Gracious God, your
Son Jesus Christ
gave us the confidence
to call you Father. We believe you care for
us. We believe also
in the communion
of saints. With
confidence we ask
St. Jude, patron of
difficult cases, to pray
with us, for our
special intentions....
Thank you, God,
for hearing our prayer.

Fr Brendan Madded Photo CandleNamas Day  Manage your Risk. Wash Your Hands. Stay Safe.  Namas DayCandle        Person working at PC
Dear Parishioner ,
elcome to our parish website and if you are new to the area, welcome to our parish. You may come from further afield and simply want to know something about St. Jude the Apostle Parish – I hope that your visit will transform distance into friendship.
Our parishioners come from all over Ireland and beyond. We are comprised of young and not so young, working and retired people and children growing up who share a common love of God and each other. Please browse our site and feel welcome to drop into our beautiful church at any time to say a prayer or light a candle or join our parish family for Mass.
You can also tune in and watch our ceremonies live through the magic of the internet, which when you think of it is really what a parish is all about. A group of individuals combining talents and knowledge for the greater good and as the Jesuits would say, the Glory of God.
With best wishes:Fr. Brendan Madden P.P.    

This parish (RCN:20016166) is made up of over 2,500 homes from the estates of Orwell Park, Willington, Wellington Road, Cypress Downs, Glendown, Rossmore, Templeogue Wood, Templeogue Lodge, Rushbrook, Kennington, Wilderwood, Osprey, Kilvere and Domville.

Now that we have established our new "Web Presence", we are planning for the consolidation and expansion of the site in 2011. We are looking for people to join our Website team.

Not sure if you can help? Can you take a picture? Can you write some content? Can you make videos? Have you any ideas on how to make the site better? Yes? You are excactly the person we are looking for. Everyone can bring value to this site!!

If you would like to help or even to come along to see what we are planing, please leave your name and contact details into the parish office.


Masses and Ceremonies Streamed Here in St. Jude The Apostle During Covid-19
Monday to Friday at 9.30am
Saturday Vigil 6:30pm & Sunday at 10.00am
& 12:00pm

Holy Days Mass at 09:30am & 7:30pm

Saturday no Morning Mass - Prayer Service at 10:00am
Bank Holidays no Morning Mass - Prayer Service at 10:00am

New Government guidelines:From Monday 6th September we are allowed to have 50% capacity attending Mass and other ceremonies here in Church so there will be no more draws for weekend Masses and you will not have to wait to receive a text telling you to come to mass at weekend. We will have a capacity to seat 350 so everyone who wishes to come to any of our Masses should be able to attend just come along to the Mass you normally attend. We are delighted we can now accommodate a larger number and from October 22nd we can have full churches again.
Alleluia Alleluia Alleluia !!
Thanks to you all who put your names down on our lists and were so patient waiting on weekly texts

Please note there is no public Adoration on either Saturdays, Sundays or
Public Holidays at present

As no collections are possible at this time there is an on-line payment facility via paypal. Click on “Donate” button





St Joseph

Click here for Pope's daily Prayer to St Joseph
Click here for Year of St Joseph Prayer

An Act of Spiritual Communion

"Happiness is like a butterfly; the more you chase it, the more it will elude you, but if you turn your attention to other things, it will come and sit quietly on your shoulder."


Rosaries Fr Brendan Uses with
Fr Kevin & Dana.
Glorious Mysteries - Wednesday & Sunday
Joyful Mysteries - Monday & Saturday
Luminous Mysteries - Thursday
Sorrowful Mysteries - Tuesday & Friday


Lectio Divina
Go to the dedicated page for the Lectio Divina group by clicking here
Click here for Sunday's (19th September) Lectio Reflection or
Click here
to goto the Lectio Reflection archive

Catholic Ireland Net
Today's Mass readings     or Universalis
Thought for Today
Sunday's Mass Readings

St Jude's Novena Prayers

Inspirational Thoughts / Prayers

Miraculous Medal Novena Prayers

Child Protection Statement

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Taize MasstaizeCandles
There will be no Taize Masses here until further notice. Click here to goto Taize page
Parish News

