18/03/2018 :: The 5th Sunday of Lent

Holy Week Liturgies


Rest In Peace

Rest In Peace

We Pray for

Tom Joe Connolly, Caherpeake,

Noel Barrett, Mountscribe,

Rita Farren,

(mother of Sean Farren, Killeenhugh),


Noreen O’Driscoll (née Curtin)

(sister of Bernie McInerney, Kinvara West)

who died recently.

Sincere sympathy to their families.

May Noreen, Rita, Noel and Tom Joe Rest In Peace.

Anniversaries & Intentions
Tuesday 27th Easter Penitential Service 7:30pm :: St. Colman’s Church, Gort.
Please pray for the following for whom Mass will be offered
Saturday 10th Vigil Mass 7.00pm
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
Betty Hanlon, [1st Anniversary]
Michael & Ethel McMahon & their daughters, Jullie & Ethel (Whelan)
John Joe Ryder, Cahercon [Anniversary]
Sunday 11th 9.00am
Joan Kavanagh, Mountscribe [Anniversary]
Bridie Linnane, Tarrea, Months Mind
Michael Joyce, Ballinderreen [4th Anniversary]
Anna Quinn, Ballinderreen [Anniversary]
Helena & John Murphy, Kiltiernan [Anniversary]
12.00 noon
Kinvara [St. Colman’s]
People of the Parish
Tuesday 13th 7pm
People of the Parish
Wednesday 14th 9am
Thursday 15th 10am
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
Friday 16th 10am
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
Friday St. Patrick’s Vigil Mass 7.00pm
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
Saturday 17th St. Patrick’s Day 9.00am
Peter & Lena Huban & Maureen & Bob Sharpe & deceased family member.
Saturday 17th St. Patrick’s Day 10.30am Family Mass
Pat Murphy, Caheradoo [Anniversary]
12.00 noon
Kinvara [St. Colman’s]
Vigil Mass 7.00pm
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
People of the Parish
Sunday 18th 9.00am
Sunday 18th 10.30am
Tom Joe Connolly, Caherpeake, Months Mind
Tom & Bridget Helebert & James Bendon, Caherpeake [Anniversary]
12.00 noon
Kinvara [St. Colman’s]

Last Sunday’s Collection

Ballinderreen: € 833.75

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.

Please Note

The parish office will be closed on Friday 16th March but will be open instead in Kinvara on Monday 12th March 9.30am –12.30pm.

Doorus First Communion

Welcome to the first Communion class of Doorus N.S. and their families, together for this Sunday’s Mass in Doorus.

Congratulations to

the boys & girls who were confirmed in Kinvara by Bishop Brendan Kelly on Friday. Cermony of Light for ConfirmationMay the fruits of the Holy Spirit be plentiful in your lives.

Pastoral Council Meeting

Tuesday 13th March at 7.30pm in the Acorn Centre.

Positive Spirit


Kinvara St. Patrick’s Day Parade

takes place next Saturday 17th March. All floats meet at top of Moy Road at 12.15pm, and walkers meet at Kinvara National School at 12.30pm. Parade starts at 1pm.

Kinvara Alive AGM

Sunday 25th March at 8pm, meeting room, Kinvara Community Centre. All welcome. If you would like to put your name forward to join the committee, please send an email to info@kinvaraalive.com or contact the secretary at 086-0841218.

Child Safeguarding

Mrs Ann Vesey has kindly agreed to become the Local Safeguarding Representative for Kinvara Parish. Our parish is committed to best practice in this area. Ann is currently sending forms to those involved in various ministries, and your cooperation in this process will be important.

Positive Spirit

Don't live your life regretting yesterday. Live your life so tomorrow you won't regret today.

A Cabaret Night

Sunday 18th March in Gills Bar & Restaurant, Athenry, with donations on the night to Galway Hospice and Athenry Cancer Care. The night will kick off at 7.30pm with live music by The Gold Diggers, Maeve Kilkelly & Cancer Care Choir, plus special guests. Refreshments will also be served on the night. Donations on the night to the two charities so please support. For more information, please contact Galway Hospice on 091 770868.

Mobile Information Service on Dementia

will visit The Square, Gort  (in front of O’Grady’s Bar) on Friday 16th March from 10am to 2pm to provide information and advice to the public about dementia and the services available in Co. Galway. You are welcome to call to the above venue to talk to us, ask questions and obtain information.

Keeping in Balance

Day Retreat for Lent : Sat. 24th March from 10:00am-4:00pm at the Jesuit Centre, 6 Ely Place, Sea Road, Galway. Cost €20. Info/Booking: jesuitcentregalway@gmail.com, 086 877 6537

Ballinderreen Lotto

No.’s 6, 15, 20, 32..No winner.. 2 lucky dips Shane Martyn & Tom Mullins. Jackpot €2,800 draw in O’Looney’s Sat 10th

Coat Mix Up

Were you at the Ballinderreen prize giving ball in the Claregalway Hotel on Saturday 17th February? Were you wearing a black faux fur coat? If so please check it to ensure that it’s yours as you may have taken the wrong coat by accident. If this is the case, please contact Catherine at the parish office 086-8577644 to arrange a swop!

Positive Spirit


Dates for your Diary for 2018




Ballinderreen N.S.: Tuesday, 20th March

Doorus N.S.:. Saturday 28th April
Ballinderreen N.S.: Saturday 5th May
St. Joseph’s N.S.: Saturday 19th May
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