19/11/2017 :: 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time


Holy Communion Enrolment

FIRST COMMUNION ENROLLMENT MASSESA special welcome to all the girls & boy preparing for their First Holy Communion next May


Parish Office will be Closed Tuesday 21st

Rest In Peace

Rest In Peace

We Pray for

Tony Becker, Clareview


Francie Ryan, Main St. Kinvara,

who died recently,

Sincere sympathy to their families.

May Francie and Tony Rest In Peace.

Anniversaries & Intentions
Please pray for the following for whom Mass will be offered
November 2017
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
Tuesday 21st 7pm
John & Mary Cormican, Killeenavara [Anniversary]
Edward & Marion Bermingham, Liskevin [Anniversary]
Wednesday 22nd 9am
People of the Parish
Thursday 23rd 10am
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
Organ Doners Mass
Friday 24th 10am
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
Private Intention
Special Intention
Saturday 25th 7.00pm
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
Michael John Keane, Cartron [Anniversary]
Dr. Francis & Gerry Greene & Dr. Frank & Dr. Vivian Greene, Kinvara.
Sunday 26th 9am
People of the Parish
Sunday 26th 10.30am
Stephen Ryan, Kilcolgan, [3rd Anniversary]
Mary & Michael O’Toole, Aran [Anniversary]
12 noon
Kinvara [St. Colman’s]
John & Bridget Quinn, Ballybuck [Anniversary]

Last Sunday’s Collection

Kinvara: € 1,232.11
Ballinderreen: € 687.55

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 familial love and the love of Christ for us: “Our teaching on marriage and the family cannot fail to be inspired and transformed by this message of love and tenderness; otherwise, it becomes nothing more than the defence of a dry and lifeless doctrine. The mystery of the Christian family can be fully understood only in the light of the Father’s infinite love revealed in Christ, who gave Himself up for our sake and who continues to dwell in our midst.”

Amoris Laetitia/ The Joy of Love chapter 3 p.59

Ballinderreen Lotto

Numbers No’s: 5,11,17,28.No winner. One match 3 Joe Mc Alinden. jackpot €7,400 draw in Raftery’s Sat 18th


Training/Refresher for Altar Servers and Server Supervisors. Ballinderreen Church, Friday Nov. 24th at 7.30pm.

Kinvara Community Defibrillator Project

CPR/AED (defib) training course. Tues. Nov 21st, G.A.A. pitch, 7pm –10pm – €30. Places limited, to book email kinvaradefib@gmail.com. No obligation upon completion.

Young at Heart Kinvara

Meeting this Monday 20th Nov. 2pm to 4pm  in Pastoral Centre Kinvara. New members welcome to come along for a cup of tea, chat and live music.

Kinvara town twinning group

Are hoping to travel to Locoal Mendon at Easter 2018. Would you like to come along? All welcome. Email kinvaratwinning@gmail.com

Kinvara GAA

Auction this Sunday 19th in the Community Centre from 4pm. Event is preceeded by a Tractor Run, leaving the pitch at 1pm.

A Feast of Musical Talent

Will be presented on Saturday 25th in Kinvara’s  Gig Room, Community Centre, 8.30pm. Adm. €12/10.

Positive Spirit

86,400 seconds

Road to Hope

Support for Refugees on the Greek Islands A musical Brunch will be held at Kinvara Community Centre. Sunday 26th Nov. 12noon to 3pm. Donations at the door. All Welcome.

Pieta House

MISNEACH – Nourishing  Hope  Candlelight Service: Sunday 26th November,  3.30pm, Augustinian Church Galway. 


the ovarian cancer community: Will hold our next patient day on Sat. Nov 25th from 10am – 3pm in The Connacht Hotel, Galway. This is a free event for patients and families to hear from leading clinicians and specialists and an opportunity to meet others who share the same ovarian cancer journey. To register please visit www.ovacare.ie or email info@ovacare.ie or call 021 2427892

IFA Galway

Are trying to establish a Rural Social Scheme in South Galway. Participants must be in receipt of Farm Assist payment or be on social welfare payment for at least 12 months. A family member or themselves must have a herd no. Contact – Pat Murphy Galway IFA Chairman 087-9743898 / Cllr Joe Byrne 087-2625775

Protection of Life and the preservation of Faith

Join tens of thousands on the coasts of Ireland on the Feast of Christ the King: Nov. 26th at 2.30pm to pray the rosary for the protection of Life and the preservation of Faith in Ireland. Rosary locations both coastal and inland are listed at www.coastalrosaryireland.ie or contact coastalrosaryireland@gmail.com or +353872786552

Positive Spirit


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.


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

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.

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

HS Home Care

Are now recruiting new Healthcare Assistants in your area and would love to hear from you. Potential applicants must have the required Fetac/QQI level 5 (two modules completed care skills and care of the older person). Please email you CV to jobs@rhshomecare.ie or call Aoife on 090 66 25988

Positive Spirit



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

Positive Spirit

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