Allen Parish Newletter 27th Sept 2009

Aid to the Church in need

 “Dear Father Moore,

Just a short note to thank you sincerely for your kindness to Jim Byrne and helpers over the weekend when they visited your parish of Allen on behalf of Aid to the Church in Need.

You will be pleased to hear that we received a wonderful response from the people of your parish of €1,350.00 to our appeal as well as 68 response cards. WE are most grateful for this and wish to express our thanks to your parishioners for their response to our appeal for the persecuted and suffering Church.
Nothing can be more precious than to comfort the abandoned Jesus in His suffering brothers and sisters and in accommodating the promotion of our pastoral charity you have actively participated in providing a lifeline to those whoa re in the front line of Christ’s work of Redemption.
Again I offer you sincere thanks for your goodness and assure you of remembrance in our grateful prayers as we continue our mission for the persecuted and forgotten in the Church.

Yours sincerely in Christ

George Lynch


 Aid to the Church in need is a Papal Charity, founded by Fr. Werenfried van Straaten to support the Church throughout the world where it is in need or suffering persecution. This charity will be promoted in each Parish of the Diocese with Bishop Moriarty’s approval during this year.


Responsorial Psalm  

The precepts of the Lord gladden the heart.


Monday 28th September

Allenwood – 9.30am – Brigid Regan, Allenwood

Tuesday 29th September

Milltown  – 9.30am

Wednesday 30th September

Allen – 9.30am

Allenwood – 9.30am

Thursday 1st October

Allen  – 9.30am

Allenwood – 10.00am – Mass to celebrate the beginning of the school year. All welcome.

Friday 2nd October

Allen – 7.30pm

First Friday – Housebound

Friday 2nd October is the First Friday of the month. Housebound Parishioners will be attended as follows on October 1st and 2nd:

Thursday 1st October- Kilmeague, Milltown and adjoining areas; also Ballyteague, Grangeclare and Crosspatrick.

Friday 2nd October – Robertstown, Allenwood and Derrymullen.



Allen:  Saturday 7.30pm

Joseph Lyons, Birmingham

Martin Callan

Brigid (Biddy) Bowers, 1208 Robertstown West


Lay Reader: Bréid Murphy

Eucharistic Minister: Anne Downey


Allen:   Sunday 11.00am

Keith Dunne, Ballyteague

Dennis Conway, Clownings

Lay Reader: Quentin Broughall

Eucharistic Ministers: Nellie Sweeney and Tom Walsh


Allenwood: Saturday 6.30pm

Patrick, Ellen and Mary Kelly, Station Road, Allenwood

Lay Reader: Christina Ryan

Eucharistic Ministers: Wilfie Cronin and Mary Jacob


AllenwoodSunday 10.00am

Colm Cross, Drimsree

Lay Reader: Noel Moore

Eucharistic Ministers: Larry McCormack and May Cunningham


Milltown: Sunday  9.30am

People of the Parish

Lay Reader: Leonie Hughes

Eucharistic Minister: Marie Walsh

Next Sunday’s Readings: Readings for Sunday 4th October:

Gen 2:18-24. Ps 127. Heb 2:9-11.Mk 10:2-16. Lect 1: 807.


The Sacrament of Baptism is celebrated every two weeks.The schedule is as follows:

Allen Sunday 11th October at 12 noon

Allenwood Sunday 25th October at 11am

Milltown Saturday 7th Nov. at 12 noon

Allen Sunday 22nd November at 12 noon

Allenwood Sunday 6th December at 11am

Milltown Saturday 19th Dec. at 12 noon

Requests for baptism must be received at the Parish Office not later than two weeks before the actual baptism.


Recent Deaths


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


We remember in our prayers


Bobby Kennedy, Level Crossing, Allenwood North, who was buried in Allen on Wednesday.

May he rest in peace.


October Priests Collection


Envelopes for the October collection for the Priests of the Parish will be taken up at all Masses next weekend.



Youth Ministry

Welcome back to all. Looking forward to another great year with lots of activities for all ages.

Youth Mass

The Youth Mass will be celebrated this Sat. 26th September in Allen at 7.30pm.


Congratulations and best wishes to Fiona Murphy, Allenwood, with her PhD course in Biological Science starting in October in Scotland.


We would like to welcome Ciara Murphy, Caragh, to our choir.

Youth Choir

We would like to invite all the youth of the Parish to join our Youth Choir. See Newsletter for practice dates and times.

Upcoming events

Pope John Paul II awards. Our Youth Choir will participate in the launch with Liam Lawton on 19th October in Carlow.

GIFT I, II and III programmes will start in October.

Confirmation programme will also start in October.

Religious Education Congress takes place in Dundalk on the weekend of 2nd October.





