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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:  
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   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 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

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

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

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 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 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 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

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 […]
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 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 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

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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
December 3, 2016

Kimmage Manor 25th Anniversary

  Second Sunday of Advent 2016 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE PARISH OF THE HOLY SPIRIT KIMMAGE MANOR Homily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin   Church of the Holy Spirit, Kimmage Manor, 3rd December 2016 Over the past year I have celebrated many anniversaries of the opening […]
November 28, 2016

Archbishop’s Comments on Taoiseach’s Meeting with Pope Francis

Archbishop of Dublin comments on Taoiseach’s meeting with Pope Francis Press Release Monday November 28th   Archbishop Diarmuid Martin said he was very pleased to hear that Pope Francis told Taoiseach Enda Kenny this morning that he hopes to visit Ireland for a short visit for the World Meeting of […]
November 25, 2016

Crumlin Hospital Foundation Day

  Our Lady’s Children Hospital Foundation Day 2016 “PROUD OF OUR HISTORY WITH AN EYE ON THE FUTURE”   Speaking notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin and Chairman of the Board   Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin, 25th November 2016   “Proud of our history with an […]
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 […]
November 14, 2016

Feast of St. Laurence O’ Toole

FEAST OF SAINT LAURENCE O’TOOLE 2016 Homily notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin   Pro Cathedral, 14th November 2016 Those years in the middle of the eleven hundreds when Laurence O’Toole lived were turbulent times. It was a period of great political upheaval among the Irish princes […]
November 13, 2016

Feast of St. Laurence O’ Toole – Christchurch Evensong

  Eve of the Feast of Saint Laurence O’Toole 2016 SERMON AT THE ECUMENICAL FESTAL CHORAL EVENSONG   Sermon notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin  Archbishop of Dublin   Christ Church, Dublin, 13th November 2016   “In an increasingly secularised Ireland, how can faith contribute today to the process of […]
November 13, 2016

Closing of the Year of Mercy

  Thirty Third Sunday of the Year 2016  CLOSING OF THE YEAR OF MERCY IN THE LOCAL CHURCHES Homily Notes of   Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin Pro-Cathedral, 13th November 2016   “We gather at the end of the celebrations in the local Churches of the Jubilee Year of Mercy […]
November 11, 2016

Prayer to St. Laurence O’Toole

Feast of St. Laurence O’Toole   14 November 2016 (Patron Saint of the Archdiocese of Dublin) Click here on Flyer of St. Laurence O’Toole: ♦ Prayer to St. Laurence O’Toole St. Laurence O’Toole, man of peace, You were in the middle of family and political conflict from your earliest days. Give […]
November 9, 2016

Archbishop Martin Receives Griffith College Award

WORDS OF ARCHBISHOP DIARMUID MARTIN ON HIS NOMINATION AS A DISTINGUISHED FELLOW OF GRIFFITH COLLEGE 9th November 2016   President Distinguished Guests Students, Faculty and Staff of Griffith College   I was surprised but I am deeply honoured by the gesture of recognition given to me this morning by Griffith College, and humbled to find my name now alongside the names of such a distinguished group […]
October 29, 2016

Dominican Diaconate Ordination

ORDINATION TO THE DIACONATE OF BROTHER PHILIP MULRYNE O.P. Homily Notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin ———– Saint Saviour’s Church, Dominick Street, 29th October 2016 “One of significant fruits of the Second Vatican Council was the restoration of the permanent deaconate in the Latin Church. This decision […]
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 25, 2016

Service to Remember Hungarian Revolutionaries of 1956

SERVICE OF REMEMBRANCE TO COMMEMORATE THE SACRIFICE OF HUNGARIAN REVOLUTIONARIES 1956 Reflections of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin,  Archbishop of Dublin St. Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, 25th October 2016 In 1956 I was eleven years old.  I had one great passion in life: television news.  Many here today will not remember that in […]
October 23, 2016

Homily at Mass in Kilmainham Jail

  30th Sunday of the Year 2016 EUCHARISTIC COMMEMORATION OF 1916 Homily Notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin   Kilmainham Jail, 23rd October 2016   Last Sunday’s Gospel reminded us that we must pray often without tiring.  In today’s Gospel, Saint Luke places the emphasis on how we […]
October 22, 2016

