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. […]
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 […]
December 4, 2021

Latest Coronavirus Updates for Parishes

Update 4th December For clarity following last evening’s updated Covid-19 guidance, Religious Services in Places of Worship are unchanged regarding capacity, with all other protective measures in place to ensure the safety of the congregation. Likewise, there are no changes to attendance at funeral services; however, any post-funeral service gatherings […]
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 OR   A comprehensive list of Churches with scheduled Mass times is available from the following sites;   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 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 15, 2020

COVID-19 Support Services for Older & Vulnerable People

 Support Services for Older and Vulnerable People      COVID-19 community supports are now in place to ensure vulnerable members of the community are reached and helped at this time. These comprise the local authority, Health Service Executive, County Champions, An Post, Community Welfare Service, An Garda Síochána, other State […]
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 […]
November 22, 2019

Share Sunday & 2018 Financial Reports

Share Sunday Financial Statements & Annual Report 2018 MESSAGE FROM ARCHBISHOP DIARMUID MARTIN  Sunday November 24th 2019  “Share, the Diocesan Development Fund, is founded on the ideas of communion and sharing that are at the heart of the Christian life. During the rapid geographic expansion of the Dublin Diocese in […]
October 31, 2019

St Patrick’s College – Courses 2020

St Patrick’s College, Maynooth  Courses 2020 The National Centre for Liturgy, in association with St Patrick’s College, Maynooth, are currently offering to parishes a comprehensive course Leading God’s People in Public Prayer – forming lay leaders in the task of presiding. The course will provide training for those who may […]
October 18, 2019

Extraordinary Month of Mission

It’s 100 years since Pope Benedict XV’s encyclical Maximum Illud called Catholics to bring the Good News to all peoples (Missio Ad Gentes).   To commemorate its anniversary, Pope Francis has declared October 2019 to be an Extraordinary Month of Mission (EMM2019).   This special month of prayer and action calls us all […]
October 16, 2019

Coming Home in Crisis – Crosscare report on Irish Emigrants

Coming Home in Crisis New report identifies negative experiences of vulnerable Irish emigrants Press Release – Monday, 14 October  2019   Vulnerable Irish emigrants returning to this country are experiencing poverty, homelessness, isolation, mental and physical health needs, according to a new report launched today. The findings are contained in […]
October 11, 2019

Canonisation of John Henry Newman – Events & Resources

Canonisation of Blessed John Henry Newman     On Sunday 13 October Blessed John Henry Newman will be declared a Saint by Pope Francis.  Blessed John Henry Newman was  the founder of the first Catholic university in Ireland.  He served as the university’s first rector (1854-1858).  In his 1993 Encyclical […]
September 30, 2019

Bishop Eamonn Walsh retires as auxiliary Bishop of Dublin Diocese

Bishop Eamonn Walsh retires as auxiliary Bishop of Dublin Diocese Press Release – Monday September 30th 2019 Pope Francis has accepted the resignation from the Office of Auxiliary Bishop of Dublin presented, on reaching the age of 75, by Bishop Eamonn Walsh.  The announcement was made in Rome this morning, […]
September 26, 2019

Ancient Bell donated to National Museum

    Archbishop Martin donates historic hand bell to National Museum of Ireland       The Archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin has donated an ancient iron hand-bell, thought to date from the 8th or 9th centuries to the National Museum of Ireland.   The Knockatemple Hand-Bell has been in the possession […]
September 18, 2019

Curtain Call for Clonliffe for Culture Night

  Culture Night Celebrations around the Diocese    Dubliners have a final chance to see what life was like in one of the city’s most historic buildings when the Dublin opens its archive on Clonliffe College seminary for Culture Night.  This represents a final chance to visit the former seminary as […]
September 11, 2019

Lourdes – The Students Experience

Lourdes – the students experience Sunday 8th September   The final full day of the pilgrimage began with glorious sunshine tinged with a bittersweet feeling in the air. While we consider how lovely it will be to see our families on our return and inform them of our experience over the […]
September 4, 2019

Young & old depart for Lourdes on Dublin Pilgrimage

  A 99-year-old former school principal is joining 2,000 other people leaving Dublin airport today (Wednesday) as the annual Dublin Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes gets underway. Nora Hawkes, originally from Askeaton in Co. Limerick and living in Rathgar in Dublin has not let her 99th birthday celebrations prevent her from […]
August 28, 2019

