What is the significance of the Solemnity of the Epiphany? The word “Epiphany” (from the Greek language) means MANIFESTATION. In the Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord we celebrate the the manifestation of Jesus as Messiah of Israel, Son of God and Savior of the world. The great feast of Epiphany celebrates the adoration […]
On this night before He died, Jesus celebrated His Last Supper with his disciples. He gave Himself to them, and he continues to give Himself to us every time we celebrate Mass. Here we are joined to Him, we share in His love and are set free from sin and the power of death. Opening […]
Feast Day: November 24th Almighty God, You gave your bishop Saint Colman the gift of gracious speech and called him to build up the Church; grant us by his intercession, so to sing your praise in the midst of our toil here on earth, that we may delight in the enjoyment of heavenly rest. Through […]
What is a Summer Faith Camp for children? A Summer Faith Camp for children is a camp where well-trained young adults lead children (typically primary school age) in the following activities: reading of bible stories arts and crafts sports Music drama (based on bible or stories of saints) Celebration of Mass and Sacrament of Confession […]
Good Friday ‘On this day, when “Christ our paschal lamb was sacrificed”, what had long been promised in signs and figures was at last revealed and brought to fulfilment. The true lamb replaced the symbolic lamb, and the many offerings of the past gave way to the single sacrifice of Christ. The wonderful works of […]
Pastoral Letter on the 8th Amendment “Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you” (Jer l:5) Debate, Discernment and Decision Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ, The national debate on the life question is in full flow. Our decision is required on the 8th Amendment to the Constitution which guarantees the protection of […]
Today, the 8th Sept, we celebrate the Feast of the Nativity of Our Lady. The statue below overlooks one of the graves to the side of the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Kanturk (North County Cork, Ireland). The statue of Our Lady shows some carved lovely details: the Rosary Beads, calling us to prayer, […]
The third World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation will be celebrated, Friday, 1st September 2017, at the invitation of Pope Francis. The following description of that call-to-prayer, is from the www.catholicbishops.ie website: The third World Day of Prayer for the Care of All Creation takes place on Friday 1 September 2017. Many […]
Exsultet – Prayer chanted during Easter Vigil ceremony Exult, let them exult, the hosts of heaven, exult, let Angel ministers of God exult, let the trumpet of salvation sound aloud our mighty King’s triumph! Be glad, let earth be glad, as glory floods her, ablaze with light from her eternal King, let all corners of […]
Most Rev. William Crean has accepted the resignation from office (of Parish Priest) of V. Rev. Michael Lomasney, PP Kildorrery, to come into effect on January 21st. Bishop Crean has made the following appointments in the Diocese of Cloyne with effect from Saturday, January 21st: V. Rev. Michael Lomasney, PP Kildorrery to be CC Mallow […]
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[...]