Launch of World Meeting of Families Process

Launch of World Meeting of Families Process PASTORAL REFLECTIONS ON AMORIS LAETITIA   Speaking notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin   ———————————————–   DCU Saint Patrick’s Campus, 22nd October 2016     Amoris Laetitia is a document which addresses an extraordinarily wide and varied scenario.  It is […]
October 20, 2016

The Future of Faith Based Schools in a Secular Society

“The Irish Catholic” Conference THE FUTURE OF FAITH BASED SCHOOLS IN A SECULAR SOCIETY Reflections of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin ——————————————– Charlemont Hilton Hotel Dublin, 20 October 2016   If you want to understand the value and the contribution of faith-based schools in any society, I believe […]
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 […]
October 3, 2016

Opening of New Law Term

Votive Mass of the Holy Spirit  COMMENCEMENT OF THE MICHAELMAS LAW TERM 2016  Homily notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin  Archbishop of Dublin   Saint Michan’s Church, Halston Street, 3rd October 2016 ”     We come to invoke the gift, the protection and the inspiration of the Holy Spirit […]
October 1, 2016

60th Anniversary Mount Merrion Church

27th Sunday 2017 60TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE CHURCH OF SAINT THERESE MOUNT MERRION  Homily notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin Church of Saint Therese, Mount Merrion, 1st October 2016             “Lord increase our faith” the Apostles ask Jesus.  Is it harder to believe today than it was in […]
October 1, 2016

Kidney Donor Remembrance Service

Irish Kidney Association SERVICE OF REMEMBRANCE AND THANKSGIVING Homily Notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin   Corpus Christi Church, Drumcondra, 1st October 2016 “In the midst of daily discussions, at times filled with pessimism and anger, we gather here today for a unique event. It is the story […]
October 1, 2016

Mass of Farewell in Balcurris

Departure of Missionary Society of St Columban MASS OF FAREWELL AND THANKSGIVING Homily notes  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin,  Archbishop of Dublin   Saint Joseph’s Church, Ballymun, 30th September 2016   “Farewells are sad occasions.  Friendships are interrupted.  Happy memories fade back into the distance.  High hopes that we had, may […]
September 29, 2016

Mass of Thanksgiving in Parish of the Travelling People

Farewell and Thanksgiving for the Ministry of Father Derek Farrell MASS WITH THE PARISH OF THE TRAVELLING PEOPLE Homily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin ————————————- Saint Peter’s Church, Phibsborough, 29th September 2016 “We celebrate the Feast of the Archangels, Michael, Gabriel and Raphael. Our modern society […]
September 27, 2016

Schools Mass Homily

SCHOOLS MASS 2016 Homily notes  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin Holy Cross College, Clonliffe, 27th September 2016 “Once again we gather at the beginning of the school year to invoke the protection of God on one of the most important enterprises within any society:  the education of our […]
September 23, 2016

Launch of 1916 Exhibition in Pro Cathedral

 Launch of 1916 Exhibition MINISTRY, ADVOCACY AND COMPASSION  Speaking notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin Saint Kevin’s Chapel, Pro-Cathedral, 23rd September 2016   I am grateful to Minister Richard Bruton for being here this evening at the launch of this exhibition Ministry, Advocacy and Compassion which looks […]
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 8, 2016

Opening Mass at Lourdes Grotto

Dublin Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2016 OPENING MASS AT THE GROTTO OF OUR LADY Homily notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin Grotto of Massabielle, Lourdes, 8th September 2016 “We gather here in Lourdes on this Feast of the Birthday of Mary and we gather to celebrate our 2016 […]
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 […]
September 1, 2016

Day of Prayer for all Creation

  WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR THE CARE OF CREATION 2016   Reflection of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dubbin Holy Cross  College , Clonliffe, 1st September 2016 This World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation is something quite unique.  It is an appeal to all men […]
August 31, 2016

75th Anniversary of Crosscare

“WHAT CROSSCARE MEANS TO ME”  Opening of Crosscare photographic exhibition on the 75th anniversary of its foundation  Introductory words of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin  Archbishop of Dublin Saint Paul’s Church Arran Quay at 6.00pm, 31st August 2016   Crosscare was born 75 years ago in wartime Dublin when Archbishop John […]
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 […]
August 24, 2016

New Times Require New Institutions

NEW TIMES REQUIRE NEW INSTITUTIONS Homily at the final Mass in the Mater Dei Institute Chapel Homily notes of   Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin Mater Dei Institute Chapel, 24th August 2016 – 4.30pm    “In the second half of the nineteenth century the geography of this part of […]
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 18, 2016

