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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 […]
April 3, 2019

Pope Francis to young people “the Church needs you”

    Following the Synod on youth Pope Francis has told Young people in his exhortation- God Loves You – The Church Needs you! Read words in full here : https://www.vaticannews.va/en/pope/news/2019-04/pope-francis-christus-vivit-english-synthesis.html  
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 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 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. […]
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 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 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 […]
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 7, 2019

Survey on Sacraments

Listening 2019    The Archdiocese is seeking the views of parents,  teachers, priests and parish personnel  and the wider faith community on how we might improve the way we prepare and celebrate the Sacraments of Baptism, Reconciliation, Communion and Confirmation. As many people as possible are invited to take part […]
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 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 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 […]
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 […]
December 3, 2018

New Christmas CD from Palestrina Choir

Joy to the World Palestrina Choir release new Christmas Carols CD     The Palestrina Choir, Dublin are delighted to announce the release of their latest CD, JOY TO THE WORLD, featuring a selection of the world’s best-loved Christmas carols and choral music for the festive season.   Recorded in […]
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 […]
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 […]
November 9, 2018

Special Collection for World Meeting of Families

A fifth national Collection to help defray the costs of the recent World Meeting of Families and the visit of Pope Francis will take place in all churches in Ireland this weekend 10 and 11 November. In the Archdiocese of Dublin, this will replace the normal second collection for Share.  Archbishop […]
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 10, 2018

Statement on Holy Cross College Clonliffe

Archdiocese of Dublin in discussions to sell Holy Cross College, Clonliffe Press Release Wednesday October 10th 2018 The Archdiocese of Dublin today confirmed it has entered into exclusive discussions with the GAA to sell the former Holy Cross College Seminary building on Clonliffe Road and adjoining lands.   The Diocese and […]
October 10, 2018

Funeral Homily for the late Emma Mhic Mhathuna 

Funeral Homily for the late Emma Mhic Mhathuna  RIP – (Fr. Paddy Moran C.S.Sp)    St. Mary’s Pro Cathedral, Dublin Wednesday October 10th     “My connection with Emma is though my family. My sister in law Elaine is Emma’s aunt. We would have met at different family occasions. In […]
October 10, 2018

Canonisation of Blessed Oscar Romero

Canonisation of Blessed Oscar Romero This Sunday, 14th October 2018, at a ceremony in Rome, Pope Francis will officially recognise the sainthood of Oscar Romero, Archbishop of San Salvador.  It is a fitting tribute to an extraordinary man, whose life still influences the work of Trōcaire and similar organisations working […]
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 6, 2018

Looking forward in Finglas West

    Finglas West Parish looks forward with “Joy & Anticipation”   The Parishioners of Finglas West are looking forward to a new future for their Parish, starting today, when Archbishop Diarmuid Martin celebrates Mass for the last time in one of the largest Churches in the Diocese (Sunday 7th) […]
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 […]
October 3, 2018

Homily on Blessed Columba Marmion 

Homily on Blessed Columba Marmion in Holy Cross Church, Dundrum by Dom Columba McCann    – 30th September 2018   Your Grace, dear brothers and sisters.  Everything I was hoping to say this evening about Blessed Columba Marmion, is already shown beautifully in the icon here.   If you look at […]
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 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 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 19, 2018

A Tale of Two Popes for Culture Night

  Press Release Wednesday September 19th 2018   A Tale of Two Popes for Culture Night in Clonliffe   Still reflecting (and recovering) from the visit of Pope Francis, the Archdiocese of Dublin will celebrate Culture Night in Clonliffe this Friday evening with reflection, music, drama and “A Tale of […]
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 […]
September 12, 2018

Lourdes Student Blogs

  Lourdes Student Blogs   Tuesday 11th September Manor House School, Raheny (Aisling Bell, Rachael Kelly, Claire O’Reilly, Sinead Stack and Sophie Williams) “We woke up to a beautiful sunny day and ate breakfast at around 7.30.  We found it so hard to believe that it was our final day in this […]
September 8, 2018

Opening Mass of Lourdes Pilgrimage

Dublin Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes OPENING MASS AT THE GROTTO OF OUR LADY   Homily notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin  Archbishop of Dublin Lourdes, 8th September 2018   “These have been eventful weeks for the Church in the Archdiocese of Dublin.  We had the joy of the visit of Pope […]
September 7, 2018

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin leads Ireland’s largest Pilgrimage to Lourdes

  Press Release Friday September 7th 2018   Archbishop Diarmuid Martin leads Ireland’s largest Pilgrimage to Lourdes   Less than two weeks since the Archdiocese hosted the World Meeting of Families and the visit of Pope Francis, almost 2,000 Dublin parishioners and pilgrims are beginning the annual Diocesan pilgrimage to […]
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 2, 2018

