Allen Parish Newsletter 19th August 2019

Allen Parish Newsletter

Twentieth Sunday

in Ordinary Time

18th August, 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

FIRST COMMUNION 2020
Saturday 16th May 2020 Saturday 23rd May 2020
11am – Milltown 11am - Robertstown (Allenwood Church)
2pm – Allenwood 2pm – Allen

CONFIRMATION 2020
Bishop Denis will celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation in Allen Parish in 2020. We will publish the date as soon as we receive it from Bishop’s House.

LOCAL PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES

19th September 2019

5 NIGHTS

HOTEL AGENA PONT-VIEUX

€781.00p.p.

Spiritual Directors:

Fr. Joe McDermott and

Fr. Willie Byrne

Single room supplement €155.00

FOR DETAILS PLEASE CONTACT:-NEWBRIDGE TRAVEL –

045 449522

 

 

 

ALLEN, NEWBRIDGE & CARAGH PARISHES

PILGRIMAGE TO FATIMA

Spiritual director:

Fr. William Byrne PP

3rd October 2019 ---- 5 nights

Price €745.00 pp. Insurance €35

Single room supplement €195

Deposit €200

For details please contact MARY LEE AT NEWBRIDGE TRAVEL 045-449522.

 

 

 

Allen Parish Senior Citizens

Trip to Knock

Saturday 14th September

Contact: Seamus Coyne 087 2650674 or May Gilligan 085 7236695

 

 

RESPONSORIAL PSALM
Lord, come to my aid!

Weekday Masses 19th – 23rd August
Monday 19th August
Allenwood – 9.30am
Tuesday 20th August
Milltown – 9.30am – Tom Munnelly, Caragh
Wednesday 21st August
Robertstown – 10.30am

Thursday 22nd August
Allen – 9.30am

Friday 23rd August
Allenwood – 9.30am

SATURDAY 24th/SUNDAY 25th August

Allenwood: Saturday 6.30pm
Peter Duggan, Allenwood North
Nancy Kennedy, Allenwood
John Bagnall, Allenwood Sth (Anniv.) & John Joe Bagnal (70th Birthday Remembrance)
Evan Talbot, Derrymullen
Lay Reader: Christina Ryan
Eucharistic Minister: Ann Curran

Milltown: Sunday 9.30am
Margaret (Peg) Ottley (Anniv.) and Pat & May Ottley
Lay Reader: Noel Dunne
Eucharistic Minister: Christy Herbert

Allen: Sunday 10.30am
Padraig Mulrennan, Allen (First Anniv.)
Thomas & Mary Maher, Crosspatrick
Derek Kane, Mylerstow (21st Anniv)
Michael Melia
Lay Reader: Mary Melia
Eucharist Minister: Ann Downey & Liz Jacob

Allenwood: Sunday 11.30am
People of the Parish
Lay Reader: Johnny O’Callaghan
Eucharistic Minister: Patricia Durkan

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

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

RECENT DEATHS
“Those who die in grace go but to God and God is very near”
We remember in our prayers
Phil Doyle, Rathangan, who was buried in Lullymore Cemetery on Saturday.
May he Rest in Peace

BAPTISMS
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.

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ST. VINCENT DEPAUL
Offered: 3 seater + 2 seater suite of furniture.
Annual Pilgrimage to Knock 14th September.
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 LOTTO
(G.A.A CLUBS & PARISH)
12th August, 2019

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THREE Match 3 Winners
€84 each
Shannon Anderson, Allenwood;
The Moran Girls, c/o Kathy;
Tina Keely Kavanagh, Robertstown
NO JACKPOT WINNER
NEXT WEEK’S JACKPOT €4,700

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.

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.

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 “Moynihan Brothers” Adm €10. Time 9.30pm – 11.45pm.

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

PARISH OFFICE
Some items available to buy from the Parish Office in Milltown.
*Mass Bouquets for all occasions, Mass Cards, Rosary Beads, Baptismal Candles, Devotional Candles, Holy water fonts.*
Open Tuesday to Friday
10am -2pm.

SMILLTOWN TIDY TOWNS
Annual Heritage Walk & Talk
on
Sunday 18th August
at 2pm
Starting from the Heritage Centre
All Welcome

ST. PIO’S GLOVE
St Pio’s glove will be in the home of Betty Malone, Shindella, Rathangan on Sunday 1st September from 11am to 5pm. Contact Betty at 045 525094. Items of St. Pio will be on sale on the day. Everyone welcome.

