Bishop Leahy's Homilies and Addresses


Homilies and Addresses

of Bishop Brendan Leahy, Bishop of Limerick.


This page is an archive of homilies and addresses of Bishop Breandán Leahy, Bishop of Limerick.

Where possible these addresses are also available in the related picture gallery or news item.

For queries about these addresses  or other matters, please contact the Diocesan Office on 061 350000



  • 2019


19/04/17 Chrism Mass 2019







  • 2018



18/01/10 Safeguarding Conference, Mary Immaculate College
18/03/26 Novena, Holy Week, Togher, Cork
18/03/28 Chrism Mass
18/05/09 1916 Commemoration
18/06/02 Festschrift for Fr Christoper O'Donnell
18/06/03 Mass of Solemnity, Corpus Christi
18/06/03 St. Mary’s Cathedral - 850th Anniversary Celebration
18/06/09 Mass for Families of Religious and Priests
18/06/16 50th Anniversary of Abbeyfeale Church
18/08/15 Homily Notes of Bishop Brendan Leahy, August 15th 2018, Kileedy
18/08/22 World Meeting of Families – Handing on the faith in the home today
18/09/01 Syro Malabar – Pope’s Visit
18/09/08 Departure of FCJ Sisters, Bruff
18/10/06 School Community mass
18/10/07 Ecumenical Meeting of Bishops- The breath of the Holy Spirit, the Church and today’s world Sigtuna, Sweden
18/10/23 Address at the Church in the 21st Century Center, Boston





  • 2017


17/02/11 World Day of Sick 2017
17/03/21 Visit of a Statue of Our Lady of Fatima - St. John’s Cathedral
17/05/06 Church of Ireland - Synod 2017
17/06/07 We need young people with strong ideals to help fix broken world
17/06/09 Bishop Leahy - Fr. Jack Finucane, a true hero
17/06/22 Lourdes Pilgrimage 2017 - Grotto Mass
17/09/16 Mass of Thanksgiving to mark Final Vows of Sr. Rose Miriam O.P. - St. Saviour’s
17/09/19 Opening Mass to Mark the beginning of the School Year 2017 and in Celebration of the Beatification of Blessed John Sullivan S.J. - Crescent Comprehensive College
17/09/30 Diocesan Assembly, 30th September 2017 - Castletroy Park Hotel
17/10/08  The World of Edward Thomas O’Dwyer of Limerick (1886-1917) - Mary Immaculate College
17/10/09  Mass at Bons Secours Hospital Limerick at Barrington’s


  • 2016


2016/12/31 New Year's Eve Homily - Friar's of the Renewal

2016/12/25 Christmas - St John's Cathedral

2016/12/12 Synod - Diocesan Plan

2016/11/06 Homily for Charismatic Renewal

2016/10/21  Mary Immaculate College, Thurles – Graduation Ceremony

2016/07/29 World Youth Day, Krakow - Catechesis 3 "Instruments of Mercy"

2016/07/28 World Youth Day, Krakow - Catechesis 2 "Accepting God's Mercy"

2016/07/26 World Youth Day, Krakow - Catechesis 1  “Now is the Time of Mercy!”

2016/05/25 Salesian Secondary School Mass of Thanksgiving 1955- 2016

2016/04/24 GAA and 1916 Mass

2016/04/24 Scoil Carmel School Closing Liturgy

2016/04/07 Mount St. Lawrence Memorial Plaque

2016/04/02 Vigil for Vocations

2016/09/12 Bishop Leahy celebrates 50 years of Cuan Mhuire with a call to redouble efforts to break rising tide of addictions

2016/04/10 Synod 2016 Closing Mass
2016/03/24 Mass of Our Lord's Supper, Cuan Mhuire
2016/03/23 Chrism Mass 2016, Cathedral of St John the Baptist
2016/03/17 St Patrick's Day Mass, Sarsfield Barracks
2016/02/07 Bicentenary of Christian Brothers in Limerick
2016/01/31 Vocations decline an invitation to reimagine Church for tomorrow
2016/01/21 Fr Jim Noonan commendation
2016/01/18 Official Opening of Le Chéile School
2016/01/12 The Message of Mercy by Amalee Meehan - Book Launch
2016/01/12 Second Level Teachers In Service Day - Woodlands House Hotel
2016/01/10 Baptism of the Lord 2016
2016/01/04 2016 - a year to re-read history
2016/01/03 St Munchin's College - Parish Mass
2016/01/02 Monaleen Parish - Homily
2016/01/01 World Day of Peace - Homily
  • 2015
2015/12/13 Opening of Holy Door - Year of Mercy
2015/09/13 Grandparents Association
2015/08/15 Assumption Croom Civic Centre
2015/06/23 Consecrated Life Homily - Lourdes
2015/06/16 Speaking Notes of Bishop Brendan Leahy in honour of the contribution of the Orders and Congregations
2015/06/16 Civic Reception Orders & Congregations
2015/06/12 Meenkilly National School Centenary Mass
2015/06/02 Bishop wishes Limerick students well in exams
2015/05/22 Mass for the Federation of Catholic Universities
2015/04/01 Chrism Mass 2015
2015/03/30 Young People care about the Church
2015/03/28 Day for Consecrated Life South Court Hotel, Limerick,
2015/03/27 “Working together to share Gospel joy with the young Church in Ireland”
2015/03/27 Easter Message 2015  from Bishop Leahy
2015/03/18 Religion & Global Conflict
2015/03/17 St Patrick's Day Homily 2015
2015/03/15 The Joy of the Gospel
2015/02/18 Bishop Leahy celebrates Synod Sunday Mass in Moyross with RTE Radio.
2015/02/17 Lenten Message 2015
2015/02/01 Mass for Year of Consecrated Life Homily
2015/01/30 Feast Day of St John Bosco Homily
2015/01/22 Week of Prayer 2015 Speaking Notes
2015/01/21 Catholic Schools Week Speaking Notes
2015/01/03  Celebration to mark Extension, Refurbishment and Redevelopment of St. Munchin’s College.
2015/01/01 World Day of Peace Homily 2015

