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St. John's Parish

The foundation stone for St John's Church was laid in 1893. The church was offically opened on 2 August 1896.

St. John's was the name given to the whole Sligo Church area and this is the only church which kept the orignial Titular name "St. John's". The church was commenced by the late Most Rev. Bishop of Elphin, Dr.Gillooly. He was concerned at the long distances local people had to travel to church.

The church was built in Gothic style. The builder was Mr. John Clarence of Ballisodare. The stained glass windows were presented by parishioners.

Funds were liberally given by the late Peter O'Connor of Kevinsfort House. The people of the division of the Parish and Sligo town also contributed generously.

Most Rev. Dr. Clancy, Bishop of Elphin at the time officated at the opening. After the blessing, High Mass was celebrated by Rev. Father Harte assisted by Rev. Father McManus and Rev. Father Geraghty.

The Cathedral Choir conducted by Mr. Delaney provided a selection of music. Most Rev. Dr.Healy, Co-adjutor Bishop of Clonfert, preached the dedication sermon.

The interior of St. John's Church was badly damaged by fire on 8 December 1993. Consequently, it was completely refurbished and re-decorated. The original Tabernacle and Stations of the Cross still remain. The church was re-opened at Easter, 1995. It now stands as one of the most beautiful churches in the diocese.

St Johns Church Sligo

Carraroe Church

Welcome to St. John's Parish, Carraroe, Co. Sligo

Weekly Newsletter

Weekly Newsletter For the latest news from St. John's Parish check out the weekly newletter available from the back and side porch after mass. It's also available online at the link below.

Garland Celebrations 2014

Theme: Faith in A Modern World

Friday 25th July:  In Carraroe Church in honour of the Holy Well
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament with guided prayers and reflections
7:00 PM Mass in celebration of the Holy Well
Saturday 26th July:  At the Holy Well
7:30 PM Evening Mass - Honouring our Sacred Soil
Sunday 27th July:  At the Holy Well
6:00 AM Dawn Mass - Pilgrimage in Prayer
10:00 AM Morning Mass - Come and See
12:00 Noon Mass with Prayers for Healing and Anointing of the Sick

Parish History Book

St John's Parish Through The Years!

If you have any old pictures of Tobernalt or sites from around St. John's Parish we would love to hear from you. We would also be interested to hear any stories that you have of events throughout the years in the parish. Please email us at carraroe@holywellsligo.com

The Year Of Faith 2013


We are now entering the Year of the Priest. This time is set aside to reflect on the gift of the priesthood. It is a time to give thanks for the Sacrament of priesthood and to remember the gift of the Mass, the distribution of the Sacraments and all of the other quiet duties that take place in our community because of the priesthoo

This year is an "invitation to an authentic renewed conversion to the Lord, the one Saviour of the world".

This year aims to inspire in all believers, "the aspiration to profess the faith in fullness and with renewed conviction, with confidence and hope. It will also be a good opportunity to intensify the celebration of the faith in liturgy, especially in the Eucharist which is the summit towards which the activity of the church is directed ... and also the source from which all of its power flows


Church Radio


All Masses and Holy Hours are celebrated in Carraroe Church are available to the sick and Housebound by tuning in locally to 107FM. No special radio or extras is needed. Just tune your radio to 107FM before the Mass. Some religious music, reflections and prayers will also be broadcast from time to time

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Tobernalt Holy Well

The Rosary

The Holy Well is a wonderful place to visit during the New Year period and meditate on the Mysteries of the most Holy Rosary.

Tobernalt Holy Well Sligo

For more details on Tobernalt, please click on the link below




Its that time of year! Want to Lend a Helping Hand?

Carraroe Church Volunteers

If you would like to become involved in any aspect of our parish life, please contact Fr. Jim on 071-9162136 or call into the Presbytery or Sacristy after Mass.

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