First Holy Communion – Confirmation

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.

Rest in Peace 2022

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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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Baptisms in 2022.

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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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Weddings in 2022.

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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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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.

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 , 31 March 2022 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.