Allen Parish Newsletter 15th September 2019

Allen Parish Newsletter

 

Twenty Fourth Sunday

 

in Ordinary Time

 

15th September, 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
11am – Milltown
2pm – Allenwood

Saturday 23rd May 2020
11am - Robertstown (Allenwood Church)
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.

During the month of September, we are celebrating the Season of Creation. We know that our world is currently suffering from a catastrophic loss of bio- diversity, largely caused by a consumerist culture. God's creatures are disappearing from the Earth at a rate we can scarcely comprehend. Insects, mammals, trees, plants and creatures are becoming extinct. We pray that this decline may end, and we acknowledge that we are part of a complex, delicate and interdependent web of life, created by God.

RESPONSORIAL PSALM
I will leave this place and go to my father.

Weekday Masses 16th – 20th SEPTEMBER
Monday 16th September
Allenwood – 9.30am
Tuesday 17th September
Milltown – 9.30am
Wednesday 18th September
Robertstown – 10.30am

Thursday 19th September
No morning Mass

Friday 20th September
Allenwood – 9.30am

SATURDAY 21st/SUNDAY 22nd SEPTEMBER

Allenwood: Saturday 6.30pm
Eveleen Cronin, Allenwood North
Lay Reader: Wilfie Cronin
Eucharistic Minister: Mattie Dobbins

Milltown: Sunday 9.30am
James, Julia, Richie & Bill Field, Milltown
Mary O’Shea & deceased members of the Kelly family, Kildangan
Lay Reader: Breda McHale
Eucharistic Minister: Bridie Dunney

Allen: Sunday 10.30am
William (Willie) O’Brien (12th Anniv.)
Lay Reader: Evelyn Dowling
Eucharist Minister: Anita Hendy and Catherine Murphy

Allenwood: Sunday 11.30am
People of the Parish
Lay Reader: Kevin McCormack
Eucharistic Minister: Joy Fetherston

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. Allenwood Church on Friday mornings after 9.30am Mass.

RESURREXIT
Adoration resumes on Monday and takes place every Monday (except Bank Holidays) 11am-3.30pm. All are very welcome.
Healing Mass on Monday at 8pm. All are welcome.

RECENT DEATHS
“Those who die in grace go but to God and God is very near”.
We remember in our prayers
Isabella (Bella) Kelly (nee Kavanagh) Walkinstown and Allen whose funeral took place on Wednesday.
May she Rest in Peace.

BAPTISMS
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.

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.

ALLEN LOTTO
(G.A.A CLUBS & PARISH)
9th September, 2019

6 7 18 26

FOUR Match 3 Winners
€63 each
Ronan O’Shea, Rathbride
Joe Byrne, Milltown Cross
Josie Trant c/o G. Ottley
Michael Kenna, Ballyteague
NO JACKPOT WINNER
NEXT WEEK’S JACKPOT €5,500

ALLEN KNITTING & CROCHET GROUP AND SOCIAL MORNING Every Tuesday from 10am to 12 noon in Allen Hall. Come along for a chat and a cup of tea. Ability to knit or crochet is not necessary. All are very welcome.

FR. MOORE’S WELL ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE
Very many thanks to everyone who helped at the Fr. Moore’s Well annual pilgrimage on Sunday last 8th September.

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

ALLEN PARENT AND TODDLER GROUP commencing on Tuesday 17th September 10am to 11.30am. Venue: Allen National School. Cost: €2 per family. Bring a small snack for kiddies. All ages welcome along with Parents/Carers. Further information on Facebook page Allen Parent and Toddler Group or 0877631055 Louise.

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 “Brian McDermott” Adm €10. Time 9.30pm – 11.45pm.

HOSPICE COFFEE MORNING
in Milltown old school on Sunday 15th September from 10am to 12 noon in aid of St. Brigid’s Hospice, the Curragh.
Thank you for your continued support.

ROSARY SUNDAY
Pilgrimage to Knock for Rosary Sunday 6th October. For further details contact Frank 086 2728644.

SAFEGUARDING SUNDAY
Bishop Nulty, together with the Diocesan Safeguarding Committee are happy to announce the first Safeguarding Sunday event in the Diocese of Kildare & Leighlin. Safeguarding Sunday will take place on Sunday 29th September in all parishes across the Diocese. This day aims to communicate our safeguarding message in a creative and innovative way.

