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January 12, 2022

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2022

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2022   Theme The theme for the 2022 Week of Prayer is ‘We saw the star in the East, and we came to worship him’ (Mt 2:2), taken from the account of the visit of the magi to pay homage to the infant king […]
January 11, 2022

Vacancy: Communications Officer – Archdiocese of Dublin

It is an exciting time in the Archdiocese, with a new Archbishop in post, many pastoral initiatives being undertaken, restructuring plans being developed, and hope-filled ministries and services being delivered every day of the year. We are looking for a communications officer to lead our internal communications within the Catholic […]
January 5, 2022

Synodal Pathway

Context In his homily of the 3rd June 2021 the Archbishop reminded us of the context we find ourselves in as we are invited to embark upon a synodal pathway. This context is one of an ever-changing Church in an ever-changing world. “The Church centred around the monasteries of early […]
January 1, 2022

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

Homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell at the Annual Mass for the World Day of Peace Church of Our Lady of Victories, Ballymun, 1st January 2022   We gather in Ballymun in this church dedicated to our Lady of Victories, and we gather on a day that the Church dedicates to […]
December 29, 2021

Annual Mass for Peace

  Annual Mass for Peace   We invite you and your family to join us online for The Annual Mass for Peace Saturday,  January 1st 2022 at 11.00 am,  Our Lady of Victories Ballymun Road. Our Lady of Victories’ Webcam | Our Lady of Victories (olv.ie)  
December 24, 2021

Homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell for Christmas 2021

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

Animator Training Session One PowerPoints

Animator Training Session One PowerPoints   PowerPoint 1 – Click on the image below to view   Joys and Sorrows PowerPoint – Click on the image below to view
December 4, 2021

Latest Coronavirus Updates for Parishes

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

Recommended Reading for Animators

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

Diocesan Synodal Steering Committee

Diocesan Synodal Steering Committee   Archbishop Dermot Farrell has appointed the following as members of the Diocesan Synodal Steering Committee: Very Rev. Kieran McDermott, Chair Rev. Kieran O’Mahony, OSA Kirsten Mahon Mary Kirk Rev. Paddy Sweeney Patricia Carroll Peter Siney Steering Committee Support: Rev. Pat O’Donoghue, Liturgy Deacon Michael O’Connor, Digital/IT
November 30, 2021

Synodal Prayers for use in Parish

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

Homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell for the First Sunday of Advent

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

Pastoral Letter for Advent from Archbishop Dermot Farrell

Pastoral Letter for Advent 2021 On the First Sunday of Advent our Church, and many others, begin a new Church year. The Church begins its year with a time of hope, and Advent—so frequently ‘lost’ in the preparation for Christmas—is the season of hope par excellence. It is the season […]
November 25, 2021

Advent 2021

  Pastoral Letter for Advent 2021 On the First Sunday of Advent our Church, and many others, begin a new Church year. The Church begins its year with a time of hope, and Advent—so frequently ‘lost’ in the preparation for Christmas—is the season of hope par excellence. It is the […]
November 25, 2021

Crosscare Christmas Online Appeal

    On line appeal for families in food poverty December 2021   We in Crosscare need your support to help families experiencing food poverty this Christmas.  We are working with hundreds of families and children in Dublin who struggle to get basic food supplies. Families need our help this […]
November 24, 2021

Online Advent Service

ONLINE ADVENT SERVICE  ‘BE STILL’   Saturday – 27 November 2021 at 4.00 p.m. From the Monastery of St. Alphonsus, Drumcondra www.rednuns.com   Join the Community for this quiet time of praise, reflection and inspiration   Plus input from the Office for Mission and Ministry      
November 23, 2021

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Building Hope Task Force Report

Building Hope Task Force Report In April, Archbishop Dermot Farrell established a Task Force called Building Hope. The Task Force was asked to assess the needs of the people of the Archdiocese emerging from Covid-19 and to work to support parish communities as they undertake a radical renewal, looking to […]
November 23, 2021

Prayer for the Synod: Adsumus Sancte Spiritus

   
November 22, 2021

Simply Synod Resource

  Simply Synod   This resource is for anyone who wants to discover the meaning of being a synodal Church. Informed by the Preparatory Document for a Synodal Church, it is for use in the Diocesan Phase of the Synodal Pathway. It outlines the meaning of synod and its implications […]
November 18, 2021

Chaplains: Ministers of Hope

  CHAPLAINS: MINISTERS OF HOPE    Chaplains: Ministers of Hope edited by Alan Hilliard and with a foreword by Bishop Éamonn Walsh presented by Messenger Publications in conjunction with The Blackrock Clinic was launched recently by Mary Harney and you can hear her engaging, reflective, and thought-provoking address in the […]
November 18, 2021

