Allen Parish Newsletter 30th June 2019

Allen Parish Newsletter

Thirteenth Sunday

in Ordinary Time

30th June, 2019

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

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

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

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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.



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

19th September 2019
Spiritual Directors:
Fr. Joe McDermott
Fr. Willie Byrne
Price includes:-
Transfers Newbridge/Dublin Airport/Newbridge
Return Flights
Transfers Lourdes Airport/Hotel/Lourdes Airport
Accommodation in Hotel Agena on Full Board Basis
Comprehensive Travel Insurance & All Airport Taxes
Not included:- Single room supplement €155.00

O Lord, it is you who are my portion.

Weekday Masses 1st – 5th July
Monday 1st July
Allenwood – 9.30am
Tuesday 2nd July
Milltown – 9.30am

Wednesday 3rd July
Robertstown – 10.30am

Thursday 4th July
Allen – 9.30am

Friday 5th July
Allenwood – 9.30am
Allen Cemetery Mass – 7.30pm

Friday 5th July is the FIRST FRIDAY of the month and housebound parishioners will be attended.

Allenwood: Saturday 6.30pm
Paddy Carroll (Anniv.)
Edward & Julie Dunne, Grangeclare also their daughter Bridget Mulpeter (nee Dunne)
Lay Reader: Ann Curran
Eucharistic Minister: Wilfie Cronin

Milltown: Sunday 9.30am
Pat and Joe Connolly
Kathleen Sheils and Patrick Sheils
Lay Reader: Mick Byrne
Eucharistic Minister: Kevin Forde

Allen: Sunday 10.30am
Kathleen (Lily) Leeson (Months Mind)
David Greville, Oaklawns, Kilmeague
John Coyne, Robertstown West
May Hoare & deceased members of her family
Annette Currann Tyrrell & James Curran
Lay Reader: Maurice Musgrave
Eucharistic Ministers: Antoinette Barrett and Tom Walsh

Allenwood: Sunday 11.30am
People of the Parish
Lay Reader: Christina Ryan
Eucharistic Minister: Christina Ryan

Next Sunday’s Readings
Is 66:10-14. Ps 65:1-7, 16, 20, R/v 1.Gal 6:14-18. Lk 10:1-12, 17-20. Lect 1: 875.

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 is on a break for the Summer months and will resume in September.

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.

Please support us by donating your blue tokens in Tesco Newbridge. 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.
Telephone 045 859037.

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

We remember in our prayers
Elizabeth (Cha) Jordan (nee Toohey), Leicester, England and late of Pluckerstown Kilmeague.

Michael J. O’Connell, Philadelphia USA (Michael is a member of the Maloney family, Allen).
May they rest in peace

24th June, 2019

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EIGHT Match 3 Winners
€32 each
Anthony Slattery, Milltown
Dunne Boys c/o L & K
Luke Flavin c/o Ben Murphy
Alan Wright, Derrymullen
Billy Byrne c/o The Leap Inn
Marcella Brereton, Allenwood
Linda Hughes c/o Tony Hughes
Aisling Slicker, Milltown

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.

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 “Glen Flynn” Adm €10. Time 9.30pm – 11.45pm.


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TWO Match 3 Winners
€75 each
Harry Doyle c/o Maura
Margaret O’Neill c/o P.O.
No Jackpot Winner
Next week’s Jackpot €7,700

Senior Football League Div. 4 Top Section: Robertstown 2-14 Caragh 2-12. Under 12 Football League Div 5: Caragh 3-13 Robertstown 5–5. Under 13 Football League Div 3: Newtown Gaels 5-15 Suncroft 7–7. Astro-Turf Pitch is available to all Clubs and Groups and for Children's Birthday Parties. For bookings contact Tara Moran 085/7317687. Parish Lotto: Tickets at € 1.50 each available from our many Promoters and from the Shops and Post Office in Robertstown . Monday's Jackpot €3,300. Bonus Ball 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 085/7858673.

Results: EMS Copier SFL Div. 2 Ballyteague 1-16 Eadestown 1-11. Well done to all underage teams who played this week, showing fantastic improvement, teamwork and skills. Fixtures: EMS Copier SFL Div. 2 Top Section Rd 12 Ballyteague home to Raheens on Wed 3rd July at 8pm. Keep an eye on Facebook and Twitter for up to date underage fixtures. Little Larks training every Tuesday and 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. Best of luck to Jimmy Hyland, the rest of the Kildare team and physio Rob McCabe who play Tyrone on Sat 29th June in Newbridge. Ballyteague would like to wish Mrs. Ann O’Connell all the best in her retirement. Allen NS was one of the first schools to have a girls team and Ann’s dedication inspired a passion for football that encouraged many girls to continue and play for our Ladies club, Na Fianna.

Coill Dubh Fit4Life are holding a 5k fun run this Sunday June 30th at 11am from Coill Dubh community centre. Registration online at or on the morning from 9.30am. T shirts for first 200 adults registered and medals for all participants.

Underage training continues Friday evenings with our coaches. Cúl camps this year in Allenwood July 8th. We wish the U14 Aylmer Gaels team the very best of the luck as they travel to Galway to take part in the Feile at the weekend. 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. Please note 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: Get your bonus ball from Jemma McCabe at a cost of €2 with a chance to win €50 every Wednesday at bingo or alternatively contact Jemma on 087-6199720.The bonus ball number on Saturday night main lotto draw. Bonus ball winner Nan and Jane €50 c/o bingo. Clothing collection: Our clothing collection continues you can drop off your unwanted clothing at Allenwood gfc Monday to Friday between 9.30am and 12.30pm. Please note we accept cuddly toys also.

The Alzheimer Café evening takes place on the last Wednesday of every month from 7pm to 9pm in the Convent Tea Rooms at McAuley Place, Sallins Road, Naas (Beside Parish Church). Those living with a dementia, families, carers and professionals with an interest in the area are all welcome to attend.

Each month a different speaker will give a perspective on Alzheimer disease and an open discussion takes place with questions and answers.