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Winter Mass Schedule

Winter time will begin at 2am on Sunday, 27 October, when clocks go frward one hour.
Beginning on Saturday, 2 November the following Mass schedule will apply in our pastoral area.
Vigil Masses
St Kieran’s Church, Labasheeda – 6pm;
St Mary’s Church, Cranny – 7pm;
Church of Christ the King, Ballycorick – 7pm.
Sunday Masses
St Benedict’s Church, Coolmeen – 9.30am;
St Michael’s Church, Kildysart – 11am;
Church of Our Lady of the Wayside, Lissycasey- 11am;
St Mary’s Church, Kilmurry McMahon- 11am.

November- Month of the Holy Souls

 

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Saturday, 2 November is the feast of All Souls, when we remember our beloved dead.

Mass will be celebrated in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart that morning at 11am.

On Sunday, 3 November we will have a moment of prayer in the cemeteries in Kildysart , Coolmeen-Cranny and Ballynacally- Lissycasey  parishes at the following times:

  • Kildysart cemetery: 12noon;
  • Kilfiddane cemetery: 12.45pm;
  • Cranny cemetery: 1.15pm;
  • Kilchreest cemetery: 2pm;
  • Clondegad: 2.30pm;
  • Killea: 3pm;
  • Lissycasey: After 11am Mass on Sunday, 17 November.

Our annual Masses for deceased parishioners and relatives  of parishioners will be celebrated in St Mary’s Church, Cranny on Saturday 23 November at 7pm and in St Benedict’s Church, Coolmeen on Sunday, 24 November at 9.30am. If you would like to have a deceased relative or friend included you are welcome to contact any member of the pastoral council or our pastoral area office (065 6832838 radharcpastoralarea@gmail.com).

 

Prayer by Cardinal Newman

May He support us all the day long,

till the shades lengthen and the evening comes,

and the busy world is hushed,

and the fever of life is over,

and our work is done.Then in His mercy may He give us a safe lodging,

and a holy rest and peace at the last.

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 (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, 19 November 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.

Baptisms in Coolmeen-Cranny in 2019

Ailís on her bsptism day eith her parents Stephanie and Gareth and her sister Doireann.

We welcome Ailís Meabh O’Connell, Portmarnock, Co Dublin into the Christian family and congratulate her parents Stephanie and Gareth and Doireann her sister.

Ailís was baptised in St Benedict’s Church, Coolmeen on 12 October, 2019.

May the Lord continue to bless the family.

 

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We welcome Yvonne Bridget Pender into our family of faith and congratulate her parents Laura and Michael, Birrinfadda

Yvonne was baptised in St Mary’s Church, Cranny on Sunday , 1 September 2019.

May the Lord continue to bless the family.

 

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Oran on his baptism day with his parents Fiona and Patrick and his sister zLeah.

We welcome Oran Patrick Cleary into the family of faith and congratulate his parents Fiona and Patrick, Erribul and his sister Leah. 

Oran was baptised in St Benedict’s Church, Coolmeen on Sunday, 25 August 2019,

May the Lord continue to bless the family.

 

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We welcome Arlo Henry into our  family of faith and congratulate his

Arlo Henry with his parents on his baptism day.

parents Sinéad and Ian.

Arlo was baptised in St Benedict’s Church, Coolmeen on Saturday, 15 June 2019.

May the Lord continue to bless the family

 

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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

Cranny Tidy Town Report 2019

We congratulate the Cranny  Tidy Town Group and the entire community on the excellent 2019 report.  Cranny was awarded an additional 8 points this year.  I

n their concluding comment the Judges stated:

‘Thank you for your ongoing work here in Cranny which you have been doing for an uninterrupted quarter of a century. Evidence of your care and attention are abundant in your lovely village.’

The full report may be found here Cranny 2019 Tidy Town Report

Weddings in 2019

We congratulate Linda McMahon, Clondrina, Cranny and Louis McNern, Killybegs, Co Donegal who celebrated the sacrament of marriage at St Mary’s Church, Crsnny on Saturday 28 September 2019.

May the Lord bless them as they live out in love the promises they made to each other.

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We congratulate Michael Hehir, Boloughera and Christine Conroy, Quin Road, Ennis, who celebrated the sacrament of marriage in the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul, Ennis on 6 July, 2019

May the Lord always be at the centre of their marriage and  their home.

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We congratulate Geraldine O’Connell, Coolmeen and Con O’Neill, Clonakility who celebrated the sacrament of marriage in St Benedict’s Church, Coolmeen on 22 June, 2019.

