Weekly Bulletin – Oct. 18th 2020

Parish of Sts. Columbanus & Gall, Milltown, Dublin

29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday, October 18th 2020

World Mission Sunday

“You shine in the world like bright stars because you are offering it the word of life”.  Phil 2


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





This Week’s Feast Days

Monday 19th: St. John de Brebeuf and companions, martyrs

Thursday 22nd: St. John Paul 11,

Friday 23rd: St. John of Capistrano, priest

Saturday 24th: St. Anthony Mary Claret, bishop


Congratulations to Kate Gallagher and Rob Rainey who were recently married in our church


The Parish’s Annual Bethany Mass for those whose funerals took place during the past year will be celebrated at 7.30pm on Monday Nov.2nd. Parishioners are invited to forward us the names of their recently departed relatives and friends whom they wish to have remembered at this Mass.


Today is World Mission Sunday. World Mission Sunday helps communities to build schools, clinics, parish halls and Churches for marginalised communities and missionaries in our church family in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

There are donation envelopes on the tables at the back of the church where you can put your offering in and leave it in the sacristy or Parish office. Donations can be forwarded directly to the National Director, Pontifical Mission Society, 64 Lower Rathmines Road, Dublin 6 (D06 N2H1) and on line donations can also be made on www.wmi.ie/mission or call Fiona on 4972035


Due to Level 3 restrictions there will be no public Mass in Milltown church until further notice.

Daily on line Mass is at 10am and also at 11.30am on Sundays.

All Masses are livestreamed and can be viewed on:


Livestreamed Masses can also be accessed through our parish website: www.milltownparish.ie.

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.


ACCORD Dublin has launched a new website : www.accorddublin.ie

This site has details of their Sacramental Marriage Preparation Courses and information on their Marriage and Relationship Counselling Service.


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 a free weekday availability and who can commit to driving twice a month.  Please email Gail at gflinter@irishcancer.ie or 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.