130 Years Celebration and Renovation

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CELEBRATIONS & RENOVATIONS:

As you are now aware our church, St Mochta’s, will celebrate 130 years of faith and worship in this year of 2020 . To preserve the church building we need to carry out Urgent restoration measures involving repairs to the structure of the building and various works around its environs. The heating system needs to be improved including a new boiler. The stained glass windows need to be secured for their  preservation and  more work will have to be done to secure the building. We hope to embark on major fundraising projects as our  present income is contributed by a small number of parishioners who are registered and have committed to donate through standing orders and the parish envelope collection. This does not cover the annual running costs of the parish.  The shortfall between income and expenditure is presently made up through our own fundraising for example Family Fun Day, Golf Classic, Panto, Winter Songs Concert, etc. The Finance Committee and Pastoral Council are currently examining ways to improve the finances including An Appeal encouraging more parishioners to contribute through standing orders and the envelope collection. During the year we will keep you informed of our plans and we also invite you to suggest ideas in support of the Parish and its funding. Our celebrations have to go ‘on hold’  because of the restrictions in place  attempting to stop the spreading of the Covid 19 killer virus. We will keep you updated on the plans for the fundraising and celebrations.

WEBCAM

When we had to close the church our parishioners had to look elsewhere for the celebration of Mass (including myself). I decided,  with the approval of the  chairpersons of the Parish Council and the Finance Committees, to install  our own WebCam which I proposed to pay for from voluntary sponsorship. I am very heartened by the generosity of the people who have donated to date. If you are in a position to contribute you can send your donation to the Presbytery, cheques payable to ‘St. Mochta’s Church’ marking ‘webcam’ on the envelope, or you can lodge a contribution through the bank to our account:

St. Mochta’s Church - IBAN: IE18AIBK 9325 1536 3550 08 - BIC: AIBKIE2D

We would be very grateful of any support you can give and you are as always in our prayer and thoughts during this challenging time.

Every good wish and blessing,

Fr Paul.

 
Guidelines for Masses during Corona Virus Restrictions

Due to measures introduced by healthcare authorities limiting attendance at public indoor gatherings to 100 people,
mass in St Mochta's church is suspended until further notice.

The church is now closed.

Masses will be transmitted via webcam  at this link https://mcnmedia.tv/camera/st-mochtas-church .

The Healthcare Authorities announce changes at short notice, 

so this notice is subject to change regularly.

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St Mochta's Bethany Bereavement Group

altSt Mochta’s Bethany Bereavement Group are not in a position to hold their regular bereavement support group or one-to-one meetings during Covid 19. They are conscious that there are many bereaved people who need support now and others who will need great support in the coming weeks and months.

If you know someone who is experiencing loss, and could benefit with support from the Group please encourage them to text or call the Bethany Group on +353 86 247 9216, detailing whether a  morning or evening would suit them best and they can arrange a support call for them. 

The group are also arranging an online monthly bereavement support meeting facilitated through Zoom, a communications and meeting application. Anyone who wants to avail of this session should again send a text or call the Bethany mobile number:086 247 9216 and the meeting will be set up for you.

 

Prayer at time of Bereavement

Lord, you are close to the broken-hearted.

Be with me now in my grief and loneliness.

Give me courage to face loss and not to grieve in silence.

Be with me as I struggle with many different and painful feelings.

Ease the hurt in my heart.

Encircle me in your love.

Help me to believe that one day I will no longer have this deep sorrow.

May I find comfort in sharing my grief with those who understand the strong bonds of love.

Stay with me, Lord, support me.

Help me to know that your power is at work within me as I deal with my grief.

 
Contacting the Parish Office

The Parish Office: is business as usual, however, the office will be closed to the public. If you have a query, please phone or email June at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

If you have a query on Baptisms, 1st Holy Communions or Confirmations, please email Mary Greene at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

The Parish Pastoral Centre is closed and all activities have ceased until further notice.

The Healthcare Authorities announce changes at short notice, so this notice is subject to change regularly. God bless and stay safe everyone.

 
Gathering a History of 130 Years

Bell Tower St Mochta's ChurchOn the 1st June 1890, the first sod was turned to mark the beginning of the construction of St. Mochta’s Parish Church. In 1890 our parish population was small and intimate when everyone knew everyone. In 2020 we have 6,000 homes and ongoing building that creates a very large parish population.

To mark the Church’s 130 years, we would like to gather and produce a A History of St Mochta’s Church. If you have any stories, photographs or memorabilia that could contribute to build a picture of the faith lives and community of St Mochta’s Church, we would love to hear from you, especially going back to the early years. There is a rich history in 130 years which could bring us many stories of the people who lived, celebrated, supported and worked for the wellbeing of this church and its community.

