Archbishop’s Homilies and Addresses

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December 9, 2017

Diaconate Ordination of Tom Kouizer S.M.

  ORDINATION TO THE DIACONATE OF TOM KOUIZER 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 […]
January 13, 2017

Reception of Remains of Dr TK Whitaker

RECEPTION OF REMAINS OF DR KEN WHITAKER Homily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin Church of the Sacred Heart, Donnybrook, 12th January 2017   “We come to reflect in prayer and in Christian hope on the life and death of Dr Ken Whitaker, a true public servant, […]
January 1, 2017

World Day of Peace Homily

World Day of Peace 2017   NON VIOLENCE – A STYLE OF POLITICS FOR PEACE Homily notes of   Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin        “This morning the Church celebrates for the 50th time the World Day of Peace.  The idea of this celebration came from Pope Paul VI […]
December 24, 2016

Archbishop’s Christmas Homily

CHRISTMAS NIGHT 2016 Homily notes of  Most Rev, Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin Pro-Cathedral, 24th December 2016 “Saint Luke’s account of the birth of Jesus begins with a clear affirmation.  Luke boldly places the story of the birth of Jesus into terms of the real world.  He identifies who the […]
December 10, 2016

Mass for Accord Workers

Third Sunday of Advent 2016 MASS FOR THE WORKERS OF ACCORD DUBLIN Homily notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin   ———————————-   Holy Cross  Pastoral Centre, Dublin, 9th December 2016 “The Gospel of this afternoon’s Mass recalls once again that great figure John the Baptist.  John’s task […]
December 3, 2016

Kimmage Manor 25th Anniversary

  Second Sunday of Advent 2016 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE PARISH OF THE HOLY SPIRIT KIMMAGE MANOR Homily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin   Church of the Holy Spirit, Kimmage Manor, 3rd December 2016 Over the past year I have celebrated many anniversaries of the opening […]
November 28, 2016

Archbishop’s Comments on Taoiseach’s Meeting with Pope Francis

Archbishop of Dublin comments on Taoiseach’s meeting with Pope Francis Press Release Monday November 28th   Archbishop Diarmuid Martin said he was very pleased to hear that Pope Francis told Taoiseach Enda Kenny this morning that he hopes to visit Ireland for a short visit for the World Meeting of […]
November 25, 2016

Crumlin Hospital Foundation Day

  Our Lady’s Children Hospital Foundation Day 2016 “PROUD OF OUR HISTORY WITH AN EYE ON THE FUTURE”   Speaking notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin and Chairman of the Board   Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin, 25th November 2016   “Proud of our history with an […]
November 14, 2016

Feast of St. Laurence O’ Toole

FEAST OF SAINT LAURENCE O’TOOLE 2016 Homily notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin   Pro Cathedral, 14th November 2016 Those years in the middle of the eleven hundreds when Laurence O’Toole lived were turbulent times. It was a period of great political upheaval among the Irish princes […]
November 13, 2016

Feast of St. Laurence O’ Toole – Christchurch Evensong

  Eve of the Feast of Saint Laurence O’Toole 2016 SERMON AT THE ECUMENICAL FESTAL CHORAL EVENSONG   Sermon notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin  Archbishop of Dublin   Christ Church, Dublin, 13th November 2016   “In an increasingly secularised Ireland, how can faith contribute today to the process of […]
November 13, 2016

Closing of the Year of Mercy

  Thirty Third Sunday of the Year 2016  CLOSING OF THE YEAR OF MERCY IN THE LOCAL CHURCHES Homily Notes of   Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin Pro-Cathedral, 13th November 2016   “We gather at the end of the celebrations in the local Churches of the Jubilee Year of Mercy […]
November 9, 2016

Archbishop Martin Receives Griffith College Award

WORDS OF ARCHBISHOP DIARMUID MARTIN ON HIS NOMINATION AS A DISTINGUISHED FELLOW OF GRIFFITH COLLEGE 9th November 2016   President Distinguished Guests Students, Faculty and Staff of Griffith College   I was surprised but I am deeply honoured by the gesture of recognition given to me this morning by Griffith College, and humbled to find my name now alongside the names of such a distinguished group […]
October 29, 2016

