Allen Parish Newsletter 16th June 2019

Allen Parish Newsletter

The Most Holy Trinity

16th June, 2019

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

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

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

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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

How great is your name, O Lord our God, through all the earth!

Weekday Masses 17th – 21st June
Monday 17th June
Allenwood – 9.30am
Tuesday 18th June
Milltown – 9.30am

Wednesday 19th June
Robertstown – 10.30am

Thursday 20th June
Allen – 9.30am

Friday 21st June
Allenwood – 9.30am
Allenwood – 7.30pm – COME HOLY SPIRIT

Allenwood: Saturday 6.30pm
Annie Moore, Allenwood North
Jimmy & Ellen Moran, Ballyteague
William (Bill) Percival, Fr. Murphy Park, Robt. also his parents William and Margaret, Allenwood South
Patrick Cross, Drimsree, Rathangan
Ned & Vincent Moran
Peg Herbert, Lowtown
John & Peg Goulding, Ballyteague and Dickie & Rose Goulding, Ballyteague
Lay Reader: First Communion Programme
Eucharistic Minister: Ann Curran

Milltown: Sunday 9.30am
Stephen Casey (Anniv.) and also his brother Darren & niece KellyAnn
Lay Reader: First Communion Programme
Eucharistic Minister: Clíodhna Malone

Allen: Sunday 10.30am
Joseph (Jerry) Cross, Grove Lane, Robertstown
Thomas (Tosh) Cross, Grangeclare West
Ned & Essie Dunne, Pluckerstown, Kilmeague
Lay Reader: First Communion Programme
Eucharistic Ministers: Evelyn Dowling and Liz Jacob

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

Next Sunday’s Readings
The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ
Gn 14:18-20. Ps 109:1-4, R/v 4. 1 Cor 11:23-26. Lk 9:11-17. Lect 1: 625.

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, 17th June at 8pm. All are very welcome.

Milltown Saturday 22nd June at 12 noon
Allenwood Sunday 21st July at 12.15pm (fully booked)
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.

10th June, 2019

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FIVE Match 3 Winners - €50 each
Lorna & Sean Keely c/o Carmel
Breda Browne, Ballyteague
Frank Dowling, Robertstown
Joan Moran c/o Kathy
Seamus Wilson c/o Davids Shop, Milltown

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.

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

OLDER VOICES KILDARE offers a befriending service for anyone who is over 60 and has limited social contact or feels particularly isolated. The service is designed to alleviate the negative impacts loneliness has on mental and physical health. All volunteers are trained, Garda vetted and supported.
If you are interested in having a visitor, or becoming a volunteer befriender, please contact Susan Higgins on 087 1149175.

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). Gene Butler will lead them, members of their Families and Parish Community in prayer, song, reflection and preparation for the Feast of Pentecost. All are welcome.

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.

Has your marriage relationship become unloving, distant or cold? Retrouvaille is a programme to help at all stages of married life. Beginning again to share how you feel with your spouse. Improving communication & learn tools and skills for a happy marriage. Allowing for differences in a mutually satisfying relationship. Recover your marriage from the edge & come on this Retrouvaille Programme. Listen to married couples' personal testimonies & how they recovered. No attending couple will be asked to disclose their situation or reason for being present. Next programme is on 4 – 6 October 2019.

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 “Misty Blue” Adm €10. Time 9.30pm – 11.45pm.


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THREE Match 3 Winners - €50 each
Annmarie Murray c/o Joan;
Linda Herbert c/o Gala;
MaryJo Grace c/o bingo
Next week’s Jackpot €7,500

Newsletter notices can be emailed to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or contact the Parish Office at 045-450501. Deadline is 12 noon on Thursday. We are unable to publish any notices received after the deadline.

Senior Football League Div. 4 Top Section: Robertstown at home to Caragh on next weekend. Date and Time to be confirmed.
Robertstown Club Draw in association with Club Kildare Tickets at €75 each or €25 each month 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 at €1.50 each available from our many Promoters and from the Shops and Post Office in Robertstown Monday's Jackpot €2,900.
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: Well done to all underage teams who played this week, showing fantastic improvement, teamwork and skills.
Fixtures: U12 League Division 5 Ballyteague home to Kilcullen Wed 19th Jun at 7.30pm. U8 Football League Ballyteague away to Ballymore on Thurs 20th Jun at 7pm. EMS Copiers SFL Div. 2 Top Section Rd 10 Ballyteague away to Clogherinkoe on Sat 15th Jun at 5pm. EMS Copiers SFL Div. 2 Top Section Rd 11 Ballyteague away to Eadestown on Wed 26th June at 8pm. Little Larks training every Friday night 7-8pm in field. New members always welcome. 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. A draw in June, July and August. Great prizes to be won.
Ballyteague Golf Classic in Newbridge Gold Club Sat 22nd June 9am-2pm. 4 person scramble €100 per team. GUI and non-GUI. Contact Michael 085 7772407, Declan 087 2560526 or Jim 0863292118.
Best of luck to Seamus Hanafin, David Randles, Johnny Doyle and the Kildare Juniors who take on Meath on Sun 23rd June in the Leinster Final.

Underage training continues Friday evenings with our coaches. Cúl camps this year in Allenwood July 8th. Well done to Mr Higgins and the senior boys school team on winning the Cumann na mBunscoil final in Moorefield recently this is the second year in a row for the school. Allenwood club draw in association with Club Kildare. 3 monthly draws left 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 €75 or €25 per month. Please note for all bookings of the Hall or bar for the coming year contact Emma Cunningham on 086 2711239. 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. Bonus ball available from Jemma McCabe a cost of €2 with a chance to win €50. Clothing collection continues you can drop off your unwanted clothing at Allenwood gfc Monday to Friday between 9.30am and 12.30pm. Please note cuddly toys accepted.

Best of luck to the boys away to Naas AFC on Sunday at 11am in the Lumsden Cup round 2. All support is greatly appreciated.
Continued luck and support to all our young players sitting exams.
The club would like to extend its deepest sympathy to the Leeson family on the sad passing of Lily and also to the Ward family on the sad passing of Andrew.

"TOUCH" Supporting Vulnerable children in "Our World" are holding a Church Street Collection in Allen, Allenwood and Milltown on Saturday 29th June and Sunday 30th June 2019. All the money raised will go towards the building of a new hospital for children with mental health problems in Kathmandu, Nepal. Please Support.

THE IRISH CANCER SOCIETY’S VOLUNTEER DRIVER SERVICE is looking for volunteer drivers in Kildare who will drive patients to and from their chemotherapy appointments in our partner Dublin hospitals. The service is free to the patient with all driver expenses being paid. For more information or an application form please email Gail at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , call 01 2310 566 or visit the website at