Mass Times

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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Spiritual Batteries, Wednesday 20 November 2019, 7:15-9:30pm

The next session of Spiritual Batteries LIVE will take place on 20 November 2019, 7:15-9:30pm, the Third Wednesday of the month.
 
More details and podcasts: http://www.spiritualbatteries.com.
Also Irish Catholic article.
 
Young Adults are invited to come to Our Lady Queen of Peace and spend time in adoration before the Eucharist, while being guided in their prayer through Scriptural reflection by Fr Donncha Ó hAodha.

During this time, priests will be available for the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
 
Afterwards, in the Choir Gallery, there will be a discussion on the great philosophical questions, seeking to gain greater insight into the workings of the human soul and the challenges it faces.

This will be followed by refreshments in the Upper Room.
 
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November Indulgences for the Holy Souls

From 12 noon on 1 November until midnight on 2 November

By visiting a church or oratory and there reciting one Our Father and the Apostle's Creed, One Plenary Indulgence, applicable only to the Holy Souls, may be gained, by all those who:

  • Have confessed (at any time within the week preceding or the week following 1st November)
  • Received Holy Communion (any day from 1-8 Nov)
  • Prayed for the Pope’s intentions (one Our Father, and Hail Mary or any other prayer of one’s choice)

1 — 8 November

The Faithful who visit a cemetery and pray for the dead may gain One Plenary Indulgence, applicable only to the Holy Souls.

The above conditions regarding Confession, Holy Communion and prayer for the Pope’s intentions apply also for this.

For more information on Indulgences and nearest Cemetery to Parish click HERE.

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9pm Mass with a Youth Focus, Sunday 1 December 2019

Pope Francis has been encouraging all of us to listen to and encourage youth. In his Apostolic Exhortation following the 2018 Synod on Youth, he wrote:


"We cannot just say that young people are the future of our world. They are its present; even now, they are helping to enrich it”.
(Christus Vivit, 64)

In  response to the Holy Father's invitation, we have begun a fresh initiative called 9pm Mass with a Youth Focus. All youth are welcome. Several have volunteered already to take part in the liturgy by greeting people as they enter the church, by reading at Mass or by participating in the Choir.
 
Some light refreshments will be offered after Mass in the Tea Room (on the LHS of the main porch as you exit). All welcome.
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Adoration for Children: 4-5pm, Saturday, 14 December 2019

The next monthly session of Adoration for Children will take place from 4 - 5pm on Saturday, 14 December.

 
 
The format is:
  • Short talk given by a parent (younger children meanwhile colour holy pictures)
  • Period of Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament (around 10 minutes), with brief reflections and prayers led by a parent. There are gaps to permit the children to speak to Jesus in their own words.
  • Refreshments and Games
I recommend that priests, religious men and women, as well as lay people, continue and intensify their efforts to make the younger generation aware of the meaning and value of adoration and Eucharistic devotion. How can young people know the Lord if they are not introduced into the mystery of his presence? 
St John Paul II,  28 May 1996
Letter on 750th anniversary of Feast of Corpus Christi, n.8

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Relationships Enrichment: Sessions for engaged and recently married couples.

The next meeting is scheduled for Sunday 15 December after 12 noon Mass. We'd like for each couple to bring some small dish for a special pre-Christmas gathering. For more information, contact Fr James at 086-107 2930. 
 
Our November meeting proved to be a very pleasant one. It was nice to be able to welcome Eamon and Giselle back after their recent wedding, while others had news of first babies on the way!
 
A few ideas from the podcast Jay Shetty interviews his wife for the first time were discussed on Monday 30 September.  Themes included where to meet the person you love, different love languages and how to balance family commitments and personal priorities. 
 
On Sunday 25 August after 12 noon Mass, we met to mark the first anniversary of Pope Francis' encounter with couples in St Mary's Pro-Cathedral during World Meeting of Families in 2018. It was a very happy occasion with a variety of dishes, plenty of chat and a fun quiz afterwards.

Relationships Enrichment meets regularly, usually on Mondays, in the Upper Room of Our Lady Queen of Peace Church. We draw on the teaching of the Catholic Church, as well as on the help and advice of experienced married couples.
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Pope Francis' Prayer Intention for November 2019

Artificial Intelligence:
We pray that the progress of robotics and artificial intelligence may always serve humankind.

 

Video of the Pope:

  

Helpful reflections on the Pope's intention from Apostleship of Prayer here.
 

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The Light is ON for YOU: Experience the JOY of Reconcilation with God our Father

Jesus is the face of God's merciful love
You are invited to experience Christ's healing love in the Sacrament of Reconciliation. 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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Annual Mass for the Deceased of the Parish, Sunday, 3 November 2019 at 12 noon

The month of November is traditionally the time of year when Church liturgy invites us to pray for all those who have passed from this world. It is a particular duty in charity to remember deceased family and friends at this time.

The 12 noon Mass on Sunday, 3 November 2019 will be offered for all those we love who have gone before us and especially for members of our parish who have died during the past year. We will also include those who have no one to remember them.

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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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