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, 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

"Earth’s crammed with heaven, And every common bush afire with God….."
- Africa


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

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 September) Lectio Reflection or
Click here
to goto the Lectio Reflection archive

Catholic Ireland Net
Today's Mass readings
Thought for Today
Sunday's Mass Readings

Parish News

Parish Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy

Statement of Parish Mission Statement

Child Protection Statement

Love Overcame by Julie Palmer

I asked for Strength ….
and God gave me Difficulties to make me strong.

I asked for Wisdom ….
and God gave me Problems to solve.

I asked for Love ….
and God gave me Troubled people to help.

I received nothing I wanted ….
I received everything I needed!

May God Bless You.

May Goodness, Kindness and Mercy come your way.

And may you gain Wisdom and grow in the Lord everyday.

- Unknown


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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. Parish Office closed Bank Holiday Mondays

BaptismThe local conference of the St Vincent De Paul Society wish to acknowledge with thanks the sum of €1135.00 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

BaptismIf you wish to read any or all of Pope Francis's homilys and speeches he gave while here in Ireland you can log onto the Dublin Diocesan Website where you will find them all available to read or download

  • 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

  • A Small Gold Wedding Ring has been handed into Tallaght Garda Station this ring has an inscription which includes a lady's name and year 1937 engraved on inside if you think it may be yours please contact Tallaght Garda Station 01 6666000

  • Scripture Study and Faith Enrichment Course A Scripture Study and Faith Enrichment Course for adults begins in the Good Shepherd Parish Centre, Churchtown on Thursday 20th September at 7.30pm. The course will continue each Thursday from 7.30pm to 9.30pm, concluding on Thursday 6th December. The focus will be on the Acts of the Apostles. This follows on from the very well-attended and insightful 12 week course on the Gospel of St. John which took place earlier this year. There is no charge for participation in the course. You will need to bring a Navarre copy of the Bible. All are welcome. Please contact Liam at 086 807 6555 or Mary at 086 357 6581 to reserve a place on the course as numbers are limited

BaptismSave the Date – Saturday 6th October CLG Naomh Jude – Come and celebrate 40 years of the history of your local GAA club with us on the evening of Saturday 6th October from 7.30pm in the clubhouse Music, Photographic Exhibition, Film, Refreshments and a chance to catch up with friends old and new

  • Church Collections click here for more details

  • Mental Health Awareness – Inter Faith Prayer Service Sunday September 30th 8pm Saint Mary's Priory Church Tallaght Village – Music by Arabella Voices and Ensemble directed by Damian Gallagher

  • Willington Active Retirement Assoc. Autumn Break to Waterford. Park Hotel Dungarven. 4 nights Dinner/B&B Monday 1st to Friday 5th Oct . Tours each day Coach from the Church All in Price €325.00 Single Room Supplement €10.00 per night For further details ph. Maureen 4902899 Bernie 4900424

  • The Christian meditation group meetings. We meet on Tuesdays at 8pm in room 3 of the parish centre. All are welcome

BaptismCrosscare – Social Support Agency of the Catholic Archdiocese of Dublin Annual Collection for Community & Homeless Services takes place at all Masses this Weekend it will replace the normal Share Collection

  • Can You Spare One Hour a week to clean God's House? We are in desperate need of men and women who could spare one hour on Monday mornings from 10am to 11am to help with the weekly cleaning of our Church if you can assist in any way please speak to one of our team after the 9.30am Mass any Monday morning

  • You are precious in my eye Would you like your child to know about Jesus & how much they are loved by him? Every Thursday after school, we run a religious Education Experience especially for children, called Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, in the Pastoral Centre. We have a few vacancies for 3-5 year olds from 1.40 - 2.40. For more information or to book a place please phone Jo 0872662996 or Deirdre 0872966330

  • LEGION OF MARY – WILLINGTON: We invite you to join us on our 40th Annual Pilgrimage to Knock Sunday 30th September coach from Blue Haven bus stop on Firhouse road at 8am Adults 23 Child 12 includes refreshments on way to Knock enquires or bookings with payment taken at room 3 parish centre on Tuesday mornings 10.00am
  • Healing Mass in St Colmcilles Church Knocklyon Wednesday 19th September at 11.00am all welcome especially any members of choirs or singers who would like to take part

BaptismThe Society of Saint Vincent De Paul Annual Clothing Appeal: The Society of Saint Vincent De Paul wish to acknowledge with thanks your generosity to their Annual Clothing Appeal last weekend and to thank you for your continued

  • Organ Recitals at St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral Lunchtime organ recitals will be held on Wednesdays this September at St. Mary’s Pro- Cathedral, Dublin from 1.15pm – 2.00pm.
    Admission is €5 (at the door). 5th September – David Grealy (Associate Organist, St. Mary’s Pro-Cathedral). 12th September – John O’Keeffe (St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth). 19th September – Raymond O’Donnell (Galway Cathedral, with members of the Schola Gregoriana, Maynooth). 26th September – Gerard Gillen (Titular Organist)
  • Applewood is a local homecare provider, offering 1-24 hour care to the local community.If you are interested in further information please contact our office in Terenure on 01 4992201. Your Home Our Care.

BaptismNext Baptismal Course will take place on Monday 24th September 2018 at 8pm in Room 1 of the Pastoral Centre for the parents of all babies who will be baptised here during October 2018. 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. All Baptisms must be booked one month in advance.             
            At least one of the parents must be present to make a booking

  • Dublin City Volunteer Centre are looking for people to volunteer across the city. Do you have time and life experience to share with your community? Come to the Your Experience Coffee Morning 3rd Tuesday of each month 11am to 1pm Dublin Central Mission 9c Lower Abbey St ph.4737482 or log onto

  • Pathways: Exploring Faith and Ministry Programme The Pathways Programme is suitable for adults who wish to explore issues and questions of faith, ministry, the Church today and the nature of belief, in an environment appropriate to Adult Learning and Adult Faith Development. Pathways is a two-year, one evening a week course. It takes place on Thursday evenings in Holy Cross College, Clonliffe Road from September to May (7.00 pm – 9.30 pm). Booking is now open. Early application is advised as places are limited. Contact: Pathways Director, Eileen Houlahan at 01 8087594 or Web:

  • B.E. is a support group for those coping with the pain of loss of their life partner, through Death, Separation or Divorce. Few people are able to cope alone with the pain of loss. Do you find that you need more support than family and friends can provide? Seeking help is a sign of strength and self-knowledge – not weakness. 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. A team, who are themselves widowed, separated or divorced share their experiences with you.Next Coping Programme will commence on Wednesday 5th September 2018 for 7 Wednesday evenings, at 7.15pm in White Friars Community Centre, Aungier St. ,Dublin 2 For further information phone 086 0877379 or email

Family Mass for dates
can be viewed here

  • 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

  • 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

Happy RetirementThe Cosy Corner Cafe located in church grounds Open Monday to Friday for Breakfast Lunch & Snacks why not drop in and sample thier delicious home baked treats.
Opening Hours Monday to Friday 9.00am to 3.00pm and Sundays from 9.30am to 1.30pm for breakfast and home baked treats. All items available for take away. Come and sample our tasty homemade treats facebook: Phone no 087 4324113    

  • 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

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

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

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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