Allen Parish Newsletter 7th November 2020

November – The Month of All Souls
November List of the Dead: Please return your November list of the dead (purple envelope). Your envelope can be put through the letter box in the Parish Office or the Parochial House or can be dropped into the collection box at the back of the Church (these are emptied daily). Your lists will be placed on the altar and remembered at all Masses during the month of November.

Family Rosary

New Weekly Envelope Boxes
New Weekly Envelope Boxes for the year 2020/2021 are now available for delivery. The usual distributors are asked to kindly collect them from the Church and hand them out – Allenwood and Robertstown areas from Allenwood Church, Allen/Kilmeague areas from Allen Church and Milltown areas from Milltown Church.
We wish to sincerely thank all parishioners who contribute to the weekly envelope collection for your generous support over the past year. This income is vital for the upkeep of the Parish in particular during this unprecedented time.

Online donations: A facility for online donations has been made available to us by the Diocese at Many thanks to parishioners who have been using this safe and secure facility over the past months.


Allenwood: Saturday 6.30pm
Frank Malone, St. Patrick’s Park, Rathangan (1st Anniversary)
Margaret Moore, Derrymullen
Tom Doyle, Ballyteague and Brigie Doyle, Ballyteague
Mick Hanlon, Hawkfield (Anniversary)
John McCabe, Mylerstown (6th Anniversary)

Lay Reader: Christina Ryan

Allenwood: Sunday 9.30am
Frank Keogh, formerly Blessington and Milltown (1st Anniversary)
All souls buried in Pollardstown and Rathbride cemeteries

Lay Reader: John Paul II Awards reader

BAPTISMS cannot take place during the current Level 5 restrictions and will resume in Allenwood Church when we can return to public worship (Levels 1 and 2).

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

We remember in our prayers those who have recently died.

Joseph (Josie) Byrne, Milltown whose funeral took place on Wednesday.

William (Willie) O’Sullivan, whose burial took place in Allen on Saturday.
May they rest in peace.

Almighty and eternal God,
our refuge in every danger,
to whom we turn in our distress,
in faith we pray:
look with compassion on the afflicted,
grant eternal rest to the dead, comfort to mourners,
healing to the sick, peace to the dying,
strength to healthcare workers, wisdom to our leaders
and the courage to reach out to all in love,
so that together we may give glory to your holy name.

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Lough Derg NOVEMBER MEMORIAL SERVICE for deceased pilgrims and benefactors
Live via webcam from St. Mary’s Church, Pettigo, Sunday 22nd November at 7pm
To enrol a departed loved one please contact us by email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or Tel: 0(0353) 71 9861518
Write to: Fr La Flynn, Prior, Lough Derg, Pettigo, Co Donegal F94 YC60

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.