21/02/2016 :: 2nd Sunday of Lent

Cermony of Light for Confirmation

Cermony of Light for Confirmation

Kinvara Parish—3 schools—Wed. 2nd March—7.30pm

Ballinderreen—Wed. 24th Feb.—7pm



Congratulations to :

Alison Moran, Ballinderreen and Oisin McCormack, Kinvara who were Baptised recently.

We welcome Oisin and Alison into the Christian Community

Rest In Peace

Rest In Peace

We Pray for

John O’Sullivan,
father of Ann Marie Meehan


Eileen Martyn,
wife of the late Michael Martyn, Mulrook
who died in New York during the week.

Sincere sympathy to their families.

May they rest in peace.

Anniversaries & Intentions
Please pray for the following for whom Mass will be offered
February 2016
Sat 20th 7pm
[St. Joseph’s]
People of the Parish.
Sun 21st 9am
People of the Parish
Sun 21st 10.30am
Mary Ann Gill, [Months Mind] & for her husband Tom [Anniversary] & Son Steven
Laura Shiels, Mulrook, [Anniversary]
Tom Sweeney, Toureen [Anniversary]
Jim Morrissey, [Anniversary]
[St. Colman’s]
Noel O’Shaughnessy, [Anniversary]
Michael O’Loughlin, Killeenavara
Mary & Jim Forde, Killeenavara / Killina
Special Intention
Tues 23rd 7pm
Eileen Martyn, wife of the late Michael Martyn, Mulrook who died in New York and was buried to. May she rest in peace.
Wed 24th 9am
Thurs 25th 10am
[St. Joseph’s]
Special Intention
Fri 26th 10am
[St. Joseph’s]
Special Intention
Sat 27th 7pm
[St. Joseph’s]
John Forde, Killina, 1st [Anniversary]
Tommy & Mai Forde, Killina & deceased family members
Sun 28th 9am
People of the Parish
Sun 28th 10.30am
People of the Parish
[St. Colman’s]
Bridget O’Halloran, [Months Mind]
Thomas & Mary Kelly & Paddy & Martin Kelly, Cappamore & deceased family members.
Gerry & Teresa Sweeney, Main St. [Anniversary]
Last Sunday’s Collection

Kinvara: €1,535
Ballinderreen: €600.58

A sincere ‘Thank you’ for your generosity and support.

Trocaire Boxes

are available at the Church doors.

St. Brigid of Kildare

Join us: for a beautiful sparkling evening of discussion about St. Brigid of Kildare. Tue. 23rd of Feb. 8pm, parish meeting room Kinvara. A donation of €10 at the door. All monies raised will go to APA charity to home and Educate homeless Orphaned Children In Ethiopia. For More details contact Marguerite Brady on 0860356970 

Ballinderreen Juvenile Hurling Club

Registration: 11.15 am to 12.30 pm Sun. Feb. 21st, Community Centre. All children who register on the day will receive a FREE SLIOTAR. Membership fees – €40 one child, €60 two children & €75 three children. Under 6 players (Born 2010/11) who will be registering for the first time will pay a fee of just €20 for the year.

Lenten Spiritual Programme 2016

Tuesdays at 7.30pm, Acorn Centre, Ballinderreen
(Tea & coffee served after Mass prior to sessions)
Feb 16th and 23rd
‘How do we see the resources of the earth?’‘Can we think differently about our relationship with nature?’
Mindful of current scientific knowledge and within the framework of Pope Francis’ recent Encyclical, which reminds us that all creation is a gift from God, we will explore the basic principles of the universe namely diversity, inner spirit and interconnectedness. How does a newer understanding of creation guide our relationships, our responsibilities and our spiritual life?
Sr. Phyllis Kilcoyne, Mercy Sister, scientist and spiritual explorer.


15th — 23rd February 2016
Weekday Times: 7.45 am 11.00 am 1.10 pm 3.30 pm 7.30 pm 9.00 pm
Sunday Times: 9.00 am 10.30 am 12.30 pm 4.30 pm 6.30 pm 8.00 pm


No’s 4,10,25,28.
No winner.
One match 3, Hillary Killoran.
This weeks jackpot is €7,500 and draw will take place in Rafterys Sat 20th

RNLI Fundraiser

Elaine Fahy is hosting the annual RNLI table quiz on election day Feb 26th at 8pm. This event has become a highlight of the year and we are looking forward to seeing friends old and new, for an evening of fun and laughter.

Young at heart social club

Next meeting this Monday 22nd,  2-4pm in Pastoral Centre Kinvara. Contact details Sharon 0879943539 & Ann 0879786217

Seamount College Celebrity Chef!

Seamount College Kinvara: are delighted to have Celebrity Chef Neven Maguire & an Artisan Food Fair on Wed. 9th  March in the Lady Gregory Hotel Gort.  Doors open 6.30pm. (Demonstration 8pm sharp). Tickets available from the School office (091 -637362) or the Parents Council.  

Care of Older People

Deirdre Vaughan, Registered Nurse & experienced Tutor in Care of Older People, will provide an evening of training in the Gort Resource Centre on Thur. Feb.18th, 7:00 – 9:00pm.  Training is Free for those who may like to become involved in our voluntary group which makes weekly social visits to Older People. Places are limited.  To book or find out more, please call Trish 091 630902/085 2022066 or drop into the Gort Resource Centre or email developmentworker@gortfrc.com

Kinvara Camogie club registration day

Sun. 21st Feb. at the clubhouse 12:30 to 2:00 pm. Membership fees, Single Child – €50, 2 Children – €80, 3 Children – €100 Adult Players – €60, Special price for junior infants – €30 Coaches/Officers €10, Social Members €5

Progressive 6’s Card Game

In aid of Kinvara GAA club, Maree Community Centre, Wed. 24th Feb. 9pm €1,000 in prizes! Adm. €10, spot prizes!

Ballinderreen Camogie Club

Fashion Show, Lady Gregory on Fri March 4th at 7:00pm. Wine & cheese reception on arrival followed by a fantastic range of childrens & adults clothes modelled by local stars!!Wide variety of pop up stalls open for business on the night. Details & Tickets—Laura Sheehan 085 789 3385.

Galway Diocesan 2016 Pilgrimage to Lourdes

01—06 July 2016—5 nights €699 pps.
Sick / Assisted & Special Needs Section: Special arrangements & accommodation provided €595 pp.
Bookings & enquiries to Joe Walsh Tours— 01-2410800 / 01-2410811

General Election Notice

Polling will be held in Ballinderreen Community Centre 26th Feb. from 7:00am to 10:00pm. Please share the revised venue among neighbours.

U6’s & U8’s Coaching Academy for Juvenile Hurling

for parents & players (accompanied). No hurling experience required. Sat. 27th Feb. 11.00am – 12.30pm Community Centre. Galway GAA.

Ballinderreen I.F.A. Tractor Spraying Course

will take place 19th & 26th April, Acorn Centre. Fee €120. To book call John—087-2720625

National Council Of The Blind Ireland

(NCBI) Charity Shop, The Square, Gort, urgently require your donations. We accept good quality clothing, bed linen, shoes, handbags and brick-a-brac. All donations greatly appreciated

Ballinderreen Community Centre Presents

Máirtín O’Connor, Brendan O’Regan & Guests, Saturday 5th March, 8.00pm. Adm. €15 (concession €12). Early booking advised on 085-1743916 or online at www.ballinderreen.com.




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