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Our Lady Queen of Peace
Merrion Road, Dublin 4,
D04 NX33, Ireland

Tel: +353 (0)1 269 1825

info@merrionroadchurch.ie

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Welcome to Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish!

Apart from providing useful information about the parish, its groups and the various activities, it is our desire to use this website to share our faith with you, providing resources and links for faith development, both personal and family.

We also want to facilitate piety and prayer and hope you will find the Daily Mass Readings (with commentary) helpful.

Since 2008, priests of the Opus Dei Prelature have been entrusted with the pastoral care of Our Lady Queen of Peace. We have included a Daily Message taken from the writings of St Josemaría, Founder of Opus Dei, which gives some insights into his charism.

We would appreciate your feedback. God bless you and please visit us often!

Fr Fergus

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Bishop of Lodwar (Kenya) will celebrate the 12 noon Mass on Sunday 25 September 2016

Bishop Dominic Kimengich of Lodwar, Kenya, whom Fr Fergus met in Nairobi last month (August 2016), will celebrate the 12 noon Mass in Our Lady Queen of Peace on Sunday 25 September 2016.
 
Among other things, Bishop Dominic wishes to express his gratitude for all the support our parishioners have given since 2011 to the Queen of Peace Primary School for Girls in Lodwar.
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The bishop visited us briefly in the Spring of 2011 and we look forward to welcoming him back to our parish.
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Parish Family Fun Day, Sunday 18 September 2016

The Parish Family Fun Day was a most enjoyable event. A few drops of rain didn't dampen the spirits.
 
Lots of families with young children came to the 12 noon Mass. Our Sunday celebration continued afterwards with a range of outdoor entertainment. Throughout the afternoon, a continuous supply of tea, lemonade, sandwiches and biscuits was provided by volunteers.

Old favourites like bouncy castles, face-painting and games galore, were complemented by tours of the church given at intervals by a team of enthusiastic young volunteers.
 
Special thanks to all our volunteers, to all who came, to all who contributed towards covering our Fun Day expenses and especially to parishioner Noel Rabbitte of MSL Ballsbridge for generously supporting our event.
 
See 2016 photo album.
Also photos from previous years here: 2015 and 2014.
 
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Tuesday Cuppa and Chat for Mothers and Babies, after 10am Mass

On Tuesday's, after 10am Mass, over a cuppa in the Coffee Room (inside Church Porch), there is an opportunity for mothers with babies to make new friends & share parenting experiences.
 
Pope Francis has placed the Family high on his agenda of pastoral outreach. At Our Lady Queen of Peace we want to make parents and their young children feel very welcome in our church.
 
Dads are welcome too!
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Youth Group Year of Mercy Pilgrimage, Wednesday 10 August 2016

Members of the recently formed Parish Youth Group went with Fr James on a Year of Mercy pilgrimage.
 
 
 
 
They began with a Rosary visit to Our Lady of Dublin in Whitefriar Street.
 
A short walk then to St Teresa's Church in Clarendon Street, where it was possible to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
 
   
 
 
Then across the Liffey to St Mary's Pro-Cathedral for Mass, to pray for the Pope's intentions and to gain the Year of Mercy Indulgence by going through the Holy Door.
 
After all the spiritual food, the group went for an enjoyable lunch in nearby O'Connell Street.
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Recollections for Men and Women: October 2016

Recollections for Men and Women are scheduled as follows:
 
 
 

 Men
 Wed, 12 October
 7.30 - 9.30pm
 Women  Tue, 18 October
 2 - 4pm
 Women
 Wed, 19 October
 7.30 - 9.30pm
 
More details here.
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Parish Outreach Project: Queen of Peace Primary School for Girls, Lodwar, Kenya

Once again our parishioners have responded very generously on the occasion of the visit of Fr Fergus to Kenya this July (2016)  - with donations amounting to €5,290 for our Queen of Peace Primary School for Girls, our parish outreach project in Lodwar, Kenya. This brings the total donations from our parish since 2011 to €65,655. (See school Facebook page here).

Last year, a total of €15,996 was donated (in the summer and Christmas of 2015).

During his vist to Lodwar last year (July 2015), Fr Fergus celebrated Mass for the students and staff of the school in the new multi-purpose dining hall. The liturgy was enhanced by the beautiful singing of the choir. Afterwards there was some poetry and singing to entertain the visitor, which among other things illustrated the talent of the girls and highlighted their dreams for the future.

It was a joy to see how much has been achieved already and to be able to assist in the ongoing development of this wonderful project.

Our initial donation was in fact the catalyst for launching the construction of the school.

Fr Fergus stayed with Bishop Dominic and also met Fr John O'Callaghan, a Kiltegan missionary from Kilmallock, who has been very involved in the execution of the project and Mr Tony Woods, from Doon, the diocesan administrator.

In 2014 our Christmas Appeal raised €10,539.

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Pope Francis' Prayer Intentions for September 2016

General prayer intention: Centrality of the Human Person. That each may contribute to the common good and to the building of a society that places the human person at the centre.
 
Video of the Pope - For a more Human Society:
 

 
 
Prayer intention for evangelization: Mission to Evangelize. That by participating in the Sacraments and meditating on Scripture, Christians may become more aware of their mission to evangelize.
 
Helpful reflections on these intentions from Apostleship of Prayer here.
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The Light is ON for YOU: Experience the JOY of Reconcilation during this Jubilee of Mercy

Jesus is the face of God's merciful love
You are invited to experience Christ's healing love in the Sacrament of Reconciliation during the Jubilee of Mercy. If it has been a long time since your last Confession, we will do all we can to help you prepare for and receive the Sacrament of God's mercy.
 
Confessions available in Our Lady Queen of Peace:
  • EVERY DAY, before and after every Mass 
  • all Saturday morning
  • during the Holy Hour on Thursdays (7-8pm)
We gratefully acknowledge this idea from the Boston Archdiocese site: The Light is on for you.
 
For more information visit our Confession resources page here.
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Mass in honour of St Josemaría Escrivá, Saturday 25 June 2016 at 12 noon

This year Archbishop Diarmuid Martin celebrated the annual Mass honouring St Josemaría, Founder of Opus Dei.
 
The large congregation, which filled the church, included people of all ages and of many continents, illustrating the universality of the Church and the scope of the charism of St Josemaría.
 
In his homily (downloadable below) Archbishop Martin stressed the universal call to holiness and the essential role of lay people in the spreading of the "Joy of the Gospel".
"Saint Josemaría had a special gift in leading men and women into a form of holiness which would become fruitful through a life lived within the realities of daily life".
After Mass, Archbishop Martin kindly made time to meet large numbers of those attending, including many parents with young children, whom he greeted very warmly.
See Photo Album here.
 
 

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