12/02/2017 :: 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Anniversaries & Intentions
Please pray for the following for whom Mass will be offered
February 2017
Sat 11th 7.00 pm.
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
Mary (Bobby) Connolly, Parkroe, [Anniversary]
Martin & Delia O’Grady, Kinvara
Sunday 12th 9am
Tommy Joe Linnane, Nogra, [Anniversary] & deceased family members
Sunday 12th 10.30am
Sarah, Michael & Anthony Conlon, Pollough
Thomas Shiels, Killeenaran, [Anniversary]
Vincent Murphy, Carrowgarriff, [Anniversary]
Paddy & Kathleen Diviney & Ethel & Mattie Geagan, [Anniversary]
Kinvara [St. Colman’s]
Paddy & Maureen Quinn, Caheravoneen, [Anniversary]
Sat 18th
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
John Paul O’Connor, Leeha South, [Anniversary]
Mary Ann & Bartley Linnane, Caheravoneen, [Anniversary]
Sunday 19th 9am
People of the Parish
Sunday 19th 10.30am
Margaret Lane, Cloughballymore, [Months Mind]
Tom Sweeney, Toureen, [Anniversary]
Tommy Corless, Dunguaire, [Anniversary]
Edward & Delia Lyons, Toureen & their Daughter Mary Fahy, Townagh, [Anniversary]
12 noon
Kinvara [St. Colman’s]

Last Sunday’s Collection

Kinvara: €1,461.33
Ballinderreen: €727.44

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.

Solemn Novena

to Our Lady of Perpetual Help: Takes place on Monday 13th February to Tuesday21st at Galway Cathedral. Weekday Times 7.45 am 11.00 am 1.10 pm 3.30 pm 7.30 pm 9.00 pm. Sunday Times 9.00 am 10.30 am 12.30 pm 4.30 pm 6.30 pm 8.00 pm

Special Pilgrimage

to New York from Knock: from 8th—14th May: Flying directly from Knock to JFK. The pilgrimage offers the chance to be a part of a memorable and historic trip. For more information please contact Joe Walsh Tours on 01-2410800 or email bronwyn.clinton@joewalshtours.ie

Mount Cross Cemetery

The Administrative Office of the Environment Section of Galway County Council: request that all old floral arrangements and other rubbish be removed from Mount Cross Cemetery and disposed of by each individual. Your co-operation in this matter would be greatly appreciated.

Kinvara Town Twinning

Our friends from Locoal Mendon are making a return visit this year.  We will have 22 adults and 13 children ( ranging in age from 4 to 16) arriving on Saturday 15th April and leaving on Tuesday 18th ( 3 nights). We are looking for host families, they are coming by boat and so will have their own transport.  We will be organising some events during their stay. For more information contact Carol Buckley 087 6691173 or Mary Ui Eochaidh 087 3114353

Table Quiz

in support of Ballinderreen Juvenile Hurling Club will take place in Raftery’s Rest on Friday Feb 17th @8:30pm.  €40 per table.

Kinvara Community Children’s Centre

invites you to The Kube taking place in The Lady Gregory Hotel, Gort, on the 24th Feb..  Doors open at 7.15pm Kube starts at 8.00pm.  Tickets €10 in aid of Playhouse Project.
Interested in winning the cash prize of €1000? Sponsorship fee to be raised is €250, please contact Aisling @ 0876656521 or Breda @ 0868342005 if you think you have got what it takes to beat The Kube

Ballinderreen Juvenile Hurling Club

2017 Registration – Ballinderreen Juvenile Hurling Club registration will take place in the Community Centre on Saturday Feb 18th @5:15 to 6:30pm.

Valentine’s Cake & Book Sale

February 12th 12:30-2pm at Kinvara Community Centre with young musicians from Coole Music & Arts performing, all welcome!

Ballinderreen Healthy Club

As part of the Ballinderreen Healthy Club Project: Laura Mahony, a Performance Nutritionist who currently works full time with Connacht Rugby will be giving a talk on Sports Performance Nutrition in Ballinderreen Community Centre on Thurs 16th of Feb at 8.30pm. There will be a Q & A section on the night.  All welcome. €2 donation if desired. 

Tunes for Chernobyl

Galway Rose Rosie Burke: would like to thank everyone who supported ‘Tunes for Chernobyl’.  A total of €2295.85 was raised which goes towards Chernobyl Children International. Rosie will travel to Belarus to volunteer with the charity on the 22nd of February.

Ballinderreen Camogie Club Tractor Run

Sun 26th of Feb. at 11.30 am, beginning at the Hurling Pitch. Entry Fee per Tractor €20. Refreshments and Fundraising Draw with spot prizes afterwards in the Community Centre. Contact Kieran on 087 615 8377.

Ballinderreen Singing Circle

Wed. 15th, Acorn Centre at 8pm

Ballinderreen Community Centre

Shaskeen will perform in concert on Sat. 25th Feb. at 8:00 pm. Featuring both their established sets of music and song along with new ones. Opening the proceedings for the night will be Paul Moran and friends. Tickets are €15.00 each (concession €12:00) on 085 1743916 or at www.ballinderreen.net/communitycentre

MA in Ed. & Well-being of the Older Person

MA in the Education and Well-being of the Older Person at Mary Immaculate College: To apply please contact Liz Early, at liz.early@mic.ul.ie 061 204339. Full details at www.mic.ul.ie  

Homeinstead Senior Care

are looking for Carers: in the Kinvara area. Relevant training or commitment to undertake training is essential as is own transport. Experience desirable. Flexible working hours and excellent working conditions. Please email CV to recruit.galway@homeinstead.ie or call 091-384160.

Life Time Care Home Care Agency

Male and Female carers required, must hold Fetac Level 5 qualifications or leading towards it. Contact Tina on 087-7675230 for more information.

Dates for your Diary for 2017


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

Ballinderreen Lotto

No’s 12,21,22,30.. No winner.. 4 match 3’s… Damien o Looney, Mossy Turley, Tom Mullins & John Costelloe (Mulrook) Jackpot €3,400 & draw will take place in O’Donoghues Sat 11th

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