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, 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 panning, 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
"Happy is the one who finds wisdom and understanding, for the gain from it is better than gain from silver and profit better than gold."
                         - Proverbs 3:13-14     

Taize Mass normally takes place here on the last Sunday each month at 7.30pm from September to May.
Our next Taize Mass will take place here next Sunday 30th November (1st Sunday of Advent ) at 7.30pm and we will also have a Taize Mass here for Advent on Sundays  7th & 14th December at 7.30pm
Please use the Rossmore Entrance.
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A Mighty Oak

For every pain that we must bear,
For every burden, every care -
There’s a reason

For every grief that bows the knee
For every tear-drop that is shed -
There’s a reason

For every hurt, for every plight,
For every lonely, pain-racked night -
There’s a reason

But if we trust God as we should,
All this must work out for our good .
He knows the reason.


- St. Martin’s Magazine


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Fr Antonio Spadaro S.J. interview with Pope Francis August 2013 Click here to read

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

  • St Joseph’s Young Priest Society will hold a Mass of Thanksgiving for the Gift of the Priesthood concelebrated by Priests from parishes in the Diocese on Sunday 23rd November The Feast of Christ the King in St Andrew’s Church Westland Row at 3.30pm Chief celebrant will be Fr Seamus Mc Entee Chaplain to Society and Fr Gerry Moore Co.PP. Sandyford All are welcome to attend

BaptismCHEEVERSTOWN WINTER WONDERLAND: A group within the parish take a number of children away for a  very special Christmas weekend. We are appealing for donations. If you have working Christmas lights or decorations that you no longer use they would help greatly. Other donations in the form of sensory toys, spot prizes and of course much needed funds would be greatly appreciated please lend your support if you can contact Monica 087 9247782 Items can be left into parish office before end of November

  • November Altar Lists of the Dead are available in the Church Porch if you wish to have your deceased family members and friends remembered at Mass on each 1st Friday of Month for the next year please fill in form and return to safe at back of church or parish office before end of November

  • The AGM of WORK Residents’ Association will take place on Thursday 27/11/2014 at 8.00 pm in Faughs’ GAA Club

BaptismTerenure College Church Fund Committee will hold their annual CHRISTMAS FAIR ON SUNDAY 23RD November 9.30AM TO 2.30PM. Admission €2, CHILDREN FREE
Visit Santa from 10.30 to 2pm -Cakes, Books, Plants, Flowers, Christmas Gifts , Bottle Stall , Wheel of fortune

  • The Dublin Simon Community will  hold their Annual Church gate collection after all Masses this weekend. Dublin Simon community continue to work to address and prevent Homelessness in Dublin, we would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone in St Jude’s for your ongoing generosity. Because of you, we are able to support our clients along the road out of homelessness to re-establish their sense of self in a safe and secure environment

BaptismNext Thursday 27th November will mark the 40th Anniversary of the day the first sod was turned to commission the building of our Parish Church to commemorate this we are having a small tree planting ceremony outside Church after our 9.30 mass if you are free we would love you to come along & join us as we start our next 40 years as a faith community

  • Advent- Any Room at the Inn : We prepare for Christmas in so many ways. Sometimes, with all the pressures of our consumerist culture, Christmas seems more like an ordeal than a religious celebration…. too much pressure! So how can you move your Christmas from a ‘tizzy’ to a time of spiritual comfort, of gratitude, of celebration? For two Monday evenings on December 1st and 8th, you are invited to join in a gentle reflective guided meditation in preparation for Christmas. Time: 8.00pm-8.45pm.                Facilitated by: Debbie (Director of the Iona Pastoral Centre)
    Admission fee: Donation to the Centre.
    Iona Pastoral Centre, Idrone Avenue, Knocklyon, Dublin 16.
    Tel: 01 4943712 or visit:

BaptismOur Family Mass will take place Sunday 23rd November at 11.30am we invite parents with young children to join us for our Family Mass.
Family Mass for dates can be viewed here

  • Project Messiah 2014- The Messiah is coming will you sing?
    Last year choir members and congregations from 37 parishes in the diocese joined forces and sang Handel’s Messiah. Building on that success we will be performing on November 29th in Whitefriar St. Blanaid Murphy Director of Palestrina will lead rehearsals and conduct the choir and orchestra again this year. for information contact Deirdre 086 8380881 or Germaine 086 1973774

BaptismAdvent calendars candles & wreaths available now in Parish Office also selection of xmas cards & gifts. Why not drop in after Mass and have a browse

  • Any seniors needing help with using the internet e.g email, skype, browsing etc please contact Joan
    086 8036703.....

