Songs for a Winter's Evening

“Songs for a Winters Evening”
 of FOCUS IRELAND will take place on Friday, 3rd  December at 8pm in St. Mochta’s Church, Porterstown. Sr Stan will be joining us for the evening too - so come along and support a wonderful charity.

Local soprano Mary Flynn and Harpists Mary O’Donnell have come together with friends to present an evening of music and song, from Classical to Celtic, Contemporary to Jazz plus some Christmas favourites.

Tickets are €15 available from the Parish Office between 9.30am and 12.30pm Mon-Fri, from the Sacristy after Masses or please contact Mary Flynn at 087 2585398  


Activities at the Parish Centre 2016 - 2017

Activities at the Parish Centre 2016 - 2017

COFFEE DOCK: reopens  Sunday 4th September after 12 mass for Welcoming Weekend.


MINDFULNESS BASED STRESSED REDUCTION (MBSR) - 8 week course starting soon.
7pm to 9.30pm Places limited contact Naimh 087-2531891.


PARENT, Baby & Toddler Group—Meet every Tuesday from 10am to 12 noon -
returning on 13th September 2016.  The Group Calendar generally runs alongside
primary school calendar.

YOGA- Contact Jakki 086 0792469. 

St. Vincent de Paul meet at 7pm.  

PILATES CLASSES—Contact  Selma 087 9606411


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

Legion of Mary meet from 8pm to 9.30pm

CECILIAN THEATRE ARTS Every Thursday from 3.30 - 5pm—As seen on the Late Late Toy Show”  
• Award Winning Theatre School 
• Classes for Boys & Girls aged 3-15yrs 
• Strictly Limited Places
• 9 Week Term: 1½ hrs per class, (reasonably priced) 
• ENROL NOW, PAY LATERPhone Jennifer 086 3185852           


SMYG (St Mochta's Youth Group) meet every second Friday. Teenagers from 1st year to 6th year welcome. 


CSM—Mini Music Academy—Special Needs— Contact Jilly 01 8261100.  

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 Connections

Crosscare Connections

Befriending service for older people in Dublin 15-  

Volunteers needed- please give the gift of your time

Crosscare invite people in the parish to join us for our volunteer visiting service to provide companionship for older people in Dublin 15.   A regular weekly visit can make a huge difference to reduce isolation and improve the quality of life for an older person.  

Most visits last for an hour and usually involve nothing more than a cup of tea and chat with your friend.  This simple gift, of your time and company, is all that is required.

Volunteers need be over 18 years and be willing to give at least one hour per week, ideally for at least one year.  

You will be required to fill out a garda vetting form and complete training before being introduced to an older person. The next training session will take place on 6th February. 

For an application form or further information please contact

Jean at  Crosscare in Blancharsdstown at 01 8219892 .  

Crosscare Services

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

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Parents don't lose the head!!

Don’t Lose the Head  is a workshop for parents run by Crosscare.

Crosscare is offering workshops for parents who would like to communicate effectively with their children  around drug & alcohol issues. 

It’s free of charge and all participants receive a free book on the subject.  

For more information about forthcoming workshops please visit or