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.

Welcome to the website of the parish of St. Jude the Apostle, Templeogue in Dublin Ireland. This parish is made up of over 2,500 homes from the estates of Orwell Park, Willington, 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 panning, please leave your name and contact details into the parish office.

Mass times for St Judes Parish are as follows:
- Sunday: 10.00am (Choir) & 11.30am ( Organ & Cantor/ Family Mass monthly)
Space There is Sunday Evening Mass in our neighboring parishes. See note below
- Saturday: 10.00am and 6.30pm (Folk group every 2nd week)
- Weekdays: 9.30am
- Holy Days: 9.30am, 11.00am and 7.30pm
- Bank Holiday: There will be just one Mass at 10.00am and no Evening Adoration

"Trust in Him at all times,O people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge. "
- Psalm 62:8  

Taize Mass normally takes place here on the last Sunday each month at 7.30pm from September to May.
Our Next Taize Mass will take place here this Sunday 25th January at 7.30pm Celebrant Fr Jean Paul         (White Father)
Please use the Rossmore Entrance.
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Lectio Divina
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Catholic Ireland Net
Today's Mass readings
Thought for Today
Sunday's Mass Readings

Parish News

Parish Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy

Statement of Parish Mission Statement

Diocesan News

Child Protection Statement

A New Year's Prayer

May God make your year a happy one!
Not by shielding you from all sorrows and pain,
But by strengthening you to bear it, as it comes;
Not by making your path easy,
But by making you sturdy to travel any path;
Not by taking hardships from you,
But by taking fear from your heart;
Not by granting you unbroken sunshine,
But by keeping your face bright, even in the shadows;
Not by making your life always pleasant,
But by showing you when people and their causes need you most,
and by making you anxious to be there to help.
God’s love, peace, hope and joy to you for the year ahead.


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Parish News

  • NOTICES FOR NEWSLETTER - Please email or drop your requests for inclusion in weekly newsletter to parish office no later than 1pm on Thursdays
  • 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

BaptismOur Family Mass will take place on Sundays at 11.30am we invite parents with young children to join us for our Family Mass. Our Next Family Mass will take place here on Sunday 25th January at 11:30am. We invite parents with young families to join us for our family Mass. Our Mass this month will include Commitment Ceremony  for those making their Confirmation here this year
          Family Mass for dates can be viewed here

  • CHRISTMAS DUES : Many thanks to all who have sent back their Christmas Dues. They can be left into safe at back of church or handed into the parish office or sacristy.  Spare envelopes are available in church porch

Kettle WeightNew Exercise Classes here in St Jude’s Parish Pastoral Centre Kettlebell Classes 45 minutes per session. Beginners to Advanced Every Thursday 7.30pm. Pay as you go or course of 6 classes
Places limited to book or find our more information phone Korina 087 2764867

  • Dublin Diocese & The Youth Focus Group Present Faith Fest @ Tallaght.                          Venue: The Priory, Tallaght Village 6-9.30pm Friday 30th January  2015
    Join us for a night of Music, Dance, Craft & Meditation
    (Click here to view poster)
    Cost €2 This event is open to all young people aged 12-18

emptyChairFit For Life Passive Chair Exercise Classes have resumed in Parish Centre.  11am to 12pm in Parish Centre  cost €2.50 per week. Come along and bring your friends & meet new friends and get fit

  • Table Quiz for Tanzania in aid of UCD Volunteers Overseas. Tuesday 27th January – Lakeside Lounge St Jude’s GAA Club 8.30pm for 9pm Hosted by Quizmaster Sean Breheny €10 per head

BaptismArt Classes in Parish Centre
Watercolours & Oils. Phone Maureen for more information 4902899. Art Classes resume in Parish Centre on Wednesday 21st & Friday 23rd January from 2pm to 4pm New Members welcome phone Maureen 4902899

  • Monday 2nd February is Candlemas Day Candles will be blessed before our 9.30am Mass if you wish to have candles blessed please ensure they are left into the parish office or sacristy before 9am on Monday 2nd Feb. Candles are available to purchase in parish office at €2 each and can be picked up after our 9.30am Mass on Monday 2nd February or during the week

