Parish of The Assumption and Sts. Columbanus & Gall, Milltown, Dublin

February 7th, 2021 – Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

“Let us go elsewhere to the neighbouring country towns, so that I can preach there too, because that is why I came” Mark 1


Thank you for your donations to last week’s Offertory and Share Collections.

Donations to these collections can be made online from our Parish Website at


This Week’s Feast Days

Monday 8th: International Day of Prayer and Awareness against Human Trafficking

Wednesday 10th:

St. Scholastica, virgin

Thursday 11th:  Our Lady of Lourdes World Day Of The Sick

On this day in 1858, Our Lady first appeared to the fourteen year old Bernadette Soubirous. In 1992 Pope John Paul 11 instituted the World day of the Sick to be held on the commemoration of Our Lady of Lourdes.


We offer our condolences to the families and friends of the late Joseph Fanagan and Mary Spain whose funerals took place here on Thursday.


The February meeting of the Parish Pastoral Council will take place by zoom on this Tuesday evening at 8pm.

Masses in Milltown Parish will be online only until further notice. Daily on line Mass is at 10am and also at 11.30am on Sundays. All of these Masses are livestreamed and can be viewed on the Parish Webcam.


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.


Accord Dublin continues to provide a Marriage and Relationship Counselling service. It also 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.

Accord Dublin’s Annual Collection will take place next  weekend the  13th & 14th February. We realise that it will be much more difficult for parishes to support us this year – although the demand for services is greater than ever. Parishioners can donate in the following ways:

Online at where you will find a DONATE button.

By post to Accord Dublin, Holy Cross Diocesan Centre, Clonliffe Road, Dublin 3.

Bank transfer to the Catholic Marriage Care Service CLG, Bank of Ireland, 88 Lower Camden Street, Dublin 2. IBAN: IE27 BOFI 9001 1357 0742 03; BIC: BOFIIE2D.


Dublin Diocesan liturgical Resource Centre

In place of our Annual Winter/Spring Seminar we invite you to join us for our Online Liturgy Tuesdays with presentations and chats where ideas can be shared.

  • Tuesday 2nd February 2021   8.00 – 8.45pm – ONLINE ( Day for Consecrated Life
  • Tuesday 9th February 2021 8.00 – 8.45pm – ZOOM – How do we reconcile in COVID time?

To book your place email


YCD Connected – Bringing Young People Together

The Young Church Dublin invite you to join our connected group for Young Adults (20’s 30’s)

We meet online every Wednesday, from 8.00-9.00pm for some time of reflection on Scripture and praying together. This meeting provides an opportunity to connect in with other young adults in a community of faith. For more information please email:


COVID-19 Support Line for Older People

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.


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 operate 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.