Monthly Archives: January 2020

Feast of the Baptism of the Lord – 2020

Feast of the Baptism of the Lord –  12 January 2020.

During our parish Mass today, we blessed the children in our parish who were baptised during 2019 and presented each family with a prayer to the Guardian Angel.
May Lord always bless and protect our children, their parents and families,

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, 6 February 2020 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.

Rest in Peace – 2020


Peter Donnellan, RIP

We pray for the happy repose of Peter Donnellan, Ballylean and Australia who died on 3 January, 2020.

May the Lord grant him eternal rest and console his wife Margaret, his family Trish Moloney (Kildysart), Tony, John, Marianne, Kevin, their spouses Donal, Mina, Julie and Kaylene, his grandchildren, Peter’s brother Christy, his sister Anna, his nieces and nephews and all who loved him.

A  months mind Mass will be offered for Peter in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart on Friday, 7 February at 8pm.



Louis Moylan, RIP

We pray for Louis Moylan, Shorepark who died on 4 January 2020.‬

‪May the Lord grant him eternal rest and console his wife Kathleen, his family Derek, David, Doreen and Damian, his sister Nora, daughters-in-law Catherine and Mandy, son-in-law Mick, his grandchildren Seán, Kaithlynn, Eva, Holly, Ellis and Clara, nephews, nieces and all who loved him.‬

‪Louis will repose in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart from 5.30pm to 8pm on Wednesday.‬ His ‪Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday at 11am followed by burial in Kildysart cemetery.

Louis’ months mind Mass will be celebrated in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart on Sunday, 16 February at 11am.



For bereavements in 2019 and previous years please click here



Feast of the Epiphany 2020

Magi Clip ArtMonday, 6 January is the feast of the Epiphany of the Lord (Little Christmas Day).
It is a Holy Day of obligation.

In Radharc na nOileán pastoral  area  we will have the following Mass schedule:


  • St Mary’s Church, Cranny at  9.30am;
  • Church of Christ the King, Ballycorick  at 9.30am;
  • St Kieran’s Church, Labasheeda at 9.30am;
  • St Michael’s Church, Kildysart at 11am;
  • St Mary’s Church, Kilmurry McMahon at 11am;
  • St Benedict’s Church, Coolmeen on Saturday at 7pm;
  • Vigil Mass (Friday, 5 January) Our Lady of the Wayside, Lissycasey at 7.30pm.

The Feast of the Epiphany (the word means “manifestation”) celebrates the making known of God the Son as a human being in Jesus Christ. The feast commemorates the visit of the Three Kings (the Magi) to the Baby Jesus and the revelation Jesus’ birth beyond the Jewish world. The Kings brought gifts of gold (for a king), frankincense (for worship) and myrrh (for embalming, since Christ was to die for us). In Italy and other countries children receive gifts on this day.

Traditionally in Ireland, the day was known as ‘Nollaig na mBan’ as it was the day when women celebrated Christmas.

Kildysart in 2019


During 2019 the following celebrations took place in our parish church:

Baptisms  –  10

First Holy Communion  –  25

Confirmation   –  19

Marriages –  3

Funerals –  7

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