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.

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

Please Note Church closes at 4PM

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"If you light a lamp for someone else it will also brighten your path."
- Buddha



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UpdatedOur next Taize Mass is on 25th of February at 7:30pm. Celebrant Fr Séamus McEntee. Please use Rossmore Doors.
All are welcome to attend.
Click here to goto Taize page

Parish News

Many of you will have heard already that Fr. Brendan has on medical advice taken leave for the next month or two. We wish him a speedy recovery. We continue to pray for his health and wellbeing. Fr. Pat McKinley, PP in St Pius X, Templeogue and Vicar for the area wili assume responsibility for the parish while Fr. Brendan is sick.

Ciarán Boylan, Chairperson Parish Pastoral Council

Note from Fr. Pat (Area Vicar)

I am massively aware of the recent great loss to St Judes of your parish Secretary / administrator Catherine. Catherine's loss both personally and professionally is a huge blow to the parish community. Catherines death and Fr. Brendan's illness shows us how precarious the management of our parishes can be. Along with a very committed team of parishioners we will endeavour to keep things ticking over. However, depending on resources we may have to make some changes in the short term. We will keep any changes to a
minimum and ask for your co-operation and support should they be necessary. Mass schedules for the next couple of weeks remain unchanged.

This is the issue in St Judes at this mornent in time. But the resourcing of our parishes is a huge issue across the diocese and country. We cannot simply try to continue to fill gaps. We need to be real / honest about our resources and how we can co-operate and share them more fully. Baptism is not an event but an
initiation into a way of life for which we all bear responsibility. That is the ongoing work of the Synodal process and building hope initiative in our own diocese.

We will continue to work together in the next few months to help St Judes parlsh continue to thrive into the future. But we do need to support each other in our endeavours. We need to be kind and gentle with each other and "cut our cloth". We need to pray for each other, for our parish communities and for Fr. Brendan's wellbeing and healing, And we need to look deeply at where / how the holy spirit is trying to back us at this time in this situation in this parish and area.

Fr. Pat McKinley

St. Vincent de Paul Society Logo
thanks all those who supported their church collection last weekend. €1,535 was raised for this worthy cause

  • Confessions:To receive confession please call into the sacristy after mass. If anyone is housebound and would like confession please contact parish office

Trocaire LogoTrócaire Boxes are available at rear of church:
The scriptural quote on the box this year is 'hold fast to love and justice' - from the book of Hopsea. And I would like to thank you and your families from the bottom of my                               heart for holding fast to love and justice through your generous support of the work of                               Trócaire for the past 50 years. Trócaire, working though local partners on the ground                               and with the people of Ireland has helped change the lives of millions of people over the                               last century. Trócaire is your agency and is working on behalf of you all.

  • Dublin Diocesean Pilgrimage to Knock on Saturday April 27 th 2024. For more information,
    please email

  • 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 during Office Opening Hours, Monday, Wednesday and Fridays

Welcome Back Cosy Corner CafeTaize Masses for Lent are on 18th & 25th of February and on the 3rd, 10th & 24th of April at 7:30pm.

  • Journey of Faith 2024
    'Faith is taking the first step, even when you don’t see the whole staircase.'
                                                                Dr Martin Luther King Jnr.

    There are five remaining sessions in this Lenten programme with a different guest speaker each night.
    Each session aims to help people develop a better relationship with and understanding of God.
    Venue: St Judes Parish Centre.
    Dates Tuesdays February 20, 27, and March 5, 12, 19, 26.
    Registration at 7.15pm, session 7.30pm to 9pm sharp

  • The Three Tenors Annual Concert: As a mark of respect to Catherine we postponed the concert – we now have a new date the 19th of April at 8pm and the Concert will be in honour of Catherine and a tribute to her

Welcome Back Cosy Corner CafeTempleogue Community Men’s shed – Thank everyone who supported our Calendar Sale and Carol singing which raised €4,586 in aid of Parkinsons Ireland

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

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 the end of April are:Saturday 2nd March 4pm, Sunday 10th March, Sunday 7th April 1pm and Saturday                27th April 4pm. 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               €9477.95 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 their 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
  • Jigsaw Offering younger people going through a hard time, or for those worried about a young person in your life.
  • 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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