26/03/2017 :: 4th Sunday of Lent

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day

A Warm Welcome

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

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


Cermony of Light for Confirmation

Congratulations to

the Girls and Boys from

Northampton N.S.

who received the Sacrament of Confirmation last Friday.

Rest In Peace

Rest In Peace

We Pray for

Micheal Costello, New York & Aughnish

brother of Bernie & the late Paddy who died recently in New York.

Sincere sympathy to his family.

May Michael Rest In Peace.

Anniversaries & Intentions
Please pray for the following for whom Mass will be offered
March 2017
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]
Micheal Costello, New York & Aughnish, who died recently
Sunday 26th 10.30am
Agnes O’Conor & her parents, Thomas & Ellie O’Connor, Ballinderreen, [Anniversary]
Helena & John Murphy, Kiltiernan, [Anniversary]
Kathleen, Patrick & Michael Fahy, Mulrook [Anniversary] & Margaret & Jermiah Crowley, Cork, Anv
12 noon
Kinvara [St. Colman’s]
People of the Parish
Tuesday 28th 7pm
Wednesday 29th 11.45am Blake Manor
Thursday 30th 10am
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
For all the deceased
Friday 31st
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
No 10am Mass
April 2017
Sat 1st 7pm
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
John McCormack, Turloughkeeloge, [Months Mind]
Teresa Murphy (nee Griffin) The Quay, [Anniversary]
Fr. Eddie Casey, SMA
Miko O’Connor, Ardnagrove, [Anniversary] & deceased family members
Sunday 2nd 9am
Sunday 2nd 10.30am
Michael Joe & Nora May Murphy, Keamsella, [Anniversary]
Michael O’Loughlin, Killeenavara, [Anniversary]
12 noon
Kinvara [St. Colman’s]
Mary & Jimmy O’Donoghue, Cappamore, [Anniversary]
Joe Keane, The Cottage, Kinvara, [1st Anniversary]
Toddy Byrne, Kinvara, [Anniversary]
Miko Waits, Killina, [2nd Anniversary]

Last Sunday’s Collection

Kinvara: €1,443.46
Ballinderreen: €674.92

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.

Lenten Programme

Tuesday March 28th from 7.30 in the Acorn Centre. Sr. Phyllis Kilcoyne will lead the session in reflection and hope in the message of the Gospel and how it relates to our everyday experiences.
All are welcome


Saturday morning 6th May, Kinvara, will host its third Darkness into Light 5k walk/run at 4.15 am from St Joseph’s N.S. for Pieta House (Centre for Prevention of Suicide and Self-harm).  This is a worldwide symbolic fundraising event; walking or running from darkness to light to give HOPE. You can avail of Early Bird registration (adults €20) at Londis, Kinvara & Supervalu Gort on the 1st April 12noon to 2pm or online up to 31st March at  www.pieta.ie. More details dilkinvara@kinvara.com . Check Darkness into Light Kinvara on Facebook or follow us on twitter @DILKinvara.

Dates for your Diary for 2017


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

Ballinderreen Activity Camp

takes place Mon 10th April- Thurs 13th April from 10am- 2.30pm in the Community Centre. Contact 083-8018005 or email ballinderreeneastercamp@hotmail.com to reserve a place

Ballinderreen Tidy Towns

Annual table quiz in O’Looneys at Jordan’s, Fri.7th April at 8pm. Table of 4/5 €10 per person or €5 for students. Spot prizes and lots of fun guaranteed so please come along and enjoy a great night.

Annual KBSC Table Quiz

Fri. 7th April at 8:30pm in the Merriman – 8 rounds, raffle & finger food! This is always a great night out and all money raised goes towards loan repayment on boats purchased last year. These boats allow families to enjoy sailing without having to purchase their own boat upfront.
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.

Tom Crean

Antarctic Explorer Show: Easter Tuesday 18th April at 8pm in The Lady Gregory Hotel, Gort.  In aid of Kinvara GAA new pitch development. This award winning show takes place as part of Aidan Dooley’s 2017 Tour. Tickets cost 20 euro available in Kinvara Pharmacy, Lady Gregory Hotel and online at www.kinvaragaa.ie

Down Syndrome Ireland

The Galway branch of Down Syndrome Ireland: thank all who generously supported our annual church gate collection last weekend. ​€150 was donated in Doorus and €210 in Kinvara.

ISPCC Childline

is giving you a chance to unleash your inner Mary Berry! Register today to take part and help Raise some Dough for Ireland’s only 24 hour listening service for children. Check out RaiseThe Dough.ie or email Susie at shalpin@ispcc.ie

South Galway Flood

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

Ballinderreen Lotto

No’s 3,5 9,11.. No winner. 5 Match 3’s.. Killian Connolly, Breege Sweeney, Aidan Connolly, Killian Connolly & Kevin Lane . This week’s jackpot €4,000 draw will take place in O Donoghue’s Sat 25th

Kinvara Lotto

No’s 1,2,6,7. No winner.   6 Match 3’s. Mary Lydon, Ruth Sexton, Stevie Moylan, B Sweeney, Jennifer Bernabua. Sellers – Johnny Donoghue. Promoter’s  – Siobhan MC Cormack


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