February 16, 2013

Homily at Dominican Ordinations

DOMINICAN DIACONATE ORDINATIONS 2013 Homily Notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin, Saint Saviour’s, Dominick Street, 16th February 2013 “The Gospel reading we have just heard – which is the Gospel reading assigned to the ordinary liturgy of today – is however particularly appropriate for this ceremony of the ordination […]
February 13, 2013

Ash Wednesday Homily

Homily Notes of  Diarmuid Martin  Archbishop of Dublin  University College Dublin, 13th February 2013 “With Ash Wednesday we begin the season of Lent.  The fundamental thrust of Lent is conversion, a renewal of our conversion at Baptism, a conversion of our hearts to God. The formula that we will use […]
February 11, 2013

World Day of the Sick Homily

Mass and Anointing of the Sick takes place in Our Lady of Victories Parish, Ballymun Road at 3pm on Sunday 10th February.
February 7, 2013

Homily at Service for Consecrated Life

Day for Consecrated Life 2013 Homily Notes of Archbishop Martin, Holy Child Church, Larkhill-Whitehall-Santry, 1st February  2013 Once again we gather to celebrate Consecrated Life and to renew our dedication to the variety of charisms represented here this evening and the enormous contribution of Consecrated Life to the Life of the Archdiocese of […]
January 31, 2013

Homily for Catholic Schools Week

CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK 2013 Homily Notes of Archbishop Diarmuid Martin, at Church of Our Lady’s Nativity, Leixlip, 31st January 2013 “I am very happy to celebrate this Mass for Catholic Schools Week on the Feast of Saint John Bosco, who is considered by the Church, Patron of Educators and the Apostle […]
January 20, 2013

Homily at Christian Unity Service

Homily Notes of Archbishop Martin at Saint Saviour’s Church of Ireland Church, Arklow, 20th January 2013, celebrating week of Prayer of Christian Unity   When I began working in the Vatican many years ago now, I was involved in the preparation of a very simple but useful short reflection of the […]
January 19, 2013

Edmund Rice Commemoration Homily

Homily Notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin / Saint Agatha’s Church, North William Street, 19th January 2013 We come to remember an extraordinary figure in the history of the Catholic Church in Ireland and in the history of education in Ireland:  Edmund Ignatius Rice, founder of the Presentation Brothers […]
January 19, 2013

19/01/2013 Launch of New Safeguarding Committee

NEW DIOCESAN CHILD SAFEGUARDING COMMITTEE  Speaking Notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin Holy Cross Diocesan Centre, Clonliffe, 19th January 2013   I am particularly happy to be with you this morning and I am genuinely grateful to you for accepting to form this new Dublin Diocesan Child […]
January 16, 2013

Jan 13th: Baptism of Our Lord Homily

FEAST OF THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD 2013 Homily Notes of Archbishop Diarmuid Martin Pro-Cathedral, 13th January 2013 “At Christmas we celebrated the birth of Jesus.  The Gospel narrative of Jesus’ birth is not just a cold historical narrative.  There Gospel contains a deeper message.  We learn something vital about […]
January 2, 2013

01/01/2013 World Day of Peace Homily

World Day of Peace Homily, Archbishop Charles Brown, Apostolic Nuncio
December 24, 2012

Christmas Homily

CHRISTMAS MIDNIGHT MASS 2012  Homily Notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin, December 24th St. Mary’s Pro Cathedral  The Gospel we have just heard is about two kingdoms.  There is the kingdom of Cesar Augustus, the Roman Emperor who calls a census of the entire world.  He is […]
December 1, 2012

Homily Mass in Darndale/Belcamp

 Homily from Archbishop Martin on First Sunday of Advent 2012 (December 1st) at Parish of our Lady Immaculate, Darndale, Belcamp When I celebrated Conformation earlier this here I was very impressed by the way the Parish had prepared for the sacrament and I promised the Parish Pastoral Council that I […]
December 1, 2012

01/12/2012 Archbishop’s Comments on Right to Life

 WORDS OF ARCHBISHOP DIARMUID MARTIN AT MASS FOR DUBLIN CURA VOLUNTEERS   During a homily on Saturday, 1st December, at a Mass for CURA Volunteer Counsellors working in the Archdiocese of Dublin, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin made the following comments on right to life issues.  “For decades, now, CURA has represented […]
November 23, 2012

