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October 15, 2017

Feast of Our Lady of Aparecida

Feast of Our Lady of Aparecida MASS WITH THE BRAZILIAN CATHOLIC COMMUNITY   Homily notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin  Archbishop of Dublin ——————————————– Church of Saint Mary of the Angels, Church Street, 15th October 2017   “I am particularly happy to celebrate with the Brazilian Catholic Community in Dublin the Feast […]
October 10, 2017

Current Job Vacancies

CURRENT JOB VACANCIES   JOB OPPORTUNITIES:  World Meeting of Families are seeking to hire for the following roles: Administrative Assistant to Pastoral Programme Administrative Assistant to Speaker Programme Volunteer Outreach Coordinator Finance Assistant Exhibition Sales Coordinator Event Services and Logistics Coordinator The job descriptions and information are available on our […]
October 9, 2017

Finding Faith in Ireland –  St. Paul’s Church

Finding Faith in Ireland St. Paul’s Church will host an ecumenical study event on October 19 th at 7.30pm in St Paul’s Church, Arran Quay, Smithfield, Dublin 7 on Finding Faith in Ireland. This study, commissioned by Christ in Youth and carried out by Barna Group is one of the most detailed […]
October 2, 2017

World Missions Ireland – Events

Mission Month Events   World Mission Sunday Collection (Sunday 22nd October): This weekend is Mission Sunday.  Donations are collected to support churches, hospitals, schools and vocations in countries where the Church is new, young or poor.  World Missions Ireland is the official charity for overseas missions.  It is responsible for […]
October 2, 2017

Law Mass Homily

Votive Mass of the Holy Spirit COMMENCEMENT OF THE MICHAELMAS LAW TERM 2017 Homily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin ————————————————— Church of Saint Michan, 2nd October 2017   There are two great hymns in the Latin liturgy invoking the Holy Spirit.  We opened our liturgy this […]
September 30, 2017

Knocklyon Parish – Pre-Natal Blessing

Pre-Natal Blessing A time for us to celebrate the expected arrival of new members to our community on Wednesday 18 October at 8.00pm in St. Colmcille’s Church, Knocklyon.   Service of Remembrance Separately, we will also host a Service of Remembrance for our deceased loved ones and friends on Wednesday 15 […]
September 27, 2017

Mother of Perpetual Help Novena

Mother of Perpetual Help Novena Come along to Solemn Novena to our Mother of Perpetual Help, which will take place from October 17th – 25th in Monastery of St Alphonsus, Drumcondra. Join us for Mass at 9.30am and 8.00pm each day. All welcome.
September 25, 2017

Mass for New Academic Year

 MASS FOR THE BEGINNING OF THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2017 Homily notes of   Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin Saint Patrick’s College, DCU,  Drumcondra, Monday 25th September 2017   Introduction   “At the beginning of the new school year, we come to entrust to the Lord the work of education […]
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 25, 2017

House of Mercy 190th Anniversary

 190TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FOUNDATION OF THE HOUSE OF MERCY  Homily notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin Church of Our Lady of the Assumption, Ballyfermot, 24th September 2017 “We celebrate the 190th anniversary of the opening of the House of Mercy.  The term “House of Mercy” refers not […]
September 25, 2017

Latin Mass Chaplaincy 10th Anniversary

TENTH ANNIVERSARY OF SUMMORUM PONTIFICUM AND DUBLIN LATIN MASS CHAPLAINCY  Homily notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin  Archbishop of Dublin Saint Kevin’s Church, Harrington Street, 24th September 2017   ” In our Gospel reading, Saint Luke tells of Jesus going to a meal with a leading member of the community […]
September 18, 2017

Safeguarding Sunday

Safeguarding Sunday 24th September  2017   Prayers of the Faithful Notes for Parish Reps 2017   Dear Father/Colleagues Sunday 24 September is Diocesan Safeguarding Day.  I wish to take this opportunity to address you on this vital matter and to thank you for all of the work you have been […]
September 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 18, 2017

