02/04/2017 :: 5th Sunday of Lent

Rest In Peace

Rest In Peace

We Pray for

Mrs. Mary Carrucane,

sister of Fr. Tony Minniter,

who died during the week.

Sincere sympathy to her family.

May Mary Rest In Peace.

Anniversaries & Intentions
Please pray for the following for whom Mass will be offered
April 2017
Sat 1st 7pm
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
John McCormack, Turloughkeeloge, [Months Mind]
Teresa Murphy (nee Griffin) The Quay [Anniversary]
Fr. Eddie Casey, SMA
Miko O’Connor, Ardnagrove [Anniversary] & deceased family members
Sunday 2nd 9am
Sunday 2nd 10.30am
Michael Joe & Nora May Murphy, Keamsella [Anniversary]
Michael O’Loughlin, Killeenavara [Anniversary]
12 noon
Kinvara [St. Colman’s]
Mary & Jimmy O’Donoghue, Cappamore [Anniversary]
Joe Keane, The Cottage, Kinvara, [1st Anniversary]
Toddy Byrne, Kinvara [Anniversary]
Miko Waits, Killina, [2nd Anniversary]
Tuesday 4th 7pm
People of the Parish
Wednesday 5th 9am
Thursday 6th 10am
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
Get well Mass for Mary Leech, Castleview
Friday 7th
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
No 10am Fr. Tony Away
Sat 8th 7.00 pm.
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
Mick & Mary McInerney, Leeha North [Anniversary]
John & Ellen Donoghue & Sr. Martha & Sr. Rosaria
Paddy Geraghty, Kinvara
Shawn & Judy MacMahon, Kinvara [Anniversary]
Sunday 9th 9am
People of the Parish
Sunday 9th 10.30am
Paddy Donohue, [1st Anniversary],
Mary & Vincent Lynch, Ballinderreen [Anniversary]
Thomas & Nora Costello, Kiltiernan [Anniversary]
12 noon
Kinvara [St. Colman’s]
Mary Linnane Caheravoneen
Martin & Mary Linnane, Inishrue [Anniversary]

Last Sunday’s Collection

Ballinderreen: €562.48
Kinvara: €1,238.28

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.

Divine Mercy Novena

Begins Good Friday and ends Sunday 22nd April

Lenten Programme

Tue.April 4th from 7.30pm Acorn Centre. Sr. Mary Lee will lead the session in practicing mindfulness and becoming aware of the significance of the body when we pray. All are welcome

Dates for your Diary for 2017


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


KINVARA Saturday morning 6th May, Kinvara, will host its third 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. You can avail of Early Bird registration (adults €20) at Londis, Kinvara & Supervalu Gort on the 1st April 12noon to 2pm or online up to 31st March at  www.pieta.ie. More details dilkinvara@kinvara.com . Check Darkness into Light Kinvara on Facebook or follow us on twitter @DILKinvara.

Ballinderreen Lunch Club

Next sitting  Friday 7th April 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. Contact Laura 0857893385 or Mary 0879444898

Young at Heart Social Club Kinvara

Meeting this Monday April 3rd – 2pm  Pastoral  Centre Kinvara. New members welcome. Contact: 0879953539 ;Sharon

Ballinderreen Tidy Towns

Annual table quiz in O’Looneys at Jordan’s, Fri.7th April at 8pm. Table of 4/5 €10 per person or €5 for students. Spot prizes and lots of fun guaranteed so please come along and enjoy a great night.

Bingo Night

In aid of Seoda & St. Joseph’s N.S.Parents’ Association. Sat. 8th April at 7pm in Kinvara Community Centre. Adults €10, Children €5

Cake & Jumble Sale

in Community Centre, Kinvara Sun. 9th April, 12noon – 3 pm.  All proceeds go directly to fund the purchase of Creche equipment for a project for young Mothers in Uganda.  Lots of home-baking, with new and gently loved books, bric-a-brac, homewares, clothes, gifts etc on offer.  Your support would be greatly appreciated.


Annual KBSC Table Quiz: Fri. 7th April at 8:30pm in the Merriman – 8 rounds, raffle & finger food! This is always a great night out and all money raised goes towards loan repayment on boats purchased last year. These boats allow families to enjoy sailing without having to purchase their own boat upfront.

Ceoltóirí an Doirín

will hold an end of season session on Sunday 2nd April at 7:00 pm in Ballinderreen Community Centre. Music, dance, song, fun, refreshments. Everybody welcome.

Ballinderreen Community Centre

are delighted to announce an upcoming concert with Buttons & Bows featuring Jackie Daly, Séamus and Manus McGuire and Garry O’Briain on Sunday 7th May at 8:00 pm. More details to follow.

Tom Crean, Antarctic Explorer Show

Easter Tuesday 18th April at 8pm in The Lady Gregory Hotel, Gort.  In aid of Kinvara GAA new pitch development. This award winning show takes place as part of Aidan Dooley’s 2017 Tour. Tickets cost 20 euro available in Kinvara Pharmacy, Lady Gregory Hotel and online at www.kinvaragaa.ie

The Alzheimer Café

is a free monthly gathering and anyone affected by dementia is welcome to attend. This month’s guest speaker will give a talk on the benefits of “Mindfulness”. Menlo Park Hotel Thur 6th April 2pm – 4pm. Contact: Maureen Mannion 086 8211540.

Galway Radiothon

will take place on Fri. 7th & Sat. 8th April in aid of Galway Hospice & Cancer Care West. Organised by Galway Bay FM, service users and the families of those who have lost loved ones to cancer, bravely share their stories are broadcast on Galway Bay FM from An Taibhdhearc. All welcome to An Taibhdhearc during the two days to listen to the interviews and meet with Galway Bay FM broadcasters. To support this campaign in aid of Galway Hospice and Cancer Care West, visit www.galwayradiothon.ie or telephone Galway Hospice on 091 770868 or Cancer Care West on 091 545000

Climate Justice

A one-day training on Climate Justice at SMA House, Claregalway:  Sun April 9th 10.00am – 4.00 pm. Interested applicants should contact maurice.henry@sma.ie  before April 6th.

Ballinderreen Lotto

No’s 15,18,28,28.. No winner. 2 lucky dips.. Michael Kelly Snr & Martin Murphy. This week’s jackpot is €4,100 & draw will take place in Raftery’s Sat 1st April

Kinvara Lotto

No’s 1,2,6,7.


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