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, 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.

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
Please note there is Sunday Evening Mass in our neighboring parishes as follows : Mount Argus 4pm, Greenhills  5.30pm, Knocklyon 7pm and Crumlin 7pm.
Sunday Mass Times in St Pius X Church:Saturday Vigil: 7pm     Sunday: 9.30am and 11.30am

"The day I keep saying “ Thank you God, I need you God” – that is the day I start becoming a more complete human being. "

- Fr Vincent Travers OP


Taize Mass normally takes place here on the last Sunday each month at 7.30pm from September to May.
1st Taize Mass for this season Sunday 29th September 7.30pm Celebrant Fr Damian Farnon
Please use the Rossmore Entrance.
Click here to goto Taize page
All are welcome


Lectio Divina
Go to the dedicated page for the Lectio Divina group by clicking here
Click here for Sunday's (15th September) Lectio Reflection or
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to goto the Lectio Reflection archive

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
  Child Protection Statement

It is Jesus

May I be no man’s enemy,
and may I be the friend of that which is eternal and abides.
May I never quarrel with those nearest me:
and if I do, may I be reconciled quickly.
May I love, seek, and attain only that which is good.
May I wish for all men’s happiness and envy none.
May I never rejoice in the ill-fortune of one who has wronged me.
When I have done or said what is wrong,
may I never wait for the rebuke of others,
but always rebuke myself until I make amends.
May I win no victory that harms either me or my opponent.
May I reconcile friends who are angry with one another.
May I never fail a friend who is in danger.
May I respect myself.
May I always keep tame that which rages within me.
May I accustom myself to be gentle,
and never be angry with people because of circumstances.
May I never discuss who is wicked and
what wicked things he has done,
but know good men and follow in their footsteps.

- Prayer of Eusebius, 3rd century


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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. Parish Office closed Bank Holiday Mondays

  • Morning Prayer followed by the Rosary is said each Morning Monday to Friday at 8.55am before daily Mass if you would like to come along and join any morning you are most welcome

  • 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

Happy RetirementSoloist Position: St Jude the Apostle Church in Templeogue, Dublin 6W is looking for a professional singer to sing at two Sunday masses and other feasts during the church year. The ideal candidate should have a musical background and would have to be familiar with the Catholic liturgy. Successful candidate will be subject to Garda Vetting. Apply by email with your CV attached to Application deadline: 23/9/2019

Happy RetirementHappy 21st Birthday to our Folk Group we would like to extend our congratulations and thanks to our Folk Group for their contribution to our Music Ministry here for the last 21 years and wish them well for the coming years

  • 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

Happy RetirementTaize Group are seeking new singers if you would like to come along to their practice on Thursday 26 th September at 8pm in room 3 in Parish Centre or contact Kay 087 2454640 or Angela 087 7926877

  • The Christian Meditation group meets in room 3 on Tuesdays at 8pm. All are welcome

Happy RetirementThe Society of Saint Vincent De Paul will collect your donation bags this weekend you can return your full bags to any Mass this weekend 6th/7th September the Appeal is for qood quality clean clothing, bed clothes, shoes etc

  • We are hosting a coffee morning to support the Irish Hospice Foundation Coffee morning for Our Lady’s Hospice and Care Service, Harold’s Cross and Blackrock will be held on Wednesday 18th September from 12noon -2pm in Massey Bros. Funeral Home in Templeogue Village. Every cup counts, please come along and support Our Lady’s Hospice and Care Service. Everybody is welcome to join us

Happy RetirementThe Local Conference of the St Vincent De Paul Society wish to acknowledge with thanks the sum of 1745.00 taken up at their monthly Church Gate Collection last weekend

  • Mass for the Sick a healing of Body, Mind and Spirit will take place on Wed 18th September at 11am in St Colmcille's Church Knocklyon all are welcome Celebrant Bishop Eamon Walsh

Happy RetirementChildren's Choir are looking for new members. Are you in 1st class or up and would like to sing at our family masses once a month we are seeking new members. Please text Judit at 087 6902220 with your contact details

  • Carmelites Pilgrimage to Paris & Lisieux 27th September - 2nd October 5 nights 845.00 per person half board contact Joe Walsh 2410800

