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Pope Francis on Catholic Schools

The following paragraphs, by Pope Francis, are taken from his exhortation TO YOUNG PEOPLE, Christus Vivit, written in March 2019. They are appropriate as we celebrate Catholic Schools Week. Youth ministry in educational institutions 221. Schools are unquestionably a platform for drawing close to children and young people. Precisely because they are such privileged places […]

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Homily of Bishop Crean- 17th January 2021-2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

2nd Sunday Ordinary Time 17th January 2021 St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh “All share responsibility” ​​​    ​​​​​     My friends, This has been a very difficult week for many people across the country.  The increase of the virus across the community leading to an increasing number of people dying.  A mood of stress, anxiety […]

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Christmas Message 2020 from Bishop William Crean

Christmas Message 2020 from Bishop William Crean   My friends,   We are looking forward to a meaningful Christmas. We have together been preparing to celebrate Christmas, knowing that it is going to be different because of Covid 19. We are strangely guarding against the risk that being together may be for one another. We […]

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Guidelines for the celebration of Christmas Masses

Letter to priests re Preparation for the celebration of Christmas For information ​You will find at the end of my comments the updated HSE norms regarding places of worship.  The HSE guidelines are quite detailed.  A quick reading of them might refresh our memory on what is required.  Most of the guidance is already in […]

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