June 28, 2024

Feast of St Josemaría Escrivá – Homily of Archbishop Farrell

Feast of St Josemaría Escrivá Homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell Church of Our Lady Queen of Peace, Merrion Road, Dublin June 26, 2024 It can happen anywhere, anytime, to anyone. For certain Galilean fishermen it was when they were going about their normal, everyday lives, casting and catching, cleaning, chatting. […]
June 3, 2024

Feast of St Kevin – Homily of Archbishop Farrell

Feast of St Kevin, June 3, 2024 Homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, Dublin “I have told you this, so that my own joy might be in you, and your joy be complete.” (John 15:11). When our faith comes to life, it is a sharing in the joy […]
May 26, 2024

Ordination Homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell and addresses of Bishops Roche and Dempsey

Ordination of Father Donal Roche as Auxiliary Bishop of Dublin and Welcoming of Bishop Paul Dempsey as Auxiliary Bishop in Dublin Trinity Sunday 2024 St Andrew’s, Westland Row   Homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell and Addresses of Bishop Donal Roche and Bishop Paul Dempsey Homily of Archbishop Farrell Only the […]
May 17, 2024

50th Anniversary of the Dublin and Monaghan Bombings – Homily of Archbishop Farrell

Mass for Families of “Justice for the Forgotten” 50th Anniversary of the Dublin and Monaghan Bombings May 17, 2023 St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral Patrick Askin; Josie Bradley; Marie Butler; Anne Byrne; Thomas Campbell; Simone Chetrit; Thomas Croarkin; John Dargle; Concepta Dempsey; Colette Doherty; Baby Doherty; Patrick Fay; Elizabeth Fitzgerald; Breda Bernadette […]
April 27, 2024

Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock 2024 – Homily of Archbishop Farrell

Dublin Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock 4th Saturday after Easter April 27, 2024 Homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell In our Gospel today, Philip expresses a request that is often in the hearts of people of faith, or people on their way to faith: “Lord, let us see the Father and then […]
April 21, 2024

Cardinal Mario Grech – Iona Road, April 21, 2024

St Columba’s Church, Iona Road, Dublin Homily of Cardinal Mario Grech Sunday, April 21, 2024 Dostoyevsky has a very beautiful and well-known phrase in his novel The Idiot: ‘beauty will save the world’. According to this author, it’s not justice or God who will save the world, but beauty. Salvation […]
April 21, 2024

Vocations Sunday 2024 – Homily of Archbishop Farrell

Church of the Sacred Heart, Donnybrook Vocations Sunday, April 21, 2024 Homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell We gather to graduate 45 people who completed the year-long Certificate course in Catechesis. First of all, I want to thank you for giving your time to take this course which ran for eight […]
April 21, 2024

Mass for those unlawfully killed in the Stardust fire – Homily of Archbishop Farrell

Mass for those unlawfully killed in the Stardust fire Church of St Joseph the Artisan, Bonnybrook, Saturday, 20th April 2024 Homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell In the readings for Mass this weekend Christians are reminded that we have no higher dignity and no greater joy than being children of a […]
April 18, 2024

Novena to the Holy Spirit – 2024

Novena to the Holy Spirit 12th – 20th May 2024 for the renewal of the Church in the Archdiocese of Dublin You are warmly invited to join once again with every parish in the diocese in a Novena to the Holy Spirit – our dedicated period of prayer, reflection and […]
April 10, 2024

Appointment of Bishop Paul Dempsey as Auxiliary Bishop of Dublin – Statement of Archbishop Farrell

Statement of Archbishop Dermot Farrell on the Occasion of the Appointment of Bishop Paul Dempsey as Auxiliary Bishop of Dublin April 10, 2024 I warmly welcome Pope Francis’s appointment of Bishop Paul Dempsey as Titular Bishop of Sita, and Auxiliary Bishop of Dublin. I am very grateful to the Holy […]
March 29, 2024

