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.
Twenty Fifth Sunday 19/9/2021
There are two Masses each weekend: Saturday at 6.00pm and Sunday at 11.00am.
Since 6th September the ‘pod’ system is no longer operative during the celebration of Mass.
This means that we can accommodate more parishioners and visitors who wish to attend Mass.
As social distancing restrictions still apply, every second pew remains cordoned off, and we ask parishioners to keep a two metre distance in the pew unless sitting with family members.
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
The annual collection for Crosscare, the social care agency of the diocese, will be taken up at all Masses this Saturday/ Sunday 19th/20th September and will replace the usual collection for Share. Through their services for homeless people, young people, migrants and refugees, Crosscare focuses on helping people and families when they need it most. In community foodbanks and cafes, they provide food parcels and meals daily. Thank you for your support. www.crosscare.ie
We also thank parishioners and visitors for your generous support of the Summer Dues. Summer Dues envelopes are available at the back of the church until the end of this month.
A Baptism preparation meeting for parents (and godparents) who are anticipating having their child baptised in the coming weeks will take place via zoom on Monday 20th September at 7.00pm.
A meeting of the Parish Finance Committee will take place via zoom on Monday 20th September at 8.00pm.
The annual diocesan Safeguarding Sunday will take place next Sunday 26th September. The theme for this year is “Safeguarding in a pandemic”.
Over the coming weeks we will have the joy of administering the sacraments of First Communion and Confirmation to children in our parish, some of whom have been waiting since May 2020 to receive their First Communion. We pray for the children and their families as they prepare to celebrate these significant sacramental moments.
We welcome Fr. Gareth Byrne to the Glasnevin Grouping. Gareth has recently been appointed by Archbishop Dermot Farrell as Moderator of the Diocesan Curia, based in Drumcondra. He has offered to assist the parishes of the Grouping on Sundays, and will celebrate initially a monthly Mass in Iona Road. He will celebrate the 11.00am Mass next Sunday 26th September.
FAMILIES WALKING TOGETHER IN HOPE
Table Talk – Watch Fr Pat, Patricia and Gerard discuss resources during September for Families. View here Table Talk – August – Families Walking Together in Hope – YouTube
September – All Connected
- For the beauty of the earth, for the beauty of the skies, (missionministry.ie)
- Blessing of the School Bags – Blessing-of-School-Bags-2021.pdf (missionministry.ie)
- Parish Clean Up – Our Common Home (missionministry.ie)
- Mercy Day (September 24th) – Mercy-Day-Service-of-Reconciliation-inspired-by-Misericordiae-Vultus.docx.pdf (missionministry.ie)
October- Say Thanks
COVID-19 SUPPORT LINE FOR OLDER PEOPLE
ALONE manage a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to COVID-19. Professional staff are available to answer queries and give advice and reassurance where necessary. The support line is open seven days a week, 8am – 8pm, by calling 0818 222 024.
Live Mass Streams
Please click on image to view Webcam for this service. Mass times may vary.