June 3, 2024

Feast of St Kevin – Homily of Archbishop Farrell

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

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

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

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

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

Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock 2024 – Homily of Archbishop Farrell

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

Cardinal Mario Grech – Iona Road, April 21, 2024

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

Vocations Sunday 2024 – Homily of Archbishop Farrell

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

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

Mass for those unlawfully killed in the Stardust fire Church of St Joseph the Artisan, Bonnybrook, Saturday, 20th April 2024 Homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell In the readings for Mass this weekend Christians are reminded that we have no higher dignity and no greater joy than being children of a […]
April 10, 2024

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

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

The Way of the Cross – Reflection of Archbishop Farrell

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

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

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

St Patrick’s Day – homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell

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

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

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

Referendums on March 8 – Statement of Archbishop Farrell

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

Rite of Election 2024 – Homily of Fr Gareth Byrne

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Statement of Archbishop Farrell on the Declaration Fiducia Supplicans

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

Feast of the Epiphany – homily of Archbishop Emeritus Diarmuid Martin

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

World Day of Peace – Homily of Archbishop Farrell

Mass for the World Day of Peace Homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell Church of the Holy Spirit, Ballyroan, Dublin 14 January 1, 2024 This morning, on the Solemnity of Mary the Mother of God, we come together to pray for peace in our world. We gather against a backdrop of […]
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 […]
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 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 4, 2022

2021 Financial Statements

2021 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 […]
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 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 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 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 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 14, 2022

Chrism Mass homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell

Chrism Mass homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, 13th April 2022, 7.30pm   My sisters and brothers, gathered here at this evening’s Mass, we—the people of this diocese, of this ‘church’—in our diverse roles and different stories, form the visible sign of the unity of the Church. All […]
April 14, 2022

Living the Hope of Easter: Archbishop Dermot Farrell, Pastoral Letter, Easter 2022

    “They have taken the Lord from the tomb, and we don’t know where they have put him.” (John 20:2). Mary’s grief at the death of her Lord, is compounded by the shock of the empty tomb. Someone has taken the body of the one she loves. Like Mary Magdalene […]
March 25, 2022

Archbishop Farrell: Homily for Prayer Service for Peace in Ukraine and Dedication of Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell on the occasion of a Prayer Service for Peace in Ukraine and Dedication of Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church of the Sacred Heart, Donnybrook, 4pm, Friday, March 25, 2022  Today we gather at the invitation of Pope Francis to pray for […]
March 17, 2022

Archbishop Dermot Farrell – Homily for St Patrick’s Day 2022

St Patrick’s Day 2022: St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral 2022 at 10.30 am The Lord guarded me before I knew him, and before I came to wisdom and could distinguish between good and evil. He protected me and consoled me as a father does for his child. That is why I cannot […]
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 4, 2022

Presidencies of Ireland, Scotland and England & Wales call for prayer and peace for Ukraine

      This is a time for peacemaking and witness to peace, not the senseless call to violence – Archbishop Dermot Farrell.   Meeting in London, today, 4th March 2022, the Presidents and Vice-Presidents of the Catholic Bishops’ Conferences of England and Wales, Ireland, and Scotland said: Statement: In […]
February 26, 2022

Statement from Archbishop Dermot Farrell on the Invasion of Ukraine

  Statement from Archbishop Dermot Farrell on the Invasion of Ukraine   I wish to express my shock and dismay at the tragic events unfolding in Ukraine.   Significant diplomatic efforts have come to naught in the brutal, cynical, and a very violent invasion of Ukraine in recent days. My heart […]
February 18, 2022

Statement of the Archdiocese of Dublin on its submission to the Dublin City Council draft development plan 2022 – 2028

Statement of the Archdiocese of Dublin on its submission to the Dublin City Council draft development plan 2022 – 2028 The Archdiocese of Dublin has made a submission to Dublin City Council on the Draft Dublin City Development Plan 2022–28 in response to the public invitation to submit views as […]
November 3, 2021

2020 Financial Statements

2020 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 […]
September 13, 2021

Crosscare Annual Collection

    Crosscare Annual  Collection Pandemic continues to impact services for people most in need The impact of the global Pandemic continues to affect those working with people in need, as demand on essential services increased dramatically in 2020 and funding decreased. Crosscare, the social support agency of the Archdiocese […]
August 30, 2021

Archbishop Dermot Farrell publishes pastoral letter on the climate crisis

Archbishop Dermot Farrell publishes pastoral letter on the climate crisis   “Faith and science are not opponents; in a truly Christian view, faith and reason—Fides et ratio—go hand in hand” – Archbishop Farrell   We are living on the edge of huge historical change. Our common home, indeed our only […]
July 20, 2021

