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October 23, 2016

Homily at Mass in Kilmainham Jail

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

Launch of World Meeting of Families Process

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

The Future of Faith Based Schools in a Secular Society

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

Opening of New Law Term

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

60th Anniversary Mount Merrion Church

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

Kidney Donor Remembrance Service

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

Mass of Farewell in Balcurris

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

Mass of Thanksgiving in Parish of the Travelling People

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

Schools Mass Homily

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

Launch of 1916 Exhibition in Pro Cathedral

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

The Catholic Church & 1916

Press Release Friday September 23rd “I have seen & heard of the brave deeds of priests and nuns during the week and I believe they are the best friends of the workers. Now, we had better turn to Number One” – James Connolly, Easter Week, 1916 The Archbishop of Dublin, […]
September 8, 2016

Opening Mass at Lourdes Grotto

Dublin Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2016 OPENING MASS AT THE GROTTO OF OUR LADY Homily notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin Grotto of Massabielle, Lourdes, 8th September 2016 “We gather here in Lourdes on this Feast of the Birthday of Mary and we gather to celebrate our 2016 […]
September 7, 2016

Lourdes 2016 – Jubilee of Mercy

2,000 Dubliners to cross Holy Door in Lourdes Press Release – Wednesday September 7th   In a unique ceremony to mark the Jubilee year of Mercy called by Pope Francis almost 2,000 pilgrims from Dublin will process through a Holy Door of Mercy at Lourdes in France this week. The […]
September 1, 2016

Day of Prayer for all Creation

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

75th Anniversary of Crosscare

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

Trustees of the National Seminary meet in Maynooth

Press Release – Feast of Saint Bartholomew, Apostle, Wednesday 24 August 2016 Trustees of the National Seminary meet in Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth   Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth, this week welcomed fourteen new seminarians to start their training for the priesthood.   The Trustees of the College met yesterday in Maynooth […]
August 24, 2016

New Times Require New Institutions

NEW TIMES REQUIRE NEW INSTITUTIONS Homily at the final Mass in the Mater Dei Institute Chapel Homily notes of   Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin Mater Dei Institute Chapel, 24th August 2016 – 4.30pm    “In the second half of the nineteenth century the geography of this part of […]
July 25, 2016

Young Pilgrims leave for WYD in Poland

Over 300 young Dublin Pilgrims are leaving Dublin Airport today to attend the biggest Catholic Youth Festival in the world with Pope Francis. World Youth Day begins in Krakow in Poland tomorrow. Pope Francis will attend on Thursday and the event finishes with a huge open air Mass on Sunday. […]
July 15, 2016

Statement on Nice terrorist attack

DEFEND DEMOCRACY BY STRENGTHENING DEMOCRACY  Comment of Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin July 15th 2016  “The terrorist attack in Nice has been well described as an attack on democracy and the values that underpin democracy. I join with people of all faiths and walks of life in condemning such attacks […]
July 13, 2016

Archbishop appointed to Vatican Communications Board

It was announced today (13th July 2016) that Pope Francis has appointed Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin as one of 16 Members of the newly established Vatican Secretariat for Communications.  The body consists of six cardinals, seven bishops and three laypersons.  Its aim is to oversee the coordination and streamlining […]
July 10, 2016

Bicentenary of Ballycoog Church

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

Bray Parish Festival

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

Mass for Veronica Guerin RIP

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

Charismatic Renewal Conference

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

Mass for Saint Josemaria Escriva

MASS IN HONOUR OF SAINT JOSEMARIA ESCRIVA’ Homily notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin   Church of Our Lady, Queen of Peace, 25th June 2015   The quotation from Saint Josemaria on the printed invitation to today’s Mass speaks in simple language about trustingly spending time with the […]
June 20, 2016

Archbishop establishes Newman Centre for Faith & Reason

Notre Dame University to steward new Centre for Dialogue between Faith and Reason Archbishop Diarmuid Martin has announced the establishment of a new Centre for dialogue between faith and reason, between Church and society. The American Notre Dame University, one of the most distinguished Catholic Universities worldwide, will steward the […]
June 19, 2016

