14/05/2017 :: 5th Sunday of Easter

Your Smile



Congratulations to :

Andrea Hynes

who was Baptised recently.

We welcome Andrea into the Christian Community.

Rest In Peace

Rest In Peace

We Pray for

Kitty O’Grady, Kinvara


Paul Kelly, Gort

who died recently.

Sincere sympathy to their families.

May Paul and Kitty Rest In Peace.




to all the Girls and Boys in

Northampton N.S.


Ballinderreen N.S.

who made their Communion Recently.

Anniversaries & Intentions
Please pray for the following for whom Mass will be offered
May 2017
Saturday 13th 7pm
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
Patrick Casey & deceased family
Deceased members of the Kavanagh Family, Clonasee
Sunday 14th 9am
People of the Parish
Sunday 14th 10.30am
Miko & Phil Lyons, Ballinderreen [Anniversary]
Paddy MacDonagh, Ballymore [Anniversary]
John Joe & Ann Jordan, Toureen [Anniversary]
Martin Sweeney, Toureen [Anniversary]
12 noon
Kinvara [St. Colman’s]
Tuesday 16th 7pm
People of the Parish
Wednesday 17th 9am
Thursday 18th 7pm
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
Seamount Graduation Mass
No 10am Mass
Friday 19th 10am
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
Sat 20th 7.00 pm.
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
PJ, Mary & Mick Burke, Killina [Anniversary]
Sunday 21st 9am 9am
Sunday 21st 10.30am
Margaret & Michael Hynes & their daughter Mary Kinnane, Mulrook [Anniversary]
Bridget Clasby, Toureen [Anniversary]
12 noon
Kinvara [St. Colman’s]
John & Mary Noone and Paddy, Mary & Mattie Noone, Carnamadra [Anniversary]
Eileen Sullivan [Anniversary] and deceased family members, Kinvara West.

Last Sunday’s Collection

Ballinderreen: €717.59
Kinvara: €1,501.42

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.

Dates for your Diary for 2017


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


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.

Lough Derg 2017

Season opens for One Day Retreats on Monday 1st May. Retreats continue on May 6, 7, 9, 13, 14, 16, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28 & 29.  Advance booking is essential. Tel. 071 9861518 (from NI 0035371 9861518) or email info@loughderg.org.  The Three Day Pilgrimage season begins on Thursday 1st June, pre-booking not required. 

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

Trocaire Boxes

If you have been using a Trocaire Box and haven’t yet returned it, please do so at your earliest convenience. Thank you.

Burren Chernobyl Fundraiser

Sat. 13th May, 9am – 1pm— Carnmore Community Centre – Collection Point. Shane Lawless from  Carnmore, transition year student in Colaiste Bhaile Chlair, is going to Gorodische Orphanage with the Burren Chernobyl project to do voluntary work. Shane would greatly appreciate if you could help him with fundraising aid- financial donations, bed linen, clothes, shoes, toiletries, toys, arts and crafts, etc. Contact 087 438 5763   087 2776381 or 087 2575157 if you have any queries. 

Lunch Club

The next sitting of ‘Ballinderreen Lunch Club’ will take place on Fri. 19th May at 1pm in Ballinderreen Community Centre. Meals will again be provided at a reduced cost of €5. All dietary requirements catered for. All members of community and friends welcome. Help would be greatly appreciated. Contact Laura on 0857893385 or Mary on 0879444898. 

Ballinderreen Singing Circle

Wed. 17th at 8pm. All Welcome

Active Retirement

Trip to Kilkenny on Tuesday 16th May. Bus departs from St. Colman’s Church at 7.30am. All are welcome. Contact Mary Purcell on 065-7078116 or 086-3622953

Vacant Property

Have you a residential property that has been vacant for at least a year and requires repairs to bring it up to standard for renting?  If the answer is YES, then you may wish to avail of a new Repair & Leasing Scheme offered by Galway County Council.  The Council may pay for the repairs to bring the vacant property up to standard for renting, subject to a maximum of €40,000,  and thereafter may pay to lease the property for a minimum period of 10 years. 
Further information is available from the Housing Unit, Galway County Council, Prospect Hill, Galway Contact 091 509003, email:housing@galwaycoco.ie or visit www.galway.ie/housing

Anne’s Open Garden

Moyveela West, Oranmore: Sat. 20th & Sun. 21st May from 12noon to 4pm. In aid of gofundme—Jason’s Need for Speed and Aware—Your Supporting Light Through Depression. Plants for sale, home baking, raffle, face painting & treasure hunt. Adm. €5. Complimentary Tea/Coffee & Raffle Ticket!

Ballinderreen NS Golf Classic

Ballinderreen NS are hosting a champagne scramble in Gort GC on Friday May 19th and Saturday May 20th. Entry fee- Team of 4- €100. Prizes worth over €1000. To book your tee time contact the school office on 091796632 or ballinderreen@eircom.net.

Ballinderreen Lotto

Numbers: 1, 6, 13, 31.. No winner.. 2 match 3’s Catherine Kilkelly & John & Mary o Reilly. This weeks jackpot is €4,700 & draw will take place in Raftery’s Rest Sat 13th

Farm Plastic

collection dates at Gort Mart: Tuesday, 16th May from 9 am to 4 pm – Collector: FRS Network. Tuesday, 30th May from 9 am to 5 pm – Collector : VK Agri Recycling

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