BaptismNext Baptismal Course will take place on Monday 24th November at 8pm in Room 1 of the Pastoral Centre for the parents of all babies who will be baptised here during December 2014.
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

  • The Irish Cancer Society’s Care to Drive service is currently seeking volunteer drivers to drive local patients to and from their hospital chemotherapy treatments in Dublin. We are looking for volunteers to pick a patient up at their home, drive them to the door of the hospital, then when they have finished treatment, to pick them up again and bring them home. The service is free to the patient and all drivers expenses are paid. Telephone the Irish Cancer Society on 01 2310 566 / 01 2316 642 or email

Coffee ShopThe Courtyard Café Located in the Parish Centre  all produce homemade on premises. We are open on Sunday mornings after all our Masses we hope you will drop in and support them. They will be open as normal from Monday to Friday from 8am to 3pm

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

  • Patients in need of transport to and from their chemotherapy treatments (inc. bloods, consultant appointments, follow-ups, etc.) can avail of ‘Care to Drive’ - a free transport service to the following hospitals – St. Vincent’s; St. James’s; the Mater; Tallaght; Blanchardstown. Contact your hospital team or the Irish Cancer Society on 01 2310566 for more details

BaptismInternet help for Seniors on Tuesday mornings in St Judes GAA club at 10.30a.m. Must have your own laptop

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

AdorationEucharistic Adoration:
Due to Easter events the next Monday  evening adoration will take place on Monday 28th April from 7pm to 9pm

  • Please note that there is Sunday Evening Mass in our neighboring parishes as follows Mount Argus 4pm, Greenhills  5.30pm, Knocklyon 7pm and Crumlin 7pm.
    Please note
    a change to the Sunday Mass Times in St Pius X Church starting on Sunday 5th January 2014.        Saturday Vigil: 7 PM       Sunday: 9.30 AM and 11.30 AM

emptyChairFor Life- Passive Chair Exercise Classes Every Tuesday  11am to 12pm in Parish Centre  cost €2.50 per week come along and bring your friends & meet new friends and get fit

BaptismArt Classes in Parish Centre
Watercolours & Oils. Phone Maureen for more information 4902899

  • 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

  • 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 and time you require is available.
    All notices including requests for names to be included on Anniversary list & newsletter must be emailed or dropped into the parish office no later than 1pm on Thursday for inclusion in that weekends call out list and newsletter. 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 Gerry O’Connor at 01-4993700 or email :

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

Click here for:Initial response by the Irish Catholic Bishops' Conference to the Report of the Expert Group on the Judgement in A,B and C v Ireland

Click here for:Catholic Bishops of Ireland ‘A time to uphold the right to life’ issued 11th June 2013

All of this news and more can be found in out weekly Parish Newsletter.

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  • AWARE - Volunteer Recruitment is now open for our Dublin-based loCall helpline listening service currently supported Monday – Sunday from 10.00am to 10.00 pm. We are particularly interested in people who can volunteer for Monday to Friday, 10.00 am to 7.00pm. Full details and application forms are available from our website or contact us on 01-6617211

  • An tAifreann Naofa: A bilingual booklet (Irish & English) and CD with updated texts of Masses, produced by An Coiste Tréadach is now available to purchase. It ’ s a practical aid in the celebration of Mass in Irish. Enquiries/Orders: Glór na Gael: 046-9487573. Website: Veritas: 01-8788177. A copy is available free of charge to all priests of the Dublin Diocese by contacting an Coiste Tréadach directly at email: or Fr. Pádraig O’Cochlain at 086 2648046
  • is online prayer site run by the Irish Jesuits for you, your family, your students, your prayer group, your colleagues at work. All it takes is ten minutes a day in front of your PC, or smartphone for a guided personal reflection centered on a new passage of scripture each day. The aim of the site is to help you find time for peace and reflection in the middle of the hustle and bustle of daily life. What better commitment to your Year of Faith than to deepen your relationship with God in your life. Why not start this November and use our Chapel of Remembrance to make a special prayer for a loved one
  • Request for Overseas Volunteers: Viatores Christi, a Catholic association, founded in 1960, recruits, trains and places people with skills and life experience in roles with our mission partners in areas of need overseas.  We are currently seeking people over the age of 21 (retired people especially welcome) who are interested in overseas volunteering.  We offer a comprehensive training programme to help you discern whether overseas volunteering is for you and full support before, during and after your placement if you do decide to go overseas.  For further information, please visit our website or email Colette at Tel. 01-868 9986

