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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 20, 2021

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

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

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

This afternoon Archbishop Dermot Farrell presented Peter Dunn with the Papal Award, Pro-Ecclesia et Pontifice in recognition of his leadership of the Radharc Trust.  The collection of the ground-breaking Radharc series is large, comprising film and video tape formats, numbering more than 420 documentary films produced in 75 countries since 1962.   Speaking on the occasion of the […]
July 5, 2021

Homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell for the Diaconate Ordination of Joseph Keegan

Homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell for the Diaconate Ordination of Joseph Keegan Church of the Immaculate Conception, Clondalkin Feast of St Thomas, the Apostle, Saturday, 3rd July 2021 Good afternoon everyone.   I welcome you on this Feast of St Thomas, the Apostle–-the family and friends of Joe who is to […]
June 25, 2021

Task Force: Building Hope

      Building Hope Task Force       Archbishop Farrell has established a Task Force called Building Hope. The Task Force has been asked to begin with an assessment of the needs of the people of the Archdiocese emerging from Covid-19 and to work to support parish communities […]
June 25, 2021

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

  TRANSFERAL OF THE BODY OF CARDINAL PAUL CULLEN FROM THE TOMB UNDER THE ALTAR OF HOLY CROSS COLLEGE CHAPEL TO THE CRYPT IN ST MARY’S PRO-CATHEDRAL  25  JUNE 2021   This morning the mortal remains of Cardinal Paul Cullen were transferred to the burial Crypt of the Pro-Cathedral, Dublin […]
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 11, 2021

Statement of Archbishop Dermot Farrell on the appointment of Father Gerard Nash as Bishop of Ferns

  Statement of Archbishop Dermot Farrell on the appointment of Father Gerard Nash as Bishop of Ferns   I warmly welcome the news today that Pope Francis has appointed Father Gerard Nash of the Diocese of Killaloe as Bishop of Ferns.  I congratulate Bishop-elect Nash, and wish him every blessing […]
June 8, 2021

Archbishop Dermot Farrell offers blessing to Leaving Cert Class of 2021

In an open letter to the Leaving Cert Class of 2021 throughout the State, Archbishop Dermot Farrell published the following message ahead of the start of the public examinations tomorrow:   Letter I wish all the 2021 Leaving Certificate students, those who are going through the Predicted Grades System or […]
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 […]
June 3, 2021

Homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell for the Feast of Saint Kevin

      Homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell for the Feast of Saint Kevin, Mass for the Metropolitan Chapter of Dublin,     3rd June 2021: St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral   I welcome members of the Metropolitan Chapter of Dublin to the annual Mass celebrated on the Feast of Saint Kevin who founded […]
May 30, 2021

Homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell for Trinity Sunday 2021

  Homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell for Trinity Sunday 2021 RTE Televised Mass Church of Our Mother of Divine Grace, Ballygall   “And know that I am with you always; yes, to the end of time.” A person’s last words hold special importance for us. It is that way with […]
May 28, 2021

Vacancies

VACANCY Parish Secretary Holy Trinity Parish, Donaghmede   Holy Trinity Parish is currently advertising a position within the Parish Office for a Parish Secretary on a part-time basis at 15 hours per week (Monday to Friday). Duties include: Providing secretarial support to the Parish Priest Assisting in the day-to-day operation […]
May 21, 2021

Families Walking Together in Hope – Year of the Family 2021/2022

Walking Together in Hope – Spiritual Journey for Families Year of the Family 2021/2022   What’s Another Year? Having hosted the World Meeting of Families so recently we could reasonably ask – what’s another year going to do for us? Will, we not have enough on our plate adapting to […]
May 13, 2021

Address of Archbishop Dermot Farrell to the CPSMA Annual Conference

Address of Archbishop Dermot Farrell to the CPSMA Annual Conference 13th May 2021 I wish to commence my address by thanking the school principals and staff for how well they have cared for the school children throughout the Covid-19 pandemic that affected and disrupted freedoms, habits and certainties.   You have […]
May 6, 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 […]
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 […]
April 26, 2021

