Catholic Diocese of Cork and Ross, Ireland

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)

Register Here

Location of Mardyke House

For more information

call Sheila on (021) 490 2459

Come to Lourdes as a Young Adult HelperCome to Lourdes as a Young Adult Helper
The Diocesan Director of Safeguarding has responsibility for Children and Vulnerable AdultsThe Diocesan Director of Safeguarding has responsibility for Children and Vulnerable Adults

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.

Watch the full address

Watch the full address from Msgr James SheaWatch the full address from Msgr James Shea

 

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

Lent 3 - Why do we experience suffering?

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

CorkandRoss.org/Lent2024


Downloads

If you plan to use any of these resources where there is no internet connection you can download the files

 

Why do we experience suffering?Why do we experience suffering?

 

CorkandRoss.org/Lent2024

At CONNECT 4 in Cork - a faith centred event for young adults. Attendees pictured outside the Honan Chapel, UCCAt CONNECT 4 in Cork - a faith centred event for young adults. Attendees pictured outside the Honan Chapel, UCC

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.