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 Photo
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.


Monday to 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 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

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








"A 'SMILE' and the words 'God Bless You' can really make someone's 'Day' May your Day be Blessed! "



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Taize CrosstaizeCross
Next Taize Mass will be celebrated here on Sunday 26th March at 7.30pm. Celebrant Fr. Augustine Baganil. Please use Rossmore Doors. All are welcome to attend.
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Parish News

Mary's MealsUpcoming 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 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 end of May are:Sunday 9th April Easter Sunday at 1pm, Saturday 22nd April at 4pm and Saturday 6th May 4pm, Sunday 21st May 1pm, Maximum number of bookings for each date is 4. So please book as early as possible

  • Save The Summer Project:
    St. Judes Summer Project started in 1975 and has been enjoyed by thousands of kids and families in the communities ever since. Unfortunately since covid, it has not gone ahead and its future is uncertain due to a lack of people being available to run it. If you or anyone you know might be interested in continuing the Project there is an information meeting in Room 1 St. Judes Parish Centre at 8pm on Thursday 30th March in the hope that the Project can be re-launched. Please RSVP to

  • Our Easter Mail shots are available for delivery around the parish, if you can help with deliveries in your area please pick up envelopes from tables at back of Church

  • 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 Monday to Friday 8.30am to 1pm

A reed St. Brigid's crossTaize Mass for Lent each Sunday at 7.30pm. Sunday 26th March at 7.30pm. Celebrant Fr. Augustine Baganil.

  • Beginning Experience Men and Woman Seperated, Divorced, Widowed are you coping? Come join us for
    meeting 1st April Coping with Life Alone Carmelite Community Centre 56 Aungier St Dublin 2 or
    Residential Weekend Programme Avila Carmelite Centre Donnybrook Dublin 4. Dublin Team contact 086
    0877379 or email

Bowling Ball & SkittlesOur Active Age Group are seeking new members for their Indoor Bowls sessions every Tuesday &
Thursday afternoons from 2pm to 4pm in the Parish Centre Hall. Come along and meet the group any Tuesday or Thursday

  • On Wednesday evening we are promoting Lenten Talks in Kimmage Manor Parish, you are very welcome to attend any, or all of these talks

St. Judes GAA ClubSt Jude's Gaa Club are putting on "The Gospel according to St Jude" a comedy written by Pat Egan
St Judes Gaa Club Monday Monday 27th Tuesday, 28th & Thursday 30th at 8pm Tickets €10. To purchase tickets for Monday - Barbara 08661578449, Tuesday - George 0872939811 and Thursday -Frances 0872890173
Game of 25 Card game continues every Thursday at St Judes GAA Club, just arrive at 8.50pm game starts at 9.05pm and is finished at around 10.35pm fee to play €6 very friendly game

  • Massey Bros. invite you to join them on Wednesday 29th March in St. Judes GAA Club from 11am to 1pm to their series of "Courageous Conversations" about how to speak to your family about your funeral wishes. They will have a number of speakers available to go through the various options and have a "Question and Answer" at the end. All are welcome

  • Hope Rising a book of poetry by Anne Davison in aid of the Hope Suicide Prevention and Drop In
    Centre. Copies Available in Parish Shop price €10

Baptism"Could you not watch one hour with me?” Mat.26:40. Radio Maria Ireland is holding a Lenten 40 days of adoration event, on a recurring 24 hour basis. Could you volunteer one or two hours of your time in adoration within any 24 hour period, either on a once off, or regular weekly basis? RMI is located at St. Anthony's Business Park on Ballymount Road, D22 R7W2 (near the Red Cow).If interested please contact Paula via phone or WhatsApp on: 087 096 2278

BaptismToddlers World Classes running in Parish Hall Monday, Thursday & Friday mornings from 9.45 to 11am. Toddlers World is a fun interactive class for children from 6 months to 4 years. You can book a space either on thier facebook page at Toddlers World or by texting Amanda @ 086 1700806

  • 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 phone 01-4600127 email:

Welcome Back Cosy CornerCosy Corner Café located in our Parish Centre new 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 for details of Christmas Cake ordering and Festive Afternoon Teas

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 €8381.05 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 €333,350 St Jude The Apostle's are the leading donator 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

  • St.Jude’s mens shed have beginners spoken irish classes on a Monday morning at 11am. All welcome. Internet help for seniors on Tuesday at 10 am, Mindfulness sessions on Tuesday mornings at 11 am 0868036703. All in St Jude's GAA clubhouse

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
  • 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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