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We pray for Brid (Delia) O’Connor (née Corry) who died on 19 September 2022. Delia was predeceased by her husband James, newborn children Joseph and Marion, sister Mary Anne and granddaughter Molly.
May the Lord grant Delia eternal rest and console her daughters Martina, Siobhan, Áine, Fiona & Ciara, sons-in-law Tony, Mike, Ben, & Colin, her grandchildren Zack, Noah, Patrick, Oisin, Sophie, Isabelle, Ava & Liam, and her brother Michael.
Delia will repose at 12 Breffini Tce, Sandycove, on Wednesday, 21st September, from 5pm to 8pm.
Her funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, 22nd September, at 11am at St. Mary Church, Cranny followed by burial in the local cemetery.
We pray for Noel Spillane, Boloughera and formerly of Limerick City and Boston, USA who died on 13 September 2022.
May the Lord grant Noel eternal rest and console his wife Dymphna, daughter Kim, sons Michael, Thomas, Stephen, James, Gregory, Noel Jnr and Kieran, daughters in law, 12 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, extended family, many friends and neighbours.
Noel will repose at St Mary’s Church, Cranny on Thursday evening from 5 pm with prayers for the dead at 7 pm. Noel’s funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday at 10:30am followed by cremation at 1 pm at Shannon Crematorium.
Noel’s months mind Mass will be celebrated at St Mary’s Church, Cranny at 12noon on Saturday, 15th October followed by the burial of ashes in Cranny cemetery.
We pray for John (Jack) Pender 31 Elm Park, Renmore, Galway / Cranny, Clare who died on 30 June 2022.
Jack was predeceased by his wife Mary and his brothers Joe and Tom.
May the Lord grant him eternal rest and console his daughters Breege, Suzanne and Andrea, sons Michael and Seán, their partners Gerry, Pat, Declan, Marion and Louise, sister Mary (Cranny), his grandchildren Keeva, Órla, Rachel, Denise, Sineád, Niamh, Kate, Matthew, Eimear, Ronan, Robert, Jake, Seán, Saoirse and Oisín, brother-in-law John, sisters-in-law Chrissie (Galway) and Margaret (U.S.A.); nieces, nephews, relatives, great neighbours and a wide circle of friends.
Jack will repose at his home for family and close friends between 6:00 and 8:00 pm on Monday, 4th July. Removal on Tuesday morning at 11:40 am to St. Oliver Plunkett Church, Renmore for Requiem Mass at 12 noon. Burial afterwards to The New Cemetery, Bohermore.
We pray for Patrick (Pat) Clancy, Erribul who died on 30 June 2022.
May the Lord grant Pat eternal rest and console his sisters Susan (Marrinan) and Mary, brother-in-law John, nieces Siobhan, Rose, Fidelma, his nephew Sean, his neighbours and friends.
Pat will repose at St Benedict’s Church, Coolmeen on Saturday (2nd July) from 5pm to 7pm.
His funeral Mass will be celebrated in Coolmeen Church on Sunday (3rd July) at 12:30pm followed by burial in Kilfidane Cemetery.
Pat’s months mind Mass will be celebrated in St Benedict’s Church, Coolmeen on Sunday, 31 July at 9.30am.
We pray for Morgan, (Morgie) O’Connell Cranny who died on June 26th 2022.
Morgie was predeceased by his wife Margaret and son-in-law Tony Burke.
May the Lord grant him eternal rest and console daughters Mary and Tess, son Morgan, son-in-law Maurice, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephew, nieces, friends and neighbours.
Morgie will repose at St. Mary’s Church, Cranny (V15 N156) on Friday (July 8th) from 5:30pm to 8pm, with a pause at 7pm for Prayers.
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Morgie’s funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary’s Church, Cranny on Saturday (July 9th) at 10am followed by burial in the Cranny cemetery
Morgan’s months mind Mass will be celebrated in St Mary’s Church, Cranny on Thursday, 4 August at 8pm.
We pray for Mary Coghlan (née Griffin), Cragg, and formerly of Parnell Street, Ennis who died on 15 June 2022. Mary was predeceased by her children James and Geraldine, her sister Irene and her brother Vincent. Mary is deeply regretted by her loving husband Michael, her son Michael and daughter Niamh, daughter in law Trisha, grandchildren Colin and Aaron, brothers Liam and Sean, brother in law Matthew, sisters in law Marie, Mary and Marie, nephews, nieces, cousins, neighbours and friends.
Reposing at St. Michael’s Church, Kilmihil on Friday, the 17th June, from 6pm with prayers at 8pm. Her requiem Mass will be celebrated on Saturday at 11am followed with burial afterwards in Lissycasey cemetery.
We pray for Noel Markham, Cahercon who died on 1st June 2022. Noel was predeceased by his son Padraig.
Noel is mourned by his daughters Patricia and Catherine, son Owen, his grandchildren, his brothers Ollie, Donal, Flan, Gerry and Paul, his sisters Christina and Claire, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends. Noel will repose at St. Benedict’s Church, Coolmeen, on Friday 3 June from 6pm to 8pm.
His funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday at 11am followed by interment in Kilmurry McMahon Cemetery.
