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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 […]
December 9, 2023

Archbishop Farrell – Remarks at the presentation of certificates at Dublin Port

Archbishop Dermot Farrell Remarks at the presentation of certificates at the Construction Skills Programme in Dublin Port December 8, 2023 I am delighted to have the opportunity to visit this project and to meet the most recent participants. Today is a day of celebration for you and your family and […]
December 3, 2023

St Andrew’s, Westland Row, First Sunday of Advent 2023 – homily of Archbishop Farrell

First Sunday of Advent 2023 Homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell St Andrew’s Church, Westland Row, Dublin Today’s readings summon us to wait in joyful hope for Christ’s [second] coming, and to be vigilant and alert, for God may touch our lives in surprising ways. This summons is a big challenge, […]
November 26, 2023

Archbishop Farrell – Address to mark 800th anniversary of Franciscan Rule

Archbishop Dermot Farrell Address to Mark the 800th Anniversary of the Confirmation of the Franciscan Rule College Chapel, Maynooth College, November 26, 2023 My friends, as we celebrate the 800th anniversary of the approval of the Franciscan Rule by Pope Honorius III in late November 1223, I would like to give […]
November 25, 2023

Talk by Archbishop Farrell at PARISHES CARING FOR CREATION

Talk by Archbishop Dermot Farrell at PARISHES CARING FOR CREATION, the Archdiocese of Dublin’s Laudato Si’ conference Crowne Plaza Hotel, Blanchardstown, Friday, November 24, 2023   The fight against climate change is moving at a snail’s pace on a global scale. Eight years after the Paris Climate Agreement to keep […]
November 25, 2023

Statement on the Riots in Dublin City Centre – Archbishop Farrell

Statement on the Riots in Dublin City Centre Archbishop Dermot Farrell November 25, 2023   The shocking events on the streets of our city on Thursday afternoon and evening have dismayed us all. We have seen with our own eyes, how violence puts everyone—especially the vulnerable and the innocent—in mortal […]
November 16, 2023

Building Hope Pastoral Aids

Building Hope Pastoral Aids Please find below the Pastoral Aids that have been issued for use in your parish and partnership meetings: A. First Joint Pastoral Teams Gathering B. Towards a Partnership Council of Parishes C. Mass Scheduling in our Partnership Parishes D. Pastoral Planning Aid E. Social Justice: An […]
November 14, 2023

Feast of St Laurence O’Toole – Homily of Archbishop Farrell

Feast of St Laurence O’Toole Homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell Tuesday, November 14, 2023 St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, 10.30 am In celebrating the feast of the patron of our diocese, we give thanks to God for the graces bestowed on St Laurence O’Toole in his life, and for the gift of […]
November 11, 2023

Homily of Archbishop Farrell – Mass for the Priests of the Archdiocese deceased since November 2022

Mass for the Priests of the Archdiocese deceased since November 2022 Homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, Dublin, November 11, 2023   Wanting to See Jesus In today’s Gospel some Greeks who have come up to Jerusalem for the Passover seek out Jesus. They ask an interesting question: […]
November 8, 2023

2022 Financial Statements

2022 Financial Statements The Archdiocese of Dublin files two financial reports annually with the Charities Regulatory Authority. The first financial report of the “Charities of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Dublin” (Charity Registered Number 20002022) comprises the financial statements of the Diocesan Support Services and a number of other charitable funds administered […]
November 6, 2023

Share Appeal Sunday

Share Appeal Sunday November 11/12, 2023 Click here for the Share Appeal Sunday newsletter Click here for the Share Appeal Sunday poster To learn more about how collections, gifts, donations and bequests support the work of the Church in the Archdiocese of Dublin, contact Patricia Clifford at the Office for […]
October 25, 2023

Servants of Consolation and Witnesses of Hope: Ministry to the Bereaved in a Time of Change

Servants of Consolation and Witnesses of Hope: Ministry to the Bereaved in a Time of Change Archbishop Dermot Farrell, Pastoral Letter November 2023 “The life and death of each of us has its influence on others” – so says Saint Paul in his Letter to the Romans, his pastoral letter […]
October 2, 2023

Commencement of the Michaelmas Law Term – homily of Archbishop Farrell

  Mass of the Holy Spirit on the Occasion of the Commencement of the Michaelmas Law Term St Michan’s Church, Halston Street, Dublin: October 2, 2023 Introduction I am very happy to be with you this morning to celebrate this Mass at the commencement of the new Law Term. In […]
September 22, 2023

Synod 2023 updates

Synod 2023 updates Monday, September 18, 2023 Letter from Fr Kieran McDermott, chair of the Diocesan Synodal Steering Committee: I write on behalf of Archbishop Farrell and the Diocesan Synodal Steering Committee, seeking your help. The Synod on Synodality – Communion, Participation and Mission, opens in Rome on October 4th, […]
September 8, 2023

Mass at Lourdes Grotto – Homily of Archbishop Farrell

Mass for the Opening of Dublin Diocesan Pilgrimage at the Lourdes Grotto Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, September 8, 2023 My friends in Christ, a chairde i gCríost, we gather here this morning, at the shrine of Mary, to begin our pilgrimage. We begin on September […]
August 27, 2023

Fifth anniversary of the World Meeting of Families – homily of Archbishop Farrell

Introduction and Homily to Mark the 5th Anniversary of World Meeting of Families St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, Sunday, August 27, 2023, at 11am   Introduction to the Liturgy My brothers and sisters I welcome you to our Sunday Mass, on this day when the Liturgy (the Church) puts before us Jesus, […]
June 30, 2023

Statement in response to remarks in Dáil Éireann concerning Catholic patrons and reconfiguration of schools

