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Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan

Fifteen men begin studies for the priesthood

“While we are all aware of the great challenges facing the Church and society at this time, we know also that God the all-powerful is always with us. These formation figures released today offer us a sign of hope,” said Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan, Chair of the Bishops’ Council for Vocations.

2019.09.12.

New diocesan pastoral plan launched for Waterford and Lismore

'Go, make Disciples’ sets out “a radical transformation of ecclesial culture from maintenance to mission” for the diocese’s parishes between 2019 and 2024.

2019.06.11.

Parish needs to become school for missionary disciples

Transformed parish training day can help “kickstart” parish renewal for our country in which “pressure is increasing to sideline the Christian church”.

2019.05.25.

Easter defines our life as Christians

“So often we associate our faith as being the Church is against this, that or the other. Easter is about what we are for, what we are promoting – joy and new life.”

2019.04.21.

Franciscans to leave Waterford

“The contribution of the sons of St Francis for almost 800 years since the mid 13th century is almost incalculable” – Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan.

2019.04.17.

“Wonderful things are happening in the young Church.”

Sixty students from Ireland attended the SEEK2019 conference in the United States and have come back inspired.

2019.01.12.

17 men begin studies for the priesthood in Irish dioceses

National Vocations Office marks its first anniversary with a national ‘Come and See’ vocations retreat on 23 and 24 November.

2018.10.05.

Bishop of Waterford clarifies that news report was “factually correct”

Bishop says priest had no knowledge that Bartholomew Prendergast was abusing children.

2018.08.12.

Conference mobilising youth in parishes postponed

Dublin diocese opens up bookings for World Youth Day 2019 in Panama.

2018.05.05.

The Lord is still calling men to the priesthood, says Bishop Cullinan ahead of Vocations Sunday

We are not victims of chance or swept up in a series of unconnected events. On the contrary, our life and our presence in this world is the fruit of a divine vocation, says Pope Francis.

2018.04.21.

Peace and family – where the light gets in

Rev Ken Newell encouraged the more than 300 participants at the Focolare Mariapolis to forge links between their own churches and those of other denominations in their local area.

2017.07.13.

Respond! opens new development in Waterford city

Impressive development includes 21 new apartments at St John’s College, with a 10-bed group home and 36 new build one bed apartments overlooking the Folly, costing €12 million.

2016.09.16.

Ireland needs New Evangelization says bishop

Bishop Cullinan cautions against 'circling the wagons'.

2016.07.16.

Focolare gathering to focus on mercy in politics & climate justice

In the current climate of mistrust, Focolare's message of dialogue and unity has a vital role to play in forging "bonds of understanding" between people says Focolare Co-director.

2016.06.23.

Pope ordains 11 to the priesthood on Vocations Sunday

‘God has committed some work to me which he has not committed to another. No one is unimportant to God.'

2016.04.18.

Several women and a man profess religious vows

“We are beginning to hear more stories like this throughout Ireland" among Catholic religious orders - Vocations Ireland.

2015.09.01.

New bishop of Waterford & Lismore installed

“We put ourselves at the service of others especially those most in need in our society: the poor, the sick, the vulnerable, those who feel alienated from God”.

2015.04.13.
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