Parish of Sts. Columbanus & Gall, Milltown, Dublin
Feast Of All Saints – Sunday, November 1st 2020
“Happy those who mourn: they shall be comforted.” Mt: 11
Due to Level 5 restrictions there will be no public Mass in Milltown church until further notice. Daily on line Mass is at 10am and at 11.30am on Sundays. All Masses are livestreamed and can be viewed on:
Livestreamed Masses can also be accessed through this parish website..
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.
Thank you for your donations to last week’s Offertory and Share Collections. Donations to these collections can be made online from this Parish Website.
We offer our condolences to the family and friends of the late Patricia Freyne whose funeral took place in here during the last week.
This Week’s Feast Days
Monday 2nd: All Soul’s Day
Tuesday 3rd: St. Malachy, bishop
Thursday 5th: St. Martin de Porres, religious
Friday 6th: All Saints of Ireland
FIRST FRIDAY: This Friday, 6th November, 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.
Altar List of the Dead: In November each year when we pray for our dead, churches enrol the names of our relatives and friends who have departed this life on an annual ‘Altar List of the Dead’. There are envelopes available on the tables beside the entrance doors to the church if you wish to complete your Altar List of the Dead and return it to the 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.
The Parish’s Annual Bethany Mass for those whose funerals took place during the past year will be celebrated this Monday evening, November 2nd at 7.30pm. This Mass will be livestreamed and can be viewed on: http://www.mcnmedia.tv/camera/milltown-parish
Parishioners’ are invited to forward us the names of their recently departed relatives and friends whom they wish to have remembered at this Mass. The parish email address is firstname.lastname@example.org and telephone messages can be left on: 2196740 & 2680041.
MEALS ON WHEELS
The Management Committee of Mary Aikenhead Day Centre are most grateful for the generous response from parishioners to our recent appeal for voluntary drivers for our Meals on Wheels Service.
We wish to remind all parishioners that our Meals on Wheels service is fully operational and anyone who would like to have a meal delivered can contact the Centre on 01 2698995 or 087 409 8914
If you are aware of anyone in your locality who would benefit from our meals service please pass on our contact details. Sr. Marie Smyth
TAX REFUND: Under the eligible charities scheme the Parish can claim a tax refund on parishioners’ contributions that exceed €250 in the year through Christmas/Easter dues, Family Offering or special donations.
We are currently preparing a final follow up claim for tax refund on 2019 contributions that exceed the threshold. If you have received a CHY3 form, we would ask you to complete and return it to the parish office and we appreciate your continued support.
The Irish Cancer Society is looking for volunteers to drive patients to and from their chemotherapy treatments. Drivers with free weekday availability who can commit to driving patients twice a month are asked to contact Gail at email@example.com call 01 2310 566 for an application form. Due to the impact of the Coronavirus, we are seeking drivers under the age of 70 years.
Teen Hope Online: We are launching Teen Hope Online. Teen Hope is a space where teens can be themselves – a pressure free zone. It is a space where through fun and engaging activities you can build friendships, and encounter an experience of welcome, belonging and discipleship. While we physically cannot gather due to Covid 19, the Young Church Dublin is offering the Alpha Youth Series online as a way to reach out to Teens during this time. For more information, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.