02/10/2016 :: 27th Sunday in ordinary time


Congratulations on your marriage

Congratulations to Paul McCormack, Northampton who Married Eileen Rabbitte recently in Clarinbridge.

Rest In Peace

Rest In Peace

We Pray for

Thelma Bermingham, Kinvara
who died during the week. Sincere sympathy to her family. May Thelma Rest In Peace.

Anniversaries & Intentions
Please pray for the following for whom Mass will be offered
October 2016
Sat 1st 7.00 pm.
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
Pat Keane, Caheravoneen, Anv.
Mattie Kilkelly, Leeha North & deceased family members
Thomas, Mary & Bernie Moloney, Anv.
Sunday 2nd 9am
Tom Carr, Crushoa, Anv.
Sunday 2nd 10.30am
Frank Moran Snr. & his son Frank Jnr. Anv.
Catherine & Martin Flanagan, Ballycleara & deceased members of the Flanagan & Shaughnessy families
Lacky Quinn, Tyrone, Anv. & his Sister Sr. Nora Quinn & deceased family members.
12 noon
Kinvara [St. Colman’s]
Laurance & Mary Kate Moroney & deceased family members, Anv & Peter Carr, Anv.
Tuesday 4th 7pm
Matt Linnane, Pollough Anv.
Wednesday 5th 11.45am Blake Manor
Thursday 6th 10am
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
Friday 10am
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
Mary & Thomas Kelly, Cahermore, Anv.
Saturday 7pm
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
Nonie May Bermingham & her brothers B.J. & Michael John & her sister Una, Kinvara, Anv.
Sunday 9am
People of the Parish
Sunday 10.30am
Paddy & Margaret Lane, Lavally Connor
Cannon Tommy Walsh, Anv.
Tom Connolly, Liskevin, Anv.
Bridget Greaney, Caheradoo, Anv.
Kinvara [St. Colman’s]
Michael, Martin & Margaret Quinn, Gortnaclough, Anv.

Last Sunday’s Collection

Kinvara: €1,319.81
Ballinderreen: €643.39

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

Ballinderreen Pastoral Council

meeting Tues. 4th Oct. at 7.30pm.

Harvest Thanksgiving & Family Mass

Sun. Oct. 9th We celebrate and give thanks for the gifts of our locality and community. This is also our monthly Family Mass.

St. Sourney’s Well

Drumacoo Cemetery Committee have made extensive improvements to make easy access. Sincere thanks to all volunteers who made this possible especially Tommy Keenan who let us use his land for access.

Ballinderreen Pastoral Council

October 26th – 27th – 28th Ballinderreen Pastoral Council have organised a series of talks on
‘Working together to make a difference’
Ballinderreen Church 8 pm each evening.
Iggy Clarke, Wed. Oct. 26th
John Lonergan, Thur. 27th
Fr. Malachy Hallinan, Fri 28th.
Friday evening will also include Mass celebrated by Fr. Malachy, who said his First Mass in Ballinderreen in 1966. There will be a chance to meet and chat afterwards on the Friday evening in the Community Centre over a cup of tea. A warm welcome is extended to all the people of the community and surrounding areas.

Breast Cancer Research

Fundraiser Pier Head, Fri.th Oct at 9pm. Two local ladies, Bridget & Frankie McHugh are having their heads shaved to raise funds & awareness. Please support.

Thank You

To all who returned the Harvest Dues envelopes, your support is very much appreciated.

Lunch Club

Next sitting ‘Ballinderreen Lunch Club’  Fri. Oct. 7th, 1pm in Community Centre. Meals provided at reduced cost of €5. All dietary requirements catered for. A helping hand on the day would be greatly appreciated. Contact Laura on 085 7893385 or Mary on 0879444898 to book or help out.

Young at Heart

resumes after summer break on Mon. 10th Oct. 2pm – 4 pm in Pastoral Centre Kinvara . We are a social inclusion group for senior citizens who enjoy a chat, social activities , live music ,tea & home baking . New members welcome . Volunteers interested in helping out with transport  music, art & crafts etc. Contact: Sharon 087 9943539 Pat 087 6689391

Seamount College, Kinvara

Information Evening: First Year Students & their Parents. Mon. Oct. 3rd. Principal’s Speech 4:30pm. Contact: The Principal (091) 637 362 Email:admin@seamountcollege.ie www.seamountcollege.ie

Water Disruption

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

Kinvara Community Radio

Training course and Fund raising night. Kinvara Community Radio together with Gort Education Centre, are offering a FREE Training Course in Radio Production. Applications by the 5th of Oct. Application forms from Kinvara Community Centre Office. For more info. 091– 630624.

