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.
To register for Confirmation or First Holy Communion please go the Sacraments page above and follow the link.
Third Sunday of the Year 23/1/2022
Parishioners and visitors are encouraged to hand sanitise on entering the church, to maintain social distancing and to wear face masks throughout the Mass. An MC will introduce the Mass.
There are two Collection moments at Mass, the first after the homily, and the second while the parish notices are being read.
The Rite of Enrolment for families in our parish preparing for the sacraments of First Communion and First Reconciliation will take place at 6.00pm Mass this Saturday. A representative family from each of the schools involved will attend in person while the majority of the families will participate via webcam.
Catholic Schools Week is celebrated from 23rd–30th January. The theme for Catholic Schools Week is ‘Catholic Schools: Living Life to the Full’. For Catholic Schools Week, Fr Gareth Byrne, Diocesan Moderator and assistant to the Glasnevin Grouping, will celebrate Mass on RTE 1 television on 30 Jan at 11am.
Work will begin on Monday 24th January to extend the marble sanctuary steps, slightly relocate and extend the handrails, and lay a carpet around the altar in order to make the sanctuary area safer for celebrants and parishioners. It is estimated that the work will take between 5-6 weeks, and throughout that time the sanctuary will be off limits. A temporary altar and ambo will be placed in the body of the church, just below the sanctuary, and the required sound and power facilities will be put in place. A temporary tabernacle will be placed in the mortuary chapel to facilitate private prayer and Eucharistic adoration. We apologise to parishioners for any inconvenience during this time and we are confident that the work will improve the safety of access to the sanctuary.
The second training session for Local Animators who will facilitate the Synodal Pathway at parish level took place this week. It is planned to have two parish gatherings in March as part of our participation in the Synodal process.
We thank parishioners who have contributed so generously to Christmas Dues, which support the priests of the parish and of the diocese. We also thank parishioners for your contributions to the First and Second Collections at Mass. We have installed a Tap and Go machine at the back of the church which facilitates parishioners and visitors who wish to contribute to the First and Second collections but who don’t have cash. You simply tap the machine with your credit card and choose the amount you wish to contribute, which will then be divided 60/40% between the First (priests) and Second (Share – diocesan services) collections. Contributions to the parish can be made through the ‘Donate’ button on the parish website: www.ionaroadparish.ie
Crosscare is working with hundreds of families and children in Dublin who struggle to get basic food supplies. It is often the months after Christmas which many people find challenging. Support our appeal to end food poverty by giving what you can online at www.crosscare.ie/donate or call 01 8360011.
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, now and throughout the holiday season. These services provide support, coping skills and information – and most importantly help people who are in distress to know and feel that they are not alone in their experience. For more information about the groups https://www.aware.ie/support/support-groups/ and all of our services on www.aware.ie/ If you would like to volunteer with Aware, please see their website for more information: https://www.aware.ie/get-involved/volunteering/
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.