Archbishop’s Homilies and Addresses

November 14, 2020

Feast of St. Laurence O’ Toole

FEAST OF SAINT LAURENCE O’TOOLE 2020  Homily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin Pro-Cathedral, 14th November 2020     Saint Paul reminded us in our first reading that his ministry was a ministry of service for Jesus’ sake.  He himself was simply the earthenware jar charged to […]
November 7, 2020

Mass for Deceased Priests

  MASS FOR DECEASED PRIESTS OF THE DIOCESE 2020 Homily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin  Archbishop of Dublin Pro-Cathedral, 7th November 2020   “This morning we remember nineteen priests who have died over the past year and who in various ways ministered in our parishes and hospitals. We miss […]
November 2, 2020

Feast of All Souls

  SERVICE OF PRAYER AND REMEMBRANCE FOR THE DEAD AND THE BEREAVED Reflection of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin Pro-Cathedral, 2 November 2020 Feast of All Souls            “The Christian Message is a message of life.  For the believer, death is not the end.  With physical […]
November 1, 2020

Feast of All Saints

  FEAST OF ALL THE SAINTS 2020 Homily notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin Pro-Cathedral, 1st November 220   “This morning we celebrate the Feast of All Saints.  We recall all those who have authentically lived the Christian life over the centuries. They now live with the […]
October 15, 2020

Reflections on Lockdown – Challenges, Perspectives, Benefits & Vision

Dublin Council of Churches – Annual Forum Day  REFLECTIONS ON LOCKDOWN TIMES – CHALLENGES, PERSPECTIVES BENEFITS AND VISION Statement of Archbishop Diarmuid Martin 15th October 2020   “This time last year, none of us could have imagined how 2020 would be so different.  Very few of us had any understanding […]
October 11, 2020

Novena in Honour of Our Lady of Aparecida

Comunidade Brasiliera Catolicos em Dublin NOVENA IN HONOUR OF OUR LADY OF APARECIDA Homily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin   Church of Saint Mary, Church Street, 11 October 2020 Introduction ​It has always been a great pleasure for me to be part of the celebrations of […]
October 8, 2020

Mass for Traveller Mental Health Day

MASS OF THE OCCASION OF THE 1ST NATIONAL TRAVELLER MENTAL HEALTH DAY Homily notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin Saint Peter’s Church, Phibsborough, 8 October 2020             “There is a growing awareness overall in Ireland of the challenge of addressing mental health issues.  This […]
September 16, 2020

Opening of Glendalough Exhibition at the NMI

NATIONAL MUSEUM of IRELAND EXHIBITION “GLENDALOUGH; POWER, PRAYER, PILGRIMAGE” Words of greeting of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin National Museum of Ireland, Wednesday 16 September 2020   “I am very pleased that the Knockatemple Hand Bell, which had come into the possession of the Archbishop of Dublin some decades […]
September 14, 2020

Ordination to the Priesthood of Frank Drescher

Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross  ORDINATION TO THE PRIESTHOOD OF FRANK DRESCHER Homily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin  Archbishop of Dublin Pro-Cathedral Dublin, 14 September 2020     As a young priest, Pope John Paul II wrote a short play entitled “The Jeweller’s Shop”.  It was about […]
September 12, 2020

Concluding Mass of Virtual Lourdes Pilgrimage

Dublin Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes CONCLUDING MASS OF THE VIRTUAL PILGRIMAGE 2020 Homily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin ———————————————————– Pro-Cathedral, Dublin, 12 September 2020 ​The final hours of our annual pilgrimage to Lourdes have always been special moments.  Ourfinal Mass is celebrated; there is the emotional […]
September 10, 2020

Homily at Opening of Virtual Lourdes Pilgrimage

VIRTUAL PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES 2020   Homily notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin Church of Saint Bernadette, Clogher Road, 8th September 2020   This is a gathering that none of us had anticipated.  For only the second time in its history, the Dublin Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes […]
September 7, 2020

Ordinations to the Permanent Deaconate

DUBLIN DIOCESE ORDINATIONS TO THE PERMANENT DEACONATE               Over three days recently, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin ordained 7 new permanent deacons for service in the Archdiocese of Dublin.  The ceremonies took place in three different venues.  This brings to a total of 33 permanent deacons ordained by Archbishop Martin […]
September 2, 2020