Dominican Diaconate Ordination

ORDINATION TO THE DIACONATE OF BROTHER PHILIP MULRYNE O.P. Homily Notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin ———– Saint Saviour’s Church, Dominick Street, 29th October 2016 “One of significant fruits of the Second Vatican Council was the restoration of the permanent deaconate in the Latin Church. This decision […]
October 25, 2016

Service to Remember Hungarian Revolutionaries of 1956

SERVICE OF REMEMBRANCE TO COMMEMORATE THE SACRIFICE OF HUNGARIAN REVOLUTIONARIES 1956 Reflections of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin,  Archbishop of Dublin St. Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, 25th October 2016 In 1956 I was eleven years old.  I had one great passion in life: television news.  Many here today will not remember that in […]
October 23, 2016

Homily at Mass in Kilmainham Jail

  30th Sunday of the Year 2016 EUCHARISTIC COMMEMORATION OF 1916 Homily Notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin   Kilmainham Jail, 23rd October 2016   Last Sunday’s Gospel reminded us that we must pray often without tiring.  In today’s Gospel, Saint Luke places the emphasis on how we […]
October 22, 2016

Launch of World Meeting of Families Process

Launch of World Meeting of Families Process PASTORAL REFLECTIONS ON AMORIS LAETITIA   Speaking notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin   ———————————————–   DCU Saint Patrick’s Campus, 22nd October 2016     Amoris Laetitia is a document which addresses an extraordinarily wide and varied scenario.  It is […]
October 20, 2016

The Future of Faith Based Schools in a Secular Society

“The Irish Catholic” Conference THE FUTURE OF FAITH BASED SCHOOLS IN A SECULAR SOCIETY Reflections of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin ——————————————– Charlemont Hilton Hotel Dublin, 20 October 2016   If you want to understand the value and the contribution of faith-based schools in any society, I believe […]
October 3, 2016

Opening of New Law Term

Votive Mass of the Holy Spirit  COMMENCEMENT OF THE MICHAELMAS LAW TERM 2016  Homily notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin  Archbishop of Dublin   Saint Michan’s Church, Halston Street, 3rd October 2016 ”     We come to invoke the gift, the protection and the inspiration of the Holy Spirit […]
October 1, 2016

60th Anniversary Mount Merrion Church

27th Sunday 2017 60TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE CHURCH OF SAINT THERESE MOUNT MERRION  Homily notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin Church of Saint Therese, Mount Merrion, 1st October 2016             “Lord increase our faith” the Apostles ask Jesus.  Is it harder to believe today than it was in […]
October 1, 2016

Kidney Donor Remembrance Service

Irish Kidney Association SERVICE OF REMEMBRANCE AND THANKSGIVING Homily Notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin   Corpus Christi Church, Drumcondra, 1st October 2016 “In the midst of daily discussions, at times filled with pessimism and anger, we gather here today for a unique event. It is the story […]
October 1, 2016

Mass of Farewell in Balcurris

Departure of Missionary Society of St Columban MASS OF FAREWELL AND THANKSGIVING Homily notes  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin,  Archbishop of Dublin   Saint Joseph’s Church, Ballymun, 30th September 2016   “Farewells are sad occasions.  Friendships are interrupted.  Happy memories fade back into the distance.  High hopes that we had, may […]
September 29, 2016

Mass of Thanksgiving in Parish of the Travelling People

Farewell and Thanksgiving for the Ministry of Father Derek Farrell MASS WITH THE PARISH OF THE TRAVELLING PEOPLE Homily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin ————————————- Saint Peter’s Church, Phibsborough, 29th September 2016 “We celebrate the Feast of the Archangels, Michael, Gabriel and Raphael. Our modern society […]
September 27, 2016

Schools Mass Homily

SCHOOLS MASS 2016 Homily notes  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin Holy Cross College, Clonliffe, 27th September 2016 “Once again we gather at the beginning of the school year to invoke the protection of God on one of the most important enterprises within any society:  the education of our […]
September 23, 2016

Launch of 1916 Exhibition in Pro Cathedral

 Launch of 1916 Exhibition MINISTRY, ADVOCACY AND COMPASSION  Speaking notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin Saint Kevin’s Chapel, Pro-Cathedral, 23rd September 2016   I am grateful to Minister Richard Bruton for being here this evening at the launch of this exhibition Ministry, Advocacy and Compassion which looks […]
September 8, 2016

