Homily for The 3rd Sunday of Easter 18th April 2021: “The disciples told their story of what had happened on the road”. These are the words that open today’s Gospel. This is the story of the two disciples who had been on a journey to Emmaus. Their story was a story about […]
2nd Sunday Of Easter This Sunday’s Gospel recounts for us the famous encounter between the Risen Christ and the doubting Thomas. Thomas refuses to believe that Christ is truly risen from the dead until he sees the wounds on his body and is able to touch them with his hands. It is a consoling and […]
Easter Vigil 2021 My friends, When the sky is overcast for a very long time it becomes harder to believe that the sun still shines brightly as ever above it. “Waiting for Godot” was Samuel Beckett’s title for his play which is set in an entirely bleak and depressing landscape. Its dialogue is just between […]
Holy Thursday 1st April 2021 St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh My friends, Over these past weeks I and other bishops have been in receipt of quite a number of letters and emails about the closure of churches for Mass with exception of funerals and weddings. Some are very angry and feel hurt by what they perceive […]
Chrism Mass 31/3/2021 St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh “Living in hybrid time” My friends, The saying attributed to Woody Allen “that 80% of life is turning up” is not like it used to be. Our new experience of working from home has changed not just how we work, but has forced us to rethink so many […]
Easter Message 2021 from Bishop Crean Easter Message from Bishop William Crean Bishop of Cloyne “Let not your hearts be troubled” My dear friends, The Pandemic has really rattled us all over this past year and we are not “out of the woods” yet. More patience and resilience is being asked […]
Homily Fifth Sunday of Lent Year B If you think back to Ash Wednesday as you set out on the Lenten journey were you full of hope that finally, this lent, you would get it right, and have a more meaningful lent than heretofore? There would be an abundance of Prayer, Fasting and Almsgiving. We […]
St. Patrick’s Day 2021 St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh “A legacy to be cherished in fragile times” My friends, At this time one hundred years ago, we were in the throes of the War of Independence. Like all wars it was brutal and bloody. A truce was declared in July and negotiations began which led […]
Cornerstone Lenten Prayer Service
Virtual Discernment Evening for men (18 years+) exploring Diocesan Priesthood. Tuesday 23rd March 2021 7.30-9pm Hosted by the Cashel Province for further information and to register please email: email@example.com
News from the Diocese:June 9th, 2021Corpus Christi 6th June 2021 St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh. To describe the Church as Pope Franc...June 1st, 2021Trinity Sunday 30th May 2021 St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh During th...May 27th, 2021This year, as we continue to find ourselves in challenging times, the Diocese will not be travelling...
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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[...]