Ordination for the Diocese of Cloyne

03 Jul 2015

Rev Eamon Roche will be ordained to the priesthood for service in the Diocese of Cloyne on Sunday 5 July at 2.30pm in St Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh, Co. Cork by Bishop William Crean.

Eamon is a native of Castlemartyr in East Cork. Born in March 1971, he attended St Joseph’s NS, Castlemartyr, and received his second level education at Midleton CBS Secondary School. He completed his Leaving Cert in 1988, before attending University College Cork where he was awarded a degree in Electrical Engineering. He also studied to complete a Higher Diploma in Education in 1996, also at UCC.

Eamon taught Mathematics and Science in Christian Brothers College Secondary School between the years 1996 and 2000. For the next decade or so he worked in the IT industry in Cork City before entering seminary in Maynooth in 2009. There, at St Patrick’s College, Maynooth, he studied both philosophy and theology finishing his Baccalaureate in Divinity studies in 2015.  During his time in the seminary, Eamon undertook various pastoral placements, including a pastoral year in the parish of Mallow, Co. Cork, and he completed a Clinical Pastoral Education module in Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, in the Summer of 2013. With his classmates, he was ordained to the Diaconate by Cardinal Sean Brady on Sunday, 1 June 2014 in St Patrick’s College.

The Celebrant at the Ordination will be Bishop William Crean, the Bishop of Cloyne.

Eamon will celebrate his first Mass of Thanksgiving on Monday July 6 at 7pm in the Church of the Sacred Heart, Mogeely.

Anyone interested in applying to study for priesthood in Cloyne should contact their local priest or Fr Brian Boyle, Director of Vocations, at 029 50061.


Notes to Editors:

  1. Eamon is available for telephone or face-to-face interview and may be contacted to arrange this at [email protected].
  2. Reporters and photographers are welcome to the Ordination ceremony, and also to the First Mass.
  3. The Diocese of Cloyne has 46 parishes and covers east, north and mid Cork.

Further information: Fr. Jim Moore, Cloyne Diocesan Centre, Cobh:  021 4811430.