V. Rev. Fergus O’Connor P.P., V.F.
Fr Fergus is a native of Dublin and has been parish priest since September 2008, when the Opus Dei Prelature was invited by Archbishop Martin to provide 2 priests to look after Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish.
He is a former Cavalry Officer and retired in 1980 with the rank of Commandant. He has served with the United Nations in Cyprus and completed the Cours des Capitaines at the French Army Armoured School at Saumur. A UCD Commerce graduate, he also has a doctorate in Moral Theology from the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross. Ordained priest in 1990 by St John Paul II in St Peter’s Basilica, Rome, he has worked mainly in Ireland. He has been on numerous workcamps with students in Peru and Uganda and spent 2 years in Kenya as a chaplain for 2nd and 3rd level students in 2004-5.
31 Herbert Avenue, Dublin 4, D04 X2W6
Email: [email protected]; Tel: 01-269 2001; Mobile: 087-611 2618
Rev. James Hurley C.C.
A native of Tralee, Fr James was appointed to the parish in July 2013. He has a B.Eng from the University of Limerick and worked in schoolbook publishing before returning to third level education to study International Relations, and, later, Media. He studied theology in Rome and in Pamplona, Spain, and was ordained a priest of the Opus Dei Prelature in May 2010. He has also worked in the voluntary sector assisting in development projects in Southill, Limerick and also in Uganda. Since he was ordained he has worked a lot with youth.
A keen sportsman, he also likes reading and listening to music, and has a particular interest in the writings and thought of Saint John Henry Newman and their impact on French theology.
8 Herbert Avenue, Dublin 4, D04 V9F6
Email: [email protected]; Mobile: 086-107 2930
V. Rev. Seamus Canon Moore PE (+ 31 July 2017)
Fr Seamus studied Philosophy at UCD (B.A.) and Theology at Pontifical Urban University, Rome (S.T.L.)
Ordained 1957 in Rome for the Archdiocese of Dublin. Appointed Chaplain to Rathnew and Chapelizod and then Assistant Priest at Raheny. Served as Curate to Donard, Cabra West, Clontarf.
Appointed Parish Priest at Rowlagh and then finally arrived in Merrion Road as Parish Priest in 1991.
Fr Seamus served the people of Our Lady Queen of Peace with great dedication over many years. After his retirement in 2008, 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.
In February 2016 he was appointed to the Metropolitan Chapter as Canon of Rathmichael.
Canon Seamus died on 31 July 2017.