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March 20, 2018

Irish families to present WMOF Icon to Pope Francis

Press Release – Tuesday 20 March 2018 Irish families to present World Meeting of Families icon to Pope Francis in Rome   Two Irish families will present the official World Meeting of Families 2018 ‘Icon of the Holy Family’ to Pope Francis in Rome during his weekly General Audience with the […]
March 14, 2018

St. Patrick’s Day

Aifreann Phádraig Naofa will be celebrated on St. Patrick’s Day at 10.30am in St. Mary’s Pro-Cathedral. In attendance: Archbishop Diarmuid Martin, and Uachtarán na hÉireann, Michael D. Higgins.
March 13, 2018

Choose Life 2018

'Catholic Teaching on the Dignity of Human Life and Regarding Abortion' message of Archbishop Diarmuid Martin | 'Our Common Humanity' statement of Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference | Latest edition of Choose Life 2018 newsletter | 'Two Lives, One Love – pastoral message for 2018 on the right to life' - Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference
March 8, 2018

Archdiocese of Dublin Pilgrimage to Knock

‘We are Pilgrims – Knock invites us to healing and Peace.’ Saturday April 21 2018
March 5, 2018

Lent 2018

Lent 2018 in Dublin Archdiocese
March 5, 2018

These Three Days: a Holy Week Journey

Monday 19, Tuesday 20 and Wednesday 21 March at Our Lady of Dolours Church, Glasnevin
March 5, 2018

Current Job Vacancies

List of open job vacancies throughout the archdiocese
March 5, 2018

Novena of Grace in Maynooth Parish

Begins at 11.30am Mass on Sunday 4 March and continues through to Monday 12 March at 10am Mass
March 5, 2018

Mercy Sunday at Knock

Mass for Mercy Sunday will be celebrated on 8 April 2018
March 5, 2018

All Night Vigil

On the night of Friday 23/Saturday 24 March in Our Lady of Victories Church, Sallynoggin
March 5, 2018

Service of Remembrance

Sunday 8 April in Our Lady of Dolours Church, Dolphin's Barn
March 5, 2018

Annual Loreto Vigil at Knock

The 44th Eucharistic Loreto Vigil will take place at Knock Shrine on Saturday 24-Sunday 25 March
March 5, 2018

‘The Life and Times of Daniel Murray’ book launch

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin will launch the new book by Thomas J. Morrissey SJ on Tuesday 13 March in Belvedere College, Dublin
March 5, 2018

Volunteers Needed: Bag Pack for NCBI

The National Council for the Blind of Ireland (NCBI) is looking for volunteers for its fundraising bag pack in Tesco Ballyfermot on Saturday 14 April
March 5, 2018

Coëtivy Book of Hours exhibition

The exhibition is open from 9t March until 2nd September 2018 at the Chester Beatty Library
March 3, 2018

Sunday Mass Obligation in current weather situation

Where weather conditions make it unsafe or where road conditions make it dangerous, imprudent or difficult, there is no obligation to attend Sunday Mass this weekend. When people are unable to attend Mass it is recommended that they view or listen to the Mass on-line, on television or radio or […]
February 28, 2018

Weather Cancellations & Closures

Sunday Mass Obligation Where weather conditions make it unsafe or where road conditions make it dangerous, imprudent or difficult, there is no obligation to attend Sunday Mass this weekend.  When people are unable to attend Mass it is recommended that they view or listen to the Mass on-line, on television […]
February 28, 2018

Tomorrow’s Parish

Seminar to discuss a vision of the Parish in the future in Ireland - Thursday 8 March in the Academy Room, Holy Cross Diocesan Centre, Clonliffe
February 28, 2018

World Youth Day Panama – January 2019

It is hoped that young people aged 16-29 from the Archdiocese will travel - contact the Office for Evangelisation & Ecumenism for info
February 28, 2018

Faith Fest 12 

An evening of music, prayer, workshops and chatter in Holy Cross College on Friday 9 March
February 28, 2018

Fairview Parish Lenten Retreat

Saturday 17 – Wednesday 21 March at the Church of the Visitation, Fairview
February 26, 2018

