Allen Parish Newsletter 29th November 2020

Allen Parish Newsletter

First Sunday of Advent

29th November, 2020

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

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

Parish Office (10am to 2pm, Tuesday to Friday)                            (045) 450501

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Our parish will reopen for public Masses following the lifting of Level 5 lockdown restrictions. Masses will be celebrated as follows:

Allenwood Church:
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays - 9.30am.
Saturdays - 6.30pm
Sundays - 9.30am and 12 noon
Milltown Church: Tuesdays 9.30am
Allen Church: Thursdays 9.30am
(Masses from Allenwood Church are livestreamed on Allen Parish facebook page).

Due to social distancing requirements and for the safety of all Parishioners, a limited number of people can attend each Mass. If you plan to attend a weekend Mass, please contact the Parish Office on 045-450501 between 10am and 2pm, Tuesday to Thursday to reserve your place.

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

We remember in our prayers those who have recently died.

Andrew (Andy) Kane, Kilmeague and formerly Robertstown, whose funeral took place on Thursday.
Mary (Marie) McDonagh (nee Coyne), Willow Lawns, Kilmeague and formerly Allenwood, whose funeral took place on Saturday.
Isabel Sanchez, who died during the week.
May they rest in peace.

Allen N.S is recruiting a cleaner for the school for 12 hours per week for the 2020/21 school year subject to Covid funding being available from the DES. We are offering this position as 2.5 hours daily Mon – Fri with possible flexibility to come in during the school day for 1 hour to sanitise high touch areas/toys AND then 1.5 hours after school, subject to review.
Applicants MUST have previous school cleaning experience. Applications in writing to the Chairperson, Allen NS, Kilmeague, Co. Kildare W91AX99 to arrive before 5pm on Friday December 4th 2020.

For three sessions, during Advent, you are invited to take part in a mini-retreat that will explore the themes of Faith, Hope and Love. The retreat will be led by Fr Billy Swan, St Aidan’s Cathedral, Enniscorthy and will take place from Tuesday 1st to Thursday 3rd December beginning at 8pm. To take part, all you need to do is send an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to receive the Zoom link. Come and join us to prepare for Christmas


One Hour of prayer and

Exposition of the

Blessed Sacrament

Led by

Fr. Brian Kavanagh

Each Friday evening

Church of the Immaculate


Time to be confirmed—keep an eye on our facebook page for further details.


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.

RADIO MARIA IRELAND is an Irish-run Catholic Talk-Radio Station. Prayer, Catechesis, Uplifting music, Talks, Interviews and Testimonies – all commercial free – Listen via TV on Saorview - Channel 210; Download our FREE APP - “RADIO MARIA IRELAND”, streaming on or via PHONE – get live radio feed by telephoning 01 437 3277 (no extra charges apply). Please join our growing faith family! Please feel free to contact, Eamonn Hennessy on 085- 8174799 & email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

BAPTISMS will take place in Allenwood Church only. Contact the Parish Office at 045-450501. Because of the current restrictions only parents and sponsors may attend.

The diocesan website has a dedicated Advent page that will be added to throughout the season of Advent. Parishioners are invited to access this page for a weekly Advent bulletin, Scripture Sharing reflections from Fr Liam Lawton, videos on making and blessing an Advent wreath and on creating an Advent prayer space in the home and more!

The Parish Office

The Parish Office is open 10am to 2pm, Tuesday to Friday

You can telephone the office on 045-450501

to arrange Anniversary Masses etc.

We sell a range of Mass Cards, Mass Bouquets and other religious items.

We have a selection of Christmas Mass Bouquets available.

30th November – 4th December
Monday 30th November
Allenwood – 9.30am

Tuesday 1st December
Milltown – 9.30am

Wednesday 2nd December
Allenwood – 9.30am

Thursday 3rd December
Allen – 9.30am

Friday 4th December
Allenwood – 9.30am

Allen Church on Tuesday mornings 10am – 11am and Wednesday mornings 10am - 11am.
Milltown Church on Tuesday mornings after 9.30am Mass


Allenwood: Saturday 6.30pm
William McNamee, Robertstown (25th Anniversary)
Nora Cahill, Cork

Lay Reader: Liz O’Shea

Allenwood: Sunday 9.30am
Michael McCoy, Littletown (20th Anniversary)
Thomas (Bertie) Conroy, Killaloe and formerly Canal Bank, Robertstown (4th Anniversary) also Seamus (Seamie) Gallagher, Lowtown Manor, Robertstown (3rd Anniversary)
Michael and Ann Connolly, Littletown

Lay Reader: John Paul II Awards reader

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.