16/08/2015 :: 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Please pray for the following for whom Mass will be offered
Sat. 15th 7pm Mike Burke, Crushoa [Anniversary]
Peter & Anna Marie Kavanagh [Anniversary]
Dr. Frank Greene [Anniversary]
Sun. 16th 9am People of the Parish
12pm Cruinniu na mBad Mass at the Quayside, weather permitting!!
Bridget & Michael Brogan & deceased family members
Tony Moylan, who died in June
Enda McLoughlin [1st Anniversary]
Tue 18th 7pm Killeenavara Cemetery, weather permitting
Wed 19th 9am Ballinderreen
Thu 20th 10am John Joe O’Connor & Pa Casey & deceased family members
Fri 21st 7pm Mount Cross Cemetery, weather permitting!
Sat 22nd 7pm Michael Linnane, Caheravneen, [Months Mind]
Joe Leech, [Anniversary]
Sun 23rd 9am Michael Mahon, Geeha, [Anniversary]
Stephanie Scanlon, [Anniversary]
12pm People of the Parish
Last Sunday’s Collection

€1,735 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.

Cemetery Masses

Cemetery Masses as follows:
Killeenavara—Tuesday 18th August @ 7pm
Mount Cross—Friday 21st August @ 7pm
Foy’s Cemetery—Tuesday 1st September @ 7pm
Weather permitting!!

Something to Sing About

Something to Sing About, a global choir of cancer survivors, was founded in 2012. STSA promotes this by bringing cancer patients together, on a regular basis, to sing songs and have fun together.  STSA Group Meeting takes place G- Hotel Galway every Wed. Night at 7pm starting from Sept. If you are a cancer survivor or know of a family member or friend who is a cancer survivor and would like to join STSA, Please contact STSA head office, University Galway for more info: 091-893349 or 087-4310940. Check out our Facebook page STSA or our website page STSA.ie for more info.

Youth Choir

Youth Choir will be singing at 12 noon Mass in St. Colmans Church on Sun. 30th Aug.


A very special welcome to all visitors to Kinvara especially those here for Cruinniu na mBad. We hope that you have a very pleasant stay with us.

Leaving Cert

Congratulations to all students who received their results last Wednesday, we wish you the best over these days of waiting and decision making.

Making Decisions Prayer:

Lord, I turn to you for help,
that in your wisdom you might aid me in making the right decision.

I am unsure about what is best for me,
and at times I hesitate to pray for guidance,
not because I don’t believe,
but because I know that if I am honest with myself and with you,
I will be changed –
and that change unsettles me.

I am comfortable now,
and sometimes I am afraid of what you might be calling me to do.

Shake me from my comfort.

When I doubt my ability to choose what is right,
guide me in my discernment and point me
in the direction you want me to go.

When I turn to you,
I will always find the courage to choose faith,
the strength to choose hope,
the compassion to choose love.

I am not made or unmade by the things which happen to me but my reaction to them.

[St. John of the Cross]

The Irish Pilgrimage Trust

Thank you: for your support to The Irish Pilgrimage Trust The collection raised €433

Ballinderreen Playground

Sponsored Annual Eddy Island to Aran Pier Swim in aid of Ballinderreen Playground Sun. Aug. 30th from 11.30am onwards. Anybody interested in swimming please register by Wed 26th Aug. Contact Irene on 086-8261266 or emailmaguire.irene@gmail.com

Business Administration  Information Technology

Business Administration  Information Technology PLC Course Applications for Level 5 course starting in September  at St. Brigid’s Vocational School, Loughrea are now being taken. Information available at 091 841919/0877469038 email principal.stbrigidsvs@gretb.ie

Loop Hearing Aid System

Loop Hearing Aid System This system is now installed in St. Colman’s Church, Ballinderreen and in St. Colman’s Church, Kinvara. It will shortly be available in St. Joseph’s Church. It won’t however, 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.

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