Emmanuel gets underway in the Helix

  Press Release Monday February 26th 2018 Emmanuel Concert Series gets underway in the Helix   Dublin secondary school students will take to the stage this week, singing hymns that will be sung at Mass in the Phoenix Park this August – hopefully celebrated by Pope Francis!  Although a visit […]
February 16, 2018

Amoris: Let’s talk Family, let’s be Family

Parish conversations in Dalkey, in preparation for the World Meeting of Families 2018
February 16, 2018

Emmanuel Concerts

A total of 2400 students from 70 different schools will participate in the Emmanuel concerts, with massed choirs accompanied by a full orchestra. 26/27/28 Feb and 1 Mar 2018.
February 16, 2018

Novena of Grace & Parish Retreat for Lent

Sunday 4-Monday 12 March in St Agnes’ Parish, Crumlin
February 15, 2018

Holy Hour for the Protection of Human Life

At 8.00 pm each evening: Thursday 8 March, Sunday 8 April and Tuesday 8 May
February 15, 2018

Novena of Grace in St. Dominic’s, Tallaght

Beginning at 11.45am Mass on Sunday 4 March and concluding on Monday 12 March
February 15, 2018


Monday 26 February until Friday 2 March in Cherry Orchard Parish
February 15, 2018

Lenten Evenings in Our Lady of Mercy, Artane

Mondays 19 & 26 February and 5 March in Artane Parish
February 15, 2018

World Meeting of Families Collection

The World Meeting of Families Third National Collection is scheduled to take place in parishes on the weekend of 24-25 February 2018
February 14, 2018

Annual Trócaire Lecture

Leaving No-one Behind: Can The Promise Be Fulfilled? - Tuesday 6 March at St Patrick’s College, Maynooth
February 9, 2018

The Happy Easter Egg

The Egg that puts Jesus back at the heart of Easter
February 9, 2018

Towards Peace

Towards Peace is a spiritual support service designed for those who have experienced sexual, physical, emotional or spiritual abuse by Catholic Church personnel in Ireland
February 8, 2018

Mental Health and Healing

With Joan Freeman, founder of Pieta House, on Saturday 24 February in St Martin de Porres Parish, Old Bawn
February 8, 2018

World Day of the Sick 2018

Experts in the field of dementia and Alzheimer’s will take part in a conference in Dublin this weekend to mark World Day of the Sick 2018
February 6, 2018

What’s so amazing about Grace?

Series continues until Thursday 22 March. Organised by Tallaght Churches Together.
February 6, 2018

Godly Play

Continuing for six weeks in the Jobstown parish pastoral centre
February 5, 2018

Midweek Lenten Study Programme

Wednesday evenings in Lent, from 21 Feb-21 March, on the theme 'Climate Justice'
February 5, 2018

God so loved the World

The readings of Lent for prayer and preaching, Wednesday mornings until 21 March
February 5, 2018

Contemplation and Action in Lent

Monday 19 February at 8pm in the Monastery of St. Alphonsus
February 4, 2018

World Meeting Host a Family

Do you have a spare room in your home and want to help? Thousands of people will be travelling to Dublin to participate in World Meeting of Families 2018
February 2, 2018

Teen Hope

Teen Hope is a parish-based faith outreach to teens
February 1, 2018

Mass of Healing and Anointing of the Sick

Sunday 11 February 2018 marks the 26th anniversary celebration of World Day of the Sick
January 27, 2018

Lenten Calendar Cards

Scripture quotation or suggested task for each day - now available to order from the Diocesan Liturgical Resource Centre
January 24, 2018

World Communications Day 2018

The theme for 2018 is: “The truth will set you free” (Jn 8:32) - Fake news and journalism for peace
January 24, 2018

Laudate for Catholic Schools Week

The Laudate Festival 2018 is being celebrated in the Archdiocese of Dublin during Catholic Schools Week 2018 involving 2500 pupils from 45 Catholic primary schools guiding parents, friends and parishioners in song and reflection on three evenings
January 24, 2018