Noel’s months mind Mass will be celebrated in St Benedict’s Church, Coolmeen on Friday, 1 July at 8pm.
We pray for Sr Mildred McNamara, Clonkett, Cranny who died on 29 April, 2022.
Millie was laid to rest in Lima, Perù where she worked as a Sister of Mercy missionary from 1969 until her death in Tupac Amaru at the foothills of the Andes mountains.
Millie was predeceased by her brothers Tom and Paddy and much loved by her nephew’s, niece’s, neighbours and friends.
Sr Mildred’s months mind Mass will be celebrated in St.Mary’s Church, Cranny on Thursday, 26 May at 8pm.
Pray for Gerry Shannon, Boloughera who died on 21 April 2022.
May the Lord grant Gerry eternal rest and console his wife Agnes, his children Michelle, Steven and Dáire, his parents T.J. and Josephine, his sisters Deirdre (Coughlan) and Sheila (Quinn), his brother Kieran, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, mother in law Margaret Hehir, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, cousins, neighbours and all who loved him.
Gerry will repose at Our Lady of the Wayside Church, Lissycasey, on Sunday (24th April) from 5 pm with prayers for the dead at 8pm. Gerry’s requiem Mass will be celebrated on Monday (25th April) at 12 noon followed by burial in Lissycasey cemetery.
We pray for Kathleen O’Connell (née Corry), Clonkerry, Labasheeda who died on 28 February, 2022.
May the Lord grant her eternal rest and console her husband John, her daughters Ciara & Tracey, her sons-in-law Kieran and Chris, grandchildren Ben, Charlie and Charlotte, her brother Senan, her sister Mary and all who loved her.
Kathleen’s requium Mass will be celebrated in St Kieran’s Church, Labasheeda on Ash Wednesday, 2 March at 1pm followed by burial in Kilfiddane
We pray for Cathy Culligan, (née Keane), Boloughera who died on 3 February 2022.
Cathy was the wife of the late Patrick.
May the Lord grant her eternal rest and console her daughters and sons, Mary (Killeen), Laurence, Margaret (Killeen), Michael and John, sons in law Eugene and Michael, daughter in law Brid and Michael’s partner Ita, her grandchildren Kevin, Roisin, Grace, Aoibhinn, Shane and Daire, her brothers P.J., Tom and Fr. Martin Keane C.S.Sp (Kimmage), her sister Nancy (Nee), sister in law Nancy, nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, grand-nephews and all who formed part of her circleof love and care.
Cathy will repose at Our Lady of the Wayside Church, Lissycasey on Saturday (5th February) from 6pm with prayers for the dead at 8pm.
We look forward to celebrating the Golden Jubilee of his ordination to the priesthood with Fr Martin Keane CSSp at St Mary’s Church, Cranny on Saturday, 10 September at 8pm followed by refreshments at Tír na nÓg. All welcome. Ad multos annos.
Celebration of the Centenary of the Salesian Sisters in Ireland Sunday, 11 September 2022
The Salesian Sisters arrived in Ireland in 1920. Their ministry was especially focused on the education and care of the young. The Sisters through their presence in Cahercon were a central part of our community for many decades and that friendship continues today.
To commemorate their centenary and celebrate the Sister’s contribution to our community, Bishop Fintan Monahan will preside at Mass in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart at 11am on Sunday, 11 September 2022. Many of the Sisters who lived in Cahercon will be present and there will be an opportunity after Mass to chat to the Sisters. Everyone, especially past pupils and friends of the Sisters, is welcome to attend the celebration.
In preparation for the centenary Mass, we hope to form a pastoral area choir drawn from all four parishes in Radharc na nOileán (Ballynacally-Lissycasey, Coolmeen-Cranny, Kildysart and Labasheeda-Kilmurry McMahon). Julianne Woods who was musical director for our Columban celebration in 2018, will once again direct the choir. Everyone, singers and instrumentalists alike, is most welcome to take part. A background in liturgical music is not required.
We propose meeting for rehearsals in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart on the following dates and times:
• Friday, 26 August 7.30pm- 9pm • Saturday, 27 August 10am-11.30am • Tuesday, 30 August 7.30pm- 9pm • Saturday, 3 September 10am-11.30am • Friday, 9 September 7.30pm- 9pm • Saturday, 10 September 10am-11.30am
The suggested programme of Music for the Mass is:
• Processional- Faithful is the Lord composed by Liam Lawton
• St Patrick’s Mass setting composed by Liam Lawton
• Psalm 117 – Go out to All the World
• Offertory- Instrumental TBC
• Communion – The Last Supper composed by Bernard Sexton
• Sacrament Most Holy arr and verses composed by Ian Callinan
Coolmee -Cranny 2021 Parish Accounts are available below and on our Church notice board.
If any parishioner has a query you are very welcome to contact Fr Albert McDonnell or our pastoral office. We 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 have the additional facility of a donate button on our parish website (www.kilfidaneparish.com) which allows you to make either a once-off or a recurring donation using your bank card.
We thank our parish pastoral and finance councils and our secretary Liza Nagle for their work in caring for our parish finances.
The key details of our income/expenditure for 2021 are as follows.