Summer Liturgical Celebrations -2019

Summer Liturgical Celebrations: 2019

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


First Holy Communion – 26 May 2019

We congratulate our First Holy Communion class together with their parents, teachers, families and all who love and care for them.

The children received the Lord in Holy Communion for the first time on Sunday, 26 May, 2019 in St Michael’s  Church, Kildysart.

Confirmation 2019


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We congratulate the young people from our parish who received the Holy Spirit in Confirmation on Saturday, 10 May 2019. May the Spirit always dwell in their hearts, homes, parents and families.

We thank Bishop Fintan for leading the liturgy & Ms. Lynch for working with the families and parish to help the young people prepare for this important day.

Praying the Rosary during May

Marian Shrine, Kildysart

During the month of May, we pray the rosary each Wednesday at 8pm at Our Lady’s Shrine on the Ennis Road. All are welcome.


The Rosary helps us keep in mind certain principal events or mysteries in the history of our salvation, and to thank and praise God for them. There are twenty mysteries reflected upon in the Rosary, and these are divided into the five Joyful mysteries, the five Luminous mysteries,  the five Sorrowful mysteries, and the five Glorious mysteries. As suggested by the Pope John Paul, the Joyful mysteries are said on Monday and Saturday, the Luminous on Thursday, the Sorrowful on Tuesday and Friday, and the Glorious on Wednesday and Sunday.

The Joyful Mysteries

  1. The Annunciation: Mary learns that she has been chosen to be the mother of Jesus.
  2. The Visitation: Mary visits Elizabeth, who tells her that she will always be remembered.
  3. The Nativity: Jesus is born in a stable in Bethlehem.
  4. The Presentation:Mary and Joseph take the infant Jesus to the Temple to present him to God.
  5. The Finding of Jesus in the Temple: Jesus is found in the Temple discussing his faith with the teachers.

The Mysteries of Light

  1. The Baptism of Jesus in the Jordan: God proclaims that Jesus is his beloved Son.
  2. The Wedding Feast at Cana: At Mary’s request, Jesus performs his first miracle.
  3. The Proclamation of the Kingdom: Jesus calls all to conversion.
  4. The Transfiguration: Jesus is revealed in glory to Peter, James, and John.
  5. The Institution of the Eucharist: Jesus offers his Body and Blood at the Last Supper.

The Sorrowful Mysteries

  1. The Agony in the Garden: Jesus prays in the Garden of Gethsemane on the night before he dies.
  2. The Scourging at the Pillar: Jesus is lashed with whips.
  3. The Crowning With Thorns: Jesus is mocked and crowned with thorns.
  4. The Carrying of the Cross: Jesus carries the cross that will be used to crucify him.
  5. The Crucifixion: Jesus is nailed to the cross and dies.

The Glorious Mysteries

  1. The Resurrection: God the Father raises Jesus from the dead.
  2. The Ascension: Jesus returns to his Father in heaven.
  3. The Coming of the Holy Spirit: The Holy Spirit comes to bring new life.
  4. The Assumption of Mary: At the end of her life on earth, Mary is taken body and soul into heaven.
  5. The Coronation of Mary: Mary is crowned as Queen of Heaven and Earth.

Apostolic Work Society Display : Ballynacally : 13-14 April2019

We look forward to the Apostolic Work Society display in Ballynacally Community Centre on next Saturday 7-9pm & Palm Sunday 11am- 5pm, 13 f14 April, 2019.

 The Apostolic Work Society supports the Church in mission countries by prayer, fund raising,  supplying vestments and other Church supplies, clothes for children etc.

Apostolic Work commenced in the diocese of Killaloe, with the first branch and headquarters established in Ennis in 1955 by Mrs Evelyn Farron. She learned of the organisation from her friend Mrs Ferrigan, from Armagh, who had come to live in Ennis with her family. Materials were sent from the Armagh centre to get the work underway.

Call in and view the wonderful work being done in support of the missions.

Holy Week and Easter in Radharc na nOileán

Parish Finance Council

financial statement with calculator and penThe next meeting of our parish finance council will take place in the Parochial House on Wednesday 22 May, 2019 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.


Ash Wednesday – 6 March 2019

Ash Wednesday:

Next Wednesday (6 March) 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 25-30 June, 2019

Feast of the Baptism of the Lord

During our Sunday Mass, on the feast of the Baptism of the Lord (13 January 2019), we invited families that had a baby baptised during the previous year to bring the baby for a blessing.

We also presented each child with an image of the Guardian Angel and a prayer.

We pray that the Lord will be close to the children and their families as they share many key moments in their lives.

Kildysart Parish in 2018



During 2018 the following celebrations took place in our parish church:


· Baptisms – 15;
· First Holy Communion – 16;
· Confirmation – 20;
· Marriages – 3;
· Funerals – 3.


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

Last Lights – 2018

Mass as the sun sets for the final time on 2018 will be celebrated in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart at 5pm on Monday, 31 December. 

All are welcome to thank the Lord for blessings received during 2018 and ask His protection in 2019.

Sacrament of Marriage – 2018

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We congratulate Michael Eustace, Effernan and Sharon Quinn, Doora  who celebrated the sacrament of marriage in St Columba’s Church, Clouna on 30 December, 2018.

May the Lord be with Sharon and Michael as they live out in love the promises they shared.


We congratulate Lisa O Donoghue, Gortnahaha and Jonathan Hickey, Kinnegad, Co Westmeath who celebrated the sacrament of marriage in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart on Saturday, 27 October 2018.

May the Lord bless them as they live out in love the promises they made today.


We congratulate Antoinette Kelly & Imre (Jimi) Szalai who celebrated the sacrament of marriage on 22 September, 2018 in St Peter & Paul Church, Obuda, Budapest. 

May the Lord always be close to them as they live out in love the promises they have made to each other.


We congratulate Fergal Casey, Gortnahaha, Kildysart and Amanda Lynch, Kilconly, Co Galway who celebrated the sacrament of marriage in St Conleth’s Church, Kilconly on Friday, 24 August 2018.

May the Lord always bless their family and their home.


We congratulate Olivia Griffin, Crovaghan and John Dunlea, Mallow who celebrated the sacrament of marriage at St Michael’s Church, Kildysart on 25 May, 2018.

May the Lord bless their marriage and their home.


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.


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 

Christmas 2018 in Radharc na nOileán