Diocese of Cloyne
Easter message from Bishop William Crean
My dear friends in Christ,
The ceremonies which we begin on Holy Thursday and which continue until our Easter Vigil on Saturday night celebrate the very core of our Christian faith, the passion, death and resurrection of Christ. They are the ultimate sign of God’s love for each one of us, a love shown in service to humanity.
They also show us that ultimately evil cannot and does not triumph, but is overcome by love, and that death is not the final word about any of us.
I know that many people are facing difficult challenges in their lives at present, and at times may be tempted to despair and to lose hope. I pray that these Easter celebrations will give new hope to us all, and allow us, both as individuals and as a society, to move forward together with renewed hearts towards a better future for all.
As we begin the celebrations of the Easter Triduum, I wish you all a very happy and blessed Easter.
Easter Ceremonies in Cathedral parish Cobh
St Colman’s Cathedral 5.00pm Family/Children’s Mass
7.30pm – Mass of the Lord’s Supper. Main celebrant Bishop William Crean
Adoration until Night Prayer at Midnight
St Colman’s Cathedral 12noon – Stations of the Cross
3.00pm – Solemn Liturgy of the Passion. Main celebrant Bishop William Crean
7.30pm – Stations of the Cross
Rushbrooke 12noon – Stations of the Cross
9.00pm – 12midnight – Prayer around the Cross.
Ballymore 7.30pm – Stations of the Cross
St Colman’s Cathedral – 9.00pm – Easter Vigil. Main celebrant Bishop William Crean
Easter Sunday Masses
St Colman’s Cathedral: 8.30am – 10.00am – 12noon and 7.00pm.