05/03/2017 :: 1st 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.


Cermony of Light for Confirmation

Congratulations to

the Girls and Boys from

Ballinderreen Parish

who received the Sacrament of Confirmation last Friday.

The Girls and Boys from

St. Joseph’s N.S., Kinvara, and

Scoil Ciaran Naofa, Dubhras

who will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation

next Friday, March 10th.

Rest In Peace

Rest In Peace

We Pray for

John McCormack, Kinvara


Patrick Meares, Athlone,

father of John, Kinvara

who died during the week.

Sincere sympathy to their families.

May Patrick and John Rest In Peace.

Anniversaries & Intentions
Please pray for the following for whom Mass will be offered
March 2017
Sat 4th 7pm
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
John Joe Ryder, Kinvara, [Anniversary]
Vincent Keane, Cartron [Anniversary]
Angela Callanan, [Anniversary]
Saturday 4th 7pm
1st anniversary Mass Patrick Linnane, Clough Road
Sunday 5th 9am
People of the Parish
Sunday 5th 10.30am
PJ Larkin, Aran, [Anniversary]
Michael Corless, [Anniversary] & deceased family members
Michael Joyce, Ballinderreen, [3rd Anniversary]
Anna Quinn, Lower Ballinderreen, [Anniversary]
12 noon
Kinvara [St. Colman’s]
Adrian, Margaret & John Joe Flaherty, [Anniversary]
Thomas & Ita Leech, Kinvara, [Anniversary]
Special Intention
Friday 10th 11am
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
Confirmation: Doorus & Kinvara
Sat 11th 7.00 pm.
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
Sheila Gray (mother of Heather Gately) [20th Anniversary]
Sunday 12th 9am
Joan Kavanagh, Mountscribe, [Anniversary]
Sunday 12th 10.30am
Nora Linnane, Ballycleara, [Months Mind]
Jim Morrissey, London, [Anniversary]
Michael Barry, Cartron, [Anniversary]
Michael Lyons, Toureen, [Anniversary]
12 noon
Kinvara [St. Colman’s]
Thomas & Mary Ann Kelly & their sons Paddy & Martin Kelly and deceased family members, Cappamore.

Last Sunday’s Collection

Ballinderreen: €797.11
Kinvara: €1,216.32

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.

Lent: Prayer, Reflection, Renewal.

Tuesdays after 7 p.m. Mass:  Starting March 14th
Lent is a time for prayer, reflection and renewal.
You are invited to give yourself time (approx. 1 hour) to explore, reflect and experience God “in the bits and pieces of everyday.” (Patrick Kavanagh) Acorn Parish Centre Ballinderreen.

‘Mothers Prayers’

annual weekend in Knock: 10TH to 12TH March 2017 (No cover charge and you are welcome even if only for a short time). St. John’s Rest and Care Centre. Queries: 087 6184110 or 091 771009 email: ireland@mothersprayers.org You do not have to be a mother to be part of ‘Mothers Prayers’

Dates for your Diary for 2017


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

Daily Masses


Lunch Club

The next sitting of ‘Ballinderreen Lunch Club will take place on Fri. 10th March at 1pm in Ballinderreen Community Centre. All members of community and friends welcome. Contact Laura on 0857893385 or Mary 0879444898.

Young at Heart Social Club Kinvara

Next meeting Mon. 6th March 2pm Pastoral Centre Kinvara . New members Welcome . AGM: will be held on Tuesday March 21st at 8pm Pastoral Centre

Ballinderreen NS

Strictly Dance Ballinderreen is our big fundraising event and we need volunteers. Dancers will gain new skills, increase their fitness, have great fun and help raise much needed funds for our school. Dancers, Committee Volunteers & Sponsors wanted. If you are interested contact us on: www.strictlydance.ballinderreen.net
F: facebook.com/strictlydanceballinderreen E: strictlyballinderreen@gmail.com T: (091) 796 632.

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Weekend

with Celtic Flames, a spectacular show of music, song and dance at an Taibhdhearc, Middle St., Galway on Thur. March 16th at 8pm. Tickets from www.antaibhdhearc.com/ 091 563600/ 087 7621699 or Ailve at scksecretary@gmail.com


Calling all ages, every Thur. evening a bus picks up from Mother Hubbard’s, Kilcolgan at 19.40pm and goes to Bingo in Turloughmore. The bus also stops in Gort, Ardrahan & Clarinbridge along route. For more information or to reserve a seat please contact Eamon on 0872509589

Gort St Patrick’s Day Parade

Friday 17th March 2017 at 12.30pm: Theme: Country Culture. Community, Commercial, Youth, Sporting, School and Individual participants welcome. Prize of €200. Enquiries to 086-6003351

Coole Music

10th Annual Orchestra Festival Concerts:  Sat 11th March, 1pm and 6pm, Gort Community Centre Tickets at the door or online via www.coole-music.com.  Join us for this special event!

Galway Night for Syria

Fundraising event in the Clayton Hotel on Thursday16th March at 8pm. The proceeds from the event will go Trocaire to provide food and shelter to the displaced people of Syria. Tickets are available from: galwaynightforsyria@gmail.com

Kinvara Lotto

No.’s  4,7,15,20. 4 match 3’s.  John McDonagh, Francis Comyn, Tommy Maguire and Tina Noone. Sellers – Elaine Fahy.

Ballinderreen Lotto

18,24,25,32.. No winner . 2 lucky dips. Chris Monaghan & Ben Cloonan. This weeks jackpot €3,700 & draw will take place in o Donoghues Sat 4th 

Tour Guide: Michael Cusack Centre

Tour Guide at the Michael Cusack Centre, Carron: 19.5 hours per week with no experience required and immediate start. To be eligible one must be in receipt of such form of Social welfare payment for one year or more.
Please apply to: Carronnewquayce@yahoo.com or Contact the Supervisor 086 6477413 Office 065 7078880

Tour Guides: Burren Lowlands

Have you a couple of hours to spare during the week? Burren Lowlands Tourist Office, Gort are looking for volunteers to work in our busy tourist office for a couple of hours (April – September) to guide tourists in the right direction & also supply local knowledge to the thousands of visitors that will pass through The Burren Lowlands region this summer.  Please call 086 1300303 with any queries. We need your help!!


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