Ballycallan, Killaloe & Kilmanagh News

Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B (I). 13th June 2021

Pray For Our Deceased Loved Ones

Recently Deceased: Patricia Lawlor, Castle Gardens. 

Kay Boyle (nee Lennon), Burtonport, Donegal


Paddy Walsh, Ballycuddihy (Sat. 6.30)

John & Kathleen Dunne, Kyleneskaugh (Sun 9am)

Fr. Tom Murphy, Ballydunne, 100th Birthday remembrance today.

Thomas & Anna Cody, and son William Cody, Kilbraghan (Mon 7pm)

Nicholas Murphy, Ballydunne (Thurs 7pm)



Until further notice, probably well into July, numbers at baptisms are limited to just 6 people.  Please note the days and times for baptism.  There has been a change to the Saturday times with the dropping of the 12noon slot.

A minimum of two weeks notice is required.


Mary’s Meals

The total collected from Fr. Kelly’s book is €1,590, a tremendous sum, and, when combined with recent proceeds from my own book, as well as donations given to me for Mary’s Meal’s at Easter, we are sending in excess of €2,000 to the project.

Mary’s Meals philosophy is simple: By providing a daily meal in a place of learning, they meet the immediate needs of hungry children and encourage them to go to school to gain an education that can, in the future, be their ladder out of poverty.  €18.30 is enough to feed a child for a whole school year.

Mary’s Meal’s is a non-denominational and non-governmental charity.


Naomh Aodhán Fundraiser

The annual scrap metal fundraiser for the community centre will take place 10/11July

All types of metal welcome and can be dropped at Bryan Harris’s farm yard.  Arrangements can be made to collect metal also.

Naomh Aodhán (formally the Old School) is the new community centre in Kilmanagh and now with Covid receding, work will commence in opening the centre in the very near future.


A reminder that face masks must be worn inside our churches during Masses.  This will continue, regardless of whether you are vaccinated or not.  New research shows that you can still spread the new strain of the virus even after inoculation.

For everyone’s sake, wear your mask.

Visiting the Sick

Even with the vaccine roll-out more or less complete among our senior parishioners, visiting the sick is still not permitted.  The problem lies with travelling from house-to-house and we mid-aged cohort aren't fully vaccinated.

I can however call if requested by a family so if you would like me to call, let me know.


June Collection For Priest

Sincere thanks to all who have, and will contribute the June collection for the support of the priest.  This is one of the six collections taken up each year from which I derive my income. 


 Booking Anniversary Masses

While it’s possible to book an anniversary Mass, we request that attendance by family members be kept to a minimum.  This is on account of limited numbers allowed at Mass.  They can, of course remain outside and listen on the outdoor speaker.



Kilmanagh church has a webcam fitted and Mass is broadcast every Saturday evening at 6.30pm.  Just log onto the parish website at and follow the link.  We recommended Google Chrome for the best experience.  If you are using a mobile phone with 3G or less you will encounter buffering problems.

Standing Order

For those who do not use the parish envelopes, those new to the parish, or for those who are regularly away, there is an option to contribute to your parish by direct debit.  Through online banking, use the details below:

Kilmanagh/Ballycallan Parish Donations


IBAN: IE49 AIBK 9330 9011 1635 35.

Thanks to all who contribute to parish funds and priest’s salary.


Irish Catholic

This weekly paper gives a wealth of information on what’s happening in the Catholic Church in Ireland, as well as the happenings around the country in many parishes. 

If you are interested in purchasing a weekly copy, contact Mary Egan the local promoter of the paper.