Bishop William Crean was appointed Bishop of Cloyne on Nov. 25th. 2012.
He was Ordained in St. Colman's Cathedral on Jan. 27th 2013.


Adults Studies in the Catechism In our diocese, there has been an ever increasing desire for more substantial catechetical formation. This is in line with what is happening all over Ireland and is very much consistent with the impassioned prayer which is taking place for the renewal of the Church in Ireland. As one young […]


Young people from Mallow joined fellow members of the Jesus Youth Movement at a recent formation course in Glendalough. Founded in Karala, India in the late 70’s, this apostolate has spread to 27 countries, initially through the activities of the Indian communities, but now in local communities in many countries. It is based on 6 […]

Cloyne Diocesan Changes 2014

                Most Rev William Crean has accepted the resignation from office of V. Rev Tom Browne, PP Youghal, V. Rev. Dan Gould, PP Killavullen, and V. Rev. Neilus O’Donnell, PP, Rathcormac,to come into effect on 6th September.   Bishop Crean has made the following appointments in the Diocese […]

Pope Francis asks us to pray for peace

On Sunday 20 July 2014, Pope Francis called on all the faithful to pray for Christians fleeing the Iraqi city of  Mosul, and to “persevere in prayer for those situations of tension and conflict that continue in different parts of the world, especially in the Middle East and in the Ukraine” Sample prayers for the general […]

Eamon Roche Ordained Deacon

On Sunday, the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord (1st June 2014), along with fourteen other classmates Eamon Roche, a seminarian for the diocese of Cloyne, was ordained to the Diaconate. The ordaining prelate was His Eminence Cardinal Sean Brady, Archbishop of Armagh. As the fifteen men to be ordained as deacons processed into the […]