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Bishop William Crean brings Year of Mercy to a close (20/11/2016)

Last night (20/11/2016, Solemnity of Christ the King) at St Colman’s Cathedral Cobh Bishop William Crean brought the Year of Mercy to an official close in the Diocese of Cloyne. After Holy Mass at 7pm, in a special ceremony, Bishop William closed the Door of Mercy. The atmosphere was one of thanksgiving to God for […]

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Homily – Funeral Mass of Fr Michael Campbell (11th Oct 2016)

Note: Fr. Michael Campbell’s month’s mind Mass will be celebrated in St. John the Baptist Church, Kilbrin on Thursday 10th November 2016 @7.30p.m.    FUNERAL MASS OF FR. MICHAEL CAMPBELL 11TH OCTOBER 2016 HOLY ROSARY CHURCH MIDLETON (Homily delivered by Fr.Brendan Mallon)   My brothers and sisters in Christ, I welcome you here today as we […]

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Clergy introduced to new national pre-nuptial enquiry forms

Yesterday (27.10.2016), clergy from each of the dioceses of Munster met in Charleville to discuss the new National Pre-Nuptial Enquiry Forms that the Irish Episcopal Conference has issued. What is a Pre-Nuptial Enquiry Form? Each person preparing for a Catholic marriage completes a Pre-Nuptial Enquiry Form with his/her local priest. The form records various details […]

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Pope John Paul II Awards Ceremony 2016, Cloyne Diocese

The 4th Pope John Paul II Award Ceremony for the Diocese of Cloyne was held in Mallow Community Youth Centre on Wednesday 19th Oct 2016.  101 young people from the diocese and neighbouring diocese received the award.  It was a great achievement for the young people, their families, their schools and local parishes, St Mary’s […]

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Rathcormac Parish presents Youth Catechism to sixth class

Sixth Class students of Scoil Bhríde, Rathcormac have received a gift from Rathcormac Parish. Each of the children received the YOUCAT, (Youth Catechism). The parish does this every year for all the children who have received the Sacrament of Confirmation. Included in the photo is Canon Michael Leamy (PP Rathcormac) and Teacher Mr. Gibbons. More […]

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Mallow Parish completes 8-week Study of Bible

Mallow parish has recently completed an 8-week study of the bible (details of course below). The number of active participants comprised 48 people and was blessed to have a large number of leaders and room space which catered for the needs of the group. Such participation speaks for itself. It was noticed that the quality […]

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Bishop Crean launches new youth evangelisation initiative

Bishop William Crean has launched a new Cloyne Diocesan Youth Service initiative aimed at supporting young people in their faith journey in the Diocese. Cloyne Diocesan Youth Service are delighted to announce a new partnership with Alpha Youth Ireland to develop and promote parish based supports for young people to support them in exploring and […]

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Pilgrims, not tourists – Fr Sean Corkery Reports on World Youth Day

Fr Sean Corkery was one of five Cloyne priests who accompanied a contingent of young adult pilgrims from the Diocese of Cloyne to World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland (July 2016). The following piece gives an outline of what took place on the pilgrimage: World Youth Day 2016 – A Priest Pilgrim   World Youth […]

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