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

Tel: +353 (0)1 269 1825

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Mass for Couples and Families, 12 noon on Sunday, 12 February 2017

There was a large attendance at the special Mass for couples (both married and preparing for marriage) on Sunday, 12 February at 12 noon, in anticipation of the feast of St Valentine. Among the congregation were lots of young children, which was a joy to behold.
 
The liturgy celebrated the love of spouses and included intercessionary prayers for families.
 
This celebration is part of our preparation for next year's World Meeting of Families (22-26 August 2018) and prompted by the words of Pope Francis in Amoris Laetitia, n. 208.
 
WMOF St Valentine's Day flyers may be downloaded at: http://www.worldmeeting2018.ie/stvalentinesday/
 
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Pope Francis' Prayer to the Holy Family

At their October 2016 meeting, the bishops of Ireland encouraged the faithful to pray the Prayer to the Holy Family written by Pope Francis and published in his apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Love) - (more info here).

 

Jesus, Mary and Joseph,
in you we contemplate
the splendor of true love;
to you we turn with trust.

Holy Family of Nazareth,
grant that our families too
may be places of communion and prayer,
authentic schools of the Gospel
and small domestic churches.

Holy Family of Nazareth,
may families never again experience
violence, rejection and division;
may all who have been hurt or scandalized
find ready comfort and healing.

Holy Family of Nazareth,
make us once more mindful
of the sacredness and inviolability of the family,
and its beauty in God’s plan.

Jesus, Mary and Joseph,
graciously hear our prayer.

Amen.

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Fourth Formers from St Michael's Junior School visit parish during Catholic Schools Week

As part of Catholic Schools Week, we were very happy to welcome the students of Fourth Form from St Michael's College to Our Lady Queen of Peace on Tuesday, 31 January 2017, feast of St John Bosco. 
 
They came for 12 noon Mass, led by their teacher, Enda Ruane, with Miriam Gaughan in support. Several of their grandparents also attended the Mass.
 
The boys stayed on for a tour of the church given by parishioners Catherine and Brian O'Flynn.
 
Afterwards they saw how a priest vests before Mass and viewed some short episodes from the life of St Josemaría Escrivá. The highly successful visit concluded with a treat!
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€12,480 raised in 2016 Christmas Appeal for Parish Outreach Project: Queen of Peace Primary School for Girls, Lodwar, Kenya

Once again, our parishioners, with a donation of €12,480, have responded very generously, as in the past,  to our annual Christmas Appeal in support of Queen of Peace Primary School for Girls, our parish outreach project in Lodwar, Kenya. (See school Facebook page here).

The photo on the right shows Fr Fergus with Bishop Dominic in Nairobi in August 2016, giving him our summer contribution of €5,290.

Total donations from our parish since 2011 amount to €81,220.

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

 During his visit to Lodwar in 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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National Transport Authority proposal to run road through Our Lady Queen of Peace car park

The National Transport Authority has recently published a Public Consultation Document, for a section of the Sutton-Sandycove Cycleway, which includes their Scheme to fix the Merrion Gates bottleneck.
  • See Appendices to Public Consultation Document here.
  • See Irish Times report here.

Public Consultation with National Transport Authority

Our Lady Queen of Peace engaged planning, engineering and traffic consultants and made a comprehensive submission to the National Transport Authority.

Our objective was to seek a better solution for the Merrion Gates problem - while not depriving our parishioners of irreplaceable ground-level parking spaces, when attending Mass in our church.

 
The Emerging Preferred Option has a very significant impact on Our Lady Queen of Peace, taking over half of the side carpark. It would also seriously affect Phase 3 of our parish development plan: to provide a day-chapel, offices & meeting rooms, wheelchair-friendly WCs and easier access to the Upper Room for older people. Map and satellite photo with overlay of proposed road here.

 
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Requiem Mass for Bishop Javier Echevarría, Prelate of Opus Dei (1932-2016)

 See photo album here.
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Bishop of Lodwar (Kenya) celebrated 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), celebrated the 12 noon Mass in Our Lady Queen of Peace on Sunday 25 September 2016.
 
Among other things, Bishop Dominic wished 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. Once again, on this occasion, generous donations were made for the project.
 
The bishop visited us briefly in the Spring of 2011 and we were very happy to welcome 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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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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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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