March 7th, 2021 – Third Sunday of Lent
“Destroy this sanctuary, and in three days I will raise it up” John 2
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.
On this Wednesday at 7.30pm there will be an on line Prayer Service from the Parish Church. Scripture Texts related to this service will be available on the Parish Website.
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.
On our Parish Website you will find a recorded message by Archbishop Dermot Farrell to parents of Children due to receive the Sacraments of First Holy Communion and Confirmation.
Lent is an extremely important time of year for Trócaire. The organisation relies heavily on the income that comes in during Lent through the generosity of schools and parishes. The ongoing lockdown presents different challenges especially in relation to the distribution of Lenten Boxes.
This year’s Lenten Campaign focuses on Awut and Ajak, two women brought together by the horror of war. Their solidarity is an example of what Pope Francis tells us in his recent encyclical, Fratelli. At a time of great uncertainty and fear, it reminds us to always work together to protect the most vulnerable.
This year, Cardinal Luis Tagle will deliver the Trócaire and St. Patrick’s College Maynooth annual lecture online on 9 March 2021 at 18.30.
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.
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.
LET’S LIVE LENT: BRINGING THE LENTEN GOSPELS TO LIFE
The Dublin Diocesan Liturgy Resource Centre invite you to join them for Pastoral Conversations on the coming 4 Tuesdays in Lent at 8pm.
March 9th – Into the Light
March 16th – Seeds of Hope
These conversations are presented by a team from the Diocesan Office for Evangelisation and the Liturgy Resource Centre. To book email email@example.com
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.