Monthly Archives: March 2013

Holy Week 2013 in Kildysart


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Friday 15 March            Stations of the Cross                   8pm

Thursday 21 March       Reconciliation Service                  8pm

Palm Sunday 24 March Procession and Mass                 11am

Holy Thursday, 28 March  Mass of the Lord’s Supper      8.30pm

Good Friday, 29 March   The Passion of the Lord            4.30pm

Holy Saturday   30 March Easter Vigil                                9pm

Opening the Windows Reliving Vatican II

Year of Faith

Saturday, 23 March 2013 The Clare Inn, Newmarket on Fergus Co Clare.

Opening the Windows Reliving Vatican II

Confrence Brochure  Opening the Windows 23 March 2013

The Diocese of Killaloe has organised this one day gathering, ‘Opening the Windows’, to give us an opportunity to reflect on how the Second Vatican Council can help us live as Christians today. Vatican II which has been described as the most important event in the life of our Church in modern times, began its work fifty  years ago. Pope John XXIII called the Council because he wanted “to throw open the windows of the Church so that we can see out and the people can see in.”. To help us relive and rediscover the richness of this great event Pope Benedict XVI has declared 2013 a Year of Faith.

During our Conference we reflected on four important topics discussed by the Council:

  • The Word of God;
  • Prayer and liturgy;
  • Being part of the Church;
  • Church and society.

The approach wwas practical with the focus on the daily experience of living as a Christian in today’s world.  The day provided an occasion to reflect on the beauty of our faith, to share and to encourage each other .

To hear Bishop Kieran O Reilly’s presentation at the conference please click here

To hear Liam Lawton’s paper delivered at the conference please click here 

To read Dermot Ryan’s paper delivered at the conference please click here Dermot Ryan Believing and Belonging 

To view images of the day see

Lá Fhéile Pádraig

St Patrick by M.I. Rupnik SJ.

Sunday 17 March is the feast of St Patrick, our national apostle and patron.

A short celebration of the Saint in music and dance will take place in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart immediately after 11am Mass on the feast day.  Local performers will give us  a taste of Irish music on the accordion, fiddle and flute, set dancing, broom dancing and folk and traditional singing.

The congregation will be invited to make a donation which will be used to fund the maintenance and the enhancement of the local cemetery and Marian grotto.  

Christ with me, Christ before me, Christ behind me, Christ in me,
Christ beneath me, Christ above me,
Christ on my right, Christ on my left,
Christ in breadth, Christ in length, Christ in height,
Christ in the heart of every man who thinks of me,
Christ in the mouth of every man who speaks of me,
Christ in every eye that sees me,
Christ in every ear that hears me.

(Prayer in the traditon of St Patrick)