30/04/2017 :: 3rd Sunday of Easter



Congratulations to :

Keelin Quilty, Kinvara


Shane Fahy, Crushoa,

who was Baptised recently.

We welcome Shane & Keelin into the Christian Community.

Anniversaries & Intentions
Please pray for the following for whom Mass will be offered
April 2017
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]
May 2017
Tuesday 2nd 7pm
Fergus, Kate & Johnny Gill, Lisheenauneen, [Anniversary]
Wednesday 3rd 9am
People of the Parish
Thursday 4th 10am
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
Nora O’Connor, [Anniversary]
Friday 5th 10am
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
Thanksgiving Mass
Saturday 6th 11am
First Holy Communion
Sat 6th 7.00 pm.
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
Nora, Patrick & Elizabeth Forde, Caheravoneen,[Anniversary]
Sunday 7th 9am
People of the Parish
Sunday 7th 10.30am
Bridget Fogarty, [Months Mind]
Mary Ann & John Flaherty & Pauline Flaherty & Bridie Larkin, Ballinderreen, [Anniversary]
12 noon
Kinvara [St. Colman’s]
Stephen & Margaret Donohue, Gortnaclough, [Anniversary]

Last Sunday’s Collection

Ballinderreen: €703.54
Kinvara: €1,386.62

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.

Monthly House Calls

Fr. Tony will visit the sick and housebound this week on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

Please Note

The Parish Office will be closed on Tuesday 2nd May

Dates for your Diary for 2017


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

Cycle Against Suicide

Galway to Ennistymon, Monday May 1st. Passing through local area between 12pm-12.30pm. Stopping at St Josephs N.S. hall for a small break enroute. All support greatly appreciated.

It’s OK not to feel OK
And it’s absolutely OK to ask for help.


Ballinderreen Pastoral Council

will meet on Tuesday May 2nd at 7.30 pm.


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.

Register at Londis, Kinvara anytime online at  www.pieta.ie. More details: dilkinvara@kinvara.com.

Check Darkness into Light Kinvara on Facebook or follow us on twitter @DILKinvara.

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

Kinvara Community Games

Reminder: Games (KCG) are on Mon. May 1st in GAA Pitch. Registration 12 noon and events start at 12.30pm. Full list of events on KCG Facebook page. This year is the Jubilee Year for the community games. The committee would like to thank you for your continued support as these games couldn’t go ahead without it. The recent Church Gate collection raised €546 which goes to the running of the events. Looking forward to seeing you there!

‘Family Night at the Dogs’

Supporting our local hurling and camogie clubs, race night takes place on Friday May 12th.  Tickets €10, buses being arranged too! Please contact Alan Bailey for details 087 8513388


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

Ballinderreen Community Centre

will feature Buttons and Bows in concert next Sunday 7th May at 8:00 pm. Members Jackie Daly, Séamus & Manus McGuire and Garry O’Briain, play an exciting repertoire of tunes, including Irish traditional music, Quebecois waltzes, Danish quadrilles and Shetland airs. Also featuring on the night will be Máire O’Keeffe & Eilish O’Connor. A big night is promised. Tickets are €15:00 from 085 1743916.

Alzheimer Café

This month’s guest speaker will be Dr Stephanie Robinson Consultant Physician in Geriatric Medicine UCHG. Menlo Park Hotel Thursday 4th May 2pm – 4pm. Contact: Maureen on 086 8211540.

Vacant Property

Have you a residential property that has been vacant for at least a year and requires repairs to bring it up to standard for renting?  If the answer is YES, then you may wish to avail of a new Repair & Leasing Scheme offered by Galway County Council.  The Council may pay for the repairs to bring the vacant property up to standard for renting, subject to a maximum of €40,000,  and thereafter may pay to lease the property for a minimum period of 10 years. 
Further information is available from the Housing Unit, Galway County Council, Prospect Hill, Galway Contact 091 509003, email:housing@galwaycoco.ie or visit www.galway.ie/housing

Ballinderreen Lotto

5, 18, 19, 29 – no winner! 4 match 3’s – Caroline Hynes, Bonty Mannion, Kenny Morgan, & Aidan Mannion.

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