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Summer Faith Camps for Children, 2018, in the Diocese of Cloyne

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 […]

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Bishop William Crean – Pastoral Letter on the 8th Amendment

Pastoral Letter on the 8th Amendment “Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you” (Jer l:5) Debate, Discernment and Decision Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ, The national debate on the life question is in full flow. Our decision is required on the 8th Amendment to the Constitution which guarantees the protection of […]

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Feast of the Nativity of Our Lady, 8th Sept

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, […]

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World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, 1st Sept 2017

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 […]

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He is Risen – Easter 2018

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 […]

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Good Friday 2017

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 […]

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Holy Thursday 2017, 13th April

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 […]

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Cloyne Diocesan Changes January 2017

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 […]

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Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord

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 […]

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Prayer for Holy Souls in Purgatory

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 […]

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