  • Sunday 1st February at our 11.30am Mass Bishop Eamonn Walsh will be the main celebrant and will bless our Jubilee Crosses before they are distributed to each home in our parish

  • Monday 2nd February is Candlemas Day Candles will be blessed before our 9.30am Mass if you wish to have candles blessed please ensure they are left into the parish office or sacristy before 9am on Monday 2nd Feb. Candles are available to purchase in parish office at €2 each and can be picked up after our 9.30am Mass on Monday 2nd February or during the week

  • Parish Trip to Medjugorje
    Marian Pilgrimages – Pilgrimage to Medjugorje Wednesday 27th May 2015 €609, fully inclusive for 7 nights contact Noreen O’Connor 4602436 087 7462175
    €100 deposit secures price of €609 after 17th February price of €659 applies

  • Mass for the Beatification of Alfie Lambe Sunday 8th February at 12.30pm Church of Our Lady of Refuge Rathmines Celebrant Fr Michael Maher SM

BaptismNext Baptismal Course will take place on Monday 26th January at 8pm in Room 1 of the Pastoral Centre for the parents of all babies who will be baptised here during February 2015.
Anyone wishing to book a christening should come along to Room 1 in the Parish Centre on the 1st & 3rd Sunday of each month between 11.00am and 11.30am to meet with one of our Baptism Team to arrange your christening

  • Parish Mission: As part of our Jubilee Year we  are hosting a parish mission and invite you to join us  for our  Parish Mission given by St Patrick’s Community.          Venue : St Jude’s The Apostle Church
    Dates : Monday 23rd to Friday 27th February 2015
    Masses Mon- Thursday at 9.30am
    Evening Sessions Mon- Friday 7.30pm 
    “ A Great Opportunity to Find Meaning in Our Lives “

Coffee ShopThe Courtyard Café Located in the Parish Centre  all produce homemade on premises. We are open on Sunday mornings after all our Masses we hope you will drop in and support them. They will be open as normal from Monday to Friday from 8am to 3pm

BaptismThe Swamp Youth Club is a dedicated weekly youth club for teenagers aged 13-18 taking place in St Michael’s House every Tuesday from 19.30 to 21.30. See notice in Church Porch for full details
or contact Katie on 086 3635717 or email

Can you Sing or play a musical instrument?
Our Folk Group , Parish Choir & Taize groups are all seeking new members.
As Music is such a integral part of the Mass please think about joining one of our music groups to help them to keep their numbers up & enable them to continue to enhance our liturgies here in St Jude’s

Baptism Our Folk group are looking for Singers and Musicians to sing/play at
our Saturday evening Mass at 6.30pm every second Saturday if you are interested please contact
Geraldine at 086-2408912

BaptismOur Taize group are also looking for new members they sing at monthly Taize Mass on last Sunday of each month from September to April please contact Kay at 087 2454640 1st Taize Mass for this Year September 28th at 7.30pm

BaptismOur Parish choir are looking for singers to sing at our 10.00am Mass each Sunday morning please contact Judit at 087 6902220 or speak to her after Mass on Sunday morning

BaptismThe Local branch of Meals on Wheels need drivers if you can spare approx one hour one day per week phone Nora at 4907269  or  085 1660502

Patients in need of transport to and from their chemotherapy treatments (inc. bloods, consultant appointments, follow-ups, etc.) can avail of ‘Care to Drive’ - a free transport service to the following hospitals – St. Vincent’s; St. James’s; the Mater; Tallaght; Blanchardstown. Contact your hospital team or the Irish Cancer Society on 01 2310566 for more details

BaptismInternet help for Seniors on Tuesday mornings in St Judes GAA club at 10.30a.m. Must have your own laptop

Divine Mercy Holy Hour takes place each Tuesday from 3pm to 4pm

AdorationEucharistic Adoration:
Due to Easter events the next Monday  evening adoration will take place on Monday 28th April from 7pm to 9pm

Please note that there is Sunday Evening Mass in our neighboring parishes as follows Mount Argus 4pm, Greenhills  5.30pm, Knocklyon 7pm and Crumlin 7pm.
Please note
a change to the Sunday Mass Times in St Pius X Church starting on Sunday 5th January 2014.        Saturday Vigil: 7 PM       Sunday: 9.30 AM and 11.30 AM


