Allen Parish Newsletter 3rd November 2019

Allen Parish Newsletter

Thirty First Sunday

in Ordinary Time

3rd November, 2019

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

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

Parish Office (045) 450501

Annual Bereavement/Remembrance Mass
A sincere thanks to all who attended our Annual Bereavement/ Remembrance Mass on Friday evening. A special word of thanks to all who organised, helped out in any way and who participated in the Mass.


Anyone who visits a cemetery or church and prays for the dead may gain a plenary indulgence applicable only to the Holy Souls. In order to obtain the indulgence between 1st and 8th November you must go to Confession, receive Holy Communion, pray for the Popes intention (Our Father, Hail Mary, and Apostles Creed) or any other prayers of ones choice.

Lord God, whose days are without end and whose mercies beyond counting, keep us mindful that life is short and the hour of death unknown. Let your Spirit guide our days in earth in the ways of holiness and justice, that we may serve you in union with the whole Church, sure in faith, strong in hope, perfect in love. And when our earthly journey is ended, lead us rejoicing into your kingdom, where you live for ever and ever. Amen

Responsorial Psalm
If I will bless your name for ever, O God my King.

Weekday Masses 4th – 8th NOVEMBER
Monday 4th November
Allenwood – 9.30am
Tuesday 5th November
Milltown – 9.30am – Bride & Paddy Mulhall, Dunbyrne
Wednesday 6th November
Robertstown – 10.30am

Thursday 7th November
Allen – 9.30am

Friday 8th November
Allenwood - 9.30am – Deceased members of Allenwood ESB

Allenwood: Saturday 6.30pm
People of the Parish
Lay Reader: Ann Curran
Eucharistic Minister: Wilfie Cronin

Milltown: Sunday 9.30am
David Murphy, Christianstown (Birthday Remembrance)
Edel Slicker, Blakestown, Newbridge (2nd Anniversary)
Michael Hanlon, Hawkfield (Anniv.0
Lay Reader: Jack McHale
Eucharistic Minister: Clíodhna Malone

Allen: Sunday 10.30am
People of the Parish
Lay Reader: Maurice Musgrave
Eucharist Minister: Tom Walsh and Liz Jacob

Allenwood: Sunday 11.30am
People of the Parish
Lay Reader: Sean Malone
Eucharistic Minister: Christina Ryan

First Friday visits to housebound parishioners will take place on Friday next, 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.*

Christmas Mass Bouquets now available

Open Tuesday to Friday 10am -2pm

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.

“Those who die in grace go but to God and God is very near”

We remember in our prayers
Jimmy Goulding, Ballyteague, whose funeral took place on Thursday.
May he rest in peace.

29th October, 2019

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FOUR Match 3 Winners
€63 each
Teresa Cross, Allenwood
Joan Cash, Milltown
Emma & Amanda, c/o Allenwood P.O.
Sean Cullen, c/o Davids Shop

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 Blue Lace. Adm €10. Time 9.30pm – 11.45pm.

ESB Allenwood Retired Staff
Mass will be offered on Friday 8th November in Allenwood at 9.30am for deceased members of Allenwood ESB. All are welcome to light refreshments in ACDAL after Mass.

Cemetery Rosaries
The Rosary will be recited on Sunday 3rd November in Allen Cemetery at 2pm and in Milltown Cemetery at 3pm and on Sunday next, 10th November in Crosspatrick Cemetery at 2pm.

Thank You
The family of the late Phil Doyle, Spencer Court, Rathangan wish to express their sincere gratitude to all who sympathised with them on their sad loss. Mass will be offered for your intentions.

Allen Parish Senior Citizens Annual Christmas Party will be held in Dowlings, Prosperous on 8th December at 1pm sharp.
For more information contact:
May Gilligan 085 7236695
Seamus Coyne 087 2650674
Purr Maher 045 860854
Anne Downey 087 2138360
New people welcome. More details to follow.

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.

November List of the Dead
Please return your November list of the Dead (purple envelope in your weekly envelope box) to any of the three Churches. The list of the dead will be prayed for at all Masses during November.

110v Transformer found on the road outside Allen Church.
Contact the Parish Office at 045-450501.

Centenary History of the Club entitled “The Town” is now available from any committee member at €15 each or in the local shops. Astro –Turf Pitch: is available to all Clubs & Groups & 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 €1,700. 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.

Thank you to all who attended and contributed to Fr. Tommy Hayden’s mission fund night on Friday last. A great evening was had by all. Your support was much appreciated. 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! The club would like to extend sincere sympathy to the Goulding family on the sad passing of Jimmy. RIP. The club’s AGM will take place on Monday 18th Nov at 7.30pm sharp. All members are welcome to attended. Nominations for officer positions to be sent to the secretary Marie Jacob ASAP.

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.


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THREE Match 3 Winners
€50 each
Pat Ginty c/o Joan
Mary Kelly c/o Bar
Brigid Dunne, Naas
Next week’s Jackpot €9,500

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

Supporting Local Charities
All Star Concert & Dance
Andy Cooney
with special guests
The Big C Choir & Friends
Owen Mac, Vicky Cahill
Owen C. Lynch, The Conquerors
Master of Ceremonies – Liam Kett
In Toughers, Naas
November 15th at 8pm

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