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.
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 […]
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Video: Fr Eamonn McCarthy speaks about the Pioneer Total Abstinence Association of the Sacred Heart of JesusMay 26th, 2017Related Links: http://www.pioneerassociation.ie/...
Bishop William's Homily given during Mass, World Meeting of Families (2018) preparatory event, Church of the Holy Family, Youghal, 20th May 2017May 24th, 2017World Meeting of Families (2018) preparatory event held in the Church of the Holy Family, Youghal, S...May 22nd, 2017Introduction by Breda McDonald - a Diocese of Cloyne coordinator for preparations for the World Meet...
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