Allen Parish Newsletter17th November 2019

Allen Parish Newsletter

Thirty Third Sunday

in Ordinary Time

17th 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
The lord comes to rule the peoples with fairness.

Weekday Masses 18th – 22nd NOVEMBER
Monday 18th November
Allenwood – 9.30am

Tuesday 19th November
Milltown – Brian Lawler, Scarlettstown & Brigid Lawler, Punchersgrange (Anniv)

Wednesday 20th November
Robertstown – 10.30am

Thursday 21st November
Allen – 9.30am

Friday 22nd November
Allenwood - 9.30am

Allenwood: Saturday 6.30pm
Margaret Patricia Dane (nee Cross) Months Mind
William Bagnall
Ann Tierney, Shee Bridge, Allenwood
Frank Moore, Allenwood North
Jimmy Kennedy, Level Crossing, Allenwood
Glen Smullen
John (Bill) Stowe, Kilmeague (4th Anniv.)
Lay Reader: First Communion Programme
Eucharistic Minister: Mattie Dobbins

Milltown: Sunday 9.30am
Edward Lawlor, Narraghmore
Edward Reddy & Rosanna Reddy, Milltown
Noreen Heffernan
All interred in Pollardstown & Rathbride Cemeteries
Lay Reader: First Communion Programme
Eucharistic Minister: Kevin Forde

Allen: Sunday 10.30am
Bridget Bright (nee Cross) Huddersfield, UK
Margaret Reidy, Robertstown West (20th Anniv.)
Deceased members of the O’Neill family, Robertstown West
Michael & Ann Connolly, Littletown
Patrick & Bridget Nugent (Anniv.), Ballyteague and Tom & Angela Nugent (Anniv.)
Michael Smullen Snr & Michael Smullen Jnr, Littletown also Anne Crinnigan (nee Smullen) & grandson Michael Gerard Buckley
Bridget O’Hara (Anniv.)
Lay Reader: First Communion Programme
Eucharist Minister: Liz Jacob & Ann Downey

Allenwood: Sunday 11.30am
Edward O’Daly, New Road, Allenwood Nth.
Lay Reader: First Communion Programme
Eucharistic Minister: Julia Farrell

Eucharistic Adoration
In Milltown Church on Tuesday mornings 10am - 10.30am and Thursdays 2.30pm - 3.30pm (Please note change of time).
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 next Monday night, 18th November at 8pm. All are very welcome.

Allenwood Sunday 24th November 12.15pm
Milltown Saturday 7th December at 12 noon
Allen Saturday 21st December at 12 noon
Allenwood Sunday 5th January at 12.15pm
Milltown Saturday 18th January at 12 noon
Allen Saturday 1st February at 12 noon
Allenwood Sunday 16th February at 12.15pm
Milltown Saturday 29th February 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

11th November, 2019

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EIGHT Match 3 Winners - €32 each
Cian, Aoife & Ciara Buckley, Newtown;
John Murphy, c/o J. Murphy;
Maureen Casey, c/o F. Reidy
J.J. Logan;
Cor, c/o Larry and Mary Ivers;
Luke and Niamh, c/o Danno;
The Three Boys, c/o P. Cronly;
Paddy O Rourke, c/o S. Malone

Eucharistic Ministers &
Lay Readers New Rotas
The new rotas for Lay Readers and Eucharistic Ministers are being prepared for next year. Please let us know if you wish to continue or if you wish to remove your name or change the days or times on which you are rostered at present. Please submit any changes by November 22nd.
* Eucharistic Ministers Allen contact Rosaline Connolly 045 860176 * Readers Allen contact Bréid Murphy 045 845085 * Eucharistic Ministers Allenwood contact Christina Ryan * Lay Readers Allenwood contact Mary Donohue * Eucharistic Ministers Milltown contact the Parish Office 045-450501 * Lay Readers Milltown contact Noreen Smith.

Christmas Fayre
Na Fianna Men's Shed is hosting a Christmas Fayre in Allenwood GFC Centre on Sunday December 15th (1.30pm - 5pm). We are inviting Community Groups or other interested parties to come along and display their products. It will provide a very suitable opportunity for promotion/sales of produce.
Please contact: Allen Area CEP at 045 870268 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Public Meeting
Business opportunities with Blue Way in Robertstown N.S. 19th November at 7pm. Guest speaker Richie Walsh from Waterford Greenway.

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.

A Word of Thanks
Scoil Mhuire Allenwood would like to thank the Allenwood Clay Pigeon Club, sponsors, organisers and the Duggan family for donating a cheque for €728 to the school from the Peter Duggan Memorial Shoot. This money will go towards funding our Wellness Programme for the children.

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.

The Allen Eye Book Past & Present
There are some copies still available.  It would make a very nice Christmas Gift for family members abroad.  The book captures the history and contemporary material about the Parish and its people. Copies available from the Parish Shop in Allenwood & Parish Office in Milltown. Also Allen Area CEP 045 870268 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


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ONE Match 3 Winner - €150
Henry Farrell c/o Sanita’s
Next week’s Jackpot €9,700

Sponsorship Agreement: The Club wishes to acknowledge the very generous 3 year sponsorship we have received from Croi Laighean Credit Union and at the launch of the agreement Martin Fitzgerald,Community Relations Specialist with Croi Laighean Credit Union said ' We look forward to partnering ..and building a longer-term relationship with the Club and supporting the community ethos of Robertstown GFC. Official G.A.A. Healthy Clubs: At a ceremony which ran alongside the GAA National Healthy Club Conference in Croke Park on October 5th 84 G.A.A. Clubs were recognised as Official Healthy Clubs. 3 Kildare G.A.A. Clubs, Robertstown, St. Mary's, Leixlip and St. Laurences can now proudly fly a flag, above their grounds letting their members and communities know that they value health and wellbeing as much as leagues and championships. Centenary History of the Club entitled 'The Town' is now available from any Committee Member and from the local shops at a cost of €15. Christmas Raffle: Ticket at €20 each (confined to 200 tickets) are available from any Committee Member. Draw takes place in Mullaney'Lounge on Saturday December 21st First Prize € 1,000. 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. Monday’s Jackpot €2,100. 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.

For those interested in using our walking track, the lights will be switched on every day from 7am until 8:30am and then again from 5pm until 9pm. 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’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. Bingo every Wednesday at 8.30pm in Allenwood GAA Hall. 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.
Congratulations to the boys who beat Arlington 2-1 in a thrilling game in the Shield semi-final. No doubt it will be a cracking final against our neighbours Allenwood Celtic. We will all look forward to this game.
Well done to all involved in the Centenary Celebrations at Robrtstown GFC and what a fitting tribute to a very special person on having the grounds called after him Maurice Musgrave Park. Congratulations Maurice from all in our club.

Are you interested in joining a Womens Group? Circle of Friends Womens Group meet in ACDAL, Allenwood every Wednesday morning at 11am. Refreshments are provided. All are welcome.