Opening of St. Anthony’s Room Ballywaltrim

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

Statement on Orlando Shootings

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

Visit of Relics of St. Anthony

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

Ordination to Diaconate, Terenure College

    ORDINATION TO THE DIACONATE OF BROTHER JAMES EIVERS, O.CARM.   Homily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin,Archbishop of Dublin Carmelite Terenure College, 12th June 2016 “For centuries, in the minds of ordinary Catholics, the office of deacon was understood simply as the final step on the road to priestly […]
June 10, 2016

Ordination of Eight Deacons

Feast of Saint Kevin  ORDINATION OF EIGHT DEACONS FOR SERVICE IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF DUBLIN  Homily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin Pro-Cathedral, Saturday  4th June 2016 11.00am                  One of the significant achievements of the Vatican Council’s reflection on the Church was the restoration in […]
June 4, 2016

Ordination of Permanent Deacons

Feast of Saint Kevin ORDINATION OF EIGHT DEACONS FOR SERVICE IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF DUBLIN Homily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin ————————- Pro-Cathedral, Saturday 4th June 2016 11.00am One of the significant achievements of the Vatican Council’s reflection on the Church was the restoration in the […]
May 24, 2016

Pope Francis confirms date and theme for World Meeting of Families

Pope Francis confirms date and theme for Ireland’s World Meeting of Families Tuesday 24 May 2016 Pope Francis has decided that the World Meeting of Families will be held in Dublin on 22 to 26 August 2018, with the theme “The Gospel of the Family: Joy for the World”.   […]
May 15, 2016

Festival of Peoples – Pentecost 2016

Pentecost 2016 FESTIVAL OF PEOPLES Homily Notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin 15th May 2016 “The Preface of the Mass of Pentecost sums up the meaning of our celebration today as a “Festival of Peoples”, the celebration of the diversity of ethnic identity gathered within the one […]
May 10, 2016

Unique 1916 Commemoration in Pro-Cathedral

Press Release – Tuesday May 10th 2016 Dublin Cathedral premiere of unique 1916 commemoration   One of the country’s most distinguished traditional musicians, Dr Charlie Lennon, has composed a new suite to commemorate the 1916 centenary.  The composition Áille na hÁille – a Terrible Beauty will have its first Dublin […]
May 5, 2016

World Communications Day

Resources for World Communications Day on Sunday 8 May 2016   Produced by the Catholic Communications Office of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference www.catholicbishops.ie     Key Themes from Pope Francis’ message for World Communications Day on the theme ‘Communication and Mercy: A Fruitful Encounter’ Some of the key points […]
May 4, 2016

Safeguarding Children & Support Services

The final tranche of reports into Safeguarding Practice in Religious Congregations have been published today. The audits were carried out by the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland and are available in full on www.safeguarding.ie Anyone who has been affected by the detail of these […]
May 1, 2016

Icon of Mary in Pro Cathedral

Icon of Mary, Mother of Perpetual Help SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER 2016 Homily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin Pro-Cathedral, 30th April 2016 “The readings of today’s Mass, especially the first reading from the Acts of the Apostles and the Gospel reading from Saint John, show that […]
April 27, 2016

Pope Francis Approves John Sullivan Beatification

Press Release Wednesday 27th April 2016 Pope Francis approves the beatification of Venerable John Sullivan Archbishop Diarmuid Martin has warmly welcomed the news today that Pope Francis has approved the beatification of Venerable John Sullivan (1861-1933) Pope Francis approved the decree that authenticated a miracle attributed to Fr Sullivan at […]
April 26, 2016

Archbishop’s Statement on Violence in Dublin

 STATEMENT OF ARCHBISHOP DIARMUID MARTIN ON FURTHER VIOLENCE IN DUBLIN  26th April 2016 Pope Francis recently quoted Martin Luther King on the theme of putting an end to violence.  King had said that in the face of senseless violence in the end: “somewhere somebody must have a little sense”.  And […]
April 25, 2016

