Today, the 8th Sept, we celebrate the Feast of the Nativity of Our Lady. The statue below overlooks one of the graves to the side of the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Kanturk (North County Cork, Ireland). The statue of Our Lady shows some carved lovely details: the Rosary Beads, calling us to prayer, […]
The third World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation will be celebrated, Friday, 1st September 2017, at the invitation of Pope Francis. The following description of that call-to-prayer, is from the www.catholicbishops.ie website: The third World Day of Prayer for the Care of All Creation takes place on Friday 1 September 2017. Many […]
What is a Summer Faith Camp for children? A Summer Faith Camp for children is a camp where well-trained young adults lead children (typically primary school age) in the following activities: reading of bible stories arts and crafts sports Music drama (based on bible or stories of saints) Celebration of Mass and Sacrament of Confession […]
Exsultet – Prayer chanted during Easter Vigil ceremony Exult, let them exult, the hosts of heaven, exult, let Angel ministers of God exult, let the trumpet of salvation sound aloud our mighty King’s triumph! Be glad, let earth be glad, as glory floods her, ablaze with light from her eternal King, let all corners of […]
14th April 2017 – Good Friday ‘On this day, when “Christ our paschal lamb was sacrificed”, what had long been promised in signs and figures was at last revealed and brought to fulfilment. The true lamb replaced the symbolic lamb, and the many offerings of the past gave way to the single sacrifice of Christ. The […]
On this night before He died, Jesus celebrated His Last Supper with his disciples. He gave Himself to them, and he continues to give Himself to us every time we celebrate Mass. Here we are joined to Him, we share in His love and are set free from sin and the power of death. Opening […]
Most Rev. William Crean has accepted the resignation from office (of Parish Priest) of V. Rev. Michael Lomasney, PP Kildorrery, to come into effect on January 21st. Bishop Crean has made the following appointments in the Diocese of Cloyne with effect from Saturday, January 21st: V. Rev. Michael Lomasney, PP Kildorrery to be CC Mallow […]
What is the significance of the Solemnity of the Epiphany? The word “Epiphany” (from the Greek language) means MANIFESTATION. In the Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord we celebrate the the manifestation of Jesus as Messiah of Israel, Son of God and Savior of the world. The great feast of Epiphany celebrates the adoration […]
PRAYER FOR THE SOULS IN PURGATORY O Lord, who art ever merciful and bounteous with Thy gifts, look down upon the suffering souls in purgatory. Remember not their offenses and negligences, but be mindful of Thy loving mercy, which is from all eternity. Cleanse them of their sins and fulfill their ardent desires that they […]
The following are extracts from the Message of Pope Francis for World Mission Day 2016: “On this World Mission Sunday, all of us are invited to “go out” as missionary disciples, each generously offering their talents, creativity, wisdom and experience in order to bring the message of God’s tenderness and compassion to the entire human […]
News from the Diocese:April 25th, 2018Please click on the WMOF18 page to find the May Newsletter for the World Meeting of Families 2018....
Bishop Crean welcomes appointment of Cloyne priest, Monsignor Joseph Murphy, as Head of Protocol Office of the Secretariat of StateMarch 27th, 2018Bishop William Crean has today welcomed the appointment of Monsignor Joseph Murphy to the position a...
Upcoming Events:Fri 27 AprMon Apr 23rd 2018 - Sat Apr 28th 2018Sun 29 AprSun Apr 29th 2018 @ 7:00 pm - Fri May 4th 2018 @ 7:30 pm
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[...]