15/01/2017 .::. 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

New Year Prayer

Anniversaries & Intentions
Please pray for the following for whom Mass will be offered
January 2017
PLEASE NOTE: There will be no daily mass (except for funerals) this week as Fr. David has the flu.
Sat 14th 7.00 pm.
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
John & Katie Whelan, Carnamadra, [Anniv]
Sean & Christina Connolly, The Quay, [Anniv]
Sunday 15th 9am
People of the Parish
Sunday 15th 10.30am
Maureen Greaney (nee Wallace), Caheradoo & London who died recently.
Frank O’Reilly, Dublin, [Anniv]
Kinvara [St. Colman’s]
PJ Mara, Dubin & Kinvara, [1st Anniv]
Tom & Ita Leech, [Anniv]
Sat 21st 7.00 pm.
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
People of the Parish
Sunday 22nd 9am
Sunday 22nd 10.30am
Thomas Molloy, New York who died recently.
12 noon
Kinvara [St. Colman’s]
Julia Keane, Kinvara West, [Anniv]
Deceased members of the Curtin Family, Roo Demesne
Tomo, Lilly, Mattie Joe & Bernie Connolly & deceased members of the Connolly Family, Killina.

Last Sunday’s Collection

Kinvara: €1,206.24
Ballinderreen: €718.83

A sincere ‘Thank you’ for your 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.

Our Faith & Why We Believe

Wed. 18th & 25 Jan and 1st & 8th Feb. Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Newtownsmith. Facilitator: Fr. Gerard McCarthy, SVD

Lost & Found

A number of items such as hats, scarfs etc. have been found recently around the Church and Church grounds. Contact Catherine at the Parish Office!

Weekly Envelopes

Please Note: The Weekly Envelopes are currently being distributed. If you do not receive one in the next week or two and would like to receive one, contact Catherine at the Parish Office 086-8577644. PLEASE DO NOT USE 2016 ENVELOPES AFTER 1ST OF JANUARY 2017.

Getting Married in 2017?

Why not consider a Pre-Marriage Course in Esker, Athenry, in Jan. or later? Course, from Friday night to Sunday lunch, is an approved course. There are courses in January, March, June and October of 2017.  Find us on www.redemptoristsesker.ie/what we do,  or email info@redemptoristsesker. 

Dates for your Diary for 2017


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

Cystic Fibrosis

Would like to thank everyone who contributed to their recent Church gate collection. A total of €483.87 was raised.

Active Retirement

Meeting takes place in The Pier Head on Wed. 18th Jan. at 2pm. New members Welcome!

Galway for Life

the local branch of the Pro-Life Campaign: will be holding a public information meeting on Mon. 23rd Jan. in Suaimhneas, Clarinbridge Church Hall at 8.00pm. The aim of the meeting is to inform people about the current situation as regards the Eighth Amendment.


Learn to manage your health, weight and lifestyle: with the Croí MyBalance programme, starting Mon. 23rd Jan, 6:30pm – 7:30pm and Mon. 30th of Jan, 11am -12pm,  at Croí Heart & Stroke Centre, Galway. Delivered by a Croí Specialist Dietitian over 8 weeks. To book phone 091544310 or visit www.croi.ie

Galway Samaritans

Need Listening Volunteers: Please come along to one of our open meetings at the Harbour Hotel, Galway to find out more:  Jan 14 at 11am or Tues Jan 17th at 8pm. Further Information: 086 2468203 or samsgalwayselection@gmail.com.
Vacancies for part-time Home Helps with Clarecare: Minimum requirement 2 modules Fetac/QQI Level 5, for further information contact, Mary Cosgrove, Clarecare, Ennis, 0656828178

Ballinderreen Community Centre

Classes are underway after the Christmas Break!

Ceoltóirí an Doirín

Regular classes resume in Ballinderreen Community Centre on Tues. 17th Jan. at 7:30pm (novice /intermediate level) and 8:00pm (advanced)

Walk, Run, Jog

Wednesday Nights, 8pm, at the track with the Ballinderreen Juvenile Hurling Club. (Meet up this Wed. outside the Community Centre)

Social Services Party

Ballinderreen Social Services will hold their Parish Party on Sun. the 15th of Jan. Ballinderreen Community Centre, at 1pm. If you would like to attend please put your name on the list in Ballinderreen Church Porch, or contact Aileen at 087 2612029. 

Film Night

Our Social Film night resumes on Tue., Jan. 17th The Secret Life Of Bees’ A wonderful film about a family, independence and the transcendent power of Love set in South Carolina. Refreshments before-hand; Film duration 105 minutes. All are welcome

Ballinderreen Singing Circle

Wed. 18th Jan, 8pm in The Acorn Centre

Kinvara Lotto

No’s 3 match 3’s Sheila Donohue, Moya Mac Eoin & Tommy Maguire. Sellers M. Roughan. Promoters pub squad. Next week Connolly’s €7,100.

Ballinderreen Lotto

No’s 6,13,14,21.. No winner. One match 3 .. Sean Hynes. This week’s jackpot is €3,000 and draw will take place in Jordan’s Sat 14th

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