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During Level 3 restrictions, Masses will be as follows (also livestreamed):

Mon - Fri: 07:30 and 12 noon (no 10am Mass)

Saturday: 10am, 12 noon & 6pm (Vigil for Sunday)

Sunday: 10am, 12 noon & 9pm

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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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Day for Life 2020, Sunday 4 October

Day for Life is celebrated annually by the Catholic Church in Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales. It is a day dedicated to raising awareness of the meaning and value of human life at every stage and in every condition. 

This year’s Day for Life will be celebrated in Ireland on Sunday 4 October and will focus on the theme: Choose Life
 
See this year’s Pastoral Message here. More resources here.
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Mass on anniversary of Foundation of Opus Dei, Friday 2 October 2020 at 8pm


A video of this Mass may be viewed here.
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Presentation to Tony Collard on his retirement as Sacristan, 1 December 2019

Our very popular Sacristan, Tony, has retired after many years of selfless service to Our Lady Queen of Peace. We will miss his huge support, his smile, his versatility and we wish him many years of happiness.
 
A good number of Tony's many friends in the parish gathered for the occasion. Peter Flanagan, Chairperson of the Parish Pastoral Council, presented him with a generous gift from our parishioners. Afterwards we mingled over refreshments prepared by Yvonne, Peter's wife.
 
See more photos here. Photo album 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.
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.
 
As can be appreciated, we can only reclaim tax for First Collection or Share Collection contributions when we are able to record the source of these donations. The envelope system facilitates this.
 

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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Support Services for Older and Vulnerable People

COVID-19 community supports are now in place to ensure vulnerable members of the community are reached and helped at this time.

 These comprise the local authority, Health Service Executive, County Champions, An Post, Community Welfare Service, An Garda Síochána, other State organisations, charities and other stakeholders.
 
These Dedicated helplines are focused specifically on ensuring that the cocooning elderly, vulnerable members of the community or those living alone can access deliveries of groceries, medicine and fuels. 
 
Please try to ensure any vulnerable or elderly people you know are aware of these services.
 
Dublin City Council 
Helpline 01-222 8555    Email - covidsupport@dublincity.ie
Fingal County Council 
Helpline: 01-890 5000 with the lines open from 9am to 5pm seven days a week.     Email: covidsupport@fingal.ie
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown  
Helpline: 01-271 3199. Opens 9am every day. 
Email: covidsupport@dlrcoco.ie
South Dublin County Council 
Helpline: 01-414 9043 with the lines initially open from 9am to 5pm seven days a week. 
Out of hours email contact through covidsupport@sdublincoco.ie
Wicklow County Council 
Helpline FREE contact number 1800 868 399 with the lines open from 8am to 8pm seven days a week. 
Email: covidsupport@wicklowcoco.ie. 

Other Support Services

ALONE national support line for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus).
Professional staff are available to answer queries and give advice and reassurance where necessary. 
The support line is open Monday to Friday, 8am-8pm, by calling 0818 222 024
SeniorLine is a national, confidential listening service for older people, run by trained older volunteers. 
If you are feeling worried, stressed or isolated at this very unnerving time, please feel free to ring this FREEPHONE service anytime between 10am and 10pm on any day of the week on 1800 804 591.
Age Action and the Irish Red Cross have raised funds to provide additional assistance to older and vulnerable people around Ireland who are experiencing hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic by making once-off grants, up to a maximum of €500, per person/household affected.
Email: hardship2020@redcross.ie  Phone: Irish Red Cross at 01-642 4600
or Tel: 01-475 6989     Lo Call: 1890 369 369
Women’s Aid  
The Women's Aid 24hr National Freephone Helpline offers confidential information, support and understanding to women who are being abused by current or former boyfriends, partners or husbands. 
Tel: 1800 341 900    Tel: 01-678 8858    Email: info@womensaid.ie 
Men’s Aid
Men’s Aid Ireland formerly known as Amen, is the only dedicated national service supporting men and their families experiencing Domestic Violence in Ireland.  
Tel: 01-554 3811  Tel: 01-539 4277    Email: hello@mensaid.ie
ISPCC Dublin 
The Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (ISPCC) is Ireland’s national child protection charity. 
Call: 01-676 7960   Email: ispcc@ispcc.ie
The Samaritans 
Available round the clock, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. If you need a response immediately, it’s best to call on the phone. This number is FREE to call.   
Tel: 116 123      Email: jo@samaritans.org 
Pieta House 
Pieta provides free therapy to those engaging in self-harm, with suicidal ideation, or bereaved by suicide.  Freephone  and no referral needed. Tel: 1800 247 247
Jigsaw
Offering younger people going through a hard time, or for those worried about a young person in your life. www.jigsaw.ie

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Spiritual Batteries, Wednesday 18 September 2020, 7-9:30pm

 
We are happy to announce that the monthly sessions of Spiritual Batteries LIVE will resume on Wednesday 18 September.

 
More details and podcasts: http://www.spiritualbatteries.com.
Also Irish Catholic article.
 
Young Adults are invited to come to Our Lady Queen of Peace and spend time in adoration before the Blessed 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.
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Adoration for Children

 
Monthly sessions of Adoration for Children will resume as soon as the public health situation permits.
 


 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
Letter on 750th anniversary of Feast of Corpus Christi, n.8

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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 before Christmas. 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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Pope Francis' Tweet of the Month

The Lord gives each of us a vocation, a challenge to discover the talents and abilities we possess and to put them at the service of others.  (14 October 2019)
Follow at https://twitter.com/Pontifex
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Parish Family Fun Day, Sunday 15 September 2019

Our sixth annual Parish Family Fun Day was a most enjoyable event. Even the light rain didn't dampen the enthusiasm.

Lots of families with young children came to the 12 noon Mass, during which seven couples celebrated significant wedding anniversaries this year. Our celebration continued afterwards with a range of outdoor entertainment. Throughout the afternoon, a continuous supply of tea, lemonade, sandwiches, cakes, biscuits and sweets was provided by volunteers.

Old favourites like bouncy castles, face-painting and games galore, were complemented by tours of the church given at intervals by a team of enthusiastic young volunteers. 
 
Special thanks to all our volunteers, to all who came, to all who contributed towards covering our Fun Day expenses and to those who brought refreshmentsin response to our Family Fun Day Pot Luck page
 
See 2019 photo album.
Also photos from previous years here: 2018201720162015 and 2014.
 
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