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 […]
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

Talk by Archbishop Farrell at PARISHES CARING FOR CREATION

Talk by Archbishop Dermot Farrell at PARISHES CARING FOR CREATION, the Archdiocese of Dublin’s Laudato Si’ conference Crowne Plaza Hotel, Blanchardstown, Friday, November 24, 2023   The fight against climate change is moving at a snail’s pace on a global scale. Eight years after the Paris Climate Agreement to keep […]
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 […]
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 […]
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

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? […]
December 31, 2022

Statement of Archbishop Dermot Farrell on the death of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

Statement of Archbishop Dermot Farrell on the death of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI This morning, the last morning of the year, our heavenly Father brought Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI home to the house in which—as the Lord Jesus himself assures us—there are many rooms (see John 14:2). We pray for […]
December 24, 2022

Christmas 2022 – Homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell

Christmas 2022 – Homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell at 9pm Mass at St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, Dublin The response of the world in which we live, the reaction of our culture, is to make the story of Christmas into a fairy story: “…and they all lived happily ever after.” However, the […]
November 28, 2022

Message of Archbishop Dermot Farrell on the death of Bishop Martin Drennan

Bishop Martin Drennan RIP Message of Archbishop Dermot Farrell I am greatly saddened by the news of the death of the Bishop Emeritus of Galway, Kilmacduagh and Kilfenora, Martin Drennan. Bishop Martin, who was a priest of Ossory Diocese, served with me on the staff of St Patrick’s College, Maynooth, […]
November 27, 2022

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

St Andrew’s Parish, Westland Row, First Sunday of Advent 2022 Homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell “You know ‘the time’ has come: you must wake up now”—says Paul to the Romans in the reading we have just heard—“our salvation is even nearer than when we came to know Christ” (Rom 13:11). […]
November 23, 2022

The Time Has Come: Archbishop Dermot Farrell, Advent Pastoral Letter, 2022

The Time Has Come Archbishop Dermot Farrell, Advent Pastoral Letter, 2022 I am struck by the phrase from the Letter to the Romans offered to us in the First Sunday of Advent liturgy: ‘You know “the time” has come: you must wake up now; our salvation is even nearer than […]
November 20, 2022

Solemnity of Christ the King – Homily of Archbishop Farrell in Blackrock

Solemnity of Christ the King Sunday, November 20, 2022 Blackrock Parish “Today you will be with me in Paradise” are the unforgettable words of the crucified Jesus to one we call the Good Thief. They are words of acceptance, promise, and hope. The feast that we celebrate today, the Solemnity […]
November 17, 2022

Mass for Deceased Members of An Garda Síochána – Homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell

Mass for Deceased Members of An Garda Síochána in this, their Centenary Year 2022 Church of the Holy Family, Aughrim Street, 17th November 2022 Homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell We are gathered together in the Church of the Holy Family, Aughrim Street, to remember and honour serving members of an […]
November 14, 2022

Homily of Archbishop Farrell on the Feast of St Laurence O’Toole

Feast of St Laurence O’Toole, Patron of the Archdiocese of Dublin Monday, November 14, 2022 Homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell at Mass in St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral In the quest to seek and find God in all things, there is always an area of uncertainty. Indeed, there must be. If a […]
November 12, 2022

Mass for deceased priests of the Archdiocese: Archbishop Farrell’s homily

Mass for the Priests of the Archdiocese deceased since November 2021 St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, 12th November 2022 Every year we gather during the month of November to pray for the priests and bishops of the diocese—our brothers in the service of the one Lord, whom the Father has called from […]
October 28, 2022

Statement of Archbishop Farrell – appointment of Bishop of Ossory

Statement of Archbishop Dermot Farrell on the Occasion of the Appointment of Father Niall Coll as Bishop of Ossory I warmly welcome the appointment by Pope Francis of Father Niall Coll of the Diocese of Raphoe as Bishop of Ossory. I congratulate Bishop-elect Coll, and wish him every blessing as […]
October 14, 2022

Three roles with Archdiocese

THREE ROLES WITH ARCHDIOCESE   The Archdiocese of Dublin is currently seeking to fill three roles.   The Compliance Co-Ordinator will ensure that processes, transactions and other functions in parishes and the Diocese are carried out in a legal and ethical manner adhering to the internal policies and procedures of […]
October 10, 2022

