December 24, 2023

Christmas Eve 2023 – Homily of Archbishop Farrell

Homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell Mass at St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, Christmas Eve 2023   The chorus of Handel’s Messiah begins with a delicate “For unto us a child is born”, and builds to a thunderous “And his name shall be called Wonderful…” In similar manner St Luke’s account of the […]
December 9, 2023

Archbishop Farrell – Remarks at the presentation of certificates at Dublin Port

Archbishop Dermot Farrell Remarks at the presentation of certificates at the Construction Skills Programme in Dublin Port December 8, 2023 I am delighted to have the opportunity to visit this project and to meet the most recent participants. Today is a day of celebration for you and your family and […]
December 3, 2023

St Andrew’s, Westland Row, First Sunday of Advent 2023 – homily of Archbishop Farrell

First Sunday of Advent 2023 Homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell St Andrew’s Church, Westland Row, Dublin Today’s readings summon us to wait in joyful hope for Christ’s [second] coming, and to be vigilant and alert, for God may touch our lives in surprising ways. This summons is a big challenge, […]
November 26, 2023

Archbishop Farrell – Address to mark 800th anniversary of Franciscan Rule

Archbishop Dermot Farrell Address to Mark the 800th Anniversary of the Confirmation of the Franciscan Rule College Chapel, Maynooth College, November 26, 2023 My friends, as we celebrate the 800th anniversary of the approval of the Franciscan Rule by Pope Honorius III in late November 1223, I would like to give […]
November 25, 2023

Statement on the Riots in Dublin City Centre – Archbishop Farrell

Statement on the Riots in Dublin City Centre Archbishop Dermot Farrell November 25, 2023   The shocking events on the streets of our city on Thursday afternoon and evening have dismayed us all. We have seen with our own eyes, how violence puts everyone—especially the vulnerable and the innocent—in mortal […]
November 14, 2023

Feast of St Laurence O’Toole – Homily of Archbishop Farrell

Feast of St Laurence O’Toole Homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell Tuesday, November 14, 2023 St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, 10.30 am In celebrating the feast of the patron of our diocese, we give thanks to God for the graces bestowed on St Laurence O’Toole in his life, and for the gift of […]
November 11, 2023

Homily of Archbishop Farrell – Mass for the Priests of the Archdiocese deceased since November 2022

Mass for the Priests of the Archdiocese deceased since November 2022 Homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, Dublin, November 11, 2023   Wanting to See Jesus In today’s Gospel some Greeks who have come up to Jerusalem for the Passover seek out Jesus. They ask an interesting question: […]
November 8, 2023

2022 Financial Statements

2022 Financial Statements The Archdiocese of Dublin files two financial reports annually with the Charities Regulatory Authority. The first financial report of the “Charities of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Dublin” (Charity Registered Number 20002022) comprises the financial statements of the Diocesan Support Services and a number of other charitable funds administered […]
November 6, 2023

Share Appeal Sunday

Share Appeal Sunday November 11/12, 2023 Click here for the Share Appeal Sunday newsletter Click here for the Share Appeal Sunday poster To learn more about how collections, gifts, donations and bequests support the work of the Church in the Archdiocese of Dublin, contact Patricia Clifford at the Office for […]
October 25, 2023

Servants of Consolation and Witnesses of Hope: Ministry to the Bereaved in a Time of Change

Servants of Consolation and Witnesses of Hope: Ministry to the Bereaved in a Time of Change Archbishop Dermot Farrell, Pastoral Letter November 2023 “The life and death of each of us has its influence on others” – so says Saint Paul in his Letter to the Romans, his pastoral letter […]
October 2, 2023

Commencement of the Michaelmas Law Term – homily of Archbishop Farrell

  Mass of the Holy Spirit on the Occasion of the Commencement of the Michaelmas Law Term St Michan’s Church, Halston Street, Dublin: October 2, 2023 Introduction I am very happy to be with you this morning to celebrate this Mass at the commencement of the new Law Term. In […]
September 22, 2023

Synod 2023 updates

Synod 2023 updates Monday, September 18, 2023 Letter from Fr Kieran McDermott, chair of the Diocesan Synodal Steering Committee: I write on behalf of Archbishop Farrell and the Diocesan Synodal Steering Committee, seeking your help. The Synod on Synodality – Communion, Participation and Mission, opens in Rome on October 4th, […]
September 8, 2023

Mass at Lourdes Grotto – Homily of Archbishop Farrell

Mass for the Opening of Dublin Diocesan Pilgrimage at the Lourdes Grotto Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, September 8, 2023 My friends in Christ, a chairde i gCríost, we gather here this morning, at the shrine of Mary, to begin our pilgrimage. We begin on September […]
August 27, 2023

Fifth anniversary of the World Meeting of Families – homily of Archbishop Farrell

Introduction and Homily to Mark the 5th Anniversary of World Meeting of Families St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, Sunday, August 27, 2023, at 11am   Introduction to the Liturgy My brothers and sisters I welcome you to our Sunday Mass, on this day when the Liturgy (the Church) puts before us Jesus, […]
June 30, 2023

Statement in response to remarks in Dáil Éireann concerning Catholic patrons and reconfiguration of schools

Statement of the Archdiocese of Dublin in response to remarks in Dáil Éireann concerning Catholic patrons and the reconfiguration of schools  June 30, 2023 In response to certain comments made under parliamentary privilege in Dáil Éireann yesterday [29/6/23] concerning the reconfiguration of patronage of primary schools, the Archdiocese of Dublin […]
June 11, 2023