Homily at Mater Dei Graduation

Homily from Archbishop Martin at Mass to celebrate Graduation Day 2012 in Mater Dei Institute of Education, Dublin.     We gather in prayer to congratulate the 2012 graduates of Mater Dei Institute on the completion of their courses. We share in the joy of their families and friends.  We […]
November 19, 2012

Homily at Mass in Thanksgiving for Priesthood

Homily from Archbishop Martin at Mass in the Church of the Holy Child in Thanksgiving for Priesthood with St. Joseph's Young Priests Society
November 14, 2012

Feast of Saint Laurence O’Toole

FEAST OF SAINT LAURENCE O’TOOLE 2012   LAUNCH OF THE YEAR OF FAITH IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF DUBLIN   Homily Notes of   Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin   Archbishop of Dublin   ——————-   Pro-Cathedral Dublin, 14th November 2012                 On this Feast of Saint Laurence O’Toole […]
November 11, 2012

Homily at Mass celebrating 175 years of Blanchardstown Church

Thirty Second Sunday of the Year 2012 175th ANNIVERSARY OF THE CHURCH OF SAINT BRIGID, BLANCHARDSTOWN             Homily Notes of Archbishop Martin Church of Saint Brigid, Blanchardstown, 11th November 2012   It is certainly rare to assist at a ceremony marked by so much history as our celebration here today […]
November 10, 2012

Homily at Mass for deceased priests

 Homily from Archbishop Martin in St. Mary’s Pro Cathedral on Saturday, November 13th at Mass to remember priests of the Diocese who have died over the past year. We have come together in this Mother Church of the Archdiocese of Dublin to pray for those priests of the Archdiocese, or who ministered […]
November 4, 2012

Homily at Rathmines Folk Group Mass

The Homily from Archbishop Martin at Mass in Rathmines Parish on Sunday November 4th to celebrate 40 years of the Rathmines Folk Group.
October 18, 2012

Synod Intervention from Archbishop Martin

XII ORDINARY GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE SYNOD OF BISHOPS   Intervention of   Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin October 17th 2012   I would like to make some comments on the New Evangelization and Language, not in terms of the language of the New Evangelization but of the […]
October 1, 2012

Law Mass Homily

VOTIVE MASS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT on the occasion of the Commencement of the Michaelmas Law Term 2012   Homily Notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin   —————————–   Church of Saint Michan, Halston Street, 1st October 2012   Once again we gather at the beginning of […]
September 28, 2012

Inauguration of President of St. Patrick’s College

Speaking notes of Archbishop Martin at the inauguration of Dr. Daire Keogh as President of St. Patrick’s College, Drumcondra, Friday September 28th.   _____________________________       Our ceremony this afternoon marks a change of President here in Saint Patrick’s College, Drumcondra.  I express my personal gratitude and appreciation to […]
September 22, 2012

Homily at Mass with Congress Volunteers

Homily from Archbishhop Martin at Mass with the volunteers of the International Eucharistic Congress, held in the RDS in Dublin on Saturday September 22nd “One week ago we set out on a journey of prayer and reflection, of song and silence, of renewal of our hearts and renewal of our […]
September 19, 2012

Opening of the School Year Homily

MASS FOR THE OPENING OF THE SCHOOL YEAR 2012 Homily Notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin ——————- 19th September 2012   We come together at the beginning of the school year to invoke the gifts of the Holy Spirit on our work as educators, on those who […]
September 17, 2012

Archbishop launches Crosscare Appeal

CROSSCARE APPEAL 2012   Speaking Notes of   Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin   Archbishop of Dublin       ——————-   17th September 2012       Sometimes actions speak louder than words.  Just looking at this building and seeing what happens here is the best way to allow the […]
September 17, 2012

Homily at Harrington St Confirmations

OPENING WORDS TO THE CONGREGATION AND THOSE TO BE CONFIRMED   The Catechism of the Catholic Church reminds us that the Sacrament of Confirmation brings with it an outpouring of the Holy Spirit, as was granted at Pentecost to the disciples of Jesus. Confirmation completes the Christian initiation which began […]
September 8, 2012

