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, […]
Statement Bishop William Crean today (5th July 2016) confirmed that he has received the findings of a Penal Trial under Canon Law in respect of a priest in the Diocese of Cloyne. Arising from a child protection complaint the priest was placed on administrative leave in 2009. Following a Garda investigation, no Criminal charges were […]
Homily delivered by Bishop William Crean at the Annual Pioneer (Pioneer Total Abstinence Association) Mass, St Colman’s Catherdal Cobh, Fri 1st July 2016. My friends, We are a mystery to ourselves. The journey of self-discovery is lifelong. Our origins by way of our parents, family and community are an enormous influence on our lives. We […]
Congratulations to Reverend John Magner! John Magner, who is from the Blarney-Whitechurch parish, was ordained to the order of deacons last Sunday (Corpus Christi, 29/05/2016). The ceremony took place in Maynooth. Nine men were ordained deacons by Bishop William Crean. It is expected that John will be ordained to the priesthood next year. Bishop […]
Bishop William Crean presented The Bene Merenti medals to Nellie Cotter and Tom Cotter of Rathcormac/Bartlemy Parish, Cloyne Diocese, in the presence of Canon MI. Leamy P.P. and Rev Neilus O’Donnell (retired P.P.) at St Bartholmew’s Church, Bartlemy, Rathcormac, Co. Cork. Neillie has been selling The Irish Catholic all her life in Bartlemy and Tom […]
News from the Diocese:September 22nd, 2017Below are photos of the Diocese of Cloyne Pilgrimage to Fatima (Aug, 2017) led by Bishop William Cre...September 18th, 2017A list of Dates for Confirmation ceremonies in 2018 in the various parishes of the Diocese of Cloyne...September 18th, 2017Press Release on the Ordination of Permanent Deacons in the Diocese of Cloyne. On Sunday, 24th Se...September 17th, 2017Please click on the graphic below to navigate to the WMOF18 page where you will find (in the RESOURC...
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Autumn Parish-Level Scripture Classes and other Faith Development Programs in or near the Diocese of CloyneMon Sep 4th 2017 @ 8:00 am - Sun Dec 31st 2017 @ 5:00 pmSat 23 SepSat Sep 23rd 2017 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pmSun 24 SepSun Sep 24th 2017 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pmSun 29 OctSun Oct 29th 2017 - Fri Nov 3rd 2017
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[...]