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Kildysart Cemetery Mass

Mass for the faithful departed will be celebrated in Kildysart cemetery at 6.30pm on Saturday , 14 August 2021.

People attending are invited to stand in household groups by their family grave so as to ensure social distancing. 

We remember in particular those who have been buried in Kildysart cemetery since our 2020 cemetery Mass: Frances O’Donnell, Joseph Mc Mahon, Seán Reidy , Jimmy Ginnane, Anne Cleary, John Nagle , Phil O’ Gorman , Bridget McGoldrick , Michael Garry, John McGoldrick and Mollie Kelly.

Kildysart Parish Accounts – 2020

Kildysart 2020 Parish Accounts: Our 2020 parish accounts are available on our parish website or on our Church notice board. If any parishioner has a query you are very welcome to contact Fr Albert McDonnell or the pastoral office.

We wish to thank you for your generous support of our parish. We are especially grateful to our parishioners who use the weekly envelope which allows the parish to avail of the tax refund scheme. We now have the additional facility of a donate button on our parish website which allows you to make a donation using your bank card.

We wish to thank our parish pastoral and finance councils and our secretary Liza Nagle for their work in caring for our parish finances. We thank our parishioners for your unfailing generosity which allows our parish to continue its work of living and proclaiming the gospel.

Maintenance of our Parish Church

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 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

First Holy Communion -2020

We congratulate the girls and boys who received their First Holy Communion in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart on Saturday, 12 December 2020.


May the Lord always bless them together with their parents, families, teachers and all who form their circle of love and care.