November 22, 2019

Share Sunday & 2018 Financial Reports

Share Sunday Financial Statements & Annual Report 2018 MESSAGE FROM ARCHBISHOP DIARMUID MARTIN  Sunday November 24th 2019  “Share, the Diocesan Development Fund, is founded on the ideas of communion and sharing that are at the heart of the Christian life. During the rapid geographic expansion of the Dublin Diocese in […]
November 13, 2019

Advent in Parishes

  ADVENT IN PARISHES   Glasthule Parish Join Glasthule parish for a series of Advent talks on Monday evenings from 25th November until the 9th  December at 7.30pm in St. Joseph’s Church, Glasthule, Co. Dublin. The first speaker on 25th  December is Fr. Peter McVerry, on 2nd  December Roger Childs […]
November 12, 2019

World Day of the Poor

The third World Day of the Poor will be marked in the Universal Church on Sunday 17 November 2019.  It was established by Pope Francis in his Apostolic Letter, Misericordia et Misera, issued on 20 November 2016 to celebrate the end of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy. The first World Day […]
November 11, 2019

Job Vacancies

List of open job vacancies throughout the archdiocese
November 10, 2019

Trócaire Christmas Gala Concert

Christmas Gala Concert The annual Christmas Gala Concert in aid of Trócaire will take place in Mount Argus Church, Harold’s Cross, Dublin 6W on Sunday 1st December at 7.30pm. A fantastic line-up of award winning artists for the evening include The Millicent Singers, the fabulous soprano Margaret Keys, violinist Vladimir […]
November 9, 2019

Christus Vivit – Christ is Alive

Christus Vivit – Christ is Alive An invitation to the Deaneries of Bray, Dun Laoghaire, Wicklow and Donnybrook. Fr Donal Roche, Episcopal Vicar for the Deaneries of Bray, Dun Laoghaire, Wicklow and Donnybrook. has invited parishes to nominate parishioners to attend a special reflective reading of Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation, […]
November 9, 2019

Explore the call to Priesthood 

Time of prayer and fraternal gathering for men exploring the call to Priesthood  The Vocations Office of the Dublin Diocese would like to invite men interested in discerning a call to priesthood to an evening of prayer and fraternal gathering. Do you know of men in your parish who might like […]
November 8, 2019

Handel’s Messiah Concert

Handel’s Messiah  To start fundraising efforts in the parish of Phibsborough  they will host a series of concerts, of which, the performance of Handel’s Messiah will kick off on the Sunday 24th November at 7.30pm in St Peter’s Church, Phibsborough, Dublin 7. The Guinness Choir and Orchestra accepted their invitation […]
November 5, 2019

Walk of Light 2019 

  Walk of Light 2019  In cooperation with the Church of Ireland, Korean, Lutheran, Methodist, Presbyterian, Roman Catholic and Ethiopian Orthodox congregations in the area please come and join us in pilgrimage on our Annual Ecumenical Walk of Light on Sunday 24 November from 4.00-6.30pm. Starting with a Welcome and […]
November 2, 2019

Christmas Concerts

Christmas Parish Events   Multicultural Christmas Carol Concert The Church of the Holy Family, Aughrim Street is hosting a Multicultural Christmas Carol concert on Sunday, December 8th  at 7.00pm. Choirs include the Brazilian, Greek Catholic, Syro-Malibar, Spanish/Hispanic, Italian, African, Filipino and Polish Communities who will sing in their own language. Admission […]
October 31, 2019

Wisdom Traditions of the Bible

The Search for Wisdom Explore the Wisdom traditions of the Bible with Jessie Rogers and Fr. Kieran O’Mahony in St. John the Evangelist, Ballinteer Held every Tuesday at 7.30pm from November 26 and December 3, 10. All welcome.
October 31, 2019

Remembrance Masses

We Remember all our loved ones   A Little Lifetime Foundation Christmas Service of Remembrance:  Celebrate the annual Service of Remembrance in the Presence of Archbishop Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin, Fr Martin Dolan, St Nicholas of Myra Parish, Fr David Brough, Arklow Parish, Dr Peter Hanlon, Bereavement Therapist, Christy […]
October 18, 2019

Extraordinary Month of Mission

It’s 100 years since Pope Benedict XV’s encyclical Maximum Illud called Catholics to bring the Good News to all peoples (Missio Ad Gentes).   To commemorate its anniversary, Pope Francis has declared October 2019 to be an Extraordinary Month of Mission (EMM2019).   This special month of prayer and action calls us all […]
October 16, 2019

