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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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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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Christmas Message 2019 from Bishop William Crean

  Christmas Message   “I was a stranger and you made me welcome” Mt. 25:35     My friends,   Home is everything, without it we are all lost! Home is where we are safe and sound.   So much of our contact and connection is now done by way of technology and it is […]

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