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 […]
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 […]
22nd Sunday B 29th August 2021 St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh “No one is above the law” My friends, No one is above the law. It applies to all without exception. We know from experience that this is true in theory but not in fact because it is so common for people especially people of means […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Bishop William Crean announces clerical changes and pastoral plans in the Diocese of Cloyne. Each passing year changes our circumstances in the Diocese. Over these past number of years, we have had to review and readjust the manner in which our priests can serve all the parishes. This has involved some parishes not having a […]
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 […]
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. […]
News from the Diocese:September 14th, 202124th Sunday B 12th September 2021 St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh “So too I set my f...September 6th, 202123rd Sunday B 5th September 2021 St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh “He has done all things well” ...August 31st, 202122nd Sunday B 29th August 2021 St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh “No one is above the law” My...August 24th, 202121st Sunday B 22nd August 2021 St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh “My words, they are spirit and ...August 20th, 202119th Sunday B 8th August 2021 St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh “Anyone who eats this bread will...
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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[...]