Person wearing MaskPlease be advised the use of Face Masks in Church at all times is mandatory for all Adults over 12 as advised by all Church Leaders unless you have a medical condition exempting you from wearing a Mask then the wearing of a face shield is recommended

  • 10am Mass Sunday 19th & 26th September. Please note due to children from Bishop Galvin School making their Confirmation here at 10am on Sunday 19th and 26th September no one can attend 10am Mass on either of these Sundays only the children and their families will be allowed in so please come to either 6.30pm Mass on Saturday 18th or 25th September or 12pm Mass on Sunday 19th or 26th September. You can of course watch the 10am Mass online if you prefer

1st Holy Communion1st Holy Communions will take place here on Monday & Tuesday 20th & 21st of Septemberb and Thursday & Friday 23rd & 24th September at 10.00am.
There will be no 9.30am Mass on these days so please do not come to the church. Access will only be allowed to those making 1st Holy Communion and their guests

Welcome Back Cosy CornerThe Annual Collection for Crosscare the social support agency of the Archdiocese of Dublin will take place at all Masses this weekend. It will replace the normal Share Collection. Through their services for Homeless, Youth, Migrants and Refugees, Crosscare focuses on helping people and families when they need it most or when they can't find support anywhere else. In their Community Foodbanks and Cafes they provide food parcels and nutrious meals every day. Demand for their services continue to increase as the pandemic has impacted the most vulnerable in our parishes and communities . Please give what you can at any of our Masses this weekend or online at or there are white envelopes in the church porch for you to post your donations

1st Holy CommunionConfirmations will take place on Saturday & Sunday 18th & 19th September and Wednesday 22nd September and Saturday & Sunday 25th & 26th September all at 10.00am. No one can attend these masses only those who are being confirmed and their parents and guests. You can of course still watch the ceremonies online

  • We wish all the boys and girls who will receive their 1st Holy Communion and Confirmation here over the next week the very best of luck as they finally get to have their special day

  • What is a Retrouvaille Programme?
    The word Retrouvaille™ (pronounced re-tro-vi with a long i.) is a French word meaning rediscovery. The programme offers tools needed to rediscover a loving marriage relationship.
    Phase 1: A Virtual Weekend 21st - 24th October 2021
    Thursday 21st and Friday 22nd October (evenings)
    Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th October (full days)
    Phase 2: Online Post Weekend Sessions
    Wednesday evenings, 8pm-10pm
    Commencing 27th October and running for 12 weeks until the 12th January 2022
    The programme costs €150 per couple
    To register your interest goto
  • Copies of A Pastoral Letter for the Season of Creation 2021 "The Cry of Earth – The Cry of the Poor" By Archbishop Dermot Farrell are now available in the Parish Office price €2.50

Welcome Back Cosy CornerCosy Corner Café located in our Parish Centre open from Tuesday to Friday 9am to 2.30pm and Saturdays 10am to 2pm you can phone ahead to book a table for Breakfast or Lunch or for takeaway. Their number is 087 7075789. Afternoon Teas also available to order they have lovely outside tables for dining and a full take away service. from Tuesday 27th July they will have a limited number of inside tables also available as well as their lovely outside dining area. Please see their Facebook page for full details.

Koins for Kids LogoKoins for Kids have so far managed to raise over €210000.00 for a to purchase a Paediatric MRI scanner for new childrens hosptial any donations of coins both foreign or euro or any old foreign notes you have lying around at home will be gratefully accepted, no donation to small, all donations can be dropped into parish office at any time. Many thanks to all who have supported this Charity we are one of the leading contributors to the cause. Total donated by St Jude’s Parish is €3645.66. Check them out on

St V de P LogoThe Local Conference of the St Vincent De Paul Society acknowledges with thanks your continued support to them. Amount Donated during August was €1205.00 You can still leave your donations in safe at back of church. we ask if you can to use the Blue envelopes on tables in Church for your donations and place envelopes in Safe at back of Church there are more demands than ever on the Society for help at this time of pandemic so any help would be appreciated

Garden GroupGet A Vaccine -Give A Vaccine Unicef are asking anyone who can, to help get vaccines to health workers and poor families in the poorest nations. You just need to Google : Get a Vaccine Give a Vaccine to log on to the donation button on Unicef website and make your donation anythink you can afford. If you can help please do so. So far Irish People have donated the cost of 1 million vaccines to those in desperate need

