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.



Saturday vigil Mass in Cross at 8pm

Sunday Morning Mass in Kilbaha at 11am



Sat 15th Cross 8pm Joan Lynch, recently deceased, and

Mai & Bradley Lynch, Kilclogher

Thomas & Kathleen C  onsidine, Rehy

Jim & Mary Colbert

Sun 16th Kilbaha 11am

Tues 18th Doonaha 10am

Weds 19th Kilbaha 10am

Thurs 20th Cross 10am

Fri 21st Carrigaholt 10am

Sat 22nd Cross 8pm Michael Honan Rehy Anniv

John & Margaret Honan Rehy Anniv

Angela & Jimmy Roche, Kilballyowen

Sun 23rd Kilbaha 11am


Sympathy: We pray for the happy repose of the soul of Bridget Keating, Clahansavane & Cavan who was buried during the week. May she rest in peace.


Novmber Liturgy of Remembrance: will be celebrated in Cross Church on Friday 2nd November at 7.30pm.



Masses will be celebrated as follows:

Tuesdays: Doonaha      Wednesdays: Kilbaha

Thursdays: Cross          Fridays: Carrigaholt

Funeral Masses will, as always, take precedence.


Sympathy: We pray for the happy repose of the soul of Mary (Maura) Nicholls, (nee Lynch, sister of Johanna Keane, Clahansavane), who died recently in Birmingham, England at 100 years of age. May she rest in peace.


Sunday Funerals in Cross Parish: A reminder that whenever funerals in the parish are to be celebrated on a Sunday the Funeral Mass will replace the Sunday Mass. When the Sunday Funeral is to be celebrated in Cross the Saturday Vigil Mass will be in Kilbaha Church. Where these changes occur and Masses have been booked you may either transfer your booked Mass to the alternate venue or change them to another date.


Meetings re-scheduled for parents of children who wish to receive the sacraments this coming year will be taking place in Fr. Michael’s house as follows:

First Holy Communion Parents: THIS Mon 17th Sept   7.30pm

Confirmation Parents: THIS Mon 17th Sept   8.30pm


Sunday Masses and Priests Holidays: When either Fr Michael or Fr. Gerry are on holidays there will be one Sunday Mass in Cross Parish , (Saturday Vigil Mass in Cross at 8pm), and one Mass in Carrigaholt Parish, (Sunday Mass in Carrigaholt at 10am). These changes are necessary as one priest will have to cover all weekend Masses in our new cluster of Cross, Carrigaholt, Kilkee & Doonbeg.


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






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