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March 22, 2017

Earth Hour

 EARTH HOUR “The climate is a common good, belonging to all and meant for all” Pope Francis (Laudato Si’ 23)   Earth Hour will be marked around the world on Saturday 25 March 2017. In Ireland, it will be observed from 8.30 – 9.30pm. Earth Hour is all about inspiring […]
March 20, 2017

Current Job Vacancies

JOB  ADVERTISEMENTS World Meeting of Families 2018  The World Meeting of Families comes to Ireland! Dublin, Ireland, has been chosen by Pope Francis to host the next World Meeting of Families in August 2018. This major world event celebrates family as the cornerstone of our lives, and the fundamental building […]
March 20, 2017

Lenten Resources for Schools

Lenten Resources for Schools  A wide range of on line resources for use in schools as we begin our journey through Lent  – with thanks to Anna Maloney in the Diocesan Education offices click on the link below:  http://education.dublindiocese.ie/2012/06/24/pplentenresources/  
March 20, 2017

Lent Events

LENT EVENTS   St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral  From Ashes to Light The Lent Readings 2017 for prayer and preaching with Fr Kieran J. O’Mahony, OSA. Continues on the THURSDAYS OF LENT 23rd & 30th March 2017.                             Mass at 11.00 a.m.– Presentation from 11.30 a.m. to 12.40 p.m. – Mass at 12.45 […]
March 17, 2017

Messiah the Musical – St. Mary’s Tallaght

Messiah  Musical The Now and Then Production Company presents Messiah a new musical by Gavin Byrne in St. Mary’s Priory, Tallaght from April 4th -7th at 8.00pm.  (Doors open at 7.30pm.  Tickets cost €7/€12 available at the door or on eventbrite.ie   For more information Phone: 085 820 6973.  
March 17, 2017

Camino de Santiago – Balally Parish

 Camino de Santiago Join Balally parish for reflection and sharing on the experience for those who have walked the Camino de Santiago. Date: Saturday April 1 Time:  11.00-5.00pm Venue:  Pastoral Centre Church of the Ascension,  Cedar Rd,  Balally,  Dublin 16 (5 minutes from M 50-Exit 13 towards Sandyford—diagonally across from Beacon Hospital). For […]
March 17, 2017

Cultural & Religious Talks – Rathgar Parish

Cultural & Religious Contribution of the Irish Monks to Europe Join Rathgar parish for three talks on the Cultural & Religious Contribution of the Irish Monks to Europe.  The three talks given by Dr. Enzo Farinella will take place each evening at 7.30pm in the Three Patrons Parish, St. Patrick’s […]
March 3, 2017

Upcoming Pilgrimage Tours

Ballinteer Parish Pilgrimage to Fatima 2017 Join us on our Pilgrimage to Fatima to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Apparition of Our Lady on the 31st August 2017 for seven nights, the cost  is €824 pps full board. Single room supplement €175.  Open to every parish – To book […]
March 1, 2017

Caring for the Future of our Planet

Care for the Earth – Our Christian Responsibility Come along on Saturday March 25th and join the parishioners of the Church of the Ascension of the Lord, Balally, Dublin 16  to mark Earth Hour 2017 by holding an ecumenical candlelit vigil of prayer, poetry, reflection and music from 8.30pm to 9.30pm. […]
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

Catholic Young Adult Conference:

 Catholic Young Adult Conference  The Legion of Mary Project is calling on young Catholic Adults (18-40 years of age) to attend a Conference in Castlecourt Hotel, Westport, Co. Mayo on the 25th March at 10.00am-6.30pm.   Theme: Mary’s ‘Yes’ Changed the World what will your ‘Yes’ do?  Cost is €15 – […]
February 28, 2017

Bonnybrook Retreat

Bonnybrook Retreat Join Fr. Paschal Scallon of the Vincentian Parish Mission Team in Bonnybrook Parish – He will speak at all the Masses on the Feast of St. Joseph, on weekend of the 19th March on the theme,   “Faith, Hope, Love—God Hidden in Plain Sight. Monday, 20th March – Mass at […]
February 28, 2017

Happy Easter Egg

Happy Easter Egg “If you landed here as Easter approaches, what would you think Easter is about? Chocolate, bunny rabbits, cute chickens? Is that all? I believe there’s more. That’s why I’ve made an Egg that reminds us why we celebrate Easter – because Jesus is alive again!” Julie Carvill, […]
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: […]
February 27, 2017

