Chrism Mass 2016 St Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh, Co. Cork. Homilist Bishop Wm. Crean “THE LOGIC OF OUR PRESENCE” My friends, It is twenty years this Easter Sunday since seven Trappist monks were abducted in Algeria. They were found dead later all decapitated. They were remarkable in their solidarity and discernment. They were very well aware […]
The Diocese of Cloyne hosted a Day of Reflection on the topic of Catholic Primary Education in Ireland (Silver Springs Hotel, Cork, 12th March 2016). In attendance were representatives of the Board of Managements of the primary schools under the bishop’s patronage in the Diocese of Cloyne. The event was chaired by Mr Dan Leo, […]
In this year as we celebrate the Jubilee of Mercy, The Diocese of Cloyne has just completed a “24 Hours for the Lord” prayer initiative. Bishop William Crean, following the request of Pope Francis, made arrangements so that 5 churches in our diocese would act as host churches for this event that makes God’s mercy […]
Lenten Message 2016 The Face of God is Mercy – Pope Francis. “The Face of God is mercy” – this is the title of Pope Francis’ recent reflections on mercy. It is a disarmingly simple and clear image by which to understand the experience of mercy which he has made the focus of the spiritual […]
MESSAGE FROM MOST REV. WILLIAM CREAN FOR THE YEAR OF MERCY Dear Friends, Sin and failure are part and parcel of the human experience. Despite our best efforts we sometimes fail in life. It can leave us downhearted even depressed. It can lead us into despair. “Have mercy on me, God, in your kindness, In […]
Article published by the Irish Times Tue Nov 24th 2015: Pope Francis has focused much attention on issues that are universal to us all and has sought to inspire and offer leadership. What he has said has resonated meaningfully with believers and non-believers alike. Environmental care is one such universal issue. His recent encyclical Laudato […]
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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[...]