Donegal tragedy: Statement of Archbishop Farrell

Over the weekend, along with people all over Ireland and these islands, I watched with deepening sadness and loss the unfolding events in Creeslough. This tragedy is of huge proportions, not only for the closely-knit community of Creeslough, but for the whole of Ireland.  The words of Saint Paul ring […]
October 3, 2022

Homily of Archbishop Farrell at Mass for the Commencement of the Michaelmas Law Term

Mass of the Holy Spirit on the Occasion of the Commencement of the Michaelmas Law Term St Michan’s Church, Halston Street, Dublin: October 3, 2022 I am very happy to be with you today to celebrate this Mass at the commencement of the new Law Term. In doing so, I […]
September 26, 2022

Building Hope feedback: Archbishop Farrell responds

Dear Parish Team, PPC & PFC,  Thank you once again for your engagement with the Easter 2022 initial phase of the Building Hope strategic planning process in the Archdiocese. Please find below a document from Archbishop Farrell which summarises your responses to the initial parish Building Hope engagement and offers […]
September 22, 2022

Archbishop Farrell: Homily for the Opening of the Academic Year

Opening of the Academic Year Mass at DCU St Patrick’s Campus September 22, 2022 I welcome all who have joined us for this Mass for the opening of the academic year. The world around us always faces many challenges, but it is a long time since we have lived in […]
September 9, 2022

Archbishop’s message to the funeral of Lisa, Chelsea and Christy

Friday, September 9, 2022. It is difficult to find words to express our shock at the tragedy that has befallen the Cash and Cawley families in recent days. The words of the prophet Jeremiah, who himself knew much loss, might help us now. He prayed: Why is my pain unceasing, […]
September 9, 2022

Homily of Fr Gareth Byrne at the Grotto of Lourdes

Birthday of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 8th September, 2022, Homily at the Grotto of Massabielle, Lourdes, Fr Gareth Byrne, Vicar General and Moderator of the Dublin Diocesan Curia Micah 5: 1-4; Psalm 12; Matthew 1: 18-23 Last Saturday, 3rd September, was my niece’s 18th Birthday. I can remember that day […]
September 8, 2022

Deanery Framework 2022

Introduction A renewed vision of the Deanery affirms that it exists in service of the communion and mission of the parishes that make it up and of the particular groupings or partnerships of parishes to which each parish belongs. This document sets out a framework of principles underpinning the supportive […]
August 30, 2022

Accompanying Families: Sacraments of Initiation Policy Dublin 2022

Dear All, I am writing to present the new Policy Statement for the Sacraments of Initiation in our Archdiocese. This new Policy Statement seeks to affirm, strengthen and develop the many years of consultation about the Sacraments of Initiation in the Archdiocese. This process of consultation began in 2018 when […]
August 15, 2022

Solemnity of the Assumption – Homily of Archbishop Farrell

Solemnity of the Assumption, 2022 Homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral 1 His Servant in her Lowliness Today is a day of hope. To celebrate the Assumption is to enter into the hope and the confidence God has for us: “He has looked upon his servant in her […]
August 9, 2022

Archbishop’s message as Brother Kevin retires

MESSAGE FROM ARCHBISHOP DERMOT FARRELL AS BROTHER KEVIN CROWLEY OFMCap RETIRES FROM THE CAPUCHIN DAY CENTRE I congratulate Brother Kevin as he retires from the Capuchin Day Centre, where he devoted his life to the service of the poor. His work with its staff and volunteers transformed the lives of […]
July 18, 2022

Diocesan Appointments (Summer 2022)

Please click here to download a PDF of the Diocesan Appointments (Summer 2022).
June 22, 2022

450th Anniversary of the Hospitaller Order of St John of God – Homily of Bishop Éamonn Walsh

450th Anniversary Hospitaller Order of St. John of God June 22, 2022 – Kilmacud HOMILY OF BISHOP ÉAMONN WALSH   Introduction Today, we celebrate the 450th anniversary of the recognition of the Fraternity of St John of God by St. Pius V, on January 1st 1572 which he described as […]
June 9, 2022

A New Pentecost: Moving to the Edges – Archbishop Dermot Farrell at Ecumenical Bible Week