Viatores Christi Seminars 2017

Viatores Christi Seminars Viatores Christi Series will run a series of hard hitting seminars on renewal and the future of the Irish Church. Speakers & Dates: Bishop Willie Walsh (April 4th) Fr. Patrick Hederman (May 3rd) Patricia Coyle (June 7th) Time: 7.00-9.30pm Venue:  Lecture Hall, Belvedere College, Dublin 1. Suggested […]
February 21, 2017

Cardinal Desmond Connell, RIP

 Cardinal Desmond Connell a Profile    Desmond Connell was born on 24 March 1926. His father, John Bernard Connell, a native of Moycullen Co Galway, was a civil servant who was a member of the Irish delegation to the Ottawa Conference of 1932 and was later appointed by Sean Lemass as […]
February 21, 2017

Cardinal Connell’s Life and Ministry

Biographical Details of Emeritus Archbishop, Desmond Cardinal Connell   Archbishop Desmond Connell was born in Phibsboro on the 24th of March 1926.   Educated at St. Peter’s National School, Phibsboro and Belvedere College, he studied for the priesthood at Clonliffe College and was ordained by Archbishop John Charles McQuaid on […]
February 21, 2017

Cardinal Connell a Personal Reflection

“A Victorian Gentleman” by Rev. Damian Mc Neice   I remember accompanying Cardinal Connell to an event welcoming a new Board of Management in the Mater Hospital. It was during the time of crisis in the Diocese of Ferns in 2002. After the formal ceremony and a reception we were […]
February 15, 2017

Presentation – Yellow Walls Parish

Presentation Yellow Walls Parish invite you to see Mgr Pat Lynch, Director of Ceili Community, present on Tuesday the 21st of March at 7.30pm, Sacred Heart, Parish Pastoral Centre, Yellow Walls on: ‘The Different Models of Church and the New Evangelisation. Mgr Pat has written on, and worked in this […]
February 9, 2017

Caring for the Future of our Planet

Caring for the Future of our Planet We invite you to participate in four nights of reflection on one of the most critical issues of our time exploring the environmental impact of our lifestyles in view of creating a sustainable world for our children.  Each night we will explore our […]
February 9, 2017

Ignatius of Loyola Programme

Ignatius of Loyola for today Programme Join Saint John the Baptist Parish, Clontarf for a programme following Jesus day by day for the five Thursdays of March, 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 from 7.30 -8.45pm in the Parish Centre of Saint John the Baptist Church.  Director of the programme […]
February 9, 2017

Pioneer Lenten Challenge

Pioneer Lenten Challenge Many people abstain from alcohol and take the Short-Term Pledge for the duration of Lent.  Take this opportunity to help someone you know/love with an alcohol or drug problem by offering up your Lenten sacrifice as a prayer for his or her freedom and well-being.  Make your […]
February 9, 2017

Spirituality Course – Manresa

 Spirituality Course  Manresa has offered training in the theory and practice of spiritual direction since the 1970’s. Applications are currently being processed for the 2017 enrolment in the Diploma in Spirituality (Spiritual Direction) course, currently validated by Maynooth.  Find out more about this singular opportunity for personal and ministerial enhancement. More […]
January 25, 2017

Pope Francis – World Communications Day Message

Pope Francis’ World Communications Day Message ‘Fear not, for I am with you (Is 43:5): Communicating Hope and Trust in our Time’   Access to the media – thanks to technological progress – makes it possible for countless people to share news instantly and spread it widely.  That news may […]
January 18, 2017

Exploring Catholic Faith & Culture – Malahide Parish

Learning about your Catholic Faith and exploring Catholic Culture This course consists of 10 Monday evening sessions from 7.30pm to approx. 9pm in the Malahide parish center, providing contextual, exploratory and interview based videos on our Catholic faith and Catholic culture. These videos are primarily EWTN based, and focused on the […]
January 9, 2017

School of Word – Scripture

School of Word Join Fr. Kieran O’Mahony, OSA present Module 4 of “School of the Word” with the focus on St. Paul’s letter to the Romans in The Oratory, St. John the Evangelist, Ballinteer Avenue.  Beginning Tuesday 14th February at 8.00pm and for 8 consecutive Tuesdays finishing on Tuesday 4th April, 2017.  […]
January 9, 2017

