Feast of the Baptism of the Lord – 10 January 2021.


Next Sunday, 10 January is the feast of Baptism of the Lord which recalls the baptism of Christ in the River Jordan at the beginning of his public ministry.


During our 11am Mass in Kildysart we will pray for the babies who were recently baptised in Coolmeen-Cranny parish together with their parents and families.


You can take part in the Mass through the Kildysart Facebook page or Kildysart parish webcam (kildysartparish.org). Unfortunately, due to problems with wifi it is not possible to livestream from Coolmeen or Cranny.

Weddings in 2020

Éimear and Robert on their wedding day.

We congratulate Éimear Greene, Moyralla, Coolmeen and Robert Shanley, Ennis who celebrated the sacrament of marriage at St Patrick’s Church, Fanore on 11 December, 2020.

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May the Lord bless them as they live out in love the promises they exchanged.

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We congratulate Marie Corry, Coolmeen & Niall Healy, Castlegar, County Galway, who celebrated the sacrament of marriage at Moycullen Parish Church on Thursday 31st December, 2020.

Marie ans Niall on their wedding day.

May the Lord bless them as they live out in love the promises they have exchanged.



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We congratulate Agnes Lucas, Cranny and Adrian Roche, Cork who celebrated the sacrament of marriage in St Mary’s Church, Cranny on Saturday 5 December 2020.

Agnes and Adrian on their wedding day.


May the Lord bless them as they live out in love the promises they exchanged.




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For weddings in 2019 and previous years please click below

Pastoral Office.

Due to the public health emergency our pastoral office will be closed to the public for the foreseeable future.
However, you may contact us by telephone (065 6832838) or e mail radharcpastoralarea@gmail.com from 9.30 to 13.30, Monday to Friday.

Feast of the Epiphany – 6 January 2021

Wednesday, 6 January is the Feast of the Epiphany which celebrates the visit of the Three Wise Men to the child Jesus and the revelation of the birth of the saviour to all people.


Mass for the feast will be celebrated in our pastoral area at the following times:
Ballycorick – 9.30am (105.9 FM);
Kilmurry McMahon – 11am (Facebook);
Lissycasey – 10am (webcam and 100 FM);
Kildysart- 7pm (webcam and Facebook).

Rest in Peace 2020.

We pray for Tara Marie McMahon (New York) who died on 27 December, 2020 at the age of 30, due to complications arising from surgery. 

Tara is the daughter of Maura McGee McMahon (NY) and Murty McMahon (RIP) from Cranny, and brother to Sean and Brian.  She will be missed by her many friends here in Ireland.

Tara McMahon, RIP

Tara’s funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, December 31st at 10:45 am at St. Elizabeth’s Church. 268 Wadsworth Ave, New York.

A months mind Mass will be celebrated in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart on January 24th, 2021. It may be viewed on the Kildysart parish webcam (link on http://www.kildysartparish.org)

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We pray for Anthony Keavey, Ballydineen who died on 19 December, 2020.

Tony Keavey, RIP

May the Lord grant him eternal rest and console his wife Mary, his children, grandchildren, brothers Paddy, Michael, and John, sisters Margaret, Joan, Bridget and Anna, extended family and all who loved him.

Tony was predeceased by his sisters Kathleen and Maureen. 

Tony’s funeral Mass (family only) will be celebrated on Tuesday, 22 December at 11am in St Mary’s Church, Cranny followed by burial in Cranny cemetery.

Tony’s months mind Mass will be celebrated in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart on Tuesday, 19 January at 7pm. People may join in the Mass by means of the Kildysart parish webcam (link on http://www.kildysartparish.org)

https://www.ipcamlive.com/kildysartchurch

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We pray for Joseph McMahon, Alyroe who died in England on 25 May, 2020.

Joseph McMahon


May the Lord grant him eternal rest and console his daughter Ita, his son Joe, his brothers Gerard and Pakie and all who loved him.