Scripture Series- Rathmines Parish

Scripture Series– Rathmines Parish Fr. Martin Hogan, Biblical Scholar and Lecturer, will deliver a talk on How the Gospels were Formed on Thursday 5th October. The second talk will focus on the Gospel of St Mark (12th October). Bishop Brendan Comiskey, (retired) will host a Lectio Divina Prayer Session on […]
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 15, 2017

Crosscare Appeal

Letter from Archbishop Diarmuid Martin for Crosscare Annual Appeal Saturday/Sunday,  16th/17th September 2017   We are all aware of and troubled by the crisis of homelessness and poverty that, despite many efforts, persists right across our diocese and our country. For over 75 years now, Crosscare has mirrored the loving […]
September 14, 2017

Amoris Sessions – Blakestown Parish

Amoris Let us Talk Family! Let us be Family!  Join St. Mary of the Servants Parish, Blakestown, Dublin 15 for six Wednesday evening sessions on Amoris Let us Talk Family! Let us be Family! Dates: 15th, 22nd, 29th  November and 6th, 13th, 20th December. Time: 7.00-7.45pm. Facilitator: Fr. John Feighery, […]
September 12, 2017

Ignatius For Today

Ignatius For Today The course will be organised by Fr Donal Neary SJ and begins on Tuesday October 3rd – 31st, from 7.30–8.45pm in St. Patrick’s Centre, Rathgar (adjacent to church) €5 donation recommended. Based on the life and teaching of St Ignatius Loyola, the course will link personal spirituality […]
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 11, 2017

Homily at Closing Mass at Lourdes

 Dublin Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2017  CLOSING MASS OF THE PILGRIMAGE  Homily notes of   Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin  Archbishop of Dublin —————————————————-   Lourdes, 11th September 2017   “We have come to the closing Mass of our pilgrimage and we are called once again, by our Gospel reading,  to reflect […]
September 8, 2017

Homily at Opening Mass at Lourdes

 Dublin Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2017  OPENING MASS ON THE FEAST OF THE NATIVITY OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN Homily notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin Grotto of Massabielle, Lourdes  8th September 2017   “Every year as we gather as the Dublin Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes for our opening […]
September 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 […]
September 4, 2017

African Chaplaincy 10th Anniversary

Twenty Second Sunday of the Year 2017 TENTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE AFRICAN CHAPLAINCY OF THE ARCHDIOCESE OF DUBLIN   Homily notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin,  Archbishop of Dublin Saint Pater’s Church, Phibsborough, 3rd September 2017   “This is an important occasion.  Congratulations are due to so many who have worked […]
August 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 28, 2017

World Meeting of Families Training Nights

  25/08/17 Dublin Diocese Training night on parish resources in preparation for World Meeting of Families (WMOF) The WMOF team has put together a set of pastoral resources for parishes in preparation for WMOF 2018.   These are now available on-line at www.amoris.ie and www.worldmeeting2018.ie. Printed copies will be available from […]
August 21, 2017

Launch of World Meeting of Families 2018

Anniversary of the Apparition of Our Lady of Knock MASS TO MARK THE OPENING OF THE ONE YEAR PROGRAMME OF PREPARATION FOR THE WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES 2018  Homily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin and Primate of Ireland   Shrine of Our Lady of Knock, 21st […]
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 […]
July 8, 2017

The Challenge for the Church in the 21st Century

Saint Kilian’s Lecture    HERAUSFORDERUNG DER KIRCHE IM 21. JAHRHUNDERT  – DAS BEISPIEL IRLANDS The challenge for the Church in the 21st Century   Speaking notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin Diocese of Wurzburg, Germany, Saturday 8th July 2017   Understanding the religious culture of Ireland and its […]
July 2, 2017

