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Confirmation – Thursday, 22 February 2018

2018 will be an important year for those families in our parish who have a son or daughter preparing to receive the Holy Spirit through the Sacrament of Confirmation. Bishop Fintan Monahan will visit the parish on Thursday, 22 February 2018 to celebrate the sacrament of confirmation with the sixth class children from Kildysart and Coolmeen-Cranny parishes in St Michel’s Church, Kildysart.                                                                                          These final months of preparation will involve the families, schools and parish working together for the good of the young people preparing to receive the sacrament. The parish part of our preparation will include the ceremony of enrollment which will take place during Sunday Mass and a liturgy of light which will take place during a special liturgy.

The list of dates is as follows:

  • Enrollment Mass on Sunday, 12 November 2017 at 10.30am in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart;
  • Ceremony of Light on Tuesday, 24 Janusry 2018 at 7pm in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart;
  • Confirmation, Thursday 22 February, 2018 in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart.

We are also planning a retreat for the young people who will be confirmed in 2018.

During our meeting with parents on 17 September last it was suggested that our confirmation class might wish to adopt a confirmation project. One proposal is that after their confirmation, each child is invited to make an anonymous donation (€10 is suggested as a guide) to help the work of Crumlin Children’s Hospital in Dublin. This would be a lovely example of the fruits of the Holy Spirit as our children use a part of the gifts they receive for their confirmation to help sick children.

First Holy Communion – Feast of Corpus Christi – Sunday, 3 June 2018

First Holy Communion Pentecost Sunday 2013

We pray for the children in our parish who are preparing to receive the Lord in Holy Communion for the first time on the Feast of Corpus Christi, 3 June 2018 during our parish Sunday Mass.

May the Lord bless them, their parents, families and teachers during this important time in their lives.  As we discussed at our parents’ meeting with Joanne O’Brien and Cora Guinnane, preparation for sacraments is a three way partnership between home, parish and school.

Our parish preparation programme will include the following liturgies:

  • Enrolment Mass                      Sunday 22 October 2017 at 11am;
  • Preparation Mass                     Sunday 26 November 2017 at 10.30 am;
  • Preparation Mass                     Sunday 4 February 2018 at 10.30am;
  • Preparation Mass                     Sunday 15 April 2018 at 10.30am;
  • Sacrament of Reconciliation  Wednesday 2 May 2018 at 7.00pm;
  • Preparation Mass                     Sunday 20 May 2018 at 10.30am;
  • First Holy Communion           Sunday 3 June 2018 at 10.30am.

We thank the group of parents who are organising these liturgies and pray God’s blessing on all our children, their families and all who care for them.

Baptisms in 2017

We welcome Casey Thomas Fox  into the family of faith. Casey was baptised on Saturday, 30 September, 2017 in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart.

We congratulate his parents Sinéad and Dylan, Main Street and pray God’s continued blessing on the family.

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We welcome Mark Anthony Solomon Cleary into the family of faith. Mark was baptised on Saturday, 30 September, 2017 in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart.

We congratulate his parents Rebecca and Seán, Ballynacragga and pray God’s continued blessing on the family

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We welcome Max Seán Garry into the family of faith. Max was baptised on Saturday, 9 September, 2017 in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart.

We congratulate his parents Shona and Noel, his brother Alex, sister Isabelle and pray God’s continued blessing on the family.

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We welcome Jennifer Grace Sinnott into the family of faith. Jennifer was baptised in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart on Sunday, 27 August, 2017.

We congratulate her parents Joanne & Seamus, Crovaghan and pray God’s blessing on the family.

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We welcome Orla Kate Eustace into the family of faith. Orla was baptised in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart on Saturday 19 August, 2017.

We congratulate her parents Michelle and Thomas, Effernan and pray God’s blessing on the family.

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We welcome Rory Brian O Malley into the Christian family. Rory was baptised in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart on Sunday, 13 August 2017.

We congratulate his parents Angela and Rory, Shannon View and pray God’s blessing on the family.

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We welcome Saoirse Rose O’Connell into the Christian family. Saoirse was baptised in St Michael’s  Church, Kildysart on Sunday, 30 July, 2017.

We congratulate her parents Niamh and Owen, Ennis Road and pray God’s continued blessing on the family.

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We welcome Emma Mary Saoirse Flynn into the Christian family. Emma was baptised in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart on 11 March, 2017. We congratulate her parents Caitriona and Derek and her sister Katie and pray God’s blessing on the family.

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We welcome Jack Ross Farrell into the Christian family. Jack was baptised in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart on 25 February, 2017. We congratulate his parents Caroline (Mulconry) and Kevin, Cahercon  and pray God’s blessing on the family.