NATIONAL GRANDPARENTS
PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK
Sunday September 8th, 2019 – Anointing of the Sick at 2.30pm, Mass at 3pm followed by the Rosary. Celebrants: Bishop Kevin Doran of Elphin and Apostolic Nuncio Archbishop Jude Thaddeus Okolo.

FR. MOORE’S WELL
ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE
Sunday 8th September. Michael and Anne Forde will attend with blessed Fr. Moore’s hat.

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

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

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No Match 3 Winner
3 x €50 Winners
Frances Moore c/o Spar
J. Kearney c/o Robertstown P.O.
Louise Yorke c/o P.O.
Next week’s Jackpot €8,400

 

ROBERTSTOWN GFC
Junior Football Championship Round 2: Robertstown 2-11 Cappagh 1-6. Reserve Football 'F' Championship Semi-Final: Robertstown vs Q.F. Winner on next weekend August 23 rd. / 24th to be confirmed. Robertstown/Kelloggs Cúl Camp held last week was a great success with 100 Boys and Girls taking part Well done to all the coaches and helpers during the week with special thanks to the week's Organiser Peter Hogarty. Astro-Turf Pitch: This is available to all Clubs and Groups and for Children's Birthday Parties. For bookings contact Tara Moran 085/7317697. Parish Lotto: Tickets at € 1.50 each available from our many Promoters and from the Shops and Post Office in Robertstown. Monday's Jackpot €4,700. Robertstown Club Draw in association with Club Kildare. Last Draw on the last Friday in August. Tickets at €25 available from Peter Hogarty. 1st Prize a Renault Clio or €12,000 Cash Prize. 16 Prizes. Our Canalside Fitness Gym 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. The Club offers its sincere condolences to the Warde Family on the sad passing of Jack.

MILLTOWN GFC
Congratulations to all our members who received their leaving cert results and CAO offers this week. Congratulations to our senior men who came from behind in injury time to beat Suncroft. Milltown 2-12 Suncroft 2-11. Our senior ladies beat Celbridge to secure a home semi final. Milltown 4-15 Celbridge 2-03. Our minor lads out to St. Kevins Milltown 1-12 St. Kevin’s 1-16. Our Teens skills Academy starts tomorrow Monday from 10-2 Monday through Thursday. Cost is €40. Contact Róisín on 0851264811 for details. Autumn leagues are starting up now so a busy time for the club for fixtures. Best of luck to all the teams and thanking all the coaches for their time. Lotto tickets €1.50 are available from Liz O’Shea, John Murphy and Daves Shop. Thank you to all those who support the lotto. Congratulations to Patrick Donoghue, Karl Hueston, Calum Murphy, Tom Murtagh & Conor Sheerin who have all made the Kildare U14 Development squad. Well done lads and to your mentors as well. Best of luck to our young girls team who travel to Kerry next weekend to play Austin Stacks. A huge thank you to the organizers and sponsors of the event. The girls get to play football and to be in Tralee for the Rose of Tralee Festival.

ALLENWOOD GFC
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. 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 Bonus Ball available 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. Clothing Collection continues at Allenwood GFC Mon-Fri 9.30am -12.30pm. cuddly toys also accepted.

BALLYTEAGUE GFC
Results: 2019 Pittman Traffic Intermediate Football Championship Group 4 Ballyteague 0-7 Kilcock 0-8. Hard luck to the team and management. Well done to Aylmer Gaels minors who had an impressive win over Raheens in the first round of the Minor B Championship.
Fixtures: 2019 Pittman Traffic Intermediate Football Championship Group 4 Rd 2 Fri 16th Aug Ballyteague V Monastereven in Hawkfield at 7.30pm. 2019 Pittman Traffic Intermediate Football Championship Group 4 Rd 3 Sat 24th Aug Ballyteague V Kilcullen in EOCC Donore at 3.30pm. Keep an eye on Facebook and Twitter for upcoming underage fixtures. Cul Camps take place this year in Ballyteague next week 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!

BRIDGEWOOD/ELESON UNITED
The boys are home to Naas on Sunday at 11am. All support greatly appreciated.
The club would like to extent its deepest sympathy to the Leeson family on the sad passing of Kilian and also to the Warde family on the sad passing of Jack