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 PhotoFestive Title
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.
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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.


Monday to Wednesday and Friday:
8.45 Morning Prayer of the Church.
(Prayer Books available to use in Church)
9.05 Rosary, 9.30 Mass

No Morning Mass - Prayer Service with communion at 09:30am

No Morning Mass - Prayer Service with communion 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 - Church Closed

Please Note Church closes at 4PM

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"This text is being fulfilled today even as you listen."
- Luke 4:21s



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Our next Taize Mass will be on 3rd December at 7:30pm. Celebrant will be Fr Seamus Mc Entee. Please use Rossmore Doors.
All are welcome to attend.
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Parish News

Taize CrossNovember Taize Mass will take place this Sunday at 7.30pm please use Rossmore Entrance Celebrant this week is Fr Seamus Mc Entee. We will have a Taize Mass here for Advent on Sunday 10th December Celebrant Fr John Littleton

  • Christmas Mass Bouquets now available in parish office price €6 all proceeds to Capuchin Day Centre (Brother Kevin)

Welcome Back Cosy Corner CafeThe Templeogue Mens Shed have produced another lovely Calendar this year all proceeds from the sale of their calendars will be donated to Parkinsons Association copies will be available for Sale in Parish Office from Monday 4th December and they will also have a stall at our Christmas Fair next Wednesday evening calendars €10

  • Confessions for Advent: Fr Brendan will be in the Church each Tuesday during Advent from 7pm to 8pm for anyone wishing to come to confession for Christmas starting on Tuesday 5th December

Light up a Life with Our Lady's Hospice  Light up a Life Our Lady's Hospice Harold's Cross Ceremony:
The Light Up A Life event and remembrance ceremony in Harold’s Cross will take place on Sunday 3rd December at 3.45pm.Thousands will gather to commemorate the lives of their loved ones, to look back with joy and to celebrate the festive season. This year Danny O’Reilly (from Dublin Band The Coronas) will be the Guest of Honour and they are delighted to welcome back Ian Dempsey as MC. If you cannot make it down to the ceremony we have light a life cards here in parish office also Christmas pins and xmas decorations in aid of the Hospice and we will have a stall here at our Xmas Fair on 6th December selling light a life cards and gifts

  • Confessions:To receive confession please call into the sacristy after mass. If anyone is housebound and would like confession please contact parish office

Christmas TreeChristmas Fair 2023: Our Christmas Fair will tke place on Wednesday 6th December from 6pm to 8.30pm we are looking for donations for our bottle stall and raffle. If you have any bottles or unwanted gifts please drop them into the parish office by end of November. We have a few spaces left if you wish to book a stall please email with details of your craft and we will get back to you asap last date for applications for stalls is Friday 24th November

St Vincent de Paul SocietyThe St Vincent de Paul ask that if you can donate any vouchers that they can give to teenagers this year as unfortunatly a lot of teenagers don't receive as many gifts as their younger brothers and sisters, so vouchers are a great way of including them. You can drop any vouchers to the parish office over next few weeks and we will pass them on to the local conferances that deal with families

  • Click here for a Share Thank You

  • The Three Tenors will preform their annual concert here on Friday 26th January at 8pm Tickets 30 euro each available from Parish Office make an ideal Christmas Gift

Welcome Back Cosy Corner CafeCosy Corner Café located in our Parish Centre opening hours:Monday to Friday 9am to 2.30pm. Last orders for hot food is 2pm. Closed Saturday and Sunday. You can phone ahead to book a table for Breakfast or Lunch or for takeaway. Their number is 087 7075789. Check out their Facebook page

  • St Andrews Christmas Novena is prayed every day throughout Advent. It is believed,that whoever recites the Novena Prayer, fifteen times daily will obtain the favour requested. Maybe this year we could all join together in spirit & in prayer for an end to all the wars raging in our world today. What a blessing that would be to so many people. See newsletter for Novena Prayer

Child being baptisedUpcoming Baptism Bookings Dates : If you wish to have your child christened here in St Jude the Apostle's you need to come and request baptism with Fr Brendan you can can email: to request dates and registration form. We only do dates for 3 months at a time one Saturday at 4pm and one Sunday at 1pm. The dates from now to end of December are: Sunday 17th September 1pm (fully booked), Sunday October 8th at 1pm,               Saturday 28th October at 4pm, Saturday 4th November 4pm, Sunday 19th November 1pm,               Saturday 9th December 4pm and Wednesday 27th December 2.30pm. Maximum number of               bookings for each date is 4. So please book as early as possible

  • Advent Calendars and Candle sets available in parish shop We also have a selection of items for Our Lady's Hospice in Harolds Cross including pins, cards ,tree ornaments and light up a light cards for those who cant make it down to the hospice.
    We also have a selection of Charity Christmas Cards for Make a Wish and Hospice Divine Word Christmas Cards and handmade Christmas Cards.
    Our Parish shop also has a range of Baptism Candles and Gifts, 1st Holy Communion cards, prayer books, rosary book etc Confirmation cards & gifts plus lots of other books and gifts. Drop in and have a browse open Monday to Friday 8.30am to 1pm

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               €9323.70 plus lots of non euro 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. So far amount raised is in excess of €500,000. St Jude The Apostle's are the leading               donor so keep up the good work and dig out all those old coins or small euro coins every little               helps. Please help them if you can. Check them out on

  • Templeogue Women’s Shed has opened, meeting in the Sports Pavilion, Tymon Park, adjacent to Limekiln Road carpark, every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 10 am to 12.30. All are welcome to drop in

Toddlers World ClassesToddlers World Classes running in Parish Hall Monday, Thursday & Friday mornings from 9.45 to 11am. Toddlers World is a 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

  • 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 phone 01-4600127 email:
  • St.Jude’s mens shed have beginners spoken irish classes on a Monday morning at 11am. All welcome. Internet help for seniors on Tuesday at 10 am, Mindfulness sessions on Tuesday mornings at 11 am 0868036703. All in St Jude's GAA clubhouse

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:

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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

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