Allen Parish Newsletter 19th May 2019

Allen Parish Newsletter

Fifth Sunday of Easter

19th 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


Allen – Friday 5th July at 7.30pm.
Crosspatrick – Friday 12th July at 7.30pm.
Milltown – Friday 19th July at 7.30pm.

I will bless your name for ever, O God my King.

Weekday Masses 20th – 24th May
Monday 20th May
Allenwood – 9.30am - William & Brigid Phelan (Birthday Remembrance)

Tuesday 21st May
Milltown – 9.30am – Declan Lawler (Birthday Remembrance) & deceased members of the Lawler & Byrne families

Wednesday 22nd May
Robertstown – 10.30am

Thursday 23rd May
Allen – 9.30am

Friday 24th May
Allenwood – 9.30am

Saturday 25th May
11am – Allen School First Communion.
2pm – Milltown School First Communion.

Allenwood: Saturday 6.30pm
Mary Tierney Sheridan, Chicago & Allenwood
Thomas (Todd) Aungier, Allenwood Sth
Elizabeth McDonagh, Allenwood North
The Moore family, Littletown
Mary Nutterfield (Anniv.)
Lay Reader: Christina Ryan
Eucharistic Minister: Pat Ivers

Milltown: Sunday 9.30am
Joe Slicker, Blakestown (Anniv.)
Packie, Annie & Michael Roche
Lay Reader: Liz O’Shea
Eucharistic Minister: Lisa Murphy

Allen: Sunday 10.30am
Molly O’Brien, Cloncumber, Ballyteague
Tom Sheridan, Ballyteague
Joseph Keely, 211 Willow Lawns, Kilmeague
Margaret Keely, Mylerstown
Lay Reader: Maurice Musgrave
Eucharistic Ministers: Ann O’Gorman & Catherine Murphy

Allenwood: Sunday 11.30am
John Kelly (Anniversary)
Peter & Christina Anderson, Allenwood Sth.
Lay Reader: Christina Ryan
Eucharistic Minister: Christina Ryan

Next Sunday’s Readings
Acts 15:1-2, 22-29. Ps 66:2-3, 5-6, R/v 4. Apoc 21:10-14, 22-23. Jn 14:23-29.
Lect 1:539.

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.
Healing Service takes place on Monday next, 20th May. 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.

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

We remember in our prayers

Seán (Jack) Fox, The Den, Grangeclare West, Kilmeague, whose funeral took place on Monday.
May he rest in peace.

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

14th May, 2019

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SIXTEEN Match 3 Winners
€25 each
Samora Gannon, Milltown;
Jim Broughan, c/o N. Dunne;
Grace Donohoe, c/o N. Dunne;
Ned Cooke, Mylerstown;
Dympna Cavanagh, c/o P. Thorpe;
Claire O Sullivan, Newtown;
Sean Hutchinson, Robertstown West
Mary Doyle, c/o M. Hanley;
R & R Kavanagh, Rathernan;
Leah Ward, Newbridge;
Claire O Sullivan, c/o P. Sullivan;
Eileen Heavey, c/o Liz;
Joe Jacob, Allenwood South;
Bernie Conlon, c/o Liz;
May Cunningham, Pluckerstown;
Brendan Fox, Newtown.

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 “Johnny Mullen” Adm €10. Time 9.30pm – 11.45pm.

Please give generously to continue the support of our Retired Priests. Thank you.

We offer a FREE and friendly phone call service which is for anyone who would enjoy receiving a phone call on a regular basis with one of our trained callers. Our aim is to try and combat rural and urban isolation and get in contact with people who may be feeling lonely and enjoy receiving a call to have a chat.
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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.

CONGRATULATIONS to Prosperous Dramatic Society on becoming the All Ireland Drama Champions for the 2nd year running!! 'Enemy of the People' swept the boards with awards and nominations at last weekends RTE All Ireland Drama Finals in Athlone.


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SEVEN Match 3 Winners - €25 each
Jim Tierney c/o Bar
Mary Ann Anderson c/o James Harris
Ollie Campbell, Caragh
Karen Lyons c/o Ladies
James Kelly c/o Ber
Sarah Condron c/o Glennons
Breda Gibney c/o Maura
Next week’s Jackpot €7,100

Senior Football League Div. 4: Robertstown 1-12 Kill 2-10. Away to Rheban this Saturday at 6pm.
Reserve Football League Div. 4 A:
Robertstown 2-13 Caragh 0-15. Away to Kill on Monday next at 7.30 p.m.
Robertstown Club Draw in association with Club Kildare. Tickets at € 100 each or € 25 per month for 4 months . 1st Prize each month for 4 months a Renault Clio or € 12,000 Cash Prize . 16 Prizes each month 1st Draw on May 31st Tickets from Peter Hogarty 085/7858673. Proceeds from this Draw to the Development Fund for our new Underage Pitch.
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 at €1.50 each available from our many Promoters and from the Shops and Post Office in Robertstown Monday's Jackpot € 2,100.
Bonus Ball: This is run in Mullaney's and for a stake of € 2 you could win €48 .
Our Canalside Fitness Gym and Walking Track are always open to new members . Contact Peter Hogarty

Results from this week: Sen men Milltown 1:9 (12) Nurney 2:8 (14). U15 lads Milltown 3:9 (18) Otooles 4:16 (28). Senior Ladies: Milltown 5-17 Round Towers 3-03
A very busy weekend this weekend with our U16 girls in their final and U14 lads contesting the Féile A Final against Naas while our Senior men meet Rathcoffey.
A huge thank you to everyone who supported our first Culture night with our Scór celebrations on Friday night at the Inn.
A big Thank You to Milltown Foroige for their very kind donation from the raffle at their recent Street Feast which they donated to our new pitch development. We very much appreciate their generosity.
A huge thank you to everyone who had bought a ticket. We have had a huge response this year. Tickets are €100 with 4 draws May, June, July and August. Each draw has a first prize of a Renault Clio/€12,000 and 15 other great prizes. All tickets bought and paid in full before May 31st from Milltown gaa are entered into an early Bird. Tickets are still available from Róisín Malone
Our Lotto tickets can be purchased from Liz O’Shea, John Murphy and Daves shop and at each football training. Tickets €1.50 each. Thanks to everyone for your continued support.

Results: SFL Div. 2 Rd 6 Ballyteague 0-12 Eadestown 0-12. Reserve League Div. 3 Rd 4 Ballyteague 4-9 Clogherinkoe 1-10. Emmet McConville Div. 5 Ballyteague 5-9 Ballykelly 1-2. Well done to all underage teams who played this week, showing fantastic improvement, teamwork and skills.
Well done to Na Fianna Senior Ladies who got their championship campaign off to a winning start beating Cappagh on a scoreline of 1-16 to 1-12. Fixtures: SFL Div. 2 Rd 7 Ballyteague away to Clane Sat 18th May at 6pm. Reserve League Div. 3 Rd 6 Ballyteague away to Monasterevan Mon 20th May at 7.30pm. U9 Football League Group 2 Ballyteague home to Rathangan on Tues 21st May at 7pm. U11 Football League Group 4 Ballyteague home to Grange on Thurs 23rd May 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. 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 or €7.50 for a book. If you’re not in, you can’t win! 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.

Hard luck to the boys who lost 3-1 to Newbridge Colts. Home to Coill Dubh on Thursday at 6.45pm and also home to Naas on Saturday at 7.15pm. All support greatly appreciated. Congratulations to the boys and girls of Robertstown N.S. who will receive their Holy Communion on Saturday.

14 week course in Allenwood Enterprise Park. Start Date: Tuesday May 21st from 10.00am to 1.00pm