Mass with the Brazilian Catholic Community

  Feast of Saints Peter and Paul 2017 MASS WITH THE BRAZILIAN CATHOLIC COMMUNITY Homily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin ——————————————————- Capuchin Friary, Church Street, 2nd July 2017 It is a real pleasure for me to be able to celebrate Mass this afternoon with you the […]
July 2, 2017

Ashford Church Centenary

  100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE CHURCH OF THE MOST HOLY ROSARY ASHFORD Homily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin ————————————————————— Ashford, 30th June 2017 “The Centenary of a Parish Church is a great occasion for any community. This centenary of the Church of the Most Holy Rosary […]
July 1, 2017

Mass for the Protection of Life

  Feast of St Oliver Plunkett 2017 MASS FOR THE PROTECTION OF LIFE   Homily notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin,  Archbishop of Dublin Church of Saint Saviour, Dominick Street, 1st July 2017 “We are here this afternoon to pray and to invoke the healing power of Jesus Christ on […]
June 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 26, 2017

Mass for the Order of Malta

Solemnity of the Nativity of St John the Baptist MASS FOR THE SOVEREIGN MILITARY HOSPITALLER ORDER OF SAINT JOHN OF JERUSALEM OF RHODES AND MALTA Homily notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin  Archbishop of Dublin Saint Mary’s Haddington Road, 24th June 2017     “I was impressed by the Message […]
June 19, 2017

Priests Council Data Report 2030

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 discussions for […]
June 18, 2017

Corpus Christi

  Feast of Corps Christ 2017 MASS AND BLESSED SACRAMENT PROCESSION Homily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin ————————————————— Saint Laurence O’Toole, Seville Place, 18th June 2017 ​This year once again this Parish of Saint Laurence O’Toole is holding its Blessed Sacrament Procession to celebrate the Feast […]
June 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 […]
June 7, 2017

World Meeting of Families Dublin Conference

World Meeting of Families 2018 DELEGATES DUBLIN CONFERENCE  Speaking notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin Dublin City University, 1st June 2017   “Welcome to Dublin.  I am very honoured that Pope Francis has chosen the Archdiocese of Dublin to host the World Meeting of Families 2018.  The […]
June 3, 2017

Feast of St. Kevin

FEAST OF SAINT KEVIN 2017 Homily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin ———————————————— Pro Cathedral, 3rd June 2017 ​We celebrate the Feast of Saint Kevin who, along with Saint Laurence O’Toole, is one of the two Principal Patrons of the Archdiocese of Dublin. It is interesting to […]
May 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 18, 2017

Visit of Coptic Pope Tawadros II

 GREETING OF ARCHBISHOP DIARMUID MARTIN TO  HIS HOLINESS POPE TAWADROS II OF ALEXANDIRA ON THE OCCASION OF HIS VISIT TO ARCHBISHOP’S HOUSE DUBLIN 18th May 2017 Your Holiness, The visit of Your Holiness to this Archdiocese of Dublin is an occasion of great joy for the Catholic community as well […]
May 14, 2017

Jesuit Ordination Milltown

ORDINATION TO THE PRIESTHOOD OF EDWARD COSGROVE S.J. Homily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin ___________________________________ The Chapel of the Milltown Institute, Dublin, 14th May 2017 At the wonderful occasion yesterday of the Beatification of Father John Sullivan, Cardinal Amato drew attention to two fundamental dimensions of […]
May 12, 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 number […]
May 11, 2017

Remembrance Service for the late Judge Michael Reilly RIP

REMEMBRANCE SERVICE FOR JUDGE MICHAEL REILLY RIP Inspector of Prison  Notes for the reflection of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin   University Church, St Stephen’s Green, 11th May 2017 “In my earlier life before becoming Archbishop of Dublin, I worked in the area of international life and international organizations.  […]
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 29, 2017

Carmelite Ordination in Terenure

  ORDINATION TO THE PRIESTHOOD OF JAMES EIVERS O.CARM Homily notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin   Terenure College, 29th April 2015 Dear James, when I ordained you as deacon last June, you may remember that I said to you that ministries in the Church: “are not just […]
April 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

