Allen Parish Newsletter 7th July 2019

Allen Parish Newsletter

Fourteenth Sunday

in Ordinary Time

7th July, 2019

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

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

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

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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

Cry out with joy to God all the earth.

Weekday Masses 8th – 12th July
Monday 8th July
Allenwood – 9.30am
Tuesday 9th July
Milltown – 9.30am

Wednesday 10th July
Robertstown – 10.30am

Thursday 11th July
Allen – 9.30am

Friday 12th July
Allenwood – 9.30am - Ciaran Bagnall, Jack & Mary Doyle
Crosspatrick Cemetery Mass 7.30pm

Allenwood: Saturday 6.30pm
Charlie Weld Robertstown
Patrick Sullivan (snr) & Patrick (Podge) Sullivan Ballyteague William Sullivan Allenwood
Dan Kelly Allenwood & Jim Kelly Grangeclare & Ann Moore Newbridge
Lay Reader: Christina Ryan
Eucharistic Minister: Carmel Cooke

Milltown: Sunday 9.30am
People of the Parish
Lay Reader: Dan Boland
Eucharistic Minister: Bridie Dunney

Allen: Sunday 10.30am
Michael & Ann Connolly Littletown
Lay Reader: Mary Melia
Eucharist Minister: Helen Doyle & Evelyn Dowling

Allenwood: Sunday 11.30am
People of the Parish
Lay Reader: Kevin McCormack
Eucharistic Minister: Patrcia Durkan

Next Sunday’s Readings
Deut 30:10-14. Ps 68:14,17, 30-31,33-34,36-37,R/cf. v 33 or 18;8-11,R/v9.Col 1:15-20.Lk 10:25-37.lect 1:878

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
Teresa (Tessie) Dunne (née Smullen) Grangeclare West, Kilmeague whose Funeral took place on Thursday.
May she rest in peace

1st July, 2019

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Five Match 3 Winners
€50 each
Paddy Swords, Kilmeague
Jack Musgrave,Allenwood
Teresa Burke, Milltown
Dominic Doyle,Mylerstown
Sean O’Sullivan C/o Noel Dunne

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.

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

PLEASE SLOW DOWN and respect the safety of our road workers in Milltown and surrounding areas.

BINGO in the Inn at Milltown every Wednesday at 9pm. Proceeds in aid of Childrens Hospital, Crumlin. All welcome.

Contact details are available from the Parish Office for any group wishing to use the old school building in Milltown over the Summer holidays.
Parish Office ☎ 045-450501.

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 “Quicksteps” Adm €10. Time 9.30pm – 11.45pm.


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ONE Match 3 Winner - €150
Paul Reidy, 588 Robertstown West
Next week’s Jackpot €7,800

Travellers Rest Golf Society outing to Millicent Golf Club on Saturday 13th July. Captain’s Day. Tee time 10.30. All welcome.

Senior Football League Div. 4 Top Section: Kill 1-7 Robertstown 3-14. Home to Rheban on this Saturday, July 6th at 6 p.m. Please support.
Under 12 Football League Div. 5: Robertstown 6-8 Ballyteague3-4. Under 15 Football League Div. 3: Newtown Gaels 2-10 O Tooles 2-17. Robertstown/Kelloggs Cul Camp will be held from Tuesday , August 6th to Friday, August 9th from 10a.m each day for boys and girls 6 to 13 years old . Register at or contact Peter Hogarty 085/7858673. Robertstown Club Draw in association with Club Kildare. Again no winners in Draw 2 but congrats to the 2 Milltown winners. Tickets €50 each or € 25 for 2 months available from Peter Hogarty 1st Prize each month a Renault Clio or €12,000 Cash Prize. Next Draw on the last Friday of July. 16 Prizes each month. 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 each available from our many Promoters and from the Shops and Post Office in Robertstown . Monday's Jackpot € 3,500. 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.

Results Well done to all underage teams who played this week, showing fantastic improvement, teamwork and skills. Fixture: Keep an eye on Facebook and Twitter for up to date fixtures. Little Larks training every Tuesday and Friday night 7-8pm in field. New members always welcome. The Cul Camps take place this year in Ballyteague the week of the 19th of August. Contact Marie Jacob for bookings. 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. Congratulations to Aylmer Gaels U14 team on a very successful weekend in the Feile competition in Galway. They made it to the final where they were narrowly beaten by St. Michaels of Kerry. A memorable weekend had by the team, mentors, family and friends. The club extends sincere sympathy to clubman Tony Dunne and the Dunne and Smullen families on the sad passing of Tess. May she rest in peace.

Best of luck to the boys who play away to Coill Dubh in the division cup on Friday at 7.45pm. All support greatly appreciated. Away to Galhoy on Thursday at 7.15pm.

Underage training continues Friday evenings with our coaches. Cúl camps this year in Allenwood July 8th. Well Done to the U14 Aylmer Gaels team who travelled to Galway & reachd the final in the Feile at the weekend. Allenwood club draw in association with Club Kildare: Prize details 2 monthly draws left 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 Carol Swords& Josie O’Keefe €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.

Well done to our Senior men who drew against Straffan, Milltown 2-11 Straffan 1-14 Our Senior Ladies had a great win over Castlemitchell Milltown 2-17; Castlemitchel 1-08. Great performance this week from our U10 hurlers. Great to see such a large turnout of kids raring to hurl Our U8 hurlers put in a great effort in Rathangan. Incredible progress over such a short period of time. Some brilliant scores and fabulous saves on a tough evening for hurling. Well done to their coaches Paddy and Céire Maith sibh go léir.
Well done to our U12 girls who played in Round Towers this in the Mick Kelly Memorial Blitz. Kilcullen, St. Laurence’s, Naas, Ellistown, Round Towers and Milltown. A huge thank you to Round Towers Club for their fantastic hospitality. Hard luck to the U12’s who lost out to St. Laurence’s. U14 Leinster GAA Féile Blitz Final: Milltown 3:6(15) St Patricks Donabate (Dublin) 3:4(13). Congratulations and well done to all the lads, mentors and sponsors. Well done to our U10 girls who played their final game of the season against Kill. A huge Congratulations to the Downey Family, Keelogue and Ken Herbert who both won €500 in the GAA car draw this month. Next draw is Friday July 26th. Thank you to everyone who continues to support our club. Lotto tickets can be purchased from Daves Shop, Liz O’Shea and John Murphy for €1.50. Thank you to everyone who supports the club with the Lotto.