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July 12, 2018

One-Day Volunteer Roles at the Papal Mass

WMOF2018 seek Volunteer Papal Mass Stewards and Holy Communion Team Volunteers for the Closing Mass with Pope Francis in the Phoenix Park on Sunday 26 August
July 9, 2018

Symposium with Cardinal Dew on Lay Pastoral Leadership

An opportunity to gather and listen to Cardinal John Dew, Archbishop of Wellington, and attend a pastoral conversation in Clonliffe College on Wednesday 29 August
July 6, 2018

Pathways Adult Faith Development

Booking is now open for the next intake of participants for Pathways, which begins this year in Holy Cross College on Thursday 27 September 2018
July 5, 2018

Catholic Young Adults Conference

Annual conference will take place in All Hallows College, Gracepark Road, Drumcondra, Dublin 9 on Saturday 1st/Sunday 2nd September 2018
July 2, 2018

Icon of World Meeting of Families 2018 in Balbriggan Parish

The Icon of the Holy Family, blessed by Pope Francis for use at the World Meeting of Families 2018, will visit Balbriggan Parish from Saturday 14 — Monday 16 July
July 2, 2018

Launch of Knock Prayer Book

All are invited to the launch of Fr Richard Gibbons' ‘Knock Prayer Book’ (Columba Press) on Saturday 14 July at 1.30pm in St John’s Rest & Care Centre, Knock
July 2, 2018

Job Vacancies

List of open job vacancies throughout the archdiocese
July 2, 2018

Blessing of the Graves & Cemetery Masses

Cemetery Masses and Blessing of the Grave ceremonies taking place this July throughout the Diocese
July 1, 2018

100 Years of Columban Mission

 Family and Mission Day Eucharist   100 YEARS OF COLUMBAN MISSION   Homily notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin Saint Colomban’s Dalgan Park, Navan, 1st July 2018   On 29 June 1918, one hundred years ago almost to the day, the idea of setting-up a missionary society […]
June 30, 2018

Homily in Mount Merrion Church

  THIRTEENTH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR 2018   Homily notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin Church of Saint Therese, Mount Merrion, 30th June 2018   Introduction   I wished to come here to Mount Merrion this evening to reflect with you on events that have taken place over the […]
June 29, 2018

Ordination of Robert Smyth

  ORDINATION TO THE PRIESTHOOD OF ROBERT SMYTH   Homily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin Saint Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, 29th June 2018 Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul   “The Gospel reading for this Feast of Saints Peter and Paul is a very apposite one as we […]
June 26, 2018

Statement on Mount Merrion Parish

Statement of Archbishop Diarmuid Martin regarding Mount Merrion Parish & Minister Josepha Madigan “Comments by Minister Josepha Madigan yesterday arising from a situation that arose in the Parish of Mount Merrion at the weekend have caused parishioners in Mount Merrion and further afield considerable distress. Many have contacted my offices […]
June 26, 2018

Helping young people to grow in faith

Bring the Gospel message to young people in a creative, fun and reflective way, with certificate and diploma courses accredited by St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth
June 20, 2018

Happy to be Holy?

Messenger Publications have recently published Happy to be Holy? - a short, simple commentary on Pope Francis’ Gaudete et Exsultate by Fr. Alan Hilliard
June 20, 2018

How to see Pope Francis at the World Meeting of Families

Detailed information on how to take part in the World Meeting of Families and how to see Pope Francis is now available on www.worldmeeting2018.ie
June 18, 2018

Jesuit Week at Knock Shrine

From 24–31 July, facilitated by Eddie Cosgrove SJ, Terry Howard SJ and Dermot Mansfield SJ
June 13, 2018

Rome and Assisi Pilgrimage

  Rome and Assisi Pilgrimage on 24 September 2018 for 7 nights. Taking in three nights in Rome and four nights in Assisi, the pilgrimage will cost €995 per person sharing and will include flights, hotels, all transfers, guide and tours as per the itinerary.  Fr. Joe Ryan P.P. is the Spiritual […]
June 13, 2018

Ferns Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Camino

Ferns Diocesan Camino Pilgrimage from Ponferrada to Santiago de Compostela takes place between 7–18 August 2018
June 13, 2018

Marino Institute of Education courses for 2018/2019

The Adult Education Certificate in Spirituality and Human Development, and the Masters in Education Studies now enrolling in the Marino Institute of Education
June 11, 2018

Details of Pope Francis’ visit to the World Meeting of Families

  Comments of Archbishop Diarmuid Martin on the launch of the programme of the visit of Pope Francis to Ireland on the occasion of the World Meeting of Families Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth, 11 June 2018   “We are here to officially announce the programme of the visit of Pope […]
June 11, 2018

