24th Sunday A 13th September 2020 St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh “Resentment and anger, these are foul things” My friends, Whenever one hears the voice of Nelson Mandela one cannot but be struck by how measured and calm his speech was. All despite the fact that he spent 26 years in […]
23rd Sunday A 6th September 2020 St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh “Your word is truth, O Lord” My friends, How tolerant are you? Would you see yourself as having an open mind? Or are you very fixed in your view of somethings but open in other ways. Political correctness is […]
2020 September changes
22nd Sunday A 30th August 2020 St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh “too long a sacrifice ….” W.B. Yeats. My friends, “Too long a sacrifice can make a stone of the heart” observed the poet W.B. Yeats. Sacrifice of its nature is difficult humanly speaking. To surrender to and gift to another without […]
21st Sunday A 23rd August 2020 St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh “where true gladness is found” My friends, In a time of uncertainty there emerges a great desire among people for clear direction and stability. We are witnessing this right now on all levels of life. It applies to the individual especially. Uncertainty generates anxiety, instability […]
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PRESS RELEASE With great joy, the Diocese of Cloyne announces that the Ordination to the Episcopate of Monsignor Michael F. Crotty, a priest of the Diocese of Cloyne, will take place in St Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh, on 15 August next, Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. On 1 February last, His Holiness […]
Letter re Episcopal Ordination of Msgr Michael Crotty
19th Sunday in Ordinary Time 9th August 2020 St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh My friends, On the 27th March a week or so after our lockdown in Ireland – Pope Francis gave his blessing Urbi et Orbi – to the city and to the world. It was an unusual and extraordinary event […]
Preparing for Confirmation 2020 Dear Families, Parishes, Schools and Confirmation Candidate Chaplains, Come Holy Spirit is a new initiative designed to support families and Confirmation Candidates in the run up to their Confirmation ceremonies. It consists of three 30-minute video segments covering elementary catechesis on the Sacrament of Confirmation. There is an accompanying worksheet for […]
News from the Diocese:September 15th, 202024th Sunday A 13th September 2020 St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh “Resentm...September 7th, 202023rd Sunday A 6th September 2020 St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh “Your word is truth...September 1st, 202022nd Sunday A 30th August 2020 St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh “too long a sacrifice ….” W.B. Yeat...
Essays and other items:January 21st, 2019The follow article was written by Jamie O'Flaherty, a reporter for The Avondhu Press, and published [...]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[...]