Monthly Archives: March 2014

Holy Week in Coolmeen-Cranny 2014

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The 2014 Holy Week ceremonies will be celebrated in Coolmeen/Cranny at the following times.

•Tuesday 8 April, St Benedict’s Church, Coolmeen Service of Reconcilation 7.30pm
•Tuesday 15 April, St Mary’s Church, Cranny Service of Reconcilation 7.30pm
•Holy Thursday, 17 April, St Mary’s Church, Cranny Mass of the Lord’s Supper 7pm
•Good Friday, 18 April, St Benedict’s Church, Coolmeen The Lord’s Passion 3pm
•Good Friday, 29 March St Mary’s Church Cranny Stations of the Cross 8pm
•Holy Saturday, 30 March, St Mary’s Church, Cranny Easter Vigil 8pm
•Easter Sunday 31 March, St Benedict’s Church, Coolmeen Easter Mass 9.45am

For the times of the Holy Week liturgies in Kildysart click here

Forthcoming Parish Events

Forthcoming Parish Events:
• Introduction of new Mass schedule 5-6 April, 2014;
• First Confessions 7pm Wednesday 2 April 2014 (Cranny);
• Ceremony of Light for confirmation candidates 7.30pm Monday 7April, 2014 (Cranny);
• First Holy Communion 11am Saturday 3May, 2014 (Cranny);
• Confirmation 12noon Sunday 18 May, 2014 (Coolmeen).

Trócaire 2014 Lenten Campaign

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The theme of this years Trócaire Lenten campaign is ‘Let Justice flow like a river’ (Amos 5:24) and the focus is on ‘Water’. In the African countries where Trócaire works 51% of people do not have access to clean water. The Trócaire box and poster this year features Enestina, a nine year old girl from Malawi. Until Trócaire worked with her community to develop a borehole, Enestina had to carry 15 litres of water twice a day a distance of 1 KM for her family. During the dry season the queue to get waters can take hours. As a result she frequently missed school or arrived there feeling tired.

Trócaire boxes will be available in our Church next weekend. You are welcome to take one for your home and/or place of work and use it during Lent. The people of Coolmeen-Cranny have been extremely generous in the past in support of the work of Trócaire.

Weddings 2013

We congratulate Geraldine Kennedy, Derryguihy and Paddy O Connell, Ballyea who celebrated the sacrament of marriage on 23 November 2013 at St Benedict’s Church, Coolmeen. May the Lord bless their marriage and their home.

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We congratulate Gerardine Teresa O’Dea, Dernalika and Alan Langan. Co Kerry who celebrated the sacrament of marriage on 8 November 2013 at the Church of the Prince of Peace, Fossa, Killarney, Co Kerry. May the Lord bless their marriage and their home.

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We congratulate Teresa Donnellan, Clondrina and Martin O’Rourke, Inagh who celebrated the sacrament of marriage on 15  October 2013 at the Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, Clooanaha, Co Clare. May the Lord bless their marriage and their home.

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We congratulate Lorraine Vaughan, Boloughera and Richard Doyle, Wexford who celebrated the sacrament of marriage on Saturday 5 October, 2013 in St Mary’s Church, Cranny . We pray that the Lord will bless their marriage and their home.

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We congratulate Martina Eyres, Coolmeen  and Colm Corry, Clondrina  who celebrated their wedding on Saturday 14 September 2013 in St Benedict’s Church, Coolmeen. We pray that the Lord will bless their marriage and their home.

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We congratulate Diarmuid McMahon, Sixcrosses  and Arlene Hayes, Lissycasey who celebrated their wedding on Friday, 19 July 2013 in Our Lady of the Wayside Church, Lissycasey. We pray that the Lord will bless their marriage and their home.

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We congratulate Michael Kirrane, Coolmeen and Mary Brown, Dublin who were married recently. We pray that the Lord will bless their marriage and thier home.

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We congratulate Sheila Shannon, Boloughera and Seamus Quin, Lissycasey who were married in St Mary’s Church, Cranny on Saturday 25 May 2013.

May the Lord bless their marriage and their home.

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We congratulate Brendan Corry, Daughnieve and Orla Punch who were married in Sts Peter’s and Paul’s Church, Cork on Thursday 9 May 2013.

May the Lord bless their marriage and their home.

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We congratulate Bernie Murrihy and Alan Meaney, Boloughera who celebrated their marriage in St Mary’s Church, Cranny on Saturday, 13 April 2013.

May the Lord bless their marriage and their home.

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Congratulations to Aoife Shannon, Cranny and Adrian Barrett Ardfinnan, Co Tipperary who were were married in St Mary’s Church, Cranny on Friday 15 March 2013.

May the Lord bless their marriage and their home.

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Congratulations to Annette Crowley, Cooraclare and Brian Keane, Coolmeen who were were married in St Mary’s Church, Cree on Friday 8 March 2013.

May the Lord bless their life together.

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Congratulations to Mary Eustace, Erribul and Damian Coleman, Shanaway, Ennis who were were married in St Benedict’s Church, Coolmeen on Saturday 15 December 2012.

May the Lord bless their life together.

Lá Fhéile Pádraig 2014

The feast of our national patron, St Patrick will be celebrated on Monday, 17th March. It is a Holy Day of obligation and we will have Mass on Monday in St Benedict’s Church, Coolmeen at 9.45am, in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart at 11am and in St Mary’s Church, Cranny at 6.45pm.

Christ with me, Christ before me,
Christ behind me,
Christ in me, Christ beneath me,
Christ above me,
Christ on my right, Christ on my left,
Christ in breadth, Christ in length,
Christ in height,
Christ in the heart of every man who thinks of me,
Christ in the mouth of every man who speaks of me,
Christ in every eye that sees me,
Christ in every ear that hears me.St Patrick 2014

(Prayer in the tradition of St Patrick)