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.

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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.

Parish Finance Council

financial statement with calculator and penThe next meeting of our parish finance council will take place in the Parochial House on Thursday, 3 May 2018 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.

Holy Week and Easter 2018

Lá Fhéile Pádraig 2018

The feast of our national patron, St Patrick will be celebrated on Saturday, 17 March. It is a Holy Day of obligation. The vigil Masses will be celebrated on Friday in St Mary’s Church, Cranny at 7pm and in the Church of Christ the King, Ballycorick at 8pm On the morning of the feast, Mass will be celebrated in St Benedict’s Church, Coolmeen at 9.ooam, and in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart at 1o.30am and in the Church of Our Lady of the Wayside, Lissycasey at 11am.

Christ with me, Christ before me,go 

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 tradition of St Patrick)

Lá shona Féile Pádraig do gach duine.

The Story of St. Patrick
There are various accounts  of the life of St Patrick. It is. Elived that he may have been  born around near Dumbarton, in Scotland, in the year 387. His parents were Calpurnius and Conchessa, who were Romans living in Britian in charge of the colonies.
As a boy of fourteen or so, he was captured during a raiding party and taken to Ireland as a slave to herd and tend sheep. He learned the language and practices of the people who held him.During his captivity, he turned to God in prayer. He wrote “The love of God and his fear grew in me more and more, as did the faith, and my soul was rosed, so that, in a single day, I have said as many as a hundred prayers and in the night, nearly the same.” “I prayed in the woods and on the mountain, even before dawn. I felt no hurt from the snow or ice or rain.”
Patrick’s captivity lasted until he was twenty, when he escaped after having a dream from God in which he was told to leave Ireland by going to the coast. There he found some sailors who took him back to Britian, where he reunited with his family. He had another dream in which the people of Ireland were calling out to him “We beg you, holy youth, to come and walk among us once more.” He began his studies for the priesthood. He was ordained by St. Germanus, the Bishop of Auxerre, whom he had studied under for years.
Later, Patrick was ordained a bishop, and was sent to take the Gospel to Ireland. He arrived in Ireland March 25, 433, at Slane. One legend says that he met a chieftain of one of the tribes, who tried to kill Patrick. Patrick converted Dichu (the chieftain) after he was unable to move his arm until he became friendly to Patrick. Patrick began preaching the Gospel throughout Ireland, converting many. He and his disciples preached and converted thousands and began building churches all over the country. Kings, their families, and entire kingdoms converted to Christianity when hearing Patrick’s message.
Patrick preached and converted all of Ireland for 40 years. He worked many miracles and wrote of his love for God in Confessions. After years of living in poverty, traveling and enduring much suffering, he died at Saul, Downpatrick, where he had built the first church on 17th March, 461.

Confirmation 2018

We congratulate the young people from our parish who today received the Holy Spirit in Confirmation. We thank Bishop Fintan for leading the liturgy & Ms O’Driscoll for working with the families and parish to help the young people prepare for this important day.

May the Holy Spirit always guide and protect us.

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

 

 

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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For baptisms in 2016 and previous years please click here

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.