150th Anniversary of the Consecration of St. Mary’s Church, Carrigtwohill 5th Sunday of Easter 15th May 2022 Some place to gather My friends, Older members among us might remember an American TV series called “Cheers!”. It was a comedy programme set in a local bar. The fun emerged in the ongoing banter between the cast […]
‘If we dismiss our past as a source of shame and embarrassment only, we risk depriving a new generation of connection with deep wells of spirituality’ – Bishop Crean Just over 100 years ago a poem by T.S. Eliot was published – entitled “The Waste Land”. It’s a long complex piece of reflection which was […]
Chrism Mass 13/4/2022St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh “Priest as Cultural Shock Absorber” My friends,It is much longer than I care to remember since I heard Fr. David Power, O.M.I. use theimage of the shock absorber to help understand the role of the priests in modern society. Atthe time we thought it funny because the Italian for […]
Easter Message of Most Rev. William Crean, Bishop of Cloyne. My friends, The horror of war has revisited us in the current military assault by Russia on Ukraine. Its savagery has shocked us. Technology has allowed us to witness destruction and death with an immediacy like never before. It is pitched as a war between dictatorship […]
Ahead of the Feast of the Annunciation on Friday, March 25th, Pope Francis extends an invitation to every community and all the faithful to unite with him for the Solemn Act of the Consecration of all of humanity, especially Russia and Ukraine, to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, so that She – the Queen of […]
2nd Sunday of Lent 13th March 2022 St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh “I have been to the mountain top” The mountain top has a strong grip on the imagination of so many. It is remarkable to witness the dangers and risk climbers across the world subject themselves to in order to experience standing on the pinnacle, […]
A short video with Bishop Crean talking about the Synodal Process https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADZ3ZwLGBsIb
8th Sunday C 27th February 2022 Church of the Most Holy Rosary, Midleton “Temperance Sunday” One hundred years ago Bishop Robert Browne was the Bishop of Cloyne. In the library in Cobh there is a book of many of his Lenten Pastoral Letters. Reading them one finds a consistent theme to which he returned to […]
7th Sunday C 20th February 2022 St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh “Compassion and Truth” My friends, In an email I received during the week there was a most insightful observation from a grandfather whose grandchildren are now at 3rd Level. He explained that they are in contact regularly and when they meet, they are comfortable in […]
6th Sunday 13th February 2022 St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh My friends, Its fascinating to observe the speed with which we have moved from Covid to Inflation! While we know well the Omicron variant is rampant it has gone way down in our list of concerns to focus once again on economic matters. On one […]
News from the Diocese:May 24th, 20226th Sunday of Easter 22nd May 2022 Sacred Heart Church, Rushbrooke “The Community of Believer...May 24th, 2022Lourdes Programme 2022 Cloyne Diocesan Virtual Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2022 The curtailment of the C...
Homily of Bishop William Crean - 150th Anniversary of the Consecration of St. Mary's Church, Carrigtwohill - Sunday 15th May 2022May 18th, 2022150th Anniversary of the Consecration of St. Mary’s Church, Carrigtwohill 5th Sunday of Easter 15...May 13th, 2022‘If we dismiss our past as a source of shame and embarrassment only, we risk depriving a new generat...April 14th, 2022Chrism Mass 13/4/2022St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh “Priest as Cultural Shock Absorber” My friends...
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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[...]