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This is the homepage of the Parish of Kildysart – part of the Diocese of Killaloe. We are located in South Clare on the shore of the Shannon estuary. Our parish is centred on St Michael’s Church and is a vibrant community.  Somebody once described a parish as a “family of families” and that description certainly sits well with us here in Kildysart.  People are supportive of each other and the good of the community is central to daily parish life.

Our site is intended to be a source of information about our parish for locals and visitors alike. We hope that you may find these pages informative and supportive. We welcome your suggestions.

October 2012

Ash Wednesday- 26 Feb 2020

Ash Wednesday:

Next Wednesday (26 February) is Ash Wednesday, the first day of the season of Lent.

It is a day of fast and abstinence. Mass including the blessing and distribution of ashes will be celebrated in St Mary’ Church, Cranny on Wednesday at 9.30am and in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart at 8pm.

Christ spent 40 days fasting in the desert, where he was tempted by Satan. Lent originated as a mirroring of this, fasting 40 days as preparation for Easter. Every Sunday is a commemoration of the Sunday of Christ’s resurrection and so as a feast day on which fasting was inappropriate.

Ash Wednesday derives its name from the practice of blessing ashes made from the palm branches blessed on the previous year’s Palm Sunday, and placing them on the foreheads of Christians to the accompaniment of the words “Repent, and believe in the Gospel” or “Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return”.

Parish Finance Council

financial statement with calculator and penThe next meeting of our parish finance council will take place in the Parochial House on Tuesday  25 February, 2020 at 8.30pm.

The members of our parish finance council are

Gerard Kelly

Noel McMahon (Chairman)

Maureen McMahon

Dan O’Connor

Brendan McMahon

Mary Keane (Secretary)

Fr Albert McDonnell.

 

Pastoral Council Meeting

Image result for pastoral councilThe next meeting of Kildysart Parish Pastoral Council will take place in the Community Centre, Kildysart on Thursday, 5 March 2020 at 8.30pm.

If any member of the parish would like to place an item on the agenda they are welcome to contact the chairperson or any member of the council.

The members of Kildysart Pastoral Council are:

Fintan Ginnane (Chairperson);

Frankie O’Shea (Vice Chairperson);

Mairead Kelly (Secretary);

Nancy Griffin;

Maureen McMahon;

Ger Kelly;

Niamh O’Connor;

Pat Custy;

Seamus McQuade;

Carmel Casey;

and Fr Albert McDonnell.

Baptisms 2020

Erin with her parents on her baptism day.

We welcome Erin Grace Casey into the family of faith and congratulate her parents Amanda and Fergal.

Erin was baptised in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart on the Feast of the Presentation, 2 February 2020.

May the Lord always bless and protect the family.

 

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For baptisms in 2019 and during previous years please click here

 

 

Rest in Peace – 2020

Neily O’Connor, RIP

We pray for Neily O’Connor, Cahercom and Co. Cork who died in 29 January, 2020

May the Lord grant him eternal rest and console his wife Phil, his family Amy, Neil, Darren and Keith, his grandchildren Fionn, Aaron, Nicholas and Evan, his brothers James, David, Benmar & Gerard, sisters Bríd, Thrish, Anna & Liz, brothers in law, sisters in law, son in law Kieran, daughter in law Orla, and Sarah, relatives, neighbours and friends.

Neily will repose at St Michael’s Church, Kildysart,  on Saturday 1st February from 5pm to 8pm.

His funeral Mass on will be celebrated on Sunday 2nd February at 11am followed by burial  in Kildysart cemetery.

Neily’s months mind Mass will be celebrated in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart on Friday, 28 February at 8pm.

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We pray for Kathleen (Kitty) Corr (née Fitzgerald), Main Street, Kidysart who died on 26 January, 2020.

May the Lord grant her eternal rest and console all who loved her.

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Peter Donnellan, RIP

We pray for the happy repose of Peter Donnellan, Ballylean and Australia who died on 3 January, 2020.

May the Lord grant him eternal rest and console his wife Margaret, his family Trish Moloney (Kildysart), Tony, John, Marianne, Kevin, their spouses Donal, Mina, Julie and Kaylene, his grandchildren, Peter’s brother Christy, his sister Anna, his nieces and nephews and all who loved him.

A  months mind Mass will be offered for Peter in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart on Friday, 7 February at 8pm.

