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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


Very Rev Seamus Canon Moore PE (7 April 1933 - 31 July 2017) RIP

It was with great sadness that we learned of the death of our much-loved Fr Seamus, who became Parish Priest of Our Lady Queen of Peace in 1991 and served the people of Merrion so faithfully over so many years. Even after his retirement, as Pastor Emeritus, he continued this service and celebrated Mass in our parish several times a week and looked forward to meeting and chatting with our parishioners -his friends- after Mass.
He will be fondly remembered for his kindness, his readiness to help, his sense of humour and his characteristic and endearing smile.
Archbishop Martin received his mortal remains at Our Lady Queen of Peace on Wednesday 2 August and in his homily highlighted inspiring aspects of Fr Seamus' almost 60 years of faithful ministry as a priest.
Fr Brian O'Sullivan, a classmate, was main celebrant at the Funeral Mass on Thursday 3 August. A large number of other classmates and local clergy, as well as many parishioners attended on both days. 
A Month's Mind Mass for Fr Seamus was celebrated by Fr Fergus on Saturday, 2 September and the large congregation attested to the affection of parishioners for him.
Maureen and Kay, sisters of Fr Seamus, and other members of his family have asked us to express their deep gratitude for the love shown him during his 26 years in Our Lady Queen of Peace, and especially in the last few months of his life.
(See Death Notice here). 

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis


Fr Michael Fagan celebrated Mass in Our Lady Queen of Peace, 26 July 2017

Fr Michael Fagan, from Washington DC was ordained for the Opus Dei Prelature last summer by the then Prelate, Bishop Javier Echevarría, since deceased. On his return to take up an appointment in Dallas, Texas he stopped off in Dublin to celebrate Mass in Our Lady Queen of Peace.
His father, Pat, grew up in Drimnagh and then moved to the United States, where he met and married Theresa (Gallagher). He has been back in Ireland frequently, lecturing on Family and Pro-Life issues. 30-year-old Fr Michael is the sixth of eight children.
The Mass was attended by many of his Irish relations as well as parishioners and members of Opus Dei. In the course of his homily, Fr Michael promised to remember our parish and our country in his prayers and asked that we would also pray for him.
More photos here. 



Thank you for the generous donation of €6,673 for East Africa on 22 & 23 July 2017

We are very happy with the very generous response in Our Lady Queen of Peace to Archbishop Diarmuid Martin's appeal for support of the National Church collection for Trócaire relief in East Africa.
The appalling situation facing the people has reached a critical stage. There are severe food shortages in South Sudan, Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia brought about by drought and conflict.
Over half the population of Somalia (6.2 million people) is experiencing food shortages and malnutrition. There have also been major outbreaks of cholera across the country.  South Sudan is on the brink of famine, with drought and conflict affecting millions. Millions of people in south-eastern Ethiopia and northern Kenya are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance.
On behalf of Irish Catholics, Trócaire is doing all it possible can – currently helping over 150,000 people across the region with emergency food, water and sanitation.


Solemn Mass honouring St Josemaría Escrivá on Monday 26 June 2017 at 8pm

On Monday 26 June, Fr Justin Gillespie, Opus Dei's vicar for Ireland celebrated a Solemn Mass in Our Lady Queen of Peace - on the Feastday of St Josemaría Escrivá, Founder of Opus Dei, who died on that day in 1975.

A large congregation, which included many families with young children, braved the rain to honour St Josemaría. One parishioner commented that he had arrived for the Mass, quite tired from work, and that the beauty of the liturgy had lifted both his energies and his spirit.
The homily given by Fr Justin can be downloaded below.
More photos here. Photo album here.




Parish Corpus Christi procession, Sunday 18 June 2017, 3-5pm

Our parish Corpus Christi procession began in Our Lady Queen of Peace and then proceeded along the Merrion Road to St Mary's Chapel in Elm Park. Following a station there the procession returned along the Merrion Road back to Our Lady Queen of Peace for the final part of our liturgy.
Other photos from this year's procession here.
Photo album for 2017.
We are very grateful to the Religious Sisters of Charity for allowing us to use their beautiful chapel.
We wished 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)


St Michael's College, First Holy Communion, Saturday 6 May 2017 at 12 noon

We congratulate students of St Michael's College who made their First Holy Communion in Our Lady Queen of Peace on Saturday 6 May 2017. More photos here.

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. [...]



Adoration on Easter Monday, 10.30am - 9pm

We are very happy in Our Lady Queen of Peace to be part of the Jesus Youth Awakening initiative.
It comprises of 100 days of Eucharist Adoration in various European countries for the following intentions:
  • Revival of the Faith in Europe
  • Vocations to the priesthood, religious, consecrated and family life
  • Persecuted people all over the world

It is a wonderful opportunity to pray for these intentions and to continue our own thanksgiving for the graces of Easter.


Confirmation of St Michael's College students, 12 noon, Wednesday 22 March 2017

Students of St Michael's College received the Sacrament of Confirmation in Our Lady Queen of Peace on Wednesday 22 March, at the 12 noon Mass.

The boys were confirmed by Rt. Rev. Mgr. Paul Callan, Moderator of the Curia and Vicar General of the Archdiocese, who is a former pupil of St Michael's.



Syro-Malabar Mass in honour of St Joseph, 18 March 2017, at 14.00

Parishioners from India held a special Mass in honour of St Joseph, in the Syro-Malabar Rite, on Saturday 18 March at 14.00.




After Mass, despite a strong wind and a little rain, the statue of St Joseph and a relic of St Alfonsa were brought in procession through the Church grounds.


More photos here



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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