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 […]
Below are photos of the Diocese of Cloyne Pilgrimage to Fatima (Aug, 2017) led by Bishop William Crean. Photos courtesy of Ollie Casey (Youghal).
Homily During Mass celebrated in Church of Our Lady Conceived Without Sin, Mitchelstown Celebrating 90 years since the foundation of Mitchelstown Pioneer Total Abstinence Association Friday, 23rd June 2017 Celebrant / Homilist: Bishop Wm. Crean My friends, The Pioneer Movement didn’t happen by accident – it was a response to a moment of crisis. Such […]
Homily Ordination of Rev. John Magner to the Priesthood in St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh Sunday, 25th June, 2017 by Bishop William Crean Bishop of Cloyne My Friends, A vocation to a particular way of life is always a unique personal journey of response, discernment and commitment. While we tend to associate vocation with priesthood and […]
Eucharistic Procession, Cork Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ Sunday, 18th June 2017 Bishop William Crean, Bishop of Cloyne A Chairde, Dear Friends, Around the time of marking the new Millennium – there was a lot of looking back at the progress made over the centuries. There was justifiable pride in […]
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 […]
News from the Diocese:November 28th, 2018Bishop Crean has made the following appointments; 1.Rev. Deacon John McCarthy to serve in Ferm...
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[...]