07/01/2018 :: The Baptism of the Lord




Congratulations to

Daniel Sheehan, Galway

Aidan Murphy, Australia

who were Baptised in Ballinderreen recently. We welcome Aidan and Daniel into our Christian Community

Anniversaries & Intentions
Please pray for the following for whom Mass will be offered
Saturday 6th Vigil Mass 7.00pm
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
Sunday 7th 9am
Tom & Kathleen Mahon, Geeha [Anniversary]
Mary & Arthur Stephens, Cahercon [Anniversary]
Sunday 7th 10.30am
Mary Connolly, Caherpeak [Anniversary]
Mary Ann Gill [2nd Anniversary] & Thomas & Stephen Gill
12 noon
Kinvara [St. Colman’s]
People of the Parish
Tuesday 9th 7.30pm
People of the Parish
Wednesday 10th 9am
Thursday 11th 10am
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
Special Intention
Friday 12th 10am
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
Saturday 13th 7pm
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
Thomas & Margaret Kavanagh & their daughter Marie, Newtown [Anniversary]
Keelin Frawley, Gortskeagh [Anniversary]
Sunday 14th 9am
People of the Parish
Sunday 14th 10.30am
John Killoran, Ballinderreen [Anniversary]
12 noon
Kinvara [St. Colman’s]
Patrick Sylver, Ardrahan

Last Sunday’s Collection

Kinvara: € 1,033.34
Ballinderreen: € 586.32

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.

Positive Spirit



Ballinderreen will recommence on Tuesday 9th January.
Kinvara will recommence on Thursday 11th January.

Anam Cara Galway

An organisation that supports bereaved parents, will hold its next monthly Parent Evening on Wednesday 10th of January from 7.30pm-9:00pm in the Clayton Hotel, Briarhill, Galway. Anam Cara offers a safe and comfortable setting where parents can ‘drop the mask’ and be among people who understand. This event is open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age your child died, the circumstances of their death, or whether the death was recent or not.

Ballinderreen Social Services

will hold their Christmas Party on Sunday the 7th of January in Ballinderreen Community Centre at 1 pm. 

Senior Citizens Christmas Party

Christmas Party, 7th Jan. in the Merriman Hotel at 1pm.

Thank You

€450 was raised by the Dooras Mummers for the Kinvara  “Young at Heart”  fund. A sincere “Thank You” to all who contributed.

Christmas Dues

Thank you most sincerely to all who have returned the Christmas dues. Envelopes can still be returned to the Church or Parish Office.

Run Kinvara

Will host their annual 5km family fun run/walk fundraiser in aid of Kinvara Tidy Towns on Sunday January 7th 2018 at 11.00am with a change of venue this year to NORTHAMPTON N.S.  Entry fee for adults is €10, €5 for children and €30 for a family – Registration from 10.00 a.m.  We invite you to join us for a walk, jog or run on the day and for a cuppa and goodies afterwards in the school.

Positive Spirit


Ballinderreen Community Centre

Weekly classes are back for the 2018 schedule. Classes in Modern Dance for all age groups, Pilates for women & men, Classes in English, French, Taekwando, Traditional Irish Music, Speech & Drama, Art Class & Irish Dancing. All details on our Facebook page or contact 087 8251835 or 085 1743916.

Flood Damage

If your home has been affected or damaged by flooding you may be entitled to assistance from the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection, if you need emergency income support or if your house or contents have been damaged by flooding. The Department’s office in Loughrea has a Community Welfare Service that covers Kinvara, and flooding assistance (known as Humanitarian Aid, or HAID) is provided through that service. If you want to make enquiries about assistance that the Department may be able to provide for you, please contact us at the following numbers: Maura Carr 086-837-1896, Sally Ruane 086-837-2207 & Micheál Ó Méalóid 086-795-4144

Ballinderreen Lotto

No’s 11,20,22,,29.. No winner. 3 match 3’s Shane Larkin, Enda Fawl & Patrick Carr.. Jackpot €8,100 draw will take place in O’Looney’s Sat 6th

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