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Christmas Message 2019 from Bishop William Crean

  Christmas Message   “I was a stranger and you made me welcome” Mt. 25:35     My friends,   Home is everything, without it we are all lost! Home is where we are safe and sound.   So much of our contact and connection is now done by way of technology and it is […]

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Homily of Msgr Jim Killeen on St Colman’s Day 2019

St Colman’s Day 2019   Reading the newspapers or watching the news lately can present us with a fairly grim picture of the world in which we now live. We are told that our climate is changing disastrously, that younger people are suffering from high levels of stress and anxiety, and now, to cap it […]

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CDYS Youth Ministry News – Pope John Paul II Award Ceremony

Pope John Paul II Award Ceremony The 7th Pope John Paul II Award Ceremony was held in Mallow Community Youth Centre on Thursday 10th October 2019. 87 young people from across the diocese and neighbouring diocese received the award. It was a great achievement for the young people, their families, their schools and local parishes, […]

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Hail Holy Queen Conference, Mitchelstown, Audios

Hail Holy Queen Conference – Saturday 23rd November 2019, at 9.30am, in the Firgrove Hotel, Mitchelstown, Co Cork. Very Reverend Alphonsus Cullinane, Bishop of Waterford and Lismore:   Fr Colm Mannion, OP:   Ms Aine Blackwell, Holy Family Mission (   Mr James Mahon:

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Homily from Bishop William Crean – Charleville 10/11/2019

Catholic Charismatic Prayer Gathering. Charleville November 10th 2019   Homily notes: Bishop Wm. Crean     My friends,   At various times in history there have been periods that were marked by the destruction of religious images and with them the religious faith and belief that they represented. Those responsible for the destruction of this […]

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Newly Commissioned Parish Catechists

On Friday 8th November 2019 in the Cathedral of Ss Anne and Mary in Cork city, Bishop Fintan Gavin (Bishop of Cork & Ross) and Bishop William Crean  (Bishop of Cloyne) commissioned Parish Catechists for mission in their respective dioceses. It is the culmination of two years of study and preparation for the Catechists, many of whom […]

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Photos, St Peter in Chains Church, Ballymacoda

Photos, St Peter in Chains Church, Ballymacoda Courtesy of John Finn, Photography, Carrigtwohill. Photographer John Finn was asked to contribute the photography to a booklet – “From the Carrying Stream” – about Ballymacoda’s church written by local man Martin Millerick and launched in Ballymacoda in May 2016. John was baptised in St Peter in Chains […]

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