Ballinderreen Social Film Night

Thursday October 6th Acorn Centre 8pm. (More details next week’s newsletter)

Fund raising night

Fri.14th Oct. Pub Quiz, Tully’s. 8pm. €10 per person, incl. light refreshment.  Four terrific prizes and raffle prizes. No need to book. .

An Anti-Bullying talk

Ballinderreen N.S. on Mon. 3rd of Oct. at 7pm in the school hall.

Commemoration Wall

Kinvara GAA are seeking donations for their new pitch development. Brochures are being dropped to each house. More info. on Kinvaragaa.ie. 

Social Film Night

Thurs. Oct. 6th 8 pm: In conjunction with La na gClub. ‘The Life of Pi’ An Indian boy named Pi finds himself stranded on a small lifeboat with a ferocious Bengal tiger after a cataclysmic shipwreck. Acorn Centre – Tea beforehand All are welcome.

Ballinderreen Community Centre

Ann Droney Kirrane will be launching her second album ‘Behind Yon Mountain’ during her concert next Sat. Oct 8th at 8:00pm. Accompanying Ann will be Dermot Byrne, Gary O’Briain and Ronan Greene.Tickets are €15.00 and €12.00 OAP/Student. There will be a Fiddle Workshop with Ronan from 11:00 – 12:00 am and a Singing Workshop with Ann from 3:00 – 4:00 pm. €5.00 charge.  Booking on 085 1743916.

Ballinderreen Lotto

No’s 7, 23, 25, 26. No winner. 2 lucky dips. Conor Crotty & Seán Hession. This week’s jackpot is €5,300 draw takes place in Raftery’s Rest Sat 1st Oct.


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

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

St. Joseph’s Choir

Choir practice every Wednesday night in the Church @ 8’oclock. New member’s welcome- male & female. Christmas programme starting shortly.

Monastic Experience Weekend

will be held at St. Mary’s Abbey, Glencairn on 28-30 Oct, 2016. Cistercian nuns seek God and follow Christ in a life of prayer and worship, work and study in a stable, loving community.  We are a vibrant community of 28 sisters. We invite women who are considering God’s call to join us for the weekend to gain insight into what vocation discernment is all about, meet our community and get to know more about the monastic way of life. Visit our website  www.glencairnabbey.org for more details. Find us on facebook! 

Spectacular musical event

celebrating God’s love for his creation: takes place in Knock Basilica Saturday & Sunday  15th & 16th October 8pm. Tickets for the Story of Love concert are available from www.ticketmaster.ie and from the Mass Card Office, Knock Shrine. Tickets €25.50 & €35.50. To book please call 094 93 88100/75030.

Ardrahan Church of Ireland

will hold a Harvest Thanksgiving Service on Thursday 13th October at 7.30pm. The service will be lead by Rev. John Godfrey with Fr. Joseph Roche, Labane, as guest Preacher. All are welcome to join us in celebrating the harvest of God’s good gifts.

Dates for your Diary for 2017


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

Older Members of the Gort Community

Are you one of our older members of the Gort Community? Do you suffer from loneliness? Would you love to be able to pick up the phone and chat to someone who understands what this is like? For the price of a local call you can ring the Senior Help Line on 1850 440 444 and talk to someone of your own age group, all in strictest confidence? All volunteers are fully trained, sensitive and caring, and there to help. You can phone between the hours of 10am and 8pm; 7 days a week. If you would also like someone to visit you on a social once-a-week basis, the Gort Hand of Friendship is here to help too. Ring Gort Resource Centre for more information on 091 630902. We are also looking for volunteers who have an hour or so a week to spare.

Clare Bus

return Kinvara to Gort service every Friday – please call for details. Call 061 924 375, LoCall 1890 687 287, or text 086 8188 182 with your travel queries and we will call you back.

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