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Bishop William Crean’s Reflection for Palm Sunday

Reflection for Palm Sunday 5th April 2020 St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh COVID 19 – Holy Week – in context My friends, Virus or no virus this is a special week for disciples of Jesus. Across the centuries Holy Week stands apart because across the generations these days have been set apart to be celebrated as […]

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Bishop Crean Homily for the Fifth Sunday of Lent

Out of the depths ……De Profundis Homily, Bishop William Crean, 5th Sunday of Lent (A) 29th March 2020 St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh De Profundis clamavi ad te, Domine. Domine, exaudi vocem meam Out of the Depths I cry to you O Lord Lord hear my voice “O let your ears be attentive to the voice […]

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DIOCESE OF CLOYNE GUIDELINES 25TH MARCH 2020

DIOCESE OF CLOYNE GUIDELINES 25TH MARCH 2020 Pastoral Ministry during Covid-19 Pandemic The Sacrament of Baptism • Except in danger of death, baptisms should not be celebrated until further notice. The Sacrament of Reconciliation • The normal schedule of Confessions in churches has ceased for the time being. The faithful should not approach a priest […]

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Bishops Homily for the Fourth Sunday of Lent

4th Sunday of Lent A TIME OF TESTING My friends, While the name of the virus we are struggling to control is known as COVID 19 – the entire experience that we are going through might best be named PANDEMIC 20 – simply because it is now a global world-wide phenomenon, the impact of which […]

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Family Prayers (Diocese of Cloyne)

Below is a link to a PDF containing a set of Family Prayers. How great it would be if families prayed together in this time a threat to public crisis. Cloyne Prayer Booklet 2017

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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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Update From Bishop Crean – 16th March 2020

Bishop Crean has decided that all weekday Masses are cancelled, as well as weekend Masses for the present.   The priests of the Diocese will continue to remember the needs of parishioners at Masses celebrated privately.   This is an occasion for all of us – especially in families – to pray more intensely for […]

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