Ecumenical Bible Week 2021

  Ecumenical Bible Week 2021   Despite the challenges of these days, we are thrilled to announce a great line up for Bible Week 2021, running from Pentecost Sunday (23rd May) to Trinity Sunday (30th May) 2021. 5 different free of charge online events around the theme   Unlocking Faith Today: Responding […]
April 26, 2021

Address of Archbishop Dermot Farrell at an Ecumenical Service of Commemoration and Thanksgiving – Trinity College Dublin

Address of Archbishop Dermot Farrell at an Ecumenical Service of Commemoration and Thanksgiving on the occasion of the announcement of Fellows and Scholars, Trinity College, Dublin, Monday, 26th April 2021.    “Sourceless Light”   It is a privilege to deliver the address for the ‘Trinity Monday’ Service in this College, […]
April 26, 2021

Upcoming  Youth Events

 Youth Events  Taking place in the Diocese  (FROM THE OFFICE FOR EVANGELISATION AND ECUMENISM)     FAITHFEST – POWERED BY THE SPIRIT Calling all teenagers! Join us for an evening of games, music, workshop, chats and prayer.  Faithfest will take place 21 May from 6:30 – 8:30 online. You can […]
April 25, 2021

HOMILY OF ARCHBISHOP DERMOT FARRELL FOR VOCATIONS SUNDAY

HOMILY OF ARCHBISHOP DERMOT FARRELL FOR VOCATIONS SUNDAY Church of the Good Shepherd, Churchtown, 25 April 2021   During almost 41 years of priesthood, many priests have inspired me.  Let me share with you a brief picture of three of them.  The first could be described as good company, bright […]
April 25, 2021

Homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell at the ordination of Damian Casey to the priesthood

Homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell at the ordination of Damian Casey to the priesthood Merchant’s Quay on 24 April 2021   Liturgically we are still in the Easter season, so I may adapt one of its motifs to the present occasion. Haec est dies (‘This is the day which the […]
April 22, 2021

Dublin Diocesan Virtual Pilgrimage to Knock 2021

DUBLIN DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK – ONLINE ADULT & FAMILY PILGRIMAGE Saturday 24th  April   Please join us for the online Dublin Diocesan Pilgrimage to the International Eucharistic and Marian Shrine at Knock will take place this Saturday April 24th.  For the second year, it will be a virtual pilgrimage.  […]
April 22, 2021

Vocations Sunday – 25 April 2021

      Message of Pope Francis on the theme: Saint Joseph: The Dream of Vocation Dear brothers and sisters, 8 December last, the one hundred fiftieth anniversary of the declaration of Saint Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church, marked the beginning of a special year devoted to him (cf. […]
April 21, 2021

LAUNCH OF TASK FORCE: BUILDING HOPE

  Archbishop Dermot Farrell has attended the first meeting of the Task Force on a Church for the Dublin Archdiocese of Tomorrow which he has established under the title, Building Hope.   The Task Force is chaired by Very Rev Monsignor Ciaran O’Carroll, Episcopal Vicar for Clergy and Administrator of […]
April 4, 2021

Homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell for the Easter Vigil Mass 2021

Easter Vigil Homily Notes of Archbishop Dermot Farrell Saint Mary’s Pro Cathedral , 3rd April 2021   For many, our celebration of Easter this year comes at the end of what seems to have been a very long Lent, many months and still counting. We have been convulsed by the […]
April 1, 2021

Parish Pastoral Council Workshops April 2021

PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL WORKSHOPS APRIL 2021 Normally the Office for Evangelisation & Ecumenism would host regional gatherings post Easter. This year we will offer our workshops ‘online’. To take part you must be serving on an existing Parish Pastoral Council or just appointed. To book use the link giving your […]
March 31, 2021

Homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell for Chrism Mass 2021

Homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell for Chrism Mass 2021 31st March 2021 St Mary’s Pro Cathedral     I extend a warm welcome all those priests and lay faithful who are participating by webcam with us in the celebration of our Chrism Mass. “The spirit of the Lord is given […]
March 26, 2021

