Weekly Bulletin – 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time – September 6th, 2020

Parish of Sts. Columbanus & Gall, Milltown, Dublin
23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time – September 6th, 2020

The use of face coverings by all those attending indoor religious services is strongly recommended. This means that non-wearing of face coverings should only occur in exceptions circumstances.

In certain circumstances, (and this would include smaller Churches or places that are not well ventilated) the wearing of face coverings is obligatory by virtue of the general norms and is legally binding.

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

We offer our condolences to the families and friends of the late Philomena Thompson, Brian Mc. Grath & Máirín King whose funerals took place during the last week.
This Week’s Feast Days
Tuesday 8th: The Nativity of The Blessed Virgin Mary
Wednesday9th: St. Ciaran, abbot
Donations to the weekly Offertory and Share Collections can be made on our parish Website at www.milltownparish.ie

Our parish church is open for public 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.


The Parish Church remains open each day for private prayer from 10.45am – 5.30pm. On Sundays the church is open following sanitising after the 11.30am Mass until 5.30pm.

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

Autumn Online Theology Courses

Lumen are happy to announce their Autumn 2020 on line semester is now open for application. For further information please visit www.lumenop.ie or Tel: 01-288 2075 – Mobile: 085 872 7482. Their email address is info@lumenop.ie. Some copies of the Lumen’s brochure are available on the Parish Book Stand.

Information on the Adult Education Certificate in Spirituality and Personal Development at the Marino Institute of Education are also available on the bookstand.

The Priory Institute are now taking registrations for their Autumn courses. Information on this Dominican programme can be found on https://prioryinstitute.com/ .


Supporting Pope Francis’ Covid 19 Emergency Fund – World Missions Ireland
On behalf of our Holy Father and the poorest and most vulnerable communities in our wider Church family, thank you for taking action and donating towards Pope Francis’ COVID-19 Emergency Fund. Already, his life-giving Fund is making an impact in Africa, Asia and Latin America. In dioceses in Pakistan, the majority of people live below the poverty line. The virus has forced many to isolate. Now lack of food is becoming the most urgent and fundamental need. The Fund is being used to help feed hungry men, women, and children. In countries, like Sierra Leone and Chad, Health and Public Announcement systems are fragile. Here a problem is the lack of information about the virus; how it spreads and its consequences. In response, the Fund allows the Church to use local radio to inform parishes about the virus and the precautions which they need to undertake.
Thank you for playing your part in making this happen. Your support and prayers for our overseas missionaries and the people they serve are always appreciated.
To donate go to www.wmi.ie/covid-fund or call Fiona on 01 497 2035.