Parish of The Assumption and Sts. Columbanus & Gall, Milltown
18th Sunday in Ordinary Time – July 31st
“A person’s life is not made secure by what he owns, even when he has more than he needs” LK.12
Parish Contact Details: Fr. Peter Briscoe: 2196600
Parish Office: 2196740
Parish Centre: 2680041
Parish Email Address:
Parish Web Site: www.milltownparish.ie
Registered Charity Number: RCN 20016166
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday 10am.
Vigil Mass on Saturday – 6pm
Sunday Mass – 10am and 11.30am.
Thursday – Prayer and Communion Service 10am
All Masses and Prayer Services in Milltown Parish will be available online.
These can be viewed at:
Our Parish Church remains open for private prayer on Monday – Saturday 10.45 to 4.30pm, and on Sunday from 12.30pm – 4.30pm.
This Week’s Feast Days
Monday 1st: St. Alphonsus Ligouri, bishop and doctor of the church
Thursday 4th: St John Vianney, priest
Friday 5th: The Dedication of the Basilica of St. Mary Major
Saturday 6th: The Transfiguration of the Lord
FIRST FRIDAY: This Friday, August 5th 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.
In our church there is a private area beside the organ where confessions can take place. Fr. Peter will be available to hear confessions after the 10am Mass on Saturday mornings.
Thank you for your donations to last Sunday’s Collections. The Offertory Collection amounted to €940 and the Share Collection amounted €455.
During the month of June 2022 the Tap and Go machines in Milltown Parish collected €1,143.00 from 129 transactions. This is split 60% to the Common Fund and 40% to Share.
We thank those of you who have already returned your Summer Dues. Dues envelopes may be placed in the collection boxes at Mass, given to Fr. Peter, or handed into the Sacristy or the Parish Office.
Joint Church Community Project CLG
Milltown Parish has a Vacancy for a Project Worker / Caretaker
Community Employment Ref: CES: 2220302
Duties to include:
Routine setting up of facilities for service users.
Reception – Meet and Greet Visitors
Operation of Coffee Dock – Prepare and Serve Refreshments
General Cleaning Duties
Sale of Mass Cards
Light Gardening Duties
Other Ad hoc duties as required.
Applicants must supply suitable character references and be prepared to complete Garda vetting application form.
Apply to DEASP Employment Services / Intreo office to make an application.
Informal enquiries to email@example.com 087-2372136
Eligibility to participate on CE is generally linked to those who are over 21 years of age or over and in receipt of an Irish Social Welfare payment for 1 year or more.
Parishioners are invited to become Associate Members of this year’s Dublin Diocesan
Parishioners are invited to become Associate Members of this year’s Dublin Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes. To facilitate those wishing to register as associate members, we have an enrolment form available after weekend Masses in the side porch of the church.
Parishioners may also enrol as Associate Members of this year’s Diocesan Pilgrimage on weekdays in the Parish Pastoral Centre
The enrolment sheets will be taken to Lourdes so that the intentions of all are remembered at Diocesan Masses in the Sanctuary. The Associate Membership is the mainstay of fundraising income for this pilgrimage.
Weekly Quote from Laudato Si
“People can easily get caught up in a whirlwind of needless buying and spending”
Laudato Si‘ (2015) is the second encyclical of Pope Francis. This encyclical has the subtitle “on care for our common home”.
It is a worldwide wake up call to help humanity understand the destruction that man is rendering to the environment and his fellow man. Laudato Si can be downloaded from the laudatosi.va website. Copies of the encyclical are available from Veritas for € 4.99.
PATHWAYS: EXPLORING FAITH AND MINISTRY
Application is now open for the next intake of participants for Pathways. The programme, run by the Dublin Archdiocese, begins this year on Thursday, September 29, in DCU St Patrick’s Campus. Places are limited so early application is advisable
Pathways is a two-year, one evening a week course, for adults of all ages who wish to explore their faith. It runs from late September to May each year, with breaks for Christmas, Easter and mid-terms. There are no exams and no written work. The only requirement is an openness to listening to others and to participate. The cost is €400 per year which may be paid in instalments throughout the year.
SUMMER MUSIC AT SANDFORD PARISH
On our Notice Boards you will find information on the summer lunchtime concerts at Sandford Parish Church. These concerts will take place every Friday from 1.10pm – 1.50pm throughout the summer.
