Parish Mission Statement
St. Columba’s parish is a vibrant and welcoming community of faith, continuing to give practical witness to the Good News of Christ, through worship and reflection, and through Christian service to the community.
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.
Eighteenth Sunday of the Year 1/8/2021
There are 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.
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
To compensate for the decrease in contributions to the First Collection due to churches being closed for the public celebration of Mass over several months Archbishop Farrell has approved a proposal to hold a Summer Dues collection. This initiative will follow the pattern of Christmas and Easter dues collections, giving parishioners an opportunity to contribute to the income that supports priests. Summer Dues envelopes will be available at the back of the church throughout the summer months, and we thank parishioners and visitors in advance for your generous support of this new initiative.
NEW OFFICE FOR MISSION AND MINISTRY
Archbishop Farrell has appointed Patricia Carroll of the Office of Evangelisation and Ecumenism, as Director of the Office for Mission and Ministry. We congratulate Patricia on her appointment and pray God’s blessing as she takes on this key leadership role at an interesting time of change and new possibilities in the life of the Church in Dublin.
Pathways is a two-year, one evening a week, Adult Faith Development course on Thursday evenings. Run by the Archdiocese of Dublin in DCU St. Patrick’s Campus (MDCCE), Drumcondra Road. Late September to May (7.00 p.m. – 9.30 p.m). Application now open for September 2021. Early application advised. Contact: Pathways Director, Eileen Houlahan at 01 8087594 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: www.evangelisation.ie
The Lough Derg Pilgrim Path is open daily. The full route is a 12km loop, with a shorter 8km option. Leaflets available at the Visitors Centre. For further information email email@example.com or telephone 071 9861518. www.loughderg.org
Sunday Mass time in keeping with public health guidelines. Let us keep in our thoughts and prayers all those parents who will be presenting their children for baptism in the coming weeks.
PRAYER FOR THE FIRST WORLD DAY FOR
GRANDPARENTS AND THE ELDERLY
I thank You, Lord, for the comfort of Your presence:
even in times of loneliness,
You are my hope and my confidence,
You have been my rock and my fortress since my youth!
I thank You for having given me a family
and for having blessed me with a long life.
I thank You for moments of joy and difficulty,
for the dreams that have already come true in my life and for
those that are still ahead of me.
I thank You for this time of renewed fruitfulness to which You call me.
Increase, O Lord, my faith; make me a channel of your peace,
teach me to embrace those who suffer more than me,
to never stop dreaming
and to tell of your wonders to new generations.
Protect and guide Pope Francis and the Church,
that the light of the Gospel might reach the ends of the earth.
Send Your Spirit, O Lord, to renew the world,
that the storm of the pandemic might be calmed,
the poor consoled and wars ended.
Sustain me in weakness
and help me to live life to the full
in each moment that You give me,
in the certainty that you are with me every day,
even until the end of the age. Amen.
Live Mass Streams
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