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May 23, 2018

Choose Life/8th Amendment

Parish gatherings & discussions | Message of Archbishop Martin | Statement of Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference | Choose Life 2018 newsletters | Pastoral Message of Irish Bishops
May 23, 2018

Seven Church Pilgrimage

The Seven Church Pilgrim Walk for World Meeting of Families will be launched on Friday 1 June at 4.45pm in Halston Street
May 18, 2018

Ecumenical Bible Week

Takes place from 20-27 May, this is a parish-based event jointly sponsored by the Archdiocese of Dublin, the combined dioceses of Dublin & Glendalough, and other key groups such as Scripture Union
May 17, 2018

The Defence of Human Life

              “The Church must always be pro-life.  That means that the Christian community must be a beacon of support for life especially at its most vulnerable moments and a beacon of support at vulnerable moments of any woman or man along their path of life.             Christians […]
May 16, 2018

Sing for Pope Francis

World Meeting of Families 2018 would be delighted to have your group become part of our Massed Choirs for the Papal Visit in August
May 14, 2018

A Journey to the Heart

'Songs of Hope for the Journey' - an evening of music and reflection in solidarity with Fr Tony Coote in St Thérèse's Church, Mount Merrion on Friday 15 June
May 14, 2018

Novena to the Sacred Heart

From Thursday 31 May to Friday 8 June at St John Vianney Parish, Ardlea
May 14, 2018

Journey into Freedom

Series of talks from Monday 14 May to Monday 18 June in St John the Evangelist Church, Ballinteer
May 14, 2018

Music Ministry | Crumlin Parish

St Agnes Parish, Crumlin invites you to a recital of Karl Jenkins’ ‘The Armed Man’ on Friday 8 June
May 14, 2018

Job Vacancies

List of open job vacancies throughout the archdiocese
May 14, 2018

National Holy Wells Day

On Sunday 17 June, people are invited to visit their local Holy Well and pray for the protection and fair distribution of water
May 14, 2018

Lusk Parish Annual Service of Remembrance

In memoriam - Sunday 10 June at St MacCullin’s Catholic Church, Lusk
May 11, 2018

Hollywood Mass Rock

The pilgrimage will depart from St Kevin’s Church at 7am on Sunday 27 May - Mass celebrated by Bishop Eamonn Walsh upon arrival at Corrough at approx 9am
May 11, 2018

Special Moment of Prayer for Life

  Archbishop’s House, Dublin D09 H4C2 11th May 2018 Special moment of Prayer for Life   I write to thank the priests of the diocese in their pastoral efforts to address the question of the protection of human life from conception to natural death. I would suggest that every parish should […]
May 11, 2018

Notice

  NOTICE Letter to Priests from Archbishop Martin Friday May 11th I wish to draw your attention to the front-page lead story on the World Meeting of Families in the newspaper The Irish Catholic which may be on sale in your Church this weekend. Unfortunately, the information reported on the […]
May 10, 2018

Planning for Panama

  Planning for the Pope in Panama! Young Dubliners inspired by Pope Francis are being invited not just to come to see him in the city this summer, but to join in a pilgrimage to Panama next year for World Youth Day. World Youth Day is an international Church event, […]
May 10, 2018

Walking Together as Families Today

A gathering in preparation for the World Meeting of Families at St Patrick’s College, Maynooth, 19-20 June 2018
May 10, 2018

The Joy of Love

Wednesdays 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 May at 7.30pm each evening in St. Brendan’s Parish Centre, Coolock Village
May 10, 2018

Icon of the Holy Family in Dublin Parishes

The Icon of the Holy Family, blessed by Pope Francis for use at the World Meeting of Families, will be in St. Patrick’s Church, Ringsend, from Monday 7 to Wednesday 9 May 2018.
May 9, 2018

Humanitarian Symphony Orchestra in Concert

Our Lady of Dolours Church, Botanic Ave, Drumcondra on Friday 1 June
May 9, 2018

Family Matters 

  On Thursday 24 May at 7:30pm in the Pastoral Centre beside Clondalkin Village Church, there will be a Family Matters open evening on the World Meeting of Families. Come and have all your questions answered.  This kicks off the Clondalkin Parish ‘Family Matters’ discussions on topics concerning families, taking place every […]
May 1, 2018

Feast of Pentecost 

Talks in preparation for Pentecost at Greenhills Church, Monday 14-Saturday 19 May
May 1, 2018

Count Your Blessings

Music and reflection with the Dublin Diocesan Music Group in the Monastery of St Alphonsus, Monday 21 May
May 1, 2018

Godly Play

'Knowing Jesus in a new way' Tuesdays 15, 22 and 29 May in Jobstown parish pastoral centre
May 1, 2018

Daniel O’Connell Anniversary Mass

Sunday 13 May at 11.30am in St Andrew’s Church, Westland Row
May 1, 2018

Kilkenny Youth Orchestra Concert

Everyone is welcome to hear this youthful vibrant orchestra on Saturday 19 May in Holy Cross Church, Dundrum
April 30, 2018

A Joy for all the Earth

A concert of sacred choral music at St Patrick’s College, Maynooth on Sunday 13 May
April 30, 2018

