Archbishop’s Homilies and Addresses

November 10, 2018

Mass for Deceased Priests

  MASS FOR DECEASED PRIESTS 2018   Homily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin   Pro-Cathedral, 10 November 2018   “The Church is fruit of the Holy Spirit. It is interesting that in each of the great Creeds of our Christian faith, the reference to the Church comes in […]
October 27, 2018

National Child Safeguarding Conference

  National Child Safeguarding Conference   BE NOT AFRAID Address of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin,   Archbishop of Dublin,  Ormonde Hotel, Kilkenny, October 27th 2018     “Ireland is a country in constant change.  No one would deny that Irish religious culture is not exempt from that change. This Conference and our […]
October 21, 2018

Mass to commemorate victims of RMS Leinster

  Twenty-ninth Sunday of the Year 2018   CENTENARY OF THE SINKING OF THE RMS LEINSTER Homily notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin  Archbishop of Dublin Pro-Cathedral, 21st October 2018     Introduction   Exactly one hundred years ago to the day, my predecessor Archbishop William J. Walsh celebrated here in […]
October 7, 2018

Mass of Farewell in Finglas West

  MASS OF FAREWELL TO THE CURRENT BUILDING OF THE CHURCH OF THE ANNUNCIATION   Homily notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin  Archbishop of Dublin Church of the Annunciation, Finglas West, 7 October 2018   “Very often when I visit a Parish for some occasion, someone welcomes me saying that they appreciate […]
October 2, 2018

Mass for Episcopal Conference & WMOF

 MASS RECOGNISING THE CONTRIBUTION OF THOSE INVOLVED IN STRUCTURES AND INITIATIVES OF  THE IRISH EPISCOPAL CONFERENCE AND IN THE WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES   Homily notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth, 2nd October 2018   “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of God”?  That […]
October 1, 2018

Mass for Opening of the New Law Term

  MASS FOR THE OPENING OF THE NEW LAW TERM Homily notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin  Archbishop of Dublin Church of Saint Michan, Halston Street, Dublin 1st  October 2018     “We come to invoke the Holy Spirt to protect and inspire all those who work in our nation […]
September 30, 2018

Mass on the Retirement of Prof. Gerard Gillen

 Twenty Sixth Sunday 2018  MASS ON THE OCCASION OF THE RETIREMENT OF GERARD GILLEN Homily Notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin, Primate of Ireland,  Pro-Cathedral, 30th September 2018   “The Spirit comes to us in unexpected ways.  We saw that in the first reading from the Book of Numbers.  […]
September 25, 2018

Diocesan Education Mass 2018

  DIOCESAN EDUCATION MASS 2018   Homily notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin  Archbishop of Dublin,  Saint Patrick Campus, Dublin City University, 25 September 2018   ” We come to ask the protection of the Holy Spirit on the multiple endeavours in the field of education in this diocese in the coming […]
September 16, 2018

150 Years of Bohernabreena Church

  MASS ON THE OCCASION OF THE SESQUICENTENARY  OF THE CHURCH OF SAINT ANNE, BOHERNABREENA   Homily notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin Church of Saint Anne, Bohernabreena, 16 September 2018 “I very much enjoyed the drama presentation before the celebration of Mass.  It brought out two things:  it […]
September 8, 2018

Opening Mass of Lourdes Pilgrimage

Dublin Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes OPENING MASS AT THE GROTTO OF OUR LADY   Homily notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin  Archbishop of Dublin Lourdes, 8th September 2018   “These have been eventful weeks for the Church in the Archdiocese of Dublin.  We had the joy of the visit of Pope […]
September 2, 2018

Reflections on the visit of Pope Francis

22nd Sunday of the Year 2018   REFLECTIONS ON THE VISIT OF POPE FRANCIS   Homily Notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin Pro-Cathedral, Dublin, 2 September 2018   One week after the visit of Pope Francis to Dublin, I would like publicly to express my gratitude to all […]
August 26, 2018

Words of Welcome at Phoenix Park Mass

Words of welcome given by Archbishop Diarmuid Martin at the opening of Mass at the conclusion of the 2018 World Meeting of Families “Thirty-nine years ago, over a million Irish people gathered around this Cross for the Mass celebrated by your predecessor Pope Saint John Paul.  It was an historical […]
August 21, 2018

