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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.

Winter Mass Schedule in Radharc na nOileán Pastoral area

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Mass Schedule in Radharc na nOileán

From the weekend of 3-4 November, 2018 onwards the following schedule for the celebration of weekend Masses will apply in our cluster of parishes.

  • St Kieran’s Church, Labasheeda – Saturday (vigil Mass) 6pm
  • St Mary’s Church, Cranny – Saturday (Vigil Mass)      7pm 
  • Christ the King, Ballycorick – Saturday (Vigil Mass) 7pm
  • St Benedict’s Church, Coolmeen –  Sunday  9am
  • St Michael’s Church, Kildysart –  Sunday  10.30am
  • St Mary’s Church, Kilmurry McMahon – Sunday 11am
  • Our Lady of the Wayside, Lissycasey – Sunday 11am (from Sunday, 28 October)

Baptisms in Coolmeen-Cranny in 2018

We welcome Evan Michael O Sullivan into our family of faith and congratulate his parents Laura and John, Clondrina. 

Evan was baptised in St Mary’s Church, Cranny on Saturday 13 October, 2018.

May the Lord always bless and protect the family.

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We welcome Jack Thomas Corry into the Christian family and congratulate his parents Thomas and Laura, Australia and Coolmeen. 

Jack was baptised in St Benedict’s Church, Coolmeen on Saturday, 14 July 2018. 

May the Lord continue to bless the family.

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We welcome Willa Lynette O’Dea into our family of faith and congratulate her parents Ellen and Kevin. Willa was baptised in St Mary’s Church Cranny on Saturday, 5 May, 2018.

May the Lord always bless the family and their home.

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 We welcome Abbie Lynn Moloney into the Christian family and congratulate her parents Claire and Leon. Abbie was baptised in St Mary’s Church, Cranny on Sunday 28 January, 201

Many the Lord bless the family and their home.

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For baptisms in 2017 and previous years please click here

Pastoral Council Meeting

The next meeting of our parish pastoral council will take place in the Parochial House, Coolmeen on Tuesday, 27 November 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

Rest in Peace 2018

 

 

 

We pray for Mary O Brien, Deereen and Alyroe who died on 23 September 2018.

Mary will repose in St Benedict’s Church, Coolmeen from 6-8pm on Tuesday. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday at 11am.

May the Lord grant her eternal rest and console her nephews, nieces and all who formed her circle of love and care.

Mary’s months mind Mass will be celebrated in St Benedict’s Church, Coolmeen on Thursday 25 October at 8pm.

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We pray for Timothy McMahon, Erribul who died on 7 September 2018.

May the Lord grant him eternal rest and console all who knew and loved him.

Tim will repose in St Benedict’s Church, Coolmeen on Sunday from 5 pm to 7pm. His funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday at 11am followed by burial in Kilfidane.

Tim’s months mind Mass will be celebrated in St Benedict’s Church, Coolmeen on Sunday 14 October at 9am.

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We pray for Noreen Conlon (née McMahon), Faha House, Caher, Co. Clare who died on Monday, 27 August, 2018.

May the Lord console her husband Cyril, daughters Aoife and Gráinne, mother Nora, sister Mary (McMahon) Coolmeen, her brother Mattie, Aunts, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

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Pray for Anne Hickey who died on 21 August, 2018.

May the Lord console her brothers Gerard, John & Pat sisters Mary Bríd, Antoinette Quinlivan (Cranny) & Teresa .

Anne will repose at Smyth’s Funeral Home Feakle on Sunday 6pm Removal at 8pm to Feakle Church Funeral Mass Monday at 11.30am

 

 

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We pray for Michael Walsh, Carrigaholt who died on 17 August, 2017.

Sadly missed by his loving wife Mary, son Declan, daughters Annmarie and Caroline (Coolmeen), (Caroline fiancee) David, brother Eddie (Moveen) sister Mary Hickie (Kilkee), brother-in-law Joseph O’Brien (Kildysart), nephew John Hickie (Kilkee), cousins, neighbours and friends.