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For baptisms in 2016 and previous years please click here

Kildysart Tidy Town Report 2017

 

 

 

 

 

We thank and congratulate the members of our tidy towns group and all who work to maintain and enhance our beautiful village.

This year Kildysart was awarded an additional 5 points by the Tidy Towns judges. In their report the judges remarked that ‘The combined effort by all makes Kildysart a great place to live in and visit”.

The full text of the 2017 report may be found here Kildysart 2017 Tidy Towns Report

Rest in Peace 2017

Marian Shrine, Kildysart

We pray for Jim Dunne, Tullyvarraga Crescent, Shannon formerly of Kanturk, Co. Cork and Southampton, England, beloved wife of the late Theresa,  who died on 29 September, 2017.

May the Lord grant Jim eternal rest and console his loving daughter Marion, son-in-law Gerry Mc Gowan, grandchildren Stephen, Ashling and Conor, brothers Ted & Joe, sisters Veronica & Mary, sisters-in-law Monica, Kate & Kathleen, nieces, nephews and all who formed his circle of love and care.

Jim will repose at his residence n Monday 2 October from 5pm  with prayers  for the dead at 8pm. The funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday 3 October at 11am  in Ss. John & Paul’s Church, Shannon followed by interment in Kildysart Cemetery.

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We pray for Michael Sheehan, Caherdavin, Limerick and formerly of Kildysart, Co. Clare who died on 26 September 2017

May the Lord welcome Michael into his eternal home in heaven and console his wife Gillian, sons Michael, Peter and Dermot, grandchildren Phoebe, Cillian and Fia, sisters Tessie and Nancy, daughters-in-law Deirdre and Marian, nephews, nieces and all who formed his circle of love and care.

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We pray for Eamon O Brien late of Shanacoole who died on 12 September, 2017 in New York.

A months mind Mass will be offered for Eamon in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart on Sunday 8 October, 2017 at 11am.

May the Lord welcome Eamon into his true home in heaven and console his wife Ethne, his family Edward, Helen and Anne, his brother Michael (Shanacoole) and his sisters Theresa, (Lissycasey), Madge (New York) and Susan (New York).

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We pray for Catherine (Kitty) O’Shea, late of Galway and Ballynacally who died on 26 August, 2017.

May the Lord take Kitty to the home He has prepared for her in eternity and console her brother Frankie (Crovraghan), sisters Deena (London) and Margaret (USA) and all who formed her circle of love and care.

Kitty will repose at Christ the King Church, Ballycorick on Tuesday from 6pm until 8pm. Her funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday at 12.30 followed by cremation at Shannon Crematorium.

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We pray for Tom Curran, Kilrush Road, Kildysart and formerly of Dungeer, Taghmon, Co. Wexford. who died on 16 August 2017.
May the Lord welcome Tom into his eternal home in heaven and console his partner Breda, his daughters Elizabeth and Joyce, his son Thomas, brothers Jack, Paddy & Mick, sisters Margaret & Maureen, grandchildren Christopher, Laura & Stephanie, great-granddaughter Hannah and brother in law.

Tom will repose at St Michael’s Church, Kildysart on Sunday from 6pm until 8pm. His funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday at 12 non, followed by burial in England.

Burial will take place on 4 September, 2017 in Slough, England.

Tom’s month’s mind Mass will be celebrated in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart on Sunday, 24 September at 11am.

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We pray for Mary Finucane (née Keane), Effernan who died on 12 August, 2017.

Mary is predeceased by her husband Peter and her sons Eamon & Gerard.

We pray that the Lord will take Mary to herself and console her sons Peadar, Brendan, Noel and Declan, daughters May, Rita, Sheila, Carmel, Eithne and Colette, grandchildren, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law and all who formed part of her circle of love and care.

Mary will repose at St  Michael’s Church, Kildysart on Monday from 6pm until 8pm. Her funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday at 11am followed by interment in Kilfidane Cemetery.

Mary’s months mind Mass will be celebrated in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart on Sunday, 17 September, 2017.

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We pray for Mary Flanagan (née O’Brien),(Holy Spirit Parish, Greenhills and late of Rosshill, Kildysart, Co. Clare), who died on 8 August 2017.

Mary was the Beloved wife of the late Michael.

May the Lord take her to himself and console her family Pauline, Adrienne, Gráinne, Yvonne, Michael and Brendan, her sisters Rosanne, Bridie and Teresa and all who formed part of her circle of love and care.

Mary will Repose at Fanagans Funeral Home, Lower Kimmage Road on Friday afternoon (11 August) from 3pm prior to her removal to the Church of the Holy Spirit, Greenhills arriving at 5.30pm. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday morning (12 August) at 10am.

Mary’s month’s mind Mass will be celebrated in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart on Friday, 8 September at 8pm.