Crosscare Emigrants Guide

  Press Release – Monday April 25th   New guide prepares Irish emigrants for work in Australia’s outback     Crosscare’s Migrant Project has launched printed and on-line support resources for Irish workers in Australia, involved in the lucrative Fly-In/Fly-Out sector. The leaflet was produced by Crosscare Migrant Project and is […]
April 24, 2016

1916 Commemoration at Arbour Hill

 1916 STATE COMMEMORATION CEREMONY Arbour Hill  Homily notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin   Church of the Sacred Heart, Arbour Hill, 24th April 2016 I am very grateful to the Parish of James’ Street here in Dublin for providing some very significant heirlooms of their parish for use […]
April 19, 2016

Service of Remembrance for Brussels Tragedy

ECUMENICAL SERVICE OF REMEMBRANCE FOR THE  VICTIMS OF THE ATTACKS IN BRUSSELS (22 MARCH 2016)   Sacred Heart Church, Donnybrook, 19th April 2016    Speaking and Homily notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin   Late last year I led a delegation of Irish Catholic Bishops to Brussels […]
April 8, 2016

Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia

Please see below the text of the Holy Father Francis which was delivered today at a press conference in Archbishop’s House in Dublin by The President of Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference, Archbishop Eamon Martin of Armagh, and the Vice-President, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin. to welcome the Apostolic Exhortation of Pope Francis Amoris […]
April 8, 2016

Reflections on Pope Francis’ Exhortation

  PRESENTATION OF THE APOSTOLIC EXHORTATION AMORIS LAETITIA Reflections of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin Archbishops House, Dublin, 8th April 2016             “I think that this is the first time that I have ever set out to present a document of the Pope by doing precisely what Pope […]
March 31, 2016

The Church and the 1916 Rising

THE CHURCH AND THE RISING Comments on the Book Edited by Greg Daly for “The Irish Catholic” Remarks of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin Church of Saint Mary, Church Street, 31st March 2016   “Earlier this year RTE transmitted a television series about 1961 called Rebellion.  It was a fictional re-enactment of the dramatic events of Easter Week 1916.  It included […]
March 28, 2016

1916 Centenary Prayer of Remembrance

 CENTENARY PRAYER OF REMEMBRANCE    Lord, Merciful and Kind, I remember the men, women and children who died during 1916 and throughout the troubled journey of our island’s history. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anamacha.   Look kindly I pray, on the people of Ireland from all traditions, at home […]
March 26, 2016

Easter 2016 Homily

    EASTER VIGIL 2016   Homily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin       “The authors of the 1916 Proclamation were men of faith who dreamed dreams of hope for Ireland for the Irish people”     “Why are you seeking the living among the […]
March 25, 2016

Priests Council Data Report 2016

<b>Priests Council Data Report 2030</b> Please see below a link to a comprehensive report complied on behalf of the Diocesan Priests Council looking at future trends for many aspects of Diocesan life and personnel numbers. The Council is making the report widely available to help with ongoing planning discussions for […]
March 25, 2016

Way of the Cross Reflections

  WAY OF THE CROSS 2016 Through Phoenix Park Dublin THE WAY OF THE CROSS IN THE YEAR OF MERCY Elements for reflections of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin Good Friday, 25th March 2016 FIRST REFLECTION “Pray that you may not come into the time of trial”.  Jesus […]
March 24, 2016

Chrism Mass Homily

    MASS OF CHRISM Homily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin St. Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, 10.00am Holy Thursday, 24th March 2016    Holy Week in the Year of Mercy!  The celebration of the Jubilee Year of Mercy offers us a unique optic from which to attempt to understand […]
March 20, 2016

Palm Sunday Homily

PALM SUNDAY 2016 Homily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin —————- Pro-Cathedral, 20th March 2016 (after First Gospel Reading) “We have heard the Gospel account of the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem. Later we will hear the Gospel of the Passion of Jesus. There appears to be […]
March 17, 2016

