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 Madded Photo CandleNamas Day  Stay Safe. Keep your distance. Manage your Risk  Namas DayCandle        Person working at PC
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.

Click here for Archbishop Farrell's Clarification on Church Openings

Masses and Ceremonies Streamed Here in St. Jude The Apostle During Covid-19
Monday to Friday at 9.30am
Saturday Vigil 6:30pm & Sunday at 10.00am
& 12:00pm

Holy Days Mass at 09:30am & 7:30pm

Saturday no Morning Mass - Prayer Service at 10:00am
Bank Holidays no Morning Mass - Prayer Service at 10:00am

New Government guidelines on return to Mass will come into effect from May 10th We are allowed to have 2 pods of 45 with social distancing in place. Under these new guidelines we have decided to do away with the Monday to Friday tickets and will allow the 1st 90 people to come along each day we hope this will allow as many of you who wish to come to mass at least one day a week to do so we would ask that you do not start queuing outside doors before 9.15 as we will have to sanitise church each morning before you come in and after you leave. We ask for your co-operation in moving up to the front and filling the seats designated for you to sit on. We would also hope that people will not come early just to get in every day leaving no spaces for others Please do as the stewards ask you the church doors will close once, we are at 90 each day which is our capacity

Please note there is no public Adoration on either Saturdays, Sundays or
Public Holidays at present

As no collections are possible at this time there is an on-line payment facility via paypal. Click on “Donate” button


Arthur Ashe Why Me? Click here




St Joseph

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An Act of Spiritual Communion

"Kindness is spreading sunshine into other people's lives regardless of the weather."


Rosaries Fr Brendan Uses with
Fr Kevin & Dana.
Glorious Mysteries - Wednesday & Sunday
Joyful Mysteries - Monday & Saturday
Luminous Mysteries - Thursday
Sorrowful Mysteries - Tuesday & Friday


Lectio Divina
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Catholic Ireland Net
Today's Mass readings     or Universalis
Thought for Today
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St Jude's Novena Prayers

UpdatedInspirational Thoughts / Prayers

Miraculous Medal Novena Prayers

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Parish News

Person wearing MaskPope Francis has established a World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly, which will take place for the first time on Sunday 25th July 2021 on the theme ‘I am with you always’ (Mt 28:20).
I thank You, Lord, for the comfort of Your presence: even in times of loneliness, You are my hope and my confidence, You have been my rock and my fortress since my youth! I thank You for having given me a family and for having blessed me with a long life. I thank You for moments of joy and difficulty, for the dreams that have already come true in my life and for those that are still ahead of me. I thank You for this time of renewed fruitfulness to which You call me. Increase, O Lord, my faith, make me a channel of your peace, teach me to embrace those who suffer more than me, to never stop dreaming and to tell of your wonders to new generations. Protect and guide Pope Francis and the Church, that the light of the Gospel might reach the ends of the earth. Send Your Spirit, O Lord, to renew the world, that the storm of the pandemic might be calmed, the poor consoled and wars ended. Sustain me in weakness and help me to live life to the full in each moment that You give me, in the certainty that you are with me every day, even until the end of the age. Amen.

Person wearing MaskPlease be advised the use of Face Masks in Church at all times is mandatory for all Adults over 12 as advised by all Church Leaders unless you have a medical condition exempting you from wearing a Mask then the wearing of a face shield is recommended

An Open DoorWeekend Masses: We will go back to drawing out names for weekend masses as we have more than 90 looking to come to each Mass priority will be given to those who have months minds and 1st anniversaries booked already so if you have a mass booked for May or June please let me know if you wish to reserve spaces at any of the masses you have booked if you can send your requests by email to we will do our best to accommodate your requests looking forward to seeing as many of you as possible over the next few weeks. If you wish to register to go on the lists for our weekend masses please send email with contact number and mass time you wish to attend. If you were on our lists before you do not have to register again. You will receive a text or phone call on the Friday if you are drawn to come to any of our weekend masses
Requests for candles to be lit at mass: As the church is open from 10th for you to attend mass we would ask that if possible you come in and light candles yourself so that the mass will just be offered for those who have booked masses

