Allen Parish Newsletter 10th November 2019

Allen Parish Newsletter

Thirty Second Sunday

in Ordinary Time

10th November, 2019

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

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

Parish Office (045) 450501

List of the Dead
During the month of November, all names on the November List of the Dead will be remembered at all Masses in the Parish.

Responsorial Psalm
I shall be filled, when I awake,
with the sight of your glory, O Lord.

Weekday Masses 11th – 15th NOVEMBER
Monday 11th November
Allenwood – No Mass
Tuesday 12th November
Milltown – No Mass
Allen – Funeral Mass 11am
Wednesday 13th November
Robertstown – No Mass

Thursday 14th November
Allen – 9.30am

Friday 15th November
Allenwood - 9.30am

Allenwood: Saturday 6.30pm
Seamus Connolly, Derrymullen
Tom Moore, Derrymullen
Ned & Sadie Dunne, Grangeclare
Margaret (Peg) Moran, Mylerstown
Patty & Margaret Cronly, Allenwood
Tommy Leeson, Clongorey
Gerard & Nora Carroll (Birthday Remembrances)
Kathleen Gorey, Lullymore
Margaret Malone, Allenwood South
Kathleen Delaney, Pairc Mhuire, Newbridge & her husband Patrick Delaney
Lay Reader: Christina Ryan
Eucharistic Minister: Carmel Cooke

Milltown: Sunday 9.30am
Marie Dunne & Billy Dunne, Hawkfield
Patricia Gleeson (Anniversary)
Lay Reader: Anne Dunne
Eucharistic Minister: Christy Herbert

Allen: Sunday 10.30am
Kevin Smyth, Pluckerstown (Months Mind)
Seamus Heavey, Allen (6th Anniv.)
Brigid & Christopher Jacob and Elizabeth & James Brennan
Michael Ivers, Rathernan (Birthday Rem)
Sean Harris, Kilmeague
John & Gabrielle Price, Marie Price and George & Josephine Price, Annesborough
Lay Reader: Mary Melia
Eucharist Minister: Evelyn Dowling and Helen Doyle

Allenwood: Sunday 11.30am
Angie Lawlor Corrigan, Allenwood (2nd Ann.) & Charlie Corrigan, Allenwood Cross (17th Ann.)
Lay Reader: Noel Moore
Eucharistic Minister: Patricia Durkan

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.

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

St. Vincent DePaul
Allen Parish St. Vincent de Paul can be contacted on our confidential number 085-2095220.
We are always here to help.

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

We remember in our prayers
Tom Hynan, formerly Allenwood, whose funeral took place in Luton, UK on Thursday.
Frank Malone, Rathangan and formerly Kilmeague, whose funeral took place in Allen on Thursday.
James (Jim) Parkinson, Graigues, Robertstown whose funeral took place in Prosperous on Friday.
Margaret Dane (nee Cross), Huddersfield, UK and formerly Allen. Reposing in Glennons, Allenwood on Monday 11th November. Funeral Mass in Allen Church at 11am on Tuesday 12th November.
Tom Connolly, formerly Robertstown West, who died in Manchester during the week.
May they rest in peace.

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Esther & Richie Nugent
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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.

Cemetery Rosary
The Rosary will be recited on Sunday 10th November in Crosspatrick Cemetery at 2pm.

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.

Allen Parish Senior Citizens Committee Meeting 21st November at 8pm in the old school, Milltown.

Fr. Tommy Hayden Mission Fund
The organising committee offer sincere thanks and gratitude to all who contributed in any way to Fr. Hayden’s Mission Fund.
To all who attended ‘The Hooley in the Hall' on Friday 1st November: musicians, singers, the people who provided and served refreshments, to all our spot prizes donors and to Allenwood GAA club for the use of their facility. We wish Fr Tommy and his team the very best in his Ghana Mission.

Fr. Tommy Hayden Mission Fund
The organising committee offer sincere thanks and gratitude to all who contributed in any way to Fr. Hayden’s Mission Fund.
To all who attended ‘The Hooley in the Hall' on Friday 1st November: musicians, singers, the people who provided and served refreshments, to all our spot prizes donors and to Allenwood GAA club for the use of their facility. We wish Fr Tommy and his team the very best in his Ghana Mission.

Fr. Tommy and Vincent Agyei wish to add, on behalf of the SELL Programme in Ghana and all the young people there who will benefit, their sincere gratitude to all who organized and supported the occasion.

Centenary Celebrations: Saturday last was a memorable day for the Club as they marked their centenary. A full day of celebrations began at 1 p.m. in the Club Grounds with fun and entertainment for all the family, followed by Mini Games for all our young players who were presented with special commemorative centenary medals. There followed an unveiling and naming ceremony of the Club Grounds. The Club considered this to be an appropriate occasion to honour the man who, for over 50 years, has been the heart and soul of the Club and indeed of the entire local community. The Robertstown GFC grounds will now be fittingly named Maurice Musgrave Park. Fr. Willie Byrne then celebrated Mass in the Gym for all past and present members and supporters. Later that evening members and, players, past and present were joined by sponsors and invited guests at a centenary Dinner Dance in the Osprey Hotel in Naas. A book published by the Club to celebrate its 100 years was launched . The book, entitled "The Town a Centenary History” is on sale in the local shops or from any Committee Member at a cost of € 15. 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 €1,900. 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.

Hard luck to Aylmer Gaels U21s who lost to Maynooth on Sunday. All weather pitch available for bookings. Contact Marie Jacob 086 2258002. Brendan Downey Fitness Classes every Tuesday night from 7pm 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’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.

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

Scór Na nÓg takes place in Allenwood Sunday December 1st 3pm. If you are interested in taking part please contact Sean Malone. 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 and lots more. Tickets available from any committee member cost €10. Draw takes place 12th March 2020. 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. Bonus Ball available from Jemma McCabe on 087 6199720. Clothing Collection continues at Allenwood GFC Mon-Fri 9.30am -12.30pm.

*FRIENDS OF MILLTOWN* Milltown GAA would like to express our heartfelt thanks to our FOM. We have passed €35,000 raised on the back of your generosity. To those who may want to sign up, we will be doing a door to door visit throughout the village and surrounding areas during November. For any of you outside the catchment area please contact any Development Committee member or your child’s manager directly to sign up. We hope to have positive news soon in relation to Lotto funding which means we can actually look forward to turning the sod in late Spring all going well. Sun Nov 10th in Hawkfield 2019 Tony Donohue U21 D Football Championship Final Milltown V Ellistown/St Vincent’s Throw In 16:30. Ref: Ryan Moran 2 x 10 Mins Extra Time if necessary. Our Minor Ladies were away to Kilcock on Sat 9th for their last league match. They had a great win over Athy with a score of Milltown 4-13 Athy 1-04. 2019 U17 D Football Championship Our u17 lads were at home to Confey yesterday and had a great win over St. Vincent’s in their last game Milltown 3:12 St Vincent's 1:3. Congratulations to our U15 lads who had a great win today Milltown 6:13 Oliver Plunketts (Two Mile House & Ballymore) 2:8. Míle buíochas to Nicky Cashin for working with our U10 hurlers last weekend. The lads have their last game of the league away to Celbridge today Sunday. A huge thank you and congratulations to all our coaches who are attending foundation and level 1 coaching courses during the next few weeks. The club would like to extend their sympathies to the Keogh Family on the recent passing of Frank. Frank’s son Patrick is a valued member of our U14 team. Ár dheis De go raibh a anam.