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Holy Week 2016: A brief look at the Cross of Cloyne

The Cross of Cloyne The Cross of Cloyne can be viewed in the National Museum of Ireland in Dublin. It dates from the early twelfth century, and is a gilt-bronze cross with each arm depicting a differing figure of Christ. This is a particular type of cross which is known as a “Pax” (the Latin […]

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day from Cloyne Diocese

Shona Lá Fhéile Pádraig to all across the world who are connected to the Cloyne Diocese in any way. “…Belief in the Threeness & confession of the Oneness of the Creator of Creation…” (from St Patrick’s Breastplate). This is how St. Patrick praised the Holy Trinity. Legend tells how he borrowed the humble shamrock to […]

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24 Hours for the Lord

In this year as we celebrate the Jubilee of Mercy, The Diocese of Cloyne has just completed a “24 Hours for the Lord” prayer initiative. Bishop William Crean, following the request of Pope Francis, made arrangements so that 5 churches in our diocese would act as host churches for this event that makes God’s mercy […]

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Bishop William’s Message for Lent 2016

Lenten Message 2016 The Face of God is Mercy – Pope Francis. “The Face of God is mercy” – this is the title of Pope Francis’ recent reflections on mercy. It is a disarmingly simple and clear image by which to understand the experience of mercy which he has made the focus of the spiritual […]

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Year of Mercy Reflection Day (Feb 7th) – Report

Year of Mercy Reflection Day:The New Evangelisation and Missionary Discipleship On the afternoon of Sunday 7th February 2016, 300 people from the diocese of Cloyne gathered to be part of a Year of Mercy Reflection day led by Dr Edward Sri. Dr. Sri is a theologian, author and internationally-known Catholic speaker who appears regularly on […]

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Year of Mercy – Message from Bishop William

MESSAGE FROM MOST REV. WILLIAM CREAN FOR THE YEAR OF MERCY Dear Friends, Sin and failure are part and parcel of the human experience. Despite our best efforts we sometimes fail in life. It can leave us downhearted even depressed. It can lead us into despair. “Have mercy on me, God, in your kindness, In […]

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Ordination of Eamon Roche to the Priesthood (incl. homily)

Ordination to the Priesthood of  Rev. Eamon Roche  in St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh  5th July 2015 Rev Eamon Roche will be ordained to the priesthood for service in the Diocese of Cloyne on Sunday July 5th at 2.30pm in St Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh, Co. Cork. Eamon is a native of Castlemartyr in East Cork. Born in […]

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