Pastoral Letter on the 8th Amendment “Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you” (Jer l:5) Debate, Discernment and Decision Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ, The national debate on the life question is in full flow. Our decision is required on the 8th Amendment to the Constitution which guarantees the protection of […]
Chrism Mass St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh Wednesday, 28th March 2018 My friends, The rugby pundit Matt Williams wrote a column a few years ago that really was not about rugby at all. He entitled it “Let’s hear for the Uncle Brian’s of this world”. “In the midst of the glamour, drama and glory that is […]
Bishop Crean Message to People of the Diocese of Cloyne Safeguarding Sunday 4th March 2018 Dear Friends, In August we will celebrate the World Meeting of Families, a wonderful opportunity for us to appreciate the importance of family life and to reflect on our own families where we should feel safe, nurtured, cherished. The Church […]
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 […]
News from the Diocese:October 15th, 2018Bishop Crean, Homily during Holy Mass, St. Mary’s Church, Mallow on the occasion of the Bicent...October 9th, 2018Bishop William Crean ordained three men as Permanent Deacons for service in the diocese of Cloyne on...September 29th, 2018The Servants of the Home of the Mother was founded by spanish priest Fr. Rafael Alonso Reymundo in 1...September 26th, 2018Homily preached by Bishop Wm. Crean as part of the celebrations of the Holy Mass to welcome the “Ser...
Letter to Families with Children receiving Sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Communion for the first time, and/or the Sacrament of ConfirmationSeptember 24th, 2018Please click here to read Bishop William Crean's Letter to Families with Children receiving Sacramen...
Upcoming Events:Fri 19 OctFri Oct 19th 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pmFri 26 OctFri Oct 26th 2018 - Sun Oct 28th 2018
Essays and other items:January 25th, 2018Fr Eamonn McCarthy, a priest of the Diocese of Cloyne and currently working with Radio Maria (based [...]
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[...]