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 Madden PhotoFestive Title
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.

Hands in PrayerUrkFlag with DovePlease note that there will also be 9.30am Mass on Wednesday 22nd, and Rosary at 9.30 on Thursday 23rd. UrkFlag with Dove Hands in Prayer

Person working at PC


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.


Monday to Wednesday and Friday:
8.45 Morning Prayer of the Church.
(Prayer Books available to use in Church)
9.05 Rosary, 9.30 Mass

No Morning Mass - Prayer Service with communion at 09:30am

No Morning Mass - Prayer Service with communion at 10:00am
6.30 Vigil Mass
10am & 12pm Mass
10-11am Tuesday to Thursday
10-1pm Friday
No Adoration if Funeral taking place
Bank Holidays no Morning Mass - Church Closed

Please Note Church closes at 5PM (Monday - Friday)

There is an on-line payment facility via paypal. Click on “Donate” button




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"Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and kindle in us the fire of Your Love ." -



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Our next Taize Mass is on Sunday 29th September at 7:30pm. Celebrant TBA. Please use Rossmore Doors.
All are welcome to attend.
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Parish News

Trocaire LogoSt. Vincent De Paul Society:The local conference gratefully acknowledge the sum of €2,235 taken at their May collection last weekend

  • Ecumenical Biblical Week: 19-26 May. Theme: Peace and Justice in a Troubled World
    Sunday, 19 May: Opening prayer service at 7pm in Taney Church of Ireland parish.
    Monday, 20 May: Thinking Allowed. Guest speakers’ reflections on “Can you personally experience peace when injustice persists?” 7.30pm, St Paul’s Church, Arran Quay.
    Wednesday, 23 May: Symposium – Are Peace and Justice compatible? 7.30pm, Fitzgerald Debating Chamber, UCD Belfield

Trocaire LogoThere will be a Closing prayer service at 7.30pm on 26th May to mark the end of the Ecumenical Bible Week, here in St Jude’s, hosted by the Taize group, with refreshments afterwards in the parish centre. For more information: All welcome, please bring a friend

  • Coffee Morning on Friday 24th May 2024 10.30 – 12.30am, St. Mary’s College RFC, Templeville Road in aid of Libermann Spiritan School Templeogue (LSST). This is a fund-raising event organised by the parents council to support our newly established local autism school. For more details click here

Holy Spirit imageSacrament of Confirmation: Please pray for the boys and girls from Bishop Galvin School who will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation here on Wednesday 22nd and Thursday 23rd May at 12pm. Please note there will also be 9.30am Mass on Wednesday and Rosary on Thursday

  • Pray for Peace and the End of War 24 Hours Adoration
    From 10:00am Friday 7th June 2024 to 9:30am Saturday 8th June 2024 there will be 24 Hours Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in our Church to pray for peace and the end of war. We look fiorward to as jmany as possible participating.
    If you can commit to a specific time for Adoration there will be forms in the Church porch where you can fill in your name so that we can ensure that there will be aoeres in the Church at all times

1st Holy Communion imageFirst Communion:Congratulations to our boys and girls from Bishop Shanahan School who received Holy Communion for the first time here this week

  • Our Parish shop has a range of Baptism Candles and Gifts, 1st Holy Communion cards, prayer books, rosary book etc. Confirmation cards & gifts plus lots of other books and gifts. Drop in and have a browse, open during Office Opening Hours, Monday, Wednesday and Fridays

Welcome Back Cosy Corner CafeThursdays in St. Jude the Apostle's: At 09:30 we pray the Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary, especially for our priests. We say a Vocation prayer for young men and women that they might hear and answer the call to Priesthood and Religious Life. The Eucharist is then available. See leaflet at back of church

  • Bookings for Anniversary Masses etc.
    Please note that all Anniversary and Remembrance Masses can be booked through the Parish Office. Opening hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9.30am – 12.30pm

Child being baptisedUpcoming Baptism Bookings Dates : If you wish to have your child christened here in St Jude the Apostle's you need to come and request baptism with Fr Brendan you can can email: to request dates and registration form. We only do dates for 3 months at a time one Saturday at 4pm and one Sunday at 1pm. The dates from now to the end of July are: Saturday 27th April 4pm, Saturday 4th May at 4pm, Sunday 19th May at 1pm,                Saturday 22nd June at 4pm and Sunday 7th July at 1pm. Maximum number of bookings for each                date is 4. So please book as early as possible

  • Confessions:To receive confession please call into the sacristy after mass. If anyone is housebound and would like confession please contact parish office

Welcome Back Cosy Corner CafeCosy Corner Café located in our Parish Centre opening hours:Monday to Friday 9am to 2.30pm. Last orders for hot food is 2pm. Closed Saturday and Sunday. You can phone ahead to book a table for Breakfast or Lunch or for takeaway. Their number is 087 7075789. Check out their Facebook page

Koins for Kids LogoSincere thanks to all who continue to support Koins for Kids due to your continued donations this parish has donated the sum of               €9477.95 plus lots of non euro coins and notes. No donation is too small so if you have any small               change or foreign currency lying around drop them into parish office and we will pass on to Koins               for Kids whose aim it is to raise 1 million euro to fund a paediatric MRI scanner for new Childrens               hospital. So far amount raised is in excess of €500,000. St Jude The Apostle's are the leading               donor so keep up the good work and dig out all those old coins or small euro coins every little               helps. Please help them if you can. Check them out on

Bethany Bereavement Support groupBethany Bereavement Support: We can offer the support of a trained listener in a safe, free, supportive place to journey with you through your grief. To speak with a volunteer please contact: tel 087 990 5299 Email:

  • 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
  • Jigsaw Offering younger people going through a hard time, or for those worried about a young person in your life.
  • 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
  • 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

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

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