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Homily of Bishop William Crean – 7th August 2022

19th Sunday 7th August 2022. St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh “God with us”    ​​​     My friends, It is often in moments of crisis, conflict or confusion that we are brought back to reality and refocus ourselves and thereby our life.  How often do we hear or read of well-known people in entertainment or […]

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Homily of Bishop William Crean – Closing Liturgy of Earth/Gaia Exhibition, St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh – June 26th 2022

Closing Liturgy of Earth / Gaia Exhibition St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh 26th June 2022 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time C “Spiritual and/or Religious” My friends, Its not unusual for people to describe themselves as spiritual but not religious. While its helpful on one level its also rather vague and nebulous. What one can say is […]

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Homily of Bishop Crean – Trinity Sunday 12th June 2022

Trinity Sunday 12th June 2022 St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh “In God we trust”   My friends, It will be interesting to read the answer given in the current census to the question on religion. It is expected that the number declaring themselves as having ‘no religion’ will increase. Still let us wait and see. Regardless […]

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Homily of Bishop William Crean – Pentecost 4th June-Castlemagner

Pentecost 4th June Castlemagner Vigil Benemerenti Medals Presentation to Sheila Healy and Andrew Joseph Bourke My friends, On the Feast of all the Saints of Ireland – the 1st Reading is taken from the Book of Ecclesiasticus Chapter 44 – from which I quote verses as a reminder of those who have gone before and […]

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Homily of Bishop William Crean – Ascension Sunday – 29th May 2022

Ascension Sunday 29th May 2022 St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh “Life calls us to communion”    ​​​     My friends, The 1st Communion and Confirmation celebrations are in full flow right now.  They are usually wonderful and exciting moments and memories in young people’s lives.  They are the focus and centre of the day and […]

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Homily of Bishop William Crean – 150th Anniversary of the Consecration of St. Mary’s Church, Carrigtwohill – Sunday 15th May 2022

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 […]

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