Welcome to the Church of St. Columba

Iona Road Parish

Parish Mission Statement

Welcome to the website of the parish of St Columba, Iona Road, Dublin.The parish of St. Columba is part of the Glasnevin Grouping of Parishes with the parishes of : Our Lady of Dolours, Glasnevin, Corpus Christi, Drumcondra, Our Mother of Divine Grace, Ballygall Road East, Our Lady of Victories, Ballymun Road, in the Archdiocese of Dublin.

The following measures have been put in place for the safety of everyone:

Our church is divided into three separate ‘pods’, four metres apart. (Currently, we are only able to steward 2 pods.) The centre pod in the church can accommodate no more than fifty people and each pod has its own separate entrance and exit. The two side aisles can accommodate 25 people each and there can be no movement of people from one pod to the other.

For this reason the following measures have been put in place for the safety of everyone:

* Parishioners who enter by the main church doors will be accommodated in the centre section of the church; whereas if you enter via the door on the left, you will be seated in the left hand section of the church. We will only open the right side of the church if both of the other sections reach capacity.

* Every second pew in the centre aisle has been cordoned off, and only one person or couple may sit at either end of the available pews. The side aisles  have 2 chairs properly distanced from each other for a couple or a single person. Parishioners will be seated as they arrive by stewards.

* Parishioners are asked to provide and wear their own face mask to Mass and to sanitise their hands immediately on entering the church. The location of the hand sanitisers are clearly indicated. Please read and follow the directions on all the signs.

* Holy Communion will be distributed as usual by the celebrant or minister of the Eucharist.

We ask that you come to the Altar by the centre isle and return to your seat by the opposite side of your seat .  Please stretch out your arm fully in order to receive Communion from the priest/minister’s equally outstretched hand. Those who would prefer not to receive are invited to stay in your seat.
Holy Communion will be distributed in the same way on the side aisles as no cross over in the church is allowed.

* The Collection for the First and Share Collections will be gathered by stewards during the Mass. Parishioners are invited to place their offerings (in envelopes provided) in the containers as the stewards pass by with them.

* At the end of Mass parishioners are invited to leave the church via the same door through which they entered (except for those seated on the right side of the church who will exit by the door at the top on the right.)   Stewards will assist at this time.

*Parishioners at a vulnerable age or with an underlying health condition are welcome to follow the Mass on the webcam from at home. Parishioners who are free during the week are strongly encouraged to attend Mass on a weekday (except Tuesday) rather than on Sunday, so that those who are only free to attend the Vigil or Sundays may do so.

The church needs to be cleaned and disinfected after each Mass

* We would really appreciate extra volunteers to assist with stewarding at Mass , so that it is not left to the same few people each week. If you are willing to assist, please talk to anyone you see with a steward’s badge at Mass. Many thanks in anticipation.

Mass will continue to be streamed via the webcam facility which can be accessed via the parish website (www.ionaroadparish.ie) at 6.00pm on Saturday and 11.00am each Sunday. and 10.30am weekdays.

Fr. Richard Sheehy

Sunday Morning Mass available by webcam

Monastery of St Alphonsus webcam  @ 9.30am (www.rednuns.com)
Our Lady of Victories webcam @ 10.00am (www.olv.ie)
Iona Rd. webcam @ 11.00am (www.ionaroadparish.ie)
Our Lady of Dolour’s webcam @ 12.00noon (www.glasnevinparish.ie)

Saturday Vigil

Out Mother of Divine Grace Ballygall @ 6.30pm  (www.ballygallparish.ie)

Weekday Mass available by webcam

At 10.00am from Our Mother of Divine Grace, Ballygall (except Wednesday)
At 10.00am from Our Lady of Victories, Ballymun Road (except Friday)
At 11.00am from Our Lady of Dolours, Glasnevin (except Thursday)
At 5.45pm from The Monastery of St. Alphonsus and (9.30am Saturday morning)

Fr. Richard Sheehy and Fr. Paddy Jones.

Helpful contact is our community Garda Paddy Dunne 083 8182230

St. Columba

Sunday – 11am

Our Lady of Victories

Daily Mass 10:00am

Our Lady of Dolours

Daily Mass 11:00am
12pm on Sunday


Daily Mass – 10:00am

Redemptoristine Nuns

Daily Mass 17:45
9.30am on Saturday

Please click on image to view Webcam for this service. Mass times may vary.