January 17th, 2021 – Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
“Speak Lord, your servant is listening” 1 Samuel: 3
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.
This Week’s Feast Days
Wed. 20th: St. Fabian, pope and martyr and St. Sebastian, martyr.
Thursday 21st: St. Agnes, virgin and martyr
Friday 22nd: St. Vincent, deacon and martyr
We thank those of you who have already returned your Christmas Dues. Dues envelopes may be posted to 67 Ramleh Park, Milltown, Dublin 6, or placed in the parish post box which is located on the railing beside the Parish Office.
We pray for Richard (Dick) Stapleton recently deceased. We offer our condolences to Sr. Teresa and her family on the death of their brother.
Christian Unity Week 2021: A short Christian Unity Service via Zoom will take place on Thursday 28th January at 7pm. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to attend this on line service.A zoom link will be forwarded to those who wish to participate.
This Week of Prayer for Christian Unity in 2021 has been prepared by the Monastic Community of Grandchamp in Switzerland. The theme that was chosen, “Abide in my love and you shall bear much fruit”, expresses Grandchamp Community’s vocation to prayer, reconciliation and unity in the Church and the human family.
All Masses in Milltown Parish will be online only until further notice. These Masses are livestreamed and can be viewed on: http://www.mcnmedia.tv/camera/milltown-parish
Daily on line Mass is at 10am and also at 11.30am on Sundays.
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.
The Parish Pastoral Centre and Parish Office will remain closed until further notice.
Please note that an automatic switch is installed on the side door into the church. To enter or exit the church please always use the silver, square button with the word “Press” on it.
The Young Church Dublin – Young Adult Alpha Course
The Young Church Dublin team would like to invite you to join us for our Young Adult Alpha online course which we will start from Monday, 18th January, from 7.00-8:15pm. The course will be run from the comfort of your own home over Zoom for 11 weeks until March 29th. This Alpha course with YCD is an opportunity for you to grow in your own faith. Alpha is also a wonderful opportunity for friends, family or community members to explore the Christian faith together. Taking part might even encourage you to run Alpha yourself in the future!
All participants must register by emailing your name and contact details to email@example.com *Please note that numbers are limited.
From the Priory Institute – Online Open Day 23 January
We are moving our Open Day, Saturday January 23, to an online format. Our courses have offered people the chance to study from home in their own time and be part of a supportive student community. This is much appreciated particularly in these restricted times.
Our next semester starts on February 13th. Our Open Day is a chance to look into what it would be like to study with us.
For More Information
Tel: +353 (0)1 4048124.
Accord Dublin continues to provide a Marriage and Relationship Counselling service. Accord continues to offer preparation courses for the Sacrament of Marriage. These courses are conducted via zoom during the current lockdown. Contact details for Accord Dublin are on their website: www.accorddublin.ie
ALONE manage a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to 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, 8am – 8pm, by calling 0818 222 024. Calls to the ALONE National Support Line cost no more than a local call to a landline.
AWARE – If you wish to connect with people in relation to your mental wellbeing, please consider contacting Aware at: www.aware.ie. Their services provide support, coping skills and information – and most importantly help people who are in distress to know and feel that they are not alone in their experience.
The 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.
The Irish Hospice Foundation Bereavement Support Line is 1800 80 70 77 and is open from 10am – 1pm from Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays). If the line is busy when you call, they can call you back if you leave your contact details.
The Mary Aikenhead Centre in Donnybrook operates a ‘Meals on Wheels Service’ for our area. This 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