04/09/2016 :: 23rd Sunday in ordinary time



Congratulations to :

Charlie Langan, Cartron &

Caelyn Kavanagh, Cartron

who were Baptised recently.

We welcome Caelyn and Charlie into the Christian Community.

Holy Ghost Missions

We welcome Fr. Austin Healy from the Holy Ghost Missions to Kinvara and Ballinderreen


Congratulations on your marriage

Congratulations to
Siora Coll and Greg Maclean

who were married recently in Ballinderreen.

Anniversaries & Intentions
Please pray for the following for whom Mass will be offered
September 2016
Sat 3rd 7.00 pm.
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
Thomas & Mary Shaughnessy & Una & Paddy Sullivan
Kathleen Brogan & James Wrynn
Sunday 4th 9am
People of the Parish
Sunday 4th 10.30am
Joseph & Paul Torpey, London [Anniv]
Mary & Martin McInerney, Pollough [Anniv]
12 noon
Kinvara [St. Colman’s]
Tuesday 6th 7pm
Special Intention
Wednesday 7th 9am
People of the Parish
Thursday 8th 10am
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
Friday 9th 10am
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
People of the Parish
Saturday 10th 7pm
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
Sean Keane, Caheravoneen [Anniv]
Sunday 11th 9am
People of the Parish
Sunday 11th 10.30am
Mary Keenan, Tyrone, Months Mind
Delia Shiels, Killeenhugh [Anniv]
Joe O’Connor, Ballinderreen [Anniv]
12 noon
Kinvara [St. Colman’s]
Tom Kilkelly,Crushoa [1st Anniv]

Last Sunday’s Collection

Kinvara: €1,413.01
Ballinderreen: €627.85

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 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

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​

Christmas Pilgrimage

to the Holy land 2016: from 19th- – 27th December 8 nights. Taking in Bethlehem, Jerusalem (Mount of Olives, Garden of Gethsemane, Last Supper Room and Calvary), Mount Tabor, Cana, Nazareth, Jericho, Dead Sea and Sea of Galilee. Ex Dublin. Price 1,374 euro payments can be made in instalments. Contact James Treacy 061-921470 or 0860572216

Ballinderreen Lunch Club

Fri. Sept. 9th at 1pm in Ballinderreen Community Centre. Meals will again be provided at a reduced cost of €5. All dietary requirements catered for. All members of community and friends welcome. Anyone who wishes to lend a helping hand on the day would be greatly appreciated. As September is suicide awareness month we are going orange to show our support. If possible please wear something orange. Contact Laura Sheehan on 0857893385 or Mary Helebert on 0879444898 to book your place or to help out.

Ballinderreen Tidy Towns Committee

are kindly requesting donations of spring bulbs. A donation box will be left at the Church door and also in the local shop for the next week.

SafeTALK Suicide Alertness Training

St Josephs National School, Kinvara 15th Sept. 6.30pm.
SafeTALK is a 3 hour training programme that prepares participants to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide first aid resources. These specific skills are called suicide alertness. Training is suitable for anyone over 18, who has not been affected by a recent loss, who wants to help prevent suicide in their community. Our appeal is to people from all walks of life, sports clubs, the business community, carers, those working with young people to take part and build a better network of support.   Places are limited. Pre-booking is essential. To book your place and for more information contact: Helen Kelly 087-9301470 nhgrpkelly@eircom.net Training is free and 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

Free Stress Control Classes

6 consecutive Wednesdays, starting 5th October to 9th November 7pm—8.30pm, Meyrick Hotel, Galway. The programme aims to help the large number of people who experience stress through learning new ways to help overcome it. Contact: martina.hughes@hse.ie or phone 09066-65020 or 086-4169613

The GRETB Training Centre

Mervue, Business Park, Galway:  OPEN DAY will take place on Wed. 7th of Sept. 2016 between the hours of 10.30am and 3pm.  Come and see the large number of FREE Training Courses on offer. There will be also be talks on CV preparation, Interview skills & apprenticeship.  For further information please visit our webiste www.gretbtrainingcentre.ie.

Ballinderreen Lotto

No’s 2,13,23,32.. No winner. 2 lucky dips.. John Corcoran & Martin Kavanagh. This weeks jackpot €4,900 & draw will take place in O Donoghues Sat 3rd

Lost & Found

A small brown purse with a sum of money in it was found recently around Ballinderreen Church. Contact Catherine at the Parish Office

Social Film Night

In conjunction with La na gClub. Acorn Centre 8pm Thur. Sept. 8th.. The Film night resumes with the film ‘Evelyn.’ Based on true events in the 50’s, it tells the story of a father’s struggle to keep his family together after his wife leaves him with three young children.


Coeliac Hosts

Available on Table in front of the Altar

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.




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

Phone no. 086-8577644

The Online Resource for Kinvara & Ballinderreen Parishoners