Parish Newsletter August 5th,2018

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

18th Sunday in Ordinary Time

“I am the bread of life”
(John 6)

This Week’s Feast Days

Mon. 6th: The Transfiguration
Wed. 8th: St. Dominic
Thurs. 9th: St. Teresa Benedicta of The Cross- Patron of Europe
Fri. 10: St. Lawrence – Patron Saint of the poor & cooks


Thank you for your contributions to last Sunday’s collections.
The Offertory Collection amounted to €1,360 and the Share collection amounted to €1,035.

Mass on this Bank Holiday Monday morning will be at the later time of 11am.

Please note there will be no Bethany Meeting in August. The next meeting of the Bethany Group will take place on Wednesday, September 19th.

Relics of Saints Louis and Zélie Martin and Saint Thérèse of Lisieux at WMOF2018

The Carmelites have arranged that the relics of Saints Louis and Zélie Martin, and their youngest daughter, Saint Thérèse, will come from Lisieux to Ireland to coincide with the World Meeting of Families 2018.
The Relics will be at the WMOF2018 Opening Ceremony in the RDS, Dublin, on Tuesday 21st August and they will also be in the sanctuary in the Phoenix Park for the Papal Mass on Sunday 26th August.
The Relics of Saints Louis and Zélie Martin and Saint Thérèse of Lisieux will visit St. Mary’s Pro-Cathedral on Sunday 5th August 2018. The Relics will be present during the 11am Mass and 6pm Mass.

On this Monday, May 21 st the Parish Baptism Team will meet Parents and Godparents of children who are to be baptised here in April. This meeting will take place in the Parish Pastoral Centre at 8pm


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.