Youth Events Happening in the Diocese

Youth Events Happening in the Diocese The Encounter Dublin City. Are you looking for more in life? Join other young adults (20’s & 30’s) for a night of live acoustic music from YouTube sensation Riaghan O’ Callaghan, reflective prayer in adoration, with guest speaker Donncha McKenna​ on life, faith & purpose. […]
January 9, 2017

Trip to the Holy Land

Trip to the Holy Land Take the trip of a lifetime to the Holy Land, experience the Christmas Story in the land where it actually happened from June 12-22nd 2017.  Group Leader, Mícheál de Barra and Spiritual Director, Fr. John Newman (Bible Scholar).  For more details & booking contact Mícheál at […]
December 15, 2016

Love One Another as I Have Loved You – Book

Love One Another as I Have Loved You Fr. Gareth Byrne’s new book of prayers, meditations and reflections is out from Veritas just in time for Christmas. Love One Another as I Have Loved You is a response to the publication by Pope Francis of Amoris laetitia, his apostolic exhortation ‘on […]
December 14, 2016

Biblical Approaches for Effective Preaching

  Book Launch Speaking from Within: Biblical Approaches for Effective Preaching by the Rev Dr Kieran Canon O’Mahony OSA (Veritas).   Speaking Notes of Fr Kieran McDermott Episcopal Vicar for Evangelisation and Ecumenism   St Patrick’s Cathedral –   December 2016   Your Grace, Dean Morton, members of the Cathedral Chapter, […]
December 9, 2016

Child Safeguarding Update

 Child Safeguarding Update 2016    The head of the child safeguarding and protection service in the Archdiocese of Dublin has said they have seen another decline in the number of complaints and allegations of abuse being processed by their service this year. There were four new allegations of child sexual […]
November 14, 2016

Crosscare Emigrants Survey

Returned Irish Emigrants ask to take part in a Nationwide Survey on Coming Home   PRESS RELEASE   Monday 14th November 2016   Recently returned Irish emigrants are being asked to share their experiences of coming home in a new survey launched today by Crosscare Migrant Project.   The Migrant Project is asking […]
October 26, 2016

Funeral Ministry Policy

Funeral Ministry Policy The Christian community since the earliest times has accompanied people through providing a ritual framework within which a funeral takes place. These rites are acts of public worship at which a number of elements are involved: God is praised; the Resurrection of Jesus is proclaimed conveying the […]
October 10, 2016

Foundational Leadership Programme for Young Adults

Foundational Leadership Programme for Young Adults Be the new generation of Young Adult Leaders continuing the mission of Jesus Christ.  The Foundational Leadership Programme offers participants a unique opportunity to explore and develop Gospel centred transformational leadership Skills. These skills can be readily applied to the participants own context.  This programme endeavours […]
September 23, 2016

The Catholic Church & 1916

Press Release Friday September 23rd “I have seen & heard of the brave deeds of priests and nuns during the week and I believe they are the best friends of the workers. Now, we had better turn to Number One” – James Connolly, Easter Week, 1916 The Archbishop of Dublin, […]
September 7, 2016

Pathways Course

Final Reminder! Pathways Adult Faith Development Programme is a two year course for adults who wish to explore their faith. This year it will run from 22nd September – 25th May.  There are no exams and no written work – held in Clonliffe College one night a week.  The only […]
September 7, 2016

Lourdes 2016 – Jubilee of Mercy

2,000 Dubliners to cross Holy Door in Lourdes Press Release – Wednesday September 7th   In a unique ceremony to mark the Jubilee year of Mercy called by Pope Francis almost 2,000 pilgrims from Dublin will process through a Holy Door of Mercy at Lourdes in France this week. The […]
August 26, 2016

Faith for Life – Adult Faith Courses

Faith for Life  Join us for our adult faith course suitable for anyone seeking a deeper connection between their faith and their daily lives. This year the course will take place in three venues over 4 weekends: Kilcullen Pastoral Centre, Sat 1st/2nd October, 12th/13th November; 14th/15th January and 25th/26th February. […]
August 24, 2016

Trustees of the National Seminary meet in Maynooth

Press Release – Feast of Saint Bartholomew, Apostle, Wednesday 24 August 2016 Trustees of the National Seminary meet in Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth   Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth, this week welcomed fourteen new seminarians to start their training for the priesthood.   The Trustees of the College met yesterday in Maynooth […]
July 25, 2016

