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.

Twelfth Sunday of the Year                    20/6/2021                                     


There are now two Masses each weekend: Saturday at 6.00pm and Sunday at 11.00am. We respectfully remind parishioners to follow the directions of the stewards and the M.C. at Mass.


*The church is divided into pods, and stewards are on hand to count parishioners in and guide you as to where to sit, so we can maximise the number who can attend while ensuring all safety measures are observed.


*We ask parishioners to wear a face mask while attending Mass and to sanitise your hands using one of the dispensers available as you enter the church.


*Please follow the directions of the stewards in approaching the altar for Holy Communion and in exiting the church at the end of Mass.


*Mass will continue to be streamed on the webcam for those who choose for the moment to continue to participate from at home:  www.ionaroadparish.ie


The church remains open each day from 11.00am-3.00pm for private prayer.


We thank parishioners for your contributions to the First and Second Collections and to the Family Offering. Contributions can also be made through the ‘Donate’ button on the parish website: www.ionaroadparish.ie



Many parishioners and others commented on the wonderful series of reflections, Living in Unsettling Times, which Fr. Paddy Sweeney presented via webcam each week during Lent from a different church in our Glasnevin Grouping. Following numerous request, and Fr. Paddy’s agreement, we have collected the five reflections into a small booklet, which the parish of Our Lady of Victories, Ballymun Road has beautifully produced. (Many thanks to Martin Ryan for the design cover for both the talk series and for the booklet).  A limited number of the booklets will be available to parishioners at the back of the church from this Sunday. You are welcome to take one and to leave a small offering towards the production cost in the safe at the back of the church. If we run out, we can get more printed.



The celebration of Baptism can resume from July 5th with restricted numbers attending. We will begin by facilitating those families who have been waiting for a considerable time to celebrate the baptism of their child.


The weekly zoom meeting to read and reflect together on the Gospel for the forthcoming Sunday continues each Friday at 7.30pm. If you would like to join any Friday, just give the parish secretary your email address and a link will be sent to you.


Work on repairing some of the valleys on our church roof has begun and is progressing well.


We thank all those who have volunteered to serve as stewards for weekend and weekday Masses. We are always happy to recruit more stewards. We are planning a short meeting for all stewards in the church next Saturday 26th June at 4.45pm. Current and new stewards are invited to come along.


Having made a good recovery during his stay in hospital, Fr. Paddy has returned home, and we are delighted to see him back!




Fr. Richard Sheehy

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.