Dyspraxia Association of Ireland : Southside Support Group meet on 1st Wednesday of each month in Perrystowns Community Centre Limekiln from 7.30pm to 9.15pm. Tea/ Coffee served Donation of €5 (if you can) enquires to Geraldine 085 1438991 or Carla 086 2386653

Beginner Violin Lessons - Adults & Children age 5+
Qualified & Experienced Teacher (Garda Vetted)
Available to come to you home. Contact Nicola 086-8602725

Dominican Retreat Centre Tallaght Village
Meditation, Mindfulness,Advent Retreat, Zen, etc.Contact 4048189 /4048123

Home Instead Senior Care have been providing a flexible range of home care services like housekeeping, meal preparation, personal care, into the homes of seniors in this area for the last 7 years. To find out how we can help your loved ones stay happy and live independently at home for longer than otherwise possible, contact local office on 01-4241945

Arthritis Ireland:
Invite you to join in their weekly walks every Monday Morning at 10.30am with Carmel meet at Tymon Park Gate beside Faughs GAA club phone 087-2616798 for more information. Learn how to improve your health & overall well being with Arthritis Ireland

Used  Stamps: The collection of used stamps is an on-going project with the Holy Rosary Missionary Sisters. A big Thank You for all the stamps that have been donated in the past you can leave your stamps into the parish office

DIG – Dublin Inclusive Group – Group meeting now in Perrystown Community Centre – Limekiln  Lane.  DIG is a group for parents and carers of children/dependants on the Sprectrum – Asperger’s, ASD,ADD, ADHD, PDD- NOS…    We meet in Perrystown Community Centre on the First Tuesday of each month from 10am to 12pm phone 086 406682 for more information

SeniorChoirSt Jude’s Parish Choir sing at our 10.30am Mass each Sunday if you are interested in joining please contact our Organist & Choir Director Judit after the 10.30am Mass any Sunday during September Or phone Judit at 087-6902220

Crosscare LogoCROSSCARE have asked us to be aware of individuals contacting parishes claiming to represent a British charity, "The Forrester Fund for Children". Upon closer inspection their contact numbers do not work and their address appears to be incorrect. All parishes are asked to be aware of requests coming from charitable organisations

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:

Cheeverstown LogoCheeverstown House Volunteers needed. Could you give a few hours once a month to help us maintain the gardens within our community house? No experience necessary, working together as part of a team. If you are interested in finding out more please contact Gerry O’Connor at 01-4993700 or email :

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

All of this news and more can be found in out weekly Parish Newsletter.
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World Youth Day took place this year in Madrid Spain from 16th-21st August and a group of young people aged between 18 and 35 traveled as a group representing the parish. Click here to read representatives report

Upcoming Parish Trips

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Dublin Diocesan News

Year of Matthew

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  • Carol Service at Harrington Street: Sunday the 16th December at 3.30 p.m. A Carol Service with Nine Lessons and Solemn Benediction will be held in St Kevin's Church, Harrington St, Dublin 8. Music is by the Lassus Scholars and Piccolo Lasso; Director Ita O'Donovan; Organist Dr Paul McKeever. Further details from Parish Office at 4751506
  • Christmas Carol Service at Rathfarnham: A Christmas Carol Service will be held in the Church of the Annunciation, Rathfarnham with themes for Year of Faith with the Rathfarnham Concert Band, the Parish Choir, Rathfarnham Folk Group and the choirs of Loreto Girls, Grange Road, St. Mary’s BNS and Loreto, Beaufort.  Sunday the 16th of December at 7.00pm. All are welcome

  • Reconciliation Service at St Michael’s, Athy: A Christmas Reconciliation Service, will be held in St. Michael’s Parish Church, Athy on Thursday the 20th of December at 7:30 pm

  • Pro Cathedral Concert Series:  Friday the 21st December  at 8pm, Palestrina choir, Dublin Bach Singers, St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral Girls Choir, Orchestra of St. Cecilia. For full details see  or contact the Pro Cathedral Office at 01 8745441

