Archbishop’s Homilies and Addresses

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December 15, 2013

Cabra West 60th Anniversary

Third Sunday of Advent 2013 60TH ANNIVERSARY MASS OF THE CHURCH OF THE MOST PRECIOUS BLOOD, CABRA WEST Homily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin Church of the Most Precious Blood, Cabra, 15th December 2013 “The Gospel of this morning’s Mass recalls once again that great figure John the […]
December 15, 2013

Shrine to Blessed John Paul II Opens

Third Sunday of Advent 2013 OPENING OF SHRINE OF BLESSED JOHN PAUL II Homily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin Church of Our Lady, Help of Christians, Navan Road, 14th December 2013 “The Gospel of this afternoon’s Mass recalls once again that great figure John the Baptist.  John’s task was […]
December 11, 2013

Historical texts go on-line

PRESENTATION OF THE ON LINE ARCHIVE OF IRISH RELIGIOUS TEXTS 1600-1882   Remarks of Archbishop Diarmuid Martin   Royal Irish Academy, Dublin, 11th December 2013   “Just fifteen years ago, many around the world were celebrating the end of the Cold War as The End of History.  It is not […]
December 11, 2013

11/12/13 Support for the People of the Philippines

  Press Release   ECUMENICAL SERVICE OF SUPPORT FOR THE PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES   Opening Greeting of Archbishop Diarmuid Martin   Pro-Cathedral, Dublin, 11th December 2013     “This afternoon, at this ecumenical service of support for the People of the Philippines, and especially for the Philippine Community in […]
December 9, 2013

Homily at Mass for Accord

Second Sunday of Advent 2013 MASS FOR WORKERS OF DUBLIN “ACCORD”  Homily Notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin All Hallows College, Dublin, 8th December 2013 “Christmas is almost upon us. Indeed for weeks now we are being bombarded by the commercial preparations for Christmas.  Our newspapers come […]
December 9, 2013

Homily at Rathfarnham Church

MASS FOR THE REFURBISHMENT OF THE CHURCH OF THE ANNUNCIATION RATHFARNHAM Homily notes of Most Archbishop Diarmuid Martin Church of the Annunciation, Rathfarnham, 8th December 2013             “We gather in prayer and reflection as we give thanks to God and invoke God’s blessing on this handsomely restored Church of […]
December 6, 2013

Common Word Conference Address

A COMMON WORD AND THE FUTURE OF MUSLIM-CHRISTIAN DIALOGUE Address of Archbishop Diarmuid Martin, Mater Dei Institute, Dublin, 6th December 2013   “You are welcome to Dublin.  This is a unique and an important conference.  I welcome those who have come from abroad.  I welcome representatives of the Muslim and […]
December 1, 2013

First Sunday of Advent, Homily

      First Sunday of Advent 2013       FEAST OF SAINT ANDREW       Homily Notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin           Church of Saint Andrew, Westland Row, 1st December 2013       “We celebrate the first Sunday […]
November 26, 2013

Archbishop receives Vincentian Charism Award

ALL HALLOWS COLLEGE VINCENTIAN CHARISM AWARD  Speaking Notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin All Hallows College, Dublin, 26th November 2013  “I am very honoured to receive the All Hallows College Vincentian Charism Award this evening, but I have to say immediately that I am wary of awards.  […]
November 24, 2013

10th Anniversary of Child Safeguarding Service

Feast of Jesus Christ, King of the Universe   TENTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE CHILD SAFEGUARDING AND PROTECTION OFFICE OF THE ARCHDIOCESE OF DUBLIN    Homily Notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin    Saint Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, Dublin, 24th November 2013   “For over a year […]
November 17, 2013

Homily at Mass in Rathmines

Thirty Third Sunday of the Year 2013 INSTALLATION OF FATHER DAVID BROUGH AS ADMINISTRATOR OF THE PARISH OF MARY IMMACULATE, REFUGE OF SINNERS Homily Notes of Archbishop Diarmuid Martin  Our Lady of Mary Immaculate, Refuge of Sinners, Rathmines, 17th November 2013   “The Gospel of this mornings Mass is a complex […]
November 16, 2013

