The Diocese of Cloyne hosted a Day of Reflection on the topic of Catholic Primary Education in Ireland (Silver Springs Hotel, Cork, 12th March 2016). In attendance were representatives of the Board of Managements of the primary schools under the bishop’s patronage in the Diocese of Cloyne. The event was chaired by Mr Dan Leo, […]
The Cross of Cloyne The Cross of Cloyne can be viewed in the National Museum of Ireland in Dublin. It dates from the early twelfth century, and is a gilt-bronze cross with each arm depicting a differing figure of Christ. This is a particular type of cross which is known as a “Pax” (the Latin […]
I had the privilege of attending the 51st International Eucharistic Congress in Cebu, an Island in the Philippines from the 24th to the 31st January. I was part of a group from Ireland who traveled to support the Church in the Philippines as it hosted the International Eucharistic Congress. Having been involved in the preparations […]
In this year as we celebrate the Jubilee of Mercy, The Diocese of Cloyne has just completed a “24 Hours for the Lord” prayer initiative. Bishop William Crean, following the request of Pope Francis, made arrangements so that 5 churches in our diocese would act as host churches for this event that makes God’s mercy […]
Lenten Message 2016 The Face of God is Mercy – Pope Francis. “The Face of God is mercy” – this is the title of Pope Francis’ recent reflections on mercy. It is a disarmingly simple and clear image by which to understand the experience of mercy which he has made the focus of the spiritual […]
MESSAGE FROM MOST REV. WILLIAM CREAN FOR THE YEAR OF MERCY Dear Friends, Sin and failure are part and parcel of the human experience. Despite our best efforts we sometimes fail in life. It can leave us downhearted even depressed. It can lead us into despair. “Have mercy on me, God, in your kindness, In […]
I wish to confirm that Mr Bill Meagher, the Designated Liaison Person (DLP) for the Diocese of Cloyne, has resigned his position. I regret Mr Meagher’s decision to resign, because he has served the diocese and the survivors of abuse with great dedication and attention to detail, for which the diocese is most grateful. The […]
Article published by the Irish Times Tue Nov 24th 2015: Pope Francis has focused much attention on issues that are universal to us all and has sought to inspire and offer leadership. What he has said has resonated meaningfully with believers and non-believers alike. Environmental care is one such universal issue. His recent encyclical Laudato […]
Ordination to the Priesthood of Rev. Eamon Roche in St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh 5th July 2015 Rev Eamon Roche will be ordained to the priesthood for service in the Diocese of Cloyne on Sunday July 5th at 2.30pm in St Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh, Co. Cork. Eamon is a native of Castlemartyr in East Cork. Born in […]
Episcopal Ordination of Canon William Crean as Bishop of Cloyne Canon William Crean was Ordained the 67th Bishop of Cloyne at St.Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh today (Sunday, January 27, 2013). The Principal Ordaining Bishop was Archbishop Charles Brown, Papal Nuncio to Ireland, assisted by the Archbishop of Cashel & Emly, Most Reverend Dermot Clifford DD and […]
News from the Diocese:January 24th, 2022Bishop William Crean, Bishop of Cloyne sends a message for Catholic Schools Week. The theme this yea...January 13th, 2022Baptism of the Lord St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh 9th January 2022 My friends, 2021 is now h...December 22nd, 2021Christmas Message 2021 Most Rev. Wm. Crean, Bishop of Cloyne A time to cherish faith, family and f...
Homily of Bishop Crean - 2nd Sunday of Advent St. John the Baptist Church, Beal Átha na Marbh St. Colman’s Church, Macroom 5th December 2021December 6th, 20212nd Sunday of Advent St. John the Baptist Church, Beal Átha na Marbh St. Colman’s Church, Macroom ...
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[...]