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

Transfer of patronage of Scoil Chaitlín Maude from the Catholic Archdiocese of Dublin to An Foras Pátrúnachta   Archbishop Dermot Farrell has welcomed the conclusion of negotiations between the board of management of Scoil Chaitlín Maude in Tallaght, with An Foras Pátrúnachta and the diocesan education secretariat of the Archdiocese […]
March 21, 2021

Notices for Parish Newsletters – 15/03/2021

  Parish Notices       SPRING WEBINARS As we begin the Year of St Joseph, the Office of Evangelisation and Ecumenism will offer two spring webinars. The first of these on the 18th March at 7pm will explore the relationship between spirituality and work and is aimed at all […]
March 20, 2021

Synod

      Background to the Synodal Pathway     On 10 March 2021, the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference announced a new Synodal Pathway for the Catholic Church in Ireland leading to the holding of a National Synodal Assembly within the next five years. Since Pope Francis hosted the 2018 […]
March 17, 2021

Homily Notes of Archbishop Dermot Farrell for St Patrick’s Day

Saint Patrick’s Day Homily Notes of Archbishop Dermot Farrell Saint Patrick’s Church, Ringsend, 17th March 2021   We celebrate the Feast Day of our patron saint in the strangest of times.  We are very familiar with the story of Saint Patrick, his capture and coming to Ireland as a slave. […]
March 8, 2021

Notices for Parish Newsletters – 08/03/2021

Parish Notices       Spring Webinars   As we begin the Year of St Joseph, the Office of Evangelisation and Ecumenism will offer two spring webinars. The first of these on the 18th March at 7pm will explore the relationship between spirituality and work and is aimed at all […]
March 7, 2021

Latest Coronavirus Updates for Parishes

Update 30th June 2021   Dear Father, The advice regarding religious ceremonies published by Government late this afternoon was as  follows: “It is advised that religious ceremonies such as Baptisms, First Holy Communions and Confirmations should not take place at this time. Further advice will follow on the resumption of […]
March 7, 2021

Where to find Mass On Line

LIST OF CHURCHES WITH WEBCAMS    St Mary’s Pro Cathedral, Dublin 1 OR www.procathedral.ie OR https://dublindiocese.ie/watch-listen-live/   A comprehensive list of Churches with scheduled Mass times is available from the following sites; https://www.mcnmedia.tv/ https://www.churchservices.tv/ https://www.parishwebsites.ie/   Note: RTE News Now  RTÉ will air Mass every weekday at 10.30am from St […]
March 7, 2021

Support Services for Older and Vulnerable People

Support Services for Older and Vulnerable People     Irish Hospice Foundation – Living with Loss We are now accepting bookings for the 2021 series of Workshops on Loss and Bereavement which will be delivered online via Zoom from January – June. Details and booking process can be found on […]
March 7, 2021

Lá Fhéile Pádraig / St Patrick’s Day Resources

Lá Fhéile Pádraig / St Patrick’s Day Resources     LÁ FHÉILE PÁDRAIG IRISH MASS TIMES           LITURGICAL TEXTS IN IRISH (from the Diocesan Liturgical Resource Centre)   Mass (Irish) Click on the image below for the full PDF version Prayers of the Faithful (Irish and […]
March 7, 2021

Amoris Laetitia Family Year

  Amoris Laetitia Family Year   On Friday 19 March 2021, the Feast of Saint Joseph, the Church will celebrate five years since the publication of Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Love) on the beauty and joy of love in the family. On the same day, Pope Francis will […]
March 6, 2021

Holy Week Resources

  Holy Week Resources       The Office for Evangelisation and Ecumenism, the Diocesan Liturgical Resource Centre and Parish Pastoral Workers have compiled a number of resources to help us celebrate Holy week and Easter in a meaningful way.  Ideal for ‘online’ parish groups, home church, individuals.     […]
March 6, 2021