Young Pilgrims leave for WYD in Poland

Over 300 young Dublin Pilgrims are leaving Dublin Airport today to attend the biggest Catholic Youth Festival in the world with Pope Francis. World Youth Day begins in Krakow in Poland tomorrow. Pope Francis will attend on Thursday and the event finishes with a huge open air Mass on Sunday. […]
July 15, 2016

Statement on Nice terrorist attack

DEFEND DEMOCRACY BY STRENGTHENING DEMOCRACY  Comment of Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin July 15th 2016  “The terrorist attack in Nice has been well described as an attack on democracy and the values that underpin democracy. I join with people of all faiths and walks of life in condemning such attacks […]
July 13, 2016

Archbishop appointed to Vatican Communications Board

It was announced today (13th July 2016) that Pope Francis has appointed Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin as one of 16 Members of the newly established Vatican Secretariat for Communications.  The body consists of six cardinals, seven bishops and three laypersons.  Its aim is to oversee the coordination and streamlining […]
June 20, 2016

Archbishop establishes Newman Centre for Faith & Reason

Notre Dame University to steward new Centre for Dialogue between Faith and Reason Archbishop Diarmuid Martin has announced the establishment of a new Centre for dialogue between faith and reason, between Church and society. The American Notre Dame University, one of the most distinguished Catholic Universities worldwide, will steward the […]
June 10, 2016

Ordination of Eight Deacons

Feast of Saint Kevin  ORDINATION OF EIGHT DEACONS FOR SERVICE IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF DUBLIN  Homily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin Pro-Cathedral, Saturday  4th June 2016 11.00am                  One of the significant achievements of the Vatican Council’s reflection on the Church was the restoration in […]
May 24, 2016

Pope Francis confirms date and theme for World Meeting of Families

Pope Francis confirms date and theme for Ireland’s World Meeting of Families Tuesday 24 May 2016 Pope Francis has decided that the World Meeting of Families will be held in Dublin on 22 to 26 August 2018, with the theme “The Gospel of the Family: Joy for the World”.   […]
May 10, 2016

Unique 1916 Commemoration in Pro-Cathedral

Press Release – Tuesday May 10th 2016 Dublin Cathedral premiere of unique 1916 commemoration   One of the country’s most distinguished traditional musicians, Dr Charlie Lennon, has composed a new suite to commemorate the 1916 centenary.  The composition Áille na hÁille – a Terrible Beauty will have its first Dublin […]
May 5, 2016

World Communications Day

Resources for World Communications Day on Sunday 8 May 2016   Produced by the Catholic Communications Office of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference www.catholicbishops.ie     Key Themes from Pope Francis’ message for World Communications Day on the theme ‘Communication and Mercy: A Fruitful Encounter’ Some of the key points […]
May 4, 2016

Safeguarding Children & Support Services

The final tranche of reports into Safeguarding Practice in Religious Congregations have been published today. The audits were carried out by the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland and are available in full on www.safeguarding.ie Anyone who has been affected by the detail of these […]
April 28, 2016

Garda Vetting Policy

Garda Vetting Information
April 27, 2016

Pope Francis Approves John Sullivan Beatification

Press Release Wednesday 27th April 2016 Pope Francis approves the beatification of Venerable John Sullivan Archbishop Diarmuid Martin has warmly welcomed the news today that Pope Francis has approved the beatification of Venerable John Sullivan (1861-1933) Pope Francis approved the decree that authenticated a miracle attributed to Fr Sullivan at […]
April 25, 2016

Crosscare Emigrants Guide

  Press Release – Monday April 25th   New guide prepares Irish emigrants for work in Australia’s outback     Crosscare’s Migrant Project has launched printed and on-line support resources for Irish workers in Australia, involved in the lucrative Fly-In/Fly-Out sector. The leaflet was produced by Crosscare Migrant Project and is […]
April 8, 2016

Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia

Please see below the text of the Holy Father Francis which was delivered today at a press conference in Archbishop’s House in Dublin by The President of Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference, Archbishop Eamon Martin of Armagh, and the Vice-President, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin. to welcome the Apostolic Exhortation of Pope Francis Amoris […]
March 28, 2016

1916 Centenary Prayer of Remembrance

 CENTENARY PRAYER OF REMEMBRANCE    Lord, Merciful and Kind, I remember the men, women and children who died during 1916 and throughout the troubled journey of our island’s history. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anamacha.   Look kindly I pray, on the people of Ireland from all traditions, at home […]
March 10, 2016

