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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 […]
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 […]
January 1, 2022

Homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell at the Annual Mass for the World Day of Peace

Homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell at the Annual Mass for the World Day of Peace Church of Our Lady of Victories, Ballymun, 1st January 2022   We gather in Ballymun in this church dedicated to our Lady of Victories, and we gather on a day that the Church dedicates to […]
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)  
December 24, 2021

Homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell for Christmas 2021

CHRISTMAS NIGHT 2021   Homily notes of Archbishop Dermot Farrell St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, 24th December 2021   Our lives rarely, if ever turn out as we expect.  Every human life is a profound gift that is beyond our horizon.   We dream of a job we would like to get, or […]
December 9, 2021

Animator Training Session One PowerPoints

Animator Training Session One PowerPoints   PowerPoint 1 (PDF) – Click on the image below to view Click to Download PowerPoint: Training for Animators 1   Joys and Sorrows PowerPoint (PDF) – Click on the image below to view     Click to download PowerPoint: JOYS-and-SORROWS-1st-GATHERING-1-PPT
December 4, 2021

Latest Coronavirus Updates for Parishes

Update 4th December For clarity following last evening’s updated Covid-19 guidance, Religious Services in Places of Worship are unchanged regarding capacity, with all other protective measures in place to ensure the safety of the congregation. Likewise, there are no changes to attendance at funeral services; however, any post-funeral service gatherings […]
December 2, 2021

Recommended Reading for Animators

Recommended Reading     Let us Dream: The Path to a Better Future – Pope Francis In this uplifting and practical book, written in collaboration with his biographer, Austen Ivereigh, the preeminent spiritual leader explains why we must-and how we can-make the world safer, fairer, and healthier for all people […]
November 30, 2021

Diocesan Synodal Steering Committee

Diocesan Synodal Steering Committee   Archbishop Dermot Farrell  Very Rev. Kieran McDermott, Chair Rev. Kieran O’Mahony, OSA Kirsten Mahon Mary Kirk Deacon Michael O’Connor Rev. Paddy Sweeney Patricia Carroll Peter Siney Steering Committee Support: Rev. Pat O’Donoghue, Liturgy   To contact us, please email us at synod@dublindiocese.ie
November 30, 2021

Synodal Prayers for use in Parish

Synodal Prayers for use in Parish     Click the image below to download the PDF version:     PowerPoint Version Available Here; Synod Prayers for Parish PP
November 28, 2021

Homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell for the First Sunday of Advent

Homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell for the First Sunday of Advent St Andrew’s Church, Westland Row  28th November 2021     Waiting In Challenging Times There are many ways to wait. And waiting has moved to the centre of our lives in ways that we couldn’t have imagined two short […]
November 25, 2021

Pastoral Letter for Advent from Archbishop Dermot Farrell

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 season […]
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 23, 2021

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions   What will happen at a parish level? Parishioners will be invited to participate in a series of meetings.  At these meetings there will be prayer, reflection and discussion on a number of set questions and a record will be kept of the content of the discussions. […]
November 23, 2021

Prayer for the Synod: Adsumus Sancte Spiritus

   
November 22, 2021

Simply Synod Resource

  Simply Synod   This resource is for anyone who wants to discover the meaning of being a synodal Church. Informed by the Preparatory Document for a Synodal Church, it is for use in the Diocesan Phase of the Synodal Pathway. It outlines the meaning of synod and its implications […]
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

Local Animator Training

  Local Animator Training We invite you to send your animators forward for training. The first training session of animators will take place before Christmas on zoom from 7pm-9pm. Please choose one of the following dates: Monday 29th November Tuesday 30th November Wednesday 1st December Thursday 2nd December This will […]
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 […]