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 17th Cross 8pm Patrick and Kathleen Hassett, Tullig

Seamus & Peg Maguire, Tullig

Flan Boland, Chicago (recently deceased)

Murt & Mary Hanrahan, Clahansavane

Mary & James Hanrahan, NewYork

Sun 18th Kilbaha 11am

Tues 20th Cross 10am

Weds 21st Kilbaha 10am

Thurs 22nd Cross 10am              (Adoration 10.30am )

Fri 23rd Cross 10am  

Sat 24th Cross 8pm

Sun 25th Kilbaha 11am Michael Bonfil, Kilbaha


Sympathy:We pray for the happy repose of the soul of Kitty Lynch, (wife of the late Miko Lynch, Cross) who died recently in Chicago. May she rest in peace.


Exam Students 2017: We pray for all who are sitting exams this week;

Leaving Cert: Aoife Hassett, Mark McQuaid, Laura Dunphy,

Eoin Hanrahan, Owen Lynch, Eoin Kelly, Kieran McNamara, Laura Gibson, Clare Fennell, Grace Keane, Cathal Blake

Junior Cert: Maeve Hanrahan, Mark Greehy, Keith Byrne, Niamh Blake, Ian Griffin, Ruth Ferguson, Daire Blake, Megan Gibson.

Loving God, help them to remember the things they have learned. Help them to remember well and think clearly. Help them not to be so nervous that they do themselves an injustice. Keep them calm and clear headed. Help them to try their hardest and do their very best. Amen


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.



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




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.



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.


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



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