Irish Language Resources for Priests – March

IRISH LANGUAGE RESOURCES FOR PRIESTS –  2016 LITURGICAL BOOKS An Leabhar Aifrinn Rómhánach, the Roman Missal (Irish language version) –Translation is largely complete and will be published shortly. With the ever increasing numbers of Gaelscoileanna in the diocese it would be good if each parish had a copy of the […]
March 2, 2016

Book Launch – Faith Profiles of the 1916 Leaders

Book Launch Veritas Publications invites you to the launch of  The End Of All Things Earthly – Faith Profiles of the 1916 Leaders Edited by David Bracken Wednesday 9th March at 5.30pm in the Capuchin Friary, Church Street, Dublin 7.
March 1, 2016

Emmanuel 2016

  Press Release – Monday February 29th 2016   Young Voices rise up in the Helix     An extraordinary event, which sees over 2,000 teenagers enthusiastically singing religious music live on stage, gets underway in Dublin’s Helix tonight.   Students from all over Dublin will raise their voices in a […]
February 29, 2016

Dublin Priest Ordained Bishop in Vatican

Press Release – Saturday February 27th Dublin Priest Ordained Bishop in Vatican The Archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin has congratulated Bishop Paul Tighe on his episcopal ordination in the Vatican today (Saturday February 27 2016). Bishop Tighe was ordained in St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome by Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Secretary […]
February 17, 2016

“Statement from Pontifical Commission for Protection of Minors”

STATEMENT OF THE PONTIFICAL COMMISSION FOR THE PROTECTION OF MINORS Cardinal Seán O’Malley, OFM Cap., President of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, together with all the Commission Members, issued today the following statement on the obligation to report suspected sexual abuse to civil authorities: “As Pope Francis […]
February 4, 2016

Pope Francis’ Message for World Day of the Sick

MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS FOR THE 24th WORLD DAY OF THE SICK 2016 Entrusting Oneself to the Merciful Jesus like Mary: “Do whatever he tells you” (Jn 2:5) Dear Brothers and Sisters, The twenty-fourth World Day of the Sick offers me an opportunity to draw particularly close to […]
January 30, 2016

Thinking of the Priesthood?

"Depend on the Holy Spirit to guide you on the path of life" (Luke 4:1-13)
January 18, 2016

Priests Council Data Report 2030

http://www.dublindiocese.ie/news/   Priests Council Data Report 2030 Please see below a link to a comprehensive report complied on behalf of the Diocesan Priests Council looking at future trends for many aspects of Diocesan life and personnel numbers. The Council is making the report widely available to help with ongoing planning […]
January 1, 2016

World Day of Peace Homily

Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, Foxrock, Co. Dublin ‘Overcome Indifference and Win Peace’ Homily notes of Fr Damian Mc Neice   “In His message for this year’s celebration of the World Day of Peace Pope Francis says something that we perhaps can welcome more readily at Christmastime than […]
December 26, 2015

Unwanted Gifts Appeal

Pro Cathedral Begins Unwanted Gifts Collection Before you start looking for the gift receipts to exchange unwanted presents from yesterday, why not put them to really good use, by supporting one of Dublin’s busiest charities? Staff at St. Mary’s Pro Cathedral in Dublin are urging people not to return unwanted […]
December 19, 2015

Mgr. Paul Tighe appointed Bishop in Vatican

DUBLIN PRIEST APPOINTED BISHOP IN VATICAN OFFICE WITH RESPONSIBILITY FOR DIALOGUE BETWEEN FAITH AND CULTURE  The Holy See has today announced the appointment by Pope Francis of Mgr Paul Tighe, a Dublin diocesan priest, as titular Bishop of Drivastrum and Adjunct Secretary of the Pontifical Council for Culture.   Monsignor Paul Tighe […]
December 14, 2015

Archbishop Martin to open Holy Door of Mercy

Sunday 20 December at St. Mary’s Pro-Cathedral
December 9, 2015

Diocesan Food Appeal

Archbishop Martin has asked parishes to repeat last year’s Food Appeal with parishioners to bring non-perishable food items to Masses in their local parish Church on the weekends of 5th/6th and 12th/13th of December
December 1, 2015

Towards Peace

Towards Peace provides spiritual support through one-to-one spiritual direction sessions with a qualified spiritual companion
November 16, 2015