Homily at Opening Mass in Lourdes

Homily from Archbishop Martin at Mass at Lourdes Grotto, Saturday September 8th   Once again we are gathered at this Holy Shrine to begin our Annual Dublin Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes.   We come together in prayer.  With our prayers are united those who are Auxiliary Members of our Pilgrimage and […]
September 1, 2012

01/09/2012 Homily at Mass with Notre Dame/Navy visitors

Homily from Archbishop Martin at Mass in Dublin Castle, Saturday September 1st, with visitors to Dublin for the Navy – Notre Dame Weekend   Introduction  I welcome you all to this Mass of Thanksgiving here in Dublin Castle.  I welcome to Dublin and greet the many visitors with us from overseas, […]
August 11, 2012

Celebration of 800 years of Poor Clare Life

CELEBRATION OF 800 YEARS OF POOR CLARE LIFE   Homily Notes of   Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin   Archbishop of Dublin       ——————–   Saint Damian’s, Simmonscourt Road, 2012           Earlier this week those of us who entered the seminary in Clonliffe College fifty […]
August 8, 2012

8/8/12 Archbishop’s comments on poll findings

 Global Index of Religion and Atheism Comments of Archbishop Diarmuid Martin    The findings regarding Ireland of the Global Index of Religion and Atheism, while they still require closer critical reading, remind believers of the challenges facing people of faith in a changing Ireland.    The Catholic Church, on its part, cannot simply […]
July 24, 2012

24/07/2012 MacGill Summer School address

The address from Archbishop Diarmuid Martin at the MacGill Summer School in Glenties Co. Donegal 24th July 2012.
July 15, 2012

15/07/2012 Sunday Homily At Pro Cathedral

Fifteenth Sunday of the Year Homily Notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin   ——————– St Mary’s Pro Cathedral, 15th July 2012   Jesus sends out the twelve.  Generally in the Gospel we find the disciples gathered around Jesus.  He is the centre of their attention.  The role […]
July 11, 2012

11/07/2012 Homily at Blessing of New Abbott

ABbATIAL BLESSING OF DOM MICHAEL RYAN OCSO Homily Notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin      ——————– Bolton Abbey, Moone, 11th July 2012   We are gathered for an important and happy moment in the life of this Cistercian Community of the Strict Observance here in Bolton Abbey […]
July 9, 2012

07/07/2012 Homily at Avoca Church Anniversay

Homily from Archbishop Martin at Mass to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Church of Saints Mary and Patrick, Avoca (Saturday July 7th)
June 19, 2012

Homily for the “Statio Orbis” of the International Eucharistic Congress Marc Cardinal Ouellet

Homily for the “Statio Orbis” of the International Eucharistic Congress Marc Cardinal Ouellet Prefect of the Congregation for Bishops Papal legate to the international eucharistic congress   June 17, 2012 Dublin, Ireland   Dear brothers and sisters, The fiftieth occurrence of the International Eucharistic Congress is now coming to a […]
June 18, 2012

17/07/2012 Closing remarks at the Eucharistic Congress

Closing greeting at the 50th International Eucharistic Congress   Dublin 10th-17th June 2012   Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin   Archbishop of Dublin       One week ago we set out on a journey of prayer and reflection, of song and silence, of renewal of our hearts and renewal of […]
June 11, 2012

11/06/2012 The Church in the Modern World

    50th International Eucharistic Congress   THE CHURCH IN THE MODERN WORLD   Speaking Notes of   Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin   Archbishop of Dublin   ——————-       RDS, Dublin, 11th June 2012   Those of us who studied theology, at least here in Ireland, at the […]
June 10, 2012

10/07/2012 Opening greeting at the Eucharistic Congress

      Opening greeting at the 50th International Eucharistic Congress   Dublin 10th-17th June 2012     Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin   Archbishop of Dublin       ——————–       Gaudet Mater Ecclesia:  Our Mother the Church rejoices.  These were the first words of the homily preached […]
June 7, 2012

Permanent Deacons Ordained

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin ordained a new priest for the Archdiocese of Dublin this bank holiday weekend and eight permanent deacons. This is the first ordination of permanent deacons in Ireland. On Saturday last, Paul Ludden was ordained a priest in his home parish of Malahide. The new Fr. Ludden (34) […]
June 6, 2012