World Youth Day 2016

All Roads Lead to Krakow Over 300 young people from Dublin Parishes who together with a Team of 10 from the Archdiocese of Dublin will travel to World Youth Day in Krakow from Monday 25th July – 1st August 2016. We wish them well and a great time as they […]
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 […]
July 10, 2016

Bicentenary of Ballycoog Church

Fifteenth Sunday of the Year 2016 BICENTENARY OF THE CHURCH OF SAINT KEVIN BALLYCOOG Homily Notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin,  Archbishop of Dublin Church of Saint Kevin, Ballycoog, 10th July 2016 “I have a great interest in history and there is no doubt that has over many centuries this […]
July 4, 2016

Bray Parish Festival

14th Sunday of the Year 2016 MASS FOR BRAY PARISH FESTIVAL Homily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin ————————————— Church of the Most Holy Redeemer, Bray, 3rd July 2016   Today’s Gospel is not just about a historic event of the past. It is about the Church […]
June 26, 2016

Mass for Veronica Guerin RIP

13th Sunday of the Year 2016   MASS ON THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE  MURDER OF VERONICA GUERIN RIP   Homily notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin Church of Saint Nicholas of Myra, Kinsealy, 26th June 2016 “Michael Francis was the Catholic Archbishop of Monrovia in Liberia from […]
June 26, 2016

Charismatic Renewal Conference

  MASS WITH THE CHARISMATIC RENEWAL CONFERENCE 2016  Homily notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin  Archbishop of Dublin RDS, Dublin, 25th June 2016 “We gather to rejoice in being open to the gifts of the Holy Spirit, gifts we receive for our own sanctification and for the building up of […]
June 26, 2016

Mass for Saint Josemaria Escriva

MASS IN HONOUR OF SAINT JOSEMARIA ESCRIVA’ Homily notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin   Church of Our Lady, Queen of Peace, 25th June 2015   The quotation from Saint Josemaria on the printed invitation to today’s Mass speaks in simple language about trustingly spending time with the […]
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 19, 2016

Opening of St. Anthony’s Room Ballywaltrim

    14th Sunday of the Year 2016 OPENING OF SAINT ANTHONY’S ROOM AND GROTTO Homily Notes of Archbishop Diarmuid Martin Saint Fergal’s Ballywaltrim, 19th June 2016 “Who do the crowd say that I am”?  The question about ‘who Jesus is’ is still a vital question today. The answers that […]
June 14, 2016

Statement on Orlando Shootings

 STATEMENT OF ARCHBISHOP DIARMUID MARTIN  ON ORLANDO SHOOTINGS            “People all around the world are shocked with the news of the terrible loss of life at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando. I have asked  that in the Prayers of the Faithful at all Masses in the Archdiocese of Dublin on […]
June 13, 2016

Visit of Relics of St. Anthony

    Feast of Saint Anthony of Padua   RECEPTION OF THE RELICS OF SAINT ANTHONY OF PADUA   Homily notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin     Pro-Cathedral, 13th June 2016     In our Gospel reading we heard Saint Luke tells the story of a […]
June 12, 2016

Ordination to Diaconate, Terenure College

    ORDINATION TO THE DIACONATE OF BROTHER JAMES EIVERS, O.CARM.   Homily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin,Archbishop of Dublin Carmelite Terenure College, 12th June 2016 “For centuries, in the minds of ordinary Catholics, the office of deacon was understood simply as the final step on the road to priestly […]
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 […]
June 8, 2016

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 4, 2016

Ordination of Permanent 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 the […]
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 15, 2016

Festival of Peoples – Pentecost 2016

Pentecost 2016 FESTIVAL OF PEOPLES Homily Notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin 15th May 2016 “The Preface of the Mass of Pentecost sums up the meaning of our celebration today as a “Festival of Peoples”, the celebration of the diversity of ethnic identity gathered within the one […]
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 6, 2016

A Terrible Beauty – Áille na hÁille

A Terrible Beauty – Áille na hÁille   The first performance in Dublin of Charlie Lennon’s suite Áille na hÁille, commissioned by Gael Linn for the 1916 Centenary Commemoration, will take place in St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, Marlborough Street on Thursday 12 May 2016 at 7.30pm.  This unique event will not only […]
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     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 Anyone who has been affected by the detail of these […]