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.


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.



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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Sacraments of Initiation 2020

Due to the public health crisis the 2020 celebration of the sacraments of First Holy Communion and Confirmation had to be deferred. In consultation with the schools we have set the following target dates for the celebration of these sacraments.

We wish the children, their parents, families and teachers every blessing as they look forward to welcoming the Lord into their lives through the sacraments.

First Holy Communion Coolmeen Saturday 26 September
KilmurryMcMahon Saturday 26 September
Lissycasey Saturday 26 September
Ballynacally Saturday 26 September
Kildysart Saturday 3 October
Confirmation Kilmurry McMahon Saturday, 15 August
Cranny Saturday 22 August
Ballynacally Saturday, 19 September
Lissycasey Saturday, 12 September
Kildysart  Saturday 10 October


Cranny Cemetery Mass – 8pm Thursday, 2 July 2020

We will celebrate Mass in Cranny cemetery at 8pm on Thursday, 2 July. This is an opportunity for us to pray for all who are buried there and for our deceased parishioners, relatives and friends.

As we continue to care for each other by respecting social distance, you are Invited to stand at your family grave. Also, we should avoid gathering in groups as we enter or leave the cemetery.

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.

Them in His mercy may He give us a safe lodging,

and a holy rest and peace at the last.    Amen

John Henry Newsman (1801-1890)