €50 each
Tom & Ann Murray c/o Joan
Christy McNamee c/o Ber
Andy Berns c/o Ber
Next week’s Jackpot €6,600

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 “Phillip English” Adm €10. Time 9.30pm – 11.45pm.

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