Congratulations to Allie Byrne, Rachel O'Dwyer, and Sarah Flavin. They won the first three places in the Queen of Peace Adventure Youth Club quiz competition. Next club items include a night climb on the Little Sugarloaf, Dargle Valley walk, pool swimming, talent competition, and inflatable boat paddling. DIVING CLUB
Graham Wheeler recently enjoyed his first snorkel dive with Bray Divers. Graham is a PADI diver instructor, and after three more snorkel dives he will be ready for scuba diving with the club. Club members will be diving in Portroe Slate Quarry in February, and at Hook Head at Easter. ACTIVE RETIREMENT
The Vevay Active Retirement Association meets every Friday morning in the Villa Pacis. New members are always welcome. LESSONS
The Mobile Phone Lessons for adults programme has expanded by popular demand to include lessons on Laptops, Ipads, eReaders, Digital Cameras and Smart Phones. Courses commence in January 2013. Book now - call Fintan on 086-8199752. PARISH NOTES
Villa Pacis hours: The Villa Pacis hours of opening are from 9am to 1pm and 6.30pm to 10pm. Other hours by booking only.
Rooms to Rentin Villa Pacis: We have a small number of rooms available to rent (at very reasonable rates) in our newly refurbished centre. If you are interested, please contact the Villa during normal office hours or call Declan at 01-276 0045.
Dublin Diocesan Child Safeguarding and Protection Policy: This is available for viewing on the Our Lady Queen of Peace website and on www.dublindiocese.ie or you can request a copy from the parish office.
Parish Child Protection Policy: The Parish Child Protection Policy can be viewed in the Parish Office.
Cards: Mass cards for expression of sympathy, and cards for other occasions are available in the Villa Pacis, Monday to Friday.
Baptism: Baptisms take place in Our Lady Queen of Peace Church on the 2nd Sunday of the Month.
Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish Pastoral Council: The Our Lady Queen of Peace PPC can be contacted via the Parish Office.
Hospitality Team: The Hospitality Team for this Sunday is Team D.
Last Weekend's Church Gate Collection: Last weekend's church gate collection was in aid of the Dublin Diocese Children's Pilgrimage to Lourdes which takes place every Easter for one week. This group of volunteers brings children who may be suffering from emotional, mental and physical disabilities. The cost of bringing a child to Lourdes is €800. The children are brought to various places to pray and have fun while following in the footsteps of St. Bernadette. The trip includes the Station of the Cross, a Torch Light Procession and daily Mass. Each volunteer is Garda vetted and has completed Child Protection Training.
A Divine Mercy Hour: This will be held each 'First Friday' at 8pm in this Church - an Hour of Prayer, Adoration, Praise and Petition. All welcome. December's takes place this Friday.
Year of Faith Leaflets: Prayer Leaflets from the Office of Evangelization for the 'Year of Faith' are available in the Church Porch for anyone who would like to take one.
Bogus Charity Collectors: Please be aware of bogus charity collectors in or around the Church grounds.
Mass for the Sick: The Bray Area Parishes extend a cordial invitation to all, especially the ill and the elderly, to attend A Mass and Anointing of the Sick at 3pm on Sunday February 24th in St. Fergal's Church, Ballywaltrim, Bray. Please contact Fr. Fergal's Parish Office on 01-286 0980 if you require transport.
Bugisi: St.Anne will give a talk at 6.30pm Mass on Saturday February 9th and the 10.30am and 12 Noon Masses on Sunday February 10th.
Have You an Hour a Week to Spare: Do you have one hour a week to spare in the week? Would you like to spend it in the quiet of the Church? If the answer is yes maybe you would like to commit to becoming a member of the Perpetual Adoration. Please pick up a card at the back of the Church and choose which hour suits your needs.
Perpetual Adoration: Why not spend 1 hour with Jesus? In these challenging times great graces can be obtained. Adorers are required for Day and in particular Night Hours. If you are interested and can help, please contact Chrissi on 2723865.