World Day for Consecrated Life

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin will lead the prayer service with the theme 'New Wine, New Wineskins'
January 24, 2018

Irish Cancer Society

Free transport service for patients attending hospital for chemotherapy treatment
January 24, 2018

Beginning Experience

Beginning Experience (B.E.) is a support group for those coping with the pain of loss of their life partner, through death, separation or divorce
January 24, 2018

Easter Pilgrimage to Fatima

Six day pilgrimage led by Fr. Kevin O’Boyle
January 24, 2018

Margaret Aylward Centre – upcoming events

From February 2018 at the Margaret Aylward Centre for Faith and Dialogue
January 23, 2018

Alzheimer Society of Ireland Camino Trip

Get a taste of the Camino this September 8th-15th while raising money for a fantastic cause
January 23, 2018

Vocation Discernment Weekend

Dominican Contemplative Nuns welcome single young women (20-40) to our retreat house in Siena Monastery, Drogheda, Co. Louth
January 17, 2018

Matt Talbot Novena

  A Venerable Matt Talbot Novena Mass will be celebrated on the first Friday of every month at St. Bernadette’s Church, Clogher Road, Dublin 12.  Please come along at 7.30pm on Friday 2nd February 2018.  
January 15, 2018

Assisi Retreat Easter 2018

  Assisi Retreat Easter 2018 You are invited into a world of reflection, where silent walks, meditation, chanting and prayer will provide you with an opportunity to be present and gently inquire into your own existence. Following in the footsteps of St Francis, we will learn of his journey and […]
January 10, 2018

Christian Unity 2018

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is from 18-25 January. Theme: “That All May be Free”
January 9, 2018

‘Flu season & the Sign of Peace

  Please see the following advice from the Dublin Diocesan Liturgical Resource Centre Given the increase in the numbers of people affected by influenza in recent weeks, it is opportune to remind ourselves of sensible practices.  It is good to remember that those with ‘flu symptoms are dispensed from their […]
January 8, 2018

Mourne Road Parish Pilgrimage

Mourne Road Parish – 75th Anniversary Pilgrimage to Assisi, Rome and Genazzano Shrine of Our Lady of Good Counsel This Pilgrimage will be one of the major events to mark our Jubilee Year.  Agent:  Joe Walsh Tours.  Spiritual Director: Canon John Flaherty. Programme Sunday 22 April  Depart Dublin 06.15hrs, arrive Rome […]
January 8, 2018

Young Adult Seminar Series

  Living Water warmly invites you to our signature Transformer: Life in the Spirit seminar series starting January 17th.  This 8 week series is based on the international ‘Life in the Spirit’ programme. Each evening starts with upbeat, prayerful music followed with a talk by an invited guest on a different […]
January 1, 2018

Homily for World Day of Peace

World Day of Peace  2018 ‘Migrants and Refugees: men and women in search of peace.’ 11am January 1st  2018 Feast of Mary the Mother of God.   Homily from Mgr. Lorcan O’ Brien, Administrator, Church of Sacred Heart, Donnybrook, Dublin.   “On the morning of the 16th of October, in […]
December 22, 2017

World Day of Peace

 Archbishop Diarmuid Martin, will celebrate Mass for the World Day of Peace Mass in the Church of the Sacred Heart, Donnybrook, Dublin at   11am on 1st January 2018. All welcome   The theme Pope Francis has chosen for World Day of Peace is Migrants & Refugees – men and women in search […]
December 1, 2017

2016 Annual Report and Financial Statements

2016 Annual Report and Financial Statements   2016 Dublin Diocesan Annual Report: 2016 Parish Financial Statements: 2016 Charities of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Dublin:
November 29, 2017

Crosscare Annual Food Appeal

  Archbishop Martin is seeking practical support for this years Annual Parish Food Appeal which is on December 2nd and 3rd for the Crosscare Foodbanks. Crosscare work with many individuals and families throughout the Archdiocese who are struggling to make ends meet. The Food Banks provide support with essential food […]
November 13, 2017