Malahide Pastoral Centre Opens

OFFICIAL OPENING OF MALAHIDE PARISH PASTORAL CENTRE   Homily Notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin   Saint Sylvester’s Church, Malahide, 16th November 2013       As I prepared to come here this afternoon, I began thinking of the evolution of the plans to build the Roman Catholic Cathedral […]
November 15, 2013

Homily at City Quay Parish

    32nd Sunday of the Year 2013 MASS OF THANKSGIVING FOR THE WORK OF THE SOCIETY OF THE DIVINE WORD IN THE PARISH OF THE IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY, CITY QUAY   Homily Notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin      ——————– 10th November 2013   The […]
November 14, 2013

Feast of St. Laurence O’ Toole, Homily

FEAST OF SAINT LAURENCE O’TOOLE 2013 Homily Notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin   ——————– Saint Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, 14th November 2013 I am very happy to welcome all of you who have come to the Pro-Cathedral this morning to celebrate the Feast of Saint Laurence O’Toole, who […]
November 11, 2013

Siptu Service of Remembrance

  1913 Lockout Centenary Commemoration   S.I.P.T.U SERVICE OF REMEMBRANCE FOR DECEASED MEMBERS   Words of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin   Newman University Church, 12th November 2013   From the Letter of James: My brothers and sisters: do you with your acts of favouritism really believe in […]
November 11, 2013

Homily at Mass with Philippine Community

EXTRACTS FROM HOMILY OF ARCHBISHOP DIARMUID MARTIN AT MASS FOR THE PHILIPPINE COMMUNITY Pro-Cathedral, 18.30 November 17th  “As the news broke earlier this week of the horrendous disaster that took place in the Philippines, I immediately wanted to find an occasion to be with some representatives of the Philippine community here […]
November 11, 2013

Trócaire 40th Anniversary Homily

 MASS FOR THE FORTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF TROCAIRE  Homily Notes of Archbishop Diarmuid Martin Saint Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, Dublin, 11th November 2013  “Trocaire is a fruit of the renewal of the Church in Ireland in the immediate aftermath of the Second Vatican Council.  At that time, and especially with the publication of […]
November 9, 2013

Homily at Mass for Deceased Priests

MASS FOR DECEASED PRIESTS OF THE ARCHDIOCESE OF DUBLIN 2013 Homily Notes of Archbishop Diarmuid Martin, Pro-Cathedral, 9th November 2013 “We come to remember in prayer the priests of the Archdiocese of Dublin and priests from religious congregations, who ministered in the Archdiocese, who died during the past year.  We […]
October 27, 2013

Homily at Parish Mass,St. Fergal’s, Ballywaltrim

30th Sunday of the Year 2013 MASS FOR RETIRING PRINCIPAL OF SAINT FERGAL’S NATIONAL SCHOOL Homily Notes of  Archbishop Diarmuid Martin Saint Fergal’s Ballywaltrim, 27th October 2013   “Last Sunday’s Gospel reminded us that we must pray often without tiring.  In today’s Gospel, Saint Luke places the emphasis on how we […]
October 22, 2013

Homily at Mass with Carmelite Provincials

INTERNATIONAL MEETING OF DISCALCED CARMELITE PROVINCIALS Homily Notes of Archbishop Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin,   Emmaus Centre, 22nd October 2013 “See that you are dressed for action and have your lamps lit”.  These words reflect a constant theme that we find in all the Gospels. We must be ready.  We must live […]
October 20, 2013

St. Peter’s, Phibsboro-175 years

 29th Sunday of the Year 2013  175th ANNIVERSARY OF SAINT PETER’S CHURCH PHIBSBORO   Homily Notes of Archbishop  Diarmuid Martin  – Saint Peter’s Church, Phibsboro, 20th October 2013  “The Gospel reading we have just heard is often called the parable of the unjust judge. Certainly the unjust judge appears as a […]
October 20, 2013

St. Agnes’ Crumlin Celebrations

29th Sunday of the Year 2013 REFURBISHMENT OF THE CHURCH OF SAINT AGNES, CRUMLIN,  AND DEDICATION OF THE NEW ALTAR  Homily Notes of Archbishop Diarmuid Martin Church of Saint Agnes, Crumlin, 19th October 2013     “This is a great occasion for the Parish of Saint Agnes in Crumlin and indeed […]
October 17, 2013

