17/04/2016 :: Fourth Sunday of Easter


Congratulations on your marriage

Congratulations to
Catherine Fahy, and Martin Lucas


Peter Quinn, and Mary Joy Amit

who were married recently.

Rest In Peace

Rest In Peace

We Pray for

Mary Lynch,
Ballinderreen, and,

Joe Keane,
Cartron, Kinvara,

Mary Linnane,

Paddy Donohue,

Dr. Peadar Joyce,


John Joe O’Dea,

who died recently.

Sincere sympathy to their families.

May they rest in peace.

First Holy Communion Dates

Ballinderreen Saturday 7th May at 11am
Northampton N.S. Saturday 14th May at 12noon
Doorus N.S. Saturday 21st at 11am
St. Joseph’s N.S. Saturday 28th at 11am

Anniversaries & Intentions
Please pray for the following for whom Mass will be offered
April 2016
Sat 16th 7pm
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
Mike & Mary Lynch, Ballybuck
John, Ellen & Sr. Rosario Donohue & deceased family members
Christina McCormack, [Anniv]
Mick O’Shaughnessy, Killina, [1st Anniv]
Sun 17th 10.30am
Willie Waits & Patrick Hall, Ballycleara, [Anniv]
Frank Quinn
Thomas & Nora Costello, [Anniv]
Martin Sweeney, [Anniv]
Sun 17th 9am
Bertie Kavanagh, [1st Anniv]
Tom & Nora Curtin, Ennis, [Anniv]
12 noon
Kinvara [St. Colman’s]
Paddy Bermingham, Main St., [3rd Anniv]
Tuesday 19th 7pm
Matthew Lyons, Drumacoo, 3rd [Anniv]
Mike & Mary Agnes Athy
Peter Coen & deceased Family members, Killeenavarra, [Anniv]
Wednesday 20th 9am
Teresa & Paddy O’Connor, Newtown, [Anniv]
Thursday 21st NO MASS
Friday 22nd NO MASS
Saturday 23rd 7pm
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
Gerry, Mary & Owen Fallon, [Anniv]
Sunday 24th 9am
Bridget O’Connor, [Anniv]
Sunday 24th 10.30am
Maura O’Sullivan, Kilcolgan, 1st [Anniv]
Vincent Lynch, [Anniv]
Patsy Fahy, Killeenaran, [Anniv]
Willie & Joe Murphy [Anniv], brothers of Doreen Quinn, Tyrone
12 noon
Kinvara [St. Colman’s]
Mary & Jimmy O’Donohue, Cappamore

Last Sunday’s Collection

Kinvara collection: €1,438.55

Ballinderreen: collection: €867.03

Thank you for this and also to those who returned their Easter Dues, your generosity is very much appreciated.

Darkness into Light – Kinvara

Morning of 7th May at 4.15am: Kinvara will host it’s second Darkness into Light 5k walk/run at 4.15am from St. Joseph’s N.S. In aid of Pieta House the Centre for prevention of suicide and self-harm.. Register at Colm Callanan FitClub, Kinvara 30th April 12noon to 2pm or anytime online at  www.pieta.ie. More details: dilkinvara@kinvara.com

Ballinderreen Parochial House

A committee is in place to review options in relation to the Ballinderreen Parochial House and possible development of a new car park area. This committee will provide an update to the parish in due course.

Holy Land Pilgrimage

Oct. 2nd—10th with Fr. Rob McNamara. Contact Veronica at 087-0639919 or Marian Pilgrimages at 01-8788159

Ballinderreen Tidy Towns Committee

Would like to thank all those who supported their recent table quiz and especially those who donated spot prizes.

Kinvara Area Defibrillator Project

E.G.M.: Kinvara Community Centre, Tue. 19th April, 8pm.
Please come along if you are interested in keeping public AED’s in the Kinvara area.

Open Day New Quay N. S.

Tue. April 26th at 8pm – 9:30pm. 
Parents & potential new students from Jr. Infants – 6th Class welcome. For further information visit www.newquayschool.com. Or contact 065-7078188 if you are unable to attend the Open Day to make arrangements for a tour of the school.

Kinvara locals – Road to Hope team.

There will be a church collection on the 23rd/24th April for those who wish to contribute. & a musical brunch on 17th April at Kinvara Community Centre (12noon to 2.30pm).
You can also contribute at https://chuffed.org/project/road-to-hope-april2016

Annual Cuckoo Fun Run

Sun. 1st May as part of Fleadh na gCuach. .

U6’s & U8’s Coaching Academy

for Juvenile Hurling & Camogie parents & players (accompanied) no experience required. Parents & coaches from all age groups welcome. 23rd April, 2.30pm, Astro Turf. Tutor, Gerry Spellman, Galway GAA. Queries to Bernard 083-4054753

Ceoltóirí an Doirín

End of year concert today, Sun.17th April at 6:30 pm, Community Centre. Music, dance, song, fun, refreshments. Friends & Family Welcome to this free event.

Limits off – run free

Motivational talk 18th of April Acorn Centre, Ballinderreen 8pm. Live a life free from stress, anxiety, financial concerns and health issues. Contact Marguerite on 0860356970. Donation €10 on the door.

Ballinderren Feels Good

Healthy Minds… Healthy Bodies… Healthy Clubs 
Ballinderreen GAA was recently selected as the only Galway club to take part in the GAA’s National Healthy Club Project. This project will enhance all current efforts to promote the health & wellbeing of GAA & Camogie Club members & the wider community. The projects includes events that will promote interaction between all age groups across the community. The launch of Ballinderreen Feels Good will take place at Lá na gClub, 8th May, Ballinderreen Pitch – Directly after Mass (More information on the day)

Kinvara Bay Sailing Club

Table Quiz: Fri. 22nd April at 8.30pm, The Merriman, €40 per table of 4. All funds raised will go towards the purchase of new club training boats. Contact 087 9069223.

Ballinderreen Lotto

No’s 6,14,17,27..No winner. One match 3 Paul Browne. This weeks jackpot is €2,900 and draw will take place in O’Donoghue’s Sat 16th

Kinvara Lotto

No’s 3,11,12,15.
No jackpot winner.
4 match 3’s Francie Byrne, Catherine Cronin, Robert Notley, Paddy Rossa, Ailbhe Barry.
Sellers prize Michael Roughan. Promoters prize Camogie pub squad. Next weeks Jackpot €3,200. Draw will take place in Fahy’s bar Nogra, Tue. 19th.
Young at Heart Social Club: Meeting this coming Monday 18th 2pm to 4 pm in the Pastoral Centre 

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.




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