The Feast of St Joseph Resources

The Feast of St Joseph Resources       ST JOSEPH RESOURCE (from the Diocesan Liturgical Resource Centre)   Click on the image below for the full PDF version         SPRING WEBINAR   For the Year of St Joseph, the Office of Evangelisation and Ecumenism will offer […]
March 2, 2021

Family Support Network – Church of Our Lady of Lourdes, Sean McDermott Street

Homily Notes of  Most Rev. Dermot Farrell  Archbishop of Dublin Church of Our Lady of Lourdes, Sean McDermott Street, Monday 1st March 2021   The parish of Our Lady of Lourdes knows more than most the importance of the Family Support Network.  Since the 1980s, the families of this parish […]
March 2, 2021

Day of Prayer for the victims of the Covid pandemic – March 3rd 2021

  Day of Prayer for the victims of the Covid Pandemic – March 3rd 2021   From Ash Wednesday, and throughout Lent, the Presidents of the Bishops’ Conferences throughout our Continent invite us to pray for the victims of the pandemic. On many occasions, the bishops from all over Europe […]
March 1, 2021

Notice for Parish Newsletters – 01/03/21

Parish Notices     GARDINER STREET PARISH – NOVENA OF GRACE 2021: LET US DREAM  We are pleased to announce that the Novena of Grace is going ahead as usual on 4th March 2021. This year we will have one evening Mass at 7.30pm.  It will be online only (given the restrictions). During Lockdown […]
February 23, 2021

Notices for Parish Newsletters – 22/02/21

Parish Notices       Updating Contact Information for Parish Pastoral Councils The Office for Evangelisation and Ecumenism is currently updating the contact details for Parish Pastoral Councils throughout the Archdiocese. You help in this task is appreciated. All information will be held in compliance with GDPR. We invite parishes […]
February 19, 2021

Notices for Parish Newsletters 15/02/2021

Parish Notices     Updating Contact Information for Parish Pastoral Councils The Office for Evangelisation and Ecumenism is currently updating the contact details for Parish Pastoral Councils throughout the Archdiocese. You help in this task is appreciated. All information will be held in compliance with GDPR. We invite parishes to […]
February 17, 2021

Day of Prayer for Survivors and Victims of Sexual Abuse Friday 19 February 2021

  The annual Day of Prayer for Survivors and Victims of Sexual Abuse will take place on Friday 19 February 2021, the first Friday of Lent. The Day of Prayer is an initiative by Pope Francis and was first marked in Irish dioceses and parishes in 2017.     Candle of […]
February 16, 2021

Message from Archbishop Dermot Farrell to the parents of children due to receive the sacraments of First Holy Communion and Confirmation this year.

Please find below the link to a recorded message by Archbishop Dermot Farrell to the parents of children due to receive the sacraments of First Holy Communion and Confirmation this year. It expresses to them and to parish communities the broad approach which is being taken: there is no pressure […]
February 15, 2021

Lent 2021

LENT 2021   The Office for Evangelisation & Ecumenism, the Diocesan Liturgical Resource Centre and Parish Pastoral Workers to compile a list of upcoming initiatives for celebrating Lent 2021 – Use the link to find a rich number of resources for online prayer, meetings, activities and resources suitable for sharing. […]
February 14, 2021

40th Anniversary of the Stardust Fire

40th Anniversary of the Stardust Fire Homily Notes of  Most Rev. Dermot Farrell  Archbishop of Dublin 6th Sunday 2021 St Joseph the Artisan Church, Bonnybrook, 14th February 2021.   In today’s gospel we have the story of a ‘leper’ who comes to Jesus. There are many such stories in the […]
February 10, 2021

World Day of the Sick 2021

Mass for the Feast of our Lady of Lourdes and World Day of the Sick.   Invitation from the Dublin Diocesan Lourdes Pilgrimage Office Archbishop Dermot Farrell will be celebrate Mass tomorrow evening (Thursday,11th February) at 7:30pm  for the Feast of our Lady of Lourdes and World Day of the […]
February 8, 2021

