Monthly Archives: April 2017

Praying the Rosary in May

Marian Shrine, Kildysart

During May, the month of Our Lady, the rosary is prayed each Wednesday evening at 8pm at the Marian Grotto on the Ennis Road. All welcome.

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The Rosary helps us keep in mind certain principal events or mysteries in the history of our salvation, and to thank and praise God for them. There are twenty mysteries reflected upon in the Rosary, and these are divided into the five Joyful mysteries, the five Luminous mysteries,  the five Sorrowful mysteries, and the five Glorious mysteries. As suggested by the Pope John Paul, the Joyful mysteries are said on Monday and Saturday, the Luminous on Thursday, the Sorrowful on Tuesday and Friday, and the Glorious on Wednesday and Sunday.

The Joyful Mysteries

  1. The Annunciation: Mary learns that she has been chosen to be the mother of Jesus.
  2. The Visitation: Mary visits Elizabeth, who tells her that she will always be remembered.
  3. The Nativity: Jesus is born in a stable in Bethlehem.
  4. The Presentation:Mary and Joseph take the infant Jesus to the Temple to present him to God.
  5. The Finding of Jesus in the Temple: Jesus is found in the Temple discussing his faith with the teachers.

The Mysteries of Light

  1. The Baptism of Jesus in the Jordan: God proclaims that Jesus is his beloved Son.
  2. The Wedding Feast at Cana: At Mary’s request, Jesus performs his first miracle.
  3. The Proclamation of the Kingdom: Jesus calls all to conversion.
  4. The Transfiguration: Jesus is revealed in glory to Peter, James, and John.
  5. The Institution of the Eucharist: Jesus offers his Body and Blood at the Last Supper.

The Sorrowful Mysteries

  1. The Agony in the Garden: Jesus prays in the Garden of Gethsemane on the night before he dies.
  2. The Scourging at the Pillar: Jesus is lashed with whips.
  3. The Crowning With Thorns: Jesus is mocked and crowned with thorns.
  4. The Carrying of the Cross: Jesus carries the cross that will be used to crucify him.
  5. The Crucifixion: Jesus is nailed to the cross and dies.

The Glorious Mysteries

  1. The Resurrection: God the Father raises Jesus from the dead.
  2. The Ascension: Jesus returns to his Father in heaven.
  3. The Coming of the Holy Spirit: The Holy Spirit comes to bring new life.
  4. The Assumption of Mary: At the end of her life on earth, Mary is taken body and soul into heaven.
  5. The Coronation of Mary: Mary is crowned as Queen of Heaven and Earth.

Sacrament of Marriage- 2017

Liam Griffin Crovraghan and Suzanne Kelly Dublin lighting their candles on their wedding day at Our Lady of Graces Catholic Church Larnaca Cyprus on 20 April 2017

We congratulate Liam Griffin, Crovraghan and Suzanne Kelly, Dublin who celebrated their marriage  at Our Lady of Graces Catholic Church, Larnaca, Cyprus on 20 April 2017

May the Lord bless their marriage and their home.

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For marriages in 2016 and previous years please click here

Bishop Fintan Monahan – A Welcoming People of God

Bishop Fintan Monahan has written a pastoral letter to the people of the Diocese, entitled ‘Diocese of Killaloe – A welcoming People of God’.

In his letter Bishop Fintan reflects on the many positive aspects of the faith he has encountered since he came to the diocese and speaks about the future of our faith communities.

You may download the pastoral letter here Bishop Fintan Pastoral Letter April 2017

Rest in Peace 2017

Marian Shrine, Kildysart

Marian Shrine, Kildysart

Pray for Flan Sheehan, Tonlegee who died on 17 April, 2017.

Flan will repose from 6pm to 8pm on Wednesday at Christ the King Church, Ballynacally. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated on  Thursday at 12 noon with burial afterwards to Kilchrist cemetery.

May the Lord take Flan to Himself and console his wife, Mary, his daughters Claire, Martina and Noreen, sons Gérard, Paul, David, Flan, Kieran and all who formed part of his circle of love and care.

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Pray  for Martin O’Shea, Lioscormack and Kilrushwho died on 8 April 2017.

