Rest in Peace 2022

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Jack Pender, RIP

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.

Mass can be viewed via livestream on
https://www.mcnmedia.tv/camera/st-oliver-plunkett-renmore-galway

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Pat Clancy, RIP

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.

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Morgie O’Connell, RIP

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.

Traffic Management where possible approach by Cranny Cross or the Ballynacally Road and exit via the Six Crosses or Coolmeen direction.

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

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Mary Coghlan, RIP

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.

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Noel Markham, RIP

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.

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Sr Mildred McNamara, RIP

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.

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Gerry Shannon, RIP

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.

The Mass can be viewed on http://www.ballynacally.com/LissycaseyWebcam.html

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We pray for Kathleen O’Connell (née Corry), Clonkerry, Labasheeda who died on 28 February, 2022.

Kathleen O’CONNELL, RIP

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

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We pray for Cathy Culligan, (née Keane), Boloughera who died on 3 February 2022.

Cathy Culligan, RIP

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.

Cathy’s funeral Mass will be celebrated on Sunday (6th February) at 1pm with burial in the local cemetery. The Mass can be viewed on http://www.ballynacally.com/lissycaseyWebcam.html


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Cranny Cemetery Mass – 23 June 2022

We will celebrate Mass in Cranny cemetery at 8pm on Thursday, 23 June. This is an opportunity for us to pray for all who are buried there and for our deceased parishioners, relatives and friends.

You are Invited to stand at your family grave while taking part in the celebration of Mass.

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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.

Them in His mercy may He give us a safe lodging,

and a holy rest and peace at the last. Amen

Baptisms in 2022.

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Róise and her parents on her baptism day.

We welcome Róise Ní Cheallaigh into the family of faith and congratulate her parents Úna and Barry.


Róise was baptised in St Mary’s Church, Cranny on Saturday 18 June 2022.


May the Lord continue to bless the family.

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Clodagh and Hugh with their parents on their baptism day.

We welcome Clodagh and Hugh Kelly into the family of faith and congratulate their parents Fionnualla and Anthony, Moyfadda.

Clodagh and Hugh were baptised in St Benedict’s Church, Coolmeen on Sunday, 22 May 2022.

May the Lord continue to bless the family.

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Ada with her parents on her baptism day.

We welcome Ada Flynn into the family of faith and congratulate her parents Ríona and Thomas.

Ada was baptised in St Benedict’s Church, Coolmeen on Sunday 24 April, 2022.

May the Lord always bless and protect the family.

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Ellie on her baptism day with her parents.

We welcome Ellie Corry into our family of faith and congratulate her parents Eimear and Joe.


Eillie was baptised in St Mary’s Church, Cranny on 25 February 2022.


May the Lord always bless and protect the family.

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Tadgh with his parents on his baptism day.

We welcome Tadgh Thomas McNamara into the family of faith and congratulate his parents Lorraine and Thomas, Carrowreagh West.


Tadhg was baptised in St Mary’s Church, Cranny on 19 February 2022.


May the Lord continue to bless the family.

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Caragh with her parents on her baptism day.

We welcome Caragh Mary McMahon into the family of faith and congratulate her parents Edel and Kevin, Clondrinagh.


Caragh was baptised in St Mary’s Church, Cranny on Saturday 5 February 2020.


May the Lord continue to bless and protect the family.

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Parish Accounts 2021

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.

Income  2021€24,157.01
Expenses    2021€35,512.80
Shortfall in 2021€11,355.79

First Holy Communion – Confirmation 2022

We congratulate the children from Coolmeen and Cranny Primary schools who received Holy Communion for the first time today (28 May 2022) in St Mary’s Church, Cranny.

May the Lord continue to bless the children together with their parents, families, teachers and all who walk with them in faith.

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We congratulate the young people from Coolmeen and Cranny primary schools who received the sacrament of confirmation in St Benedict’s Church, Coolmeen on 7 May 2022.
We thank and congratulate their parents and teachers and all who walk with our children along the journey of faith.
May the Holy Spirit guide and protect all who receive the sacrament of confirmation.

Weddings in 2022.

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Angela and Padraig on their wedding day.

We congratulate Angela Howard and Padraig O’Halloran who celebrated the sacrament of marriage at St Mary’s Church, Cranny on Friday 27 May 2022.

May the Lord always bless Angela, Padraig and their family.

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Lisa and Thomas on their wedding day.

We congratulate Lisa Farrell and Thomas Downes who celebrated the sacrament of marriage in St Benedict’s Church, Coolmeen on Thursday, 21 April 2022.


May the Lord bless Lisa and Thomas as they live out in love the promises they exchanged.

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Gayle and Daniel on their wedding day.

We congratulate Gayle Corry and Daniel Forde who, in the presence of their families and friends, celebrated the sacrament of marriage at St Benedict’s Church, Coolmeen on 19 March 2022


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

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Eimear and Joe on their wedding day.

We congratulate Éimear O’Connor and Joe Corry who celebrated the sacrament of marriage at St Mary’s Church, Cranny on Saturday, 26 February 2022.


May the Lord continue to bless Éimear and Joe as they live out in love the promises they made to each other.

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Pastoral Council

Parish Pastoral Council: The members of our pastoral council are

Catherine Corry,

Mary Greene,

Anne Marie Hanrahan,

Margaret Haugh,

Susan King,

Bríd Meaney,

Sheila Meaney (Joint Chairperson),

Patsy Normoyle (Joint Chairperson),

John O’Connell,

Mary O’Connell,

Mary O’Dea,

and Marie Quinlivan.

The next meeting of our pastoral council is scheduled for Thursday , 30 May 2022 at 8.30pm in The Parochial House, Coolmeen.

If any member of the parish would like to have an issue discussed by the pastoral council they are welcome to contact any member of the council.

Feast of St Patrick 2022

Mass for the feast of St Patrick will be celebrated on Wednesday 16 March at 7pm in St Mary’s Church, Cranny and on Thursday, 17 March at 9.30am in St Benedict’s Church, Coolmeen.