Speaking notes of Archbishop Dermot Farrell for a Panel Discussion during Ecumenical Bible Week on the topic A New Pentecost: Moving to the Edges June 9, 2022 I thank you for your invitation to this Ecumenical Bible Week, and indeed for the interesting title which brings a number of questions […]
June 3, 2022

Synodal Pathway report and letter from Archbishop Dermot Farrell

Feast of St Kevin, Patron, June 3, 2022 Dear Father, Deacon and members of Parish Pastoral Councils, On this, the Feast of St Kevin, I am pleased to publish Synodal Pathway: the Dublin Diocesan Report (Synthesis). Throughout the Diocese almost 13,000 people engaged in ‘spiritual conversations’ in their parishes about […]
June 3, 2022

Feast of St Kevin – homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell

Feast of St Kevin, 3rd June 2022. 10.30am, St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral Homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell Saint Kevin (c. 498-618), was “the gospel clothed, as it were, in a body” (Alban Butler).  In honouring him as a model of living the gospel of Christ, we celebrate all the people of […]
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 1, 2022

PATHWAYS – Adult Faith Development

Thursday Evening Course for Adults Venue: DCU St. Patrick’s Campus, (MDCCE), Drumcondra Rd, Dublin, 9. PATHWAYS Exploring Faith as an Adult The Pathways Programme is geared towards those who wish to explore issues and questions of: faith; ministry; the Church today and the nature of belief, in an environment appropriate to Adult […]
April 19, 2022

Lay Ministry Collection – 14th/15th May

Lay Ministry Collection 14th/15th May   Archbishop’s invitation to contribute to Lay Ministry Collection In celebrating World Vocations Day last Sunday, we reminded ourselves to pray continuously for vocations to the priesthood, an urgent need in the Archdiocese today. An urgent need, too, is to find new ways for priests […]
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 6, 2022

Holy Week Resources

Holy Week Resources from the Office For Mission and Ministry Family Prayer for Holy Week (Click on the image below to view the PDF) Click to download the FAMILY PRAYER for HOLY WEEK PowerPoint Holy Week Meditation (Click on the image below to view the PDF) Walk this Way (Click […]
March 10, 2022

Pastoral Conversations 2022

Pastoral Conversations 2022   (Scroll down for resources from the sessions)   This monthly session will focus on Holy Week offering 4 pastoral and liturgical ideas for your community.   Our Pastoral Conversations are designed for members of Parish Pastoral Councils, Family Mass Groups, Music Ministry, Sacramental Coordinators as well […]
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 8, 2022

Lent 2022

Pope Francis calls for Ash Wednesday to be Day of Fasting for Peace   During a General Audience address on 23 February last, Pope Francis invited everyone to make Ash Wednesday, next week, a Day of Fasting for Peace in Ukraine. Appeal My heart aches greatly at the worsening situation […]
March 7, 2022

Rite of Election 2022

Rite of Election 2022 The Rite of Election has been an annual event in the Archdiocese of Dublin. It’s the joyful moment in the Church’s year when adults who have been preparing for baptism, confirmation and eucharist are formally called by name by the Archbishop. This year 14 people from […]
February 9, 2022

Building Hope Task Force Report

Building Hope Task Force Report In April, Archbishop Dermot Farrell established a Task Force called Building Hope. The Task Force was asked to assess the needs of the people of the Archdiocese emerging from Covid-19 and to work to support parish communities as they undertake a radical renewal, looking to […]
February 3, 2022

Foundational Leadership Programme 2022

  Foundational Leadership Programme 2022   The Foundational Leadership Programme offers participants a unique opportunity to explore and develop Gospel centred transformational leadership Skills. These skills can be readily applied to the participants own context. The Foundational Leadership Programme is based mainly in St. Paul’s Church, Arran Quay. It is […]
September 30, 2021

Families Walking Together in Hope

Walking Together in Hope – Spiritual Journey for Families Year of the Family 2021/2022     Launch of the Walking with Families Initiative   Archbishop Dermot Farrell will launch the ‘walking together in Hope’ our Diocesan Family Year Initiative on Wednesday 25th August at 6pm in the Pro-Cathedral. You can […]
August 22, 2021

Walking with Families: Resources for Holy Communion and Confirmation

  Holy Communion Preparation This is a resource for parishes who would like to accompany families on zoom with the aid of a PowerPoint meditation. There are also suggested family activities that can be used as part of the journey towards 1st Communion.   1st Communion Family Meditation and Activities […]
August 5, 2021

