Parish of Sts. Columbanus & Gall, Milltown, Dublin

Sunday, 22nd November 2020 -34th and Last Sunday in Ordinary Time  

Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of The Universe 


Thank you for your donations to last week’s Offertory and Share Collections. Donations to these collections can be made online from this Parish Website.


We offer our condolences to the family and friends of the late Donal Ó Sé whose funeral took place here yesterday.


This Week’s Feast Days

Monday 23rd: St. Columbanus, abbot and missionary

Tuesday 24th:St. Colman, bishop

Wednesday 25thSt. Catherine of Alexandria, virgin & martyr

Friday 27th: St. Fergal, bishop & missionary


Altar List of the Dead: In November each year when we pray for our dead, churches enrol the names of our relatives and friends who have departed this life on an annual ‘Altar List of the Dead’. There are envelopes available on the tables beside the entrance doors to the church if you wish to complete your Altar List of the Dead and return it to the church.


Due to Level 5 restrictions there will be no public Mass in Milltown church until further notice.  

Daily on line Mass is at 10am and at 11.30am on Sundays. 

All Masses are livestreamed and can be viewed on:

Livestreamed Masses can also be accessed through our parish website:


  The church is open for private prayer on Monday – Saturday from 10.45 to 5.30pm and on Sunday from 12,30pm to 5.30pm.


Lough Derg November Memorial Service for deceased pilgrims and benefactors will take place live via webcam from St. Mary’s Church, Pettigo, this evening at  7.00pm at .To enrol a departed loved one,  please contact us by email: or Tel: 0(0353) 71 9861518.


Bereaved Children’s Awareness Week 23rd – 27th November

Every November, the Irish Childhood Bereavement Network organises a series of events across Ireland to highlight bereaved children’s needs and provide a voice for them to be heard. The main reason we need to have a week like this is to help raise awareness of the fact that children express grief differently, they feel the impact but may not have words to express it so it often shows in their behavior. For more information, visit:


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.  The support line is open seven days a week, 8.00am – 8.00pm, by calling 0818 222 024. 




Due to current Level 5 Covid Restrictions, there are no public Masses in our church.  If these restrictions remain in place the Society’s Annual Christmas Indoor Collection, scheduled to be on December 13th, will not take place. In previous years, donations to this collection have greatly helped the Society to provide food, heating and educational costs for those in need. 

The Society are currently considering alternative arrangements for their Christmas collection and will confirm their decision within the next couple of weeks. In the meantime, you can donate to the Society in the following ways:

1) Donate directly to their   bank account – IBAN: IE70 AIBK 931187 16662000 & BIC: AIBKIE2D

2) Donate online to Conference @

3) Telephone 0818 176 176 or 028 9075 0161 

4) You may also leave your donation into the Sacristy or Parish Office.


YCD Connected Group 

The Young Church Dublin have started a connected group for Young Adults (20’s 30’s) to gather online. We meet every Wednesday, from 8.00-9.00pm. We will have time to catch up, reflect on Scripture, chat in small discussion groups and enjoy time in prayer together. It provides an opportunity to connect in with other young adults in a community of faith. If you would like to join us, email


Teen Hope OnlineTeen Hope is a space where teens can be themselves – a pressure free zone. It is a space where through fun and engaging activities you can build friendships, and encounter an experience of welcome, belonging and discipleship. While we physically cannot gather due to Covid 19, the Young Church Dublin is offering the Alpha Youth Series online as a way to reach out to Teens during this time.  For more information


Exploring Christus Vivit and creating new young adult leaders in our Church  

Join the conversation during Lockdown on continuing to explore the richness of Christus Vivit. By Reading and Reflecting Exploring Christus Vivit, it is hoped to encourage and invite leaders to take up Pope Francis’ challenge to find ways of involving young people in the life of the Church. This conversation takes place on Monday’s in November 7:30pm-8:30pm. To register – with your name, email.  For more details, see


RCSI MSc Loss & Bereavement (Counselling) and the MSc Loss & Bereavement Online Courses

The RCSI MSc Loss & Bereavement (Counselling) and the MSc Loss & Bereavement courses, run in association with the Irish Hospice Foundation, have been converted to online programmes, which will begin this December. These courses are aimed at two cohorts; one is for counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists who work directly with clients; the second aims to equip others to develop bereavement care services and pathways in their locality or service. The applications are now open online and close on November 23 2020. The link below will bring you to further details about the programmes at the Irish Hospice Foundation website. 


Volunteer Drivers Irish Cancer Society

Irish Cancer Society is looking for volunteers to drive patients to and from their chemotherapy treatments.  Drivers with a free weekday availability and who can commit to driving twice a month.  Please email Gail at or call 01 2310 566 for an application form. Due to the impact of the Coronavirus, we are seeking drivers under the age of 70 years.


The Mary Aikenhead Centre in Donnybrook operates a ‘Meals on Wheels Service’ for our area. 

The service provides a healthy meal delivered direct to elderly and housebound person’s homes five days a week Monday to Friday. If you are an elderly person from this area and would like to avail of this service, please contact the Centre at 01 2698995