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 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
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

"If you have men who will exclude any of God’s creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men  who will deal likewise with their fellow men."

Francis of Assisi      

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

Next Taize Mass is 30th October
Celebrant Fr Richard Olin
Please use the Rossmore Entrance.

Click here to goto Taize page
All are welcome




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Love Overcame by Julie Palmer

Patience takes route
when I recognise that other people
Also have a right to live in this world,
just as they are.
It does not matter if they hold me back,
if they unsettle my plans,
Or annoy me by the way they act or think,
Or if they are not everything I want them to be.
Love always has an aspect of deep compassion
That leads to accepting the other person
As part of this world,
Even when he or she acts differently
than I would like.

- Pope Francis,Amoris Laetitia


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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 Monday

  • 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

  • The Bethany Bereavement Support Group are hosting a free public talk in the West County Hotel Chapelizod Tuesday 25th October 8pm 'Living with Loss' presented by Pat Kavanagh MIACP all welcome no charge

  • November Altar Lists of the Dead are now available in the Church Porch please take one home and return with the names of your deceased relatives and friends that you would like to have remembered at our Mass on each First Friday throughout the year

BaptismNovember Mass for Deceased Parishioners & Friends: Our Annual Mass for deceased parishioners and friends will take place on Wednesday 2nd November at 7.30pm if you would like to have a family member or friend who died during this year and was not buried from here remembered at our Mass please leave thier name into the parish office before Sunday 30th October please only leave names in if you are going to be here at our Mass to bring up a candle to remember your loved one

  • Pioneer Association: “Would you like to take the temporary pin for November and offer it up for a special intention . A member will be present after all Masses next week end to facilitate

  • Parish Pastoral Council
    In this “Year of Mercy” our Parish has decided to support the Morning Star and Regina Coeli Hostels as a corporal work of Mercy. We would also like to ask parishioners to consider hosting a coffee morning/evening in your homes and to donate funds raised to this very worthy cause. All donations will be gratefully accepted.
    Many thanks to all who supported our Quiz Night last Friday in aid of the Morning Star & Regina Coeli so far we raised just over €1200 if you were unable to get to our Quiz night maybe you would consider making a donation. Any donations will be gratfully accepted in parish office up to the 20th November

Baptism& Good Luck: This Friday 28th October we bid a fond farewell to Mr. Eamonn Treacy who is retiring as Principal of Bishop Galvin N.S. Eamonn has given 41 years of loyal service both as a teacher for 31 years and principal for 10 we thank him for his years of service to our school and wish him all the best for the future . Mrs Catherine Corbett will be taking over as the new principal in                                            November and we welcome her. We also wish Mr Richard Delaney a fond                                            farewell this month as he is also retiring from Bishop Galvin N.S. We thank him                                            for many years of loyal and faithful service to our school

  • Can You Hear Me Prayer Service
    Join us for Can You Hear Me prayer service which will be held in the Monastery of St. Alphonsus, Drumcondra at 8.00pm on Monday 17th October next to mark International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. Beginning at 8.00pm it is prepared by the Chaplaincy Students of DCU with Music by the Dublin Diocesan Music Group. Poverty is not being without money, but being without hope

  • Orwell Park (Templeogue) Residents Association: The AGM of the Orwell Park (Templeogue) Residents Assoc will take place on Monday, 14th November in Spawell at 8pm sharp. All Residents are welcome to attend

  • This Sunday 23/10/2016 the 2nd Collection at all Masses will be the annual Collection to support World Missions Ireland and will replace the normal Share Collection

BaptismNext Baptismal Course will take place on Monday 24th October at 8pm in Room 1 of the Pastoral Centre for the parents of all babies who will be baptised here during November 2016. 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. At least one of the parents must be present to make a booking

  • Update from The White Fathers renewed thanks to all who supported their Church Gate collection both here & in St Pius last year which raised over €6000 this money helped to rebuild a nursery school in Bukavu. DR Congo

  • Invitation: Would you have an hour/half hour to spare on a Friday to come and sit with Jesus in Adoration? Each moment you spend in His Presence will not only effect “His Divine Life within you” but “every man, woman and child will experience a new effect of God’s Love and Mercy”. And isn’t that what the world need so much in our time. So could you make a commitment to a particular time every Friday? If so, please fill in your name opposite the time which suits you best. Forms will be in Church Porch or contact Deirdre at 4562251.Thank you

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 8.30am to 3.00pm and Sundays from 9.30am to 2.00pm for breakfast and home baked treats
facebook: Phone no 087 4324113    Email 

  • 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

  • Church Collections click here for more details

BaptismOur Family Mass take place on Sundays at 11.30am. We invite parents with young children to join us for our Family Mass. Next Family Mass takes place on Sunday 23rd October
Family Mass for dates can be viewed 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

  • Life in the Spirit Seminars in Greenhills Parish: A seven night programme beginning at 7.30pm on Wednesday 19 October and continuing each Wednesday until Wednesday November 30th.
    Venue: Greenhills Parish Pastoral Centre, Dublin 12
    Speakers: Fr Conor McGee: Ronan Johnson: Patricia Mitchell: Barbara O’Toole: Fr Pat Collins CM: Sr Jane Forde and Gerry Moore …..all welcome
  • Many thanks for your support last weekend to
    1st Collection € na       2nd Collection for Share   € na       Weekly Family Offering      € na

  • Family Carers Ireland are providing the QQI Level 5 Healthcare Support Award training throughout Dublin in October 2016, Modules provided separately one day a week for five weeks from 9.30am to 4.30pm, One Day topic Specific workshops also available for more info contact our training department at 057937022
  • 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

    Thursdayfor 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 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

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  • 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

  • Advent Reflections at Focolare : The Focolare Movement is an international ecumenical lay ecclesial movement. We will be hosting a series of Tuesday evening Advent Reflections at our base at 20 Ramleh Close, Dublin 6 for 4 Tuesday evenings 8.00-9.30pm . The meetings will begin on Tuesday 27th November . All are Welcome to attend, refreshments afterwards

  • 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 info@1life.ieWebsite 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


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