06/06/2012 Remarks at Theological Symposium

  50th International Eucharistic Congress OPENING WORDS AT THEOLOGICAL SEMINAR Speaking Notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin ——————- Saint Patrick’s College Maynooth, 6th June 2012   As President of the 50th International Eucharistic Congress I am very pleased to welcome you all to this Theological Seminar which […]
June 5, 2012

05/06/2012 Homily at Mass for the sick in St Mary’s Hospital

50th International Eucharistic Congress Mass and anointing of the sick in nursing homes and places of care Homily Notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin   ——————-   Saint Mary’s Hospital, Phoenix Park, 5th June 2012             As we prepare for the Eucharistic Congress I felt that […]
June 4, 2012

04/06/2012 Homily at Permanent Deacons Ordination

  ORDINATION OF PERMANENT DEACONS   Homily Notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin   Pro-Cathedral, Dublin, 4th June 2012   This is an historic day in the life of the Church in the Archdiocese of Dublin.  This evening we ordain eight men to the order of deacons […]
June 2, 2012

02/06/2012 Homily at Ordination of Fr. Paul Ludden

Priestly ordination of Paul Ludden     Homily Notes of Archbishop Diarmuid Martin        Saint Sylvester’s Malahide, 2nd June 2012     One of the most significant moments in the life of a bishop is when he is called to ordain a priest.   A vital responsibility in a bishop’s ministry is that of […]
May 31, 2012

Archbishop’s address at opening of 1932 Congress Exhibition

  Archbishop Martins address at opening of 1932 Congress Exhibition       Those who work with me know that there is one place in our diocesan system where they do not like me to visit and that is the archives.  They know that if I go to the Archives […]
May 27, 2012

27/05/2012 Homily notes of Archbishop Martin at Ordination to Diaconate

Maynooth Diaconate PENTECOST 2012 Homily Notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin ————-   Saint Patrick’s College Maynooth, 27th May 2012      The ordination of these deacons, as they progress on their way towards priestly ordination, is a very significant day in the life of this Seminary.  […]
May 26, 2012

26/05/2012 Festival of Peoples Homily

FESTIVAL OF PEOPLES 2012   Homily Notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin ———- Pro-Cathedral, 26th May 2012   Introduction On this Vigil of the Feast of Pentecost we come together to celebrate the gifts of the Spirit and especially that special gift through which the Spirit guided […]
May 17, 2012

17/05/2012 Commemorative Mass for the Dublin Monaghan Bombings

COMMEMORATIVE MASS FOR THE DUBLIN AND MONAGHAN BOMBINGS   Homily Notes of   Archbishop Diarmuid Martin   Pro-Cathedral, 17th May 2012       It is often said that time heals.  Certain pain, however, remains forever.  Even the regular challenge of day-to-day life over thirty eight years does not heal […]
May 4, 2012

Homily from Archbishop at launch of Eucharistic Congress Prayer book

Will take place on Sunday May 6th at 11.00am Mass at Gardiner Street Church.
April 7, 2012

07/04/2012 Easter Vigil Homily

 Homily Notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin  Easter Vigil, St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, Dublin, 7th April 2012 The resurrection of Jesus which we celebrate on this holy night brings to humankind and all creation an explosion of freedom, of light and of life. The readings we heard from […]
April 6, 2012

06/04/2012 Way of the Cross Reflections

WAY OF THE CROSS 2012 through Phoenix Park Dublin  Elements for reflections of  Archbishop Diarmuid Martin Good Friday, 6th April 2012   FIRST STATION   On Holy Thursday evening Jesus disciples have gathered, as he had asked them, to celebrate the Passover according to the Jewish tradition.  Everything is prepared according […]
April 5, 2012

05/04/2012 Chrism Mass Homily

Homily Notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin ———— Chrism Mass, St. Mary’s Pro-Cathedral Dublin, 5th April 2012 “Communion with Christ and with One Another”:  that is the theme of the 50th International Eucharistic Congress which the Archdiocese of Dublin will host from 10th to 17th June of […]
April 5, 2012

Holy Thursday Homily

 Homily notes of Most Rev. Eamonn Walsh Titular Bishop of Elmham and Auxiliary Bishop of Dublin Mass of the Lord’s Supper, St Mary’s Pro Cathedral, 5th April 2012   What is so special about this ‘night’ – Holy Thursday, the celebration of the Lord’s Supper? It is the night that […]
March 23, 2012

