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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.

Weddings in 2019

 

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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.

Rest in Peace – 2019

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

Summer Liturgical Celebrations 2019

Killfiddane

Summer Liturgical Celebrations: 2019

During the summer months we have outdoor celebrations of Mass in the various cemeteries and holy wells in Kildysart and Coolmeen parishes.

The locations, dates and times are as follows.

  • Friday, 28 June at 8pm, Cillin at Clondrina
  • Thursday , 4 July at 8pm, Cranny cemetery
  • Friday, 5 July at 8pm, Kildysart cemetery
  • Sunday, 14 July at 3pm – Pilgrimage to Canon Island
  • Friday, 9 August at 8pm, Kilfiddane cemetery
  • Thursday , 15 August at 8pm, Lacknashannagh Holy Well

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,

Patsy Normoyle,

John O’Connell,

Mary O’Connell,

Mary O’Dea,

and Marie Quinlivan..

The next meeting of our  pastoral council is scheduled for Wednesday, 11 September 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

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

First Holy Communion 2019

We congratulate our First Holy Communion class together with their parents, teachers, families and all who love and care for them.

The children received the Lord in Holy Communion for the first time on 25 May, 2019 in St Mary’s Church, Cranny.

Summer Liturgies 2019

Summer Liturgical Celebrations: 

During the summer months we will have outdoor celebrations of Mass in the various cemeteries and holy wells in Kildysart and Coolmeen parishes.

The locations, dates and times are as follows:

  • Clondrinia Cillin                             
      • 8pm Friday 28 June 2019
  • Kildysart Cemetery                         
      • 8pm Friday, 5 July 2019
  • Cranny Cemetery                           
      • 8pm Thursday, 4 July 2019
  • Canon Island                   
      • Boats depart Crovraghan Pier at 3pm on Sunday, 14 July 2019
  • Blessed Well at Lacknashannagh 
      • 8pm Thursday 5 August 2019
  • Kilfiddane Cemetery                     
      • 8pm Friday, 9 August 2019

Confirmation 2019

 

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We congratulate the young people from our parish who today received the Holy Spirit in Confirmation. May the Spirit find a dwelling place in the hearts of the young people, and in their families, homes, parents and all who form their circle of love and care.

We thank Bishop Fintan for leading the liturgy and Ms Cunningham for working with the families and parish to help the young people prepare for this important day.

Praying the Rosary during May

During May, the month of Our Lady, the rosary is prayed each Thursday  evening at 8pm at the various Marian Grotto in the parish. All welcome.

  • Thursday, 9 May at the Grotto in Coolmeen;
  • Thursday, 16 May at the Grotto in Shessive;
  • Thursday, 23 May at the Grotto at the Sixcrosses;
  • Thursday, 30 May at the Cillín in Clondrina.

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The Rosary helps us keep in mind certain principal events or mysteries in the history of our salvation, and to thank and praise God for them. There are twenty mysteries reflected upon in the Rosary, and these are divided into the five Joyful mysteries, the five Luminous mysteries,  the five Sorrowful mysteries, and the five Glorious mysteries. As suggested by the Pope John Paul, the Joyful mysteries are said on Monday and Saturday, the Luminous on Thursday, the Sorrowful on Tuesday and Friday, and the Glorious on Wednesday and Sunday.

The Joyful Mysteries

  1. The Annunciation: Mary learns that she has been chosen to be the mother of Jesus.
  2. The Visitation: Mary visits Elizabeth, who tells her that she will always be remembered.
  3. The Nativity: Jesus is born in a stable in Bethlehem.
  4. The Presentation:Mary and Joseph take the infant Jesus to the Temple to present him to God.
  5. The Finding of Jesus in the Temple: Jesus is found in the Temple discussing his faith with the teachers.

The Mysteries of Light

  1. The Baptism of Jesus in the Jordan: God proclaims that Jesus is his beloved Son.
  2. The Wedding Feast at Cana: At Mary’s request, Jesus performs his first miracle.
  3. The Proclamation of the Kingdom: Jesus calls all to conversion.
  4. The Transfiguration: Jesus is revealed in glory to Peter, James, and John.
  5. The Institution of the Eucharist: Jesus offers his Body and Blood at the Last Supper.

The Sorrowful Mysteries

  1. The Agony in the Garden: Jesus prays in the Garden of Gethsemane on the night before he dies.
  2. The Scourging at the Pillar: Jesus is lashed with whips.
  3. The Crowning With Thorns: Jesus is mocked and crowned with thorns.
  4. The Carrying of the Cross: Jesus carries the cross that will be used to crucify him.
  5. The Crucifixion: Jesus is nailed to the cross and dies.

The Glorious Mysteries

  1. The Resurrection: God the Father raises Jesus from the dead.
  2. The Ascension: Jesus returns to his Father in heaven.
  3. The Coming of the Holy Spirit: The Holy Spirit comes to bring new life.
  4. The Assumption of Mary: At the end of her life on earth, Mary is taken body and soul into heaven.
  5. The Coronation of Mary: Mary is crowned as Queen of Heaven and Earth.