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 Photo
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.
CandleNamas DayUkraine Flag with Peace Dove .O Mary Queen of Peace pray for us and for all, who are affected by the bloodshed in Ukraine and Intercede for us to your Son our Redeemer. Ukraine Flag Namas DayCandle        Person working at PC

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.


From Monday 7TH February 2022 normal services
Monday to Friday:
8.45 Morning Prayer of the Church.
(Prayer Books available to use in Church)
9.05 Rosary, 9.30 Mass
**Wednesdays during Lent extra weekday mass at 7.30am
Saturday no Morning Mass - Prayer Service 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 - Prayer Service at 10:00am

Please Note Church closes at 5PM

There is an on-line payment facility via paypal. Click on “Donate” button








"Be shepherds with the smell of your sheep, in the midst of your people like Jesus the Good Shepherd "
- Pope Francis



Lectio Divina
Go to the dedicated page for the Lectio Divina group by clicking here
Click here for Sunday's (15th May) Lectio Reflection or
Click here
to goto the Lectio Reflection archive

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

St Jude's Novena Prayers

Heading Easter Time Table

Inspirational Thoughts / Prayers

Miraculous Medal Novena Prayers

Child Protection Statement

Click here for this week's newsletter or
Click here to go to the newsletter archive            

Taize CrosstaizeCross
Our next Taize Mass TBC
Please use Rossmore Doors. All are welcome to attend
. Click here to goto Taize page

Parish News

Person wearing MaskPlease be advised the use of Face Masks in Church are recommended for all Adults over 12 as advised by all Church Leaders

  • Lay Ministry Collection 14th/15th May: The Annual Lay Ministry Collection will be taken up at all masses this weekend and will replace the Share Collection. This collection will be used to support the development of a variety of lay ministries providing for more women and men to work alongside the priests and deacons

Person wearing MaskPerson wearing Mask1st Communion and Confirmation: Please keep the boys and girls from BishopShanahan & Bishop Galvin who will receive the Sacrements of 1st Holy Communion and Confirmation here in the next few weeks. 1st Communion will take place onWednesday 25th and Thursday 26th May at 12pm and Confirmationwill take place on Wednesday 1st June and Thursday 2nd June at 12pm

  • Synod: Thanks to all who sent back thier thoughts on the Synod these have now been read and your sugggestion and thoughts will be sent on to Archbishop Farrell for forwarding to Pope Francis

BaptismTempleogue Community Mens Shed: "After the difficulties experienced with Communities over the past two years, the theme of this year's SDCC Bealtaine Festival is "Le Chéile Arís" (together again), to showcase participation, positivity, and community spirit. We, at Templeogue Community Men's Shed, are taking part and our event is titled "Past & Present, A New Hope". Our event will include aspects of our activities,
arts & crafts, photography and music. It will be held in St. Jude's Parish Church Hall on Tuesday (17-May) from 10.00am-12.30pm.(refreshments included)." Everyone invited to come along and join in

  • We hope to have Adoration on Friday Mornings in May from 10am to 1pm to pray for peace. If you can commit to 15/30 minutes please see Deirdre Dolan after any weekday masses or you can leave your name and time you can attend into parish office. “O Mary Mother of the Eucharist and Queen of Peace pray for us “

BaptismFor Christenings Dates during April to July 2022 click here

  • Easter Dues : Many thanks to all who have returned thier Easter Dues envelopes can be left into safe at back of church or into parish office can we once again remind you of making cheques out please make them out to St Judes Parish and not to Fr Brendan directly as all dues are lodged to Archdioces account and then shared out among all the priest of the Diocese. If you require a receipt for your dues please let parish office know, we do not send out ackowledgments due to the high cost of postage

BaptismThanks to all who supported, donated or gave up their time for the Dublin 12, 6(W) Ukranian coffee morning and fundraiser on April 8th. The funds and donations raised was €3,044 a very big thank you to all involved including our local businesses and donors

