Missal OpenMinisters of the Word

Ministers of the Word are lay people called by God through the church to proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ. The reader in any liturgical celebration proclaims the Word of God.

The bishops at Vatican II were insistent that the riches of the Bible should be opened up to the people of God. They took up the image of the two ‘tables’ the ‘table of the Word’ and the ‘table of the Eucharist’.

The reader’s task is to proclaim those parts of the Word of God which make way for the Gospel, prepare for it and set the scene so that the Gospel can be heard and take root in the hearts of the community.

In practical terms the reader must prepare well to ensure that the Word is heard, understood and appreciated. Ministers of the Word are the instrument of the personal dialogue between God and His people.

Ministers of the Eucharisttabernacle

The title Eucharistic Minister is a title given to laity who have been authorised by Church Clergy to administer and distribute the ‘True Presence of Jesus Christ’, i.e. the ‘Consecrated Host’, ‘Holy Communion’, ‘Eucharist’, to other parishioners during, and even outside of, the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. Eucharistic Ministers can also distribute ‘Holy Communion’ to those who are sick and unable or incapable of attending the Sacrifice of the Mass.

Specific training and instruction are generally given to people before becoming a Eucharistic Minister, whereby special consideration is given to such candidates who are first reviewed and deemed qualified to undertake such responsibility.

St Mochta’s Liturgy for Children Ministry

The Children’s Liturgy Team are a voluntary group who help prepare liturgical activities for both the 10.30 and 12 o’clock masses when they present a Children’s Liturgy in our Pastoral Parish Centre on Sundays.

They promote the involvement of Parents and children in an active way within the Liturgy and particularly during important celebrations e.g., Easter, Christmas.

If your interested in assisting with the children please email Mary Greene at

St Mochta’s Funeral Ministry.

The Funeral Ministry Team assist and help families at time of a bereavement with prayers in the home, reception of the remains in the Church and also with the graveside liturgy.

If you are interested in becoming a Minister within any of the above groups please contact Fr Paul, at (01) 8213218.

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St Mochta’s Church Car Park

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Easter Celebrations 2022

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Mass Schedule of Church’s in Dublin 15

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Re-opening our Church to Full Capacity

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Church Reopening for Public Mass

We are delighted that Public worship resumes from Monday, 10th May and we welcome the return of everyone. Present restrictions issued by HSE and Government:  We must keep a social spacing of 2 metres between each person (front, back, left and right).  Family members...

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Trocáire Lenten Campaign 2021

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Pope Francis proclaims 2021 as the “Year of St Joseph”

Reposted from Vatican News This year, with the Apostolic Letter “Patris corde” (“With a Father’s Heart”), Pope Francis recalls the 150th anniversary of the declaration of Saint Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church. To mark the occasion, the Holy Father has...

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