Archbishop’s Homilies and Addresses

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December 24, 2011

Archbishop’s Christmas Homily

Christmas Midnight Mass Homily from Archbishop Diarmuid Martin at St. Mary's Pro Cathedral in Dublin.
December 13, 2011

11/12/2011 Re-opening of the Church of Saint Mary Haddington Road

11/12/2011 Homily notes of Archbishop Martin from the re-opening of the Church of Saint Mary Haddington Road on Sunday 11th December.
December 12, 2011

Finance Area Meetings Address

REFLECTIONS ON THE RECENT MEETINGS ON PASTORAL PLANNING AND FINANCIAL SUPPORT IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF DUBLIN Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin and Primate of Ireland   In the months of November and December we held meetings in each of the five pastoral areas of the Archdiocese of Dublin […]
December 4, 2011

03/12/2011 Accord Family Mass Homily

03/12/2011 The Homily from Archbishop Martin at the Annual Accord Advent Mass which was held in All Hallows College, Drumcondra on Saturday 3rd December.
December 2, 2011

02/12/2011 Crumlin Hospital Foundation Day

02/12/2011 Remarks of Archbishop Diarmuid Martin from the Crumlin Hospital Foundation Day on Friday 2nd December.
November 20, 2011

Homily on Feast of Christ the King

20/11/2011 Homily notes on the Feast of Christ the King at St.Peter's Church in Little Bray, to celebrate the dedication of new altar and the restored Church Saint Peter.
November 12, 2011

12/11/2011 Homily at Mass for Deceased Priests

12/11/2011 The Homily from Archbishop Martin at Mass on Saturday November 12th in St. Mary's Pro Cathedral to remember deceased priests of the Archdiocese
October 26, 2011

23/10/2011 Marriage and the Common Good

25/10/2011 Speaking notes of Archbishop Martin on Marriage and the Common Good, Iona Institute, Davenport Hotel, Dublin, 25th October 2011
October 24, 2011

01/10/2011 Autumn Liturgy Seminar

01/10/2011 Homily at Autumn Liturgy Seminar, Clonliffe College
October 24, 2011

23/10/2011 Mission Sunday Homily

23/10/2011 Homily from Archbishop Martin at St. Francis Xavier Church, Gardiner Street
September 25, 2011

25/9/2011 Homily at Legion of Mary Pilgrimage

26th Sunday 2011 LEGION OF MARY ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK Homily Notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin and Primate of Ireland —————— Knock Shrine, 25th September 2011 Each of us will have his or her favourite paintings and images of Jesus from the history of art.  I […]
September 24, 2011

24/9/2011 Homily at Mass for Mater Hospital Anniversary

MATER MISERICORDIAE UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL 1861-2011 Mass of Thanksgiving Homily Notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin and Primate of Ireland —————— Pro-Cathedral, Dublin, 24th September 2011 This is a great moment of celebration with which I am proud and happy to be associated.  It is a celebration of […]
September 24, 2011

24/9/2011 Rush School Mass Homily

SAINT JOSEPH’S SECONDARY SCHOOL, RUSH – 1961-2011 Homily Notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin and Primate of Ireland —————— Rush, 24th September 2011 One of the things I like to do when I celebrate the anniversary of a school is to try to imagine what the world […]
September 22, 2011

22/9/2011 Schools Mass Homily

MASS FOR THE OPENING OF THE SCHOOL YEAR 2011 Homily Notes ofMost Rev. Diarmuid MartinArchbishop of Dublin and Primate of Ireland——————Holy Cross College, Clonliffe, 22nd September 2011 This annual Mass is an occasion for us all to reflect on our responsibilities as educators to these entrusted to our care.  We […]
September 20, 2011

20/9/2011 Young Christian Leaders Address

Archbishop Martin  hosted a discussion involving 25 young leaders from different Christian Churches, arising from his participation in the  “Breathing Spaces” programmes of Irish Peace Centres, the Irish Council of Churches and the Irish Inter-Church Meeting, The discussion centred on the challenges the leaders experience within their own denominations  and across denominations, as […]
September 18, 2011

18/9/2011 Homily at Dominican Ordinations

25th Sunday 2011ORDINATION TO THE PRIESTHOODOF BROTHERS DENIS MURRAY AND MAURICE COLGAN Homily Notes ofMost Rev. Diarmuid MartinArchbishop of Dublin and Primate of Ireland——————Church of Saint Saviour, Dominick Street, 18th September 2011 Introduction Once again this morning we join in the joy of the Irish Dominican Province as we prepare […]
September 17, 2011

