130 Years Celebration and Renovation



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.


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 .

The Healthcare Authorities announce changes at short notice, 

so this notice is subject to change regularly.

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 


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.

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