There is a special Information Meeting for those interested in coming to Lourdes (Sept 20th to 25th) with the Diocese of Cork and Ross, as Young Adult Helpers (18 to 25 years)
It will take place at
7:00pm Tuesday 12 March
Mardyke House (T12 W8RP)
For more information
call Sheila on (021) 490 2459
A Vacancy has arisen for a Diocesan Director Of Safeguarding in the Diocese Of Cork And Ross
The post is based at the offices of the Diocese of Cork and Ross, Redemption Road, Cork T23PXDO
(Part-time Three-Year Contract – 14 hours per week)
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Cork and Ross is a faith community of 68 parishes, which are configured into 16 Families of Parishes, and other religious communities in the Diocese. Diocesan safeguarding structures include a Safeguarding Committee. Each Parish or Family of Parishes has clergy, staff and volunteers who seek to ensure that our faith communities are a safe environment for children and vulnerable adults.
The Diocese, through CRSS, is seeking to recruit a Diocesan Director of Safeguarding with responsibility for Children and Vulnerable Adults. The Employer is CRSS CLG, a registered charity whose mission is to support certain agencies providing services to the Catholic Diocese of Cork and Ross
This talk was delivered at CONNECT 4 - an event organised by the Diocese of Cork and Ross at UCC in February 2024
It was attended by over 200 young people of faith.
During his talk, Msgr Shea addresses a wide range of topics that impact on young people in today’s world. He also encourages us to be active in our faith and, in so doing, discover new levels of happiness and fulfilment.
Msgr. Shea is President of the University of Mary, North Dakota, USA, and was invited to Cork by Bishop Fintan Gavin.
The third of seven reflections is now published and asks - If Jesus saved us, why do we still experience pain, suffering, illness and death?
Here is a direct link
There are two simple ways to access the reflection depending on your preferences:
Option 1: Watch the Video: Simply play and pause the video as required
Option 2: Listen to the Podcast: For groups or individuals. It is audio only.
Access the complete series as it evolves at
If you plan to use any of these resources where there is no internet connection you can download the files
Over 200 hundred young Catholics spending a day listening to a monsignor and a bishop is a rare event these days!
But this is what happened on Sunday in the grounds of University College Cork when a prominent American priest addressed the topic ‘What does it mean to be Catholic today?’
Msgr. James Shea is president of the University of Mary, North Dakota, USA, and was the guest speaker at CONNECT 4 in Cork on Sunday last.
“Young people who are searching believe they are alone and nobody is listening, so we feel we might as well suffer in silence,” Msgr Shea said. “But that’s not what God wants.”
This was the fourth in a series of meetings of young people which were initiated by Bishop Fintan Gavin, Bishop of Cork and Ross, to help young Catholics connect with one another in a sociable and reflective atmosphere.