17/9/2011 Homily at Arklow Church Anniversary

25th Sunday 2011 150th  ANNIVERSARY OF THE CHURCH OF SAINTS MARY AND PETER, ARKLOW Homily Notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin and Primate of Ireland —————— Arklow, 17th September 2011 There is one section of our Diocesan Offices which my secretaries try to keep me from visiting.  That […]
September 17, 2011

17/9/2011 Homily at Notre Dame Anniversary

CELEBRATION OF 150 YEARS OF THE CONGREGATION OF NOTRE DAME DES MISSIONS Homily Notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin and Primate of Ireland —————— Holy Cross Church, Dundrum, 17th September 2011 This morning this community linked with the Notre Dame School in Churchtown celebrates 150 years of […]
September 16, 2011

16/09/11 Crosscare Annual Appeal Launch

CROSSCARE ANNUAL REPORT 2011 Speaking  Notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin and Primate of Ireland ————————– Amien Street, 16th September 2011 There is much talk today about renewal and reform in the Church.  There are very few who would claim that renewal and reform are not necessary.  […]
September 8, 2011

8/9/2011 Lourdes Mass Homily

DUBLIN DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES 2011 Opening Mass Homily Notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin and Primate of Ireland Grotto of Our Lady, 8th September 2011 —————— Once again we gather here in Lourdes as a community representative of the Archdiocese of Dublin.  Significantly we begin our […]
September 3, 2011

3/9/2011 Comments on Holy See Statements

COMMENTS OF ARCHBISHOP DIARMUID MARTIN ON THE RESPONSE OF THE HOLY SEE TO THE IRISH GOVERNMENT 3rd September 2011 The Vatican response to the Irish government is detailed and comprehensive.  It is serious, sober in tone and it addresses broader questions of Church policy on child safeguarding. My hope is […]
July 16, 2011

17/7/2011 Homily post Cloyne Report

SIXTEENTH SUNDAY 2011 Homily Notes ofMost Rev. Diarmuid MartinArchbishop of Dublin and Primate of Ireland————— Pro-Cathedral, Dublin, 17th July 2011 Only a few months ago, here in Dublin’s Pro-Cathedral, we celebrated a liturgy of lament and repentance reflecting on the shattering facts regarding the wide-ranging abuse of children by priests […]
June 28, 2011

28/6/2011 Frank Duff Book Launch

FRANK DUFF – A LIFE STORYBy Finola KennedySpeaking Notes ofMost Rev. Diarmuid MartinArchbishop of Dublin, Primate of Ireland—————-Blackrock College, 28th June 2011 Obviously you are expecting me to introduce this book with some comments on Frank Duff.  However, I cannot begin without first of all saying something about the author […]
June 19, 2011

19/6/2011 Commissioning of Parish Pastoral Workers

Trinity Sunday 2011 Commissioning of new Parish Pastoral Workers St. Colmcille’s Parish, Knocklyon   Homily Notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin and Primate of Ireland Today is an important day in the life of the Archdiocese of Dublin as we commission our third group of lay Parish […]
June 11, 2011

11/6/2011 Festival of Peoples Homily

Pentecost SundayFESTIVAL OF PEOPLES 2011 Homily Notes ofMost Rev. Diarmuid MartinArchbishop of Dublin and Primate of Ireland———-Pro-Cathedral, 11th June 2011 We celebrate the Vigil of Pentecost as we prepare in prayer for the great feast of the Holy Spirit.  As is often the case, the texts of the Vigil Mass […]
June 9, 2011

9/6/2011 Festival of Peoples Homily

This Saturday evening (6pm, 11th) on the Vigil of Pentecost, worshippers from nations around the world who have made their home in Dublin will join in celebrating the Annual Festival of Peoples in St. Mary’s Pro Cathedral in Dublin. Inaugurated by Archbishop Martin 6 years ago, the Festival of Peoples […]
June 2, 2011

2/6/2011 Address to Eucharistic Congress Delegates

50th International Eucharistic Congress, Dublin, 2012MEETING OF NATIONAL DELEGATES Speaking Notes ofMost Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin, Primate of Ireland—————- All Hallows College, Dublin, 2nd June 2011 I am most grateful to you for being with us in Dublin on these days to learn about the preparation for the […]
June 1, 2011

01/06/2011 Mass for the International Delegates of the S. Vincent de Paul Society