Joint Working Group Communiqué

Joint Working Group between RCC and WCC Executive Meeting, 24-26 April, 2017, Dublin, Ireland Communiqué Sharing the faith with the younger generations and the responsibility of the church for migrant communities were issues at the heart of the opening remarks of Archbishop Diarmuid Martin at the meeting in Dublin, Ireland of […]
April 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 18, 2017

Homily at Deaconate Ordinations

ORDINATION TO THE DEACONATE OF STUDENTS OF THE PONTIFICAL IRISH COLLEGE   Homily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin Sant’Alfonso di Liguori all’Esquilino, Rome, 18th April 2017     The Gospel reading, we have heard is a description of a journey of faith. Mary Magdalen had set […]
April 15, 2017

Easter Homily

EASTER VIGIL 2017 Homily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Pro-Cathedral, 15th April 2017 ​“He is not here, he is risen”, is the signal message which the women receive as they make their way to anoint this dead body of Jesus. That the Lord is truly risen is […]
April 14, 2017

Good Friday Liturgy

GOOD FRIDAY LITURGY 2017 Homily notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin  Archbishop of Dublin Pro-Cathedral 14th April 2017 “At the time he was betrayed and entered willingly into his passion”, we hear in the Second Eucharistic Prayer, which we regularly pray at Mass.  Jesus entered into his passion willingly.  How […]
April 14, 2017

Way of the Cross Reflections

  WAY OF THE CROSS 2017 Through Phoenix Park Dublin   Elements for reflections of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin Good Friday, 14th April 2017   FIRST REFLECTION “At the time he was betrayed and entered willingly into his passion”, we hear in the Second Eucharistic Prayer, which we […]
April 13, 2017

Holy Thursday Chrism Mass

CHRISM MASS 2017 Holy Thursday, 13th April 2017 Homily notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin “In preparing my thoughts for this Chrism Mass this morning, I came across a lecture given in 1995 by the then Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, reflecting on the challenges of priestly spirituality in a situation […]
April 9, 2017

Palm Sunday

PALM SUNDAY 2017 Homily notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin St. Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, 9th April 2017   “We celebrate today the memory of the solemn yet simple entry of Jesus into Jerusalem and the beginning of the journey of Jesus from triumph to rejection, of suffering and death […]
April 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 […]
April 5, 2017

Golden Jubliee of Palmerstown Boys School

MASS TO CELEBRATE THE GOLDEN JUBILEE OF SAINT LORCAN’S BNS PALMERSTOWN  Homily notes of  Most Rev Diarmuid Martin  Archbishop of Dublin Saint Philomena’s Church Palmerstown, 5th April 2017   “Fifty years is a long time in the life of a community.  It would be very hard to adequately document all […]
March 30, 2017

Pope Francis issues Letter on Dublin’s World Meeting of Familes

Pope Francis invites families help prepare for Dublin 2018 Meeting  Video of Vatican Press Conference  The full text of Pope Francis’ Letter  on the World Meeting is available here http://press.vatican.va/content/salastampa/it/bollettino/pubblico/2017/03/30/0197/00450.html#eng   Pope Francis has chosen Dublin to be the host diocese for the World Meeting of Families from 21 to […]
March 12, 2017

Visit of Statue of Our Lady of Fatima

March 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

Statement of Archbishop Martin on the Resignation of Marie Collins

 STATEMENT OF ARCHBISHOP DIARMUID MARTIN ON THE RESIGNATION OF MARIE COLLINS FROM THE PONTIFICAL COMMISISION FOR THE PROTECTION OF MINORS 1 March 2017  Archbishop Diarmuid Martin today paid tribute to the work that has been achieved by Marie Collins.  He said that few people in Ireland have made such a […]
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