 

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Louis Moylan, RIP

We pray for Louis Moylan, Shorepark who died on 4 January 2020.‬

‪May the Lord grant him eternal rest and console his wife Kathleen, his family Derek, David, Doreen and Damian, his sister Nora, daughters-in-law Catherine and Mandy, son-in-law Mick, his grandchildren Seán, Kaithlynn, Eva, Holly, Ellis and Clara, nephews, nieces and all who loved him.‬

‪Louis will repose in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart from 5.30pm to 8pm on Wednesday.‬ His ‪Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday at 11am followed by burial in Kildysart cemetery.

Louis’ months mind Mass will be celebrated in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart on Sunday, 16 February at 11am.

 

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For bereavements in 2019 and previous years please click here

 

 

Feast of the Baptism of the Lord – 2020

Feast of the Baptism of the Lord –  12 January 2020.

During our parish Mass today, we blessed the children in our parish who were baptised during 2019 and presented each family with a prayer to the Guardian Angel.
May Lord always bless and protect our children, their parents and families,

Feast of the Epiphany 2020

Magi Clip ArtMonday, 6 January is the feast of the Epiphany of the Lord (Little Christmas Day).
It is a Holy Day of obligation.

In Radharc na nOileán pastoral  area  we will have the following Mass schedule:

 

  • St Mary’s Church, Cranny at  9.30am;
  • Church of Christ the King, Ballycorick  at 9.30am;
  • St Kieran’s Church, Labasheeda at 9.30am;
  • St Michael’s Church, Kildysart at 11am;
  • St Mary’s Church, Kilmurry McMahon at 11am;
  • St Benedict’s Church, Coolmeen on Saturday at 7pm;
  • Vigil Mass (Friday, 5 January) Our Lady of the Wayside, Lissycasey at 7.30pm.

The Feast of the Epiphany (the word means “manifestation”) celebrates the making known of God the Son as a human being in Jesus Christ. The feast commemorates the visit of the Three Kings (the Magi) to the Baby Jesus and the revelation Jesus’ birth beyond the Jewish world. The Kings brought gifts of gold (for a king), frankincense (for worship) and myrrh (for embalming, since Christ was to die for us). In Italy and other countries children receive gifts on this day.

Traditionally in Ireland, the day was known as ‘Nollaig na mBan’ as it was the day when women celebrated Christmas.

Kildysart in 2019

 

During 2019 the following celebrations took place in our parish church:

Baptisms  –  10

First Holy Communion  –  25

Confirmation   –  19

Marriages –  3

Funerals –  7

We pray the Lord will always be present to us in the special and in the ordinary moments of our lives.

 

Baptisms in 2019

Anna Gabrielle Eustace with her parents on her baptism day.

We welcome Anna Gabrielle Eustace into the family of faith and congratulate her perents Martina and Brian, Cahercon.‬

‪Anna was baptised in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart on 31 December, 2019.‬

May the Lord continue to bless the family.‬

 

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Danny with his parents Helen and Kevin Kelly on his baptism day.

We welcome Danny Kevin Kelly into the Christian family and congratulate his parents Helen and

Kevin, Boutydoolin.

Danny was baptised in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart on 7 December, 2019.

 

May the Lord always bless the family.

 

 

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James Ronald O’Donnell with his parents and brother on his baptism day.

 

We welcome Jamie Ronald O’Donnell into the family of faith and congratulate his parents Katie and Joe together with his brother Finn, Brisbane, Australia.

Jamie was baptised in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart on 17 August, 2019.

May the Lord continue to bless the family.

 

 

 

 

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Carmel McMahon with her parents on her baptism day.

We welcome Carmel Maeve McMahon into the family of faith and congratulate her parents Grainne and

Gerard, Ballylean.

Carmel was baptised in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart on 8 June, 2019.

May the Lord continue to bless and protect the family.

 

 

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Isla Ranalow on her baptism day with her parents.

We welcome Isla Jean Ranalow into the family of faith and congratulate her parents Olive and Keith, Forthill.

Isla was baptised in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart on Saturday, 8 June 2019.

May the Lord always bless the family.

 

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Robbie Gavin Keane with his parents on his baptism day.

We welcome Robbie Gavin Keane into the family of faith. Robbie was baptised in St Michael’s  Church, Kildysart on Sunday, 19 May 2019.

We congratulate Robbie ‘s parents Annette and Brian, Shanahea and pray God’s continued blessing on the family.

 

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Killian Ethan Flynn with his parents and sister on his baptism day.

 

We welcome Killian Ethan Flynn into the family of faith and congratulate his parents Caitriona and Derek, Sligo and his sisters Katie and Emma

Killian was baptised on 13 April, 2019 in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart.

May the Lord continue to bless the family.

