09/04/2017 :: Palm Sunday


Congratulations on your marriage

Congratulations to Elaine Kavanagh, , Kinvara


Daniel Walsh, UK

who were Married recently in

St Colman’s Church Kinvara.

Rest In Peace

Rest In Peace

We Pray for

Teresa Moran (nee Fahy)

sister of the late John Fahy, Kinvara

who died recently in New York.

Sincere sympathy to her family.

May Teresa Rest In Peace.

Anniversaries & Intentions
Please pray for the following for whom Mass will be offered
April 2017
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]
Tuesday 11th 7pm
Special Intention
Wednesday 12th 9am
Holy Thursday 13th
The Last Supper 7pm
Good Friday 14th
10.30am Stations of the Cross
12 noon Adoration of the Cross
Good Friday 14th
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
2.30pm Stations of the Cross
3pm Adoration of the Cross
Holy Saturday 15th
9pm Ballinderreen
Easter Vigil
Holy Saturday 15th
7pm Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
Easter Vigil
Easter Sunday 16th 9am
Bertie Kavanagh, Doorus
Pake & Babe Curtin & their daughters Bridie & Teresa & sons Michael & Tom, Newtownlynch, Anv.
Easter Sunday 16th 10.30am
12 noon
Kinvara [St. Colman’s]
Paddy Bermingham, Main Street Kinvara

Last Sunday’s Collection

Kinvara: €1,155.73
Ballinderreen: €541.52

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.

Dawn Mass

is taking place in Kilmacduagh Cemetery on Easter Sunday Morning, April the 16th at 6am: Come join us welcome the arrival of the dawn alongside our early Christian ancestors.

Ardrahan Church

will hold a Sale of Work on Sat, 22nd April in Kinvara Community Centre 11am-3pm. Bargains including preserves, CD’s, books, cakes, toys, bric-a-brac, household goods, a Raffle with good prizes and more! Everyone welcome.

Divine Mercy Novena

Begins Good Friday and ends Sunday 22nd April

Doorus Church

Cleaning nex Tue 11th at 7.30pm. All Welcome!!!!

Dates for your Diary for 2017


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

Please Note

The Parish Office will be closed from Friday 14th until Tuesday 18th inclusive
Office re-opens on Wednesday 19th


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.

Cake & Jumble Sale

in Community Centre, Kinvara Sun. 9th April, 12noon – 3 pm.  All proceeds go directly to fund the purchase of Crèche 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.

Ballinderreen Community Games

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

Considering Priesthood? A workshop ….

We have been called to heal wounds, to unite what has fallen apart and to bring home those who have lost their way… St. Francis of Assisi CONSIDERED PRIESTHOOD? A ONE-DAY WORKSHOP: for those interested in finding out more about Diocesan Priesthood in this diocese will take place in Galway on Saturday, April 22nd For information, contact Fr. Ian O’Neill, Vocations Director (087) 2048497 galwaypriesthood@gmail.com

Women’s Get into Golf

at Gort Golf Club – Introductory Open Evening: Gort Golf Club will host a special introductory evening for prospective, new and returning women golfers on Thursday 20th April at 7pm in its clubhouse at Castlequarter, Gort. The evening will kick off with a meet and greet followed by a cup of coffee or tea with club members and other women thinking about giving golf a go. PGA Professional Declan Cunningham, will give a brief outline of the upcoming Get into Golf at Gort event. This 8-week programme offers: four weekly lesson, in the evening; followed by four weeks of golf activities on the course with a club member. It will cost just €50, and runs from April 24th to June 15th.  All equipment will be provided. For more information contact: Jane :0863863311 email: getintogolfatgort@gmail.com

Thoor Ballylee

In aid of Yeats Tower, Thoor Ballylee: we will be holding a Leaving Certificate 2017 Talk on Poetry. The Talk will be held in Sullivan’s Hotel, Gort on Wednesday 19th April, at 12noon. For booking contact Nichola on 086 855 2124 or yeatsthoorballylee@gmail.com.

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

Connacht Sheep Shearing Festival

Featuring the Bimeda Connacht Sheep Show will take place in Corofin on Sunday 21st May next. Entry forms for the Sheep Show can be downloaded from the website directly.  Lots of fun guaranteed. Festival dance with mega auction. Full event details will feature on www.connachtshearingshow2017.com 

Ballinderreen Lotto

No’s 2,14,18,27.. No winner. One match 3 Ciaran Jordan.. This weeks jackpot is €4,200 & draw will take place in Jordan’s Sat 8th April

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