Prayers for Lebanon

Universal Day of Prayer and Fasting for the Lebanon Pope Francis invited the entire Church to take part in a Universal Day of Prayer and Fasting for the Lebanon to be held on Friday next, 4th September.   The event is to draw attention to the current situation in the […]
August 23, 2020

Homily at St. Mary’s Sunday Mass

TWENTY-FIRST SUNDAY 2020 Homily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin ————————————————- Saint Mary’s Church Street, 23 August 2020   “Economic consequences of pandemic may well challenge people’s mental health and their sense of personal identity and worth. Some may be tempted to give in to a pattern […]
August 16, 2020

Racist intolerance is always dangerous language

TWENTIETH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR 2020 Homily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin ——————————————- Pro-Cathedral Dublin, 16th August 2020   “Racist intolerance is always dangerous language and is always a one-way street towards negativity and disrespect”.     Jesus moves on from Gennesaret to the region of […]
August 9, 2020

Homily at Pro Cathedral Sunday Mass

NINETEENTH SUNDAY 2020 Homily Notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin Pro-Cathedral, 9th August 2020 ​“After the great miracle of the nourishing of the crowd through the multiplication of the loaves and fishes, in today’s Gospel Jesus tells his disciples to go ahead of him to the other […]
July 31, 2020

Eid Celebrations Croke Park

 EID CELEBRATIONS 2020 AT CROKE PARK,  DUBLIN  Words of Greeting of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin Friday 31 July 2020   I am happy to have this occasion to wish the entire Muslim community in Ireland and especially those gathered here in Croke Park:  Eid Mubarak, warm wishes […]
July 24, 2020

Statement on revised guidance for Churches

Friday 3 July 2020   Archbishop Diarmuid Martin welcomed the new guidance issued by government this evening on places of worship.  He said parishes will work diligently to observe the new norms to ensure people can attend Mass safely.   Archbishop Martin also asked parishioners to note that  the use […]
July 2, 2020

Statement on 50 person cap on Churches

 Churches across the Republic of Ireland are still awaiting information on the announced protocol between the Government and religious bodies about the numbers that may attend religious services, especially in large buildings. The new Northern Ireland advice is that the number should calculated on the basic of proportionality to the […]
May 28, 2020

Statements on re-opening Churches for Public Worship

  Statement of Archbishop Martin, Thursday, June 4th  Preparation for Reopening of places for public worship:  There is a willingness on the part of public authorities to examine the possibility of bringing forward the opening of Churches for public worship into Phase 3 of the Roadmap, which would begin on […]
May 27, 2020

Pentecost Reflection

  A PENTECOST REFLECTION OF ARCHBISHOP DIARMUID MARTIN After his resurrection, at the moment in which he returned to his Father, Jesus pours out the Spirit upon his disciples and makes them sharers in his own mission.  Under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, the disciples went out on the […]
May 15, 2020

Latest Update on Coronavirus Situation

FURTHER GUIDANCE ON CORONAVIRUS SITUATION   4 June 2020   Diocesan Retreat:  The main Diocesan Retreat was to begin at Tulfarris Hotel on Sunday next 7th June.  Father Brendan Purcell, who was to preach the Retreat, has prepared a short video talk on the subject he had chosen for the […]
April 27, 2020

Message to the Diocesan “Virtual Pilgrimage to Knock”

MESSAGE OF ARCHBISHOP DIARMUID MARTIN TO THE ARCHDIOCESAN “VIRTUAL PILGRIMAGE” TO KNOCK   The annual Dublin Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock has had to be replaced this year because of the current restrictions.  I wish to thank Deacon Gerard Reilly and his team and Father Richard Gibbons and the authorities at […]
April 4, 2020

Message of Hope for Holy Week 2020

A message of Hope from Archbishop Diarmuid Martin for Holy Week 2020  “We can find in our hearts ways to celebrate the mystery of Christ’s death and Resurrection and draw from that mystery the  strength to allow goodness to triumph in our lives.”   Please see full video  from Archbishop Martin […]
March 17, 2020

A call to solidarity. A call to care for each other.

