20/05/2018 :: Pentecost




Congratulations to

Eibhlin Kelly, Kinvara

Fionn O’Sullivan, Ballybuck

who were baptised recently.

We welcome Fionn and Eibhlin into our Christian Community

First Communion

CommunionCongratulations to the 42 pupils of St Joseph’s NS, Kinvara who received their First Holy Communion on Saturday.

Best wishes to the second class pupils of Northampton N.S. who will receive First Communion next Saturday, 26th May in St Joseph’s Church, Kinvara at 11.00am.

May your friendship with our Lord Jesus always bring you joy.

Receiving Holy Communion

For those of you who need to receive Communion from your seat, please sit on the outside of the pew and indicate to the Eucharistic Minister.

May Outdoor Mass


Rest In Peace

Rest In Peace

We Pray for

Pauline O’Rourke, Dublin,

mother of Ailbhe Brown, Castle View


Padraic Hogan, Australia,

brother of Dave Hogan, Kinvara

who died recently.

Sincere sympathy to their families.

May Padraic and Pauline Rest in Peace.

Anniversaries & Intentions
Please pray for the following for whom Mass will be offered
Saturday 19th 7pm
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
P.J., Mary & Mick Burke, Killina [Anniversary]
Pakie & Maureen Flaherty, Killina [Anniversary]
Kathleen & Joseph Merrigan [Anniversary]
Sunday 20th 9.00am
People of the Parish
Ann & John Joe Jordan & Martin Sweeney, Toureen [Anniversary]
Kate, Fergus & Johnny Gill, Lisheeneenaun [Anniversary]
12 Noon
Kinvara [St. Colman’s]
Johnny Wynne, Killina [Months Mind] & burial of Johnny’s ashes in Mount Cross Cemetery afterwards.
Tom, Stephen & Margaret Donohue, Gortnaclough [Anniversary]
Eileen Sullivan, Kinvara West [Anniversary] & deceased family members
Tuesday 22nd 7pm
Outdoor Mass at Blake Manor
Maureen & Edward Larkin, Toureen [Anniversary]
Wednesday 23rd 9am
People of the Parish
Thursday 24th 10am
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
Special Intention
Friday 25th 10am
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
Saturday 26th 7pm Vigil Mass
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
Paddy & Patricia Madden, Moy [Anniversary]
Michael John Fahy, Moy [Anniversary]
Patricia & Paddy Madden, Moy [Anniversary]
Sunday 27th 9.00am
People of the Parish
12 Noon
Kinvara [St. Colman’s]
John & Mary Noone, Carnamadra [Anniversary] & deceased family members.
Paddy Kilkelly, Crushoa [Anniversary]

Last Sunday’s Collection

Ballinderreen: € 971.92
Kinvara: € 1,099.58

A sincere ‘Thank you’ for your kindness, generosity and support.

All the money collected in the weekend collections goes towards the maintenance and upkeep our Parish and Churches.

May Outdoor Mass

Blake Manor, Tuesday May 22nd at 7pm.

Prayer for the protection of the unborn

This Thursday, 24th May, the day before the referendum, the intention for the Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in St Joseph’s Church, Kinvara (side chapel) will be for the protection of the unborn and that the Irish people may be inspired to vote no to the referendum proposal. Adoration will begin as usual after the 10am Mass, but will continue until 12 midnight.

Singing at World Meeting of Families

Singers from western diocese are invited to take part in the Mass on the afternoon of Thursday 23rd August. The normal daily fee of €38 for participation in the Meeting is waived for all those singing in the choir. All taking part must undergo Garda vetting. Two rehearsals will be held at a diocesan level in June, with a bigger rehearsal in July. Singers will be needed at about 12:00 noon in the RDS, and the Mass begins at 4:30pm. Contact Mr Ray O’Donnell, Cathedral Director of Sacred Music music@galwaycathedral.ie or 087 2241365.

