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Bishop William Crean’s Reflection for Palm Sunday

Reflection for Palm Sunday 5th April 2020 St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh COVID 19 – Holy Week – in context My friends, Virus or no virus this is a special week for disciples of Jesus. Across the centuries Holy Week stands apart because across the generations these days have been set apart to be celebrated as […]

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Bishop Crean Homily for the Fifth Sunday of Lent

Out of the depths ……De Profundis Homily, Bishop William Crean, 5th Sunday of Lent (A) 29th March 2020 St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh De Profundis clamavi ad te, Domine. Domine, exaudi vocem meam Out of the Depths I cry to you O Lord Lord hear my voice “O let your ears be attentive to the voice […]

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Bishops Homily for the Fourth Sunday of Lent

4th Sunday of Lent A TIME OF TESTING My friends, While the name of the virus we are struggling to control is known as COVID 19 – the entire experience that we are going through might best be named PANDEMIC 20 – simply because it is now a global world-wide phenomenon, the impact of which […]

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Update From Bishop Crean – 16th March 2020

Bishop Crean has decided that all weekday Masses are cancelled, as well as weekend Masses for the present.   The priests of the Diocese will continue to remember the needs of parishioners at Masses celebrated privately.   This is an occasion for all of us – especially in families – to pray more intensely for […]

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CARE FOR ONE ANOTHER DURING THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC

Further advice of the Irish Bishops in response to the COVID-19 Coronavirus The following instructions take into consideration the new norms issued by the Irish government to be in force at 18.00 today. Bishops are asked to promulgate these instructions in their diocese as soon as possible.   These instructions complement the adviceissued yesterday by […]

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Presentation of Benemerenti Honours in Kanturk

23rd February 2020 Kanturk 7th Sunday (A)     COPING WITH DIVERSITY     My friends,   Mahatma Gandhi was an Indian lawyer who campaigned peacefully for the rights of the Indian people. His pacifism continually confounded his critics indeed his enemies too. His refusal to use violence to achieve his aims made him an […]

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New Diocesan Appointments

Bishop Crean wishes to advise of the following appointments   V Rev Michael Dorgan, PE, Castlemagner, who returns from sabbatical leave to be CC Cloyne residing in Ballycotton. V Rev Eugene Baker, PP, Buttevant, to take up the role of Diocesan Trocaire Representative replacing Fr Tom McDermott who has completed nine years in the role […]

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