Archbishop’s Homilies and Addresses

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December 24, 2012

Christmas Homily

CHRISTMAS MIDNIGHT MASS 2012  Homily Notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin, December 24th St. Mary’s Pro Cathedral  The Gospel we have just heard is about two kingdoms.  There is the kingdom of Cesar Augustus, the Roman Emperor who calls a census of the entire world.  He is […]
December 1, 2012

Homily Mass in Darndale/Belcamp

 Homily from Archbishop Martin on First Sunday of Advent 2012 (December 1st) at Parish of our Lady Immaculate, Darndale, Belcamp When I celebrated Conformation earlier this here I was very impressed by the way the Parish had prepared for the sacrament and I promised the Parish Pastoral Council that I […]
December 1, 2012

01/12/2012 Archbishop’s Comments on Right to Life

 WORDS OF ARCHBISHOP DIARMUID MARTIN AT MASS FOR DUBLIN CURA VOLUNTEERS   During a homily on Saturday, 1st December, at a Mass for CURA Volunteer Counsellors working in the Archdiocese of Dublin, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin made the following comments on right to life issues.  “For decades, now, CURA has represented […]
November 23, 2012

Homily at Mater Dei Graduation

Homily from Archbishop Martin at Mass to celebrate Graduation Day 2012 in Mater Dei Institute of Education, Dublin.     We gather in prayer to congratulate the 2012 graduates of Mater Dei Institute on the completion of their courses. We share in the joy of their families and friends.  We […]
November 19, 2012

Homily at Mass in Thanksgiving for Priesthood

Homily from Archbishop Martin at Mass in the Church of the Holy Child in Thanksgiving for Priesthood with St. Joseph's Young Priests Society
November 14, 2012

Feast of Saint Laurence O’Toole

FEAST OF SAINT LAURENCE O’TOOLE 2012   LAUNCH OF THE YEAR OF FAITH IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF DUBLIN   Homily Notes of   Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin   Archbishop of Dublin   ——————-   Pro-Cathedral Dublin, 14th November 2012                 On this Feast of Saint Laurence O’Toole […]
November 11, 2012

Homily at Mass celebrating 175 years of Blanchardstown Church

Thirty Second Sunday of the Year 2012 175th ANNIVERSARY OF THE CHURCH OF SAINT BRIGID, BLANCHARDSTOWN             Homily Notes of Archbishop Martin Church of Saint Brigid, Blanchardstown, 11th November 2012   It is certainly rare to assist at a ceremony marked by so much history as our celebration here today […]
November 10, 2012

Homily at Mass for deceased priests

 Homily from Archbishop Martin in St. Mary’s Pro Cathedral on Saturday, November 13th at Mass to remember priests of the Diocese who have died over the past year. We have come together in this Mother Church of the Archdiocese of Dublin to pray for those priests of the Archdiocese, or who ministered […]
November 4, 2012

Homily at Rathmines Folk Group Mass

The Homily from Archbishop Martin at Mass in Rathmines Parish on Sunday November 4th to celebrate 40 years of the Rathmines Folk Group.
October 18, 2012

Synod Intervention from Archbishop Martin

XII ORDINARY GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE SYNOD OF BISHOPS   Intervention of   Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin October 17th 2012   I would like to make some comments on the New Evangelization and Language, not in terms of the language of the New Evangelization but of the […]
October 1, 2012

Law Mass Homily

VOTIVE MASS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT on the occasion of the Commencement of the Michaelmas Law Term 2012   Homily Notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin   —————————–   Church of Saint Michan, Halston Street, 1st October 2012   Once again we gather at the beginning of […]
September 28, 2012

Inauguration of President of St. Patrick’s College

Speaking notes of Archbishop Martin at the inauguration of Dr. Daire Keogh as President of St. Patrick’s College, Drumcondra, Friday September 28th.   _____________________________       Our ceremony this afternoon marks a change of President here in Saint Patrick’s College, Drumcondra.  I express my personal gratitude and appreciation to […]
September 22, 2012

Homily at Mass with Congress Volunteers

Homily from Archbishhop Martin at Mass with the volunteers of the International Eucharistic Congress, held in the RDS in Dublin on Saturday September 22nd “One week ago we set out on a journey of prayer and reflection, of song and silence, of renewal of our hearts and renewal of our […]
September 19, 2012

