Congratulations to Reverend John Magner! John Magner, who is from the Blarney-Whitechurch parish, was ordained to the order of deacons last Sunday (Corpus Christi, 29/05/2016). The ceremony took place in Maynooth. Nine men were ordained deacons by Bishop William Crean. It is expected that John will be ordained to the priesthood next year. Bishop […]
Pope Francis on the Eucharist “Regarding the Holy Mass, one sometimes hears this objection: “Of what use is Mass? I go to Church when I feel like it, and I pray better in solitude”. But the Eucharist is not a private prayer or a beautiful spiritual exercise, it is not a simple commemoration of what […]
Bishop William Crean presented The Bene Merenti medals to Nellie Cotter and Tom Cotter of Rathcormac/Bartlemy Parish, Cloyne Diocese, in the presence of Canon MI. Leamy P.P. and Rev Neilus O’Donnell (retired P.P.) at St Bartholmew’s Church, Bartlemy, Rathcormac, Co. Cork. Neillie has been selling The Irish Catholic all her life in Bartlemy and Tom […]
Edmund Rice Education Beyond Borders (EREBB) is an International network of Catholic schools, from over 20 countries, that are inspired by the teachings of Jesus Christ, Gospel values and the spirit of Edmund Rice (founder of The Christian Brothers). Recently, two Irish schools from this network – Midleton CBS and Ard Scoil Ris, Limerick, decided […]
On the day of Pentecost the Church was made made manifest to the world. In a supreme act of God’s mercy, the Holy Spirit was poured out upon the Church. Through the Church, and the work of the Holy Spirit within in, the salvific work of Christ is continued through the ages. In the Sacrament […]
‘Celebrating 200 Years of St Colman’s Church, Cloyne’ by Kevin Terry, Margaret Hartnett and Patricia Lyons, was launched on Thursday, 18th February 2016 at 8pm in St Colman’s National School, Cloyne, by the Most Reverend William Crean, Bishop of Cloyne. It is available for purchase at: McCarthy News, 43 Main Street, Midleton. Phone: 021 […]
Last Saturday (9/4/2016) in Vienna Woods Hotel the Diocese of Cloyne hosted a Reflection Day on Adult Faith Formation. Each parish in the diocese sent a number of delegates, and so a gathering of around 90 persons (both clerical and lay) attended. Facilitated by Fr Sean Corkery (Director for Adult Faith Formation in the Diocese […]
The second Apostolic Exhortation of Pope Francis has been published today, Friday 8 April 2016. Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Love) is Pope Francis’ Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation on Love in the Family. Amoris Laetitia runs to 261 pages and is divided into nine chapters as follows: Chapter One – In The Light The Word Chapter […]
Many from St Mary’s Parish, Carrigtwohill gathered at St Mary’s Cemetery on Good Friday(March 25th, 2016) to reenact Our Lord’s Passion. Well done to all involved! Photographs by Eddie O’Riordan, Carrigtwohill.
Chrism Mass 2016 St Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh, Co. Cork. Homilist Bishop Wm. Crean “THE LOGIC OF OUR PRESENCE” My friends, It is twenty years this Easter Sunday since seven Trappist monks were abducted in Algeria. They were found dead later all decapitated. They were remarkable in their solidarity and discernment. They were very well aware […]
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Video: Fr Eamonn McCarthy speaks about the Pioneer Total Abstinence Association of the Sacred Heart of JesusMay 26th, 2017Related Links: http://www.pioneerassociation.ie/...
Bishop William's Homily given during Mass, World Meeting of Families (2018) preparatory event, Church of the Holy Family, Youghal, 20th May 2017May 24th, 2017World Meeting of Families (2018) preparatory event held in the Church of the Holy Family, Youghal, S...May 22nd, 2017Introduction by Breda McDonald - a Diocese of Cloyne coordinator for preparations for the World Meet...
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