21st September, 2009
10            17            19           22


EIGHT Match 3 Winners

€32 each

Sham Moran, Robertstown

Seamus & Anne O’Neill, Newbridge

Sean Bagnall, Robertstown

Paddy Swords, Kilmeague

Padraic Price, Robertstown

Liam Casey c/o John Murphy

Bridget McNamee, Robertstown

Philip Moran c/o Kathy




Allen Parish Finance Committee

A meeting of Allen Parish Finance Committee will be held in the Parochial House on Tuesday 29th September at 8pm.

Rosary Sunday

Pilgrimage to Knock on Rosary Sunday, 4th October. Contact Nora Carroll at 860418 or Tommy Bagnall at 870138 / 087 2060723.




Meeting for leaders of Rainbows in Fr. Brian’s house, 15 Lowtown Manor, Robertstown, this Monday 28th Sept. at 8pm to discuss plans for the year ahead and to offer the programme once again to the children, young people and adults of the Parish who have suffered a loss in their lives through death or separation. We will be making contact with the principals of the primary schools to inform parents about the programme. If anybody

wishes to receive further information please feel free to contact Fr. Brian at 087 6162675.


A training programme for people interested in facilitating the Rainbows meetings with children of the Parish will be held in Kildare on Friday evening 2nd October and Saturday morning 3rd Oct.   One does not need to be a counsellor to become involved in this peer support programme. Please contact Fr. Brian at 0876162675.

St. Brigid’s Parish Council


The Tullamore Gospel Choir

In concert Wednesday 21st October 2009 at 8pm sharp


St. Brigid’s Parish Church, Kildare Town

Proceeds in aid of the

Church Restoration Fund.

Tickets €15 (€10 student/oap)

On sale in Áras Bhríde 045 521352 or 085 7432665



Paul Doyle and the lads finished off the year by taking part in the All Ireland Junior 7s at St. Judes, Templeogue on Saturday Sept 19th and while no silverware came their way a good day was had by all.

Committee Meeting: On Wednesday Sept 30th at 8-30 pm.

Under-Age Training: On Monday nights for U/11 & U/13 girls and U/10 & U/12 boys 6-30 to 8-00 pm. All Welcome.

Ladies Football: Girls U/13 Div 3. The game v Ellistown was abandoned at half time due to fading light. At home to Ballykelly Wednesday Sept 30th. U/11 Div 4 Result Milltown 3-3 Suncroft 3-0. Many thanks to Ballyteague for the loan of jerseys for this game At home to Moorefield on Saturday Oct 3rd.



Indoor Bowls continues every Monday and Wednesday night at 8pm in the Milltown

GFC Clubhouse. New players welcome.



Don't forget Indoor Bowls in Allen Hall every Tuesday night at 7.30 p.m. New members are very welcome.



Result: Junior A Championship Quarter Final – Robertstown 2-9 Cappagh 1-2 with John O’Sullivan hitting the 2 goals.

Fixture: Junior A Championship Semi-Final – Robertstown v Straffan this Sunday in St. Conleth’s Park, Newbridge at 5pm. All support welcome.

Kildare Senior Panel Members are holding a race night in the Osprey Hotel on 9th October at 8.30pm. If you would like to sponsor a horse at €10 each please contact Danno Keely, Jim Hogarty or any Committee Member.

Club T-shirts and Jackets can be ordered through Larry Ivers.



Results: U 13 football league 5th Round, Round Towers 5 – 11 Na Fianna 1 – 0.  Scorers: Peter Blennerhasset 1–01, Brian McGrath 0-01, Jimmy Hyland 0–01.

Fixture: Sunday Sept 27th U 13 league semi final, at 11.00 Ballyna v Na Fianna.

Best of luck to Na Fianna U 13 team and mentors in the semi final.

U 15’s will field 2 teams in the league, starting Sunday 4th October. Best of luck to the teams and club mentors Declan Jacob and John Gilligan.

All weather pitch available, contact Marie Jacob 086 3626995.

GYM opening hours mornings 10.00 to 12.00 noon.

Evenings 6.30 to 9.30.


Morgan, John and Shane would like to thank all those who supported last week's quiz in aid of the Kildare Players' Fund. Thanks also to quizmaster Johnny O'Callaghan. The event proved a great success.

Thanks to all of the volunteers who have worked so hard over the past couple of weeks to complete the walking track around the underage and adult pitch. Thanks also to the Judges and Farrells for their great work and generosity. The track will prove a great addition to the club's facilities.

Best wishes to the U13s who take on Nurney in the league semi-final on Sunday, 27/09/2009 at 11am. The game is in Allenwood, so please try to give them your support.



22nd September, 2009


Winning Numbers                          Plus

1         11        16        27                  34


ONE Match 3 winner


Katie Farrell, Station Road, Allenwood

No Jackpot Winner

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