Service of Reconciliation and Confessions will take place on Sunday 17th December at 6.00pm.

Children’s Liturgy:  Families with young children (of all ages) are invited to a special telling of the Nativity Story by Fr. Stephen at the Crib in the church after 12 o’clock Mass on Sunday 17th December.  Children are encouraged to dress as a character from the story if they wish.  We would also love if the children could bring baby Jesus from their crib at home and Fr. Stephen will bless them.  There will be some special treats for the children on the day!

Christmas Eve Masses will be at 10.00am. & 9.00pm.  (There will be no 12 o’clock Mass).

Masses on Christmas Day will be at 10.00am. & 12 noon.  The 10 o’clock Mass will be broadcast on Mid West Radio.

Christmas visits to the sick and housebound will take place on Monday 18th December.

Confessions in the Community School on Tuesday 12th December and in Scoil Íosa on Wednesday 20th.

Mass on St. Stephen’s Day (Tuesday) will be at 12 o’clock instead of 10 o’clock.



Congratulations to the 29 children who received their First Holy Communion on Saturday 13th May 2017.  Thanks to their teachers Ms. Fitzmaurice and Ms. Flanagan for all their work in preparing the children for this important Sacrament.  Thanks also to Ms. Judge and Scoil Íosa choir for the beautiful music and singing.

Bridget Allen

Lukas Bacys

Klaudia Kozlowska

John William Burke

Gustas Lukosevicius

Emma Caulfield

Naomi McDonagh

Cillian Caulfield

Viktoria BalikNowak

Fionn Conlon

Ana Posaric

Tom Donnellan

Luka Posaric

Nicole Forde Allen

Brandon Sweeney

Amelia Gryczuk

Kamile Ziziunaite

Liam Hill

Aaron Jordan

Patryk Manke

Cristiano Manke

Eamon Óg Monaghan

Alana Mongan

Cian Moran

Ellen Murphy

Jack Nolan

Jamie Nolan

Jason Powers

Connor Reynolds


The new Parish Pastoral Council (PPC) was formally commissioned on Holy Thursday. The Council consists of a core group of 16 people and 5 sub-groups that will deal with specific matters of ministry in the parish, e.g. Outreach to the Elderly, Inclusion (ensuring that all the diverse elements of our parish feel included, e.g. people with special needs, members of our immigrant community and various ethnic groups), Communications, Youth, Eucharistic Adoration Renewal.
The PPC/Core Group is made up of representatives of the sub-groups & Fr Stephen.
Core Group: Kevin Henry (Chairman), Eileen Lynch (Vice Chairperson), Mary Grealy (Secretary), Mary Henry (Vice Secretary), Mike Byrne (PRO), Anne Lyons, Julia Kelly, Orla Phillips, Mary Mulrennan, Clare Higgins, Lydia Biesty, Eileen McDonagh, Frank Browne,
Willie Ryan, Orla Loftus Moran, Mike Griffin (Liaison with Parish Finance Committee).
Outreach to the Elderly: Clare Higgins (Group Leader), Lydia Biesty, Mary Grealy, Marion Regan, Laura Brogan.
Inclusion: Anne Lyons (Group Leader), Julia Kelly, Orla Phillips, Mary Henry, Laura Brogan, Kevin Henry, Marion Regan.
Communications: Frank Browne (Group Leader), Willie Ryan, Orla Loftus Moran, Mary Henry, Ruth Murphy, Mary Grealy.
Youth: Kevin Henry (Group Leader), Mary Mulrennan, Eileen Lynch, Frank Browne, Mary T. Griffin, Eileen Donnellan, Siobhan Conlon, Orla Phillips, Eileen Jordan, Clare Higgins, Ruth Murphy.
Eucharistic Adoration Renewal: Mike Byrne (Group Leader), Eileen McDonagh, Mary McGuire, Mary Waldron.


We congratulate the children who received the Sacrament of Confirmation on Wednesday  8th February.  We also congratulate their parents, families and teachers, and we thank all who helped in any way to prepare them for the Sacrament.

6th Class Ms. Byrne Clayton Nolan Ivan Iliev Austeja Armonaviciute
Pijus Bloze Eoin Ryan Viktoria Lavrovicova Nikita Cleary
Kian Burke Martynka Ubych Jason Lyons Roisín Conway
Ethan Cooke DarijusValciukas Martin McDonagh Isabelle Cox
Brendan Cullen VakarisVaitekus Michael Maughan Katelyn Coyne
Micheál Finn Richardson Mike Wiktor Kian Morley Annie McDonagh
Aoife Gill 5th/6th Cl.  Ms. Flatley Adam Noone Evan McNamara
Holly Gallagher Erica Byrne Maia Phillips Shannon Morgan
Lorna Higgins Daire Caulfield Tara Phillips Colm Rattigan
Kaitlyn Maughan Alicia Cleary Adam Walsh Ciara Reynolds
Patrick McDonagh Laura Dillon 5th Class  Mr. O’Brien Serena Squires
Brian McHugh Chloe Henry Kamile Aleksiunaite Katarina Strapkova
Shauna McNamara Isabelle Henry Laura May Allen Brian Sweeney
Igor Posoric

The 5th edition of the Parish Pastoral Council newsletter detailing church and parish events from January to June 2015 can be viewed on the link below. Ballyhaunis Pastoral Newsletter Vol5 PDF


The Meaning of Marriage newsletter Issue 2 – 22 March 2015

The Parish Pastoral Council newsletter below give details of church and parish events from July to December 2014.

Ballyhaunis Pastoral Newsletter Vol4

Sharing the Good News February 2015 Sharing the Good News – February 2015
The 3rd edition of the Parish Pastoral Council newsletter detailing church and parish events from January to June 2014 can be viewed below

Ballyhaunis Pastoral Newsletter Vol3 WEB