 

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Luke with his parents on his baptism day.

We welcome Luke Joseph Bohannon into the family of faith and congratulate his parents Yvonne and Alan, Main Street.

Luke was baptised on Saturday, 30 March, 2019 in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart.

May the Lord continue to bless and protect the family.

 

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Fischra Pádraig Mulconry with his parents and brothers on his baptism day.

 

 

We welcome Fiachra Pádraig Mulconry into our family of faith and congratulate his parents Monica and Robert and his brothers Oisin and Lorcan.

Fiachra was baptised in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart on Sunday, 27 January 2019.

May the Lord always bless the family.

 

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For baptisms in 2018 and previous years please click here.

Rest in Peace – 2019

Chrissie Michaels, RIP

We pray for Chrissie Michaels (née Meere) who died on 29 December, 2019.

May the Lord welcome her home and console her husband Michael, her family Chris, Edward and Melanie, her sisters Susan, Maureen, Theresa, Claire and Louie, her  grandchildren and all who loved her.

Chrissie will repose in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart from 5pm to 8pm on Thursday. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday at 12noon followed by burial in Kildysart cemetery.

Chrissie’s months mind Mass will be celebrated in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart on Friday 31 January at 8pm.

 

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We pray for  Eugene O’ Dea, South Circular  Road, Limerick and London who died recently in London.

 

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Mary Whelan, RIP

We pray for Mary Whelan, Dundalk and formerly county Clare, who died on 18 November, 2019.

Mary was predeceased by her father Michael, brother James and sister Olivia.

May the Lord grant Mary eternal rest and console her daughters Tanya and Shannon, her mother Mary, her sisters Bernie, Martina and Sinead, her brothers Micheál, Pat, Noel and Paul, her aunt Phyllis Cleary (Kildysart), her brothers and sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, cousins and all who loved her.

 

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We pray for Seán O’Brien late of Clonsnaughta who died on 19 November 2019.

Seán O’Brien, RIP

May the Lord grant him eternal rest and console his wife Mary Bridget, his family Mary, John, Pat, Michael and Theresa, his sister Peggy, his sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, his grandchildren and all who knew snd loved him.

Seán will repose in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart from 6pm to 8pm on Thursday. His funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday at 12 noon followed by burial in Kildysart cemetery.

Seán’s months mind Mass will be celebrated in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart on Friday, 20 December at 8pm.

 

 

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Peter McInerney, RIP

Pray for Peter McInerney late of Horse Island & Crovaghan who died on the Feast of All Saints.

Peter will repose at St Michael’s Church, Kildysart 4pm to 6pm on Sunday.

His requiem Mass will be celebrated at 11am on Monday followed by burial in Kildysart cemetery.

Rest in peace.

Peter’s months mind Mass will be celebrated in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart on Sunday, 8 December 2019 at 11am.

 

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We pray for Lena Costello late of Liscormack and London who died on 20 October, 2019 aged 102.

May the Lord grant her eternal rest and console all who moun her.

 

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We pray for James (Jimmy) O’Sullivan, Cooga, Kildysart who died on 25 October 2019 in his 97th year.

Jimmy O Sullivan, RIP

Jimmy was pre-deceased by his wife Philomena, his son James and grandson Brandon,.

May the Lord grant Jimmy eternal rest and console his family Michael, Mary, Betty, Geraldine, John Joe and Loretta, his grandchildren, great-grandchildren, daughters in law Angela, Nuala & Anne, sons in law Martin, Patrick, Thomas & Declan, sister in law Peggy,nephews, nieces, friends and all who loved him.

Jimmy will repose at St. Michael’s Church, Kildysart on Sunday evening from 4pm with prayers for the dead at 6pm . His funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday at 11 o’clock followed by private cremation in Shannon Crematorium.

Jimmy’s months mind Mass will be celebrated at St Michael’s Church, Kildysart at 11am on Saturday, 30 November at 11am.

 

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We pray for Frances Carroll (née O’Neill) Killarney, Co Kerry who died on 20 September 2019.

Frances was predeceased by her husband Daniel.

May the Lord grant her eternal rest and console her family Bernadette, Nora, Margaret, Denis and Mary and her grandchildren Jerry, Mary Frances, Danny, Marian, James, Gene, Fiona, Ann Marie, Liam, Denise, Shane, Michelle, Emma, Cian and Aidan and her great grandchildren, her sons-in-law Ned Brosnan, Pat O’ Connor, Billy Mahony and Eamonn Kissane, daughter-in-law Kay, sisters Nora, Brigid, Peggy and Philomena (Kildysart), brother James, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews and all who loved her

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Jimmy Ralph, RIP

We pray for James (Jimmy) Ralph, Ballina, Co Mayo who died on 16 September, 2019.