Happy RetirementThe PARISH CATECHESIS COURSE FOR CHILDREN: The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd programme for children is now in its 16th year in our parish. Trained Catechists present this programme each week on a Thursday afternoon after school. There are three groups at different levels. Level 1: 4-6 years; Level II: 6-9 years ; Level III: 9-12 years. The programme is presented using Montessori Methodology and Materials with which the children                     work and experience the Scripture stories and the Mass. Places are available in Level 1 : 4-6                     years for the coming year beginning Thursday 19th September at 1.45 - 2.45 pm.
                    Please contact Jo : 087 2662996 or Deirdre : 087-2922088 or the Parish Office :4600127

  • Legion of Mary Pilgrimage to Knock 29th September 2019: We invite you to join us on this pilgrimage to Our Lady's Shrine, Co Mayo. Coach departs from the Blue Haven bus stop Firhouse Road at 8am Adults 25.00 Child 12.50 Includes refreshments on way down Organised by the Legion of Mary Phone Catherine 4518970 or Marie 4905925

Happy RetirementThe Cosy Corner Cafe located in church grounds Open Monday to Friday for Breakfast Lunch & Snacks why not drop in and sample thier delicious home baked treats.
From 2nd September Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 8.30am to 3.00pm . All items available for take away. Come and sample our tasty homemade treats facebook: Phone no:  087 9788706 or 086 0552879   

  • ROSARY FOR FAITH & LIFE & LOVE: This October 13th we will gather on our coasts and various other inland locations to pray the Rosary for Life & Faith & Love. We will join in with many other countries around the world. To prepare for this great global event we will commence a 54 Day Rosary Marathon on the Feast of Our Lady of Knock.
    Start Date: Wednesday 21st August 2019
    End Date: Sunday 13th October 2019
    And we will have a week of Eucharistic Adoration in the week leading up from Monday 7th October ( Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary) Sign up to a location now at

  • Shrines of Italy – Joe Walsh Tours Rome & San Giovanni Rotondo 30th September 2019 7 nights Spiritual Director Fr Damian Farnon Group Organiser Ms Imelda Farrell 087 2402756 929.00 per person sharing

BaptismNext Baptismal Course will take place on Monday 30th September 2019 at 8pm in Room 1 of the Pastoral Centre for the parents of all babies who will be baptised here during October 2019. 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. All Baptisms must be booked one month in advance.             
            At least one of the parents must be present to make a booking

  • St. Paul's Secondary School for Girls, Greenhills invites you to an Open Evening on Thursda y, 19th September from 5pm 7pm. Come and see our facilities and meet our pupils and staff. All are welcome. We also invite you to visit our website at
    St Paul's Secondary School | Greenhills, Dublin 12 Reaching us by bus: There are two regular bus services from the City Centre the 15A and the No.9
    St. Paul’s Past Pupils' Reunion: St. Paul’s Past Pupils' are holding their Annual Reunion in School on Saturday 28th September 2019 from 8pm until late. All Past Pupils are most welcome

  • Affordable Live-in Homecare provide live in carers for the elderly in your area. If you are looking for a live-in carer for your relative, please call Mary or Tom today on 087 9916791. Our website is

BaptismOur Family Mass: We also invite families with young children to join us for our Family Mass.
Family Mass for dates
can be viewed here

  • St Judes Mens Shed continues throughout the summer and internet help for seniors is available on phone, laptop or tablet as usual 0868036703
    Anyone looking for a social game of Bridge in Orwell Park on Saturday nights 0868036703

  • Templeogue – Community Men's Shed
    Templeogue Community Men's Shed invites men of all ages to come join us! We are located in the grounds of Templeogue United Football Club. Are you sitting at home bored? Are you retired with nothing to do? Why not pop into our Shed and see what we are about ? No expectations for you to engage, you choose what interests you. Our bonus would be your talents. Friendships awating. Open Monday to Friday 10.00am to 1pm

