Parish Newsletter 8th July, 2018

Parish of Sts. Columbanus & Gall, Milltown, Dublin 6  

14th Sunday in Ordinary Time

“A prophet is only despised in his own country among his own relations and in his own house” – Mark 6

This Week’s Feast Days

Wed.11th: St. Benedict
Fri.13th: St. Henry



Thank you for your contributions to last Sunday’s collections.
The Offertory Collection amounted to €1,180 and the collection for the the Pope and Pontifical Charities (Peter’s Pence) amounted to €1864.19.



erhaps you have a craft which you enjoy? If so, please come along to the Parish Pastoral Centre between 10am–12.30pm on Thursday mornings, where parishioners will have an opportunity to share their creative talents.
Youth 2000 Summer Festival will take place in the Cistercian College, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary. The Festival is for young people aged 16-35. The Festival will take place from 16th – 19th August.
Visit or call 01 6753690 for all frequently asked questions, online booking links and free bus information.
Lough Derg 2017: The Season opened on May 5th and will continue until September 30th. Further details of the One Day Retreats and Three Day Pilgrimage on Lough Derg are on the Parish Notice Boards.


Milltown Parish Project 200 Building Works:

Please be advised that we hope to begin the works on the church in August.

During the building works the church will be closed for all religious services from Mondays to Fridays (at any time) and on Saturdays until the evening.

For our Sunday Masses, (including the 6pm Vigil Mass on Saturdays), i.e. Saturday 6.00pm and Sunday 10.00am, 11.30am and 5.30pm we will only have a part of the church available – the ‘altar’ side of the church. This means that our seating will be reduced to 200 (i.e. about half of present capacity).

The main door of the church will be closed off.

Access to the church for Sunday Masses will be through our side door (the door nearest to the Parish Pastoral Centre).

There will be an extra safety exit through the ‘Sacristy door’.

The 10.00am Mass (Monday to Saturdays) will be celebrated in the Parish Pastoral Centre.

Baptisms will be celebrated in the Church on Sundays.

Since the church will be closed for all mornings – Mondays to Saturdays we will not be able to hold Funeral services here. Special arrangements are to be put in place.

Thank you to those who have donated to our Building Fund. Please note that the correct IBAN No. for donations is IE90ULSB98505006326277.


The Dublin Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes will take place from Sept. 7th – 12th. This pilgrimage has a special section for the sick. The sick will be accommodated in the Accueil Notre Dame, which is located close to the Grotto.

Application forms are available from the Parish Office and the Lourdes Pilgrimage Office, Holy Cross College, Clonliffe Road, Dublin 3 (Telephone: 8376820)
Update on Milltown Parish Project 200 Building Works