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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 in the Glasnevin grouping  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.
This website provides information of the Mass times and on parish activities.  It tells of the history of the parish since it was constituted in 1902 from Berkeley Road parish and of its parish church, St Columba’s, opened on 15 October 1905. 
Glasnevin Cemetery chapel serves as a chapel of ease for Sunday Mass.                                  Fr. Patrick Jones 

Contact the Parish Office at (01) 830 8257 / This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
(The Office opening hours are: Monday to Friday 9.30am to 12.30pm)

 

 
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Reflection

We are about to enter Holy Week, the most important week in the Church's year, when we focus on the mystery of the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ and its meaning for us Christians, and indeed for all humanity.  This year that mystery has particular resonance for us, we we witness the suffering of many people across the world due to the ourbreak of Covid 19.

In discovering with a shock our vulnerabillity as a species, the fragility of our whole way of life, we contemplate the vulnerable figure of Jesus on the Cross.  How does the crucified Christ speak to this moment, to this crisis which affects every country and which has brought life as we know it to a virtual standstlll?  The loneliness of Christ on the cross was mirrored last week in the spectable of Pope Francis standing alone in St Peter's Square giving his Urbi et Orbi blessing.  The way of the cross is the way of suffering, but in the life, passion and death of Jesus Christ it is also revealed as the way of love.

We are seeing great suffering; the sick in intensive care units; the loneliness of those who die alone, family members who don't have an opportunity to say goodbye to loved ones; health care workers who treat patients at great personal risk to their own health, people cocooned at home, others who have lost jobs or livelihoods.  However, we are also witnessing many signs of compassion, courage, generosity, humanity and patience.  We are learning new ways to reach out and be Christ to one another and are called to draw strength from God's love for us.  So let us enter this Holy Week in a spirti of prayer renewing our hope in the Christ who rose from the dead and who leads us through the suffering of this present time towards the new life of Easter.

Dear Parishioners 

Details of Holy Week ceremonies by webcam are available in the Parish Link (click link above)

At this time of national and global crisis let us ask God to bless and comfort all those who are sick, anxious or alone, and to protect the health care workers on whose efforts we all depend.  St. Columba , pray for us.

Fr. Richard Sheehy and Fr. Paddy Jones.

Helpful contact is our community Garda Paddy Dunne 083 8182230