Monthly Archives: February 2018

Confirmation 2018

We congratulate the young people from our parish who today received the Holy Spirit in Confirmation. We thank Bishop Fintan for leading the liturgy & Ms O’Driscoll for working with the families and parish to help the young people prepare for this important day.

May the Holy Spirit always guide and protect us.

Rest in Peace 2018

Marian Shrine, Kildysart

We pray for Mary Griffin née Coughlan, Ruan who died on 19 February. May the Lord grant Mary eternal rest and console her  husband Kevin, sons Pat, Kevin and Gerard, daughters Helena, Orla and Mairead, sister Nancy Griffin(Crovraghan) and all who formed her circle of love and care.


We pray for Eileen Sullivan who died recently in New York. Eileen’s ancestors came from Tonlegee and Ballylean and she lived in Kildysart for five years.

May the Lord grant Eileen eternal rest and console all who mourn her passing.

A months mind Mass will be offered for Eileen in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart on Friday, 26 January at 8pm.


We pray for Seán O’Sullivan, Garryspillane House, Knocklong, Co. Limerick who died on 3 January 2018.  May the  Lord may welcome Seán into his true home in heaven and console his daughter Niamh O’Connor, (Kildysart) and all who mourn him.


For death in 2017 and previous years please click here 

Ash Wednesday – 14 February 2018

Ash Wednesday:

Next Wednesday (14 February ) is Ash Wednesday, the first day of the season of Lent.

It is a day of fast and abstinence. Mass including the blessing and distribution of ashes will be celebrated in St Mary’ Church, Cranny on Wednesday at 9.30am and in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart at 8pm.

Christ spent 40 days fasting in the desert, where he was tempted by Satan. Lent originated as a mirroring of this, fasting 40 days as preparation for Easter. Every Sunday is a commemoration of the Sunday of Christ’s resurrection and so as a feast day on which fasting was inappropriate.

Ash Wednesday derives its name from the practice of blessing ashes made from the palm branches blessed on the previous year’s Palm Sunday, and placing them on the foreheads of Christians to the accompaniment of the words “Repent, and believe in the Gospel” or “Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return”.

Killaloe Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes – 26 June to 1 July, 2018



Pastoral Council Meeting

Image result for pastoral councilThe next meeting of Kildysart Parish Pastoral Council will take place in the Community Centre, Kildysart on Thursday, 26 March 2018 at 8.30pm.

If any member of the parish would like to place an item on the agenda they are welcome to contact the chairperson or any member of the council.

The members of Kildysart Pastoral Council are:

Fintan Ginnane (Chairperson);

Frankie O’Shea (Vice Chairperson);

Mairead Kelly (Secretary);

Nancy Griffin;

Maureen McMahon;

Ger Kelly;

Niamh O’Connor;

Pat Custy;

Seamus McQuade;

Carmel Casey;

and Fr Albert McDonnell.