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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.

Parish Celebration of Marriage

During our parish Masses this weekend (6-7 January, 2018) we blessed the couples in our community who will celebrate the silver, gold or another special celebration of marriage diring 2018. Each couple also received a souvenir of the occasion.

We look forward to the World Meeting of Families in Dublin 21-26 August, 2018.

Feast of the Epiphany – Saturday, 6 January 2018

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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.

Coolmeen -Cranny in 2017

Coolmeen-Cranny in 2017:

During 2017 the following parish celebrations took place:

· Baptisms – 14;
· Confirmation – 5;
· Marriages – 2;
· Funerals – 7.

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

Baptisms in Coolmeen-Cranny in 2017

 

We welcome Tess May Keavey into our family of faith and congratulate her parents Julia and Anthony.

Tess was baptised in St Mary’s Church, Cranny on 28 December, 2017.

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We welcome Doireann Lily O’Connell into the family of faith and congratulate her parents Stephanie and Gareth.

Doireann was baptised in St Benedict’s Church, Coolmeen on 28 December, 2017.

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We welcome Darragh Alan Kelly into the Christian family and congratulate his parents Fionnualla and Anthony, Terenure, Dublin.

Darragh was baptised in St Benedict’s Church, Coolmeen on 23 December, 2017.

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We welcome Saoirse Evelynn Cleary into the Christian family and congratulate her parents Emma and Michael, Gortnafrehane.

Soairse  was baptised in St Benedict’s Church, Coolmeen on 23 December, 2017.

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We welcome Elizabeth Rita Hanrahan into the Christian family. Elisabeth was baptised in St Benedict’s Church, Coolmeen on Sunday 22 October, 2017.

We congratulate her parents Jennifer and Anthony, Erribul amd pray God’s blesing on the family.

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We welcome Adam Michael Quinn into the Christian family. Adam was baptised in St Mary’s Church, Cranny on Sunday, 10 September, 2017.

We congratulate his parents Sheila and Seamus, Boloughera and pray God’s blessing on the family.

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We welcome Leah Emily Cleary into the family of faith. Leah was baptised in St Benedict’s Church, Coolmeen on Sunday, 27 August, 2017.

We congratulate her parents Fiona and Patrick, Erribul, Coolmeen and pray God’s continued blessing on the family.

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We welcome Kayla Irene Power into the  Christian family. Kayla was baptised om Saturday, 29 July in St Benedict’s Church.  Coolmeen.

We congratulate her parents Irene & Albert, Shanahea Beg and pray God’s contimued blessimg on the family.

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We welcome Aoibhín Mary Browne into the Christian family. Aoibhín was baptised on Sunday, 16 July 2017 in St Benedict’s Church, Coolmeen.

We congratulate her parents, Assumpta and Andrew, Dublin and pray God’s blessing on the family.

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We welcome Olivia Mary Meaney into the Christian family. Olivia was baptised in St Mary’s Church, Cranny on Sunday, 11 June. We congratulate her parents Bernie and Alan, Boloughera and pray God’s blessing on the family.

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We welcome Amelia Annie Corry into the Christian family.  Amelia was baptised in St Benedict’s Church, Coolmeen on Sunday, 28 May, 2017.

We congratulate her parents Aoife and Alan, Coolmeen and pray God’s bleasing on the family.

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We welcome Sophie Ella Stephens into the Christian family. Sophie was baptised in St Mary’s Church, Cranny on 11 February 2017.

We congratulate her parents Bernie and Cyril, Birrinfadda and pray God’s blessing on the family.

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We welcome Iarla Shannon Ó Ceallaigh into the Christian family. Iarla was baptised in St Mary’s Church, Cranny on Sunday, 29 January, 2017. We congratulate his parents Úna and Barry, Cranny and USA and pray God’s blessing on the family.

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We welcome Lorcan Thomas O’Halloran into the Christian family. Lorcan was baptised in St Mary’s Church, Cranny on 7 January, 2017. We congratulate his parents Angela and Padraig, Birrinfadda and pray God’s blessing on the family.

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For baptisms in 2016 and previous years please click here

Weddings in 2017

We congratulate Sinead O’ Neill, Erribul and Ian Henry who celebrated the sacrament of marriage in St Benedict’s Church, Coolmeen on Wednesday, 27 December, 2017.

May the Lord alwasy bless atheir marriage and their family.

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We congratulate Fiona Griffin, Erribul and Michael Malone who celebrated the sacrament of marriage in the Church of St Isadore, Rome on 12 October, 2017.

May the Lord blessw their marriage and their home.

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We congratulate Caroline Marrinan,  Cranny & Alan Healy Doonbeg who celebrated the sacrament of marriage in St Salvador’s Chapel, St Andrews, Scotland on 16 July, 2017.

May the Lord bless their marriage and their home.

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We congratulate Edel Keane, Clonsnaughta and Kevin McMahon, Gurtnafrehane who celebrated the sacrament of marriage in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart on Friday, 7 July 2017.

May the Lord bless their marriage and their home.

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We congratulate Kevin McMahon, Clondrina and Linda Earlie, Ennis who celebrated the sacrament of marriage in Ennis Cathedral on 12 May, 2017.

May the Lord bless their marriage and their home.

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We congratulate Edel Meaney, Boloughera and P.J. Connaghan, Doolin who celebrated the sacrament of marriage in St Mary’s Church, Cranny on Friday, 28 April, 2017.

May the Lord bless their marriage and their home.

