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.
How does this role help? Our faith calls us to act. By becoming a parish volunteer with Trócaire, you are choosing to actively take part in creating a better world for those who are less fortunate. You will join a unique network of volunteers from across your diocese and help people in parishes understand more about issues of global justice […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
News from the Diocese:September 22nd, 202025th Sunday in Ordinary Time (A) 20th September 2020 St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh ...September 15th, 202024th Sunday A 13th September 2020 St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh “Resentm...September 7th, 202023rd Sunday A 6th September 2020 St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh “Your word is truth...September 1st, 202022nd Sunday A 30th August 2020 St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh “too long a sacrifice ….” W.B. Yeat...
Essays and other items:January 21st, 2019The follow article was written by Jamie O'Flaherty, a reporter for The Avondhu Press, and published [...]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[...]