27/12/2015 :: Feast of the Holy Family


CHRISTMAS WISHChristmas is one of the times of the year that we priests acknowledge the goodness and generosity of our Parishioners. I would like to say a sincere word of thanks for the kindness, support and encouragement that I have received throughout the year. I am blessed to have such an extraordinary number of people who are actively involved in the life of the Parishes in Ballinderreen and Kinvara. Your commitment, help and understanding towards me is fantastic and greatly appreciated. My thanks to all who help in a special way with the Sunday Liturgy, Readers, Altar Servers, Eucharistic ministers, Basket Collectors and Counters. To all involved in the decoration of our Churches and the individuals who enhance our Churches with floral displays throughout the year; to the various people who take responsibility for the Church sacristies, setting up for Mass and opening and closing the Churches. I acknowledge the work of the Pastoral Council, Parish Representatives, the volunteers for Eucharistic Adoration, the Church managers. I am conscious of the contribution our Teachers make in handing on the Faith; we acknowledge all the work and effort schools have put into Carol services and pageants in recent days. Thanks to all who serve on the Boards of Management of our Primary Schools. A special thanks to our Choirs, Cantors, to our Parish Secretary, Caretakers, Cleaners and the dozens of people who voluntarily help in making the Parishes of Kinvara and Ballinderreen such alive and welcoming communities in which to live. Finally, I would like to thank each and every one of you, from the bottom of my heart, for your love and friendship. Míle Buíochas and I wish you all a very peaceful and Happy Christmas.

Fr. David Cribbin, P. P.

Rest In Peace

Rest In Peace

We pray for

Mark Fordham, Kemsella, Ballinderreen

wwho was buried during the week.

Sincere sympathy to Mark’s family.

May he rest in peace.

Please pray for the following for whom Mass will be offered
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
Saturday 2nd 7pm St. Joseph’s Kinvara John & Katie Whelan, Carnmadra, [Anniversary]
Sunday 3rd 9am Doorus People of the Parish
10.30am Ballinderreen Mary Ann & Tom Quinn, Kilcolgan
12 noon St. Colman’s Kinvara Maria Patricia O’Shaughnessy Month’s mind (aunt of
Paddy Blackwell, Funshin Beg)
Last Sunday’s Collection

Ballinderreen: €1,083
Kinvara: €1,530

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.

Ballinderreen Lotto

No’s 11,15,20,29. No winner. 3 match 3’s, Noel Linnane, Eamon Fahy & Helen O’ Connor. This week’s jackpot is €6,700 & draw will take place Sat 26th in Rafterys. We wish you all a very Happy  Christmas and a prosperous New Year. Thank you all for your continued support its very much appreciated.
Ballinderreen  Hurling Club

Doorus National School

Have you heard the Annual Family Fundraising 5km fun run/walk is happening from Doorus National School this year on Sunday 10th January 2016.  Registration from the NS at 
12 noon, event starts at 1.30 p.m. with a cuppa and some goodies afterwards.  Adults €10, free entry for children. 
Organised by Run Kinvara and Kinvara GAA

In memory of Kinvara Company Irish Volunteers

Preparations are being made to erect a commemorative stone in memory of Kinvara Company Irish Volunteers to mark the centenary of the 1916 rising. Anyone wishing to join the committee can do so by contacting Eilis Kavanagh at 087-2778146.

Film Night

Don’t Forget: Our next film night, Tuesday 5th January, Acorn Centre!

The Christmas Day Swim

which was cancelled as a mark of respect to the Fordham Family will take place on New Years Day at 11.30am, Tarrea


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.

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.

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