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Parish Priest: Fr. Michael Finneran
Tel: (090) 96 42256 - Mobile: 087 2408483

The parish of Clontuskert is the oldest in the historic diocese of Clonfert. We are told that "South of and not far from the boundary of Kilclooney parish is the ruin of a monastery, the Augustinian Priory of Clontuskert. It was reputedly founded in the eighth century by Betan of Clontuskert, whose death is recorded in the Annals at AD 805AD."
The present church was built about the time of the great famine, and is a beautiful testament to the faith of the people of Clontuskert in difficult times.

 Patron of Church  
 Saturday Evening  Kiltormer 8.00p.m.
 Sunday  10.00a.m. Clontuskert
 11.30a.m. Laurencetown
 Weekdays  10.00a.m.
 First Fridays  7.00p.m Winter Time
 8.00p.m. Summer Time

From Address:


PARISH PRIEST: Rev. Michael J. Finneran, Parochial House, Clontuskert, Ballinasloe
Phone: 090 9642256 - Mobile: 087 2408483



Chairperson: Bernadette Dunne 090 96 42805

Secretary: Antoinette Stephenson 087 285 9167


• St Augustine’s N.S. 090 9643762
• St. Joseph’s College, Garbally Park, Ballinasloe 090 9642504
• Ardscoil Mhuire, Ballinalsoe 090 9642206/9643307


1st January – World Day of Peace (Friday)

6th January – Epiphany (Wednesday)

18th-25th January - Christian Unity Week

24th January - Beginning of Catholic Schools Week
nd February – Candlemas (Blessing of Candles)

3rd February – Blessing of Throats

10th February - Ash Wednesday
th February-26th March – Lent

11th February – Our Lady of Lourdes, World Day for the Sick. Anointing of Sick & Elderly

17th March - St. Patrick's Day
th March - Good Friday
27th March - Easter Sunday (Summer Time begins)
15th August - Assumption
1st November - All Saints
2nd November - Holy Souls

8th December - Immaculate Conception
25th December - Christmas Day




29th January – Beginning of Catholic Schools Week

11th Feb – World Day of Prayer for the Sick

Anointing of Sick & Elderly during 11.00am Mass

Lent – Ash Wednesday 1st March to Easter Sunday 16th April

26th March – Confirmation Sunday 11.00am

16th April – Dawn Mass 6.00am in Abbey

7th May – First Holy Communion Sunday 11.00am

14th May Pentecost Sunday

16th May – Feast of St. Brendan

29th May – Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock (Sunday)

4th June – Pentecost Sunday

18th June – Feast of Corpus Christi and Father’s Day

1st July – Feast of St. Oliver Plunkett

28th July – Cemetery Mass 9.00pm (Friday)

15th August – Assumption

23rd – 28th August – Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes

28th August – Feast of St. Augustine. Mass in Abbey at 7.00pm

29th October – Summer Time Ends

1st November – All Saints

2nd November – Holy Souls

3rd December – 1st Sunday of Advent

8th December – Immaculate Conception

25th December – Christmas Day



Sacrament of Reconciliation: Friday evenings during Holy Hour
Penitential Services: Before Easter and Christmas

Baptisms: Sunday at 11a.m.

Six months notice: Pre Marriage Course (Essential)
ACCORD Family Centre Ballinasloe.
No Sunday Weddings.

CURA: Athlone 090 64474272,
ACCORD Family Centre Ballinasloe, or Esker, Athenry 091 562558