Diocesan Altar Server Day

The Annual Diocesan Altar Server day that was due to take place on Saturday 20th November 2021 in the Capuchin Church, St. Mary of the Angels’, Church Street, Dublin 7 has been postponed until Spring 2022. Until then, let us have a look back at the Altar Server Day that […]
November 15, 2021

Local Animator Training

  Local Animator Training We invite you to send your animators forward for training. The first training session of animators will take place before Christmas on zoom from 7pm-9pm. Please choose one of the following dates: Monday 29th November Tuesday 30th November Wednesday 1st December Thursday 2nd December This will […]
November 15, 2021

Walk of Light

Walk of Light The Walk of Light is a prayer for light in times of darkness. In the shadow of the global pandemic, this year’s theme is “In his name, the nations will put their hope.” Groups of the faithful, assembled from our various congregations, will welcome the pilgrims at […]
November 13, 2021

Homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell at the Annual Mass for the Deceased Priests

Homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell at the Annual Mass for the Deceased Priests St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, 13th November 2021.   Every year we gather during the month of November to pray for our brother priests and bishops who have died, and especially those who have died during the past year.  For […]
November 12, 2021

Revised Phases for the Synodal Pathway in Light of the August 2022 extension.

Revised Phases for the Synodal Pathway in Light of the August 2022 Extension.  
November 10, 2021

Homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell at the Mass for the Opening of the Academic Year

Homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell at the Mass for the Opening of the Academic Year Wednesday, 10th November 2021 St Patrick’s Campus, DCU.   Welcome to all who have joined us for this Mass for the Opening of academic year as we ask God’s blessings on our work.  The importance […]
November 5, 2021

Pilgrimage of the Irish Bishops to Knock and Celebration of Mass for those who died during the pandemic, Sunday 14 November 2021

  Pilgrimage of the Irish Bishops to Knock and Celebration of Mass for those who died during the pandemic, Sunday 14 November 2021     The Covid-19 pandemic has been a particularly difficult time for those who have lost loved ones and have often had to cope with their grief […]
November 4, 2021

St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral Charity Concerts

St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral Charity Concerts St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral is holding two charity concerts in aid of Peter Mcverry trust, blossom Ireland and Dogs Aid on the 6th and 7th Dec. Please see the posters below for more details: * Please note these events have been postponed until Easter time, this […]
November 4, 2021

Synodal Pathway Orientation Presentation

  Synodal Pathway Orientation Evening Presentation   Click on the image below to download the PDF of the Presentation
November 4, 2021

Synod Parish Packs

  Synod Parish Packs   The Synodal Parish packs are now available to order. Please see below for more information. To order your parish pack, please email declanparkes@gmail.com    
November 4, 2021

Dr Cora O’Farrell appointed the new director of the Mater Dei Centre for Catholic Education

Dr Cora O’Farrell appointed the new director of the Mater Dei Centre for Catholic Education     Dr. Cora O’Farrell was announced as the new Director of the Mater Dei Centre for Catholic Education at an event with Archbishop Dermot Farrell and President of Dublin City University Prof Daire Keogh. […]
November 4, 2021

Vacancies

VACANCIES   ACTIVITY CENTRE ADMINISTRATOR – ST FINTAN’S PARISH St. Fintan’s Parish Pastoral Centre is looking for a part time Activity Centre Administrator. Monday – Friday mornings for approx. 20 – 25 hours per week.  Please see attached the full role description. To apply, please email: parishcentresutton@gmail.com         Administrator Position      DAY CENTRE […]
November 3, 2021

2020 Financial Statements

2020 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 2, 2021

Synodal Pathway: Local Animators – Role Description

  Synodal Pathway: Local Animators – Role Description   Please click on the image below to download the PDF Version
November 1, 2021

Meditation on the Synodal Prayer

  The full meditation of the synod prayer is available here for downloading and printing: Meditation on the Synod Prayer         This is a reflection on the second section of the Synod Prayer     This is a reflection on the third section of the Synod Prayer […]
October 29, 2021

Together for the Life of the World; Hope for Change in the Face of the Climate Crisis

Together for the Life of the World Hope for Change in the Face of the Climate Crisis A MESSAGE FROM ARCHBISHOP DERMOT FARRELL · NOVEMBER 2021   Click on the image below to read Archbishop Dermot Farrell’s message for the commencement of COP26   
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.  You can watch back the liturgy HERE: […]
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 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 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 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 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 […]