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 […]
The Diocese of Cloyne hosted a Day of Reflection on the topic of Catholic Primary Education in Ireland (Silver Springs Hotel, Cork, 12th March 2016). In attendance were representatives of the Board of Managements of the primary schools under the bishop’s patronage in the Diocese of Cloyne. The event was chaired by Mr Dan Leo, […]
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Bishop William Crean provides a set of Principles and Guidelines for Celebrating the Sacraments for the First TimeOctober 14th, 2017Sept 2017: Bishop William Crean - Principles and Guidelines for Celebrating the Sacraments for the F...
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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[...]