Opening of the School Year Homily

MASS FOR THE OPENING OF THE SCHOOL YEAR 2012 Homily Notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin ——————- 19th September 2012   We come together at the beginning of the school year to invoke the gifts of the Holy Spirit on our work as educators, on those who […]
September 17, 2012

Archbishop launches Crosscare Appeal

CROSSCARE APPEAL 2012   Speaking Notes of   Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin   Archbishop of Dublin       ——————-   17th September 2012       Sometimes actions speak louder than words.  Just looking at this building and seeing what happens here is the best way to allow the […]
September 17, 2012

Homily at Harrington St Confirmations

OPENING WORDS TO THE CONGREGATION AND THOSE TO BE CONFIRMED   The Catechism of the Catholic Church reminds us that the Sacrament of Confirmation brings with it an outpouring of the Holy Spirit, as was granted at Pentecost to the disciples of Jesus. Confirmation completes the Christian initiation which began […]
September 8, 2012

Homily at Opening Mass in Lourdes

Homily from Archbishop Martin at Mass at Lourdes Grotto, Saturday September 8th   Once again we are gathered at this Holy Shrine to begin our Annual Dublin Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes.   We come together in prayer.  With our prayers are united those who are Auxiliary Members of our Pilgrimage and […]
September 1, 2012

01/09/2012 Homily at Mass with Notre Dame/Navy visitors

Homily from Archbishop Martin at Mass in Dublin Castle, Saturday September 1st, with visitors to Dublin for the Navy – Notre Dame Weekend   Introduction  I welcome you all to this Mass of Thanksgiving here in Dublin Castle.  I welcome to Dublin and greet the many visitors with us from overseas, […]
August 11, 2012

Celebration of 800 years of Poor Clare Life

CELEBRATION OF 800 YEARS OF POOR CLARE LIFE   Homily Notes of   Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin   Archbishop of Dublin       ——————–   Saint Damian’s, Simmonscourt Road, 2012           Earlier this week those of us who entered the seminary in Clonliffe College fifty […]
August 8, 2012

8/8/12 Archbishop’s comments on poll findings

 Global Index of Religion and Atheism Comments of Archbishop Diarmuid Martin    The findings regarding Ireland of the Global Index of Religion and Atheism, while they still require closer critical reading, remind believers of the challenges facing people of faith in a changing Ireland.    The Catholic Church, on its part, cannot simply […]
July 24, 2012

24/07/2012 MacGill Summer School address

The address from Archbishop Diarmuid Martin at the MacGill Summer School in Glenties Co. Donegal 24th July 2012.
July 15, 2012

15/07/2012 Sunday Homily At Pro Cathedral

Fifteenth Sunday of the Year Homily Notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin   ——————– St Mary’s Pro Cathedral, 15th July 2012   Jesus sends out the twelve.  Generally in the Gospel we find the disciples gathered around Jesus.  He is the centre of their attention.  The role […]
July 11, 2012

11/07/2012 Homily at Blessing of New Abbott

ABbATIAL BLESSING OF DOM MICHAEL RYAN OCSO Homily Notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin      ——————– Bolton Abbey, Moone, 11th July 2012   We are gathered for an important and happy moment in the life of this Cistercian Community of the Strict Observance here in Bolton Abbey […]
July 9, 2012

07/07/2012 Homily at Avoca Church Anniversay

Homily from Archbishop Martin at Mass to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Church of Saints Mary and Patrick, Avoca (Saturday July 7th)
June 19, 2012

Homily for the “Statio Orbis” of the International Eucharistic Congress Marc Cardinal Ouellet

Homily for the “Statio Orbis” of the International Eucharistic Congress Marc Cardinal Ouellet Prefect of the Congregation for Bishops Papal legate to the international eucharistic congress   June 17, 2012 Dublin, Ireland   Dear brothers and sisters, The fiftieth occurrence of the International Eucharistic Congress is now coming to a […]
June 18, 2012

17/07/2012 Closing remarks at the Eucharistic Congress

Closing greeting at the 50th International Eucharistic Congress   Dublin 10th-17th June 2012   Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin   Archbishop of Dublin       One week ago we set out on a journey of prayer and reflection, of song and silence, of renewal of our hearts and renewal of […]
June 11, 2012

