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Homily of Bishop William Crean – 24th Sunday B – 12th September 2021

24th Sunday B 12th September 2021 St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh   “So too I set my face like flint I know I shall not be shamed”   My friends, On the 10th November 1995 Ken Saro-Wiwa, a Nigerian environmental activist was executed by hanging along with eight others by the military dictatorship. He was fifty-two […]

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Homily of Bishop William Crean – 23rd Sunday B- 5th September 2021

23rd Sunday B 5th September 2021 St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh “He has done all things well” My friends, To-day the ‘2020’ Paralympic Games conclude in Tokyo. They have taken place against the odds due to Covid 19 which led first to the cancellation of both sets of Games from last year. That sense of determination […]

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Homily of Bishop William Crean – 21st Sunday B – 22nd August 2021

21st Sunday B 22nd August 2021 St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh “My words, they are spirit and life” My friends, It is both fascinating and frightening how immediately we can be present to any part of the world especially those parts that are in war and conflict or beset by some sudden natural disaster like an […]

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Homily of Bishop Crean – 19th Sunday B 8th August 2021

19th Sunday B 8th August 2021 St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh “Anyone who eats this bread will live forever” My friends, This past week was a lively one in political terms for reasons I do not need to go into. However, the Church, Bishops and Sacraments became a focus in a new way. While the rest […]

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Homily of Bishop Crean – 18th Sunday B 1st August 2021

18th Sunday B 1st August 2021 St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh “Finding God in all things” My friends, Yesterday July 31 was the Feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola. He died on that date in 1556 in Rome. After all these years he remains a very influential figure in Church principally through the Jesuit Order which […]

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CLOYNE DIOCESAN CHANGES SEPTEMBER 2021

  Most Rev. William Crean has accepted the resignation from office, on the grounds of retirement, of the following priests in the Diocese of Cloyne to come into effect at noon on Saturday 11th September 2021.   • V. Rev Canon Denis Kelleher, PP Aghada • V. Rev. Patrick Scanlan, PP, Castletownroche     Bishop […]

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Ordination to the Permanent Diaconate- Sunday 15th August 2021

  This coming Sunday, 15th August, Mr. Leonard Cleary will be ordained to the Permanent Diaconate for service in the Diocese of Cloyne.   He will be assigned to minister in Charleville Parish where he has served as a pastoral assistant for the past year or more.   I ask that you remember him and […]

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Homily of Bishop William Crean – 25th July 2021

17th Sunday B 25th July 2021 St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh     “They will eat and have some leftover”     My friends,   The scorching heat experienced in north western U.S., and Canada recently was unprecedented. The flooding experienced in Germany and Belgium in the last few weeks is probably the worst on record. […]

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