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Safeguarding Report Diocese of Cloyne November 2022

Safeguarding Report Diocese of Cloyne – November 2022 For letter from Bishop William Crean and to access the report, please click on the links below.   Safeguarding Message November 2022   Safeguarding Report Diocese of Cloyne November 2022

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Homily of Bishop Crean – 30th Sunday C- 23rd October 2022

30th Sunday C 23rd October 2022 St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh “Fighting the good fight”    ​​​     My friends, The experience of Covid brought lots of new words into our vocabulary.  One of the most prominent to emerge was “resilience”.  It seemed to capture well the spirit of patience endurance that was required of […]

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Homily of Bishop William Crean – 150 years of Séipéal Ghobnatan

A Cháirde, There is to-day a new awareness of the importance of architecture and landscape on our lives. It is only a generation or more since planning permission became necessary to construct a new house, business or factory. It is common for people to object to some element of a new development on the grounds […]

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Homily of Bishop Crean – 28th Sunday C – 9th October 2022

28th Sunday C 9th October 2022 Sacred Heart Church, Rushbrooke “Gratitude and Appreciation” My friends, On December 10th 1948 the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was promulgated. Prompted by the atrocities of WWII the newly established United Nations spelled out the extent of the rights of every person regardless of race, sex or creed. It […]

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Homily of Bishop Crean – Monastic Profession of Sr. Maria Gratia of the Holy Spirit – St. Benedict’s Priory, Cobh – 8th October 2022

Monastic Profession of Sr. Maria Gratia of the Holy Spirit St. Benedict’s Priory, Cobh 8th October 2022 My friends, A call to a contemplative vocation confounds this generation. Especially those who view the life journey as short, which it is, so that we should extract each and every thrill and adventure it may offer. It […]

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Homily of Bishop William Crean – 25th Sunday C- 18th Sept. 2022

25th Sunday C 18th September 2022 St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh “No servant can be the slave of two masters”    ​​​     My friends, Apparently, the price of an ad on The Toy Show this Christmas is €86k.  The amount of money spent on sales and marketing is extraordinary.  The reason and justification isthat […]

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CLOYNE DIOCESAN CHANGES SEPTEMBER 2022

  CLOYNE DIOCESAN CHANGES SEPTEMBER 2022   Most Rev. William Crean has accepted the resignation from office, on the grounds of retirement, of the following priest in the Diocese of Cloyne to come into effect at noon on Saturday17th September 2022.   • V. Rev. Canon Donal Leahy, PP, Kilworth to retire and reside in […]

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Homily of Bishop William Crean- 21st August 2022- 21st Sunday C

  21st Sunday C 21st August 2022 St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh “Seek to enter by the narrow door”    ​​​     My friends, Speaking recently to a man whose family includes a young lad with significant mental and physical disability, who requires a great deal of care, observed that some families have it very […]

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