23/03/2012 Archbishop Martin’s address to the Catholic Primary Schools Management Association Conference

    CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOLS MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE 2012   Speaking Notes of   Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin   Archbishop of Dublin and Primate of Ireland   —————-   Radisson Dublin Airport Hotel, 23rd March 2012   Any reflection today on the school system in Ireland and on the place […]
March 22, 2012

22/03/2012 Mass for Belgian school crash victims

MASS TO REMEMBER THE 28 VICTIMS OF THE RECENT   TRAGIC COACH ACCIDENT     Homily Notes of   Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin   Archbishop of Dublin and Primate of Ireland   —————-   Church of the Sacred Heart, Donnybrook, 22nd March 2012       We all know from […]
February 28, 2012

28/02/2012 Archbishop’s address at Crosscare conference

Crosscare Conference   ACTION FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE 2012   Speaking Notes of   Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin   Archbishop of Dublin, Primate of Ireland   —————-   All Hallows College, Dublin, 28th February 2012           A Uachtarain:   First of all let me say that you […]
February 26, 2012

26/02/2012 46 take part in RCIA Ceremony

 Please find below the homily from Archbishop Diarmuid Martin at this afternoon’s (Sunday 26th) Rite of Christian Initiation ceremony which took place in St. Mary’s Pro Cathedral in Dublin. Forty six people, from Ireland and around the world, seeking to become part of the Catholic Church  took part in the  liturgy. […]
February 23, 2012

23/02/2012 Reform of the Church in Ireland: Facing the Future with Hope

    Mater Dei Spring Lecture Series 2012   REFORM OF THE CHURCH IN IRELAND:   FACING THE FUTURE WITH HOPE   Speaking Notes of   Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin   Archbishop of Dublin and Primate of Ireland   ——————   Mater Dei Institute, 23rd February 2012   Clonliffe Road […]
February 22, 2012

22/02/2012 Ash Wednesday Homily

ASH WEDNESDAY 2012Homily Notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid MartinArchbishop of Dublin and Primate of Ireland —————— University College Dublin, 22nd February 2012 The liturgical Rite of Ash Wednesday gives two formulae for the imposition of Ashes.  One is the classical formula: “Remember that you are dust and to dust you […]
February 5, 2012

05/02/2012 World Day of the Sick Homily

Homily notes of Archbishop Martin from the World Day of the Sick Mass.
February 3, 2012

02/02/2012 Day for Consecrated Life Homily

DAY FOR CONSECRATED LIFE 2012 Homily Notes of Archbishop Martin at the Church of Our Lady of the Wayside, Bluebell, 2nd February 2012   One of the themes that run through this evening’s readings on the Feast of the Purification is that of expectation.  Ezekielspeaks of “the Lord who is coming” and of the appearance […]
January 20, 2012

19/01/2012 Homily from the Ecumenical Service at St. Patrick’s Church, Dalkey

Homily from Archbishop Diarmuid Martin at an Ecumenical Service at St. Patrick’s Church of Ireland, Dalkey, Co. Dublin on Thursday 19th January. The service is one of the events taking place to mark the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, which was launched on Wednesday night last by both Archbishop Martin and the Church of Ireland Archbishop, Michael Jackson.
January 1, 2012

01/01/2012 World Day of Peace Homily

The Homily for World Day of Peace,January 1st 2012, from Archbishop Martin at Mass in St. Mary's Church, Haddington Road.
December 24, 2011

Archbishop’s Christmas Homily

Christmas Midnight Mass Homily from Archbishop Diarmuid Martin at St. Mary's Pro Cathedral in Dublin.
December 13, 2011

11/12/2011 Re-opening of the Church of Saint Mary Haddington Road

11/12/2011 Homily notes of Archbishop Martin from the re-opening of the Church of Saint Mary Haddington Road on Sunday 11th December.
December 12, 2011

Finance Area Meetings Address

REFLECTIONS ON THE RECENT MEETINGS ON PASTORAL PLANNING AND FINANCIAL SUPPORT IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF DUBLIN Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin and Primate of Ireland   In the months of November and December we held meetings in each of the five pastoral areas of the Archdiocese of Dublin […]
December 4, 2011

