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Sacrament of Marriage – 2018

We congratulate Eimer Heekin and John Campbell who celebrated the sacrament of marriage at St Michael’s Church, Kildysart on Saturday, 21 April, 2018.

May the Lord bless their marriage and their home.

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We congratulate Olive Garry and Keith Ranalow who celebrated the sacrament of marriage at the Church of the Holy Rosary, Doolin on 7 April, 2018.

May the Lord bless their marriage and their home.

 

For marriages n 2017 and previous years please click here 

Parish Finance Council

financial statement with calculator and penThe next meeting of our parish finance council will take place in the Parochial House on Thursday, 3 May 2018 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.

Baptisms in 2018

We welcome Darren Francis Bohannon into the Christian family. Darren was baptised on Easter Sunday (1 April) 2018 in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart. We congratulate his parents Yvonne and Alan, Main Street, his sister Chloe and pray God’s blessing on the family.

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We welcome Éadaoin Joyce McNelis into the Christian family and congratulate her parents Nichola and Shane and her brother Odhrán, Quay Road. Éadaoin was baptised in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart on Sunday 18 March, 2018. May the Lord always bless and protect all the family.

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We welcome Dermot Valentine McMahon into the Christian family and congratulate his parents Grainne and Gerard, Ballylean. Dermot was baptised in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart on Saturday, 3 February 2018.

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We welcome Evan Patrick Cullinan into the Christian family and congratulate his parents Deirdre and Christopher, Screach Gael, Kilrush Road. Evan was baptised in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart on 20 January, 2018.

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For baptisms in 2017 and previous years please click here

Rest in Peace 2018

Marian Shrine, Kildysart

We pray for Margaret Kelly (née Clancy), Ballymacrinan, Killimer, mother of Johnny Kelly, Ballylean East who died on 8 March, 2018 and whose month’s mind Mass will be celebrated  in St  Imy’s Church, Killimer on Sunday, 8 April at 11am.

May the Lord take Margaret to Himself and console her children, grandchildren, daughters-in-law, sons-in-law and all who formed part of her circle of love and care.

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We pray for Fiona Bergen (née Galvin) who died recently in England.

May the Lord grant her eternal rest and console all who mourn her.

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We pray for Susan Butler ( née Connelly) Kildysart, who died on 24th February, 2018 and whose funeral took place in Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

May the Lord grant her eternal rest and console all who mourn her

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We pray for Joe Slattery, late of Devizes, England and of Kildysart who died recently. Joe’s funeral will be celebrated on Thursday (1 March, 2018) and he will be laid to rest in Devizes, England.

May the Lord welcome him into the home he has prepared for him in eternity and console all who mourn him.

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We pray for Mary Griffin née Coughlan, Ruan who died on 19 February. May the Lord grant Mary eternal rest and console her  husband Kevin, sons Pat, Kevin and Gerard, daughters Helena, Orla and Mairead, sister Nancy Griffin (Crovraghan) and all who formed her circle of love and care.

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We pray for Eileen Sullivan who died recently in New York. Eileen’s ancestors came from Tonlegee and Ballylean and she lived in Kildysart for five years.

May the Lord grant Eileen eternal rest and console all who mourn her passing.

A months mind Mass will be offered for Eileen in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart on Friday, 26 January at 8pm.

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We pray for Seán O’Sullivan, Garryspillane House, Knocklong, Co. Limerick who died on 3 January 2018.  May the  Lord may welcome Seán into his true home in heaven and console his daughter Niamh O’Connor, (Kildysart) and all who mourn him.

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For death in 2017 and previous years please click here 

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, 26 April 2018 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.

 

Holy Week and Easter 2018

Lá Fhéile Pádraig 2018

The feast of our national patron, St Patrick will be celebrated on Saturday, 17 March. It is a Holy Day of obligation. The vigil Masses will be celebrated on Friday in St Mary’s Church, Cranny at 7pm and in the Church of Christ the King, Ballycorick at 8pm On the morning of the feast, Mass will be celebrated in St Benedict’s Church, Coolmeen at 9.ooam, and in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart at 1o.30am and in the Church of Our Lady of the Wayside, Lissycasey at 11am.

Christ with me, Christ before me,go 

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 tradition of St Patrick)

Lá shona Féile Pádraig do gach duine.

