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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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Homily of Bishop William Crean – 11th July 2021

15th Sunday (B) 11th July 2021 St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh “Sure, you know yourself” My friends, There is an endearing advertisement running these days in which a son calls home and his father answers the phone.  He is clearly busy and on being asked “Dad how are you?” Sure, you know yourself! is the reply. […]

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Homily of Bishop Crean – 27th June 2021

13th Sunday (B) 27th June 2021 St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh   “Groupthink” and its fallout… My friends, “Groupthink” as a word was used a number of years ago to describe the nature of the decision making inside an RTE production team who chose to broadcast a documentary about a retired missionary priest which included accusations […]

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Homily of Bishop William Crean – 13th June 2021

11th Sunday (B) 13th June 2021 St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh “Planted in the house of the Lord, they will flourish” (Psalm 91) My friends, For some years now in the world of food “organic” is much valued and sought after.  There are many who will only consume food that is produced organically even thought it […]

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