Monthly Archives: October 2019

Winter Mass Schedule

Winter time will begin at 2am on Sunday, 27 October, when clocks go forward one hour.
Beginning on Saturday, 2 November the following Mass schedule will apply in our pastoral area.
Vigil Masses
St Kieran’s Church, Labasheeda – 6pm;
St Mary’s Church, Cranny – 7pm;
Church of Christ the King, Ballycorick – 7pm.
Sunday Masses
St Benedict’s Church, Coolmeen – 9.30am;
St Michael’s Church, Kildysart – 11am;
Church of Our Lady of the Wayside, Lissycasey- 11am;
St Mary’s Church, Kilmurry McMahon- 11am.

November – Month of the Holy Souls

Saturday, 2 November is the feast of All Souls, when we remember our beloved dead.

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

On Sunday, 3 November we will have a moment of prayer in the cemeteries in Kildysart,  Coolmeen-Cranny and Lissycasey-Ballynacally parishes at the following times:

  • Kildysart cemetery: 12noon;
  • Kilfiddane cemetery: 12.45pm;
  • Cranny cemetery: 1.15pm;
  • Kilchreest cemetery: 2pm;
  • Clondegad: 2.30pm;
  • Killea: 3pm;
  • Lissycasey: After 11am Mass on Sunday, 17 November.

Our annual Masses for deceased parishioners and relatives  of parishioners will be celebrated in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart on Sunday, 24  November at 11am. If you would like to have a deceased relative or friend included you are welcome to contact any member of the pastoral council or our pastoral area office (065


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.

Parish Preparation for First Holy Communion

We pray for the children in our parish who are preparing to receive the Lord in Holy Communion for the first time during our parish Mass on Sunday. 3 May, 2020.

Our preparation for the sacrament is a three way partnership between home, parish and school. We greatly appreciate the contribution of our teachers and we thank the parents who organise the liturgies and pray God’s blessing on all the children, their families and all who form heir circle of love and care.  

On the Sundays listed below, our parish celebration of Mass will focus on our children who are preparing to receive the sacrament and their families. The list of dates, including your child’s first celebration of the sacrament of reconciliation (confession), is as follows:

  • Enrolment Mass                      Sunday 20 October 2019 at 10.30am;
    Preparation Mass                     Sunday 24 November 2019 at 10.30am;
    Preparation Mass                     Sunday 15 December 2019 at 10.30am;
    Preparation Mass                     Sunday 26 January 2020 at 10.30am;
    Preparation Mass                     Sunday 23 February 2020 at 10.30am;
    Sacrament of Reconciliation    Wednesday 1 April 2020 at 7.00pm;
    First Holy Communion             Sunday 3 May 2020 at 10.30am.