04/12/2016 :: Second Sunday of Advent



Congratulations to :

Emma O’Connor, Cahermore

who was Baptised recently.

We welcome Emma into the Christian Community.

Anniversaries & Intentions
Please pray for the following for whom Mass will be offered
Sat 3rd 7.00 pm.
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
Kathleen & Michael Tully, Kinvara, Anv.
Sunday 4th 9am
Deceased members of the Brann family, Mountscribe
Sunday 4th 10.30am
Hugh & Betty Martyn, Tyrone, Anv.
Paul Connolly, Parkroe, Anv.
Michael Shiels, Killeenaran, Anv.
Deceased members of the Kealy Family
12 noon
Kinvara [St. Colman’s]
Patricia O’Shaughnessy, Dublin & Kinvara 1st Anv.
Thursday 8th Holy Day Mass St. Joseph’s at 7pm
Patrick Casey & deceased family members
Tuesday 6th 7pm
Wednesday 7th– 9am
Edward Bermingham, Liskevin, Anv
Delia & Thomas Fahy, Caherpeak, Anv.
Thursday 8th 7pm
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
Holy Day Mass
Friday 9th
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
No Mass
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
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]
Christmas Mass Bouquets


Now Available in the Parish Office

Last Sunday’s Collection

Ballinderreen: €813.81
Kinvara: €2,090.70

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.


Healing Mission: Mon 5th to  Fri 9th December. Daily 10am, 5pm, 7pm & 9pm. All welcome. 

Youth 2000

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

Church of the Assumption and Saint James Claregalway

24 hour vigil of Adoration: will take place on Wed.7th Dec. from 10.00am & will close with Mass on Thurs. 8th Dec. at 11.00a.m. The vigil is in Solidarity with all those affected by suicide. Refreshments will be available throughout the Vigil in Cairdeas. All welcome.

Pastoral Council Meeting

Tue. Dec 6th at 7.30pm

Singing Circle

Wed. 7th at 8pm, Acorn Centre. Christmas theme!!!!!

Ballinderreen Pastoral Council

Christmas Cake-Sale: Dec. 11th after Mass. Donations of cakes, puddings, jams and pickles welcomed! Please support.

Dates for your Diary for 2017


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

Thank you

Ballinderreen Social Services would like to thank all who contributed €400 to their recent church gate collection. Your generosity is greatly appreciated. Funds raised locally are used to fund local projects.

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.

Young at Heart

Meeting this Monday 2pm 5th  Dec in Pastoral Centre Kinvara . Live Music, chat & refreshments. New members welcome. Sharon 087 9943539

Special Olympics

are holding a Polar Plunge Sat. Dec 10th at 1.30pm at Blackrock Salthill, where plungers raise €50 and run into the water, all for a good cause. For more info. Contact  Breffni.Gorman@specialolympics.ie or register on www.specialolympics.ie/polarplunge

The Alzheimer Café

theme this month’s café is “Christmas Memories” guest speaker Patricia McAdoo, performance by the Medtronic Chorale after. Menlo Park Hotel Thur. 8th Dec. 2pm – 4pm. contact: Maureen 086 8211540.


Training Centre, Mervue, invite you to attend their Apprenticeship Information Day, Wed. Dec. 7th from 10.30am to 1pm and again from 5 to 8pm.  Visit: www.gretbtrainingcentre.ie  or contact 091 706200

Ballinderreen Community Centre

are delighted to announce that the Ballinderreen Community have been selected for the First Place Award in the UK Based Plunkett Foundation in The Republic of Ireland category. The Foundation supports communities that take control of their challenges and overcome them together. Congratulations to everyone in Ballinderreen who have worked to achieve this.

Ceoltóirí an Doirín

Christmas session Sun. 4th Dec. 6:00 pm in the Ballinderreen Community Centre. Music, song & dance followed by refreshments. All welcome to this free event.

Ballinderreen Community Centre

will host renowned Nashville Producer & Singer/Songwriter Jim Rooney in concert with Arty McGlynn & Mick Daly Sat. 10th Dec. 8:00 pm. Tickets €15 (€12 concession) on 085 1743916

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.

Kinvara FM

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

Film Night

Tuesday Dec. 13th Acorn Centre at 7.30pm.

Ballinderreen Lotto

No’s 12,13,14,28… No winner.. 2 match 3’s . Pat Crotty & John o Callaghan . This weeks jackpot is €6,200 & draw will take place in O Donoghues Sat 3rd

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