Homily Ordination of Rev. John Magner to the Priesthood in St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh Sunday, 25th June, 2017 by Bishop William Crean Bishop of Cloyne My Friends, A vocation to a particular way of life is always a unique personal journey of response, discernment and commitment. While we tend to associate vocation with priesthood and […]
Eucharistic Procession, Cork Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ Sunday, 18th June 2017 Bishop William Crean, Bishop of Cloyne A Chairde, Dear Friends, Around the time of marking the new Millennium – there was a lot of looking back at the progress made over the centuries. There was justifiable pride in […]
World Meeting of Families (2018) preparatory event held in the Church of the Holy Family, Youghal, Saturday, 20th May 2017 Bishop William’s Homily given during Mass My friends, I was speaking with a parent within the last few weeks and she got talking about the difference between raising boys from raising girls – she summed […]
Video of Mass celebrated by Bishop William Crean – Diocese of Cloyne Pilgrimage to Knock, May 14th 2017 My Friends, The poet Brendan Kennelly in one of his poems entitled “The Stones” tells the story of an old woman Nellie Mulcahy who was used by mothers to instill fear in their children. The Stones Brendan […]
Conferring Ministries of Acolyte and Lector On the candidates for the Permanent Diaconate Church of the Resurrection, Mallow Sunday 26th February 2017 My friends, “People must think of us as Christ’s servants, stewards entrusted with the mysteries of God. What is expected of stewards is that each one is found worthy of his trust”. So […]
Nine men who are preparing for ordination to serve as Permanent Deacons in the Diocese of Cloyne were instituted by Bishop William Crean with the ministries of Lector and Acolyte. The celebration took place during the 12 noon Mass on Sunday 26th February, at the Church of the Resurrection, Mallow. The families of the nine […]
The following message was read at all Sunday Masses (including Vigil Masses) in the Diocese of Cloyne on the weekend of 25th/26th Feb 2017. Dear Friends, I take this opportunity to highlight the importance of Safeguarding Children in the Diocese of Cloyne. The New Policy Document on Safeguarding Children and Standards for the Catholic Church […]
Speaking notes of Bishop Wm. Crean Address to the Assembly, Killarney, Tuesday 8th Nov 2016 “From what wells, do we drink now?” This is my opening question by way of broadening our reflections beyond the immediate and familiar patterns of our thinking about faith issues to take something of a ‘helicopter view’ of the perspectives […]
Christmas Message 2016 from Bishop William Crean, Bishop of Cloyne. My Friends, “The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light On those who have walked in the shadow of death a light has shone” (Is. 9:2) This hope and vision of the new dawn that the Messiah brings to the world is […]
16th Dec 2016 Eamonn Meehan, Executive Director of Trócaire (the overseas development agency of the Catholic Church in Ireland) has sent a ‘Thank You’ letter to Bishop William Crean and the Diocese of Cloyne for the generous donations that have come from the diocese. Click here to read the ‘Thank You’ letter.
News from the Diocese:June 27th, 2017Homily - Fr Damien Lynch, Assistant Vocations Director, Diocese of Cloyne Given during a Holy Hou...June 26th, 2017Homily Ordination of Rev. John Magner to the Priesthood in St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh Sun...June 26th, 2017Rev. John Magner was ordained to the priesthood by Bishop William Crean for service in the Diocese o...
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How a Young Person may be active in parish: Áine Keane's activity and service through the Pope John Paul II AwardsJune 2nd, 2017My name is Áine Keane. I am 19 years old. I'm a student at Presentation Secondary School in Mitc[...]February 28th, 2017The following is a recollection by Siobhan O’Shaughnessy, a young woman who attends a young adult pr[...]