Allen Parish Newsletter 20th October 2019

Allen Parish Newsletter

Mission Sunday

20th October, 2019

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

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

Parish Office (045) 450501


for all from our Parish who died during the past year and for anyone who has ever
suffered bereavement or loss in their lives
will be celebrated
in Holy Trinity Church, Allen at 7.30 p.m.
on Friday
1st November 2019
All are Welcome.

Responsorial Psalm
Our help is in the name of the Lord who made heaven and earth.

Weekday Masses 21st – 25th OCTOBER
Monday 21st October
Allenwood – 9.30am
Tuesday 22nd October
Milltown – 9.30am
Wednesday 23rd October
Robertstown – 10.30am

Thursday 24th October
Allen – 9.30am

Friday 25th October
Allenwood – 9.30am

Allenwood: Saturday 6.30pm
Bridget Connell, Derrymullen
James Mills, Rathernan
Margaret Dillon, Whitegate, Co. Clare
Christopher & Julia Farrell, Bluetown
Mick & Molly Crowe, Celbridge
Lay Reader: Fiona McManamon
Eucharistic Minister: Ann Curran

Milltown: Sunday 9.30am
Tom O’Reilly, Millview
Lay Reader: Eamonn Slattery
Eucharistic Minister: Bridie Dunney

Allen: Sunday 10.30am
Sean Clinton, Dunbyrne (Months Mind)
Stephanie Leeson, Kilmeague (1st Anniversary)
Ellen Thorpe, Kilmeague
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Cross, Grangeclare West
Mick Mills, Kilmeague
Andrew Dunne jnr (2nd Anniv.) & his two children Andrew & Lisamarie
Tom & Brigie Doyle, Ballyteague
Annie O’Hara, Kilmeague & Chrissy Rowan
Lay Reader: Anita Hendy
Eucharist Minister: Catherine Murphy and Helen Doyle

Allenwood: Sunday 11.30am
Teddy Coyne, Allenwood North
Thomas Carroll, Allenwood Middle
Lay Reader: Kevin McCormack
Eucharistic Minister: Margaret Price

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.

Adoration takes place every Monday (except Bank Holidays) 11am-3.30pm. All are very welcome.
Healing Mass on Monday next 21st October at 8pm. We will also be celebrating 40 years of Resurrexit. Refreshments will be served. All are very welcome to celebrate with us.

“Those who die in grace go but to God and God is very near”.
We remember in our prayers
David Andrew (Dave) Thompson, Ballyteague whose funeral took place on Friday.

Kevin Smyth, Pluckerstown, whose funeral took place on Saturday.
May they Rest in Peace.

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

14th October, 2019

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NINE Match 3 Winners
€28 each
Tony Champ, Drumsree;
Dale Hyland, Littletown;
Helena Musgrave, Kilmeague;
James Walsh, Rathernan;
Lorna & Dermot, c/o Carmel Keely;
Marian Wright;
George Fogarty, c/o Eleson House;
Pat Dowling, Milltown;
Robertstown GFC, c/o Maurice Musgrave.

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.

St. Vincent DePaul
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. Dancing next Thursday night to Tom McDonald. Adm €10. Time 9.30pm – 11.45pm.

Milltown Tidy Towns

Please slow down and respect the safety of our road workers in Milltown and surrounding areas.

Bereavement Mass Group – meeting in the Parochial House on Thursday 24th October at 8pm.

Allen Parish Senior Citizens Committee meeting in the Old School, Milltown on Thursday 24th October at 8pm.

