Baptism of the Lord St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh Sunday, 7 January 2018 “Baptism barrier”? My friends, Is it not strange to hear baptism as the qualifying character of barrier? “Baptism barrier” is a word combination that has taken on the character of a weapon in the so-called battle for children’s enrolment in primary schools. The […]
Feast of the Holy Family Sunday 31st December, 2017 Sacred Heart Church, Ballymore My friends, A young poet Deirdre Ryan has recently published a short poem…. Listening to the news We live in the common travel area of Our marriage We traverse the invisible borders Roam each others’ lands freely Occasionally treaties must be entered […]
2017 Christmas Message from Bishop William Crean, Bishop of Cloyne My friends, Just last month, as Chairman of Trócaire I visited Kenya to see for myself the projects that your generosity has made possible. These days we hear a lot about climate change but for most of us it does not touch our lives at […]
November 2017: Bishop William Crean has issued guidelines for the celebration of Christian Funerals in the Diocese of Cloyne. Please visit the page called Policy Downloads to find these guidelines.
Sept 2017: Bishop William Crean – Principles and Guidelines for Celebrating the Sacraments for the First Time. Bishop William Crean – Principles and Guidelines for Celebrating the Sacraments
Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults The Diocese of Cloyne has produced an Interim Policy for Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults. The document may be found in the Policies section of the diocesan website.
ORDINATION TO THE PERMANENT DIACONATE ST. COLMAN’S CATHEDRAL, COBH, CO. CORK 24th SEPTEMBER 2017 CELEBRANT: Bishop Wm. Crean My friends, It is difficult for us, at this remove, to appreciate the sense of excitement that the Second Vatican Council generated in the life of the Church. We need to remind ourselves that the First Vatican […]
Below are photos of the Diocese of Cloyne Pilgrimage to Fatima (Aug, 2017) led by Bishop William Crean. Photos courtesy of Ollie Casey (Youghal).
Homily During Mass celebrated in Church of Our Lady Conceived Without Sin, Mitchelstown Celebrating 90 years since the foundation of Mitchelstown Pioneer Total Abstinence Association Friday, 23rd June 2017 Celebrant / Homilist: Bishop Wm. Crean My friends, The Pioneer Movement didn’t happen by accident – it was a response to a moment of crisis. Such […]
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 […]
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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[...]