Parish Weekly Bulletin – Second Sunday of Easter, April 19th

Parish of Sts. Columbanus & Gall, Milltown, Dublin

Second Sunday of Easter, April 19th

Divine Mercy Sunday

“Happy are those who have not seen and yet believe”

Trócaire Boxes: This time of year, we would usually get back tens of thousands of boxes but that will not be possible this year, at a time when the developing world needs our help the most. If you can, please donate online or over the phone. Please do hold onto your boxes until further notice and we will be in contact about how to return them when it will be safe for people to do so. Donations can be made online at:

Supports for Older and Vulnerable People

COVID-19 community supports are now in place to ensure vulnerable members of the community are reached and helped at this time. These comprise the local authority, Health Service Executive, County Champions, An Post, Community Welfare Service, An Garda Síochána, other State organisations, charities and other stakeholders.

Dedicated helplines are focused specifically on ensuring that the cocooning elderly, vulnerable members of the community or those living alone can access deliveries of groceries, medicine and fuels. Please try to ensure that any vulnerable or elderly people in your parish who may need help are aware of these services. We have also included details of support services for women and families who may be at risk in the home at this difficult time as well as mental health on line support services

Accord – important new support line

ACCORD Dublin has setup a helpline to provide support for people struggling with relationship issues during this time of self-isolation. The contact number is 01 9059555. The line is open from 10 until 1 pm every Monday to Friday. More details from their new website at:

To facilitate parishioners’ continued support for the Church through the Common Fund and Share Collections at this time of restricted access to churches, the diocese has arranged a Donate button on their website where donations to the Share and Offertory Collections can be made.

Mass in Milltown Parish Church is suspended until further notice. The obligation for Sunday Mass attendance is not applicable during this time.

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.

For further updates please see our parish website at:

A Prayer in the Time of the Coronavirus

Almighty and All–loving God,
Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
we pray to you through Christ the Healer
for those who suffer from the Coronavirus Covid–19
in Ireland and across the world.

We pray too for all who reach out to those who mourn the loss
of each and every person who has died as a result of contracting the disease.

Give wisdom to policymakers,
skill to healthcare professionals and researchers,
comfort to everyone in distress
and a sense of calm to us all in these days of uncertainty and distress.

This we ask in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord
who showed compassion to the outcast,
acceptance to the rejected
and love to those to whom no love was shown.