Concluding words at Mass for St Patrick’s Day

CONCLUDING WORDS OF ARCHBISHOP DIARMUID MARTIN   St Mary’s Pro Cathedral – March 17th 2016 I am grateful to Father Brian Shorthall for his stimulating homily.  I thank him for his reference to the place of this Pro-Cathedral in the events of 1916.  The priests from this Cathedral provided spiritual […]
March 14, 2016

Who is Pope Francis? Regina Mundi Address

Regina Mundi College Cork  WHO REALLY IS POPE FRANCIS?  The relevance of his message to Ireland as we celebrate and commemorate 1916  Speaking notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin  Archbishop of Dublin   Regina Mundi College, Cork, 14th March 2016 “I have chosen a difficult topic.  Perhaps I am trying […]
March 14, 2016

Novena of Grace, Donaghmede

 Fifth Sunday of Lent 2016  NOVENA OF GRACE DONAGHMEDE, CLONGRIFFEN, BALGRIFFIN Homily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin   Holy Trinity Church, Donaghmede, 12th March 2016     “It is interesting how everyone likes Pope Francis but they like him best when he seems to be saying […]
March 1, 2016

Emmanuel 2016

  Press Release – Monday February 29th 2016   Young Voices rise up in the Helix     An extraordinary event, which sees over 2,000 teenagers enthusiastically singing religious music live on stage, gets underway in Dublin’s Helix tonight.   Students from all over Dublin will raise their voices in a […]
February 29, 2016

Dublin Priest Ordained Bishop in Vatican

Press Release – Saturday February 27th Dublin Priest Ordained Bishop in Vatican The Archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin has congratulated Bishop Paul Tighe on his episcopal ordination in the Vatican today (Saturday February 27 2016). Bishop Tighe was ordained in St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome by Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Secretary […]
February 17, 2016

“Statement from Pontifical Commission for Protection of Minors”

STATEMENT OF THE PONTIFICAL COMMISSION FOR THE PROTECTION OF MINORS Cardinal Seán O’Malley, OFM Cap., President of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, together with all the Commission Members, issued today the following statement on the obligation to report suspected sexual abuse to civil authorities: “As Pope Francis […]
February 9, 2016

Statement on escalation of violence on city streets

STATEMENT OF ARCHBISHOP DIARMUID MARTIN ON VIOLENCE IN DUBLIN   I wish to repeat what I said on Saturday last condemning the extraordinary examples of violence which have marked our city again in recent days. “Violence is to be condemned whatever its roots are.  Dismembering bodies as some sort of […]
January 19, 2016

Homily of the Inaugural service for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Inaugural Service for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2016 Homily by the Very Reverend Dr Kenneth Newell OBE, former Moderator of the Fitzroy Presbyterian Church, Belfast. Monday 18th January 2016, 8.00pm St. Paul’s Church, Arran Quay, Dublin 7   ‘Almighty God, by your grace alone we have been […]
January 18, 2016

Priests Council Data Report 2030

  Priests Council Data Report 2030 Please see below a link to a comprehensive report complied on behalf of the Diocesan Priests Council looking at future trends for many aspects of Diocesan life and personnel numbers. The Council is making the report widely available to help with ongoing planning discussions […]
January 18, 2016

Mother of Perpetual Help Anniversary Launch

PILGRIMAGE OF THE IMAGE OF OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP Words of introduction of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin Redemptoristine Convent, Saint Alphonsus Road, Drumcondra , Dublin 18th January 2016 “I wish to commend the Redemptorist Congregations here in Ireland for organizing this jubilee pilgrimage, which undoubtedly will have the support of people on all parts of this island. The partnership with […]
January 17, 2016

10th Anniversary of Pieta House

  Second Sunday of the Year 2016 CELEBRATION OF THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF PIETA HOUSE Homily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin Church of Saint Mary, Lucan, 17th January 2016   We have come to thank God for the work of Pieta House and to give thanks […]
January 6, 2016

