19/02/2017 :: 7th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Rest In Peace

Rest In Peace

We Pray for

Fr. Eddie Casey, SMA

who died in Cork recently.

Fr. Eddie was an assistant priest in Kinvara for a number of years.

Sincere sympathy to his family.

May Fr. Eddie Rest In Peace.

Anniversaries & Intentions
Please pray for the following for whom Mass will be offered
February 2017
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]
Sat 25th 7.00 pm.
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
John Forde, Killina, [2nd Anniversary]
Tommy & Mai Forde, [Anniversary] And deceased family members, Killina
Sunday 26th 9am
People of the Parish
Sunday 26th 10.30am
John Joe Quinn, Tyrone, Months Mind
Geraldine Bourke, Cartron, [1st Anniversary]
Laura Shiels, Mulrook, [Anniversary]
12 noon
Kinvara [St. Colman’s]
Noel O’Shaughnessy, Kinvara, [Anniversary]
Padraig & Kathleen Naughton Shanclough [Anniversary], &
John & Bridget McInerney

Last Sunday’s Collection

Ballinderreen: €731.70
Kinvara: €1,273.54

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.

The Youth 2000

Connaught Retreat: will take place in Presentation College, Athenry from Fri. 3rd to Sun. 5th March. For more information visit www.youth2000.ie or contact 086-2150607 (online booking recommended).

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

Be Vigilant

two cars were broken into outside Kinvara N.S. last Saturday evening while the owners were attending 7pm Mass.

Solemn Novena

to Our Lady of Perpetual Help: Continues until Tuesday21st at Galway Cathedral. Weekday Times 7.45 am 11.00 am 1.10 pm 3.30 pm 7.30 pm 9.00 pm.

Young at Heart

Meeting this Mon. 20th at 2pm in the Pastoral Centre. All Welcome.

A Sincere Thanks

to all who supported the Hospice Draw in Fahy’s, Nogra, on New Years Eve. €500 was raised.

Kinvara GAA New Pitch

Fundraiser: Tom Crean, Antarctic Explorer, one man show by Aidan Dooley, The Lady Gregory Hotel, Easter Tuesday at 8pm. Tickets €20 will be on sale outside Londis, Kinvara on Sat. 25th Feb 12pm—2pm

Ballinderreen Tidy Towns

AGM: Thurs. 23rd Feb. 8.30pm in the Community Centre. Due to ill health of some present members, we desperately need news members/volunteers if this committee is to continue. Please, come along if only as a volunteer for flower sowing, watering, weeding etc.

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) from Sat. 15th April – Tuesday 18th ( 3 nights). We are looking for host families. For more information contact Carol Buckley 087 6691173 or Mary Ui Eochaidh 087 3114353

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.

Kinvara Camogie

Club registration day: Sun. 19st Feb. at the clubhouse from 1:00 to 2:00 pm.

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

Dates for your Diary for 2017


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

Sage – Support and Advocacy Service

are now recruiting for volunteers in a “Support Person” role. Sage will hold a series of coffee mornings throughout 2017 regionally to introduce Sage and the Services we provide, and to explain more about the Support Person volunteer role. The next coffee morning will be held in The Connacht Hotel, 13th March from 4:30pm. Contact Helen Fitzgerald to find out more. recruitment@sage.thirdageireland.ie or 086 130 2712

Fundraising Dance for Galway Hospice

Clybaun Hotel, Fri. March 3rd. Band “Streetwise” dancing 9pm to 12am admission €10 tea, spot prizes, raffle.  

The Irish Wheelchair Association

would like to sincerely thank all those who contributed to their church gate collection last weekend in Ballinderreen & Kinvara. A total of €355 was raised.

Kinvara Lotto

Next draw Tues 21st Feb 2017 in Fahy’s Nogra Lotto Jackpot: €7,600 LAST WEEK’S NUMBERS…. 6 10 13 17 2 x Match 3’s : Roisin & Sean Linnane Sellers : Enda Linnane Promoters: Pub Squad Juvenile Club

Ballinderreen Lotto

no’s 13,15,16,21.. No winner.. 2 lucky dips Tom Tierney & Shane Delaney.. This weeks jackpot €3,500 & draw will take place in Raftery’s Sat 19th 

Thoor Ballylee

In aid of Yeats Tower, Thoor Ballylee: We will be holding a Leaving Certificate 2017 Talk on Hamlet. The Talk will be held in Sullivan’s Hotel, Gort on Wed. 22nd Feb. at 12noon. For booking contact Nichola on 086 855 2124 or yeatsthoorballylee@gmail.com.

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