Archbishop’s Homilies and Addresses

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December 24, 2008

24/12/08 Homily and Christmas Message

CHRISTMAS MIDNIGHT MASS 2008 Homily notes and Message ofMost Rev. Diarmuid MartinArchbishop of Dublin, Primate of Ireland—————-Pro-Cathedral, Dublin 24th December 2008 “Do not be afraid… Today in the town of David a saviour has been born, he is Christ the Lord” The Feast of Christmas is about the birth of […]
December 4, 2008

04/12/08 Homily-Travelling Towards Inclusion

Parish of the Travelling People TRAVELLING TOWARDS INCLUSION Homily Notes ofMost Rev. Diarmuid MartinArchbishop of Dublin and Primate of Ireland Pro-Cathedral, 4th December 2008  The Gospel reading we have just heard belongs to series of texts in which Jesus speaks about judgement and warns the early Christian againsfalse prophets.   Today […]
November 14, 2008

14/11/08 Homily for Feast of St.Laurence O Toole

CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY   Feast of Saint Laurence O’Toole 2008ORDINATION TO THE DIACONATE Homily Notes ofMost Rev. Diarmuid MartinArchbishop of Dublin and Primate of Ireland———–Pro-Cathedral, Dublin, 14th November 2008   Today we have the joy to celebrate the Feast of the Principal Patron of the Archdiocese of Dublin, Saint Laurence O‘Toole, […]
November 7, 2008

8/11/08 St. Vincent de Paul Society Homily

Saint Vincent de Paul Dublin Region Society DayTOUGHER TIMES – TENDER HEARTSHomily Notes ofMost Rev. Diarmuid MartinArchbishop of Dublin and Primate of Ireland———-Croke Park Conference Centre, 8th November 2008         We owe a debt of gratitude to Pope Benedict for choosing as the theme of his first Encyclical the love […]
September 8, 2008

8/9/08 Homily at Opening of Lourdes Pilgrimage

OPENING OF THE 2008 DUBLIN DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDESHomily Notes ofMost Rev. Diarmuid MartinArchbishop of Dublin, Primate of Ireland—————-8th September 2008 “Let us celebrate with joyful hearts the birth of the Virgin Mary, of whom was born the son of justice, Christ our Lord”.         These are the words of […]
September 8, 2008

Archbishop’s Homily at Opening of Pilgrimage

“Let us celebrate with joyful hearts the birth of the Virgin Mary, of whom was born the son of justice, Christ our Lord”.         These are the words of the Official Liturgical Entrance Antiphon for the Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary which we celebrate today. Today […]
July 5, 2008

5/7/08 Ordinations Homily

PRIESTHOOD ORDINATIONS 2008 Homily Notes ofMost Rev. Diarmuid MartinArchbishop of Dublin and Primate of Ireland———–Pro-Cathedral, Dublin, 5th July 2008           Let us go back a little in the Gospel of Saint John and see the context in which Jesus is speaking.  In the lines immediately just before our reading, […]
May 24, 2008

24/5/08 Archbishop’s Homily at Lourdes

  INTERNATIONAL MILITARY PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES 2008 Homily Notes ofMost Rev. Diarmuid MartinArchbishop of Dublin, Primate of Ireland—————-24th May 2008         We are gathered in a privileged place at a privileged moment.  We gather at an evidently holy place.  We gather on the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the […]
March 22, 2008

22/03/08 Easter Vigil Homily

Embargo 10pm Saturday March 22nd EASTER VIGIL 2008 Homily Notes ofMost Rev. Diarmuid MartinArchbishop of Dublin and Primate of Ireland———–Pro-Cathedral, 22rd March 2008 We celebrate this Holy Easter Night united with Christians gathered all round the world.  We celebrate with those who gather in large Cathedrals and Shrines; we celebrate […]
March 20, 2008

20/03/08 Chrism Mass 2008

CHRISM MASS 2008 Homily Notes ofMost Rev. Diarmuid MartinArchbishop of Dublin and Primate of Ireland————- Holy Thursday, Pro-Cathedral, 20th March 2008          This Mass at which the Chrism is consecrated and the oils of the sick and of Catechumens are blessed has become a special day in the life of […]
March 3, 2008

03/03/08 Remembrance Service, Drimnagh

    SERVICE OF REMEMBRANCE FOR MARIUS SZWAJKOS AND PAVEL KALITE Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, Mourne Road,  Drimagh   Homily  3rd. March  2008. Fr. Martin Cosgrave PP It is an event of great sorrow and sadness that gathers us all together here this evening.  While this is a […]
February 28, 2008

28/02/2008 NAPD Conference Talk

National Association of Principals and Deputy Principals (NAPD)EMBRACING PLURALISM AND DIVERSITY IN POST-PRIMARY EDUCATIONSpeaking Notes ofMost Rev. Diarmuid MartinArchbishop of Dublin and Primate of Ireland——–Second National Symposium, Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Thursday 28 February 2008 I was very much struck by an initiative taken by Pope Benedict XVI in these past […]
February 18, 2008

10/02/08 World Day of Sick

WORLD DAY OF THE SICK 2008 Homily Notes ofMost Rev. Diarmuid MartinArchbishop of Dublin and Primate of Ireland———Kimmage Manor Church, 10th February 2008 This is an unusual gathering.  Someone coming from outside might be tempted to look on this as a sad event, an event in which we encounter the […]
January 15, 2008

14/01/08 Milltown Institute Jubliee Mass

 MILLTOWN INSTITUTE JUBILEE MASS Homily Notes ofMost Rev. Diarmuid MartinArchbishop of Dublin, Primate of Ireland—————- Milltown Institute 14th January 2008           As you can imagine, I arrived last year at the ad limina visit of the Irish Bishops to Pope Benedict XVI well prepared.  I had come armed with […]
January 6, 2008

06/01/08 Festival of Peoples Homily

EPIPHANY FESTIVAL OF PEOPLES 2008 Homily Notes ofMost Rev. Diarmuid MartinArchbishop of Dublin, Primate of Ireland—————-Pro-Cathedral, Dublin, 6th January 2008             For the third year in succession, we come together in this Cathedral Church to celebrate the Feast of the Epiphany as a Festival of Peoples.  I greet representative […]
January 5, 2008

05/01/08 Dominican Ordinations

ORDINATION TO THE DEACONATE Homily Notes ofMost Rev. Diarmuid MartinArchbishop of Dublin and Primate of Ireland———–Saint Saviour’s Dominican Church, Dominick Street , 5th January 2008           I am very pleased to be back here this afternoon with the Dominican Community in Dominick Street on another joyous occasion, the ordination of […]