Archbishop Farrell’s words of welcome for Archbishop Luis Mariano Montemayor

Archbishop Dermot Farrell’s Words of Welcome on the Occasion of the Liturgical Reception of Archbishop Luis Mariano Montemayor, Apostolic Nuncio, in St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, Dublin Sunday, June 11, 2023 Brothers and sisters, dear friends in Christ, it is with joy that we gather here in the Pro-Cathedral this morning on […]
June 3, 2023

Feast of St Kevin 2023 – Homily of Archbishop Farrell

Feast of St Kevin St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral June 3, 2023   Remembering Saint Kevin—Welcoming God’s Future To remember St Kevin is to call to mind not only the patron of our diocese, but it is to celebrate the roots of the Church in this Diocese of Dublin. Celebrating our roots […]
May 9, 2023

Novena to the Holy Spirit

Novena to the Holy Spirit 21st – 29th May, 2023 A period of Prayer, Reflection and Planning for the renewal of the Church in the Archdiocese of Dublin You are warmly invited to join with every parish in the diocese in a Novena to the Holy Spirit – a period […]
May 8, 2023

Marking the 200th anniversary of the establishment of Loreto Primary School, Rathfarnham

Marking the 200th anniversary of the establishment of Loreto Primary School, Rathfarnham Archbishop Dermot Farrell Friday, 5th May marks the 200th anniversary of the establishment in 1823 of Loreto Primary School in Rathfarnham, Dublin. This occurred eight years before the Act establishing primary national education system in Ireland was enacted. […]
April 29, 2023

Archbishop Farrell: Message for Vocations Sunday 2023

Archbishop Dermot Farrell – Message for Vocations Sunday 2023   Things take the time they take. Don’t worry. How many roads did St. Augustine follow before he became St. Augustine? (Mary Oliver, Felicity, 2015) Finding our way is rarely easy. How many roads did Augustine follow before he became Saint Augustine… […]
April 29, 2023

Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock – Homily of Archbishop Farrell

Dublin Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock Saturday, April 29, 2023 Homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell “After this, many of his disciples left him and stopped walking with him, and returned to their former way of life. Then Jesus said to the Twelve, “What about you, do you also want to go […]
April 6, 2023

Chrism Mass 2023 – Homily of Archbishop Farrell

Chrism Mass St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral Thursday, 6th April 2023 Homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell   “The spirit of the Lord has been given to me, for he has anointed me. He has sent me to bring the good news to the poor, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and to the […]
March 25, 2023

Day for Consecrated Life – Homily of Archbishop Farrell

Day for Consecrated Life Holy Cross Church, Dundrum, March 25, 2023 Homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell I welcome you all—in person and virtually—to today’s celebration of consecrated life, religious women and men, as well those who have embraced a consecrated life, in other forms. We haven’t gathered since 2020, so […]
March 17, 2023

St Patrick’s Day – homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell

St Patrick’s Day 2023: St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral 10.30am Homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell We gather to give thanks to God for the gift of Patrick, whose preaching and ministry planted a seed that grew in the hearts of successive generations of Irish people, down to our own day. Patrick offered […]
March 13, 2023

Message of Archbishop Farrell – 10th Anniversary of the Pontificate of Pope Francis

10th Anniversary of the Pontificate of Pope Francis Today I offer my prayerful good wishes to Pope Francis as he celebrates the 10th Anniversary of his election as Pope.  I thank God for his ministry which, building on that of his predecessors, brings us face to face with the promise, […]
February 24, 2023

Archbishop Farrell: Homily at Mass for the Association of Papal Orders in Ireland

Mass for the Association of Papal Orders in Ireland Church of the Holy Rosary, McKee Barracks, Dublin 24th February 2023  “Lord, I am not worthy that you should enter under my roof, but only say the word and my soul shall be healed.” These words of the Mass, recited when the […]
February 23, 2023

Timeline: Parish Partnership Mass Schedule

Timeline: Parish Partnership Mass Schedule (Download this image as a PDF)   Below, in PDF format, are Pastoral Aids that were distributed to parishes in the first week of Advent: Pastoral Aid A – First Joint Pastoral Teams Gathering Pastoral Aid B – Towards a Partnership Council of Parishes Pastoral […]
February 23, 2023

Turkey & Syria Earthquake Collection – this weekend.

Turkey & Syria Earthquake Collection – this weekend. Download this poster as a PDF
January 22, 2023

Archbishop Farrell’s introductory remarks at the episcopal ordination of Fr Niall Coll

Introductory remarks: Episcopal ordination of Fr Niall Coll, Ossory St Mary’s Cathedral, Kilkenny January 22, 2023 It is a great honour for me, in the name of Saint Laurence O’Toole and St Kevin, to come here this afternoon to ordain Father Niall Coll as Bishop of Ossory, the next successor […]
January 15, 2023

Santo Niño Sunday: Homily of Archbishop Farrell at St Joseph’s, Berkeley Road

2nd Sunday of the Year 2023, St Joseph’s, Berkeley Road Mass with the Filipino Community: Santo Niño Sunday Homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell “A child is born to us, a son is given us” (Isa 9:5). It is a great privilege for me to celebrate Señor Santo Niño Sunday with […]
January 1, 2023

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

Mass for the World Day of Peace, 1st January 2023 St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, 11.00 am Homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell An eol duit, a Mhuire, Cá rachair i mbliana Ag iarraidh foscaidh Do do leanbh Naofa Tráth bhfuil gach doras Dúnta ina éadan Ag fuath is uabhar An chine daonna? […]