Weekly Bulletin – August 16th 2020

Parish of Sts. Columbanus & Gall, Milltown, Dublin
20th Sunday in Ordinary Time – August 16th, 2020

Thank you for your contributions to last Sunday’s Offertory and Share collections.
Donations to the weekly Offertory and Share Collections can be made on this Parish Website.

Confirmation ceremonies will be held in our church on this Wednesday and Thursday morning at 11am.


This Week’s Feast Days

Monday 17th: Our Lady of Knock
Wednesday 19th: St. John Eudes, founder the Sisters of Our Lady of Charity and Refuge.
Thursday 20th; St. Bernard: abbot and doctor of the church.
Friday 21st: St. Pius 10th, pope.
Saturday 22nd: The Queenship of Mary


The Parish Church remains open for private prayer from 10.45am – 5.30pm on Monday to Saturday.

On Sundays the church is open following sanitising after the 11.30am Mass.
Hazel was recently baptised in our parish. We welcome her into our Christian community and congratulate her parents and Godparents.

Our parish church is open for public Mass on Sundays at 10am and 11.30am and from Monday to Friday at 10am.

There is no public Mass on Saturday morning, Saturday evening or Sunday evening.


Our thanks to the parishioners who have volunteered to help with the re-opening of our church for public Masses.

Some additional volunteers are required to help with stewarding and sanitising especially on Sunday mornings in August. Please phone Fr. Peter Briscoe (2196600) or the Parish Office at: 2196740 / 2680041.
Confirmation ceremonies will be held in our church on this this Wednesday and Thursday morning at 11am.


A new pilgrimage on Lough Derg’s lakeshore Walk and Pray in the Lough Derg tradition on 18th, 22nd, 26th & 30th of August. At times in the 1600’s and 1700’s when Station Island was closed by the Penal Laws, pilgrims undertook a form of pilgrimage on the lough shore. Walk in their footsteps. Contact 0 71 9861518 or info@loughderg.org for details. Numbers are limited. Advance booking essential.


Supporting Pope Francis’ Covid 19 Emergency Fund – World Missions Ireland
On behalf of our Holy Father and the poorest and most vulnerable communities in our wider Church family, thank you for taking action and donating towards Pope Francis’ COVID-19 Emergency Fund. Already, his life-giving Fund is making an impact in Africa, Asia and Latin America. In dioceses in Pakistan, the majority of people live below the poverty line. The virus has forced many to isolate. Now lack of food is becoming the most urgent and fundamental need. The Fund is being used to help feed hungry men, women, and children. In countries, like Sierra Leone and Chad, Health and Public Announcement systems are fragile. Here a problem is the lack of information about the virus; how it spreads and its consequences. In response, the Fund allows the Church to use local radio to inform parishes about the virus and the precautions which they need to undertake.
Thank you for playing your part in making this happen. Your support and prayers for our overseas missionaries and the people they serve are always appreciated.
To donate go to www.wmi.ie/covid-fund or call Fiona on 01 497 2035.


Mass at Milltown is live streamed and can be accessed from this parish website and on mcnmediatv.

By following the instructions below you can access mcnmediatv:

· Google mcnmediatv

· Open MCN Media / CCTV, Sound & Live Streaming Specialists

· Select and insert Republic of Ireland in the left hand search box at the base of the screen and Dublin in the right hand search box.

· Select page 2 where you will find a picture of Milltown Parish Church

· Press arrow and you will have access to live streamed Mass in Milltown Parish Church.


We wish to remind parishioners that copies of our Child Safeguarding Policy Statement are on display in the Church porches and in the Parish Pastoral Centre.