Opening Mass at Lourdes Grotto

Dublin Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2016 OPENING MASS AT THE GROTTO OF OUR LADY Homily notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin Grotto of Massabielle, Lourdes, 8th September 2016 “We gather here in Lourdes on this Feast of the Birthday of Mary and we gather to celebrate our 2016 […]
September 1, 2016

Day of Prayer for all Creation

  WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR THE CARE OF CREATION 2016   Reflection of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dubbin Holy Cross  College , Clonliffe, 1st September 2016 This World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation is something quite unique.  It is an appeal to all men […]
August 31, 2016

75th Anniversary of Crosscare

“WHAT CROSSCARE MEANS TO ME”  Opening of Crosscare photographic exhibition on the 75th anniversary of its foundation  Introductory words of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin  Archbishop of Dublin Saint Paul’s Church Arran Quay at 6.00pm, 31st August 2016   Crosscare was born 75 years ago in wartime Dublin when Archbishop John […]
August 24, 2016

New Times Require New Institutions

NEW TIMES REQUIRE NEW INSTITUTIONS Homily at the final Mass in the Mater Dei Institute Chapel Homily notes of   Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin Mater Dei Institute Chapel, 24th August 2016 – 4.30pm    “In the second half of the nineteenth century the geography of this part of […]
July 15, 2016

Statement on Nice terrorist attack

DEFEND DEMOCRACY BY STRENGTHENING DEMOCRACY  Comment of Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin July 15th 2016  “The terrorist attack in Nice has been well described as an attack on democracy and the values that underpin democracy. I join with people of all faiths and walks of life in condemning such attacks […]
July 10, 2016

Bicentenary of Ballycoog Church

Fifteenth Sunday of the Year 2016 BICENTENARY OF THE CHURCH OF SAINT KEVIN BALLYCOOG Homily Notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin,  Archbishop of Dublin Church of Saint Kevin, Ballycoog, 10th July 2016 “I have a great interest in history and there is no doubt that has over many centuries this […]
July 4, 2016

Bray Parish Festival

14th Sunday of the Year 2016 MASS FOR BRAY PARISH FESTIVAL Homily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin ————————————— Church of the Most Holy Redeemer, Bray, 3rd July 2016   Today’s Gospel is not just about a historic event of the past. It is about the Church […]
June 26, 2016

Mass for Veronica Guerin RIP

13th Sunday of the Year 2016   MASS ON THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE  MURDER OF VERONICA GUERIN RIP   Homily notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin Church of Saint Nicholas of Myra, Kinsealy, 26th June 2016 “Michael Francis was the Catholic Archbishop of Monrovia in Liberia from […]
June 26, 2016

Charismatic Renewal Conference

  MASS WITH THE CHARISMATIC RENEWAL CONFERENCE 2016  Homily notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin  Archbishop of Dublin RDS, Dublin, 25th June 2016 “We gather to rejoice in being open to the gifts of the Holy Spirit, gifts we receive for our own sanctification and for the building up of […]
June 26, 2016

Mass for Saint Josemaria Escriva

MASS IN HONOUR OF SAINT JOSEMARIA ESCRIVA’ Homily notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin   Church of Our Lady, Queen of Peace, 25th June 2015   The quotation from Saint Josemaria on the printed invitation to today’s Mass speaks in simple language about trustingly spending time with the […]
June 19, 2016

Opening of St. Anthony’s Room Ballywaltrim

    14th Sunday of the Year 2016 OPENING OF SAINT ANTHONY’S ROOM AND GROTTO Homily Notes of Archbishop Diarmuid Martin Saint Fergal’s Ballywaltrim, 19th June 2016 “Who do the crowd say that I am”?  The question about ‘who Jesus is’ is still a vital question today. The answers that […]
June 14, 2016

Statement on Orlando Shootings

 STATEMENT OF ARCHBISHOP DIARMUID MARTIN  ON ORLANDO SHOOTINGS            “People all around the world are shocked with the news of the terrible loss of life at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando. I have asked  that in the Prayers of the Faithful at all Masses in the Archdiocese of Dublin on […]
June 13, 2016

