The various groups within the Parish all play a vital role in both connecting and developing the Parish as a unit, feel free to browse through the links and learn more about your Parish. Maybe, who knows, you might find you have something to give or would like to take part in. The Best of Luck with the Surfing!

Legion of Mary

The Legion meet every Friday evening at 7.30pm in the Pastoral Centre

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Parish Finance Committee

Each parish must by Canon Law have a functioning Finance Committee.  The Chair must sign off on the annual accounts.  Mr Barry Ryan is the current Chairperson and can be contacted through the parish office

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Family Mass Liturgical Teams

Parents coordinate the Liturgy for the 10.30 Sunday Family Mass. There are four teams and if you would like to assist talk to any of the Team members’ before the Mass

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Gospel Message

The Gospel Message is a programme for pre – Holy Communion children that takes place in the Pastoral Centre while the 10.30 Sunday Family Mass is being celebrated.  It is run by parents with the assistance of Transition Year Secondary School young people.

If you would like to get involved call to the Pastoral Centre before the 10.30 Mass.  Garda

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Bethany Bereavement Support Group

“When We Share With Others We See That We Are Not Alone”


Bethany Bereavement Support Group is a voluntary parish based ministry which aims to help and support parishioners and non-parishioners alike who have suffered a loss through bereavement or otherwise.

Grieving is a natural process which can be helped by someone listening with empathy and understanding.

We meet on the third Wednesday of each Month from 8PM to 9PM in the Pastoral Centre, St. Patrick’s Church.

This is a free, confidential service and is available to everyone in the Lucan and outlying areas near and far.


We can be contacted at the following number:

Tel: 089 2507213

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St Vincent DePaul

There is a Conference of St. Vincent DePaul here in St. Patrick’s Parish.  At present we have 9 members and we meet every Tuesday night at 7.30.  We discuss cases and then go out on visits.

We give financial assistance where needed and we are also anxious to make contact with older people or those living alone that would like

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St Patrick’s Prayer Group

The St Patrick’s  Prayer Group which was established in 1996 meets every Monday from 8..30 to 9.15 p.m. in the Meeting Room.

The Meeting consists of:

  1. Quiet Reflection
  2. Short Scripture Readings
  3. Prayer of  Intercession
  4. Hymns

There are approximately 16 members in the Prayer Group and are always looking for new members.  So feel free to come along some Monday night.

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Ministers of the Word

Ministers of the Word

Members of the Parish Community are called upon to proclaim the Word of the Lord. The Word has a power to challenge, comfort and transform our lives. It is not surprisiing that in the 3rd century Origen wrote:

“Let us keep the scriptures in mind and meditate upon them day and night, persevering in prayer, always

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Pioneer Total Abstinence Association

The Pioneer Movement was founded by Fr James Cullen S.J. in 1899 to address the problem of Alcohol abuse which was rampant in Irish Society at that time and to spread devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Fr Cullen recognized that it was only through devotion to the Sacred Heart that the scourge of alcohol abuse could be overcome.

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Pastoral Parish Council


Archbishop Diarmuid Martin mandated the establishment of Parish Pastoral Councils in all 200 Parishes of the Diocese. They are due to be evaluated in Autumn 2007. The purpose of the Council is to facilitate Parishioners and Priests to work together in the care of the Parish. The Council reflects, makes recommendations and assists in the

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Friends of the Elderly

A Social is held on the first Friday of every month in Lucan Sarsfields GAA Clubhouse.  All Senior Citizens in the locality are welcome.

Come along and enjoy the music and craic and a few light refreshments.

The group was established by Fr Tom Early and the local community in 1980.


Ann McDonald   6211060
Teresa Malone  6282084

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Eucharistic Ministers

In 1973 Pope Paul VI introduced Special Ministers of the Eucharist to assist the priests with the distribution of Holy Communion.  In our Parish because of the size of the congregation at our Masses we appreciate very much the help of our Eucharistic Ministers.  They operate on a rota basis.  Their ministry enables us to distribute Holy Communion under both

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Cór Naomh Padraig

Cór Naoimh Pádraig is the Parish Choir at St. Patrick’s Church, Esker/Dodsboro/Adamstown under the musical direction of Laura Duff and Ian Brabazon.  It began in May 2006.  It has about thirty members drawn from all parts of the community – old and new.

We sing each Saturday evening at the 7 p.m. Vigil Mass and Choir Practice takes place in

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