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Welcome and thank you for visiting the homepage of the parish of Coolmeen-Cranny, Co Clare part of the Diocese of Killaloe. Our site is intended to be a source of information about our parish and community for locals and visitors alike. We hope that you may find these pages informative and supportive. We welcome your suggestions.

First Holy Communion 2020

We congratulate the children who received Holy Communion for the first time in St Benedict’s Church, Coolmeen on Saturday 26/September 2020.

May the Lord always be at the centre of their lives and of their parents, families, teachers and all who love and care for them.

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We look forward to the celebration of the sacrament of First Holy Communion in St Benedict’s Church, Coolmeen on Saturday, 26 September at 11am. Please God it will be a joyful occasion as your daughter or son welcomes the Lord into her/his heart.

Due to the ongoing public health emergency, our 2020 celebration of First Confessions and First Holy Communion will be different to previous years. It is now normal to wear a face covering in Church. We are required to maintain a safe distance of 2 metres from people who are not part of our household. To facilitate this public health requirement attendance will be limited to each candidate together with his/her parents and siblings. A seat in Church will be allocated to each family. The seats will be allocated in alphabetical order following the child’s Christian name.

The children will celebrate the sacrament of reconciliation for the first time on Tuesday, 15 September at 7pm in St Mary’s Church, Cranny.

Baptisms in Coolmeen-Cranny in 2020

Irish with her parents and sister on her baptism day.

We welcome Iris Jane McMahon into the family of faith and congratulate her parents Jane and Finbarr, Erribul and her sister Chloe.
Iris was baptised in St Benedict’s Church, Coolmeen on 20 September 2020.
May the Lord continue to bless the family

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A Ajay with his parents on his baptism day.

We welcome Ajay Michael Corry into the family of faith and congratulate his parents Aoife and Alan, Coolmeen.

Ajay was baptised in St Benedict’s Church, Coolmeen on 20 September 2020.
May the Lord continue to bless the family.

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Cathal with his parents on his baptism day.

We welcome Cathal Kelly into the family of faith and congratulate his parents Anthony and Fionnualla, Erribul.

Cathal was baptised in St Benedict’s Church, Coolmeen on Sunday, 30 August 2020.

May the Lord continue to bless the family.

Liam with his parents on his baptism day.

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We welcome Liam Conor Quinn into the family of faith and congratulate his parents Sheila and Seamus, Boloughera.

Liam was baptised in St Mary’s Church, Cranny on Sunday, 5 July 2020.

May the Lord continue to bless and protect the family.

 

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For baptisms in Coolmeen-Cranny parish in 2019 and previous years please click here.

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, 8 October  2020 at 8.30pm in St Mary’s Church, Cranny.

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.

Rest in Peace 2020

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Teresa Sheerin Ryan, RIP

We pray for Teresa Sheerin Ryan, Kilmaley, Ennis and Cranny who died on 8 September, 2020.

May the Lord grant her eternal rest and console her children & all who loved her.

Teresa’s Funeral Mass will be celebrated in Ennis Cathedral at 3pm on Friday 11 September (family and close friends only).

The Mass may be viewed on Ennis parish webcam

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Breda Fitzpatrick, RIP

We pray for Breda Fitzpatrick (née Shannon), Kilmihil and Kilmurry McMahon who died on 25 August 2020.

Breda was predeceased by her husband Seán.

May the Lord grant her eternal rest and console her son Michael, her daughters Maeve (O’ Neill, Erribul), Catherine (Corry, Coolmeen) and Rita, her daughter-in-law Josephine, her sons-in-law Seán and Senan, her grandchildren and all who loved her.

Funeral Mass for family and friends will be celebrated  in St Michael’s Church, Kilmihil at 12noon on Thursday.

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John Normoyle, RIP

We pray for John Normoyle, Newbridge, Coolmeen who died on 14 July 2020.

May the Lord grant John eternal rest and console his family John Noel, Anne-Marie and Patsy, his son in law, Brendan, his daughters-in-law Michelle and Tina, his grandchildren, nephews, nieces and all who knew and loved him.

John’s funeral Mass will be celebrated in St Benedict’s Church, Coolmeen at 11am on Friday followed by burial in Kilmurry McMahon cemetery.

John’s months mind Mass will be celebrated in St Benedict’s Church, Coolmeen on Wednesday, 19 August at 8pm.

 

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Mary Lynch , RIP

We pray for Mary (May) Browne (née Lynch), Moohane, Newmarket-on-Fergus who died on 17 June 2020.

My the Lord grant her eternal rest and console her parents Bridie and Haulie, her husband Michael, daughters Bernadette, Rosemary, and Majella, sons-in-law Damien and David, brothers Jim and Pat, sister Breeda, sisters-in-law Mary and Deirdre, Aunts and Uncles, her grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives and all who knew and lover her.

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Anne Callinan, RIP

We pray for Anne Callinan (née Hanrahan),  Birrinfadda who died on 13 June, 2020.

May the Lord grant her eternal rest and be close to her special daughter Caroline, her cousins, her neighbours, friends and all who loved her.

Anne’s funeral Mass (family only) will be celebrated in St Mary’s Church, Cranny at 11am on Tuesday followed by burial in Kilmurry McMahon.

May she rest in peace.

Anne’s month’s mind Mass will be celebrated in St Mary’s Church, Cranny on Saturday, 11 July at 8pm.

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Confirmation 2020

We congratulate the young people from our parish who received the sacrament of confirmation at St Mary’s Church, Cranny on Saturday, 22 August 2020.

We thank their parents, teachers, families and all who walk with them on their journey of faith.

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Sacraments of Initiation 2020

Due to the public health crisis the 2020 celebration of the sacraments of First Holy Communion and Confirmation had to be deferred. In consultation with the schools we have set the following target dates for the celebration of these sacraments.

We wish the children, their parents, families and teachers every blessing as they look forward to welcoming the Lord into their lives through the sacraments.

First Holy Communion Coolmeen Saturday 26 September
KilmurryMcMahon Saturday 26 September
Lissycasey Saturday 26 September
Ballynacally Saturday 26 September
Kildysart Saturday 3 October
Confirmation Kilmurry McMahon Saturday, 15 August
Cranny Saturday 22 August
Ballynacally Saturday, 19 September
Lissycasey Saturday, 12 September
Kildysart  Saturday 10 October