You can listen to the podcast of this weeks programme here.
Interview with Bishop Phonsie Cullinan
Bishop Cullinan was born in Lahinch, County Clare in 1959 to Christy and Rita and has four sisters and five brothers. He was a priest of the diocese of Limerick. His family moved to Limerick city where he attended the Salesians for early education, John F Kennedy National School and the Crescent College Comprehensive (SJ) for his secondary education. From 1978-1981 he attended Mary Immaculate College of Education Limerick and qualified as a primary teacher (B.Ed) in 1981, and taught for six years in Castleconnell, County Limerick. He worked part-time during that time for four years with the Bunratty Castle Entertainers before going to Spain where he taught English for two years in a school in Valladolid.
Bishop Cullinan studied at Saint Patrick’s College Maynooth from 1989-95 where he completed an STL (Licentiate in Theology). He was ordained by Bishop Jeremiah Newman in 1994 in Saint John’s Cathedral, Limerick, and appointed Curate in Saint Munchin’s Parish Limerick city 1995-1996. Father Cullinan’s next appointment was as chaplain to the Regional Hospital in Limerick from 1996 until 2001. He studied for his doctorate in moral theology in the Alfonsianum in Rome 2001-2004. Appointed chaplain to the Limerick Institute of Technology 2004-2011. He was appointed Parish Priest of Rathkeale , County Limerick in 2011.
On April 12th 2015, Bishop Cullinan was consecrated bishop of Waterford & Lismore. The Diocese of Waterford & Lismore includes County Waterford, and part of Counties Tipperary and Cork. There are 45 parishes, 85 Churches and a Catholic population of 152,107. The patrons of the Diocese are Saint Otteran, Saint Carthage and Saint Declan.
You can listen to the interview with Bishop Phonsie extracted from the main programme podcast here.
Coverage of the episcopal ordination here.
Gospel - Mark 5: 21-43
|The Healing of a Sick Woman by Bulgarian Artist Julia Stankova |
(painting on wood panel; 2010).
Reflections on this weeks gospel:
Centre for Liturgy
Word on Fire
Limerick Diocese weekly newsletter
Liturgical odds & ends
Liturgy of the Hours: Psalter week 1; 13th Week in ordinary time
Saints of the Week:
29th June - Ss Peter & Paul (Apostles)
30th June - The First Martyrs of Rome
1st July - St Oliver Plunkett
2nd July - Saint Bernadine Realino
3rd July - St Thomas (Apostle)
4th July - St Elizabeth of Portugal