Michael will repose on Sunday evening, 19 Augustin St Mary’s Church, Carrigaholt from 6.00 p.m until 800 p.m.

His Requiem Mass will be celebrated on Monday, August 20th, at 12.00 noon followed by burial in Moyarta Cemetery, Carrigaholt.

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We pray for Michael McGrath, late of Carrowreagh East who died in Venice, Florida, USA on 11 July, 2018 in his 93rd year. 

May the Lord grant Michael eternal rest and console his family, friends and all who mourn him.

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We pray for Mary Mulvey (née Talty) Carrick-on-Shannon, County Leitrim and late of Cranny who died on 23 June surrounded by her loving family.

Mary was predeceased by her husband Jim. We pray that the Lord may take Mary to himself and console her son Pat, daughter Rita, daughter-in-law Teresa, son-in-law Michael, grandchildren Danielle, Michelle, Arlene, Leanne, Gwen, Lisa, Ross, Nessa, Holly and Scott, sister Peggy, brothers Micheal, John, Hughie, Patrick, T.J and Christy and all who formed her circle of love and care.

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We pray for Jim O’Connor late of Dublin and Birrinfadda who died on 8 June 2018. May the Lord grant him eternal rest and console all who knew and loved him.

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We pray for Martin (Murty) McMahon who died on 24 May, 2018 at home surrounded by his loving family in New York.

Martin was a native of Cranny and a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Ancient Order of Hibernians.

May the Lord take Martin to Himself and console his wife Maura (née McGee), his family Séan, Tara and Brian, his brother Patrick and sister Caroline Meaney and all who knew and loved him.

We pray for Martin (Murty) McMahon who died on 24 May, 2018 at home surrounded by his loving family in New York.

Martin McMahon, RIP

Martin was a native of Cranny and a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Ancient Order of Hibernians.

May the Lord take Martin to Himself and console his wife Maura (née McGee), his family Séan, Tara and Brian, his brother Patrick and sister Caroline Meaney and all who knew and loved him.

A months mind Mass will be celebrated for Martin in St Mary’s Church, Cranny on Saturday, 23 June at 8pm followed by the burial of ashes in Cranny cemetery.

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Noel Kennedy, RIP

We  pray for Noel Kennedy, Derryshane who died on 22 May, 2018. 

Noel will repose  at StBenedict’s Church, Coolmeen from 6pm to 8pm on Friday. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday at 11am followed by burial in Kilmurry-McMahon. 

May the Lord grant him eternal rest and console his family Patrick, Brian, Seamus, Mairéad, Audrey, Geraldine  and John Paul amd all who knew and loved him.

Noel’s months mind Mass will be celebrated in St Benedict’s Church, Coolmeen on Friday, 29 June at 8pm.

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We pray for Rita Cheshire (née Greene) who died in Pietermaritzurg, South Africa on Tuesday, 8 May, 2018.

Rita was born in Moyralla. May the Lord grant her eternal rest and console her two daughters, sister-in-law, nephews, nieces all who knew and loved her.

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We pray for Doreen Quinn (née Considine) Clondrina who died on 30 April, 2018.

Doreen will repose at St Mary’s Church, Cranny on Tuesday from 6.30pm to 8pm. Her Requiem Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday at 11am

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

Doreen’s months mond Mass will be celebrated in St Mary’s Church, Cranny on Saturday, 2 June at 8pm.

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We pray for  for Connie Keane, Moveen, Carrigaholt,who died on Easter Sunday (1 April, 2018)

May the Lord grant him eternal rest and console his wife Tess and family Gerry, Michael , John, Conor, Anne & Carmel Wallace (Cranny).

Connie will repose on Tuesday in St Mary’s Church, Carrigaholt from 6pm to 8pm. Hos funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday at 12.00 noon

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We pray for Susan Doherty Clondrina who died on 2 March, 2018.

Susan will repose at St Benedict’s Church Coolmeen on Monday from 6pm to 8pm. Her funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday at 11 am., followed by burial in Kilfiddane

May the Lord grant Susan eternal rest and console all who muorn her.

