04/06/2017 :: Pentecost



Congratulations to :

Sorcha O’Connell

who was Baptised recently.

We welcome Sorcha into the Christian Community.

Anniversaries & Intentions
Please pray for the following for whom Mass will be offered
June 2017
Saturday 3rd 7.00 pm.
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
People of the Parish
Sunday 4th 9am
Sunday 4th 10.30am
Sarah Cohen, Drumacoo [Months Mind]
12 noon
Kinvara [St. Colman’s]
Kitty O’Grady, Kinvara [Months Mind]
Paddy Connors, Ardnagrove [2nd Anniversary]
Tuesday 6th 7pm
People of the Parish
Wednesday 7th 9am
Thursday 8th 10am
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
Special Intention
Friday 9th 10am
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
Saturday 10th 7pm
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
Marty Fallon, Main Street, Anv
Patrick & Mary Kate Nolan, Moy, Anv. & Ellen & Patrick Lee & Martin Joyce and deceased family members
Maureen & Mattie Keane, Kinvara, Anv.
Sunday 11th 9am
People of the Parish
Sunday 11th 10.30am
Sean Meehan, Kiltiernan
12 noon
Kinvara [St. Colman’s]

Last Sunday’s Collection

Kinvara: €1,182.14
Ballinderreen: €612.80

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.

Parish Office

Please Note: The Parish Office will be closed Tuesday 6th June

Galway Diocesan Pilgrimage

to Lourdes: July 1st—July 6th. Led by Very Reverend Cannon Michael McLoughlin, Diocesan Administrator. Full fare (including transport to and from Galway / Shannon) is €699. Special accommodation and support is available to people with special needs for €605. Pilgrim Bookings, reservation & enquiries to Joe Walsh Tours 143 Lower Baggott St. For more info. Contact Fr. Martin Moran 091-550106 or Fr. David Murphy 091-544544
Summer Bridge at the “Bridge” Weekly Bridge session will be held in Paddy Burke’s Bar, Clarinbridge, commencing on Wednesday 7th June at 7.30pm. All Bridge players are invited to play and proceeds will be donated to local charities.

Esker Annual Novena

Tuesday 6th—Wednesday 14th June.

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

Charismatic Renewal Golden Jubilee

Golden Jubilee—50 Years of Charismatic Renewal: The Concert Hall, RDS Dublin, Saturday 24th June, 10am, concluding with Mass at 6.30pm. This is a one-day national event. Tickets €20

Cycle for Treasure

Friday 9th June: To celebrate National Bike Week, a Treasure Hunt on bikes will be held around Ballinderreen, meeting at the Community Centre at 6:45 pm. Treasure Hunt begins 7pm sharp. Teams of four (max). Top three teams in with correct answers wins. Plenty of fun for all. Prizes and refreshments afterwards. Free Event. Helmets and High Viz jackets advised as well as suitable clothing.

IFA Meeting

Wed. 7th in the Acorn Centre at 9pm. Update on drainage.

Traditional Song

Evening of traditional song in Mary’s Church, Claddagh: Sunday, 4th June at  8.30pm. Experience two cultures coming together through the magic of music. Hear Kurpie songs, also the songs of the forest, performed by renowned Polish singer and composer Adam Strug.  Adam will be joined by sean-nós singer Deirbhile Ní Bhrolcháin.


The following vacancies will be coming up on our C.E. Project in the next few weeks:
1.  Catering Assistant in Gort Social Services:  2. Caretaker in St Thomas Hurling Club 3.  Gort Hurling Club Caretaker 4.  Gort Tidy Towns:  Environmental Worker based in Gort town. All interested persons must be in receipt of a Social Welfare payment for the Department of Social Welfare for over 1 year. Please check out your eligibility with local Intreo office or social welfare office.  Please contact Margaret 091 631522 or  gortdistrictcomm@yahoo.ie for any further information.

Sonoran Desert Chorale

the Top Professional Choir of the American Southwest: presents a free concert in Galway Cathedral Wednesday 7th June 7.30pm. Donations, if desired, at door to Ronald McDonald House Charities.

Parish Heart Screening Offer

Pulsewave Ireland Cardio Heart screening in Galway next week. Normal cost of screening is €50 per person , Parish offer €30 per person for that we check your Blood Pressure, Heart Rhythm, Casp of heart, arterial flexability and Blood flow.  We can access the risk of heart attack or stroke with a simple non invasive test. Call 087-7151623 to make an appointment spaces are limited The Screening is medically approved and each person will receive a detailed printout which they may discuss with their own GP.

Ballinderreen Lotto

No’s 6,23,24,25.. No winner. One match 3 Christy Burke. This weeks jackpot €5,000.. Draw will take place in Raftery’s Rest Sat 3rd

Kinvara Lotto

No Jackpot Winner. No’s 9 ,15, 16, 30… 1 match 3 – Vincie Byrne. Sellers – Enda Linnane.
Promoter’s – Tommy Maguire. Next week – Nogra €3,800

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