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(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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Merrion Road, Dublin 4,
D04 NX33, Ireland

Tel: +353 (0)1 269 1825

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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



Novena to the Immaculate Conception 2019, 1-9 December

The Novena to the Immaculate Conception will be preached by Rev. Walter Macken. Each day Fr Walter will dealt with aspects of Christian life, drawing very practical considerations from the life of Our Lady.
Note that the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception is celebrated on Monday, 9 December, as the 8th is the Second Sunday of Advent. It is NOT a holyday of obligation this year.
  • These texts of St Josemaría may be helpful on days when you are unable to attend our Novena.
  • See also texts from the Gospel for your personal prayer, along with some ideas from Saint Josemaría and Pope Francis. 
Confessions will be available as usual for 20 minutes before and after each Mass. 



9pm Mass with a Youth Focus, Sunday 5 January 2019 (TBC)

Pope Francis has been encouraging all of us to listen to and encourage youth. In his Apostolic Exhortation following the 2018 Synod on Youth, he wrote:

"We cannot just say that young people are the future of our world. They are its present; even now, they are helping to enrich it”.
(Christus Vivit, 64)

In  response to the Holy Father's invitation, we have begun a fresh initiative called 9pm Mass with a Youth Focus. All youth are welcome. Several have volunteered already to take part in the liturgy by greeting people as they enter the church, by reading at Mass or by participating in the Choir.
Some light refreshments will be offered after Mass in the Tea Room (on the LHS of the main porch as you exit). All welcome.


Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament: Eve of First Friday, Thursday 5 December 2019

In anticipation of the First Friday, there will be a Vigil of Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on Thursday, 2019 from 12:30 until midnight. This includes a Holy Hour from 7-8pm.
Roster can be viewed here.

The usual Friday period of Adoration will take place on Friday 6 December from 10.30-11.55.

24 Reasons for Spending a Holy Hour before the Blessed Sacrament



Adoration for Children: 4-5pm, Saturday, 14 December 2019

The next monthly session of Adoration for Children will take place from 4 - 5pm on Saturday, 14 December.

The format is:
  • Short talk given by a parent (younger children meanwhile colour holy pictures)
  • Period of Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament (around 10 minutes), with brief reflections and prayers led by a parent. There are gaps to permit the children to speak to Jesus in their own words.
  • Refreshments and Games
I recommend that priests, religious men and women, as well as lay people, continue and intensify their efforts to make the younger generation aware of the meaning and value of adoration and Eucharistic devotion. How can young people know the Lord if they are not introduced into the mystery of his presence? 
St John Paul II,  28 May 1996



Bambinelli Sunday, 15 December 2019 at 12 noon Mass: blessing of Infant Jesus from Family Crib

Bambinelli Sunday will be celebrated in Our Lady Queen of Peace on 15 December. At the end of the 12 noon Mass, children will gather before the altar with their Bambinelli. Fr Fergus will say a short prayer (see here) and then bless each Bambinello with holy water.
Bambinelli Sunday is a beautiful custom instituted by St John Paul II during his Papacy. On the Third Sunday of Advent (Gaudete or Rejoice Sunday), children and their families travel to St. Peter’s Square and bring with them figures of baby Jesus – the Bambinelli – from their family Crib. After the Angelus the Pope blesses both the children and the figurines.


Relationships Enrichment: Sessions for engaged and recently married couples.

The next meeting is scheduled for Sunday 15 December after 12 noon Mass. We'd like for each couple to bring some small dish for a special pre-Christmas gathering. For more information, contact Fr James at 086-107 2930. 
Our November meeting proved to be a very pleasant one. It was nice to be able to welcome Eamon and Giselle back after their recent wedding, while others had news of first babies on the way!
A few ideas from the podcast Jay Shetty interviews his wife for the first time were discussed on Monday 30 September.  Themes included where to meet the person you love, different love languages and how to balance family commitments and personal priorities. 
On Sunday 25 August after 12 noon Mass, we met to mark the first anniversary of Pope Francis' encounter with couples in St Mary's Pro-Cathedral during World Meeting of Families in 2018. It was a very happy occasion with a variety of dishes, plenty of chat and a fun quiz afterwards.

Relationships Enrichment meets regularly, usually on Mondays, in the Upper Room of Our Lady Queen of Peace Church. We draw on the teaching of the Catholic Church, as well as on the help and advice of experienced married couples.


Spiritual Batteries, Wednesday 18 December 2019, 7:15-9:30pm

The next session of Spiritual Batteries LIVE will take place on 18 December 2019, 7:15-9:30pm, the Third Wednesday of the month.
More details and podcasts:
Also Irish Catholic article.
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 Donncha Ó hAodha.

During this time, priests will be available for the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
Afterwards, in the Choir Gallery, there will be a discussion on the great philosophical questions, seeking to gain greater insight into the workings of the human soul and the challenges it faces.

This will be followed by refreshments in the Upper Room.


Pope Francis' Prayer Intention for November 2019

Artificial Intelligence:
We pray that the progress of robotics and artificial intelligence may always serve humankind.


Video of the Pope:


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



Christmas Arrangements 2019

An important step in our preparation for Christmas will  be Bambinelli Sunday, the Third Sunday of Advent (Gaudete or Rejoice Sunday), which falls on 15 December. 
The programme for Christmas and the New Year below is taken from our Christmas Card.

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