Retrouvaille – A Lifeline for Married Couples: Do you want to improve the communication with your spouse? Do you feel lost, alone or bored in your marriage? Are you hurt, frustrated or angry with your spouse? The Retrouvaille programme can help marriages at all stages to improve communication & learn tools and skills for a happy marri age.
Next programme starts 4th – 6th October 2019. COMPLETELY CONFIDENTIAL Contact Tony & Anne (01) 495 3536, text or call 086 4135440, or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it www.retrouvaille.ie.

CLANE TOASTMASTERS
Want to improve your communication and public speaking skills? Learn in a fun and supportive environment. Our meetings are on the 1st & 3rd Wednesdays each month.
7:45pm - 9.45pm Clane Project Centre, Prosperous Rd., Clane

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

2 19 20 25

ONE Match 3 Winner - €150
Frank and Purr Maher, Kilmeague
Next week’s Jackpot €8,800

OUR ANNUAL HARVEST THANKSGIVING MASS WILL TAKE PLACE ON
SATURDAY 28th SEPTEMBER AT 6.30PM IN ALLENWOOD CHURCH.
ALL ARE WELCOME.

 

ROBERTSTOWN GFC
Junior Football Championship Semi-Final: Robertstown vs. Carragh this Sunday in St. Conleth's Park at 2 p.m. Please support. Results:
Minor Football C Championship Quarter Final Newtown Gaels 2-12 Round Towers 2-11. Under 16 Football B Championship Semi-Final: Fr. Prendergast Gaels 2-10 Newtown Gaels 5-14. Under 14 Football A Championship Round 4 Newtown Gaels 0-11 Naas 2-8. 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 €5,300. Bonus Ball is run in Mullaney's and for a stake of €2 you could win €48. Canalside Fitness Gym and Fully Lit Walking Track always open to new members. Contact Peter Hogarty 085/7858673

ALLENWOOD GFC
A huge thank you to all who turned out to help with the tidy up on Saturday great to see so many helping out. Football: Well done to the U16 Aylmer Gaels team who have secured themselves a place in the Final of the U16 championship. Underage Training continues Friday evening with our coaches. Don’t forget you can purchase your cup of tea/coffee while you wait. 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. Bingo every Wednesday 8.30pm in Allenwood GAA Hall. Bonus Ball available from Jemma McCabe on 087 6199720. Clothing Collection continues at Allenwood GFC Mon-Fri 9.30am -12.30pm. Cuddly toys also accepted. Date for the diary: Allenwood proudly present Marty Mone supported by Eddie Kane Saturday September 28th. Tickets Family €50 single ticket €20. Tickets are available from any committee member and also on Eventbrite.

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

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Caretaker required for Allen Hall. 19.5 hours per week. Applicants must be aged 21 years or more and in receipt of a Jobseekers payment for a least 12 months. Please apply through your local DEASP office quoting Reference Number CES 2121497 or contact Allen Area Community Employment Project 045 870268

Care Assistant required for Allenwood Day Care Centre. 19.5 hours per week. Applicants must be aged 21 years or more and in receipt of a Jobseekers payment for a least 12 months. Please apply through your local DEASP office quoting Reference Number CES 2115531 or contact Allen Area Community Employment Project at 045 870268

The Irish Cancer Society is looking for volunteers to drive patients to and from their chemotherapy treatments in all public hospitals nationwide. Volunteers will need their own car but all expenses are paid. If you have 2 free days a month (Monday – Friday) and an active email address we would love to hear from you. Please call Laura on 01 2310 594, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or go to www.cancer.ie for more information.

Empower! is an exercise to keep women fit and strong after breast cancer. It's open to all ages once they have completed treatment.
Location: Town Hall, Newbridge
Day: Mondays
Time: 12:15
Trainer Name: Maggie
This class is free to attend and is run in partnership with the Irish Cancer Society.

THE ARTHRITIS IRELAND KILDARE BRANCH Churchgate Collection will take place throughout Kildare on *21st and 22nd September*. All funds raised locally are spent in Kildare.

AGE ACTION NEWBRIDGE STORE
Official opening Thursday 26th Sept at 11am. We are a charity for older people and wish to invite everyone to our opening. Any questions phone Bernie on .0860136606. Everybody welcome.