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July 21, 2024

Ordination to the Diaconate of Brother Ciarán Egan – Homily of Bishop Dempsey

Ordination to the Diaconate of Brother Ciarán Egan Homily of Bishop Paul Dempsey St Kevin’s, Harrington Street July 21, 2024 We gather on this special day in the life of Brother Ciarán and his family and the Oratorian community as he offers his life in service to the Lord and […]
July 21, 2024

Archbishop Farrell’s words of welcome for Cardinal Pierbattista Pizzaballa

Words of welcome for His Beatitude Cardinal Pierbattista Pizzaballa OFM, Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, Dublin Sunday, July 21, 2024 I warmly welcome His Beatitude Cardinal Pierbattista Pizzaballa, Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, to St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral as the principal celebrant and homilist of our Mass today. I also […]
June 28, 2024

Feast of St Josemaría Escrivá – Homily of Archbishop Farrell

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

Feast of St Kevin – Homily of Archbishop Farrell

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

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

Ordination of Father Donal Roche as Auxiliary Bishop of Dublin and Welcoming of Bishop Paul Dempsey as Auxiliary Bishop in Dublin Trinity Sunday 2024 St Andrew’s, Westland Row   Homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell and Addresses of Bishop Donal Roche and Bishop Paul Dempsey Homily of Archbishop Farrell Only the […]
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 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 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 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 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 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 […]
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 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 […]
May 9, 2023

Novena to the Holy Spirit – 2023

Novena to the Holy Spirit 21st – 29th May, 2023 A period of Prayer, Reflection and Planning for the renewal of the Church in the Archdiocese of Dublin You are warmly invited to join with every parish in the diocese in a Novena to the Holy Spirit – a period […]
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 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 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 […]
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 […]
November 3, 2022

Share Appeal Sunday, November 12/13, 2022

Share Appeal Sunday takes place on the weekend of November 12/13, highlighting the important work that is funded by the weekly collection. Click here to download the 2022 Share Newsletter. Click here for a poster which can be printed and displayed in your church and parish centre, as well as […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 14, 2022

Archdiocese of Dublin Statement of Mission

Statement of Mission A year after his installation, Archbishop Dermot Farrell, guided by the Building Hope Task Force Report, presents a Statement of Mission for the Dublin Archdiocese. This Statement highlights our core mission in a time of rapid change, setting out a vision for the diocese and providing values […]
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 11, 2022

Manresa Synod Evenings

  Manresa Synod Evenings     The Diocesan Synodal Steering Committee is grateful to the members of the Manresa Team who have created a series on Synodal prayer and discernment evenings which has immense potential for all of us who care about the future of handing on the faith in our country. […]
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 8, 2022

Ecumenical St. Patrick’s Day Service

  Ecumenical St. Patrick’s Day Service “Speak to us of God!” this quote from a legendary dialogue between Celtic princess Eithne Alba and St. Patrick is the theme for this year’s ecumenical service on St. Patrick’s Day in Dublin’s St. Patrick’s Cathedral, 6pm. For the first time since 2019 the […]
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 26, 2022

Pope Francis calls for Ash Wednesday to be Day of Fasting for Peace

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 […]
February 20, 2022

Day of Prayer for Survivors and Victims of Abuse Friday 25 February 2022

  The annual Day of Prayer for Survivors and Victims of Abuse will take place on Friday 25 February 2022. The Day of Prayer is an initiative by Pope Francis and was first marked in Irish dioceses and parishes in 2017.     Candle of Atonement and Prayer  The bishops […]
February 7, 2022

World Day of Prayer, Reflection and Action Against Human Trafficking

World Day of Prayer, Reflection and Action Against Human Trafficking Pope Francis designated 8th February, the feast of St Josephine Bakhita, as the World Day of Prayer, Reflection and Action Against Human Trafficking.  Prayer Resource Click on the image below for the PDF version Homily Suggestions Click on the image […]
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 […]
January 31, 2022

30th World Day of the Sick – 11 February 2022

30th World Day of the Sick 11 February 2022 “Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful ” (Lk 6:36). Standing beside those who suffer on a path of charity Celebrate the 30th World Day of the Sick/Feast of our Lady of Lourdes by joining with the Redemptoristine Sisters, Drumcondra (rednuns.com […]
January 26, 2022

World Day of Prayer for Consecrated Life

World Day of Prayer for Consecrated Life Archbishop Dermot Farrell will celebrate Mass at 11am on the 5th of February to mark World Day of Prayer for Consecrated Life. You can join us via webcam at www.rednuns.com
January 25, 2022

Day of Prayer for Peace – 26th January 2022

Day of Prayer for Peace Pope Francis calls for a day of prayer for peace over Ukraine situation Pope Francis has called for Wednesday 26 January to be a day of prayer for peace over the increasing tensions that threaten peace in Ukraine. At the conclusion of Sunday’s midday Angelus, […]
January 19, 2022