World Meeting of Families Opening Evening of Prayer

  World Meeting of Families OPENING EVENING PRAYER   Homily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin ———————————————————- RDS Dublin, 7.30pm 21 August 2018   “This is an important evening.  After many months of preparation, this evening in every diocese across Ireland, we open the World Meeting of […]
August 19, 2018

As we await the visit of Pope Francis …

  Twentieth Sunday of the Year 2018 SUNDAY MASS IN THE PRO-CATHEDRAL Homily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin ———————————————- Sunday 19th August 2018   “In just one week, we will be well into the short but intense visit to Ireland of Pope Francis.  A short yet intense […]
July 19, 2018

Launch of the Programme of the Festival of Families

  Comments of Archbishop Diarmuid Martin at the Launch of the Programme of “The Festival of Families” —————————– Croke Park, Dublin, 19th July 2018   “There is great interest in the visit of Pope Francis to Ireland for the World Meeting of Families.  The motives of that interest are varied but all […]
July 16, 2018

Priestly Ordination of Salesian Deacons

  Fifteenth Sunday of the Year 2018   PRIESTLY ORDINATION OF TWO SALESIAN DEACONS   Homily Notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin Saint Patrick’s College Maynooth, 15 June 2018   Introduction   I join in the joy of the Salesian Fathers and the wider Salesian family as today […]
July 1, 2018

100 Years of Columban Mission

 Family and Mission Day Eucharist   100 YEARS OF COLUMBAN MISSION   Homily notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin Saint Colomban’s Dalgan Park, Navan, 1st July 2018   On 29 June 1918, one hundred years ago almost to the day, the idea of setting-up a missionary society […]
June 30, 2018

Homily in Mount Merrion Church

  THIRTEENTH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR 2018   Homily notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin Church of Saint Therese, Mount Merrion, 30th June 2018   Introduction   I wished to come here to Mount Merrion this evening to reflect with you on events that have taken place over the […]
June 29, 2018

Ordination of Robert Smyth

  ORDINATION TO THE PRIESTHOOD OF ROBERT SMYTH   Homily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin Saint Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, 29th June 2018 Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul   “The Gospel reading for this Feast of Saints Peter and Paul is a very apposite one as we […]
June 26, 2018

Statement on Mount Merrion Parish

Statement of Archbishop Diarmuid Martin regarding Mount Merrion Parish & Minister Josepha Madigan “Comments by Minister Josepha Madigan yesterday arising from a situation that arose in the Parish of Mount Merrion at the weekend have caused parishioners in Mount Merrion and further afield considerable distress. Many have contacted my offices […]
June 11, 2018

Details of Pope Francis’ visit to the World Meeting of Families

  Comments of Archbishop Diarmuid Martin on the launch of the programme of the visit of Pope Francis to Ireland on the occasion of the World Meeting of Families Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth, 11 June 2018   “We are here to officially announce the programme of the visit of Pope […]
June 10, 2018

25th Anniversary Laurel Lodge/Carpenterstown

  25th Anniversary of the Opening of the Church of Saint Thomas the Apostle Homily Notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin Church of Saint Thomas the Apostle, Laurel Lodge/Carpenterstown 10 June 2018   “Yesterday evening I celebrated Mass for the 75th anniversary of the Parish of Our Lady of […]
June 10, 2018

Mourne Road 75th Anniversary

   75th Anniversary of the Establishment of the Parish of Mourne Road Homily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin Church of Our Lady of Good Counsel, Mourne Road, 9 June 2018   “We are gathered to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the establishment of this Parish of Our Lady […]
June 2, 2018

Ordination of Permanent Deacons

  Feast of Saint Kevin 2018 ORDINATION TO THE PERMANENT DIACONATE   Homily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin Saint Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, 2nd June 2018   “Today through the laying on of hands and the prayer of consecration, we ordain four new permanent deacons for service in the […]
May 27, 2018

Deaconate Ordinations

TRINITY SUNDAY 2018 Deaconate ordinations in Maynooth   Homily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth, 27th May 2018   “Today the Church celebrates the Feast of the Blessed Trinity.  It is one of the central feasts in the life of the Church. We all know […]
May 17, 2018

