Monthly Archives: December 2013

Cranny-Coolmeen in 2013

Christmas 2012 003During 2013 the following sacramental celebrations took place in Coolmeen-Cranny parish:

  • Baptisms 12 ·
  • First Holy Communions 6 ·
  • Weddings  7 ·
  • Funerals  10.

We pray that the Lord will always be close to each of us particularly at the special times in our lives.

Christmas in Coolmeen- Cranny 2013

Christmas 2012Mass on Christmas Eve will be celebrated in St Benedict’s Church, Coolmeen at 8pm.

Mass on Christmas morning will be celebrated in St Mary’s Church, Cranny at 9.45am.

New Years Day Mass will be celebrated in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart at 5pm on Tuesday 31 December as the sun sets on 2012.

Christmas Carol Service will be held in St Benedict’s Church, Coolmeen on Saturday 21 December at 18.15.

Mass on New Years Day will be celebrated in St Mary’s Church, Cranny on 1 January, 2014 at 12noon.

January 1st is the world day of prayer for peace

Christmas Giving The Society of St Vincent de Paul is happy to distribute toys and non-perishable food to families in need. Boxes for the collection of both are to be found in both Cranny and Coolmeen churches during Advent.

Preparation for Christmas A service of reconciliation with an opportunity for individual confession will take place at 7,30pm in Cranny on Wednesday 18 December and at 7.30pm in Coolmeen on Thursday 19 December also at 7.30pm.

Canonisations of John XXIII and John Paul II

IMG_0187Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II will be declared Saints by Pope Francis in the presence of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI on Sunday 27 April in St Peter’s Square, Rome.

Millions of Catholics from all over the world will gather in Rome to celebrate this historic event and to celebrate the ministry of these two pontiffs including the Second Vatican Council called by Pope John, and the world wide ministry of Pope John Paul.

The Diocese of Killaloe has organised a pilgrimage to Rome on the occasion of the canonisations from Wednesday 23 April to Wednesday 30 April 2014.

The pilgrimage will be led by Bishop Kieran O’Reilly. Travel is by scheduled Aer Lingus flights from/to Dublin. Accommodation is in a four star hotel,  within a short walk from the Vatican which will greatly facilitate attendance at the canonisations on Sunday morning.

A guide and coach will be available to the group throughout the week.  Fr Albert McDonnell will be spiritual director to the pilgrimage.

The itinerary will include the major basilicas, baroque squares, the Irish College and the other major attractions in Rome. We will also spend an overnight in Assisi and Montecassino. To view the draft itinerary click here  KILLALOE ITINERARY CANONISATIONS 2014

Cost is €1,100 per person sharing.

Contact 057 9355050 (mornings only) or



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