Fr. Tony Coote RIP

The death has occurred this evening (Wednesday 28th August)  of Fr. Tony Coote, Administrator, Mount Merrion Parish. Archbishop Diarmuid Martin expressed his sympathy to Father Coote’s mother, members of his family and all those who supported him during his long illness, especially his ever loyal priest friends.   Archbishop Martin […]
August 6, 2019

Letter to Priests from Pope Francis

Letter of the Holy Father to Priests on the 160th anniversary of the death of the holy Curé of Ars, 04.08.2019   To my Brother Priests. Dear Brothers, A hundred and sixty years have passed since the death of the holy Curé of Ars, whom Pope Pius XI proposed as […]
July 29, 2019

Dublin Diocesan Personnel Changes 2019

DUBLIN DIOCESAN PERSONNEL CHANGES 2019 Effective weekend of 10th/11th August 2019 Additional appointments will be announced on a future date     EPISCOPAL VICARS On the retirement of The Most Reverend Raymond Field, The Very Reverend Paul Thornton, Co-PP is appointed Episcopal Vicar with responsibility for the Deaneries of Blanchardstown, […]
July 19, 2019


  Faithcast is the weekly podcast from, the news source for the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference. Presented by Brenda Drumm, Faithcast is a mixture of interviews and news from the Catholic Church in Ireland.   Episode 54 of Faithcast features an interview with Peter Sands of Youth 2000 in […]
May 15, 2019

Sacraments Review in Dublin Diocese

Sacraments Review in Dublin Diocese   In September 2018, Archbishop Martin set up a Sacraments Review Group to make recommendations on the future practice of Baptism, First Reconciliation, First Communion and Confirmation. The approach agreed was to consult widely and deeply and, out of this, to determine future directions.   […]
May 13, 2019

PATHWAYS – Adult Faith Development

    KNOW YOUR FAITH join PATHWAYS: EXPLORING FAITH AND MINISTRY An Adult Faith Development Programme   Application  is now open for the next intake of participants for Pathways. The programme begins this year in Holy Cross College, on: Thursday 26th September 2019 (7.00– 9.30 pm). Places are limited so […]
March 8, 2019

Papal Altar Bonnybrook Bound

Press Release Friday March 8th Altar used at Papal Mass finds a permanent home The altar used by Pope Francis when he celebrated Mass in the Phoenix Park in Dublin has found a permanent home in a North Dublin parish.  Parishioners in Bonnybrook in Dublin will be worshipping at the […]
March 5, 2019

De Valera in the Gate Lodge 1919

100 years ago this week and without the knowledge of the then Archbishop of Dublin, William Walsh, Éamon de Valera hid out in the gate lodge of Archbishop’s House in Drumcondra having just escaped from Lincoln Jail. The plot was carried out at the request of Michael Collins and Harry […]
February 22, 2019

Emmanuel soloist chosen for “The Voice”

Organisers of the Emmanuel Concerts, which begin in Dublin on Monday (February 25th)  have said they are delighted to be without one of their chosen soloists! Eva Campbell from Skerries Community College was selected to lead her school in a solo performance in the Helix next week, but everyone is […]
February 7, 2019

Survey on Sacraments

Listening 2019    The Archdiocese is seeking the views of parents,  teachers, priests and parish personnel  and the wider faith community on how we might improve the way we prepare and celebrate the Sacraments of Baptism, Reconciliation, Communion and Confirmation. As many people as possible are invited to take part […]
December 26, 2018

Unwanted Gifts Appeal in Pro

Press Release December 26th  2018  Pro Cathedral asks for Unwanted Gifts for Homeless Before you start looking for the gift receipts to exchange unwanted Christmas presents , why not put them to good use by donating any them to the homeless? Staff at St. Mary’s Pro Cathedral in Dublin are […]
December 6, 2018

New Future for Dublin Parishes

New future for Dublin Parishes PRESS RELEASE Thursday 6 December 2018   Archbishop Diarmuid Martin has this week announced the successful merger of three Dublin parishes into one with more expected in 2019. Over three years of local planning and consultation has resulted in the establishment of the new Parish […]
November 27, 2018

