25/09/2016 :: 26th Sunday in ordinary time



Congratulations to :

Arabella McHugh, Kinvara, and,

Holly Bermingham, Craughwell

who were Baptised recently.

We welcome Holly and Arabella into the Christian Community.


Congratulations on your marriage

Congratulations to
Deirdre Hynes and Shane McDonnell

who were married recently in Ballinderreen.

Anniversaries & Intentions
Please pray for the following for whom Mass will be offered
September 2016
Saturday 24th 7pm
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
Geraldine McInerney [10th Anniv] and Bridget & Patrick Keane, Carnamadra
John Joe & Peggy O’Dea & Joseph Bugg [Anniv]
Sunday 25th 9am
Patrick & Agnes O’Connor, Traught [Anniv]
Sunday 25th 10.30am
Pat & Agnes Flanagan, Ballycleara & deceased members of the Linnane & Flanagan Families
Margaret & Matt O’Sullivan, Bantry [Anniv]
Michael Hynes, Mulrook [3rd Anniv]
John, Michael & Eddie Clasby, Toureen [Anniv]
12 noon
Kinvara [St. Colman’s]
P.J. Burke, Caheravoneen [Anniv]
Joe Mitchell [3rd Anniv]
Tuesday 27th 7pm
Wednesday 28th 9am
Thursday 29th 10am
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
Friday 30th 10am
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
Peggy McDaid, Donegal, 1st Anv.
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.

Last Sunday’s Collection

Kinvara: €1,478.03
Ballinderreen: €693.87

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


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! 

Thank You

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

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.

The Holy Ghost Missions

would like to Thank: the people of Kinvara & Ballinderreen for their generous donation recently. The total envelope collection amounted to €1040.70

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.


Sincere “Thank You”: to the people of Kinvara & Ballinderrreen Parishes who contributed €738.87 to the Samaritan collection last Sunday. The Samaritans free phone no. is 116123

Seamount College Information Evening

Seamount College, Kinvara, Co. Galway Catholic
Voluntary Secondary School. Information Evening
For Prospective 2017 First Year Students and their Parents. Monday October 3rd, 2016. Principal’s Speech 4:30pm. Contact: The Principal (091) 637 362 Email:admin@seamountcollege.ie www.seamountcollege.ie

Coffee Morning

in aid of Children of Calais: Ballinderreen Community Centre on Sunday September 25th from 11am to 1pm. Music by Mike and Sue Fahy and friends. Please come and join us! 

Ballinderreen Social Film Night

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

An Anti-Bullying talk

will be held for parents in Ballinderreen N.S. on Monday 3rd of October at 7pm in the school hall. As this is such an important issue all parents are encouraged to attend. See www.stopthebully.ie for more details.

Good luck

to the Ballinderreen & Kinvara Intermediate Teams who will compete against each other in the County Semi Final on Sat 1st October at 3.30pm in Athenry. All support welcome. May the best team WIN!!!!!

Ballinderreen Community Centre

presents Ann Droney Kirrane in concert on Saturday Oct 8th at 8:00pm. Accompanying Ann will be Dermot Byrne, Gary O’Briain and Ronan Greene. A member of the famous Droney family from Bellharbour, Ann will also be launching her second album ‘Behind Yon Mountain’ that night.. Ballinderreen’s own Michael Burke will play in support also. Tickets are €15.00 Standard and €12.00 Concession (OAP & Student). Booking on 085 1743916

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.

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.

Kinvara Lotto

No’s 7,10,14,30 Match 3’s Noah Linnane, Paddy Naughton, Elizabeth Joyce, Brian Mitchell, Colm MC Eoin & Shane Murphy. Sellers prize Pub Squad. Promoters prize Paul O’Shaughnessy. Next week’s jackpot €5500. Conole’s Pub

Ballinderreen Lotto

No’s 3,11,12,20
No winner . One match 3.. Breda Fawl. This weeks jackpot is €5,200 and draw will take place on Sat 24th in O Donoghues 

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