St Mochta's Confirmation Programme 2015

altReceiving the sacrament of Confirmation 2015

This year St Mochta’s Parish is delighted to welcome  children on the programme for preparation to receive the sacrament of Confirmation.  Our Confirmation celebration will be take place in May/June 2016. Full details will be announced shortly.

Confirmation marks a time when young people are moving on from childhood to the teenage years. Confirmation offers young people an opportunity to think about the serious choices that are facing them – choices about faith and choices about values. In the coming months they will be learning a great deal about the meaning of Confirmation – about God who loves them for who they are, and who wants to strengthen them for the challenge of living good and joyful lives.

Partnership

Our Christian faith offers a powerful support to young people as they experience the challenges of modern life. They need every encouragement to hold on to and cherish their faith. This year we are planning a programme that is a three-fold partnership involving home, school and parish.

The home is the most important element of this partnership as parents are the first and best teachers of their children. The school and parish will support and celebrate what is being taught and lived in the home.

This time offers a wonderful opportunity for those families who may have lapsed in the practice of their faith to rekindle it once more. Through this preparation you are encouraged to grasp this moment of grace with both hands for yourself, your child and family.

 

 

 
World Meeting of Families 2018

The World Meeting of Families comes to Ireland.world families logo

Dublin, Ireland, has been chosen by Pope Francis to host the next World Meeting of Families in August 2018. Started by Saint John Paul II, and held every three years, this major world event celebrates family as the cornerstone of our lives, and the fundamental building block of society and the Church.

Families and others from all over the world will gather in Dublin from 22-26 August 2018 to celebrate their lives together, to share their experiences from different parts of the world, to reflect on the different challenges they face and to grow together in faith.

The theme chosen by Pope Francis for WMOF2018 is The Gospel of the Family: Joy for the World. The WMOF2018 Logo, launched in December 2016, reflects on this theme and our journey towards August 2018.

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Activities at the Parish Centre Autumn 2017

Activities at the Parish Centre Autumn 2017

SUNDAYS

COFFEE DOCK: reopens  Sunday 3rd September after 12 mass for Welcoming Weekend.

MONDAYS   

MINDFULNESS BASED STRESSED REDUCTION (MBSR) - 8 week course beginning 4th September, 2017. 
7pm to 9.30pm Places limited, f
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or call 087-2531891 or visit contact page at
www.mindfulwellbeing.ie.

TUESDAYS   

PARENT, Baby & Toddler Group—Meet every Tuesday from 10am to 12 noon -
The Group Calendar generally runs alongside primary school calendar.

YOGA- 8.15pm Contact Jakki 086 0792469. 

St. Vincent de Paul meet at 7pm.  

PILATES CLASSES—Contact  Selma 087 9606411

WEDNESDAYS   

YOGA - 10.15 - 11.45 Contact Jakki 086 0792469. 

OSHEA SCHOOL OF IRISH DANCING: - Ph Aine 0862509147

THURSDAYS 

Baby Group (0-6 months) run by Jennifer, District Health Nurse. 11am to 12.30.

Legion of Mary meet from 8pm to 9.30pm

CECILIAN THEATRE ARTS Every Thursday from 3.30 - 5pm—As seen on the Late Late Toy Show”  
• Award Winning Theatre School 
• Classes for Boys & Girls aged 3-15yrs 
• Strictly Limited Places
• 9 Week Term: 1½ hrs per class, (reasonably priced) 
• ENROL NOW, PAY LATERPhone Jennifer 086 3185852  www.ceciliantheatrearts.ie        

TAI CHI:- 7pm

FRIDAYS 

DOODLE TOTS Club: from 10.30am to 11am Contact 0872288377.

SMYG (Foroige Youth Group)  meet every second Friday. Teenagers from 1st year to 6th year welcome. 

SATURDAYS 

CSM—Mini Music Academy—Special Needs— Contact Jilly 01 8261100.  

BAPTISMAL PROGRAMME - First Saturday of each month on Welcoming Weekend. Contact Fr Paul, Deacon Tim, or Mary Greene after masses over the weekend.

 
Want to explore more about your Faith?

Pathways:

An adult Faith Development Programme in Clonliffe College, Dublin 3. Pathways is a two-year one night a week course for adults who wish to explore their faith. For more information phone 01 8379253 www.evangelisation.ie or see poster at the back of the church.

Faith for Life:

Faith for Life is a course to help you discover more energising and empowering ways to live out your faith in the reality of today’s world through relationships in family, parish, workplace; and the events of daily life. It aims to help you become more open, confident, trusting and willing to work for change. For more information email www.evangelisation.ie / phone 01 8373732 Ext. 246.

 
Crosscare Connections

Crosscare Connections

Befriending service for older people in Dublin 15-  

Volunteers needed- please give the gift of your time

Crosscare invite people in the parish to join us for our volunteer visiting service to provide companionship for older people in Dublin 15.   A regular weekly visit can make a huge difference to reduce isolation and improve the quality of life for an older person.  

Most visits last for an hour and usually involve nothing more than a cup of tea and chat with your friend.  This simple gift, of your time and company, is all that is required.

Volunteers need be over 18 years and be willing to give at least one hour per week, ideally for at least one year.  

You will be required to fill out a garda vetting form and complete training before being introduced to an older person. The next training session will take place on 6th February. 

For an application form or further information please contact

Jean at  Crosscare in Blancharsdstown at 01 8219892 .  

 
Crosscare Services

Please see some of Crosscare Services and download their February newsletter here for more details:

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Parents don't lose the head!!

Don’t Lose the Head  is a workshop for parents run by Crosscare.

Crosscare is offering workshops for parents who would like to communicate effectively with their children  around drug & alcohol issues. 

It’s free of charge and all participants receive a free book on the subject.  

For more information about forthcoming workshops please visit www.drugs.ie or www.crosscare.ie.