22nd Annual Children’s Remembrance Day Mass

Sunday 27th May at 2.30pm in the Sacred Heart Church, Westside. Contact Margaret 085 8214443 or Mary 086 3483694

Kinvara Alive

The unveiling and blessing of a plaque on the bench near the tree of hope in the park in front of St Joseph’s Church will take place after next Saturday evening’s 7pm Vigil Mass. Kinvara Alive raises awareness about wellbeing and mental health in the community. It provides information about the confidential supports and resources available. For information on Kinvara Alive, see website www.kinvaraalive.com

Ballinderreen Polling Station

The Ballinderreen venue for polling in the upcoming referendum on the Eighth Amendment will be Ballinderreen Community Centre, next Friday, May 25th between 7:00am and 10:00pm

Cash for Clobber Feile Fundraiser

Ballinderreen U14 Camogie Club are collecting used or unwanted clothes, shoes (pairs only), handbags, hats, scarves, bed linen and curtains. Pillows and duvets cannot be recycled for hygiene reasons. These can be put in any bag and collection times are as follows: Drop off at Community Centre at 6.30pm on Tues 22nd May, Thurs 24th May, Fri 25th May or Sun 27th May at 11.15am.

Young at Heart

Last meeting on Monday 21st May at 1pm. Looking forward to seeing you all there.

Kinvara Community Alert Meeting

Wednesday 30th May at 9pm in the Pastoral Centre Meeting Room. Information will be provided for Kinvara text alert and free seniors alert scheme alarm monitor.

Congratulations to

Ballinderreen Under 14 hurling team who will play in the county final in Athenry at 6pm this Sunday (20th).
All support greatly appreciated!

Film screening

The Silver Branch, a film based in the Burren by Katrina Costello, starring Patrick McCormack, will be screened in Kinvara Community Centre this Sunday, 20th May at 6pm.

Galway Rural Development and Galway and Roscommon Education and Training Board

Are jointly presenting  “Make the Link”, a series of education, training and employment events in County Galway. Meet all the education and employment agencies gathered together in one venue. Advice and information will be there to help you progress into further training or employment. Tuesday 29th May in the Lady Gregory Hotel, Gort

Ballinderreen Lotto

No’s 4,5,9,28.. No winner.. 3 match 3’s.. Aine Feeney, Mona Gill & PJ O’Sullivan. Jackpot €3,800 draw will take place in O’Looney’s, Saturday 19th.

Dates for your Diary for 2018



Northampton N.S.: Saturday 26th May

Positive Spirit

Be Careful with your Words: Once they are said, they can only be Forgiven, not Forgotten

Ministers of the Word

Ministers of the Word Needed

Coeliac Hosts

Please indicate to Priest or Minister of Holy Communion as you receive.

Car Parking in Ballinderreen Church grounds

Please do not block the exits in the Church Car Park

Loop Hearing Aid System

loopThis system is now installed in St. Colman’s Church, Ballinderreen, St. Colman’s Church, Kinvara and St. Joseph’s Church, Kinvara. However, this system will not be available in St. Kieran’s Church, Doorus as the Church is too small for it to be effective.

In order to avail of this facility please switch your Hearing Aid to the ‘T’ position.

Induction loop systems are invaluable in assisting hearing aid users to understand spoken language, particularly in situations where there is background noise. Hopefully, this will be of great benefit to all hearing aid users.

Notices for the Parish Newsletter

The deadline for notices for the Parish Newsletter is 12 noon on Thursday. Please try to keep them as brief as possible. Unfortunately notices of a commercial nature cannot be included in the Newsletter.


Please walk up on the right and down on the left to ease congestion

Parking, St. Colman’s Church Kinvara

For Health & Safety reasons, please do not park along the wall to the left hand side of the barrier. Thank You.

Please Note

Church gate collections are to be taken up after Mass.

Parish Office

Parish Office Opening Hours:

Tuesday & Wednesday Ballinderreen 9.30am—12.30pm
Thursday & Friday Kinvara 9.30am—12.30pm

Phone no. 086-8577644

The Online Resource for Kinvara & Ballinderreen Parishoners