26/02/2017 :: 8th Sunday in Ordinary Time

A Warm Welcome

We welcome
Fr. Tony Horgan
to Ballinderreen & Kinvara Parishes.

Fr. Tony will be with us until at least August.


Cermony of Light for Confirmation

The Girls and Boys from

Ballinderreen Parish

will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation

next Friday 3rd March.



Congratulations to :

Laoise Kearney, Dunguaire

who was Baptised recently.

We welcome Laoise into the Christian Community.

Rest In Peace

Rest In Peace

We Pray for

Kate McInerney, Kinvara

who died during the week.

Sincere sympathy to Kate’s family.

May She Rest In Peace.

Anniversaries & Intentions
Please pray for the following for whom Mass will be offered
February 2017
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
Tuesday 28th 7pm
People of the Parish
March 2017
Wednesday 1st
Ash Wednesday 9am
Wednesday 1st
Ash Wednesday 7pm
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
Thursday 2nd 10am
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
Friday 3rd
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
No 10am Mass
Ballinderreen, 11am
Sat 4th 7pm
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
John Joe Ryder, Kinvara, [Anniversary]
Vincent Keane, Cartron [Anniversary]
Angela Callanan, [Anniversary]
Saturday 4th 7pm
1st anniversary Mass Patrick Linnane, Clough Road
Sunday 5th 9am
People of the Parish
Sunday 5th 10.30am
PJ Larkin, Aran, [Anniversary]
Michael Corless, [Anniversary] & deceased family members
Michael Joyce, Ballinderreen, [3rd Anniversary]
Anna Quinn, Lower Ballinderreen, [Anniversary]
12 noon
Kinvara [St. Colman’s]
Adrian, Margaret & John Joe Flaherty, [Anniversary]
Thomas & Ita Leech, Kinvara, [Anniversary]

Last Sunday’s Collection

Kinvara: €1,142.00
Ballinderreen: €667.00

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.

‘Mothers Prayers’

annual weekend in Knock: 10TH to 12TH March 2017 (No cover charge and you are welcome even if only for a short time). St. John’s Rest and Care Centre. Queries: 087 6184110 or 091 771009 email: ireland@mothersprayers.org You do not have to be a mother to be part of ‘Mothers Prayers’

Dates for your Diary for 2017


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

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.

Lunch Club

The next sitting of ‘Ballinderreen Lunch Club will take place on Fri. 10th March at 1pm in Ballinderreen Community Centre. All members of community and friends welcome. Contact Laura on 0857893385 or Mary 0879444898 .

Supporters Bus

for All-Ireland Semi-Final: Sun. 5th March to Killeedy, Co. Limerick. To book text Siobhan 085-8325856 or Helena 087-2720352 asap. Bus, €10 return.

Horizon Magazine

Will be on sale after all Masses this weekend at a bargain price of only €4! Great Read!

Ballinderreen NS

Strictly Dance Ballinderreen is our big fundraising event and we need volunteers. Dancers will gain new skills, increase their fitness, have great fun and help raise much needed funds for our school. Dancers, Committee Volunteers & Sponsors wanted. If you are interested contact us on: www.strictlydance.ballinderreen.net
F: facebook.com/strictlydanceballinderreen E: strictlyballinderreen@gmail.com T: (091) 796 632.

The Alzheimer Café.

This month Antoinette Larkin Clinical Nurse Specialist will give a talk on “Ageing Well”. Menlo Park Hotel Thur. 2nd March 2pm – 4pm. Contact: Maureen Mannion 086 8211540.

Ballinderreen Community Centre

“learn to dance with the stars” – Jiving and waltzing classes each Sunday in Ballinderreen Community Centre from 8-10pm with Irene and Pat. Contact Irene 087 6594731

Seamount College

Upcoming Fundraisers:

Cash for Clobber: get rid of old clothes, shoes, bags, bed clothes, towels etc.…..and raise money for Seamount College. Wed. 1st March from 8am to 1.30pm inside back gate of school.

Table quiz: at the Merriman Hotel, Thur. 2nd March at 8pm. 1st prize €100 & spot prizes on the night also! Table of 4 – €40.

Bake Sale: at the Pier, Kinvara on Sat. 4th March during the ‘Rock and Road’! . All proceeds to Seamount College. Enquiries to Orla at sckchairperson@gmail.com

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Weekend

with Celtic Flames, a spectacular show of music, song and dance at an Taibhdhearc, Middle St., Galway on Thur. March 16th at 8pm. Tickets from www.antaibhdhearc.com/ 091 563600/ 087 7621699.
or Ailve at scksecretary@gmail.com


Calling all ages, every Thur. evening a bus picks up from Mother Hubbard’s, Kilcolgan at 19.40pm and goes to Bingo in Turloughmore. The bus also stops in Gort, Ardrahan & Clarinbridge along route. For more information or to reserve a seat please contact Eamon on 0872509589

Tour Guide

at the Michael Cusack Centre, Carron: 19.5 hours per week with no experience required and immediate start. To be eligible one must be in receipt of such form of Social welfare payment for one year or more.
Please apply to: Carronnewquayce@yahoo.com or Contact the Supervisor 086 6477413 Office 065 7078880

Ballinderreen Lotto

No’s 5,22,28,29.. No winner. 2 lucky dips Marcella Jordan & Maurice Magee. This weeks jackpot is €3,600 and draw will take place in Jordan’s Sat 25th

Kinvara Lotto

No.’s  8,10,12,26.  No winner.  2 match 3’s – Gerry Carr & Amanda Brown Sellers – Enda Linnane. 
Promoters – Aoibheann Mahon. Next week’s jackpot €7,700


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