  • Standing Orders – increasing amounts – Some of you have increased the amount you were donating or started new standing order but we are struggling to identify where some of the amounts are coming in from as you have not put your name in correct field. If you have increased or started a new standing order since January you might send me an email with the new amount and your name so we can allocate the correct amounts. Sincere thanks to all who continue to support the parish with your standing orders it is a great help to the upkeep of the parish and in claiming the tax back on your donations

Welcome Back Cosy CornerWe have been advised by NEPHET that Christenings can recommnece from 5th August with limited numbers. We will put on an extra sesssion on Sundays in September at 3.30 so if you wish to book a Christening please email with your preferred date. Maximum number permitted per family is 20 guests to include both adults and children.

  • Please be extra careful if you are in the Church to wipe down seats and anything you touch and not to gather around talking in groups. Stay Safe and hopefully, we will all be able to gather for worship again very soon
  • First and Second Collections: There are now envelopes on tables in church to allow you to contribute to the 1st & 2nd Collections if you use these envelopes and put your address on them we can register these contributions and claim the tax back on these contributions through the CHY tax reclaim scheme so thank you in advance.
    Thank you also to those who have made contributions to the First Collection and Share Collection.
    The Common Fund, which is supported by the First Collection and Dues Collections is now on the verge of collapse and a 25% income cut with immediate effect has now been implemented for all the Priests of the Diocese. If you haven't yet made your donations we ask you to please consider doing so
  • Recordings of Daily & Weekend Masses are now available from our Webcam so if you miss any of our Masses you can view them later just click on recordings on our website or on
    Saturday Morning Prayer at 10.00 We will have morning prayer each Saturday after which Church will open at approx 11am for private prayer and adoration
  • Jigsaw Offering younger people going through a hard time, or for those worried about a young person in your life. or

  • Radio Maria Ireland: Mass is broadcast daily at 10.00am and on Sunday at 10.00am and 11.00am. Listen on Saorview ch210 on App “Radio Maria Ireland” Internet and on Facebook “Listen Live Radio” Mass also on EWTN each day if you have access to it on your tv's
    RTE will broadcast Daily Mass each day at 10.30am for those of you who don’t have access to the web

  • CHURCH DONATIONS AT THIS TIME: If possible anyone who donates via weekly envelopes and whose collector is not calling at moment or if you just wish to make a Donation to help us keep the Parish running we ask if you can log onto our website We now have a DONATE button there where you can make a donation to the parish. Please put the 1st line of your address in as reference or your current envelope number so we can allocate donations to your household so we can claim the tax back next year. We thank you all for helping us out at this time.

  • Request for copies of Baptism, Confirmation Certificates and Letters of Freedom from 1st June in order to comply with the new GDPR requlations we are required by law to ask the person for whom the certificate relates to to request copy themselves accompanied by photo id so the easiest way is to email request to and attach photo id otherwise we will have to give them a request form for you to sign and bring it back with photo id if you are asking someone to pick up certificates they must have photo id of their own as well before we can hand out paperwork

  • Church Collections click here for more details
    ALONE manage a national support line and additional sup-ports for older people who have concerns or are facing diffi-culties relating to COVID-19. Professional staff are availa-ble to answer queries and give advice and reassurance where necessary. The support line is open seven days a week, 8am – 8pm, by calling 0818 222 024

  • South Dublin County Council Helpline 01-4149043 with the lines initially open from 9am to 5pm seven days a week. Out of hours email contact through
  • Mass bookings:
    All Mass bookings are now taken in the Parish Office if you wish to book a Mass please call into the parish office, for  anniversary Masses  please call into the office at least 2-3 weeks prior to anniversary to ensure that the date is available.
    Bookings for Anniversary Masses –
    please note due to the high demand for Masses please book your anniverary mass dates in as early as possible to avoid disappointment. Mass bookings can be made now up to the end of the current year

  • Please refrain from leaving notes in Safe in Church or under door of sacristy requesting names to be read out Parish Office is open Monday – Friday from 8.30am to 1pm and after all Masses on Sunday morning phone 01-4600127 email:

  • Cards - Cards for all occasions now available in Parish Office. Also Confirmation cards and religious objects available

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