Allen Parish Newsletter 12 th May 2019

Allen Parish Newsletter

Fourth Sunday of Easter

Day of Prayer for Vocations

12th May, 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

Will be celebrated by Bishop Denis Nulty in Clongowes Wood College on Sunday 12th May at 3pm. Anointing of the sick and blessing with the cross of Blessed John Sullivan, SJ will take place immediately after Mass. All are welcome.

We are his people, the sheep of his flock.

Weekday Masses 13th – 17th May
Monday 13th May
Allenwood – 9.30am

Tuesday 14th May
Milltown – 9.30am

Wednesday 15th May
Robertstown – 10.30am

Thursday 16th May
Allen – 9.30am

Friday 17th May
Allenwood – 9.30am

Saturday 18th May – 11am
Robertstown School First Communion in Allenwood Church.

Allenwood: Saturday 6.30pm
William & Mary Bagnall
Jack & Mag Moore, Bluetown, Allenwood
Willie & Bridie Judge, Lowtown and Tom & Martha Judge, Lowtown and Liam & Helen Judge, Allenwood
Lay Reader: Ann Curran
Eucharistic Minister: Mattie Dobbins

Milltown: Sunday 9.30am
Jim Shannon, Hawkfield (3rd Anniv.), his parents Charlie & Mary, his brother Pat and his sister Bridie
Kitty Tierney, Hawkfield (10th Anniv.)
John Joe Nolan, Barronstown
Lay Reader: Betty O’Shea
Eucharistic Minister: Clíodhna Malone

Allen: Sunday 10.30am
Richard Price, Annesborough, Robertstown
Lay Reader: Evelyn Dowling
Eucharistic Ministers: Liz Jacob and Anita Hendy

Allenwood: Sunday 11.30am
People of the Parish
Lay Reader: Noel Moore
Eucharistic Minister: Joy Fetherston

Next Sunday’s Readings
Acts 14:21-27. Ps 144:8-13, R/cf.v 1. Apoc 21:1-5. Jn 13:31-35. Lect 1:517.

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.
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.

A come and see weekend will take place on the 18th/19th May in Maynooth College for those who are considering answering a call to the priesthood. For further information please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Rosary at Fr. Moore’s Well at 6.30pm and in Milltown Church at 8pm every evening during the month of May.

7th May, 2019

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EIGHT Match 3 Winners
€32 each
Roisin Murphy, Grangehiggin
Mary O Neill, Killina
C. O Malley, Coill Dubh
Rusty Ennis Robertstown
J.E. & B. O Callaghan, Allenwood
Joan Cash, Milltown
Shane Smullen, c/o Ger Smullen
Collette Doyle, Grangeclare

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.

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 “Moynihan Brothers” Adm €10. Time 9.30pm – 11.45pm.

Clane Parish welcomes Kevin Hyland, OBE and former UK Human Rights Commissioner on Monday 13th May 2019 at 7.30pm to speak at the Novena in the parish church. Kevin will be speaking on modern day slavery and human trafficking and is working closely with the Vatican on this social justice issue.

In recent times a number of expressions of interest have been shown in the site opposite Allen Church currently being used as an overflow car park. In view of the fact that this site has been occupied a number of times and is the subject of ongoing anti-social behaviour, incurring unnecessary expense on the Parish, permission has been given by the Diocese to put this property on the open market.

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.


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NO Match 3 Winners
3 x €50 prizes
Bernadette rock c/o DCC
Sanita c/o Sanita’s
Mags Dempsey, Offaly
Next week’s Jackpot €7,000

Senior Football League Div. 4: Robertstown at home to Kill on this Sunday at 5pm. Reserve Football League Div. 4 A: Robertstown at home to Caragh on Monday next at 7.30pm
Robertstown Club Draw in association with Club Kildare. Tickets at €100 each or €25 per month for 4 months 1st Prize each month a Renault Clio or €12,000. Cash Prize 16 Prizes each month Tickets from Peter Hogarty 085/7858673. Astro-Turf Pitch: This 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 each available from our many Promoters and from the Shops and Post Office in Robertstown . Monday's Jackpot € 1,900. Bonus Ball is run in Mullaney's and for a stake of €2 you could win €48. Canalside Fitness Gym and Walking Track are always open to new members Contact Peter Hogarty.

First team had a great win over Kill in the first round of the Championship last weekend final score read Allenwood 1-15 Kill 0-08. Allenwood club draw in association with Club Kildare. 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. Please note for all bookings of the Hall or bar for the coming year contact Emma Cunningham on 086 2711239. Date for the diary. Friday May 17th May Club Allenwood will be launched in Allenwood GAA hall. We will also open the Astro Pitch on the same evening between 7 and 8pm, We invite all along to come to hear the future plans for Allenwood GFC, light refreshments after. Texting list. If you wish to be added to our texting list please feel free to 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. Bingo every Wednesday 8.30pm in Allenwood GAA hall. Get your bonus ball from Jemma McCabe at a cost of €2 with a chance to win €50 every Wednesday at bingo or contact Jemma on 087-6199720. Our clothing collection continues you can drop off your unwanted clothing at Allenwood GFC Monday to Friday between 9.30am and 12.30pm. Please note we accept cuddly toys also.

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. 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. Ballyteague club draw in association with Club Kildare 2019 tickets on sale now €100 or €25 for four monthly draws. First draw May 31st with a draw in June, July and August. Great prizes to be won.

TRAVELLERS REST GOLF SOCIETY outing to Portarlington on Saturday 18th May. Tee time 08.45. All welcome.