Feast of the Epiphany – Dominican Ordinations

ORDINATION TO THE DIACONATE of Br Patrick Desmond OP and Br Kevin O’Reilly OP Homily Notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin Saint Saviour’s Dominick Street, 6th January 2016   “I am particularly happy to celebrate the Ordination to the Diaconate of two Dominican Friars – Br Patrick […]
January 1, 2016

World Day of Peace Homily

Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, Foxrock, Co. Dublin ‘Overcome Indifference and Win Peace’ Homily notes of Fr Damian Mc Neice   “In His message for this year’s celebration of the World Day of Peace Pope Francis says something that we perhaps can welcome more readily at Christmastime than […]
December 26, 2015

Unwanted Gifts Appeal

Pro Cathedral Begins Unwanted Gifts Collection Before you start looking for the gift receipts to exchange unwanted presents from yesterday, why not put them to really good use, by supporting one of Dublin’s busiest charities? Staff at St. Mary’s Pro Cathedral in Dublin are urging people not to return unwanted […]
December 24, 2015

Christmas Homily

MIDNIGHT MASS – CHRISTMAS 2015 Homily notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin  Archbishop of Dublin Pro-Cathedral, 24th December 2015 10pm “No matter how many times we hear these Christmas readings we remain each year deeply struck by them again and again.  There is something about the atmosphere of this holy […]
December 20, 2015

Opening of Holy Door of Mercy

Fourth Sunday of Advent 2015 OPENING OF THE DOOR OF MERCY AND THE EXTRAORDINARY JUBILEE OF MERCY Homily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin Pro-Cathedral, 20th December 2015   “Over the past weeks the liturgy has focussed on our hope for the coming of Jesus Christ and the cry […]
December 19, 2015

Mgr. Paul Tighe appointed Bishop in Vatican

DUBLIN PRIEST APPOINTED BISHOP IN VATICAN OFFICE WITH RESPONSIBILITY FOR DIALOGUE BETWEEN FAITH AND CULTURE  The Holy See has today announced the appointment by Pope Francis of Mgr Paul Tighe, a Dublin diocesan priest, as titular Bishop of Drivastrum and Adjunct Secretary of the Pontifical Council for Culture.   Monsignor Paul Tighe […]
December 14, 2015

Archbishop Martin to open Holy Door of Mercy

Sunday 20 December at St. Mary’s Pro-Cathedral
December 9, 2015

Schools Mass Homily

Schools Mass 2015 Homily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin St. Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, Dublin Monday 7th December   “The future of education in Ireland is under constant review.  It is not simply a question of adapting to the constant pressure of day to day maintenance of schools, or trying to […]
December 9, 2015

Diocesan Food Appeal

Archbishop Martin has asked parishes to repeat last year’s Food Appeal with parishioners to bring non-perishable food items to Masses in their local parish Church on the weekends of 5th/6th and 12th/13th of December
December 8, 2015

Homily of the reception of the remains of Bishop Dermot O’ Mahony

Reception of the remains of Bishop Dermot O’ Mahony Homily Notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin ——————————- Church of Saint Anne, Shankill, 14th December 2015   “We come to commend to the Lord, whom he served with all his heart, Bishop Dermot O’ Mahony.  In his 80th […]
December 5, 2015

40th Anniversary of Willington Parish

Second Sunday of Advent 2015 FORTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF THE PARISH OF SAINT JUDE THE APOSTLE Homily notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin  Archbishop of Dublin Church of Saint Jude the Apostle, 5th December 2015 “When I visit a school to celebrate the anniversary of its opening, I usually try to […]
November 28, 2015

Accord Mass Homily

First Sunday of Advent 2015 ANNUAL MASS FOR THE CO-WORKERS OF ACCORD DUBLIN Homily notes of Archbishop Diarmuid Martin All Hallows College, Dublin, 28th November 2015   “The Gospel that we have just heard was written by Saint Luke for the early Church where – just one generation after the […]
November 22, 2015

Confey Church 20th Anniversary

  Feast of Christ the King 2015 MASS TO CELEBRATE THE 20th ANNIVERSARY OF THE  CHURCH OF SAINT CHARLES BORROMEO, CONFEY  Homily Notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin Church of Saint Charles Borromeo, Confey, 22nd November 2015 “We celebrate the Feast of Christ the King, Jesus Christ King […]
November 16, 2015