Coming Home in Crisis – Crosscare report on Irish Emigrants

Coming Home in Crisis New report identifies negative experiences of vulnerable Irish emigrants Press Release – Monday, 14 October  2019   Vulnerable Irish emigrants returning to this country are experiencing poverty, homelessness, isolation, mental and physical health needs, according to a new report launched today. The findings are contained in […]
October 11, 2019

Canonisation of John Henry Newman – Events & Resources

Canonisation of Blessed John Henry Newman     On Sunday 13 October Blessed John Henry Newman will be declared a Saint by Pope Francis.  Blessed John Henry Newman was  the founder of the first Catholic university in Ireland.  He served as the university’s first rector (1854-1858).  In his 1993 Encyclical […]
October 7, 2019

Diocesan Altar Server Day

Diocesan Altar Server Day After a great experience last year at the WMOF plus the first ever Diocesan Altar Server Day the Archdiocese of Dublin is inviting all Altar Servers from the Archdiocese to gather for a second time for a Diocesan Altar Server Day on Saturday  23rd November in […]
September 30, 2019

Bishop Eamonn Walsh retires as auxiliary Bishop of Dublin Diocese

Bishop Eamonn Walsh retires as auxiliary Bishop of Dublin Diocese Press Release – Monday September 30th 2019 Pope Francis has accepted the resignation from the Office of Auxiliary Bishop of Dublin presented, on reaching the age of 75, by Bishop Eamonn Walsh.  The announcement was made in Rome this morning, […]
September 26, 2019

Ancient Bell donated to National Museum

    Archbishop Martin donates historic hand bell to National Museum of Ireland       The Archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin has donated an ancient iron hand-bell, thought to date from the 8th or 9th centuries to the National Museum of Ireland.   The Knockatemple Hand-Bell has been in the possession […]
September 18, 2019

Curtain Call for Clonliffe for Culture Night

  Culture Night Celebrations around the Diocese    Dubliners have a final chance to see what life was like in one of the city’s most historic buildings when the Dublin opens its archive on Clonliffe College seminary for Culture Night.  This represents a final chance to visit the former seminary as […]
September 11, 2019

Lourdes – The Students Experience

Lourdes – the students experience Sunday 8th September   The final full day of the pilgrimage began with glorious sunshine tinged with a bittersweet feeling in the air. While we consider how lovely it will be to see our families on our return and inform them of our experience over the […]
September 4, 2019

Young & old depart for Lourdes on Dublin Pilgrimage

  A 99-year-old former school principal is joining 2,000 other people leaving Dublin airport today (Wednesday) as the annual Dublin Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes gets underway. Nora Hawkes, originally from Askeaton in Co. Limerick and living in Rathgar in Dublin has not let her 99th birthday celebrations prevent her from […]
August 28, 2019

Fr. Tony Coote RIP

The death has occurred this evening (Wednesday 28th August)  of Fr. Tony Coote, Administrator, Mount Merrion Parish. Archbishop Diarmuid Martin expressed his sympathy to Father Coote’s mother, members of his family and all those who supported him during his long illness, especially his ever loyal priest friends.   Archbishop Martin […]
August 27, 2019

Leadership Programme for Young Adults

Foundational Leadership Programme for Young Adults 2019-2020 Registrations now open Parishes within the Archdiocese are invited to identify and nominate at least one young adult to participate on our Foundational Leadership Programme for Young Adults. This course has been run previously and resulted in many graduates taking up positions of […]
August 23, 2019

Activ8

Activ8   The office of Evangelisation and Ecumenism present a new course called Activ 8. This course involves 8 practical sessions aimed at people who are between 30-55 years of age so they can help to build the capacity of parishes to share faith. Course Outcomes: Learn about how your faith […]
August 6, 2019

Letter to Priests from Pope Francis

Letter of the Holy Father to Priests on the 160th anniversary of the death of the holy Curé of Ars, 04.08.2019   To my Brother Priests. Dear Brothers, A hundred and sixty years have passed since the death of the holy Curé of Ars, whom Pope Pius XI proposed as […]
August 1, 2019

