November 28, 2021

Homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell for the First Sunday of Advent

Homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell for the First Sunday of Advent St Andrew’s Church, Westland Row  28th November 2021     Waiting In Challenging Times There are many ways to wait. And waiting has moved to the centre of our lives in ways that we couldn’t have imagined two short […]
November 25, 2021

Pastoral Letter for Advent from Archbishop Dermot Farrell

Pastoral Letter for Advent 2021 On the First Sunday of Advent our Church, and many others, begin a new Church year. The Church begins its year with a time of hope, and Advent—so frequently ‘lost’ in the preparation for Christmas—is the season of hope par excellence. It is the season […]
November 13, 2021

Homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell at the Annual Mass for the Deceased Priests

Homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell at the Annual Mass for the Deceased Priests St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, 13th November 2021.   Every year we gather during the month of November to pray for our brother priests and bishops who have died, and especially those who have died during the past year.  For […]
November 10, 2021

Homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell at the Mass for the Opening of the Academic Year

Homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell at the Mass for the Opening of the Academic Year Wednesday, 10th November 2021 St Patrick’s Campus, DCU.   Welcome to all who have joined us for this Mass for the Opening of academic year as we ask God’s blessings on our work.  The importance […]
October 29, 2021

Together for the Life of the World; Hope for Change in the Face of the Climate Crisis

Together for the Life of the World Hope for Change in the Face of the Climate Crisis A MESSAGE FROM ARCHBISHOP DERMOT FARRELL · NOVEMBER 2021   Click on the image below to read Archbishop Dermot Farrell’s message for the commencement of COP26   
October 17, 2021

Archbishop Dermot Farrell’s Reflections at the launch of the Diocesan Phase of the Synod

Archbishop Dermot Farrell’s Reflections at the launch of the Diocesan Phase of the Synod —Communion, Participation, Mission—  St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral 17th October 2021   Life is alive!  When we reflect on our lives, we see that human life is characterised by change: that which does not change has either never […]
October 14, 2021

Homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell at Mass for the Association of Patrons and Trustees of Catholic Schools

    Homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell at Mass for the Association of Patrons and Trustees of Catholic Schools Dominican Retreat Centre, Tallaght 14th October 2021    Today we remember with gratitude the women and men of religious congregations who established the post-primary schools, at the invitation of the local […]
October 13, 2021

Remarks by Archbishop Dermot Farrell on the occasion of the Launch of the Pastoral Letter: The Cry of the Earth-The Cry of the Poor

Remarks by Archbishop Dermot Farrell on the occasion of the Launch of the Pastoral Letter, The Cry of the Earth–The Cry of the Poor: The Climate Catastrophe—Creation’s Call Urgent Call for Change An Tairseach Ecology Centre, 12th October 2021       The Greatest issue facing humanity The long-term character […]
September 26, 2021

175th Anniversary of the Foundation of the Catholic Institute for the Deaf

Mass to Commemorate the 175th Anniversary of the Foundation of the Catholic Institute for the Deaf   Homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell Emmaus Chapel, Cabra, 26th September 2021   I am delighted to celebrate Mass today as we commemorate the 175th anniversary of the establishment the Catholic Institute for the […]
September 25, 2021

Homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell at the Investiture Ceremony- Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre

  Homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell at the Investiture Ceremony- Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre College Chapel, St Patrick’s College, Maynooth 25th September 2021   At the beginning of his encyclical, Deus caritas est, Pope Benedict XVI addressed the heart of this essential value: “God’s love for us is […]
September 8, 2021

Homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell on the Occasion of the 160th Anniversary of Arrival of the Bon Secours Sisters in Ireland and  70th Anniversary of the Establishment of the Bons Secours Hospital, Glasnevin

Homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell on the Occasion of 160th Anniversary of Arrival of the Bon Secours Sisters in Ireland and  70th Anniversary of the Establishment of the Bons Secours Hospital, Glasnevin 8th September 2021   I am delighted to come here this morning to celebrate Mass on the occasion […]
September 3, 2021

Homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell at the Mass for the Centenary of the Foundation of the Legion of Mary

Homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell at the Mass for the Centenary of the Foundation of the Legion of Mary Church of St Nicholas of Myra, Francis Street, Friday, 3rd September 2021    I am delighted to celebrate this Mass to mark the centenary of the foundation of the Legion of […]
August 9, 2021

Mass to Commemorate the 800th Anniversary of Death of Saint Dominic in St Dominic’s Church, Tallaght, 8th August 2021

Mass to Commemorate the 800th Anniversary of Death of               Saint Dominic in St Dominic’s Church, Tallaght, 8th August 2021 I am delighted to celebrate this mass with the Dominican family to mark the 800th anniversary of the death of St. Dominic, who died in Bologna on 6 August, 1221. In diverse […]
August 7, 2021

Homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell for Mass on the occasion of his investiture with the pallium

Homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell for Mass on the occasion of his investiture with the pallium Saturday 7th August St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral     I welcome you all — priests, religious and laity – who have joined us this evening for this ceremony of the conferral of the Pallium. In […]
July 20, 2021

Archbishop Dermot Farrell wishes the Muslim community a happy and holy Eid Al-Adha Festival

  Archbishop Dermot Farrell wishes the Muslim community a happy and holy Eid Al-Adha Festival   Today in Croke Park Archbishop Dermot Farrell delivered an address on behalf of the Catholic community to wish our Muslim brothers and sisters a happy and holy Eid Festival on the occasion of the […]
July 5, 2021

Homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell for the Diaconate Ordination of Joseph Keegan

Homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell for the Diaconate Ordination of Joseph Keegan Church of the Immaculate Conception, Clondalkin Feast of St Thomas, the Apostle, Saturday, 3rd July 2021 Good afternoon everyone.   I welcome you on this Feast of St Thomas, the Apostle–-the family and friends of Joe who is to […]
June 11, 2021

Statement of Archbishop Dermot Farrell on the appointment of Father Gerard Nash as Bishop of Ferns

  Statement of Archbishop Dermot Farrell on the appointment of Father Gerard Nash as Bishop of Ferns   I warmly welcome the news today that Pope Francis has appointed Father Gerard Nash of the Diocese of Killaloe as Bishop of Ferns.  I congratulate Bishop-elect Nash, and wish him every blessing […]
June 8, 2021

Archbishop Dermot Farrell offers blessing to Leaving Cert Class of 2021

In an open letter to the Leaving Cert Class of 2021 throughout the State, Archbishop Dermot Farrell published the following message ahead of the start of the public examinations tomorrow:   Letter I wish all the 2021 Leaving Certificate students, those who are going through the Predicted Grades System or […]
June 3, 2021

Homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell for the Feast of Saint Kevin

      Homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell for the Feast of Saint Kevin, Mass for the Metropolitan Chapter of Dublin,     3rd June 2021: St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral   I welcome members of the Metropolitan Chapter of Dublin to the annual Mass celebrated on the Feast of Saint Kevin who founded […]
May 30, 2021

Homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell for Trinity Sunday 2021

  Homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell for Trinity Sunday 2021 RTE Televised Mass Church of Our Mother of Divine Grace, Ballygall   “And know that I am with you always; yes, to the end of time.” A person’s last words hold special importance for us. It is that way with […]
May 13, 2021

Address of Archbishop Dermot Farrell to the CPSMA Annual Conference

Address of Archbishop Dermot Farrell to the CPSMA Annual Conference 13th May 2021 I wish to commence my address by thanking the school principals and staff for how well they have cared for the school children throughout the Covid-19 pandemic that affected and disrupted freedoms, habits and certainties.   You have […]
April 26, 2021

Address of Archbishop Dermot Farrell at an Ecumenical Service of Commemoration and Thanksgiving – Trinity College Dublin

Address of Archbishop Dermot Farrell at an Ecumenical Service of Commemoration and Thanksgiving on the occasion of the announcement of Fellows and Scholars, Trinity College, Dublin, Monday, 26th April 2021.    “Sourceless Light”   It is a privilege to deliver the address for the ‘Trinity Monday’ Service in this College, […]
April 25, 2021

HOMILY OF ARCHBISHOP DERMOT FARRELL FOR VOCATIONS SUNDAY

HOMILY OF ARCHBISHOP DERMOT FARRELL FOR VOCATIONS SUNDAY Church of the Good Shepherd, Churchtown, 25 April 2021   During almost 41 years of priesthood, many priests have inspired me.  Let me share with you a brief picture of three of them.  The first could be described as good company, bright […]
April 25, 2021

Homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell at the ordination of Damian Casey to the priesthood

Homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell at the ordination of Damian Casey to the priesthood Merchant’s Quay on 24 April 2021   Liturgically we are still in the Easter season, so I may adapt one of its motifs to the present occasion. Haec est dies (‘This is the day which the […]
April 4, 2021

Homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell for the Easter Vigil Mass 2021

Easter Vigil Homily Notes of Archbishop Dermot Farrell Saint Mary’s Pro Cathedral , 3rd April 2021   For many, our celebration of Easter this year comes at the end of what seems to have been a very long Lent, many months and still counting. We have been convulsed by the […]
March 31, 2021

Homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell for Chrism Mass 2021

Homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell for Chrism Mass 2021 31st March 2021 St Mary’s Pro Cathedral     I extend a warm welcome all those priests and lay faithful who are participating by webcam with us in the celebration of our Chrism Mass. “The spirit of the Lord is given […]
March 17, 2021

Homily Notes of Archbishop Dermot Farrell for St Patrick’s Day

Saint Patrick’s Day Homily Notes of Archbishop Dermot Farrell Saint Patrick’s Church, Ringsend, 17th March 2021   We celebrate the Feast Day of our patron saint in the strangest of times.  We are very familiar with the story of Saint Patrick, his capture and coming to Ireland as a slave. […]
February 16, 2021

Message from Archbishop Dermot Farrell to the parents of children due to receive the sacraments of First Holy Communion and Confirmation this year.

Please find below the link to a recorded message by Archbishop Dermot Farrell to the parents of children due to receive the sacraments of First Holy Communion and Confirmation this year. It expresses to them and to parish communities the broad approach which is being taken: there is no pressure […]
February 14, 2021

40th Anniversary of the Stardust Fire

40th Anniversary of the Stardust Fire Homily Notes of  Most Rev. Dermot Farrell  Archbishop of Dublin 6th Sunday 2021 St Joseph the Artisan Church, Bonnybrook, 14th February 2021.   In today’s gospel we have the story of a ‘leper’ who comes to Jesus. There are many such stories in the […]
February 7, 2021

Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME 2021 Homily Notes of  Most Rev. Dermot Farrell  Archbishop of Dublin Church of the Holy Spirit, Ballymun, 7th February 2021   The words of Job strike a chord with us: “My life is like a breadth, and my eyes will never again see joy.”  On […]
January 31, 2021

Installation of Dermot Farrell as Archbishop of Dublin

Homily of Bishop Dermot Farrell at Mass of Thanksgiving on the Occasion of his Installation as Archbishop of Dublin   “Today, I stand before you more than aware of my own inadequacies.  But you and I also stand before God, the giver of gifts … faith asks us to see […]