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Sundays:
6pm Vigil (on Sat night);10am; 12 noon; 9pm

Holydays (Mon-Fri):
6pm
(Vigil) - no 6pm Mass if vigil falls on Sunday;
7.30am; 10am; 12 noon9pm

Mon-Fri: 7.30am; 10am; 12 noon

Saturdays: 10am; 12 noon; 6pm (Vigil for Sun)

Bank Holidays: 10am; 12 noon

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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. See 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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Parish Corpus Christi procession, Sunday 3 June 2018, 3-5pm

Our parish Corpus Christi procession will begin at 3pm in Our Lady Queen of Peace and then proceed along the Merrion Road to St Mary's Chapel in Elm Park. Following a station there the procession returns along the Merrion Road back to Our Lady Queen of Peace for the final part of our liturgy.
This year, for the first time, we will use our beautiful new processional canopy, generously donated by a parishioner.
 
The Solemnity of Corpus Christi falls on Bank Holiday Sunday. Traffic restrictions due to the Women's Mini Marathon will cause back-ups at Merrion Gates. It will still be possible to drive to the church car park, but please allow extra time for your journey.
 
Other photos from last year's procession herePhoto album for 2017.
  
We are very grateful to the Religious Sisters of Charity for allowing us to use their beautiful chapel.
 
We wish to honour Our Lord in the Blessed Eucharist and live out these words of St John Paul II:
Our faith in the God who took flesh in order to become our companion along the way needs to be everywhere proclaimed, especially in our streets and homes, as an expression of our grateful love and as an inexhaustible source of blessings. (Mane nobiscum Domine, 7 October 2004, no. 18)
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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

A new European Data Protection law, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), is being introduced on 25 May 2018. This new law applies to any organisation (including our parish), that manages and processes people’s personal information.
 
We are now working on ways of ensuring that what we do with your information is compliant with this new law. It is a work in progress and over the next few months we will keep you informed, through updates on this website page and otherwise, as policies are put in place. If you have any questions about this please do not hesitate to contact the parish office.
 
Regarding contributions to the Family Offering, Dues, First and Second Collections, the personal information provided by parishioners is used by the parish to process these contribution in line with Revenue guidelines. It is not shared with any other person or organisation. The information is only kept for as long as necessary and is then deleted from our systems.
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St Michael's College, First Holy Communion, Saturday 12 May 2018

Students of St Michael's College made their First Holy Communion in Our Lady Queen of Peace on Saturday 12 May 2018 at a special Mass at 1pm.

 

We invite them to reflect on these words of Pope Francis to a group of first communicants on 26 May 2013:

What does Jesus do when he walks with us? Louder! First: he helps us. He leads us! Very good. He walks with us, he helps us, he leads us and he teaches us to journey on. [...] 

 
More photos here.

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Faith Forum for Young Adults, Tuesdays, 8-9pm

Do you have BIG Questions? Like to share them with FRIENDS?

Why not join us at FAITH FORUM, where we explore faith, make friends and develop interior freedom.
 
 
When: Tuesdays at 8pm.
Where: the Upper Room. 
 
Our next meeting will be on Tuesday 29th May 2018.
In preparation for World Meeting of Families, we are studying Vocation to Marriage and the Christian Family, by Fr Thomas McGovern.
 
In addition, we shall reflect briefly on the First Reading and the Gospel for the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi).
The basic weekly format is to consider a text (e.g. Catechism, YOUCAT, book on the Mass, other theological or spiritual text), reflect on and discuss it, have a period of guided prayer together, followed by a cup of tea/coffee.

Some feedback from participants here.

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Pope Francis' Prayer Intention for May 2018

Universal - The Mission of the Laity: 
That the lay faithful may fulfill their specific mission, by responding with creativity to the challenges that face the world today.


Video of the Pope:

      
   
 
Helpful reflections on the Pope's intention from Apostleship of Prayer here.
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Confirmation of St Michael's College students, 12 noon, Wednesday 18 April 2018

Students of St Michael's College received the Sacrament of Confirmation in Our Lady Queen of Peace on Wednesday 18 April, at the 12 noon Mass.

The boys were confirmed by Rt. Rev. Mgr. Eoin Thynne, VF, Administrator of St. Luke the Evangelist Parish, Mulhuddart.


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Pope Francis' Tweet of the Month

There is no freedom greater than letting yourself be guided by the Holy Spirit and allowing Him to lead you wherever he wishes.  (14 May 2018)

Follow at https://twitter.com/Pontifex
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Making your FIRST COLLECTION and SHARE donations more tax-efficient, using envelopes

There has been a good response to our initiative of using an envelope system for our First Collection and Share Collection, which began on 1 July 2017. 
If you would like to participate in this scheme, please fill out the form (downloadable at the bottom of the page) and hand it in or email it to the Parish Office.
If you prefer not to use the envelope system and wish to make your contributions tax efficient, you might like to make your Collections contributions via the Parish Office. Once we can trace donations back to you, then they can be processed for tax reclaim purposes.
 
What are the benefits of such a system and how will it work
Under current tax law, since we have charitable status, any cumulative donation in a given tax year to Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish of €250 or more (by way of Family Offering, Dues, First Collection or Share Collection) is eligible for tax relief (amounting to almost 45% of the donation). This tax relief would be paid directly to Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish.
 
As can be appreciated, we can only reclaim tax for First Collection or Share Collection contributions when we are able to record the source of these donations. The envelope system facilitates this.
 

For example, a €5 donation for the First Collection or Share Collection, using the envelope system, could possibly yield an extra €2.25 on that donation.

 
More information here.

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Parish Conversations: Let's Talk Family! Beginning Wednesday 21 February 2018, for 6 weeks

You are invited to attend these facilitated Parish Conversations on the Wednesdays of Lent at 8pm in the Upper Room.

 
These 6 interactive sessions have been specially developed to help prepare for the World Meeting of Families (21-26 August 2018).
 
In each session, you will be invited to take part in a process which is designed to be interactive and participative. You will be helped to reflect on and articulate your experience of family life and your response to Pope Francis’ reflections in The Joy of Love.
 
 Content of Sessions
 21 February  The Reality of Family Life Today
 28 February  The Christian Vision for the Family
 7 March  God's Dream for Love
 14 March  Married Love Growing to Maturity
 21 March  God's Mercy - No One Excluded
 28 March  A Gospel of Hope for our Families


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