Two ordinations on Feast of St. Laurence O’ Toole

The Archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin, will ordain two men to the priesthood tomorrow (Tuesday 14th November).  The ordinations of Deacons James Daly and Bill O’ Shaughnessy will take place on the Feast Day of Dublin’s Saint Laurence O’ Toole in the Pro Cathedral at 11am.  Bill and James will […]
November 7, 2017

Dublin Diocesan Appointments 2017

Dublin Diocesan Appointments 2017   DIOCESAN PERSONNEL CHANGES – 2017   NAME BOYLE   Patrick APPOINTED TO Beechwood Avenue ROLE/TITLE Parish Priest BRACKEN John Dundrum Co-PP BYRNE Peter Balally/Sandyford Co-PP CONLAN Alex Harold’s Cross Parish Priest CORRIGAN David, SM Donore Avenue Parish Priest COSGROVE Canon Martin Rathfarnham/Churchtown/Ballyroan Moderator COYLE Paul […]
October 30, 2017

Dublin Bishop appointed to new Vatican Role

Press Release Saturday October 28th October 2017 Bishop Paul Tighe appointed Secretary to Council for Culture   The Archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin has congratulated Bishop Paul Tighe on his appointment by Pope Francis as secretary of  the Pontifical Council for Culture  today (Saturday October 28th). Bishop Tighe has been serving […]
September 25, 2017

Leadership Programme for Young Adults

The Foundational Leadership Programme for Young Adults is now enrolling new participants. In order to create, develop and sustain parish youth ministry we need to develop and nurture a new generation of leaders. This course is dynamic, practical and enables participants to begin to develop their skills as leaders and […]
September 18, 2017

Culture Night in Clonliffe

Catholic Church collections the focus of Culture Night in Clonliffe How Dublin & Irish Catholics generously respond to international appeals for help will be the focus of this year’s Culture Night Exhibition in Holy Cross College, Clonliffe on Friday night. The exhibition will feature photos, documents, letters and records from […]
September 15, 2017

A Prayer for Hope & Peace

A Prayer for Hope and Peace We keep in our hearts   all affected by the terror attack of Parsons Green Tube Station, London – 15/9/17   Heavenly father, I am your humble servant, I come before you today in need of hope. I need hope for a calm and joyful future. […]
September 11, 2017

Lourdes Pilgrimage Student Blogs

Elaine Kelty Dominican College Sion Hill The highlight for me on this day was The Youth Mass that took place in the Underground Basilica. As part of the Flag and Stewarding Team I had the opportunity to take part in the flag parade. We met in front of the accueil […]
September 7, 2017

2,000 Dublin Pilgrims in Lourdes

Demand for places to travel to Lourdes with the Dublin Diocesan Pilgrimage increased significantly this year with a capacity number of sick pilgrims making the journey to the French Marian Shrine today (Thursday 7th).   Led every year by Archbishop Diarmuid Martin, the Dublin pilgrimage is the largest of its kind […]
August 31, 2017

Principles of Responsibility Regarding Priests who father Children while in Ministry 

Principles of Responsibility Regarding Priests who father Children while in Ministry    31 August, 2017 In response to representations from Coping International, the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference has published the following: Principles of responsibility regarding priests who father children while in ministry Upon ordination, priests promise to live a life […]
August 20, 2017

School of the Word – Biblical Studies

School of the Word Biblical Studies As various parish programmes begin to start up again, I’m writing to invite you to consider having a biblical programme in your parish. The overall initiative is entitled School of the Word.   The SOTW offers a basic introductory set of courses as well […]
August 14, 2017

Prayer for Leaving Cert Students

Prayer for Leaving Certificate Students 2017   PRAY, HOPE, AND DON’T WORRY. WORRY IS USELESS.  GOD IS MERCIFUL AND WILL HEAR YOUR PRAYER. AMEN.  (St. Padre Pio)    
July 24, 2017

Preparation for World Meeting of Families 2018

Preparation Programme for World Meeting of Families 2018 Bring All the Family! 21st August 2017 – One Year to World Meeting of Families 2018 World Meeting of Families 2018 invites you and all your family to come along to the launch of the one-year programme of preparation for World Meeting […]
July 24, 2017

