Parish of Sts. Columbanus & Gall, Milltown, Dublin
17th Sunday in Ordinary Time – July 26th, 2020
Thank you for your contributions to last Sunday’s collections. The Offertory Collection amounted to €515 and the Share Collection amounted to €350.Many of these donations were received through the on line facility on this parish website.
This Week’s Feast Days
Wednesday 29th: St. Martha
Friday 31st: St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus Saturday 1st: St Alphonsus Liguori, founder of the Redemptorist Congregation
Oscar John was recently baptised in our parish. We welcome him into our Christian community and congratulate his parents and Godparents.
Our parish church is open for public Mass. Mass on Sundays at 10am and 11.30am and from Monday to Friday at 10am. There is no public Mass on Saturday morning, Saturday evening or Sunday evening.
Mass at Milltown is live streamed and can be accessed from our parish website on www.milltownparish.ie and on mcnmediatv.
By following the instructions below you can access mcnmediatv:
· Google mcnmediatv
· Open MCN Media / CCTV, Sound & Live Streaming Specialists
· Select and insert Republic of Ireland in the left hand search box at the base of the screen and Dublin in the right hand search box.
· Select page 2 where you will find a picture of Milltown Parish Church
· Press arrow and you will have access to live streamed Mass in Milltown Parish Church.
The Parish Church remains open for private prayer from 10.45am until 5.30pm on Monday to Saturday.
On Sundays the church will be open following sanitising after the 11.30am Mass.
Our thanks to the parishioners who have volunteered to help with the re-opening of our church for public Masses.
Some additional volunteers are required to help with stewarding and sanitising especially on Sunday mornings in August. Please phone Fr. Peter Briscoe (2196600) or the Parish Office at: 2196740 / 2680041.
Have you been impacted by a bereavement during COVID-19? Are you finding it difficult to cope with a bereavement at this time? Would it help to talk to someone in confidence about your loss? The Irish Hospice Foundation Bereavement Support Line is a national Freephone service – 1800 80 70 77 – available from 10.00am to 1.00pm, Monday to Friday.
ALONE manage a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Professional staff are available to answer queries and give advice and reassurance where necessary. The support line is open seven days a week, 8.00am – 8.00pm, by calling 0818 222 024.
We ask parishioners to read the following guidelines on returning to Mass in the church.
· The obligation to attend Mass on Sundays is suspended.
· It is recognised that you have the right to exercise your own judgement as to the extent to which you consider the cocooning guidance appropriate for you. However, older people (aged 70 years and over) and those with pre-existing chronic conditions have been found to be more susceptible to COVID-19 infection and are most likely to experience severe consequences from infection so it is still recommended that you remain cocooned for your safety.
· Under present Government Guidelines re social distancing of 2 metres, we may only accommodate 46 persons in our church. This number includes the Celebrant and Ministers who are involved in the liturgy.
· Our SIDE PORCH will become the new ENTRANCE DOOR to the church. Parishioners are requested to join a queue here to gain admittance to the church.
· Stewards will commence admitting people into the church 20 minutes before each Mass.
· You will be requested to sanitise your hands on entry.
· Stewards will show you to your seat. Please remain in the place shown you by our volunteer stewards.
· The FRONT DOOR of the church will become the EXIT DOOR.
· There will be Collection Boxes for the customary First and Second Collection at the exit doors of the church.