May the Lord bless Geraldine and Con as they live out in love the promises they made to each other this day.

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For weddings in 2018 and previous years please click here.

First Holy Communion and Confirmation

The Sacraments of First Holy Communion and Confirmation: We have arranged meetings of parents from the parishes of Kildysart, Coolmeen-Cranny and Labasheeda-Kilmurry McMahon, whose children are preparing to receive sacraments in 2020.

Both meetings will take place in the Community Centre, Kildysart and will be led by Ms Lauren King, Chaplain at St John Bosco Community College.

The meeting for the parents of children preparing for Confirmation will take place at 7pm on Tuesday 8 October, 2019.

The meeting for parents of children preparing for First Holy Communion will take place at 8.15 also on Tuesday, 8 October, 2019.

First Holy Communion for Coolmeen-Cranny parish will be celebrated in St Benedict’s Church, Coolmeen on Sunday, 10 May 2020 at 12noon

Confirmation will be celebrated  in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart on Saturday 6 June 2020 at 11am.

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 Tuesday, 4 February 2020 at 8pm to take place in the Parochial House, Coolmeen.

 

 

Rest in Peace – 2019

We pray for Margaret (Peggy) Harvey (née McMahon), Cooraclare and formerly Cranny who died on 4 September, 2019.

May the Lord grant her eternal rest and console her husband Murty, son Paddy, daughters Mary and Bridget, daughter in law Carmel Collins, sons in law Pat Talty and Stephen Browne, sisters in law, grandchildren Colm, Sean, Liam and Thea, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and all who loved her.

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We pray for Mrs Mary Williams (née O’Keeffe) who died in England on Sunday, 25 August 2019. Mary was a sister of Fr Jack O’Keeffe, RIP.

May the Lord grant her eternal rest and console her son Stephen, her brother Cronan and all who loved her.

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We pray for Margaret (Peggy) McElligott (née Spillane),  Tarbert, Co. Kerry who died on 1 August  2019.

We pray that the Lord may grant Peggy eternal rest and reunite her with her late husband Johnny. May the Lord console by her sons Michael and Gerard, her daughters Mary, Mairead, Kay (Cranny),  Martina, Angela and Jacqueline, brothers, sisters, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces and all who formed her circle of love and care.

Peggy will repose  at her home until Sunday afternoon and at St Mary’s Funeral Home, Tarbert, on Sunday from 4pm until 8pm. Peggy will arrive at St. Mary’s Church, Tarbert, on Monday for Requiem Mass at 11am.

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We pray for Patrick Breen late of Moyfadda who died recently in London.

May the Lord grant him eternal rest, console his sister Eileen Lynch and all who mourn him.

A months mind Mass will be celebrated for Patrick in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart on Sunday, 7 July at 10.30am.

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We pray for John Grogan late of Birrinfadda who died recently in New York, USA.k

May the Lord grant John eternal rest and console all who mourn him.

A months Mass will be offered for John in St Mary’s Church, Cranny on Saturday, 13 July at 8pm.

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We pray for Jai Fahr who died on 8 June, 2019.

Jai Fahr, RIP

Jai will repose at St Benedict’s Church, Coolmeen from 6pm to 7.30pm on Sunday, 16 June. Her funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, 17 June at 11am followed by cremation at Shannon Crematorium.

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

Jai’s  months mind Mass will be celebrated in St Benedict’s Church, Coolmeen on Thursday, 18 July at 8pm.

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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

Coolmeen-Cranny Financial Report 2018

The Coolmeen-Cranny Parish 2018 Accounts have been completed by our parish finance committee and our pastoral office secretary. The summary is as follows:

  • Opening balance (1 January, 2018):                 €110,940,71
  • Income during 2018:                                        €33,222.59
  • Expenditure during 2018:                                €24,610.07
  • Closing balance (31 Dec, 2018)                       €118,467.83

To access the detail of our 2018 parish accounts , please click here  Coolmeen-Cranny Parish Financial Summary 2018

We thank all the members of our parish for your very generous support for our parish. We are especially grateful to our parishioners who use the weekly collection envelopes and who take part in the tax refund scheme. This brings a substantial additional benefit to our parish, at no cost to our parishioners.

Our gratitude is also due to the members of our finance council for their diligent work in taking care of our parish finances. The members of our parish finance council are Antoinette Quinlivan (Chairperson), Des Murphy, Susan King and Catherine Corry.