24/06/2018 :: The Birthday of Saint John the Baptist



Congratulations to

Leanne Rose O’Shaughnessy

who was baptised recently.

We welcome Leanne Rose into our Christian Community


Drumacoo :: 8th July, at 4pm

Mount Cross :: Fri 13th July at 8pm

Doorus :: Fri 20th July at 8pm

Killina and Parkmore will alternate each year from next year.
For this year, those buried in Parkmore will be included in the Mass in Doorus, and those buried in Killina will be included in the Mass in Mount Cross.


Cemetery Mass 2017

Those we love don’t go away,
they walk beside us every day.
Unseen, unheard, but always near;
still loved, still missed and very dear.

Rest In Peace

Rest In Peace

We Pray for

Oliver Mahon, Gort, former Principal of Ballindereen N.S.,

Paddy Kavanagh, Roo Demense,


Richard F Reidy Jr., Tawnagh & Rockport, Mass. USA,

who died recently.

Sincere sympathy to their families.

May Richard, Paddy and Oliver Rest in Peace.

Anniversaries & Intentions
Please pray for the following for whom Mass will be offered
Saturday 23rd 7.00 p.m.
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
Carmel Donohue, Kinvara, [2nd Anniversary]
John & Mary Callanan, Caherglissane [Anniversary]
Paul Shaughnessy, Parkroe, [Months Mind]
Sunday 24th 9.00am
Bernard Jordan, Toureen East, [Months Mind]
Michael, Margaret & Christy Kearney [Anniversary] Maureen & Pat Duncan
Carmel Moriarity & Johnny Nee [Anniversary]
12 Noon
Kinvara [St. Colman’s]
Paddy Cooley, Mount Scribe, [3rd Anniversary]
Tuesday 26th 7pm
People of The Parish
Wednesday 27th 11.45
Blake Manor
Thursday 28th 10am
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
People of The Parish
Friday 29th 10am
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
Saturday 30th 7.00 p.m.
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
Sunday 1st 9.00am
Martin Shaughnessy [11th Anniversary] and deceased family members.
Dan & Bridget Fordham and all deceased members of the Fordham Family.
12 Noon
Kinvara [St. Colman’s]
Paddy Conole Tawnagh, Month’s Mind & his brother Sean’s [2nd Anniversary]
Richard Reidy US, who died recently. Burial of his ashes will take place after Mass.

Last Sunday’s Collection

Kinvara: € 1,105.14
Ballinderreen: € 570.45

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.

Fun Day

Don’t forget Family Fun Day today at GAA Grounds Ballinderreen rom 12pm to 3.00p.m.

World Meeting of Families collection

A national collection is being made to help fund the World Meeting of Families. Therefore, there will be a second collection at all Masses in Ballinderreen and Kinvara next weekend. For all information on the WMF, see www.worldmeeting2018.ie

Pope Francis at World Meeting of Families

Tickets for occasions with Pope Francis at World Meeting of Families: Tickets for Pope Francis’s Sunday morning visit to Knock and for Sunday 3pm Mass celebrated by the Pope in the Phoenix Park, Dublin (26th August) will become available on the World Meeting of Families website, www.worldmeeting2018.ie this Monday, 25th June. Later, we will see if there is an interest among those who obtain tickets for organising parish buses to either of these occasions.

The Esker Monastery

Family Fun day/ Dog Show will be held in the Monastery Grounds this Sunday 24th June commencing at 1.30pm. All welcome.

Altar Servers

Parents are reminded to please return the consent forms for your child serving, as these are required by the diocesan child safeguarding policy.

Mid-term Holy Land Pilgrimage

with Fr. Rob McNamara, October 26 to November 3, 2018.
Contact Anne on : 074 955 1438

June Retreat Days at Glenstal Abbey

Tuesday 26th – One Day Silent Retreat for Women.
Wednesday 27th – Annual one Day Retreat for Women (not silent).
Thursday 28th – Day Retreat for Men.

Reflect, relax and pray in the peaceful and beautiful surrounds of the Abbey. Guided by monks of the monastery, the day will include a number of talks, Mass, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Meals and Refreshment breaks are included. Cost €45. For more information; 061-621005 / events@glenstal.com

Mass on the radio

Kinvara FM broadcasts a recording of the Saturday evening Mass each Sunday at 11.55am. To tune in, go to the website www.kinvarafm.com


Trained and vetted volunteers required to set up a new group for the 2018 1st year class. Unless we get volunteers, we will be unable to accommodate another group. Contact Martina 087-9782543.

Icon Painting Workshop Knock

October 8th to 13th 2018, Alexian  Brothers Knock, theodoreicons@gmail.com

Kinvara Community Alert

Senior Alert Scheme Free monitored pendant alarm, installation and first year monitoring for over 65s. Contact
kinvaracommunityalert@gmail.com for more details.

BA (Hons) in Religious Studies

Applications are invited for this course at GMIT, commencing in September 2018 Programme Chair: Barry McMillan. For Further information: Email: barry.mcmillan@gmit.ie Tel: 091 742472

Ballinderreen Lotto

No’s 3,5,21,22..No winner. 2 lucky dips.. Oisin Burke & Mary & Jim Killeen..Jackpot €2,900 Draw in Raftery’s Sat 23rd.

Dates for your Diary for 2018



Northampton N.S.: Saturday 26th May

Positive Spirit


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.

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