Allen Parish Newsletter 28th April 2019

Allen Parish Newsletter

Second Sunday Easter

28th April, 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.


A sincere thanks to all who participated in and attended our Holy week ceremonies. And thanks to all who supported our Easter collection.


Give thanks to the Lord for he is good, for his love has no end.

Weekday Masses 29thApril – 3rd May
Monday 29th April
Allenwood – 9.30am

Tuesday 30th April
Milltown – 9.30am

Wednesday 1st May
Robertstown – 10.30am

Thursday 2nd May
Allen – 9.30am

Friday 3rd May
Allenwood – 9.30am
Friday 3rd May is the First Friday of the month and all housebound Parishoners will be attended


Allenwood: Saturday 6.30pm
Ann Percival Robertstown
John & Julia Smullen Allenwood South
William & Kathleen Aungier Littletown
Thomas & Mary Donoghue Littletown & John & Bridget Roche Tullamore
Lay Reader: First Communion Programme
Eucharistic Minister: Wilfie Cronin

Milltown: Sunday 9.30am
People of the Parish
Lay Reader: First Communion Programme
Eucharistic Minister: Bridie Dunney

Allen: Sunday 10.30am
Joseph Duffy (41st Anniv)
Mary Delaney (nee Duffy)
George O’Neill Ballyteague (2nd Anniv)
Andrew Sweeney (7Th Anniv)
Billy Ivers Grangehiggin (13th Anniv)
Tom & Eileen Gorman Grangeclare
John Domican Mylerstown
Willie Murphy Ballyteague & deceased members of the Murphy Family Ballyteague
Lay Reader: First Communion Programme
Eucharistic Ministers: Liz Jacob & Tom Walsh

Allenwood: Sunday 11.30am
People of the Parish
Lay Reader: First Communion Programme
Eucharistic Minister: Ann Donoghue

Next Sunday’s Readings
Third Sunday of Easter
Acts 5:27-32, 40-41. Ps 29:2, 4-6, 11-13, R/ v2. Apoc 5:11-14. Jn 21:1-19(shorter form 21:1-14). Lect 1:468

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 7pm – 8pm.
In Allenwood Church on Friday mornings after 9.30am Mass.

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

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.

Social Dancing in aid of Alams & Sr. Muriels home for the poor takes place at Newbridge Town Soccer Club every Thursday night. Music by “Double Up” Adm €10. Time 9.30pm-11.45pm.

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.

23rd April, 2019

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14 Match 3 Winners - €25 each
Walshe Family C/O Sham
Biddy & Catherine C/O Biddy Moore
Robbie Ivers C/O Liz
Gemma Reddy C/O George Ottley
Henry Doyle Grangeclare
Ink Print C/O John Ivers
Chrissie Dempsey C/O S.Kane
Cormac Byrne
Ger O’Shea C/O Liz
Liam Field Milltown
Patrick Sullivan
Nicola Hogarty Mylerstown
Aileen & Liz C/O Liz
Sean Byrne C/O J.Ivers
One JACKPOT WINNER John Fox Newtown

Would you like to join ACCORD as a Marriage Preparation Course Facilitator?
Come along to our Information Night on Wednesday 1st May at 8pm in Newbridge Parish Centre, Station Road, Newbridge.
For further information contact 045-431695.

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.

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.

Each day in May 2019, thousands of people from all around Ireland will gather at their local Grottos to recite the Rosary for Faith and Life in Ireland. To sign up your local Grotto, text/call 087 278 6552 or at

Milltown Foróige is inviting locals to join in a ‘Street Fest’-a community picnic on Sunday 5th May from 1-4pm in the grounds of Scoil Bhríde Milltown..This event is part of a national movement encouraging communities to get out together & celebrate Entertainment, tables& chairs provided, bring your own food. €5 per group of family & friends All welcome Further information 086 4052147

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

Na Fianna Men’s Shed will officially open their new shed on Sunday 5th May at 4pm in conjunction with ACDAL open day. We are located in the Michael Fitzpatrick Enterprise Centre. We hope that you will drop in to see some of the activities that are being undertaken.


Results: SFL Div. 2 Rd 4 Ballyteague 1-9 St. Kevin’s 1-7. Well done to all underage teams who played this week, showing fantastic improvement, teamwork and skills. Fixtures: SFL Div. 2 Rd 5 Ballyteague home to Rathangan Sat 20th April at 7pm. SFL Div. 2 Rd 6 Ballyteague away to Eadestown Sun 12th May 6pm. Reserve League Div. 3 Rd 2 Ballyteague home to Sarsfields Wed 24th April at 7pm. U 9 Football League Group 2 Ballyteague home to Grange on Tues 23rd April at 7pm. U11 Football League Group 4 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 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. Well done and congratulations to all club members that took part in the World Irish Dancing Championships in Killarney this week.

Senior Football League Div 4 Round 5: Caragh 3-14 Robertstown 2-15. Reserve Football League Div 4 Round 2: Robertstown 108 Straffan 1-9. Our Easter football camp was a great success with all having a great time.Astro Turf Pitch is available to all clubs & groups & for childrens parties. For bookings contact Tara Moran 085 7317697. Parish Lotto: Congratulations to John Foxe Newtown who scooped the jackpot last Tuesday. Tickets €1.50 available from many promoters and shops & post office in Robertstown. Mondays jackpot €1500.Robertstown club draw in association with club Kildare. Tickets €100 or €25 per month contact Peter Hogarty 085 7858673.Draw takes place in May,June,July & August.1st prize each month is a Renault Clio or €12,000 cash prize,16 prizes each month all proceeds will go to our Juvenile Pitch Development fund. 1st draw on May 31st. Bonus Ball:Is run in Mullaneys & for €2 a chance to win €48. Canalside Fitness gym & fully lit walking track open to new members contact Peter Hogarty 085 7858673

Football:First team defeated Kilcullen at the weekend final score Allenwood 3-21 Kilcullen 2-06. Well done to Eoin Bagnall on winning with the Kildare minors on Tuesday night against Wicklow.First team will play Kill in the first round of the Championship. Allenwood club draw in association with Club Kildare: Prize details 4 monthly draws May,June,July,August. 1st prize Renault Clio or €12000 cash. 2nd prize €3000, 3rd prize €1000 4th €1000 5th €500 7th -16th €100. Tickets cost €100or €25 per month. Membership overdue prices are as follows: Adult 35, Couple 60, Family 70, Social 25. Please note for all bookings of the hall or bar contact Emma Cunningham 086 2711239.Bingo every Wednesday night in Allenwood GAA hall. €1800 in prize money. Bonus Ball €2 with a chance to win €50

Are you interested in learning new skills leading to a career in the Health/Social Care Sector? KARE will be running a full time community based Local Training Initiative Programme commencing on the 20th May 2019. On successful completion of this programme participants will have achieved a QQI Level 5 Major Award in Intellectual Disability Practice. This programme is funded by the Kildare/Wicklow Education Training Board (KWETB). Those in receipt of social welfare will continue to receive their payment. This course is free to attend and includes the benefits of the Childcare Employment and Training Supports scheme (CETs) and a training, travel and meal allowance. For further information please contact Caroline Walsh at KARE on 045 448700.

Hard luck to the boys who lost 2-1 to Galhoy in a very competitive game .Home to Garryhinch FC on Sunday at 11am. All support greatly appreciated.