February 14th, 2021 – Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Day of Prayer for Temperance
“Be cured” 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 www.milltownparish.ie.
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.
ASH WEDNESDAY: Next Wednesday 17th February will be Ash Wednesday
Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent – a special time of renewal of our Christian faith and the way we live it.
There will be one Mass celebrated for Ash Wednesday. This will be at 10.00 a.m. will be celebrated online only.
The parish church will be open for private prayer after Mass and until approximately 5.30 pm
On Ash Wednesday evening there will be a Prayer Service at 7.30 p.m. [online only].
This will include Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and a Benediction.
There will be some reflections and prayers using the First Sorrowful Mystery of the Rosary and the Scriptures associated with it. (Jesus’ struggle and prayer in the Garden of Gethsemane and the guidance he offered his disciples).
Accord Dublin’s Annual Collection will take place this 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 www.accorddublin.ie where you will find a DONATE button.
By post to Accord Dublin, Holy Cross Diocesan Centre, Clonliffe Road, Dublin 3. There are some Accord envelopes available on the tables in the parish church.
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.
All 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 or on: http://www.mcnmedia.tv/camera/milltown-parish
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 there is an automatic switch 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.
We ask parishioners not to put currency notes into the collection boxes in the church. Coins may be inserted.
Last week notes were “fished out” of these boxes, so for the moment, it is no longer secure to donate notes.
On the tables at the entrance doors to the church, you will find labelled envelopes which can be used for the donation of currency notes.
Your envelopes may be given to one of our priests, handed into the Parish office or placed under the sacristy door.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.