03/12/2011 Accord Family Mass Homily

03/12/2011 The Homily from Archbishop Martin at the Annual Accord Advent Mass which was held in All Hallows College, Drumcondra on Saturday 3rd December.
December 2, 2011

02/12/2011 Crumlin Hospital Foundation Day

02/12/2011 Remarks of Archbishop Diarmuid Martin from the Crumlin Hospital Foundation Day on Friday 2nd December.
November 20, 2011

Homily on Feast of Christ the King

20/11/2011 Homily notes on the Feast of Christ the King at St.Peter's Church in Little Bray, to celebrate the dedication of new altar and the restored Church Saint Peter.
November 12, 2011

12/11/2011 Homily at Mass for Deceased Priests

12/11/2011 The Homily from Archbishop Martin at Mass on Saturday November 12th in St. Mary's Pro Cathedral to remember deceased priests of the Archdiocese
October 26, 2011

23/10/2011 Marriage and the Common Good

25/10/2011 Speaking notes of Archbishop Martin on Marriage and the Common Good, Iona Institute, Davenport Hotel, Dublin, 25th October 2011
October 24, 2011

01/10/2011 Autumn Liturgy Seminar

01/10/2011 Homily at Autumn Liturgy Seminar, Clonliffe College
October 24, 2011

23/10/2011 Mission Sunday Homily

23/10/2011 Homily from Archbishop Martin at St. Francis Xavier Church, Gardiner Street
September 25, 2011

25/9/2011 Homily at Legion of Mary Pilgrimage

26th Sunday 2011 LEGION OF MARY ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK Homily Notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin and Primate of Ireland —————— Knock Shrine, 25th September 2011 Each of us will have his or her favourite paintings and images of Jesus from the history of art.  I […]
September 24, 2011

24/9/2011 Homily at Mass for Mater Hospital Anniversary

MATER MISERICORDIAE UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL 1861-2011 Mass of Thanksgiving Homily Notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin and Primate of Ireland —————— Pro-Cathedral, Dublin, 24th September 2011 This is a great moment of celebration with which I am proud and happy to be associated.  It is a celebration of […]
September 24, 2011

24/9/2011 Rush School Mass Homily

SAINT JOSEPH’S SECONDARY SCHOOL, RUSH – 1961-2011 Homily Notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin and Primate of Ireland —————— Rush, 24th September 2011 One of the things I like to do when I celebrate the anniversary of a school is to try to imagine what the world […]
September 22, 2011

22/9/2011 Schools Mass Homily

MASS FOR THE OPENING OF THE SCHOOL YEAR 2011 Homily Notes ofMost Rev. Diarmuid MartinArchbishop of Dublin and Primate of Ireland——————Holy Cross College, Clonliffe, 22nd September 2011 This annual Mass is an occasion for us all to reflect on our responsibilities as educators to these entrusted to our care.  We […]
September 20, 2011

20/9/2011 Young Christian Leaders Address

Archbishop Martin  hosted a discussion involving 25 young leaders from different Christian Churches, arising from his participation in the  “Breathing Spaces” programmes of Irish Peace Centres, the Irish Council of Churches and the Irish Inter-Church Meeting, The discussion centred on the challenges the leaders experience within their own denominations  and across denominations, as […]
September 18, 2011

18/9/2011 Homily at Dominican Ordinations

25th Sunday 2011ORDINATION TO THE PRIESTHOODOF BROTHERS DENIS MURRAY AND MAURICE COLGAN Homily Notes ofMost Rev. Diarmuid MartinArchbishop of Dublin and Primate of Ireland——————Church of Saint Saviour, Dominick Street, 18th September 2011 Introduction Once again this morning we join in the joy of the Irish Dominican Province as we prepare […]
September 17, 2011

17/9/2011 Homily at Arklow Church Anniversary

25th Sunday 2011 150th  ANNIVERSARY OF THE CHURCH OF SAINTS MARY AND PETER, ARKLOW Homily Notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin and Primate of Ireland —————— Arklow, 17th September 2011 There is one section of our Diocesan Offices which my secretaries try to keep me from visiting.  That […]
September 17, 2011

