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: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...
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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[...]