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.      
       

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.

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.

 

 

Coolmeen Shared Anniv Mass 30 August 2020

The shared anniversary Mass in St Benedict’s Church, Coolmeen on 30 August 2020 was offered for Tim McMahon, Erribul, Michael & Phil Murphy, Clondrina, the deceased members of the Galvin families, Derrynashane and Newbridge, Mary Kate & Miko McNamara, Dereen.

You may view the Mass on the following links

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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