23/04/2017 :: Divine Mercy Sunday (2nd Sunday of Easter)



Congratulations to :

Oisin Hardiman, Killeenaran, Ballinderreen

who was Baptised recently.

We welcome Oisin into the Christian Community.

Anniversaries & Intentions
Please pray for the following for whom Mass will be offered
April 2017
Sat 22nd 7pm
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
Una McCormack, Cartron, [1st Anniversary]
Michael & Mary Lynch, Ballybuck [Anniversary]
Ger, Mary & Owen Fallon, Convent Park [Anniversary]
Paddy Connolly, Dunguaire [Anniversary] & deceased members of the Connolly family
Sunday 23rd 9am
Bridget O’Connor & family, Doorus [Anniversary]
Sunday 23rd 10.30am
Maura O’Sullivan [Anniversary]
Patsy Fahy, Killeenaran [Anniversary]
Paddy Fordham, Tyrone [Anniversary]
Teresa & Patrick O’Connor, Newtown [Anniversary]
12 noon
Kinvara [St. Colman’s]
Betty Hanlon, Carnamadra [Months Mind]
Tuesday 25th 7pm
Mattie Lyons, Drumacoo, [Anniversary]
Thomas Linnane, Pollough, [Anniversary] and deceased family members
Tom & Bridget Helbert & James Bindon, Caherpeak, [Anniversary]
Wednesday 26th 11.45am
Blake Manor
Thursday 27th 10am
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
Special Intention
Friday 28th 10am
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
Saturday 29th 11am
Kinvara [St. Colman’s]
Northampton First Holy Communion
Saturday 29th 7pm
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
Ann Whelan, Carnamadra, [Anniversary]
Christina McCormack, Kinvara West. [Anniversary]
Paddy Connolly, Main Street, [Anniversary]
Micko Moroney & Kathleen O’Donoghue, Funshin, [Anniversary]
Sunday 30th 9am
People of the Parish
Sunday 30th 10.30am
Mary Larkin, Aran, [Anniversary],
Frank Quinn, Lower Ballinderreen, [Anniversary]
Willie Waites & Patrick Hall, Ballycleara, [Anniversary]
Peter Coen, [Anniversary] Killeenavara and deceased family members
12 noon
Kinvara [St. Colman’s]
Pa Whelan, Carnamadra, [Anniversary]
John Kilroy, Cloonasee, [Anniversary]

Last Sunday’s Collection

Kinvara: €1,857.71
Ballinderreen: €977.49

A sincere ‘Thank you’ for your kindness, generosity and support.

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

Eucharistic Adoration

will resume next Thursday 27th

Dates for your Diary for 2017


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

Ballinderreen Community Games

will be held on Sunday April 23rd.  Registration at 1pm and events Commence at 2pm.


KINVARA Saturday morning 6th May, Kinvara, will host Darkness into Light 5k walk/run at 4.15 am from St Joseph’s N.S. for Pieta House (Centre for Prevention of Suicide and Self harm). This is a worldwide symbolic fundraising event; walking or running from darkness to light to give HOPE. More details dilkinvara@kinvara.com . Check Darkness into Light Kinvara on Facebook or follow us on twitter @DILKinvara.

Ballinderreen Pastoral Council

will meet on Tuesday May 2nd at 7.30 pm.

Kinvara Community Defibrillator Project (KCDP)

maintain five AED (Automated External Defibrillator) units in the Kinvara area and organise AED/CPR training with a goal to getting one person in every home in our Community AED/CPR certified.  AGM Wed. April 26th 8.30 pm, Community Centre. Come along to find out more about this important project. #onetrainedineveryhome. Email kinvaradefib@gmail.com to be added to mailing list & get updates on defib outages, etc. Follow us on Facebook @ Kinvara Community Defibrillator Project.

Ballinderreen Annual Lotto Subscription

due by April 22nd to qualify for early bird prizes. Wonderful work has been done over the years for amenities/facilities for the young/old in our community. Your input for future plans/projects/ideas is welcomed and appreciated.
Please support your local Lotto.

Young at Heart Social Club

Meet this Monday 24th April 2 pm at Pastoral Centre Kinvara. Thanks to all those who contributed to our Church gate collection last weekend . Much appreciated.


A Package was delivered to the wrong house in Killeenaran in error for a Tina & Michael Mannion. If you know where in Ballinderreen they live please, contact 087 6198225 so that the parcel can be redirected

Don’t forget

keep up to date with activities in the community by signing up for the regular Newsletter from Ballinderreen Community Centre ballinderreencc@gmail.com)or by liking their Facebook page


How to Cope with the Loss of a Loved One: two day workshop which helps participants to come to terms with the loss of a loved one, be it through sudden death, illness, suicide or the aging process. This workshop enables participants to find a place for their loss, and provides the coping skills necessary to honour that loss which makes living and survival possible. Dates :  Sat 6th  & Sun 7th May 2017, Croi Nua Spirituality Centre, Taylors Hill, Galway. Fee €175 For Booking: Contact Mariel 087.9185421 Iggy 087.2609607

Free Waste Electrical Goods Collection

Free waste electrical goods collection by WEEE Ireland  at Gort Co-Operative livestock Mart, Ballybawn, Gort between 10am and 4pm on Saturday 29th April 2017. Anything with a plug or battery will be accepted free of charge.

Keeping in Balance

This day retreat will take place on Saturday 29 April from 10:00am-4:00pm at the Jesuit Centre, 6 Ely Place, Sea Road, Galway. Cost €10. Info/Booking: jesuitcentregalway@gmail.com, 091 725 363 or visit www.jesuitcentregalway.ie. 

Cancer Care West

and Galway University Hospital: are organising a series of free Prostate cancer information and support sessions commencing on Wed. April 26th at 7pm until 9pm. Men and their partners are welcome attend this even. To book a place contact Rachael Dalton Clinical nurse specialist on 091893318 or cancer care west on 091540040.

Ballinderreen Lotto

16,21,28,30 No winner 2 lucky dips Sean Hynes & Siobhan Conneely This week’s jackpot is €4,400 Draw will take place in Raftery’s Sat 22nd

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