Allen Parish Newsletter 26th May 2019

Allen Parish Newsletter

Sixth Sunday of Easter

26th May, 2019

Fr. Willie Byrne P.P. ........................................................ (045) 860135

Fr. Brian Kavanagh C.C. .................................................. (087) 6162675

Parish Office....................................................................... (045) 450501

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Lullymore – Sunday 9th June at 2pm.
Allen – Friday 5th July at 7.30pm.
Crosspatrick – Friday 12th July at 7.30pm.
Milltown – Friday 19th July at 7.30pm.

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

Let the peoples praise you, O God; let all the peoples praise you.

Weekday Masses 27th – 31st May
Monday 27th May
No Masses

Tuesday 28th May
No Masses

Wednesday 29th May
No Masses

Thursday 30th May
Allen – 9.30am

Friday 31st May
Allenwood – 9.30am


Allenwood: Saturday 6.30pm
Bridget Boland, Coill Dubh
Joe Cross, Allenwood Cross (Anniv.)
Lay Reader: Wilfie Cronin
Eucharistic Minister: Kieran Craig

Milltown: Sunday 9.30am
David Murphy, Christianstown (8th Anniv.)
Lay Reader: Mary Hamilton
Eucharistic Minister: Kevin Forde

Allen: Sunday 10.30am
People of the Parish
Lay Reader: Mary Melia
Eucharistic Ministers: Áine Murphy and Antoinette Barrett

Allenwood: Sunday 11.30am
Sheila Wright
Ella Lawless, Allenwood South
Peter & Christina Anderson, Allenwood Sth.
Lay Reader: Kevin McCormack
Eucharistic Minister: Patricia Durkan

Next Sunday’s Readings
The Ascension of the Lord
Acts 1:1-11. Ps 46:2-3, 6-9, R/v 6. Eph 1:17-23 or Heb 9:24-28, 10:19-23. Lk 24:46-53.
Lect 1:556.

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.

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

Many thanks to the people who have responded to our food appeal, which we continue to deliver to people in need in our parish on a weekly basis.
We are always here to help. Contact the Allen Parish St. Vincent de Paul confidential number 085-2095220.

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

20th May, 2019

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FIVE Match 3 Winners
€50 each
Damien Butler, Mylerstown
Hannah Smullen c/o Ger
Liam Morrow c/o D. Keating
Joe Regan c/o S. Malone
Leon & Edwina Maher c/o C. Doyle

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 “Tony Bird Band” Adm €10. Time 9.30pm – 11.45pm.

Kilmeague Health Centre is a HSE property that is currently vacant. There are two large offices and one smaller office in the building with toilet facilities, some storage space and a small kitchen area. If you wish to make use of Kilmeague Health Centre for community projects, groups or an activity that would benefit the community please contact the HSE at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with some information and contact details.

COME HOLY SPIRIT: The Boys and Girls confirmed during Lent of this year will lead the Parish Community in four evenings of Prayer for the Holy Spirit. Starting on Friday the 31st May in Allenwood Church at 7.30pm (approximately 1 hour). Pat Reynolds who led the Confirmation Retreat (whom the children really enjoyed) will lead them, members of their Families and Parish Community in prayer, song, reflection and preparation for the Feast of Pentecost. All Are Welcome. (Other dates: June 7th, 14th, 21st.)

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.
Telephone 045 859037 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

CYSTIC FIBROSIS IRELAND would like to thank the people of Allen Parish who so generously contributed to our annual church gate collection last weekend. A sum of €629.50 was raised.

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.


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NO Match 3 Winners
3x €50 winners
David Coyne c/o J. Harris
Paula Goulding, Killina
Amanda Doolon c/o P.O.
Next week’s Jackpot €7,200

Senior Football League Div. 4: Played Saturday last Rheban 3-13 Robertstown 1-12. Played on Wednesday Robertstown 3-18 Ballykelly 2-11. Away to Cappagh this Saturday at 5 p.m. Reserve Football League Div. 4 A: Kill 0-11Robertstown 0-18. Robertstown Club Draw in association with Club Kildare Tickets €100 each or €25 per month for 4 months. 1st. Prize each month for 4 months a Renault Clio or € 12,000 Cash Prize 1st. Draw next Friday . 16 Prizes each month .All proceeds to the development of our new Underage Pitch . For tickets 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 €1.50 available from our many Promoters and from the Shops and Post Office in Robertstown. Mondays Jackpot €2,300. 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 suffered defeat to Ballymore Saturday last final score read Allenwood 1-13 Ballymore 2-20. Congratulations to the Aylmer Gaels u14 who had a great win which takes them to Galway in the Feile in July. Well done to all our younger members who received their First Communion. 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. For all bookings of the Hall or bar for the coming year contact Emma Cunningham on 086 2711239. Texting list please contact Jemma McCabe on 087-6199720 to be added 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. Bonus ball available from Jemma McCabe at a cost of €2 with a chance to win €50 every Wednesday at bingo or contact 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.
The boys drew 1-1 with Naas. Home to Galhoy on Saturday at 7.15pm. All support greatly appreciated.

Results: SFL Div. 2 Rd 7 Ballyteague 1-9 Clane 2-6. SFL Div. 2 Rd 8 Ballyteague 0-12 Clogherinkoe 0-15. Reserve League Div. 3 Rd 6 Ballyteague 3-6 Monasterevan 3-12. Fixtures: SFL Div. 2 Rd 9 Ballyteague away to Raheens Sat 25th May at 5pm. Reserve League Div. 3 Rd 7 Ballyteague home to Kilcullen on Mon 27th May at 7.30pm. U9 Football League Group 2 Ballyteague home to Rathangan on Tues 28th May at 7pm. U10 Football League Group 5 Ballyteague away to Ballykelly on Tues 28th May at 7pm. Emmet McConville U12 Div. 5 Ballyteague away to Ballymore Eustace on Thurs 30th May at 7pm. Little Larks training every Friday night 7-8pm in field. Couch to 5k in Ballyteague on Mon, Wed and Fri nights 7.30pm. 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. All weather pitch available for bookings. Contact Marie Jacob 086 2258002. Please support the parish lotto. Tickets €1.50 each or €7.50 for a book. 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.

Congratulations to our U16 girls who won the Division 5 Championship on Saturday last. Milltown 4-07 Ballymore 2-07. There was great pride and some heartbreak in St. Conleths on Sat when our U14 lads met Naas in the Feile A Final. Milltown 1-11 Naas 4-06. A huge thank you to our sponsors Hanlon Concrete and Fergus O’Hara for sponsoring the jerseys and to The Inn in Milltown for sponsoring the post match celebrations for our U16 ladies and our U14 lads. Our Senior men lost out to Rathcoffey with a score of Rathcoffey 1-16. Milltown. 0-11. They drew against Kilcullen 1-12 to Milltown 1-12. June 10th , 11th and 12th is our Teens Skills Academy for boys and girls from 13-16 inMilltown GAA. Cost is €40. Contact Róisín on 0851264811. Milltown Club Draw. As a thank you, the club are holding an Early bird for all tickets bought from Milltown Club, All tickets paid in full before the first draw are entered into an early draw for a chance to win €100. The Kildare Ladies are in action Saturday June 1st in Longford. We have 3 ladies representing our club on the senior county team. Best of luck to Lara, Cliodhna and Lauren