Parish Newsletter October 14 th ,2018

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

28th Sunday in Ordinary Time

‘How hard it is for those who have riches to enter the kingdom of God.’ (Mark 10)

This Week’s Feast Days

Mon.15 th : St. Teresa of Avila
Blessed John Henry Newman
Wed.17 th : St. Ignatius of Antioch
Thurs. 18 th : St. Luke, Evangelist



Thank you for your contributions to last Sunday’s collections. The Offertory Collection amounted to €1395 and the Share Collection amounted to €950.


Fr. Alan’s Parish Prayer Group

Fr. Alan’s Parish Prayer Group meets on Monday afternoons in the Parish Pastoral Centre at 3pm. This group will be exploring Prayer, Mindfulness and finding God in our lives.


“In our families we need to learn three  words……. sorry, please and thank you”


Anthony & Leo were recently baptised in our parish. We welcome them into our Christian community and congratulate their parents and Godparents.

National Gallery of Ireland,

A parishioner, who is a Guide in the National Gallery, has kindly offered a tour of the National Gallery of Ireland, on Wednesday 14 th November at 2.30 p.m. Please place your name on the list in the Parish Pastoral Centre if you would like to come along. Places are limited to 15 people. Those attending this tour are asked to meet in the foyer of the National Gallery in Merrion Square at 2.15pm.

Milltown Guild of the I.C.A.

The next meeting of  the Milltown Guild of the I.C.A. will take place on Thursday November 1 st . At this meeting a play called Galway Girl will be  performed. The play is adapted from the book by Geraldine Aron. The performance is sponsored by Dublin City Council.

Mission Sunday.

Next Sunday is Mission Sunday. This is the one Sunday in the year that Pope Francis asks us to pray a little stronger and a little deeper so that faith, hope and love can flourish. Contributions given to World Mission Sunday will support the fearless and selfless work of our missionaries, who live shoulder – to – shoulder with people in communities that are struggling and often war torn. The collection for Mission Sunday will replace the Share collection at next weekend’s Masses.

The Parish’s Annual Bethany Mass for those whose funerals took place here during the past 12 months will be celebrated at 6pm on Saturday, November 3rd. Parishioners are invited to forward us the names of their recently departed relatives and friends whom they wish to have remembered at this Mass.
Please contact the Parish Office if you are available to help with the reception which will be held in the Parish Pastoral Centre after this Mass.

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.

Living with Loss’ Bereavement Information Evening

Living with Loss’ Bereavement Information Evening will take place on Thursday 1 st November, from 5.30–8.00pm at the Alex Hotel, 41-47 Fenian Street, Dublin 2.  Niamh Fitzpatrick, sister of Captain Dara Fitzpatrick, will address the gathering and speak on the theme ‘Living with Loss’.  Admission is free.   For more information, contact The Irish Hospice Foundation:

Anam Cara

Anam Cara is committed to continue offering all their services, at no charge, to bereaved parents and families throughout Ireland. Their main fundraising event for 2018 is a national bag pack in Dunne’s Stores. They are looking for some volunteers for this event which will take place between 10am – 6pm on
Saturday 17 th November at Dunne’s Stores in Cornelscourt. Donations received at this fundraising will help keep their services available for bereaved parents. If who are interested in helping out, please email Pam at