Baptism: Please call the Parish Office @ 061 368127


Confirmation 2021:   

Saturday 20th March @ 11am  for all schools in Our Lady of the Rosary church.


Eucharist and First Communion 2018

Ballycar   :  1st May 2021

Clonmoney : 8th May 2021

Scoil na Maighdine Mhuire: 22nd May 2021

Stonehall : 29th May 2021               


 Reconciliation (Confession)

At Easter and Christmas the parishes of Shannon and Newmarket come together for the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Also confessions are heard in the confession box in Newmarket Church during these seasons.  All the details are published on the newsletter the week before.


Housebound and Sacrament of the Sick

Every First Friday of the month, Fr Tom visits the housebound with Holy Communion. Lay Ministers of the Eucharist are also available to distribute Holy Communion to the sick on Sundays or in time of need. Many sick people also like to receive the sacrament of the sick and are strengthened and affirmed. If you are unable to attend Mass due to illness or frailty and would like to receive the sacraments in your home, please contact the Parish Office or Fr Tom



In order to allow time for preparation and necessary paperwork to be completed, it is essential that you give the parish a minimum of six months notice of your intention to get married.

In order to book your wedding, it is necessary to complete a booking form, which can be obtained from and should be returned to the Parish Office. If your details change after your initial booking, please inform us, in case we need to contact you. You should also complete a form if you are getting married in another parish or Church, especially if you need a priest from the parish you are resident in to be present. In order to avoid any disappointment, please do not book any hotel reception until you have confirmed your preferred date with the parish.

A priest from the parish you are resident in will normally officiate at your wedding (if they are available). If you have a friend or relative who is a priest or deacon whom you would like to officiate, let us know at the time of booking your wedding. They may need to obtain the appropriate authorisation from relevant Church and Civil authorities if they are not normally resident in the Diocese of Killaloe.


To be arranged with Fr Tom.

Months Mind/Anniversaries

If a family wishes to have a Month’s Mind/Anniversary Mass celebrated they should contact Fr Tom or the Parish Office.

House Blessing

If you would like to have your house blessed please contact Fr Tom.