If you have any material on the history of the church, please contact Fr Paul or Mary Greene, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . This is an exciting time for our church and faith community, and we would be grateful of any information you may be able to send our way. Thank you

 
Child Protection Policy Update

The Archdiocese of Dublin, as a constituent member of the Catholic Church in Ireland, recognises and upholds the dignity and rights of all children, is committed to ensuring their safety and well-being and will work in partnership with parents/ guardians to do this. The Archdiocese recognises each child as a gift from God, and values and encourages the participation of children in all activities that enhance their spiritual, physical, emotional, intellectual and social development.

All diocesan personnel (including clergy, religious, staff, and volunteers) have a responsibility to safeguard children through promoting their welfare, health, and development in a safe and caring environment that supports their best interests and prevents abuse. Please click here for full details at Dublin Diocesan Website.

Every effort is made to try and ensure that children participating in all aspects of parish life are safe and welcome. I encourage everyone to familiarise themselves with the material available to promote best practice in our parish and in our daily lives.

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130 Years Celebration and Renovation

interiorchurch

CELEBRATIONS & RENOVATIONS:

As you are now aware our church, St Mochta’s, will celebrate 130 years of faith and worship in this year of 2020 . To preserve the church building we need to carry out Urgent restoration measures involving repairs to the structure of the building and various works around its environs. The heating system needs to be improved including a new boiler. The stained glass windows need to be secured for their  preservation and  more work will have to be done to secure the building. We hope to embark on major fundraising projects as our  present income is contributed by a small number of parishioners who are registered and have committed to donate through standing orders and the parish envelope collection. This does not cover the annual running costs of the parish.  The shortfall between income and expenditure is presently made up through our own fundraising for example Family Fun Day, Golf Classic, Panto, Winter Songs Concert, etc. The Finance Committee and Pastoral Council are currently examining ways to improve the finances including An Appeal encouraging more parishioners to contribute through standing orders and the envelope collection. During the year we will keep you informed of our plans and we also invite you to suggest ideas in support of the Parish and its funding. Our celebrations have to go ‘on hold’  because of the restrictions in place  attempting to stop the spreading of the Covid 19 killer virus. We will keep you updated on the plans for the fundraising and celebrations.

WEBCAM

When we had to close the church our parishioners had to look elsewhere for the celebration of Mass (including myself). I decided,  with the approval of the  chairpersons of the Parish Council and the Finance Committees, to install  our own WebCam which I proposed to pay for from voluntary sponsorship. I am very heartened by the generosity of the people who have donated to date. If you are in a position to contribute you can send your donation to the Presbytery, cheques payable to ‘St. Mochta’s Church’ marking ‘webcam’ on the envelope, or you can lodge a contribution through the bank to our account:

St. Mochta’s Church - IBAN: IE18AIBK 9325 1536 3550 08 - BIC: AIBKIE2D

We would be very grateful of any support you can give and you are as always in our prayer and thoughts during this challenging time.

Every good wish and blessing,

Fr Paul.

 
Guidelines for Masses during Corona Virus Restrictions

Due to measures introduced by healthcare authorities limiting attendance at public indoor gatherings to 100 people,
mass in St Mochta's church is suspended until further notice.

The church is now closed.

Masses will be transmitted via webcam  at this link https://mcnmedia.tv/camera/st-mochtas-church .

The Healthcare Authorities announce changes at short notice, 

so this notice is subject to change regularly.

(Read more...)
 
Contacting the Parish Office

The Parish Office: is business as usual, however, the office will be closed to the public. If you have a query, please phone or email June at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

If you have a query on Baptisms, 1st Holy Communions or Confirmations, please email Mary Greene at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

The Parish Pastoral Centre is closed and all activities have ceased until further notice.

The Healthcare Authorities announce changes at short notice, so this notice is subject to change regularly. God bless and stay safe everyone.

 
Gathering a History of 130 Years

Bell Tower St Mochta's ChurchOn the 1st June 1890, the first sod was turned to mark the beginning of the construction of St. Mochta’s Parish Church. In 1890 our parish population was small and intimate when everyone knew everyone. In 2020 we have 6,000 homes and ongoing building that creates a very large parish population.

To mark the Church’s 130 years, we would like to gather and produce a A History of St Mochta’s Church. If you have any stories, photographs or memorabilia that could contribute to build a picture of the faith lives and community of St Mochta’s Church, we would love to hear from you, especially going back to the early years. There is a rich history in 130 years which could bring us many stories of the people who lived, celebrated, supported and worked for the wellbeing of this church and its community.

If you have any material on the history of the church, please contact Fr Paul or Mary Greene, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . This is an exciting time for our church and faith community, and we would be grateful of any information you may be able to send our way. Thank you

 
Activities at the Parish Centre Autumn 2018

Activities at the Parish Centre 

SUNDAYS

COFFEE DOCK:  after 12 mass for Welcoming Weekend.

MONDAYS   

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 
www.mindfulwellbeing.ie.

TUESDAYS   

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.  

WEDNESDAYS   

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

THURSDAYS 

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  www.ceciliantheatrearts.ie        

TAI CHI:7 pm

FRIDAYS 

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. 

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.