January 31st, 2021 – Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time
World Day for Consecrated Life
“He gives orders even to unclean spirits and they obey him” – 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.
We thank those of you who have already returned your Christmas Dues. Dues envelopes may be posted to 67 Ramleh Park, Milltown, Dublin 6, or placed in the parish post box which is located on the railing beside the Parish Office.
This Week’s Feast Days
Monday 1st: St. Brigid, Abbess, Secondary Patron if Ireland
The name Brigid means “the exalted one”. She is known as Mary of the Gael. One significant virtue about Brigid which outshone all others was her generosity. When it came to serving the poor she said “If I had the power to give away the whole of Leinster, I would willingly give it to God”.
Tuesday 2nd: The Presentation of the Lord
Wednesday 3rd: St. Blaise, bishop and martyr
Friday 5th: St. Agatha, virgin and martyr
Saturday 6th: Ss Paul Miki and Companions and martyrs
We offer our condolences to the family and friends of the late Mary O’ Flaherty whose funeral took place here on Thursday.
This Friday, February 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.
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 on the weekend of 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.
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 (www.rednuns.com) 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 email@example.com
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.