Baptisms in Coolmeen-Cranny in 2018

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We welcome Chloe Mae McMahon into our family of faith and congratulate her parents Deirdre and Enda.

Chloe was baptised in St Benedict’s Church, Coolmeen on Saturday, 15 December 2018.

May the Lord always bless the family.

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We welcome Jake Patrick Lucas into the family of faith and congratulate his parents Maurice and Niamh,  Birrinfadda.

Jake was baptised in St Mary’s Church, Cranny on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, 8 December, 2018.

May the Lord always bless the family.

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We welcome Emma Lily Quinn into the Christian family and congratulate her parents Sheila and Seamus, Boloughera. 

Emma was baptised in St Mary’s Church, Cranny on the first Sunday of Advent, 2 December 2018.

May the Lord always bless the family.

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We welcome Evan Michael O Sullivan into our family of faith and congratulate his parents Laura and John, Clondrina.

Evan was baptised in St Mary’s Church, Cranny on Saturday 13 October, 2018.

May the Lord always bless and protect the family.

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We welcome Jack Thomas Corry into the Christian family and congratulate his parents Thomas and Laura, Australia and Coolmeen.

Jack was baptised in St Benedict’s Church, Coolmeen on Saturday, 14 July 2018.

May the Lord continue to bless the family.

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We welcome Willa Lynette O’Dea into our family of faith and congratulate her parents Ellen and Kevin. Willa was baptised in St Mary’s Church Cranny on Saturday, 5 May, 2018.

May the Lord always bless the family and their home.

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We welcome Abbie Lynn Moloney into the Christian family and congratulate her parents Claire and Leon. Abbie was baptised in St Mary’s Church, Cranny on Sunday 28 January, 201

Many the Lord bless the family and their home.

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For baptisms in 2017 and previous years please click here

Feast of the Immaculate Conception – Saturday, 8 December

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Stained glass, St Mary’s Church, Cranny. 

Saturday  8 December is the feast of theImmaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

It is a Holy Day of Obligation and Mass for the feast will be celebrated in our pastoral area on:

  • Ballycorick- 7pm Friday
  • Cranny – 7pm Friday
  • Labasheeda-8pm Friday
  • Coolmeen – 9am, Saturday
  • Kildysart- 10.30am, Saturday
  • Lissycasey- 11am,  Saturday
  • Kilmurry McMahon – 11am, Saturday

The feast of the Immaculate Conception celebrates our belief that Mary was conceived without original sin so that she could become the mother of Christ, our saviour. This blessing gave Our Lady the grace she needed to enable her to say ‘yes’ to the invitation conveyed to her by the Angel Gabriel that she would give birth to Christ, the Son of God and son of Mary.

Today’s feast reminds us that the Lord always gives us the help and grace that we need in our lives so that we may overcome the challenges we face in life and embrace the opportunities

Retirement Function for Mrs Kathleen O’Connell

The community of Peadar Clancy Memorial School, Cranny gathered to thank and honour Mrs Kathleen O’Connell who has retired as Principal of the school.

Staff, students, parents, members of the school board, past pupils and members of our parish gathered to celebrate a Mass of thanksgiving in St Mary’s Church, Cranny on Thursday, 8 November 2018. Afterwards, a reception was held in the school during which tributes were paid to Kathleen for her generous contribution to our school and community.

We wish Kathleen together with her family every blessing in her retirement.

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Feast of All Saints – Thursday, 1 November 2018.

Thursday, 1 November is the feast of All Saints when we remember and celebrate all those who have gone before us in faith and are now with Our Lady and the Saints in paradise.

It is a Holy Day of obligation. The vigil Mass will be celebrated in St Mary’s Church, Cranny on Wednesday at 7pm and Mass for the feast will also be celebrated on Thursday in St Benedict’s Church, Coolmeen at 9am and in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart at 7pm.

November- Month of the Holy Souls

 

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Friday, 2 November is the feast of All Souls, when we remember our beloved dead.

Mass will be celebrated in St Mary’s Church, Cranny on that morning at 9.30am and in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart that evening at 7pm.

On Sunday, 4 November we will have a moment of prayer in the cemeteries in Kildysart and Coolmeen-Cranny parishes at the following times:

  • Kildysart cemetery: 11.30am;
    Kilfiddane cemetery: 12.15p;
    Cranny ceemetery: 12.45pm.

Our annual Masses for deceased parishioners and relatives  of parishioners will be celebrated in St Mary’s Church, Cranny on Saturday 17 November at 7pm and in St Benedict’s Church, Coolmeen on Sunday, 18 November at 9am. If you would like to have a deceased relative or friend included you are welcome to contact any member of the pastoral council or our pastoral area office (065 6832838 radharcpastoralarea@gmail.com).

 

Prayer by Cardinal Newman

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 las

Winter Mass Schedule in Radharc na nOileán Pastoral area

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Mass Schedule in Radharc na nOileán

From the weekend of 3-4 November, 2018 onwards the following schedule for the celebration of weekend Masses will apply in our cluster of parishes.

  • St Kieran’s Church, Labasheeda – Saturday (vigil Mass) 6pm
  • St Mary’s Church, Cranny – Saturday (Vigil Mass)      7pm 
  • Christ the King, Ballycorick – Saturday (Vigil Mass) 7pm
  • St Benedict’s Church, Coolmeen –  Sunday  9am
  • St Michael’s Church, Kildysart –  Sunday  10.30am
  • St Mary’s Church, Kilmurry McMahon – Sunday 11am
  • Our Lady of the Wayside, Lissycasey – Sunday 11am (from Sunday, 28 October)

Harvest Mass – St Mary’s Church, Cranny- Saturday 6 October, 2018


Our 2018 Harvest Mass will be celebrated in St Mary’s Church, Cranny on Saturday 6 October  at 8 pm. We look forward to welcoming Bishop Fintan Monahan to the parish as the celebrant of our 201’8 Harvest Mass.

This is an opportunity for the parish community of Coolmeen-Cranny to celebrate and thank God for the blessings we have received during 2018.

We thank the Lord for the couples who celebrated the sacrament of marriage, the children who were baptised and those who received the sacraments of First Holy Communion and Confirmation.

We also thank the Lord for the fruits of the earth: fruit, vegetables, hay, silage, turf and so much else. We also celebrate our achievements in sport, our festival and so many other community events.

Most of all we celebrate God’s love and goodness which we experience in His word and sacraments,  in the love and goodness of our brothers and sisters and in the wonder of creation.

Secretary for Pastoral Area

Restucturing of Diocese – July 2018

First Holy Communion – Sunday 13 May, 2018.

We congratulate the children together with their parents, teachers and families, who received their First Holy Communion in St Benedict’s  Church, Coolmeen on sunday, 13 May 2018.

May the Lord always be in their hearts to guide and protect them.

 

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