Category Archives: Blessings

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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Interfaith Blessing of Boats in Passage West, County Cork

The Blessing of the Boats – an interfaith gathering – which took place on Sunday 2nd June in Passage West, County Cork. This marked the opening of the Passage West Maritime Festival. It was followed by a parade, entertainment and … Continue reading

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