01/04/2018 :: Easter Sunday

Holy Week Liturgies


Tuesday 27th Easter Penitential Service
7:30pm :: St. Colman’s Church, Gort.
Thursday 29th
Holy Thursday
The Last Supper :: 7pm :: Ballinderreen
The Last Supper :: 8:30pm :: Kinvara
Friday 30th
Good Friday
Stations of the Cross :: 10.30am :: from Blake Manor Nursing Home to the Church (weather permitting)
Celebration of the Lord’s Passion :: 12 noon :: Ballinderreen
Celebration of the Lords Passion :: 3pm :: St. Joseph’s, Kinvara.
Stations of the Cross :: 7pm :: St. Joseph’s, Kinvara.
Saturday 31st
Holy Saturday
Easter Vigil :: 7pm :: St. Joseph’s, Kinvara.
Easter Vigil :: 9.15pm :: St. Colman’s, Ballinderreen.

Anniversaries & Intentions
Please pray for the following for whom Mass will be offered
Holy Saturday 31st 7pm
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
Easter Vigil Mass
Mike O’Connor, Ardnagrove [25th Anniversary]
Easter Vigil Mass
Easter Sunday 1st 9.00am
People of the Parish
Fred Norman Luton [Months Mind]
Michael Barry, Cartron [Anniversary]
Bridie Leahy, Renmore
12.00 noon
Kinvara [St. Colman’s]
Martin & Delia O’Grady, Kinvara [Anniversary]
Miko Waites, Kilina, [3rd 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]
Saturday 7th 7pm
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
Mike & Mary Lynch, Ballybuck [Anniversary]
Shawn & Judy MacMahon, Kinvara [Anniversary]
Mary Linnane, Caheravoneen [2nd Anniversary]
Joe Keane, The Cottage [Anniversary]
Sunday 25th 9.00am
People of the Parish
Sunday 8th 10.30am
Paddy Donohue, Newtown [Anniversary]
12 Noon
Kinvara [St. Colman’s]
Toddie Byrne, Kinvara [Anniversary]
John Killeen, Roo Demesne [Anniversary]

Last Sunday’s Collection

Kinvara: € 1,131.44
Ballinderreen: € 593.48

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.


Ballindereen Adoration Will break for Easter until Tuesday 10th April.
Kinvara Adoration Will break for Easter until Thursday, 12th April.

The Galway Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes

July 1st to July 6th, led by Bishop Brendan Kelly. Full Pilgrim fare (including transport to and from Galway/Shannon) is €710. Special Accommodation and support is available to people with special needs. The price for the assisted Section is €620. Information from: Fr. Martin Moran, 091-550106. Fr. Dáithí Ó Murchú, Tel : 091-544544. Bookings, Reservations & Enquiries to: Joe Walsh Tours, 143 Lower Baggot St.

Please Note

The Parish Office will be closed from Good Friday until Wednesday 3rd April.

Parish Child Safeguarding Training

Mr Kevin Duffy, child safeguarding officer for Galway Diocese, will provide a two-session series on the current diocesan child safeguarding policy for all involved in leadership and in children’s activities in the Churches in the parishes of Ballinderreen and Kinvara. The sessions will take place on Friday 27th April and Friday 11th May from 7.30pm to 10pm on each evening. The more people in our parishes who receive training, the better. Anybody interested is also welcome to participate. Those who complete the training will receive a certificate for it.

Lost Black & white kitten/cat

If found, please contact 087-2188768

Cake Sale

After 10.30am Mass on Easter Sunday morning, Acorn Centre. Yum, Yum!!

Ballinderreen Community Centre

Upcoming concert with Shaskeen following last year’s sell-out night, on Saturday April 14th at 8:00 pm. Tickets €15/€12 on 085 1743916.

Easter Monday Prom Walk / Run

In aid of Multiple Sclerosis, at 12 noon from The Salthill Hotel. Registration €10. Refreshments afterwards. For further information, contact Mary on 087-6617220 or Teresa 087-6898084.


Annual table quiz, Friday 13th April in Fahy’s of Nogra, to raise funds for the family fun day. All proceeds to Galway Lifeboat Station.

Annual Tractor Run

In aid of Clare Crusaders  Children’s Clinic. Sunday the 8th April in Killanena. Commencing from Canny’s Bar, Killanena at 12.30pm with registration from 11.30am. All tractors welcome, modern or vintage (model vintage display also taking place). 

The Alzheimer Café

Is a free monthly gathering and anyone affected by dementia is welcome to attend. Menlo Park Hotel Friday 6th April. 2pm- 4pm. Denise Cusack Community Protection Advisor (Ulster Bank) will give a talk on “Scam Awareness”. For more information contact: Maureen Mannion 086 8211540.

CONNECT Volunteer Programme

Seeking volunteers for a variety of roles in all areas of Galway city and county. Volunteers are not required to have any specific skills or experience and relevant training is provided. For more information contact Rosemarie Kearns on 087-9002410 or email rosemariekearns@galway.brothersofcharity.ie CONNECT Volunteer Programme comes under the Brothers of Charity Services Ireland – Galway Region.

Positive Spirit


Irish centenarian volunteers

Do you know of someone aged 100 years old or more? Athlone Institute of Technology are conducting research into the health and wellbeing of Irish centenarians and are looking for volunteers to take part. For further information please contact Alison on 0872635911 or a.fagan@research.ait.ie

Ballinderreen Lotto

No’s 14, 21, 27, 30.. No winner. 2 match 3’s, JP Bermingham & Bob Corbett. Jackpot €3,100 & draw will take place Sat 31st in O’Looney’s.

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