23/07/2017 :: 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time

St. Joachim and St. Anne

July 26th is the feast day of St Joachim and St. Anne,
Parents of Mary and Grandparents of Jesus.

Look with love on grandparents the world over.
They are a source of enrichment for families, Church and society.

Anniversaries & Intentions
Please pray for the following for whom Mass will be offered
July 2017
Saturday 22nd 7pm
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
Tom & Mary Mc Cormack and all the deceased Family Members Loughcurra.
Sunday 23rd 9am
Sunday 23rd 10.30am
4.00 pm Mass in Drumacoo Cemetery
12 noon
Kinvara [St. Colman’s]
Grainne Byrne, Glebe St, Kinvara [Months Mind]
Sunday 23rd 4pm
Mass in Drumacoo Cemetery
Tuesday 25th 7pm
Foy’s Cemetery Mass
Wednesday 26th 11.45
Blake Manor
Thursday 27th 10am
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
Very Special Intention.
Friday 28th 10am
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
John Finnegan Cloonasee [Anniversary] and All deceased family members.
Saturday 29th 7pm
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
Sunday July 30th 10.30 am.
Thomas Sheils Mulrook [Anniversary]
Deceased Family Members of the Moran Family Cartron.
Sunday 30th 9am
12 noon
Kinvara [St. Colman’s]
Tommy & Ellie Fahey Crushooa [Anniversary]

Last Sunday’s Collection

Ballinderreen: €519.44
Kinvara: €1,316.87

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.


Doorus Friday 11th August at 8pm

Cemetery Mass 2017

Those we love don’t go away,
they walk beside us every day.
Unseen, unheard, but always near;
still loved, still missed and very dear.

Lough Derg 2017

You may begin the Three Day Pilgrimage on any day up to and including Sunday 13th August. Advance booking is not necessary. Telephone Maureen or Lorraine on 071 9851518 ( Email:info@loughderg.org   

The Limerick/Clare Group pilgrimage

takes place August Week-end from Aug 5th to 7th. Bus leaves Arthurs Quay Limerick at 5 .45am and pick up points are Ennis, Gort, Oranmore, Claregalway, Tuam, Knock, Sligo. Further information from James Tracey 086 057 2216 or 061 921 470

St Sourney’s Well

Blessing will take place after Drumacoo Cemetery Mass. on Sunday July 23rd.

Mount Cross Cemetery

Maintenance collection on Friday July 7th amounted to 1141.00. Greatly appreciated and many thanks.

Historic Ordination in Oranmore.

On Sunday July 23rd Declan Lohan , Coast Rd. Oranmore will be the first priest to be ordained in The Church of the Immaculate Conception Oranmore at 3.00pm. His First
Mass will be celebrated on Monday July 24th at 7.00pm. All are welcome both to the Ordination and The First Mass.

A Training Initiative

operating under GRETB, based at Joseph’s Community Centre Shantalla , Galway has vacancies for people who are on the live register and wish to upskill and enable them to obtain further education and employment, For further information contact Project Co ordinator Brid Higgins 091 860464

Young peoples mental health

The Organisers of the talk “Supporting young peoples mental health” wish to extend a Thank you to all those who attended on Monday17th July. It was a great success .

Ballinderreen Lotto

Numbers 14,18,28,30.. No winner. 2 match 3’s Orla & Cathal Murphy & Bonty Mannion.. This weeks jackpot is €5,700 & draw will take place Sat 22nd in Jordan’s

Ballinderreen Healthy Club Project

Are helping to co-ordinate visits to some residents of Blake Manor Nursing Home.  We are looking for people who have an hour to spare per week with an interest in joining our social team.  This might be of interest to transition year students also. If you would like further information please contact Carmel on 086-3203568.

Lost & Found

A ladies wrist watch was found recently around the Church grounds. Contact Catherine in the Parish Office on 086-ovide for their hungry children.” Archbishop Eamon Martin.

essential oils

A Free talk will take place in O’Looney’s Bar Ballinderreen for Dotherro essential oils by Martin Glynn on Thursday  July 27th  at 20.00hrs . All welcome

Ministers of the Word

Ministers of the Word Needed

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