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.
CandleNamas Day . Ukraine Flag with Peace Dove . . Ukraine Flag .Cosy Corner Cafe are closed for holidays Monday 8th August to Monday 15th August . Ukraine Flag with Peace Dove . Namas DayCandle        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.


From Monday 7TH February 2022 normal services
Monday to Friday:
8.45 Morning Prayer of the Church.
(Prayer Books available to use in Church)
9.05 Rosary, 9.30 Mass
**Wednesdays during Lent extra weekday mass at 7.30am
Saturday no Morning Mass - Prayer Service 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 - Prayer Service at 10:00am

Please Note Church closes at 5PM

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








"Never stop believing in hope because miracles happen everyday."



Lectio Divina
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Inspirational Thoughts / Prayers

Miraculous Medal Novena Prayers

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Parish News
  • Cosy Corner Cafe are closed for holidays from Friday 5th August at 2.30pm to Tuesday 16th August at 9am. On Tuesday 16th August they will be hosting our Local Community Garda for a meet and greet from 10am pop in for a tea/coffee and say hello if you like to discuss anything or need assistance with passport applications or any other forms our Community Guard will be here to help

  • For the Month of August the Parish Newsletter will only be available online. We won't be printing copies so you can access it on our website at

  • Summer Dues:
    The Archbishop of Dublin Dermot Farrell has asked that we invite parishioners to contribute to a Summer Dues Collection in a bid to increase the amount being donated to the common fund and to allow the diocese to try and reinstate the priests salarys which were cut by 30% during covid. As full mass attendances have not returned to pre pandemic numbers, the collectons are still down up to 30 to 40%. If you can help we will leave Summer Dues envelopes on tables at back of church. They can be returned to parish office or safe at back of church up to end of July. Please ensure you put your name and address on envelopes so we can allocate payment to you and this will allow us to claim back any tax on your donations at end of year. Many thanks for all your help and support to the parish and diocese. We are truly grateful for all your donations

Person wearing MaskPlease be advised the use of Face Masks in Church are recommended for all Adults over 12 as advised by all Church Leaders

  • The Annual Joint Carmelite Pilgrimage to Knock: Sunday September 11th Anointing of the Sick 2.30pm Mass 3pm Rosary Procession after Mass For more information contact your local Carmelite church or visit

Person wearing MaskMEALS ON WHEELS DRIVERS:Greenhills Parish & St Judes Parish would like to add to our list of drivers who must have a full driving licence and be available ONE day per week between 10.30 and 11.30 a.m. Monday to Friday. If you are interested in helping delivering the meals we would be most grateful if you would contact the Parish Office at (01-4509191) or Breda (087 7825544), John (01-4506700), Larry (01-4903387)

  • Pope Francis Desiderio Desideravi Apostolic letter on the liturgical formation of the people of god now available to purchase in parish office price €5

Mary's MealsMary's Meals are looking for your help Thier purpose is to ensure every child gets one daily meal in thier place of education and that all those who have more than they need, share with those who lack even the most basic things to get in touch with Mary's Meals email It costs just €18.30 to feed a child for a whole school year. Mary's meals set up school feeding programmes in some of the words poorest communities where poverty and hunger prevent children from getting an education. Its a simple idea that works in partnership with local communities we provide daily meals for hungry children in a place of education bringing them into the classroom where they can find a route out of poverty phone 01 8535163 or 086 3140814. Mary's Meals, St Patricks Hall, Marino Institute of Education, Griffith Avenue, Dublin 9. You can donate direct to them, their bank account details are
IBAN IE19 BOFI 9053 3616 5710 78, BIC BOFI IE 2D
PAYPAL GIVING FUND ( Mary's Meals Ireland )
If you choose to donate via bank transfer or Paypal please get in touch direct if you wish to recevie an ackowledgement

BaptismToddlers World Classes running throughout the summmer 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

    Application is now open for the next intake of participants for Pathways. The programme, run by the Dublin Archdiocese, begins this year on Thursday, September 29, in DCU St Patrick’s Campus. Places are limited so early application is advisable Pathways is a two-year, one evening a week course, for adults of all ages who wish to explore their faith. It runs from late September to May each year, with breaks for Christmas, Easter and mid-terms. There are no exams and no written work. The only requirement is an openness to listening to others and to participate. The cost is €400 per year which may be paid in instalments throughout the year. For more information visit or contact Pathways director Eileen Houlahan, CHF, PhD, at 01 8087594 or

BaptismDiocese has published the report from the Synod Questionaire. If you would like to read the full report please check out the Dublin Diocese webstite

  • 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

Baptism Baptism Bookings Dates for September & October:
4pm Saturday September 3rd & 1.30pm Sunday September 18th. Saturday 1st October 4pm Sunday 16th October 1.30 If you wish to book Christening you need to come see Fr Brendan to request Baptism. Best time is after 10am or 12pm Mass on Sunday. Note we only take 4 bookings for each ceremony and we only hold Baptisms twice a month one Saturday and One Sunday

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 €7181.31 plus foreign 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. Please help them if you can. Check them out on

Welcome Back Cosy CornerCosy Corner Café located in our Parish Centre open from Tuesday to Friday 9:00am to 2.30pm and Saturdays 10am to 2pm. Closed Sunday, Monday and All Bank Holiday weekends. You can phone ahead to book a table for Breakfast or Lunch or for takeaway. Their number is 087 7075789. Please see their Facebook page for full details

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:

Unicef LogoGet 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
  • 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
    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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