The Defence of Human Life

              “The Church must always be pro-life.  That means that the Christian community must be a beacon of support for life especially at its most vulnerable moments and a beacon of support at vulnerable moments of any woman or man along their path of life.             Christians […]
May 11, 2018

Special Moment of Prayer for Life

  Archbishop’s House, Dublin D09 H4C2 11th May 2018 Special moment of Prayer for Life   I write to thank the priests of the diocese in their pastoral efforts to address the question of the protection of human life from conception to natural death. I would suggest that every parish should […]
April 21, 2018

Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock

  DUBLIN DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK 2018 Homily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin Knock Shrine, 21 April 2018 “This year’s Dublin Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock has special connotations.  This year a concerted effort has been made to involve a wider number of parishes from the Archdiocese of Dublin […]
April 1, 2018

Easter Homily

  EASTER MORNING 2018 Homily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin   ——————————————   Pro-Cathedral, 1 April 2018     “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb and we do not know where they have put him”   These words constitute a question for all of us.  […]
March 30, 2018

Good Friday Way of the Cross

WAY OF THE CROSS 2018 Through Phoenix Park Dublin Elements for reflections of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin Good Friday, 30 March 2018   FIRST REFLECTION Jesus is troubled.  He prays that the time of trial may not come.  Yet he knows that he must face that trial.  […]
March 29, 2018

Chrism Mass 2018

Homily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin - St. Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, Holy Thursday, 10:30am 29 March 2018
March 25, 2018

Palm Sunday

PALM SUNDAY 2018 Homily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin ———– Pro-Cathedral, Dublin, 25th March 2018 ​In today’s liturgy we commemorate the Lord’s festive and triumphant entry into Jerusalem as he begins the celebration of the Passover. We have heard two Gospel readings: the Gospel of the […]
March 9, 2018

Message on the Dignity of Human Life

  Message from Archbishop Martin to all priests and parishes in the Archdiocese of Dublin Catholic Teaching on the Dignity of Human Life and Regarding Abortion   I ask all Priests over the coming weeks to draw attention, in an appropriate way, to some basic principles of Catholic teaching concerning […]
March 8, 2018

Tomorrow’s Parish

  TOMORROW’S PARISH   Presentation of a new edition of the book of Donal Harrington Speaking notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin Holy Cross Diocesan Centre, 8th February 2018     “If I were to ask the question, “What will tomorrow’s Parish look like?” I think that there […]
February 18, 2018

Rite of Election 2018

  RITE OF ELECTION 2018 Homily Notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin,  Archbishop of Dublin St. Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, 18 February 2018   Introduction           This afternoon the Church in the Archdiocese of Dublin rejoices as it embraces this group of 31 men and women who are entering into the final phase […]
February 18, 2018

Divine Mercy Conference

  DIVINE MERCY CONFERENCE 2018   Homily notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin, RDS Dublin, 17 February 2018   “This afternoon, we celebrate the Great Mercy of our God.  In prayer and reflection, we deepen our understanding that God is love and that being a follower of Jesus is […]
February 14, 2018

Ash Wednesday

  ASH WEDNESDAY 2018 Homily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin ————————————— University College Dublin, 14 February 2018   “The Gospel reading we have just heard is above all about authenticity.   However, you will not find the word authenticity in the text.  It uses a much tougher word, which […]
February 11, 2018

World Day of the Sick

WORLD DAY OF THE SICK 2018 Homily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin ————————- Church of Saint Agnes Crumlin, 11 February 2018 Introduction Each year on the Sunday nearest to the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, we gather as a diocesan community to celebrate the World Day […]
February 10, 2018

World Day of the Sick Conference

World Day of the Sick Conference 2018 DEMENTIA FRIENDLY PARISH COMMUNITIES Words of introduction of Most Rev, Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin ——————————————————- Saint Agnes Parish Centre, Crumlin, 10th February 2018 Longevity is a particular gift of God to our contemporary world. In the Western World, we watch average life […]
February 3, 2018

Day for Consecrated Life

DAY FOR CONSECRATED LIFE 2018   Homily notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin   Terenure College Chapel, 3 February 2018   “New wine and old wineskins”   Our gospel reading is about two realities:  new wine and old wineskins.   We have to reflect on both.   Put simply our Gospel reading […]
February 1, 2018