Statement of the Archdiocese of Dublin in response to remarks in Dáil Éireann concerning Catholic patrons and the reconfiguration of schools  June 30, 2023 In response to certain comments made under parliamentary privilege in Dáil Éireann yesterday [29/6/23] concerning the reconfiguration of patronage of primary schools, the Archdiocese of Dublin […]
June 29, 2023

True Vocation – Archbishop Farrell

True Vocation – Archbishop Farrell Click here or below for a print-friendly PDF of Archbishop Farrell’s message for Vocations Sunday 2023
June 12, 2023

Partnership in Practice

Examples of creative partnership practice building hope…   ‘For now, what we need is the chance to change, to make space for the new thing we need’ – Pope Francis, Let Us Dream Below are some examples of building hope / partnership in practice gathered from across the diocese. Click […]
June 11, 2023

Archbishop Farrell’s words of welcome for Archbishop Luis Mariano Montemayor

Archbishop Dermot Farrell’s Words of Welcome on the Occasion of the Liturgical Reception of Archbishop Luis Mariano Montemayor, Apostolic Nuncio, in St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, Dublin Sunday, June 11, 2023 Brothers and sisters, dear friends in Christ, it is with joy that we gather here in the Pro-Cathedral this morning on […]
June 3, 2023

Feast of St Kevin 2023 – Homily of Archbishop Farrell

Feast of St Kevin St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral June 3, 2023   Remembering Saint Kevin—Welcoming God’s Future To remember St Kevin is to call to mind not only the patron of our diocese, but it is to celebrate the roots of the Church in this Diocese of Dublin. Celebrating our roots […]
May 9, 2023

Novena to the Holy Spirit

Novena to the Holy Spirit 21st – 29th May, 2023 A period of Prayer, Reflection and Planning for the renewal of the Church in the Archdiocese of Dublin You are warmly invited to join with every parish in the diocese in a Novena to the Holy Spirit – a period […]
May 8, 2023

Marking the 200th anniversary of the establishment of Loreto Primary School, Rathfarnham

Marking the 200th anniversary of the establishment of Loreto Primary School, Rathfarnham Archbishop Dermot Farrell Friday, 5th May marks the 200th anniversary of the establishment in 1823 of Loreto Primary School in Rathfarnham, Dublin. This occurred eight years before the Act establishing primary national education system in Ireland was enacted. […]
April 29, 2023

Archbishop Farrell: Message for Vocations Sunday 2023

Archbishop Dermot Farrell – Message for Vocations Sunday 2023   Things take the time they take. Don’t worry. How many roads did St. Augustine follow before he became St. Augustine? (Mary Oliver, Felicity, 2015) Finding our way is rarely easy. How many roads did Augustine follow before he became Saint Augustine… […]
April 29, 2023

Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock – Homily of Archbishop Farrell

Dublin Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock Saturday, April 29, 2023 Homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell “After this, many of his disciples left him and stopped walking with him, and returned to their former way of life. Then Jesus said to the Twelve, “What about you, do you also want to go […]
April 6, 2023

Chrism Mass 2023 – Homily of Archbishop Farrell

Chrism Mass St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral Thursday, 6th April 2023 Homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell   “The spirit of the Lord has been given to me, for he has anointed me. He has sent me to bring the good news to the poor, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and to the […]
March 25, 2023

Day for Consecrated Life – Homily of Archbishop Farrell

Day for Consecrated Life Holy Cross Church, Dundrum, March 25, 2023 Homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell I welcome you all—in person and virtually—to today’s celebration of consecrated life, religious women and men, as well those who have embraced a consecrated life, in other forms. We haven’t gathered since 2020, so […]
March 17, 2023

St Patrick’s Day – homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell

St Patrick’s Day 2023: St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral 10.30am Homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell We gather to give thanks to God for the gift of Patrick, whose preaching and ministry planted a seed that grew in the hearts of successive generations of Irish people, down to our own day. Patrick offered […]
March 13, 2023

Message of Archbishop Farrell – 10th Anniversary of the Pontificate of Pope Francis

10th Anniversary of the Pontificate of Pope Francis Today I offer my prayerful good wishes to Pope Francis as he celebrates the 10th Anniversary of his election as Pope.  I thank God for his ministry which, building on that of his predecessors, brings us face to face with the promise, […]
February 24, 2023

Archbishop Farrell: Homily at Mass for the Association of Papal Orders in Ireland

Mass for the Association of Papal Orders in Ireland Church of the Holy Rosary, McKee Barracks, Dublin 24th February 2023  “Lord, I am not worthy that you should enter under my roof, but only say the word and my soul shall be healed.” These words of the Mass, recited when the […]
February 23, 2023

Timeline: Parish Partnership Mass Schedule

Timeline: Parish Partnership Mass Schedule (Download this image as a PDF)   Below, in PDF format, are Pastoral Aids that were distributed to parishes in the first week of Advent: Pastoral Aid A – First Joint Pastoral Teams Gathering Pastoral Aid B – Towards a Partnership Council of Parishes Pastoral […]
February 23, 2023

Turkey & Syria Earthquake Collection – this weekend.

Turkey & Syria Earthquake Collection – this weekend. Download this poster as a PDF
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 Login to Helpers Portal here  
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 […]
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
May 1, 2022

PATHWAYS – Adult Faith Development

Thursday Evening Course for Adults Venue: DCU St. Patrick’s Campus, (MDCCE), Drumcondra Rd, Dublin, 9. PATHWAYS Exploring Faith as an Adult The Pathways Programme is geared towards those who wish to explore issues and questions of: faith; ministry; the Church today and the nature of belief, in an environment appropriate to Adult […]
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

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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 […]