Homily at Mass in St. Pat’s

Saint Patrick’s College, Drumcondra MASS FOR THE OPENING OF THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2013  Homily Notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin      Saint Patrick’s College Church, 17th October 2013  The different Gospels tell the story of the call of the apostles – and thus of the origins of […]
October 17, 2013

Visit of Relics of St. Anthony

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October 14, 2013

Global Migration Conference

Contending Modernities Conference GLOBAL MIGRATION AND THE BUILDING OF A COMMON LIFE   Lecture Notes of  Archbishop Martin, Notre Dame London Centre, 14th October 2013         “I am not quite sure why I should have been invited to give this public lecture this evening.  I am not a […]
October 11, 2013

Euro Catholic Education Dublin Meeting

    MASS FOR MEMBERS OF THE EUROPEAN COMMITTEE FOR CATHOLIC EDUCATION **    Homily Notes Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin    Newman University Church, Dublin, 11th October 2013       “There are two fortuitous facts which make our celebration this evening special.              The first […]
October 8, 2013

Homily at NUI Maynooth

National University of Ireland Maynooth  Mass for the Opening of the Academic Year Homily Notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin  Archbishop of Dublin,  Saint Patrick’s College Church, 7th October 2013         “I am very pleased to be able to celebrate this Mass for the Opening of the Academic Year, which […]
October 7, 2013

Law Mass Michaelmass Term

    MASS ON THE OCCASION OF THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE   MICHAELMAS LAW TERM 2013       Homily Notes of   Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin   Archbishop of Dublin       ——————–   Saint Michan’s Church, Halston Street, 7th October 2013       We come, as […]
October 6, 2013

Mass & installation of Polish Chaplain

27th Sunday of the Year 2013 INSTALLATION OF NEW RECTOR OF POLISH CHAPLAINCY   Homily Notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin   Saint Audeons Church, High Street, October 2013       “We are coming towards the conclusion of the Year of Faith.  During this year we […]
October 6, 2013

Mater Dei Congress Address

NATIONAL RELIGIOUS EDUCATION CONGRESS 2013    Speaking Notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin, Mater Dei Institute, Dublin, 5th October 2013    “I am very pleased to be able to say a few short words at the opening of this National Religious Education Congress 2013 on the theme:  Increase […]
October 4, 2013

St. Louis High School Centenary

CENTENARY OF SAINT LOUIS HIGH SCHOOL, RATHMINES.   Homily Notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin       Church of Our Lady of Refuge, Rathmines, 4th October 2013   “Today, we celebrate the centenary of the Saint Louis High School, which opened its doors in September 1913.  We come […]
September 25, 2013

Embracing Inclusion -Traveller Parish Programme launch

Parish of the Travelling People EMBRACING INCLUSION Launch of the New Local Parish Hospitality Programme Initiative   Speaking Notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin All Hallows College, Dublin, 25th September 2013   “Pope Francis has an amazing ability to find simple words to pose fundamental questions about […]
September 15, 2013

Our Lady of Dolours Centenary

 24th Sunday of the Year 2013,  CENTENARY OF THE PARISH OF OUR LADY OF DOLOURS, GLASNEVIN    Homily Notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin    Church of Our Lady of Dolours, 15th September 2013    “We all know the Gospel of the Prodigal Son.  However our familiarity […]
September 13, 2013

New Evangelisation in a New Ireland

NEW EVANGELISATION IN A NEW IRELAND – CONTENT AND STYLE   Speaking notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin   Kilkenny, 13th September 2013       “Some years ago I headed off to my first ad limina visit to Pope Benedict XVI.  I headed out to Rome […]
September 11, 2013

Homily at closing Mass in Lourdes

HOMILY OF ARCHBISHOP DIARMUID MARTIN AT THE CLOSING MASS OF THE DUBLIN DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES 2013 11th September 2013 “Our pilgrimage draws to a close.  Since the start of our pilgrimage on Sunday morning, at the silence of the Grotto, we have passed four full and intense days together.  […]
September 8, 2013