Imposition of the Pallium on Archbishop Farrell

  Imposition of the Pallium on Archbishop Farrell     On Saturday 7th August at the 6:00 PM Vigil Mass in the Pro-Cathedral Archbishop Okolo, the Apostolic Nuncio, on behalf of Pope Francis, will impose the Pallium on Archbishop Dermot Farrell as Metropolitan. A Pallium is a vestment made of […]
July 27, 2021

Digital Parishes: Creating with Canva

Digital Parishes: Creating with Canva     Join us for workshops on how to use Canva, an online design tool. Canva can be used to create content for your website, social media, posters and newsletters, to name a few. It will take place over 2 evenings, September 2nd and 9th at 7pm. […]
June 25, 2021

Task Force: Building Hope

      Building Hope Task Force       Archbishop Farrell has established a Task Force called Building Hope. The Task Force has been asked to begin with an assessment of the needs of the people of the Archdiocese emerging from Covid-19 and to work to support parish communities […]
March 7, 2021

Where to find Mass On Line

LIST OF CHURCHES WITH WEBCAMS    St Mary’s Pro Cathedral, Dublin 1 OR www.procathedral.ie OR https://dublindiocese.ie/watch-listen-live/   A comprehensive list of Churches with scheduled Mass times is available from the following sites; https://www.mcnmedia.tv/ https://www.churchservices.tv/ https://www.parishwebsites.ie/   Note: RTE News Now  RTÉ will air Mass every weekday at 10.30am from St […]
March 7, 2021

Support Services for Older and Vulnerable People

Support Services for Older and Vulnerable People     Irish Hospice Foundation – Living with Loss We are now accepting bookings for the 2021 series of Workshops on Loss and Bereavement which will be delivered online via Zoom from January – June. Details and booking process can be found on […]
March 7, 2021

Lá Fhéile Pádraig / St Patrick’s Day Resources

Lá Fhéile Pádraig / St Patrick’s Day Resources     LÁ FHÉILE PÁDRAIG IRISH MASS TIMES           LITURGICAL TEXTS IN IRISH (from the Diocesan Liturgical Resource Centre)   Mass (Irish) Click on the image below for the full PDF version Prayers of the Faithful (Irish and […]
March 7, 2021

Amoris Laetitia Family Year

  Amoris Laetitia Family Year   On Friday 19 March 2021, the Feast of Saint Joseph, the Church will celebrate five years since the publication of Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Love) on the beauty and joy of love in the family. On the same day, Pope Francis will […]
March 6, 2021

Holy Week Resources

  Holy Week Resources       The Office for Evangelisation and Ecumenism, the Diocesan Liturgical Resource Centre and Parish Pastoral Workers have compiled a number of resources to help us celebrate Holy week and Easter in a meaningful way.  Ideal for ‘online’ parish groups, home church, individuals.     […]
March 6, 2021

The Feast of St Joseph Resources

The Feast of St Joseph Resources       ST JOSEPH RESOURCE (from the Diocesan Liturgical Resource Centre)   Click on the image below for the full PDF version         SPRING WEBINAR   For the Year of St Joseph, the Office of Evangelisation and Ecumenism will offer […]
March 2, 2021

Day of Prayer for the victims of the Covid pandemic – March 3rd 2021

  Day of Prayer for the victims of the Covid Pandemic – March 3rd 2021   From Ash Wednesday, and throughout Lent, the Presidents of the Bishops’ Conferences throughout our Continent invite us to pray for the victims of the pandemic. On many occasions, the bishops from all over Europe […]
February 15, 2021

Lent 2021

LENT 2021   The Office for Evangelisation & Ecumenism, the Diocesan Liturgical Resource Centre and Parish Pastoral Workers to compile a list of upcoming initiatives for celebrating Lent 2021 – Use the link to find a rich number of resources for online prayer, meetings, activities and resources suitable for sharing. […]
January 24, 2021

Catholic Schools Week 2021

Catholic Schools Week 2021   Catholic Schools Week 2021 will be celebrated from Sunday 24 January to Sunday 31 January 2021 on the theme ‘Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith and Resilience’. Please see below the resources for Primary, Post-Primary and for a resource for the celebration of Catholic Schools Week […]
December 29, 2020

