Allen Parish Newsletter 30th May 2010

The Most Holy Trinity

Clue: Mexican salamander. Seven letters. What is it? Haven’t a clue? Starts with a and ends in l. No? Middle letter is l. So it has to be ... axolotl. Ah! The stuff of addictions. The first newspaper crossword puzzle appeared in the New York World, 1913. Englishman, Arthur Wynne, its creator, called it a word-cross. Ten years on it had soared to the status of a national craze. Even then some media people decried it as a national threat because of the hours ‘squandered’ on it by all and sundry alike.

Today, Trinity Sunday, we don’t celebrate a puzzle, but we do pay homage to a mystery. Puzzles get solved, mysteries don’t. They’re not for solving. The more you delve into a mystery the more you realise there is to delve into. Thus it is with that mystery we so abstractedly call: the Most Holy Trinity.

God is not an abstraction. God is person. Three in fact. Though no less mysterious for it, God is more accessible to our minds and hearts by being seen as Father, Son and the Spirit of love between them. God is not a cold, unfeeling, unit of isolated magnificence. He is the father running out to welcome home a repentant brat of a son. He is the Son who couldn’t resist becoming one of us even though he would have to pay the ultimate price for doing so. And, unlike pagan gods to be feared, God is Spirit inspiring love in the hearts of all people of good will.

Clue: God. Four letters. Solution?

Responsorial Psalm  

How great is your name, O Lord our God,

through all the earth.


 Monday 31st May

Allenwood – 9.30am

Tuesday 1st June

Allen – 9.30am

Milltown 9.30am

Wednesday 2nd June

Allenwood – 9.30am

Thursday 3rd June

Allen – 9.30am

Allenwood – 9.30am 

Friday 4th June

Allenwood – 9.30am

Allen – 7.30pm. The Divine Mercy chaplet will be recited after this Mass. All welcome.

First Friday – Housebound

Friday 4th June is the First Friday of the month. Housebound Parishioners will be attended as follows:

Thursday 3rd June (morning) - Kilmeague, Milltown and adjoining areas; also Ballyteague, Grangeclare and Crosspatrick.

Thursday 3rd June (afternoon) – Robertstown

Friday 4th June – Allenwood and Derrymullen.



Allen: Saturday 1pm – Wedding Mass

Allen:  Saturday 7.30pm

Elaine and Peter Maher

Lay Reader: Sinéad Jacob

Eucharistic Minister: Lily Leeson

Allen:   Sunday 11.00am

John & Elizabeth O’Sullivan and all deceased members of the O’Sullivan family

Cissie Regan (nee Perkins), Dunbyrne also her parents Bill and Lucy Perkins

Lay Reader: Mary Melia

Eucharistic Ministers: Liz Jacob and Tom Walsh



Allenwood:  Saturday 6.30pm

John Smullen, Allenwood South

The Dowling Family, Allenwood Middle

Bridie Boland, Coill Dubh

Margaret, Michael and Christopher Nutterfield

Lay Reader: Mary Donohue

Eucharistic Ministers: Wilfie Cronin and Mary Jacob

AllenwoodSunday 10.00am

Ellen Kelly (1st Anniv) and Edward Kelly

William Morris, Allenwood

James and Thomas Moore, Allenwood North

Paddy Clancy, Ballyteague and Sallins

People of the Parish

Lay Reader: Sean Malone 

Eucharistic Ministers: Larry McCormack and May Cunningham

Milltown: Sunday 9.30am

 Lay Reader: Anne Dunne

Eucharistic Minister: Bridie Dunney


Next Sunday’s Readings

Readings for Sunday 6th June The Body and Blood of Christ:

Gen 14:18-20. Ps 109. 1 Cor 11:23-26.

Lk 9:11-17. Lect 1: 625.

Eucharistic Adoration

Eucharistic Adoration in Allen Church on Wednesday morning 10am to 11am.


Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament takes place every Monday from 11am to 3pm.



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

        We remember in our prayers

 Jim Brennan, Allenwood South, who was buried in Allen on Thursday.

 May he rest in peace


Allen Parish Senior Citizens

Allen Parish Senior Citizens Summer outing will take place on 11th July. Bus times later.

Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock

Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock on 6th June. To book a seat on the bus please contact:  Tommy Bagnall: 087-2060723.

 Bus times:

Kilmeague ..... 7.30am

Coill Dubh .... 7.50am

Prosperous ... 8.00am

Allenwood .... 8.15am

Eucharistic Congress 2012


The second collection for the forthcoming Eucharistic Congress, to be held in Dublin in 2012, will be taken up next weekend.



The Sacrament of Baptism is

celebrated every two weeks.

The schedule is as follows:

Milltown Saturday 5th June at 12 noon

Allen Sunday 20th June at 12 noon

Allenwood Sunday 4th July at 11am

Milltown Saturday 17th July at 12 noon

Allen Sunday 1st August at 12 noon

Allenwood Sunday 15th August at 11am

Milltown Saturday 28th August at 12 noon

Allen Sunday 12th September at 12 noon


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




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SEVEN Match 3 Winners - €36 each

Vanessa and Chloe Heffernan, New Rd, Allenwood

Jordan Taaffe c/o L. Kelly

Adam Ewing, Lowtown

Michael O’Neill, Robertstown West

Bridie Moran c/o Kathy

Peg McCormack, Killina

Carmel Dunne, Allenwood Nth.



 First Communion 2010

Congratulations to the children of Scoil Bhríde, Milltown who received the Sacrament of First Holy Communion last weekend.

