Allen Parish Newsletter 14th July 2019

Allen Parish Newsletter

Fifteenth Sunday

in Ordinary Time

14th July, 2019

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

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

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

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Parish Website: www.allenparish.ie   Diocesan Website: www.kandle.ie

 

CEMETERY MASSES

Milltown – Friday 19th July at 7.30pm.

 

LOCAL PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES
19th September 2019
5 NIGHTS
HOTEL AGENA PONT-VIEUX
€781.00p.p.
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
FOR DETAILS PLEASE CONTACT:-
NEWBRIDGE TRAVEL – 045 449522

RESPONSORIAL PSALM
Cry out with joy to God all the earth.

Weekday Masses 15th – 19th July
Monday 15th July
Allenwood – 9.30am
Tuesday 16th July
Milltown – 9.30am

Wednesday 17th July
Robertstown – 10.30am

Thursday 18th July
Allen – 9.30am

Friday 19th July
Allenwood – 9.30am
Milltown Cemetery Mass 7.30pm
SATURDAY 20th/SUNDAY 21st JULY
Allenwood: Saturday 6.30pm
Sheila McNamee, Robertstown & her son Peter
Sheila Wright (4th Anniv.), Derrymullen and Mary Wright, Allenwood North
Joseph O’Sullivan (2nd Anniv.)
Colm McCoy, Littletown
Lay Reader: Wilfie Cronin
Eucharistic Minister: Mattie Dobbins

Milltown: Sunday 9.30am
Mary Ann Dunne, Hawkfield, her sister Rose Gorry & their parents Daniel & Mary McConn
Ellen Byrne, Clongorey
Frank Kelly & Joan Kelly, Frank’s parents Laurence & Margaret Kelly & his brother Larry Kelly
Mary Wilson (6th Anniv.) & James Downey
Philomena Downey
Ellen Keane, Fenview (Birthday Remembrance)
Lay Reader: Eamonn Slattery
Eucharistic Minister: Clíodhna Malone

Allen: Sunday 10.30am
Nigel Maher & Paul Kenny, Kilmeague
Martin Heavey Snr, Hill of Allen, his wife Mary, their sons Patrick & Jim and all deceased members of the Heavey, Logan and Thorpe families
Michael Ivers, Rathernan (6th Anniv.)
Lay Reader: Mark McDermott
Eucharist Minister: Liz Jacob & Áine Murphy

Allenwood: Sunday 11.30am
Patrick, Kathleen and Paud Brereton, Allenwood
Lay Reader: Johnny O’Callaghan
Eucharistic Minister: Julia Farrell
Next Sunday’s Readings
Gn 18:1-10. Ps 14:2-5, R/v 1. Col 1:24-28. Lk 10:38-42. Lect 1:882

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION
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.

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

FIRST FRIDAY
Due to the Diocesan Pilgrimage in August, all Housebound Parishioners will be visited by Fr. Brian on Friday 26th July.

BAPTISMS
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.

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

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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.

ALLEN PARISH SENIOR CITIZENS
Please support us by donating your blue tokens in Tesco Newbridge. Thank you.

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

GOOD MORNING KILDARE
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.

ALLEN LOTTO
(G.A.A CLUBS & PARISH)
8th July, 2019

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THREE Match 3 Winners
€84 each
Eugene Reidy c/o W. Reidy
O. Cross c/o Val Cross
Siobhan Bell, Robertstown
NO JACKPOT WINNER
NEXT WEEK’S JACKPOT €3,700

KILMEAGUE HEALTH CENTRE
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.

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

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 “Declan Aungier” Adm €10. Time 9.30pm – 11.45pm.

USE OF MILLTOWN SCHOOL DURING SUMMER HOLIDAYS
Contact details are available from the Parish Office for any group wishing to use the old school building in Milltown over the Summer holidays. ☎ 045-450501.

ALLEN CEMETERY MASS
In beautiful weather the Annual Allen Cemetery Mass attracted huge crowds Special thanks to Rev. Frs. Willie and Denis, to the Readers, Eucharistic Ministers, the Choir and Collectors with our Sacristan, Purr Maher having everything organised to the last. Our Caretaker Paul O Neill was also thanked. The collection taken up for the upkeep of the Cemetery amounted to €3,532. Many Thanks.

REEK SUNDAY 2019
SUNDAY 28 JULY
The annual national pilgrimage to Croagh Patrick ‘Reek Sunday’ takes place on Sunday 28th July. Mass will be celebrated on the summit of the mountain on the hour with the first Mass at 8am and the last Mass at 2pm. Confessions will be available on the summit from 7:30am to 2pm.

IFFPG FARM PLASTICS COLLECTION will take place in Allen overflow carpark on Wednesday 31st July 12.30pm – 7pm.

The Charity, "TOUCH IRELAND" Supporting Vulnerable children in "Our World" would like to say a sincere thank you to all the people who contributed to our recent church street collection in Allen Parish which raised € 525.00.

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

ALLENWOOD CELTIC A.F.C & DAY CARE CENTRE LOTTO

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NO Match 3 Winners – 3 x €50 winners
Ann Greville c/o J. Harris
P.J. Kelly c/o P.O.
Carol Kennedy c/o Joan
Next week’s Jackpot €7,900

ROBERTSTOWN GFC
Senior Football League Div. 4 Top Section
Robertstown 1-11 Rheban 1-7. Played on Saturday last. Cappagh 0-9 Robertstown 5-12. Played on Wednesday last. Reserve Football Championship Round 1: Robertstown at home to Cappagh on Wednesday next July 17th at 7.30pm. Please support.
Robertstown/Kelloggs Cul Camp will be held from Tuesday, August 6th to Friday 9th August from 10am each day for boys and girls 6 to 13 years. Register at gaa.ie/kelloggs/culcamps or contact Peter Hogarty 085/7858673. 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 €3,700. Our Canalside Fitness Gymnasium and Walking Track are always open to new members. Contact Peter Hogarty. Bonus Ball: this is run in Mullaney's and for a stake of € 2 you could win €48. Robertstown Club Draw in association with Club Kildare The next Draw on the last Friday in July. You can still purchase tickets at € 50 or € 25 a month for 2 months 1st Prize each month a Renault Clio or €12,000 Cash Prize. 16 Prizes each month Contact Peter Hogarty.


BALLYTEAGUE GFC
Results: SFL Div. 2 Ballyteague 2-10 Raheens 3-15
Well done to all underage teams who played this week, showing fantastic improvement, teamwork and skills. Fixtures: SFL Div. 2 Ballyteague home to Castledermot on Sat 13th July at 4pm. The last league game of the year. Joe Fox Tool and Plant Hire Reserve D Football Championship Ballyteague home to Carbury on Tues 16th July at 7.30pm. 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 takes place in July and August. Great prizes to be won. Congratulations and well done to Na Fianna Ladies U14 who beat a strong Raheens side to win the Div. 2 title last Saturday for a second year in a row. Well done to all involved.

ALLENWOOD GFC
Underage training continues Friday evenings with our coaches. 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. 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.

AN SPIORAID NAOIMH PRAYING COMMUNITY
PRAISE AND WORSHIP MEETING
Venue: Parish Center St. Peter and Paul's Church Portlaoise.
Date: Saturday 27th July 2019
Start Time: 10:40am immediately after 10.00am Mass. Ends at 12.15pm
Format: Rosary, Praise and Worship with Music Ministry. Teaching Topic: Healing
Spiritual Director Fr. Ruairi O'Domhnaill
Contact Michael Nerney for Details 086-8157305 All are welcome

 

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