Cross Church Clare Ireland        Kilbaha Church Clare Ireland


Kilballyowen Parish

Kilballyowen Parish includes the villages of Cross and Kilbaha. Above are the churches of Cross and Kilbaha.



Vigil Mass Saturday:    8pm Cross

Sunday Morning Mass:   11am in Kilbaha


Masses this week

Sat 22nd Cross 8pm Austin O’Farrell, Oughterard

Martin & Kathleen Austin, Oughterard

Sun 23rd Kilbah 11am

Tues 25th Cross 10am

Weds 26th Kilbaha 10am Anne Green & Ellen Gale Green Anniv

Thurs 27th Cross 10am                 (Adoration Cross 10.30am )

Fri 28th Cross 10am       

Sat 29th Cross 8pm John Troy, Kilballyowen

Sun 30th Kilbah 11am


Graveyard Collection: Thank you to all who contributed to this recent collection.


Sympathy: We pray for the happy repose of the soul of Helen O’Leary,Mullagh, mother of Bridget Hanrahan, Clahansavane, who died this week. May she rest in peace.


Mass on Radio Apologies for the breakdown in our Mass transmission from Cross church. We are waiting for technician to repair the transmitter. Hopefully it will be sorted this coming week.




East Africa Famine

Retiring Collection will be held at Masses next weekend to aid those affected by the extensive and devastating famine which is affecting huge areas of East Africa – Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan & Ethiopia – in all 24.4 million people are affected by this famine.

The required funds for this emergency response are €17.6 million – €5.6 million has already been secured but there is a €12million shortfall. Trocaire are delivering life-saving programmes but such is the level of need that these additional funds are urgently required in order to respond to the severity of the crisis. Your generous support would be much appreciated by all those affected by this awful disaster. THANK YOU.

THANK YOU: to all who helped make the celebrations of First Eucharist & Confirmation so joyous and special – to those who prepared the young people, the liturgies & churches; those who served refreshments and took part in liturgies in any way – readers, choir, musicians, servers, Eucharistic Ministers & all who attended the celebrations; to the young people & their families for their cooperation & support. TO EVERYONE, we send heartfelt thanks.




Kiltrellig Cemetery: Friday 4th August 2017 8pm




Diocesan Safeguarding Service requires ALL GROUPS using parish halls  to have their own insurance and safeguarding policy, and MUST apply for permission  to use the hall by completing an official diocesan application form (AVAILABLE FROM Parish Office) and submit this to Fr. Michael  BEFORE using the hall.

Safeguarding procedures are now very strict. The diocese has put these rules in place to protect children and all vulnerable people. We much appreciate your support and cooperation.


Autumn Pilgrimage to Lourdes: The Killaloe Diocese Autumn Pilgrimage to Lourdes leaves Shannon Airport on Sunday 1st October for five days , returning Friday 6th October.  €667 for flight and full board accommodation with three meals a day.  Limited availability and early booking advisable.  €10 discount for online booking to  Booking forms  also available from Fr Tom Ryan Pilgrimage Director  Shannon(061)- 364133



We are nearing the time when Kilballyowen Graveyard ground presently in use will be full. Therefore, we will shortly begin developing the ground in the old part of the graveyard. Clare County Council own this graveyard and have stipulated the following rules for area to be developed which we will have to abide by:

  • The newly developed ground cannot be used until the present ground is full.
  • Graves cannot be reserved.
  • Graves are allocated in strict order within the graveyard – we cannot choose our own preferred plot.
  • There will be a charge for graves – set by Clare County Council.
  • Borders to graves are not allowed – the graves will be grass with a small simple headstone (sizes are stipulated by the Council) and headstones are to be placed back to back (to enable easy maintenance of the graveyard)
  • No dumping, of any sort, will be allowed.



To prepare for the development of new ground we will be removing debris from the graveyard. There is a lot of unsightly debris and we ask that there is no longer any dumping of debris of any kind in the graveyard PLEASE – including flowers, grass, earth, stones etc, and anything used to develop graves. Clare County Council has notices displayed at the graveyard re dumping -anyone dumping debris is liable to prosecution by them. THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION.


Engaging with Adolescents – 1 year Certificate or 2 year Diploma in Spirituality accredited by St. Patrick’s College Maynooth: Are you a teacher, chaplain, parent, youth worker or just interested in young people, their general faith development, cultural and developmental aspects.  Check out for details. The Certificate course comprises 10 Saturdays plus 3 practical days between October & Easter.

The Shekinah course, which enables participants to facilitate school retreats, aims to bring the Gospel message to young people in a creative, fun, but reflective way. It has transferable skills to other areas of youth work and provides opportunities to reflect on your own faith and spirituality.


Eucharistic Ministers: The three week training programme for our Eucharistic Ministers has been completed. As part of our Masses this weekend we have a short commissioning rite. Those who will serve as Eucharistic ministers are, Kay Keating, Emer Lynch, Mary Naughton, Mary Shannon, Geraldine Moloney, Kathleen Lynch, Mary Blake, Mary Magner, Teresa Glendinning and Krystina Pomeroy. We thank them for taking on this ministry and pray that God will bless them always.


Thanks from: The organisers of the 19th Annual West Clare Mini Marathon to all walkers, runners, sponsors, stewards, bus drivers & everyone who supported this year’s event in any way.  All cards to be returned to  Cancer Centre in Kilkee as soon as possible. Thank you all sincerely for your continued commitment and dedication.



Gathering Mass Festival 2013   Gerry Haugh and some musicians gathering mass 2013   Window - KIlbaha Church Clare Ireland    Little Ark Mass Teampail 2013