Category Archives: Blessings

A Service of Pet Blessing in Cloyne Union

The Very Rev. Susan Green, Dean of Cloyne, writes: A service of pet blessing was held on Sunday, 29th May in Cloyne Cathedral. It was a fabulous, warm and sunny day and there was a collection of dogs, a few cats, … Continue reading

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West Cork Church chosen by Bishop Paul Colton for his Christmas Message to Schools, Young People and the Young at Heart

Bishop Paul Colton chose the West Cork village of Castletownshend as the setting for his 2021 Christmas Message to schools, young people and the young at heart. On a dismal December day, assisted by Mrs Susan Colton on the camera, … Continue reading

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Bishop Paul Colton blesses new runway at Cork Airport

On Saturday, 20th November 2021, the Bishop of Cork, Cloyne and Ross, Dr Paul Colton attended the re-opening of Cork Airport after having been closed for ten weeks due to the reconstruction of the main runway.  In attendance were An … Continue reading

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Cork’s Bishops Dedicate Globe Candle Stand at St Fin Barre’s Cathedral

On Saturday 7th November, the weekend when All Souls and Remembrance are observed at St Fin Barre’s Cathedral, Cork, Cork’s two Bishops, Dr Paul Colton and Dr Fintan Gavin conducted a short liturgy of dedication of a new votive candle … Continue reading

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Annual Blessing of Bonnets in Cobh, County Cork to Remember Deported Women

On Thursday 11th July, The Revd Paul Arbuthnot, Rector of Cobh & Glanmire Union of Parishes, alongside Fr John McCarthy, Administrator of St Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh, led the annual Blessing of the Bonnets in Cobh Heritage Centre. This event, organised … Continue reading

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