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Homily of Bishop Crean – Sunday 13th September 2020

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 […]

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Homily of Bishop William Crean – 6th September 2020

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 […]

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Homily of Bishop William Crean – Sunday 30th August 2020

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 […]

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Homily of Bishop Crean- 23rd August 2020

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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Preparing for ‘delayed’ Sacraments, 2020

Please click here if you are helping to prepare a child for his or her FIRST HOLY COMMUNION and RECONCILIATION in the Autumn of 2020.   Please click here if you are helping to prepare a child for his or her CONFIRMATION in the Autumn of 2020.  

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Homily of Bishop William Crean – 9th August 2020

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 […]

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Preparing for Confirmation 2020

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 […]

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