Allen Parish Newsletter 20th December 2020

Allen Parish Newsletter

Fourth Sunday of Advent

20th 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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The first eight days of Christmas are known as The Christmas Octave, originating from the time of the Resurrection when Jesus appeared to the disciples on the first Sunday and then eight days later he appeared to them again. During the eight days of the Christmas Octave the joy and peace of Christmas morning is celebrated and concludes on the 1st of January with the Feast of Mary, the Mother of Jesus.

Christmas Octave Masses in Allen Parish

(26th December – 1st January)

Saturday 26th December 11am in Allenwood

Monday 28th December 11am in Allenwood

Tuesday 29th December 11am in Milltown

Wednesday 30th December 11am in Allenwood

Thursday 31st December 11am in Allen

Friday 1st January 11am Allenwood

(Weekend Masses will be celebrated at the usual times in Allenwood Church during the Christmas Octave -
Saturday 6.30pm, Sunday 9.30am and Sunday 12 noon).


We ask that you contact the Parish Office on 045-450501 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
Our three Christmas Eve masses are now fully booked out.

Christmas Day
Allenwood – 9.30am (seats available in the gallery only)
Allenwood – 11.30am (seats available in the gallery only)

Allen Parish Senior Citizens Committee would like to wish all of our senior citizens a very happy and safe Christmas and good health to everyone for the New year.

CATHEDRAL PARISH CAROL SERVICE tune in via led by Bishop Denis Nulty Sunday December 20th @8.30pm


Allenwood: Saturday 6.30pm
Michael Moore, Allenwood North
Mary Boland, Derrymullen
Lizzie Cronly, Allenwood (7th Anniversary)
John Wiltshire and all deceased members of the Clare family
Peter, Christina and John Behan, Carrick

Lay Reader: Róisín Malone

Allenwood: Sunday 9.30am
Esther Byrne, Milltown and her daughter Margaret Byrne
Mary Coyne, Allenwood North (31st Anniversary)
Aileen Gorey, Lullymore (2nd Anniversary)
Melitta Buckley
Joseph and Katherine (Kitty) Moore, Derrymullen
Peadar and Peter Farrell, Derrymullen
James Mills, Rathernan, Kilmeague

Lay Reader: John Paul II Awards reader

Allenwood: Sunday 12 noon
Richard and Delores Price, Boston, also Richie Price, Feighcullen
James Prior

Lay Reader: Catherine Murphy

WEEKDAY MASSES 21st – 25th December

Monday 21st December
Allenwood 9.30am

Tuesday 22nd December
Milltown 9.30am - Brigid Phelan

Wednesday 23rd December
Allenwood 9.30am – Patrick and Mary Hynan, Allenwood North and their son Thomas, formerly Allenwood

Thursday 24th December – Christmas Eve
Allenwood– 5pm
Allenwood – 7pm
Allenwood – 9pm

Friday 25th December - Christmas Day
Allenwood – 9.30am - Mary (Marie) McDonagh, Kilmeague (Months Mind)
Allenwood – 11.30am

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.

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

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.


The Parish Office will close for Christmas holidays on Wednesday 23rd December and will reopen on Tuesday 5th January at 10am.