Thank You from Palmerstown Parish

Thank You from Palmerstown Parish Thank you for your Donation Your kindness and generosity are beyond words. God Bless You! Dear Archdiocese of Dublin With the most heartfelt gratitude, we thank you for the SHARE donation of €3o,ooo to Palmerstown Parish Centre. This donation has made an incredible difference to […]
August 1, 2019

Family Inspirational Publications

Family Inspirational Publications The Council for Marriage and the Family of the Irish Episcopal Conference introduce two new Family Inspirational Publications. The renewed ‘Family Prayer Book’ and inspirational phrases from Pope Francis’, The Joy of Love – On Love in the Family, in ‘The Family is Good News’ ideal as […]
July 29, 2019

Dublin Diocesan Personnel Changes 2019

DUBLIN DIOCESAN PERSONNEL CHANGES 2019 Effective weekend of 10th/11th August 2019 Additional appointments will be announced on a future date     EPISCOPAL VICARS On the retirement of The Most Reverend Raymond Field, The Very Reverend Paul Thornton, Co-PP is appointed Episcopal Vicar with responsibility for the Deaneries of Blanchardstown, […]
July 19, 2019

Faithcast

  Faithcast is the weekly podcast from catholicnews.ie, the news source for the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference. Presented by Brenda Drumm, Faithcast is a mixture of interviews and news from the Catholic Church in Ireland.   Episode 54 of Faithcast features an interview with Peter Sands of Youth 2000 in […]
July 12, 2019

First anniversary of the World Meeting of Families in Dublin

First Anniversary of the World Meeting of Families in Dublin The parish of the Immaculate Conception and St Killian’s Clondalkin would like to invite everyone to join the celebration of its first anniversary of the World Meeting of Families on Sunday, 25th of August we start with the Eucharist at […]
June 28, 2019

Dublin Youth leaders Rome Blog

Natalie Doherty – Parish Catechist, Kilnamanagh-Castleview Parish has just returned from Rome where she represented this Irish Bishops at the International Youth Forum. This is her account of that fantastic experience      11th International Youth Forum  Rome, 18th-22nd June 2019   In February of this year, not long after […]
June 28, 2019

Faithcast

  Faithcast is the weekly podcast from catholicnews.ie, the news source for the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference. Presented by Brenda Drumm, Faithcast is a mixture of interviews and news from the Catholic Church in Ireland. Episode 50 of Faithcast features an interview with John Hayes, a Volunteer Marriage Preparation Course […]
June 26, 2019

Reflections on Faithfest Retreat

Our Annual Faith Fest Retreat kicked off on Sunday 23rd June, 25 young people from the Dublin Diocese travelled to Ovoca Manor for the annual Faithfest retreat. The theme of the retreat was #livingtheblessedlife. Over the three days, the teens were encouraged to see the blessings, be the blessings and […]
May 15, 2019

Sacraments Review in Dublin Diocese

Sacraments Review in Dublin Diocese   In September 2018, Archbishop Martin set up a Sacraments Review Group to make recommendations on the future practice of Baptism, First Reconciliation, First Communion and Confirmation. The approach agreed was to consult widely and deeply and, out of this, to determine future directions.   […]
May 13, 2019

Faith for Life – Adult Faith Course

Faith for Life Faith for Life is an adult faith course designed to help you to discover new ways to live out your faith in the reality of today’s world,  within relationships, family, home, workplaces and the events of daily life. It aims to help you to be more active, […]
May 13, 2019

PATHWAYS – Adult Faith Development

    KNOW YOUR FAITH join PATHWAYS: EXPLORING FAITH AND MINISTRY An Adult Faith Development Programme   Application  is now open for the next intake of participants for Pathways. The programme begins this year in Holy Cross College, on: Thursday 26th September 2019 (7.00– 9.30 pm). Places are limited so […]
March 19, 2019

Sharing the Good News March

SHARING THE GOOD NEWS Issue 50 March 2019 Please see links below to issue 50 of Sharing the Good News, compiled by the Catholic Bishops Conference, in a new two-page format, for distribution to  parishioners. The newsletter can be circulated – in whole or in part – to your parishioners […]
March 8, 2019

Papal Altar Bonnybrook Bound

Press Release Friday March 8th Altar used at Papal Mass finds a permanent home The altar used by Pope Francis when he celebrated Mass in the Phoenix Park in Dublin has found a permanent home in a North Dublin parish.  Parishioners in Bonnybrook in Dublin will be worshipping at the […]
March 5, 2019

