05/02/2017 .::. 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Rest In Peace

Rest In Peace

We Pray for

Annie Teresa Grennan,

Drumacoo, Kilcolgan


Michael Fallon,

Gort & Boherbee, Kinvara

who died recently.

Sincere sympathy to their families.

May Michael & Annie Rest In Peace.

Anniversaries & Intentions
Please pray for the following for whom Mass will be offered
February 2017
Sat 4th
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
Cliona Keavney [1st Anniversary]
Bernie, Michael & Birdie Leech Crushoa & deceased family members.
Sunday 5th 9am
Angela Scarry, Galway [Anniversary]
Sunday 5th 10.30am
Bertie Flannery, Ballinderreen [Anniversary]
Michael Kelly, Newtown & London [1st Anniversary]
Finbarr Dwyer [Anniversary]
Thanksgiving Mass Intention
12 noon
Kinvara [St. Colman’s]
Lena & Michael Greene, Kinvara [Anniversary]
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]
Kinvara [St. Colman’s]
Paddy & Maureen Quinn, Caheravoneen, [Anniversary]

Last Sunday’s Collection

Ballinderreen: €615.68
Kinvara: €1,385.00

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.

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

Galway Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes

Will take place on July 1st—July 6th. Led by Very Reverend Cannon Michael McLoughlin, Diocesan Administrator. Full fare (including transport to and from Galway / Shannon) is €699. Special accommodation and support is available to people with special needs for €605. Pilgrim Bookings, reservation & enquiries to Joe Walsh Tours 143 Lower Baggott St. For more info. Contact Fr. Martin Moran 091-550106 or Fr. David Murphy 091-544544

“The Circle of Life”

Pernet CLG/PLANT celebrates St Brigid in a workshop “The Circle of Life” by Nellie Curtain LSA: She will draw on sources of healing and meditate on the newness of Life among us. Sat 18 Feb 2017, Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Newtownsmith, Galway. 10am to 4pm Contact Imelda 086 6098887 or Mary 086 3836567

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.

Young at Heart

Social Club Kinvara: Meeting this Monday 6th February 2pm in Pastoral Centre Kinvara.
New members welcome. Contact Sharon 087 9943539

Lunch Club

Next sitting of ‘Ballinderreen Lunch Club’  Fri. 10th Feb. at 1pm in Ballinderreen Community Centre. Contact Laura 0857893385 or Mary on 0879444898 .

Green is the New Black

Is a group of students from Seamount College, Kinvara. We have entered the SEAI (Sustainable Energy Association Ireland) competition. We have been chosen as one of the top 50 projects in the country. In order to progress to the final round, we need to spread awareness of our campaign. We are researching the impact of the fashion industry on the Environment. More information is available on our Instagram @greenisthenewblack_2a or Facebook @onegoodideaseamount

Men on the Move

the Juvenile Hurling Club invites men of the parish to participate in a fitness improvement program starting Feb 8th. Contact Colin Forde for details 086-6044805

Clarinbridge Drama Group

presents: 2 One Act Comedies – A Bit of Land  by Agnes Adam – Last Panto in Clarinbridge by David Tristram. Thurs 9th, Fri. 10th & Sat. 11th of Feb. at 8pm Kilcornan Hall, Clarinbridge

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. 

Social Film Night

Tues Feb. 7th at 7.30 Acorn Centre
‘Australia’ starring Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman.
An emotional and dangerous journey across breath-taking terrain where only the strongest survive.

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


Drop in day: UCHG Tue. 7th Feb 11am—2pm. Information & questions answered by Tinnitus Therapist. For support and info. On Tinnitus, contact—Deafhear.ie 9a St Francis St. Galway, phone: 091-564871 or 086-8648659.

Suicide Prevention

A Free “Safe Talk” On Suicide Prevention: Takes place on Thursday February 9th at 7pm in the South Galway Education Centre, Ennis Road. For more information, please contact Mary on 090 6665071

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 Lotto

No’s 3,10,15,18.. No winner .. 2 lucky dips. Gerdy Murphy & Sheehan Family. This weeks jackpot €3,300 & draw will take place in Jordan’s Sat 4th Feb

Kinvara Lotto

No’s no jackpot winner. 3 match 3s. Oliver O’Connor. Liz Maguire. Kayleigh Mahon. Sellers direct debit. Promoters Tommy Maguire. Next week Connolly’s for €7400

Dates for your Diary for 2017


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


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