Parish of Sts. Columbanus & Gall, Milltown, Dublin
Third Sunday of Easter, April 26th
“Did not our hearts burn within us as he talked to us on the road and explained the scriptures to us?” Luke 24
We offer our condolences to the family and friends of the late Fr. John Clancy S.M.A. and Fr. Philip O’Driscoll recently deceased.
This Week’s Feast Days
Mon. 27th: St. Asicus, bishop
Tues. 28th: St. Peter Chanel, priest and martyr & St. Louis Marie Grignion de Montfort, priest.
To facilitate parishioners’ continued support for the Church through the Common Fund and Share Collections at this time of restricted access to churches, the diocese has arranged a Donate button on their website where donations to the Share and Offertory Collections can be made.
Mass in Milltown Parish Church is suspended until further notice. The obligation for Sunday Mass attendance is not applicable during this time.
The Parish Church is open from 10.30am – 5.30pm.
The Parish Pastoral Centre will remain closed.
For further information, please call the Parish Office at: 2680041, 2196740 or 087, 9500334. Fr. Peter Briscoe can be contacted at 01, 2196600.
A Virtual Pilgrimage to Knock with the Archdiocese of Dublin – Sunday April 26th
Due to the government restrictions caused by COVID-19 the Dublin Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock cannot take place. Instead, a virtual pilgrimage will take place on this Sunday April 26th.The pilgrimage will commence at 2.30pm with the Rosary and Mass will be celebrated at 3.00pm. You can join the pilgrimage at:
The full schedule of this virtual pilgrimage is on our Parish Website.
This time of year, Trocaire would usually get back tens of thousands of boxes but that will not be possible this year, at a time when the developing world needs our help the most. If you can, please donate online or over the phone. Please do hold onto your boxes until further notice and we will be in contact about how to return them when it will be safe for people to do so. Donations can be made online at:
Support Services for Older and Vulnerable People
COVID-19 community supports are now in place to ensure vulnerable members of the community are reached and helped at this time. These comprise the local authority, Health Service Executive, An Post, Community Welfare Service, An Garda Síochána, state organisations and other stakeholders. These dedicated helplines are focused specifically on ensuring that the cocooning elderly, vulnerable members of the community or those living alone can access deliveries of groceries, medicine and fuels. Please try to ensure any vulnerable or elderly people in your neighbourhood are aware of these services.
A full list of these services is on this website
Prayer in this time of challenge
GOD OF LOVE, we, your people, turn to you with prayerful hearts and with confidence in your loving presence among us now and in every moment of our lives. We stand before you as a people of hope, trusting in your care and protection. May we be comforted by your love in these anxious times.
GENEROUS AND MERCIFUL GOD, fill us with compassion and concern for others, young and old; that we may look after each other in these challenging times, especially those among us who are vulnerable. May your example give us the courage we need to go to the margins, wherever they may be.
HEALING GOD, bring healing to those who are sick with the Coronavirus and be with their families and neighbours. We pray especially who those who are isolated, that they may know your love. Stay by our side in this time of uncertainty and sorrow.
GOD OF STRENGTH, accompany all those who serve us with such love and generosity in the medical profession and in all our healthcare facilities. We give thanks for their continued work in the service of people. We ask you to bless them, strengthen them and guide them with your abundant goodness.
GOD OF WISDOM, we ask you to guide the leaders in healthcare and governance; that they may make the right decisions for the wellbeing of people.
O GOD OF CREATION AND GOD OF LIFE, we, your people, place ourselves and our world in your protection and love. May your peace be with us and enfold us today, tomorrow and during the time ahead.