01/06/2011 Mass for the International Delegates of the S. Vincent de Paul Society MASS FOR THE INTERNATIONAL DELEGATES OF THE SOCIETY OF SAINT VINCENT DE PAUL Homily Notes ofMost Rev. Diarmuid MartinArchbishop of Dublin and Primate of Ireland———–Our Lady of Lourdes, Sean McDermot Street, 1st June 2011 I welcome the […]
June 1, 2011

04/05/2011 Arbour Hill 1916 Commemoration Ceremonies

ARBOUR HILL 1916 COMMEMORATION CEREMONIES Homily Notes ofMost Rev. Diarmuid MartinArchbishop of Dublin and Primate of Ireland Church of the Sacred Heart, Arbour Hill, 4th May 2011 As a child I was always fascinated when I heard my mother speaking about Easter Week 1916.  She was a child of twelve […]
May 29, 2011

29/5/2011 Homily at Diaconate Ordinations

Sixth Sunday of the Easter Season 2011 ORDINATION TO THE DIACONATE Homily Notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin and Primate of Ireland ———– Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth, 29th May 2011 Introduction We gather to call to the order of deacons these 7 young men from various dioceses […]
May 1, 2011

1/5/2011 Homily on Beatification of John Paul II

Second Sunday of Easter 2011BEATIFICATION OF POPE JOHN PAUL II Homily Notes ofMost Rev. Diarmuid MartinArchbishop of Dublin and Primate of Ireland Pro-Cathedral, 1st May 2011 IntroductionOn this Second Sunday of Easter we celebrate the mystery of the Risen Lord and we remember in a special way Pope John Paul […]
April 23, 2011

23/4/2011 Easter Homily from Archbishop Martin

    On this Easter morning we celebrate what for us Christians is the feast of all feasts, Easter, the Resurrection of the Lord, the foundation of our Christian faith.   The Lord is truly risen and he lives for ever.  He has restored life to us out of the darkness of […]
April 22, 2011

22/4/2011 Way of the Cross Reflections

Way of the Cross, Phoenix Park Dublin, Elements for Reflections of Archbishop Diarmuid Martin Good Friday, 22nd April 2011 First Reflection Jesus is the Good Shepherd.  There are many idyllic pictures in the history of Christian art about the Good Shepherd.  A shepherd’s task is much less romantic and sentimental […]
April 21, 2011

21/04/2011 Chrism Mass Homily

Holy Thursday 2011MASS OF CHRISM Homily Notes ofMost Rev. Diarmuid MartinArchbishop of Dublin and Primate of Ireland ———-Pro-Cathedral, 21st April 2011 Once again on this Holy Thursday morning we gather as a Diocesan Community here in the Pro-Cathedral, the Mother Church of the Archdiocese, for this unique liturgy, for this […]
April 14, 2011

14/04/2011 Launch of Child Safeguarding Policy for the Dublin Diocese

LAUNCH OF DUBLIN DIOCESAN CHILD SAFEGUARDING AND PROTECTION POLICY AND PROCEDURES Speaking Notes ofMost Rev. Diarmuid MartinArchbishop of Dublin and Primate of Ireland ———-Holy Cross College, Clonliffe, 14th April 2011 The launch of the Dublin Diocesan Child Safeguarding and Protection Policy and Procedures document is not an isolated launch.  It […]
April 4, 2011

4/4/2011 Marquette Conference Address

HARM, HOPE AND HEALING Marquette University International Dialogue on the Clergy Sexual Abuse Scandal————–THE TRUTH WILL MAKE YOU FREE:  A PERSONAL JOURNEY Lecture Notes ofMost Rev. Diarmuid MartinArchbishop of Dublin and Primate of Ireland ———-Marquette University, Milwaukee, 4th April 2011 My reflections this morning are very much personal in tone.  […]
March 31, 2011

31/3/2011 ACCS Conference Meidating School Ethos

Association of Community and Comprehensive Schools Convention 2011 MEDIATING SCHOOL ETHOS AS A CO-PATRON Lecture Notes ofMost Rev. Diarmuid MartinArchbishop of Dublin and Primate of Ireland ———-6pm White’s Hotel, Wexford, 31st March 2011 We are experiencing a challenging time regarding education in Ireland.  There is great cultural ferment and a […]
March 15, 2011

15/03/2011 The Relationship between Church and State

Mater Dei Institute of Education and DCU Institute of EthicsTHE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN CHURCH AND STATE Lecture Notes ofMost Rev. Diarmuid MartinArchbishop of Dublin and Primate of Ireland ———-Mater Dei Institute, 15th March 2011 When I was asked some months ago to give this Mater Dei/DCU Lecture on the Relationship between […]
February 22, 2011