Bishop Dermot Farrell, Archbishop Elect of Dublin

Address of Bishop Dermot Farrell on his appointment as Archbishop of Dublin Church of Our Lady of Lourdes, Sean McDermott Street, Dublin 1  It is with a humble heart that I accepted Pope Francis’s invitation to serve the people and clergy of the Diocese of Dublin as bishop. I am […]
September 9, 2020

Care at the end of life – Bishop’s Statement

‘Care at the End of Life’ – Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference     Following its Autumn General Meeting this week, the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference have released the following statement entitled Care at the End of Life:   Statement Human dignity is inherent in every person from the first moment […]
August 20, 2020

Prayer Resources for use during Coronavirus Pandemic

Thank you to our colleagues in the Catholic Communications Office for compiling a range of prayer resources for all of us to draw on at this time. With them, we will keep working as long as we can to use on line technology to help us pray, to give us hope […]
July 22, 2020

Towards Peace Spiritual Support Service

Towards Peace Spiritual Support Service   Towards Peace is a service offering spiritual support for anybody who has been abused, physically emotionally, sexually, spiritually, in a religious/church environment. Towards Peace was established in October 2014 by the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference and is now co-funded by the IEC and AMRI […]
July 13, 2020

Reflections on Covid-19 from St. Patrick’s College Maynooth

Reflections on Covid-19 from St. Patrick’s College Maynooth   Dr Gaven Kerr is a philosophy lecturer at St Patrick’s College, Maynooth   Treating People with Dignity    The British Medical Journal recently published a debate in which a professor of bioethics argued that age should be a legitimate factor in […]
May 23, 2020

Marriage Preparation Courses

Marriage Preparation Courses ACCORD Dublin continues to provide marriage preparation courses for couples in the diocese. Despite having had to cancel 26 courses between March and July, the majority of our couples are rescheduled, and for those whose weddings are going ahead during this difficult period,  individual courses  will be […]
May 15, 2020

Latest Update on Coronavirus Situation

FURTHER GUIDANCE ON CORONAVIRUS SITUATION   4 June 2020   Diocesan Retreat:  The main Diocesan Retreat was to begin at Tulfarris Hotel on Sunday next 7th June.  Father Brendan Purcell, who was to preach the Retreat, has prepared a short video talk on the subject he had chosen for the […]
May 5, 2020

Mass Cards available from Pro Cathedral

Mass Cards On-Line   St. Mary’s Pro Cathedral are now taking orders for Mass cards on line and over the phone.   On Line E-mail your Mass Card order and details to stmarysprocathedral@gmail.com When you receive confirmation – make your donation. Click the “Donate” button and pick Mass Card product […]
April 26, 2020

2020 Lourdes Pilgrimage Postponed

A letter to all in Our Pilgrimage Family at this continuing time of Covid 19 Pandemic   I write to you on behalf of Archbishop Diarmuid Martin, President of our Diocesan Pilgrimage and on behalf of the Pilgrimage Committee. It is sadly with regret and disappointment that we have no option […]
April 24, 2020

Online Alpha Course

Online Alpha Course The Diocesan Young Church Dublin Team are running an online Alpha course which will start from next Wednesday, 8th July, from 8.00-9.00pm. The course will be run from the comfort of your own home over Zoom for 11 weeks until September 16th. Alpha is a series of […]
April 1, 2020

Faith in a Time of Pandemic – On Line Surveys

Coronavirus, Church and You DCU’s Mater Dei Centre for Catholic Education (Director, Dr. Gareth Byrne) has made an important survey available. The Covid-19 pandemic has obviously had a profound effect on Church. As we pass the most severe period of lockdown, it seems a good time to assess how clergy […]
March 30, 2020

Second Review of Child Safeguarding Practice in the Archdiocese of Dublin

Second Review of Child Safeguarding Practice in the Archdiocese of Dublin undertaken by The National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland (National Board) Date of Review Report: March 2020 Please see link to full report below Second Safeguarding Review Archdiocese of Dublin
December 3, 2019

Significant change proposed in Sacramental Preparation

Dublin Diocese begins process of significant change in Sacramental Preparation   Press Release Tuesday December 3rd 2019   The Archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin, has said training must begin immediately to prepare volunteers in parishes to support families in preparation for Baptism, Confession, First Communion and Confirmation.   For some […]