05/11/2017 :: 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time


Congratulations on your marriage

Congratulations to

Joanne Huban


James O’Sullivan

who were Married in Limerick recently

Rest In Peace

Rest In Peace

We Pray for

Michael Staunton, Loughcurra

who died recently,

Sincere sympathy to his family.

May Michael Rest In Peace.

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 problems faced by families living in poverty: “I would like to mention the situation of families living in dire poverty and great limitations. The problems faced by poor households are often all the more trying. For example, if a single mother has to raise a child by herself and needs to leave the child alone at home while she goes to work, the child can grow up exposed to all kinds of risks and obstacles to personal growth. In such difficult situations of need, the Church must be concerned to offer understanding, comfort and acceptance rather than imposing straightaway a set of rules that only lead people to feel judged and abandoned by the very Mother called to show them God’s mercy”.

Amoris Laetitia/ The Joy of Love chapter 2 p.49

Anniversaries & Intentions
Please pray for the following for whom Mass will be offered
November 2017
Saturday 4th 7pm
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
Nora & Martin Connolly & Delia Hansbury, Shesseragh [Anniversary]
November Masses deceased list
Sunday 5th 9am
Sunday 5th 10.30am
Martin & Kate Flanagan & deceased members of the Flanagan Family, Ballycleara
Walter (Wally) Thornton, Mulrook, Anv
Gerald Martyn, Mulroog [Anniversary]
November Masses deceased list
12.00 noon
Kinvara [St. Colman’s]
November Masses deceased list
Tuesday 7th 7pm
Remembrance Mass for the deceased of the past year
Thomas Lyons, Ringlawn [Anniversary]
Wednesday 8th
November Masses deceased list
Thursday 9th 10am
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
November Masses deceased list
Friday 10th 10am
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
November Masses deceased list
Saturday 11th 7.00pm
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
Tommy & Tessie Kavanagh, Trellick [Anniversary]
Pete Callainan & 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

Last Sunday’s Collection

Kinvara: € 1,047.35
Ballinderreen: € 698.74

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.

Positive Spirit


Galway Hospice

Annual Remembrance Mass: Annual Remembrance Mass for deceased patients of Galway Hospice will take place in St. Oliver Plunkett Church, Renmore, on Sunday 5th November, at 3pm. All are welcome.

Road Safety Authority

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


Ballinderreen: Tuesday 7th November at 7pm
If you have a relative or friend who passed away since last November that you would like remembered at this Mass, please contact Catherine in the Parish Office 086-8577644

CPR/AED Training Date

CPR/AED training course Tue. Nov. 7th.  7pm—10pm, GAA pitch meeting room. The course is PHECC certified for two years and open to all – there is no obligation upon completion. Cost: €30. Places limited, booking essential, email kinvaradefib@gmail.com

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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

Ardrahan Church of Ireland

will hold a concert on Saturday 18th November at 8.00pm. A mix of voices and strings will offer a wonderful evening’s entertainment. Everyone welcome.

Galway/Clare Easter Pilgrimage

Group to Fatima: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. Don’t be disappointed so Book Early as €100 deposit secures place. For Brochure contact James Treacy 0860572216 or 061921470

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Ballinderreen Lotto

Lotto: Numbers No’s … 13,28,29,32..No winner 2 lucky dips.. Niall Hanley & Mark Ganly.. Jackpot
€7,200 draw will take place in Jordan’s / O’Looney’s on Sat. 11th

Ballinderreen Healthy Club Project

Welcome back the Kitullagh Choir for a concert in St Colman’s Church Sat. Dec 9th, 8pm – 10pm. Doors open 7.30pm. Tickets €10 must be purchased in advance as limited no. available.  Tickets on sale after Mass Sundays in Acorn Centre from Sun 5th Nov. Contact Mary 085-7219832 or Claire 087-1304114.

Kinvara Bridge Club

meets Monday nights at 7pm in the Merriman Hotel. New members welcome. On Mondays 11am – 1 pm. at the same venue: ‘Play Bridge with Guidance’. Marie O’Shaughnessy or ‘ Bridge for Beginners’ with Moya Mac Eoin.

Young at Heart Kinvara

This Monday 6th November in Pastoral Centre 2pm to 4pm . New members very welcome to come along for a cup of tea home baking and live music .

Pastoral Council Meeting

Tuesday 7th at 7.30pm in the Acorn Centre


will resume on Wednesday nights at 7.30pm in the Acorn Centre

Home Instead Senior Care

Recruiting experienced Carers for the Kinvara area, positions are part-time and can include evenings and weekend calls. QQI qualification desirable but not essential and full training provided. Own transport required. Email CV to recruit.galway@homeinstead.ie or call 091-384160

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