De Valera in the Gate Lodge 1919

100 years ago this week and without the knowledge of the then Archbishop of Dublin, William Walsh, Éamon de Valera hid out in the gate lodge of Archbishop’s House in Drumcondra having just escaped from Lincoln Jail. The plot was carried out at the request of Michael Collins and Harry […]
February 27, 2019

Pilgrimages for 2019

HOLY LAND PRILGRIMAGES    Holy Land – Trip of a Lifetime with Clontarf Parishes Clontarf  Parishes  (St Anthony’s, St John’s & St Gabriel’s) are hoping to organise a Pilgrimage to the Holy Land at the end of October this year. This is a good time to visit as the weather […]
February 22, 2019

Emmanuel soloist chosen for “The Voice”

Organisers of the Emmanuel Concerts, which begin in Dublin on Monday (February 25th)  have said they are delighted to be without one of their chosen soloists! Eva Campbell from Skerries Community College was selected to lead her school in a solo performance in the Helix next week, but everyone is […]
December 26, 2018

Unwanted Gifts Appeal in Pro

Press Release December 26th  2018  Pro Cathedral asks for Unwanted Gifts for Homeless Before you start looking for the gift receipts to exchange unwanted Christmas presents , why not put them to good use by donating any them to the homeless? Staff at St. Mary’s Pro Cathedral in Dublin are […]
December 6, 2018

New Future for Dublin Parishes

New future for Dublin Parishes PRESS RELEASE Thursday 6 December 2018   Archbishop Diarmuid Martin has this week announced the successful merger of three Dublin parishes into one with more expected in 2019. Over three years of local planning and consultation has resulted in the establishment of the new Parish […]
November 27, 2018

Crosscare Annual Food Appeal

Sincere thanks to all those who supported this years Parish Food appeal. An extraordinary 13 tonnes of food has been collected for distribution to families most in need at this time. Thanks also to the many, many people who gave up their time to help out at the main Crosscare […]
November 25, 2018

2017 Annual Report & Financial Statements

Share Sunday Financial Statements &  Annual Report   Today, Share Sunday, we publish Financial Information relating to the Archdiocese of Dublin. Share Sunday is when support is sought and parishioners are reminded of the work made possible by their donations to the second collection at Masses. The following newsletter was […]
October 4, 2018

Crosscare seek cuts reversal for young homeless

Young, homeless and unemployed: Jobseekers under 26 experiencing homelessness worst affected     Thursday 4th October, 2018   Crosscare is urging the Government to reverse the discriminatory cuts to Jobseeker’s Allowance for adults under 26 experiencing homelessness. Uniting at the gates of Leinster House with the National Youth Council of […]
September 30, 2018

Renowned Pro Cathedral Organist Retires

  Renowned Pro Cathedral Organist Retires after four decades of service   Professor Gerard Gillen bought a remarkable 42 years as Organist Titular at Dublin’s Pro-Cathedral to a close today, when he played for the final time at Mass celebrated by Archbishop Diarmuid Martin. Many concelebrants joined with Archbishop Martin […]
September 3, 2018

Dublin Parishes to reflect on Church renewal after World Meeting of Families

  Press release September 3rd Archbishop Diarmuid Martin asks parishes to reflect on the renewal of the Church after the World Meeting of Families   Archbishop Diarmuid Martin has asked each parish in the Archdiocese of Dublin to carry out a preliminary consultation on how to proceed with Church renewal […]
September 3, 2018

Foundational Leadership Programme for Young Adults

The programme provides participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to be Gospel–centred transformational leaders within their own parishes, communities and pastoral settings, taking place from October 2018–March 2019
August 29, 2018

Pope Francis’ speeches in Ireland

Speeches and homilies of His Holiness Pope Francis during his Apostolic Visit to Ireland
August 29, 2018

Personnel changes, Dublin Diocese Summer 2018

List of new priest appointments to be made effective on the weekend of 8th/9th September 2018
August 29, 2018

Social Justice in St Paul’s Arran Quay

YCW and SMA invite young adults (18-35 years) to 'Build A Just Society' in their Autumn 2018 series of social justice events
August 29, 2018

Scripture Study and Faith Enrichment Course

Course for adults in the Good Shepherd Parish Centre, Churchtown, beginning on Thursday 20 September and concluding on Thursday 6 December
August 27, 2018

