Monthly Archives: March 2019

Pastoral Council

Parish Pastoral Council: The members of our new pastoral council are

Catherine Corry,

Mary Greene,

Anne Marie Hanrahan,

Margaret Haugh,

Susan King,

Bríd Meaney,

Sheila Meaney,

Patsy Normoyle,

John O’Connell,

Mary O’Connell,

Mary O’Dea,

and Marie Quinlivan..

The next meeting of our  pastoral council is scheduled for Thursday, 9 May, 2019 at 8.30pm in the Parochial House, Coolmeen.

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.

Summer Mass Schedule in Radharc na nOileán

Our summer Mass schedule begins on the weekend of 6-7 April, 2019. During summer time Mass will be celebrated in our four parishes at the following times.

Saturday vigil Masses:

      Labasheeda- 7pm

      Cranny- 8pm

      Ballycorick – 8pm

Sunday morning Masses:

      Coolmeen- 9am

      Kildysart – 10.30am

      Kilmurry McMahon – 11am

      Lissycasey- 11am

Baptisms in Coolmeen-Cranny in 2019

Nathan O’Halloran with his parents on his baptism day.

We welcome Nathan John O’Halloran into the family of faith. 

Nathan was baptised on 23 March, 2019 in St Mary’s Church, Cranny. 

We congratulate his parents Angela and Pádraig, Birrinfadda and pray God’s blessing on the family.

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We welcome Kathleen Bríd Shannon into our family of faith and

Kathleen Bríd Shannon with her parents on her baptism day.

congratulate her parents Orla and Richie, Carrowreagh West.

 Kathleen was baptised in St Mary’s Church, Cranny on Saturday, 23 February 2019.

May the Lord always bless and protect the family.

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Ria with her parents and brother and sister on her baptism day.

We welcome Ria Grace Casey into our family of faith and congratulate her parents Louise and Declan, Clondrinagh, her sister Ava May and her brother Kelan. 

Ria was baptised in St Mary’s Church, Cranny on the Feast of the Presentation, 2 February 2019.

May the Lord continue to bless the family.

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Saibh Shannon Ní Cheallaigh with her parents and brother on her baptism day.

We welcome Saibh Shannon Ní Cheallaigh into the family of faith and congratulate her parents Úna and Barry & her brother Iarla

Saibh was baptised in St Mary’s Church, Cranny on the Feast of the Baptism of  the Lord, 13 January 2019

May the Lord always bless and protect the family

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Seóda with her parents, brother snd sister on her bsptism day.

We welcome Seóda Marian McMahon into our family of faith and congratulate her parents Helen and Seán, Gortnafrehane, her brother Dáire and sister Fíadh.

Seóda was baptised in St Benedict’s Church, Coolmeen on Saturday, 5 January 2019.

 May the Lord continue to bless the family.

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For baptisms in Coolmeen-Cranny in 2018 and previous years please click here

Rest in Peace – 2019

Joseph McMahon, RIP

We pray for Joseph McMahon, Carrowreagh West who died on 16 March, 2019.

May the Lord grant him eternal rest and console his wife Claire, and family Noel, Shane, Sheila and Louise, daughter in law Caroline, son in law, Declan and Noel, brothers Michael, John and Thomas, sisters Mary and Nancy, grandchildren and all who loved him

Joseph will reðpose at St Mary’ Church, Cranny on Sunday from 4pm to 7pm.  His requiem Mass will be celebrated on Monday at 11am followed by burial in Cranny cemetery.

Joseph’s months mind Mass will be celebrated in St Mary’s Church, Cranny on Monday, 22 April (Easter Monday) at 8pm.

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We pray for Michael McMahon, Coolmeen Beg who died on 8 March.

Michael McMahon, RIP

May the Lord grant him eternal rest and console his wife Marie and his family Geraldine, Colin, Martina, Olive, Kenneth, Sharon and Brian, his sisters Mary, Nora and Anna and all who formed his circle of love and care. We also remember Michael’s daughter Muriel who died in 1994, Rest in Peace.

Michael will repose in St Benedict’s Church Coolmeen on Monday from 6pm to 8pm. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday at 11am followed by burial in Kildidane.

