Monthly Archives: December 2013

2013 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 20,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 7 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

Kildysart in 2013

Kildysart window 3During 2013 the following sacramental celebrations took place in our parish:

  • Baptisms 16 ·
  • First Holy Communion 17 ·
  • Confirmation 14 ·
  • Weddings  3 ·
  • Funerals  18.

We pray that the Lord will always be close to each of us particularly at the special times in our lives

Weddings 2013

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Congratulations to Aisling Hannon, Cahercon and Fergus Corry, Kilmurry McMahon who celebrated their marriage in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart on Saturday 21 December 2013.

May the Lord bless their marriage and their life together.


We congratulate Deirdre Conway, Kildysart and Christopher Conway who celebrated their marriage in St Ann’s Parish, Boston, USA on 18 October 2o13. May the Lord bless their marriage and home.


We congratulate Joanne French and Séamus Sinnott, Crovaghan who celebrated their marriage in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart on 22 August, 2013. May the Lord bless their marriage and home.


Congratulations to Patrick O’Brien, Rosshill, and Niamh Kiely, Monaleen, Limerick who celebrated their marriage in St Mary Magdalene Church, Monaleen on Friday 2 August 2013.

May the Lord bless their marriage and their life together.


Congratulations to Yvonne Conway and Michael Garry, Cappanavarnogue who celebrated their marriage in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart on 13 July 2013.

May the Lord bless their marriage and home.


Congratulations to Brendan Frawley, Main Street and Sarah McMahon, Shannon who celebrated their marriage in Shannon on 16 February 2013.

May the Lord bless their marriage and home.


Congratulations to Brendan O’Sullivan, Rosshill and Mary Russell, Sixmilebridge who celebrated thier marriage in St Finnachta’s Church, Sixmilebridge on Friday 28 December 2012.   May the Lord bless their marriage and home.

Christmas 2013

CribPreparation for Christmas

There will be an opportunity to celebrate the sacrament of reconciliation on Monday 23 December 2013 at 8pm.

Christmas Mass

Mass will be celebrated in Christmas Eve at 10pm in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart.

Christmas morning Mass will be celebrated in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart at 11.ooam.

New Year’s Eve

Mass will be celebrated at 5pm on Tuesday 31 December in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart as the sun sets for the last time in 2013. This is an opportunity to thank the Lord for His blessings in the year that is ending and to seek his blessing in 2014

Carol Singing

St John Bosco Community College will hold a Carol Service in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart from 12.30 to 13.30 on Friday 6 December 2013 . Parents, parishioners and members of the wider community are very welcome to attend and partecipate.

Kildysart Church Choir will perform Christmas Carols after 8pm Mass on Saturday 14 December and after 11am Mass on Sunday 15 December. The proceeds will go towards the restoration and upkeep of Our Lady’s Grotto in the village.

Kildysart Primary School will hold a carol service in St Michael’s Church on Thursday 19 December at 6.30pm. Parents and all members of our parish are very welcome.

Senior Citizens Christmas Party

The 2013 Kildysart Senior Citizens’ Christmas Party will take place in the Community Centre on Sunday 15  December at 12.30. Food for the party will be provided by The Sherwood Inn. Santa Clause courtesy of Michael Michaels and afternoon tea will be catered for by social service members. Names may be given, by Wednesday, to Eileen at the Post Office or to any social service member.

Christmas Swim

The 10th Annual Christmas Day Swim will take place at Gortglass lake at 12 noon. To date this event has raised €60,060 for the West Clare Mini Marathon Fund. Sponsorship cards may be obtained from Mc Mahon’s Pharmacy, Kildysart or from John O’ Connell on 08796724

Wedding Anniversary


We congratulate Tom and Sheila Kelly, Ballylean who celebrated the golden anniversary of their wedding on Saturday, 30 November 2013. Tom and Sheila (nee Hehir) were married on 30 November 1963 in the Church of St John the Evangelist, Islington, London. The couple’s  celebration of their golden anniversary began with the celebration of Mass in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart at 2pm followed by a reception for family and friends in the community centre. May the Lord grant them many more years of happy married life.