Volunteer with St Paul’s Youth Ministry

St Paul's Youth Outreach are looking for volunteers - for the types of roles you can get involved in, please visit email st.pauls@dublindiocese.ie
August 12, 2018

Statement on priest standing aside

In line with Church Policy on Safeguarding Children a parish priest of Dublin has voluntarily stood aside from his position because of concerns brought to the Diocese and reported to the Gardai.  The information received relates to several decades ago and is not connected to the parish. Standing aside does […]
July 30, 2018

The Late Bishop Fiachra Ó Ceallaigh (RIP)

The death has occurred (Sunday 30 July) of Most Rev. Fiachra Ó Ceallaigh, OFM, retired Auxiliary Bishop of Dublin
July 9, 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
June 15, 2018

CURA Services Closure

Crisis Pregnancy Support Services.
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
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 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, […]
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 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 […]
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 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 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 […]
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 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
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 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 […]
January 1, 2018

Homily for World Day of Peace

World Day of Peace  2018 ‘Migrants and Refugees: men and women in search of peace.’ 11am January 1st  2018 Feast of Mary the Mother of God.   Homily from Mgr. Lorcan O’ Brien, Administrator, Church of Sacred Heart, Donnybrook, Dublin.   “On the morning of the 16th of October, in […]
November 13, 2017

Two ordinations on Feast of St. Laurence O’ Toole

The Archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin, will ordain two men to the priesthood tomorrow (Tuesday 14th November).  The ordinations of Deacons James Daly and Bill O’ Shaughnessy will take place on the Feast Day of Dublin’s Saint Laurence O’ Toole in the Pro Cathedral at 11am.  Bill and James will […]
October 30, 2017

Dublin Bishop appointed to new Vatican Role

  Press Release Saturday October 28th October 2017 Bishop Paul Tighe appointed Secretary to Council for Culture   The Archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin has congratulated Bishop Paul Tighe on his appointment by Pope Francis as secretary of  the Pontifical Council for Culture  today (Saturday October 28th). Bishop Tighe has been […]
September 18, 2017

Culture Night in Clonliffe

Catholic Church collections the focus of Culture Night in Clonliffe How Dublin & Irish Catholics generously respond to international appeals for help will be the focus of this year’s Culture Night Exhibition in Holy Cross College, Clonliffe on Friday night. The exhibition will feature photos, documents, letters and records from […]
September 15, 2017

A Prayer for Hope & Peace

A Prayer for Hope and Peace We keep in our hearts   all affected by the terror attack of Parsons Green Tube Station, London – 15/9/17   Heavenly father, I am your humble servant, I come before you today in need of hope. I need hope for a calm and joyful future. […]
September 11, 2017

Lourdes Pilgrimage Student Blogs

Elaine Kelty Dominican College Sion Hill The highlight for me on this day was The Youth Mass that took place in the Underground Basilica. As part of the Flag and Stewarding Team I had the opportunity to take part in the flag parade. We met in front of the accueil […]
September 7, 2017

2,000 Dublin Pilgrims in Lourdes

Demand for places to travel to Lourdes with the Dublin Diocesan Pilgrimage increased significantly this year with a capacity number of sick pilgrims making the journey to the French Marian Shrine today (Thursday 7th).   Led every year by Archbishop Diarmuid Martin, the Dublin pilgrimage is the largest of its kind […]
August 31, 2017

Principles of Responsibility Regarding Priests who father Children while in Ministry 

Principles of Responsibility Regarding Priests who father Children while in Ministry    31 August, 2017 In response to representations from Coping International, the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference has published the following: Principles of responsibility regarding priests who father children while in ministry Upon ordination, priests promise to live a life […]
July 12, 2017

Church Appeal for East Africa

Church Appeal for East Africa   As the appalling situation facing the people of East Africa has reached a critical stage, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin has appealed for support for a Church collection for Trócaire There are severe food shortages in South Sudan, Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia brought about by drought […]
July 10, 2017

Notice on Avalon DVD Marriage Courses

  Notice on Avalon DVD Marriage Courses   Some couples preparing for Marriage have been in contact with the Archdiocese regarding a pre-marriage DVD being marketed by Avalon RC Limited.   As we have indicated in previous statements DVD and on line courses cannot meet the required criteria for Preparation […]
June 27, 2017

