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.
As the government Plan for Living with Covid-19 looks set to continue at Level Five for the next month at least, our annual Service of Remembrance for those parishioners who died during the past year will take place online on Thursday 26th November at 7.30pm. We regret that we are unable to invite the families of those parishioners who died during the past year and parishioners who wish to remember a deceased loved one to attend in person. However, all parishioners are invited to participate at the Service, which this year takes the form of a Liturgy of the Word, via the webcam. As their names are called out, a candle will be lit at the Mass for each parishioner who died during the past year.
The church will remain open each day from about 11.00am to 3.00pm so that parishioners may call into the church to say a prayer, find a quiet space or light a candle.
Each Thursday at a weekly Zoom meeting 7.30pm-8.15pm we read and discuss the Gospel for the following Sunday. Anyone wishing to participate is asked to contact the parish office or email Fr. Richard (email@example.com) for the meeting ID or link.
We thank parishioners who have been kind enough to drop in their contributions to the First and Second Collections and to the Family Offering each week. It is greatly appreciated. We also draw parishioners’ attention to the ‘Donate’ button, which some parishioners may find an easier way to make their regular contributions, especially during this time of lockdown.
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 the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Professional staff are available to answer queries and give advice and reassurance where necessary. The support line is open 7 days a week, 8am – 8pm, by calling 0818 222 024.
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.
Fr. Richard Sheehy
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 @ 11.00am (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 10.00am 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
Please support the St. Vincent de Paul Annual Collection
SVP St Columba’s Conference will be conducting their Annual Giving Sunday collection on Sunday 13th December 2020
Each year our Conference makes approximately 300 visits to families & individuals in need in this community. Unfortunately, due to Covid-19 restrictions currently we are unable to have the usual Monthly collections at the Church door but you can donate directly to our Conference at svp.ie/support or calling 0818 176 176 giving our Conference Name (St. Columba Iona Road) or using the pre addressed Blue envelopes at the back of the church and placing them in the safe there.
The funds raised will be spent IN THIS COMMUNITY helping those who need it most with food and education costs throughout next year and beyond.
We rely almost entirely on the support of you, the generous parishioners of St. Columba.
Thanks you in advance for your continued support
SVP Iona Road Conference
Live Mass Streams
Please click on image to view Webcam for this service. Mass times may vary.