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"All Catholics are called to be signs and instruments of hope, blessing and unity to all - even in a changing and diverse culture", according to Bishop Fintan Gavin
Bishop Gavin was preaching on Sunday at Ss Peter and Paul’s Church, Cork, at the conclusion of the city’s 97th Corpus Christi Procession - and the bishop’s first.
Thousands of people took part in the procession which began at the Cathedral of St. Mary and St. Anne and followed a new route across the Christy Ring Bridge and onto Patrick Street and into the city centre church.
Bishop Fintan carried the Blessed Sacrament in the procession accompanied by a crowd of people from across the city and beyond.
Applications are invited for the role of Faith Development Coordinator for the Diocese of Cork and Ross
The successful candidate will work with Eilís Casey, the Diocesan Parish Life Coordinator, with priests and with lay leaders of the Families of Parishes of the diocese. Principal responsibilities include to prepare parishioners for lay ministry and leadership; to develop and deliver programmes to support adult faith formation, sacramental preparation and outreach in parishes. The role will involve evening and weekend work when required.
- Three year full time fixed-term contract
- Salary €40,000 (negotiable)
Closing date for receipt of completed Applications for this post is:
12 noon on 30th June 2023
The Employer is CRSS CLG, a registered charity whose mission is to support certain agencies providing services to the Catholic Diocese of Cork and Ross
Cork City's Procession with the Blessed Sacrament on Sunday June 11th, 2023, will follow a new route
The 97th Eucharistic Procession, leaves the Cathedral of St Mary and St Anne at 3pm and crosses the Christy Ring Bridge, before turning down Half Moon Street (at the Opera House), through Academy Street onto Patrick Street and concludes at Ss Peter and Paul’s Church.
Bishop Fintan Gavin will deliver a Homily and will impart Benediction with the Blessed Sacrament.
The entire Procession will be viewable on video screens at Ss. Peter and Paul's Church and on the street outside the church.
Let's make this year's procession unforgettable as we look forward to its 100th anniversary in 2026
On next Sunday, June 11th 2023, Cork people will take part once again in the almost 100-year-old tradition of the Corpus Christi Procession through the city.
But most children and young people may not know what it is! This short video was sent to schools in the diocese last month with a pack of resources to help teachers explain the Procession to the pupils.
In the video, Bishop Fintan Gavin explains to school children what it is about and invites them to take part.
The procession will begin at 3:30pm
Cork City's Eucharistic Procession is to take to the streets of Cork on Sunday June 11th after a three-year absence.
This will be the first Procession in the city since 2019, with the previous three being cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic and guidelines.
The 2023 Procession will begin at 3pm at the Cathedral of St Mary and St Anne, and, for the first time, will take a new route, crossing Christy Ring Bridge concluding at Ss Peter and Paul's Church for a Homily and Benediction celebrated by Most Reverend Fintan Gavin, Bishop of Cork and Ross.
The Eucharistic Procession has been a milestone in religious and community life since the first one took place in 1926.
On Pentecost Sunday, the Syro-Malankara Catholic Community in the Diocese of Cork and Ross gathered to celebrate Holy Eucharist in the Syro-Malankara Rite for the first time in the Cathedral of St. Mary and St. Anne.
Fr. Shinu Varghese was the main celebrant. Fr. Cherian Thazhamon from Dublin was also present.
35 families from the Syro-Malankara Community in the Diocese of Cork and Ross participated in this historic celebration. This number will continue to grow as new families will continue to join this weekly celebration.
On Friday 12th May, Bishop Fintan celebrated Mass at Bon Secours Hospital, Cork, marking International Nurse Day and also 100 years of the School of Nursing at the hospital
Nurse Education at Bon Secours Cork began in 1923 with Sr. Mary Engelberth as the school’s first tutor.
Today, BSHC plays an important role in Nurse Education through its clinical partnership with UCC and the Catherine McAuley School of Nursing and Midwifery.
The future of the Catholic Church in our diocese requires lay people in the parishes and faith communities along with the priests who minister to them to work closely together in new ways.
A married woman and a mother of three children will lead two gatherings in the diocese in May where she will share the experience she has from working with parishes across America.
Julianne Stanz, a native of Co Carlow and now resident in Wisconsin, USA, was invited by Bishop Fintan Gavin to help address the challenges for our parishes identified by lay people and clergy at recent meetings.
A Polish-English Charismatic Forum took place at St. Joseph's Church in Glanmire parish on 28th - 30th April
The forum was organised by the Community of the Risen Christ, GALILEA, which operates on a daily basis at the Polish Chaplaincy in Cork.
Father Jozef Witko OFM and Marcin Zielinski were special guests.
Fr Jozef Witko is a Franciscan from the Province of Our Lady of the Angels in Krakow, a charismatic priest, preacher and retreat leader. He is well known both in Poland and abroad. He is also an author of many books on God as well as the power and work of the Holy Spirit.
Bishop Fintan Visits Kinsale Community School
Alpha at the Cathedral
Alpha Afternoon Update
Bishop Fintan and the Polish community in the Diocese welcome Bishop Artur Ważny
Parish Finance Committees being updated on best practice
Alpha Information Day – Sat 25 Nov
- Alpha Afternoon Update
- Bishop Fintan and the Polish community in the Diocese welcome Bishop Artur Ważny
- Parish Finance Committees being updated on best practice
- Late Canon John K. O'Mahony RIP
- Bishop Fintan visits Schull Community College
- Bishop Fintan visits Nano Nagle College Farranree.
- Diocesan In-Service Gathering for RE Teachers in Post-Primary Schools
- Bishop Fintan Welcomes Members of the Brazilian Community in the Diocese
- Death of Fr Tim O'Sullivan PE
- Presentation Secondary Ballyphehane School Welcomes Bishop Fintan
- November 2023 Blessing of Graves and Cemetery Prayers
- Friday 27th to be a day of fasting, penance and prayer for peace
- Bishop Fintan Visits St. Patrick’s College Gardiners Hill
- Syro Malankara Community in Cork and Ross Gather to Celebrate Milestones
- Young adults share faith at CONNECT 3 in Cork
- Death of Fr. Criostóir MacDonald Co-PP Mayfield
- Bishop Fintan Receives Warm Welcome to Scoil Mhuire Wellington Road
- Confirmation Dates 2024 Announced
- Benemerenti Papal Honour Presented in Douglas Parish