Parish Newsletter July 29th, 2018

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

17th Sunday in Ordinary Time

“This really is the prophet who is to come into the world”
(John 6)

This Week’s Feast Days

Mon. 30th: St. Peter Chrysologus
Tues.31st: St. Ignatius of Loyola
Wed. 1st: St. Alphonsus



Thank you for your contributions to last Sunday’s collections.
The Offertory Collection amounted to €1,589 and the Share collection for amounted to €775.



We offer our condolences to the families and friends of the late Muriel Mahon and Seamus Sheehy whose funeral Masses took place here during the last week. We also remember Sr. Maire O’Nolan I.B.V.M. recently deceased

Please note there will be no Bethany Meeting in August. The next meeting of the Bethany Group will take place on Wednesday, September 19th.
The Catholic Grandparents Association will have their Annual ‘Grandparent’s Thanksgiving Mass’ in St. John the Baptist Church, Blackrock, Dublin on this Sunday 29th July at 12 noon to celebrate St. Joachim and St. Anne, parents of Mary, grandparents of Jesus. This is the Dublin Diocesan celebratory Mass to acknowledge the contribution that grandparents have played in passing on our faith to their children and grandchildren. All welcome to attend.

World Meeting of Families 2018

Be part of the Holy Communion team at the Papal Mass in Phoenix Park on Sunday August 26th
The WMOF Communion Team are seeking the generous help of around 4,000 ministers of Holy Communion to volunteer for one day to be Christ’s disciples helping to give the Bread of Life to the people at this historic Papal Mass. This is open to any of those who are already trained and assisting with the distribution of Holy Communion in their own parishes. We are looking for the help of lay people, priests, deacons and religious Ministers of Holy Communion.
Those volunteering need to be trained and functioning ministers of Holy Communion in your own parish community. You will need to be Garda vetted for this event, even though you have been vetted for this ministry in your own parish (if you are already Garda vetted for WMOF2018, that suffices). You will need to be in the Phoenix Park by 10.30am on Sunday 26th August.
To Volunteer to be a Minister of Holy Communion at the Papal Mass please contact Thank you!
One-Day Volunteers for the Papal Mass in Phoenix Park on Sunday August 26th
With just four weeks to go to the World Meeting of Families 2018 in Dublin from 21 – 26 August, the organisers are opening up a new opportunity for those who have availability to volunteer for one day for WMOF2018. We are asking for Volunteer Papal Mass Stewards for the Closing Mass of WMOF2018 which will take place in the Phoenix Park on Sunday 26th August .To volunteer please contact www.worldmeeting2018.

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.

Pathways: Exploring Faith and Ministry Programme

Booking is now open for Pathways, which begins this year in Holy Cross College on Thursday 27 th September 2018 (7pm–9.30pm).  Pathways is a two-year, one night a week course for adults of all ages who wish to explore their faith.  It runs from late September to May each year.  There are no exams and no  written work – the only requirement is an openness to listening to others and to participate.  You can just come along and enjoy!  The cost is €400 for the coming year which may be paid in instalments.  Some sponsorship may be available for those of limited means.  Places are limited so early application is
advisable.  For more information please visit or contact Eileen Houlahan, CHF, PhD, Director, Pathways Programme, Holy Cross  college, Clonliffe Road,