COMMENTS OF ARCHBISHOP DIARMUID MARTIN AT THE CEREMONY OF THE BLESSING OF SHAMROCK IN DUBLIN’S PRO-CATHEDRAL   17TH March 2020   For generations people have come to this Pro-Cathedral on Saint Patrick’s Day, to remember our National Patron, to pray for our country and its people, and to celebrate what […]
February 22, 2020

Mass in Thanksgiving for witness of Blessed John Sullivan

  MASS IN THANKSGIVING FOR THE LIFE AND WITNESS OF BLESSED JOHN SULLIVAN S.J. Homily notes  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin Church of Saint Francis Xavier, Gardiner Street, 22 February 2020   “Once again, we gather to give thanks to God for the life and witness of Blessed […]
February 22, 2020

Anniversay Mass for Mgr. Giussani

MASS FOR THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE DEATH OF MGR LUIGI GIUSSANI   Homily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin University Church, Stephens Green,  Dublin,  Wednesday 19th February 2020       “The Gospel story that we have just heard is very unusual. The healing of the blind man […]
February 16, 2020

Mass & Dedication of Wicklow Parish Centre

    Seventh Sunday of the Year 2020 MASS AND DEDICATION OF NEW PARISH CENTRE   Homily Notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin   Saint Patrick’s Church, Wicklow, 23rd February 2020 “I will never forget the impression I had when I came here to Saint Patrick’s Church some […]
February 10, 2020

World Day of the Sick

  WORLD DAY OF THE SICK 2020 Homily notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin Church of the Guardian Angels, Newtownpark Avenue, 9 February 2020     “The Gospel reading speaks of the disciples as being a light of the world. That is also the mission of us […]
February 2, 2020

Day for Consecrated Life

Feast of the Presentation of the Lord DAY FOR CONSECRATED LIFE 2020 Homily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, Foxrock, 2 February 2020 ”When I was in Rome for the Ad Limina visit of-the Irish Bishops some years ago, I was […]
February 1, 2020

Service of Commemoration & Hope

National Family Support Network SERVICE OF COMMEMORATION AND HOPE  Address of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin Church of Our Lady of Lourdes, Sean McDermot Street, 1 February 2020   “Some of you will know that I was especially anxious that Pope Francis would stop at this Church on his visit […]
February 1, 2020

120 Years of Pioneer Association

  MASS CELEBRATING ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY YEARS OF THE PIONEER TOTAL ABSTINENCE ASSOCIATION  Homily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin Saint Francis Xavier Church, Gardiner Street, 1st February 2020   “That first reading from the book of Job is a remarkable text. It struck me in […]
January 2, 2020

Marian Finucane RIP

  Statement of Archbishop Diarmuid Martin  Thursday January 2nd Archbishop Diarmuid Martin said this evening (Thursday) he was saddened by news of the death of Marian Finucane. The Archbishop spoke of her immense courtesy and professionalism as a broadcaster and said he is keeping her family & friends in his […]
January 1, 2020

World Day of Peace 2020

    WORLD DAY OF PEACE 2020 Homily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin  Archbishop of Dublin Church of Saint Therese, Mount Merrion, 1 January 2020   “In 1968, Pope Paul VI had the intuition that the Church should dedicate the first day of each calendar year as a World […]
December 24, 2019

Christmas Homily 2019

CHRISTMAS NIGHT 2019   Homily notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Pro-Cathedral, 24th December 2019   “There is something special about this night.  There is something special about Christmas and the Christmas message.  Coming here this evening, our streets are already different.  Familiar Carols have added warmth to our thoughts.  […]
December 1, 2019

200th Anniversary of Milltown Church

    First Sunday of Advent 2019 TWO HUNDREDTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION AND SAINTS COLUMBANUS AND GALL, MILLTOWN Homily Notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin Church of the Assumption and Saints Columbauns and Gall, 1st December 2019     “This morning, at our […]
November 30, 2019

Diocesan Advent Service

  DIOCESAN ADVENT SERVICE 2019 Homily Notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin  Archbishop of Dublin Church of Saint Joseph the Artisan, Bonnybrook, 30 November 2019 “We come together to celebrate the beginning of advent.  Advent is a season of hope as we reflect on the meaning of the coming of […]
November 15, 2019

Ardlea 50th Anniversary

GOLDEN JUBILEE MASS CHURCH OF SAINT JOHN VIANNEY, ARDLEA Homily notes of notes of Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin Saint John Vianney, Ardlea, 15 November 2019 ”I have good reason to remember 1969, the year in which this Church was opened and dedicated to Saint John Vianney.  It was the […]
November 14, 2019