Sean Mc Dermott St. Service of Commemoration & Hope

 National Family Support Network  ANNUAL SERVICE OF COMMEMORATION AND HOPE  Words of   Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin  Archbishop of Dublin Church of Our Lady of Lourdes, Sean McDermott Street, 1 February 2018   “Very few communities in Ireland have had visited on them the levels of brutal violence that this community […]
January 28, 2018

Salesians 25 Years In Sean Mc Dermott St Parish

  1.  Fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time 2018 25 YEARS OF THE SALESIAN PRESENCE IN THE PARISH OF OUR LADY OF LOURDES Homily Notes of Most Reverend Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin Church of Our Lady of Lourdes, Dublin, 28 January 2018   “Father Michael Casey, in his opening words, […]
January 7, 2018

Statement on death of Mr. Peter Sutherland R.I.P

The Archbishop  Diarmuid Martin, has expressed his sympathy to the wife and family of the late Peter Sutherland.  Mr Sutherland had been, for a number of years, an advisor to the Vatican’s Administration of the Patrimony of the Holy See and was also President of the Geneva-based International Catholic Committee […]
January 3, 2018

Appointment of new Bishop of Ossory

  As Metropolitan of the Ecclesiastical Province of Dublin, I am pleased to welcome the appointment of Monsignor Dermot Farrell as new Bishop of Ossory.  I join with clergy and the entire diocesan community of Ossory in welcoming their new pastor.  I wish Bishop-elect Farrell every blessing and personal happiness […]
December 24, 2017

Christmas Homily

CHRISTMAS NIGHT 2017 Homily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin, St. Mary’s Pro Cathedral, 24th December 2017   “The story of the birth of Jesus is familiar right across the Christian world and beyond.  It is the story of “a baby wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger” […]
December 18, 2017

Third Sunday of Advent, Bawnogue Church

Third Sunday of Advent 2017 MASS TO CELEBRATE THE REFURBISHMENT OF THE CHURCH OF THE TRANSFIGURATION, BAWNOGUE Homily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin —————— Church of the Transfiguration, Bawnogue, 17th December 2017 Once again in today’s Gospel we encounter the extraordinary figure of John the Baptist. […]
December 16, 2017

Diaconate Ordinations of John Regan & Samson Mann

ORDINATION TO THE DIACONATE OF JOHN REGAN S.A.C. AND SAMSON MANN CSSp   Homily notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin Saint Patrick’s Church, Corduff, 16th December 2017   “Our first reading from the Acts of the Apostles is often presented as the moment of the call of the first […]
December 16, 2017

Simbang Gabi Mass

SIMBANG GABI MASS 2017   Homily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin Church of Saint Mary of the Angels, Church Street, 15th December 2017   “I am delighted to have this opportunity to be with the Filipino community in Dublin and to begin the final preparations of the great […]
December 9, 2017

Diaconate Ordination of Tom Kouijzer S.M.

  ORDINATION TO THE DIACONATE OF TOM KOUIJZER S.M.   Homily notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin   Church of Saint Teresa, Donore Avenue, 9 December 2017   The Gospel reading we have heard is a familiar one.  We find many of its sayings also in the […]
December 9, 2017

150th Anniversary of CUS

    150TH ANNIVERSARY OF CUS   Homily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin   Saint Teresa’s Church, Clarendon Street, 7th December 2017   Just over 150 years ago, on 29 September 1867, the Marist Fathers opened Catholic University School here in Leeson Street.  The history of CUS goes […]
December 3, 2017

First Sunday of Advent

First Sunday of Advent 2017 CLOSING MASS OF THE GOLDEN JUBILEE CELEBRATIONS OF THE CHURCH OF THE HOLY SPIRIT BALLYROAN Homily Notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin ————————————— Church of the Holy Spirit, Ballyroan, 3 December 2017 The Gospel reading of this first Sunday of Advent was […]
November 29, 2017

Address to Third Level Chaplains

  ADDRESS TO THIRD LEVEL CHAPLAINS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF DUBLIN Speaking notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin,  Archbishop of Dublin Holy Cross Pastoral Centre, Clonliffe, 29th November 2017   “The Church worldwide is beginning to look towards the next Assembly of the Synod of Bishops that will address the […]
November 29, 2017