  • Internet help for seniors continues as usual, phone,tablet or laptop

  • If any parishioner is in a nursing home and the family would like them to receive a visit from members of the Legion of Mary who as part of their work go out to visit people in nursing homes please leave the contact details of patient into the parish office by Friday 2nd February or email
  • Meals on Wheels Holy Spirit and St. Judes Parishes. Our Parish Meals on Wheels Committee are looking for volunteer drivers to assist in distributing meals in our Parishes. You will need your own car and a full driving licence. If you are interested and available any morning - Monday to Friday at around 11.00 a.m. - please contact Breda Byrne (0877825544), John Landers (Phone 4506700/0876196968) or Larry Farrell (4903387/0872724478)
  • EWTN Catholic TV is available on:Sky 588, Virgin Media 815, Eir eVision 589 or Watch Online

  • RADIO MARIA IRELAND is an Irishrun Catholic Talk-Radio Station. Prayer, Catechesis, Uplifting music, Talks, Interviews and Testimonies – all commercial free – Listen via FREE App “RADIO MARIA IRELAND”, streaming on or via PHONE – get live radio feed by calling +353 (0) 1 437 3277 (no extra charges apply). Please join our growing faith family!
  • St Judes Mens Shed Internet for Seniors: Learn to navigate your way, do email, Skype, explore UTube, Book a ticket, read the newspapers, do a search on Google, get tips on family history research and anything else you might want to do. Tuesday mornings in St Judes clubhouse 10-12, tea and goodies afterwards

BaptismFit For Life – Chair Exercises Parish Hall each Tuesday from 11am to 12pm suitable for all come
along and meet new friends and get fit at the same time

All welcome to join at any time

  • “Game of 25 “ Game of 25 continues every Thursday night St Jude's GAA Club at 9pm Entry Free
  • Tuesday Divine Mercy Holy hour takes place each week from 3pm to 4pm
  • There is coffee, cake, and loads of chat in St Judes GAA clubhouse on Tuesday mornings at 11a.m everybody is welcome to join in
  • Bingo takes place every Wednesday evening at 8pm in St Jude's GAA Club

  • Report  from Our representative at the World Youth Day in Krakow click here

BaptismInternet help for Seniors on Tuesday mornings in St Judes GAA club at 10.30a.m. Must have your own laptop. If you want your family history data in beautiful chart form contact the mens shed on Tuesday mornings in St Jude's GAA Club where one of our members will do it for you

  • THE FITNESS LEAGUE, effective low impact exercise classes for women to music. A terrific combination in a friendly sociable atmosphere. New members may join at anytime. Classes Wednesday at 11.30 am in The Scout Den, Templeogue Wood. Enquiries Judy 087 8121846

  • Many thanks for your support last weekend to
    1st Collection € na       2nd Collection for Share   € na       Weekly Family Offering      € na

Weekly Activities classes here in St Jude’s Pastoral Centre

Liturgy Group meet each Wednesday to explore the Sunday Readings Room 1 at 10am all are welcome

Toddlers World
fun activities
for children aged 4mths to 4 years Thursday 10.00 to 11.15am.Parents and grandparents come along with toddlers to join in fun & meet new friends

Thursday for Beginners 7-8pm Hall phone Aine 087 9220390 or email

Active Age group
meet each Tuesday & Thursday 2pm -4pm for Indoor Bowls new members always welcome come along any Tuesday or Thursday

Knit & Natter
room 1
Monday 10.00-11.30am come along and meet new friends. Beginners are very welcome. Please bring along your own wool & needles

Our Active Age group
meet each Tuesday & Thursday for indoor Bowling from 2pm to 4pm new members always welcome drop in any time on Tuesday or Thursday afternoons to have a chat with one of the group

Passive Chair Exercises Classes have resumed on Tuesday mornings from 11.00am & 12pm all are welcome drop in any Tuesday or contact Ann at 087 9666562

Our Art Classes Wednesdays 2pm to 4pm New members especially welcome for further information and to book a place please phone Maureen at 4902899

Christian Meditation Group meetings on Tuesdays in Room 3 Parish Centre at 8pm all are welcome to attend

As part of the new initiative of  St Judes Men's Shed,  internet help for seniors is available on Tuesday mornings in the clubhouse from 10:00am.   Ring Joan for information 0868036703

“ 25 CARDS” Game of 25 every Thursday night St Judes GAA Club entrance fee €5 be there for 9pm Game starts at 9.30pm

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

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

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 Paula Coghlan at 01-4993700 or email :

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

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