25/02/2018 :: The 2nd Sunday of Lent

Visiting Priest

Fr. Joe RocheThe priests of the South Galway parishes will be rotating this weekend for the Masses and so we welcome Fr. Joe Roche, P.P., Ardrahan and Kilchreest to Ballinderreen and Kinvara while Fr. Hugh visits Clarinbridge for the Masses there.

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Congratulations to

Sarah Fleming, Moy

Blake Kearney, Ballinderreen

who were baptised recently.

We welcome Blake and Sarah into our Christian Community

Anniversaries & Intentions
Please pray for the following for whom Mass will be offered
Saturday 24th 7pm.
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
Deceased members of the Hackett & Dillon family
John McCormack, Cahermore, [1st Anniversary]
Tommy & Mai Forde, Killina [Anniversary] & deceased family members
John Forde, Cartron [Anniversary]
Sunday 25th 9.00am
Kate & Jimmy McInerney, Doorus [Anniversary]
Sunday 25th 10.30am
Geraldine Bourke, Cartron, [2nd Anniversary]
Laura Shiels, Mulrook [Anniversary]
Tom Sweeney, Toureen [Anniversary]
John O’Connor, Ballinderreen & Thomas, Margaret & Colleen O’Connor, London [Anniversary]
12.00 noon
Kinvara [St. Colman’s]
People of the parish
Tuesday 27th 7pm
Special Intention
Wednesday 28th 11.45am
Blake Manor
Thursday 1st 10am
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
Friday 2nd 11am
11am Ballinderreen Confirmation
Kinvara: No 10am Mass Due to Confirmation in Ballinderreen
Saturday 3rd Vigil Mass 7.00pm
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
Mary Fahy, Kinvara West, [Months Mind]
William & Bridget Hackett, Dublin [Anniversary]
Vincent Keane, Cartron [Anniversary]
Angela Callanan, Caherglissane [Anniversary]
Sunday 4th 9.00am
People of the Parish
Sunday 4th 10.30am
P.J. & Kathleen Larkin, Aran [Anniversary]
Patrick Linnane, Clough Road [Anniversary]
Michael Corless, Ballycleara [Anniversary] & deceased family members.
Michael Lyons, Toureen [Anniversary]
12.00 noon
Kinvara [St. Colman’s]
Adrian, Margaret & John Joe Flaherty, Cappamore [Anniversary]

Last Sunday’s Collection

Ballinderreen: € 868.85
Kinvara: € 956.28

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.


Ballinderreen Confirmation

The girls and boys from Ballinderreen will be confirmed on Friday 2nd March. The celebrant will be the new Bishop of the diocese, Bishop Brendan Kelly.

Northampton NS & Doorus NS Ceremony of Light

Ceremony of Light: The Ceremony, in preparation for Confirmation, will take place in St Joseph’s Church, Kinvara this Wed. 28th Feb. at 8.00pm.Cermony of Light for Confirmation

Drumacoo Cemetery Committee

would be grateful if grave owners would take away all waste material from their graves, i.e. wooden crosses, wreathes, dead flowers, plastic, rubbish etc.

Evening for Ballinderreen Eucharistic Ministers

There will be an input for all Eucharistic Ministers of Ballinderreen Parish, given by Fr. Gerard McCarthy SVD in the Acorn Centre on Tuesday 6th March from 7.30pm to 9pm.

Feileacain (Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Association of Ireland)

Spring Remembrance Service in the Church of the Holy Family Mervue, Sun. 4th March at 3pm. All welcome. For further information please contact 085 2496464.


A professional service is now established for people who have been affected in any way in relation to St. Mary’s mother & baby home in Tuam. The service is free. For more info contact Josephine on 091 399991.

New Horizon magazine

 The Spring 2018 edition of the magazine for the Diocese of Galway, Kilmacduagh and Kilfenora will be available for sale at the doors of the Churches after each Mass this weekend. Price €4.

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Ballinderreen Lunch Club

The next sitting will take place on Friday 9th March at 1.30pm in Ballinderreen Community Centre. Meals will be provided at a reduced cost of €5. All dietary requirements catered for. All members of community and friends welcome. Help on the day would be greatly appreciated. To book, contact Laura on 085 7893385 or Mary on
087 9444898 before 4pm on Thursday 8th March.

Kinvara Camogie Club

Registration day Sunday 25th February at the clubhouse from 12:30pm to 2:00pm. 

Family Bingo night

 Sat. 10th of March in Kinvara Community Centre at 7pm. In aid of Seoda & the Parents Association of St. Josephs N.S. Kinvara. Tickets available from the school, €10 per adult and €5 per child.

Thank you

to all who contributed to the recent Prolife Church gate collection. A total of €345.90 was raised.

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Gort Cancer Support

Volunteer Driver Meeting, Monday 26th February at 8pm in the Studio at the rear of our building in Garrabeg. This meeting is for all existing and new volunteer drivers. If you are interested in driving for us, please come along. For further information please Contact: – 086 1724500.

Seamount Parents Council

Host Substance Misuse Parenting Evening by AIDSWEST. Wed 28th February 7:30pm—8:30pm. A valuable resource for all our school families. National School parents also welcome.

Fashion Show

Sullivan’s Hotel, Gort, Sat. March 3rd. Local man Gerry Quinn donated a kidney to his brother John, and the Fashion Show is proudly supporting The Irish Kidney Association. An evening of Fashion and Fizz is being produced by Catwalk Model Agency. Prosecco reception 7pm.  Tickets at Sullivan’s Hotel or on www.eventbrite.ie

The Alzheimer Café

is a free monthly gathering and anyone affected by dementia is welcome to attend. Menlo Park Hotel Friday 2nd March. 2pm–4 pm. Mr. Peadar O Dowd will speak on “The Story of Old Galway”. Contact: Maureen Mannion 086 8211540.

Jive, Line Dancing & Waltz lessons

Gort Golf Club, Friday March 2nd, 8 pm.

Ballinderreen Lotto

No.’s 8,11,17,30.. No winner.. 4 match 3’s Carmel Coen, Marian Dolan, Martin Fenton & Killian Hynes… Jackpot €2,600 draw in O’Donoghue’s Sat 24th

Kinvara Lotto

No.’s 17,20,31,32… no winner.1 match 3. Joe Kerrigan, sellers Tommy McGuire, promoters— pub squad. Next week’s draw in Tully’s. Lotto jackpot €4,800

Easter Pilgrimage Fatima 2018

Led by Fr. Kevin O’Boyle. 6 days ex. Dublin, full board. All Easter Ceremonies Included with open-air Mass on Easter Sunday Contact James Treacy 061 921470.


Saturday 12th of May. Details of registration will follow shortly.

Applications are invited to Volunteer at Knock Counselling Centre

Volunteers offer a single-session listening service on weekends from April until October. Applicants should, as a minimum, have completed an accredited Counselling Skills course.  They will also be required to be Garda vetted for the position of Volunteer. Applications by email with CV no later than Friday 2nd March to counsellingteam@knockshrine.ie  For further information please visit www.knockshrine.ie/counselling

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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

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