Allen Parish Newsleter 22nd September 2019

Allen Parish Newsletter

 

 

 

Twenty Fifth Sunday

 

 

in Ordinary Time

22nd 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.

As we continue to celebrate the Season of Creation, here are two quotations from Pope Francis’s Encyclical Laudato Si, Our Common Home.
“What kind of world do we want to leave to those who come after us, to children who are now growing up? ... Doomsday predictions can no longer be met with disdain. We may well be leaving to coming generations debris, desolation and filth.” (Laudato Si, 160-161).
“I wish to address every person living on this planet...to enter into dialogue with all people about our common home...The climate is a common good, belonging to all and meant for all.” (Laudato Si, 3,23)

RESPONSORIAL PSALM
Praise the Lord, who raises the poor.

Weekday Masses 23rd – 27th SEPTEMBER
Monday 23rd September
Allenwood – 9.30am
Tuesday 24th September
Milltown – 9.30am
Wednesday 25th September
Robertstown – 10.30am

Thursday 26th September
Allen – 9.30am

Friday 27th September
Allenwood – 9.30am

SATURDAY 28th/SUNDAY 29th SEPTEMBER

Allenwood: Saturday 6.30pm
Paddy & Peggy Keeley, Allenwood & Leicester
Peter & Elaine Maher
Lay Reader: Anne Curran
Eucharistic Minister: Pat Ivers

Milltown: Sunday 9.30am
People of the Parish
Lay Reader: Eddie Boland
Eucharistic Minister: Christy Herbert

Allen: Sunday 10.30am
Elizabeth Kelly, Robertstown
Bridget O’Neill, Robertstown West
Patrick (Paddy) Moran, Mylerstown and his son Christopher Moran, Mylerstown
Lay Reader: Maurice Musgrave
Eucharist Minister: Ann O’Gorman and Áine Murphy

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

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.

RECENT DEATHS
“Those who die in grace go but to God and God is very near”.
We remember in our prayers
Thomas Cross, Grove Heights, Robertstown whose funeral took place on Sunday last.
May Roche, Allenwood, whose funeral took place on Saturday.
Rita O’Loughlin, Allenwood and formerly Dublin.
May they 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.

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

ALLEN LOTTO
(G.A.A CLUBS & PARISH)
16th September, 2019

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THREE Match 3 Winners
€84 each
Anne Kenna, c/o Anne;
Ballyteague GFC, c/o Kathy;
Anne Carroll, Station Road, Allenwood
NO JACKPOT WINNER
NEXT WEEK’S JACKPOT €5,700

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 welcome.

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

ST. VINCENT DEPAUL
We have been offered the following items:
* Three piece suite & two armchairs – blue fabric. * Large settee with wooden frame – 3 seater. * Two double beds.
Allen Parish St. Vincent de Paul can be contacted on our confidential number 085-2095220. We are always here to help.

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 “Phillip English” Adm €10. Time 9.30pm – 11.45pm.

CHILDMINDER REQUIRED. Collection from school & mind in children’s home. 3-4 days per week. Contact Angela 086 0213436.

GOOD HOMES REQUIRED for unwanted kittens. Contact 045-860296.

OUR ANNUAL HARVEST THANKSGIVING MASS WILL TAKE PLACE ON
SATURDAY 28th SEPTEMBER AT 6.30PM IN ALLENWOOD CHURCH.
ALL ARE WELCOME.
If you would like to donate an item for our Harvest Altar please contact Patricia Durkan.

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.

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

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TWO Match 3 Winners - €75 each
Catherine Carroll c/o DCC
Kathleen O’Neill c/o Allenwood P.O.
Next week’s Jackpot €8,800

ROBERTSTOWN GFC
Junior Football Championship Semi-Final:
Robertstown 2-11 Caragh 1-13. Final to be played next weekend to be confirmed. Under 16 B Football Championship Final: Newtown Gaels 2-12 Kilcock 2-6. 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 €5,700. 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

BALLYTEAGUE GFC
Fixtures: 2019 Joe Fox Tool and Plant Hire reserve D Championship Final Ballyteague v Athgarvan on Sun 22nd Sept in Hawkfield at 5pm. All support would be greatly appreciated.
2019 Manguard Plus Minor B Football Championship Semi Final: Aylmer Gaels V Sallins on Wed 25th Sept in Hawkfield at 8pm.
Keep an eye on Facebook and Twitter for upcoming underage fixtures. Well done to Aylmer Gaels U16s who beat Eadestown in the C Championship final last Sunday. 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!

ALLENWOOD GFC
Football: Well done to the U16 Aylmer Gaels team who have won the U16 C championship on Sunday last. The first team drew with Sallins on Sunday. Replay to be played Wednesday night. Underage Training continues Friday evening with our coaches. Don’t forget you can purchase your cup of tea/coffee while you wait. Please note contact Emma Cunningham 086 2711239 for hall bookings. 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.

PETER DUGGAN MEMORIAL CLAY SHOOT
Sunday 29th September at Allenwood clay pigeon club grounds which will be signposted from the village. Refreshments will be available on the day. It is a great day for all and all are welcome! (There will be 15 bird DTL, 45 sporting and high gun).

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.