Parish Weekly Bulletin – May 24th 2020

Parish of Sts. Columbanus & Gall, Milltown, Dublin

The Ascension of the Lord

May 24th, 2020  

“Ad know that I am with you always; yes, to the end of time” Matt. 28


We thank those of you who have already returned your Easter Dues. Dues envelopes may be collected from the church which is open each day from 10.30am – 5.30pm. You can return your Dues Envelope to the Parish Office or the Sacristy. Easter Dues may also be paid directly to the Diocese using the Donate button on the diocesan website.


To facilitate parishioners continued support for the Church through the Common Fund and Share Collections at this time of restricted access to churches, this website now has a donate button installed where you can donate to both of these diocesan collection.


We offer our condolences to the family and friends of the late Dan Buckley whose funeral took place here during the last week.



This Week’s Feast Days

Mon. 25th: St Bede the Venerable, priest and doctor of the church

Wed. 27th: St. Augustine of Canterbury, bishop

Fri. 29th: St. Paul V1, pope




Due to measures introduced by healthcare authorities limiting attendance at public indoor gatherings, Mass in Milltown Parish Church is celebrated behind closed doors at 10am every morning. This Mass is now live streamed and can be accessed from this parish website.

The Parish Church is open from 10.30am – 5.30pm. The Parish Pastoral Centre will remain closed. For further information, please call the Parish Office at: 2680041, 2196740 or 087, 9500334. Fr. Peter Briscoe can be contacted at 01, 2196600.



Every year Trócaire asks for your help during Lent to fund lifesaving programmes around the world. This year, of course, it was not possible to return Trócaire boxes through schools or parishes in the usual way. This is the worst possible timing coming just as the world’s poorest people need us most. Therefore, Trócaire are appealing to you to return your Lenten donation. Simply count or estimate what is in your box and donate in the following ways:

  1. Online at
  2. By phone: 1850 408 408 (ROI) or 0800 912 1200 (NI)
  3. By post to Trócaire, Maynooth, Co. Kildare

The contents of each and every Trócaire box, no matter how small, come together to make a significant difference. This virus knows no borders, but neither does our compassion.

Coronavirus, Church and You: DCU’s Mater Dei Centre for Catholic Education (Director, Dr. Gareth Byrne) has made an important survey available. The Covid-19 pandemic has obviously had a profound effect on Church. As we pass the most severe period of lockdown, it seems a good time to assess how clergy and churchgoers have responded to the experience, and what they think the future might hold. The views of priests, religious and lay people are all welcome. To have your say go to: