Sunday, 29th November 2020 – First Sunday of Advent
Thank you for your donations to last week’s Offertory and Share Collections. Donations to these collections can be made online from this Parish Website.
We offer our condolences to the family and friends of the late Dr. Joan Coolican whose funeral took place here during the last week.
This Week’s Feast Days
Monday 30th: St. Andrew, Apostle
Thursday 3rd: St Francis Xavier, priest
Friday 4th: St. John Damascene, priest and doctor of the church
FIRST FRIDAY: This Friday, December 4th is the First Friday of the month. The 10am Mass on the day will be offered for all who are recently deceased and those whose names are on the Parish Altar list of the Dead.
We wish to remind parishioners that copies of our Child Safeguarding Policy Statement are on display in the Church porches and in the Parish Pastoral Centre.
Altar List of the Dead: In November each year when we pray for our dead, churches enrol the names of our relatives and friends who have departed this life on an annual ‘Altar List of the Dead’. There are envelopes available on the tables beside the entrance doors to the church if you wish to complete your Altar List of the Dead and return it to the church.
Due to Level 5 restrictions there will be no public Mass in Milltown church until further notice.
Daily on line Mass is at 10am and at 11.30am on Sundays.
All Masses are livestreamed and can be viewed on this website.
The church is open for private prayer on Monday – Saturday from 10.45 to 5.30pm and on Sunday from 12,30pm to 5.30pm.
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.
Crosscare are looking for donations of toiletries to include in their food parcels. You can leave your donations at the Community Food Bank Dundrum Methodist Church Ballinteer Rd, Dublin 16 on Tuesdays 8th and 15th Dec Time: 1-2pm
Further information on this appeal is on this Website and the Parish Notice Boards,
THE MILLTOWN – CLONSKEAGH BRANCH OF THE SOCIETY OF ST. VINCENT de PAUL REALLY NEEDS FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR THEIR WORK
Due to current Level 5 Covid Restrictions, there are no public Masses in our church. If these restrictions remain in place the Society’s Annual Christmas Indoor Collection, scheduled to be on December 13th, will not take place. In previous years, donations to this collection have greatly helped the Society to provide food, heating and educational costs for those in need.
The Society are currently considering alternative arrangements for their Christmas collection and will confirm their decision within the next couple of weeks. In the meantime, you can donate to the Society in the following ways:
1) Donate directly to their bank account – IBAN: IE70 AIBK 931187 16662000 & BIC: AIBKIE2D
2) Donate online to Conference @ svp.ie
3) Telephone 0818 176 176 or 028 9075 0161
4) You may also leave your donation into the Sacristy or Parish Office.
YCD Connected Group
The Young Church Dublin have started a connected group for Young Adults (20’s 30’s) to gather online. We meet every Wednesday, from 8.00-9.00pm. We will have time to catch up, reflect on Scripture, chat in small discussion groups and enjoy time in prayer together. It provides an opportunity to connect in with other young adults in a community of faith. If you would like to join us, email email@example.com
Teen Hope Online Teen Hope is a space where teens can be themselves – a pressure free zone. It is a space where through fun and engaging activities you can build friendships, and encounter an experience of welcome, belonging and discipleship. While we physically cannot gather due to Covid 19, the Young Church Dublin is offering the Alpha Youth Series online as a way to reach out to Teens during this time. For more information email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Exploring Christus Vivit and creating new young adult leaders in our Church
Join the conversation during Lockdown on continuing to explore the richness of Christus Vivit. By Reading and Reflecting Exploring Christus Vivit, it is hoped to encourage and invite leaders to take up Pope Francis’ challenge to find ways of involving young people in the life of the Church. This conversation takes place on Monday’s in November 7:30pm-8:30pm. To register – email email@example.com with your name, email. For more details, see www.evangelisation.ie
Volunteer Drivers Irish Cancer Society
Irish Cancer Society is looking for volunteers to drive patients to and from their chemotherapy treatments. Drivers with a free weekday availability and who can commit to driving twice a month. Please email Gail at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01 2310 566 for an application form. Due to the impact of the Coronavirus, we are seeking drivers under the age of 70 years.
The Mary Aikenhead Centre in Donnybrook operates a ‘Meals on Wheels Service’ for our area.
The service provides a healthy meal delivered direct to elderly and housebound person’s homes five days a week Monday to Friday. If you are an elderly person from this area and would like to avail of this service, please contact the Centre at 01 2698995