17/9/2011 Homily at Notre Dame Anniversary

CELEBRATION OF 150 YEARS OF THE CONGREGATION OF NOTRE DAME DES MISSIONS Homily Notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin and Primate of Ireland —————— Holy Cross Church, Dundrum, 17th September 2011 This morning this community linked with the Notre Dame School in Churchtown celebrates 150 years of […]
September 16, 2011

16/09/11 Crosscare Annual Appeal Launch

CROSSCARE ANNUAL REPORT 2011 Speaking  Notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin and Primate of Ireland ————————– Amien Street, 16th September 2011 There is much talk today about renewal and reform in the Church.  There are very few who would claim that renewal and reform are not necessary.  […]
September 8, 2011

8/9/2011 Lourdes Mass Homily

DUBLIN DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES 2011 Opening Mass Homily Notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin and Primate of Ireland Grotto of Our Lady, 8th September 2011 —————— Once again we gather here in Lourdes as a community representative of the Archdiocese of Dublin.  Significantly we begin our […]
September 3, 2011

3/9/2011 Comments on Holy See Statements

COMMENTS OF ARCHBISHOP DIARMUID MARTIN ON THE RESPONSE OF THE HOLY SEE TO THE IRISH GOVERNMENT 3rd September 2011 The Vatican response to the Irish government is detailed and comprehensive.  It is serious, sober in tone and it addresses broader questions of Church policy on child safeguarding. My hope is […]
July 16, 2011

17/7/2011 Homily post Cloyne Report

SIXTEENTH SUNDAY 2011 Homily Notes ofMost Rev. Diarmuid MartinArchbishop of Dublin and Primate of Ireland————— Pro-Cathedral, Dublin, 17th July 2011 Only a few months ago, here in Dublin’s Pro-Cathedral, we celebrated a liturgy of lament and repentance reflecting on the shattering facts regarding the wide-ranging abuse of children by priests […]
June 28, 2011

28/6/2011 Frank Duff Book Launch

FRANK DUFF – A LIFE STORYBy Finola KennedySpeaking Notes ofMost Rev. Diarmuid MartinArchbishop of Dublin, Primate of Ireland—————-Blackrock College, 28th June 2011 Obviously you are expecting me to introduce this book with some comments on Frank Duff.  However, I cannot begin without first of all saying something about the author […]
June 19, 2011

19/6/2011 Commissioning of Parish Pastoral Workers

Trinity Sunday 2011 Commissioning of new Parish Pastoral Workers St. Colmcille’s Parish, Knocklyon   Homily Notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin and Primate of Ireland Today is an important day in the life of the Archdiocese of Dublin as we commission our third group of lay Parish […]
June 11, 2011

11/6/2011 Festival of Peoples Homily

Pentecost SundayFESTIVAL OF PEOPLES 2011 Homily Notes ofMost Rev. Diarmuid MartinArchbishop of Dublin and Primate of Ireland———-Pro-Cathedral, 11th June 2011 We celebrate the Vigil of Pentecost as we prepare in prayer for the great feast of the Holy Spirit.  As is often the case, the texts of the Vigil Mass […]
June 9, 2011

9/6/2011 Festival of Peoples Homily

This Saturday evening (6pm, 11th) on the Vigil of Pentecost, worshippers from nations around the world who have made their home in Dublin will join in celebrating the Annual Festival of Peoples in St. Mary’s Pro Cathedral in Dublin. Inaugurated by Archbishop Martin 6 years ago, the Festival of Peoples […]
June 2, 2011

2/6/2011 Address to Eucharistic Congress Delegates

50th International Eucharistic Congress, Dublin, 2012MEETING OF NATIONAL DELEGATES Speaking Notes ofMost Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin, Primate of Ireland—————- All Hallows College, Dublin, 2nd June 2011 I am most grateful to you for being with us in Dublin on these days to learn about the preparation for the […]
June 1, 2011

01/06/2011 Mass for the International Delegates of the S. Vincent de Paul Society

01/06/2011 Mass for the International Delegates of the S. Vincent de Paul Society MASS FOR THE INTERNATIONAL DELEGATES OF THE SOCIETY OF SAINT VINCENT DE PAUL Homily Notes ofMost Rev. Diarmuid MartinArchbishop of Dublin and Primate of Ireland———–Our Lady of Lourdes, Sean McDermot Street, 1st June 2011 I welcome the […]
June 1, 2011

