08/10/2017 :: 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Positive Spirit




Congratulations to

Niall Joseph Murray, Loughcurra,

Ruby Anne Shaughnessy, Nogra,


Paul Pachara Nicholas, Doorus

who were Baptised recently. We welcome Paul, Ruby and Niall into our Christian Community


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

Anniversaries & Intentions
Please pray for the following for whom Mass will be offered
October 2017
Saturday 7th 7pm
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
P.J. Burke, Caheravoneen [Anniversary]
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 [Anniversary]
John, Michael & Eddie Clasby, Toureen [Anniversary]
Bridie Greaney, Caheradoo [Anniversary]
Lil Helebert Clough [Anniversary]
We welcome Fr. Pat Travers who is concelebrating 10.30 am Mass on Oct 8th and extend the welcome to his family and friends all the way from Victorville California.
12 noon
Kinvara [St. Colman’s]
Mattie & Mary Rose Silke [Anniversary]
Tuesday 10th 7pm
Matt Linnane Pollough [Anniversary]
Tom Connolly Liskevin [Anniversary]
Wednesday 11th 9am
People of the Parish
Thursday 12th 10am
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
People of the Parish
Friday 13th 10am
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
People of the Parish
Saturday Oct 14th 7.00pm
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
Joe Corless Kinvara [2nd Anniversary].
Sunday Oct 15th 9am
Paddy Costello Aughnish South.
Sunday Oct 15th 10.30
Frank Moran Snr & Frank Moran Jnr, Newtown [Anniversary]
John Kelly and Deceased family members Kileenaran [Anniversary]
Sarah Fordham Tyrone [Anniversary]
Vinnie Costello Mulrook [Anniversary]
12.00 noon
Kinvara [St. Colman’s]
Tilly Leech Loughcurra [1st Anniversary]
Paul Conneely [4th Anniversary]

Last Sunday’s Collection

Kinvara: € 1,226.16
Ballinderreen: € 557.55

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 Galway Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes

Annual Social will be held in Salthill Hotel, Galway on Saturday  October 21st  at 8.30pm. Tickets €25.00 each. Further info at 091 550106

Mary Immaculate College

Limerick are holding two open information days on 19th and 20th of October which will provide all necessary information on all the various degree courses on offer. For further details Tel; 061 774775.

Beginning Experience

Weekend Programme Esker Retreat Centre, Athenry, 13-15 October for people who are grieving the loss a spouse through death, divorce, or separation, Further Details Maureen 0876646896 or Gerry 0863855090

The Samaritans

A Big Thank You to all who contributed to the recent collection for The Samaritans which realised 518.00. It is most appreciated. Samaritan contact number 087 2609090 or www.samaritan.org

Oyster Walking Club

will hold an open night on Thursday 12th October at 8.pm in Suaimhneas Centre Clarenbridge. New Members welcome.

Pastoral Council Meeting

is being held in the Acorn Centre on Tuesday 10th October at 7.30 p.m.

Seamount College, Kinvara

Are looking for a part- time Accounts Secretary for 6 hrs per week. Apply before 20/10/17 to
The Secretary BOM.
The Secretary, Board of Management6

Gort Vocational School

are holding a Past Pupils Reunion;1939 to 1995, on Saturday 4th Nov. at 7.30 in the Lady Gregory Hotel. Tickets including Buffet 20.00. Further information available from 087 2556515

Gort and South Galway Social Services

Charity Shop is moving to a bigger premises across the Square next door to The Gallery Café. They will stock a greater variety of goods incl; furniture. Continued support appreciated.

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

Safeguarding Officer required

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

Ballinderreen National School

Ballinderreen National School Fundraiser Strictly Dance, at Clayton Hotel on October 13th; Support your local School and Parish Secretary!!

Ballinderreen Lotto

2,16,25,26. No winner. One match 3 Enda Fawl. This weeks jackpot is €6,800 & draw will take place Sat 7th in Rafterys Rest

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

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You were Born to be Real, Not Perfect!

Ministers of the Word

Ministers of the Word Needed

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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