Registration & Tickets for WMOF2018 – Now Open

Registration & Tickets for WMOF2018 Registration for the World Meeting of families in 2018 is now open. Visit the Tickets Section on www.worldmeeting2018.ie  to access information on the different type of tickets and registration available. Accommodation booking is also available online at time of registration through the same booking form on […]
July 18, 2017

Spirituality Course – Lumen Dominican Centre

Spirituality Course 2017-2019 Spirituality Course programme is now open for our Adult Education Certificate.  This is a two-year, part-time evening programme in Spirituality run in partnership with Lumen in the Lumen Dominican Centre, Sion Hill, Blackrock.  There are no exams and no prior learning is required – all in a relaxed and […]
July 17, 2017

Faith for Life Adult Course

Faith for Life Faith for Life is an Adult Faith Course designed to help you to discover more energising and empowering ways to live out your faith in the reality of today’s world: through relationships, family, home, workplaces and the events of daily life. It aims to help you to […]
July 12, 2017

Church Appeal for East Africa

Church Appeal for East Africa   As the appalling situation facing the people of East Africa has reached a critical stage, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin has appealed for support for a Church collection for Trócaire There are severe food shortages in South Sudan, Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia brought about by drought […]
July 10, 2017

Notice on Avalon DVD Marriage Courses

  Notice on Avalon DVD Marriage Courses   Some couples preparing for Marriage have been in contact with the Archdiocese regarding a pre-marriage DVD being marketed by Avalon RC Limited.   As we have indicated in previous statements DVD and on line courses cannot meet the required criteria for Preparation […]
June 27, 2017

International Day Against Drug Abuse

Press Release – Monday 26 June 2017 Bishop Éamonn Walsh welcomes Vatican message marking the international day against drug abuse See below message from Cardinal Peter Turkson for the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking   Bishop Éamonn Walsh of the Irish Bishops’ Drugs Initiative has welcomed today’s message […]
June 26, 2017

Theology & Education Courses – Maynooth College

Certificate in Theology This is a one-year course is offered by St Patrick’s College Maynooth from September which aims to provide a dynamic learning environment for those seeking a comprehensive foundation in Catholic Theology or for those who wish to develop and broaden their Theological knowledge. Participants will gain a […]
June 26, 2017

Helping Young People to Grow in Faith

Helping Young People to Grow in Faith  Are you a parent, teacher, chaplain – are you interested in young people and their general faith development?   If so, see www.shekinah.ie for details of Certificate and Diploma courses accredited by St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth. The aim of these courses is to bring […]
June 14, 2017

Exam Prayer

Prayer for Examination Time God of wisdom:  guide me as I choose questions and in the way I answer them. God of peace:  keep me calm so that I will do the best that I can. God of understanding:  help me put all of this into perspective. I ask these […]
June 12, 2017

Pathways Course – Exploring Faith and Ministry

                  Thursday Evening Course – Clonliffe College, Dublin 3.  PATHWAYS Exploring Faith as an Adult The Pathways Programme is geared towards those who wish to explore issues and questions of: faith; ministry; the Church today and the nature of belief, in an environment appropriate to Adult Learning and Adult Faith […]
June 7, 2017

Ecumenical Bible Week 2017

Ecumenical Bible Week 4th-11th June “Faith Comes by Hearing the Word of Christ.” (Rom 10:17) Ecumenical Bible Week 2017 got underway on Sunday evening (June 4). The week long programme of events runs each year from Pentecost to Trinity Sunday and this year there are 23 events with 25 presenters […]
June 7, 2017

A Prayer for Manchester & London

A Prayer for Manchester & London    God of compassion, you are at the side of all who undergo the cruelty of human violence.   We entrust to you the victims of the terror attacks in Manchester & London and their families.   Deeply disturbed by the incomprehensible sufferings of the […]
May 29, 2017

Irish College Pilgrimage Programme

Irish College Pilgrimage Programme Irish College in Rome Summer pilgrimage programme offers two courses, one for priests and the other for parishioners,  scheduled to take place this September, 2017. The course for priests takes place from 11th  – 15th  September and will offer a variety of reflections in preparation for the […]
May 29, 2017