St. Vincent’s Fairview 160th Anniversary

 Saint Vincent’s Hospital Fairview   MASS OF THANKSGIVING FOR 160 YEARS OF CARING   Homily notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin Saint Vincent’s Hospital Fairview, 27th November 2017   “We come with this Mass to look back on one hundred and sixty years of caring and service to […]
November 26, 2017

Huntstown Church Reopens

  Feast of Christ the King 2017 MASS TO CELEBRATE THE REOPENING OF THE CHURCH OF THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS, HUNTSTOWN   Homily notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin   Huntstown, 26th November 2017   “Today, we celebrate the Feast of Christ the King.  Kings are not all […]
November 18, 2017

Models of Priestly Formation

Maynooth International Seminar MODELS OF PRIESTLY FORMATION- ASSESSING THE PAST, REFLECTING ON THE PRESENT Speaking notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin,  Archbishop of Dublin ——————————————— Saint Patrick’s College Maynooth, 18th November 2017 I am always struck by the dialogue at the beginning of the Rite of the Ordination of a deacon or […]
November 16, 2017

The Church in Dublin in 10 Years Time

Patrick Finn Lecture Series   THE CHURCH IN DUBLIN: WHERE WILL IT BE IN TEN YEARS TIME   Speaking notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin   Saint Mary’s Haddington Road, 16th November 2017   Where will the Church in Dublin be in ten years time?  The first thing […]
November 14, 2017

Ordinations of James Daly & Bill O’ Shaughnessy

Feast of Saint Laurence O’Toole DUBLIN DIOCESAN ORDINATIONS 2017 Homily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin —————————————————— 11.00am St. Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, 14th November 2017   Introduction   “We gather as a diocesan community on this Feast of Saint Laurence O’Toole, Principal Patron of the Diocese, for this […]
November 13, 2017

Mass for Deceased Priests

MASS FOR THE DECEASED PRIESTS OF THE DIOCESE 2017 Homily notes of  Most Reverend Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin ————————————— Pro-Cathedral, 11th November 2017 Introduction At our Mass here this morning, we remember fifteen priests who ministered in the Archdiocese of Dublin and who died over the past year.  I greet their families, […]
November 5, 2017

Newtownpark Ave. Golden Jubilee

GOLDEN JUBILEE OF THE CHURCH OF THE GUARDIAN ANGELS Homily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin ———————————————— Church of the Guardian Angels, Newtownpark Avenue, 5th November 2017 In November 1967, when this Church was opened, I was coming towards the end of my time as a seminarian […]
October 23, 2017

World Meeting of Families at Newman Church

  CELEBRATION OF THE EUCHARIST WITH FRIENDS OF THE WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES Homily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin ———————————————- Newman University Church, 22nd October 2017 We celebrate this Mass in a unique Church. It was the dream Church of Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman, one […]
October 15, 2017

Feast of Our Lady of Aparecida

Feast of Our Lady of Aparecida MASS WITH THE BRAZILIAN CATHOLIC COMMUNITY   Homily notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin  Archbishop of Dublin ——————————————– Church of Saint Mary of the Angels, Church Street, 15th October 2017   “I am particularly happy to celebrate with the Brazilian Catholic Community in Dublin the Feast […]
October 2, 2017

Law Mass Homily

Votive Mass of the Holy Spirit COMMENCEMENT OF THE MICHAELMAS LAW TERM 2017 Homily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin ————————————————— Church of Saint Michan, 2nd October 2017   There are two great hymns in the Latin liturgy invoking the Holy Spirit.  We opened our liturgy this […]
September 25, 2017

Mass for New Academic Year

 MASS FOR THE BEGINNING OF THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2017 Homily notes of   Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin Saint Patrick’s College, DCU,  Drumcondra, Monday 25th September 2017   Introduction   “At the beginning of the new school year, we come to entrust to the Lord the work of education […]
September 25, 2017

House of Mercy 190th Anniversary

 190TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FOUNDATION OF THE HOUSE OF MERCY  Homily notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin Church of Our Lady of the Assumption, Ballyfermot, 24th September 2017 “We celebrate the 190th anniversary of the opening of the House of Mercy.  The term “House of Mercy” refers not […]
September 25, 2017

