01/10/2017 :: 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time


Congratulations on your marriage

Congratulations to

Majella Hynes


Gary Harty

who were Married in Doorus recently

and to

Niamh Anderson


Iain Leslie

who were Married in Ballinderreen recently

Rest In Peace

Rest In Peace

We Pray for

Edward Roache, Castlebar,

brother of Mary Gallagher, Kiltiernan,

who died last recently.

Sincere sympathy to Mary and her family.

May Edward Rest In Peace.

Anniversaries & Intentions
Please pray for the following for whom Mass will be offered
September 2017
Saturday 30th 7pm
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
Pat Keane, Caheravoneen [Anniversary]
October 2017
Sunday 1st 9am
Tom Carr, Crushoa
Sunday 1st 10.30am
Joseph & Paul Torpey, London [Anniversary]
Lacky Quinn & deceased family, Tyrone [Anniversary]
Thomas Molloy, New York
12 noon
Kinvara [St. Colman’s]
Thelma Bermingham, Main St. [1st Anniversary]
John Fahy, Kinvara West [Anniversary] & deceased family members.
Eddie & Katie Connolly, Killina [Anniversary]
Tuesday 3rd 7pm
People of the Parish
Wednesday 4th 9am
Thursday 5th 10am
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
Friday 6th 10am
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
People of the Parish
Saturday 7th 7pm
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
P.J. Burke, Caheravoneen, Anv.
Deceased members of the Tannian Family, Killina
Eugene O’Carroll & deceased members of the Kilkelly family and Catherine & Jimmy Ralph
Sunday 8th 9am
People of the Parish
Sunday 8th 10.30am
Agnes & Paddy Joe Flanagan, Ballycleara, Anv.
John, Michael & Eddie Clasby, Toureen, Anv.
Bridie Greaney, Caheradoo, Anv.
12 noon
Kinvara [St. Colman’s]

Last Sunday’s Collection

Ballinderreen: € 687.59
Kinvara: € 1,137.69

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.

St. Gerard Majella

3 day Festival of Faith in Esker Church from Mon 9th Oct. to Wed. 11th.  Two sessions each day 10am & 8pm Blessing with first class relic at each session. Visit our website www.redemptoristsesker.ie  or 091 844007.  Everyone welcome. 

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.

Week 2 extract

The World Meeting of Families: We must be grateful that most people do value family relationships that are permanent and marked by mutual respect. They appreciate the Church’s efforts to offer guidance and counselling in areas related to growth in love, overcoming conflict and raising children. Many are touched by the power of grace experienced in sacramental Reconciliation and in the Eucharist, grace of that helps them face the challenges of marriage and the family. Chapter 2 p.38

Kinvara Choir

Choir practice resumes Wed. Oct 4th at 8pm, St. Josephs Church. New members welcome Especially anyone who can play the organ or guitar.

Kinvara Alive Launch

Sunday 8th of October, Kinvara Community Centre 3 – 6 pm. Supported by Conor Whelan and Colm Callanan. Please join us in raising awareness of wellbeing, positive mental health and suicide prevention! Increase your understanding of wellbeing and the local supports available to help you. Learn where to get in touch with relevant services. Learn about the activities of Kinvara Alive. Please come along and support Kinvara Alive

Young At Heart

Resumes Mon. 2nd Oct. 2pm-4pm in the Parochial Room. All Welcome. Contact Simone 087-9798812

Lunch Club

The next sitting will take place  Friday
13th Oct. at the new time of 1.30pm in Ballinderreen Community Centre. Meals provided at a reduced cost of €5. All dietary requirements catered for. All welcome Help would be greatly appreciated. Contact Laura 0857893385 or Mary 0879444898 before 4pm on Thursday to book your place

Ballinderreen GAA Club

are taking part in Clarenbridge Oyster Festival Clubs fundraising night. Friday 6th October. Music by Abbaesque! Tickets €20. Contact 087-2831980. Please support your local club.

Safeguarding Officer required

for Ballinderreen Church Servers Group. Anyone interested, please contact Catherine in the Parish Office on 086-8577644

Seamount College, Kinvara

Will hold their Information Evening for 2018 prospective first year students on Monday October 2nd 2017 in the school. Principal’s address will take place at 4:30pm.

Ballinderreen National School

Development Fund: A Pilates and Fizz Event, Sunday 1st Oct. 12-1pm, Ballinderreen Community Centre, Only €10. Booking essential, call Ann 087 6739930. Bring is a mat!

Gort Community School

Open Day Saturday 7th October, 10.00 a.m. – 2.00 p.m. Principal’s Address: 10.00 a.m. & 12.00 p.m. Displays, Exhibitions, Demonstrations and Performances from 10 a.m. For details go to www.gortcs.com Gort Community School Facebook page. All 5th & 6th class pupils and their parents welcome

Ballinderreen Community Centre

will host Don Stiffe in concert with Frank Kilkelly next Saturday 7th October at 8:00pm. Also featuring on the night will be Fintan O’Malley & Sue Fahy. Tickets are selling fast!! Adm: €15.00 (Concession €12). Tickets on 085 1743916

Galway Pro Life

talk and training with Sarah Ekada, Paddy Manning and Michael Dwyer of Family & Life on Thur. October 5th in The Westwood Hotel at 8pm. All welcome!”

The Alzheimer Café

is a free monthly gathering and anyone affected by dementia is welcome to attend. This month Aisling Dolan MARIO Project NUIG will give a presentation on “Healthy Ageing with the use of Caring Service Robots” Menlo Park Hotel Thursday 5th Octo. 2pm – 4pm. Contact: Maureen Mannion 086 8211540.


Academy of Shotokan Karate Ireland: Beginning Thurs. 5th Oct. 6pm, Seamount College Hall. All ages welcome. Contact Rod on 087-1349297

Ballinderreen Lotto

Numbers 4,9,21,31.. No winner 2 lucky dips Eileen Larkin & Chris Donoghue .This week’s jackpot is €6,700, draw in O’Donoghues Sat 30th

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

Positive Spirit


You were Born to be Real, Not Perfect!

Ministers of the Word

Ministers of the Word Needed

Positive Spirit

86,400 seconds

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