Monthly Archives: October 2015

Kildysart Mission Cross

Mission CrossThis cross, located in the grounds of St Michael’s Church, Kildysart dates from 28 October, 1865. It was recalls a parish mission conducted by the Redemptorist Fathers in the parish one hundred and fifty years ago. During the mission 1,500 people ranging in age from twelve to sixty years received the sacrament of confirmation.  Large confirmation ceremonies were common during the 1860’s as Ireland gradually recovered from the famine and parish structures grew stronger.

November Prayers for the Faithful Departed

During the month of November we remember our departed sisters and brothers.KIldysart graveyard

On the feast of All Saints, Sunday 1 November we will have a moment of prayer for the faithful departed in  Kildysart  cemetery at 11.45.

We will have a moment of prayer for the faithful departed in Kilfiddane cemetery at 12.30 pm and in Cranny cemetery at 1.15 pm also on the feast of All Saints, Sunday 1 November.

On the Feast of All Souls, Monday 2 November, we will remember at 8pm Mass in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart all  those from the parish who died during the last year.

Prayer by Cardinal Newman

May He support us all the day long,

till the shades lengthen and the evening comes,

and the busy world is hushed,

and the fever of life is over,

and our work is done.

Then in His mercy may He give us a safe lodging,

and a holy rest and peace at the last.

Mission Sunday 18 October, 2015

Fr Tom King in PakistanBroadcaster Charlie Bird has described Irish missionaries as “incredible, remarkable people” and said that Irish people would be as “proud” of them as he is if they had the opportunity to meet them. To view the video click here

Speaking at the launch of a DVD that he filmed in the Philippines and South Korea featuring missionaries and their work, Mr Bird said it was “an amazing experience and I met so many remarkable missionaries doing incredible work”. He first witnessed the work of Irish missionaries first hand when he was sent to the Philippines over 30 years ago to cover the trial of the Negros Nine, when Irish Columban Fr Niall O Neill was amongst a group falsely accused of murder.

The DVD was made for World Missions Ireland and will be shown in parishes across the country on Mission Sunday on October 18. The eight-minute film features among others Sr Evelyn Flanaganworking on a project with the Sea Gypsies and Sr Shay Cullen working with street children in the Philippines, and Fr Pat Cunningham protesting against the building of a military naval base in South Korea.

World Missions Ireland is the official mission outreach of the Catholic Church in Ireland.For more information see



Strictly Come Dancing – 23 October 2015

Strictly come Dancing

Winter Mass schedule in Radharc na nOiléan cluster

kildysart-window-32.jpgDuring winter time (31 October 2015 – 27 March 2016) the followed Mass schedule will apply in Radharc na nOiléan cluster of parishes.

St Mary’s Church, Cranny                                         Saturday 7pm

Church of Christ the King, Ballycorick                   Saturday 8pm

St Benedict’s Church, Coolmeen                             Sunday 9.45am

St Michael’s Church, Kildysart                                Sunday 11am

Church of Our Lady of the Wayside, Lissycasey  Sunday 11am

Sunday Funeral Masses will be celebrated in Lissycasey and Kildysart at 11am and Ballycorick, Coolmeen and Cranny at 12 noon.