  • Novena St Peter Julian Eymard: Our prayer service on Monday the 2 August will focus on the spirituality of St Peter Julian Eymard, founder of the Blessed Sacrament Congregation whose feast day falls on that day. A Novena to St Peter Julian will start on the 24th July and Novena booklets will be available in the Church for those who wish to pray the Novena

Garden GroupCalling all budding Gardeners: Our Environmental Group of volunteers who look after the Church Grounds are looking for some new members if you have a few hours spare to come along and give them a hand one day during the week and the odd Saturday can you email Catherine at parish office with your name and contact number at and one of the group will get back to you. Any help will be greatly appreciated

Welcome Back Cosy CornerCosy Corner Café located in our Parish Centre open from Tuesday to Friday 9am to 2.30pm and Saturdays 10am to 2pm you can phone ahead to book a table for Breakfast or Lunch or for takeaway. Their number is 087 7075789. Afternoon Teas also available to order they have lovely outside tables for dining and a full take away service. from Tuesday 27th July they will have a limited number of inside tables also available as well as their lovely outside dining area. Please see their Facebook page for full details.

  • New Pilgrim Path Website. “Listen to the entire Bible in 80 hours” ‘Listen to the entire Bible in 80 hours! David Suchet, the actor best known for his role as Agatha Christie’s detective, Hercule Poirot, was raised without religion. In 1986, at the age of 40, he underwent a religious conversion after reading Chapter 8 of St Paul's Letter to the Romans in his hotel room. Soon afterwards, he was baptised into the Church of England. Since then, it has been his dream to make an audio recording of the whole Bible. He has now created the very first full-length audio version of the NIV Bible spoken by a single British actor. The end product is 80 hours of beautifully read Old and New Testaments. Discover this valuable resource at

Koins for Kids LogoKoins for Kids have so far managed to raise over €210000.00 for a to purchase a Paediatric MRI scanner for new childrens hosptial any donations of coins both foreign or euro or any old foreign notes you have lying around at home will be gratefully accepted, no donation to small, all donations can be dropped into parish office at any time. Many thanks to all who have supported this Charity we are one of the leading contributors to the cause. Total donated by St Jude’s Parish is 3299.58. Check them out on

St V de P LogoThe Local Conference of the St Vincent De Paul Society acknowledges with thanks your continued support to them. Amount Donated during June was €1065.00. You can still leave your donations in safe at back of church. we ask if you can to use the Blue envelopes on tables in Church for your donations and place envelopes in Safe at back of Church there are more demands than ever on the Society for help at this time of pandemic so any help would be appreciated

    Archbishop Farrell has set up a Task Force under the title of Building Hope. The Task Force aims to stimulate engagement with the whole diocesan family and shape an inclusive approach to a pastoral strategy appropriate to our times. It is intended to support parish communities to undertake a radical renewal, looking to the future with creativity, enabling the Archdiocese of Dublin to act now, so as to give effective witness and service in the years ahead. You are invited to take part in this consultation. There is a video, a prayer and a form on the website. Please watch the video from the Archbishop and join with your family to pray and to discuss the future of the Church together. It is hoped that you might nominate one member of your family to return to the website and make a contribution by filling out the form. The consultation form will remain online until the 18th July 2021

  • 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
  • Please be extra careful if you are in the Church to wipe down seats and anything you touch and not to gather around talking in groups. Stay Safe and hopefully, we will all be able to gather for worship again very soon
  • First and Second Collections: There are now envelopes on tables in church to allow you to contribute to the 1st & 2nd Collections if you use these envelopes and put your address on them we can register these contributions and claim the tax back on these contributions through the CHY tax reclaim scheme so thank you in advance.
    Thank you also to those who have made contributions to the First Collection and Share Collection.
    The Common Fund, which is supported by the First Collection and Dues Collections is now on the verge of collapse and a 25% income cut with immediate effect has now been implemented for all the Priests of the Diocese. If you haven't yet made your donations we ask you to please consider doing so
  • 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

  • Church Collections click here for more details
    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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