Milltown Parish Weekly Bulletin – Sunday, July 5th , 2020

Parish of Sts. Columbanus & Gall, Milltown, Dublin

14th Sunday in Ordinary Time

July 5th, 2020  



Thank you for your contributions to last Sunday’s collections. The Offertory Collection amounted to €510 and the Share Collection amounted to €310.

Many of these donations were received through the on line facility on this parish website.


This Week’s Feast Days


Monday July 6th: St. Maria Goretti, virgin & martyr:

Tuesday July 7th: St. Maelruain, bishop & abbot

Wednesday 8th: St. Killian, bishop & martyr

Thursday 9th: Ss Augustine Zhao Rong, priest and companions, martyrs

Saturday July 11th: St. Benedict, Abbot, Patron of Europe




In the event of difficulty in accessing Confession making an act of perfect contrition with the desire to receive the sacrament is sufficient for the forgiveness of all sins.



Our thanks to the parishioners who have volunteered to help with the re-opening of our church for public Masses.

Those who have volunteered as Stewards are invited to a training meeting on this Tuesday evening, July 7th, at 7.30pm in the church.

Additional volunteers are required to help with  stewarding and sanitising for Sundays at 10.00 a.m. and 11.30 a.m. and weekdayMasses at 10.00 a.m.

Please phone Fr. Peter Briscoe (2196600) or the Parish Office at:   2196740 / 2680041.




Mass at Milltown is live streamed and can be accessed from this parish website and on




The Parish Church is open for private prayer from 10.45am – 5.30pm from Monday to Saturday.


On Sundays the church will be open following sanitising after the 11.30am Mass




On next Sunday, July 12th, our parish church will reopen for public Mass.

Mass on Sundays will be celebrated at 10am and 11.30am.

Mass on Monday to Friday will be at 10am.

We ask parishioners to read the following guidelines before 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.