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Trócaire campaign and a Lenten prayer

Trócaire Lenten Campaign for 2018 This year’s Trócaire Lenten campaign focuses upon the Koroma family in Freetown, Sierra Leone who were affected by recent landslides in their area. This tragic event affected the Koroma family in various ways and cost them their home, possessions, work tools and changed the course of this families future forever. […]

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In Our Faith – Radio Podcast – Produced in Youghal

“In Our Faith” is an hour long documentary on faith and young people which has recently been aired (Jan 2018) on Community Radio Youghal (CRY104FM). In Our Faith was produced and presented by Ruth Hayes (Youghal parish) and shines a spotlight on four young people from different faith backgrounds from the east Cork and west […]

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Adult Studies of the Catechism

As you know so well, Adult Studies of the Catechism has been established in the Diocese of Cloyne and several of our priests and parishioners have led the way as spiritual directors and facilitators of the study groups. It can take some courage to get started but they speak highly of the experience. This movement […]

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Pope John Paul II Award RTE Mass, Dec 2017

CDYS Mallow Youth Ministry The Pope John Paul II Award RTE Mass on Sunday 17th December 2017 On Sunday 17th December 2017, the Pope John Paul Award concluded their 10 years celebrations with a special Mass on RTE. Many dioceses from around the country who are involved in the JP II Award participated in the […]

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Liturgical Recommendation regarding Flu Epidemic

Current Flu Epidemic Bishop William Crean, Bishop of Cloyne has recommended to all priests celebrating public Masses to defer from the invitation to share a “Sign of Peace” until such time as the flu crisis has abated. Also, to take whatever additional preventative measures that are deemed prudent. He advises all those who are at […]

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Baptism of the Lord, Homily, Bishop William

Baptism of the Lord St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh Sunday, 7 January 2018  “Baptism barrier”? My friends, Is it not strange to hear baptism as the qualifying character of barrier? “Baptism barrier” is a word combination that has taken on the character of a weapon in the so-called battle for children’s enrolment in primary schools.  The […]

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Feast of the Holy Family 2017, Bishop Crean Homily

Feast of the Holy Family Sunday 31st December, 2017 Sacred Heart Church, Ballymore My friends, A young poet Deirdre Ryan has recently published a short poem…. Listening to the news We live in the common travel area of Our marriage We traverse the invisible borders Roam each others’ lands freely Occasionally treaties must be entered […]

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Irish Bishops Launch Pro Life Website (2018)

“Pope Francis, reminding us of the consistent teaching of the Church, describes abortion as a grave sin. As a compassionate pastor, however, he reminds priests that they are called to be ministers of God’s mercy. He also points out that we have not done enough to support pregnant women in desperate situations who see abortion […]

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