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.

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 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

"He sends His word to bring the thaw and warm wind to melt the snow."

- Psalm 147:18


Taize Mass normally takes place here on the last Sunday each month at 7.30pm from September to May.

We will have a Taize Mass here each Sunday during Lent starting on
March 1st
Next Taize Mass will take place on Sunday February 23rd at 7.30pm
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 (16th February) 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 Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy

Statement of Parish Mission Statement
Child Protection Statement


When I smell the fragrance of trees
I get in a dream
Suddenly I seem
Like the baby amusing with the bees

When I look at my heart beating
In the water reflection
Within attraction
I watch birds flying and singing

I see the flowers, the roses, everywhere
Like the stars in the sky
I will try
To fly with the warm wind and air

I hear the sound of rivers and waterfalls
Like a melody and a song
So long
Sound of the waterfalls, the waterfalls

It is the time, the time
Let's rejoice
"Why rejoice?"
Let's rejoice, it's Spring time

-Khalid Shomali, from Terra Sancta College, Bethlehem


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Parish News

Carol SingersThe Society of St Vincent De Paul acknowledge with thanks the sum of €1570.00 taken up at their Church Gate Collection Last Weekend

  • 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 RetirementDo you have Tuesdays mornings free? Would you like to help in a practical way to support people in food poverty in the community? Crosscare are looking for one volunteer to join our team to help pack food parcels in our Jobstown Community                                 foodbank. Commitment: Weekly or fortnightly to be agreed with volunteer Tuesdays                                 Pre Packing:10am - 1pm Location: Jobstown (On the grounds of The parish of St.                                 Thomas Church Dublin 24). Contact Orla 01 8360011 EXT 151 or email                        take into consideration that this role can be a little                                 physically demanding i.e. packing & moving parcels

BaptismThe ANNUAL COLLECTION of ACCORD Dublin, the Diocesan Agency for Marriage and the Family,will be made at all Masses on the weekend of 15/16 February 2020.The collection for ACCORD will replace the usual Share Collection. ACCORD Dublin throughout the Diocese offers: Marriage Preparation courses, Counselling for couples and individuals experiencing difficulties in their            relationships. A Relationship and Sexuality Programme for schools. ACCORD Dublin needs your            support. Please give generously on 15/16 February

  • Joe Walsh Tours Shrines of Italy Rome & San Giovanni Rotondo Spiritual Director Fr Damian Farnon 5th October 2020 7 Nights €959pp. Includes two guided tours in Rome, general audience with Pope Francis, visit to the Tomb of St Pio and the Shrine of St Michael Archangel for further information & itinerary contact Imelda Farrell 087 2402756

BaptismOur Family Mass: Our next Family Mass for this year takes place on Sunday 15th March at 11.30am we especially welcome parents with young children to join us for our Family Mass.
Family Mass for dates
can be viewed here

  • We intend to run our Journey into Freedom again this year during lent 1st Session will take place on Tuesday 3rd March from 7.30pm to 9pm in Parish Hall all are welcome to attend
  • 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

BaptismNext Baptismal Course will take place on Monday 24th February 2020 at 8pm in Room 1 of the Pastoral Centre for the parents of all babies who will be baptised here during March 2020.
Baptism Booking Arrangments from 1st October 2019:
If you wish to book in your child for baptism please attend any of our masses either during the week Monday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday at 9.30am with child to be baptised or Sunday at 10.00 or 11.30am and meet Fr Brendan,             after which you can drop into parish office and arrange baptism date. Baptisms take place on             Sundays November 3rd & 17th at 12.30pm, December 1st & 15th at 12.30pm & Saturday 28th             December at 4pm
. All Baptisms must be booked one month in advance.                        
           At least one of the parents must be present to make a booking [More Info Here]

  • Beginning Experience- Coping With Life Alone Programme
    Men and women, separated or widowed? Are you coping?. No one needs to suffer alone. Beginning Experience could help you. We are a voluntary peer support group, led by trained facilitators dedicated to helping people through their grief and sorrow. We, like you have all suffered a loss and through Beginning Experience we are truly living again. We are running a One Day Coping with Life Alone Programme on Saturday March 7th at the Carmelite Centre, Whitefriar Street Dublin 2. This programme is designed for anyone in the initial stages following a loss through separation, divorce or death. It will allow you to work through your initial grief in a safe, confidential and supportive atmosphere with others who have suffered similar losses. For more information please contact Louise at : or 086 0877379 or
  • Do you have any old foreign notes or coins lying around at home or 1 or 2 cent euro coins? Koins for Kids is a small voluntary charity putting all their efforts in the funding of lifesaving equipment for The New Children’s Hospital when building is complete. Koins for Kids collects out of date and damaged currency and one & two cent coins. They are open to any donation none is too big or small. To date they have raised over €80,000 If you have any coins or foreign currency which can repatriated please drop into the parish office

  • Pilgrimage to Medjugorje 3rd to 10th June 2020 €715.00. Bed Breakfast & Evening Dinner. For more information please phone Noreen O’Connor 4602436 or 087 7462175

Happy RetirementThe Cosy Corner Cafe located in church grounds Open Monday to Friday Serving Breakfast, Lunch & Snacks with lots of homemade goodies each day. Why not drop in and sample thier delicious home baked treats. Opening Hours Monday to Friday 8.30am to 3.00pm. All items available for take away Serving Breakfast, lunch & snacks with lots of homemade goodies each day

  • Community Garden: Would you like to see a community garden in our locality? Would you be interested in getting involved? Have you any ideas for this? Could you help in some way? If so, please contact Reamonn McLoughlin: or 085 1863369

  • 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
  • St Judes Mens Shed: Judes mens shed is fully operational again on Tuesday mornings from 10am Indoor bowling, Internet help for seniors and an introduction to crochet /embroidery is available phone 0868036703 for details. Do you fancy learning an easier form of Bridge then lessons in Mini Bridge could be your thing or indoor bowling these activities are free and open to both men and women. Please contact St Jude’s GAA club for details of classes

  • Templeogue – Community Men's Shed
    Templeogue Community Men's Shed is open Monday - Friday 10.00am - 01.00pm. Always available for a chat, tea/coffee. Activities include Music mornings, Camera Club, Tai Chi, Bowling, Adult Education, Monthly Tours, Arts & Crafts, Tallaght St Patrick's Day Parade. New Member's always welcome. We are located in the car park of Templeogue United FC

  • 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

  • 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

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

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

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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