19/03/2017 :: 3rd Sunday of Lent

A Warm Welcome

We welcome
Fr. Tony Horgan
to Ballinderreen & Kinvara Parishes.

Fr. Tony will be with us until at least August.

Rest In Peace

Rest In Peace

We Pray for

Betty Hanlon, Carnamadra,

Bridget Fogarty, Killeenaran


Paul Callanan, Kinvara

who died recently.

Sincere sympathy to their families.

May Paul, Bridget and Betty Rest In Peace.

Anniversaries & Intentions
Please pray for the following for whom Mass will be offered
March 2017
Sat 18th 7pm
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
Gertrude (Gerry) Greene, Kinvara [1st Anniversary] & Dr. Vivian Green [Anniversary]
Sunday 19th 9am
People of the Parish
Sunday 19th 10.30am
Bertie & Elizabeth Helbert, Clough [Anniversary]
Pat Murphy, Caheradoo [Anniversary]
12 noon
Kinvara [St. Colman’s]
John Killeen, Roo Demesne, [Anniversary]
Tuesday 21st 7pm
Thomas & Celia Sweeney & deceased members of the Sweeney Family, Killeenaran
Wednesday 22nd 9am
Thursday 23rd 10am
Friday 24th
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
No 10am Mass
Confirmation Northampton N.S. 11am
Sat 25th 7.00 pm.
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
Bridge & Patrick Nicholson, Boyle, [Anniversary]
Michael & Margaret McCormack, Parkmore, [Anniversary] & deceased members of the family
Peter, Lilly & Teresa Ford, Main St. Kinvara, [Anniversary]
Patrick, Mary, Sean, Pete, Kathleen & Bridget Naughton, Funchin, Anv
Sunday 26th 9am
Kate McInerney, [Months Mind] & her husband Jimmy, [Anniversary]
Sunday 26th 10.30am
Agnes O’Conor & her parents, Thomas & Ellie O’Connor, Ballinderreen, [Anniversary]
Helena & John Murphy, Kiltiernan, [Anniversary]
12 noon
Kinvara [St. Colman’s]
People of the Parish

Last Sunday’s Collection

Ballinderreen: €922.88
Kinvara: €1,224.21

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.

The Irish Augustinians

invite single men (aged 18-45) who are interested in learning more about our way of life. Fri. 31st March – Sun. 2nd April. More info. contact Fr. Colm OSA, Tel: 0868845747 augustinianvocations@hotmail.com

Lenten Programme

Continues: With the aid of a thought provoking DVD, Tue. 21st Acorn Centre at 7.30pm. All Welcome

Ballinderreen Pastoral Meeting

Wed. 22nd 7.30pm

Dates for your Diary for 2017


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

Accord Pre-Marriage Courses

couples preparing for marriage please book as soon as possible as places are limited. Courses can be booked online www.accord.ie

Galway Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes

Will take place on 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

Ballinderreen Healthy Club Project

We are delighted to welcome Sharon Considine a Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist in Orthopaedics to give a free public talk on Bone Matters.  Learn how to build healthy bones and keep them healthy with exercise and lifestyle. Acorn Centre Mon. 20th March at 7.30pm. All welcome !

Kinvara Bay Sailing Club

will hold a registration evening to accept applications for new memberships, Thurs. March 23rd, 8pm – 9pm in the Community Centre meeting room.

Daffodil Day

Friday 24th March, in aid of Irish Cancer Society. Please support..

Part time Cook

with experience required for Gort Social Services Centre. Please submit C.V.  with covering letter by post to the Secretary, Social Services Centre, Queens St. Gort. Closing date March 31st March 2017.

RHS Home Care

is a Non Commercial Home Care Provider bringing professional home care services to those who need assistance to remain living in their own homes. We 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

Galway Pro LifeTalk and Training

On “How to argue the case for the Pro Life Amendment” with Kate Bopp, Paddy Manning and Michael Dwyer of Family & Life on Tuesday March 21st in the Galway Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Newtownsmith, Galway at 7:30pm. All welcome!

South Galway Flood

Relief Solution Update Monday 27th March 8pm in Sullivan’s Hotel Gort

Ballinderreen Lotto

No’s 12,18,21,32.. No winner. One match 3 .. Mary Maloney. This weeks jackpot is €3,900 & draw will take place Sat 18th  in Jordan’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