11/12/2016 :: Third Sunday of Advent

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Sacrament of Reconciliation will be held in St. Colman’s Church, GORT. Monday 19th Dec. at 7.30pm

Papal Cross Award

Papal Cross Award

Congratulations to :

Neysa Killeen
Ballinderreen Parish and Seamount College

who received the highest award— the Papal Cross Award at the John Paul II Awards Ceremony in NUIG Chapel recently.

Rest In Peace

Rest In Peace

We Pray for

Sr. Mary Kevin Fahy,

Knock, Sister of Bridget O’Connor, Doorus.


John Neylon

Oranmore, husband of Martha Glynn, Traught

who died recently.

May John and Sr. Mary Rest In Peace.

Sincere sympathy to their families.

Anniversaries & Intentions
Please pray for the following for whom Mass will be offered
December 2016
Sat 10th 7.00 pm.
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
People of the Parish
Sunday 11th 9am
Patricia & Edward Manning, Anv.
Fr. Sean O’Gormaile & deceased family members
Sunday 11th 10.30am
Family Mass
Peter & Mary Quinn, Ballinderreen
Mary Connolly Lane, Caherpeak, Anv.
Joe & Mary Kate Linnane, Matt Linnane & Mickie & Johnny Flanagan, Anv.
Shane & David Bishop, Anv.
12 noon
Kinvara [St. Colman’s]
People of the Parish
Tuesday 13th 7pm
Kate & Ann Kenny & Bridget & Martin Roache, Castlebar Anv.
Wednesday 14th 9am
People of the Parish
Thursday 15th 10am
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
Friday 16th 10am
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
Sat 17th 7.00 pm. St Josephs
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
Frances Keane, Kinvara & the deceased members of the McMahon & Keane Families
Thomas & Margaret Kavanagh & their daughter Marie, Newtown
Sunday 18th 9am
Thomas, Peter & Paddy Mahon, Anv.
Sunday 18th 10.30am
Mark Fordham, Keamsella, 1st Anv.
12 noon
Kinvara [St. Colman’s]
Philip O’Dea, Months Mind
Mattie Noone, Carnamadra, 2nd Anv.
Tom Burke, Moy, Anv.
Margaret & John McHugh, & deceased family members, Leitrim
Christmas Mass Bouquets


Now Available in the Parish Office

Last Sunday’s Collection

Kinvara: €1,157.76
Ballinderreen: €753.86

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

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

Youth 2000 Christmas Retreat

Newbridge College, Newbridge, Co. Kildare from 16th—18th Dec.

Annual Mass

Remembering all babies who died on or around the time of birth (stillbirth, neonatal, miscarriage) 18th December  at 6pm in the Chapel of St. Columbanus, NUI Galway (University Chapel).  Parents, Grandparents, Siblings, family and friends are all warmly invited to this special mass. Contact Roisin 087 8065366


Finishing for Christmas on Thurs. 15th Dec. and re-opening on Thurs. 12th Jan.

Ballinderreen Pastoral Council

Christmas Cake-Sale: Today! Dec. 11th after Mass. Please support.

Blake Manor Nursing Home

would like to thank all the residents, staff, families and local community for supporting their “Sale of Work” in aid of the “Residents Comfort Fund”. It was hugely successful and the amount of €644.00 was raised which is being matched by the Management of the nursing home.

Parish Food Appeal for SVP

From now until Tue. Dec. 20th non-perishable food may be left into Ballinderreen church or parish office for distribution by SVP to the less well off before Christmas.

Ballinderreen Community Centre

will host a Christmas Social Dance with music by Martin & Nessa next Sun. 17th Dec. at 7:00 pm.  Refreshments served. Adm €8.00. All welcome.

Kinvara Social Services

Thank you: Kinvara Social Services would like to thank all who contributed €550 to their recent collection. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.

Kinvara Camogie

A very well attended Kinvara Camogie AGM was held on the 1st Dec. 2016 in the Pier Head restaurant. At the AGM all the officers and managers positions were filled and the Kinvara Camogie executive would like to wish them and the teams the best of luck in 2017

Dates for your Diary for 2017


Doorus N.S;. Sat 27th May, 11am, Doorus Church

Film Night

Tuesday Dec. 13th Acorn Centre at 7.30pm.

Kinvara FM

invites you to another live broadcast! This will take place in the station’s new home beside Kinvara Community Centre during the Christmas Fair on both weekends of 3/4th Dece mber and 10/11th December between 12 noon and 4pm. All welcome. To contact the station email kinvarafm@gmail.com

Kinvara Community Radio

Christmas Market Broadcast:
How to find us is on the Internet, GOOGLE:  kinvarafm.com. This will bring you on to our home page. Go to the top of the page and click on Latest News. Scroll down and you should see all of the programmes, to choose from that are recorded on Pod cast. Don’t forget to tell Family members all about us. They will be able to click on to kinvarafm.com, and listen to the Christmas Market show, telling stories of Kinvara, combined with a melody of music.


Gold hooped earring was lost recently around St. Joseph’s Church. It is of sentimental value and if found, please contact Catherine in the parish office, 086-8577644

Kinvara Christmas Fair

will be held on 3rd/4th & 10th/11th Dec. from 11am-6pm in the Community Centre. Crafts, Food, Music and more. Please come and join us.

Office Administrator

position available in Gort Cancer Support Centre.  This is a Community Employment position.  Applicants must be in receipt of a Social Welfare payment.  For further information please contact Margaret on 091 631522 or e-mail queries and C.V.’s to gortdistrictcomm@yahoo.ie

Ballinderreen Lotto

No’s 5,6,16,23. One jackpot winner. Donal O’ Connor . This weeks jackpot is €2,500 and draw will take place in Jordans Sat 10th 

Kinvara Lotto

No. 3,4,9,28. 1 match 3. Ciaran Sweeney.  Promoter Johnny O Donoghue.  Sellers prize Elaine Fahy.  Next week Merriman €6,600

Coeliac Hosts

Please indicate to Priest or Minister of Holy Communion as you receive.

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.

Notices for the Parish Newsletter

The deadline for notices for the Parish Newsletter is 12 noon on Thursday. Community notices are welcome when there is space, and if suitable for a Church newsletter. Please try to keep them as brief as possible. Notices of a commercial nature cannot be included in the Newsletter.


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

Parish office phone no. 086-8577644

The Online Resource for Kinvara & Ballinderreen Parishoners