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 […]
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 […]
Bishop William Crean announces clerical changes and pastoral plans in the Diocese of Cloyne. Each passing year changes our circumstances in the Diocese. Over these past number of years, we have had to review and readjust the manner in which our priests can serve all the parishes. This has involved some parishes not having a […]
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 […]
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. […]
16th Sunday B St. Abina’s Church, Clondrohid Benemerenti Presentation to Bridget Connolly “He took pity on them, like sheep without a shepherd” My friends, One of the features of life to-day is the number of people who have a Facebook page who have followers – some with a small number but many […]
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. […]
14th Sunday (B) 4th July 2021 St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh “He was amazed at their lack of faith” Mk 6:6 My friends, One of the very difficult experiences of parents over these last decades has been the disappointment of seeing some or all their children become indifferent to the point of […]
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 […]
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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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[...]