Feast of the Holy Family Sunday 31st December, 2017 Sacred Heart Church, Ballymore My friends, A young poet Deirdre Ryan has recently published a short poem…. Listening to the news We live in the common travel area of Our marriage We traverse the invisible borders Roam each others’ lands freely Occasionally treaties must be entered […]
“Pope Francis, reminding us of the consistent teaching of the Church, describes abortion as a grave sin. As a compassionate pastor, however, he reminds priests that they are called to be ministers of God’s mercy. He also points out that we have not done enough to support pregnant women in desperate situations who see abortion […]
2017 Christmas Message from Bishop William Crean, Bishop of Cloyne My friends, Just last month, as Chairman of Trócaire I visited Kenya to see for myself the projects that your generosity has made possible. These days we hear a lot about climate change but for most of us it does not touch our lives at […]
Book Launch Corbett Court, Ballyhea 20 December 2017, 8pm All welcome This book is a collection of Canon Sheehan of Doneraile’s in-coming correspondence drawn from more than half a dozen archival deposits in the United States and in Ireland. While swathes of his papers were destroyed after his death, substantial quantities of material are […]
On 2nd October 2017, the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs launched the revised Children First: National Guidance for the Protection and Welfare of Children and announced the commencement of remaining sections of the Children First Act 2015 from 11th December 2017. The newly commenced provisions of the Children First Act, including mandated reporting, will […]
Ancient Sweet Donoughmore: Life In An Irish Rural Parish To 1900 Ancient Sweet Donoughmore chronicles the growth of an Irish rural district in Mid-Cork to the beginning of the twentieth century. Along this journey the archaeology, early Christian and medieval periods are explored; leading to a study of the religious and agrarian aspects; the Great […]
November 2017: Bishop William Crean has issued guidelines for the celebration of Christian Funerals in the Diocese of Cloyne. Please visit the page called Policy Downloads to find these guidelines.
Cloyne Diocesan Youth Services Youth Ministry News Pope John Paul II Award Ceremony The 5th Pope John Paul II Award Ceremony was held in Mallow Community Youth Centre on Thursday 19th Oct 2017 despite the terrible rainfall that we experienced. 124 young people from across the diocese and neighbouring diocese received the award. It was […]
The following is a report trip to Rome in which the Cloyne Diocesan Youth Services led a contingent from the Cloyne Diocese: On Monday 30th November 2017, 10 people from across the Diocese of Cloyne joined with 180 people from around Ireland in Rome to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Pope John Paul II […]
The following is from Cobh Parish weekly newsletter Sunday 29th October 2017: Two events will dominate the headlines in the Summer of 2018. Both events require prayerful preparation and discernment. The World Meeting of Families will take place in August 2018, while the referendum to repeal the 8th Amendment to the Constitution is due to […]
News from the Diocese:November 23rd, 2020Feast of Christ the King 22nd November 2020 St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh “Finding Christ in the...November 2nd, 2020All Saints 1st November 2020 St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh “Blessed are you …” Mt. 5:11 ...
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[...]