Allen Parish Newsletter 26th April 2020
Allen Parish Newsletter

Third Sunday of Easter 26th April 2020

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

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

Parish Office .......................................................................... (045) 450501

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We remember in our prayers those who have recently died
Baby Kenneth James Condon, Rathbride
Anthony Nutterfield, Allenwood North
William (Bilch) Brenna, Coill Dubh
Kathleen Delahan, Allen Manor

We also remember in our prayers all those whose anniversaries occur at this time
Mary and Peter Moran and their son Peadar, Grove Lane Robertstown
Eamon Reddy (26th Anniversary)


Praying for those who mourn during this time of Coronavirus COVID-19

Lord of all gentleness,

You are close to the broken-hearted. We entrust into your care

those who mourn the loss of a loved one this day.

Surround them with your love and comfort them in their sorrow.

Grant that they may not be overwhelmed by their loss. May they know the consolation and support

of the Christian community. Give them confidence in your goodness and strength to meet the days ahead. We ask this through Christ our Lord, Amen


Praying for those who have died during this time of Coronavirus COVID-19

Lord of all people, believing in the resurrection, we turn to you in hope. Into your hands we entrust those who have died this day.
In this life you embraced them with your tender love,
welcome them now into heaven where there is no more suffering or pain.Give them the fullness of your peace and joy.

Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord. R. And let perpetual light shine upon them. May the rest in peace. R. Amen.

May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. R. Amen



- All Confirmation ceremonies are cancelled until further notice.
- All First Communion 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.


ACCORD Relationship Support Line is set up to help support marriage and relationships in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic. The experience for many couples is that of tension, stress and arguments and this support from Accord will greatly ease those situations. It will be staffed by experienced couples and relationship counsellors. It is a free service but calls are charged at a local rate. The support line is open from 9.00am – 8.00pm Monday to Friday. The number is: 01 531 3331

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 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.

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.