The Parish of Mulhuddart forms part of the Archdiocese of Dublin and has its origins in the 12th century. Following the capture of Dublin by the Normans in 1170, the parish of Mulhuddart was heavily colonised by Anglo-Norman families. Their influence is still reflected in modern townland names. Buzzardstown, for instance, is called after the family of William Bossard; Tyrellstown is called after a junior branch of the Tyrell’s, created barons of Castleknock in 1173. Cruiserath is a combination of the family name of Cruise and the Gaelic word rath meaning an earthen ring-fort.
In 1984, Fr. Leo Quinlan was appointed as a curate in Blanchardstown parish and he was given the responsibility for the newly developing area of Mulhuddart. Within days of his arrival Fr. Leo offered the first Saturday evening Mass in the building workers hut which was situated at the corner of Church Road and Dromheath Avenue. From Monday to Friday, the hut was used by the builders working on Dromheath and Parslickstown Estates, and on Saturday evening and Sunday morning it was used for the celebration of Mass.
A decision was taken to build a church for the growing needs of the community, and the Church was completed in February 1993. Later that year on 15th August the church was dedicated to St. Luke the Evangelist during mass celebrated by Archbishop Desmond Connell.