November – Month of the Holy Souls

The Feasts of All Saints and All Souls will be celebrated on Sunday 1 November and on Monday, 2 November.

  • Due to the public health emergency it will not be possible to have our usual shared moment of prayer for our deceased loved ones in our cemeteries. Naturally, families are welcome to visit the graves of their loved ones to pray for them. The priests in our pastoral area will visit each cemetery during November to bless the graves and pray for those buried there.
  • The usual Masses for the Holy Souls will be offered during November by the priests of our pastoral area. You will find a list for the Holy Souls in your box of envelopes or you may collect a Holy Souls envelope by contacting our pastoral office.
  • Mass for the feast of All Souls (Monday 2 November) will be celebrated at 7pm in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart. Due to the public health emergency it will not be possible to have a congregation present but the Mass will be livestreamed on the Kildysart parish facebook page.  The Mass will be offered for parishioners and relations of parishioners of Kildysart and Coolmeen-Cranny parishes who have died since last November. If you would like to have a loved one included in this Mass you are welcome to contact our pastoral office by telephone or e mail.         

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 Tuesday, 3 Nove 2020 at 8pm on zoom.

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.

Coolmeen-Cranny Parish Accounts 2019

The 2019 parish accounts are available on our parish website or on our Church notice board. If any parishioner has a query you are very welcome to contact Fr Albert McDonnell or the pastoral office.

We wish to thank you for your generous support of our parish. We are especially grateful to our parishioners who use the weekly envelope which allows the parish to avail of the tax refund scheme. We received €3,299.67 from the tax refund scheme in 2019 (without any cost to our parishioners). We now have the additional facility of a donate button on our parish website which allows you to make either a once-off or a recurring donation using your bank card.

The key details of our income/expenditure for 2019 are as follows.

Income  2019€35,076.00
Expenses    2019€33,982.23
Net Surplus   2019€1,094.24

We wish to thank our parish pastoral and finance councils and our secretary Liza Nagle for their work in caring for our parish finances.

A summary of our 2019 accounts can accessed here

Live-streaming Sunday Mass

  • 11am Mass each Sunday from St Michael’s Church, Kildysart will be live-streamed on the Kildysart Facebook page;
  • 11am Mass each Sunday from the Church of Our Lady of the Wayside, Lissycasey will be live-streamed on the Ballynacally-Lissycasey Facebook page.

Rest in Peace 2020

We pray for Sr Bridget Quinlivan Kilmurry McMahon who died in Clacton-on-Sea, England. 

May the Lord grant her eternal rest and console her Community her sister in law Mary her nephews Paddy and John, Carrowreagh West, her nieces Mary & Patricia, other nieces, grand nieces, grand nephews and all who loved her.

Sr Bridget, RIP

Sr Bridget lived 73 years in religious life as a Sister of Mercy.

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Teresa Sheerin Ryan, RIP

We pray for Teresa Sheerin Ryan, Kilmaley, Ennis and Cranny who died on 8 September, 2020.

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

Teresa’s Funeral Mass will be celebrated in Ennis Cathedral at 3pm on Friday 11 September (family and close friends only).

The Mass may be viewed on Ennis parish webcam

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Breda Fitzpatrick, RIP

We pray for Breda Fitzpatrick (née Shannon), Kilmihil and Kilmurry McMahon who died on 25 August 2020.

Breda was predeceased by her husband Seán.

May the Lord grant her eternal rest and console her son Michael, her daughters Maeve (O’ Neill, Erribul), Catherine (Corry, Coolmeen) and Rita, her daughter-in-law Josephine, her sons-in-law Seán and Senan, her grandchildren and all who loved her.

Funeral Mass for family and friends will be celebrated  in St Michael’s Church, Kilmihil at 12noon on Thursday.

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John Normoyle, RIP

We pray for John Normoyle, Newbridge, Coolmeen who died on 14 July 2020.

May the Lord grant John eternal rest and console his family John Noel, Anne-Marie and Patsy, his son in law, Brendan, his daughters-in-law Michelle and Tina, his grandchildren, nephews, nieces and all who knew and loved him.

