Monthly Archives: December 2016

Kildysart Parish in 2016

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During 2016, the following celebrations took place in our parish church:

  • Baptism                                   9
  • First Holy Communion        15
  • Confirmation                          20
  • Marriages                                 3
  • Funerals                                   12

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

Christmas 2016 in Radharc na nOiléan Cluster of Parishes

Christmas 2016 in Radharc na nOiléan Cluster of Parishes

Parishes of Ballynacally-Lissycasey, Coolmeen-Cranny and Kildysart

crib-st-benedicts-church-coolmeenChristmas Night Mass – Saturday, 24 December 2016

  • St Mary’s Church, Cranny at 6.30pm
  • Our Lady of the Wayside, Lissycasey at 7pm
  • Christ the King, Ballynacally at 8pm
  • St Michel’s Church, Kildysart at 8pm.

Christmas Day Mass – Sunday, 25 December 2016

  • St Benedict’s Church, Coolmeen at 9.45am
  • Christ the King, Ballynacally at 10am
  • St Michael’s Church, Kildysart at 11am

The Sacrament of Reconciliation

  • St Michael’s Church, Kildysart on Monday, 19 December at 8pm
  • St Benedict’s Church, Coolmeen on Tuesday, 20 December at 7pm
  • St Mary’s Church, Cranny on Wednesday, 21 December at 7pm
  • Christ the King, Ballynacally on Saturday, 17 December at 7pm
  • Our Lady of the Wayside, Lissycasey on Saturday, 24 December at 11am
  • Christ the King, Ballynacally on Saturday, 24 December at 12noon.

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We wish all the members of our parishes every happiness and blessing as we celebrate the birth of our Saviour, the Christ child at Christmas. We thank you for your generous contributions towards the life of our parishes through your presence and prayer at Mass and other liturgies, the gift of your time and talents through your work in parish ministries and on committees and your financial support for the parishes and clergy.

May Christ be born in the hearts and homes of each of us as we celebrate the great feast of Christmas.

Fr Joe Hourigan, PP                                        Fr Albert McDonnell, PP

Gortlass Swim – Christmas Day at 12 noon

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The Sacrament of Marriage 2016

We congratulate Liam Casey and Laura Kehoe who celebrated the sacrament of marriage in St John’s Church, Kilkenny on Friday, 16 December, 2016.

May the Lord bless their family Nd their home.

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We congratulate Edel Eyres, Cranny and Raymond Bohannon, Kildysart who celebrated the sacrament of marriage in St Mary’s Church, Cranny on Saturday, 24 September, 2016.

May the Lord bless their marriage and their home.

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We congratulate Martina Hehir, Cranny and Brian Eustace, Kildysart who celebrated the sacrament of marriage in St Mary’s Church, Cranny on Saturday, 6 August 2016.

May the Lord bless their marriage and their home.

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We congratulate Aishling Murtagh, Lackanashannagh and Niall Casey, Lissycasey who celebrated the sacrament of marriage in The Church of the Annunciation, Clarinbridge, Co Galway on Saturday, 23 July, 2016.

May the Lord bless their marriage and their home.

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We congratulate Mairead Meade, Craghera and P.J. Tarpey, Abbeyknockmoy, Galway who celebrated the sacrament of marriage in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart on Friday 1 July, 2016.

May the Lord bless their marriage and their home.

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We congratulate Sinead Moloney and Dylan Fox who celebrated the sacrament of marriage in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart on Friday 6 May, 2016.

May the Lord bless their marriage and their home.

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We congratulate Nichola Clancy and Shane McNelis who celebrated the sacrament of marriage in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart on Saturday, 2 January 2016.

May the Lord bless their marriage and their home.

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For weddings in 2015 and previous years please click here

Feast of the Immaculate Conception – Thursday, 8 December

Marian Shrine, Kildysart

Marian Shrine, Kildysart

Thursday 8 December is the feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

It is a Holy Day of Obligation and Mass for the feast will be celebrated on:

  • Wednesday at 7pm at St Benedict’s Church, Coolmeen;
  • Thursday at 9.45am at St Mary’s Church, Cranny;
  • Thursday at 11am at St Michael’s Church, Kildysart.

The feast of the Immaculate Conception celebrates our belief that Mary was conceived without original sin so that she could become the mother of Christ, our saviour. This blessing gave Our Lady the grace she needed to enable her to say ‘yes’ to the invitation conveyed to her by the Angel Gabriel that she would give birth to Christ, the Son of God and son of Mary.

Today’s feast reminds us that the Lord always gives us the help and grace that we need in our lives so that we may overcome the challenges we face in life and embrace the opportunities.