Day of Prayer for Survivors and Victims of Sexual Abuse

Day of Prayer for Survivors and Victims of Sexual Abuse Friday 3 March 2017    In response to a request by Pope Francis to Bishop’s Conferences around the world, the Day of Prayer for survivors and victims of sexual abuse is scheduled to take place this Friday 3rd March 2017.  The […]
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 24, 2017

Homily at Funeral for Late Cardinal Desmond Connell

 FUNERAL MASS FOR CARDINAL DESMOND CONNELL Homily notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin  Archbishop of Dublin —————————————— Pro-Cathedral, 24th February 2017   We come to bid our farewell in this earthly life to Cardinal Desmond Connell, who passed to eternal life in these days.  God gave him the gift of […]
February 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 11, 2017

World Day of the Sick

World Day of the Sick Conference 2017 CHRIST THE HEALER – YESTERDAY, TODAY AND TOMORROW Speaking notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin Royal Marine Hotel Sutton, 11th February 2017 What does it mean for each one of us today to be a missionary disciple of the Jesus […]
February 11, 2017

Day for Consecrated Life

DAY FOR CONSECRATED LIFE 2017 Homily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin ————————————————– Church of Saint Anthony, Clontarf, 2nd February 2017 Just over one week ago, Pope Francis spoke in Rome to the members of the Congregation for Religious and Consecrated Life. I was somewhat surprised at […]
February 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 […]
February 1, 2017

The drugs trade is a callous trade in death – Archbishop Martin

National Family Support Network 18TH SERVICE OF COMMEMORATION AND HOPE  Speaking notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin   Church of Our Lady of Lourdes, Sean McDermott Street, 1st February 2017 “I always enjoy celebrating Confirmation in this parish.  It is always a celebration of what this community is about […]
January 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 21, 2017

Preparing for World Meeting Of Families 2018

  Archbishop Diarmuid Martin discusses the preparations for the World of Meeting of Families 2018 with Wendy Grace from I-Catholic Click on link to listen back to full interview:        
January 18, 2017

Homily during Ad Limina Visit

Ad Limina Visit 2017 MASS AT THE BASILICA OF SAINT JOHN LATERAN Homily notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin Basilica of Saint John Lateran, Wednesday January 18th 2017   “We have heard a very interesting Gospel reading.  Let us look a little closer at it and at what […]
January 13, 2017

Reception of Remains of Dr TK Whitaker

RECEPTION OF REMAINS OF DR KEN WHITAKER Homily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin Church of the Sacred Heart, Donnybrook, 12th January 2017   “We come to reflect in prayer and in Christian hope on the life and death of Dr Ken Whitaker, a true public servant, […]
January 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 […]
January 1, 2017

World Day of Peace Homily

World Day of Peace 2017   NON VIOLENCE – A STYLE OF POLITICS FOR PEACE Homily notes of   Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin        “This morning the Church celebrates for the 50th time the World Day of Peace.  The idea of this celebration came from Pope Paul VI […]
December 24, 2016

Archbishop’s Christmas Homily

CHRISTMAS NIGHT 2016 Homily notes of  Most Rev, Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin Pro-Cathedral, 24th December 2016 “Saint Luke’s account of the birth of Jesus begins with a clear affirmation.  Luke boldly places the story of the birth of Jesus into terms of the real world.  He identifies who the […]
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 10, 2016

Mass for Accord Workers

Third Sunday of Advent 2016 MASS FOR THE WORKERS OF ACCORD DUBLIN Homily notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin   ———————————-   Holy Cross  Pastoral Centre, Dublin, 9th December 2016 “The Gospel of this afternoon’s Mass recalls once again that great figure John the Baptist.  John’s task […]
December 9, 2016

On Line Advent Calendar

Advent 2016    We celebrate this special time of waiting and preparation for the celebration of the Nativity of Jesus at Christmas (the first coming).  The term advent is a version of the Latin word meaning “coming”. Advent is often the preparation for the second coming of Christ. Symbols used at Advent time: Advent Wreaths […]