Notices for Parish Newsletters 08/02/2021

  Parish Notices       Accord Annual Collection Accord Dublin’s Annual Collection will take place on the weekend of 13th & 14th February. We realise that it will be much more difficult for parishes to support us this year – although the demand for services is greater than ever. […]
February 7, 2021

Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME 2021 Homily Notes of  Most Rev. Dermot Farrell  Archbishop of Dublin Church of the Holy Spirit, Ballymun, 7th February 2021   The words of Job strike a chord with us: “My life is like a breadth, and my eyes will never again see joy.”  On […]
February 1, 2021

Notices for Parish Newsletters 01/02/2021

Parish Notices      World Day for Consecrated Life – 2 February 2021 Join us for Online Service of Prayer, Music and Reflection to mark World Day for Consecrated Life. Tuesday 2nd February at 8.00 p.m. The Service of prayer will  be livestreamed from the Monastery of St. Alphonsus, Drumcondra, […]
January 31, 2021

Installation of Dermot Farrell as Archbishop of Dublin

Homily of Bishop Dermot Farrell at Mass of Thanksgiving on the Occasion of his Installation as Archbishop of Dublin   “Today, I stand before you more than aware of my own inadequacies.  But you and I also stand before God, the giver of gifts … faith asks us to see […]
January 26, 2021

Notices for Parish Newsletters – 25/01/2021

Parish Notices – 25th January           Catholic Schools Week: ‘Communities of Resilience and Faith’ Catholic Schools Week 2021 will be celebrated from Sunday 24 January to Sunday 31 January 2021 on the theme ‘Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith and Resilience’. Resources are available on dublindiocese.ie or www.catholicschools.ie […]
January 24, 2021

Catholic Schools Week 2021

Catholic Schools Week 2021   Catholic Schools Week 2021 will be celebrated from Sunday 24 January to Sunday 31 January 2021 on the theme ‘Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith and Resilience’. Please see below the resources for Primary, Post-Primary and for a resource for the celebration of Catholic Schools Week […]
January 20, 2021

Notices For Parish Newsletters 18/01/2021

Parish Notices 18/01/2021   Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2021 18th to 25th January marks the Octave of Prayer for Christian Unity. This year’s Liturgy was prepared by the monastic community of sisters in Grandchamp, Switzerland, who draw much from the spirit of the Taize Community. The diocesan liturgy […]
January 14, 2021

Christian Unity Week January 18th – 25th / Sunday of the Word of God – January 24th

Christian Unity Week January 18th – 25th   FROM THE DIOCESAN LITURGY RESOURCE CENTRE   Theme The theme for the 2021 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is ‘Abide in my Love…You Shall Bear Much Fruit’. It was discerned by the Monastic Community of Grandchamp in Switzerland and finds its […]
January 1, 2021

World Day of Peace

WORLD DAY OF PEACE 2021 Homily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Apostolic Administrator of the Archdiocese of Dublin Pro-Cathedral 1 January 2021   We begin our New Year in a climate of concern and insecurity about our future.  Many live in fear and apprehension and rightly so. Many are […]
December 29, 2020

Bishop Dermot Farrell, Archbishop Elect of Dublin

Address of Bishop Dermot Farrell on his appointment as Archbishop of Dublin Church of Our Lady of Lourdes, Sean McDermott Street, Dublin 1  It is with a humble heart that I accepted Pope Francis’s invitation to serve the people and clergy of the Diocese of Dublin as bishop. I am […]
December 24, 2020

Christmas Homily 2020

 MIDNIGHT MASS 2020 Homily notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin  Archbishop of Dublin Pro-Cathedral, 24 December 2020 Introduction             “Welcome to our Christmas celebration in Dublin’s Pro-Cathedral.  Welcome to those of you present with us and welcome to those who join us online. It is a Christmas unlike what […]
December 18, 2020

Special Needs school announced for Crumlin

  Press Release Friday December 18, 2020   ARCHBISHOP DIARMUID MARTIN WELCOMES ESTABLISHMENT OF NEW SPECIAL SCHOOL IN SOUTH DUBLIN        Archbishop Diarmuid Martin expressed his satisfaction that he has been able to facilitate the opening of a new special school in the Crumlin area that will offer urgently […]
December 12, 2020