  • Third Age - Senior Help Line: Senior Help Line is a confidential listening service for older people provided by trained older volunteers for the price of a local call anywhere in Ireland, LoCall 1850 440 444. ‘Senior Help Line’s trained older volunteers offer a friendly, listening and non-judgmental ear to all callers. So don't be alone with your problem. Lifting the phone lessens the loneliness. We will be waiting for your call. LoCall 1850 440 444

  • B.E. Beginning Experience: B.E. is a support group for those coping with the pain of loss of their life partner, through death, separation or divorce. This is a healing ministry, which helps to resolve the grief that goes with the end of a marriage or relationship. Coping effectively with bereavement is a skill we can all learn. For further information phone 01 6790556 or email

  • Courses at All Hallows: The Pathways Course: Have you ever thought about exploring your faith? Or wished that you could broaden your understanding of your faith?
    Perhaps you are feeling challenged by questions your children or grandchildren are asking about God and the meaning of faith for which you feel you have ‘no answers’.
    Perhaps you are feeling challenged by all that is happening in the Irish Church right now. If so, Pathways may be the course for you. Pathways is a course for adults who wish to explore their faith. There are no exams on this course, no written work. The only qualification is an openness to listening to others.
    For more information please phone 01 8373745 or email us at

  • Apostolic Work: Apostolic Work helps the world wide missionary endeavour through prayer and provision of material aid (gifts/finance) to missionary priests, nuns and lay missionaries. We are currently looking for Volunteers who can sew and feel they can contribute to our mission. For further details contact: Mary O’Reilly, 25A The Stiles Road, Clontarf, Dublin 3. Tel. 8338556. Email:

  • CURA: Crisis Pregnancy Support Services. Talk to us, we listen. Our Dublin branches include, City Centre-30 South Anne Street, Dublin 2;Blanchardstown- CrossCare, Main Street, Blanchardstown; Tallaght-TWS House, 1-2 Main Street, Tallaght. For further details contact:
    Telephone - 01 6710598 or see

  • 1Life: Irelands only 24-hour suicide prevention and intervention, helpline and text message service.  Check out their website below
    Email Website Facebook

  • APOSTOLIC WORK: (Dublin Centre) (under the patronage of His Grace, the Archbishop of Dublin): Apostolic Work are currently putting together Mass Kits for the Third World, Uganda in particular. They are looking for sewers or stitchers to join them in their work. If you feel you have the sewing skills required and would like to help them achieve their goal please call Mary O Reilly on 086 8891236

  • ARC Cancer Support is a voluntary organisation which offers free, professional support to men and women affected by cancer and those who care for them. Can you volunteer your time to help with once off/regular fundraising activities such as database maintenance, planning of events, obtaining sponsors, etc. Please call Deirdre or Maura at 01 830 7333 or email /

  • IRISH HOSPICE FOUNDATION: The Irish Hospice Foundation supports the development of hospice care and promotes the hospice philosophy. Our aim is to facilitate the practice of hospice care in all its aspects. We do this by working independently as well as in partnership with the statutory,
    voluntary and professional bodies concerned with hospice and palliative care in Ireland.
     For full details on all courses see the course database on their website at

  • Clothes Collections: Please remind parishioners that there are several leaflets being dropped into homes, purporting to be genuine charitable clothes collections, which may be bogus. Recently one was circulated claiming to be involved with local Churches – but when we checked out the telephone numbers given on them,  none was in operation. Well known Irish Charities, such as Enable Ireland and the Irish Cancer Society, who leave bags for collection always use valid phone numbers and charity numbers. Established charities, including the Vincent de Paul rely on clothes collections for vital income and are being significantly affected by the bogus collections

  • The Catholic Communications Office circulated information promoting the Church’s position on unborn human life Click here to view

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