Allen Parish Newsletter 27th October 2019

Allen Parish Newsletter

Thirtieth Sunday

in Ordinary Time

27th 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
This poor man called; the Lord heard him..

Weekday Masses 28th OCTOBER – 1st NOVEMBER
Monday 28th October
Allenwood – 9.30am
Tuesday 29th October
Milltown – 9.30am Patrick Munnelly (Birthday Remembrance)
Wednesday 30th October
Robertstown – 10.30am Kay Murphy (9th Anniversary)

Friday 1st November is the Feast of All Saints. Masses as follows:

Thursday 31st October
Allenwood – 7.30pm

Friday 1st November
Milltown - 9.30am
Allen - 10.30am

Friday 1st November
Allen – 7.30pm – Annual Mass of Remembrance. All are welcome.

Allenwood: Saturday 6.30pm
Michael McCormack (Months Mind), Station Road, Allenwood
Margaret Moore, Derrymullen (Anniv.)
James Reilly (25th Anniv.) & Mary Reilly, Pluckerstown
Kevin Anderson, Allenwood & Cloncurry
Lay Reader: First Communion Programme
Eucharistic Minister: Mary Brennan

Milltown: Sunday 9.30am
Leonie Nolan (Months Mind), Blakestown
Lay Reader: First Communion Programme
Eucharistic Minister: Christy Herbert

Allen: Sunday 10.30am
Patrick (Patsy) Leeson (Anniv.)
Michael Reidy (Anniv.)
Brian Joe O’Neill, Oaklanws (16th Anniv.)
Maurice Lynch, Robertstown West (15th Anniv.)
Crissie Moore, Allenwood (2nd Anniv.)
Lay Reader: First Communion Programme
Eucharist Minister: Anita Hendy and Áine Murphy


Allenwood: Sunday 11.30am
People of the Parish
Lay Reader: First Communion Programme
Eucharistic Minister: Joy Fetherston

First Friday visits to housebound parishioners will take place on Friday 8th November.

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.

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

21st October, 2019

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FOUR Match 3 Winners
€63 each
Evan & Davey Curran, Allenwood
Ger Smullen, c/o Ger
Lenehan Family, Allenwood South
Adam O Brien, c/o Noel Dunne

Ray Melia (Jnr), Ballintine


Allen Knitting & Crochet Group and Social Morning Every Tuesday from 10am to 12 noon in Allen Hall. All are welcome to come along for a chat and a cup of tea. Ability to knit or crochet is not necessary.

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 Johnny Mullen. Adm €10. Time 9.30pm – 11.45pm.

Next Year's Pilgrimage to the Holy Land - A wonderful pilgrimage to the birth place of Jesus in Bethlehem, to his home in Nazareth, his public ministry in Galilee and finally to the place of Calvary and the Resurrection in Jerusalem. Fr. Brian is the Director to this spiritual journey. Dates: 24th November - 4th December, 2020 (11 Days). Cost: €1850. Single Room Supplement Extra. Maximum Group of 30 People. Please Contact Fr. Brian on 087 6162675 or Parish Office at (045) 450501 to guarantee your place.

Thank You to all who supported our Senior Citizens trip to Knock. A sum of €500 was presented to St. Brigid’s Hospice in The Curragh. Many thanks - from Seamus & Carmel Coyne.

Cemetery Rosaries
The Rosary will be recited on Sunday 3rd November in Allen Cemetery at 2pm and in Milltown Cemetery at 3pm.

On behalf of the family of the late Patrick (Pat) McKane we would like to thank Fr. Willie Byrne, Fr. Brian Kavanagh and Fr. Eddie Moore for the beautiful Mass and burial of Pat. Thanks to Fr. Willie for his kindness to Pat when he was in Naas hospital. To Frank Moran and all in Ballyteague GAA, to Calliaghstown Riding Club and St. Marks GAA and the set dancers from both clubs for the lovely guard of honour. To all our family, friends and neighbours and all who sent Mass cards and visited Pat when he was in Naas Hospital. Thank you to Glennons Funeral Directors and a special word of thanks to Paddy Wright for all the work he did on Pat’s grave.
Mass will be offered for all your intentions. Thank you all for your kindness, from the McKane family.

Eucharist Adoration for Families
Deepen you children’s relationship and understanding with the Blessed Sacrament through song, animation and the Rosary. Every Saturday 5pm in Prosperous Church.

Fr Tommy Hayden Mission Fund
“Hooley in the Hall”
Friday 1st November 2019
Allenwood GAA Hall
at 9pm
Entertainment by local artists including
Eddie Kane & Victoria Cahill
Refreshments will be served
Raffle on the night
Tickets €10 Can be purchased from
Joe Jacob 087 7948333, Paddy Wright 087 2554482, Frank Moran 086 2728644, Tommy Herbert 087 2123685

Centenary Celebrations Saturday next, November 2nd will be a special day as we celebrate 100 years of the Club. The day will begin with ceremonies in the Club Grounds beginning at 1pm with Underage Games and amusements. At 3.30pm Mass will be celebrated for all Members, past and present by Fr. Willie Byrne PP with refreshments afterwards. That evening our Centenary Dinner Dance will be held in the Osprey Hotel at 7.30pm and our Centenary History of the Club entitled 'The Town' will be launched. Dinner/Book Launch Tickets €50 each available from any Committee Member and from the local shops. The numbers attending must be with the Hotel by Wednesday next, October 30th. Parish Lotto Tickets €1.50 each available from our many Promoters and from the Shops and Post Office in Robertstown. Congratulations to Ray Melia Jun. who scooped the Jackpot on Monday last. Tuesday's Jackpot €1,500. 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

The club would like to thank everyone who attended the tree planting in memory of clubman Seamus Nugent on Sunday last. We would especially like to thank the former players who joined us on the day. There was great reminiscing of times past over a cup of tea.
Allen Parish Community unites in aid of Fr Tommy Hayden’s Mission Fund on Friday 1st Nov in Allenwood GAA Hall at 9pm. Refreshments will be served and there will be music on the night from local musicians. There will also be a raffle on the night. Tickets cost €10. Tickets can be purchased from Frank Moran 0862728644 Joe Jacob 0877948333 Paddy Wright 0872554482 Tommy Herbert 0872123685. Please support this worthy cause. 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!

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

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. 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.

Well done to the boys who beat Redwood in the Shield quarter final. It was a draw match 2-2 at full time, continuing on to extra time with no score and finished up with Bridgewood/Eleson winning 4-3 on penalties. A great boost for all the lads - roll on the semi final!


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ONE Match 3 Winner - €150
Kay Dunne c/o Sandra
Next week’s Jackpot €9,400


Allen, Allenwood, Kilmeague, Milltown, Robertstown & surrounding areas

Would you be interested in setting up a new local area community group?

This group will aim to come together for a variety of social activities for e.g. Arts & Crafts, book talks, gardening, languages, group walking

If you are interested, please come along to a meeting and let’s get our ideas together…

Date - Wednesday 6th November at 7.30pm in Allen Parish Hall