12/11/2017 :: 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time



Congratulations to

Ronan Meehan, Ballyclera,


Curtis and Poppy Rogers, Cloughballymore

who were Baptised recently. We welcome Poppy, Curtis and Ronan into our Christian Community


Congratulations on your marriage

Congratulations to

Joanne Huban


James O’Sullivan

who were Married in Limerick recently

Anniversaries & Intentions
Please pray for the following for whom Mass will be offered
November 2017
Saturday 11th 7.00pm
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
Tommy & Tessie Kavanagh, Trellick [Anniversary]
Pete Callinan & his daughter Mary, Northampton
Sunday 12th 9am
Mary, Padraic & Anthony Quinn, Doorus [Anniversary]
Miko Fahy & deceased members of the Fahy & Quinn Family & Ambrose McNulty, Nogra
Bridie Linnane, Nogra [2nd Anniversary]
Sunday 12th 10.30am
Mikie Hynes, Newtown, Kilcolgan
Mary & Bill Ward, Kinvara [Anniversary]
St Colman’s 12.00 noon
Kinvara [St. Colman’s]
Bertie O’Connor [Anniversary]
Deceased members of the O’Connor Family, New Line
Tuesday 14th
No Mass This Evening
Wednesday 15th 9am
Willie & Winne Fordham, Ballinderreen [Anniversary]
Mary & Tom Gilboy & deceased Family, Ballinderreen
Thursday 16th 10am
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
Thomas & Mary Kelly, Cahermore
Friday 17th 10am
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
Private Intention
Special Intention
Saturday 18th 7pm.
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
Martin Ford, Killina [Anniversary]
David Callanan, Caherglissane [Anniversary]
Martin, Mary, Joseph & Mike Halvey, Main St. [Anniversary]
Tom McCormack, Northampton [3rd Anniversary]
Sunday 19th 9am
Martin & Mary Delaney & deceased Family members
Sunday 19th 10.30am
Karen Day, Tyrone & Manchester [Anniversary]
Gerald Quinn, Mulroog [Anniversary]
John Day, Ballinderreen [3rd Anniversary]
St Colman’s 12.00 noon
Kinvara [St. Colman’s]
Phillip O’Dea [1st Anniversary] and his wife Mary

Last Sunday’s Collection

Ballinderreen: € 645.00
Kinvara: € 1,164.41

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 World Meeting of Families

The World Meeting of Families 2018

The World Meeting of Families will take place in Dublin on the 21st -26th of August 2018. It is expected that Pope Francis will attend so we are beginning our preparation now for that event. Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation “The Joy of Love” (Amoris Laetitia) offers his vision for family life. In the newsletter each week we will share with you a paragraph from this document. Each family is unique and special and Pope Francis affirms this while concentrating on the good news. Enjoy the extracts.

This week’s extract

Pope Francis on addiction: “Drug use is seen as one of the scourges of our time, causing immense suffering and even breakup for many families. The same is true of alcoholism, gambling and other addictions. The family could be the place where these are prevented and overcome, but society and politics fail to see that families at risk lose the ability to act to help their members … we see the serious effects of this breakdown in families torn apart, the young uprooted and the elderly abandoned, children who are orphans of living parents, adolescents and young adults confused and unsupported.”

Amoris Laetitia/ The Joy of Love chapter 2 p.51

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Road Safety Authority

Memorial Service for ‘World Remembrance Day for Road Traffic Victims: Clayton Hotel, Galway. Sunday, 19th November 2017 2pm to 3pm

Ardrahan Church of Ireland

will hold a concert on Saturday 18th November at 7.30pm. Everyone welcome.

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Galway/Clare Easter Pilgrimage Group

to Fatima—(last remaining seats): 28th March to 2nd April 2018 for 6 days ex Dublin, Led by Fr. Kevin O’Boyle. €599 pps includes Hotels, Return Flights, Buses and Food. Also included is Mass in St. Anthony’s Church in Lisbon where Saint Anthony was born. Stations of the Cross and Mass in Fatima. €100 deposit secures place. For Brochure contact James Treacy 0860572216 or 061921470.

St. Brigid’s Meditation classes

Will be held every Thursday for the next 5 weeks both in Kinvara Thurs. evenings & Loughrea Thur. mornings. Spaces limited.  Donation of €10 per class. Contact Marguerite Brady 0860356970

Ballinderreen Healthy Club Project

Welcome back the Kitullagh Choir for a Christmas Coral Concert in St. Colman’s Church Sat. Dec 9th, 8pm – 10pm. Tickets €10 must be purchased in advance and will be on sale after Mass Sundays in Acorn Centre from Sun 5th Nov. Contact Mary 085-7219832 or Claire 087-1304114.

Seamount College

TY and 2nd year students will stage the very popular ‘Grease’ musical this year: With loads of sing along songs and dance routines it promises to be a great evening’s entertainment. Kilcornan Hall, Clarinbridge at 7:30pm sharp, Thurs. 16th & Fri. 17th Nov. Tickets from the school 091 637362. Adults €12 & student €7. All welcome!

Ballinderreen Community Centre

AGM: will be held next Wednesday 15th November at 8:30pm in the Community Centre. All are welcome.

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Social 25 has started back on Wed evening at 7.30pm. This week it will be in Jordan’s. Tea and coffee provided.  All welcome . 

Ballinderreen Singing Circle

Resumes next Wed. 15th at 8pm in the Acorn Centre.

Ballinderreen N.S.

The Board of Management of Ballinderreen N.S. Would like to thank everyone involved in the recent Strictly Come Dancing and all who contributed to it.

Kinvara Bridge Club

Monday nights, 7pm, Merriman Hotel. New members welcome. Monday mornings 11am-1pm., same venue: ‘Play Bridge with Guidance’. Marie O’Shaughnessy or ‘ Bridge for Beginners with Moya Mac Eoin.

The Iona Institute

A talk by John Waters and David Quinn. ‘How we killed God (and other tales of modern Ireland)’ Tuesday, November 21st, Menlo Park Hotel, Galway, at 8pm. Admission: Free


Big Brother Big Sister Programme (GYDP): now based in Galway is seeking adult volunteers For more information please contact: Mary (086 047 1420) mary.gaughan@foroige.ie

The launch of South Galway Stories Book 3

Will take place in Tarpey’s Pub in Ardrahan Sat. Nov. 18th at 7pm. Stories from Kinvara, Ballindreeen, Kilcolgan, Loughrea, Gort, Kilchreest and Ardrahan. All welcome

Ballinderreen Lotto

Numbers No’s … 15,25,28;32.. No winner. 2 lucky dips.. HKN Syndicate & Tom Walsh
Jackpot €7,300, draw will take place in O’Donoghue’s, Sat 11th

Holy Well Project

holywellIreland’s National Monuments Service documents the early nineteenth-century locations of over 2900 holy wells.
A new project which encourages large-scale participation through tools of the digital age is being started. Employing revised questions from 1934, the information gathered will be a publicly-accessible database donated to UCD’s National Folklore Collection.
Local researchers will be capturing accounts of the prayer “rounds” unique to each holy well site, patron saints, associated flora and fauna, and cures. The mobile-phone-friendly Omeka website can also receive audio clips of pronunciations of well names and their townland locations, video clips of interviews, pattern days, or persons demonstrating the rounds, and photographs of well sites, votive offerings and any associated stations.
Please see the attached PDF for more details.

Dates for your Diary for 2018



Northampton N.S.: Saturday 26th May

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Be Careful with your Words: Once they are said, they can only be Forgiven, not Forgotten

Ministers of the Word

Ministers of the Word Needed

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