Latin Mass Chaplaincy 10th Anniversary

TENTH ANNIVERSARY OF SUMMORUM PONTIFICUM AND DUBLIN LATIN MASS CHAPLAINCY  Homily notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin  Archbishop of Dublin Saint Kevin’s Church, Harrington Street, 24th September 2017   ” In our Gospel reading, Saint Luke tells of Jesus going to a meal with a leading member of the community […]
September 18, 2017

Safeguarding Sunday

Safeguarding Sunday 24th September  2017   Prayers of the Faithful Notes for Parish Reps 2017   Dear Father/Colleagues Sunday 24 September is Diocesan Safeguarding Day.  I wish to take this opportunity to address you on this vital matter and to thank you for all of the work you have been […]
September 15, 2017

Crosscare Appeal

Letter from Archbishop Diarmuid Martin for Crosscare Annual Appeal Saturday/Sunday,  16th/17th September 2017   We are all aware of and troubled by the crisis of homelessness and poverty that, despite many efforts, persists right across our diocese and our country. For over 75 years now, Crosscare has mirrored the loving […]
September 11, 2017

Homily at Closing Mass at Lourdes

 Dublin Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2017  CLOSING MASS OF THE PILGRIMAGE  Homily notes of   Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin  Archbishop of Dublin —————————————————-   Lourdes, 11th September 2017   “We have come to the closing Mass of our pilgrimage and we are called once again, by our Gospel reading,  to reflect […]
September 8, 2017

Homily at Opening Mass at Lourdes

 Dublin Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2017  OPENING MASS ON THE FEAST OF THE NATIVITY OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN Homily notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin Grotto of Massabielle, Lourdes  8th September 2017   “Every year as we gather as the Dublin Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes for our opening […]
September 4, 2017

African Chaplaincy 10th Anniversary

Twenty Second Sunday of the Year 2017 TENTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE AFRICAN CHAPLAINCY OF THE ARCHDIOCESE OF DUBLIN   Homily notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin,  Archbishop of Dublin Saint Pater’s Church, Phibsborough, 3rd September 2017   “This is an important occasion.  Congratulations are due to so many who have worked […]
August 21, 2017

Launch of World Meeting of Families 2018

Anniversary of the Apparition of Our Lady of Knock MASS TO MARK THE OPENING OF THE ONE YEAR PROGRAMME OF PREPARATION FOR THE WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES 2018  Homily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin and Primate of Ireland   Shrine of Our Lady of Knock, 21st […]
July 8, 2017

The Challenge for the Church in the 21st Century

Saint Kilian’s Lecture    HERAUSFORDERUNG DER KIRCHE IM 21. JAHRHUNDERT  – DAS BEISPIEL IRLANDS The challenge for the Church in the 21st Century   Speaking notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin Diocese of Wurzburg, Germany, Saturday 8th July 2017   Understanding the religious culture of Ireland and its […]
July 2, 2017

Mass with the Brazilian Catholic Community

  Feast of Saints Peter and Paul 2017 MASS WITH THE BRAZILIAN CATHOLIC COMMUNITY Homily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin ——————————————————- Capuchin Friary, Church Street, 2nd July 2017 It is a real pleasure for me to be able to celebrate Mass this afternoon with you the […]
July 2, 2017

Ashford Church Centenary

  100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE CHURCH OF THE MOST HOLY ROSARY ASHFORD Homily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin ————————————————————— Ashford, 30th June 2017 “The Centenary of a Parish Church is a great occasion for any community. This centenary of the Church of the Most Holy Rosary […]
July 1, 2017

Mass for the Protection of Life

  Feast of St Oliver Plunkett 2017 MASS FOR THE PROTECTION OF LIFE   Homily notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin,  Archbishop of Dublin Church of Saint Saviour, Dominick Street, 1st July 2017 “We are here this afternoon to pray and to invoke the healing power of Jesus Christ on […]
June 26, 2017

Mass for the Order of Malta

Solemnity of the Nativity of St John the Baptist MASS FOR THE SOVEREIGN MILITARY HOSPITALLER ORDER OF SAINT JOHN OF JERUSALEM OF RHODES AND MALTA Homily notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin  Archbishop of Dublin Saint Mary’s Haddington Road, 24th June 2017     “I was impressed by the Message […]
June 18, 2017

