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Kilballyowen Parish

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



Vigil Mass Saturday evening:    8pm Cross

Sunday Morning Mass:   10am in Kalbaha

Note Mass this Sunday 28th is at 10 am in Kilbaha

Masses this week

Sat 20th Kilbaha 8pm  Nan Gibson, Moneen 1St Anniv

Margaret & Martin Gibson Moneen.

Vincent O’Callaghan, Rehy

Thomas & Bridget Keane, Kilclogher

Sun 21st Cross 11am First Holy Communion

Weds 24th Kilbaha 10am

Thurs 25th Cross 10am

Fri 26th Cross 10am

Sat 27th Cross 8pm Sarah Cahill, Rehy, Months Mind

John Naughton, Fierd & David & Katy.

Jimmy Behan, Fierd & Michael & Bridget

Della & Owen Haley

Sun 28th Kilbaha10am  Nora & Peter Keniry, Ross

Please note that our weekend Mass schedule, times and place may vary between now and Sunday 4th June because of Sacramental celebrations in Cross and Carrigaholt. CHECK NEWSLETTER EACH WEEK.

Exam Liturgy: for students sitting exams, their friends, families & parishioners will take place on Monday 5th June.

Congratulations: to Cathal, DJ & Karly, who are receiving Eucharist for the first time this weekend. We pray God’s blessing on them always.


Sympathy: We pray for the happy repose of the soul of Nan Carmody, nee McInerney, Galway and Kilballyowen, (sister of the late Kitty Gibson RIP), who died last weekend. May she rest in peace.


It is necessary to make changes for the celebration of Confirmations/Holy Communions in our parish & Carrigaholt . The changes are as follows:

Next Saturday 20th 8pm  Kilbaha NOTE CHANGE NEXT W/KEND

Next Sunday 21st May 11am Cross

Sunday 28th May 10am Kilbaha

Saturday 3rd June 8pm Kilbaha

Sunday 4th June 11am Cross

THANK YOU for your understanding.



Killenaugh Children’s Cemetery: Thursday 15th June 8pm

Kilballyowen Graveyard: Friday 30th June 8pm

Kiltrellig Cemetery: Friday 4th August 2017 8pm


Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock:   The annual Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock this year will take place on Sunday 2nd July 2017.  For Bus transport please contact Noel O’Shea Kilkee, 087 2550155


Trocaire Collection: Thanks to all who contributed to this recent collection. Any outstanding contributions may also be handed in at your own convenience.



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.


Annual Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock: Sun 2nd July Details to be announced.


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.


Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes: leaves Shannon on Mon 26th June returning on Sat 1st July. Cost €692 per person sharing. €10 discount for online booking at  Booking forms can be obtained from: Joe Walsh Tours, 143 Lower Baggot Street, Dublin 2. Telephone: (01) 2410810.  A limited number of sick pilgrims will be accommodated in the Sanctuary of Lourdes at a cost of €595. Applications for sick pilgrims only to Fr. Tom Ryan, Pilgrimage Director, SS John & Paul Presbytery, Shannon, Co. Clare.  Telephone: (061) 364133.  Families or individuals often sponsor a family member, parents, or a friend with a visit to Lourdes. Sponsorship for sick people is always welcome.  For more details, see poster in Church porch and on the Killaloe Diocese

Diocesan Pilgrimage to Fatima and St. Anthony’s Shrine: THIS TRIP IS NOW FULL. The organisers wish to thank everyone who has supported the pilgrimage.


Dates for Sacramental Celebrations in the Parish 2017

First Holy Communion & Confirmation

First Holy Communion, Kilbaha Church:   Sunday 30th April

First Holy Communion Cross Church:       Sunday 21st May

Confirmation:    Cross Church:              Sunday 4th June


Cross Coffee Morning: at Naomh Eoin GAA Clubhouse, Weds 11am -1pm.Indoor activities. Call Family Resource Centre 065-9052173.

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