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Holy Week and Easter 2020

The Holy Week and Easter Liturgies will be celebrated in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart at the following times:

Holy Thursday – Mass of the Lord’s Supper, 8pm;
Good Friday –     The Passion of the Lord, 3pm;
Holy Saturday –  Easter Vigil, 9pm;
Easter Sunday –  Mass of the Resurrection, 11am.

All liturgies will be live-streamed on the Kildysart Parish Facebook page. Copies of the booklet containing the Holy Week liturgies are available in the Post Offices and shops in our pastoral area. We thank the shop owners for their help in this regard.

May the Lord be close to us as we relive in our homes his victory over sin and death.


Rest in Peace – 2020

Margaret Kilker, RIP

We pray for Margaret (Peggie) Kilker (née Cooley) Limerick / Kildysart/Mayo who died on 5 April 2020.

 

Beloved wife of the late Peter Kilker (Belmullet, Co. Mayo).

 

May the Lord grant her eternal rest and console her daughter Jackie, her nieces, nephews and all who loved her.

 

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Johnny Cleary, RIP

We pray for Johnny Cleary, Ballinasheena who died on 31 March, 2020.

 

May the Lord grant him eternal rest and console his wife Pauline, his family Marie (Cranny), Caroline (Kildysart), Yvonne, Fidelma, Edel and John Paul, sons in law Donie, Ian, Ted, Martin, Kieran, daughter-in-law Cloidhna, his brother Tadhg, sister in law Mary, brother in law Pat, 15 grandchildren and all who loved him.

 

 

 

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Mark Cleary, with the angels and saints.

We pray for Mark Anthony Cleary, aged 2 years and 9 months who died on 2 March, 2020.

Mark is the darling son of Seán and Rebecca, Ballynacragga and brother of Arwen and Doireann.

Mark is deeply regretted by his grandparents Geraldine & John Cleary and Mary Cleary, aunts, uncles, cousins, family and friends.

Mass of the Angels in St. Michael’s Church, Kildysart on Friday at 1 o’clock followed by burial in Kildysart Cemetery.

 

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Pray for John (Jack) Meere, Newmarket-on-Fergus & Crovraghan, husband of the late Kay, who died on 25 February, 2020.

Jack will repose at Carrigoran House V95 RX54 on Thursday from 6.30 to 8pm. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday at 12noon at Our Lady of the Rosary Church, Newmarket-on-Fergus.

May the Lord grant him eternal rest and console all who loved him.

 

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Neily O’Connor, RIP

We pray for Neily O’Connor, Cahercom and Co. Cork who died in 29 January, 2020

May the Lord grant him eternal rest and console his wife Phil, his family Amy, Neil, Darren and Keith, his grandchildren Fionn, Aaron, Nicholas and Evan, his brothers James, David, Benmar & Gerard, sisters Bríd, Thrish, Anna & Liz, brothers in law, sisters in law, son in law Kieran, daughter in law Orla, and Sarah, relatives, neighbours and friends.

Neily will repose at St Michael’s Church, Kildysart,  on Saturday 1st February from 5pm to 8pm.

His funeral Mass on will be celebrated on Sunday 2nd February at 11am followed by burial  in Kildysart cemetery.

Neily’s months mind Mass will be celebrated in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart on Friday, 28 February at 7.30pm.

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We pray for Kathleen (Kitty) Corr (née Fitzgerald), Main Street, Kidysart who died on 26 January, 2020.

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

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Peter Donnellan, RIP

We pray for the happy repose of Peter Donnellan, Ballylean and Australia who died on 3 January, 2020.

May the Lord grant him eternal rest and console his wife Margaret, his family Trish Moloney (Kildysart), Tony, John, Marianne, Kevin, their spouses Donal, Mina, Julie and Kaylene, his grandchildren, Peter’s brother Christy, his sister Anna, his nieces and nephews and all who loved him.

A  months mind Mass will be offered for Peter in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart on Friday, 7 February at 8pm.

 

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Louis Moylan, RIP

We pray for Louis Moylan, Shorepark who died on 4 January 2020.‬

‪May the Lord grant him eternal rest and console his wife Kathleen, his family Derek, David, Doreen and Damian, his sister Nora, daughters-in-law Catherine and Mandy, son-in-law Mick, his grandchildren Seán, Kaithlynn, Eva, Holly, Ellis and Clara, nephews, nieces and all who loved him.‬

‪Louis will repose in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart from 5.30pm to 8pm on Wednesday.‬ His ‪Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday at 11am followed by burial in Kildysart cemetery.

Louis’ months mind Mass will be celebrated in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart on Sunday, 16 February at 11am.

 

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For bereavements in 2019 and previous years please click here

 

 

Mass for Palm Sunday – Kildysart Facebook

Next Sunday, 5 April 2020 is Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion. It is the beginning of Holy Week, the most sacred week of the year for Christians. Mass on Sunday will include the blessing of Palm in commemoration of Christ’s entry into Jerusalem.