04/05/2011 Arbour Hill 1916 Commemoration Ceremonies

ARBOUR HILL 1916 COMMEMORATION CEREMONIES Homily Notes ofMost Rev. Diarmuid MartinArchbishop of Dublin and Primate of Ireland Church of the Sacred Heart, Arbour Hill, 4th May 2011 As a child I was always fascinated when I heard my mother speaking about Easter Week 1916.  She was a child of twelve […]
May 29, 2011

29/5/2011 Homily at Diaconate Ordinations

Sixth Sunday of the Easter Season 2011 ORDINATION TO THE DIACONATE Homily Notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin and Primate of Ireland ———– Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth, 29th May 2011 Introduction We gather to call to the order of deacons these 7 young men from various dioceses […]
May 1, 2011

1/5/2011 Homily on Beatification of John Paul II

Second Sunday of Easter 2011BEATIFICATION OF POPE JOHN PAUL II Homily Notes ofMost Rev. Diarmuid MartinArchbishop of Dublin and Primate of Ireland Pro-Cathedral, 1st May 2011 IntroductionOn this Second Sunday of Easter we celebrate the mystery of the Risen Lord and we remember in a special way Pope John Paul […]
April 23, 2011

23/4/2011 Easter Homily from Archbishop Martin

    On this Easter morning we celebrate what for us Christians is the feast of all feasts, Easter, the Resurrection of the Lord, the foundation of our Christian faith.   The Lord is truly risen and he lives for ever.  He has restored life to us out of the darkness of […]
April 22, 2011

22/4/2011 Way of the Cross Reflections

Way of the Cross, Phoenix Park Dublin, Elements for Reflections of Archbishop Diarmuid Martin Good Friday, 22nd April 2011 First Reflection Jesus is the Good Shepherd.  There are many idyllic pictures in the history of Christian art about the Good Shepherd.  A shepherd’s task is much less romantic and sentimental […]
April 21, 2011

21/04/2011 Chrism Mass Homily

Holy Thursday 2011MASS OF CHRISM Homily Notes ofMost Rev. Diarmuid MartinArchbishop of Dublin and Primate of Ireland ———-Pro-Cathedral, 21st April 2011 Once again on this Holy Thursday morning we gather as a Diocesan Community here in the Pro-Cathedral, the Mother Church of the Archdiocese, for this unique liturgy, for this […]
April 14, 2011

14/04/2011 Launch of Child Safeguarding Policy for the Dublin Diocese

LAUNCH OF DUBLIN DIOCESAN CHILD SAFEGUARDING AND PROTECTION POLICY AND PROCEDURES Speaking Notes ofMost Rev. Diarmuid MartinArchbishop of Dublin and Primate of Ireland ———-Holy Cross College, Clonliffe, 14th April 2011 The launch of the Dublin Diocesan Child Safeguarding and Protection Policy and Procedures document is not an isolated launch.  It […]
April 4, 2011

4/4/2011 Marquette Conference Address

HARM, HOPE AND HEALING Marquette University International Dialogue on the Clergy Sexual Abuse Scandal————–THE TRUTH WILL MAKE YOU FREE:  A PERSONAL JOURNEY Lecture Notes ofMost Rev. Diarmuid MartinArchbishop of Dublin and Primate of Ireland ———-Marquette University, Milwaukee, 4th April 2011 My reflections this morning are very much personal in tone.  […]
March 31, 2011

31/3/2011 ACCS Conference Meidating School Ethos

Association of Community and Comprehensive Schools Convention 2011 MEDIATING SCHOOL ETHOS AS A CO-PATRON Lecture Notes ofMost Rev. Diarmuid MartinArchbishop of Dublin and Primate of Ireland ———-6pm White’s Hotel, Wexford, 31st March 2011 We are experiencing a challenging time regarding education in Ireland.  There is great cultural ferment and a […]
March 15, 2011

15/03/2011 The Relationship between Church and State

Mater Dei Institute of Education and DCU Institute of EthicsTHE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN CHURCH AND STATE Lecture Notes ofMost Rev. Diarmuid MartinArchbishop of Dublin and Primate of Ireland ———-Mater Dei Institute, 15th March 2011 When I was asked some months ago to give this Mater Dei/DCU Lecture on the Relationship between […]