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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 […]
January 31, 2023

Synod update webinar – January 2023

Synod update webinar – January 2023 Below is the PowerPoint used at the Zoom webinar on Monday, January 23, 2023. It contains an update on where we are on the synodal journey, feedback from the circular reading of the Diocesan, National and Continental Synod synthesis documents, and a call to […]
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 […]
December 6, 2022

Building Hope in Parish Partnership – Advent 2022

Building Hope in Parish Partnership – Advent 2022 Below is the list of Parish Partnerships shared with parishes in the first week of Advent 2022, along with the Timeline and Pastoral Aids which will be used in the next stage of Building Hope. Archbishop Farrell’s Advent Pastoral Letter can be […]
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 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 […]
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 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 22, 2022

Dublin Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes

Welcome The Dublin Diocese undertakes two pilgrimages to Lourdes each year. The pilgrimage in September is one of the biggest events in the Diocesan calendar and is lead by the Archbishop. Approximately 2,000 pilgrims travel to Lourdes from all over the Diocese. Of these, 180 are sick pilgrims staying at […]
September 22, 2022

History

In 1866 the Lourdes Ecclesiastical Authority declared that Our Blessed Lady had appeared to St. Bernadette at the Grotto in 1858.  From this date until the end of the century, there are no records of any group from Dublin travelling to the Shrine, although clergy and laity of the Diocese […]
September 22, 2022

Leadership

The Dublin Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes is planned and organised by the DDPL Committee and the Helpers Council. The DDPL Committee meet frequently throughout the year and travel to Lourdes in February to meet with the representatives from the Accueil and the Sanctuary. The Committee is comprised of delegates from […]
September 22, 2022

Pilgrimages

Children’s Easter Pilgrimage The DDCPL takes a group of children with special needs on a six-day pilgrimage to Lourdes every year at Easter. The children are cared for by volunteers chosen and trained for the purpose, who get to know the children before they travel and meet them again at […]
September 22, 2022

2022 Pilgrimage

“Go and tell the priests… to build a chapel here… and that people should come in procession”   Programme of Ceremonies Wednesday 7th September 17:30 Mass of Welcome St Bernadette’s Church – Grotto Side Thursday 8th September 08:30 Opening Mass at the Grotto 09:30 Pilgrimage Photo At the steps outside […]
September 22, 2022

Contact

Dublin Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes The Presbytery 51 Home Farm Road Dublin 9 D09 W5W4 Tel: 01-8376820/8087555 Lourdes Office: Lourdes.Office@dublindiocese.ie Helpers Council: helperscouncil@dublindiocese.ie
September 22, 2022

Helper Registration

Volunteer Helper – Are you interested in volunteering? The pilgrimage would not be possible except for the wonderful helpers who give their time and dedication to the pilgrimage. The volunteers are collectively known as the Dublin Hospitalité and comprise of the following: Handmaids – the name given to female volunteers; […]
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 […]
August 4, 2022

Radical Renewal: How Dublin Archdiocese is ‘Building Hope’

This article was published in the Irish Catholic newspaper on July 28, 2022. A PDF of the page can be found here. With thanks to the Irish Catholic Radical renewal: How Dublin Archdiocese is ‘Building Hope’ By Fr Gareth Byrne Unprecedented change is coming in the Archdiocese of Dublin. In April […]
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 19, 2022

Building Hope parish gathering resources

Please send all Building Hope correspondence to buildinghope@dublindiocese.ie Many thanks to everyone who participated in this week’s Building Hope Zoom meetings. Approximately 275 people from 115 parishes took part. It is great to see the momentum building. Thank you to all who participated. Training will be available again along the […]
May 18, 2022

Week of Prayer

You are warmly invited to join together in a Week of Prayer to the Holy Spirit for the renewal of the Church in Dublin from May 29 to June 6 – Ascension Sunday through Pentecost to the Feast of Mary, Mother of the Church. Your Week of Prayer resource booklet […]
May 13, 2022

