3rd Sunday of Advent 2020 (B) 13th December 2020 St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh “Gaudete Sunday” My friends, We are all preparing to celebrate a “meaningful” Christmas – Yes – that is the word the politicians have used – “meaningful” – full of meaning. I have no doubt that it is a genuine […]
Letter to priests re Preparation for the celebration of Christmas For information You will find at the end of my comments the updated HSE norms regarding places of worship. The HSE guidelines are quite detailed. A quick reading of them might refresh our memory on what is required. Most of the guidance is already in […]
2nd Sunday of Advent 2020 (B) 6th December 2020 St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh “They also serve those who stand and wait” My friends, We have become very impatient – our fuse is very short when it comes to waiting. Yet it is such an important virtue or quality if we are […]
2020 safeguarding message from Bishop William Crean (please click on the above link)
Living our Faith in a Fragile World Advent 2020 Pastoral Reflection – Bishop William Crean Press Release NB Bishop Crean’s Pastoral Letter. Advent 2020
Feast of Christ the King 22nd November 2020 St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh “Finding Christ in the Crisis” My friends, Where do we find God in the pandemic that is Covid 19? That is the question that a recent book raises with the title “Finding Christ in the Crisis – what […]
33rd Sunday (A) 15th November 2020 St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh “Accountability” My friends, It is not easy being a public servant – having to answer for what you have done or failed to do. Standards of accountability are rising all the time – which is good in the long term […]
32nd Sunday (A) 8th November 2020 St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh “Wisdom is bright and does not grow dim” Wisdom 6:12 My friends, Good advice is priceless. It is much sought after and people pay a lot of money for it. It explains why the expertise and knowledge of lawyers, doctor, psychiatrists, […]
All Saints 1st November 2020 St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh “Blessed are you …” Mt. 5:11 My friends, It is not a compliment to be called a ‘Holy Joe’ or ‘Josephine’ to be P.C! Such a description of a person has a certain measure of disdain attached – that the person has the […]
30th Sunday (A) 25th October 2020 St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh “Love is a decision” My friends, It is almost 70 years now since Norman Vincent Peale published his book “The Power of Positive Thinking”. Over the years it has been enormously influential in offering solutions to managing the challenges of everyday living. In some ways […]
News from the Diocese:April 12th, 20212nd Sunday Of Easter This Sunday’s Gospel recounts for us the famous encounter between the Risen ...April 6th, 2021Easter Vigil 2021 My friends, When the sky is overcast for a very long time it becomes harder...April 6th, 2021Holy Thursday 1st April 2021 St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh My friends, Over these past week...April 6th, 2021Chrism Mass 31/3/2021 St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh “Living in hybrid time” My friends, T...
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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[...]