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

"I have said these things to you so that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be complete. "
- John 15:11


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 (13th May) 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

Diocesan News

Parish Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy

Statement of Parish Mission Statement

Child Protection Statement

Love Overcame by Julie Palmer

Because He is risen,
Spring is possible in all the cold hard places gripped by winter.
And freedom jumps the queue to take fear’s place as our focus.
Because he is risen.

And because he is risen a fire burns in my bones
And my eyes see possibilities and my heart hears hope
Like a whisper on the wind and the song that rises in me will not be silenced.
As life disrupts this shadowed place of death
Like a butterfly under the skin and death itself runs terrified to hide
Because He is risen.

Because He is risen my future is an epic novel
Where once it was a mere short story, my contract on life is renewed in perpetuity
My options are open-ended, my travel plans are cosmic
Because He is risen.

Because He is risen
Hunger will go begging in the streets for want of a home
And selfishness will have a shortened shelf-life
And we will throng to the funeral of famine
And dance on the callous grave of war
And poverty will be history in our history because he is risen.
Thank You God That Jesus Is Risen!

- Gerard Kelly


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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

  • Weekly Envelopes – Any parishioner who contributes by weekly encvelopes and does not have a collector calling can collect thier new box of envelopes from Parish Office

  • Ministers of the Word: We are looking to increase our panel of Church readers. Would you be interested in undertaking this important function in the parish? If so, please contact Philip Lough 0872246404. Training would be provided

  • 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

BaptismThe Local Conference of the St Vincent De Paul Society will take up their monthly Church Gate Collection after all Masses this weekend

  • Alzheimer’s Tea Day held in Templeogue Wood on 3rd May 2018 A big Thank You to all my neighbours, family and friends who supported the Tea Day. €870 was raised for this worthy cause. Many thanks as always. Margaret O’Brien

  • Easter Dues: Sincere thanks to all who have returned their Easter Dues. Envelopes can be left into the Parish Office or Sacristy or placed into safe at back of Church

  • THE GREAT FEAST OF PENTECOST: In preparation for Pentecost we are holding a series of talks & devotions each evening in Greenhills Church, from Monday 14 th May – Saturday 19 th May inclusive from 7.30pm. Please see notices in Church

  • Family Fun Day Sunday 20th May: As part of St. Jude the Apostle’s preparation for the World Meeting of Families 2018, the Parish is organising a Family Fun Day on Pentecost Sunday, 20th May 2018. Commencing after the Family Mass in the Grounds around the Church; in the Pastoral Centre and in Bishop Galvin and Bishop Shanahan school halls and yard, there will be music by St. James’s Brass and Reed Band, Bouncy Castles, B-B-Q, novel games and other activities until 4pm. The new shared building in the schools (which replaced the ‘pre-fabs’) will also be open to the community for viewing. This is a free event for the whole family

  • Church Collections click here for more details

    01 JUNE - 03 JUNE, 29 JUNE - 01 JUL and 10 AUG - 12 AUG COST €115.00.
    STUDENTS AND PENSIONERS €105.00. TEL: 086 385 3027 after 6pm 01 4941171

  • The Pope's latest book Gaudete Et Exsultate ( Rejoice and be Glad ) is now avaialbe to purchase in the parish office price €5

Baptism World Meeting of Families: Remember to Register! Booking for the Pastoral Congress in the RDS is now open on our website and includes the possibility of booking free, guaranteed tickets for the Festival of Families and the Final Mass, subject to availability. Details of how to get tickets for the Festival of Families in Croke Park on Saturday 25th August and the Final Mass in the Phoenix Park on Sunday 26th August are                         currently being finalised and will be available in the coming months. Both are free, but                         ticketed, events. Children up to 17 are free to all events but remember, all pilgrims, adults                         and children, will need tickets for every event they attend. Sign up for our newsletter to be                         kept informed as soon as this information becomes available and visit our website for ticket                         information and registration details

  • The Morning Star Hostel had been providing accomodation to homeless men since 1927. It is run entirely by Legion of Mary volunteers who are inspired by the words of Jesus and his Blessed Mother Mary to love one another. This guiding principle gives our residents a message of hope and supports them on their road to recovery and independent living, whether they are from a Christian background, another faith tradition or no faith tradition. All the men in The Morning Star Hostel are cared for equally. The Morning Star Hostel is a light of hope in a difficult world for homeless men

BaptismNext Baptismal Course will take place on Monday 21st May 2018 at 8pm in Room 1 of the Pastoral Centre for the parents of all babies who will be baptised here during June 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 DIOCESEAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES: 7th to 12th September we hope to run a pilgrimage from Parish joining Dublin Diocesean group if you are interested in travelling please call into the parish office fora booking form, all inclusive price 739 per person sharing, single supplement is 180 staying at the Chapell Et Parc Hotel in Lourdes. Rooms are limited in Chapell Et Parc so please book asap if you wish to travel with the group

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

  • As Part of a Pro Life Group in Templeogue we are looking for help to distribute Pro Life leaflets to houses in the parish and surrounding areas Any help would be appreciated please contact 087 1264636
  • Medjugorje Group Pilgrimage 2018 6th to 13th June €689 7 nights pilgrimage departing from Dublin early booking discount of €50 if booked before 1st February for information phone Noreen O'Connor 4602436 or 087 7462173
  • Bridge Class Friday 10am to 12pm We have a small no of places left in our Supervised Play Classes on Friday morning from 10am to 12pm in Room 1 in Pastoral Centre
    please phone Stephen 087 2196854
  • 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

BaptismClasses resumed in Parish Centre please see notice board in porch in Parish Centre for details. Monday Knit & Natter 10.00am to 12pm
Tuesday Fit For Life Passive Chair Exercises 11am to 12pm
Active Age Group – Indoor Bowling Tuesday and Thursday 2pm to 4pm
             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 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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