  • Come let us adore Him: A Candlelight Vigil with Rosary and candles will be held at the Crib in O’Connell Street on Saturday the 15th of December at 4 pm. Organised by the Legion of Mary, all are welcome

  • Ecumenical Carol Singing at The Mansion House: Ecumenical Carol Singing at the Mansion House on Saturday 15th December at 2.30 pm. The Office for Evangelisation & Ecumenism presents ecumenical carol singing at the Mansion House (Dublin), by kind invitation of The Lord Mayor. Taking part, St. Ultan’s National School (Cherry Orchard), Saint Ultan’s Orchestra and Cherry Orchard Community Singers. Seasonal readings with the Lord Mayor, Ronan Johnston (Spirit Radio) and Joy Gordon (Diocesan President of the Mothers’ Union). Traditional musician Paddy Moloney will also be performing

  • Tallaght Choral Society:  Sunday the 16th of December at 8.00pm in St. Mary's Dominican Priory, Tallaght. An Evening of Music including Vivaldi's Gloria, Messiah ({Part I) with soloists Colette Delahunt, Soprano and Victoria Massey, Mezzo Soprano, with Orchestra conducted by Mark Armstrong. Tickets (€15) at Door or by E-mail:

  • Carol Service at Harrington Street: Sunday the 16th December at 3.30 p.m. A Carol Service with Nine Lessons and Solemn Benediction will be held in St Kevin's Church, Harrington St, Dublin 8. Music is by the Lassus Scholars and Piccolo Lasso; Director Ita O'Donovan; Organist Dr Paul McKeever. Further details from Parish Office at 4751506

  • Christmas Fair in the Salesian College: The ACRE Project will be holding its Christmas Fair in the Salesian College, Celbridge on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th December, from 12 noon to 5pm. The ACRE Project in Celbridge, Co Kildare is an initiative for the communities of north Kildare

  • The Capella Choiris holding their Christmas concert in the Church of the Good Shepherd, Churchtown, on Tuesday 18th December at 8pm.  Tickets are €15 and will be available from the parish office and after all masses closer to the time 

  • Alan Brereton in Concert - Church of Divine Mercy, Lucan South - Tuesday 18th December at 8pm We are holding a Christmas concert, which will be a much needed fundraising event for parish.  The Alan Brereton concert, offers an evening of Spiritual and Seasonal music in preparation for Christmas. Tickets €10 are available from the parish office or pay at the door

  • Liam Lawton will be holding a Christmas Concert in St Cronan's Church, Brackenstown, Swords on Thursday 20th December at 8pm. Tickets €20 and are available from the parish office Mon to Friday 9am - 1pm. Tickets are also available online at

  • An tAifreann Naofa: A bilingual booklet (Irish & English) and CD with updated texts of Masses, produced by An Coiste Tréadach is now available to purchase. It ’ s a practical aid in the celebration of Mass in Irish. Enquiries/Orders: Glór na Gael: 046-9487573. Website: Veritas: 01-8788177. A copy is available free of charge to all priests of the Dublin Diocese by contacting an Coiste Tréadach directly at email: or Fr. Pádraig O’Cochlain at 086 2648046

  • Advent Reflections at Focolare : The Focolare Movement is an international ecumenical lay ecclesial movement. We will be hosting a series of Tuesday evening Advent Reflections at our base at 20 Ramleh Close, Dublin 6 for 4 Tuesday evenings 8.00-9.30pm . The meetings will begin on Tuesday 27th November . All are Welcome to attend, refreshments afterwards

  • is online prayer site run by the Irish Jesuits for you, your family, your students, your prayer group, your colleagues at work. All it takes is ten minutes a day in front of your PC, or smartphone for a guided personal reflection centered on a new passage of scripture each day. The aim of the site is to help you find time for peace and reflection in the middle of the hustle and bustle of daily life. What better commitment to your Year of Faith than to deepen your relationship with God in your life. Why not start this November and use our Chapel of Remembrance to make a special prayer for a loved one
  • Request for Overseas Volunteers: Viatores Christi, a Catholic association, founded in 1960, recruits, trains and places people with skills and life experience in roles with our mission partners in areas of need overseas.  We are currently seeking people over the age of 21 (retired people especially welcome) who are interested in overseas volunteering.  We offer a comprehensive training programme to help you discern whether overseas volunteering is for you and full support before, during and after your placement if you do decide to go overseas.  For further information, please visit our website or email Colette at Tel. 01-868 9986

