Allen Parish Newsletter 6th December 2020

Allen Parish Newsletter

Second Sunday of Advent

6th December, 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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Feast of the Immaculate Conception
Tuesday 8th December is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception and a Holyday of Obligation. Masses as follows:
Vigil Mass Monday 7th December: Allenwood 7.30pm
Tuesday 8th December: Milltown 9.30am and Allen 7.30pm

For the health and safety of all Parishioners, the Priests, the Sacristans and our vulnerable neighbours and friends, we must adhere strictly to the government regulations on social distancing. The capacity of Allen Church is 45 socially distant places and the capacity of Milltown Church is 28 socially distant places while Allenwood Church can comfortably accommodate up to 150 socially distant places. For this reason all Christmas Masses will be celebrated in Allenwood Church. We will have five Christmas Masses to ensure that any parishioner who wants to attend Mass can safely do so. We ask that you contact the Parish Office in advance to book your place so that we can make sure that none of the Masses are oversubscribed. Very many thanks to you all for your continued patience and support during these most difficult times.
Christmas Eve Christmas Day
Allenwood - 5pm Allenwood – 9.30am
Allenwood - 7pm Allenwood – 11.30am
Allenwood – 9pm

Please contact the Parish Office at 045-450501 if you wish to attend any of these Masses.

There are blue St. Vincent de Paul envelopes in the Church this weekend. We ask you to please take one home with you and return it to the collection buckets which will be in place in the Church next weekend (12th/13th December). Very many thanks for your continued support. Allen Parish St. Vincent de Paul can be contacted confidentially at 085 2095220. We are here to help.

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.

Eucharistic Adoration

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


You are welcome to join us in Allenwood Church for one hour of Prayer and
Exposition of the
Blessed Sacrament
led by
Fr. Brian Kavanagh

Each Thursday evening during Advent 7pm to 8pm

This Holy Hour will also be livestreamed on our facebook page

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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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.

7th – 11th December

Monday 7th December
Allenwood 9.30am – Noel Phelan, Carbury

Tuesday 8th December, Feast of the Immaculate Conception,
is a Holyday of Obligation. Masses as follows:
Monday 7th Dec. – Allenwood 7.30pm

Tuesday 8th Dec. – Milltown 9.30am
Allen – 7.30pm

Wednesday 9th December
Allenwood – 9.30am

Thursday 10th December
Allen – 9.30am

Friday 11th December
Allenwood – 9.30am


Allenwood: Saturday 6.30pm
Colm Dunne, Grangeclare also his mother Theresa (Tessie) Dunne
John Boland, Edward Leeson and James McGrath, Derrymullen
Mike Joe O’Connell, Oaklawns, Kilmeague
Brigid Dunne, Allenwood Middle
Michael Byrne, Robertstown (2nd Anniversary) and all deceased members of the Byrne family
Ivan Smyth, Mark Smyth and baby Matthew Walker Smyth, Pluckerstown

Lay Reader: Christina Ryan

Allenwood: Sunday 9.30am
Joseph (Josie) Byrne, Milltown (Months Mind)
Lynda O’Callaghan (nee Nolan), Donadea (Months Mind)
Edward Slattery, Barronstown
Anne & Mary Dowling, Hawkfield
Andy & Anne Dunne, their daughter Josie and their son Michael also John & Theresa Gilligan and their daughter Betty

Lay Reader: John Paul II Awards reader

Allenwood: Sunday 12 noon
People of the Parish

Lay Reader: Mark McDermott