Allen Parish Newsletter 9th February 2020

Allen Parish Newsletter

Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

9th February 2020

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

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

Parish Office (045) 450501

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Responsorial Psalm
The good man is a light in the darkness for the upright.

Weekday Masses 10th – 14th FEBRUARY
Monday 10th February
Allenwood – 9.30am – William Phelan (Anniv)

Tuesday 11th February
Milltown – 9.30am

Wednesday 12th February
No morning Mass

Thursday 13th February
No morning Mass

Friday 14th February
Allenwood - 9.30am

Allenwood: Saturday 6.30pm
Glenn Wright, Derrymullen (25th Anniv.)
Gerard & Bridget Carroll, Allenwood
Lay Reader: First Communion Programme
Eucharistic Minister: Ann Curran

Milltown: Sunday 9.30am
Joe Dunne, Hawkfield & his sisters Bridie & Ettie
Elizabeth & Charlie Curran, Rathbride
Barney Tierney (Anniv.)
Lay Reader: First Communion Programme
Eucharistic Minister: Kevin Forde

Allen: Sunday 10.30am
Luis Borges, Kilmeague & Portugal (1st Anniv)
Bridie, John & tony Sheehy & all deceased members of the Sheehy family
Jimmy Kelly, Blackwood (6th Anniv.) and his parents John and Mary Kelly
Lay Reader: First Communion Programme
Eucharist Minister: Ann Downey & Liz Jacob

Allenwood: Sunday 11.30am
Frances Moore, Allenwood South (1st Anniv.)
Bridie Kennedy, Allenwood Middle
Lay Reader: First Communion Programme
Eucharistic Minister: Julia Farrell

Next Sunday’s Readings
Eccles (Sir) 15:15-20. Ps 118:1-2, 4-5, 17-18, 33-34, R/v 1. 1 Cor 2:6-10. Mt 5:17-37.
Lect I: 652.

Eucharistic Adoration
In Milltown Church on Tuesday mornings 10am - 10.30am and Thursdays 2.30pm - 3.30pm.
In Allen Church on Tuesday mornings 10am – 11am, Wednesday mornings 10am - 11am and Friday evenings 7pm - 8pm.
Allenwood Church on Friday mornings after 9.30am Mass.

Adoration takes place every Monday (except Bank Holidays) 10.30am-12.30pm. All are very welcome. Please note change of time.

Allenwood Sunday 16th February at 12.15pm
Milltown Saturday 29th February at 12 noon
Allen Saturday 7th March at 12 noon
Allenwood Sunday 22nd March at 12.15pm
Milltown Saturday 4th April at 12 noon
Please contact the Parish Office at 045-450501 at least two weeks in advance.

St. Vincent de Paul
Contact our confidential number at 085 2095220. We are always here to help.

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

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:
Michael (Mick) Dunne, formerly Allenwood, whose funeral took place on Thursday.

Noel Bowers, Robertstown West, whose funeral took place on Friday.
May they rest in peace.

3rd February, 2020

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ELEVEN Match 3 Winners - €25 each
Keeva Panny, c/o C. Keeley
Lisa Walsh, c/o G. Melia
Three Men & One Lady, c/o Sham
James Brennan, Ballyteague
Eugene Reidy, c/o W. Reidy
Ciaran Byrne, Milltown
Mary Carew, Allenwood
Nicola Hogarty, Mylerstown
Elaine O Sullivan, c/o P. Sullivan
Carol Hogarty, Mylerstown
Biddy & Catherine Moore.

Milltown Church
As we continue to research the history around Milltown Church we would appreciate any information in relation to: name of people who did work on the Church over the years, donations of items for the Church, any info on a crown for the statute of Our Lady, old photos, the Missions, Sodalities, Devotions, Stations of the Cross, funerals, Priests who served in the parish, other customs and stories, any details on old Churches and Reiligín. Info to Parish Office or Betty O’Shea 086 3397844.

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.

Accord Catholic Marriage Care Service seeking marriage preparation course facilitators
ACCORD Catholic Marriage Care Service is currently recruiting volunteers to train as marriage preparation course facilitators.
• If you have a positive attitude towards marriage in the Catholic Church
• If you have the enthusiasm to be part of the Accord team in supporting couples who are preparing for the Sacrament of Marriage
Accord wants to hear from you!
Successful applicants will receive professional training and will be part of a team delivering marriage preparation courses locally.
Contact Aisling on 01 505 3112 or by email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
The closing date for receipt of application forms to be included in Selections for this year is Friday 15th May.

Radio Maria Ireland wish to extend sincere thanks and gratitude to the people of Allen Parish for their generosity at their recent promotional visit. A total of €515 was raised to help with the running of the station.

