Allen Parish Newsletter 18th October 2020

Allen Parish Newsletter

18th October 2020

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

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

Parish Office (045) 450501

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 World Mission Sunday

World Mission Sunday is Pope Francis’ annual appeal for spiritual and financial support of the life-giving work of overseas missionaries can continue.

The pandemic means fewer offerings for this vital annual collection. The implications for overseas communities in the months ahead will be devastating.

Please, if you are in a position to help, do so by placing your offering in one of the World Mission Sunday envelopes which are available in each Church or online at or by phone at 01 4972035 or on theDiocesan website or by text on the number below. Thank you.

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

We remember in our prayers those who have recently died.

John O'Neill, Robin Hill, Coolagh Road, Kilmeague, whose funeral took place on Friday.

Marguerite Aspell, Bluetown, Allenwood, whose funeral took place in Newbridge on Thursday.

John (Johnny) Leeson, Clongorey, Newbridge, whose funeral took place on Saturday.

Carmel Percival (nee Gorey), Clane and formerly Allenwood South, whose funeral took place in Clane on Saturday.

Michael Judge, formerly Allen, who died in England on 3rd October. Cremation will take place in Brighton on 27th 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 Very 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.

Due to the current Level 3 restrictions 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


Allenwood: Saturday 6.30pm
Sean Higgins, Station Road, Allenwood
Andrew Cross, Drimsree

Lay Reader: Sean Malone

Allenwood: Sunday 9.30am
Francis Coyne, Allenwood North (29th Anniversary)
Seamus McCormack, Barronstown (12th Anniversary) and his wife Lil

Lay Reader: John Paul II Awards reader

Baptisms: All Baptisms are suspended during the
Level 3 restrictions. Baptisms will take place in Allenwood Church when public worship resumes.
Contact the Parish Office at 045-450501 to book.