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 of Easter 18/4/2021
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.
Many thanks to parishioners who have returned Easter Dues, which contribute to the remuneration of the priests of the parish and of the diocese. We also thank parishioners for your generous contributions to the First and Second Collections and to the Family Offering. If you have not received a box and would like to support the parish in this way, please contact the parish office. A ‘Donate’ button on the parish website www.ionaroadparish.ie can also be used for contributions.
Thanks also to parishioners who have left in contributions towards Trocaire’s Lenten Campaign, and towards our local conference of the St. Vincent de Paul Society. Both organisations have been unable to collect funds in the usual way with churches being closed for so long, so your support is all the more appreciated. You can still drop in donations towards either organisation in the coming weeks, and we will make sure to pass them on.
PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL WORKSHOPS APRIL 2021
Normally the Office for Evangelisation & Ecumenism would host regional gatherings post Easter. This year we will offer our workshops ‘online’. To take part you must be serving on an existing Parish Pastoral Council or just appointed. To book use the link giving your Name, Email and Parish and a link will be sent to you.
20 April – ‘Family of Families’ – Keeping Families connect to Parish
27 April – Working towards a Parish Assembly
All workshops begin 7:00-8:00 pm. For more information email: email@example.com
The weekly zoom meeting to read and reflect together on the Gospel for the forthcoming Sunday continues each Friday at 7.30pm. It’s only 45 mins but is always an engaging and fruitful preparation to hear the Gospel proclaimed on Sunday. If you would like to join in any Friday evening, just give your email address to the Parish secretary and a link to the meeting will be sent to you.
The Dublin Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock for families and adults will take place this year online on Saturday April 24th beginning with a programme of workshops from Our Lady of Victories Church, Ballymun Road via webcam at 11.50am. The workshops themes will include Challenge for Families, the Holy Spirit and St Joseph, & the apparition. From 2.30pm, we switch to the Knock Shrine webcam for rosary, Pilgrimage Mass at 3pm, and opportunity for quiet time in the Apparition Chapel.
KNOCK YOUTH PILGRIMAGE
Saturday, 24th April, 12noon -2pm, via Zoom. This will be a great interactive session for teenagers from across our Diocese to experience pilgrimage together through workshops, small group discussions, fun and prayer. To register for this youth group you will need to complete the online parental consent form with your parents by clicking here:https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=OmwpOQKL0Ua2DW8iFevKayJb-gK7h5tOjDzUJL5UJ0xUNURQSkdYVkRQUktIVFlWNzk5R0NTS0U5RS4u
TEEN HOPE CONNECTED
Teen Hope Connected is a weekly Youth Group. It takes place every Wednesday 6-7pm via Zoom. Join us for fun, exploring faith and life with other Teens through small group discussions, top class games and prayer. If you are interested in joining, please 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
Fr. Richard Sheehy
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.