Sunday Word of God – January 23rd 2022

Introduction In his Apostolic Letter of 30 September 2019, Aperuit illis Pope Francis established that the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time is to be the Sunday of the Word of God. He had already proposed something similar at the end of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy. Sunday of the Word of God […]
January 19, 2022

Catholic Schools Week 2022

  Catholic Schools Week 2022 ‘Living Life to the Full’     Catholic Schools Week will be celebrated in schools across the island of Ireland from Sunday 23 January – Sunday 30 January. The theme for Catholic Schools Week 2022 is ‘Catholic Schools: Living Life to the Full’. During Catholic […]
January 19, 2022

Annual Collection for ACCORD – 12/13 February

      The annual Collection for ACCORD Dublin, the Diocesan Agency for Marriage and the Family, will be made at all Masses on the weekend of 12 & 13 February 2022.   ACCORD Dublin throughout the Diocese offers:   Marriage Preparation courses – online, small groups. Counselling for couples and […]
January 12, 2022

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2022

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2022   Theme The theme for the 2022 Week of Prayer is ‘We saw the star in the East, and we came to worship him’ (Mt 2:2), taken from the account of the visit of the magi to pay homage to the infant king […]
January 11, 2022

Vacancy: Communications Officer – Archdiocese of Dublin

It is an exciting time in the Archdiocese, with a new Archbishop in post, many pastoral initiatives being undertaken, restructuring plans being developed, and hope-filled ministries and services being delivered every day of the year. We are looking for a communications officer to lead our internal communications within the Catholic […]
January 5, 2022

Synodal Pathway

Context In his homily of the 3rd June 2021 the Archbishop reminded us of the context we find ourselves in as we are invited to embark upon a synodal pathway. This context is one of an ever-changing Church in an ever-changing world. “The Church centred around the monasteries of early […]
December 29, 2021

Annual Mass for Peace

  Annual Mass for Peace   We invite you and your family to join us online for The Annual Mass for Peace Saturday,  January 1st 2022 at 11.00 am,  Our Lady of Victories Ballymun Road. Our Lady of Victories’ Webcam | Our Lady of Victories (olv.ie)  
November 25, 2021

Advent 2021

  Pastoral Letter for Advent 2021 On the First Sunday of Advent our Church, and many others, begin a new Church year. The Church begins its year with a time of hope, and Advent—so frequently ‘lost’ in the preparation for Christmas—is the season of hope par excellence. It is the […]
November 25, 2021

Crosscare Christmas Online Appeal

    On line appeal for families in food poverty December 2021   We in Crosscare need your support to help families experiencing food poverty this Christmas.  We are working with hundreds of families and children in Dublin who struggle to get basic food supplies. Families need our help this […]
November 24, 2021

Online Advent Service

ONLINE ADVENT SERVICE  ‘BE STILL’   Saturday – 27 November 2021 at 4.00 p.m. From the Monastery of St. Alphonsus, Drumcondra www.rednuns.com   Join the Community for this quiet time of praise, reflection and inspiration   Plus input from the Office for Mission and Ministry      
November 18, 2021

Chaplains: Ministers of Hope

  CHAPLAINS: MINISTERS OF HOPE    Chaplains: Ministers of Hope edited by Alan Hilliard and with a foreword by Bishop Éamonn Walsh presented by Messenger Publications in conjunction with The Blackrock Clinic was launched recently by Mary Harney and you can hear her engaging, reflective, and thought-provoking address in the […]
November 18, 2021

Diocesan Altar Server Day

The Annual Diocesan Altar Server day that was due to take place on Saturday 20th November 2021 in the Capuchin Church, St. Mary of the Angels’, Church Street, Dublin 7 has been postponed until Spring 2022. Until then, let us have a look back at the Altar Server Day that […]
November 15, 2021

Walk of Light

Walk of Light The Walk of Light is a prayer for light in times of darkness. In the shadow of the global pandemic, this year’s theme is “In his name, the nations will put their hope.” Groups of the faithful, assembled from our various congregations, will welcome the pilgrims at […]
November 5, 2021

Pilgrimage of the Irish Bishops to Knock and Celebration of Mass for those who died during the pandemic, Sunday 14 November 2021

  Pilgrimage of the Irish Bishops to Knock and Celebration of Mass for those who died during the pandemic, Sunday 14 November 2021     The Covid-19 pandemic has been a particularly difficult time for those who have lost loved ones and have often had to cope with their grief […]
November 4, 2021

St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral Charity Concerts

St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral Charity Concerts St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral is holding two charity concerts in aid of Peter Mcverry trust, blossom Ireland and Dogs Aid on the 6th and 7th Dec. Please see the posters below for more details: * Please note these events have been postponed until Easter time, this […]
November 4, 2021

Dr Cora O’Farrell appointed the new director of the Mater Dei Centre for Catholic Education

