Fr Martin Keane CSSp – Golden Jubilee

We look forward to celebrating the Golden Jubilee of his ordination to the priesthood with Fr Martin Keane CSSp at St Mary’s Church, Cranny on Saturday, 10 September at 8pm followed by refreshments at Tír na nÓg.
All welcome.
Ad multos annos.

Salesian Celebration – 11 September, 2022

Celebration of the Centenary of the Salesian Sisters in Ireland
Sunday, 11 September 2022

The Salesian Sisters arrived in Ireland in 1920. Their ministry was especially focused on the education and care of the young. The Sisters through their presence in Cahercon were a central part of our community for many decades and that friendship continues today.

To commemorate their centenary and celebrate the Sister’s contribution to our community, Bishop Fintan Monahan will preside at Mass in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart at 11am on Sunday, 11 September 2022. Many of the Sisters who lived in Cahercon will be present and there will be an opportunity after Mass to chat to the Sisters. Everyone, especially past pupils and friends of the Sisters, is welcome to attend the celebration.

In preparation for the centenary Mass, we hope to form a pastoral area choir drawn from all four parishes in Radharc na nOileán (Ballynacally-Lissycasey, Coolmeen-Cranny, Kildysart and Labasheeda-Kilmurry McMahon). Julianne Woods who was musical director for our Columban celebration in 2018, will once again direct the choir. Everyone, singers and instrumentalists alike, is most welcome to take part. A background in liturgical music is not required.

We propose meeting for rehearsals in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart on the following dates and times:

• Friday, 26 August 7.30pm- 9pm
• Saturday, 27 August 10am-11.30am
• Tuesday, 30 August 7.30pm- 9pm
• Saturday, 3 September 10am-11.30am
• Friday, 9 September 7.30pm- 9pm
• Saturday, 10 September 10am-11.30am

The suggested programme of Music for the Mass is:

• Processional- Faithful is the Lord composed by Liam Lawton

• St Patrick’s Mass setting composed by Liam Lawton

• Psalm 117 – Go out to All the World

• Offertory- Instrumental TBC

• Communion – The Last Supper composed by Bernard Sexton

• Sacrament Most Holy arr and verses composed by Ian Callinan

• Recessional- As I kneel before you

Mass – Clondrina Cillín – 29 July

Mass will be celebrated at the Cillin, Clondrina on Friday 29 July at 8pm.

All are welcome to come and pray for all who are buried there and for all the faithful departed.

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.

Cardinal Newman

Kilfiddane Cemetery Mass – 22 July

Our annual Mass in Kilfiddane cemetery will be celebrated on Friday, 22 July at 8pm.

We pray for those who been buried in this cemetery since our last celebration of Mass in Kilfiddane on 27 August 2021:

Mary O’Neill, who died on 3 September 2021;

Kathleen O’Connell who died on 28 February 2022;

Pat Clancy who died on 30 June 2022.

May they rest in peace

May he support us all the day long, till the shadows lengthen

And the evening comes

And the busy world is hushed

And the fever of life is over

And our work is done-

May he give us safe lodging

And a holy rest

And peace at the last.

Cranny Cemetery Mass – 23 June 2022

We will celebrate Mass in Cranny cemetery at 8pm on Thursday, 23 June. This is an opportunity for us to pray for all who are buried there and for our deceased parishioners, relatives and friends.

You are Invited to stand at your family grave while taking part in the celebration of Mass.


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

Parish Accounts 2021

Coolmee -Cranny 2021 Parish Accounts  are available below and on our Church notice board.

If any parishioner has a query you are very welcome to contact Fr Albert McDonnell or our pastoral office. We 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 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.

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

The key details of our income/expenditure for 2021 are as follows.

Income  2021€24,157.01
Expenses    2021€35,512.80
Shortfall in 2021€11,355.79

First Holy Communion – Confirmation 2022

We congratulate the children from Coolmeen and Cranny Primary schools who received Holy Communion for the first time today (28 May 2022) in St Mary’s Church, Cranny.

May the Lord continue to bless the children together with their parents, families, teachers and all who walk with them in faith.


We congratulate the young people from Coolmeen and Cranny primary schools who received the sacrament of confirmation in St Benedict’s Church, Coolmeen on 7 May 2022.
We thank and congratulate their parents and teachers and all who walk with our children along the journey of faith.
May the Holy Spirit guide and protect all who receive the sacrament of confirmation.

Feast of St Patrick 2022

Mass for the feast of St Patrick will be celebrated on Wednesday 16 March at 7pm in St Mary’s Church, Cranny and on Thursday, 17 March at 9.30am in St Benedict’s Church, Coolmeen.