Crosscare Annual Food Appeal

Sincere thanks to all those who supported this years Parish Food appeal. An extraordinary 13 tonnes of food has been collected for distribution to families most in need at this time. Thanks also to the many, many people who gave up their time to help out at the main Crosscare […]
November 25, 2018

2017 Annual Report & Financial Statements

Share Sunday Financial Statements &  Annual Report   Today, Share Sunday, we publish Financial Information relating to the Archdiocese of Dublin. Share Sunday is when support is sought and parishioners are reminded of the work made possible by their donations to the second collection at Masses. The following newsletter was […]
October 4, 2018

Crosscare seek cuts reversal for young homeless

Young, homeless and unemployed: Jobseekers under 26 experiencing homelessness worst affected     Thursday 4th October, 2018   Crosscare is urging the Government to reverse the discriminatory cuts to Jobseeker’s Allowance for adults under 26 experiencing homelessness. Uniting at the gates of Leinster House with the National Youth Council of […]
September 30, 2018

Renowned Pro Cathedral Organist Retires

  Renowned Pro Cathedral Organist Retires after four decades of service   Professor Gerard Gillen bought a remarkable 42 years as Organist Titular at Dublin’s Pro-Cathedral to a close today, when he played for the final time at Mass celebrated by Archbishop Diarmuid Martin. Many concelebrants joined with Archbishop Martin […]
September 3, 2018

Dublin Parishes to reflect on Church renewal after World Meeting of Families

  Press release September 3rd Archbishop Diarmuid Martin asks parishes to reflect on the renewal of the Church after the World Meeting of Families   Archbishop Diarmuid Martin has asked each parish in the Archdiocese of Dublin to carry out a preliminary consultation on how to proceed with Church renewal […]
August 29, 2018

Pope Francis’ speeches in Ireland

Speeches and homilies of His Holiness Pope Francis during his Apostolic Visit to Ireland
August 12, 2018

Statement on priest standing aside

In line with Church Policy on Safeguarding Children a parish priest of Dublin has voluntarily stood aside from his position because of concerns brought to the Diocese and reported to the Gardai.  The information received relates to several decades ago and is not connected to the parish. Standing aside does […]
July 30, 2018

The Late Bishop Fiachra Ó Ceallaigh (RIP)

The death has occurred (Sunday 30 July) of Most Rev. Fiachra Ó Ceallaigh, OFM, retired Auxiliary Bishop of Dublin
May 23, 2018

Choose Life/8th Amendment

Parish gatherings & discussions | Message of Archbishop Martin | Statement of Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference | Choose Life 2018 newsletters | Pastoral Message of Irish Bishops
May 10, 2018

Planning for Panama

  Planning for the Pope in Panama! Young Dubliners inspired by Pope Francis are being invited not just to come to see him in the city this summer, but to join in a pilgrimage to Panama next year for World Youth Day. World Youth Day is an international Church event, […]
April 17, 2018

Two boys’ choirs in unique concert in Dublin

  Press Release Tuesday April 17th 2018  Pro Cathedral to host unique concert with the boys of the Palestrina & the Escolanía   St. Mary’s Pro Cathedral in Dublin will this week host a unique joint concert of two renowned boys’ choirs when the Palestrina, the boys’ Choir of the Pro […]
March 21, 2018

Bishops welcome Pope Francis to World Meeting of Families in Dublin

  Press Release – Wednesday 21 March 2018  Bishops warmly welcome Pope Francis to the World Meeting of Families in Dublin   •  Two Irish families to present ‘Icon of the Holy Family’ to Pope Francis today The Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference has warmly welcomed the announcement today by the Holy […]
March 20, 2018

Irish families to present WMOF Icon to Pope Francis

Press Release – Tuesday 20 March 2018 Irish families to present World Meeting of Families icon to Pope Francis in Rome   Two Irish families will present the official World Meeting of Families 2018 ‘Icon of the Holy Family’ to Pope Francis in Rome during his weekly General Audience with the […]
February 26, 2018

Emmanuel gets underway in the Helix

  Press Release Monday February 26th 2018 Emmanuel Concert Series gets underway in the Helix   Dublin secondary school students will take to the stage this week, singing hymns that will be sung at Mass in the Phoenix Park this August – hopefully celebrated by Pope Francis!  Although a visit […]