08/01/2017 .::. The Baptism of The Lord

New Year Prayer



Congratulations to :

Niamh Power, Oakwood, Ballinderreen,

Dara Hugh, Cartron

and Twins Nora Jean and Rosie Mae Johnston Quinn

who were Baptised recently.

We welcome Rosie Mae, Nora Jean, Dara and Niamh into the Christian Community.

Rest In Peace

Rest In Peace

We Pray for

Pat O’Driscoll, Con & Kay O’Driscoll,

(Doon, Co. Limerick) brother, father & mother of Martin O’Driscoll, who died recently.


Philomena Cronin,

Crossmolina & formerly Ballinderreen, mother of Norma Hanley


Gerry Fitzpatrick,

Ennistymon, father of Lisa Sarma

who died during the week.

Sincere sympathy to their families.

May Gerry, Philomena, Kay, Con and Pat Rest In Peace.

Anniversaries & Intentions
Please pray for the following for whom Mass will be offered
January 2017
Sat 7th 7pm
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
Michael Joseph Hynes, Leeha, [1st Anniv]
Sunday 8th 9am
Tom & Kathleen Mahon, Geeha North [Anniv]
Sunday 8th 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]
Tuesday 10th 7pm
Special Intention Thanksgiving Mass
Wednesday 11th 9am
Madeline Lane, Ballinderreen, [Months Mind]
Thursday 12th 10am
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
Friday 13th 10am
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
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.
Kinvara [St. Colman’s]
PJ Mara, Dubin & Kinvara, [1st Anniv]

Last Sunday’s Collection

Ballinderreen: €526.60
Kinvara: €1,216.18

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.

Ballinderreen Pastoral Council

meeting: Tues. 10th Jan. at 7.30pm

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.

Dates for your Diary for 2017


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

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.

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 17 at 8pm. Further Information: 086 2468203 or samsgalwayselection@gmail.com.

Kinvara Senior Citizens

are having this Christmas Party in the Merriman Hotel on Sun. 8th Jan at 1pm. Please give your name to any Committee member

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!

Ballinderreen Social Services

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. 

Ballinderreen Juvenile Hurling Club

welcomes you to kickstart 2017 by joining us on our Wednesday Track Nights, starting Jan. 4th at 8pm. Get your new year on track. It’s basically walking, jogging or running – come along and find the groove you are comfortable with.

Social Film night

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

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.

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. 

The Alzheimer Café

This month the Citizen Information Service will give a talk on their services, followed by a Music Therapy session with Liam Kildea. Menlo Park Hotel Thur. 5th Jan. 2pm – 4pm. Contact Maureen 086 8211540.

Croí MyBalance programme

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

Home Help Vacancies

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 Lotto

No’s 2, 7, 10, 32.. One match 3 . Enda Fawl. This week’s jackpot is €2,900 & draw will take place in Raftery’s

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