Archbishop’s Homilies and Addresses

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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 […]