The Story of St. Patrick
There are various accounts  of the life of St Patrick. It is. Elived that he may have been  born around near Dumbarton, in Scotland, in the year 387. His parents were Calpurnius and Conchessa, who were Romans living in Britian in charge of the colonies.
As a boy of fourteen or so, he was captured during a raiding party and taken to Ireland as a slave to herd and tend sheep. He learned the language and practices of the people who held him.During his captivity, he turned to God in prayer. He wrote “The love of God and his fear grew in me more and more, as did the faith, and my soul was rosed, so that, in a single day, I have said as many as a hundred prayers and in the night, nearly the same.” “I prayed in the woods and on the mountain, even before dawn. I felt no hurt from the snow or ice or rain.”
Patrick’s captivity lasted until he was twenty, when he escaped after having a dream from God in which he was told to leave Ireland by going to the coast. There he found some sailors who took him back to Britian, where he reunited with his family. He had another dream in which the people of Ireland were calling out to him “We beg you, holy youth, to come and walk among us once more.” He began his studies for the priesthood. He was ordained by St. Germanus, the Bishop of Auxerre, whom he had studied under for years.
Later, Patrick was ordained a bishop, and was sent to take the Gospel to Ireland. He arrived in Ireland March 25, 433, at Slane. One legend says that he met a chieftain of one of the tribes, who tried to kill Patrick. Patrick converted Dichu (the chieftain) after he was unable to move his arm until he became friendly to Patrick. Patrick began preaching the Gospel throughout Ireland, converting many. He and his disciples preached and converted thousands and began building churches all over the country. Kings, their families, and entire kingdoms converted to Christianity when hearing Patrick’s message.
Patrick preached and converted all of Ireland for 40 years. He worked many miracles and wrote of his love for God in Confessions. After years of living in poverty, traveling and enduring much suffering, he died at Saul, Downpatrick, where he had built the first church on 17th March, 461.

Confirmation 2018

We congratulate the young people from our parish who today received the Holy Spirit in Confirmation. We thank Bishop Fintan for leading the liturgy & Ms O’Driscoll for working with the families and parish to help the young people prepare for this important day.

May the Holy Spirit always guide and protect us.

Ash Wednesday – 14 February 2018

Ash Wednesday:

Next Wednesday (14 February ) is Ash Wednesday, the first day of the season of Lent.

It is a day of fast and abstinence. Mass including the blessing and distribution of ashes will be celebrated in St Mary’ Church, Cranny on Wednesday at 9.30am and in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart at 8pm.

Christ spent 40 days fasting in the desert, where he was tempted by Satan. Lent originated as a mirroring of this, fasting 40 days as preparation for Easter. Every Sunday is a commemoration of the Sunday of Christ’s resurrection and so as a feast day on which fasting was inappropriate.

Ash Wednesday derives its name from the practice of blessing ashes made from the palm branches blessed on the previous year’s Palm Sunday, and placing them on the foreheads of Christians to the accompaniment of the words “Repent, and believe in the Gospel” or “Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return”.

Killaloe Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes – 26 June to 1 July, 2018

 

 

Feast of the Epiphany – Saturday, 6 January, 2018

Magi Clip ArtNext Saturday, 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 cluster of parishes we will have the following Mass schedule:

  • Vigil Mass (Friday,  5 January) St Mary’s Church, Cranny at  7pm;
  • Vigil Mass (Friday, 5 January) Our Lady of the Wayside, Lissycasey at 7.30pm;
  • St Benedict’s Church, Coolmeen on Saturday at 9am;
  • Church of Christ the King, Ballycorick on Saturday at 10am;
  • St Michael’s Church, Kildysart on Saturday at 10.30am.

 

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.

Baptisms in 2017

We welcome Darragh Patrick Joseph Eustace into our family of faith and congratulate his parents Martina and Brian, Cahercon.
Darragh was baptised in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart on 31 December, 2017, the feast of the Holy Family.

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We welcome Luke Daniel O’Grady into the Christian family and congratulate his parents Éimear and Noel, Liscormick and his sister Leah.

Luke was.baptised in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart on Saturday, 2 December 2017.

We pray God’s continued blessing on the family.

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We welcome Katie Margaret Hehir into the Christian family and congratulate her parents Mairéad and Senan, Craghera. Katie was baptised in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart on Saturday, 25 November, 2017.

We pray God’s continued blessing on the family.

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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 in 2017

Kildysart in 2017:

During 2017 the following celebrations took place in our parish church:

· Baptisms – 12;
· First Holy Communion – 20;
· Confirmation – 17;
· Marriages – 3;
· Funerals – 8.

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

Christmas 2017