The following message was read at all Sunday Masses (including Vigil Masses) in the Diocese of Cloyne on the weekend of 25th/26th Feb 2017. Dear Friends, I take this opportunity to highlight the importance of Safeguarding Children in the Diocese of Cloyne. The New Policy Document on Safeguarding Children and Standards for the Catholic Church […]
New Evangelisation Catechesis: Come and listen. A series of catechesis (talks) will be given by a team of lay people in Cobh Parish Centre. The Cobh Parish Centre is located right next to Cobh Cathedral. These talks will take place over a period of a few weeks. These catechesis are for adults and youth, all […]
Last Saturday (10th FEb 2017), to commemorate World Day of the Sick 2017 a Prayer Service was hed in St Colman’s Cathedral Cobh. The following video shows some of the photos from the prayer service.
Speaking notes of Bishop Wm. Crean Address to the Assembly, Killarney, Tuesday 8th Nov 2016 “From what wells, do we drink now?” This is my opening question by way of broadening our reflections beyond the immediate and familiar patterns of our thinking about faith issues to take something of a ‘helicopter view’ of the perspectives […]
Most Rev. William Crean has accepted the resignation from office (of Parish Priest) of V. Rev. Michael Lomasney, PP Kildorrery, to come into effect on January 21st. Bishop Crean has made the following appointments in the Diocese of Cloyne with effect from Saturday, January 21st: V. Rev. Michael Lomasney, PP Kildorrery to be CC Mallow […]
DIOCESE OF CLOYNE Annual Collections in 2017 will take place on the following dates: Emigrants : Friday, 17th March Holy Places : Good Friday, 14th April World Meeting of Families : Saturday/Sunday 22nd / 23rd April Episcopal Conference : Saturday/Sunday, 20th / 21st May Retired Priests : Saturday/Sunday, 17th / 18th June Peter’s Pence : […]
The following should be noted by the faithful: Weddings are not celebrated in the Diocese of Cloyne on Sundays and Holy Days because priests’ primary commitment on those days is the celebration of the Liturgy. Christmas Day, Ash Wednesday, Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Saturday are also excluded.
The Adoration Chapel, St Patrick’s Church Fermoy, has been in use for many years and the concrete ceiling was beginning to sag and leak and in need of new support beams. The chapel had four beautiful stained glass windows which were under-used. The newly designed chapel reverses the layout to make the most of the […]
Christmas Message 2016 from Bishop William Crean, Bishop of Cloyne. My Friends, “The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light On those who have walked in the shadow of death a light has shone” (Is. 9:2) This hope and vision of the new dawn that the Messiah brings to the world is […]
16th Dec 2016 Eamonn Meehan, Executive Director of Trócaire (the overseas development agency of the Catholic Church in Ireland) has sent a ‘Thank You’ letter to Bishop William Crean and the Diocese of Cloyne for the generous donations that have come from the diocese. Click here to read the ‘Thank You’ letter.
News from the Diocese:September 20th, 2018Please click the link below to view the new policy regarding the number of Sunday Masses in a parish...September 18th, 2018REFRESHER CATECHISM COURSE: The Muintir Mhuire community invites you to a 20-Week refresher cours...September 18th, 2018Bishop Wm. Crean, homily, 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B, given at St Colman's Cathedral...September 14th, 2018Croí Le Brí Nua “They put fresh heart into the disciples” (Acts 14:22) My friends, “To live...
Upcoming Events:Sun 14 OctSun Oct 14th 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pmFri 19 OctFri Oct 19th 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Essays and other items: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[...]February 28th, 2017The following is a recollection by Siobhan O’Shaughnessy, a young woman who attends a young adult pr[...]