Category Archives: Church Services

A Flavour of Holy Week and Easter in Cork, Cloyne and Ross

The celebration of Easter stretches well beyond a weekend: fifty days, in fact, a week of weeks! The journey towards Easter that started in Lent, intensified with the Services of Holy Week, culminating with the vigils on Easter Eve or … Continue reading

Posted in Baptism, Church Services, Churches in Cork, Diocese, Easter, Good Friday, Holy Week, Maundy Thursday

Stormy, Wet Weather in County Cork on Palm Sunday gave Donkeys a Rest this Year

Very stormy, windy, wet weather on the south coast meant that the usual outdoor Palm Sunday processions couldn’t go ahead this year as usual.  In Clonakilty and Carrigaline parishes the much-loved participation of donkeys didn’t happen this year.  In Carrigaline, … Continue reading

Posted in Church Services, Churches in Cork, Diocese, Holy Week, Mothers' Union, Palm Sunday, Voluntary Work

Holy Week and Easter in Cork, Cloyne and Ross

Holy Week, known to early Christians as ‘The Great Week’,  begins tomorrow, Sunday 14th April which is Palm Sunday.  Monday in Holy Week (15th), Tuesday in Holy Week (16th) and Wednesday in Holy Week (17th) are followed on Thursday 18th … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements, Church Services, Churches in Cork, Easter, Holy Week

Warm Welcome for New Rector of Fermoy, County Cork

On Sunday afternoon, 7th April 2019, a very warm welcome was given to the new rector of the Fermoy Union of Parishes, the Reverend Gary Paulsen. The landmark church, Christ Church Fermoy, not far from the banks of the River … Continue reading

Posted in Church Services, Clergy, Cork, Institutions and Commissionings, Special Events

Saint Patrick’s Day Reception for Civic Guests in Cork

Each year, the Bishop of Cork, Dr Paul Colton and Mrs Susan Colton host a reception for invited guests in their home following the Festival and Civic Eucharist in St Fin Barre’s Cathedral, Cork.  Nearly 200 guests were received this … Continue reading

Posted in Bishop, Church Services, Civic Service, Cork, People from Cork, Photo Montage

Dedication of relocated Chapel of Christ the Healer at Cork University Hospital

The Chapel of Christ the Healer at Cork University Hospital was first dedicated in May 1980.  Recent reconstruction at the hospital meant that the Chapel had to be moved to a new space further along the main entrance corridor.  On … Continue reading

Posted in Cathedral Choir, Chaplaincies, Christian Art, Church Services, Dedication, Icon, Special Events

Sermon at the Funeral of the Reverend Robert Lawson

Sermon preached at the Funeral of the Reverend Robert William Lawson in the Church of Saint Brigid, Castleknock, Dublin by the Right Reverend Dr Paul Colton, Bishop of Cork Saturday, 26th January 2019 We gather here, as we heard at … Continue reading

Posted in Bishop, Church Services, Sermons