May 13, 2022

Palestrina Choir visiting Estonia and Finland

The Palestrina Choir from St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, Dublin, at the invitation of the Irish Ambassadors to Estonia and Finland, travel to Tallinn and Helsinki this week. It is a great honour for the choir to once again to represent the Archdiocese of Dublin and Irish culture on an international platform. […]
May 8, 2022

Homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell – Good Shepherd Sunday

HOMILY OF ARCHBISHOP DERMOT FARRELL GOOD SHEPHERD SUNDAY  4th Sunday Easter 2022, Sandyford, 11.00 am Good Shepherd Sunday is the day when we pray for an increase in vocations to priesthood and religious life. I am blessed to know, and have known, so many priests who are what they do […]
April 16, 2022

Easter Vigil homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell

Welcoming the stranger is the Resurrection in action! The essential support of the State and NGOs is no replacement for the concreteness and warmth of our love: how we welcome the stranger is the measure of our faith. Easter Vigil 2022, St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, April 16, 9pm Why do you […]
April 15, 2022

Statement of the Archbishops of Dublin and Armagh

Archbishop Eamon Martin of Armagh and Archbishop Dermot Farrell of Dublin, as President and Vice-President of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference, have published the following statement to thank the parishes across Ireland for their extraordinary generosity in raising to date of over €3.25 million in response to the crisis in Ukraine. […]
April 14, 2022

Chrism Mass homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell

Chrism Mass homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, 13th April 2022, 7.30pm   My sisters and brothers, gathered here at this evening’s Mass, we—the people of this diocese, of this ‘church’—in our diverse roles and different stories, form the visible sign of the unity of the Church. All […]
April 14, 2022

An Invitation to Parish Partnerships Building Hope

An Invitation to Parish Partnerships Building Hope   Dear Parish Team, Chair of PPC and Chair of PFC As confirmed by the 3,000 responses to the Building Hope Task Force consultation, there is a widespread desire for renewal in our faith communities. All the signs around us indicate that, to […]
April 14, 2022

Living the Hope of Easter: Archbishop Dermot Farrell, Pastoral Letter, Easter 2022

    “They have taken the Lord from the tomb, and we don’t know where they have put him.” (John 20:2). Mary’s grief at the death of her Lord, is compounded by the shock of the empty tomb. Someone has taken the body of the one she loves. Like Mary Magdalene […]
March 25, 2022

Archbishop Farrell: Homily for Prayer Service for Peace in Ukraine and Dedication of Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell on the occasion of a Prayer Service for Peace in Ukraine and Dedication of Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church of the Sacred Heart, Donnybrook, 4pm, Friday, March 25, 2022  Today we gather at the invitation of Pope Francis to pray for […]
March 17, 2022

Archbishop Dermot Farrell – Homily for St Patrick’s Day 2022

St Patrick’s Day 2022: St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral 2022 at 10.30 am The Lord guarded me before I knew him, and before I came to wisdom and could distinguish between good and evil. He protected me and consoled me as a father does for his child. That is why I cannot […]
March 10, 2022

Statement of the Spring 2022 General Meeting of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference

Statement of the Spring 2022 General Meeting of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference Members of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference gathered in-person this week for their Spring 2022 General Meeting at Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth.  The President of the Conference is Archbishop Eamon Martin of Armagh and the Vice-President is […]
March 5, 2022

Homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell for the Diaconate Ordination of Anthony Kavanagh O.P and Kellan Scott O.P

Homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell for the Diaconate Ordination of Anthony Kavanagh O.P and Kellan Scott O.P Dominican Priory, Dominic Street, 5thMarch 2022   It is a great joy for me to be here today to ordain Anthony Kavanagh and Kellan Scott to the Diaconate. Everyone knows the Dominicans as […]
February 26, 2022

Statement from Archbishop Dermot Farrell on the Invasion of Ukraine

  Statement from Archbishop Dermot Farrell on the Invasion of Ukraine   I wish to express my shock and dismay at the tragic events unfolding in Ukraine.   Significant diplomatic efforts have come to naught in the brutal, cynical, and a very violent invasion of Ukraine in recent days. My heart […]
February 20, 2022

Homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell for the Ordination to the Priesthood of Joseph Keegan

Homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell for the Ordination to the Priesthood of Joseph Keegan, Church of the Most Precious Blood, Cabra 20th February 2022   I welcome you to the ordination ceremony this afternoon; I welcome Joseph; your parents, Andrew and Alice; your family members’ and extended family.  I also […]
February 19, 2022

Homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell for the Anniversary of the Death of Blessed John Sullivan, SJ.

Anniversary of the Death of Blessed John Sullivan, SJ Homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell, Archbishop of Dublin St Francis Xavier Church, Gardiner Street, 19th February 2022. I am delighted to come here this morning to celebrate the annual Mass on the anniversary of the death of Father John Sullivan, and […]
February 13, 2022

Homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell for the 6th Sunday of the Year

Homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell for the 6th Sunday of the Year Church of the Holy Trinity, Donaghmede, 13th February 2022    The Beatitudes are often described as the Christian’s identity card. They identify us as disciples of Jesus.  The Beatitudes are a self-portrait of Jesus.   We know him exactly […]
February 5, 2022

Homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell for Celebration of the Eucharist to Mark the Day of Consecrated Life 2022

  Homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell for Celebration of the Eucharist to Mark the Day of Consecrated Life 2022 Redemptoristine Monastery, Iona Road, 5th February 2022 Every year the Church celebrates the World Day of Consecrated Life.  It is an occasion to thank the Lord for the gift of lives […]
January 29, 2022

Divine Word Ordinations 2022

  Homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell for the Ordination to the Priesthood of Liwei Huang, Joseph Mansah and Clement Narcher of the Society of Divine Word Missionaries. St Philip the Apostle, Mountview. 29th January 2022   As we gather for the ordination to the priesthood of Liwei, Joseph and Clement, I […]
January 1, 2022

Homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell at the Annual Mass for the World Day of Peace

Homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell at the Annual Mass for the World Day of Peace Church of Our Lady of Victories, Ballymun, 1st January 2022   We gather in Ballymun in this church dedicated to our Lady of Victories, and we gather on a day that the Church dedicates to […]