Allen Parish Newsletter 13th September 2020


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.

Realignment of Milltown Cross
Milltown Tidy Towns had no input into the realignment of Milltown Cross. For any queries please contact the Council Area Office in Newbridge at 045-437556.

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.

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.

Today is Safeguarding Sunday
A Message from Bishop Denis
The place of young people in the heart of our diocese, our parishes, our church
Last September we celebrated our very first Safeguarding Sunday in the diocese. This year to coincide with Safeguarding Sunday in the middle of the Covid-19 pandemic we are also offering a Video Message.
Safeguarding Sunday is an opportunity to recognise publicly the years of dedication and work by so many to ensure that our diocese is a safe place for children and vulnerable adults and for all those working with them. I thank the Diocesan Safeguarding Team and the Diocesan Safeguarding Committee for proposing this day once again and making it happen.
There are close to 200 people voluntarily working on behalf of safeguarding across all our parishes. I am most grateful for their commitment and dedication to their safeguarding brief. It is greatly appreciated. Our parishes, our diocese are safe places for young people to participate fully in the life of the Church.

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.


Allenwood: Saturday 6.30pm
Alan Donohoe (Months Mind) and Elizabeth Donohoe (1st Anniversary)
Michael Bagnall, Allenwood North
Michelle Ryan, Allenwood (13th Anniversary)
Joe Cronly, Allenwood (9th Anniversary)
Ann (Chris) Ennis, St. Brigid’s Tce, Robertstown
Thomas, Pat and Nancy Connolly, Robertstown West
Peter Healy (Anniversary)

Lay Reader: Wilfie Cronin

Allenwood: Sunday 9.30am
Christopher Connolly, also his wife Mary and his parents Joseph & Catherine Connolly, Carrick
Nora O’Connor, Vicarstown, Laois and formerly Barronstown

Lay Reader: Róisín Malone

Allenwood: Sunday 12 noon
Thomas (Tommy) Cross, Robertstown (1st Anniversary)
Kathleen Smith, Matty Smith and Thomas Smith

Lay Reader: Anita Hendy