Catholic Diocese of Cork and Ross, Ireland

‘Sacraments in a Synodal Church’ written by Dr. Noel O’Sullivan was launched in Maynooth in recent days

Bishop Fintan was present for this important occasion and Dr. O’Sullivan’s book was launched by Archbishop Dermot Farrell.

Veritas who have published Dr. O’Sullivan’s book say that ‘though all too often reduced to mere cultural rites of passage in today’s world, the sacraments are a distinct and essential feature of our Christian faith.

Drawing upon centuries of wisdom, from early Church teachings to the insights of the Second Vatican Council and beyond, Sacraments in a Synodal Church explores the history and life-giving nature of the sacraments and the role of synodality in their development and continued celebration.

In doing so, this book highlights how the shared journey of the Church thus far in understanding and living out the sacraments can inspire and guide us as we walk the synodal path today’.

It's also envisaged that Dr. O’Sullivan’s book will be launched here in the Diocese before Christmas.

‘Sacraments in a Synodal Church’ written by Dr. Noel O’Sullivan was launched in Maynooth in recent days.Bishop Fintan with Dr. Noel Sullivan at the book launch with Emmanuel Ezeh and Alan McNamara both seminarians for the Diocese of Cork and Ross in Maynooth.

Details of the publication are available here on the Veritas Website

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In the region of 2500 people were present in Gougane Barra on Sunday 1st October for Rosary and Annual Mass for Gougane Sunday.

Many of those present remarked that this was one of the largest attendances in many years and the occasion was blessed with beautiful autumn weather. This was a unique occasion in that this year marks the 1,400 anniversary of the death of St. Finbarr.

People gathered from many parishes and different groups for the Rosary and Annual Mass.

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Invitation to CONNECT 3 in CorkInvitation to CONNECT 3 in Cork

The Diocese of Cork and Ross is delighted to invite young adults (18 to 35 years) to another CONNECT event

CONNECT 3 is a faith gathering for young people from all across the Diocese.

It will take place on:

Sunday 15 October 2023

from 9:30am at

UCC Devere Hall

A day of fun, prayer, faith sharing, food, talks, Mass and fellowship.

There is no charge for attending.

Register Here

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Sunday Oct 1st is a special day in Gougane Barra this year

Bishop Fintan will lead celebrations marking 1,400 years since St Finbarr - the founder of Gougane Barra – died.

Rosary at 2.30pm will be followed by concelebrated Mass at 3pm on the island.

The principal celebrant will be Bishop Fintan Gavin and the homily will be preached by Fr Bernard Cotter.

Processional music will be by Ballingeary Pipe Band.

Everyone is welcoome.

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