BaptismTrocaire Boxes can be left back to parish office asap. Please leave back by end of April so we can forward the proceeds to Trocaire

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 €6472.55 plus foreign 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. Please help them if you can. Check them out on

  • St.Jude’s mens shed have beginners spoken irish classes on a Monday morning at 11 am all welcome Internet help for seniors on Tues at 10 am, Mindfulness sessions on Tuesday mornings at 11 am 0868036703 all in St Jude's GAA clubhouse

St V de P LogoSincere thanks to all who supported Annual Collection for the Sunshine Fund which came to €1090 donations can still be dropped into parish office or in safe at back of church using the blue envelopes on tables in church porch. Next Monthly Collection will be on the Weekend of 23rd /24th May after all Masses

BaptismToddlers World Classes here now in Parish Hall. Monday, Thursday & Friday mornings from 9.45 to 11am. Toddlers World is a new fun interactive class for children from 6 months to 4 years. You can book a space either on thier facebook page at Toddlers World or by texting Amanda 086 1700806

  • First and Second Collections: There are now envelopes on tables in church to allow you to contribute to the 1st & 2nd Collections if you use these envelopes and put your address on them we can register these contributions and claim the tax back on these contributions through the CHY tax reclaim scheme so thank you in advance.
    Thank you also to those who have made contributions to the First Collection and Share Collection.
    The Common Fund, which is supported by the First Collection and Dues Collections is now on the verge of collapse and a 25% income cut with immediate effect has now been implemented for all the Priests of the Diocese. If you haven't yet made your donations we ask you to please consider doing so

Welcome Back Cosy CornerCosy Corner Café located in our Parish Centre open from Tuesday to Friday 9:00am to 2.30pm and Saturdays 10am to 2pm. Closed Sunday, Monday and All Bank Holiday weekends. You can phone ahead to book a table for Breakfast or Lunch or for takeaway. Their number is 087 7075789. Please see their Facebook page for full details

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:

Unicef LogoGet A Vaccine -Give A Vaccine Unicef are asking anyone who can, to help get vaccines to health workers and poor families in the poorest nations. You just need to Google : Get a Vaccine Give a Vaccine to log on to the donation button on Unicef website and make your donation anythink you can afford. If you can help please do so. So far Irish People have donated the cost of 1 million vaccines to those in desperate need

  • 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
  • Recordings of Daily & Weekend Masses are now available from our Webcam so if you miss any of our Masses you can view them later just click on recordings on our website or on
    Saturday Morning Prayer at 10.00 We will have morning prayer each Saturday after which Church will open at approx 11am for private prayer and adoration
  • Jigsaw Offering younger people going through a hard time, or for those worried about a young person in your life. or

  • Radio Maria Ireland: Mass is broadcast daily at 10.00am and on Sunday at 10.00am and 11.00am. Listen on Saorview ch210 on App “Radio Maria Ireland” Internet and on Facebook “Listen Live Radio” Mass also on EWTN each day if you have access to it on your tv's
    RTE will broadcast Daily Mass each day at 10.30am for those of you who don’t have access to the web

  • CHURCH DONATIONS AT THIS TIME: If possible anyone who donates via weekly envelopes and whose collector is not calling at moment or if you just wish to make a Donation to help us keep the Parish running we ask if you can log onto our website We now have a DONATE button there where you can make a donation to the parish. Please put the 1st line of your address in as reference or your current envelope number so we can allocate donations to your household so we can claim the tax back next year. We thank you all for helping us out at this time.

  • 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
    ALONE manage a national support line and additional sup-ports for older people who have concerns or are facing diffi-culties relating to COVID-19. Professional staff are availa-ble to answer queries and give advice and reassurance where necessary. The support line is open seven days a week, 8am – 8pm, by calling 0818 222 024

  • South Dublin County Council Helpline 01-4149043 with the lines initially open from 9am to 5pm seven days a week. Out of hours email contact through
  • 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

  • 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:

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

Return to Top






Festive Title