03/01/2016 :: Second Sunday after Christmas

A message from Fr. David

The beginning of a New Year is a wonderful time for stopping to reflect on your life. You may want to review the year that has just passed, and make plans for the one ahead. Sometimes it can be helpful to take a pen and paper and break the areas of your life down into headings such as “friendships”, “family”, “job”, “time out”, etc. and then think about how you would like to see these things develop in the coming year. You may then also want to commit these thoughts to God and offer your life afresh to him.


Prayer for the New Year

At the beginning of this New Year,
I offer you my life.
Come take my voice,
may the words I speak be filled with encouragement and goodness.
Come take my hands,
may the work they create be generous and giving.
Come take my feet,
may the journeys I walk be led by your Spirit within.
Come take my life Lord,
for I love your goodness, your kindness and your leading.

Wishing you all a very Happy, Healthy and Safe New Year.

Fr. David

Please pray for the following for whom Mass will be offered
January 2016
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)
Monday 4th No Mass
Tuesday 5th 7pm— Ballinderreen **Vigil Mass for Holy Day**
Wednesday 6th NO MASS—Ordinations Cathedral
Thursday 7th 10am Kinvara People of the Parish
Friday 8th—10am Kinvara Mass
Saturday 9th—7pm St. Joseph’s Kinvara Gerry Forde, Parkroe, [Anniversary]
Sunday 10th—9am Doorus Tom & Kathleen, Mahon, [Anniversary]
10.30am—Ballinderreen People of the Parish
12 noon—St. Colman’s Kinvara People of the Parish

Words of Wisdom

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!


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

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.

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