Feast of St. Laurence O’ Toole

  FEAST OF SAINT LAURENCE O’TOOLE 2019 Homily notes of   Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin Pro-Cathedral, Thursday, 14th November 2019   “There is a book about my predecessor, Archbishop Edward Byrne, who was Archbishop from 1920 to 1940 called “Edward J Byrne, the Forgotten Archbishop of Dublin”.  He was […]
November 9, 2019

Mass for Deceased Priests

MASS FOR THE DECEASED PRIESTS 2019 Homily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin ——————————————– Pro-Cathedral, 9th November 2019 Once again, as we do each year in the month of November, we come together to remember those priests of this Archdiocese of Dublin or who ministered in the […]
November 7, 2019

80th Anniversary Mass of the Girls Guides of Arklow Parish

80TH ANNIVERSARY MASS  OF THE GIRL GUIDES OF ARKLOW PARISH   Homily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin Church of Saint Mary and Saint Peter, Arklow, 7th November, 2019         We celebrate this Jubilee of the Muire na Trocaire company of the Girls Guides founded way […]
November 7, 2019

Blessing of New Chapel at Nazareth House

BLESSING OF NEW CHAPEL AT NAZARETH HOUSE, DUBLIN  Homily Notes of   Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin Nazareth House, Malahide Road, 4th November 2019     “It is a great joy for me to bless this new Chapel.  It will be a focal point in the life of the Nazareth […]
November 2, 2019

Ministry for Lector & Candidacy for Deaconate

Thirty-First Sunday 2019 ADMISSION TO MINISTRY OF LECTOR AND CANDIDACY FOR DIACONATE Homily notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin Church of the Holy Spirit, Ballyroan, 2 November 2019 ​“In our Gospel reading, we encounter the figure of the chief tax collectorZacchaeus, who as the reading says, “is […]
October 27, 2019

Sisters of the Divine Master

OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST THE DIVINE MASTER Homily notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin Sisters of Divine Master, Dublin, 27 October 2019 ”The Gospel reading we have just heard is a fascinating and complex text.   It comes after the presentation by Saint Matthew of a series […]
October 20, 2019

Celebration of the Canonisation of John Henry Newman

  29th Sunday of the Year 2019   CELEBRATION OF THE CANONISATION OF JOHN HENRY NEWMAN  Homily notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin Newman University Church, Dublin, 20 October 2019       Introduction   Amid all the celebrations that have taken place in these days to mark the […]
October 13, 2019

150th Anniversary of Glasthule Church

150TH ANNIVERSARY OF SAINT JOSEPH’S CHURCH GLASTHULE Homily notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Saint Joseph’s Church, Glasthule, 13 October 2109 “Dublin in 1869! Dublin in 1869 was a troubled city.    In October 1869, just days before this Church was opened, there was one of the largest publicdemonstration ever […]
October 11, 2019

The Relevance of Newman in Ireland today

  Pontifical Irish College – Embassy of Ireland to the Holy See    THE RELEVANCE OF CARDINAL JOHN HENRY NEWMAN IN IRELAND TODAY   Speaking notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin Pontifical Irish College, Rome, 11 October 2019   “Newman’s links with Dublin form an important part of […]
October 9, 2019

Migration from a Pastoral Perspective

  Identity and Relevance of the Syro Malabar Diaspora in Catholic Communion   MIGRATION FROM A PASTORAL PERSPECTIVE   Reflection of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin  Archbishop of Dublin Pontificio Istituto Orientale, Rome, 9 October 2019   “Global migration is a major challenge for today’s world.  The care of migrants is […]
September 22, 2019

Golden Jubilee Bonnybrook

Twenty-fifth Sunday of the Year 2019 GOLDEN JUBILEE MASS Of THE CHURCH OF SAINT JOSEPH THE ARTISAN BONNYBROOK Homily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin ————————————————— Saint Joseph the Artisan, Bonnybrook, 22 September 2019 For some reason the Liturgy experts who worked on the scripture texts for […]
September 17, 2019

Mass for at Start of the New School Year

MASS AT THE BEGINNING OF THE SCHOOL YEAR 2019 Homily notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin , Archbishop of Dublin DCU at Saint Patrick’s College, Drumcondra  Tuesday 17th September 2019     “The beginning of the new School Year offers us a moment to look beyond the many day-to-day concerns that […]
September 9, 2019

