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Homily of Bishop Crean- 17th January 2021-2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

2nd Sunday Ordinary Time 17th January 2021 St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh “All share responsibility” ​​​    ​​​​​     My friends, This has been a very difficult week for many people across the country.  The increase of the virus across the community leading to an increasing number of people dying.  A mood of stress, anxiety […]

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Christmas Message 2020 from Bishop William Crean

Christmas Message 2020 from Bishop William Crean   My friends,   We are looking forward to a meaningful Christmas. We have together been preparing to celebrate Christmas, knowing that it is going to be different because of Covid 19. We are strangely guarding against the risk that being together may be for one another. We […]

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Guidelines for the celebration of Christmas Masses

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 […]

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Homily for 2nd Sunday of Advent – Bishop William Crean

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 […]

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Homily of Bishop Crean – Feast of Christ the King – 22nd Nov. 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 […]

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