Allen Parish Newsletter 4th August 2019

Allen Parish Newsletter

Eighteenth Sunday

in Ordinary Time

4th August, 2019

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

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

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

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19th September 2019
Spiritual Directors: Fr. Joe McDermott and 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

Spiritual director: Fr. William Byrne PP
3rd October 2019 ---- 5 nights
HOTEL Santa Amaro
Full Board Guided Tours
Price based on 2 sharing is €745.00 per person. Insurance €35
Single room supplement €195
Deposit €200
For details please contact MARY LEE AT NEWBRIDGE TRAVEL
☎ 045-449522.

O Lord, you have been our refuge from one generation to the next.

Weekday Masses 5th– 9th August
Monday 5th August
Allenwood – 9.30am
Tuesday 6th August
Milltown – 9.30am
Wednesday 7th August
Robertstown – 10.30am

Thursday 8th August
Allen – 9.30am

Friday 9th August
Allenwood – 9.30am

SATURDAY 10th /SUNDAY 11th August
Allenwood: Saturday 6.30pm
Margaret (Peg) Burchall, Rathernan (1st Anniv)
George Nutterfield (Anniv)
Teresa & John Gilligan & their Daughter Betty
Tony & Maura McNally,Allen
Lay Reader: Liam Murphy
Eucharistic Minister: Wilfie Cronin

Milltown: Sunday 9.30am
Murphy Family, Punchesgrange
Peter Cash Milltown (19th Anniv)
Ellen Tiernan, Rathbride (Anniv) & all deceased members of the Tiernan & Ryan Families Rathbride.
Lay Reader: Catherine Downey
Eucharistic Minister: Kevin Forde

Allen: Sunday 10.30am
Josie Wilson, Pluckerstown
Thomas, Pat & Nancy Connolly,Robertstown West.
James Conroy, Fr.Murphy Park Robertstown. (18th Anniv)
Lay Reader: Evelyn Dowling
Eucharist Minister: Evelyn Dowling & Helen Doyle
Allenwood: Sunday 11.30am
People of the Parish
Lay Reader: Christina Ryan
Eucharistic Minister: Joy Fetherston


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

“Those who die in grace go but to God and God is very near”
We remember in our prayers
Pat McKane, Eagle Lodge, Russellstown whose funeral took place last Sunday.
Seany Kane, Coventry & formerly of Robertstown whose funeral took place in Coventry on Wednesday.
Richie Field UK & formerly of Milltown whose funeral took place in England on Tuesday.
May they Rest in Peace

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
Allen Saturday 21st December at 12 noon
Please contact the Parish Office at 045-450501 at least two weeks in advance.

29th July, 2019

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Three Match 3 Winners - €84 each
Dusty & Haulie, c/o S.Malone
J& S O’Callaghan,Allenwood
Noreen Brouder, c/o D.Cross

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.

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.

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.

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.

ALLEN HALL WILL BE CLOSED for renovations for one week from 29th small kitchen area. If you wish to make use of Kilmeague Health

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

Tuesday august 6th 11.30am -12.30 also 6pm-7pm. Learn all about the fantastic services e.g Distraction Free after school study,daily grinds in 10 subjects, study skills, career guidance & CAO application advice. Bucket loads of support for every student & parent. Call Breda 086 3792360 http:/www.studyhubloughrea.i

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


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No Match 3 Winner
3 €50 Winners
Debbie Casey, 11 Castlebawn
Tom Field, c/o Day Care Centre
PatO’Neill c/o Robertstown P.O
Next week’s Jackpot €8,200

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. (There will be no Eucharist Adoration on Friday evenings during the month of August. Eucharist Adoraton will resume again on the first Friday of September). Allenwood Church on Friday mornings after 9.30am Mass.

Travellers Rest Golf Society outing to Athy on Saturday August 10th. Tee time 9am. All welcome.

Annual Knock Novena takes place from 14-22 August with a large range of well- known speakers including John Bruton, Rev.Trevor Sargent, Dr. John Feehan & Carole Coleman. Talks each day at 3pm & 8pm. All welcome.

Junior Football Championship Round 2. Robertstown vs Cappagh in St.Conleth’s Park Friday 9th August @ 7.30pm. Robertstown/Kelloggs/Cúl Camp: This will be held from Tuesday, August 6th to Friday August 9th from 10 a.m. each morning for Boys and Girls 6 to 13 years 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.Robertstown Club Draw in association with Club Kildare. Again no winners in Draw 3 but Congrats to the 2 winners in Allenwood. The final draw takes place the last Friday in August, tickets €25 available from Peter Hogarty. 1St Prize Renault Clio or €12,000 cash Prize. 16 each month. Parish Lotto: Tickets €1.50 available from our many Promoters and from the Shops and Post Office in Robertstown . Monday's Jackpot €4,300. Canalside Fitness Gym and Walking Track are always open to new members Contact Peter Hogarty. Bonus Ball is run in Mullaney's and for a stake of €2 you could win €48.

Results: Well done to all underage teams who played this week, showing fantastic improvement, teamwork and skills.
Upcoming fixtures: Joe Fox Tool and Plant Hire Reserve D Football Championship quarter Final Tues 6th August Ballyteague V Two Mile House at 7.30pm in Milltown. 2019 Pitman Traffic Intermediate Footabll Championship Group 4 Sat 10th August Ballyteague V Kilcock @ 3.30pm in Hawkfield. 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. 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. The last draw takes place in August. Great prizes to be won. The Club would like to extend our sincere sympathy to Lily & The McKane family on the sad passing of Pat McKane our club Vice-President & former treasurer. Pat was a great GAA supporter among other interests in his life & he was a great asset to the club when he moved into the parish 29years ago. He was a true gentleman & a great Gael. May he Rest in Peace.

Football: First team to play Sallins Saturday Aug 10th in Hawkfield 6.30pm in the next round of the Intermediate Championship. Underage Training continues Friday evening with our coaches. Allenwood club draw in association with Club Kildare: Prize details one monthly draw left August.1st prize Renault Clio or €12,000 cash. 2nd prize €3,000, 3rd prize €1,000 4th prize €1,000 5th prize €500 7th -16th €100. Congratulations to Celine Cronly on winning €1000 happy spending. Please note for all bookings of the Hall or bar for the coming year contact Emma Cunningham 086 2711239.Texting list please contact Jemma McCabe on 087 6199720 to be added for club info ,match fixtures 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.€1800 in prize money. 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 Josie Doyle €50 c/o bingo. Clothing Colletion: Our clothing collection continues you can drop off your unwanted clothing at Allenwood GFC Mon-Fri 9.30am -12.30pm. Please note we accept cuddly toys also.

Allen Parish Senior Citizens
Trip To Knock
Saturday 14th September
Contact: Seamus Coyne 087 2650674 or May Gilligan 085 7236695

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