The Way of the Cross – Reflection of Archbishop Farrell

The Way of the Cross Reflection of Archbishop Dermot Farrell Phoenix Park, Dublin Good Friday, March 29, 2024 Today is Good Friday. Those people who believe in a Christian God remember the day his Son, his messenger, went to his death with cries: “My God, my God, why have you […]
March 28, 2024

The Spirit of the Lord is Upon Us – Chrism Mass homily of Archbishop Farrell

The Spirit of the Lord is Upon Us Chrism Mass, Holy Thursday, March 28, 2024 St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, Dublin Homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell    “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me …” It is not a story of anointing that the Church puts before us at the Chrism […]
March 17, 2024

St Patrick’s Day – homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell

St Patrick’s Day 2024 Homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, Dublin National celebrations can be occasions for a great deal of rhetoric. Today’s celebration is no exception. Many legends have grown up around our national apostle. It is therefore important to balance our national narratives by Patrick’s own […]
March 5, 2024

Pope Francis appoints Fr Donal Roche as Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Dublin

Pope Francis appoints Fr Donal Roche as Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Dublin On, Tuesday, March 5, 2024, the Holy Father Pope Francis appointed Fr Donal Roche, a priest of the Archdiocese of Dublin, as Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Dublin. Please find below an overview of the […]
February 29, 2024

Referendums on March 8 – Statement of Archbishop Farrell

The Family (39th) and Care (40th) Amendments to the Constitution Statement of Archbishop Dermot Farrell Voting is a way to show that we care about making society better. In Catholic social teaching, it’s important to take part in the democratic process. The Catholic Church says that everyone should vote responsibly […]
February 19, 2024

Rite of Election 2024 – Homily of Fr Gareth Byrne

Rite of Election of Catechumens and Call of Candidates St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, Dublin Sunday, February 18, 2024 Homily of Very Rev Gareth Byrne, VG For the Feast of St Brigid, the 1st of February, I was given a gift of a basket planted with miniature daffodils, almost ready to flower; […]
February 6, 2024

Statement of Archbishop Farrell on the death of former Taoiseach John Bruton

Statement on the death of the Former Taoiseach John Bruton February 6, 2024 It was with profound sadness that I learned this morning of the death of John Bruton. Throughout his life and long political career, John was dedicated and inspiring politician, committed to the flourishing of Ireland, and to […]
January 28, 2024

Homily of Archbishop Farrell at diaconal ordination, Church Street, Dublin

Homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell at the diaconal ordination of Brother Antony Kurian OFM Cap Capuchin Friary, Church Street, Dublin 7 Sunday, January 28, 2024   Diaconate—Call to Prophetic Service It is a great joy for me to be with you today to ordain Brother Antony Kurian to the Diaconate. […]
January 21, 2024

“Called to Meet our Fear” – Homily of Archbishop Farrell

“Called to Meet our Fear” Homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell St Patrick’s Church, Corduff, Blanchardstown January 21, 2024 – 3rd Sunday of Ordinary Time and the Sunday of the Word of God   “Now the word of the Lord was addressed to Jonah, “Up!” he said, “and go to Nineveh, the great […]
January 8, 2024

Statement of Archbishop Farrell on the Declaration Fiducia Supplicans

Statement of Archbishop Dermot Farrell, Archbishop of Dublin, on the Declaration Fiducia Supplicans Linked to below are two documents issued by the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith, namely the Declaration Fiducia Supplicans, on the Pastoral Meaning of Blessings, issued on 18th December 2023—that allowed the giving of simple […]
January 6, 2024

Feast of the Epiphany – homily of Archbishop Emeritus Diarmuid Martin

Feast of the Epiphany Saturday, January 6, 2024 Homily of Archbishop Emeritus Diarmuid Martin St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, Dublin We celebrate today the Feast of the Epiphany. Most of us will have fond memories from our own homes of the figures of the three wise men who were kept on the […]
January 1, 2024

World Day of Peace – Homily of Archbishop Farrell

Mass for the World Day of Peace Homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell Church of the Holy Spirit, Ballyroan, Dublin 14 January 1, 2024 This morning, on the Solemnity of Mary the Mother of God, we come together to pray for peace in our world. We gather against a backdrop of […]