SOCIAL DANCING in aid of Almas & Sr. Muriels Home for the Poor at Newbridge Town Soccer Club every Thursday night. Dancing next Thursday night to Jimmy Hogan & Lar Kenny. Adm €10. Time 9.30pm – 12 midnight.

Dowling Cup Round 1: Robertstown at home to Rheban this Saturday , February 8 th at 2 p.m. Please support. Dowling Cup Round 2: Robertstown away to Cast1emitchel on next Saturday Feb 15th at 2pm. Congratulations to St, Farnan's School, Prosperous on winning the South Leinster Senior Football D Championship Final last Monday. Astro-Turf Pitch is available to all Clubs and Groups and for Children's Birthday Parties. For bookings contact Tara Moran 085/7317697. Parish Lotto Tickets at €1.50 each available from our many Promoters and from the Shops and Post Office in Robertstown. Monday's Jackpot €4,100. Canalside Fitness Gym and Fully Lit Walking Track are always open to new members. Contact Peter Hogarty 085/7858673. Bonus Ball is run in Mullaney's and for a stake of €2 you could win €48. Our Centenary History of the Club, entitled ‘The Town’ is available from any Committee Member and from the Local Shops at a cost of €15. Used Clothes Collection is on-going. Please bring any unwanted clothes to the Club Rooms any evening after 7pm. The Club offers sincere sympathy to the Bowers Family on the sad passing of Noel. Ar dheis Dé go raibh sé.

Membership now due and prices are as follows: Adult €40, Couple €60, Family €70, Player €90, Student €50, Social €30, OAP €20. Club Allenwood members €300. Please note for all bookings of the Hall or bar for the coming year contact Emma Cunningham on 086 2711239. Texting and email list please forward your email address to Jemma McCabe text 087-6199720 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to be added to the list for club news as it happens on a regular basis.
National club draw 2018. We would ask all members to make an effort to sell or buy a ticket. There are some fantastic prizes ranging from a Renault Clio to All-Ireland final packages. All proceeds of the sale of the tickets go to the club. Tickets can be purchased from any executive member at a cost of €10.00. Operation Transformation Ireland lights up has started in Allenwood GFC Tuesday nights 7pm – 9pm. All welcome. Football: Keogh cup commences Saturday Feb 8th Allenwood v St Kevins 2pm. Bingo every Wednesday 8.30pm in Allenwood GAA hall. Bonus ball at a cost of €2 with a chance to win €50 every Wednesday at bingo or contact Jemma on 087-6199720. Clothing Collection continues at Allenwood GFC Monday to Friday between 9.30am and 12.30pm. Please note we accept cuddly toys also. Sympathies to the Dunne family on the passing of Michael R.I.P. during the week.

Fixtures: U13 Div 4 Group 4 Ballyteague will play Kill in Kill at 10.30am. The Keogh Cup Group D Rd 2 Ballyteague will play Allenwood in Allenwood on Sat 15th Feb at 2pm. Membership for 2020 is now due. Contact Catherine Murphy 0876351279 or Gillian Loughlin 0872361663. Membership can be paid on Tuesday evenings from 7.30pm in the club house. Please note change of day. Annual Club Mass will take place on Fri 21st Feb at 8pm in the clubhouse. Little Larks training will start back on Friday 28th Feb at 7pm. Boys and girls aged 4-13 years old. Underage registration night Tues 3rd Mar. New coaches always welcome. The National Club Draw tickets are on sale now. Tickets €10 each and are available from committee members. We are delighted to host our annual Bog of Allen 5km & 10km run this year on Sun 1st March starting at 11am. Register online at Also check out our Facebook and Twitter page. The club would like to extend sincere sympathy to the Field and Gilligan families on the sad passing of Tom Field. Tom was a loyal Milltown man who lived in Ballyteague. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends from both Milltown and Ballyteague GFC.

Well done to our U15 lads who started their campaign off to a good start with a great win over Celbridge. They are in action at home today Sunday against Round Towers. Senior men were away to Straffan yesterday in their first round of the Keogh Cup. Kildare Senior ladies had a great victory over Sligo with a score of Kildare 2-13 Sligo 1-8. Well done to Lara with a personal tally of 1-7. Congratulations and well done Ladies. The ladies are in action today Sunday in St.Conleths Park at 2pm when they play Wicklow. U16 Ladies Championship match at home to Rathangan Saturday 15th February- 11.30am. Thank you to all who turned out for the Underage AGM. Chairperson-David Kelly Secretary-Tony Colgan Treasurer-Denis Curran PRO-Róisín Malone Ass. PRO-Paul Delahunty Child Welfare-Michelle O’Hara. Lotto tickets are available from Daves Shop, Liz O’Shea, John Murphy. Please support. Milltown Muckers return for the last time March 21st. To join a team please contact us. Clothes Recycling bank at the clubhouse. Volunteers required for Marshal at Run a Muck and bag packing. Congratulations to everyone