Diocesan Meetings for World Meeting of Families

Dublin Diocese Information nights on parish resources in preparation for World Meeting of Families (WMOF)  The WMOF team is making available a set of pastoral resources for parishes in preparation for the World Meeting of Families in August 2018. These resources will be ready from September 2017: A menu of […]
May 29, 2017

Dublin City University Courses

DCU Courses in Religious Education  The BA in Theology and Lifelong Education This is a 4-5 year course offered by the School of Theology, Philosophy, and Music at Dublin City University. The degree is intended for people from a variety of backgrounds. This course suits mature students already involved in areas […]
May 22, 2017

Volunteer for World Meeting of Families

  The World Meeting of Families has launched its Volunteer call to recruit several thousand volunteers to assist in the organising and running the largest gathering of families in the world, which will take place in Dublin from 21 to 26 August 2018. The Programme Host a Pilgrim/Family has also […]
May 8, 2017

Beatification of Fr John Sullivan SJ

John Sullivan SJ First Beatification ever in Ireland The first ever beatification in Ireland, that of Father John Sullivan SJ (1861 – 1933), took place at on Saturday May 13th  during the celebration of Mass in Saint Francis Xavier Church on Gardiner Street in Dublin. Beatification, which confers the title ‘Blessed’, […]
May 7, 2017

Coptic Pope Tawadros II to visit Archbishop Martin

 Press Release – 17/5/17 Coptic Pope Tawadros II to visit Archbishop of Dublin Martin The Coptic Orthodox Leader, His Holiness Pope Tawadros II, will tomorrow (Thursday May 18th) visit the Archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin. It is the first time that Pope Tawadros, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of Saint […]
April 30, 2017

‘Home for Good?’ Report on Returning Irish Emigrants

‘Home for Good?’ report on returning Irish emigrants Press Release –  May 3rd, 2017 New report details difficulties experienced by returning Irish emigrants ‘Red-tape’, employment, accommodation and emotional well-being are the main challenges associated with returning to Ireland according to a survey of recently returned Irish emigrants. Forming the basis of […]
April 28, 2017

Share Sunday Appeal 2017

Share Sunday Appeal 2017 Dear Friends, The Share Collection is a concrete expression of Communion between the people and parishes of the Dublin Diocese. The needs of the Church today are vastly different from those of 40 years ago when Share was first established. The priority in the past to […]
April 28, 2017

Diocesan & Parish Financial Reports

Share Sunday 2017   Diocesan & Parish Financial Reports  In December 2016 the Archdiocese of Dublin filed two financial reports with the Charities Regulatory Authority.   The first financial report of the “Charities of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Dublin”   comprises the financial statements of the Diocesan Offices and a […]
April 26, 2017

Applications for Educational Support Funding

  APPLICATIONS FOR EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT FUNDING The O’Brien Educational Trust Fund is managed by the Trustees of the Archdiocese of Dublin. The purpose of the fund is to help defray the costs of education and maintenance of disadvantaged children.  The Trustees consider applications from schools, parents and organisations who deal […]
April 7, 2017

New Adult Religious Education Project

New Adult Religious Education Project to open in County Wexford The Parable Garden Education Project is based in Ballinesker near Curracloe in Co. Wexford. It offers opportunities and experiences for individuals and groups to reflect on their lives and to draw from spiritual wellsprings. While inspired by Christian and Irish […]
March 1, 2017

Emmanuel 2017

Press Release – Monday 6th March 2017 Unique student concert series begins in Dublin’s Helix   Almost two and a half thousand teenagers from all over Dublin and surrounding counties will be on stage in the Helix over the next four nights – singing and playing Church music. The students, […]
February 28, 2017

Homily at Reception of Remains of Cardinal Connell

Reception of Remains Desmond Cardinal Connell Pro Cathedral – 23 February 2017   Homily of Bishop Eamonn Walsh, Auxiliary Archbishop of Dublin “On the mountain the Lord of hosts will prepare for all people a banquet of rich food”   For Cardinal Connell the mountain represented being in communion with God: […]