07/02/2016 :: Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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 :

Katie Hennessey, Ballinderreen and Nikola Keogh,Kinvara who were Baptised recently.

We welcome Katie and Nikola into the Christian Community

Rest In Peace

Rest In Peace

We Pray for

Bridget O’Halloran,
Carrowculleen, Kinvara,


Joe O’Rourke,
father of Alva Browne, Kinvara,

who died recently.

Sincere sympathy to their families.

May they rest in peace.




Please pray for the following for whom Mass will be offered
February 2016
Saturday 6th 7pm
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
Colm Corlesss, 1st [Anniversary]
Molly & Jack Quinn, Moy, [Anniversary]
Paddy, Tom & Gerry Donohue, [Anniversary]
Angela Scarry, [Anniversary]
Sunday 7th—9am
People of the Parish
Sunday 7th 10.30am
Bertie Flannery, [Anniversary]
Thomas Shiels, Killeenhugh, [Anniversary]
Finbarr Dwyer, [Anniversary]
12 noon
Kinvara [St. Colman’s]
Deceased members of the Curtin Family, Roo Demense
Tues 9th 7pm
Anointing of Sick and Elderly will take place
Vincent Murphy 3rd [Anniversary]
Wed 10th 9am
Ash Wednesday
Kathleen, Patrice & Ethel Diviney & Martin Geagan
Thurs 11th 10am
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
People of the Parish
Fri 12th 10am
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
Sat 13th 7pm
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
Paddy Quinn, Caheravoneen, [1st Anniversary]
Mary (Bobby) Connolly, Parkroe, [2nd Anniversary]
John Paul O’Connor, Leeha South, [11th Anniversary]
Sun 14th 9am Doorus Tommy Joe Linnane, Nogra, [Anniversary] And deceased family members
Sun 14th 10.30am
Helena & John Murphy, Kiltiernan, [Anniversary]
12 noon
Kinvara [St. Colman’s]
People of the Parish
Last Sunday’s Collection

Kinvara: €1,570
Ballinderreen: €748
Diocesan Pastoral Centre: €294

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

Doorus Community Montessori

Fundraiser: We are looking for donations of clean unwanted clothes (dry & reusable), paired shoes, handbags & Belts. Items can be dropped to Doorus School/Montessori anytime until 15th Feb.

Dementia Coping Skills

Dementia Coping Skills for Families and carers: Assess the free programme here  http://dementiaelevator.ie/training-programmes/psychosocial-skills-training/#foundation This comprehensive programme aims to provide carers with a range of skills which will enable them to support the person with dementia in their care, and to help them live well in their homes for longer. 


No’s 3,14,22,32.
No winner.
2 match 3’s Breege Sweeney & Bernie O’Connor.
This week’s jackpot is €7,300 and draw will take place Sat 6th Feb in Rafterys , Kilcolgan

Young At Heart Social Club Kinvara

Next meeting Mon. 8th Feb.  2pm – 4pm, Pastoral Centre. Please come along for tea chat & music. Volunteers needed to provide lifts. Contact Sharon 087-9943539 Ann 087-9786217. 

Ballinderreen Social Services

thank you to all who attended the parish party last Sun. Photos can be viewed on Ballinderreen Community Centre facebook page.  

Lenten Spiritual Programme

Tuesdays after evening Mass Feb. 16th to March 15th
(more details next week.)


SEAMOUNT COLLEGE CASH FOR CLOTHING will take place at the school on Thurs. the 11th Feb. Unwanted Clothes, Bedding, towels etc… can be dropped off at the back gate of the school between 8:30am to 3:45pm.


from Galway Co Co for Community Based Initiatives are now available & a briefing seminar will be held in Ballinderreen Community Centre next Mon. 8th Feb. at 7:30 pm. All welcome. 

Social Dance Classes

Ballinderreen Community Centre – Social Dance Classes organised by South Galway Macra na Feirme beginning today, Feb. 7th from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, No partner required all welcome. Adm. €10.00. Further details from Maria Murphy on 085 7039709

Ballinderreen Tidy Towns

meeting, Jordon’s Snug, Thurs. 11th Feb at 8pm. New members needed!

General Election Notice

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

Attention road users!

the students of New Quay National School will be walking part of their journey to School from Mon. 1st –  Fri. 12th Feb.  At approx. 8.45am for those 10 week days, the children will begin their walk as a large group, with adults, from Brian Farrell’s house to school. We ask road users to take the necessary precautions. 

Doodle 4 Google

Please support local Doodle 4 Google finalist! Noah Farrell, a senior infant student of New Quay National School has reached the final of Doodle 4 Google competition. The public voting stage of the competition opens for 1 week on Sunday February 7th and you can see Noah’s doodle in group 1 on the website www.google.ie/doodle4google 

Valentine’s Cake and Book Sale

in Kinvara Community Centre, 12.30-2pm on Sun. 14th Feb. Music by musicians from Coole Music  All welcome!

Holy Land Pilgrimage 2016

Fr. Benny McHale has organised a pilgrimage to the Holy Land from June 7th to June 17th 2016. Contact him A.S.A.P. to avoid disappointment on 091-244881. The Holy Land is very safe and pilgrims have no need to worry about security.

Film Night

The film ‘The Great Debaters’ is based on a true story from 1930’s America. A team, from a little-known black college in Texas, are inspired and mentored by their courageous teacher (played by Denzel Washington) Despite racial discrimination and oppression they debate their rights with dignity, inspiration and unexpected outcomes. Tea and biscuits served beforehand. All welcome.

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 

Trocaire Boxes

are available at the Church doors.

South Galway Juvenile Athletic Club

The AGM of South Galway Juvenile Athletic Club: takes place Thur. 11th Feb. at 8.30pm in Ballinderreen Community Centre. All welcome.


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




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