Mass with Dublin Accord Staff & Families

  Third Sunday of Advent 2020  MASS WITH DUBLIN ACCORD STAFF AND FAMILIES Homily notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin Church of Saint Joseph Terenure, 12 December 2020       Introduction We celebrate the Third Sunday of Advent.  In our Gospel reading, we encounter the figure […]
November 29, 2020

First Sunday of Advent

FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT 2020 AND FEAST OF SAINT ANDREW Homily Notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin Saint Andrew’s Church, Westland Row, 29 November 2020   Introduction            As a parish community, and as friends of the parish, we gather to celebrate the Feast of our Patron […]
November 26, 2020

Advent 2020

      Advent/ Christmas Resources The Dublin Diocesan Liturgical Resource Centre has created resources for all to use during this Advent and Christmas. It is packed with ideas for the celebration of Advent 2020 from the recent series of online pastoral conversations, resources from 2004 onwards and a fresh […]
November 14, 2020

Feast of St. Laurence O’ Toole

FEAST OF SAINT LAURENCE O’TOOLE 2020  Homily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin Pro-Cathedral, 14th November 2020     Saint Paul reminded us in our first reading that his ministry was a ministry of service for Jesus’ sake.  He himself was simply the earthenware jar charged to […]
November 7, 2020

Mass for Deceased Priests

  MASS FOR DECEASED PRIESTS OF THE DIOCESE 2020 Homily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin  Archbishop of Dublin Pro-Cathedral, 7th November 2020   “This morning we remember nineteen priests who have died over the past year and who in various ways ministered in our parishes and hospitals. We miss […]
November 2, 2020

Feast of All Souls

  SERVICE OF PRAYER AND REMEMBRANCE FOR THE DEAD AND THE BEREAVED Reflection of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin Pro-Cathedral, 2 November 2020 Feast of All Souls            “The Christian Message is a message of life.  For the believer, death is not the end.  With physical […]
November 1, 2020

Feast of All Saints

  FEAST OF ALL THE SAINTS 2020 Homily notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin Pro-Cathedral, 1st November 220   “This morning we celebrate the Feast of All Saints.  We recall all those who have authentically lived the Christian life over the centuries. They now live with the […]
October 28, 2020

2019 Annual Report and Financial Statements

2019 Annual Report and Financial Statements   Please see below a link Annual Report for 2019 looking at the activity that is taking place in our parishes and the support provided to parishes by Diocesan Support Services. Dublin Diocese Annual Report 2019   Financial Statements The Archdiocese of Dublin files two […]
October 28, 2020

In November We Remember

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

Crosscare Advent Appeal

Crosscare Appeal for Support this Christmas as food collections cancelled   Crosscare is appealing to people to support them on line this Advent as they will be unable to hold their annual Parish Food Collection for those most in need. Every December, Crosscare collected thousands of pounds worth of non-perishable […]
October 15, 2020

Reflections on Lockdown – Challenges, Perspectives, Benefits & Vision

Dublin Council of Churches – Annual Forum Day  REFLECTIONS ON LOCKDOWN TIMES – CHALLENGES, PERSPECTIVES BENEFITS AND VISION Statement of Archbishop Diarmuid Martin 15th October 2020   “This time last year, none of us could have imagined how 2020 would be so different.  Very few of us had any understanding […]
October 11, 2020

Novena in Honour of Our Lady of Aparecida

Comunidade Brasiliera Catolicos em Dublin NOVENA IN HONOUR OF OUR LADY OF APARECIDA Homily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin   Church of Saint Mary, Church Street, 11 October 2020 Introduction ​It has always been a great pleasure for me to be part of the celebrations of […]
October 8, 2020

Mass for Traveller Mental Health Day

MASS OF THE OCCASION OF THE 1ST NATIONAL TRAVELLER MENTAL HEALTH DAY Homily notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin Saint Peter’s Church, Phibsborough, 8 October 2020             “There is a growing awareness overall in Ireland of the challenge of addressing mental health issues.  This […]
September 16, 2020

