St Mochta's Confirmation Programme 2018

altReceiving the sacrament of Confirmation 2018

This year St Mochta’s Parish is delighted to welcome children to the programme for preparation to receive the sacrament of Confirmation.  Our Confirmation celebration will take place in 2018. 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.


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.



St Patrick's Night Hooley

A St Patrick's Night Hooley on Saturday 17th March from 8 pm in St. Mochta’s Parish Pastoral Centre.
Dust off those dancing shoes and gather friends and family for some great trad music, dancing, cheer and chat.  

Tickets on sale after each mass this weekend.


Parish Pilgrimage 160th Anniversary Lourdes 2018


World Meeting of Families 2018

The World Meeting of Families comes to 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 Spring 2018

Activities at the Parish Centre 


COFFEE DOCK:  after 12 mass for Welcoming Weekend.


MINDFULNESS-BASED STRESSED REDUCTION (MBSR) - 8-week course beginning 9th April 2018 
7 pm to 9.30pm Places limited, f
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PARENT, Baby & Toddler Group— 

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. 

St. Vincent de Paul meet at 7 pm.  

PILATES CLASSES—Contact  Selma 087 9606411


YOGA  - 10.15 - 11.45 Contact Jakki 086 0792469. 


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

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.

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 / phone 01 8373732 Ext. 246.

Crosscare Services

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

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