Ballycallan, Killaloe & Kilmanagh News

27th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C (2), 2nd October 2022

Pray For Our Deceased Loved Ones

Recently Deceased: Joe Ryan, Ballyhendricken (Sun 10:15)


Paddy & Kathleen Malone, Banse (Sat 6.30)

Ned & Kitty Cahill, Killaloe (Sun 9am)

Michael O’Brien, Shellumsrath

Anniversaries Next Weekend:

Ana Duricic, Knockeenbawn (Sat 6.30)

Maura Doheny, Balleven (Sun 10:15)


St. Michael’s Pattern

A good number of people turned out last Sunday evening for the St. Michael’s Pattern.  The cemetery is looking well after all the efforts from locals to tidy the cemetery and keep it maintained.  Special thanks to the following: Joe Brennan, Paddy Finn, Kieran Lynch, Lar McDonald and Bill Harrison

First Sacraments

Next year we will celebrate First Confession on Tuesday 7th March and First Holy Communion on the Saturday, 20th May.  Both will take place in Kilmanagh church


Ossory Pilgrimage to Rome

The Adult Faith Development in our diocese is planning a pilgrimage to the eternal city, from March 9th to 14th 2023.  Cost is €710pps.  See all the major sights of Rome and learn the rich history of our Church.  Booking (€300, non-refundable deposit required), contact Kieran & Laura Troy, 057 935 5050 or email


Liturgy Group

In the next few weeks, we will be resurrecting the Liturgy Group.  The liturgy group helps plan special occasion in our parish, as well as prepare the church for liturgy.  Anyone interested in joining, please let Fr. Liam know.


We will be taking a census of Mass  goers during the month of October.   This  will help make plans going forward.


First Friday

I will be making my First Friday calls to the sick and housebound  on Thursday and Friday of this week.  Thursday, Killaloe & Kilmanagh from 1.30pm on.  Ballycallan on Friday from 1.30pm on

If you know of anyone who would like be included on my list, please get them to contact me to arrange a visit.


Cathedral Draw

The first of the 2022-2023 Cathedral draws took place on Wednesday last.  We have one winner in the draw.  Congratulations to Seamus Grogan on winning the second prize.

You can still join the Cathedral draw as it takes place monthly.  I ask if you’re joining with me, please pay as much of the year up front as possible, it will save me having to track you down each month. 

The results of the Cathedral Draw were:

1st Prize, €2000, Maureen & Eilis Costello, Lisdowney

2nd Prize, €1000, Seamus Grogan, Ballycallan

3rd Prize, €500, Mary Murphy, Muckalee

4th Prize, €300, Kathleen McCoy, Windgap

5th Prize, €300, Fr. Jackie Robinson, Borris-in-Ossory

6th Prize, €200, Joe & Marie Tierney, St. Patrick’s

7th Prize, €200, Thomas & Helen Teehan, Castlecomer

8th Prize, €100, Paddy Holohan, Callan

9th Prize, €100, Redmond Haughey, Borris-in-Ossory

10th Prize, €100, Eugene Dillon, Castlecomer

Thanks to all in the parish who support the draw.  The money raised goes towards the renovation of the Cathedral.



As you know, we have the three areas of our parish covered by placing a defibrillator at Ballycallan Hall, Killaloe Church and Kilmanagh Church.  Two of these units are now due to be replaced and the third is in need of a service. This will be an expensive upgrade.

To help with the cost of this, we are planning a church door collection in the coming weeks to fund this project.  We will also be writing to various interested organisations about making a donation.

Gabriel Wall is heading this fundraising and overseeing the maintenance of the machines.  Do give him your support and we thank him for taking on this important role.  May we never need these machines.


Parish Finance Committee

The Parish Finance Committee will meet, Next Thursday at 8pm in the parish house.   All members are asked to attend if possible.


Prayer Service

Starting on Wednesday, 12th October, we will begin a holy hour of prayer in Kilmanagh church, starting at 7pm.  This will be a time for exposition, quiet prayer, scripture reflection and prayer of intercession.  All are welcome to attend.  The service will be broadcast via the webcam.