St. Laurence O Toole & Mercy – a reflection

St Laurence O’Toole Celebration November 12th/13th 2015   Mercy It is a wonderful mark of God’s Providence that the memory of St. Laurence O’Toole is still alive today nearly 900 years later, and that significant records of his life were gathered and protected over the centuries.  His story is beautifully […]
November 14, 2015

“We share the grief of the people of Paris” on Feast of St. Laurence O’ Toole

FEAST OF SAINT LAURENCE O’TOOLE 2015   Homily Notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin   Pro-Cathedral, 14th November 2015 “Saint Laurence O’Toole was Archbishop of Dublin at an unusual time.  He was the first Irish Bishop in Dublin.  His predecessors were of Viking extraction and the diocese was […]
November 13, 2015

Homily at Mater Dei Graduations

    Mass for the Mater Dei Institute Graduations 2015 Homily Notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin ———– Church of the Holy Cross, Clonliffe, 13th November 2015   “Our Gospel reading stresses three themes: fear, faith and doubt.  We see the contrast between the serenity of Jesus […]
November 8, 2015

Mass with the Deaf Community

MASS WITH THE DEAF COMMUNITY            Homily Notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin Emmaus Chapel, Deaf Village, Dublin, 8th November 2015   “I am always very happy to celebrate Mass here in this Emmaus Chapel with the Deaf community.  I know the work of the Chaplaincy in supporting […]
November 7, 2015

Homily at Mass for Deceased Priests

MASS FOR DECEASED PRIESTS 2015 Homily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin     Pro-Cathedral, 7th November 2015   Introduction   In this month of November when the Church remembers those who have travelled the path of faith before us, we have come this morning to remember in our […]
November 4, 2015

Archbishop William Walsh Lecture

        ARCHBISHOP WILLIAM J WALSH First Chancellor of the National University of Ireland – 1908-1921  Some personal reflections of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin ——————————- Old Physics Theatre, Newman House, 4th November 2015 I speak as someone who is not a professional historian and I […]
November 1, 2015

Homily for Feast of All Saints

FEAST OF ALL SAINTS 2015 Homily Notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin St. Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, 1st November 2015 “We celebrate the Feast of All Saints.  At this time in autumn when the harvest has been collected, the Church celebrates and reminds us of another harvest, the great harvest […]
October 21, 2015

Carrickmines Funeral Mass homilies

Homily at Funeral Mass of Thomas & Sylvia Connors, and their children Jim, Christy, and baby Mary Thursday 22nd October 2015 at the Church of the Ascension, Balally Parish, Dublin 16   Principal Celebrant, Fr. Derek Farrell, Parish Priest at the Parish of the Travelling People; assisted by Fr. Dermot Lane, Parish […]
October 12, 2015

Intervention of Archbishop Martin at Synod

  Intervention of the Archbishop of Dublin,  Diarmuid Martin at the Synod of Bishops in Rome on “The Vocation and Mission of the Family in the Church and Contemporary World”. XIV ORDINARY GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE SYNOD OF BISHOPS  “I wish to speak about the social culture of marriage as […]
October 10, 2015

Archbishop asks for prayers for Carrickmines victims

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin has expressed his sympathy to the Traveller families who have been devastated by this morning’s tragic fire in Carrickmines in Dublin. Archbishop Martin said the news was heartbreaking for all in the Traveller and wider local community. Archbishop Martin has asked that all those who have died […]
October 1, 2015

Thinking Anew book launch

Comments by Archbishop Diarmuid Martin on the launch of “Thinking Anew – Faith in a World of Change and Doubt”  by Gordon Linney   “I like the title of Gordon Linney’s book.  Even though at first sight the book might seem to be a look back at past writings and events, I […]
September 27, 2015

