Parish Newsletter July 15th, 2018

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

15th Sunday in Ordinary Time

“Blessed be God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ”

This Week’s Feast Days

Mon. 16th: Our Lady of Mount Carmel
Fri.20th: St. Lawrence



Thank you for your contributions to last Sunday’s collections.

The Offertory Collection amounted to €980 and the Share collection for amounted to €705.



We offer our condolences to the families and friends of the late Colette Sweeney and Richard O’Flaherty whose funeral Masses took place in our church during the last week.


Chloe, Hugh and James were recently baptised in our parish.
We welcome them into our Christian community and congratulate their parents and Godparents.

The Irish Heart Foundations Mobile Health Unit will be parked in Milltown Car Park on this Monday 16th July, from 10am – 3.30pm.
On the day they will have two nurses available on the mobile health unit to provide free Blood Pressure Checks and heart health information. The one-to-one advice offered by the nurse is a vital part of this check. Each person receives a personal record card with their results and in the event of any abnormal results is advised to follow up with their GP.
High blood pressure which is a major cause of stroke and heart attack is one of the most prevalent risk factors in the population and one which once identified is manageable, thereby reducing risk. A blood pressure check is a simple, quick and non-invasive test that could prove life-saving.

Milltown Parish Project 200 Building Works:

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

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.