Monthly Archives: February 2021

Rest in Peace – 2021


Pray for Bridget Mc Goldrick, Rosshill and formerly of Lavalla, Ballynacally who died on 23 February, 2021.

Bridget was predeceased by her husband Hugh.

May the Lord grant Bridget eternal rest and console her family Hugh, Declan, Jane Anne and Therese, son-in-law Frankie, grandchildren Isabelle, Ailbhe, Peter, Iarla and Reuben, brothers Paddy and John, sisters Mary Whelan, Bernadette Glynn, Jenny Moloney, Phyllis Cleary and Frances Woods, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, cousins, nephews, nieces, grandnephews, grandnieces and all who loved her.

Bridget’s Funeral Mass (family only) will be celebrated in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart at 11am on Friday, 26 February, at 11am followed by burial in Kildysart cemetery.

Bridget’s months mind Mass will be celebrated in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart on Sunday, 21 March at 11am.


We pray for Michael Kirrane, Cappagh, Co. Waterford and formerly of Kildysart who died on 19 February 2021, 

May the Lord grant Michael eternal life and console his wife Mary (née Comerford), their children Kevin and Emer, son-in-law Andy Thiel, brothers Jim and Dermot, sisters Nuala, Sr. Ann and Sr. Mary, step-grandson Ben, brothers-in-law John Ryan, Brian and Frank Comerford, sisters-in-law Valerie, Rita and Marian and all formed his circle of love and care.

Michael is predeceased by his parents Martin and Jane, brothers John and P.J. and sister Margaret.

Michael’s funeral will take place privately. A livestream of Michael’s funeral can be viewed from 2.20p.m. on Monday afternoon, 22 February, at


We pray for Catherine Frances Kelly (née McNamara) Kildare town and Kildysart who died on 25 January, 2021.

Frances. Kelly, RIP

Frances was the wife of the late Peter.

May the Lord grant her eternal rest and console her sons and daughters, Adrian, Deirdre, Gabriel, Brenda, Maeve and Jeanette, sons-in-law Martin, Jasbir and Howard, daughter-in-law Helen, and her grandchildren and great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and all formed her circle of love and care.

Frances’ funeral Mass (family only) will be celebrated at the Carmelite Church, Kildare Town at 11am on Thursday followed by burial in St. Conleth’s Cemetery, Kildare Town.

France’s Funeral Mass can be viewed at The Carmelites Church, Kildare Town Facebook.


We pray for Philomena O’Gorman (née McMahon), Gortnahaha who died on 19 January, 2021.

Philomena O’Gorman, RIP

May the Lord grant her eternal rest and console her husband Tony, her daughters Elaine, Olivia and Antoinette, her brother Michael, her sisters Martha, Joan, Helen, Carmel and Mary, her nieces Catherine and Aisling and all who loved her.

Philomena’s funeral Mass (family only) will be celebrated at 11am in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart at 11am on Friday 22 January followed by burial in Kilcreest cemetery.

You may join in the requiem Mass on the Kildysart parish webcam.

Philomena’s months mind Mass will be celebrated in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart on Friday, 19 February at 7pm and may be viewed on Kildysart parish webcam.


We pray for Madge Conlon (née O’Brien ) Long Island  and formerly  Shanacoole who died at the age of 96 in Long Island, USA  on 18 January 2021.

Madge Conlon, RIP

May the Lord grant her eternal rest and console her sons Chris, Pat and Kevin, her sisters Susan Fogarty and Teresa O’Rourke (Lissycasey), her  brother  Michael O’Brien (Shanacoole), her brother-in-law George Casey (Clonola), sisters in law Mary and Ethna and all who loved her. 

Mass will be offered for Madge in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart at 9.30am on Tuesday, 26 January and may be viewed on our parish webcam.


We pray for John Nagle, Ennis Road who died on 13 January 2021.

John Nagle, RIP

May the Lord grant him eternal rest and console his mother of Helen, brothers Liam and Con, sisters Helen and Fina, sisters-in-law Catherine and Kim, brother-in-law Tom, nieces Sarah, Laura, Amy and Ally and all who loved him.

John was predeceased by his father William and his sister Bernadette

John’s funeral Mass (family only) will be celebrated at 12noon on Friday, 15 January, in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart followed by burial in our local cemetery.

For those who would have liked to attend, the Mass can be viewed on our Parish Webcam.

John’s months mind Mass will be celebrated in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart on Sunday, 21 February at 11am.


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On Line Parish Donations


We are living through a very difficult time.  The COVID-19 virus has brought a great deal of suffering and worry to people across the world and restricted the lives of individuals, families and parishes.

Mass has not celebrated publicly for several months. This has been especially difficult for people of faith especially the bereaved and those celebrating important life events such as marriage, baptism, First Holy Communion or Confirmation.

The public health emergency has also impacted on people’s financial wellbeing. Many people have been out of work or have had their hours reduced or their businesses closed. Our parish has experienced a major drop in income. We are extremely grateful to everyone who has continued making their contributions through our pastoral office, Post Office or in other ways. We thank you for your ongoing support. Your generosity has ensured that the parish is able to continue to function and also fund additional expenditure such as cleaning, hand sanitizing and the installation of a webcam that can be accessed at We are also planning to replace the seating in the main aisle of our parish Church.

Some parishioners have expressed a wish to make their contributions electronically. It is possible to set up a weekly or monthly standing order whereby you may contribute an amount of your choice to the parish bank account. You may do this using your bankcard and the donate button on the Parish of Kildysart | Killaloe Diocese  Alternatively, you may do so through your bank using the following information.

  • Account Name:  Kildysart Church Bishop of Killaloe and Parish Priest of Kildysart FTB
  • IBAN                  IE93 AIBK 9353 8769 5130 82
  • BIC                   AIBKIE2D

This is just a suggestion. It has the advantage of convenience and greater security. However, many parishioners may prefer to contribute as they have always done. We are simply recognising that fewer people are now using cash and prefer to use their bank card.

With renewed thanks for your generous support of our parish.

Ash Wednesday – 17 February 2021

Ash Wednesday: On Ash Wednesday, we place the sign of the cross on our foreheads with ashes while saying Repent and Believe in the Gospel.

This year, while the reason for Ash Wednesday remains the same, our celebration will change. Sadly, it is not possible to gather in Church as a community.

However, you are welcome to collect individual sachets of blessed ashes from any of the Churches in our pastoral area after Mass on Wednesday to take to your home.  

A gentle reminder to avoid gathering in groups in Church and to respect the two metre distance.