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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Masses in Our Lady Queen of Peace during Papal Visit

On Sunday 26 August there will be no 12 noon Mass in Our Lady Queen of Peace to enable priests and parishioners attend the Papal Mass in the Phoenix Park. There will be 12 noon Mass in Donnybrook Parish that day.
 
All other Masses that weekend will be as normal.

 Saturday, 25 August
 10am, 12 noon and Vigil Mass at 6pm
 Sunday, 26 August
 10am and 9pm (no Mass at 12 noon)

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Spiritual Batteries, Wednesday 5 September 2018, 7:30-9pm

On the first Wednesday of the month, 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 Justin Gillespie.
See: http://www.spiritualbatteries.com.
 
During this time, a priest will be available for the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
 
Afterwards, in the Upper Room, there will be a discussion on the great philosophical questions, seeking to challenge ourselves to gain greater insight into the workings of the human soul and the challenges it faces.
 

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Parish Family Fun Day, Sunday 16 September 2018 (after 12 noon Mass)

The Parish Family Fun Day will take place in the church grounds this year on Sunday 16 September.
 
 
  
 
  • Bouncy Castle
  • Marquee
  • Face-painting
  • Refreshments
  • Games Galore
  • & Tours of the Church

 
 All generations welcome!
 
 
 
Photos of previous Fun Days: 
201420152016, 2017
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Pope Francis' Prayer Intention for August 2018

Universal - The Treasure of Families: 
That any far-reaching decisions of economists and politicians may protect the family as one of the treasures of humanity.



Video of the Pope:
   
   
 
Helpful reflections on the Pope's intention from Apostleship of Prayer 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. 
 
In preparation for World Meeting of Families, we have been studying Vocation to Marriage and the Christian Family, by Fr Thomas McGovern. Our most recent topic was: The Scriptural Basis for Marriage, pp 41-52.
 
(We are currently on a break. Watch this space for news of our next meeting!)
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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Solemn Mass honouring St Josemaría Escrivá on Saturday 30 June 2018 at 12 noon

On Saturday 30 June at 12 noon, Fr Justin Gillespie, Opus Dei's vicar for Ireland celebrated a Solemn Mass in Our Lady Queen of Peace in honour of St Josemaría Escrivá, Founder of Opus Dei, who died on 26 June 1975.

Homily available for downloading below.

A very large congregation, which reflected all generations, attended. An innovation this year, was the serving of refreshments afterwards from a marquee erected in the grounds. The beautiful weather made this a wonderful opportunity for people to meet and greet.

See photo album hereMore photos here.

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

Our parish Corpus Christi procession began at 3pm 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.
This year, for the first time, we used our beautiful new processional canopy, generously donated by a parishioner.
 
 

Other photos from this year's procession herePhoto albums for 2018 & 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)
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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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