We congratulate Leanne Clancy, Kildysart and Michael Morrissey, Kilmurry McMahon who celebrated the sacrament of marriage at the Church of the Holy Rosary, Doolin on Friday, 8 November 2019.
May the Lord bless them as they live out in love the promises they made.
We congratulate Tara O’Donoghue, Kildysart and Stephen Griffin, Kilmihil who celebrated the sacrament of marriage in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart on Friday, 12 July, 2019.
May the Lord always bless and protect their family and their home.
We congratulate Marie Carroll, Roscommon and Liam Finn, Kildysart who celebrated the sacrament of marriage on 22 June, 2019 at the Church of Saints Eithne and Fidelma Tulsk Co Roscommon.
May the Lord bless Marie and Liam as they live out in love the promises they have made.
We congratulate Eileen Casey, Gortnahaha and Edward Kiely, Doon, Co Limerick who celebrated the sacrament of marriage in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart on Friday, 21 June, 2019.
May the Lord bless Eileen and Edward as they live out in love the promises they have made to each other
We congratulate Trish McSweeney and Keith Manning who celebrated the sacrament of marriage in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart on 18 May, 2019.
May the Lord bless them as they live out in love the promises they have made to each other.
For weddings in 2018 and previous years please click here .
Winter time will begin at 2am on Sunday, 27 October, when clocks go forward one hour.
Beginning on Saturday, 2 November the following Mass schedule will apply in our pastoral area.
St Kieran’s Church, Labasheeda – 6pm;
St Mary’s Church, Cranny – 7pm;
Church of Christ the King, Ballycorick – 7pm.
St Benedict’s Church, Coolmeen – 9.30am;
St Michael’s Church, Kildysart – 11am;
Church of Our Lady of the Wayside, Lissycasey- 11am;
St Mary’s Church, Kilmurry McMahon- 11am.
Mass will be celebrated in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart that morning at 11am.
On Sunday, 3 November we will have a moment of prayer in the cemeteries in Kildysart, Coolmeen-Cranny and Lissycasey-Ballynacally parishes at the following times:
- Kildysart cemetery: 12noon;
- Kilfiddane cemetery: 12.45pm;
- Cranny cemetery: 1.15pm;
- Kilchreest cemetery: 2pm;
- Clondegad: 2.30pm;
- Killea: 3pm;
- Lissycasey: After 11am Mass on Sunday, 17 November.
Our annual Masses for deceased parishioners and relatives of parishioners will be celebrated in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart on Sunday, 24 November at 11am. If you would like to have a deceased relative or friend included you are welcome to contact any member of the pastoral council or our pastoral area office (065 email@example.com).
Prayer by Cardinal Newman
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.
We pray for the children in our parish who are preparing to receive the Lord in Holy Communion for the first time during our parish Mass on Sunday. 3 May, 2020.
Our preparation for the sacrament is a three way partnership between home, parish and school. We greatly appreciate the contribution of our teachers and we thank the parents who organise the liturgies and pray God’s blessing on all the children, their families and all who form heir circle of love and care.
On the Sundays listed below, our parish celebration of Mass will focus on our children who are preparing to receive the sacrament and their families. The list of dates, including your child’s first celebration of the sacrament of reconciliation (confession), is as follows:
• Enrolment Mass Sunday 20 October 2019 at 10.30am;• Preparation Mass Sunday 24 November 2019 at 10.30am;• Preparation Mass Sunday 15 December 2019 at 10.30am;• Preparation Mass Sunday 26 January 2020 at 10.30am;• Preparation Mass Sunday 23 February 2020 at 10.30am;• Sacrament of Reconciliation Wednesday 1 April 2020 at 7.00pm;• First Holy Communion Sunday 3 May 2020 at 10.30am.
Congratulations to our Tidy Towns Group and the entire community on an excellent 2019 Tidy Towns Report. Kildysart was awarded an extra nine points this year and the report contains many positive comments and suggestions.
In their concluding remarks the judges stated ‘This was an enlightening and really enjoyable visit to KIldysart this year. Your hard work is writ large on your village, as is your obvious dedication. Well done on a great year’s work.’
You may access the 2019 report here 2019 Kildysart Tidy Towns Report
The Sacraments of First Holy Communion and Confirmation: We have arranged meetings of parents from the parishes of Kildysart, Coolmeen-Cranny and Labasheeda-Kilmurry McMahon, whose children are preparing to receive sacraments in 2020.
Both meetings will take place in the Community Centre, Kildysart and will be led by Ms Lauren King, Chaplain at St John Bosco Community College.
The meeting for the parents of children preparing for Confirmation will take place at 7pm on Tuesday 8 October, 2019.
The meeting for parents of children preparing for First Holy Communion will take place at 8.15 also on Tuesday, 8 October, 2019.
First Holy Communion will be celebrated in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart on Sunday, 3 May 2020 at 10.30am.
Confirmation will be celebrated in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart on Saturday 6 June 2020 at 11am.
The Coolmeen-Cranny Parish 2018 Accounts have been completed by our parish finance committee and our pastoral office secretary. The summary is as follows:
- Opening bank balance (1 January, 2018): €103,363,37
- Income during 2018: €51,670.17
- Expenditure during 2018: €53,814.96
- Closing bank balance (31 Dec, 2018) €103,319.78
To access the detail of our 2018 parish accounts , please click here Kildysart 2018 Parish Financial Report
At the end of 2018 there were some items of income and expenditure pending which are not reflected in the bank balance.
We thank all the members of our parish for your very generous support for our parish. We are especially grateful to our parishioners who use the weekly collection envelopes and who take part in the tax refund scheme. This brings a substantial additional benefit to our parish, at no cost to our parishioners.
Our gratitude is also due to the members of our finance council for their diligent work in taking care of our parish finances. The members of our parish finance council are Mary Keane, Gerard Kelly, Brendan McMahon, Maureen McMahon, Noel McMahon, Dan O’Connor and Fr Albert McDonnell .
We congratulate the Kildysart Show Committee on the success of the 2019 show. The full list of winners may be found here Kildysart 2019 Agricultual Show Results
Links to the live stream of Fr Michael’s funeral Mass and burial may be found below:
A link the memorial Mass celebrated by Bishop Olmsted at the Cathedral of Saints Simon and Jude on 9 August, 2019 may be found here:
During the summer months we have outdoor celebrations of Mass in the various cemeteries and holy wells in Kildysart and Coolmeen parishes.
The locations, dates and times are as follows.
- Friday, 28 June at 8pm, Cillin at Clondrina
- Thursday , 4 July at 8pm, Cranny cemetery
- Friday, 5 July at 8pm, Kildysart cemetery
- Sunday, 14 July at 3pm – Pilgrimage to Canon Island
- Friday, 9 August at 8pm, Kilfiddane cemetery
- Thursday , 15 August at 8pm, Lacknashannagh Holy Well