Lourdes Pilgrimage Closing Mass

CLOSING CEREMONY OF THE DUBLIN DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES 2019 Homily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin —————————— Saint Bernadette’s Church, 8th September 2019 ​Our pilgrimage is drawing to a close.  We have joined together in these days in prayer and reflection.  We have cared for our […]
September 5, 2019

Opening Mass of Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2019

Opening Mass DUBLIN DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES 2019 Homily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin ————————— Grotto of Massabielle, 5 September 2019   The crowds flock to Jesus. They know that there is a special power within him and if they come into contact with that power […]
September 1, 2019

Reception of Remains of Fr. Tony Coote (RIP)

  RECEPTION OF THE REMAINS OF FATHER TONY COOTE   Homily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin  Archbishop of Dublin Church of Saint Laurence O’Toole, Kilmacud, 6pm 1st September 2019   “When one day the train arrives in that Station, I will get out onto the platform with hope and […]
September 1, 2019

Mass to remember Women’s Forum members

Twenty Second Sunday 2019 MASS TO REMEMBER DECEASED MEMBERS OF THE WOMEN’S FORUM Homily notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin —————————————- Pro-Cathedral, 31st August 2019 ​“Jesus had the amazing ability to illustrate the action of God through the observation of simple and very ordinary human behaviour. ​He […]
August 25, 2019

A Year after the Pope’s Visit

      A YEAR AFTER THE POPE’S VISIT   Homily notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin Pro-Cathedral Dublin, 11am Sunday 25 August 2019   “Almost exactly to the hour one year ago, Pope Francis landed at Dublin Airport for the final moments of the World Meeting […]
July 6, 2019

German Lutheran Pastors Conference

GERMAN LUTHERAN PASTORS CONFERENCE Redemanuskript des Hochwürdigsten Diarmuid Martin Erzbischof von Dublin —————————————————- Lutherische Kirche Saint Kilian, Dublin 6 Juli 2019   Die religiöse Kultur Irlands zu verstehen ist kein leichtes Unterfangen. Es ist keine leichte Aufgabe für diejenigen, die in Irland geboren sind und dort leben; es ist auch […]
July 6, 2019

Ordination to the Priesthood of Br. Mathew Farrell

ORDINATION TO THE PRIESTHOOD of Brother Mathew Farrell of the Order of Preachers Homily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin ——————————————– Church of Saint Saviour, 6th July 2019   Introduction              This afternoon is a moment of great joy for you Brother Matthew and for your family […]
June 29, 2019

Jean Vanier Celebration

JEAN VANIER CELEBRATION Reflection of Archbishop Diarmuid Martin The Riasc Centre, Drynam Swords, 29 June 2019   Jean Vanier’s reflections on the Beatitudes are not just a poetic paraphrase or a commentary on the Beatitudes.  His description of the Beatitudes is something that springs from and can only be understood […]
June 27, 2019

Statement on the retirement of Bishop Ray Field

    STATEMENT OF ARCHBISHOP DIARMUID MARTIN ON THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE ACCEPTANCE OF THE RESIGNATION OF BISHOP RAYMOND FIELD AS AUXILIARY BISHOP OF DUBLIN Press Release Thursday, June 27th 2019   “On reaching his 75 birthday on 24 May last, Bishop Raymond Field offered his resignation from the office […]
June 23, 2019

Our Lady of Victories Golden Jubliee

  Feast of Corpus Christi 2019 GOLDEN JUBILEE OF THE CHURCH OF OUR LADY OF VICTORIES Ballymun Road Homily notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin   Church of Our Lady of Victories, 23 June 2019   We gather to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of this Church of Our […]
June 16, 2019

Divine Word Ordinations

Trinity Sunday 2019 PRIESTLY ORDINATION OF YANBO CHEN AND GERHARD OSTHUES Of the Society of Divine Word Homily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin ————————– Church of   the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Huntstown, 16 June 2019 “We join in the joy of the Irish and British […]
June 3, 2019

Statement on recurring violence in Dublin

      “On many recent occasions, I have expressed my concern and horror at the level of violence that has affected life in Dublin in recent years.  I have spoken about the tragedy of knife violence especially among young people.   I have spoken about violence fostered by the revolting business of […]
June 3, 2019

Feast of Saint Kevin

 FEAST OF SAINT KEVIN 2019   Homily notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin Pro Cathedral 3 June 2019   ” We celebrate the Feast of Saint Kevin who is one of two principal patrons of the Archdiocese of Dublin.  This feast offers us an opportunity to reflect […]
June 1, 2019

