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Rest in Peace – 2021

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We pray for Pat Costello, Liscormack and Birminghan, England whose funeral was celebrated in Birmingham on 9 April 2021.

May he rest in peace and may the Lord console all who mourn him.

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We pray for Kathleen (Kay) Vigar (née O’Donoghue) Burgess Hill, England and Kildysart who died on Monday, 5 April 2021.

May the Lord grant Kay eternal rest and console her husband Trevor, her children Jacqueline and Seán and their partners with their children and grandchildren, her sisters, Maura, Úna, Peggy,her brothers Tony, Tom, Paddy, Gerry.

We also remember Kay’s predeceased relatives, her father Johnsie and mother Babs, her brother Seán.

Kay’s funeral will take place in Burgess Hill, England. A memorial mass for Kay will be celebrated in Kildysart when circumstances allow.

Ar dheis Dé go raimh a hanam dílis.

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Pray for Rita Keogh (née Sheehan), Dublin and Kildysart who died on April 9, 2021.

Rita Keogh, RIP

May the Lord grant her eternal rest and console her husband John and her family Lucinda, John Paul and Dermot, her brothers Joseph, JJ and Noel, sister Dolores, son-in-law Marco, daughters-in-law Louise and Claire, grandchildren Clodagh, Cormac, Irene and Cillian and all who loved her.

You may take part in Rita’s Funeral Mass online on Tuesday, 13th April 2021, at 10am using the following link: https://www.johnstownkillineyparish.ie/tv/.

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We pray for Michael Garry, Ennis and Kildysart who died on 26 March, 2021.

Michael Garry, RIP.

May the Lord grant him eternal rest and console his wife Helen, daughters Sarah and Helena, sons Paul and Alan, grandchildren Stephen, Ciara, Ribh, Sadhbh, Jason, brothers Oliver, Thomas, Paddy, Edward, sister Emily, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, extended family, neighbours and friends.

Michael’s funeral Mass will be celebrated in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart at 11am on Palm Sunday (28 March) followed by burial in Kildysart Cemetery.

You may join in the funeral Mass through Kildysart parish webcam.

To keep each other safe, we appeal to everyone to abide by the public health guidelines.

Michael’s months mind Mass will be celebrated in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart at 11am on Sunday, 25 April, 2021.

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We pray for Clare Graham née Meere, Ballylean Kildysart and Cricklewood, London who died on 20 March, 2021.

Clare Grahan, RIP.

Clare was pre-deceased by her son. Jamie.

May the Lord grant her eternal rest and console her daughter Louise, her son Luke, her sisters Louise,Teresa, Maureen and Susan, her partner Johnny, her brother in law Michael, her nephews and nieces and all who loved her.

Funeral arrangements later.

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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.

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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 https://www.livestreamireland.ie/mk22022

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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.

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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.

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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.


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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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For deaths in 2020 and previous years please click here

https://kildysartparish.org/2020/11/05/rest-in-peace-2020/

Pastoral Council Meeting

Image result for pastoral councilThe next meeting of Kildysart Parish Pastoral Council will take place on Tuesday, 13 April, 2021 at 8.30pm on zoom.

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.

First Holy Communion, Confirmation Talk.

This year it has not been possible to conduct our usual parish preparation for First Holy Communion or Confirmation.

Instead the children who are preparing First Holy Communion and their parents are talking part in an online programme called MyFaith.ie

As part of the programme Monsignor Liam Bergin, Boston College recently a talk to parents.

Holy Week – Easter 2021

Holy Week is the most sacred week of the year for Christians. Due to the public health emergency it is not possible for us to attend Church in person this year. However, we can join in the celebration of the Last Supper, the passion and death of Christ and his glorious Resurrection through our parish webcams and Facebook live from our homes.

The following is the schedule of Holy Week and Easter liturgies in our pastoral area.

Holy Thursday
Mass of the Lord’s Supper
Good Friday
The Passion of the Lord
Good Friday
Stations of the Cross
Holy Saturday
Easter Vigil
Easter Sunday
Mass of the Resurrection
Coolmeen
Webcam
3pm9pm
Kildysart
Webcam & Facebook
8pm8pm11am
Ballycorick
Radio
8pm3pmAfter the passion8pm9.30am
Lissycasey
Webcam
7.30pm3pm9pm11am
Kilmurry McMahon
Facebook
8pm11am
Labasheeda
Facebook
7pm

Feast of St Patrick – Wednesday,17 March

Next Wednesday, 17 March is the feast of St Patrick, our national apostle. You are welcome to join in Mass from your homes from the Churches in our pastoral area at the following times.

Tuesday vigil Mass. Coolmeen webcam 7pm
Ballycorick radio 7pm
Wednesday morning. Kildysart webcam 11am
Lissycasey webcam 11am
Labasheeda Facebook 11am.

Christ with me, Christ before me, Christ behind me, Christ in me,
Christ beneath me, Christ above me,
Christ on my right, Christ on my left,
Christ in breadth, Christ in length, Christ in height,
Christ in the heart of every man who thinks of me,
Christ in the mouth of every man who speaks of me,
Christ in every eye that sees me,
Christ in every ear that hears me.

(Prayer in the traditon of St Patrick)

On Line Parish Donations

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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 www.kildysartparish.org 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.

Feast of the Baptism of the Lord – 10 January 2021.

