Archbishop’s Homilies and Addresses

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December 24, 2007

24/12/07 Christmas Homilies

Please find below two Christmas Homilies from Archbishop Diarmuid Martin. The first is for Christmas Midnight Mass which Archbishop Martin will celebrate in Dublin’s Pro Cathedral in Dublin at 10pm this evening (24th). Tomorrow morning(25th) Archbishop Martin will celebrate Christmas Day Mass at 9.30am with the prisoners and staff of Mountjoy […]
November 10, 2007

10/11/07 Mass for Deceased Priests

ANNUAL MASS FOR THE DECEASED PRIESTS OF THE DIOCESE Homily Notes ofMost Rev. Diarmuid MartinArchbishop of Dublin and Primate of Ireland—————Pro-Cathedral, Dublin – 10th November 2007   We have come to remember the life and mission of sixteen priests who had ministered in the Archdiocese of Dublin and who died […]
November 5, 2007

04/11/07 Citizenship Service

CITIZENSHIP SERVICE 2007 Homily notes ofMost Rev. Diarmuid MartinArchbishop of Dublin, Primate of Ireland—————-Christchurch Cathedral, 4th November 2007             “The grace of God has appeared”.  There are so many signs of the fruits of the grace of God in our city and for these we have come here today to give […]
October 1, 2007

1/10/07 Homily for Mass to mark new Law Term

MASS ON THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE MICHAELMAS LAW TERM 2007 Homily notes ofMost Rev. Diarmuid MartinArchbishop of Dublin, Primate of Ireland—————-Church of Saint Michan, 1st October 2007     The words of the Gospel which we have just heard are taken from the farewell discourses of Jesus.  They are words […]
September 26, 2007

26/09/07 Mass for the Opening of the School Year

MASS FOR THE OPENING OF THE SCHOOL YEAR 2007-2008 Homily Notes ofMost Rev. Diarmuid MartinArchbishop of Dublin and Primate of Ireland ——————–Church of the Annunciation, Rathfarnham,25th September 2007      I remember well the occasion on which I, as Archbishop of Dublin, celebrated this annual mass for the opening of […]
July 15, 2007

15/07/07 Cemetery Mass Donabate

Fifteenth Sunday of the YearCEMETERY MASS Homily Notes ofMost Rev. Diarmuid MartinArchbishop of Dublin, Primate of Ireland—————-Donabate, 15th July 2007   “Who is my neighbour?”  This is a question that has been asked right down the centuries, a question which has entered into common language; a phrase known well beyond […]
June 25, 2007

25/06/07 Launch of the Book: “Travellers’ Last Rights”

LAUNCH OF THE BOOK TRAVELLERS’ LAST RIGHTS Homily Notes ofMost Rev. Diarmuid MartinArchbishop of Dublin and Primate of Ireland———– Dublin, 25th June 2007   The Parish of the Travelling People is one of the hidden treasures of the pastoral services provided by the Archdiocese of Dublin.  It is something of which […]
June 11, 2007

4/06/07 Homily given at the Mass of Saint Charles of Mt. Argus

MASS OF SAINT CHARLES OF MOUNT ARGUSHomily notes ofMost Rev. Diarmuid MartinArchbishop of Dublin, Primate of Ireland—————-Basilica of Saint John and Saint Paul, Rome, 4th June 2007   Yesterday was a wonderful occasion for all of us, whether from the Netherlands where Father Charles was born or from Ireland where […]
April 7, 2007

07/04/07 Easter Vigil Homily

EASTER VIGIL 2007 Homily Notes ofMost Rev. Diarmuid MartinArchbishop of Dublin and Primate of Ireland———–Pro-Cathedral, 7th April 2007   The Christian community gathers in every corner of the world on this night to recall the marvels with which God accompanied his people throughout the history of salvation, from the moment […]
April 5, 2007

05/04/07 Chrism Mass – Holy Thursday Homily

CHRISM MASS 2007 Homily Notes ofMost Rev. Diarmuid MartinArchbishop of Dublin and Primate of Ireland ———–Holy Thursday, Pro-Cathedral, 5th April 2007   The Gospel we have heard is familiar to all of us.   In it we learn how Jesus, on his visit to the town in which he grew up, […]
March 20, 2007

18/03/07 Dedication of the Church of Avila Retreat Centre

Homily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin and Primate of all Ireland at the Dedication and Opening of the Church of Avila, Retreat Centre ——————— Sunday, 18th March 2007. It is a great pleasure for me to be here in Avila this morning for the Dedication of this […]
March 7, 2007

07/03/07 Celebration of Holy Communion at the Church of Ireland Theological College

HOMILY AT COMMUNITY EUCHARIST Homily Notes ofMost Rev. Diarmuid MartinArchbishop of Dublin and Primate of Ireland———–Church of Ireland Theological College, Dublin, 7th March 2007   Many ask what the future of Christian belief in Ireland will be like? Are we at a crucial moment in the history of Christianity in […]
February 12, 2007

11/02/07 World Day of the Sick Homily

Homily delivered by Archbishop Diarmuid MartinArchbishop of Dublin and Primate of all Irelandat the Mass of Healing and Anointing on the World Day of the Sick, ——————–Church of Our Lady Mother of Divine Grace, Raheny.Sunday 11th Feb ’07   One of the most striking aspects of the way in which Jesus carried […]
February 4, 2007

02/02/07 Day for Consecrated Life Homily

Homily given by Dr. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin and Primate of all Ireland during the celebration of the Day for Consecrated Life, ————— Church of the Holy Child, Larkhill, 2nd Feb ’07 In my past existence, working for the Holy See, I regularly visited developing countries and was privileged to […]
January 22, 2007

22/01/07 Greenhills Ecumenical Conference Address

Address given by Dr. Diarmuid MartinArchbishop of Dublin and Primate of all Ireland—————Greenhills Ecumenical Conference, 22nd January 2007.   I entered the seminary in Dublin just one week before the Second Vatican Council began.   I was ordained seven years later and returned to a different Ireland and a different Church, such […]
January 18, 2007

18/01/07 Address to the Forum on Europe

On Thursday 18th Jan ’07, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin addressed the Forum on Europe in Dublin Castle,on the 50th Anniversary of the Treaty of Rome. ‘The Values Underpinning European Integration’   The European Union is a remarkable achievement.  It is the most developed model of shared sovereignty to materialize since the […]
January 5, 2007

06/01/07 Festival of Peoples Homily

Homily given by Archbishop Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin and Primate of all Ireland at the Festival of the Peoples Mass ————- St. Mary’s Pro Cathedral, Saturday 6th January ’07 – the Feast of the Epiphany. The story of the Epiphany, the story of the arrival at the birthplace of […]