Allen Parish Newsletter 15th November 2020

Allen Parish Newsletter

Thirty Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

World Day of the Poor

15th November, 2020

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

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

Parish Office.............................................................................. (045) 450501

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(All Masses livestreamed on Allen Parish facebook page. You DO NOT need a facebook account to watch these Masses)


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.
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.

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 previously had Baptisms booked will be contacted as soon as we have a definite date for reopening.

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.

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

Did you know that you can help Allen Parish to reclaim thousands of euro at no extra cost to you? The government provides us with this opportunity through the Charitable Donation Scheme.
How to enable us to claim tax relief on your donation?
If you give €250 or more to Allen Parish in one calendar year, your donation could be worth an extra €112.25 to us. You just need to sign the Revenue CHY3 form and return to the Parish Office. (Once signed, the CHY3 form lasts for 5 years).
• The form does not commit you to pay anything - it simply enables tax relief if you donate €250+ in any of the five years.
• Please note that all details received on CHY forms are stored securely, and will only be used for the purposes of submitting tax reclaims to Revenue. If you have any questions about the Charity Tax Reclaim programme, please contact the Parish Office at 045-450501.

Allen Parish St. Vincent de Paul can be contacted confidentially at 085 2095220. We are here to help.

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.

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The Parish Office
During the current government Level 5 restrictions, the Parish Office must remain closed to the public.
You can telephone the office on 045-450501
10am to 2pm, Tuesday to Friday
to arrange Anniversary Masses etc.
We can also arrange the purchase of Mass Cards, Mass Bouquets and other religious items.
Christmas Mass Bouquets are now available.


16th – 20th NOVEMBER
Monday 16th November
Allenwood – 9.30am

Tuesday 17th November
Allenwood – 9.30am
- Charlie Corrigan (18th Anniv.) and Angie Lalor Corrigan (3rd Anniv.)

Wednesday 18th November
Allenwood – 9.30am

Thursday 19th November
Allenwood – 9.30am

Friday 20h November
Allenwood – 9.30am


Under the current Level 5 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
Sheila McCormack McKenna, London and formerly Allenwood (1st Anniversary)
Seamus Connolly, Derrymullen
Seamus Heavey, Allen (7th Anniversary)
Margaret & Patty Cronly, Allenwood also Tommy Leeson, Clongorey
Tom Moore, Derrymullen

Lay Reader: Monica Anderson

Allenwood: Sunday 9.30am
Edel Slicker, Blakestown (3rd Anniversary)
Tom Moore, Derrymullen
Kathleen Gorey, Lullymore
Patricia Gleeson, Christianstown
Michael Ivers (Birthday Remembrance)
Marie Dunne, Hawkfield (12th Anniversary) and her uncle Billy Dunne (50th Anniversary)

Lay Reader: John Paul II Awards reader


Our Churches are


for private prayer

or to light a candle.


In line with government guidelines, during Level 5 restrictions Funerals are limited to 25 people only.