Parish of Sts. Columbanus & Gall, Milltown, Dublin

Sunday, 8th November 2020 – 32rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Prayer for Spiritual Communion

My Jesus, I believe that you are present in the most Blessed Sacrament. 

I love You above all things and I desire to receive You into my soul. 

Since I cannot now receive You sacramentally, 

Come to me Lord, come at least spiritually into my heart, 

and unite my soul completely to You. 

Never let me be separated from You. 



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.


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:

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.


We offer our condolences to the family and friends of the late Bernadette Doyle whose funeral took place in here yesterday.


This Week’s Feast Days

Monday 9thThe Dedication of the Lateran Basilica

Tuesday 10th: St. Leo the Great, pope and doctor of the Church

Wednesday 11thSt. Martin of Tours, bishop

Thursday 12thSt. Josaphat, bishop and martyr

Saturday 14thSt. Laurence O’ Toole, bishop


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.


Dublin Diocese launching 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:

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 of catch up, reflection 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:



The Management Committee of Mary Aikenhead Day Centre are most grateful for the generous response from parishioners to our recent appeal for voluntary drivers for our Meals on Wheels Service. 

We wish to remind all parishioners that our Meals on Wheels service is fully operational and anyone who would like to have a meal delivered can contact the Centre on 01 2698995 or 087 409 8914

If you are aware of anyone in your locality who would benefit from our meals service please pass on our contact details.  Sr. Marie Smyth 


TAX REFUND: Under the eligible charities scheme the Parish can claim a tax refund on parishioners’ contributions that exceed €250 in the year through Christmas/Easter dues, Family Offering or special donations.

We are currently preparing a final follow up claim for tax refund on 2019 contributions that exceed the threshold. If you have received a CHY3 form, we would ask you to complete and return it to the parish office and we appreciate your continued support.


The Irish Cancer Society is looking for volunteers to drive patients to and from their chemotherapy treatments.  Drivers with free weekday availability who can commit to driving patients twice a month are asked to contact  Gail at gflinter@irishcancer.ieor 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.


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. 


Lough Derg November Memorial Service for deceased pilgrims and benefactors will take place live via webcam from St. Mary’s Church, Pettigo, on Sunday 22nd November at 7.00pm at

To enrol a departed loved one, please contact us by email:, Tel: 0(0353) 71 9861518 or write to Fr. Flynn, Prior, Lough Derg, Pettigo, Co Donegal F94 YC60.