Homily at opening of Lourdes Pilgrimage

HOMILY OF ARCHBISHOP DIARMUID MARTIN AT THE OPENING OF THE DUBLIN DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES 2103  Lourdes, 8th September 2103  There is always something quite radical about faith in Jesus Christ.  This is stressed very much in today’s Gospel reading.  The words of Jesus are strong.  He speaks even of […]
August 29, 2013

Homily at Ursuline 50th Anniversary

    50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE PRESENCE OF THE URSULINE SISTERS IN CABINTEELY   Homily Notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin      ——————– Church of Saint Brigid, Cabinteely, 29th August 2013     We have come to celebrate the anniversary of the coming of the Ursuline Sisters to […]
August 23, 2013

Christian Brothers Chapter Homily

  EUROPEAN PROVINCE CHAPTER OF THE CONGREGATION OF CHRISTIAN BROTHERS Homily Notes ofMost Rev. Diarmuid MartinArchbishop of Dublin    ——————–Emmaus Centre, 23rd August 2013   Jesus had begun to disturb the sense of power and security of the Pharisees and the Sadducees.  They feel that he is undermining them.  In their turn, […]
August 6, 2013

Opening Remarks – Episcopal Ordination of V. Rev. Denis Nulty

Episcopal Ordination of Very Rev. Denis Nulty
July 4, 2013

Statement on Chapter 20 of Murphy report

STATEMENT OF ARCHBISHOP DIARMUID MARTIN ON THE PUBLICATION OF THE FINAL SECTIONS OF THE MURPHY REPORT     “For those who were abused by Patrick McCabe the publication of the final sections of Chapter 20 of the Murphy Report will bring to life again for them horrific experiences.   My comment […]
June 23, 2013

Homily at ordination of Permanent Deacons

12th Sunday of the Year 2013 ORDINATION OF PERMANENT DEACONS Homily Notes of Archbishop of Dublin, Pro-Cathedral, Dublin, 23rd June 2013 “This evening’s ceremony is an important event in the life of the Archdiocese of Dublin as we ordain three further permanent deacons who will serve our diocese and our parishes.   […]
June 20, 2013

St. Finian’s 200th Anniversay

200th Anniversary of St. Finian’s Church, Newcastle, Homily Notes of  Archbishop Martin, 16th June 2013   Since accepting to be come here to Newcastle for this celebration of the two hundredth anniversary of this Church of Saint Finian, I have been trying to imagine something of what Newcastle must have […]
May 31, 2013

Homily at opening of Ferns Eucharistic Congress

Opening Liturgy of the ENNISCORTHY EUCHARISTIC GATHERING 2013 Homily Notes of Archbishop Martin in Saint Aidan’s Cathedral, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford, Friday May 31st “This day one year ago, I was a very nervous man.  It was just a little over a week before the opening of the 50th International Eucharistic Congress in […]
May 26, 2013

Homily at ordination of deacons

MAYNOOTH DEACONATE ORDINATION 2013 Homily Notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin  Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth, 26th May 2013   We celebrate the Feast of the Most Holy Trinity.  Perhaps at times we can become trapped into a reflection of the Trinity which remains narrowly within technical theological formulations.  […]
May 24, 2013

24/4/2013 Fordham Address:Catholic Ireland,Past, Present & Future

The Russo Family Lecture:CATHOLIC IRELAND: PAST PRESENT AND FUTURE  Speaking Notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin   Fordham Centre of Religion and Culture, New York, 24th April 2013                 “Ireland has changed and Ireland is changing.  The other evening I was at a lecture […]
May 19, 2013

Pentecost Sunday Homily

PENTECOST SUNDAY 2013 Homily Notes of Archbishop Martin, Pro-Cathedral, Dublin, 19th May 2013  “In our hymns and in the liturgy we refer to the Holy Spirit whose coming we celebrate on this Feast of Pentecost as the spirit of unity and the bond of love.  Our second reading reminds us that the […]
May 18, 2013

Festival of Peoples Homily

Homily from Archbishop Martin at the Vigil of the Feast of Pentecost, the Festival of Peoples in St. Marys Pro- Cathedral, Saturday May 18th 2013 – “We celebrate the Vigil of the Feast of Pentecost.  We recall that moment when the Holy Spirit first descended on Mary and the Apostles.  With […]
May 16, 2013