Susan’s months mind Mass will be celebrated in St Benedict’s Church, Coolmeen on Sunday, 8 April at 9am.

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Pray for John (J.T.) Madigan who died on 6 February,  2018 peacefully at his home  in Cork.  J.T. was originally from Derryguihey, KilmurryMcMahon. We pray the the Lord may take J.T. to himself and console his wife, Mary, his family Bernadette, Gerard, Joseph, Anne, Michael and Mary, his brothers Anthony (Derryguihy), Br. Pat and Oliver, sisters Marie, Sr. Anne, and Teresa (Crowe) and all who formed part of his circle of love and care.

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We pray for John Collins, Shessive who died on Saturday, 3 February 2018.

John will repose at St Mary’s Church, Cranny from 5pm to 7pm on Monday. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday at 11am followed by burial in Kilchreest.

May the Lord welcome John into the home he has prepared for him in eternity and console his wife Kathleen, his son Gerry, daughter Anne-Marie, daughter in law Breda, son in law Frank, his grandchildren Ellie, Sarah, Caoimhe, Anthony and Allanah and all  who formed his circle of love and care.

Rest in Peace.

John’s months mind Mass will be celebrated in St Mary’s Church, Cranny on Saturday, 17 March at 7pm.

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You are asked to remember in your prayer Jos Donnelly who died in Hertfordshire, England aged 79 on 23 January, 2018.

We pray that the Lord may welcome Jos into the home He has prepared for him and console his three daughters, his six grandchildren, his brothers (Albert and PJ) and his sister (Maisie).

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For deaths in Coolmeen-Cranny in 2017 and previous years please click here

Weddings in 2018

We congratulate Mairéad O Halloran, Moyralla, Cranny and John Clancy, Derrylea, Kildysart who celebrated the sacrament of marriage in St Mary’s Church, Cranny on Saturday, 22 September, 2018. May the Lord bless their marriage and their home.

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We congratulate Caroline Walsh, Coolmeen and Carrigaholt and David Sheehan, Ballynacally who celebrated the sacrament of marriage at St Benedict’s Church, Coolmeen on 7 September, 2018.

May the Lord always bless always bless their marriage and their home.

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We congratulate Claire Hanrahan, Erribul and Brendan O’Loughlin, Kilmurry who celebrated the sacrament of marriage at St Mary’s Church, Coolmeen on Saturday, 16 March, 2018.

May the Lord bless their marriage and their home.

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For weddings in 2017 and previous years please click here

Harvest Mass – St Mary’s Church, Cranny- Saturday 6 October, 2018


Our 2018 Harvest Mass will be celebrated in St Mary’s Church, Cranny on Saturday 6 October  at 8 pm. We look forward to welcoming Bishop Fintan Monahan to the parish as the celebrant of our 201’8 Harvest Mass.

This is an opportunity for the parish community of Coolmeen-Cranny to celebrate and thank God for the blessings we have received during 2018.

We thank the Lord for the couples who celebrated the sacrament of marriage, the children who were baptised and those who received the sacraments of First Holy Communion and Confirmation.

We also thank the Lord for the fruits of the earth: fruit, vegetables, hay, silage, turf and so much else. We also celebrate our achievements in sport, our festival and so many other community events.

Most of all we celebrate God’s love and goodness which we experience in His word and sacraments,  in the love and goodness of our brothers and sisters and in the wonder of creation.

Secretary for Pastoral Area

Restucturing of Diocese – July 2018

Parish Finance Council

financial statement with calculator and penThe following are the members of our parish finance council:

Antoinette Quinlivan, Chairperson;
Susan King, Secretary;

Des Murphy;
Catherine Corry;
Fr Albert McDonnell.

The next meeting our parish finance council is scheduled for Wednesday, 11 September 2018 at 8.30pm  to take place in the Parochial House, Coolmeen.

 

 

First Holy Communion – Sunday 13 May, 2018.

We congratulate the children together with their parents, teachers and families, who received their First Holy Communion in St Benedict’s  Church, Coolmeen on sunday, 13 May 2018.

May the Lord always be in their hearts to guide and protect them.

 

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