Muslim Sisters of Eire, IFTAR Gathering

  FINDING UNITY AFTER TRAGEDY:  REFLECTIONS ON CHRISTCHURCH AND SRI LANKA Words of Archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin, at the  Muslim Sisters of Eire, IFTAR Gathering * Hilton Hotel, Dublin, 1st June 2019   “Just over one month ago, on the Sunday following the Sri Lankan tragedy, I concluded my […]
May 19, 2019

Ministry Sunday

Fifth Sunday of Easter 2019 MINISTRY SUNDAY 2019   Homily notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin St. Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, Dublin 19th May 2019   “The Gospel reading we have just heard speaks to us about the glorification of Jesus.  Jesus attains his glory through his passion, death […]
April 28, 2019

Mass with the Sri Lankan Community

Second Sunday of Easter 2019   MASS WITH THE SRI LANKAN COMMUNITY Homily Notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin St. Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, Dublin, 28 April 2019   INTRODUCTION In the Catholic tradition, we celebrate today as the Second Sunday of Easter, one week after the celebration of the […]
April 20, 2019

Easter Homily

  EASTER VIGIL 2019   Homily notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin St. Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, Dublin, Saturday,  20 April 2019     “On Good Friday afternoon, the liturgy left us with a sense of darkness.  Jesus, the just man, had allowed himself to fall into the hands […]
April 20, 2019

Way of the Cross Reflections

  WAY OF THE CROSS 2019 Through Phoenix Park Dublin  Elements for reflections of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin Good Friday, 19 April 2019   FIRST REFLECTION “We set out to recall and accompany Jesus on this final journey, as he prepares to give his life so that […]
April 18, 2019

Mass of the Lord’s Supper

Holy Thursday 2019 MASS OF THE LORD’S SUPPER Homily Notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin ———————————————————- Pro-Cathedral, Dublin, 18 April 2019 We celebrate the Mass of the Lord’s Supper.  We remember the moment when Jesus instituted both the Eucharist and the ministry of the priesthood in his […]
April 18, 2019

Holy Thursday Chrism Mass

CHRISM MASS 2019  Homily notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin,  Archbishop of Dublin ———————————————– Pro-Cathedral Dublin, 18th April 2019   “I would like first of all to take this opportunity to express our congratulations and prayers to Father Fintan Gavin as he takes on his new ministry as Bishop of […]
April 17, 2019

Pope Appoints Dublin Priest Bishop of Cork & Ross

Archbishop Martin congratulates Dublin priest appointed by Pope Francis as Bishop of Cork & Ross   The Archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin has extended warm congratulations to Fr. Fintan Gavin, whom Pope Francis today announced as the next Bishop of Cork and Ross. Archbishop Martin said that Fr. Gavin, currently […]
April 17, 2019

Congratulations to Fr. Fintan Gavin

Archbishop Martin congratulates Dublin priest appointed by Pope Francis as Bishop of Cork & Ross The Archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin has extended warm congratulations to Fr. Fintan Gavin, whom Pope Francis today announced as the next Bishop of Cork and Ross. Archbishop Martin said that Fr. Gavin, currently Chancellor […]
April 13, 2019

175th Anniversary of St. Vincent de Paul

175 Anniversary of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul  MASS OF THANKSGIVING Homily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin Dublin Convention Centre, 13 April 2019   “I have a feeling that the Saint whose name comes up most regularly in our day-to-day conversation is Saint Vincent […]
March 31, 2019

Mothering Sunday with the African Chaplaincy

Fourth Sunday of Lent 2019 CELEBRATION OF MOTHERING SUNDAY WITH THE AFRICAN CHAPLAINCY IN DUBLIN DIOCESE Homily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin Church of Saint Finian, Rivervalley, Swords 31 March 2019 INTRODUCTION ​We come to celebrate mothering Sunday.  We come as the African Catholic Chaplaincy in […]
March 19, 2019

The Church of the Future

      175th  Anniversary of Saint Michael’s Church, Pery Square, Limerick     THE CHURCH OF THE FUTURE   Lecture notes of   Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin  Archbishop of Dublin Saint Michael’s Church of Ireland, Limerick, 19 March 2019     “I am delighted to be here to celebrate the […]
March 17, 2019

