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Merrion Road, Dublin 4,
D04 NX33, Ireland

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First Holy Communion, Syro-Malabar Rite, 30 April 2016

Warmest congratulations to the 9 boys and girls who made their First Holy Communion in Our Lady Queen of Peace on Saturday, 30 April 2016.
The liturgy, in honour of St Joseph, included a procession in the church grounds with a statue of the saint.
See VIDEOS here and here.


Students from Kianda School sang at 12 noon Mass on Sunday 17 April 2016

The liturgy of our 12 noon Mass on Sunday 17 April was enhanced by the beautiful hymns sung in Kiswahili by a choir from Kianda School in Nairobi. The girls were on a two-week exchange programme with Rosemont School in Sandyford. The previous week they made a much appreciated visit to St Mary's Centre Nursing Home nearby on Merrion Road. There they met residents in the Loyola House Nursing Unit and sang for them.
Words of hymns with English translation here.
(Note: Beginning of first hymn not in video)
Fr Fergus had been an assistant chaplain in Kianda for 2 years in 2004-2005 and it brought back many happy memories.



Bishop Ray Field celebrated 12 noon Mass on Sunday, 6 March 2016 (Laetare Sunday)

A month after the Diocesan Celebration of World Day of the Sick in our parish, Bishop Ray Field (Diocesan Committee for the World Day of the Sick) returned to celebrate Mass at 12 noon on Sunday, 6 March 2016.

At the end of Mass Trish Conway (Chair of the Diocesan Committee for the World Day of the Sick) spoke and thanked our parish for the manner we had hosted the WDOS celebration on 7 February 2016. 

Bishop Field presented a beautiful plaque commemorating the event to Fr Fergus and certificates to many of the student volunteers from local schools who participated in the WDOS and looked after the sick so well.



Diocesan World Day of the Sick Celebration, Our Lady Queen of Peace, Sunday, 7 February 2016

Our Lady Queen of Peace had the privilege of hosting the annual Mass for World Day of the Sick on Sunday, 7 February 2016. Archbishop Diarmuid Martin was the principal celebrant. The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick was celebrated within the Mass and the Sacrament of Reconciliation and Penance was available beforehand. See Message of Pope Francis.
A very large number of the sick or people confined to home and their carers, from all over the Archdiocese joined the celebration, and we were especially happy to welcome those from our own parish and neighbouring parishes and care institutions in our local area.
  • Photo album here.
  • Fr Fergus' words of thanks at end of Mass here.
This celebration took place during the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy, when we are encouraged to perform acts that extend God’s compassion and mercy to those in need. One of the Corporal Works of Mercy is to visit the sick. On this occasion, we invited the sick to visit us.
The World Day of the Sick, inaugurated by Saint John Paul II, was first celebrated on 11 February 1993, feast of Our Lady of Lourdes. It's an occasion during which the Church throughout the world is invited to focus on her mission to give witness to the love of God towards all who suffer and their carers. World Day of the Sick each year is a time to pause and be in prayerful solidarity with the sick and with all who care for them.



24 Hours for the Lord: Fri 4 March - Sat 5 March 2016

Come back to Confession in the Year of Mercy!
Let us place the Sacrament of Reconciliation at the centre once more in such a way that it will enable people to touch the grandeur of God’s mercy with their own hands. For every penitent, it will be a source of true interior peace.
 Pope Francis, Misericordiae Vultus, 17
Join in this world-wide celebration of God's mercy.
CONFESSIONS in Our Lady Queen of Peace
 Friday 4 March
 6pm - 11pm
 Saturday 5 March
 9am - 6pm

 Other events in 24 Hours for the Lord programme
 Friday 4 March 
 6pm  Confessions begin
 Stations of the Cross
 Church closes
 Saturday 5 March
 Confessions begin  
 10am  Mass of Saturday of Third Week in Lent
 11.30 am
 12 noon
 Mass of Saturday of Third Week in Lent
 Syro-Malabar celebration
 Penitential Service for Youth
 Mass of Fourth Sunday in Lent
 Church closes


The Light is ON for YOU: Experience the JOY of Reconcilation

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.
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)
There are lots of resources available on the Boston Archdiocese site: The Light is on for you
For more information visit our Confession resources page here.



