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.

Summer Liturgical Celebrations 2019


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

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.


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.

Holy Week and Easter in Radharc na nOileán

Summer Mass Schedule in Radharc na nOileán

Our summer Mass schedule begins on the weekend of 6-7 April, 2019. During summer time Mass will be celebrated in our four parishes at the following times.

Saturday vigil Masses:

      Labasheeda- 7pm

      Cranny- 8pm

      Ballycorick – 8pm

Sunday morning Masses:

      Coolmeen- 9am

      Kildysart – 10.30am

      Kilmurry McMahon – 11am

      Lissycasey- 11am

Ash Wednesday – 6 March 2019

Ash Wednesday:

Next Wednesday (6 March)is Ash Wednesday, the first day of the season of Lent.

It is a day of fast and abstinence. Mass including the blessing and distribution of ashes will be celebrated in St Mary’ Church, Cranny on Wednesday at 9.30am and in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart at 8pm.

Christ spent 40 days fasting in the desert, where he was tempted by Satan. Lent originated as a mirroring of this, fasting 40 days as preparation for Easter. Every Sunday is a commemoration of the Sunday of Christ’s resurrection and so as a feast day on which fasting was inappropriate.

Ash Wednesday derives its name from the practice of blessing ashes made from the palm branches blessed on the previous year’s Palm Sunday, and placing them on the foreheads of Christians to the accompaniment of the words “Repent, and believe in the Gospel” or “Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return”.

Killaloe Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes 25-30 June, 2019