20/12/2015 :: 4th Sunday of Advent

My Wish

CHRISTMAS WISH I would like to wish each and everyone of you peace and happiness for Christmas and the coming year. A sincere thank you to all our helpers in the parish who have contributed so much to the church and community throughout the year.

Fr. David

Rest In Peace

Rest In Peace

We pray for

Bernie Winkle, Kinvara
and Patricia Manning, England & Doorus

who died recently.

May they rest in peace.

Please pray for the following for whom Mass will be offered
Sat 19th 7pm St. Joseph’s, Kinvara Tom McCormack [1st Anniversary]
Tom Burke, Moy [14th Anniversary]
Padraig & Kathleen Naughton & John & Bridget McInerney, Shanclough
Mary Kate Nolan, Moy [Anniversary]
Sun 20th 9am ,Doorus People of the Parish
10.30am, Ballinderreen Pete & Mary Quinn, Lower Ballinderreen
John Martyn, Mulrook [Anniversary]
12 noon. St. Colman’s, Kinvara Mattie Noone, Carnamadra [1st Anniversary]
John & Margaret McHugh, Leitrim, [Anniversary]
No Mass—Mon. Tue. Wed.
Christmas Eve & Christmas Day—See Christmas Schedule
Saturday 26th—7pm Kinvara Patrick & Mary Kate Nolan, [Anniversary]
Denis & Teresa Flannery, Dublin
Sunday 27th—9am Doorus Tomas, Peter & Paddy Mahon, Geeha, [Anniversary]
10.30am Ballinderreen Martin Joe O’Connor, [Anniversary]
12 noon. St. Colman’s Kinvara People of the Parish
No Mass week commencing 28th —Mon. Tue. Wed. Thurs.
January 2016
Friday 1st January—New Year’s Day Kinvara—10am
Last Sunday’s Collection

Ballinderreen: €668.64
8th December: €280.99
Kinvara: €1,757.15
Kinvara: €297.00

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.


Is finished for the Christmas break.


is now available on community council website http://kinvara.ie/tracht/

SVP Food Appeal

Each year the people of Ballinderreen show their generosity and empathy by their practical donations of food and household necessities to be distributed for Christmas by SVP. Please leave your donation of non perishable goods in the church or to the parish office by Monday 21st. Thank you.

Ballinderreen Juvenile Hurling Club

Christmas Party & Awards Night
Friday December 18th 5.45PM SHARP – 8pm in the Community Centre.
Special Guests include: Galway goalie & 2015 All-Star Colm Callanan
All parents and players are invited to attend our end of year celebrations. 
Get the holidays off to a great start!

A big “Thank You” …

…to Aodh Dalton & Kevin Hynes, NUI Galway for donating a projector to our community. This projector was used recently for the Film Night which was a great success. The next film night, Tuesday 5th January, Acorn Centre.

The Parish Office

will be closed from Wednesday 23rd December until Tuesday 5th January, inclusive!

Ballinderreen Community Centre

wish you a happy and holy Christmas and remind you that the final concert of the year will take place in the Community Centre on Wednesday 30th December at 8.00 pm with a bumper line-up of Seán Keane, Jim Rooney, Arty McGlynn, Nollaig Casey and Mick Daly, preceded by bluegrass duo Paul & Cian Mulligan. Tickets are selling fast. Booking on www.ballinderreen.com or ring 085 1743916.

Carol Service

5 p.m. Sunday December 20th, Ardrahan Church of Ireland. All welcome.

2016 Offertory Envelopes

will be distributed over the coming weeks.


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.

Loose change / coppers

A basket will be left at the front of the altar in all Churches at all Masses next weekend for your loose change / coppers, if you wish to contribute. All proceeds will go to St. Vincent de Paul & Trocaire.

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