Archbishop Dermot Farrell wishes the Muslim community a happy and holy Eid Al-Adha Festival

  Archbishop Dermot Farrell wishes the Muslim community a happy and holy Eid Al-Adha Festival   Today in Croke Park Archbishop Dermot Farrell delivered an address on behalf of the Catholic community to wish our Muslim brothers and sisters a happy and holy Eid Festival on the occasion of the […]
July 12, 2021

Archbishop Dermot Farrell presents papal honour to Mr Peter Dunn of the Radharc Trust

This afternoon Archbishop Dermot Farrell presented Peter Dunn with the Papal Award, Pro-Ecclesia et Pontifice in recognition of his leadership of the Radharc Trust.  The collection of the ground-breaking Radharc series is large, comprising film and video tape formats, numbering more than 420 documentary films produced in 75 countries since 1962.   Speaking on the occasion of the […]
June 25, 2021

Transferal of the body of Cardinal Paul Cullen to the crypt in St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral

  TRANSFERAL OF THE BODY OF CARDINAL PAUL CULLEN FROM THE TOMB UNDER THE ALTAR OF HOLY CROSS COLLEGE CHAPEL TO THE CRYPT IN ST MARY’S PRO-CATHEDRAL  25  JUNE 2021   This morning the mortal remains of Cardinal Paul Cullen were transferred to the burial Crypt of the Pro-Cathedral, Dublin […]
March 26, 2021

Transfer of patronage of Scoil Chaitlín Maude from the Catholic Archdiocese of Dublin to An Foras Pátrúnachta

Transfer of patronage of Scoil Chaitlín Maude from the Catholic Archdiocese of Dublin to An Foras Pátrúnachta   Archbishop Dermot Farrell has welcomed the conclusion of negotiations between the board of management of Scoil Chaitlín Maude in Tallaght, with An Foras Pátrúnachta and the diocesan education secretariat of the Archdiocese […]
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 […]
December 18, 2020

Special Needs school announced for Crumlin

  Press Release Friday December 18, 2020   ARCHBISHOP DIARMUID MARTIN WELCOMES ESTABLISHMENT OF NEW SPECIAL SCHOOL IN SOUTH DUBLIN        Archbishop Diarmuid Martin expressed his satisfaction that he has been able to facilitate the opening of a new special school in the Crumlin area that will offer urgently […]
November 26, 2020

Advent 2020

      Advent/ Christmas Resources The Dublin Diocesan Liturgical Resource Centre has created resources for all to use during this Advent and Christmas. It is packed with ideas for the celebration of Advent 2020 from the recent series of online pastoral conversations, resources from 2004 onwards and a fresh […]
October 28, 2020

In November We Remember

    Knock Shrine Remembrance Mass Knock Shrine invite you to join us live online for a special Mass on Sunday November 22 at 12 Noon, as we remember all who have died from COVID-19 on the island of Ireland. This Mass will be celebrated by Most Rev Michael Neary, […]
October 25, 2020

Crosscare Advent Appeal

Crosscare Appeal for Support this Christmas as food collections cancelled   Crosscare is appealing to people to support them on line this Advent as they will be unable to hold their annual Parish Food Collection for those most in need. Every December, Crosscare collected thousands of pounds worth of non-perishable […]
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 […]
September 4, 2020

Lourdes From Home – Join the 2020 Virtual Pilgrimage

Frontline workers and the sick among those remembered in On-Line Pilgrimage to Lourdes   Those who lost their lives since the Pandemic began, those who are ill and frontline workers will be among those remembered in the first ever “Virtual Pilgrimage to Lourdes” which will be run Archdiocese of Dublin […]
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 31, 2020

Eid Celebrations Croke Park

 EID CELEBRATIONS 2020 AT CROKE PARK,  DUBLIN  Words of Greeting of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin Friday 31 July 2020   I am happy to have this occasion to wish the entire Muslim community in Ireland and especially those gathered here in Croke Park:  Eid Mubarak, warm wishes […]
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 2, 2020

Statement on 50 person cap on Churches

 Churches across the Republic of Ireland are still awaiting information on the announced protocol between the Government and religious bodies about the numbers that may attend religious services, especially in large buildings. The new Northern Ireland advice is that the number should calculated on the basic of proportionality to the […]
May 28, 2020

Statements on re-opening Churches for Public Worship

  Statement of Archbishop Martin, Thursday, June 4th  Preparation for Reopening of places for public worship:  There is a willingness on the part of public authorities to examine the possibility of bringing forward the opening of Churches for public worship into Phase 3 of the Roadmap, which would begin on […]
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 […]
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 […]