Pope Francis confirms Dublin as host for 2018 World Meeting

WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES TO BE HELD IN DUBLIN   Pope Francis has announced that the next World Meeting of Families will take place in 2018 in Dublin. He made the announcement at the concluding Mass of the World Meeting of Families which ended in Philadelphia this evening. It was […]
September 18, 2015

Crosscare support for modular housing to ease homeless emergency

Press Release Friday 18th September Crosscare supports modular housing initiative as an emergency measure for homeless families   Crosscare, the social support agency of the Archdiocese of Dublin, today gave its support to the development of short-term modular housing which is being proposed by the Dublin Local Authorities, as an […]
September 17, 2015

Parish Pastoral Councils’ Review

PARISH PASTORAL COUNCILS’ REVIEW 2015   Speaking notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin Saint Paul’s Church, Arran Quay, 17th September 2015   “First of all this evening I would like to say thank you to all of you present and to those who of you embarked ten years ago […]
September 17, 2015

Parish Council Pioneers look to the next phase

Press Release Thursday 17th September Parish Council Pioneers reflect on a decade of participation     Over 10 years ago, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin introduced the concept of lay people working in partnership with clergy in running parishes in the Archdiocese of Dublin.   As part of a wide ranging review of that initiative, […]
September 15, 2015

The Priests of 1916: new records on display for Culture Night

 Press release September 15th   “The Priests of 1916”   Archdiocese releases Rising records to mark Culture Night   Accounts of how Dublin priests ministered to the injured and dying during the 1916 Rising will be on display for the first time as part of the Archdiocese of Dublin Culture […]
September 11, 2015

Closing Mass of the Lourdes Pilgrimage

Closing Mass DUBLIN DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES 2015   Homily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin Lourdes, 11th September 2015     Our pilgrimage days have gone so quickly.  This evening we celebrate our final Mass together as we give thanks to God for our experience of […]
September 8, 2015

Opening Mass at Lourdes Pilgrimage

DUBLIN DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES 2015 Homily notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin Opening Mass at the Grotto at Lourdes, 8th September 2015   “We gather once again this year on the Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary to begin our 2015 Dublin Diocesan Pilgrimage […]
September 7, 2015

Crosscare to plan for reception of refugees

Press Release Monday September 7th   Crosscare staff begin work on planning to help refugees    At the request of Archbishop Diarmuid Martin, Crosscare staff in Dublin have begun working on a draft programme of support for refugees. Crosscare is the social care agency of the Archdiocese of Dublin.  Crosscare also […]
September 7, 2015

Lourdes Pilgrimage 2015

Press Release Monday September 7th   2,000 people are departing Dublin airport this morning (Monday) as part of the largest annual pilgrimage to leave Ireland for the French Marian Shrine of Lourdes.   The 66th Dublin Diocesan Pilgrimage runs until Saturday and will be led by Archbishop Diarmuid Martin.   […]
September 1, 2015

World Day of Prayer for all Creation

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR THE PROTECTION OF CREATION Reflection of Archbishop Diarmuid Martin Church of the Holy Cross, Clonliffe, Dublin, 1st September 2015   “We gather this evening as Christians of various denominations. Our gathering in this context of reflection on protecting creation puts into focus, however, not our […]
August 26, 2015

World Day of Prayer for all Creation

Tuesday September 1st in Holy Cross Church, Holy Cross Diocesan Centre, Clonliffe Road, Dublin 3
August 23, 2015

Dedication of Frank Duff Room

TWENTY FIRST SUNDAY OF THE YEAR 2015 Family Mass and dedication of Frank Duff Room  Homily Notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin  Archbishop of Dublin Church of Saint Peter, Phibsborough, 23rd August 2015   “Today’s Gospel reading from the sixth chapter of Saint John’s Gospel comes at the end of a […]
July 24, 2015

MacGill Summer School – “Beyond 2016”

  Mac Gill Summer School and Arts Week 2015 BEYOND 2016 – WHAT ARE OUR ASPIRATIONS FOR THE REPUBLIC Speaking notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin —————————————————————————– Glenties, 24th July 2015   When Joe Mullholland first wrote asking me to speak at this year’s Summer School, one […]