Parish Newsletter July 22nd, 2018

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

16th Sunday in Ordinary Time

“You must come away to some lonely place all by yourselves and rest for a while”
(Mark 6)

This Week’s Feast Days

Mon. 23rd: St. Bridget of Sweden – Patron of Europe

Wed.25th: St. James – Apostle

Thurs. 26th: Ss Joachim and Anne- Parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary


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

The Offertory Collection amounted to €1,180 and the Share collection for amounted to €805.


We offer our condolences to the family and friends of the late Jacqueline Armstrong whose funeral Masses took place during the last week.


On this Monday, July 23rd, the Parish Baptism Team will meet Parents and Godparents of children who are to be baptised here in August. This meeting will take place in the Parish Pastoral Centre at 8pm

Please note there will be no Bethany Meeting in August. The next meeting of the Bethany Group will take place on Wednesday, September 19th.
Ministers of the Eucharist are invited to become part of the Holy Communion team at the Papal Mass in the Phoenix Park on Sunday August 26th. An information page on this ministry is available for collection from the Sacristy.
Explore a programme in spirituality in Lumen – Dominican Centre, Blackrock: This two-year part-time Certificate programme runs on Thursday evenings and six Saturdays to start 27th September 2018. It is exciting and inspiring. It’s open to all. No prior learning needed. There are no exams. For further information contact Anne Ryan,, 086 884 3652. Website

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.

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.