Parish of Sts. Columbanus & Gall, Milltown, Dublin
24th Sunday in Ordinary Time – September 13th, 2020

Thank you for your contributions to last Sunday’s Offertory and Share Collections. Both of these collections take place as you exit the church after Mass. Donations to these collections can also be made on this Parish Website.


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.

This Week’s Feast Days
Monday 14th: The Exaltation of the Holy Cross
Tuesday 15h: Our Lady of Sorrows
Wednesday 16th: Ss. Cornelius, pope and Cyprian, bishop, Thursday 17th: St. Robert Bellarmine, bishop and doctor of the Church
Saturday 19th: St Januarius, bishop & martyr

Our parish church is open for public Mass on Sundays at 10am and 11.30am and at 10am on weekdays. There is no public Mass on Saturday morning, Saturday evening and Sunday evening.
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 until 5.30pm.


Our thanks to all 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. Please phone Fr. Peter Briscoe (2196600) or the Parish Office at: 2196740 / 2680041.

The use of face coverings by all those attending indoor religious services is strongly recommended. This means that non-wearing of face coverings should only occur in exceptions circumstances.
In certain circumstances, (and this would include smaller Churches or places that are not well ventilated) the wearing of face coverings is obligatory by virtue of the general norms and is legally binding.

+Diarmuid Martin
Archbishop of Dublin

Each year, particularly since the publication of the Encyclical Laudato Si’ (LS, 24 may 2015), the first day of September is celebrated by the Christian family as the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation and the beginning of the Season of Creation, which concludes on the feast of Saint Francis of Assisi on the fourth of October.
During this period, Christians worldwide renew their faith in the God of creation and join in prayer and work for the care of our common home.
In response to Pope Francis’s call to care for the earth, the Missionary Sisters of the Holy Rosary have published a booklet called:
“Care of Our Common Home”.
This publication is available for sale in the Parish Centre for €5.
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.

We are currently looking for new members to join this group. There is a 6-month volunteer rota. This means that each volunteer arranges the flowers for 2 weeks in every 6 months. If you are interested in joining this group, please call Muriel at 086 8320278. No experience is necessary.

Tour in the National Gallery
A parishioner, who is a volunteer in the national Gallery, has kindly invited people from Milltown Parish to join her for a guided tour of the Gallery. The following dates have been suggested: Wed. Oct. 14th & 21st, and Wed. Nov. 11th.These tours are confined to 5 people who are required to wear masks and adhere to social distancing guidelines.
Please call the Parish Office (2196740) to book a place on one of these tours.
Those who book a place are asked to meet in the Merrion Square entrance lobby at 2.20pm.

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 Ce


Autumn Online Theology Courses

Lumen are happy to announce their Autumn 2020 on line semester is now open for application. For further information please visit www.lumenop.ie or Tel: 01-288 2075 – Mobile: 085 872 7482. Their email address is info@lumenop.ie. Some copies of the Lumen’s brochure are available on the Parish Book Stand.
Information on the Adult Education Certificate in Spirituality and Personal Development at the Marino Institute of Education are also available on the bookstand.
The Priory Institute are now taking registrations for their Autumn courses. Information on this Dominican programme can be found on https://prioryinstitute.com/ .


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.