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



"Yet, O Lord, you are our Father; we are the clay, and you are our potter; we are all the work of your hand."
-Is 64:8

      


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

Our Next Taize Mass will take place here on Sunday 3rd December at 7.30pm. Celebrant will be Fr Paddy Dundon
Please use the Rossmore Entrance.

Final Taize Mass here during Advent on
Sunday 10th December at 7.30pm Celebrant Bishop Eamonn Walsh

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All are welcome

 

 

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Statement of Parish Mission Statement

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Child Protection Statement

Love Overcame by Julie Palmer

I woke up this morning
Saw a world full of trouble now
Thought, how’d we ever get so far down
How’s it ever gonna turn around
So I turned my eyes to Heaven
I thought, “ God , why don’t You do something?”

Well, I just couldn’t bear the thought of
People living in poverty
Children sold into slavery
The thought disgusted me
So, I shook my fist at Heaven
Said, “God, why don’t You do something?”
He said, “I did, I created you.”

If not us, then who
If not ma and you
Right now, it’s time for us to do something
If not now, then when
Will we see an end
To all this pain
It’s not enough to do nothing
It’s time for us to do something.

Intercom - Matthew West

 


 

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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
  • Friday 8th December is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception and a Holy Day of Obligation. Masses on Friday will be at 9.30am 11.00am & 7.30pm

BaptismThe Society of St Vincent De Paul ANNUAL CHRISTMAS COLLECTION this weekend 9th & 10th 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

  • 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

BaptismAdvent Wreaths & Advent Calenders available in the Parish Office also Christmas cards & 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

  • Advent in Our Parish
    A time of Preparation, Reflection, Giving, Praying for those less fortunate. A time of Stress ?, Loneliness?, Worry? Why not take ‘Time Out’ in the Peace & Quiet of Adoration where Our Lord calls, waits & welcomes everyone who comes to visit Him. Why not commit some time with Him during Advent. We have Adoration in our parish every Sunday 3-4, Monday 7-9,Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 10-11, Friday 10-4.30 & Saturday 10.30-11.30

BaptismThe Cosy Corner Cafe located in our Parish Centre are now taking booking for Christmas Cakes, Mince Pies, etc check out their facebook page for full list or call into the cafe. Open Monday to Friday 9am to 3pm Sunday 9.30am to 1.30pm

  • SPECIAL MASS OF THANKSGIVING:On Sunday next December 10th, the 11am mass in Firhouse parish will be a mass of thanksgiving for 190 years of the presence of the Carmelite Sisters in Firhouse. All are invited

BaptismTOY SUNDAY WILL ALSO TAKE PLACE NEXT WEEKEND 9TH & 10TH 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. if you are wrapping gifts 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

BaptismFamily Mass for dates can be viewed here. Our Next Family Mass will take place here next Sunday 3rd December (1st Sunday of Advent ) at 11.30am. We especially invite families with young children to come along and we hope as many of our young people preparing for 1st Holy Communion and Confirmation will join us with their families as we start our preparations for Christmas

  • A WORTHWHILE SACRIFICE? Monday next, the 1st Monday in Advent, is the 4th anniversary of the first Monday Rosary in Firhouse parish. Will you join us in praying for YOUR children and grandchildren every Monday? Is their return to faith not worth the small sacrifice involved?
    Time: 6pm. Venue: Firhouse Parish Church

BaptismOur Passive Chair Exercise Classes on Tuesday Fit for Life classs would like to invite any of our parishioners who used to join them on Tuesday mornings to come along to their Christmas Sing a Long on Tuesday 19th December from 11.00am to 12.00pm. Passive Chair Exercise Classes on Tuesday mornings are cancelled till after Christmas as Anne the lady who runs them broke her arm we wish her a speedy recovery and look forward to seeing her back here in January

  • The Medugorje Prayer Group will hold their monthly meeting on Tuesday next 5th December at 8pm in the Pastoral Centre

BaptismCrosscare Annual Food Appeal will take place here this Weekend 2nd & 3rd December. The appeal is for non perishable Food items, Hygiene & Cleaning products please bring along items to any of our Masses this weekend and we will arrange for Crosscare to pick up here

  • Supervised bridge play sessions (improvers) - 10am to 12noon in Room 1 St Jude's Pastoral Centre each Friday 17th November to 15th December (5 weeks) - full details 087 2196854

BaptismNext Baptismal Course will take place on Monday 18th December at 8pm in Room 1 of the Pastoral Centre for the parents of all babies who will be baptised here during January 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

  • 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
  • “Game of 25 “ Game of 25 continues every Thursday night St Jude's GAA Club at 9pm Entry Free

BaptismIcons of the Holy Family: If any parishioner or any one who attends Mass here in our parish has not received their Icon of Holy Family and would like one spare Icons are available in the Parish Office. Explanation of Holy Family Icon click here

  • 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: facebook.com/cosycornercafe Phone no 087 4324113    
Email cosycornercb@gmail.com 

  • 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

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: judesparishoffice@eircom.net

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 : goconnor@cheeverstown.ie

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: www.udar.ie 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: ancoistetreadach@dublindiocese.ie 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

  • www.sacredspace.ie 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 www.viatoreschristi.com or email Colette at colette@viatoreschristi.com 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 bedublin@gmail.com

  • 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 pathways@allhallows.ie

  • 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: maryaoreilly@eircom.net

  • 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 www.cura.ie

  • 1Life: Irelands only 24-hour suicide prevention and intervention, helpline and text message service.  Check out their website below
    Email info@1life.ieWebsite www.1life.ie. Facebook www.facebook.com/1LifeIreland

  • 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 deirdre@arccancersupport.ie / maurag@arccancersupport.ie

  • 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  www.hospice-foundation.ie

  • 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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