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.
Last night (20/11/2016, Solemnity of Christ the King) at St Colman’s Cathedral Cobh Bishop William Crean brought the Year of Mercy to an official close in the Diocese of Cloyne. After Holy Mass at 7pm, in a special ceremony, Bishop William closed the Door of Mercy. The atmosphere was one of thanksgiving to God for […]
On Tuesday (11th Oct 2016) a large crowed gathered with Bishop William Crean to celebrate Holy Mass in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Blarney. With faith and great hope, the Mass was celebrated in recognition of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy that Pope Francis has established. The Mass was celebrated to pray for all […]
Bishop William Crean has launched a new Cloyne Diocesan Youth Service initiative aimed at supporting young people in their faith journey in the Diocese. Cloyne Diocesan Youth Service are delighted to announce a new partnership with Alpha Youth Ireland to develop and promote parish based supports for young people to support them in exploring and […]
Acceptance of Diaconate Candidates as Lectors St Joseph’s Church, Castlemartyr Sunday 3rd July 2016 Dear Friends, Our gathering this morning is unusual in the history of the Diocese of Cloyne. This is the first occasion when the ceremony of acceptance of these men as Lectors, as part of their preparation to serve as Permanent Deacons, […]
News from the Diocese:March 22nd, 2017Congratulations to the fifth and sixth class boys and girls of Banteer N.S. who will receive the Sac...
Homily, Bishop William Crean, 8th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Conferring Ministries of Acolyte and Lector on the candidates for the Permanent Diaconate)March 14th, 2017Conferring Ministries of Acolyte and Lector On the candidates for the Permanent Diaconate Church o...March 14th, 2017Last Friday night (10 Mar 2017) a special concert was held in St Colman’s Cathedral in aid of the St...
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Essays:February 28th, 2017The following is a recollection by Siobhan O’Shaughnessy, a young woman who attends a young adult pr[...]September 8th, 2016This essay was written by Norma O'Leary, a 19-year-old young woman from Donoughmore parish. Norma is[...]