Allen Parish Newsletter 9th June 2019

Allen Parish Newsletter

Pentecost Sunday

9th June, 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

Send forth your Spirit, O Lord, and renew the face of the earth.

Weekday Masses 10th – 14th June
Monday 10th June
Allenwood – 9.30am
Tuesday 11th June
Milltown – 9.30am

Wednesday 12th June
Robertstown – 10.30am

Thursday 13th June
Allen – 9.30am

Friday 14th June
Allenwood – 9.30am
Allenwood – 7.30pm – COME HOLY SPIRIT

Allenwood: Saturday 6.30pm
Jim Smullen, Allenwood South and his daughter Mary Whiteley who died during the year
Ann Kennedy, Oaklawns, Kilmeague
Joe Logan, Mylerstown
Kathleen & John Kavanagh, Campion Crescent, Kildare also Lizzie Rowe, Ballyfermot, Dublin
Lay Reader: Fiona McManamon
Eucharistic Minister: Margaret Ennis

Milltown: Sunday 9.30am
Edward ‘Teddy’ Curran, Milltown
Betty Hanlon, Hawkfield
Lay Reader: Eddie Boland
Eucharistic Minister: Christy Herbert

Allen: Sunday 10.30am
Kenneth Cross, Rathangan
Robert & William Ivers
Mary Dunne, Kilmeague & Mary Laurence Mills, sons Thomas, Patrick & Michael
Tom Boland, Grangeclare, Kilmague (7th Anniv)
Lay Reader: Catherine Murphy
Eucharistic Ministers: Helen Doyle & Anita Hendy

Allenwood: Sunday 11.30am
People of the Parish
Lay Reader: Sean Malone
Eucharistic Minister: Ann Donoghue

Next Sunday’s Readings
The Most Holy Trinity
Prov 8:22-31. Ps 8:4-9, R/v 2. Rm 5:1-5. Jn 16:12-15. Lect 1: 615.

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 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.

Allen Parish St. Vincent de Paul can be contacted on our confidential number 085-2095220. We are always here to help.

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.

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

We remember in our prayers

John McEvoy, Kilmeague, whose funeral took place on Friday 31st May.
Kathleen (Lily) Leeson (nee Bowers), whose funeral took place on Saturday.
May they rest in peace.

4th June, 2019

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ONE Match 3 Winner - €250
Ciana & Katie Dunne, Allen.

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 “Mary Pendergast” 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.

ALLEN NATIONAL SCHOOL PTA is holding a CLOTHING RECYCLING COLLECTION on Friday 14th June as a fundraiser for the school. We are looking for donations of: Clean unwanted clothes, Paired shoes, belts and handbags, Mobile phones. Please do NOT donate bric-a-brac or books. Please drop off all items to the Gym Hall in Allen N.S. Wednesday 12th June, Thursday 13th June & the morning of Friday 14th June.
Thank you in advance for your support.
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 on Friday evenings in Allenwood Church at 7.30pm (approximately 1 hour). Ger Hanley, Youth and Young Adult Ministry in Emmaus Retreat Centre, 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 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

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.

The Old School Art Group invite you to attend an exhibition of their work on Friday 14th June at 7.30pm in The Old School, Milltown. All are welcome.


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SIX Match 3 Winners - €25 each
Christine McNamee c/o Bar
Pat Sheridan c/o Bar
Bernie Crompton c/o James Harris
Ann Keogh c/o Pat O’Shea/Bar
Mark Ewing c/o Bar
Martin Fitzpatrick c/o Bar
Next week’s Jackpot €7,300

Senior Football League Div. 4 Top Section Robertstown at home to Caragh on Saturday/Sunday next 22nd or 23rd June.
Robertstown Club Draw in association with Club Kildare. No winners in the 1st Draw so tickets at €75 each or €25 for 3 months available from Peter Hogarty 085/7858673 . 1st Prize each month for 3 months a Renault Clio or €12,000 Cash Prize. 16 Prizes each month. Next Draw on the last Friday in June
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 Jackpot on Monday next €2,700.
Canalside Fitness Gym and Walking Track are always open to new members. Contact Peter Hogarty.
Bonus Ball is run in Mullaneys and for a stake of €2 you could win €48.
The Club wishes all our young people the Best of Luck in the Leaving and Junior Cert. Exams at the moment .
Best wishes to Kildare in the Leinster Semi-Final v Dublin in Croke Park this Sunday

Results: Well done to all underage teams who played this week, showing fantastic improvement, teamwork and skills.
Fixtures: U12 League Division 5 Ballyteague home to Rathangan on Mon 10th Jun at 7.30pm.
U9 Football League Group 2 Ballyteague away to Monasterevin on Tues 11th Jun at 7pm.
U7 Football League Ballyteague away to Ballymore on Thurs 13th Jun at 7pm.
EMS Copiers SFL Div. 2 Top Section Rd 10 Ballyteague away to Clogherinkoe on Sat 15th Jun at 6pm.
Little Larks training every Tuesday and Friday at 7-8pm in field. New members always welcome.
A huge thank you to all who helped on Sunday at the All Ireland Turf Footing Championships and commemoration of the First National Turf Cutting Chmapionship. Thank you to our dancers, musicians, to those who ran stalls and who donated prizes and cakes. A massive thank you to all who came along on the day. We hope you all had a fantastic day. Keep an eye on Facebook for photos from the day.
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.
The club wishes senior player Donal Dempsey a speedy recovery following his recent surgery.
The club would like to extend sincere condolences to the Leeson family on the passing of Lily. RIP. Lily was a staunch supporter of the club who worked tirelessly over the years to help with the development of the club facilities. She was chairperson of our social committee and was involved in numerous activities over the years.
Well done to captain Seamus Hanafin, David Randles and the Kildare Juniors who beat Longford on Wednesday.

TEAM RADIATION NATION will host A Charity Ceili with the Legendary Tulla Ceili Band from County Clare will be held in Allenwood GAA Hall on Saturday 15th June at 8pm €10 including supper.
All Proceeds will go towards Relay for Life Kildare Irish Cancer Society
For information Contact Nicola Moran 086-3342132.

CREATIVE RATHANGAN MEITHEAL AND RATHANGAN COMMUNITY LIBRARY have organised a number of free events for young people on Saturday June 15th as part of Cruinniú na nÓg (1) Turas on the Cruinniú na n-Óg bus to the nearby Bord na Móna (BnM) works from 11.15 – 1.30. Suitable for 6 – 12 year olds who must be accompanied by an adult and dressed for the outdoors. With Dr Catherine Farrell (ecologist) Michael Jacob (environmentalist) and Monica De Bath (artist). (2) The Wonderful Watercolours Workshop with artist Susan Boyle suitable for 4 – 8 year olds from 12.30 to 1.30. (3) The Outdoor Studio - A workshop for families with children (5 – 12 years) with Environmentalist Michael Jacob and Artist Monica de Bath from 2.30 to 4.00. Places are limited so booking is essential. Contact Rathangan Library for booking and further information Ph: 045 528078 email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it