Allen Parish Newsletter 6th September 2020

Allen Parish Newsletter

6th September 2020

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

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

Parish Office (045) 450501

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Diocesan Website:


Our parish has now reopened for public Masses following the lifting of local lockdown restrictions. Masses will be celebrated as follows:

Allenwood Church:
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays - 9.30am.
Saturdays - 6.30pm
Sundays - 9.30am and 12 noon
Milltown Church: Tuesdays 9.30am
Allen Church: Thursdays 9.30am
(Masses from Allenwood Church are livestreamed on Allen Parish facebook page).
Due to social distancing requirements a limited number of people can attend each Mass. If you plan to attend a weekend Mass, please contact the Parish Office on 045-450501 between 10am and 2pm, Tuesday to Thursday to reserve your place.


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.

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.

THE ALLEN EYE - CHRISTMAS EDITION: Covid-19 has impacted on all our lives for most of 2020, making it a year to forget. We have taken this into account, and it is our intention to focus on the positive and the true spirit of Christmas. We are asking our readers to submit their ‘HAPPIEST CHRISTMAS MEMORY’. Please submit your entry (not more than 300 words) to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by October 15th. An independent adjudicator will select some of these entries for inclusion in our Christmas edition. We will have a few prizes for the selected entries.


Allenwood: Saturday 6.30pm
Edward & Julia Dunne, Grangeclare and Bridge Mulpeter (nee Dunne)
Patrick Connolly, Clane
Conor Boland, Derrymullen
Cissy Moore, Allenwood
Teddy & Kathleen Wright, Derrymullen
Anne Walsh, Kilmeague

Lay Reader: Christina Ryan

Allenwood: Sunday 9.30am
Sean Murphy, Milltown (First Anniversary)
Michael Doyle, Tower View, Allenwood South (10th Anniversary)
Gary Tobin (4th Anniversary)
Jim Brennan, Ticknevin (formerly Derrymullen)
Michael Brennan, Littletown
Christopher Dunney (Anniversary)

Lay Reader: Liz O’Shea

Allenwood: Saturday 6.30pm
Anne & Sylvester Murphy, Newtownforbes, Longford

Lay Reader: Sean Malone

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.


From September 1 to October 4, Christians around the world unite to pray and care for creation. It’s the “Season of Creation,” and it’s happening from Paris to Pittsburgh, Pretoria to La Paz.
A whole set of resources has been put together for use across the globe.

They can be accessed at

Have you signed the pledge yet:
Parishes, families or individuals might take this season of creation to sign the Laudato Si Pledge. The text of the pledge simply states: Answering Pope Francis’ urgent call in Laudato Si’, I pledge to: 1) Pray for and with creation 2) Live more simply 3) Advocate to protect our common home.

You can sign up to the pledge at

A Family Prayer for use in the home during this Season of Creation.

Creator God,
we thank you for the abundance of creation,
for the air we breathe,
the water we drink,
and the food we eat.
We pray that we, your children,
will steward this gift
so that all of your children
may share in its abundance
here and around the world,
now and in generations to come.
In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.