St Mochta's Family Funday 2018

This year’s Parish Picnic Funday will be held on Saturday 29th September so gather friends and family for some great summers day fun.

Thanks to the generosity of Luttrellstown Castle & Golf Club, St Mochta's Family Funday will be held once again in the grounds of the Castle

which proved so successful last year. It is a great family fun day and all are welcome to attend. So mark the date in your diary now.



Last year over 4,000 people attended the day. So if you can help please see Fr. Paul or Mary after Mass. There are many activities organised for the day for every age group; there will be fun for everyone.

The day starts at 12 noon and runs till 7 pm. Admission €10 per family/car. 

Tickets are available from the Parish Pastoral Centre which covers
admittance, raffle and live entertainment all day.



Some of the events include:

Live Entertainment All Day, Marketplace – new, old, fun and fresh – everything goes!  Vintage Car Rally, Old Style Carnival & Amusements, Archery, Pony Rides, BBQ & Bar, Face Painting - Bouncy Castles - Toddler Play Area, Bonny Baby Competition, Local GAA, Soccer and Rugby Clubs running Sports workshops


*****  There's something for everyone and everyone most welcome ****

For ongoing information please see 

Share the link on Facebook to your friends and family and invite them along for a bigger family occasion. 

To help make this day a success there are a number of ways that you can help out over the coming weeks: 

 Sign up to help for an hour or longer on the day or with the planning and organising during the coming weeks. The event will require lots of man and woman power, If you are available to help out at any stage of the day with stalls, car parking, games/football, or set up and clean up after a fantastic day… please your name and contact details in the Sacristy after Mass or Parish Office. 


 If you have any of the following items that can be sold on the Stalls as part of our fund raising we will take them... 

Unwanted gifts; prizes or unused gift vouchers

Bottles alcoholic or non-alcoholic


Handbags, Jewellery (new or used)

Books, CD's DVD's Or Games (all types)

Toys in good condition with all their parts!

Art, Paintings, pictures, frames

Homemade Bread, Cakes n’ Buns please nearer the time 

Homemade jams/chutneys, etc.

Your old saucers & plates for a smashing time,

Or if you wish to donate a prize for our raffle – it would be most welcome.

Items can be dropped into the Sacristy after mass or to the Pastoral Centre during office hours in the weeks running up to the Picnic. 

And we will have a Farmers Market, if you know anyone interested in taking a stall or if you could hand out leaflets to promote it at similar markets, please contact Mary Greene, at 0879892910, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or in the Parish Centre during the week.

Your support, in whatever form, is gratefully appreciated. Gather your family together and come along and enjoy a Fun Day.


Activities at the Parish Centre Autumn 2018

Activities at the Parish Centre 


COFFEE DOCK:  after 12 mass for Welcoming Weekend.


MINDFULNESS-BASED STRESSED REDUCTION (MBSR) - 8-week course beginning 1st October 2018
7 pm to 9.30pm Places limited, f
or more information please contact Niamh at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
or call 087-2531891 or visit contact page at


PARENT, Baby & Toddler Group— Finished until September

Meet every Tuesday from 10 am to 12 noon -
The Group Calendar generally runs alongside primary school calendar.

YOGA- 8.15pm Contact Jakki 086 0792469. - Returns Late September

St. Vincent de Paul meet at 7 pm.  


YOGA  - 10.15 - 11.45 Contact Jakki 086 0792469. Returning Late September


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

Legion of Mary meet from 8 pm to 9.30pm

CECILIAN THEATRE ARTS  - every Thursday from 3.30 - 5pm—Extra classes added due to demand. 
• Award-Winning Drama, Dance, and Singing School for Boys and Girls age 4-18 years. 
• Strictly Limited Places
• 9 Week Term: 1½ hrs per class, (reasonably priced) 
• ENROL NOW, PAY LATERPhone Jennifer 086 3185852        

TAI CHI:7 pm


DOODLE TOTS Club: at 10.30 am to 11.30 am Contact Maria -  0879267087.

SMYG (Foroige Youth Group) 2 Age Groups meets every second Friday. Junior Group for 5th and 6th class and Senior Group Teenagers from 1st year to 6th year welcome. 


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?


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 or see poster at the back of the church.

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