11/09/2016 :: 23rd Sunday in ordinary time

Rest In Peace

Rest In Peace

We Pray for

Dr. Liam Barry, 
Queensland, Australia and formerly of The Quay, Kinvara. Brother of Marita Barry, who died recently. Sincere sympathy to his family. May Liam Rest In Peace.

Anniversaries & Intentions
Please pray for the following for whom Mass will be offered
September 2016
Sunday 11th 10.30am
Mary Keenan, Tyrone, Months Mind
Delia Shiels, Killeenhugh, [Anniv]
Joe O’Connor, Ballinderreen, [Anniv]
Tuesday 13th 7pm
People of the Parish
Wednesday 14th 9am
Sunday 18th 10.30am
Martin (Mattie) Moran, Cartron, [Anniv]
Mary Vesey, Parkroe
Edward & Nora Fitzgerald, Ballinderreen, [Anniv]
Saturday 10th 7pm
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
Sean Keane, Caheravoneen, [Anniv]
Sunday 11th 9am
People of the Parish
Kinvara [St. Colman’s]
Tom Kilkelly,Crushoa, [1st Anniv]
Thursday 15th 10am
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
People of the parish
Friday 16th 10am
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
No Mass Wedding, Ballinderreen
Sat 17th 7.00 pm.
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
Benny Kelly, Convent Road, [Months Mind]
Sunday 18th 9am
John O’Sullivan, [8th Anniv]
12 noon
Kinvara [St. Colman’s]
Mattie, Jack & Agnes Quinn, Crushoa, [Anniv]

Last Sunday’s Collection

Ballinderreen: €658.28

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


Starts back next Thursday 8th September


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

Prayer Group

Starts back on Wed. 14th Sept. at 7pm in St. Joseph’s Chapel of Adoration.

Dates for your Diary for 2017


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

Sing Along Group

Will resume after the Summer break on Thursday 22nd Sept. at 8pm

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.

10th Annual National Grandparents Pilgrimage

Knock Shrine Chief Celebrant – Archbishop Michael Neary. Sun. 11th Sept, ​2.30pm, Anointing of the Sick / 3pm Pilgrimage Mass. Further information please phone 098 24877​

2016 Carer of the Year Awards

Family Carers Ireland are currently seeking nominations for the 2016 Carer of the Year & Young Carer of the Year awards.

If you know a family carer or young carer who you think should be recognised for the extraordinary levels of care they provide to a loved one please nominate them for these awards at
or contact Family Carers Ireland, Barrack Street, Loughrea, Co Galway on (091) 880418 for a nomination form.

Closing date for receipt of entries is Friday 16th September, 2016.

SafeTALK Suicide Alertness Training

St Josephs National School
Kinvara 15th Sept. 6.30pm

To book and for more information contact: Helen Kelly 087-9301470 nhgrpkelly@eircom.net
Training is free conducted by HSE staff

Ballinderreen Community Centre

Classes begin again in the Community Centre shortly. Please check out our Facebook page for more information

Kinvara and District Credit Union

Invites any of it’s members who are seeking a place on a full time third level course to apply for the €1,000 bursary that will be awarded again this year in honour of the late Toddie Byrne. Application form & details from the Credit Union Office. Closing date for applications—Friday 30th September 2016

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.


is back this October, helping the people of Galway take control of their heart health. Being physically active prevents and helps control a multitude of health problems, especially, heart disease, stroke, diabetes and obesity. The six-week rolling exercise programme is specially designed to suit all levels of current fitness. The Exercise4Health programme is starting back on the 6th October and takes place in the Kingfisher Fitness Club at NUI Galway from 1pm – 2pm every Thursday. For further information or to book a place call Croí now on 091 544310.

Ballinderreen Lotto

No’s 6,18,28,29.. No winner. 2 lucky dips . Martin & Mary Murphy & Ballinderreen Camogie Club. This week’s jackpot is €5,000 & draw will take place in Raftery’s Sat 10th

Musical Instrument Rental Scheme

Ceoltóirí an Doirín  have a selection of instruments for rental to students who would like to play traditional Irish music. If you would like to try one, all instruments will be available to try out on Tues. 13th Sept. at 7:30pm in Ballinderreen Community Centre. Classes resume on Tues. 20th Sept. at 7:30 pm (novice /intermediate level) and 8:00 pm (advanced)

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