Allen Parish Newsletter 23rd June 2019

Allen Parish Newsletter

The Body and Blood of Christ

(Corpus Christi)

23rd 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

You are a priest for ever, a priest like Melchizedek of old.

Weekday Masses 24th – 28th June
Monday 24th June
Allenwood – 9.30am
Tuesday 25th June
Milltown – 9.30am

Wednesday 26th June
Robertstown – 10.30am

Thursday 27th June
Allen – 9.30am

Friday 28th June
Allenwood – 9.30am

Allenwood: Saturday 6.30pm
Con Boland, Derrymullen
Kevin Sexton, Robertstown (8th Anniv.)
Jim & Elizabeth Bagnall, Derrymullen & all deceased members of the Bagnall family, Allenwood South
Lay Reader: Liam Murphy
Eucharistic Minister: Ann Curran

Milltown: Sunday 9.30am
Christy Dowling, Hawkfield
Lay Reader: Veronica Murphy
Eucharistic Minister: Lisa Murphy

Allen: Sunday 10.30am
John McEvoy, Kilmeague (Months Mind)
George Bagnall, St. Brigids Tce, Robertstown
Richard (Dick) Cross, Ballyteague
Margaret (Peggy) Thorpe, Grangehiggin (10th Anniversary)
Frank Moore, Kilmeague Post Office
Lay Reader: Evelyn Dowling
Eucharistic Ministers: Liz Jacob and Tom Walsh

Allenwood: Sunday 11.30am
Ger Moore, Riverview, Allenwood (11th Anniv)
Lay Reader: Noel Moore
Eucharistic Minister: Margaret Price

Next Sunday’s Readings
I Kg 19:16, 19-21. Ps 15:1-2, 5, 7-11, r/cf. v 5. Gal 5:1, 13-18. Lk 9:51-62. Lect 1: 872.

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 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.

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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17th June, 2019

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TEN Match 3 Winners - €25 each
Liz O Connor, Littletown
Marie Watson, c/o R. Melia
Anne Smyth, c/o The Leap Inn
Ed Donoghue, Newbridge;
Keith Kenna, c/o A. Kenna
Tony Herbert, Lowtown
Colm Ruffley Jun., c/o John Murphy
Marie Gilligan, Ballyteague
Sophie Kelly, c/o M. McDermott
Denise & Mike, Timahoe.

The wife and family of the late Michael Moore wish to thank all who sympathised and supported them in their recent bereavement.
The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass has been offered for your intentions.

2pm, Saturday 6th July
Dublin City Centre
Rally for Life
Still human, still alive
Still needs your voice
Very many thanks to all who supported our recent Church Gate collection.

Coffee morning in the Inn at Milltown on Friday 28th June 9am to 12noon.

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.

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.

Three days – 18th, 19th & 20th July
Travel by train
Cost - €180 all in
Contact Betty Field 085 1265067 or Purr Maher 045 860854.

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 “Pat Costello” Adm €10. Time 9.30pm – 11.45pm.


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NO Match 3 Winners
3 x €50 each
Amanda Duffy c/o Ladies
Damien Corrigan c/o Bar
Linda Heffernan c/o Post Office
Next week’s Jackpot €7,600

Senior Football League Div. 4 Top Section
Cappagh vs Robertstown . Both teams turned up on Wednesday in Cappagh but the appointed Referee failed to turn up and the match was not played. At Home to Caragh on Wednesday next at 8 p.m. Please support. Under 12 Football League Div. 5 Leixlip 2 - 6 Robertstown 8 – 10.
At Home to Rathangan on Mon next at 7.30 p.m.
Under 15 Football League Div 3 Newtown Gaels At Home to Oliver Plunkets on Wednesday next at 7.30 p.m. Robertstown Club Draw in association with Club Kildare. Next Draw on next Friday week. Tickets €75 each or €25 per month for 3 months available from Peter Hogarty 085/7858673. 1st Prize each month a Renault Clio or €12,000 Cash Prize. 16 Prizes each month. Astro-Turf Pitch is available to all Clubs and Groups and for children's Birthday Parties. 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.. 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. The very impressive front sliding gates were installed during the week.

Results: EMS Copier SFL Div. 2 Ballyteague 3-7 Clogherinkoe 1-16. Well done to all underage teams who played this week, showing fantastic improvement, teamwork and skills. Fixtures:
EMS Copiers SFL Div. 2 Top Section Rd 11 Ballyteague away to Eadestown on Wed 26th June at 8pm. EMS Copier SFL Div. 2 Top Section Rd 12 Ballyteague home to Raheens on Tues 2nd July at 8pm. Keep an eye on Facebook and Twitter for up to date underage fixtures.
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. 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. Best of luck to Jimmy Hyland, the rest of the Kildare team and physio Rob McCabe who play Antrim on Sat 22nd June in Belfast. 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.

Hard luck to the boys who lost 3-2 to Naas in the Lumsden Cup. Away to Naas AFC on Sunday at 11am. Home to Newbridge Hotspurs on Thursday at 7.15pm. All support is greatly appreciated.

The first team played Monasterevin at home Saturday last final score read Allenwood 1-11 Monasterevin 0-17. Underage training continues Friday evenings. Cúl camps this year in Allenwood July 8th. Well done to Mr Higgins and the senior boys school team on winning the Parish cup. Allenwood club draw in association with Club Kildare. Prize details 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. Hall or bar bookings for the coming year contact Emma Cunningham on 086 2711239. Texting list contact Jemma McCabe on 087-6199720 for club info, match fixture changes etc. 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 €500 every Wednesday at bingo or contact Jemma on 087-6199720. Clothing collection continues at Allenwood GFC Monday to Friday between 9.30am and 12.30pm. Please note we accept cuddly toys.

Best of luck to Colin O’Shea and Omar Dunne and the Kildare Junior Football team in the Leinster Junior Football Championship Final today Sunday in Croke Park at 1.45pm when kildare play Meath. Great win for our Senior Men in Rathcoffey Milltown 2:12 Rathcoffey 1:10. Hard luck to our Senior ladies who lost out to Kill. Our U7’s had a great match at home to Kildangan. Our U8 and U10 girls had great matches against Robertstown. U12s lost out to St Edwards with a scoreline of St. Edwards 3:10 Milltown 2:11. Well done to all our u13 girls who were playing with Kildare in the Leinster blitz. Well done to our Schools senior Girls bringing home the Girls' Parish Cup this week after two great matches against our neighbours in Allen and Robertstown. A huge thank you to Mrs. Kennedy and Mr. O'Sullivan for their continued support. Lotto tickets €1.50 are available from Liz 0’Shea, John Murphy, Daves Shop and at the pitch on Wednesday’s and Saturdays. 2nd draw for the Kildare county draw takes place next Friday. Tickets for 3 draws can be purchased. Please contact Róisín Malone on 0851264811. Thank you to all those who supported the draw. Clothes Recycling: we are looking for all unwanted clothes, bed linen, curtains, paired shoes, belts and bags. Please place them in small bags and place in our recycling bin in the club grounds. Many thanks.

"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.