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October 22, 2021

Meditation on the Synodal Prayer

    This is a reflection on the second portion of the Synod Prayer
October 21, 2021

Opening Liturgy for the Diocesan Synodal Pathway

    Opening Liturgy for the Diocesan Synodal Pathway Download  the opening Liturgy here On the 17th of October, representatives from every parish in the Dublin Diocese joined Archbishop Dermot Farrell in the Pro-Cathedral for the opening liturgy for the Diocesan Synodal Pathway. Check out the pictures from the day: […]
October 19, 2021

World Mission Sunday – October 24th

World Mission Sunday October 24th   World Mission Sunday is the Holy Father’s annual appeal for spiritual and financial support so that the life-giving work of overseas mission and missionaries can continue. It always falls on the second last Sunday in October, meaning this year it will be celebrated on […]
October 17, 2021

Archbishop Dermot Farrell’s Reflections at the launch of the Diocesan Phase of the Synod

Archbishop Dermot Farrell’s Reflections at the launch of the Diocesan Phase of the Synod —Communion, Participation, Mission—  St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral 17th October 2021   Life is alive!  When we reflect on our lives, we see that human life is characterised by change: that which does not change has either never […]
October 16, 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 […]
October 16, 2021

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 […]
October 14, 2021

Prayer for the Synod: Adsumus Sancte Spiritus

   
October 14, 2021

Homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell at Mass for the Association of Patrons and Trustees of Catholic Schools

    Homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell at Mass for the Association of Patrons and Trustees of Catholic Schools Dominican Retreat Centre, Tallaght 14th October 2021    Today we remember with gratitude the women and men of religious congregations who established the post-primary schools, at the invitation of the local […]
October 13, 2021

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

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

Diocesan Synodal Pathway Logo

The logo of the Archdiocese of Dublin synodal path     The lighthouse represents the guiding light of the Holy Spirit who guides us on our synodal path.   The boat represents the Church, we are all in the same boat together.   The water represents the waters of baptism, […]
October 11, 2021

Diocesan Synodal Pathway – Video

https://youtu.be/NZCY_zfjT6M  
October 11, 2021

The Opening Liturgy of the Diocesan Synodal Pathway

The Opening Liturgy of the Diocesan Synodal Pathway   In every diocese throughout the world, the Synodal process will be launched on October 17th. The opening liturgy for the Archdiocese of Dublin will take place in the Pro-Cathedral on at 3pm. Archbishop Dermot Farrell has invited a representative from each […]
October 11, 2021

Vademecum for the Synod on Synodality

Vademecum for the Synod on Synodality   This Vademecum is designed as a handbook that accompanies the Preparatory Document at the service of the synodal journey. The two documents are complementary and should be read in tandem with one another. In particular, the Vademecum offers practical support to the Diocesan […]
October 11, 2021

For a Synodal Church: Preparatory Document

For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation, and Mission     The Church of God is convoked in Synod. The path entitled “For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation, and Mission” will solemnly open on the 9th – 10th of October 2021 in Rome and on the following 17th of October in […]
September 30, 2021

Day for Life 2021

About Day for Life Day for Life is celebrated annually by the Catholic Church in Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales. It is a day dedicated to raising awareness of the meaning and value of human life at every stage and in every condition.  This year’s Day for Life will be celebrated in Ireland […]
September 30, 2021

Families Walking Together in Hope

Walking Together in Hope – Spiritual Journey for Families Year of the Family 2021/2022     Launch of the Walking with Families Initiative   Archbishop Dermot Farrell will launch the ‘walking together in Hope’ our Diocesan Family Year Initiative on Wednesday 25th August at 6pm in the Pro-Cathedral. You can […]
September 29, 2021

Vacancies

VACANCIES   Vacancy for Parish Sacristan, Rathfarnham   The Church of the Annunciation, Rathfarnham has a vacancy for a part-time Sacristan (21 hours per week).  The successful candidate will provide a high level of support to the Parish Team and the Parish Community by being responsible for the upkeep of […]
September 26, 2021

175th Anniversary of the Foundation of the Catholic Institute for the Deaf

Mass to Commemorate the 175th Anniversary of the Foundation of the Catholic Institute for the Deaf   Homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell Emmaus Chapel, Cabra, 26th September 2021   I am delighted to celebrate Mass today as we commemorate the 175th anniversary of the establishment the Catholic Institute for the […]
September 25, 2021

Safeguarding Sunday – 26th September

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

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

  The launch of the new Vincentian Family Website will take place in St. Peter’s Church in Phibsborough on Monday 27th September (the feast of St. Vincent de Paul) at 8pm. You can attend the launch in person or join  online at : https://youtu.be/s73IPyePreo You can check out the new website […]
September 25, 2021

Homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell at the Investiture Ceremony- Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre

  Homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell at the Investiture Ceremony- Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre College Chapel, St Patrick’s College, Maynooth 25th September 2021   At the beginning of his encyclical, Deus caritas est, Pope Benedict XVI addressed the heart of this essential value: “God’s love for us is […]
September 13, 2021

Crosscare Annual Collection

    Crosscare Annual  Collection Pandemic continues to impact services for people most in need The impact of the global Pandemic continues to affect those working with people in need, as demand on essential services increased dramatically in 2020 and funding decreased. Crosscare, the social support agency of the Archdiocese […]
September 9, 2021

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

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

Homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell on the Occasion of the 160th Anniversary of Arrival of the Bon Secours Sisters in Ireland and  70th Anniversary of the Establishment of the Bons Secours Hospital, Glasnevin

Homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell on the Occasion of 160th Anniversary of Arrival of the Bon Secours Sisters in Ireland and  70th Anniversary of the Establishment of the Bons Secours Hospital, Glasnevin 8th September 2021   I am delighted to come here this morning to celebrate Mass on the occasion […]
September 7, 2021

Season of Creation 2021

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

Catholic Historical Society of Ireland Conference

This year’s Catholic Historical Society of Ireland conference will be the first time that the society has hosted an online event on Saturday 11th September between 11am and 5pm.   The conference is free to attend and registration is now open via Eventbrite at this link:   https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/ireland-and-vatican-ii-catholic-historical-society-of-ireland-conference-tickets-166383223701?utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&utm-medium=discovery&utm-term=listing&utm-source=cp&aff=escb  
September 6, 2021

Latest Coronavirus Updates for Parishes

Update 6th September 2021   Please click on the image below for the latest guidance for Places of Worship issued on the 6th of September from the HSE       Update 3rd September 2021 Dear All, Further to the recent Government announcement regarding the next and final phase of […]
September 3, 2021

Homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell at the Mass for the Centenary of the Foundation of the Legion of Mary

Homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell at the Mass for the Centenary of the Foundation of the Legion of Mary Church of St Nicholas of Myra, Francis Street, Friday, 3rd September 2021    I am delighted to celebrate this Mass to mark the centenary of the foundation of the Legion of […]
September 3, 2021

Appointments 2021

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

Archbishop Dermot Farrell publishes pastoral letter on the climate crisis

Archbishop Dermot Farrell publishes pastoral letter on the climate crisis   “Faith and science are not opponents; in a truly Christian view, faith and reason—Fides et ratio—go hand in hand” – Archbishop Farrell   We are living on the edge of huge historical change. Our common home, indeed our only […]
August 22, 2021

Walking with Families: Resources for Holy Communion and Confirmation

  Holy Communion Preparation This is a resource for parishes who would like to accompany families on zoom with the aid of a PowerPoint meditation. There are also suggested family activities that can be used as part of the journey towards 1st Communion.   1st Communion Family Meditation and Activities […]
August 9, 2021

Mass to Commemorate the 800th Anniversary of Death of Saint Dominic in St Dominic’s Church, Tallaght, 8th August 2021

Mass to Commemorate the 800th Anniversary of Death of               Saint Dominic in St Dominic’s Church, Tallaght, 8th August 2021 I am delighted to celebrate this mass with the Dominican family to mark the 800th anniversary of the death of St. Dominic, who died in Bologna on 6 August, 1221. In diverse […]
August 7, 2021

Homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell for Mass on the occasion of his investiture with the pallium

Homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell for Mass on the occasion of his investiture with the pallium Saturday 7th August St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral     I welcome you all — priests, religious and laity – who have joined us this evening for this ceremony of the conferral of the Pallium. In […]
August 5, 2021

Imposition of the Pallium on Archbishop Farrell

  Imposition of the Pallium on Archbishop Farrell     On Saturday 7th August at the 6:00 PM Vigil Mass in the Pro-Cathedral Archbishop Okolo, the Apostolic Nuncio, on behalf of Pope Francis, will impose the Pallium on Archbishop Dermot Farrell as Metropolitan. A Pallium is a vestment made of […]
July 27, 2021

Digital Parishes: Creating with Canva

Digital Parishes: Creating with Canva     Join us for workshops on how to use Canva, an online design tool. Canva can be used to create content for your website, social media, posters and newsletters, to name a few. It will take place over 2 evenings, September 2nd and 9th at 7pm. […]
July 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 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 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 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

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 […]