Last night (20/11/2016, Solemnity of Christ the King) at St Colman’s Cathedral Cobh Bishop William Crean brought the Year of Mercy to an official close in the Diocese of Cloyne. After Holy Mass at 7pm, in a special ceremony, Bishop William closed the Door of Mercy. The atmosphere was one of thanksgiving to God for […]
On Tuesday (11th Oct 2016) a large crowed gathered with Bishop William Crean to celebrate Holy Mass in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Blarney. With faith and great hope, the Mass was celebrated in recognition of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy that Pope Francis has established. The Mass was celebrated to pray for all […]
Fr Sean Corkery was one of five Cloyne priests who accompanied a contingent of young adult pilgrims from the Diocese of Cloyne to World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland (July 2016). The following piece gives an outline of what took place on the pilgrimage: World Youth Day 2016 – A Priest Pilgrim World Youth […]
Forgiveness is at the heart of the teaching and ministry of Our Divine Saviour, yet, as the song goes, ‘sorry seems to be the hardest word.’ Why is it that many people have such great difficulty going to confession when the TV and radio chat shows endlessly indulge audiences with the often less-than-edifying lives of […]
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 […]
Prayer with Our Mother of Perpetual Help Mother of Perpetual Help, with the greatest confidence we come before your holy picture to be inspired by the example of your life. We think of you at that moment when, full of faith and trust, you accepted God’s call to be the mother of his Son. Help […]
Visiting St Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh April 7th & 8th 2016 Our Lady of Perpetual Help Our Lady of Perpetual Help is an icon that is believed to have its origin sometime during the 13th-15th century. The icon is known for being miraculous; over the centuries countless healings and special graces have been attributed to it, […]
John 8:1-11 If there is one of you who has not sinned, let him be the first to throw a stone at her “… Jesus looked up and said, ‘If there is one of you who has not sinned let him be the first to throw a stone at her. ‘ Then he bent down […]
Pope Francis says, “[i]t is my burning desire that, during this Jubilee, the Christian people may reflect on the corporal and spiritual works of mercy. It will be a way to reawaken our conscience, too often grown dull in the face of poverty. . . . Jesus introduces us to these works of mercy in […]
Luke 10:25-37 Who is my neighbour? “. . . The lawyer was anxious to justify himself and said to Jesus, ‘And who is my neighbour?’ Jesus replied, ‘A man was once on his way down from Jerusalem to Jericho and fell into the hands of brigands; they took all he had, beat him and then […]
News from the Diocese:April 12th, 20212nd Sunday Of Easter This Sunday’s Gospel recounts for us the famous encounter between the Risen ...April 6th, 2021Easter Vigil 2021 My friends, When the sky is overcast for a very long time it becomes harder...April 6th, 2021Holy Thursday 1st April 2021 St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh My friends, Over these past week...April 6th, 2021Chrism Mass 31/3/2021 St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh “Living in hybrid time” My friends, T...
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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[...]