  • 2014
2014/12/31 Friars of Renewal end of year Mass Homily
2014/12/25 Christmas Day Homily 2014
2014/12/05 Launch of Diocesan Synod 2016 in St John's Cathedral
2014/11/28 Speaking Notes 20th Anniversary of the Limerick Diocesan Pastoral Centre
2014/10/27 Clonfert Adult Cathechism Speaking notes
2014/10/25 Association of Religious Bursars of Ireland
2014/10/02 Mass to mark 35th Anniversary of the Visit of Saint John Paul to Limerick St. Joseph’s Church, Limerick
2014/09/19 Homily Notes for Mass to mark 50th Anniversary of Scoil Íde
2014/07/19 Ordination of David Casey to the Priesthood. St. John’s Cathedral, Limerick, July 19th 2014
2014/06/23 Mass at the Grotto in Lourdes June 2014 Homily
2014/06/07 The Meaning of Religious Freedom Speaking notes
2014/06/04 Minsk Conference Religious freedom is a path to justice and peace
2014/06/04 Minsk Conference Religious Freedom Speaking Notes
2014/04/27 Canonisation in Rome by Pope Francis of Saints John XXIII and John Paul II Homily
2014/04/18 Good Friday Homily 2014
2014/04/16 Chrism Mass Homily 2014
2014/04/06 Charismatic Renewal Conference Homily
2014/04/05 Easter Vigil Mass 2014
2014/03/28 John Paul II, Limerick City of Culture Speaking Notes
2014/03/17 St Patrick's Day Homily
2014/03/10 Pope Francis and Religious Education
2014/01/26 Adare Ecumenical Service
2014/01/20  Visit to St Clement's
2014/01/14 Visit to St Munchin's
2014/01/14 Feast Day of St Ita
2014/01/01 World Day of Prayer of Peace for Limerick City of Culture 2014
  • 2013
2013/14/23  St Johns Cathedral, Limerick At the Conclusion of the Episcopal Ordination Ceremony, Speaking Notes
2013/12/25  Christmas Radio Message - Sacred Space 201fm
2013/12/25  Christmas Radio Message - Limericks live 95fm
2013/12/24  Christmas Eve - Vigil Mass
2013/12/20  Rite and Reason
2013/12/10   Nessa chats to Bishop Leahy on SpinFM South West
2013/12/06 Mass at the Bedford Row Project, 6 December 2013. Homily Notes
2013/11/25  Mass for the Deceased Priests of the Diocese
2013/11/25 Presentation of the Dominican Biblical Institute level six diploma in biblical and theological studies. Evening Prayer
2013/11/24  At the conclusion of the Year of Faith.
2013/11/22 Anniversary Mass on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the death of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy. SS. Peter and Paul Church, Bruff, Nov. 22nd, 2013
2013/11/21 St. John’s Hospital - 125 Years Celebration of the Arrival of the Sisters of the Company of Mary
2013/11/20  Adare. Meeting with Parish Pastoral Councils.
2013/11/10 Mass on the Occasion of the Opening of Ahalin N.S extension and 50th Anniversary celebrations
2013/11/03  Abbeyfeale parish  Conferring of Benemerenti Medal on Sean Broderick.
2013/11/02  St Saviour’s Church, Limerick    Diocese of Limerick Mass for survivors of abuse. A Mass of Healing and Hope. Homily Notes
2013/10/25 Mary Immaculate College Graduation Address of Welcome 2013
2013/10/22 South Court Hotel, Limerick  Meeting of Pastoral Area Teams
2013/10/18 Raheen Parish Church Mass of Reconciliation, Past Pupils from St. Joseph’s Christian Brothers’ Industrial School, Glin, Homily Notes
2013/09/27 St. Vincent de Paul Mass.  Celebration of Frederic Ozanam
2013/09/20 Irish College, Rome “A Time for Priests”: Have Atheists a Point?, Speaking Notes
2013/09/01 Our Lady Help of Christians Parish Mass of Induction of Fr. Robbie Swinburne PP
2013/08/30 St. Clement’s College, Limerick Ethos Day, Homily Notes.
2013/08/17 18 St. Mary’s Church Homily Notes
2013/06/30 Holy Family parish, Southill Sunday Mass Homily
2013/06/27 Woodlands, Adare.  Clergy Gathering, Speaking Notes
2013/06/20  Moyross Novena, Limerick    Homily Notes
2013/06/09    Pallaskenry Church 150th Anniversary of the Church.
2013/05/24    Dominican Biblical Institute   The Word and the Year of Faith: Meeting of Dominicans
2013/05/22    Laurel Hill and St Munchins Colleges, Limerick.  Graduation Masses
2013/05/17  Mary Immaculate College               Conference on “What is distinctive about Catholic Learning
2013/04/17   St Nessans parish, Raheen     The Sacrament of Confirmation
2013/04/05   Knock Shrine  Cherishing both Mother and Baby