“Although our Church buildings might be closed, Christ our Light is still present and alive in so many ways as our light and hope," say Cork's bishops.
“It never fails in its mission to raise our eyes to the heavens.”
Sr Philomena and her colleagues faced an extremely turbulent environment when they arrived at the end of the Korean War, with large numbers of people suffering from tuberculosis and malnutrition or in need of treatment for landmine injuries.
New Evangelisation has already begun in the diocese, according to Archdeacon, based on the hunger in the hearts of many for a new spirit in their lives.
Bishops Crean and Fleming to preside in Cobh and Ballina.
Mass will celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Cappella Giulia.