11/06/2012 The Church in the Modern World

    50th International Eucharistic Congress   THE CHURCH IN THE MODERN WORLD   Speaking Notes of   Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin   Archbishop of Dublin   ——————-       RDS, Dublin, 11th June 2012   Those of us who studied theology, at least here in Ireland, at the […]
June 10, 2012

10/07/2012 Opening greeting at the Eucharistic Congress

      Opening greeting at the 50th International Eucharistic Congress   Dublin 10th-17th June 2012     Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin   Archbishop of Dublin       ——————–       Gaudet Mater Ecclesia:  Our Mother the Church rejoices.  These were the first words of the homily preached […]
June 7, 2012

Permanent Deacons Ordained

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin ordained a new priest for the Archdiocese of Dublin this bank holiday weekend and eight permanent deacons. This is the first ordination of permanent deacons in Ireland. On Saturday last, Paul Ludden was ordained a priest in his home parish of Malahide. The new Fr. Ludden (34) […]
June 6, 2012

06/06/2012 Remarks at Theological Symposium

  50th International Eucharistic Congress OPENING WORDS AT THEOLOGICAL SEMINAR Speaking Notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin ——————- Saint Patrick’s College Maynooth, 6th June 2012   As President of the 50th International Eucharistic Congress I am very pleased to welcome you all to this Theological Seminar which […]
June 5, 2012

05/06/2012 Homily at Mass for the sick in St Mary’s Hospital

50th International Eucharistic Congress Mass and anointing of the sick in nursing homes and places of care Homily Notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin   ——————-   Saint Mary’s Hospital, Phoenix Park, 5th June 2012             As we prepare for the Eucharistic Congress I felt that […]
June 4, 2012

04/06/2012 Homily at Permanent Deacons Ordination

  ORDINATION OF PERMANENT DEACONS   Homily Notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin   Pro-Cathedral, Dublin, 4th June 2012   This is an historic day in the life of the Church in the Archdiocese of Dublin.  This evening we ordain eight men to the order of deacons […]
June 2, 2012

02/06/2012 Homily at Ordination of Fr. Paul Ludden

Priestly ordination of Paul Ludden     Homily Notes of Archbishop Diarmuid Martin        Saint Sylvester’s Malahide, 2nd June 2012     One of the most significant moments in the life of a bishop is when he is called to ordain a priest.   A vital responsibility in a bishop’s ministry is that of […]
May 31, 2012

Archbishop’s address at opening of 1932 Congress Exhibition

  Archbishop Martins address at opening of 1932 Congress Exhibition       Those who work with me know that there is one place in our diocesan system where they do not like me to visit and that is the archives.  They know that if I go to the Archives […]
May 27, 2012

27/05/2012 Homily notes of Archbishop Martin at Ordination to Diaconate

Maynooth Diaconate PENTECOST 2012 Homily Notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin ————-   Saint Patrick’s College Maynooth, 27th May 2012      The ordination of these deacons, as they progress on their way towards priestly ordination, is a very significant day in the life of this Seminary.  […]
May 26, 2012

26/05/2012 Festival of Peoples Homily

FESTIVAL OF PEOPLES 2012   Homily Notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin ———- Pro-Cathedral, 26th May 2012   Introduction On this Vigil of the Feast of Pentecost we come together to celebrate the gifts of the Spirit and especially that special gift through which the Spirit guided […]
May 17, 2012

17/05/2012 Commemorative Mass for the Dublin Monaghan Bombings

COMMEMORATIVE MASS FOR THE DUBLIN AND MONAGHAN BOMBINGS   Homily Notes of   Archbishop Diarmuid Martin   Pro-Cathedral, 17th May 2012       It is often said that time heals.  Certain pain, however, remains forever.  Even the regular challenge of day-to-day life over thirty eight years does not heal […]
May 4, 2012

Homily from Archbishop at launch of Eucharistic Congress Prayer book

Will take place on Sunday May 6th at 11.00am Mass at Gardiner Street Church.
April 7, 2012

07/04/2012 Easter Vigil Homily

 Homily Notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin  Easter Vigil, St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, Dublin, 7th April 2012 The resurrection of Jesus which we celebrate on this holy night brings to humankind and all creation an explosion of freedom, of light and of life. The readings we heard from […]
April 6, 2012

