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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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Choose Life 2018 – Newsletters now available

The Catholic Communications Office has been circulating newsletters called Choose Life 2018. Choose Life 2018 promotes the Church’s position on unborn human life and encourages family discussion on this important subject. Please click on this link to find all resources on Choose Life 2018….go to section with list of Newsletters

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Bishop William Crean Homily, Chrism Mass, 2018

Chrism Mass St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh Wednesday, 28th March 2018 My friends, The rugby pundit Matt Williams wrote a column a few years ago that really was not about rugby at all. He entitled it “Let’s hear for the Uncle Brian’s of this world”. “In the midst of the glamour, drama and glory that is […]

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Bishop Crean welcomes appointment of Cloyne priest, Monsignor Joseph Murphy, as Head of Protocol Office of the Secretariat of State

Bishop William Crean has today welcomed the appointment of Monsignor Joseph Murphy to the position as Head of Protocol Office of the Secretariat of State (The Vatican, Rome).  Monsignor Murphy is a priest of the Diocese of Cloyne. Bishop Crean said, “This is a great personal honour for Monsignor Joe, and his family, the laity […]

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day from Cloyne Diocese

Shona Lá Fhéile Pádraig to all across the world who are connected to the Cloyne Diocese in any way. “…Belief in the Threeness & confession of the Oneness of the Creator of Creation…” (from St Patrick’s Breastplate). This is how St. Patrick praised the Holy Trinity. Legend tells how he borrowed the humble shamrock to […]

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Safeguarding Statement, Mar 2018

A Child Safeguarding statement has been made by the Diocese of Cloyne to comply with the requirements of the Child First Act 2015. To read the Safeguarding Statement please click here.

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Bishop Crean Message for Safeguarding Sunday (4th Mar 2018)

Bishop Crean Message to People of the Diocese of Cloyne Safeguarding Sunday 4th March 2018 Dear Friends, In August we will celebrate the World Meeting of Families, a wonderful opportunity for us to appreciate the importance of family life and to reflect on our own families where we should feel safe, nurtured, cherished. The Church […]

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Bishop Crean invites applications for Permanent Deaconate

The Bishop of Cloyne, Most Rev. William Crean invites applicants interested in formation to become Permanent Deacons in the Diocese of Cloyne. At present, six Deacons are in ministry in various parishes of the diocese and three men are in formation and due to be ordained as Deacons later this year. The diaconate is open […]

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