09/10/2016 :: 28th Sunday in ordinary time



Congratulations to :

Niall Merrigan

who was Baptised recently.

We welcome Niall into the Christian Community.


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

Bill Buckley, Tawnagh West, Kinvara


Daragh Feeney, Mulrook East, Ballinderreen

who died recently. Sincere sympathy to their families.

May Daragh and Bill Rest In Peace.

Anniversaries & Intentions
Please pray for the following for whom Mass will be offered
October 2016
Saturday 7pm
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
Nonie May Bermingham & her brothers B.J. & Michael John & her sister Una, Kinvara, [Anniv]
Sunday 9am
People of the Parish
Sunday 10.30am
Paddy & Margaret Lane, Lavally Connor
Cannon Tommy Walsh, [Anniv]
Tom Connolly, Liskevin, [Anniv]
Bridget Greaney, Caheradoo, [Anniv]
Kinvara [St. Colman’s]
Michael, Martin & Margaret Quinn, Gortnaclough, [Anniv]
Mattie & Mary Rose Silk, Funchin, [Anniv]
Tuesday 11th 7pm
Matt Linnane, Pollough [Anniv]
Gretta St. George, [Anniv] & deceased family members.
Wednesday 12th 9am
Thursday 13th 10am
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
Special Intention and Holy Souls
Special Intention
Friday 14th
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
No Mass Wedding
Sat 15th 7.00 pm.
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
Joe Corless, Kinvara, 1st [Anniv]
Sunday 16th 9am
Thomas Fahy, Cregboy, [Anniv]
Paddy Costello, Aughnish South, [Anniv]
Sunday 16th 10.30am
Christopher Cahill, Caherpeak East, [Anniv]
12 noon
Kinvara [St. Colman’s]
John Fahy, Kinvara West, 3rd [Anniv] & deceased members of the Fahy family. William & Cecelia Canny, [Anniv]

Last Sunday’s Collection

Ballinderreen: €595.95
Kinvara: €1,245.36

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

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

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

First Responders (Community Defibrillator Project)

Thank you for the huge support for the churchgate collection, which raised €650.25 for the maintenance of the AED’s in the parish.  There should be a First Responder in every home.  Training (three hours) will be provided for all who apply.  Phone 087 987 3707. AED Defibrillators are installed at 5 publicly accessible locations: Pier Head, Fahy’s Nogra, St. Josephs N.S,. Doorus N.S. and Northampton N.S.

Breast Cancer Research

Fundraiser Pier Head, Fri.14th Oct at 9pm. Two local ladies, Bridget & Frankie McHugh are having their heads shaved to raise funds & awareness. Please support.

Maura Burke Memorial

Fundraising Dinner Dance In conjunction with Cancer Care West Sat. 22nd Oct. in the Salthill Hotel. Tickets €75 contact Ciara 086 – 1909784, Aoife 086 – 3052501 or via the Cancer Care website.

Harvest Dues

Thank You: To all who returned the Harvest Dues envelopes, your support is very much appreciated.
Water Disruption: In the Ballinderreen & Kinvara area for the next 4—5 weeks due to network maintenance.


Would like to thank you for supporting their recent Church gate collection, a total of €728.87 was collected.


are hosting a FREE Public Talk on ‘Recovering from and Living with Stroke’, Croi Heart & Stroke Centre, Newcastle, Oct 20th, 7pm-8.30pm and will be of particular interest to stroke survivors, their families and carers.

Practice- your Irish

If you are interested in meeting others once a fortnight to use your Cupla Focal please call Joe on 086-3858536. This group is especially for those who haven’t practised for some time!!!

Adult Education Gort Community School

Enrolment Evening—Tue. 11th Oct. 6.30pm—8.30pm. Contact 091-632163

Ballinderreen Community Centre

Drama – The Great Push by Patrick McGill with Gerry Conneely on Sat. 15th Oct. at 8:00 pm. Admission €10.00
Tea Dance with music by Martin & Nessa on Sun. 16th Oct. at 7:00 pm Refreshments served. Adm €8.00. All welcome.


OPEN NIGHT: will host an open night on Mon. Oct. 17th in Suimhneas, Clarinbridge. Walks are graded easy, moderate and difficult but there is something to suit everyone while enjoying the great outdoors.  All are welcome.

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.

Dates for your Diary for 2017


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

Ballinderreen Lotto

No’s 4, 7, 10, 30. No winner. 3 match 3’s. Chrissie Mc Donagh, Mick Kearney & Sophia Proano Connolly. This weeks jackpot is €5,400 & draw will take place in Jordan’s Sat 8th

Kinvara Lotto

No’s No jackpot winner. 7 match 3s.
Annie Burke. Michael Connolly. Johnny Donohue. Ruth Sexton. Gerry O’Donohue. Conor Minogue.  Gerry Casey. Sellers Michael Roughan. Promoters pub squad. Next week for €5700 in Greene’s.

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