New Year Prayer



Congratulations to :

Saorla Fallon

who was Baptised recently.

We welcome Saorla into the Christian Community.

Rest In Peace

Rest In Peace

We Pray for

Michael O’Toole,

Bushy Park, brother of Mary Linnane, Kinvara,


Martin Ward,

Renmore, father of Maurice Ward, Drumacoo

who died recently.

Sincere sympathy to their families.

May Michael & Maurice Rest In Peace.

Anniversaries & Intentions
Please pray for the following for whom Mass will be offered
December 2016
Sat 31st 7.00 pm.
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
Gerry Forde, Parkroe [Anniv]
Ellen Nilan, Boherbee [Anniv]
Raymond Monahan, Kinvara [Anniv]
Patrick & Delia Burke, Leitrim [Anniv]
January 2017
Sunday 1st 9am
Mattie Glynn [Anniv] & deceased family, Traught
Sonny O’Sullivan
Sunday 1st 10.30am
Martin Joe O’Connor [Anniv]
Mattie Keenan, Tyrone [Anniv]
12 noon
Kinvara [St. Colman’s]
Jack & Nora Conole, Kinvara
Tuesday 3rd 7pm
Wednesday 4th 11.45am
Blake Manor
Thursday 5th 10am
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
Friday 6th
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
Sat 7th 7pm
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
Michael Joseph Hynes, Leeha, [1st Anniv]
Sunday 8th 9am
Tom & Kathleen Mahon, Geeha North [Anniv]
Sunday 25th 10.30am
Mary Ann Gill, [1st Anniv] & her husband Thomas & Son Stephen, Keamsella.
John Killoran, Ballinderreen
12 noon
Kinvara [St. Colman’s]
Keelin Frawley, Gorstkeagh [Anniv]

Last Sunday’s Collection

Kinvara: €1,983.05
Ballinderreen: €1,113.41

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.


Re-opening on Thurs. 12th Jan.

St. Dominic’s Well

Annual Mass &  Blessing of ST DOMINIC’S WELL AT ESKER 5th & 6th Jan.  Special Mass at 11.00 am on Thurs 5th Jan.. This Mass will be offered to ask God’s blessing on the land, the stock, the farm implements and the homes of all our people. The well will be blessed and the water from it may be taken home to sprinkle on the land and the stock as well as the people. This blessing will be repeated on Fri 6th January after the 11.00 am Mass. All are welcome. 

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. It comes highly recommended by couples who have experienced the weekend. 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

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. 

Doorus Annual Family Fundraising

5km fun run/walk: from Doorus National School Sun. 8th Jan. Registration from the NS at 12 noon, event starts at 1.30pm. with a cuppa and some goodies afterwards.  Adults €10, free entry for children. Organised by Run Kinvara & Kinvara GAA.

Kinvara Community Radio

Raffle draw, on the 11th of December. We are pleased to announce the winner of the Luxury Hamper is, Patricia Tierney, of Traught. And the second Hamper, went to Tom Baxter, from Gort. Over €1,100 was raised over the four days at the Kinvara Christmas Market. We would like to say a big thank you to all the people of Kinvara for their generosity. Happy New Year!

Galway Hospice & Gort Day Care Centre

Fundraiser for Galway Hospice & Gort Day Care Centre: Sun. 15th Jan. 2017, 5.30pm in Gort Community Centre – Progressive Card Game and Comedy Night.  All monies raised will be going to Galway Hospice & Gort Day Care Centre. In recognition of the sad passing this year of two community activists in Gort,  Jamesie Lee and his sister, Sr. John Lee.

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