Opening of Glendalough Exhibition at the NMI

NATIONAL MUSEUM of IRELAND EXHIBITION “GLENDALOUGH; POWER, PRAYER, PILGRIMAGE” Words of greeting of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin National Museum of Ireland, Wednesday 16 September 2020   “I am very pleased that the Knockatemple Hand Bell, which had come into the possession of the Archbishop of Dublin some decades […]
September 14, 2020

Ordination to the Priesthood of Frank Drescher

Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross  ORDINATION TO THE PRIESTHOOD OF FRANK DRESCHER Homily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin  Archbishop of Dublin Pro-Cathedral Dublin, 14 September 2020     As a young priest, Pope John Paul II wrote a short play entitled “The Jeweller’s Shop”.  It was about […]
September 12, 2020

Concluding Mass of Virtual Lourdes Pilgrimage

Dublin Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes CONCLUDING MASS OF THE VIRTUAL PILGRIMAGE 2020 Homily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin ———————————————————– Pro-Cathedral, Dublin, 12 September 2020 ​The final hours of our annual pilgrimage to Lourdes have always been special moments.  Ourfinal Mass is celebrated; there is the emotional […]
September 10, 2020

Homily at Opening of Virtual Lourdes Pilgrimage

VIRTUAL PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES 2020   Homily notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin Church of Saint Bernadette, Clogher Road, 8th September 2020   This is a gathering that none of us had anticipated.  For only the second time in its history, the Dublin Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes […]
September 9, 2020

Care at the end of life – Bishop’s Statement

‘Care at the End of Life’ – Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference     Following its Autumn General Meeting this week, the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference have released the following statement entitled Care at the End of Life:   Statement Human dignity is inherent in every person from the first moment […]
September 7, 2020

Ordinations to the Permanent Deaconate

DUBLIN DIOCESE ORDINATIONS TO THE PERMANENT DEACONATE               Over three days recently, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin ordained 7 new permanent deacons for service in the Archdiocese of Dublin.  The ceremonies took place in three different venues.  This brings to a total of 33 permanent deacons ordained by Archbishop Martin […]
September 4, 2020

Lourdes From Home – Join the 2020 Virtual Pilgrimage

Frontline workers and the sick among those remembered in On-Line Pilgrimage to Lourdes   Those who lost their lives since the Pandemic began, those who are ill and frontline workers will be among those remembered in the first ever “Virtual Pilgrimage to Lourdes” which will be run Archdiocese of Dublin […]
September 2, 2020

Prayers for Lebanon

Universal Day of Prayer and Fasting for the Lebanon Pope Francis invited the entire Church to take part in a Universal Day of Prayer and Fasting for the Lebanon to be held on Friday next, 4th September.   The event is to draw attention to the current situation in the […]
August 23, 2020

Homily at St. Mary’s Sunday Mass

TWENTY-FIRST SUNDAY 2020 Homily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin ————————————————- Saint Mary’s Church Street, 23 August 2020   “Economic consequences of pandemic may well challenge people’s mental health and their sense of personal identity and worth. Some may be tempted to give in to a pattern […]
August 20, 2020

Prayer Resources for use during Coronavirus Pandemic

Thank you to our colleagues in the Catholic Communications Office for compiling a range of prayer resources for all of us to draw on at this time. With them, we will keep working as long as we can to use on line technology to help us pray, to give us hope […]
August 16, 2020

Racist intolerance is always dangerous language

TWENTIETH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR 2020 Homily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin ——————————————- Pro-Cathedral Dublin, 16th August 2020   “Racist intolerance is always dangerous language and is always a one-way street towards negativity and disrespect”.     Jesus moves on from Gennesaret to the region of […]
August 9, 2020

Homily at Pro Cathedral Sunday Mass

NINETEENTH SUNDAY 2020 Homily Notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin Pro-Cathedral, 9th August 2020 ​“After the great miracle of the nourishing of the crowd through the multiplication of the loaves and fishes, in today’s Gospel Jesus tells his disciples to go ahead of him to the other […]
July 31, 2020

