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.
First Sunday of Lent 21/2/2021
Sunday and weekday Masses are accessible on webcam (accessed through the front page of the parish website: www.ionaroadparish.ie and are recorded for later viewing. The church remains open each day from 11.00am-3.00pm for private prayer.
Accord, the diocesan agency which supports marriage and the family, would like us to thank all those who supported their annual collection last weekend. Parishioners can still donate in the following ways:
Online at www.accorddublin.ie where you will find a DONATE button.
By post to Accord Dublin, Holy Cross Diocesan Centre, Clonliffe Road, Dublin 3.
By bank transfer to ACCORD Dublin Catholic Marriage Care Service CLG, Bank of Ireland, 88 Lower Camden Street, Dublin 2. IBAN: IE27 BOFI 9001 1357 0742 03; BIC:BOFIIE2D or simply drop a donation into the safe at the back of the church in an envelope marked ‘Accord’.
The Glasnevin Grouping of Parishes presents:
‘Living in Unsettling Times: Reflections for the Time and Season’.
A series of online reflections by Fr. Paddy Sweeney – beginning this Thursday at 7.30pm. The weekly reflections can be accessed on webcam from each of the five parishes in turn.
Thursday 25th February: Our Lady of Victories, Ballymun Road: www.olv.ie
Navigating the wilderness – dangers and possibilities
Thursday 4th March: Our Mother of Divine Grace, Ballygall: www.ballygallparish.ie
Is God asleep?
Thursday 11th March: Our Lady of Dolours, Glasnevin: www.glasnevinparish.ie
Living with Loss
Thursday 18th March: St. Columba’s, Iona Road: www.ionaroadparish.ie
Will we get back to normal?
Thursday 25th March: Corpus Christi, Drumcondra: www.corpuschristidrumcondra.ie
I haven’t much to offer!
Join a weekly Zoom meeting each Thursday at 7.30pm to read and reflect together on the readings for the following Sunday. We are always welcome new participants. This may be of particular interest to Ministers of the Word or members of parish liturgy groups. Just give the parish secretary your email address, and a link to the meeting will be sent to you each week.
We thank parishioners for your contributions to the First and Second Collections and to the Family Offering. We draw parishioners’ attention to the ‘Donate’ button on the parish website www.ionaroadparish.ie, which you can also use for your regular contributions.
There are a number of very worthwhile initiatives for Lent, all of which can be accessed online from the Lent 2021 section of the diocesan website www.dublindiocese.ie including:
LET’S LIVE LENT: BRINGING THE LENTEN GOSPELS TO LIFE
Join us for Pastoral Conversations – 5 Tuesdays starting 16th February @8pm.
- February 16th– Let it Go
- February 23rd– Would you listen to Him?
- March 2nd– Songs of the Sanctuary
- March 9th– Into the Light
- March 16th– Seeds of Hope
Presented by a team from the Office for Evangelisation and the Liturgy Resource Centre. To book email email@example.com
Acts of Love for Lent – a practical suggestion for each day of Lent
Lent on Line (LOL) – on each day of Lent, families from around the diocese, including our parish, offer a two minute reflection on what Lent means to them, posted at 8am each day.
Trocaire Lenten Campaign 2021
This year Trocaire’s Lenten Campaign will focus on exploring the Impact of Conflict on Families in South Sudan. This Lent, we learn more about the suffering of people who have lost their homes and loved ones to war, and how they are rebuilding their lives through love, friendship and solidarity. Parish resources are now available at Parishes – Resources | Trócaire (trocaire.org) The Trocaire Lenten boxes are available at the back of the church.
Faithfest for teenagers is back!! Join us for an evening of games, music, workshop, chats and prayer. Faithfest will take place Friday 5 March from 6:30 – 8:30pm online. You can register online using this link: https://forms.gle/DwKDsXCuTornHFYA8. For more information email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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)
Our Lady of Dolour’s webcam @ 12.00noon (www.glasnevinparish.ie)
Saturday Vigil 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.