John’s funeral Mass will be celebrated in St Benedict’s Church, Coolmeen at 11am on Friday followed by burial in Kilmurry McMahon cemetery.

John’s months mind Mass will be celebrated in St Benedict’s Church, Coolmeen on Wednesday, 19 August at 8pm.

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Mary Lynch , RIP

We pray for Mary (May) Browne (née Lynch), Moohane, Newmarket-on-Fergus who died on 17 June 2020.

My the Lord grant her eternal rest and console her parents Bridie and Haulie, her husband Michael, daughters Bernadette, Rosemary, and Majella, sons-in-law Damien and David, brothers Jim and Pat, sister Breeda, sisters-in-law Mary and Deirdre, Aunts and Uncles, her grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives and all who knew and lover her.

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Anne Callinan, RIP

We pray for Anne Callinan (née Hanrahan),  Birrinfadda who died on 13 June, 2020.

May the Lord grant her eternal rest and be close to her special daughter Caroline, her cousins, her neighbours, friends and all who loved her.

Anne’s funeral Mass (family only) will be celebrated in St Mary’s Church, Cranny at 11am on Tuesday followed by burial in Kilmurry McMahon.

May she rest in peace.

Anne’s month’s mind Mass will be celebrated in St Mary’s Church, Cranny on Saturday, 11 July at 8pm.

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First Holy Communion 2020

We congratulate the children who received Holy Communion for the first time in St Benedict’s Church, Coolmeen on Saturday 26/September 2020.

May the Lord always be at the centre of their lives and of their parents, families, teachers and all who love and care for them.

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We look forward to the celebration of the sacrament of First Holy Communion in St Benedict’s Church, Coolmeen on Saturday, 26 September at 11am. Please God it will be a joyful occasion as your daughter or son welcomes the Lord into her/his heart.

Due to the ongoing public health emergency, our 2020 celebration of First Confessions and First Holy Communion will be different to previous years. It is now normal to wear a face covering in Church. We are required to maintain a safe distance of 2 metres from people who are not part of our household. To facilitate this public health requirement attendance will be limited to each candidate together with his/her parents and siblings. A seat in Church will be allocated to each family. The seats will be allocated in alphabetical order following the child’s Christian name.

The children will celebrate the sacrament of reconciliation for the first time on Tuesday, 15 September at 7pm in St Mary’s Church, Cranny.

Parish Finance Council


The 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 14 October  2020 at 8.30pm to take place in the Parochial House, Coolmeen.

 

 

Baptisms in Coolmeen-Cranny in 2020

Irish with her parents and sister on her baptism day.

We welcome Iris Jane McMahon into the family of faith and congratulate her parents Jane and Finbarr, Erribul and her sister Chloe.
Iris was baptised in St Benedict’s Church, Coolmeen on 20 September 2020.
May the Lord continue to bless the family

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A Ajay with his parents on his baptism day.

We welcome Ajay Michael Corry into the family of faith and congratulate his parents Aoife and Alan, Coolmeen.

Ajay was baptised in St Benedict’s Church, Coolmeen on 20 September 2020.
May the Lord continue to bless the family.

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Cathal with his parents on his baptism day.

We welcome Cathal Kelly into the family of faith and congratulate his parents Anthony and Fionnualla, Erribul.

Cathal was baptised in St Benedict’s Church, Coolmeen on Sunday, 30 August 2020.

May the Lord continue to bless the family.

Liam with his parents on his baptism day.

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We welcome Liam Conor Quinn into the family of faith and congratulate his parents Sheila and Seamus, Boloughera.

Liam was baptised in St Mary’s Church, Cranny on Sunday, 5 July 2020.

May the Lord continue to bless and protect the family.

 

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For baptisms in Coolmeen-Cranny parish in 2019 and previous years please click here.

Confirmation 2020

We congratulate the young people from our parish who received the sacrament of confirmation at St Mary’s Church, Cranny on Saturday, 22 August 2020.

We thank their parents, teachers, families and all who walk with them on their journey of faith.

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