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.
Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time 21/6/2020
We are at an advanced stage of planning for reopening the church for weekday Mass from Monday 29th June and for Sunday Mass from Sunday 4th July. We really look forward to welcoming back parishioners to the church for Mass but there are a number of guidelines we need to propose for the safety of everyone:
Firstly, according to government regulations, there is a limit to the number of people who may gather indoors at one time. ~
We appreciate that some parishioners may be a bit hesitant about returning to Sunday Mass. However, the last thing we want to do is to have to turn people away at the door of the church because we have reached the maximum number permitted. For this reason, we ask parishioners who can to attend Mass on a weekday instead of on Sunday, at least for the time being.
* Stewards will be on hand to assist parishioners as they approach the church and will count the number of parishioners who enter.
* Once the maximum number the church can safely accommodate is reached, we will be obliged to ask people to participate via webcam from their home.
*We would like to emphasise that there is no expectation on any parishioner at a vulnerable age or with an underlying health condition to attend Sunday Mass.
* For the time being there will be two Masses at the weekend: Saturday Vigil at 6.00pm and Sunday at 11.00am. The church needs to be cleaned and disinfected after each Mass volunteers will be most welcome to assist our sacristans, Maura and Paula.
Each week, while the churches have been closed for public worship, the Glasnevin Grouping of Parishes have streamed a Holy Hour on Wednesday evenings. The last such Holy Hour with Eucharistic adoration will be streamed via webcam next Wednesday evening at 7.30pm from Our Lady of Dolours church (www.glasnevinparish.ie)
The church is open each day from 12noon -2.00pm so that parishioners can drop in to say a prayer or light a candle.
We are very grateful to parishioners who have either posted contributions to the parish or deposited them in the safe at the back of the church over the past couple of weeks. We also draw your attention to the new ‘Donate’ button on the front page of our parish website.
Sunday Morning Mass available by webcam
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)
Weekday Mass available by webcam
At 10.00am from Our Mother of Divine Grace, Ballygall (except Wednesday)
At 10.00am from Our Lady of Victories, Ballymun Road (except Friday)
At 11.00am from Our Lady of Dolours, Glasnevin (except Thursday)
At 5.45pm from The Monastery of St. Alphonsus and (9.30am Saturday morning)
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.