Masters in Theology at DCU

A flexible programme delivered over one year (full–time) or two years (part–time)
April 30, 2018

ICMA Summer School 2018

The Irish Church Music Association’s Summer School 2018 begins on Wednesday 27 June and ends on Saturday 30 June
April 25, 2018

Pope John Paul II Awards Ceremony

On Tuesday 24 April, 82 amazing young people received their Pope John Paul II Awards.  The awards are dedicated to the memory of St Pope John Paul II, who showed a great love and confidence in young people.
April 25, 2018

Family Prayer Day

Preparation for the Pope’s Visit on Tuesday 29 May in Church of Our Lady, Blessington
April 25, 2018

World Youth Day Panama 2019

It is hoped that young people aged 16-29 from the Archdiocese will travel - contact the Office for Evangelisation & Ecumenism for info
April 24, 2018

Blessing of Remembrance

Sunday 27 May in Glasnevin Cemetery - Support Group for Bereaved Parents and Families
April 24, 2018

Beginning Experience

Support group for those coping with loss - next residential weekend 25–27 May 2018 in the Dominican Retreat House, Tallaght
April 24, 2018

Our Lady’s Hospice – Annual Remembrance Mass

Remembrance Mass for Our Lady’s Hospice, Harold’s Cross on Tuesday 1 May at 7pm in Kimmage Manor
April 24, 2018

Venerable Matt Talbot Novena Mass

First Friday of every month at 7.30pm in St. Bernadette's Church, Clogher Road
April 23, 2018

Emmanuel 2018 Rescheduled Dates

The Emmanuel concerts will resume on the rescheduled dates of Tuesday 1 and Wednesday 2 May at 7.30 pm in the Helix
April 23, 2018

Pathways: Exploring Faith and Ministry Programme

Pathways is a two-year, one night a week course for adults of all ages who wish to explore their faith, which begins in Holy Cross College on Thursday 27 September 2018
April 23, 2018

Let’s Talk Family

A series of conversations on Weds 25 April, 2 and 9 May, in preparation for the World Meeting of Families - presented by the Glasnevin Grouping of Parishes
April 21, 2018

Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock

  DUBLIN DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK 2018 Homily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin Knock Shrine, 21 April 2018 “This year’s Dublin Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock has special connotations.  This year a concerted effort has been made to involve a wider number of parishes from the Archdiocese of Dublin […]
April 20, 2018

Vocations Sunday

The World Day of Prayer for Vocations 2018 will take place on Sunday 22 April.  The Diocesan collection for vocations to the priesthood will be held at Masses this Sunday throughout Dublin Diocese.
April 17, 2018

Two boys’ choirs in unique concert in Dublin

  Press Release Tuesday April 17th 2018  Pro Cathedral to host unique concert with the boys of the Palestrina & the Escolanía   St. Mary’s Pro Cathedral in Dublin will this week host a unique joint concert of two renowned boys’ choirs when the Palestrina, the boys’ Choir of the Pro […]
April 16, 2018

Best You Can Be

A course introduced by the Office for Evangelisation & Ecumenism and inspired by Pope Francis’ vision for individual Christians, for the Church and for the world
April 11, 2018

A Celebration of Belonging 

An evening of music and reflection to celebrate the World Meeting of Families in Our Mother of Divine Grace Church, Ballygall on Friday 20 April
April 10, 2018

Family Carers Ireland

Are you caring for a family member at home? A spouse, a partner or a close relative or neighbour? Then you are a Family Carer
April 10, 2018

Day of Discernment

Saturday 28 April from 10am-6pm with the Disciples of the Divine Master, 8 Castle Street, Athlone, Co. Westmeath
April 10, 2018

Loss and Grief in Old Age workshop

All-day workshop on Friday 27 April at the Irish Hospice Foundation, Bereavement Education & Resource Centre, 32 Nassau Street, Dublin 2
April 10, 2018

Celebrating Earth Day

Saturday 21 April at the Solas Bhride Centre, Tully Road, Kildare Town
April 10, 2018

40 Days and Nights of Adoration

We extend a warm welcome and invitation to all parishioners in our diocese to join us in Our Lady Queen of Peace, Putland Road, Bray, from Tuesday 17 April until Saturday 26 May
April 10, 2018

Family Singing Workshop

Family Singing Workshop at the Pro-Cathedral on Saturday 21 April
April 9, 2018

Resting Under the Tree

Evening of reflection and music on The Hospitality of Abraham (Genesis 18:1-14) and Rublev’s Icon of the Trinity in the Monastery of St. Alphonsus on Monday 16 April
April 9, 2018

Open Evening at DCU All Hallows Campus

Thursday 26 April at the DCU All Hallows Campus, Gracepark Road, Drumcondra – the new home of Mater Dei Institute’s programmes in theology, philosophy and ethics
April 2, 2018

Handel Highlights

Our Lady’s Choral Society concert on Saturday 14 April at Merchants Quay Church
April 2, 2018

Archdiocese of Dublin Pilgrimage to Knock

‘We are Pilgrims – Knock invites us to healing and Peace.’ Saturday April 21 2018
April 1, 2018

