Allen Parish Newsletter 16th August 2020

Allen Parish Newsletter

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

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

Parish Office (045) 450501

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Due to the current restrictions for Kildare NO PUBLIC MASSES are allowed in our Churches. Masses are broadcast live from Allenwood Church on our facebook page at the following times:
Monday to Friday 9.30am
Saturday 6.30pm
Sunday 9.30am
(In line with government guidelines, Funerals are limited to 25 people only.)

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

We remember in our prayers all those who have recently died.

Michael (Mick) Mills, Rathernan, whose funeral took place on Friday.

May he rest in peace.

Very many thanks to all parishioners who have returned weekly envelopes, and to all for your continued financial support of the Parish during this unprecedented time.
As there will be no basket collection during Mass please place your envelope and basket collection donation in the secure collection box at the entrance/exit of the Church.

A facility for online donations to the parish has been made available by Bishop Denis on the Diocesan website at Many thanks to parishioners who have used this secure facility.
Alternatively, anyone who wishes to make a donation through the bank can contact the Parish Office at 045-450501 for our bank details.


Allenwood: Saturday 6.30pm
Nancy Bowler (Months Mind)
Andrew Goulding (Months Mind)
Ulick Burke (First Anniversary)
Michael O’Sullivan, Ballyteague
George Nutterfield (10th Anniversary)

Allenwood: Sunday 9.30am
May Ivers, Rathernan (First Anniversary)
Jim O’Shea, Sammy Crampton, Rathbride and Ellen Cregan, Limerick
Dessie Leeson (Anniversary)
John Bagnall and all deceased members of the Bagnall family, Allenwood Sth

Due to the current restrictions we can not celebrate Mass publicly at the moment. All of our Masses are streamed online on our facebook page.

COVID-19 Support Line for Older People
ALONE manage 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.
Call 0818 222 024 8am to 8pm if you have any concerns about Covid-19.
SeniorLine is a national, confidential listening service for older people. Freephone 1800 80 45 91 anytime between 10am and 10pm  Mon-Sunday.

Health & Wellbeing Co-ordinator, Diocese of Kildare and Leighlin
(Part-time I 20 hours per week)

This role is working with clergy in Kildare and Leighlin Diocese, providing an advocacy and support service to priests in the community. This is a fantastic opportunity to work within a growing community client focused organisation.

The ideal candidate must be:
• A Registered General Nurse (ideally with community experience)
• Have the ability to co-ordinate care planning in the community
• Be self motivated and have the ability to work on own initiative
• Possess excellent communication and time management skills

Please contact Colette Ryan via email:
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Closing date: 26th August 2020