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,

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.