Michael’s months mind Mass will be celebrated in St Benedict’s Church, Coolmeen on Friday, 12 April at 8pm.

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We pray for Michael Meaney, Boloughera who died recently in Iowa, USA. Michael was the brother of the late Bernie Meaney, Boloughera and Irene Brown, Crown, Lissycasey.

May the Lord grant him eternal rest & console his family and all who loved him.

A months mind Mass will be offered for Michael in St Mary’s Church, Cranny on Friday, 22 March at 7pm.

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Una Meehan, RIP

We pray for Una Meehan, née McNamara, formerly of Moyfadda, who died on the 26th January 2019, aged 87 in Florida, USA.

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

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We pray for Cepta Mc Nabb, née Behan, Ratoath, Co Meath & Coolmeen who died on 3 February, 2019.

May the Lord grant her eternal rest and may she reunited her with her late husband Russell and her brother Denis. May the Lord console her sister Pat, brother Michael, brothers-in-law, sister-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and all who loved her

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Kitty Meaney, RIP

Pray for Catherine (Kitty) Meaney (née O Halloran), Boloughera who died on Friday, 1 February 2019.

May the Lord grant her eternal rest and console her sons Kevin, Frank and John and all who loved her.

Kitty will repose at St Mary’s Church, Cranny on Sunday from 5pm concluding with prayers for the dead at 7pm.

Kitty’s requiem Mass will be celebrated on Monday at 11am followed by burial in Lissycasey.

Kitty’s months mind Mass will  e celebrated in St Mary’s Church, Cranny on Saturday 2 March at 7pm.

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Pray for Mary Frawley (née  Normoyle ) Derryindane who died on

Mary Frawley, RIP

Thursday, 31 January 2019.

Mary  will repose at St Mary’s Church, Cranny on Saturday  evening from 4pm with prayers for the dead at 6pm. Her funeral Mass will be celebrated on Sunday at 12.30pm followed by burial in Kilmurry McMahon cemetery.

We pray that the Lord will take Mary to himself, where she will be reunited with her husband Joseph and her son Martin, her family Martina, Gerry, Bridget, Patrick and Noel, her daughters-in-law Aisling and Caroline, her son-in-law Enda and Colmun,  his sister Mary, her brother John,  and her 11 grandschilren and all who formed her circle of love and care.

Mary’s month mind Mass will be celebrated in St Mary’s Church, Cranny on Saturday, 9 March at 7pm.

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We pray for Gabrielle Hehir (née Mc Namara), Carrowreagh East who

Gabrielle Hehir, RIP

died on 10 January, 2019.

May the Lord grant her eternal rest and console her husband John, her family Yvonne, Martina, Colm and David. her brother Gerard Mc Namara, daughter-in-law Jen, sons-in-law Brian and Tom, grandchildren Orla, Delia, William and Darragh, aunt Cis, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and all who formed her circle of love and care.

Gabrielle will repose at St. Mary’s Church, Cranny on Saturday evening from 4:30pm until 6:30pm. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Sunday at 12:30pm followed by interment in Cranny cemetery.

Gabrielle’s months mind Mass will be celebrated in St Mary’s Church, Cranny on Friday, 15 February at 8pm.

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For deaths in 2018 and previous years please click here

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, 15 May 2019 at 8.30pm to take place in the Parochial House, Coolmeen.

 

 

Ash Wednesday – 6 March 2019

Ash Wednesday:

Next Wednesday (6 March)is Ash Wednesday, the first day of the season of Lent.

It is a day of fast and abstinence. Mass including the blessing and distribution of ashes will be celebrated in St Mary’ Church, Cranny on Wednesday at 9.30am and in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart at 8pm.

Christ spent 40 days fasting in the desert, where he was tempted by Satan. Lent originated as a mirroring of this, fasting 40 days as preparation for Easter. Every Sunday is a commemoration of the Sunday of Christ’s resurrection and so as a feast day on which fasting was inappropriate.

Ash Wednesday derives its name from the practice of blessing ashes made from the palm branches blessed on the previous year’s Palm Sunday, and placing them on the foreheads of Christians to the accompaniment of the words “Repent, and believe in the Gospel” or “Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return”.