Building Hope response form

A print-ready version (PDF) of the Building Hope response form can be downloading by clicking the image below. If you are ready to make your submission, please click on this link to the Building Hope Response Form and on the first page of the form type in the Parish Code […]
May 13, 2022

Palestrina Choir visiting Estonia and Finland

The Palestrina Choir from St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, Dublin, at the invitation of the Irish Ambassadors to Estonia and Finland, travel to Tallinn and Helsinki this week. It is a great honour for the choir to once again to represent the Archdiocese of Dublin and Irish culture on an international platform. […]
May 8, 2022

Homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell – Good Shepherd Sunday

HOMILY OF ARCHBISHOP DERMOT FARRELL GOOD SHEPHERD SUNDAY  4th Sunday Easter 2022, Sandyford, 11.00 am Good Shepherd Sunday is the day when we pray for an increase in vocations to priesthood and religious life. I am blessed to know, and have known, so many priests who are what they do […]
May 4, 2022

Synodal Readers

  Synodal Readers 16 Synodal Readers have been tasked to collate and discern the Reports from the parishes which will inform the synodal Diocesan Report. The group are representative of laity, religious and clergy. All Synodal Readers have been assigned one of the 16 deaneries and some readers will also […]
May 4, 2022

Building Hope Animator – Invitation

Click here to download a PDF of this invitation
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 14, 2022

An Invitation to Parish Partnerships Building Hope

An Invitation to Parish Partnerships Building Hope   Dear Parish Team, Chair of PPC and Chair of PFC As confirmed by the 3,000 responses to the Building Hope Task Force consultation, there is a widespread desire for renewal in our faith communities. All the signs around us indicate that, to […]
April 14, 2022

Parish Resources, Easter 2022

Parish Resources, Easter 2022, contains a letter of introduction from Archbishop Dermot Farrell, as well as: 1. Living the Hope of Easter: Archbishop Dermot Farrell, Pastoral Letter, Easter 2022 2. Archdiocese of Dublin Statement of Mission 3. Building Hope: The Principles which inform our Pastoral Strategy 4. Parish Partnerships, Initial Phase: […]
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 14, 2022

The Principles which Inform our Pastoral Strategy

The Principles which Inform our Pastoral Strategy 1. Jesus Christ is the foundation and centre of our mission and ministry. 2. Baptism gives us our vocation as brothers and sisters of Jesus Christ respecting the different yet complementary roles of lay, consecrated and ordained people. 3. Consultation, collaboration, listening and […]
April 14, 2022

Parish Partnerships, Initial Phase: Process and Timeline

  Click here to download a print-ready PDF of Parish Partnerships, Initial Phase: Process and Timeline
April 13, 2022

The Building Hope Prayer

The Building Hope Prayer Pilgrim God, we give you thanks and praise. You constantly journey with us even in our darkness and doubts. We seek your way of loving kindness to walk together as one family. Open our eyes to recognise you in the faces of one another, in the […]
April 13, 2022

Living the Hope of Easter Pastoral Letter

April 11, 2022

PowerPoint: Harvesting the Fruits of the Synodal Pathway

Harvesting the Fruits of the Synodal Pathway Click on the image below to view the PDF (To download PowerPoint, Please see the link under the image)   PowerPoint: Harvesting the Fruits of the Synodal Pathway
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 29, 2022

Synod Parish Report

Synod Parish Report  Please find below the guide on how to collate the feedback from parish gatherings and the Parish report template How to collate the feedback from Parish Gatherings Click on the image below to download the PDF   Parish Report Template Submission date: April 17th – April 24th. […]
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 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 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 10, 2022

Synod Inserts for Parish Newsletters

  Synod Inserts for Parish Newsletters The Diocesan Synodal Steering will be providing helpful insert for parish newsletters, social media, websites etc. These are to help raise awareness in parishes for the Diocesan Synodal Pathway. They will be made available every two weeks.    20th March   Synod Newsletter Insert […]
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 […]
March 5, 2022

Homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell for the Diaconate Ordination of Anthony Kavanagh O.P and Kellan Scott O.P

Homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell for the Diaconate Ordination of Anthony Kavanagh O.P and Kellan Scott O.P Dominican Priory, Dominic Street, 5thMarch 2022   It is a great joy for me to be here today to ordain Anthony Kavanagh and Kellan Scott to the Diaconate. Everyone knows the Dominicans as […]
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 26, 2022

Listening to our Young Church – Dublin Diocesan Teen Synod

  Young People of Dublin – This is your chance! Pope Francis wants to hear what you think or feel about our Church. We would love to hear your voice at our Dublin Diocesan Teen Synod! Join us online Thursday 31st March 6:30pm – 8pm. You can register online using […]
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 25, 2022

Parish Synod Displays

Check out the lovely Synod Displays from the parishes of the Archdiocese of Dublin. If your parish has a Synod Display, please feel free to send it into us at synod@dublindiocese.ie
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 20, 2022

Homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell for the Ordination to the Priesthood of Joseph Keegan

Homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell for the Ordination to the Priesthood of Joseph Keegan, Church of the Most Precious Blood, Cabra 20th February 2022   I welcome you to the ordination ceremony this afternoon; I welcome Joseph; your parents, Andrew and Alice; your family members’ and extended family.  I also […]
February 19, 2022

Homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell for the Anniversary of the Death of Blessed John Sullivan, SJ.

Anniversary of the Death of Blessed John Sullivan, SJ Homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell, Archbishop of Dublin St Francis Xavier Church, Gardiner Street, 19th February 2022. I am delighted to come here this morning to celebrate the annual Mass on the anniversary of the death of Father John Sullivan, and […]
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 […]
February 14, 2022

Building Hope: Pastoral Strategy Implementation Group

Building Hope Pastoral Strategy Implementation Group   Terms of Reference To advise the Archbishop on the development of a Pastoral Plan for the Archdiocese, having regard to the recommendations of the Building Hope Task Force and of the Sacraments Implementation Group. To ensure consistency and the greatest possible integration with […]
February 13, 2022

Homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell for the 6th Sunday of the Year

Homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell for the 6th Sunday of the Year Church of the Holy Trinity, Donaghmede, 13th February 2022    The Beatitudes are often described as the Christian’s identity card. They identify us as disciples of Jesus.  The Beatitudes are a self-portrait of Jesus.   We know him exactly […]
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 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 5, 2022

Homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell for Celebration of the Eucharist to Mark the Day of Consecrated Life 2022

  Homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell for Celebration of the Eucharist to Mark the Day of Consecrated Life 2022 Redemptoristine Monastery, Iona Road, 5th February 2022 Every year the Church celebrates the World Day of Consecrated Life.  It is an occasion to thank the Lord for the gift of lives […]
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 29, 2022

Divine Word Ordinations 2022

  Homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell for the Ordination to the Priesthood of Liwei Huang, Joseph Mansah and Clement Narcher of the Society of Divine Word Missionaries. St Philip the Apostle, Mountview. 29th January 2022   As we gather for the ordination to the priesthood of Liwei, Joseph and Clement, I […]
January 27, 2022

Animator Resources Pack

  Animator Resources Pack   Raising Awareness about Synod and Synod Gatherings at Mass: Click on the image below to view Raising awareness about Synod and Synod Gatherings in Parish WORD DOC.   An Invitation: Click on the image below to view An Invitation WORD Parish Invitation Poster Edit – […]
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

Animator Training Session Two PowerPoints

Animator Training Session Two PowerPoints   PowerPoint 1 (PDF) – Click on the image below to view   Click to download PowerPoint: Training for Animators 2 FINAL     Hopes and Fears PDF – Click on the image below to view   Click to Download PowerPoint: FINAL-HOPES-and-FEARS-2nd-GATHERING-PPT  
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 […]