Jimmy was predeceased by his wife Beryl, son Eamonn (Kildysart) and daughters Ann & Mary.

May the Lord grant him eternal rest and console his family Seán (Dublin), Renée (Maynooth) & Maree (Maynooth), grandchildren James, Alan, Vivienne & Georgina, daughter-in-law Sheila, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

 

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We pray for Gabrielle McLoughlin (née Hurley) late of Ennis Road, Kildysart who died recently in New Zealand.

May the Lord grant her eternal rest and console her brother Michael (Kildysart ) and all who formed her circle of love and care.

A month’s mind Mass will be offered for Gabrielle in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart on Thursday, 26 September 201 o at 9.30am.

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We pray for Philomena Meade (née Kelly) wife  of the late Thomas, who died on 13 August, 2019.

Philomena Meade, RIP

May the Lord grant her eternal rest and console her family Mary Daffy (Ennis), Anne Clancy (Lissycasey), Kathleen Ryan (Sixmilebridge), Pauline O’Connor (Kilmaley), John Meade (Kildysart), Tom Meade (Doora) & Mairead Torpey (Galway), her sons-in-law Paudie, Michael, Jimmy & PJ, daughter-in-law Maria,  Caroline, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces and all who formed her circle of love and care.

Philomena will repose  at St Michael’s Church, Kildysart on Thursday, 15th August from 5pm to  7pm. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday at 11am followed by interment in Kilchreest Cemetery.

Philomena’s month’s mind Mass will be celebrated in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart at 8pm on Friday, 13 September.

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We pray for Aggie Pike (née Hehir) late of Glencannane who recently died in England.

May the Lord grant her eternal rest and console all who knew and loved her.

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We pray for Fr Michael O Grady who completed his earthly
pilgrimage today, 13 July 2019.

May the Lord grant him eternal rest and welcome him to the home prepared for him in eternity. May the Lord console Michael’s sister Rose, his brother in law Michéal, sister in law Eileen, nieces, nephews, brother priests in Phoenix and Killaloe dioceses, the Loreto sisters, relatives, friends and all who knew and loved him.

Fr Michael will repose in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart from 4pm-7pm on Thursday (18th) His funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday at 2pm followed by burial in Kildysart cemetery.

Fr Michael’s months mind Mass will be celebrated in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart on Sunday, 18 August at 10.30am.

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We pray for Paul Custy whose funeral was recently celebrated in England.

May the Lord grant Paul eternal rest and console his parents James and Beatrice and his brother Jim.

A months mind Mass will be celebrated for Paul in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart at 10.30am on Sunday, 28 July, 2019.

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We pray for Betty Letters (née Casey) late of  Lacknashannagh & Randalstown, Co Antrim who died on 10 July 2019 in her 89th year.

May the Lord grant her eternal test and console her husband John, her family Josephine, Thomas Aloysius Michael and Paul, her brother Joseph (USA) and all who formed her circle of love and care.

Her funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9.30am on Friday (12 July) in Randalstown

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We pray for Raymond Hurley, Ennis Road, Kildysart and Melbourne, Australia who died on 22 June, 2019.

May the Lord grant him eternal rest and console his brother Michael and all who loved him.

A months mind Mass will be celebrated for Raymond in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart on Thursday, 18 July at 9.30am.

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Mary Moloney, RIP

We pray for Mary Moroney (née Sharry) Ennis who died on 16 June, 2019.

May the Lord grant her eternal rest & console her daughters Carmel & Claire, son in law Donal Doohan, grandson Joe, sister Kay, brother-in-law Gerry, nephews, nieces And all who loved her

Mary will repose  at Kennedy’s Funeral Home, Ennis on  Tuesday from 6pm, removal at 7.30 pm to Clarecastle Church.

Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday at 11am followed by burial in Drumcliffe.

 

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We pray for Jack (John) Ringrose of Corofin (former manager AIB Kildysart) who died  on 14 May 2019.

May the Lord grant him eternal rest and console by his wife Noreen, his children Kevin, Colm, Meadhbh, Brendan and Orlaith, sons-in-law Brian and Paddy, daughter-in-law Sherry, grandchildren Liadan, Finn, Dara, Aoife, Clara and Alex, brother and sisters, nephews, nieces, family, friends and neighbours

Jack will repose in St. Brigid’s Church, Corofin on Friday 17 May from 5.00 pm with prayers at 7.00 pm. His funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday  18 May at 10 am followed by burial in Laghtagoona Cemetery.

