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. […]
“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 […]
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 […]
We wish to inform you that the video clips for the first three sessions of the ‘Parish Conversations Programme’ are now available online and the final three sessions will be online next week, the link is as follows- https://amoris.ie/conversations/ If you scroll down to the section with the red background, you can click on each clip […]
Fr Eamonn McCarthy, a priest of the Diocese of Cloyne and currently working with Radio Maria (based in Dublin), here interviews Mary Lehane, Mary Crowley, Gillian Crowley, Emer O’Leary and Rosarie O’Leary about their involvement in a youth prayer group that runs every Tuesday, 8pm, in St. John the Baptist church, Caum (in the parish […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
“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 […]
News from the Diocese:April 25th, 2018Please click on the WMOF18 page to find the May Newsletter for the World Meeting of Families 2018....
Bishop Crean welcomes appointment of Cloyne priest, Monsignor Joseph Murphy, as Head of Protocol Office of the Secretariat of StateMarch 27th, 2018Bishop William Crean has today welcomed the appointment of Monsignor Joseph Murphy to the position a...
Upcoming Events:Fri 27 AprMon Apr 23rd 2018 - Sat Apr 28th 2018Sun 29 AprSun Apr 29th 2018 @ 7:00 pm - Fri May 4th 2018 @ 7:30 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[...]