03/09/2017 :: 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time



Fr. Tony would like to sincerely thank the people of Ballinderreen and Kinvara for all the farewell celebrations, cards and good wishes. He really enjoyed his time here with us and promises to remember us all in his prayers.

Rest In Peace

Rest In Peace

We Pray for

Jack Eising, Caheroweneen,

who died during the week.

Sincere sympathy to Jack’s family.

May Jack Rest In Peace.

Anniversaries & Intentions
Please pray for the following for whom Mass will be offered
September 2017
Saturday 2nd 7pm
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
Michael Hynes, Leeha [Anniversary]
Thomas & Mary Shaughnessy & Paddy & Una Sullivan, Kinvara
Sunday 3rd 9am
People of the Parish
Sunday 3rd 10.30am
Mary & Martin McInerney, Pollough [Anniversary]
12 noon
Kinvara [St. Colman’s]
Tuesday 5th 7pm
Special Intention
Wednesday 6th 9am
People of the Parish
Thursday 7th 10am
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
Special Intention
Friday 8th 10am
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
Saturday 9th 7pm
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
Sean Keane, Caheravoneen [Anniversary]
Tom Kilkelly, Crushoa, [2nd Anniversary] & deceased family members
Sunday 10th 9am
People of the Parish
Welcome to Fr. Hugh
Fr. Hugh will officially be installed as
Parish Priest of Kinvara and Ballinderreen
by Canon Tommy Marrinan at
10.30am Mass in Ballinderreen, and,
12 noon in Kinvara
Sunday 10th 10.30am
Mary Bermingham, Riddell, Ballinderreen [Anniversary]
Paddy & Margaret Lane, Lavallyconnor [Anniversary]
Cannon Tommy Walsh, Ballinderreen [Anniversary]
John & Helena Murphy, Kiltiernan [Anniversary]
12 noon
Kinvara [St. Colman’s]

Last Sunday’s Collection

Kinvara: € 1,036.90
Ballinderreen: € 870.62

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.

Strictly …

Don’t Forget to Vote for your local Parish Secretary in Strictly Come Dancing!!!!

Drumacoo Cemetery Committee

wish to thank all those who contributed to their graveyard collection which amounted to €989. All money raised will be used towards the ongoing upkeep of the cemetery grounds.

Lunch Club

The next sitting of ‘Ballinderreen Lunch Club’ will take place on Friday 8th September at the new time of 1.30pm in the Community Centre. Meals provided at a reduced cost of €5. All dietary requirements catered for. All Welcome. Help would be greatly appreciated Contact Laura 085-7893385 or Mary on 087-9444898 before 4pm on Thursday to book

Ballinderreen Pastoral Council Meeting

Acorn Centre, Tuesday September 5th at 7.30.

Grandparents National Annual Pilgrimage

Sept. 10th 2017. Knock Shrine 2.30pm.  All welcome.

Cancer Care West

and Galway University Hospital: Free Prostate Cancer Information and Support Sessions for men and their partners, 21st of Sept. 7pm to 9 pm. To book contact Rachael on 091893318 or Cancer care west on 091540040.

Carer of the Year

& Young Carer of the Year Awards 2017:  to nominate a relative, neighbour or friend contact Family Carers Ireland, on (091) 880418 or nominate online on www.familycarers.ie.  Closing date Fri. 15th Sept. 2017.

Rahoon Cemetery Sunday

10th September, Mass at 3pm.

GRETB Training Centre

Mervue Business Park, Galway –  Open Day Wednesday 6th September 2017. Doors open at 10.30am to 3.30pm.  At this Open Day you can attend talks on Interview Skills and get information on the wide range of FREE Training Courses we have on offer in our Day, Evening, Saturday and Apprenticeships programmes. Please visit our website www.gretbtrainingcentre for further information.  You can also contact us on 091 706200.

The Alzheimer Café

is a free monthly gathering and anyone affected by dementia is welcome to attend. This month’s guest speaker Catherine Flaherty, Promotion Officer with the Road Safety Authority will give a talk on “Mobility Matters”. Menlo Park Hotel Thur. 7th Sept. 2pm – 4pm. For more information contact: Maureen Mannion 086 8211540.

Burren Peaks

weekend of walking festival Sept. 9th & 10th. Groups, clubs and individual walkers welcome. Online entry available on www.burrenpeakswalkingfestival.com.


(Pernet Lay Associates Networking Together): are offering a parenting course. The course, Family – The Creative Container, will be given by Ann Marie Collins, an art therapist who has worked with families in Galway for over 30 years. This 7 week course will be held in Westside Resource Centre on Tue. evenings beginning 12 Sept. Contact Imelda 086 6098887 or Mary 086 3836567.  Places limited. www.pernetlayassociates.com

Mystics Old & New

Brendan Comerford SJ returns for a new series on the Mystics, taking place over 6 Mondays beginning 18th September at the Galway Bay Hotel, 8pm-9:30pm. Cost €10 per evening/€50 for all 6. Info jesuitcentregalway@gmail.com,  086 877 6537. Booking advised. 

Type 1 Diabetes

Free Public Talk on Type 1 Diabetes: with the experts in Croi House, Heart & Stroke Centre, Galway on Tuesday September 19th at 6.30pm until 9pm. Call 091 544310 to register your place.

Federation for Victim Assistance

offer a free & confidential service to all victims of crime. Call Freephone 1800277477 or www.victimassistanceireland.com

Ballinderreen Lotto

Numbers 15,21,23,30.. No winner.. 2 match 3’s Gary Quinn & Cathy & Seamus Ruane.. This week’s jackpot is €6,300 & draw will take place  Sat 2nd Sep in Jordan’s / O’Looneys.

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