Monthly Archives: January 2020

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, 27February  2020 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.

Feast of the Epiphany – 6 January 2020

Monday, 6 January is the feast of the Epiphany of the Lord (Little Christmas Day). It is a Holy Day of obligation.
In Radharc na nOileán pastoral  area  we will have the following Mass schedule:

  • St Mary’s Church, Cranny at  9.30am;
  • Church of Christ the King, Ballycorick  at 9.30am;
  • St Kieran’s Church, Labasheeda at 9.30am;
  • St Michael’s Church, Kildysart at 11am;
  • St Mary’s Church, Kilmurry McMahon at 11am;
  • St Benedict’s Church, Coolmeen on Saturday at 7pm;
  • Vigil Mass (Friday, 5 January) Our Lady of the Wayside, Lissycasey at 7.30pm.

The Feast of the Epiphany (the word means “manifestation”) celebrates the making known of God the Son as a human being in Jesus Christ. The feast commemorates the visit of the Three Kings (the Magi) to the Baby Jesus and the revelation Jesus’ birth beyond the Jewish world. The Kings brought gifts of gold (for a king), frankincense (for worship) and myrrh (for embalming, since Christ was to die for us). In Italy and other countries children receive gifts on this day.

Traditionally in Ireland, the day was known as ‘Nollaig na mBan’ as it was the day when women celebrated Christmas.

Coolmeen-Cranny in 2019

Coolmeen-Cranny in 2019:

During 2019 the following celebrations took place in our parish Churches, St Benedict’s Church, Coolmeen and St Mary’s Church, Cranny:

Baptisms – 12

First Holy Communion – 2

Confirmation- 2

Marriages – 2

Funerals – 9

We pray that the Lord may always be present to us in the special and in the ordinary moments of our lives.