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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 15, 2020

Coronavirus Guidance for Parishes

Link  to Bishops Conference Checklist   Bishops Conference Guidance & Checklist for Churches   Please follow the link  below for detailed HSE Covid-19 Guidance for Religious Services. This guidance is compatible with Diocesan norms and should be followed carefully.  HSE Guidance for Religious Services     URGENT NOTICE CONCERNING THE PASTORAL […]
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 14, 2020

Crosscare Appeal 2020

CROSSCARE APPEAL  SEPTEMBER 19th and 20th 2020   My Dear People, This weekend the Annual Collection to support the work of Crosscare takes place and replaces the Share Collection at all Masses.  Now more than ever before Crosscare need our help to sustain their critical services to people in need. […]
September 13, 2020

Zoom Family Rosary

ZOOM  FAMILY ROSARY   Come and join us to pray  the Family Rosary from Rathfarnham parish on Zoom every  Saturday evening at 6:00pm. The Family Rosary  lasts for 20 minutes. It starts with a short  two-minute video followed by the Rosary, which is led by parents and prayed by children […]
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 4, 2020

Lourdes From Home – Join the 2020 Virtual Pilgrimage

Frontline workers and the sick among those remembered in On-Line Pilgrimage to Lourdes   Those who lost their lives since the Pandemic began, those who are ill and frontline workers will be among those remembered in the first ever “Virtual Pilgrimage to Lourdes” which will be run Archdiocese of Dublin […]
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 23, 2020

Season of Creation 2020

Season of Creation  1 September – 4 October 2020 – (Feast of St. Francis of Assisi)   “Never have we so hurt and mistreated our common home as we have in the last two hundred years,” Pope Francis Pope Francis has declared  1st September as the World Day of Prayer […]
July 22, 2020

Towards Peace Spiritual Support Service

Towards Peace Spiritual Support Service   Towards Peace is a service offering spiritual support for anybody who has been abused, physically emotionally, sexually, spiritually, in a religious/church environment. Towards Peace was established in October 2014 by the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference and is now co-funded by the IEC and AMRI […]
July 13, 2020

Reflections on Covid-19 from St. Patrick’s College Maynooth

Reflections on Covid-19 from St. Patrick’s College Maynooth   Dr Gaven Kerr is a philosophy lecturer at St Patrick’s College, Maynooth   Treating People with Dignity    The British Medical Journal recently published a debate in which a professor of bioethics argued that age should be a legitimate factor in […]
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 24, 2020

Job Vacancies

List of open job vacancies throughout the archdiocese
May 23, 2020

Marriage Preparation Courses

Marriage Preparation Courses ACCORD Dublin continues to provide marriage preparation courses for couples in the diocese. Despite having had to cancel 26 courses between March and July, the majority of our couples are rescheduled, and for those whose weddings are going ahead during this difficult period,  individual courses  will be […]
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 […]
May 5, 2020

Mass Cards available from Pro Cathedral

Mass Cards On-Line   St. Mary’s Pro Cathedral are now taking orders for Mass cards on line and over the phone.   On Line E-mail your Mass Card order and details to When you receive confirmation – make your donation. Click the “Donate” button and pick Mass Card product […]
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 27, 2020

Where to find Mass On Line

LIST OF CHURCHES WITH WEBCAMS    St Mary’s Pro Cathedral, Dublin 1 OR OR   A comprehensive list of Churches with scheduled Mass times is available from the following sites;   Note: RTE News Now  RTÉ will air Mass every weekday at 10.30am from St […]
April 26, 2020

Prayer Resources for use during Coronavirus Pandemic

Thank you to our colleagues in the Catholic Communications Office for compiling a range of prayer resources for all of us to draw on at this time. With them, we will keep working as long as we can to use on line technology to help us pray, to give us hope […]
April 26, 2020

2020 Lourdes Pilgrimage Postponed

A letter to all in Our Pilgrimage Family at this continuing time of Covid 19 Pandemic   I write to you on behalf of Archbishop Diarmuid Martin, President of our Diocesan Pilgrimage and on behalf of the Pilgrimage Committee. It is sadly with regret and disappointment that we have no option […]
April 24, 2020

Online Alpha Course

Online Alpha Course The Diocesan Young Church Dublin Team are running an online Alpha course which will start from next Wednesday, 8th July, from 8.00-9.00pm. The course will be run from the comfort of your own home over Zoom for 11 weeks until September 16th. Alpha is a series of […]
April 17, 2020

Dublin Hospital Chaplains share their experience of the front line

“To see our patients having to go through this unthinkable ordeal is heart-breaking.” Dublin Hospital Chaplains share their experience from the front line     Throughout this pandemic, priests and lay chaplains have continued to minister to the sick and the bereaved in extraordinary circumstances. In the Archdiocese of Dublin, […]
April 15, 2020

COVID-19 Support Services for Older & Vulnerable People

 Support Services for Older and Vulnerable People      COVID-19 community supports are now in place to ensure vulnerable members of the community are reached and helped at this time. These comprise the local authority, Health Service Executive, County Champions, An Post, Community Welfare Service, An Garda Síochána, other State […]
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 […]
April 1, 2020

Faith in a Time of Pandemic – On Line Surveys

Coronavirus, Church and You DCU’s Mater Dei Centre for Catholic Education (Director, Dr. Gareth Byrne) has made an important survey available. The Covid-19 pandemic has obviously had a profound effect on Church. As we pass the most severe period of lockdown, it seems a good time to assess how clergy […]
March 30, 2020

Second Review of Child Safeguarding Practice in the Archdiocese of Dublin

Second Review of Child Safeguarding Practice in the Archdiocese of Dublin undertaken by The National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland (National Board) Date of Review Report: March 2020 Please see link to full report below Second Safeguarding Review Archdiocese of Dublin
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 26, 2019

Unwanted Christmas Gifts Needed for Homeless

      Press Release December 26th 2019   Immediate Pro Cathedral Appeal for Unwanted Gifts   Before you start looking for the receipts to exchange unwanted presents from yesterday, why not put them to really good use, by supporting one of Dublin’s busiest homeless charities? Staff at St. Mary’s […]
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 3, 2019

Significant change proposed in Sacramental Preparation

Dublin Diocese begins process of significant change in Sacramental Preparation   Press Release Tuesday December 3rd 2019   The Archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin, has said training must begin immediately to prepare volunteers in parishes to support families in preparation for Baptism, Confession, First Communion and Confirmation.   For some […]
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 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 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 31, 2019

St Patrick’s College – Courses 2020

St Patrick’s College, Maynooth  Courses 2020 The National Centre for Liturgy, in association with St Patrick’s College, Maynooth, are currently offering to parishes a comprehensive course Leading God’s People in Public Prayer – forming lay leaders in the task of presiding. The course will provide training for those who may […]
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 […]
September 2, 2019

Homily for the Funeral Mass of Fr. Tony Coote

Homily from Fr. John Kelly, Director of Pastoral Care, Tallaght University Hospital at the Funeral Mass for Fr. Tony Coote (RIP) Press release – Monday September 2nd 2019   “Claire Byrne and Ryan Turbidy both introduced Tony to their audience as the legionary priest in Mount Merrion who gave inspirational […]
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 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 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 […]
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 […]
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 is the weekly podcast from, 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 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 […]
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

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 […]
May 7, 2019

World Day of Prayer for Vocations

    This weekend we celebrate World Day of Prayer for Vocations. In his message for the Day, Pope Francis reminds us “Every vocation is a summons not to stand on the shore, nets in hand, but to follow Jesus on the path he has marked out for us, for our […]
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 […]