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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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Cloyne Diocesan Youth and Community Services (CDYS)

As a Result of the announcement of the childcare, schools and colleges closure from 6pm March 12th all direct contact youth and community work (groups, clubs, one to one supports, training courses) work across CDYS will cease.    While all our premises are effectively closed to the public we are still available for support and […]

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Further advice of the Irish Bishops in response to the COVID-19 Coronavirus The following instructions take into consideration the new norms issued by the Irish government to be in force at 18.00 today. Bishops are asked to promulgate these instructions in their diocese as soon as possible.   These instructions complement the adviceissued yesterday by […]

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2nd Sunday of Lent – Corona Virus & the Spirit

2nd Sunday of Lent 8/3/2020 (A) Cobh Cathedral + Wm. Crean       Corona Virus and the Spirit     My friends,   Covid 19, as the virus is called, has jolted us all out of our complacency. We now have something to be really concerned about. Suddenly, we realise the extent of the […]

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Presentation of Benemerenti Honours in Kanturk

23rd February 2020 Kanturk 7th Sunday (A)     COPING WITH DIVERSITY     My friends,   Mahatma Gandhi was an Indian lawyer who campaigned peacefully for the rights of the Indian people. His pacifism continually confounded his critics indeed his enemies too. His refusal to use violence to achieve his aims made him an […]

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Launch of Mallow Parish Website

.  Launch of Mallow Parish Website Anne Scully, Martina Aherne, Mike O Neill, CTR Digital, Monsignor Anthony O Brien, Susanna Russell, Fr Andrew Carvill & Fr Jimmy Greene. Photo taken by Fr. Sean Corkery. The link is

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Vocations Afternoon

Vocations Afternoon An afternoon for men considering a vocation to the Priesthood in the Diocese of Cloyne will be held on Saturday, 7th March at the Nano Nagle Centre, Killavullen, from 2.30pm-5.00pm. The afternoon will consist of reflection, prayer and the opportunity to find out more about becoming a priest in our diocese. Formore information […]

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