Service of Reflection on Christchurch Shootings

   SERVICE OF SILENCE AND PRAYERFUL REFLECTION ON THE CHRISTCHURCH MOSQUE SHOOTINGS Words of  Archbishop Diarmuid Martin     Pro-Cathedral Dublin, 17 March 2019   I felt that it would somehow be incongruous to hold our regular joyful celebration of the Feast of Saint Patrick here in the Pro-Cathedral, without […]
March 15, 2019

Statement on Christchurch shootings

  STATEMENT OF ARCHBISHOP DIARMUID MARTIN ON CHRISTCHURCH SHOOTINGS   Archbishop Diarmuid Martin has expressed his shock at the horrific shootings at two Mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, on 15th March. He has asked that prayers be said at all Masses in the Archdiocese of Dublin on Sunday 17th March, […]
March 12, 2019

Trócaire Lecture at the service of Justice and Peace

Trócaire Lecture 2019 AT THE SERVICE OF JUSTICE AND PEACE Speaking notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth   “I want to present some personal reflections, arising from my own experience, on the nature of Catholic Social Teaching, on its evolution in recent times and […]
March 9, 2019

Bonnybrook Church Reopens

    First Sunday of Lent 2019   REFURBISHMENT OF THE CHURCH OF SAINT JOSEPH THE ARTISAN BONNYBROOK AND DEDICATION OF THE NEW ALTAR   Homily notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin  Archbishop of Dublin – Church of Saint Joseph the Artisan, Bonnybrook, 6pm 9 March 2019     “New […]
March 6, 2019

Ash Wednesday 2019

   ASH WEDNESDAY 2019 Homily notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin  Archbishop of Dublin University College Dublin, 6 March 2019   The Rector of Saint Patrick’s Cathedral in New York told me recently that they expect tens of thousands of people to come to their Cathedral today for blessed ashes. […]
February 23, 2019

Divine Mercy Conference

  DIVINE MERCY CONFERENCE 2019   Homily notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin  Archbishop of Dublin RDS Dublin, 23 February 2019 February 2013     “The Gospel narrative of the Transfiguration is unique.  We find Jesus in a lonely place on a high mountain.   Now to our surprise and the […]
February 10, 2019

World Day of the Sick

  WORLD DAY OF THE SICK 2019 Homily notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin  Archbishop of Dublin Corpus Christi Parish Church, Drumcondra 10 February 2019     INTRODUCTION  We gather as a community to celebrate the Church’s World Day of the Sick.  We gather not as experts and professionals.  Yes, some […]
February 4, 2019

Visit to Kilmore Road Parish

  Fourth Sunday of the Year 2019   VISIT TO THE PARISH OF SAINT LUKE, KILMORE ROAD   Homily notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin  Archbishop of Dublin Church of Saint Luke Kilmore Road, 3 February 2019       The scene of today’s Gospel reading is the same as the Gospel […]
February 4, 2019

Day for Consecrated Life

DAY FOR CONSECRATED LIFE 2019 Homily Notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin , Archbishop of Dublin Church of the Guardian Angels, Newtownpark Avenue, 2nd February 2019     The Christian community lives waiting in joyful hope.  In our Gospel reading we noted how as Jesus enters into the Temple he is […]
February 4, 2019

Stanhope St. Convent 200th Anniversary

   STANHOPE STREET CONVENT 1819 TO 2019   Homily notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin,  Archbishop of Dublin   Church of the Holy Family Aughrim Street, 2 February 2019 “I have a fascination with the history of Dublin and today’s celebration for the 200th anniversary of the opening of Stanhope Street […]
February 4, 2019

Service of Commemoration & Hope

 National Family Support Network  SERVICE OF COMMEMORATION AND HOPE  Words of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin  Archbishop of Dublin   Church of Our Lady of Lourdes, Sean Mc Dermott Street 1st February 2019     “This is a parish where so many people  give their time and energy in building up this community, […]
February 4, 2019

Mass with “Centesimus Annus” Foundation

    MASS AT THE LONDON MEETING OF THE FOUNDATION  “CENTESIMUS ANNUS”  Homily notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin  Archbishop of Dublin Notre Dame University in England, 1 February 2019     “In 1987, the then Pontifical Commission “Iustitia et Pax” published a document on the International Debt Question as a Church […]
January 27, 2019