Mass in honour of St Josemaría Escrivá, Saturday 20 June 2015

Archbishop Charles Brown, Papal Nuncio, was the main celebrant at a Mass in honour of St Josemaría in Our Lady Queen of Peace on Saturday, 20 June.

It was a joyous celebration and the church was filled with people of all ages. The Nuncio was assisted by two deacons, both ordained to the priesthood within a fortnight: Robert McGivney (Meath) and Aidan McCann (Armagh). Six other priests concelebrated, among them Fr Justin Gillespie, Regional Vicar of Opus Dei in Ireland, Fr Fergus and Fr James. A group of four altar servers from St Michael's College in their red cassocks and surplices added more colour. The liturgy was enhanced by the beautiful music of the choir, under the direction of Gerard Downey, and the Communion hymn sung by the Rosemont School choir. After the Mass Archbishop Brown spent quite a while greeting many of the people who gathered in glorious sunshine in the church plaza.

For more details on the life of St Josemaría click here.

An album of photos of the Mass may be viewed here.



Golden Jubilee Wedding Celebration, 8 September 2014

In 1964, on the feast of the Birthday of Our Lady, a young officer from the Air Corps, Lieut. Fergus P. O'Connor, married Helen White, of Merlyn Park, in Our Lady Queen of Peace. Now living in Arklow, they came back to our church on their anniversary to celebrate and give thanks to God for those 50 years of married life.
It was a joyful occasion. The Mass was celebrated by Fr Fergus, who apart from having the same name as the groom also retired from the Defence Forces as a Commandant. At the end of the Mass Helen was presented with a beautiful bouquet, which included some golden flowers, by Miryam Fitzgerald on behalf of the parish.
For other photos press MORE


Successor of Saint Josemaría Escrivá Beatified on 27 September 2014

The beatification of Bishop Alvaro del Portillo (1914-1994), first successor of Saint Josemaría as head of Opus Dei, took place in Madrid on Saturday, 27 September 2014.

  • See various videos, letter of Pope Francis and homily of Cardinal Amato here.
  • Zenit report here.
  • Photos of ceremony here.
As Prelate of Opus Dei, in 1990 Blessed Alvaro called Fr Fergus to the priesthood for ordination in St Peter's Basilica by Saint John Paul II. Fr Fergus and a number of parishioners and others who worship in Our Lady Queen of Peace attended the beatification ceremony.
(LEFT) Photo of 11-year-old Chilean Jose Ignacio Ureta Wilson with the relic of Blessed Alvaro. His miraculous recovery as a new born following a cardiac arrest lasting longer than half an hour was attributed to Blessed Alvaro. For more on this see here (at bottom of page).
Blessed Alvaro made several visits to Ireland. His command of English was good. When he was very young, his mother got some help in minding the children from an Irish woman living in Madrid, and she was his first English teacher.


Choir Members and Cantors needed

We are seeking new members for the parish choir. All parts (SATB) are required. Rehearsals, on Sundays from 11am until just before 12 noon, take place in the recently refurbished Upper Room, which is accessed from the Tower.

In addition to the choir enhancing the 12 noon Mass liturgy on Sundays and major Feast Days, it is also hoped to train cantors who will lead the congregation during other Sunday Masses and also on weekdays, where possible.

If you love to sing... and especially if you have singing experience in a choral setting, your talent is needed in Our Lady Queen of Peace. Previous experience is NOT essential, just basic ability and a love to take part in singing beautiful sacred music on a regular basis - weekly, if possible.

Please let Fr Fergus know if you have an interest or have a chat with Andrew Larkin, our organist/choir director ( / 086-125 7713), after the Sunday 12 noon Mass.

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