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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Novena to the Immaculate Conception 2017

You are invited to attend our inaugural Novena to the Immaculate Conception, beginning on Thursday, 30 November 2017.
Rev. Gavan Jennings (editor of Position Papers) will preach at Masses at noon and in the evening on themes aiming to help prepare for the World Meeting of Families next August.
 
Confessions will be available as usual for 20 minutes before and after each Mass. 
 

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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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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.
 
 
Every Tuesday at 8pm in the Upper Room. 
 
On Tuesday 21st November, we continue our study of A Biblical Walk Through the Mass by Edward Sri (subtitled Understanding what we say and do in the liturgy).
 
The next topic (pp. 126-131) we shall consider is: The Rite of Peace 

In addition, we shall reflect briefly on the readings for the following Sunday (34th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Feast of Christ the King):

See First Reading and Gospel.
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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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. We plan to print a second batch of envelopes as soon as the numbers warrant it.
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.
 
At present we cannot reclaim tax for First Collection or Share Collection donations because the current system does not permit recording the source of these donations. 
 

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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World Meeting of Families: VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

The World Meeting of Families is being held in Dublin from 21 to 26 August 2018.

Large numbers of volunteers are needed to help prepare for the event and during the event itself.
 
If you would like to volunteer to help in any way, you can apply by clicking here.
  
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Annual Mass for the Deceased of the Parish, Sunday, 5 November 2017 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 12.00 noon Mass on Sunday, 5 November 2017 was 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 also included those who have no one to remember them.

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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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Tuesday Cuppa and Chat for Mothers and Babies, after 10am Mass

On Tuesday's, after 10am Mass, over a cuppa in the Coffee Room (inside Church Porch), there is an opportunity for mothers with babies to make new friends & share parenting experiences.
 
Pope Francis has placed the Family high on his agenda of pastoral outreach. At Our Lady Queen of Peace we want to make parents and their young children feel very welcome in our church.
 
Dads are welcome too!
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Pope Francis' Prayer Intention for November 2017

Christians in Asia: That Christians in Asia, bearing witness to the Gospel in word and deed, may promote dialogue, peace and mutual understanding, especially with those of other religions.



Video of the Pope:

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