International Day Against Drug Abuse

Press Release – Monday 26 June 2017 Bishop Éamonn Walsh welcomes Vatican message marking the international day against drug abuse See below message from Cardinal Peter Turkson for the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking   Bishop Éamonn Walsh of the Irish Bishops’ Drugs Initiative has welcomed today’s message […]
June 7, 2017

Ecumenical Bible Week 2017

Ecumenical Bible Week 4th-11th June “Faith Comes by Hearing the Word of Christ.” (Rom 10:17) Ecumenical Bible Week 2017 got underway on Sunday evening (June 4). The week long programme of events runs each year from Pentecost to Trinity Sunday and this year there are 23 events with 25 presenters […]
June 7, 2017

A Prayer for Manchester & London

A Prayer for Manchester & London    God of compassion, you are at the side of all who undergo the cruelty of human violence.   We entrust to you the victims of the terror attacks in Manchester & London and their families.   Deeply disturbed by the incomprehensible sufferings of the […]
May 8, 2017

Beatification of Fr John Sullivan SJ

John Sullivan SJ First Beatification ever in Ireland The first ever beatification in Ireland, that of Father John Sullivan SJ (1861 – 1933), took place at on Saturday May 13th  during the celebration of Mass in Saint Francis Xavier Church on Gardiner Street in Dublin. Beatification, which confers the title ‘Blessed’, […]
May 7, 2017

Coptic Pope Tawadros II to visit Archbishop Martin

 Press Release – 17/5/17 Coptic Pope Tawadros II to visit Archbishop of Dublin Martin The Coptic Orthodox Leader, His Holiness Pope Tawadros II, will tomorrow (Thursday May 18th) visit the Archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin. It is the first time that Pope Tawadros, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of Saint […]
April 30, 2017

‘Home for Good?’ Report on Returning Irish Emigrants

‘Home for Good?’ report on returning Irish emigrants Press Release –  May 3rd, 2017 New report details difficulties experienced by returning Irish emigrants ‘Red-tape’, employment, accommodation and emotional well-being are the main challenges associated with returning to Ireland according to a survey of recently returned Irish emigrants. Forming the basis of […]
April 28, 2017

Share Sunday Appeal 2017

Share Sunday Appeal 2017 Dear Friends, The Share Collection is a concrete expression of Communion between the people and parishes of the Dublin Diocese. The needs of the Church today are vastly different from those of 40 years ago when Share was first established. The priority in the past to […]
April 28, 2017

Diocesan & Parish Financial Reports

Share Sunday 2017   Diocesan & Parish Financial Reports  In December 2016 the Archdiocese of Dublin filed two financial reports with the Charities Regulatory Authority.   The first financial report of the “Charities of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Dublin”   comprises the financial statements of the Diocesan Offices and a […]
April 26, 2017

Applications for Educational Support Funding

  APPLICATIONS FOR EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT FUNDING The O’Brien Educational Trust Fund is managed by the Trustees of the Archdiocese of Dublin. The purpose of the fund is to help defray the costs of education and maintenance of disadvantaged children.  The Trustees consider applications from schools, parents and organisations who deal […]
March 1, 2017

Emmanuel 2017

Press Release – Monday 6th March 2017 Unique student concert series begins in Dublin’s Helix   Almost two and a half thousand teenagers from all over Dublin and surrounding counties will be on stage in the Helix over the next four nights – singing and playing Church music. The students, […]
February 28, 2017

Day of Prayer for Survivors and Victims of Sexual Abuse

Day of Prayer for Survivors and Victims of Sexual Abuse Friday 3 March 2017    In response to a request by Pope Francis to Bishop’s Conferences around the world, the Day of Prayer for survivors and victims of sexual abuse is scheduled to take place this Friday 3rd March 2017.  The […]
February 28, 2017

Homily at Reception of Remains of Cardinal Connell

Reception of Remains Desmond Cardinal Connell Pro Cathedral – 23 February 2017   Homily of Bishop Eamonn Walsh, Auxiliary Archbishop of Dublin “On the mountain the Lord of hosts will prepare for all people a banquet of rich food”   For Cardinal Connell the mountain represented being in communion with God: […]
February 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 […]
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 4, 2017

2016 Annual Report and Financial Statements

2016 Annual Report  and Financial Statements 2016 Dublin Diocesan Annual Report: 2016 Parish Financial Statements: 2016 Charities of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Dublin:  
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, […]