Corpus Christi

  Feast of Corps Christ 2017 MASS AND BLESSED SACRAMENT PROCESSION Homily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin ————————————————— Saint Laurence O’Toole, Seville Place, 18th June 2017 ​This year once again this Parish of Saint Laurence O’Toole is holding its Blessed Sacrament Procession to celebrate the Feast […]
June 7, 2017

World Meeting of Families Dublin Conference

World Meeting of Families 2018 DELEGATES DUBLIN CONFERENCE  Speaking notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin Dublin City University, 1st June 2017   “Welcome to Dublin.  I am very honoured that Pope Francis has chosen the Archdiocese of Dublin to host the World Meeting of Families 2018.  The […]
June 3, 2017

Feast of St. Kevin

FEAST OF SAINT KEVIN 2017 Homily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin ———————————————— Pro Cathedral, 3rd June 2017 ​We celebrate the Feast of Saint Kevin who, along with Saint Laurence O’Toole, is one of the two Principal Patrons of the Archdiocese of Dublin. It is interesting to […]
May 18, 2017

Visit of Coptic Pope Tawadros II

 GREETING OF ARCHBISHOP DIARMUID MARTIN TO  HIS HOLINESS POPE TAWADROS II OF ALEXANDIRA ON THE OCCASION OF HIS VISIT TO ARCHBISHOP’S HOUSE DUBLIN 18th May 2017 Your Holiness, The visit of Your Holiness to this Archdiocese of Dublin is an occasion of great joy for the Catholic community as well […]
May 14, 2017

Jesuit Ordination Milltown

ORDINATION TO THE PRIESTHOOD OF EDWARD COSGROVE S.J. Homily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin ___________________________________ The Chapel of the Milltown Institute, Dublin, 14th May 2017 At the wonderful occasion yesterday of the Beatification of Father John Sullivan, Cardinal Amato drew attention to two fundamental dimensions of […]
May 11, 2017

Remembrance Service for the late Judge Michael Reilly RIP

REMEMBRANCE SERVICE FOR JUDGE MICHAEL REILLY RIP Inspector of Prison  Notes for the reflection of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin   University Church, St Stephen’s Green, 11th May 2017 “In my earlier life before becoming Archbishop of Dublin, I worked in the area of international life and international organizations.  […]
April 29, 2017

Carmelite Ordination in Terenure

  ORDINATION TO THE PRIESTHOOD OF JAMES EIVERS O.CARM Homily notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin   Terenure College, 29th April 2015 Dear James, when I ordained you as deacon last June, you may remember that I said to you that ministries in the Church: “are not just […]
April 26, 2017

Joint Working Group Communiqué

Joint Working Group between RCC and WCC Executive Meeting, 24-26 April, 2017, Dublin, Ireland Communiqué Sharing the faith with the younger generations and the responsibility of the church for migrant communities were issues at the heart of the opening remarks of Archbishop Diarmuid Martin at the meeting in Dublin, Ireland of […]
April 18, 2017

Homily at Deaconate Ordinations

ORDINATION TO THE DEACONATE OF STUDENTS OF THE PONTIFICAL IRISH COLLEGE   Homily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin Sant’Alfonso di Liguori all’Esquilino, Rome, 18th April 2017     The Gospel reading, we have heard is a description of a journey of faith. Mary Magdalen had set […]
April 15, 2017

Easter Homily

EASTER VIGIL 2017 Homily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Pro-Cathedral, 15th April 2017 ​“He is not here, he is risen”, is the signal message which the women receive as they make their way to anoint this dead body of Jesus. That the Lord is truly risen is […]
April 14, 2017

Good Friday Liturgy

GOOD FRIDAY LITURGY 2017 Homily notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin  Archbishop of Dublin Pro-Cathedral 14th April 2017 “At the time he was betrayed and entered willingly into his passion”, we hear in the Second Eucharistic Prayer, which we regularly pray at Mass.  Jesus entered into his passion willingly.  How […]
April 14, 2017