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We pray for Pat McCarthy, Suffolk, England and formerly Ballylean, Kildysart who died recently.

May the Lord grant him eternal rest and console his brother Siney and all who mourn him.

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Brendan Burke, RIP

We pray for Brendan Burke (formerly An Garda Siochana, Kildysart)Barefield who died on  April 10th 2019.

May the Lord grant him eternal rest and console his wife Bridie (née Comer) and family Aoife, Deirdre and Niall, grandchildren Kyle and Mia, son-in-law Paul, brothers Martin and Michael, sisters Mary and Veronica, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.

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We pray for William Walsh, late of Gurtnacurra  who died recently in Middlesex, England.

May the Lord grant him eternal rest and console his family and all who loved him.

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Pray for Mary Bent, Lacknashannagh who died on 9 February 2019 in her ninety-ninth year.

May the Lord grant her eternal rest and console her daughter Marian, son in law Andy, sister Eileen, her grandchildren Laura & Simon & all who loved her.

Mary will repose in Kildysart Church from  5pm to 7pm on Sunday. Her Requiem Mass will be celebrated on Monday at 11am followed by burial in Kildysart cemetery.

Mary’s months mind Mass will be celebrated in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart on Sunday, 10 March at 10.30am.

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We pray for PJ Finn, Lacknashannagh who died on 8 January, 2019.

May the Lord grant PJ eternal rest and console his wife Jolie, his family Noelle, Robert and Tina, his brothers

PJ Finn, RIP

Gerry, Mikey and Tom, sister Mary (Madden), grandchildren Cian, Katie, Emma and Killian, son-in-law Derek, daughter-in-law Louise, aunts Kathleen and Eileen, beloved friend Pake, sisters-in-law, brother-in-law, nieces, nephews and all who formed his circle of love and care.

PJ will Repose at St  Michael’s Church, Kildysart on Thursday evening from 5 o’clock with prayers for the dead  at 8 o’clock.

His funeral  Mass will be celebrated on Friday at 12 noon followed by interment in local cemetery.

PJ’s months mind Mass will be celebrated in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart on Friday, 8 February at 8pm.

 

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For funerals in 2018 and previous years please click here

Last Lights – 2019

Mass as the sun sets for the final time on 2019 will be celebrated in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart at 5pm on Tuesday, 31 December. 

All are welcome to gather as we thank the Lord for blessings received during 2019 and ask His protection in 2020 as a new decade begins.

Christmas 2019 in Radharc na nOileán

Weddings 2019

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We congratulate Leanne Clancy, Kildysart and Michael Morrissey, Kilmurry McMahon who celebrated the sacrament of marriage at the Church of the Holy Rosary, Doolin on Friday, 8 November 2019.

May the Lord bless them as they live out in love the promises they made.

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We congratulate Tara O’Donoghue, Kildysart and Stephen Griffin, Kilmihil who celebrated the sacrament of marriage in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart on Friday, 12 July, 2019.

May the Lord always bless and protect their family and their home.

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We congratulate Marie  Carroll, Roscommon and Liam Finn, Kildysart who celebrated the sacrament of marriage on 22 June, 2019 at the Church of Saints Eithne and Fidelma Tulsk Co Roscommon.

May the Lord bless Marie and Liam as they live out in love the promises they have made.

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We congratulate Eileen Casey, Gortnahaha and Edward Kiely, Doon, Co Limerick who celebrated the sacrament of marriage in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart on Friday, 21 June, 2019.

May the Lord bless Eileen and Edward as they live out in love the promises they have made to each other

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We congratulate Trish McSweeney and Keith Manning who celebrated the sacrament of marriage in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart on 18 May, 2019.

May the Lord bless them as they live out in love the promises they have made to each other.

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For weddings in 2018 and previous years please click here .

Winter Mass Schedule

Winter time will begin at 2am on Sunday, 27 October, when clocks go forward one hour.
Beginning on Saturday, 2 November the following Mass schedule will apply in our pastoral area.
Vigil Masses
St Kieran’s Church, Labasheeda – 6pm;
St Mary’s Church, Cranny – 7pm;
Church of Christ the King, Ballycorick – 7pm.
Sunday Masses
St Benedict’s Church, Coolmeen – 9.30am;
St Michael’s Church, Kildysart – 11am;
Church of Our Lady of the Wayside, Lissycasey- 11am;
St Mary’s Church, Kilmurry McMahon- 11am.