Panama in Dublin

Third Sunday of the Year 2019 PANAMA IN DUBLIN Homily notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin Emmaus Conference Centre, 27 January 2019     “World Youth Day is not just an event in a faraway country to which only a few young people can travel.  It is […]
January 1, 2019

World Day of Peace 2019

  WORLD DAY OF PEACE 2019   Homily notes of   Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin  Archbishop of Dublin Church of Our Lady Queen of Peace, Merrion Road, 1 January 2019   “Political office and political responsibility constantly challenge those called to the service of their country to make every effort to protect […]
December 24, 2018

Christmas Homily 2018

CHRISTMAS NIGHT 2018 Homily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin  Archbishop of Dublin Pro-Cathedral, Dublin, 24th December 2018     “I was struck by the headline in a Dublin newspaper yesterday that read, “A nation yearns for meaning at Christmas”.    It noted that 86% of Irish people, questioned in a […]
November 14, 2018

Feast of St. Laurence O’ Toole

FEAST OF SAINT LAURENCE O’TOOLE 2018   Homily notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin Pro-Cathedral, 14th November 2018     “We all know about Saint Laurence O’Toole and yet we perhaps we know too little about him.    He and Saint Oliver Plunket are the only Irish-born Saints formally […]
November 10, 2018

Mass for Deceased Priests

  MASS FOR DECEASED PRIESTS 2018 Homily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin Pro-Cathedral, 10 November 2018   “The Church is fruit of the Holy Spirit. It is interesting that in each of the great Creeds of our Christian faith, the reference to the Church comes in the section […]
October 27, 2018

National Child Safeguarding Conference

  National Child Safeguarding Conference   BE NOT AFRAID Address of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin,   Archbishop of Dublin,  Ormonde Hotel, Kilkenny, October 27th 2018     “Ireland is a country in constant change.  No one would deny that Irish religious culture is not exempt from that change. This Conference and our […]
October 21, 2018

Mass to commemorate victims of RMS Leinster

  Twenty-ninth Sunday of the Year 2018   CENTENARY OF THE SINKING OF THE RMS LEINSTER Homily notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin  Archbishop of Dublin Pro-Cathedral, 21st October 2018     Introduction   Exactly one hundred years ago to the day, my predecessor Archbishop William J. Walsh celebrated here in […]
October 7, 2018

Mass of Farewell in Finglas West

  MASS OF FAREWELL TO THE CURRENT BUILDING OF THE CHURCH OF THE ANNUNCIATION   Homily notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin  Archbishop of Dublin Church of the Annunciation, Finglas West, 7 October 2018   “Very often when I visit a Parish for some occasion, someone welcomes me saying that they appreciate […]
October 2, 2018

Mass for Episcopal Conference & WMOF

 MASS RECOGNISING THE CONTRIBUTION OF THOSE INVOLVED IN STRUCTURES AND INITIATIVES OF  THE IRISH EPISCOPAL CONFERENCE AND IN THE WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES   Homily notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth, 2nd October 2018   “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of God”?  That […]
October 1, 2018

Mass for Opening of the New Law Term

  MASS FOR THE OPENING OF THE NEW LAW TERM Homily notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin  Archbishop of Dublin Church of Saint Michan, Halston Street, Dublin 1st  October 2018     “We come to invoke the Holy Spirt to protect and inspire all those who work in our nation […]
September 30, 2018

Mass on the Retirement of Prof. Gerard Gillen

 Twenty Sixth Sunday 2018  MASS ON THE OCCASION OF THE RETIREMENT OF GERARD GILLEN Homily Notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin, Primate of Ireland,  Pro-Cathedral, 30th September 2018   “The Spirit comes to us in unexpected ways.  We saw that in the first reading from the Book of Numbers.  […]
September 25, 2018

Diocesan Education Mass 2018

  DIOCESAN EDUCATION MASS 2018   Homily notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin  Archbishop of Dublin,  Saint Patrick Campus, Dublin City University, 25 September 2018   ” We come to ask the protection of the Holy Spirit on the multiple endeavours in the field of education in this diocese in the coming […]
September 16, 2018

150 Years of Bohernabreena Church

  MASS ON THE OCCASION OF THE SESQUICENTENARY  OF THE CHURCH OF SAINT ANNE, BOHERNABREENA   Homily notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin Church of Saint Anne, Bohernabreena, 16 September 2018 “I very much enjoyed the drama presentation before the celebration of Mass.  It brought out two things:  it […]