Allen Parish Newsletter 4th October 2020


Allen Parish Newsletter

4th September 2020

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

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

Parish Office (045) 450501

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

We remember in our prayers those who have recently died.

Sheila Bagnall (nee O’Brien), formerly Annesborough, Roberstown who was buried in Allen on Thursday.

Paddy Whelton, England and formerly Allenwood who was buried in Crosspatrick on Saturday.

May they rest in peace.


Adoration every Monday (except Bank Holidays) 10.30am-12.30pm. All are very welcome.

Resurrexit Autumn Programme brochure is now available.

The Hook of Faith Zoom Conference
The team at ‘The Hook of Faith’ ( are pleased to announce a Zoom Conference for the month of October that focuses on ‘EVANGELISING IRISH CULTURE TODAY’. Each session will be led by an expert speaker followed by 10 mins of Q and A.  Each session will begin at 8pm. We hope that as many as possible participate in this event for the missionary month of October.


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.



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

Theresa Heffernan (Months Mind)

George Connolly, Grangeclare (3rd Anniversary)

Kathleen & Johnny Gilligan

Mary & Thomas Donoghue, Littletown and Bridget & John Roche, Tullamore and Monica Roche, Boston

Lay Reader: Fiona McManamon

Allenwood: Sunday 9.30am

People of the Parish

Lay Reader: John Paul II Awards reader

Allenwood: Sunday 12 noon

Michael McCormack (First Anniversary)

Lay Reader: Anita Hendy

Baptisms: All Baptisms will take place in Allenwood Church.

Contact the Parish Office at 045-450501.