18/06/2017 :: 11th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Prayer before an Examination

We wish all students sitting their Junior and Leaving Cert exams the very best of luck.


Ministers of the Word

Ministers of the Word Needed

Rest In Peace

Rest In Peace

We Pray for

Tom Donohue, Gortnaclough, Kinvara,

Mary Dempsey, Cloosh,

Grainne Byrne, Kinvara


Ann Feeney, Athlone, Grandmother of Aine Feeney Kiltiernan,

who died recently.

Sincere sympathy to their families.

May Ann, Grainne, Mary and Tom Rest In Peace.

Anniversaries & Intentions
Please pray for the following for whom Mass will be offered
June 2017
Saturday 17th 7.00 pm.
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
Paul & Julie Gill, Cahermore, [Anniversary]
John & Mary Callanan, Caherglissane, [Anniversary]
Sunday 18th 9am
People of the Parish
Sunday 18th 10.30am
Mary O’Reilly, Dublin [25th Anniversary] (Mother of Vivienne Molloy)
12 noon
Kinvara [St. Colman’s]
Joseph & Noel Sullivan, Carnamadra, [Anniversary]
Patrick Cooley, Kinvara
Tuesday 20th 7pm
People of the Parish
Wednesday 21st 9am
Thursday 22nd 10am
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
Friday 23rd 10am
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
Saturday 24th 7pm
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
People of the Parish
Sunday 25th 9am
Sunday 25th 10.30am
Louis Mulcuair, Gortaboy, [Anniversary] & deceased family members
12 noon
Kinvara [St. Colman’s]
Sean McInerney, Kinvara West, [Anniversary]
Sean Conole, Tawnagh, [1st Anniversary]
Bella & Peter Curtin & their sons Michael & Tony & daughter Frances & great grandson Matthew, [Anniversary]

Last Sunday’s Collection

Kinvara: €1,033.10
Ballinderreen: €572.32

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.

Redemptorist Youth Ministry Pilgrimage

Three day Pilgrimage Challenge on Lough Derg July 12th—14th. For more information/ Bookings contact Bernie on 091-850298 or email eskeryouthministy@gmail.com

Galway City Corpus Christi Procession

Sunday, 18th June the Feast of Corpus Christi. Mass at 3pm in the Abbey Church, St. Francis Street and concludes with Benediction at Poor Clare Monastery, Nuns Island.  All are welcome.

Server Supervision

Thanks to all the parents who attended with their children at the training for Altar Servers on June 2nd. As explained on the night, Child Protection Guidelines make it necessary to have a Supervisor present at all times while the servers are in the Sacristy. To volunteer for becoming a Supervisor the Application Form for Garda Vetting needs to be completed and returned to the Parish Office Secretary, Catherine, by June 21st.

CHY3 Forms

Donation tax refund: Thank you to all who have returned their forms. Any of you who have yet to return them please do so at your earliest convenience.

An Afternoon Pilgrimage

to St Colman’s Cell In Slieve  Carran: Sunday 25th June Starting at 3pm with Stations of the Cross at the gates to the National Park and arriving at St. Colman’s Cell where Mass will be celebrated. Directions to the site will be sign posted. For more information call Paula on 091-635164

Relic of St. Teresa

Veneration of The Holy Relic of St. Teresa of Calcutta: Wed. 28th June 7.30pm-10pm & Thur 29th June 9am-10pm

Ladies Retreat to Glenstal Abbey

‘Gift Yourself a Day Away’ Tue 27th or Wed 28th June – The Annual Ladies Retreat at Glenstal Abbey. Relax, reflect, pray and enjoy the company of others in the peaceful and beautiful surrounds of the monastery.  Cost €45 

Choral recital St. Nicholas’

Springside Chestnut Hill Academy (Philadelphia) Youth Choral and Orchestral Ensemble: present a free concert of choral favourites in St. Nicholas Collegiate Church, Galway on Monday 19th June at 11am.

Lip Sync Battle for Pieta House

Lip Sync Battle in aid of Pieta House: Saturday June 24th at 7:30pm in Kudos Nightclub Oranmore. Watch locals transform into celebrities for a great cause! Entry €10 on the door. Over 18’s only. Music and raffle on the night. Contact Jessica at 0867316030 for more details

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.

RHS Home Care

Are now recruiting new Healthcare Assistants in your area and would love to hear from you. Potential applicants must have the required Fetac/QQI level 5 (two modules completed care skills and care of the older person). Please email you CV to jobs@rhshomecare.ie or call Aoife on 090 66 25988

Ballinderreen Lotto

Numbers 6,11,23,28. No winner. 4 match 3’s. Tom Mc Carter, Nora Hernon, Joe Mc Alinden & Bernie Larkin. This weeks jackpot is €5,200 & draw will take place in O’Donoghues Sat 17th

Cooley Collins

Traditional Music Festival Gort: Guinness World Record Holders for the Largest Irish Folk Band of 406 Musicians. Celebration Evening, Sat. 24th at 7pm in Sullivan’s Hotel Gort. Presentation of Certificates with Galway Bay FM & TG4 plus Special Guest. Bring your instruments along, you’re welcome to join in on the open session.

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