Visit of Relics of St. Anthony

    Feast of Saint Anthony of Padua   RECEPTION OF THE RELICS OF SAINT ANTHONY OF PADUA   Homily notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin     Pro-Cathedral, 13th June 2016     In our Gospel reading we heard Saint Luke tells the story of a […]
June 12, 2016

Ordination to Diaconate, Terenure College

    ORDINATION TO THE DIACONATE OF BROTHER JAMES EIVERS, O.CARM.   Homily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin,Archbishop of Dublin Carmelite Terenure College, 12th June 2016 “For centuries, in the minds of ordinary Catholics, the office of deacon was understood simply as the final step on the road to priestly […]
June 4, 2016

Ordination of Permanent Deacons

Feast of Saint Kevin ORDINATION OF EIGHT DEACONS FOR SERVICE IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF DUBLIN Homily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin ————————- Pro-Cathedral, Saturday 4th June 2016 11.00am One of the significant achievements of the Vatican Council’s reflection on the Church was the restoration in the […]
May 15, 2016

Festival of Peoples – Pentecost 2016

Pentecost 2016 FESTIVAL OF PEOPLES Homily Notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin 15th May 2016 “The Preface of the Mass of Pentecost sums up the meaning of our celebration today as a “Festival of Peoples”, the celebration of the diversity of ethnic identity gathered within the one […]
May 1, 2016

Icon of Mary in Pro Cathedral

Icon of Mary, Mother of Perpetual Help SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER 2016 Homily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin Pro-Cathedral, 30th April 2016 “The readings of today’s Mass, especially the first reading from the Acts of the Apostles and the Gospel reading from Saint John, show that […]
April 26, 2016

Archbishop’s Statement on Violence in Dublin

 STATEMENT OF ARCHBISHOP DIARMUID MARTIN ON FURTHER VIOLENCE IN DUBLIN  26th April 2016 Pope Francis recently quoted Martin Luther King on the theme of putting an end to violence.  King had said that in the face of senseless violence in the end: “somewhere somebody must have a little sense”.  And […]
April 24, 2016

1916 Commemoration at Arbour Hill

 1916 STATE COMMEMORATION CEREMONY Arbour Hill  Homily notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin   Church of the Sacred Heart, Arbour Hill, 24th April 2016 I am very grateful to the Parish of James’ Street here in Dublin for providing some very significant heirlooms of their parish for use […]
April 19, 2016

Service of Remembrance for Brussels Tragedy

ECUMENICAL SERVICE OF REMEMBRANCE FOR THE  VICTIMS OF THE ATTACKS IN BRUSSELS (22 MARCH 2016)   Sacred Heart Church, Donnybrook, 19th April 2016    Speaking and Homily notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin   Late last year I led a delegation of Irish Catholic Bishops to Brussels […]
April 8, 2016

Reflections on Pope Francis’ Exhortation

  PRESENTATION OF THE APOSTOLIC EXHORTATION AMORIS LAETITIA Reflections of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin Archbishops House, Dublin, 8th April 2016             “I think that this is the first time that I have ever set out to present a document of the Pope by doing precisely what Pope […]
March 31, 2016

The Church and the 1916 Rising

THE CHURCH AND THE RISING Comments on the Book Edited by Greg Daly for “The Irish Catholic” Remarks of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin Church of Saint Mary, Church Street, 31st March 2016   “Earlier this year RTE transmitted a television series about 1961 called Rebellion.  It was a fictional re-enactment of the dramatic events of Easter Week 1916.  It included […]
March 26, 2016

Easter 2016 Homily

    EASTER VIGIL 2016   Homily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin       “The authors of the 1916 Proclamation were men of faith who dreamed dreams of hope for Ireland for the Irish people”     “Why are you seeking the living among the […]
March 25, 2016

Way of the Cross Reflections

  WAY OF THE CROSS 2016 Through Phoenix Park Dublin THE WAY OF THE CROSS IN THE YEAR OF MERCY Elements for reflections of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin Good Friday, 25th March 2016 FIRST REFLECTION “Pray that you may not come into the time of trial”.  Jesus […]
March 24, 2016

Chrism Mass Homily

    MASS OF CHRISM Homily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin St. Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, 10.00am Holy Thursday, 24th March 2016    Holy Week in the Year of Mercy!  The celebration of the Jubilee Year of Mercy offers us a unique optic from which to attempt to understand […]