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.
Third Sunday in Ordinary Time 24/1/2021
Under current government restrictions, Sunday and weekday Masses are accessible only on webcam, which is accessed through the front page of the parish website: www.ionaroadparish.ie All Sunday and weekday Masses are recorded for later viewing. The church remains open each day from 11.00am-3.00pm for private prayer.
The annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2021 concludes on Monday 25th January.
This year’s Inaugural Service, hosted by Christ Church Rathgar Presbyterian and organised by the Dublin Council of Churches, can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/w8LuXJFeLyM.
Pope Francis instituted the Sunday of the Word of God, so as to appreciate ‘the riches contained in that constant dialogue between the Lord and his people’. It takes place during the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, emphasising the important bond we have in Sacred Scripture with other Christian denominations and religious traditions. Perhaps this is a good opportunity to join our weekly Zoom meeting to read and reflect together on the readings for the following Sunday each Thursday at 7.30pm. We meet for just 45 minutes. Those of us who participate find that it prepares us to hear the Sunday Mass readings in a deeper and more meaningful way. Everybody is welcome to join us any week. Just give the parish your email address, and a link to the meeting will be sent to you each week.
Dublin Diocesan liturgical Resource Centre
In place of our annual Spring Seminar we invite you to join us for 3 Online Liturgy Tuesdays with presentations and chats where ideas can be shared. To book your place email firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday 26th January – 8.00 – 8.45pm -ZOOM – How we can celebrate the season of Lent in COVID times?
Tuesday 2nd February 2021 8.00 – 8.45pm – ONLINE (www.rednuns.com) Day for Consecrated Life
Tuesday 9th February 2021 8.00 – 8.45pm – ZOOM – How do we reconcile in COVID time?
Lumen Dominican Centre Online Courses
The programme is truly ecumenical, seeking to promote the dialogue between faith and culture and acknowledging the giftedness of other religious traditions. In this way, Lumen fosters the development of all its participants and enables them to undertake various forms of service or ministry in Church and society. For more information on a number of online modules that we are offering this term email: email@example.com or visit www.lumenop.ie
The Young Church Dublin – Young Adult Alpha Course
The Young Church Dublin team invite you to join us for our Young Adult Alpha online course which will start on Monday, 18th January, from 7.00-8:15pm. The course will be run from the comfort of your own home over Zoom for 11 weeks until March 29th. This Alpha course with YCD is an opportunity for you to grow in your own faith and is also a wonderful opportunity for friends or family members to explore the Christian faith together! All participants must register by emailing your name and contact details to firstname.lastname@example.org *Please note that numbers are limited.
Foundational Leadership Programme for Young Adults – New Course Dates January 2021
The Foundational Leadership Programme offers participants a unique opportunity to explore and develop Gospel leadership Skills. The Foundational Leadership Programme is run jointly between the Catholic and Church of Ireland Dioceses of Dublin and a team of young adult volunteers. It is uniquely placed to nurture and mission a new generation of faith leaders. Commitment will be one Saturday morning monthly starting in January 2021 (16 January, 20 February, 20 March initially). For more information, online registration and payment – use this link https://www.evangelisation.ie/2020/08/11/foundational-leadership-programme-sign-up-2020/
We look forward to welcoming Archbishop-elect Dermot Farrell, to our diocese in the coming weeks and pray that the Lord will bless his ministry. We are grateful for the dedicated service to the people and priests of the diocese of Archbishop Diarmuid Martin and wish him well in his retirement.
We are grateful for the great generosity of parishioners in returning Christmas Offerings, which form a significant part of the annual remuneration of the priests of the parish and of the diocese. We also thank parishioners for your contributions to the First and Second Collections and to the Family Offering. We also draw parishioners’ attention to the ‘Donate’ button on the parish website www.ionaroadparish.ie, which some may prefer to use for their regular contributions.
Overview of Loss and Bereavement – online workshop Thursday 28th January from 9.15am – 4.15pm. This workshop is aimed at those working with the bereaved within your parish e.g. clergy, bereavement support groups, and funeral support teams. Further details and booking at:- https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/overview-of-loss-and-bereavement-tickets-131216836089
Irish Hospice Foundation – Living with Loss
We are now accepting bookings for the 2021 series of Workshops on Loss and Bereavement which will be delivered online via Zoom from January – June. Details and booking process can be found on the following link https://hospicefoundation.ie/education-training/bereavement-training/workshops/ Please note bookings and payment for the workshops can only be made by using the following link to Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.ie/o/irish-hospice-foundation-31883804183
Aware – Support & Self Care Groups
If you, or those with whom you work wish to connect with people in relation to your mental wellbeing, please consider using the Phone In and Zoom Support & Self Care Groups, the Support Line or Support Mail. These services provide support, coping skills and information and help people who are in distress to know and feel that they are not alone in their experience. For more info about the groups https://www.aware.ie/support/support-groups/ and all of our services on www.aware.ie
ALONE manage a national COVID-19 Support Line for Older People and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to the Coronavirus. Professional staff are available to answer queries and give advice and reassurance where necessary. The support line 0818 222 024 is open 7 days a week 8am – 8pm
Mass will continue to be streamed via the webcam facility which can be accessed via the parish website (www.ionaroadparish.ie) at 6.00pm (vigil) on Saturday and 11.00am each Sunday. Daily Mass also can be accessed via the parish website webcam at 10.30am Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday.
Sunday Morning Mass available by webcam in the parish grouping:
Corpus Christi Drumcondra webcam @ 10.30am
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)
Out Mother of Divine Grace Ballygall @ 6.30pm (www.ballygallparish.ie)
Fr. Richard Sheehy and Fr. Paddy Jones.
Helpful contact is our community Garda Paddy Dunne 083 8182230
Live Mass Streams
Please click on image to view Webcam for this service. Mass times may vary.