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

Live Church Video

Christmas video

"Deeds without devotion are like a lamp without oil "

- St.Anthony

      


Taize Mass normally takes place here on the last Sunday each month at 7.30pm from September to May.
Sunday 1st December Celebrant Fr Seamus Mc Entee
Sunday 8th December Celebrant Bishop Eamonn Walsh
Sunday 15th December Celebrant Fr Paddy Dundon
No Taize mass on 22nd as we will have Carol Service that evening
Please use the Rossmore Entrance.
Click here to goto Taize page
All are welcome

taizeCandles

Lectio Divina
Go to the dedicated page for the Lectio Divina group by clicking here
Click here for Sunday's (1st December) 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

NewChristmass Timetable

Parish Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy

Statement of Parish Mission Statement
  Child Protection Statement

Advent Prayer

We have tested and tasted too much, lover-
Through a chink too wide there comes in no wonder.
But here in the Advent-darkened room
Where the dry black bread and the sugarless tea
Of penance will charm back the luxury
Of a child’s soul, we’ll return to Doom
The knowledge we stole but could not use.

And the newness that was in every stale thing
When we looked at it as children: the spirit-shocking
Wonder in a black slanting Ulster hill,
Or the prophetic astonishment in the tedious talking
Of an old fool, will awake for us and bring
You and me to the yard gate to watch the whins
And the bog-holes, cart-tracks, old stables where Time begins.

O after Christmas we’ll have no need to go searching
For the difference that sets an old phrase burning-
We’ll hear it in the whispered argument of a churning
Or in the streets where the village boys are lurching.
And we’ll hear it among simple, decent men, too,
Who barrow dung in gardens under trees,
Wherever life pours ordinary plenty.
Won’t we be rich, my love and I, and please
God we shall not ask for reason’s payment,
The why of heart-breaking strangeness in dreeping hedges,
Nor analyse God’s breath in common statement.
We have thrown into the dust-bin the clay-minted wages
Of pleasure, knowledge and the conscious hour-
And Christ comes with a January flower.


              

- Patrick Kavanagh
 


 

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

BaptismCongratulations to our Musical Director Judit Mete and our Children's choir who supported the Three Tenors here on Thursday night well done to all

  • Christmas Mass Bouquets now available in Parish Office priced at €6 also selection of books and gifts All our Masses on Christmas Eve and Christmas day will be offered for intentions on Christmas Mass Bouquets

Happy RetirementThe Cosy Corner Cafe located in our Parish Centre are now taking orders for homemade cakes and puddings mince pies etc. for Christmas call in to Cafe to order or check out their facebook page for details. Cafe open Monday to Friday 8.30am to 3pm Serving Breakfast, lunch & snacks with lots of homemade goodies each day

  • 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 judesparishoffice1@gmail.com 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

Happy RetirementSave the date Christmas fair here in St Judes Pastoral Centre and outside Wednesday 4th December 6.30 pm to 8.30pm lots of local crafters and businesses will be here even Santa himself may attend!! Some of our parish and local music groups will provide music. Jim Gavin Dublin Football Manger will light our Tree at 6.45pm.We hope as many of you as possible will come along and join us on the night. We will have face painting and an opportunity for children to write their letters to Santa and post them in our special Santa Post Box. Monster Raffle on the night and guess the weight of the Christmas Cake and win Cake. "SPIN THE WHEEL" for great prizes. Lots of Fun for One and All. Many thanks to all who contributed prizes for our Spin the Wheel Christmas Video Click Here

  • 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 Society of St Vincent De Paul Annual Christmas Collection next weekend 7th & 8th December. The 2nd Collection at all Masses will be the Annual Collection for the St. Vincent De Paul. As you are all aware the needs of the Society are even greater than ever this year so we urge you to be as generous as you can

  • A Little Lifetime Foundation Christmas Service of Remembrance:
    Join us and Archbishop Diarmuid Martin to celebrate our children’s short lives through music, readings and reflections in St. Nicholas of Myra Church, Francis Street Dublin 8 on Sunday 1st of December at 7.00pm. Also in attendance Fr Martin Dolan, St Nicholas of Myra Parish Fr David Brough, Arklow Parish, Dr Peter Hanlon, Bereavement Therapist Christy Kenneally, Author, Brian Whiteside, Humanist Music will be led by the Garda Male Voice Choir. All most welcome. Also our Christmas Tree Lighting Service takes place on Sunday 8th December at Glasnevin cemetery New Angels Plot at 4.00pm