Reflections on the visit of Pope Francis

22nd Sunday of the Year 2018   REFLECTIONS ON THE VISIT OF POPE FRANCIS   Homily Notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin Pro-Cathedral, Dublin, 2 September 2018   One week after the visit of Pope Francis to Dublin, I would like publicly to express my gratitude to all […]
August 29, 2018

Pope Francis’ speeches in Ireland

Speeches and homilies of His Holiness Pope Francis during his Apostolic Visit to Ireland
August 27, 2018

Pope’s Skoda car will be used to help homeless families

  The Skoda car used by Pope Francis during his historic trip to Ireland is to be used to help homeless families. Archbishop Diarmuid Martin has decided that the blue Skoda will be donated to Crosscare, the social care agency of the Archdiocese of Dublin, for use by staff in […]
August 26, 2018

Words of Welcome at Phoenix Park Mass

Words of welcome given by Archbishop Diarmuid Martin at the opening of Mass at the conclusion of the 2018 World Meeting of Families “Thirty-nine years ago, over a million Irish people gathered around this Cross for the Mass celebrated by your predecessor Pope Saint John Paul.  It was an historical […]
August 21, 2018

World Meeting of Families Opening Evening of Prayer

  World Meeting of Families OPENING EVENING PRAYER   Homily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin ———————————————————- RDS Dublin, 7.30pm 21 August 2018   “This is an important evening.  After many months of preparation, this evening in every diocese across Ireland, we open the World Meeting of […]
August 19, 2018

As we await the visit of Pope Francis …

  Twentieth Sunday of the Year 2018 SUNDAY MASS IN THE PRO-CATHEDRAL Homily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin ———————————————- Sunday 19th August 2018   “In just one week, we will be well into the short but intense visit to Ireland of Pope Francis.  A short yet intense […]
August 18, 2018

Dublin’s Archbishops launch Pilgrim Walk for WMOF2018

  Dublin’s two Archbishops, Diarmuid Martin and Michael Jackson, have officially launched the Pilgrim Walk being run as part of the World Meeting of Families, walking with parishioners from St. Michan’s, Church of Ireland on Church Street to St. Michan’s Catholic Church on Halston Street. Both Churches are one of […]
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 19, 2018

Launch of the Programme of the Festival of Families

  Comments of Archbishop Diarmuid Martin at the Launch of the Programme of “The Festival of Families” —————————– Croke Park, Dublin, 19th July 2018   “There is great interest in the visit of Pope Francis to Ireland for the World Meeting of Families.  The motives of that interest are varied but all […]
July 16, 2018

Priestly Ordination of Salesian Deacons

  Fifteenth Sunday of the Year 2018   PRIESTLY ORDINATION OF TWO SALESIAN DEACONS   Homily Notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin Saint Patrick’s College Maynooth, 15 June 2018   Introduction   I join in the joy of the Salesian Fathers and the wider Salesian family as today […]
July 1, 2018

100 Years of Columban Mission

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

Homily in Mount Merrion Church

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

Ordination of Robert Smyth

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

Statement on Mount Merrion Parish

Statement of Archbishop Diarmuid Martin regarding Mount Merrion Parish & Minister Josepha Madigan “Comments by Minister Josepha Madigan yesterday arising from a situation that arose in the Parish of Mount Merrion at the weekend have caused parishioners in Mount Merrion and further afield considerable distress. Many have contacted my offices […]
June 11, 2018

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

  Comments of Archbishop Diarmuid Martin on the launch of the programme of the visit of Pope Francis to Ireland on the occasion of the World Meeting of Families Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth, 11 June 2018   “We are here to officially announce the programme of the visit of Pope […]
June 10, 2018

25th Anniversary Laurel Lodge/Carpenterstown

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

Mourne Road 75th Anniversary

   75th Anniversary of the Establishment of the Parish of Mourne Road Homily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin Church of Our Lady of Good Counsel, Mourne Road, 9 June 2018   “We are gathered to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the establishment of this Parish of Our Lady […]
June 2, 2018

Ordination of Permanent Deacons

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

Deaconate Ordinations

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

Choose Life/8th Amendment

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May 17, 2018

The Defence of Human Life

              “The Church must always be pro-life.  That means that the Christian community must be a beacon of support for life especially at its most vulnerable moments and a beacon of support at vulnerable moments of any woman or man along their path of life.             Christians […]
May 11, 2018

Special Moment of Prayer for Life

  Archbishop’s House, Dublin D09 H4C2 11th May 2018 Special moment of Prayer for Life   I write to thank the priests of the diocese in their pastoral efforts to address the question of the protection of human life from conception to natural death. I would suggest that every parish should […]
May 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 21, 2018

Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock

  DUBLIN DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK 2018 Homily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin Knock Shrine, 21 April 2018 “This year’s Dublin Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock has special connotations.  This year a concerted effort has been made to involve a wider number of parishes from the Archdiocese of Dublin […]
April 17, 2018

Two boys’ choirs in unique concert in Dublin

  Press Release Tuesday April 17th 2018  Pro Cathedral to host unique concert with the boys of the Palestrina & the Escolanía   St. Mary’s Pro Cathedral in Dublin will this week host a unique joint concert of two renowned boys’ choirs when the Palestrina, the boys’ Choir of the Pro […]
April 1, 2018

Easter Homily

  EASTER MORNING 2018 Homily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin   ——————————————   Pro-Cathedral, 1 April 2018     “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb and we do not know where they have put him”   These words constitute a question for all of us.  […]
March 30, 2018

Good Friday Way of the Cross

WAY OF THE CROSS 2018 Through Phoenix Park Dublin Elements for reflections of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin Good Friday, 30 March 2018   FIRST REFLECTION Jesus is troubled.  He prays that the time of trial may not come.  Yet he knows that he must face that trial.  […]
March 29, 2018

Chrism Mass 2018

Homily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin - St. Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, Holy Thursday, 10:30am 29 March 2018
March 25, 2018

Palm Sunday

PALM SUNDAY 2018 Homily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin ———– Pro-Cathedral, Dublin, 25th March 2018 ​In today’s liturgy we commemorate the Lord’s festive and triumphant entry into Jerusalem as he begins the celebration of the Passover. We have heard two Gospel readings: the Gospel of the […]
March 21, 2018

Bishops welcome Pope Francis to World Meeting of Families in Dublin

  Press Release – Wednesday 21 March 2018  Bishops warmly welcome Pope Francis to the World Meeting of Families in Dublin   •  Two Irish families to present ‘Icon of the Holy Family’ to Pope Francis today The Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference has warmly welcomed the announcement today by the Holy […]
March 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

Message on the Dignity of Human Life

  Message from Archbishop Martin to all priests and parishes in the Archdiocese of Dublin Catholic Teaching on the Dignity of Human Life and Regarding Abortion   I ask all Priests over the coming weeks to draw attention, in an appropriate way, to some basic principles of Catholic teaching concerning […]
March 8, 2018

Tomorrow’s Parish

  TOMORROW’S PARISH   Presentation of a new edition of the book of Donal Harrington Speaking notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin Holy Cross Diocesan Centre, 8th February 2018     “If I were to ask the question, “What will tomorrow’s Parish look like?” I think that there […]
February 26, 2018

Emmanuel gets underway in the Helix

  Press Release Monday February 26th 2018 Emmanuel Concert Series gets underway in the Helix   Dublin secondary school students will take to the stage this week, singing hymns that will be sung at Mass in the Phoenix Park this August – hopefully celebrated by Pope Francis!  Although a visit […]
February 18, 2018

Rite of Election 2018

  RITE OF ELECTION 2018 Homily Notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin,  Archbishop of Dublin St. Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, 18 February 2018   Introduction           This afternoon the Church in the Archdiocese of Dublin rejoices as it embraces this group of 31 men and women who are entering into the final phase […]
February 18, 2018

Divine Mercy Conference

  DIVINE MERCY CONFERENCE 2018   Homily notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin, RDS Dublin, 17 February 2018   “This afternoon, we celebrate the Great Mercy of our God.  In prayer and reflection, we deepen our understanding that God is love and that being a follower of Jesus is […]
February 14, 2018

Ash Wednesday

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

World Day of the Sick

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

World Day of the Sick Conference

World Day of the Sick Conference 2018 DEMENTIA FRIENDLY PARISH COMMUNITIES Words of introduction of Most Rev, Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin ——————————————————- Saint Agnes Parish Centre, Crumlin, 10th February 2018 Longevity is a particular gift of God to our contemporary world. In the Western World, we watch average life […]
February 8, 2018

World Day of the Sick 2018

Experts in the field of dementia and Alzheimer’s will take part in a conference in Dublin this weekend to mark World Day of the Sick 2018
February 3, 2018

Day for Consecrated Life

DAY FOR CONSECRATED LIFE 2018   Homily notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin   Terenure College Chapel, 3 February 2018   “New wine and old wineskins”   Our gospel reading is about two realities:  new wine and old wineskins.   We have to reflect on both.   Put simply our Gospel reading […]
February 1, 2018

Sean Mc Dermott St. Service of Commemoration & Hope

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