Fr Eamonn McCarthy, a priest of the Diocese of Cloyne and currently working with Radio Maria (based in Dublin), here interviews Mary Lehane, Mary Crowley, Gillian Crowley, Emer O’Leary and Rosarie O’Leary about their involvement in a youth prayer group that runs every Tuesday, 8pm, in St. John the Baptist church, Caum (in the parish […]
My name is Áine Keane. I am 19 years old. I’m a student at Presentation Secondary School in Mitchelstown, Co. Cork. I am currently doing the Leaving Cert (2017). I took part in the Pope John Paul II Awards when I was in Transition year in 2015. (Note: The Pope John Paul II Award recognises […]
In a recent Sunday Gospel Jesus tells us: ’You are the light of the world.’ The first reading from the prophet Isaiah in the Old Testament on that Sunday also tells us of seven ways in which we can be a light to others. There are seven practical things all of us can do – […]
The following is a recollection by Siobhan O’Shaughnessy, a young woman who attends a young adult prayer meeting in Midleton parish. Siobhan is from Knockanore in Co. Waterford and here she shares with us her experience of a Catholic missionary program in Australia that she embarked on a year ago. Siobhan attends the Youth 2000 […]
This essay was written by Norma O’Leary, a 19-year-old young woman from Donoughmore parish. Norma is currently a First Year student in a Health Sciences (Radiography) course in UCD. Here, she writes about her experience of the World Youth Day pilgrimage to Krakow with her diocese in July 2016. What exactly is World Youth Day and what does […]
Edel Quinn dedicated her entire life to serve God through her commitment to establishing the Legion of Mary in Africa, which was proved successful despite the many challenges that came her way. Today, on her feast day, we remember the life of Edel and draw inspiration from her determination to spread the truth despite […]
The First Irish Pilgrimage to Lourdes Since the Apparitions in Lourdes in 1858 people from all over the world have travelled to the Grotto in the South of France. Groups of Pilgrims from this country are recorded as going to Lourdes in the 1870’s. However it was not until 1913 that the first organised National […]
Forgiveness is at the heart of the teaching and ministry of Our Divine Saviour, yet, as the song goes, ‘sorry seems to be the hardest word.’ Why is it that many people have such great difficulty going to confession when the TV and radio chat shows endlessly indulge audiences with the often less-than-edifying lives of […]
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[...]