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We remember in prayer Christine Coughlan, Clonroadbeg, Ennis who died on 29 July 2017 peacefully at Milford Hospice, Limerick. May the Lord grant her eternal rest and console all who formed part of her circle of love, especially her sister Nancy Griffin, Crovraghan.

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Patrick Michael Carroll and his wife Marina on their wedding day.

You are asked to remember in your prayer Patrick Michael Carroll late of Kildysart and England who died on 29 June, 2017.

Patrick’s funeral Mass will be celebrated in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart on next Tuesday (18 July) at 11am followed by burial in Kildysart cemetery.

We pray that the Lord may welcome Patrick into eternity to be united with his wife Marina his daughter Linda and console his daughters Patricia, Jane and Susan, his seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

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Pray for Michael McGrath, Ballina, Labasheeda who died on 27 June, 2017. May the Lord grant him eternal rest and console all who mourn him especially his parents John Thomas and Maureen (Kildysart), his sister Teresa, brother Tommy, his partner Elizabeth, his daughter Marcella all who formed his circle of love and care.

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We remember Baby Gavin who is with the angels and saints in paradise. We pray that the love of the Lord and of their family and friends will console and support his parents Annette and Brian Keane, Shanahea and Ennis in their great loss.

A Mass of thanksgiving for Gavin, a month after his death, will be celebrated in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart on Friday 21 July at 8pm.

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Pastoral Council Meeting

Image result for pastoral councilThe next meeting of Kildysart Parish Pastoral Council will take place in the Community Centre, Kildysart on Wednesday, 11 October 2017 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.

 

Kildysart Agricultural Show 2017 – Results

 

We congratulate and thank the organising committee on the wonderful success of the 2017 Kildysart Agricultural and Horticultural Show.

This was the seventy-fifth annual show which was held on 5th August, 2017 and was greatly enjoyed by exhibitors, competitors and visitors alike .

The detailed results of the 2017 show may be accessed here Kildysart Show Results – 2017

 

Parish Finance Council

financial statement with calculator and penThe next meeting of our parish finance council will take place in the Parochial House on Tuesday, 5 September, 2017 at 8.30pm.

The members of our parish finance council are

Gerard Kelly

Noel McMahon (Chairman)

Maureen McMahon

Dan O’Connor

Brendan McMahon

Mary Keane (Secretary)

Fr Albert McDonnell.

Sacrament of Marriage- 2017

We congratulate Patricia McMahon, Quay Road and David Bohannon, Cappanavarnogue who celebrated the sacrament of marriage in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart on Saturday 12 August, 2017.

May the Lord bless their marriage and their home.

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We congratulate Ann Marie Morrissey, Kilmurry McMahon and Aidan O’Sullivan, Rosshill who celebrated the sacrament of marriage in St Mary’s Church, Kilmurry McMahon on Saturday, 29 July, 2017.

May the Lord bless their marriage and their home.

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We congratulate Edel Keane, Clonsnaughta and Kevin McMahon, Gurtnafrehane who celebrated the sacrament of marriage in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart on Friday, 7 July 2017.

May the Lord bless their marriage and their home.

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We congratulate Catherine Whelan, Newbridge, Co Kildare and Patrick Custy, Kilrush Road who celebrated the sacrament of marriage in Mgarr Parish Church on 4 June, 2017.

May the Lord bless their marriage and their home.

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We congratulate Sarah Mulconry, Cahercon and Paul Convery, Maghera, Co Derry who celebrated the sacrament of marriage in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart on Saturday, 6 May, 2017.

May the Lord bless their marriage and their home.

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We congratulate Liam Griffin, Crovraghan and Suzanne Kelly, Dublin who celebrated their marriage  at Our Lady of Graces Catholic Church, Larnaca, Cyprus on 20 April 2017

May the Lord bless their marriage and their home.

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For marriages in 2016 and previous years please click here

Diocesan Appointments – 2017


The Bishop of Killaloe, Most Revd Fintan Monahan has made a series of appointments in the Diocese.

Appointments – Diocese of Killaloe – 2017

A Prayer Inspired by Archbishop Romero

It helps, now and then, to step back and take a long view.

The kingdom is not only beyond our efforts, it is even beyond our vision.

We accomplish in our lifetime only a tiny fraction of the magnificent enterprise that is God’s work.

Nothing we do is complete, which is a way of saying that the Kingdom always lies beyond us.

No statement says all that could be said.

No prayer fully expresses our faith.

No confession brings perfection.

No pastoral visit brings wholeness.

No programme accomplishes the Church’s mission.

No set of goals and objectives includes everything.

This is what we are about.

We plant the seeds that one day will grow.

We water seeds already planted, knowing that they hold future promise.

We lay foundations that will need further development.

We provide yeast that produces far beyond our capabilities.

We cannot do everything, and there is a sense of liberation in realising that.

