26/11/2017 :: Christ the King

Anniversaries & Intentions
Please pray for the following for whom Mass will be offered
November 2017
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]
Tuesday 28th 7pm
People of the Parish
Wednesday 29th 11.45am
Blake Manor
Mass for all those who died in Blake Manor
Thursday 30th 10am
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
December 2017
Friday 1st
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
No Morning Mass due to Wedding
Saturday 2nd 7pm.
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
Michael & Kathleen Tully, Main Street, Kinvara
Sunday 3rd 9am
Michael Curtin, Doorus, [4th Anniversary]
Fr. Sean O’Gormaile [Anniversary] & deceased family members
Sunday 3rd 10.30am
Pete & Mary Quinn, Lower Ballinderreen [Anniversary]
Hugh & Betty Martyn, Tyrone [Anniversary]
12 noon
Kinvara [St. Colman’s]
People of the Parish

Last Sunday’s Collection

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 the meaning of mercy as demonstrated by Jesus:

“Jesus began his public ministry with the miracle at the wedding feast of Cana. He shared in everyday moments of friendship with the family of Lazarus and his sisters and with the family of Peter. He sympathised with grieving parents and restored their children to life. In this way he demonstrated the true meaning of mercy which entails the restoration of the covenant. This is clear from his conversation with the Samaritan woman and with the woman found in adultery where the consciousness of sin is awakened by an encounter with Jesus’ gratuitous love”.

Chapter 3 p.64 Amoris Laetitia/The Joy of Love

Weekly Envelopes

At the moment we are preparing to distribute the 2018 envelopes. If you have not be using one in the past and would like to receive one, please contact Catherine at the Parish Office.

Positive Spirit


Kinvara IFA AGM

Thur. 30th Nov. 8.30pm, Pier Head.

Ballinderreen IFA AGM

Thur. 30th Nov. in the Acorn Centre at 9pm. All welcome.

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

Ballindereen Social Services committee

would like to thank everyone who contributed to last Sunday’s Church Gate Collection of €610. Funds raised go towards parish events and providing assistance to those in need at this time of the year.

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.

Positive Spirit

God's Promise

SVP Food Appeal

Ballinderreen Annual Christmas food appeal for SVP: Non perishable goods may be left into church or Parish office from now until noon on the Dec. 19th.

Christmas Light Show

Saturday 2nd Dec. on the Pier in Kinvara (weather permitting) at 6pm. All Welcome.


Gerry Prior of Foroige Youth club: will host an information evening on Thur. 30th at 8.30pm, In Ballinderreen Community Centre for parents of children between the ages of 12 to 16. Please come along.         

Christmas Lunch Club

Next sitting of ‘Ballinderreen Lunch Club’ – Friday 15th December at the new time of 1.30pm in Ballinderreen Community
Centre. All dietary requirements catered for. All Welcome. Please contact Laura on 0857893385 or Mary on 0879444898 before 4pm on Thursday to book your place.

Kinvara Social Services

wish to thank you for your very generous contribution on their recent Church gate collection.

Kinvara Alive Committee

would like to thank everyone who attended and helped out at our recent launch.  List of the podcast videos at goo.gl/mUydiy (note it is case sensitive)  or visit our website www.kinvaraalive.com . We Care, there is Hope, ask for Help.

Pieta House MISNEACH

Nourishing  Hope  Candlelight Service: Sun.26th Nov., 3.30pm, Augustinian Church.

Youth 2000 Christmas Retreat

For those aged 16-35 years. Newbridge College, Co. Kildare, 8th—10th Dec. For more info. or to book one of the free buses: www.youth2000.ie or email office@youth2000.ie or phone 01-6753690.

Rosary on the Coast

for Life and Faith on the Feast of Christ the King: Sun. 26th Nov. at 2.30pm on Kinvara Quay, on the green opposite Il Molo Restaurant.

The Dolmen Centre Kinvara

would like to extend an invitation to attend the official opening of our Book Shop and launch of “This is Us” DVD on Monday November 27th from 2-3pm. All welcome.

Christmas fair

will take place in the Lady Gregory Hotel on Friday December 1 from 7-10pm. Please support!

Men’s Health

Free, Men’s Health Screening and Information Evening: Thur. 30th Nov. 6pm-9pm in the Salthill Hotel. Organised by the Prostate Cancer Support Nurse, the Daffodil Centre and the Health Promotion and Wellbeing Department of the HSE. Topics – men’s cancers, diet & exercise presented by Consultants from UHG  and Health Care Professionals from CROI. Some health screening (blood pressure etc.) available at the beginning of the evening. To book phone (091)893318 or (091)893489 or email rachael.dalton@hse.ie

Ballinderreen Lotto

Numbers No’s. 1, 20, 21, 27. no winner. 2 lucky dips David Murphy & Susan Lindsay. Jackpot €7,500, draw will take place in O’Looney’s Sat 25th.

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