Eid Celebrations Croke Park

 EID CELEBRATIONS 2020 AT CROKE PARK,  DUBLIN  Words of Greeting of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin Friday 31 July 2020   I am happy to have this occasion to wish the entire Muslim community in Ireland and especially those gathered here in Croke Park:  Eid Mubarak, warm wishes […]
July 24, 2020

Statement on revised guidance for Churches

Friday 3 July 2020   Archbishop Diarmuid Martin welcomed the new guidance issued by government this evening on places of worship.  He said parishes will work diligently to observe the new norms to ensure people can attend Mass safely.   Archbishop Martin also asked parishioners to note that  the use […]
July 22, 2020

Towards Peace Spiritual Support Service

Towards Peace Spiritual Support Service   Towards Peace is a service offering spiritual support for anybody who has been abused, physically emotionally, sexually, spiritually, in a religious/church environment. Towards Peace was established in October 2014 by the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference and is now co-funded by the IEC and AMRI […]
July 13, 2020

Reflections on Covid-19 from St. Patrick’s College Maynooth

Reflections on Covid-19 from St. Patrick’s College Maynooth   Dr Gaven Kerr is a philosophy lecturer at St Patrick’s College, Maynooth   Treating People with Dignity    The British Medical Journal recently published a debate in which a professor of bioethics argued that age should be a legitimate factor in […]
July 2, 2020

Statement on 50 person cap on Churches

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

Statements on re-opening Churches for Public Worship

  Statement of Archbishop Martin, Thursday, June 4th  Preparation for Reopening of places for public worship:  There is a willingness on the part of public authorities to examine the possibility of bringing forward the opening of Churches for public worship into Phase 3 of the Roadmap, which would begin on […]
May 27, 2020

Pentecost Reflection

  A PENTECOST REFLECTION OF ARCHBISHOP DIARMUID MARTIN After his resurrection, at the moment in which he returned to his Father, Jesus pours out the Spirit upon his disciples and makes them sharers in his own mission.  Under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, the disciples went out on the […]
May 23, 2020

Marriage Preparation Courses

Marriage Preparation Courses ACCORD Dublin continues to provide marriage preparation courses for couples in the diocese. Despite having had to cancel 26 courses between March and July, the majority of our couples are rescheduled, and for those whose weddings are going ahead during this difficult period,  individual courses  will be […]
May 15, 2020

Latest Update on Coronavirus Situation

FURTHER GUIDANCE ON CORONAVIRUS SITUATION   4 June 2020   Diocesan Retreat:  The main Diocesan Retreat was to begin at Tulfarris Hotel on Sunday next 7th June.  Father Brendan Purcell, who was to preach the Retreat, has prepared a short video talk on the subject he had chosen for the […]
May 5, 2020

Mass Cards available from Pro Cathedral

Mass Cards On-Line   St. Mary’s Pro Cathedral are now taking orders for Mass cards on line and over the phone.   On Line E-mail your Mass Card order and details to stmarysprocathedral@gmail.com When you receive confirmation – make your donation. Click the “Donate” button and pick Mass Card product […]
April 27, 2020

Message to the Diocesan “Virtual Pilgrimage to Knock”

MESSAGE OF ARCHBISHOP DIARMUID MARTIN TO THE ARCHDIOCESAN “VIRTUAL PILGRIMAGE” TO KNOCK   The annual Dublin Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock has had to be replaced this year because of the current restrictions.  I wish to thank Deacon Gerard Reilly and his team and Father Richard Gibbons and the authorities at […]
April 26, 2020

2020 Lourdes Pilgrimage Postponed

A letter to all in Our Pilgrimage Family at this continuing time of Covid 19 Pandemic   I write to you on behalf of Archbishop Diarmuid Martin, President of our Diocesan Pilgrimage and on behalf of the Pilgrimage Committee. It is sadly with regret and disappointment that we have no option […]