18/12/2016 :: Fourth 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

Rest In Peace

Rest In Peace

We Pray for

Michael Tuffy,

Enniscrone, father of Deirdre Huban, Doorus.

who died recently.

May Michael Rest In Peace.

Sincere sympathy Deirdre and her family.

Anniversaries & Intentions
Please pray for the following for whom Mass will be offered
December 2016
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
Bridget & Patrick Connolly, Main Street
Sunday 18th 9am
Thomas, Peter & Paddy Mahon, Anv.
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
Tue 20th 7pm
John Martyn, Mulrook, Anv.
Wed 21st 9am
Thomas Malloy, New York
Thu 22nd
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
Fri 23rd
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
5pm Children’s Mass
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
7pm Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
9pm Ballinderreen
9am Doorus
10.30am Ballinderreen
12 noon Kinvara [St. Colman’s]
Christmas Mass Bouquets


Now Available in the Parish Office

Last Sunday’s Collection

Ballinderreen: €546.80
Kinvara: €1,273.12

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.

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

Doorus Church

Cleaning: Monday 19th Dec. at 7.30pm. All Welcome!


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

Ballinderreen Pastoral Council

wish to thank everyone who contributed to and supported their cake-sale last Sunday. The total raised was €790.47

Galway Hospice & Gort Day Care Centre

Fundraiser for Galway Hospice & Gort Day Care Centre: Sun. 15th Jan. 2017, 5.30pm in Gort Community Centre – Progressive Card Game and Comedy Night.  All monies raised will be going to Galway Hospice & Gort Day Care Centre. In recognition of the sad passing this year of two community activists in Gort, Jamesie Lee and his sister, Sr. John Lee.

Galway Hospice

Fundraising Dance for Galway Hospice: in Keane’s Bar Oranmore Sunday 18th December at 9.30pm music by Take Time.   Raffle & spot prizes, tickets €10 available at door. proceeds to Galway Hospice.


Reminder: Saint Vincent De Paul Food Appeal: It is the last few days to leave in a donation of non-perishable goods for the SVP appeal. Collection ends 11am Tuesday Dec. 20th.


Annual Christmas Day Swim: Tarrea after Mass in aid of Cope—helping the homeless in Galway. Please Support.

Young at Heart Social Club

Christmas Party: This Monday 19th in Pastoral Centre Kinvara 2pm  . Hope to see everyone there! Lots of entertainment organised and VIP guest appearance! Also Young at Heart was recently shortlisted for the  Cathaoirleach awards in recognition of their service in their local community. Well done to all.


to the Junior B Hurlers who are into the Leinster Final. We wish them the best of luck!

Dates for your Diary for 2017


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

Ballinderreen Community Centre

will host a Christmas Social Dance with music by Martin & Nessa next Sun. 18th Dec. at 7:00 pm.  Refreshments served. Adm €8.00. All welcome.

Calling all Emigrants

Home for Christmas: ‘Home For Work’ Event in the Harbour Hotel, Galway city on Thurs 29th Dec from 10-1pm. Bring along your CV and talk to experts about local job opportunities on the day. For more information contact  Claire O’ Donnell Recruitment Consultant  091 706717 All welcome.

Carers Required

RHS Home Care urgently requires carers. A FETAC Level 5 Healthcare qualification, transport and flexible working hours are essential. To apply email jobs@rhshomecare.ie or call 090 66 25988

Ballinderreen Lotto

No’s 8,12,15,27 No winner. 2 lucky dips.. Edmund Mc Donagh & Kieran Shiels.. This week’s jackpot is €2,600 & draw will take place in Rafterys Sat 17th

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

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