Next Sunday, 10 January is the feast of Baptism of the Lord which recalls the baptism of Christ in the River Jordan at the beginning of his public ministry.
During our 11am Mass in Kildysart we will pray for the babies who were recently baptised in Kildysart together with their parents and families.
You can take part in the Mass through the Kildysart Facebook page or Kildysart parish webcam (kildysartparish.org).

Pastoral Office

Due to the public health emergency our pastoral office will be closed to the public for the foreseeable future.
However, you may contact us by telephone (065 6832838) or e mail radharcpastoralarea@gmail.com from 9.30 to 13.30, Monday to Friday.

Feast of the Epiphany – 6 January

Wednesday, 6 January is the Feast of the Epiphany which celebrates the visit of the Three Wise Men to the child Jesus and the revelation of the birth of the saviour to all people.


Mass for the feast will be celebrated in our pastoral area at the following times:
Ballycorick – 9.30am (105.9 FM);
Kilmurry McMahon – 11am (Facebook);
Lissycasey – 10am (webcam and 100 FM);
Kildysart- 7pm (webcam and Facebook).

Baptisms in 2021

We welcome Éoin Patrick Hehir into the family of faith and congratulate his parents Mairéad and Senan, Craghera and his sister Katie.

Éoin with his parents amd sister on his baptism day.


Éoin was baptised in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart.

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For baptisms in 2020 and previous years please click here https://kildysartparish.org/2020/12/19/baptisms-2020/

Weddings in 2021

Elaine and Seamus on their wedding day.

We congratulate Elaine O’Donoghue, Gurtnahaha and Seamus Reidy, Kilmihil who celebrated the sacrament of marriage in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart on Saturday, 2 January 2021.

May the Lord bless Elaine and Seamus as they live out in love the promises they made to each other.

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For weddings in 2019 and previous years please click here https://kildysartparish.org/2019/11/08/weddings-2019/

Baptisms 2020

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We welcome Jane Michelle Eustace into the family of faith and congratulate her parents Michelle and Tomás, sister Orla and brother Luke, Effernan.

Jane with her family on her baptism day.


Jane was baptised in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart on 19 December 2020.

May the Lord always bless and protect thr family.


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Ciara with her parents on her baptism day.

We welcome Ciara Caroline Bohannon into the family of faith and congratulate her parents Edel and Raymond, Ballyvohane.

Ciara was baptised in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart on Sunday 27 September 2020.

May the Lord always bless and protect the family.

 

 

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Billy with his parents on his baptism day.

We welcome Billy Michael Boyhan into the family of faith and congratulate his parents Edel and Nigel.

Billy was baptised in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart on 29 August 2020.

May the Lord always bless the family.

 

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We welcome Leanne Susan Sinnott and Michael Seán Sinnott into the family of faith and congratulate their parents Joanne and Seamus, Crovaughan.

 

Leanne and Michael were baptised in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart on Saturday, 22 August 2020.

May the Lord continue to bless the family.

 

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Oisín on his baptism day with his parents.

We welcome Oisín Bryan Hayes into the family of faith and congratulate his parents Eleanor and Bryan, Ascaill Cuil.

Oisín was baptised in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart on 15 August, 2020 – the feast of the Assumption of Our Lady

May the Lord continue to bless and protect the family.

 

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Cónall on his baptism day with his parents.

We welcome Cónall Patrick Hanrahan into our family of faith and congratulate his parents Hazel and Aidan, Gortnafrehaune.

Cónall was baptised in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart on Sunday, 2 August 2020.

 

May the Lord continue to bless and protect the family.

 

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Conor John McNelis on his baptism day with his parents Nichola and Shane, his sister Éadaoinand his brother Odhrán.

We welcome Conor John McNelis into the family of faith and congratulate his parents Nichola and Shane, Blean, his sister Éadaoin and his brother Odhrán.

 

Conor was baptised in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart on Saturday, 25 July 2020.

 

May the Lord always bless and protect the family.

 

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Erin with her parents on her baptism day.

We welcome Erin Grace Casey into the family of faith and congratulate her parents Amanda and Fergal.

 

Erin was baptised in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart on the Feast of the Presentation, 2 February 2020.

 

May the Lord always bless and protect the family.

 

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For baptisms in 2019 and during previous years please click here

 

Christmas 2020

The Celebration of Christmas – The feast of the birth of Christ, Our Saviour:

We look forward to celebrating Christmas and enabling as many people as possible to welcome the Christ child into their hearts through the celebration of Christmas Mass.

However, people who are in any way vulnerable may prefer to join in Christmas Mass from their homes through webcam, parish radio, television etc.  St Michael’s Church, Kildysart now has a webcam which may be accessed through our website http://www.kildysaprtparish.org Due to the need to keep each other safe the number in Church is limited to fifty in accordance with public health guidelines. We have greatly increased the number of Christmas Mass in our pastoral area. We have decided to allocate tickets for Christmas Masses so as to avoid exceeding the number of people permitted and to keep everyone safe. The tickets will be distributed after Masses this weekend and will subsequently be available from our pastoral office.

We pray that this Christmas will be a times of blessing for us all. The times of Christmas Masses in Kildysart are given below:

St Michael’s Church, KIldysart7pmTuesday, 22 December
4pmThursday, 24 December
8pmThursday, 24 December
11amFriday, 25 December