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Kilballyowen Parish

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



Saturday vigil Mass in Cross at 8pm

Sunday Morning Mass in Kilbaha at 11am



Sat 11th Cross 8pm Maura, Josie & John Roche, Kilclogher

Patrick Keating & Deceased Family, Lwr Fierd

Dennis & Patrick Cahil, Rehy

Sun 12th Kilbaha 11am

Tues 14th Cross 8pm Vigil Mass Feast of the Assumption

Weds 15th Kilbaha 10am Feast of the Assumption

Thurs 16th Cross 10am

Fri 17th Carrigaholt 10am

Sat 18th Cross 8pm

Sun 19th Kilbaha 11am Helen & Michael Bonfil, Kilbaha 1st Anniversary

Mary Bryce, nee Keane Kiltrellig and New York



Croke Park Family Festival Mass with Pope Francis: Sat evening 25th Aug: A very limited number of tickets are available through the parish office.  If you are interested in these free tickets please place your name and telephone number and the number of tickets for your family in an envelope and drop these details into Fr.Michael’s house by 12 noon on Tuesday next– 14th August.


Society of the Divine Word Appeal THANKS: all parishioners for your generous response toe appean Fr Pat Byrne made here last weekend. The amount donated was €1261.99. They are very appreciative.


Wed 15th: 6am Dawn Mass—Remembering our Dead

Thurs 16th: 3pm—Anointing of the Sick
Friday 17th: 7.30pm—Mass

Sat 18th: 10am Family Mass & Blessing of Children

Sunday 19th: Rosary & Benediction

Monday  20th: 7.30pm—Mass

Tuesday  21st: 7.30pm—Mass

Wednesday 22nd: 7.30pm—Mass

Thursday 23rd: 7.30pm—Mass



New Pastoral Area: The recent Diocesan Changes for the Killaloe Diocese came into effect from last weekend. These changes, together with new guidelines for Pastoral Ministry, will entail some significant changes over the coming months for all our parishes. A new Pastoral Area for the Peninsula sees the four parishes of Kilballyowen (Cross), Carrigaholt, Kilkee and Doonbeg now being administered by 2 Co-PPs – Fr. Michael Casey & Fr Gerry Kenny – with the assistance of Fr. Joe Haugh and Fr. Paddy Culligan. In the Autumn Parish Pastoral Councils will begin the work of planning to implement an effective pastoral support service to all parishes in our Pastoral Area. FUNERAL ARRANGEMENT DIRECTIVES: Priests responsible for funeral arrangements in new Pastoral Area are Fr. Michael and Fr. Gerry.


Killaloe Autumn Lourdes Pilgrimage: Sun 7th Oct – Fri 12th Oct €6

79 per person sharing (€10 discount for on-line bookings). Limited capacity so early booking advisable. Contact (01 2410810) or Fr Tom Ryan, Pilgrimage Director, Cathedral House, Station Rd, Ennis V95 HD7X (065 68240430


New Volunteer Ministries in the Killaloe Diocese

The Diocese of Killaloe is developing openings for two new lay volunteer ministries in the Diocese. Training programmes for the Ministry of Catechist and the Ministry of Pastoral Care will begin in the Autumn. These new ministries, open to women and men, will be of interest to those already involved or those wishing to be more involved in the life of their local Church community.  They will involve lay people working in side by side with priests in key ministries in parishes and pastoral areas. Brochures are available at the back of the Church or on the Diocesan Webpage. Further information and application forms can be found at


Prayer for World meeting of Families:  “God our Father, we are brothers and sisters in Jesus, your Son, One family, in the Spirit of your love. Bless us with the joy of love. Make us patient and kind, gentle and generous, welcoming to those in need. Help us to live your forgiveness and peace. Protect all families with your loving care, especially those for whom we now pray (n…) Increase our faith, strengthen our hope, keep us safe in your love, make us always grateful for the gift of life we share. This we ask, through Christ our Lord, Amen.




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