Mass will be offered for Joseph in St Benedict’s Church, Coolmeen on Wednesday, 16 December at 7pm.


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Martin Kelly, RIP

We pray for Martin Kelly, San Mateo, California and formerly of Tonlegee, Kildysart, Co. Clare who died on 7 November, 2020.

May the Lord grant Martin eternal rest and console his wife Teresa (née Sheedy) his family Raymond and Martina, brothers Michael (Tonlegee), Seán (Coolmeen), sisters-in-law Bridget & Bridie, son-in-law Darren, grandchildren Hannah, Catherine, Ronan and Domonic, and many nieces, nephews and friends and all who loved him.

Martin’s Requiem Mass will be celebrated in St. Matthew’s Catholic Church, San Mateo, California on Saturday, November 14th 2020.

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Tom Pender RIP

We pray for Tom Pender, Boloughera who died on 10 November, 2020.

Tom was predeceased by his parents Michael and Mary and his brother Michael.

May the Lord grant him eternal rest and console his brother Jack, his sister Mary Quinlivan, his sisters-in-law Mary and Margaret, his nieces Andrea, Bridgee, Mary, Patricia, Erin, Michelle and Suzanne, his nephew Michael, his grandnieces, grandnephews and all who loved him.

Tom’s funeral Mass (family only) will be celebrated in St Mary’s Church, Cranny at 11am on Friday followed by burial in Kilchreest.

Tom’s months mind Mass will be celebrated in St Mary’s Church, Cranny at 7pm on Saturday, 19 December.

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Michael Breen, RIP

We pray for Michael Breen, Newmarket-on-Fergus and previously of Moyfadda who died on 6 November, 2020.

Michael was predeceased by his sister Angela and brother Patrick.

May the Lord grant him eternal rest and console his wife Nuala, daughter Àine, son Conor, sisters Maura, Susan, Eileen and Ann, brothers-in-law, sister-in-law, nephews, nieces, friends and all who formed part of his circle of love and care.

Michael’s funeral Mass (family only) will be celebrated in Our Lady of the Rosary Church, Newmarket-On-Fergus, this Monday (9th November) at 12 noon followed by burial in Lemenagh cemetery.

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Sr Bridget, RIP

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 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, Ennisg 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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Baptisms in Coolmeen-Cranny in 2020

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We welcome Éila Mary McMahon into the family of faith and congratulate her parents, Helen and Seán, her sisters and brother Gortnafrehane.

Élia with her family on her baptism day.


Éila was baptised in St Benedict’s Church, Coolmeen on 19 December 2020.

May the Lord continue to bless and protect the family.


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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.

Christmas 2020

The Celebration of Christmas – The feast of the birth of Christ, Our Saviour.

We look forward to celebrating Christmas and enabling as many people as possible to welcome the Christ child into their hearts through the celebration of Christmas Mass.

However, people who are in any way vulnerable may prefer to join in Christmas Mass from their homes through webcam, parish radio, television etc.  Lissycasey and Kildysart Churches now have webcams which may be accessed through their parish websites.

Due to the need to keep each other safe the number of people in Church is limited in accordance with public health guidelines. We have greatly increased the number of Christmas Mass in our pastoral area. The parishes of Kildysart and Coolmeen-Cranny have decided to allocate tickets for Christmas Masses so as to avoid exceeding the number of people permitted and to keep everyone safe. The tickets will be distributed after weekend Masses and are also available from our pastoral office.

We pray that this Christmas will be a times of blessing for us all.

The times of Christmas Masses in Coolmeen-Cranny parish are given below:

St Benedict’s Church, Coolmeen6.30pmWednesday, 23 December
St Mary’s Church, Cranny8pm8pm – Wednesday, 23 December
St Mary’s Church, Cranny6pmThursday, 24 December
St Benedict’s Church, Coolmeen9.30amFriday, 25 December

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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 Wednesday 27 January   2021at 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