Allen Parish Newsletter 20th September 2020

Allen Parish Newsletter

20th September 2020

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

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

Parish Office (045) 450501

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The Pope John Paul II Award is a faith achievement award for young people between the age of 16 and 18 which was started in 2006 in Derry. It is non-competitive, inclusive, flexible and voluntary. Young people from our Diocese and Parish have taken part in the Awards since 2007.
Who is the Award for? The Pope John Paul II Award is for anyone between the age of 16 and 18. The Award is run by the Diocese and is suitable for: *Students in Transition year *Students in full-time education who have completed Junior Certificate *Anyone aged between 16 - 18, not in post-primary education.
The Award is non-competitive, flexible and voluntary and requires an ongoing commitment. Awards are earned by taking part in parish and social activities – 1 hour per week over 8, 14 or 20 weeks. There are 3 Awards – Gold, Silver & Bronze. Those that have completed the Gold Award have a further option of completing the Papal Cross Award.
If you are living in the Parish of Allen and are interested in taking part, please contact Róisín Malone on 085 1264811.


Adoration resumes next Monday, 21st September and continues every Monday (except Bank Holidays) 10.30am-12.30pm. All are very welcome.
Resurrexit Autumn Programme brochure is now available.

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.

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.

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
Michael Mills, Rathernan (Months Mind)
Bobby Kennedy, Allenwood
William (Willie) O’Brien, Kilmeague (13th Annviersary)
Bridget & James Callan, Allenwood and Charlotte (May) Roche (1st Anniversary)
Alice Swords, Kilmeague
Joseph Wilson and his daughter Mary Connolly, Pluckerstown
Jack Hanlon, Punchesgrange

Lay Reader: Monica Anderson

Allenwood: Sunday 9.30am
Marie Cullen, Punchesgrange (18th Anniversary)
Mary Ryan (Anniversary)

Lay Reader: Róisín Malone

Allenwood: Sunday 12 noon
Madge Magyar who died recently in Melbourne, Australia

Lay Reader: Mark McDermott