22/02/2011 Cambridge Group for Irish Studies

Cambridge Group for Irish Studies, Magdalene College, Cambridge“KEEPING THE SHOW ON THE ROAD”Is this the future of the Irish Catholic Church? Speaking Notes ofMost Rev. Diarmuid MartinArchbishop of Dublin and Primate of Ireland———-Cambridge, 22ndh February 2011 At the time in which I received the invitation to this Conference I was […]
February 20, 2011

20/2/2011 Reflections from Liturgy of Lament and repentance

Reflections of Archbishop Martin at the Liturgy of Lament and repentance at St. Mary’s Pro Cathedral , 20th February 2011 __________________________________________________________ There are moments where silence and listening are more important than words and what we say. What can I say to you who are victims of sexual abuse by priests […]
February 12, 2011

12/2/2011 ICA Centenary Reflection

Ecumenical Prayer to Celebrate the end of theCentenary Celebrations ofTHE IRISH COUNTRY WOMEN’S ASSOCIATION Homily Notes ofMost Rev. Diarmuid MartinArchbishop of Dublin, Primate of Ireland—————- Pro-Cathedral, Dublin, 12th February 2011 Last night just about a mile from here I celebrated Mass to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Church of […]
February 11, 2011

11/2/2011 Anniversary Sean McDermott St. Church

50th Anniversary ff the CHURCH OF OUR LADY OF LOURDES SEAN McDERMOTT STREET Homily Notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin, Primate of Ireland —————- Church of Our Lady of Lourdes, 11th February 2011 I am particularly pleased to be here with you this evening to celebrate with […]
February 11, 2011

11/2/2011 Rehab Hospital 50th Anniversary

50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE NATIONAL REHABILITATION HOSPITAL Homily Notes ofMost Rev. Diarmuid MartinArchbishop of Dublin, Primate of Ireland—————- National Rehabilitation Hospital, 11th February 2011 We look back over fifty years of history, to the time in which this Hospital was opened, under the name of Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital. […]
February 6, 2011

6/2/2011 World Day of the Sick Homily

WORLD DAY OF THE SICK 2011 Homily Notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin, Primate of Ireland —————- Saint Anthony’s Church, Clontarf, 6th February 2011 Our celebration here this afternoon is not simply just what we see here.  This celebration of the World Day of the Sick 2011 […]
February 5, 2011

5/2/2011 Homily at Liturgy Spring Seminar

Dublin Diocesan Liturgical Resource Centre SPRING SEMINAR 2011 Homily Notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin, Primate of Ireland —————- Holy Cross College, Clonliffe 5th February 2011 On the basis of annual head-counts in the Churches of the Archdiocese, it would appear that on any normal Sunday about […]
February 4, 2011

3/2/2011 Homily for Catholic Schools Week

CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK 2011 Homily Notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin, Primate of Ireland —————- Holy Cross College, Clonliffe, 3rd February 2011   Our celebration of “Catholic Schools Week” offers me in the first place the opportunity to greet a broad representation of all those in the […]
February 3, 2011

2/2/2011 Homily for Day for Consecrated Life

DAY FOR CONSECRATED LIFE 2011 Homily Notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin, Primate of Ireland —————- Saint Brigid’s Church, Killester, 2nd February 2011 The thread which unites much of our reflection here this evening is that of light.  Christ is our light.  He is the one who […]
January 18, 2011

18/01/2011 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Inaugural Service for theWEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY 2011 Homily Notes ofMost Rev. Diarmuid MartinArchbishop of Dublin, Primate of Ireland—————- Saint John the Baptist Church of Ireland Church, Clontarf, 18th January 2011 “You have heard that it was said to those in ancient times”.  These opening words of this […]
January 5, 2011

05/01/11 Launch of “Share the Good News”

LAUNCH OF “SHARE THE GOOD NEWS” The National Directory for Catechesis in Ireland Comments of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin, Primate of Ireland —————- Dublin Diocesan Library, 5th January 2011 The new National Directory for Catechesis in Ireland is published at a very significant moment in the life […]
January 4, 2011

2/1/11 Diaconate Homily

ORDINATION TO THE DIACONATE OF THREE DOMINICAN BROTHERS Homily Notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin, Primate of Ireland —————- Saint Saviour’s Church, Dominick Street, 2nd January 2011 Introduction This morning we join in the joy of the entire Irish Dominican Province as three men Denis Murphy, Maurice […]