Admission is free; donations will be divided between the performers and the Sandford Church bell-cote restoration fund.
For your information:
For security reasons we have our CCTV cameras back in action in our parish church.
Copies of our Child Safeguarding Policy Statement are on display in the Church porches and in the Parish Pastoral Centre.
In April, Archbishop Dermot Farrell established a Task Force called Building Hope. The Task Force was asked to assess the needs of the people of the Archdiocese emerging from Covid-19 and to work to support parish communities as they undertake a radical renewal, looking to the future with creativity. 3,000 people, mostly lay faithful, responded to the invitation to share their views. The Task Force report is now available on the Diocesan Website.
If you are interested in starting a Rosary/Divine Mercy Group in the parish please contact Mary at 0872959518
On the Parish Notice Boards you will find information on this season’s Pilgrimages to Lough Derg. A booking facility for their pilgrimages is available on the Lough Derg website:
The Legion of Mary has resumed its meetings in Bird Avenue Church, Clonskeagh. They meet in St. Joseph’s Oratory every Wednesday at 7.30p.m. New members and visitors are always welcome. For further information please contact Una 087 2253845
MILLTOWN PARISH ACTIVE RETIREMENT GROUP continues their GENTLE EXERCISE TO MUSIC CLASSES In the Parish Pastoral Centre on Thursday at 11am.
The Dodder Action is an umbrella group of volunteers who want to maximise the potential of the River Dodder as an amenity for the people of Dublin.
They organise working groups to regularly go out and clean the river banks with equipment from Dublin City Council, Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council and Dublin South County Council.
More information on this group can be found on the Dodder Action website.
Home from Home Dodder Area Community Sponsorship Group
Community Sponsorship for refugee resettlement: Can you help?
Community Sponsorship is an alternative model to state-led resettlement under which local groups of volunteer’s source accommodation for a family and provide a ready-made network of support and friendship when the families come to Ireland.
Outcomes for both resettled families, sponsors and local communities have been demonstrated time and again to be extremely positive.
A local Community Sponsorship group was formed in this area in late 2021 and we hope to welcome a family during 2022.
To do this we need to find accommodation and raise sufficient funds to provide the required support over a two-year period.
Please consider how you might be able to help.
For more information or to donate, see https://www.homefromhomedodder.com/
Diocesan Synodal Pathway Prayer
We stand before You, Holy Spirit, as we gather together in Your name.
With You alone to guide us, make Yourself at home in our hearts;
Teach us the way we must go and how we are to pursue it.
We are weak and sinful; do not let us promote disorder.
Do not let ignorance lead us down the wrong path nor partiality influence our actions.
Let us find in You our unity so that we may journey together to eternal life and not stray from the way of truth and what is right.
All this we ask of You, who are at work in every place and time, in the communion of the Father and the Son, forever and ever.
Archbishop Dermot Farrell has published a Pastoral Letter on Climate Crisis – ‘The Cry of the Earth – The Cry of the Poor’. Hard copies of this publication are available for sale on the Parish Book Stand. On line copies are on the Diocesan website. Archbishop Farrell’s introduction to this Pastoral Letter is available on this website.
Remarks by Archbishop Dermot Farrell at the recent launch of the Pastoral Letter, are available on our Parish Website.
A Prayer for Our Earth
All powerful God,
you are present in the universe
and in the smallest of your creatures.
You embrace with your tenderness all that exists.
Pour out upon us the power of your love,
that we may protect life and beauty.
Fill us with your peace, so that we may live as brothers and sisters, harming no one.
O God of the poor,
help us to rescue the abandoned
and forgotten of this earth,
so precious in your eyes.
Bring healing to our lives,
that we may protect the world and not prey on it,
that we may sow beauty,
not pollution and destruction.
Touch the hearts
of those who look only for gain
at the expense of the poor and the earth.
Teach us to discover the worth of each thing,
to be filled with awe and contemplation,
to recognize that we are profoundly united
with every creature
as we journey towards your infinite light.
We thank you for being with us each day.
Encourage us, we pray, in our struggle,
for justice, love and peace.
A Prayer for Our Earth was published in Pope Francis’ encyclical, Laudato Si’.
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.
Glenstal Abbey – Stations of the Cross
There is a recording of the Stations of the Cross available on the Glenstall Abbey website. You can access these Stations of the Cross on the video section of the Glenstall Abbey Website: https://www.glenstal.com/abbey