International Youth Conference 2019
Anointing Fire Catholic Ministry invites all young adults (16-35 years) to the 2nd International Conference Holy mass/Praise and Worship/Teaching/Eucharistic Adoration/ Healing and Deliverance Prayers from 2pm Friday 27th December to Monday 30th December 4pm. At Clongowes Wood College, Kildare. Cost €150 inclusive Register online at or contact Peggy at 087 1236693

KARE Community Employment - 2 Childcare Assistants required for Bright Sparks Community Childcare Centre, Station Road, Allenwood. No experience necessary. Accredited training will be provided. Applicants must be over 21 and in receipt of a qualifying Irish social welfare payment for one year or more. A genuine interest in working with children, good communication skills, ability to work as part of a team and motivation to study are required.
Applicants must be prepared to complete QQI Level 5 in Early Childhood Care & Education. Please contact your local DEASP/Intreo office to check your eligibility.
Informal enquiries to Mairéad 045 448700.

An Spioraid Naoimh Praying Community
Praise and Worship Meeting in Parish Centre, Portlaoise on Thursday 31st October at 8pm
Format: Rosary, Praise and Worship with Music Ministry. Talk given by Spiritual Director Fr. Ruairi O'Domhnaill All are welcome Contact Michael Nerney 086-8157305 for details

Are you interested in joining a women’s group? If so, join us in ACDAL, Allenwood on Wednesday morning 23rd October at 11am for further information. Refreshments will be provided on the morning.

Minor Football C Championship Final: Newtown Gaels 2-11 Eadestown 3-7. Centenary Celebrations: Saturday, November 2nd will be a special day as we celebrate the past 100 years of our Club The day will begin with ceremonies which will take place in the Club grounds beginning at 1 p.m. with Underage games and amusements . At 3.30 p.m. Mass will be celebrated in the Gymnasium by Fr. Willie Byrne P.P. for all our past and present members with refreshments afterwards. That evening our Centenary Dinner Dance will take place in the Osprey Hotel , Naas where our Centenary History of the Club entitled 'The Town ' will be launched. Dance/Book Launch Tickets at €50 each available from any Committee Member and in the local shops. Come along and help us to celebrate this special day and year. Parish Lotto Tickets €1.50 each available from our many Promoters and from the Shops and Post Office in Robertstown. Monday's Jackpot €6,500. 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. Astro –Turf Pitch: is available to all Clubs & Groups & for Children’s birthday parties. For bookings contact Tara Moran 085 7317697

Well done to all the underage teams who played the last of this year’s matches this week.
The Little Larks training is now finished for this year. The club would like to thank all mentors and coaches who gave up their time to help out with the increasing number of underage teams in the club. We wouldn’t be able to run this section of the club without ye. We would also like to thank the parents and guardians for bringing the children to training and to matches. Your support and encouragement is always appreciated. And finally, a big thank you to all the boys and girls who played with us this year. They have been improving all year along and that was evident in all the games that were played this year. We are already looking forward to next year. Hard luck to Aylmer Gaels U14s who lost out to Athy in the C 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!

National club draw tickets on sale now. Lots of fabulous prizes to be won including An all-New Renault Clio, Travel voucher to the value of €2000, All Ireland Hurling and Football finals package, Two tickets for a concert in Croke Park in 2020 and lots more. Tickets available from any committee member cost €10. Draw takes place 12th March 2020. Date for the diary: Allenwood GFC will have an underage Halloween disco Friday October 25th Adm €5 per family. 7-9pm. 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.

Best of luck to the boys who play Redwood on Sunday in the quarter final of the League Shield in Naas at 11am. All support greatly appreciated.
The club would like to extend its deepest sympathy to the Roche family on the sad passing of May and also to the McCormack family on the sad passing of Mick.

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

Social Night in St Kevins GAA Club Staplestown on Friday 1st November 2019 Music by Alan Brereton and Guests (Staplestown Church Choir, Dessie and Edel Marron) from 9.30pm to 12.30am. Admission €10. All proceeds to the John Marron Stem Cell Treatment.
Tickets John Tuite 086 3801081
Margaret Brereton 087 2724366
Alice Casey 086 8325358.


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ONE Match 3 Winner
Charles Keogh, Grangeclare
Next week’s Jackpot €9,300