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

Martin’s month mind Mass will be celebrated in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart at 8pm om Thursday 18 May.

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Please pray for Micheal McNamara, Crovraghan who died on 7 April. 2017.

Michael will repose in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart from 6pm until 8pm on Tuesday. His funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11am on Wednesday followed by burial in Kildysart cemetery.

May the Lord grant Michael eternal rest and console his daughters Ellen and Bridget, his sisters Bridie, Anne, Kathleen & Nora, brothers Joe & John, grandchildren, great-grandchild, nieces, nephews and all who formed his circle of love and care.

Michael’s month mind Mass will be celebrated in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart on Thursday. 5 May at 11am.

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Please pray for Marian Clancy (née Haugh) 50 Considine Road, Ennis who died on 1 April, 2017.

Marian will repose at St Michael’s Church, Kildysart from 6pm to 8pm, concluding with prayers for the dead on Tuesday. Her funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday at 11am followed by burial in Kildysart cemetery.

May the Lord grant Marian eternal rest and console her husband Tony, her daughters Sonya and Jacinta and all who formed part of her circle of love and care.

Marlo’s momths mind Mass will be celebrated in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart on Monday, 1 May at 8pm.

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We pray for Christopher Murtagh late of Crovaghan who died in London on 25 March 2017.

May the Lord grant Christopher  eternal rest and console all who mourn him.

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We pray for PJ Eustsce, Shanahea who died on 25 March, 2017.

PJ will repose in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart from 6pm to 8pm on Monday. His funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday at 11am followed by burial in Kildysart cemetery.

May the Lord grant PJ eternal rest and console his brother Tommy (Kildysart), sisters Maureen Corbett (Lisheen), Nora O’Rourke (London), Lizzy Cooney (Stoke on Trent, England), sister in law, brothers in law, nieces, nephews and all who mourn him.

P.J.’s months mind Mass will be celebrated in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart on Sunday, 30 April at 11am.

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We pray for Sr Dympna Clancy (Salesian Sisters, Westbury, Corbally, Limerick, formerly of Glencanane, Kildysart, Co. Clare) who died on 28 February 2017, peacefully at Milford Care Centre.

May the Lord grant Sr Dympna eternal rest and console her Salesian sisters, brothers Louis, Paul, Jim and Tommy, sisters Mary and Helen, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces and all who formed part o her circle of love and care.

St Dympna will repose at St Nicholas’ Church, Westbury on Thursday evening from 5.30pm to 7.30pm. Her Requiem Mass will be celebrated on Friday at 11.30am with burial afterwards in Castlemungret Cemetery.

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We pray for Joe Murtagh, formerly of Lacknashannagh who died recently in Northampton, England.

His funeral will be celebrated in Northampton on 8 February, 2017.

May he rest in peace.

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We pray for Anna Teresa Morris who died recently in England. Anna was a native of Kildysart and we offer our sympathy to her brother Michael.

A month’s mind Mass will be offered for Anna in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart on Wednesday 25 January at 11am.

May she rest in peace.

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You are asked to remember in your prayer Frances Arthur (née Cleary) formerly of Clonola who died on 9 January, 2017 in Ennis. May the Lord grant her eternal rest and console all who mourn her.

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You are asked to remember in your prayers Margaret Joel (nee Walsh) formerly of Gurtnacurra who died recently in Surrey, England. May she rest in peace and console all who mourn her.

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For deaths in 2016 and previous years please click here

 

 

Holy Week and Easter in Kildysart 2017

Holy week and Easter in Kildysart 2017Kildysart window 3

 

 

  • Palm Sunday- Blessing of Palms in the Square, followed by procession to the Church and Mass, 11am
  • Liturgy of Reconciliation – St Michael’s Church, Kildysart Tuesday, 11 April, 8pm
  • Holy Thursday (13 April) – Mass of the Lord’s Supper, 8.30pm
  • Good Friday (14 April)- The Lord’s Passion, 5pm
  • Holy Saturday (15 April)- Blessing of the Pasqual fire followed by candle lit procession to the Church and the Easter Vigil, 9.30pm
  • Easter Sunday – Easter Mass of the Resurrection, 11am