Unfortunately, our Churches remain closed due to the COVID 19 emergency. Mass, without a congregation will be celebrated in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart on Palm Sunday at 11am and will be live streamed on the Kildysart Parish Facebook page.

Copies of the booklet containing the readings for Palm Sunday and copies of our newsletter are available in the grocery shops snd post offices in our pastoral area. We thank the shop owners and post offices for faciliting this.

Reflection for Fifth Sunday of Lent – 29 March 2020

The following is a reflection shared at Sunday Mass without a congregation in St Michael’s Church, Kildysary on 29 March, 2020. Parishioners and others took part in Mass by means of Facebook live.
Fifth Sunday of Lent – 29 March 2020

Sunday Mass from St Michael’s Church, Kildysart

Each Sunday at 11am while the present health emergency persists we plan to live stream Mass at 11am from St Michael’s Church, Kildysart on the Kildysart parish facebook page.

Sunday, 29 March 2020 – Fifth Sunday of Lent A.

COVID 19 – Staying Safe

Updated guidelines from Bishop Monahan issued on 28 March 2020 are available here

Sadly from 29 March until further notice all our Churches will be closed.

Sunday Mass from St Michael’s Church, Kildysart will be live-streamed on the Kildysart parish face book page each Sunday at 11am.

 

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COVID-19:
To help counter the spread of infection, we are asked to:

  • suspend shaking hands at Mass as a sign of peace;
  • suspend the distribution of the chalice;
  • receive Holy Communion only on the hand;
  • suspend the use of holy water fonts;
  • request eucharistic ministers to use hand cleanser before and after distributing Holy Communion;
  • suspend the circulation of the collection basket. You may place your envelope/donation in the basket/box at the entrance to the Church;
  • use all the space in the Church so as to ensure (in so far as possible) a distance of one meter between people, other than family members;
  • use the hand sanitiser placed at the Church doors.

If anyone would like to have holy water blessed for use in their own home, the priest celebrating Mass is happy to do so after Mass.

Ash Wednesday- 26 Feb 2020

Ash Wednesday:

Next Wednesday (26 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”.

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  25 February, 2020 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.

 

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, 5 March 2020 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.

Baptisms 2020

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

 

 

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.

 

Baptisms in 2019

Anna Gabrielle Eustace with her parents on her baptism day.

We welcome Anna Gabrielle Eustace into the family of faith and congratulate her perents Martina and Brian, Cahercon.‬

‪Anna was baptised in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart on 31 December, 2019.‬

May the Lord continue to bless the family.‬

 

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Danny with his parents Helen and Kevin Kelly on his baptism day.

We welcome Danny Kevin Kelly into the Christian family and congratulate his parents Helen and

Kevin, Boutydoolin.

Danny was baptised in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart on 7 December, 2019.

 

May the Lord always bless the family.

 

 

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James Ronald O’Donnell with his parents and brother on his baptism day.

 

We welcome Jamie Ronald O’Donnell into the family of faith and congratulate his parents Katie and Joe together with his brother Finn, Brisbane, Australia.

Jamie was baptised in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart on 17 August, 2019.

May the Lord continue to bless the family.

 

 

 

 

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Carmel McMahon with her parents on her baptism day.

We welcome Carmel Maeve McMahon into the family of faith and congratulate her parents Grainne and

Gerard, Ballylean.

Carmel was baptised in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart on 8 June, 2019.

May the Lord continue to bless and protect the family.

 

 

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Isla Ranalow on her baptism day with her parents.

We welcome Isla Jean Ranalow into the family of faith and congratulate her parents Olive and Keith, Forthill.

Isla was baptised in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart on Saturday, 8 June 2019.

May the Lord always bless the family.

 

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Robbie Gavin Keane with his parents on his baptism day.

We welcome Robbie Gavin Keane into the family of faith. Robbie was baptised in St Michael’s  Church, Kildysart on Sunday, 19 May 2019.

We congratulate Robbie ‘s parents Annette and Brian, Shanahea and pray God’s continued blessing on the family.

 

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Killian Ethan Flynn with his parents and sister on his baptism day.

 

We welcome Killian Ethan Flynn into the family of faith and congratulate his parents Caitriona and Derek, Sligo and his sisters Katie and Emma

Killian was baptised on 13 April, 2019 in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart.

May the Lord continue to bless the family.

 

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Luke with his parents on his baptism day.

We welcome Luke Joseph Bohannon into the family of faith and congratulate his parents Yvonne and Alan, Main Street.

Luke was baptised on Saturday, 30 March, 2019 in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart.

May the Lord continue to bless and protect the family.

 

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Fischra Pádraig Mulconry with his parents and brothers on his baptism day.

 

 

We welcome Fiachra Pádraig Mulconry into our family of faith and congratulate his parents Monica and Robert and his brothers Oisin and Lorcan.

Fiachra was baptised in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart on Sunday, 27 January 2019.

May the Lord always bless the family.

 

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For baptisms in 2018 and previous years please click here.