  • Third Age - Senior Help Line: Senior Help Line is a confidential listening service for older people provided by trained older volunteers for the price of a local call anywhere in Ireland, LoCall 1850 440 444. ‘Senior Help Line’s trained older volunteers offer a friendly, listening and non-judgmental ear to all callers. So don't be alone with your problem. Lifting the phone lessens the loneliness. We will be waiting for your call. LoCall 1850 440 444

  • B.E. Beginning Experience: B.E. is a support group for those coping with the pain of loss of their life partner, through death, separation or divorce. This is a healing ministry, which helps to resolve the grief that goes with the end of a marriage or relationship. Coping effectively with bereavement is a skill we can all learn. For further information phone 01 6790556 or email

  • Courses at All Hallows: The Pathways Course: Have you ever thought about exploring your faith? Or wished that you could broaden your understanding of your faith?
    Perhaps you are feeling challenged by questions your children or grandchildren are asking about God and the meaning of faith for which you feel you have ‘no answers’.
    Perhaps you are feeling challenged by all that is happening in the Irish Church right now. If so, Pathways may be the course for you. Pathways is a course for adults who wish to explore their faith. There are no exams on this course, no written work. The only qualification is an openness to listening to others.
    For more information please phone 01 8373745 or email us at

  • Apostolic Work: Apostolic Work helps the world wide missionary endeavour through prayer and provision of material aid (gifts/finance) to missionary priests, nuns and lay missionaries. We are currently looking for Volunteers who can sew and feel they can contribute to our mission. For further details contact: Mary O’Reilly, 25A The Stiles Road, Clontarf, Dublin 3. Tel. 8338556. Email:

  • CURA: Crisis Pregnancy Support Services. Talk to us, we listen. Our Dublin branches include, City Centre-30 South Anne Street, Dublin 2;Blanchardstown- CrossCare, Main Street, Blanchardstown; Tallaght-TWS House, 1-2 Main Street, Tallaght. For further details contact:
    Telephone - 01 6710598 or see

  • 1Life: Irelands only 24-hour suicide prevention and intervention, helpline and text message service.  Check out their website below
    Email info@1life.ieWebsite Facebook

  • APOSTOLIC WORK: (Dublin Centre) (under the patronage of His Grace, the Archbishop of Dublin): Apostolic Work are currently putting together Mass Kits for the Third World, Uganda in particular. They are looking for sewers or stitchers to join them in their work. If you feel you have the sewing skills required and would like to help them achieve their goal please call Mary O Reilly on 086 8891236

  • ARC Cancer Support is a voluntary organisation which offers free, professional support to men and women affected by cancer and those who care for them. Can you volunteer your time to help with once off/regular fundraising activities such as database maintenance, planning of events, obtaining sponsors, etc. Please call Deirdre or Maura at 01 830 7333 or email /

  • IRISH HOSPICE FOUNDATION: The Irish Hospice Foundation supports the development of hospice care and promotes the hospice philosophy. Our aim is to facilitate the practice of hospice care in all its aspects. We do this by working independently as well as in partnership with the statutory,
    voluntary and professional bodies concerned with hospice and palliative care in Ireland.
     For full details on all courses see the course database on their website at

  • Clothes Collections: Please remind parishioners that there are several leaflets being dropped into homes, purporting to be genuine charitable clothes collections, which may be bogus. Recently one was circulated claiming to be involved with local Churches – but when we checked out the telephone numbers given on them,  none was in operation. Well known Irish Charities, such as Enable Ireland and the Irish Cancer Society, who leave bags for collection always use valid phone numbers and charity numbers. Established charities, including the Vincent de Paul rely on clothes collections for vital income and are being significantly affected by the bogus collections


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The Pastoral letter of the Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI to the Catholics of Ireland can be downloaded here