St. Laurence O Toole & Mercy – a reflection

St Laurence O’Toole Celebration November 12th/13th 2015   Mercy It is a wonderful mark of God’s Providence that the memory of St. Laurence O’Toole is still alive today nearly 900 years later, and that significant records of his life were gathered and protected over the centuries.  His story is beautifully […]
October 21, 2015

Carrickmines Funeral Mass homilies

Homily at Funeral Mass of Thomas & Sylvia Connors, and their children Jim, Christy, and baby Mary Thursday 22nd October 2015 at the Church of the Ascension, Balally Parish, Dublin 16   Principal Celebrant, Fr. Derek Farrell, Parish Priest at the Parish of the Travelling People; assisted by Fr. Dermot Lane, Parish […]
October 10, 2015

Archbishop asks for prayers for Carrickmines victims

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin has expressed his sympathy to the Traveller families who have been devastated by this morning’s tragic fire in Carrickmines in Dublin. Archbishop Martin said the news was heartbreaking for all in the Traveller and wider local community. Archbishop Martin has asked that all those who have died […]
September 27, 2015

Pope Francis confirms Dublin as host for 2018 World Meeting

WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES TO BE HELD IN DUBLIN   Pope Francis has announced that the next World Meeting of Families will take place in 2018 in Dublin. He made the announcement at the concluding Mass of the World Meeting of Families which ended in Philadelphia this evening. It was […]
September 21, 2015

Pathways Adult Faith Development Programme

Details of Pathways Adult Faith Development Programme Announced
September 18, 2015

Crosscare support for modular housing to ease homeless emergency

Press Release Friday 18th September Crosscare supports modular housing initiative as an emergency measure for homeless families   Crosscare, the social support agency of the Archdiocese of Dublin, today gave its support to the development of short-term modular housing which is being proposed by the Dublin Local Authorities, as an […]
September 17, 2015

Parish Council Pioneers look to the next phase

Press Release Thursday 17th September Parish Council Pioneers reflect on a decade of participation     Over 10 years ago, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin introduced the concept of lay people working in partnership with clergy in running parishes in the Archdiocese of Dublin.   As part of a wide ranging review of that initiative, […]
September 15, 2015

The Priests of 1916: new records on display for Culture Night

 Press release September 15th   “The Priests of 1916”   Archdiocese releases Rising records to mark Culture Night   Accounts of how Dublin priests ministered to the injured and dying during the 1916 Rising will be on display for the first time as part of the Archdiocese of Dublin Culture […]
September 7, 2015

Crosscare to plan for reception of refugees

Press Release Monday September 7th   Crosscare staff begin work on planning to help refugees    At the request of Archbishop Diarmuid Martin, Crosscare staff in Dublin have begun working on a draft programme of support for refugees. Crosscare is the social care agency of the Archdiocese of Dublin.  Crosscare also […]
September 7, 2015

Lourdes Pilgrimage 2015

Press Release Monday September 7th   2,000 people are departing Dublin airport this morning (Monday) as part of the largest annual pilgrimage to leave Ireland for the French Marian Shrine of Lourdes.   The 66th Dublin Diocesan Pilgrimage runs until Saturday and will be led by Archbishop Diarmuid Martin.   […]
September 3, 2015

Archbishop Martin on refugee crisis

RTÉ News at One radio programme on Thursday 3 September
August 26, 2015

World Day of Prayer for all Creation

Tuesday September 1st in Holy Cross Church, Holy Cross Diocesan Centre, Clonliffe Road, Dublin 3
June 18, 2015

Day of Prayer for Berkeley victims

Press Release Immediate  DAY OF PRAYERS AND CONDOLENCE FOR VICTIMS OF BERKELEY DISASTER TO BE HELD AT DUBLIN’S PRO-CATHEDRAL   Books of condolence will be opened and special prayers will be said all day at Dublin’s Pro-Cathedral this  Saturday, June 20th, to remember those who have died or remain injured […]
June 18, 2015

Encyclical ‘Laudato Si’: on the Care of our Common Home

Click here to view/download a PDF version of ‘Laudato Si’ ENCYCLICAL LETTER LAUDATO SI’ OF THE HOLY FATHER FRANCIS ON CARE FOR OUR COMMON HOME © Copyright – Libreria Editrice Vaticana
June 12, 2015

Child Safeguarding Update 2015

Child safeguarding measures increase as level of complaints decrease Press Release June 12th 2015   An ongoing decline in the number of abuse allegations against priests has allowed the Dublin Diocesan Safeguarding service to significantly increase the level of child protection training it offers to parishes. Today (Friday 12th June) […]
June 3, 2015