Dr Cora O’Farrell appointed the new director of the Mater Dei Centre for Catholic Education     Dr. Cora O’Farrell was announced as the new Director of the Mater Dei Centre for Catholic Education at an event with Archbishop Dermot Farrell and President of Dublin City University Prof Daire Keogh. […]
November 4, 2021

Vacancies

  Faith Development Worker – Iona Road For full details, visit www.ionaroadparish.ie.
October 19, 2021

World Mission Sunday – October 24th

World Mission Sunday October 24th   World Mission Sunday is the Holy Father’s annual appeal for spiritual and financial support so that the life-giving work of overseas mission and missionaries can continue. It always falls on the second last Sunday in October, meaning this year it will be celebrated on […]
October 13, 2021

Remarks by Archbishop Dermot Farrell on the occasion of the Launch of the Pastoral Letter: The Cry of the Earth-The Cry of the Poor

Remarks by Archbishop Dermot Farrell on the occasion of the Launch of the Pastoral Letter, The Cry of the Earth–The Cry of the Poor: The Climate Catastrophe—Creation’s Call Urgent Call for Change An Tairseach Ecology Centre, 12th October 2021       The Greatest issue facing humanity The long-term character […]
September 30, 2021

Day for Life 2021

About Day for Life Day for Life is celebrated annually by the Catholic Church in Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales. It is a day dedicated to raising awareness of the meaning and value of human life at every stage and in every condition.  This year’s Day for Life will be celebrated in Ireland […]
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 […]
September 25, 2021

Safeguarding Sunday – 26th September

This Sunday is Safeguarding Sunday in the Archdiocese of Dublin. It is the day where we highlight just how much safeguarding all is a vital part of our day-to-day life in the parish. We have learned from the past and use it create and uphold the highest safeguarding standards. It […]
September 25, 2021

The launch of the new Vincentian Family Website – Monday 27th September

  The launch of the new Vincentian Family Website will take place in St. Peter’s Church in Phibsborough on Monday 27th September (the feast of St. Vincent de Paul) at 8pm. You can attend the launch in person or join  online at : https://youtu.be/s73IPyePreo You can check out the new website […]
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 […]
September 9, 2021

Dublin Diocesan Pilgrimage “Lourdes at Home 2021” A Virtual Journey Together

Dublin Diocesan Pilgrimage “Lourdes at Home 2021” A Virtual Journey Together Sanctuary Theme 2021: “Lourdes: A place of Grace, of Hope and of Resilience”     Thursday 9th September Holy Hour (Lourdes Style) 8pm in the church of Our Lady Mother of the Church, Castleknock (churchservices.tv/castleknock)   Recitation of the […]
September 7, 2021

Season of Creation 2021

    Season of Creation 2021   The Season of Creation has a special significance for the Catholic Church, particularly since Pope Francis established 1 September as an annual World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation.  The Season of Creation or Creation Time, is marked throughout the Christian […]
September 6, 2021

Catholic Historical Society of Ireland Conference

This year’s Catholic Historical Society of Ireland conference will be the first time that the society has hosted an online event on Saturday 11th September between 11am and 5pm.   The conference is free to attend and registration is now open via Eventbrite at this link:   https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/ireland-and-vatican-ii-catholic-historical-society-of-ireland-conference-tickets-166383223701?utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&utm-medium=discovery&utm-term=listing&utm-source=cp&aff=escb  
September 3, 2021

Appointments 2021

Dublin Diocesan Appointments 2021 30th June 2021     Moderator of the Curia Father Gareth Byrne appointed Moderator of the Curia.   Vicars General Father Gareth Byrne, Monsignor Ciaran O’Carroll and Father Donal Roche appointed Vicars General.   Diocesan Chancellor Father Paul Coyle appointed Diocesan Chancellor.   Vicar for Clergy […]
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. […]
July 14, 2021

World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly

  Pope Francis has established a World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly, which will take place for the first time on Sunday 25 July 2021 on the theme ‘I am with you always’ (Mt 28:20). Click below for resources for use in dioceses and parishes which have been collated […]
June 15, 2021

SPCM New Research on the impact of Covid-19 on Funerals

SPCM New Research on the impact of Covid-19 on Funerals   Bereaved families, and those who support and care for them, have had to adjust to dramatically different circumstances during the COVID-19 pandemic. In this study, we want to explore the impact of public health measures, which were meant to […]
June 3, 2021

St Kevin of Glendalough

  St. Kevin The monastery at Glendalough was founded by St. Kevin in the 6th century. Kevin (or Chaoimhin – the fair-begotten) was born in 498 into a noble family living in what is now West Wicklow. He studied for the priesthood in Cill na Manach (Kilnamanagh) and after being […]
May 1, 2021

Parishes join together to pray for the people of India

  In the light of the massive wave of Covid-19 infections and deaths in India, and with the health care system struggling to cope with the situation, Archbishop Farrell is asking that parishes throughout the diocese would remember the suffering people of India this weekend. The Archbishop also asks that […]