23/10/2016 :: 30th Sunday in ordinary time



Congratulations to :

Rian Moynagh


Ben Hyland

who was Baptised recently.

We welcome Ben and Rian into the Christian Community.

Rest In Peace

Rest In Peace

We Pray for

Padraic McDonald,
Castlebar father of Linda Mossman


Paddy Linnane, Drumacoo

who died recently.

Sincere sympathy to their family.

May Nancy Rest In Peace.

Anniversaries & Intentions
Please pray for the following for whom Mass will be offered
October 2016
Saturday 22nd 7pm
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
May Monahan, Kinvara, [Anniv]
Sunday 23rd 9am
Pat Keane, Aughnish & deceased family members
Thomas Fahy, Cregboy, [Anniv]
Martin & Mary Delaney, [Anniv]
Sunday 23rd 10.30am
Jim & Mary Quinn
John Quinn
James Quinn & deceased members of the Quinn Family, Aran Quay
Kinvara [St. Colman’s]
Paddy Joe Flanagan, [2nd Anniv] & his wife Agnes & deceased family members, Ballycleara.
Paul Conneely, [3rd Anniv]
Tuesday 25th
No Mass
Wednesday 26th 11.45am
Blake Manor
Thursday 27th
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
Friday 28th
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
Sat 29th 7.00 pm.
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
Tommy & Tessie Kavanagh, Trellick, [Anniv]
Sunday 30th 9am
People of the Parish
Sunday 30th 10.30am
Sadie Fordham, Tyrone, [Anniv]
Margaret & Pat Bermingham, Bermingham, [Anniv]
Vinnie Costello, Mulrook, [Anniv]
Martin & Nora Connolly & Delia Hansbury, Shesseragh, Kinvara
12 noon St. Colman’s
Kinvara [St. Colman’s]
Thelma Bermingham Months Mind & her husband Paddy
Mary O’Dea, [2nd Anniv]
Paddy Joe Flanagan, [2nd Anniv] & his wife Agnes & deceased family members, Ballycleara.
Funeral Mass 2pm
Paddy McCormack, Birmingham & late of Cartron, Kinvara. Burial of Paddy’s Ashes after Mass.

Last Sunday’s Collection

Kinvara: €1,112.54
Ballinderreen: €565.86

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.


Ballinderreen V Ahascragh Foehenagh in the County Intermediate HURLING FINAL in Kenny Park, Athenry, Sunday at 2.15pm

Masses for the Holy Souls

Ballinderreen—Tuesday 1st Nov. at 7pm Kinvara—Wednesday 2nd Nov, at 7pm


Kinvara: Friday 4th November at 7pm
Ballinderreen: Tuesday 15th November at 7pm

Ardrahan Church

Will hold a concert of Music and Musings on Friday 11th November at 8.00pm, Entry by donation with proceeds going to the Church Fund and Syrian War victims. All welcome and bring a cushion!

Christmas Concert Ballinderreen Church

Kiltullagh Community Choir 8pm to 10pm
Sat 3rd Dec. Tickets €10, advance purchases only. Contact Mary Maloney 085-7219832 or Claire Burke 087-1304114. Doors from 7.30pm

Series of Talks

October 26th – 27th – 28th
Ballinderreen Pastoral Council have organised three talks on
‘Working together to make a difference’ 8pm in Ballinderreen Church
Speakers; Iggy Clarke, Community Worker, Wed. Oct. 26th
John Lonergan, Former Governor of Mountjoy Prison, Thurs. 27th
and Fr. Malachy Hallinan, Friday 28th
The speakers, drawing on their own life experiences, will illustrate the value and the rewards of this approach.
Fr. Malachy, who said his First Mass in Ballinderreen in 1966, will celebrate Mass on the Friday evening and there will be a chance to meet and chat afterwards in the Community Centre with refreshments.
A warm welcome is extended to all the people of the community and surrounding areas.

Young at Heart

Meeting Mon. 28th  Oct. 2pm to 4pm Pastoral Centre Kinvara . Contact Sharon 087-9943539 .

Ballinderreen Playground

Official Opening of the Ballinderreen Playground: will take place on Sunday 23rd of October after 10:30 am Mass. Please join us for a blessing, tea, coffee, a cake sale and a play!

Social Cards for all ages

Starting Nov 2nd 7.30pm to 8.30 pm in the Acorn Centre every Wed for the month of Nov. Tea and coffee provided. Anyone who would like to help contact Mary Maloney 085-7219832

Water Disruption

In the Ballinderreen & Kinvara area for the next 4—5 weeks due to network maintenance.

Dates for your Diary for 2017


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

Ballinderreen Lotto

10, 18,19,25.. No winner. 2 lucky dips Bernadette Kelly & Enda Linnane. This weeks jackpot is €5,600 and draw will take place in Raftery’s.

Kinvara Lotto

18/10/16 in Nogra  No’s 7.10 28.30.  4 match 3’s Shane Murphy, Brian Mitchell, M.K & Celine McGann. Sellers: Pub Squad, promoters P.O’Shaughnessy. Next week Merriman €5,900.

Lunch Club

Next sitting of Lunch Club’ Fri. Nov. 4th at 1pm in Ballinderreen Community Centre. Meals provided at a reduced cost of €5. All dietary requirements catered for. All members of community and friends welcome. Help on the day would be greatly appreciated. Contact Laura 0857893385 or Mary 0879444898 to book or let us know you’re helping out.

Ballinderreen Singing Circle

Next get together Tue. 25th, 8pm in the Acorn Centre

Halloween Spooky Night Disco

In aid of Ballinderreen Juvenile Hurling Club, Community Centre Fri.28th Oct. 6.30pm to 8.00pm. €5 per person or €10 per family. Spot prizes for best costumes!!

Dates for your Diary for 2017


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

International Brain Tumour

Awareness Week 22th – 29th October  2016: Informal, Information Evening  for all recently diagnosed or living with a brain tumour Thur. Oct. 27th 7.30pm – 9.00pm  Cancer Care West, Seamus Quirke Road, Galway.  All welcome. For more information contact Anne 087-7834823  www.cancercarewest.ie

Solidarity Beyond Borders

As part of Galway County Social Inclusion Week, there will a coffee and presentations from members of the Kinvara community involved in volunteer refugee solidarity work Greece, Lebanon, France and locally.  Kinvara Community Centre Sun 23rd Oct 11am – 1pm.  All Welcome 

Adult Education Evening Classes

Gort Community School—conversational Spanish, craft for beginners & computers for beginners. Contact M. Brady at 091-632163

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