This enables us to do something, and to do it very well.

It may be incomplete, but it is a beginning, a step along the way, an
opportunity for the Lord’s grace to enter and do the rest.

We may never see the end results, but that is the difference between the master
builder and the worker.

We are workers, not master builders; ministers, not messiahs.

We are prophets of a future not our own.

*This prayer was composed by Bishop Ken Untener of Saginaw.

 

Pilgrimage to Canon Island – Sunday, 9 July 2017

Canons’ Island in the Shannon estuary is  the largest in a cluster of over twenty islands that occupy the expansive stretch of water formed by the confluence of the Shannon and Fergus estuaries. The island is the site of a medieval Monastery and a traditional pilgrim site for people on both sides of the estuary. The Canons Regular of St Augustine who lived in the Abbey provided pastoral care for the nearby parishes until its suppression during the rule of Henry VIII.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The island has continued to serve as a place of burial up to the present.  In 1990 the late Fr Michael Hillery, PP revived the tradition of going on pilgrimage to the Canons’ Island   A large number of pilgrims travel to the island each year for the annual Mass.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Mass will be celebrated in the ruins of the old Monastery on the island on Sunday, 9 July 2016. Boats will leave Crovraghan Pier at 4.30pm.  Bishop Fintan Monahan will lead our pilgrimage and celebrate Mass on the island this year.                                                                                                                                                                                                      All are welcome.                                                                                                                                                  e are indebted to the dedicated group who organise the pilgrimage each year and to the choir and all who contribute to the liturgy.

Irish law requires that life jackets be worn – a limited number will be available at the pier

First Holy Communion- 28 May, 2017

We congratulate the girls and boys in our parish who received Holy Communion for the first time during our Sunday Mass in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart on 28 May, 2017.

May the Lord always be their protector  and guide.

Cemetery Mass – Friday, 2 June at 8pm

We will celebrate Mass in Kildysart cemetery at 8pm on Friday, 2 June. This is an opportunity for us to pray for all who are buried there and for our deceased parishioners, relatives and friends.

We will also bless the new extension to the cemetery at the end of Mass. Our appreciation is due to the committee that purchased and developed the extension and all those in our community and beyond who have contributed to the project.

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.    Amen

John Henry Newsman (1801-1890)

Praying the Rosary in May

Marian Shrine, Kildysart

During May, the month of Our Lady, the rosary is prayed each Wednesday evening at 8pm at the Marian Grotto on the Ennis Road. All welcome.

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The Rosary helps us keep in mind certain principal events or mysteries in the history of our salvation, and to thank and praise God for them. There are twenty mysteries reflected upon in the Rosary, and these are divided into the five Joyful mysteries, the five Luminous mysteries,  the five Sorrowful mysteries, and the five Glorious mysteries. As suggested by the Pope John Paul, the Joyful mysteries are said on Monday and Saturday, the Luminous on Thursday, the Sorrowful on Tuesday and Friday, and the Glorious on Wednesday and Sunday.

The Joyful Mysteries

  1. The Annunciation: Mary learns that she has been chosen to be the mother of Jesus.
  2. The Visitation: Mary visits Elizabeth, who tells her that she will always be remembered.
  3. The Nativity: Jesus is born in a stable in Bethlehem.
  4. The Presentation:Mary and Joseph take the infant Jesus to the Temple to present him to God.
  5. The Finding of Jesus in the Temple: Jesus is found in the Temple discussing his faith with the teachers.

The Mysteries of Light

  1. The Baptism of Jesus in the Jordan: God proclaims that Jesus is his beloved Son.
  2. The Wedding Feast at Cana: At Mary’s request, Jesus performs his first miracle.
  3. The Proclamation of the Kingdom: Jesus calls all to conversion.
  4. The Transfiguration: Jesus is revealed in glory to Peter, James, and John.
  5. The Institution of the Eucharist: Jesus offers his Body and Blood at the Last Supper.

The Sorrowful Mysteries

  1. The Agony in the Garden: Jesus prays in the Garden of Gethsemane on the night before he dies.
  2. The Scourging at the Pillar: Jesus is lashed with whips.
  3. The Crowning With Thorns: Jesus is mocked and crowned with thorns.
  4. The Carrying of the Cross: Jesus carries the cross that will be used to crucify him.
  5. The Crucifixion: Jesus is nailed to the cross and dies.

The Glorious Mysteries

  1. The Resurrection: God the Father raises Jesus from the dead.
  2. The Ascension: Jesus returns to his Father in heaven.
  3. The Coming of the Holy Spirit: The Holy Spirit comes to bring new life.
  4. The Assumption of Mary: At the end of her life on earth, Mary is taken body and soul into heaven.
  5. The Coronation of Mary: Mary is crowned as Queen of Heaven and Earth.