Effective Mindful Communication

Course held at the Education & Research Centre in Our Lady’s Hospice, Harold’s Cross on Wednesday 5 September
June 10, 2018

25th Anniversary Laurel Lodge/Carpenterstown

  25th Anniversary of the Opening of the Church of Saint Thomas the Apostle Homily Notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin Church of Saint Thomas the Apostle, Laurel Lodge/Carpenterstown 10 June 2018   “Yesterday evening I celebrated Mass for the 75th anniversary of the Parish of Our Lady of […]
June 10, 2018

Mourne Road 75th Anniversary

   75th Anniversary of the Establishment of the Parish of Mourne Road Homily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin Church of Our Lady of Good Counsel, Mourne Road, 9 June 2018   “We are gathered to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the establishment of this Parish of Our Lady […]
June 6, 2018

Faith for Life 2018 Awards

The Faith for Life course has been presented in Dublin Diocese for the past five years and is designed and delivered through a partnership agreement between the Archdioceses of Dublin and the Archdiocese of Liverpool
June 4, 2018

Volunteers needed for Aware

For more information on each opportunity, please visit www.aware.ie/volunteering 
June 4, 2018

Icon Painting Workshop

Six day workshop from October 8–13 in the Alexian Brothers Monastery, Knock, Co. Mayo
June 4, 2018

Annual Oblate Pilgrimage to Knock

The parishes of Bluebell, St Michael's Inchicore and Mary Immaculate Inchicore will travel to Knock on Saturday 14 July
June 2, 2018

Ordination of Permanent Deacons

  Feast of Saint Kevin 2018 ORDINATION TO THE PERMANENT DIACONATE   Homily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin Saint Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, 2nd June 2018   “Today through the laying on of hands and the prayer of consecration, we ordain four new permanent deacons for service in the […]
May 28, 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 27, 2018

Deaconate Ordinations

TRINITY SUNDAY 2018 Deaconate ordinations in Maynooth   Homily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth, 27th May 2018   “Today the Church celebrates the Feast of the Blessed Trinity.  It is one of the central feasts in the life of the Church. We all know […]
May 23, 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 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 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 15, 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 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

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.
April 30, 2018

Masters in Theology at DCU

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

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 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 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 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 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 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

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

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

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

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

‘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

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

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

Novena of Grace & Parish Retreat for Lent

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

Candleweek

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 14, 2018

Ash Wednesday

  ASH WEDNESDAY 2018 Homily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin ————————————— University College Dublin, 14 February 2018   “The Gospel reading we have just heard is above all about authenticity.   However, you will not find the word authenticity in the text.  It uses a much tougher word, which […]
February 11, 2018

World Day of the Sick

WORLD DAY OF THE SICK 2018 Homily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin ————————- Church of Saint Agnes Crumlin, 11 February 2018 Introduction Each year on the Sunday nearest to the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, we gather as a diocesan community to celebrate the World Day […]
February 10, 2018

World Day of the Sick Conference

World Day of the Sick Conference 2018 DEMENTIA FRIENDLY PARISH COMMUNITIES Words of introduction of Most Rev, Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin ——————————————————- Saint Agnes Parish Centre, Crumlin, 10th February 2018 Longevity is a particular gift of God to our contemporary world. In the Western World, we watch average life […]
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

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 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 3, 2018

Day for Consecrated Life

DAY FOR CONSECRATED LIFE 2018   Homily notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin   Terenure College Chapel, 3 February 2018   “New wine and old wineskins”   Our gospel reading is about two realities:  new wine and old wineskins.   We have to reflect on both.   Put simply our Gospel reading […]
February 2, 2018

Teen Hope

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

Sean Mc Dermott St. Service of Commemoration & Hope

 National Family Support Network  ANNUAL SERVICE OF COMMEMORATION AND HOPE  Words of   Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin  Archbishop of Dublin Church of Our Lady of Lourdes, Sean McDermott Street, 1 February 2018   “Very few communities in Ireland have had visited on them the levels of brutal violence that this community […]
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 28, 2018

Salesians 25 Years In Sean Mc Dermott St Parish

  1.  Fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time 2018 25 YEARS OF THE SALESIAN PRESENCE IN THE PARISH OF OUR LADY OF LOURDES Homily Notes of Most Reverend Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin Church of Our Lady of Lourdes, Dublin, 28 January 2018   “Father Michael Casey, in his opening words, […]
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 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 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 […]