Category Archives: Church in Society

Joint Christmas Message from the Bishops of Cork: Bishop John Buckley and Bishop Paul Colton

Catholic Diocese of Cork and Ross Church of Ireland – Diocese of Cork, Cloyne and Ross Joint Press Release   Joint Christmas Message from the Bishops of Cork: The Most Reverend Dr John Buckley and the Right Reverend Dr Paul … Continue reading

Posted in Bishops of Cork, Christmas, Church in Society, Ecumenism, Five Marks of Mission

Young People of Rosscarbery Host Supper for Simon Community

On Saturday 24th November, the Youth Group in Ross Union of Parishes, Rosscarbery, County Cork, held a supper in aid of the Simon Community. The young people prepared and served a two course meal, sold raffle tickets and cleared up … Continue reading

Posted in Church in Society, Community Involvement, Five Marks of Mission, Voluntary Work, Youth Work

Olive Trees for First World War Commemorations in Schools of Cork, Cloyne and Ross

In the week before 11th November 2018, the centenary of the Armistice at the end of the First World War in 1918, the Bishop of Cork, Dr Paul Colton, arranged to distribute an olive tree to each school in the … Continue reading

Posted in Anniversaries, Ashton School, Bandon Grammar School, Centenaries in Ireland, Centenary, Church in Society, Community Involvement, Cork, Diocese, Education, Five Marks of Mission, Remembrance, Schools in the Diocese, Students

Unity in Remembering WWI 100 years on in New Inclusive Memorial in Bantry Church

Armistice Day 2018 was marked in Bantry with a special ecumenical service at St. Brendan’s Church. The high point of the ceremony was the unveiling of a new First World War memorial plaque following the traditional two minutes of silence … Continue reading

Posted in Anniversaries, Centenaries in Ireland, Centenary, Church in Society, Church Services, Ecumenism, Memorial Service, Remembrance, Remembrance Sunday

Names of All 4200 Cork Casualties of WWI will be on Public View in One Place for the first time in St Fin Barre’s Cathedral on 11th November

There is no one memorial in Cork to the c. 4,200 casualties from Cork City and County.  ‘There should be’ says Bishop Paul Colton, the Church of Ireland Bishop, ‘but there isn’t.’ On Sunday afternoon, 11th November, however, all the … Continue reading

Posted in Anniversaries, Ashton School, Bandon Grammar School, Cathedral, Centenaries in Ireland, Centenary, Church in Society, Church Services, Community Involvement, Contemporary Issues, Diocese, Education, Midleton College, Remembrance, Remembrance Sunday, Schools in the Diocese

Music for Centenary of End of First World War at St Fin Barre’s Cathedral, Cork

On Sunday, 11th November, the centenary of Armistice Day 1918, marking the end of the First World War, the first sounds will be of a bell and silence.  On each of the four minutes leading up to the eleventh hour … Continue reading

Posted in Cathedral, Cathedral Choir, Centenaries in Ireland, Centenary, Church in Society, Church Music, Church Services, Civic Service, Community Involvement, Contemporary Issues, Cork, Reconciliation, Remembrance, Remembrance Sunday, Schools in the Diocese

Faces of Victims, Olive Trees, Telegrams and Pilgrimage ~ Cork, Cloyne and Ross commemorates the end of the First World War

In common with churches, community groups, regions and nations around the world, the United Dioceses of Cork, Cloyne and Ross will be commemorating the end of the First World War in the coming days. The following information is provided for … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements, Ashton School, Bandon Grammar School, Cathedral, Centenaries in Ireland, Centenary, Church in Society, Community Involvement, Contemporary Issues, Cork, Decade of Centenaries, Diocese, Education, Remembrance, Remembrance Sunday, Special Events