Allen Parish Newsletter 12th April 2020


12th APRIL, 2020 -- Easter Sunday



We remember in our prayers all those whose anniversaries occur at this time:-

  • Bridget (Bridie) Heavey, Russellstown (3rd Anniversary)

  • Pat McKane, Russellstown (Birthday Remembrance)

  • Colm Cox (8th Anniversary)

We also remember in our prayers those who have recently died

Sean Egan, Boris-in-Ossory, Laois




Greetings to you in this sacred week.

In these unique times, as we are finding new ways of being Church, you are warmly invited to share in the praying of Morning Prayer with Bishop Denis at 10 am on Good Friday and Holy Saturday.

These Morning Prayer liturgies will be broadcast live on the Diocesan Facebook pageRathangan Facebook pageiCatholic Facebook page and iCatholic Youtube Channel

Bishop Denis’s Holy Week schedule is available for view on the following link.


- All Confirmation ceremonies are cancelled until further notice.

- First Confessions cancelled until further notice.

- Do This in Memory First Communion preparation programme cancelled until further notice.

- All Baptisms are cancelled until further notice.


Kildare Covid-19 Community Call Helpline

A new free text service to this service is now available just TEXT 'KILDARE' followed by your name NAME to 50555

A dedicated community support helpline at 045 980 202 or free call number at 1800 300 174 and email address  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  has been launched to assist at-risk members of the public in accessing non-emergency and non-medical supports and advice. 

Included in the COVID-19 Kildare Community Response Forum are:

  • Kildare County Council

  • Health Service Executive

  • An Garda Síochána

  • Tusla

  • Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection

  • Local Enterprise Office

  • Kildare and Wicklow Education and Training Board

  • South Western Regional Drugs & Alcohol Task Force

  • GAA

  • IFA

  • County Kildare LEADER Partnership

  • Public Participation Network

  • Peter McVerry Trust

  • Family Resource Centres

  • County Kildare Chamber of Commerce

  • Kildare Age Friendly Alliance

  • Kildare Sports Partnership

  • Muintir na Tire – Conor O’Leary (County Champion)

  • An Post

  • Red Cross

  • Civil Defence

  • Citizens Information

  • Kildare South Dublin Local Link

  • Kildare Volunteer Bureau

  • Alone

  • St. Vincent de Paul

  • Kildare Traveller Action

  • Kildare Children & Young People's Services Committee.

  • COVID-19 Support Line for Older People

ALONE has launched a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Professional staff are available to answer queries and give advice and reassurance where necessary. The support line is open Monday to Friday, 8am-8pm, by calling 0818 222 024. Hours may be extended to meet the demand.

  • Third Age Ireland
    Third Age Ireland is a national organisation who take care of the elderly. SeniorLine is one of their programmes and could be very helpful to you at this time. SeniorLine has been the national, confidential listening service for older people, run by trained older volunteers since 1998. This peer-to-peer helpline for older people receives in excess of 10,000 calls per year. If you are feeling worried, stressed or isolated at this very unnerving time, please feel free to ring this FREEPHONE service anytime between 10am and 10pm on any day of the week on 1800 80 45 91.