Baptism Toy Sunday will also take place next weekend 7th & 8th December. There are many poor children who need help, so we are asking the boys & girls in our parish to bring a gift for these children. There is no need to wrap gifts but if you do please indicate if they are for a boy or girl and the particular age There are many teenagers who are likely to receive nothing this Christmas. They generally have to make sacrifices to ensure their younger brothers or sisters receive gifts from Santa. So this year we are making a special appeal to our young people and to the adults to make a special effort this year to help those who are in need and to bring along a gift suitable for them .Many thanks for your generosity over the past years.Vouchers for older teenagers are especially welcome

  • Online Advent Retreat: Reflect on the great O Antiphons used in Evening Prayer and Mass during the second part of Advent Watch an online talk each day from December 16th Register Now enquiries@prioryinstitute.com or phone: 01 4048124

BaptismOur Family Mass: Our next Family Mass for this year takes place on Sunday 1st December at 11.30am we especially welcome parents with young children to join us for our Family Mass.
Family Mass for dates
can be viewed here

BaptismNext Baptismal Course will take place on Monday 16th December 2019 at 8pm in Room 1 of the Pastoral Centre for the parents of all babies who will be baptised here during January 2020.
Baptism Booking Arrangments from 1st October 2019:
If you wish to book in your child for baptism please attend any of our masses either during the week Monday Wednesday Thursday or Friday at 9.30am with child to be baptised or Sunday at 10.00 or 11.30am and meet Fr Brendan,             after which you can drop into parish office and arrange baptism date. Baptisms take place on             Sundays November 3rd & 17th at 12.30pm, December 1st & 15th at 12.30pm & Saturday 28th             December at 4pm
. All Baptisms must be booked one month in advance.                        
           At least one of the parents must be present to make a booking [More Info Here]

  • Affordable Live-in Homecare provide live in carers for the elderly in your area. If you are looking for a live-in carer for your relative, please call Mary or Tom today on 087 9916791. Our website is www.alhomecare.ie
  • St Judes Mens Shed: Judes mens shed is fully operational again on Tuesday mornings from 10am Indoor bowling, Internet help for seniors and an introduction to crochet /embroidery is available phone 0868036703 for details. Do you fancy learning an easier form of Bridge then lessons in Mini Bridge could be your thing or indoor bowling these activities are free and open to both men and women. Join us Fridays from October 11th 10am to 12pm see notice in church for full details

  • Templeogue – Community Men's Shed
    Templeogue Community Men's Shed is open Monday - Friday 10.00am - 01.00pm. Always available for a chat, tea/coffee. Activities include Music mornings, Camera Club, Tai Chi, Bowling, Adult Education, Monthly Tours, Arts & Crafts, Tallaght St Patrick's Day Parade. New Member's always welcome. We are located in the car park of Templeogue United FC

  • Morning Prayer followed by the Rosary is said each Morning Monday to Friday at 8.55am before daily Mass if you would like to come along and join any morning you are most welcome

  • Internet help for seniors continues as usual, phone,tablet or laptop

  • 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 judesparishoffice1@gmail.com
  • Meals on Wheels Holy Spirit and St. Judes Parishes. Our Parish Meals on Wheels Committee are looking for volunteer drivers to assist in distributing meals in our Parishes. You will need your own car and a full driving licence. If you are interested and available any morning - Monday to Friday at around 11.00 a.m. - please contact Breda Byrne (0877825544), John Landers (Phone 4506700/0876196968) or Larry Farrell (4903387/0872724478)
  • EWTN Catholic TV is available on:Sky 588, Virgin Media 815, Eir eVision 589 or Watch Online
    at www.ewtn.ie

  • 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 www.radiomaria.ie 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
  • 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

Yoga
Thursday for Beginners 7-8pm Hall phone Aine 087 9220390 or email theyogabear@outlook.ie

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 theswamptempleogue@gmail.com

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

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 . All items available for take away. Come and sample our tasty homemade treats
facebook: facebook.com/cosycornercafe Phone no: 087 9788706 Email: cosycornercb@gmail.com 

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
retreathouse@eircom.net
www.goodnews.ie

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 http://www.arthritisireland.ie/

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: judesparishoffice1@gmail.com

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 : pcoghlan@cheeverstown.ie

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

Return to Top

 






Return to Top


 

Return to Top

Spirit Radio on Dublin 89.9 New Christian Radio Station why not tune in and take a listen or check them out on www.spiritradio.ie