Letter to editor from Archbishop Martin

(Letter to the Editor of the Irish Times Newspaper from Archbishop Martin, May 16th 2013)      Dear Sir,   I write as a citizen of Ireland who happens also to be the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Dublin.   Independent of the role of politicians and of judges, the Constitution of […]
April 26, 2013

Fordham University Address

The Russo Family Lecture    CATHOLIC IRELAND: PAST PRESENT AND FUTURE Speaking Notes of    Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin   Archbishop of Dublin   Fordham Centre of Religion and Culture, New York, 24th April 2013   “Ireland has changed and Ireland is changing.  The other evening I was at a lecture […]
April 20, 2013

Homily at St. Vincent De Paul Convention

  Society of Saint Vincent de Paul  FREDERIC OZANAM – HIS LEGACY – THE INSPIRATION FOR OUR FUTURE   Speaking Notes of Archbishop Diarmuid Martin  The Convention Centre, Dublin, 20th April 2013  “The area of Dublin in which we are gathered is an area which, to use the language of our day, […]
April 13, 2013

Vatican II:”Looking back,looking forward”

  Remembering Vatican II – Some Anglican Perspectives VATICAN II – LOOKING BACK, LOOKING FORWARD Speaking Notes of Archbishop Diarmuid Martin  The Long Room Hub, Trinity College, 13th April 2013  “I am pleased, not just to have been invited to speak at the conclusion of this Conference, I am pleased, […]
April 6, 2013

Mourne Rd 70th Anniversary

        70th Anniversary of Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER 2013   Homily Notes of  Archbishop Martin at Our Lady of Good Counsel, Mourne Road, Drimnagh, 6th April 2013                ” We look back and give thanks to God […]
March 30, 2013

Homily at Easter Vigil

  EASTER VIGIL 2013 Homily Notes of Archbishop Martin, Saint Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, 30th  March 2013  “In this holy night we celebrate the Lord’s resurrection.  We rejoice in the victory of Jesus Christ over sin and death.  We pledge to live our own lives as children of the light of the […]
March 28, 2013

Chrism Mass Homily

CHRISM MASS 2013 Homily Notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin Pro Cathedral, 28th March 2013 “Pope Francis continues to surprise us day after day.  I spoke to a friend of mine working in the Vatican who is in close contact with the Pope and asked him how […]
March 24, 2013

Palm Sunday Homily

 Homily for Palm Sunday from Archbishop Martin at Mass in St. Marys’ Pro Cathedral, Sunday March 24th “We will hear two Gospel readings at this Mass.  We have just heard the account of Jesus’ Solemn Entry into Jerusalem. Later we will hear Saint Luke’s account of the Passion and death […]
March 23, 2013

Homily at Tine Conference

  Tine Network  Conference 2013 Homily Notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin Carlton Hotel, Tyrellstown, Dublin, 23rd March 20132012 “I am fascinated with statistics.  We need accurate statistics to make sound decisions.  But statistics never tell the full story.  In today’s world there are abundant statistics and surveys of public opinion.  […]
March 22, 2013

Homily at Lusk Retreat

MASS AT THE END OF THE YEAR OF FAITH PARISH RETREAT  Homily Notes of Archbishop Diarmuid Martin Saint MacCullin’s Church, Lusk, 22nd March 2013 “I suppose that none of you will be surprised to learn that the question I have been most often asked in the past few days is:  […]
March 22, 2013

Homily at Crumlin Hospital ceremony

BLESSING OF HANDS – OUR LADY’S CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL CRUMLIN Homily notes of Archbishop Diarmuid Martin,Crumlin Hospital 22nd March 2013   When I heard the name that the new Pope had chosen after his election, I immediately saw that in that name that a programme was being announced.  Saint Francis of […]
March 16, 2013

Homily at Mass to pray for Pope Francis

Homily from Archbishop Diarmuid Martin at Mass to pray for the newly elected Pope Francis. St Mary’s Pro Cathedral, Dublin March 16th 6pm On this eve of the Feast of Saint Patrick we gather to pray for the newly-elected Pope Francis.  We pray for the man; we pray for his […]
February 28, 2013

