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Catholic Schools Week- 22nd to 29th January 2023

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, […]

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Pope Benedict XVI R.I.P.

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 […]

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Christmas Message from Bishop William Crean – December 2022

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, […]

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Homily of Bishop William Crean – Bi-centenary of St. Patrick’s Church, Whitechurch Sunday 11th December 2022

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 […]

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Homily of Bishop William Crean – 1st Sunday of Advent

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 […]

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Portrait of Bishop John Sleyne added to Diocesan Collection

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, […]

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