Easter Homily

  EASTER MORNING 2018 Homily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin   ——————————————   Pro-Cathedral, 1 April 2018     “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb and we do not know where they have put him”   These words constitute a question for all of us.  […]
March 30, 2018

Good Friday Way of the Cross

WAY OF THE CROSS 2018 Through Phoenix Park Dublin Elements for reflections of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin Good Friday, 30 March 2018   FIRST REFLECTION Jesus is troubled.  He prays that the time of trial may not come.  Yet he knows that he must face that trial.  […]
March 29, 2018

Chrism Mass 2018

Homily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin - St. Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, Holy Thursday, 10:30am 29 March 2018
March 25, 2018

Palm Sunday

PALM SUNDAY 2018 Homily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin ———– Pro-Cathedral, Dublin, 25th March 2018 ​In today’s liturgy we commemorate the Lord’s festive and triumphant entry into Jerusalem as he begins the celebration of the Passover. We have heard two Gospel readings: the Gospel of the […]
March 21, 2018

Bishops welcome Pope Francis to World Meeting of Families in Dublin

  Press Release – Wednesday 21 March 2018  Bishops warmly welcome Pope Francis to the World Meeting of Families in Dublin   •  Two Irish families to present ‘Icon of the Holy Family’ to Pope Francis today The Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference has warmly welcomed the announcement today by the Holy […]
March 21, 2018

How to see Pope Francis in Ireland

FAQs for Pope Francis’ visit to Ireland
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 20, 2018

Scripture Summer School 2018

Scripture Summer School 2018 takes place from June 18-22 at Clonliffe College
March 16, 2018

Good Friday Ecumenical Way of the Cross

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin, and Archbishop Michael Jackson of the Church of Ireland, will once again lead a silent procession on Good Friday evening
March 16, 2018

Holy Week & Easter in Parishes

Holy Week and Easter liturgies and other events taking place in the Archdiocese of Dublin
March 16, 2018

Divine Mercy Sunday in Sallynoggin/Glenageary Parish

Commencing at 2pm on Sunday 8 April in Our Lady of Victories, Sallynoggin/Glenageary
March 16, 2018

Passion Play

Annual celebration of the Lord's Passion at 3pm on Good Friday in St. Catherine’s Parish, Meath Street
March 16, 2018

Lent 2018

Lent 2018 in Dublin Archdiocese
March 14, 2018

Rathmines Parish – Ecumenical Way of the Cross

Starting outside Rathmines Church at 12.30pm on Good Friday and journeying to the Lutheran church on Adelaide Road
March 14, 2018

Holy Week Ceremonies in Irish

An tSeachtain Mhór Searmanais i Gaeilge: Holy Thursday 29th, Good Friday 30th & Saturday 31st March
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

A Life Lived in God

Monastic Vocations Weekend at the Monastery of St Alphonsus, Thursday 12–Sunday 15 April 
March 13, 2018

A Spring Day in Dalgan

Saturday 14 April at the Columban Ecological Institute, St Columban’s, Dalgan, Navan, Co Meath
March 13, 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.
March 9, 2018

‘Two Lives, One Love’

    Two Lives, One Love – pastoral message for 2018 on the right to life   During their Spring General Meeting this week in Maynooth, the Bishops of Ireland reviewed their pastoral message Two Lives, One Love and today (Friday 9th March 2018) publish a revised edition as part of […]
March 9, 2018

Trip to the Holy Land

Follow the footsteps of Jesus from Galilee to Jerusalem on this 2018 Holy Land pilgrimage
March 9, 2018

Message on the Dignity of Human Life

  Message from Archbishop Martin to all priests and parishes in the Archdiocese of Dublin Catholic Teaching on the Dignity of Human Life and Regarding Abortion   I ask all Priests over the coming weeks to draw attention, in an appropriate way, to some basic principles of Catholic teaching concerning […]
March 8, 2018

Tomorrow’s Parish

  TOMORROW’S PARISH   Presentation of a new edition of the book of Donal Harrington Speaking notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin Holy Cross Diocesan Centre, 8th February 2018     “If I were to ask the question, “What will tomorrow’s Parish look like?” I think that there […]
March 8, 2018

Filius Meus: Music for Holy Week

Music for Holy Week concert at 6.30pm on Palm Sunday 25 March in Holy Cross Church, Dundrum
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

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

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 18, 2018

Rite of Election 2018

  RITE OF ELECTION 2018 Homily Notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin,  Archbishop of Dublin St. Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, 18 February 2018   Introduction           This afternoon the Church in the Archdiocese of Dublin rejoices as it embraces this group of 31 men and women who are entering into the final phase […]
February 18, 2018

Divine Mercy Conference

  DIVINE MERCY CONFERENCE 2018   Homily notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin, RDS Dublin, 17 February 2018   “This afternoon, we celebrate the Great Mercy of our God.  In prayer and reflection, we deepen our understanding that God is love and that being a follower of Jesus is […]
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

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

Candleweek

Monday 26 February until Friday 2 March in Cherry Orchard Parish