21/05/2017 :: 6th Sunday of Easter

Your Smile




to all the Girls and Boys in

St. Joseph’s N.S., Kinvara

who made their Communion yesterday.

Anniversaries & Intentions
Please pray for the following for whom Mass will be offered
May 2017
Sat 20th 7.00 pm.
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
PJ, Mary & Mick Burke, Killina [Anniversary]
Sunday 21st 9am
People of the Parish
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.
Tuesday 23rd 7pm
Blake Manor
Blake Manor Open Air Mass
weather permitting otherwise it will be held indoors at Blake Manor.
All Welcome
Wednesday 24th 9am
People of the Parish
Thursday 25th 10am
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
Special Intention
Friday 26th 10am
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
Saturday 27th
First Holy Communion Doorus
Saturday 27th 7pm
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
Pakie & Maureen Flaherty, Killina [Anniversary]
Patricia & Patrick Madden, Moy [Anniversary]
Michael John Fahy, Moy [Anniversary]
Mary & Gerry O’Shaughnessy, Main St. [1st Anniversary]
Sunday 28th 9am
People of the Parish
Sunday 28th 10.30am
Edward & Maureen Larkin, Toureen [Anniversary]
12 noon
Kinvara [St. Colman’s]
Paddy Kilkelly, Crushoe [Anniversary]

Last Sunday’s Collection

Kinvara: €1,088.02
Ballinderreen: €641.87

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.

Annual Remembrance Day Mass

Sunday 28th. May at 2.30 pm in the Holy Family Church, Mervue. This Mass is for children who died before birth, shortly after birth or at a later stage be it at home, in hospital or by accident. For more information, contact: Margaret 0858214443 or Phil 0876878931.

Readers of the Word

For all three Churches, new readers would be most welcome. Please contact Catherine in the Parish office if you are interested. 086-8577644

Altar Servers

The Pastoral Council together with Fr. Tony will facilitate a training session for Altar Servers on Friday June 2nd at 7pm in Ballinderreen Church. We say a big thank you to our senior Altar Servers who move on to Secondary school in September and we invite all the boys and girls who are currently serving and those interested in becoming servers to attend for training & practice. It is desirable that an adult (parent or guardian) attend at this session with each child so that you will be able to support them in this important step. Information and Consent Forms have been given to children who expressed interest in Ballinderreen N.S. If your child is attending a school other than Ballinderreen you can get information and register at the Parish Office. Please return completed Consent Forms to either the school or Parish Office by Tuesday May 30th

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. 

Ardrahan Church of Ireland

will host an event, entitled Tales and Tunes, Sat. May 27th at 8.00pm offering a miscellany of poetry and prose with some musical interludes. An excellent line-up of performers. Admission is by donation with proceeds being shared between Ardrahan Church and COPE Galway. Everyone welcome. Bring a cushion.

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.

Young at Heart

Young at Heart Social Club Kinvara: Young at Heart meet this Monday 22nd May  2pm to 4 pm in Pastoral Centre Kinvara. Come along for cup of tea ,home baking live music and a chat .

The Kinvara Alive Group

Will be distributing a letter and support card to homes in the Kinvara area by May 28th. “Kinvara Alive” raises awareness about wellbeing and mental health in our community”

Kinvara Tidy Towns

would like to thank everyone who contributed to the church gate collection last week.  €335.50 was collected.  Kinvara Tidy Towns is organised and run by a group of volunteers We rely entirely on help from the community to keep Kinvara village looking beautiful.  If you feel you would like to help by donating plants or with litter pick it would be greatly appreciated. Contact Clare on 0876537898 or email commcenkinvara@gmail.com.  Thank you.

Ice Cream Day

In aid of Down Syndrome Ireland. Wed. 24th May, 3pm—4pm, Blake Manor Nursing Home.

Galway Pro Life

talk and training on: “How to Win the Pro Life Argument” with Paddy Manning, Sarah Ekada and Michael Dwyer of Family & Life  Mon. May 22nd Westwood Hotel, Galway at 7:30pm. All welcome!”

Ballyvaughan/Fanore GAA

Annual Poker Classic fundraiser Sat. 20th May, Greenes Bar, Ballyvaughan at 8:30 sharp.

Nursing Homes Week

Please join us in Kilcolgan Nursing Home for a Tea Party and Sing-Song: to celebrate Nursing Homes Week, Saturday 3rd June at 2.30pm-4.30pm.  Tea, coffee, cakes and plenty of singing.  For the young and young at heart, everyone welcome!

Homeinstead Senior Care

are looking for compassionate Carers to join their team in the Kinvara area. Relevant training or commitment to undertake training is essential as is own transport. Experience desirable. Evenings/weekend hours. Please email CV to recruit.galway@homeinstead.ie or call 091-384160”


No’s 11,21,22,29.. No winner. 4 match 3’s . Aoife Lyons & Carole Lavelle x3. This week’s jackpot is €4,800 & draw will take place in Jordan’s Sat 20th

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