The Meaning of Marriage

Meaning of Marriage Newsletter Issue 5 19 April 2015

Vocations Sunday

iCatholic player

A new five part series on hearing and answering the call to Diocesan Priesthood – Called and Chosen – is being launched on the iCatholic player this Sunday. See or download the App for iPhones and iPads.

A Question of Faith

The following new episodes of ‘A Question of Faith’ are now available on the iCatholic player

What is the current situation for Vocations in Ireland?

Fr Ruairi O Domhnaill discusses his experience of a new confidence and interest around vocations to the diocesan priesthood.

What has the Church to say on the Marriage Referendum?

Eamonn Conway talking about the series of articles in The Irish Catholic on the same sex marriage debate

How is the Church now safeguarding children and caring for Survivors?

We hear about the on-going work of the National Board for Safeguarding Children, Towards Healing and Towards Peace.



Congratulations to :
Cadain Mullane,
Zack O’Donovan,
Blaithin O’Connell
Rosie O’Donnell
who were baptised recently.

26/04/2015 :: Fourth Sunday of Easter

We Pray for Michael O Shaughnessy, Killina, who died recently.
May he rest in Peace. Sincere sympathy to his family.

ANNIVERSARIES: Please pray for the following for whom Mass will be offered
Sat. Apr. 25th 7pm Ger Fallon [1st Anniversary]
Miko Moroney & Kathleen O’Donoghue [Anniversary]
Sun. Apr. 26th 9am People of the parish
12:00 Noon Christine McCormack, Kinvara West
Tue. Apr. 28th 7pm Ballinderreen
Wed. Apr. 29th 9am Ballinderreen
Thur. Apr. 30th 10am Peter & Kate Waters [Anniversary]
Fri. May 1st 10am Raymond Murray
Sat. May 2nd 7pm Miko Waites [Months Mind]
Ann Whelan [1st Anniversary]
Michael & Margaret McCormack, Parkroe and deceased family members of the Kavanagh family, Cloonasee
Deceased family members of the Connolly family, Dunguaire
Sun. May 3rd 9am People of the Parish
12:00 Noon Pa Whelan, Carnamadra
Last Sunday’s Collection

€1,045 A sincere ‘Thank you’ for your generosity and support. All the money collected in the weekend collections goes towards the maintenance and upkeep our Parish and Churches.


It would be appreciated if Trocaire Boxes could be returned as soon as possible.

Fleadh na gCuach/Cuckoo Walk/Run

Family Fun on Sun. 3rd May. 
Registration at 11am :: CommunityCentre.  

Children’s 2k Run 1pm
Prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd boy & girl.

At 2pm sharp 5k Walk/Run also with Medals 
Annual 10k Walk/Run with the Perpetual Trophy for 1st and an Inaugural Trophy for the 1st woman home.

Fun from 12 noon to 4 p.m. at the Community Centre
with Music/MC/Cake Sale and Hot Drinks Face Painting in the Marquee. 

All funds raised towards the Kinvara Community Children’s Centre.


Please return your Trocaire boxes as soon as possible.

Clare Garden Festival

Clare Garden Festival will be held in the Ennis Showgrounds  Sun. 26th April 11am-5pm. Further info on

‘The Pilgrim Soul’

A musical journey with Ireland’s best-loved poets 
will be performed by

Maeve Cairney, soprano &
Fiona Corless, mezzo soprano in 
St. Joseph’s Church, Kinvara at 
8.30 p.m. on Fri. May 1st.

This concert is part of Fleadh na gCuach and is free with a retiring collection being taken in aid of Seoda, the special education unit for children with autism in Kinvara.

St. Therese

St. Therese National Day—Monday 4th May, Basilica of Our Lady, Knock Shrine Co. Mayo.

Summer School in Kinvara

We are running a summer school in St. Joseph’s National School for two weeks. We are looking for host families for the students and would really appreciate any help in making contact with families in the Kinvara area. Contact Muireann Neylon, Clare Language Centre

Collection for clerical Students

Annual Church Collection for clerical Students will be held at all masses this weekend. This collection is important to provide the resources necessary to educate students from the Diocese who are studying for the priesthood. At present there are five men in formation. Your support for this collection is very much appreciated.

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