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For weddings in 2016 and previous years please click here 

Christmas 2017

Carol Singing in Coolmeen-Cranny

The Church choirs from Coolmeen and Cranny will lead us in a service of readings and Christmas carols in St Mary’s Church, Cranny on Saturday 16 December at 6.30pm. All are welcome to attemd and to take part.

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Members of our Church choirs and friends will sing Christmas carols after 9am Mass in St Benedict’s Church, Coolmeen on Sunday, 17 December. The proceeds wil be used to fund Christmas decorations, including the Christmas tree in Coolmeen.

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Our parish choirs will sing Christmas carols after 9am Mass on Christmas morning in St Mary’s Church, Cranny, The proceeds will will be donated to West Clare Cancer Services.

 

Feast of the Immaculate Conception – Friday, 8 December

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Stained glass window from St Mary’s Church, Cranny.

Next 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 t 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 it presents.

Rest in Peace 2017

Sr Mary Ann O Connor, RSM

We pray for Sr Mary Ann O’Connor, RSM Birrinfadda who died on 27 November 2017 in Brisbane, Australia. Sr  Mary Ann was in the 69th year of her religious profession.

We pray that the Lord will welcome Sr Mary Ann into the home He has prepared for her and console all who mourn her.

A month’s mind Mass will be offered for Sr Mary Ann  on Saturday, 9 December, 2017 at 7pm in St Mary’s Church, Cranny .

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Teresa Mary Berger, RIP

 

 

We pray for Teresa Mary Berger, mother of Jai Fraher, Newbridge who died in Colarado, USA on 15 October, 2017.

May the Lord grant her eternal rest and console Jai and all who formed Teresa’s circle of love and care.

A months mind Mass for Teresa Mary will be offered in St Benedict’ Church, Coolmeen on Sunday 19 November, 2017 at 9am.

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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 at 11am.

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We pray for Teresa Leyden (née Doody), Clondrinagh, Lissycasey and Turnpike, Ennis who died on 8 August, 2017.

May the Lord take Teresa to himself and console her daughters Mary (Coolmeen) Margaret (Coolmeen) and Patsy, and all who formed her circle of love and care.

Teresa will repose at Our Lady of the Wayside Church, Lissycasey on  Thursday  from 6 pm until 8pm. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday at 12 noon with burial in local cemetery. Family flowers only please.

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We pray for Brigid Meaney (née O’Connell) Caherea, Lissycasey, wife of the late Bernie, who died on 5 August, 2017.

We pray that the Lord may welcome Brigid into eternity and console her children Theresa, Martina, Brian, Laura and Denise, her brother John (Cranny), sisters Maura, Sue, Ann, Bernie and Sheila, grandchildren, extended family members and friends.

Brigid will repose at Our Lady of the Wayside Church, Lissycasey on this Monday from 5 pm until 8pm.  Her  Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday at 12 noon.

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We pray for John (Johnny) Quinlivan, Lisheen, Ballynacally who died on 15 July, 2017.

We pray that the Lord will welcome Johnny into eternity and console his wife Mary, daughters Maura Doohan, Martina Hartigan, Patricia Keane, Caroline Power (Coolmeen) and Helen O’Connor, brothers Mike, Paddy, Martin, Jim, Tom and Christy, sister Chris, sons in law, grandchildren, relatives and friends.

Johnny will repose at Christ the King Church, Ballycorick on Sunday from 6pm with prayers for the dead at 8pm. His  Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday at 12.30pm followed by burial  in Kylea Cemetery.

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We pray for John Pender, Birrinfadda who died on Wednesday, 28 June 2017.

John will repose  at O’Donohue’s Funeral Home, Kildysart on Friday from 5 pm  until 8 pm.

His Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11am on Saturday in St. Mary’s Church, Cranny followed by burial in Lissycasey Cemetery.

Mau the Lord grant John eternal rest and console  his wife Anna, sons Dermot, Damien and Micheál, daughters Yvonne and Ciara, sister Mary, brother Michael, grandchildren Rory, Seán and Aoibhe, daughter-in-law Catherine, sister-in-law Eunice, relatives and many friends.

John’s month’s mind Mass will be celebrated in St Mary’s Church, Cranny on Thursday, 27 July at 8 pm.

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We pray for Annie McMahon (née Coleman) who died on Monday, 26 June, 2017.

Annie will repose at St Mary’s Church, Cranny from 6pm until 8pm on Wednesday. Her funeral Mass will be celebrated onThursday at 12noon followed by burial in Kildysart cemetery.

May the Lord grant Annie eternal rest and console her sons Pat and Martin, her daughter Caroline, her daughters-in-law Kathy and Maura, her son in law John, her grandchildren Séan, Tara, Sandra, Brian, Kevin, Anna Marie and Katie and all who formed part of her circle of love and care.

Annie’s month mind Mass will be celebrated in St Mary’s Church, Cranny on Monday, 31 July at 8.30pm. Read the rest of this entry

Pastoral Council Meeting

The next meeting of our parish pastoral council will take place in the Parochial House, Coolmeen on Thursday, 25 January 2018 at 8.30pm.

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.

Chairperson             John O Connor

Vice Chairperson   John McNamara

Secretary                  Mary O Connell

Treasurers                Catherine Corry, Susan King

Members
Albert McDonnell
Helen Browne
Breda Doyle
Mary Frawley
Mary Greene
Margaret Haugh
Brid Meaney
Tom Meaney
Aggie Neenan
Mary O’Dea
Antoinette Quinlivan