22/01/2017 .::. 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

New Year Prayer



Congratulations to :

Cathal McTigue, Lisheeneenaun, Kinvara


Rose Murphy, Dublin

who were Baptised recently.

We welcome Rose and Cathal into the Christian Community.

Rest In Peace

Rest In Peace

Funeral Mass of Mick McInerney

will take place next

Saturday, 28th at 10am,

St. Joseph’s, Kinvara.

Burial of ashes afterwards in Kilmacduagh Cemetery.



We Pray for

Suzanne Divilly,

Salthill, Sister of Carmel Ryan, Kinvara Post Office who died during the week.

Sincere sympathy to Carmel and her family. May Suzanne Rest In Peace.

Anniversaries & Intentions
Please pray for the following for whom Mass will be offered
January 2017
Sat 21st 7.00 pm.
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
Betty & Paddy Joe Griffin, Kinvara, Anv.
Bridget O’Halloran, Anv.
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
Patrick Donnellan, Anv
Tuesday 24th 7pm
Thanksgiving Mass
Thomas & Celia Sweeney & deceased family members, Killeenaran.
Wednesday 25th 9am
People of the Parish
Thursday 26th 10am
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
Special Intention
Friday 27th 10am
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
People of the Parish
Sat 28th 7.00 pm.
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
John Quinn, Moy, Months Mind. Molly & Jack Quinn, Moy, Anv.
Paddy & Bridget Fallon, Boherbee, Anv.
Sunday 29th 9am Doorus
People of the Parish
Sunday 29th 10.30am
Mary O’Toole, Aran, Anv.
Aggie Murphy, Caheradoo, Anv.
John O’Connor Ballinderreen & Thomas & Margaret O’Connor, London
Detta Murphy, Newtown, Anv.
12 noon
Kinvara [St. Colman’s]
Ann O’Connor Dunford, 2nd Anv.

Last Sunday’s Collection

Ballinderreen: €691.34
Kinvara: €1,466.44

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

Dates for your Diary for 2017


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

Chernobyl Children International

Fundraiser in aid of Chernobyl Children International: Raftery’s Rest, Kilcolgan  Sat. 28th of Jan. The evening will consist of music and song, starting from 6pm and featuring Bluegrass, Trad and much more. There will be a raffle and donation buckets on the night. All welcome.

Defibrillator Training

As part of the Healthy Club Project we are co-ordinating A.E.D. training on Sat 4th of Feb in the Community Centre 10am—2pm. €40 per person or €30 for anyone who wants to be on a first responders list. Places are limited and a non-refundable payment is required on booking. This is a very valuable skill to have in life. To book please contact Mary Maloney on 0857219832.

Social Cards

Returns from Wed 25th Jan for a few more weeks, 7.30pm – 9pm in the Acorn centre. Refreshments provided. All welcome. 

Lunch Club

Next sitting of ‘Ballinderreen Lunch Club’  Fri. 10th Feb. at 1pm in Ballinderreen Community Centre. Meals will again be provided at a reduced cost of €5. All dietary requirements catered for. All members of community and friends welcome. Anyone who wishes to lend a helping hand on the day would be greatly appreciated. Contact Laura 0857893385 or Mary on 0879444898 .

Hospice Fundraiser

Kinvara Christmas Day Swim Hospice Fundraiser:- €2,000 has been donated to the Galway Hospice. Thank you to everybody who helped make it such a success and those of you who participated in the event.

Mount Cross Cemetery

The Admisistrative 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.

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..


a Croi, Kingfisher and NUI Galway collaboration: is starting back on the 2nd Feb in the Kingfisher Fitness Club at NUI Galway 1pm – 2pm every Thurs.  this is a class for those who are new to exercise and those who see exercise as their medicine to engage in a meaningful, evidence based fitness programme. 

Adult Education

Enrolment Evening: Gort Community School for Spring Term, will take place on Tue. 6.30pm—8pm at Gort Community School. A variety of classes are on offer from Spanish for beginners to Crochet.

Ballinderreen Lotto

5,18,29,31.. No winner.. 2 lucky dips. Austin Connolly & Tommy Howley. Jackpot is €3,100 & draw will take place in O Donoghues Sat 21st

Kinvara Lotto

No’s No jackpot winner. 3 match 3s. Liz Maguire, Eabha Burke, Gary and Martina Molloy. Seller: Tommy Maguire, promoters Paul Shocks. Next week Nogra €7,200.

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