Homily at Mass for Pope Benedict

THANKSGIVING FOR MINISTRY OF POPE BENEDICT XVI  Homily Notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin Pro-Cathedral, Thursday 28th February 2013    We have come to give thanks to God for the ministry of Pope Benedict XVI on this evening as he freely stands down from the exercise of his ministry after […]
February 23, 2013

Homily at Priestly Ordination

Priestly ordination of Brendan Kealy, University Church, Stephen’s Green, Dublin Saturday 23rd February, Homily Notes of Archbishop Martin   The Gospel reading we have just heard is a reflection on how one puts into practice that most central teaching of Jesus Christ: the new commandment of love.  Saint Matthew is beginning to order his […]
February 17, 2013

Homily at Rite of Election Ceremony

  Homily Notes and Introduction from Archbishop Martin at the Rite of Chrisitian Initiation of Adults in St. Mary’s Pro Cathedral on Sunday 17th February 61 people took part in this ceremony from 22 different parishes in the Archdiocese of Dublin –53 catechumens ( people preparing to join the Catholic […]
February 16, 2013

Homily at Dominican Ordinations

DOMINICAN DIACONATE ORDINATIONS 2013 Homily Notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin, Saint Saviour’s, Dominick Street, 16th February 2013 “The Gospel reading we have just heard – which is the Gospel reading assigned to the ordinary liturgy of today – is however particularly appropriate for this ceremony of the ordination […]
February 13, 2013

Ash Wednesday Homily

Homily Notes of  Diarmuid Martin  Archbishop of Dublin  University College Dublin, 13th February 2013 “With Ash Wednesday we begin the season of Lent.  The fundamental thrust of Lent is conversion, a renewal of our conversion at Baptism, a conversion of our hearts to God. The formula that we will use […]
February 11, 2013

World Day of the Sick Homily

Mass and Anointing of the Sick takes place in Our Lady of Victories Parish, Ballymun Road at 3pm on Sunday 10th February.
February 7, 2013

Homily at Service for Consecrated Life

Day for Consecrated Life 2013 Homily Notes of Archbishop Martin, Holy Child Church, Larkhill-Whitehall-Santry, 1st February  2013 Once again we gather to celebrate Consecrated Life and to renew our dedication to the variety of charisms represented here this evening and the enormous contribution of Consecrated Life to the Life of the Archdiocese of […]
January 31, 2013

Homily for Catholic Schools Week

CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK 2013 Homily Notes of Archbishop Diarmuid Martin, at Church of Our Lady’s Nativity, Leixlip, 31st January 2013 “I am very happy to celebrate this Mass for Catholic Schools Week on the Feast of Saint John Bosco, who is considered by the Church, Patron of Educators and the Apostle […]
January 20, 2013

Homily at Christian Unity Service

Homily Notes of Archbishop Martin at Saint Saviour’s Church of Ireland Church, Arklow, 20th January 2013, celebrating week of Prayer of Christian Unity   When I began working in the Vatican many years ago now, I was involved in the preparation of a very simple but useful short reflection of the […]
January 19, 2013

Edmund Rice Commemoration Homily

Homily Notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin / Saint Agatha’s Church, North William Street, 19th January 2013 We come to remember an extraordinary figure in the history of the Catholic Church in Ireland and in the history of education in Ireland:  Edmund Ignatius Rice, founder of the Presentation Brothers […]
January 19, 2013

19/01/2013 Launch of New Safeguarding Committee

NEW DIOCESAN CHILD SAFEGUARDING COMMITTEE  Speaking Notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin Holy Cross Diocesan Centre, Clonliffe, 19th January 2013   I am particularly happy to be with you this morning and I am genuinely grateful to you for accepting to form this new Dublin Diocesan Child […]
January 16, 2013

Jan 13th: Baptism of Our Lord Homily

FEAST OF THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD 2013 Homily Notes of Archbishop Diarmuid Martin Pro-Cathedral, 13th January 2013 “At Christmas we celebrated the birth of Jesus.  The Gospel narrative of Jesus’ birth is not just a cold historical narrative.  There Gospel contains a deeper message.  We learn something vital about […]
January 2, 2013

01/01/2013 World Day of Peace Homily

World Day of Peace Homily, Archbishop Charles Brown, Apostolic Nuncio