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.
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
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 (www.kilfidaneparish.com) 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.
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.