Press Release: Archbishop Martin ordains two new priests in Dublin

Press Release Wednesday June 3rd 2015   Archbishop Diarmuid Martin ordains two new priests in Archdiocese of Dublin   The Archdiocese of Dublin will have two new priests today as Archbishop Diarmuid Martin ordains Paul Glennon and Chris Derwin to the Diocesan priesthood.  The ordinations take place on the Feast Day […]
May 22, 2015

Oscar Romero Beatification & Festival of Peoples

Festival of Peoples Mass in St. Mary’s Pro Cathedral, Sunday 24 May
May 22, 2015

Press Release: Ecumenical Bible Week

Press Release May 22nd Ecumenical Bible Week 24-31 May 2015   Ireland’s leading Christian churches will meet to celebrate Ecumenical Bible Week 2015 from Pentecost Sunday to Trinity Sunday, 24-31 May.  A wide range of events has been scheduled to take place at numerous venues throughout counties Dublin, Wicklow and […]
May 14, 2015

Marriage matters – Reflect before you change it

A range of resources and information made available in recent months by the Diocesan Communications Office and the Catholic Communications Office in Maynooth
May 13, 2015

Weeks of Guided Prayer

Office for Evangelisation and Ecumenism, Archdiocese of Dublin
May 12, 2015

Pope Francis reflects on the family for World Communications Day

‘Communicating the Family: A privileged Place of Encounter with the Gift of Love’   The 49th World Communications Day will be celebrated next Sunday 17 May 2015 – the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord and the Sunday before Pentecost.  The World Day for Social Communications was the only worldwide […]
April 29, 2015

Parish Cells system gets Vatican Approval

The Parish Cells System of Evangelization receives Vatican Approval   In the early 1980s Fr. Michael Eivers, a native of Cullyfad, Longford initiated the parish cells in his parish in Florida, USA in an effort to revitalise his parish which was in decline.  Such was his success that don PiGi […]
April 27, 2015

Priest’s historic World War I diaries go digital

Historic collaboration makes World War One Diaries available worldwide
April 24, 2015

‘Marriage is Important – Reflect before you change it’

A pdf A5 designed leaflet
March 10, 2015

‘Marriage is important’

 ‘Marriage is important – Reflect before you change it’   Statement from the Irish Catholic Bishops Conference 10th March 2015   Within weeks the people of Ireland will be asked to vote in a referendum that will change the meaning of marriage in the Constitution of Ireland. Marriage is of fundamental importance […]
March 10, 2015

Crosscare Support for Young Emigrants

PRESS RELEASE March 5th 2015 Immediate   Young Irish emigrants share their experiences of loneliness with those planning to leave   The loneliness and homesickness experienced by young Irish people who have left here to find work abroad has been laid bare in a new website to help support others […]
February 27, 2015

World Day of the Sick Presentation

Fr. Kevin Bartley
February 23, 2015

Notice to Priests and Parishes regarding Campaign Literature

Guidelines for parish publications, newsletters and social media
February 10, 2015

Statement on Safeguarding Reviews

Statement of Archbishop Diarmuid Martin February 10th 2015, on the Publication of the Seventh Tranche of the review process of the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland
January 29, 2015

Year of Consecrated Life

To mark the Year of Consecrated Life 2015, the Dublin Diocesan Office for Religious has created a blog featuring announcements of upcoming events, prayer resources, useful links, and general information about the Year of Consecrated Life, which can be found at www.yearofconsecratedlifedublin.wordpress.com The World Day for Consecrated Life 2015 takes […]
January 29, 2015

Diocesan Prayer Book 2015

‘I Am With You’  (Psalm 90) For those experiencing suffering and illness, and for those caring for the Sick. Of use for the sick and carers, and for personal prayer. In parish – at home – in hospital – for pastoral visitation of the sick – First Friday calls. Prayer […]
January 20, 2015

20/1/15 Dublin Catholics asked to take part in Synod preparations

Press Release Tuesday January 20th 2015 Dublin Catholics invited to take part in worldwide discussion on the family   Archbishop Diarmuid Martin has invited priests and parishioners to take part in a diocesan-wide discussion process in advance of the Synod of the Family this year.   Archbishop Martin will attend […]
December 18, 2014

Establishment of Frank Duff Historical Commission