28/08/2016 :: 22nd Sunday in ordinary time



Congratulations to :

Jack O’Brien, Kinvara

who was Baptised recently.

We welcome Jack into the Christian Community.

Leaving Cert Students

Well Done in the  Leaving CertCongratulations to all students who received their results during the week, we wish you the best over these days of waiting and decision making.

May the Holy Spirit direct
Their footsteps,
their paths,
their hearts and
their needs
now and always.


Fr. Terry Smith from the Holy Ghost Missions will be celebrating all Masses next weekend in both Kinvara and Ballinderreen

Monthly House Calls

Fr. David will visit the sick and housebound on Wednesday, Thursday & Friday

Anniversaries & Intentions
Please pray for the following for whom Mass will be offered
August 2016
Saturday 27th 7pm
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
Michael Hynes, Leeha South, [Anniv]
Mike, Mary & Jack Burke & deceased members of the Burke family & Frank Lees
Ellen & Pat Lee, Funchion
Deceased members of the O’Connor & Forde family, Parkroe
Sunday 28th 9am
Michael Mahon Geeha & Stephanie Scanlon [Anniv]
Sunday 28th 10.30am
Maura Burke, Tyrone 10th [Anniv]
Martin Flanagan, Ballycleara & deceased members of the Flanagan, Linnane & Shaughnessy families.
Kathleen, Patrick & Gerry Gallagher & Caroline Loughlin, [Anniv] Ballyshannon.
Kinvara [St. Colman’s]
People of the Parish
Tuesday 30th 7pm
People of the Parish
Wednesday 31st 11.45am,
Blake Manor Nursing Home
Thursday 1st 10am
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
Friday 2nd 10am
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
Sat 3rd 7.00 pm.
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
Thomas & Mary Shaughnessy & Una & Paddy Sullivan
Kathleen Brogan & James Wrynn
Sunday 4th 9am
People of the Parish
Sunday 4th 10.30am
Joseph & Paul Torpey, London, Anv.
Mary & Martin McInerney, Pollough, Anv.
12 noon
Kinvara [St. Colman’s]

Last Sunday’s Collection

Kinvara: €766.18
Ballinderreen: €750.00

All the money collected in the weekend collections goes towards the maintenance and upkeep our Parish and Churches.

When life gives you a hundred reasons to cry

show life that you have a thousand reasons to Smile

Prayer for Fine Weather

Lord, at this critical time for saving hay and other crops, we ask for the gift of fine weather so that harvest time this year may be a time of thanksgiving and joy in every community

Well Done Rosie!

Congratulation to Rosemarie Burke, Toureen West, Ballinderreen who represented Galway in the Rose of Tralee. You were fabulous and we are all so proud of you.

Back to School!

We wish all our Children returning to School this week the very best of luck, especially those starting School!

Bless all children this day, O God.
Give them inquiring minds and discerning hearts.
Give them courage to persevere in all they undertake.
Give them the gift of joy and wonder in all things.
Give them laughter and love to share with all.
Give them protection and safety as they move out of our embrace and give them sure and certain knowledge of your unfailing love.


Lost & Found

A small brown purse with a sum of money in it was found recently around Ballinderreen Church. Contact Catherine at the Parish Office 086-8577644

Kinvara parish Youth Choir

rehearsals every Wednesday 7pm-8pm in the Parish Centre. New members welcome, boys and girls from Fourth Class to Leaving Cert. Contact Maeve on 087-6685775

Lough Derg

offers One Day Retreats on 4th, 6th, 7th, 10th, 12th, 13th, 17th, 18th & 24th September. Places are still available on two alternative Special Retreat Days – ‘A Day of Friendship & Prayer’ on Wednesday 14th September Living With Suicide’ on Wednesday 21st September. 

10th Annual National Grandparents Pilgrimage

Knock Shrine Chief Celebrant – Archbishop Michael Neary. Sun. 11th Sept, ​2.30pm, Anointing of the Sick / 3pm Pilgrimage Mass. Further information please phone 098 24877​

Ballinderreen Pier Family Fun Day & Fundraiser

Sponsored Eddy Island to Arran Pier Swim, Fun Run, Junior Rounders, Crab Fishing, BBQ & Family Fun Day. Sun. 28th Aug. Fun begins at 11.30am.

Kinvara Bridge Club

invites new people & past members to join us in Mid-September when the new season begins. All levels welcome. Contact Moya Mac Eoin 087-7913778

The Camogie County Board

would like to thank all who supported their Church gate collection last weekend. A total of €341 was collected.

Kinvara and District Credit Union

Invites any of it’s members who are seeking a place on a full time third level course to apply for the €1,000 bursary that will be awarded again this year in honour of the late Toddie Byrne. Application form & details from the Credit Union Office. Closing date for applications—Friday 30th September 2016

Free Stress Control Classes

6 consecutive Wednesdays, starting 5th October to 9th November 7pm—8.30pm, Meyrick Hotel, Galway. The programme aims to help the large number of people who experience stress through learning new ways to help overcome it. Contact: martina.hughes@hse.ie or phone 09066-65020 or 086-4169613

Galway Samaritans

Need Listening Volunteers: Please come along to one of our open meetings to find out more: Sat Sept 3rd at 11am or Mon Sept 5th at 8pm, Both in the Harbour Hotel, Galway. Further Information: 086 2468203 or samsgalwayselection@gmail.com.

General Operative

Carron New Quay Community Employment Scheme in New Quay—two jobs available, one in Carron & one in New Quay. No experience necessary. Persons must be in receipt of some form of social welfare benefit for one year or more. Contact carronnewquayce@yahoo.com or Supervisor on 086-6477413

Social Film Night

In conjunction with La na gClub. Acorn Centre 8pm Thur. Sept. 8th.. The Film night resumes with the film ‘Evelyn.’ Based on true events in the 50’s, it tells the story of a father’s struggle to keep his family together after his wife leaves him with three young children.

Kinvara Lotto

2,4,7,20. No jackpot winner. 5 match 3’s. Aidan Moylan , Eamon Mongan, Frank Mitchell  & Michael Gannon x 2. Sellers prize Aidan Moylan. Promoters prize Aoibheann Mahon. Next week’s draw Tully’s jackpot €5,100.

Ballinderreen Lotto

No winner . One match 3 Katie Martyn. This week’s jackpot will be €4,800 and draw will take place in Raftery’s Sat 27th


Coeliac Hosts

Available on Table in front of the Altar

Car Parking in Ballinderreen Church grounds

Please do not block the exits in the Church Car Park

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