Allen: Sunday 30th May at 11am.

 Parish Pilgrimage to Lourdes

The number of people travelling on our Parish Pilgrimage to Lourdes is much smaller than in recent years. This may be due to the economic downturn.  Because of this, we would welcome more participants this year. There is still time to book a place. The pilgrimage will commence for five nights on Monday 27th September 2010. Cost per person is €725. Contact Bréid Murphy at 860218.

 Knock Summer Festival

The annual Knock Summer Youth festival will take place 25th-27th June in Our Lady’s Shrine, Knock, Co Mayo.  The festival costs €70 which includes accommodation and meals.  The weekend theme is ‘Walk by Faith’.  Young people aged 18-35 are invited to come along for a weekend of fun, music, prayer, reflection, workshops and much more.  There will be a free bus available from the diocese with pick up points in Carlow, Naas and Clane.  For more information contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 087-7788007. You can book online at  




25th May, 2010

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THREE Match 3 winners - €70 each

Colette Kearney c/o Robertstown PO

Brigid Duffy c/o DCC

Bernie Balfe, Robertstown West

Next week’s Jackpot €19,000


S.F.L. Div 2: Result Suncroft  1-09 Milltown 1-07.  Away to Clane on Sun May 30th at 6pm.. At home to Johnstownbridge on Friday June 4th at 7-30pm.

S.F.L. Div 6:Result Milltown 1-09 Robertstown 0-08. Away to Rheban on Monday May 31st at 7-30 pm.

Under-Age: U/12 result Monasterevin 5-13 Milltown 3-13. Well done to the U/12s in the Div 2 blitz held on Saturday last. Results: Milltown 0-3 Eadestown 0-02, Milltown 1-04 Monasterevin 1-03. Semi Final Milltown 3-05 Round Towers 1-01. Final Milltown 2-00 Sarsfields 3-06.

Fixtures: U/8 Go Games away to Monasterevin on Saturday June 12th. U/10 League at home to Rathangan on Tuesday June 1st. U/12 League  Div 2 away to Castledermot on Thursday June 3rd.

Ladies Football: Results Seniors Celbridge 7-09  Milltown 7-02. Fixtures: Seniors  at home to Castlemitchell on Wednesday June 2nd. U/10 go games at home to Cappagh on Saturday June 5th

Best of luck to Scoil Bhride seniors in the Cumann na mBunscoil final.


Results: SFL Div 2:  Sat 22nd  May, Ballyteague  2–11  Two mile house  0–10.  SFL Div 5: Mon 24th May, Ballyteague 2–18 Suncroft 1 – 7.

Fixtures: SFL Div 2 Sun 30th May, Ballyteague home to Grange at 6pm. SFL Div 5 Mon 31st May, Ballyteague away to Johnstownbridge at 7.30. Mon 31st May Ballyteague U 11’s play at home at 7pm.

Well done to Na Fianna Boys U 14 team who beat Leixip in Allenwood on Sun. 

Under-age training takes place on Tuesday evenings from 7 to 8.

Golf Classic will take place on Friday June 11th in Cill Dara Golf Club.  Teams of 4, €200 including meal.  Anyone wishing to sponsor a Tee Box, longest drive etc, please contact Declan Jacob or Shay Murphy.

 Allen Hall Annual Plant Sale on Bank Holiday Monday, 7th June 11am – 6pm. All welcome.


SFL Div. 3 Result: Robertstown 2-11 Celbridge B 2-7. Fixture: Home to Castlemitchel this Sunday at 6pm.

SFL Div. 6 Result: Robertstown 0-8 Milltown 1-9. Fixture: Home to Nurney on Mon. next, May 31st at 7.30pm.

U/14 Football League Result: Robertstown 0-8 Caragh 3-9. Robertstown 8-14 Celbridge B 4-5. Fixtures: Home to St. Kevins this Sunday at 11.30am. Away to Kill on Wed. next at 7pm.

U/12 Football League: Result: Robertstown 5-7 Two Mile House 2-5.

Féile Raffle: 1st prize: €1,000. 2nd prize: weekend spa break at Johnstown House & Spa Hotel, worth €500. 3rd prize: 2 nights B&B with evening meal in any Carlton Hotel in Ireland. Draw on Sat. June 19th at Karaoke Night “Robertstown’s Got Talent” in Dowlings Bar from 8pm. Tickets €10.

Turf Footing: Many people descended on the Mylerstown Bog during the week and footed the turf for the bog owners and raised in excess of €500 for the trip to Derry for the Féile Peil na nOg in July. Tickets for Kildare v Louth in Navan on Sat. next must be ordered by this Monday.


Congratulations to Ciaran Bowers on his Top Player Award for March and April. Result: Dunlavin 1 Eleson Utd. 1.

Fixture: Home to Carbury this Sun. 2pm.


SFL Div 1 Allenwood v. Maynooth Sun, May 30th at 6pm. SFL Div 5 Allenwood v. Kilcullen Mon, May 31st at 7.30pm. SFL Div 7 Johnstownbridge v. Allenwood Mon, May 31st at 7.30pm (May move to Wed)

SFL Div 1 Ellistown v. Allenwood Wed June 2nd at 7.30pm

Annual Golf Classic takes place on Friday, June 4th in Edenderry Golf Club. Teams of 4 cost €200 with food included afterwards. The timesheet is available from Mary Donohue on 045-860387.

Best wishes to John, Shane, Morgan, Ronan and Eanna in advance of the Kildare football and hurling double-header in Navan on Saturday, June 5th.