29th Sunday B October 17th, 2021 St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh. Diocesan Launch of the Synodal Pathway “To live is to change and to be perfect is to have changed often” St. John Henry Newman My friends, The newly canonised Cardinal John Henry Newman lived a long life that spanned the most of the 19th century […]
World Mission Sunday is the Holy Father’s annual appeal for spiritual and financial support so that the life-giving work of overseas mission and missionaries can continue. It always falls on the second last Sunday in October, meaning this year it will be celebrated over the weekend of Sunday 24th. Its theme ‘We Cannot Remain […]
28th Sunday B October 10th, 2021 St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh “I prayed and understanding was given to me and the spirit of Wisdom came to me” My friends, Good advice is much sought after because sound advice helps us avoid the pitfalls and mistakes of the past. This applies in all walks of life – […]
27th Sunday B October 3rd, 2021 St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh “Day for Life” My friends, Just a number of weeks ago a very significant decision was taken by the British Medical Association in the light of a major survey that they undertook of their members. The decision is that as a body of doctors they […]
26th Sunday B September 26th, 2021 St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh “But anyone who is an obstacle to bring one of these little ones who have faith…” My friends, These verses from St. Mark’s Gospel are jolting and disturbing to listen to – they are strong and forceful almost sounding vengeful and violent. They sound shocking […]
25th Sunday B September 19th, 2021 St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh “Wherever you find jealousy and ambition, you find disharmony” My friends, It is said that if you get a reputation of being an ‘early riser’ you can ‘sleep in’ as much as you like. One’s reputation is a precious matter be it good or bad. […]
‘Recently, in Cobh Parish, we had a lovely celebration of Mass in St Colman’s Cemetery for the 90th Anniversary of the consecration. Thank you to all who attended and braved the autumnal weather. 📷Marita Foster’
24th Sunday B 12th September 2021 St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh “So too I set my face like flint I know I shall not be shamed” My friends, On the 10th November 1995 Ken Saro-Wiwa, a Nigerian environmental activist was executed by hanging along with eight others by the military dictatorship. He was fifty-two […]
23rd Sunday B 5th September 2021 St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh “He has done all things well” My friends, To-day the ‘2020’ Paralympic Games conclude in Tokyo. They have taken place against the odds due to Covid 19 which led first to the cancellation of both sets of Games from last year. That sense of determination […]
22nd Sunday B 29th August 2021 St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh “No one is above the law” My friends, No one is above the law. It applies to all without exception. We know from experience that this is true in theory but not in fact because it is so common for people especially people of means […]
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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[...]