Way of the Cross Reflections

  WAY OF THE CROSS 2017 Through Phoenix Park Dublin   Elements for reflections of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin Good Friday, 14th April 2017   FIRST REFLECTION “At the time he was betrayed and entered willingly into his passion”, we hear in the Second Eucharistic Prayer, which we […]
April 13, 2017

Holy Thursday Chrism Mass

CHRISM MASS 2017 Holy Thursday, 13th April 2017 Homily notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin “In preparing my thoughts for this Chrism Mass this morning, I came across a lecture given in 1995 by the then Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, reflecting on the challenges of priestly spirituality in a situation […]
April 9, 2017

Palm Sunday

PALM SUNDAY 2017 Homily notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin St. Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, 9th April 2017   “We celebrate today the memory of the solemn yet simple entry of Jesus into Jerusalem and the beginning of the journey of Jesus from triumph to rejection, of suffering and death […]
April 5, 2017

Golden Jubliee of Palmerstown Boys School

MASS TO CELEBRATE THE GOLDEN JUBILEE OF SAINT LORCAN’S BNS PALMERSTOWN  Homily notes of  Most Rev Diarmuid Martin  Archbishop of Dublin Saint Philomena’s Church Palmerstown, 5th April 2017   “Fifty years is a long time in the life of a community.  It would be very hard to adequately document all […]
March 30, 2017

Pope Francis issues Letter on Dublin’s World Meeting of Familes

Pope Francis invites families help prepare for Dublin 2018 Meeting  Video of Vatican Press Conference  The full text of Pope Francis’ Letter  on the World Meeting is available here http://press.vatican.va/content/salastampa/it/bollettino/pubblico/2017/03/30/0197/00450.html#eng   Pope Francis has chosen Dublin to be the host diocese for the World Meeting of Families from 21 to […]
March 12, 2017

Visit of Statue of Our Lady of Fatima

March 1, 2017

Statement of Archbishop Martin on the Resignation of Marie Collins

 STATEMENT OF ARCHBISHOP DIARMUID MARTIN ON THE RESIGNATION OF MARIE COLLINS FROM THE PONTIFICAL COMMISISION FOR THE PROTECTION OF MINORS 1 March 2017  Archbishop Diarmuid Martin today paid tribute to the work that has been achieved by Marie Collins.  He said that few people in Ireland have made such a […]
February 24, 2017

Homily at Funeral for Late Cardinal Desmond Connell

 FUNERAL MASS FOR CARDINAL DESMOND CONNELL Homily notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin  Archbishop of Dublin —————————————— Pro-Cathedral, 24th February 2017   We come to bid our farewell in this earthly life to Cardinal Desmond Connell, who passed to eternal life in these days.  God gave him the gift of […]
February 11, 2017

World Day of the Sick

World Day of the Sick Conference 2017 CHRIST THE HEALER – YESTERDAY, TODAY AND TOMORROW Speaking notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin Royal Marine Hotel Sutton, 11th February 2017 What does it mean for each one of us today to be a missionary disciple of the Jesus […]
February 11, 2017

Day for Consecrated Life

DAY FOR CONSECRATED LIFE 2017 Homily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin ————————————————– Church of Saint Anthony, Clontarf, 2nd February 2017 Just over one week ago, Pope Francis spoke in Rome to the members of the Congregation for Religious and Consecrated Life. I was somewhat surprised at […]
February 1, 2017

The drugs trade is a callous trade in death – Archbishop Martin

National Family Support Network 18TH SERVICE OF COMMEMORATION AND HOPE  Speaking notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin   Church of Our Lady of Lourdes, Sean McDermott Street, 1st February 2017 “I always enjoy celebrating Confirmation in this parish.  It is always a celebration of what this community is about […]
January 21, 2017

Preparing for World Meeting Of Families 2018

  Archbishop Diarmuid Martin discusses the preparations for the World of Meeting of Families 2018 with Wendy Grace from I-Catholic Click on link to listen back to full interview:        
January 18, 2017

Homily during Ad Limina Visit

Ad Limina Visit 2017 MASS AT THE BASILICA OF SAINT JOHN LATERAN Homily notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin Basilica of Saint John Lateran, Wednesday January 18th 2017   “We have heard a very interesting Gospel reading.  Let us look a little closer at it and at what […]