06/04/2012 Way of the Cross Reflections

WAY OF THE CROSS 2012 through Phoenix Park Dublin  Elements for reflections of  Archbishop Diarmuid Martin Good Friday, 6th April 2012   FIRST STATION   On Holy Thursday evening Jesus disciples have gathered, as he had asked them, to celebrate the Passover according to the Jewish tradition.  Everything is prepared according […]
April 5, 2012

05/04/2012 Chrism Mass Homily

Homily Notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin ———— Chrism Mass, St. Mary’s Pro-Cathedral Dublin, 5th April 2012 “Communion with Christ and with One Another”:  that is the theme of the 50th International Eucharistic Congress which the Archdiocese of Dublin will host from 10th to 17th June of […]
April 5, 2012

Holy Thursday Homily

 Homily notes of Most Rev. Eamonn Walsh Titular Bishop of Elmham and Auxiliary Bishop of Dublin Mass of the Lord’s Supper, St Mary’s Pro Cathedral, 5th April 2012   What is so special about this ‘night’ – Holy Thursday, the celebration of the Lord’s Supper? It is the night that […]
March 23, 2012

23/03/2012 Archbishop Martin’s address to the Catholic Primary Schools Management Association Conference

    CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOLS MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE 2012   Speaking Notes of   Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin   Archbishop of Dublin and Primate of Ireland   —————-   Radisson Dublin Airport Hotel, 23rd March 2012   Any reflection today on the school system in Ireland and on the place […]
March 22, 2012

22/03/2012 Mass for Belgian school crash victims

MASS TO REMEMBER THE 28 VICTIMS OF THE RECENT   TRAGIC COACH ACCIDENT     Homily Notes of   Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin   Archbishop of Dublin and Primate of Ireland   —————-   Church of the Sacred Heart, Donnybrook, 22nd March 2012       We all know from […]
February 28, 2012

28/02/2012 Archbishop’s address at Crosscare conference

Crosscare Conference   ACTION FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE 2012   Speaking Notes of   Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin   Archbishop of Dublin, Primate of Ireland   —————-   All Hallows College, Dublin, 28th February 2012           A Uachtarain:   First of all let me say that you […]
February 26, 2012

26/02/2012 46 take part in RCIA Ceremony

 Please find below the homily from Archbishop Diarmuid Martin at this afternoon’s (Sunday 26th) Rite of Christian Initiation ceremony which took place in St. Mary’s Pro Cathedral in Dublin. Forty six people, from Ireland and around the world, seeking to become part of the Catholic Church  took part in the  liturgy. […]
February 23, 2012

23/02/2012 Reform of the Church in Ireland: Facing the Future with Hope

    Mater Dei Spring Lecture Series 2012   REFORM OF THE CHURCH IN IRELAND:   FACING THE FUTURE WITH HOPE   Speaking Notes of   Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin   Archbishop of Dublin and Primate of Ireland   ——————   Mater Dei Institute, 23rd February 2012   Clonliffe Road […]
February 22, 2012

22/02/2012 Ash Wednesday Homily

ASH WEDNESDAY 2012Homily Notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid MartinArchbishop of Dublin and Primate of Ireland —————— University College Dublin, 22nd February 2012 The liturgical Rite of Ash Wednesday gives two formulae for the imposition of Ashes.  One is the classical formula: “Remember that you are dust and to dust you […]
February 5, 2012

05/02/2012 World Day of the Sick Homily

Homily notes of Archbishop Martin from the World Day of the Sick Mass.
February 3, 2012

02/02/2012 Day for Consecrated Life Homily

DAY FOR CONSECRATED LIFE 2012 Homily Notes of Archbishop Martin at the Church of Our Lady of the Wayside, Bluebell, 2nd February 2012   One of the themes that run through this evening’s readings on the Feast of the Purification is that of expectation.  Ezekielspeaks of “the Lord who is coming” and of the appearance […]
January 20, 2012

19/01/2012 Homily from the Ecumenical Service at St. Patrick’s Church, Dalkey

Homily from Archbishop Diarmuid Martin at an Ecumenical Service at St. Patrick’s Church of Ireland, Dalkey, Co. Dublin on Thursday 19th January. The service is one of the events taking place to mark the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, which was launched on Wednesday night last by both Archbishop Martin and the Church of Ireland Archbishop, Michael Jackson.
January 1, 2012

01/01/2012 World Day of Peace Homily

The Homily for World Day of Peace,January 1st 2012, from Archbishop Martin at Mass in St. Mary's Church, Haddington Road.