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Rest in Peace 2018

Marian Shrine, Kildysart

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 

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

 

 

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 March 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.

 

Baptisms in 2018

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

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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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

Carol Singing in Kildysart

 

Kildysart Parish Choir will sing Christmas carols after 10.30am Mass on Sunday, 17 December, 2017.

The funds raised will be used to provide flowers for our parish Church and to maintain the emtrance to our cemetery during 2018.. Your support will be greatly appreciated.

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Kildysart Primary School will lead a service of Christmas carols and readings in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart on Thursday, 21 December at 8pm. All are welcome to attend and to take part.

Rest in Peace 2017

Tom Kelly, RIP

We pray for Paul Rouine who died on 19 December, 2017 in Coventry, England.

May the Lord welcome Paul into his true home in heaven and console his brother Declan, Ennis Road and all who mourn him.

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We pray for Tom Kelly, Ballylean who died on Wednesday, 29 November, 2017.

We pray that the Lord may welcome Tom into the home he has prepared for him in heaven, console his wife Sheila, his sons James, Cyril, Tom, Kevin and John, his daughter Mary, daughters-in-law, son-in-law,grandchildren and all who formed part of his circle of love and care.

Tom will repose at St Michael’s Church, Kildysart from 5pm until 7pm on Friday. His funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday at 11am followed by burial in Kildysart cemetery.

May he rest in peace.

Tom’s months mind Mass will be celebrated in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart on Friday, 29 December at 8pm.

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We pray for Mrs Peggy Pyne, Knockerra who died on 13 October, 2017. Peggy was the dearly loved mother of the late John, Ennis Road and grandmother of the late Olivia.

We pray that the Lord may take Peggy to Himself and console her family Ann (Kenny) Mountshannon,  Senan (Knockerra), and Geraldine (Moran) Cork, daughters-in-law Mary (Ennis Road, Kildysart) and Ann, sons-in law Matt and James, grandchildren Laura, Fiachra, Oisin, David, Ann-Marie, James, Declan, Fergal and Colm, great-grandaughter Anna and all who formed her circle of love and care.

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We pray for Mary Delgado (née Cooley), New York and formally Ennis Road, Kildysart
who died peacefully on 23rd October 2017. Mary was predeceased by her son Sean and
brother Johnny. May the Lord take Mary to himself and console her children Lauren and
Edmond, her brothers, sisters and grandchildren.

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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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Feast of the Immaculate Conception – Friday , 8 December

Marian Shrine, Kildysart

Marian Shrine, Kildysart

Friday 8 December is the feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

It is a Holy Day of Obligation and Mass for the feast will be celebrated on:

  • Thursday at 7pm at St Benedict’s Church, Coolmeen;
  • Friday at 9.30am at St Mary’s Church, Cranny;
  • Friday at 11am at St Michael’s Church, Kildysart.

The feast of the Immaculate Conception celebrates our belief that Mary was conceived without original sin so that she could become the mother of Christ, our saviour. This blessing gave Our Lady the grace she needed to enable her to say ‘yes’ to the invitation conveyed to her by the Angel Gabriel that she would give birth to Christ, the Son of God and son of Mary.

Today’s feast reminds us that the Lord always gives us the help and grace that we need in our lives so that we may overcome the challenges we face in life and embrace the opportunities.

Diamond wedding anniversary

We congratulate Mollie and James Cleary who today celebrated their sixtieth wedding anniversary. Mollie and James celebrated the sacrament of marriage in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart on 11 November, 1957. Today surrounded by their family and loved ones, they once again came to their parish Church to thank the Lord for the blessings he continues to give them.

May the Lord continue to bless Mollie and James, their 8 children, 17 grandchildren and Emma their great-grandchild together with their families, friends and neighbours.

 

 

Mass Schedule in Radharc na nOileán Cluster of Parishes

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Mass Schedule in Radharc na nOileán

From the weekend of 4-5 November, 2017 onwards the following schedule for the celebration of weekend Masses will apply in our cluster of parishes.

  • St Mary’s Church, Cranny *                                   Saturday (Vigil Mass)      7pm (winter) 8pm (summer)
  • Church of Christ the King, Ballycorick*           Saturday (Vigil Mass)      7pm (winter) 8pm (summer)
  • St Benedict’s Church, Coolmeen                         Sunday                                   9am
  • St Michael’s Church, Kildysart                            Sunday                                   10.30am
  • Our Lady of the Wayside, Lissycasey                Sunday                                  12noon

 *Mass times in Cranny and Ballycorick change when the times changes.