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.
CandleUkraine Flag with Peace Dove  Blessing of Animals will take place at 1pm this Sunday 1st October details below.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.


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

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Parish News
  • RIP Sr Vianney Murray Daughter of Our Lady of Sacred Heart. Many of you will remember Sr Vianney from her time in St Jude's we extend our deepest sympaties to her Community in Ballybay Co Monaghan and her family in Carrickmacross

Bowling Ball & SkittlesBlessing of Animals will take place at 1pm this Sunday 1st October in church courtyard weather permitting. All dogs must be on leads

  • Have you a spare room to rent Ukranian mother and her daughter looking for room to rent in parish as daughter is attending Bishop Galvin School please contact parish office if you can help

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

  • 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

Bowling Ball & SkittlesSt Vincent De Paul: Volunteers Sought to assist with home visitation in West Tallaght. Volunteers are sought to join a St Vincent De Paul Conference that deals with families seeking help with everyday needs. This is an opportunity to work with others in assisting people in need. This conference meets each Tuesday morning and engages in home visitations. The               duration of involvement each week is generally no more than three hours. As you can appreciate               with cost of living increases, the services of St Vincent De Paul are needed now more than ever. If               you could spare a couple of hours each week to help we would love to hear from you. Please Ring               Noel on 087 6799962 or Mary on 087 2732111

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 new friends just pop in any Tuesday or Thursday

  • MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER WEEKEND: To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Catholic Marriage Encounter in Ireland a weekend has been scheduled for November 10 to 12. Venue: The Focolare Centre, Prosperous, Co. Kildare. Eircode W91 XR23. This weekend is available to all married couples at no fixed charge beyond the deposit of €50 per couple and a voluntary donation. Register online

  • RETROUVAILLE - A Lifeline for Married Couples: Do you feel lost, alone or bored in your marriage? Are you hurt, frustrated or angry with your spouse? Does talking about it only make it worse? Do you need to learn how to communicate effectively?
    The Retrouvaille programme can help marriages at all stages. Next programme starts 19 th – 22 nd October, 2023. This is a VIRTUAL programme. For information contact: Anne and Tony (01) 4953536, Mike – 0872526812 - Anne - 0876874658 , text or call 086 413 5440, or email and visit COMPLETELY CONFIDENTIAL

Child being baptisedSinger/Poet John Hyland & Musician/Singer Christy O'Sullivan present A Dublin Saunter Saturday 30th September at 8pm St Faughs GAA Club Templeogue Tickets €15 available at the door Cash or Card

  • UCD Protein & Exercise Programme for Older Adults:
    Are you 70+ and living at home? Eating less than usual? Want to get stronger ? Whats involved ? 12 week exercise class, Protein Drinks, Dietary advise, Free of Charge Contact Catherine Fallon at UCD 01 7163256 or email Catherine

Bowling Ball & SkittlesTempleogue Bridge Centre: Bridge Classes for Begineers Bridge is a great card game for all ages. Learn the skills today and have a hobby for life. €120.00 for 12 lessons with registered teachers. Classes will run on Thursday nights, Friday nights and Tuesday/Thursday mornings for 2023-2024 Classes start end of September. Full Bar/Tea/Coffee facilities available to night class participants. For more information and to book call Mary 0871618988 or email            

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 end of December are: Sunday 17th September 1pm (fully booked), Sunday October 8th at 1pm,               Saturday 28th October at 4pm, Saturday 4th November 4pm, Sunday 19th November 1pm,               Saturday 9th December 4pm and Wednesday 27th December 2.30pm. Maximum number of               bookings for each date is 4. So please book as early as possible

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               €9301.53 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

  • Templeogue Women’s Shed has opened, meeting in the Sports Pavilion, Tymon Park, adjacent to Limekiln Road carpark, every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 10 am to 12.30. All are welcome to drop in

Toddlers World ClassesToddlers 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:
  • 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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