Catholic Schools will take place from Sunday 22 to Sunday 29 January 2023 on the theme of the process of synodality, with three features of synodality being identified as helpful to exploring ‘Walking Together in Faith & Love’: • Communion • Participation • Mission Please find below posters and flyers, and resources for primary, post-primary, […]
First time in Ireland and all are welcome. 1st Class relic of St Charbel at St Patrick Church Fermoy P61 N446 on Tuesday 31st January. Agenda – 9.40 am Holy Rosary, followed by Holy Mass at 10 am followed by a blessing with the relic. Saint Charbel Makhlouf – 1828-1898. Feast day: July 24 […]
Prayer Vigil of Thanksgiving and Remembrance for Benedict XVI R.I.P. St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh 4th January 2023 My friends, We all know well that our childhood experience and the years of our youth have a huge impact on our lives. The kind of family we grow up in, our school experience, the wider society’s […]
Dear Friends, The Church throughout the world mourns the death of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI. In our sadness at his call to his eternal home we are moved with a deep sense of gratitude to God for the life and ministry of such a generous, gifted and gentle priest, bishop and pope. As […]
CHRISTMAS MESSAGE 2022 A Chairde, Dear Friends in Christ, The world is at war. After the pandemic which hasn’t quite gone away, we rightly fear what’s next. A viral outbreak in Wuhan, China in 2019 has left the whole world reeling. It triggered a sequence of events that have touched the lives of all nations, […]
4th Sunday of Advent (A) Sacred Heart Church, Ballymore 18th December, 2022 “The Crib – a stroke of genius” My friends, The recent decision by the Lady Mayoress of Dublin to forego having a Crib with live animals in the Mansion House was an exercise of power that in a subtle way suggested the narrative […]
Bi-centenary of St. Patrick’s Church, Whitechurch Sunday 11th December 2022 My friends, “Place making” is a phrase commonly used by architects and urban planners. By “place making” they mean designing developments of housing, shops, schools, and places of recreation it should be done in a way that people can develop a sense of community in […]
2nd Sunday of Advent (A) Sacred Heart Church, Norwood 4th December, 2022 “Woke Culture and Advent” My friends, One of the terms we come across more recently is “woke culture”. It has emerged from the U.S. and it refers to people being awake/alert to injustice in society especially racial injustice. In just a few years […]
1st Sunday of Advent (A) St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh 27th November, 2022 “Your life’s purpose” My friends, A piece I read during the week past had the headline “Lift the gloom by finding life’s purpose”. It’s a reflection on how many people, young and old, have embraced ‘goblin mode’. I confess I wasn’t familiar with […]
Bishop Crean pictured recently, accepting a portrait of his predecessor Bishop John Sleyne from Tadhg Dorgan, BL, which has been given to the Diocese on permanent loan by the Dorgan family of Mourne Abbey. Born in 1638 at Ballymacsliney Midleton, John Sleyne studied for the priesthood at the Sorbonne Paris. At the age of 24, […]
News from the Diocese:January 6th, 2023First time in Ireland and all are welcome. 1st Class relic of St Charbel at St Patrick Church F...
Homily of Bishop Crean - Prayer Vigil of Thanksgiving and Remembrance for Benedict XVI R.I.P. - 4th January 2023January 6th, 2023Prayer Vigil of Thanksgiving and Remembrance for Benedict XVI R.I.P. St. Colman’s Cathedral, C...December 20th, 2022CHRISTMAS MESSAGE 2022 A Chairde, Dear Friends in Christ, The world is at war. After the pande...
Upcoming Events:Tue 31 JanTue Jan 31st 2023 @ 9:40 am - 11:00 amFri 10 FebFri Feb 10th 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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[...]