04/03/2018 :: The 3rd Sunday of Lent

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Anniversaries & Intentions
Please pray for the following for whom Mass will be offered
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]
Tuesday 6th 7pm
People of the parish
Wednesday 7th 11.45am
Blake Manor
Michael & Sarah Conlon & their son Anthony, Pollough [Anniversary]
Thursday 8th 10am
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
Friday 9th
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
No 10am Mass due to Confirmation
11am and 3pm
Saturday 10th Vigil Mass 7.00pm
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
Betty Hanlon, [1st Anniversary]
Michael & Ethel McMahon & their daughters, Jullie & Ethel (Whelan)
John Joe Ryder, Cahercon [Anniversary]
Sunday 11th 9.00am
Joan Kavanagh, Mountscribe [Anniversary]
Bridie Linnane, Tarrea, Months Mind
Michael Joyce, Ballinderreen [4th Anniversary]
Anna Quinn, Ballinderreen [Anniversary]
Helena & John Murphy, Kiltiernan [Anniversary]
12.00 noon
Kinvara [St. Colman’s]
People of the Parish

Last Sunday’s Collection

Ballinderreen: € 733.31

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.


Northampton NS & Doorus NS Ceremony of Light

The girls and boys from Kinvara, Doorus and Northampton will be confirmed on Friday 9th March. The celebrant will be the new Bishop of the diocese, Bishop Brendan Kelly.Cermony of Light for Confirmation

Ballinderreen Confirmation

Unfortunately due to the adverse weather conditions, the Confirmation due to be held in Ballinderreen on Friday 3rd March had to be postponed until Tuesday 20th March.

Thank you

The Bishop and Priests of the Cathedral sincerely wish to thank those who attended the Solemn Novena and helped to create a wonderful atmosphere of prayer during the nine day celebration of faith. In particular, they wish to express their gratitude to all who assisted as Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist, Word and as Stewards or in any other capacity during the Solemn Novena.

Love in Families

The experience of love in families is a perennial source of strength for the life of the Church. In this love they celebrate their happy moments and support each other in the difficult passages of their life together. Chapter 3 p.88

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.

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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.

Columban Centenary Celebration Shrule, March 18th 2018

The Columbians are holding a celebration in the parish on March 18th, 2018 in Shrule. It will begin with Mass at 12 noon, followed by an unveiling of a plague remembering locals from the parish who joined the Columbans, followed by a short presentation on the journey of the Columbans for the last 100 years. All are welcome, especially those who have a link with the Columbans and Dalgan House, Shrule.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

There is no organising committee for a St Patrick’s day parade in Kinvara this year. Anyone interested in taking it on??? Information can be obtained from previous organiser Rita Madden 087-2192548

Kinvara Alive AGM

Sunday 25th March at 8pm, meeting room, Kinvara Community Centre. All welcome. If you would like to put your name forward to join the committee, please send an email to info@kinvaraalive.com or contact the secretary at 086-0841218.

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Ballinderreen Lotto

No.’s 2,7,14,18.. No winner.. One match 3..Mike Brennan . Jackpot €2,700 & draw will take place in Raftery’s 3rd March.

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.

Coat Mix Up

Were you at the Ballinderreen prize giving ball in the Claregalway Hotel on Saturday 17th February? Were you wearing a black faux fur coat? If so please check it to ensure that it’s yours as you may have taken the wrong coat by accident. If this is the case, please contact Catherine at the parish office 086-8577644 to arrange a swop!

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A Cabaret Night

Sunday 18th March in Gills Bar & Restaurant, Athenry, with donations on the night to Galway Hospice and Athenry Cancer Care. The night will kick off at 7.30pm with live music by The Gold Diggers, Maeve Kilkelly & Cancer Care Choir, plus special guests. Refreshments will also be served on the night. Donations on the night to the two charities so please support. For more information, please contact Galway Hospice on 091 770868.

Naomh Mhuire, Ladies Gaelic Football Club

Are holding their Registration evening for all teams from U6 to Junior. Next Friday 9th March from 7pm to 9pm at Kudos, Keanes, Oranmore.

Faces and Crafts of Kinvara

KAVA (Kinvara Area Visual Arts) will host an exhibition of portraits by photographer Markus Voetter. ‘Faces & Crafts of Kinvara’ is composed of striking images of local Kinvara craftspeople at work. Friday 2nd March to Sunday 18th March 2018 at The Courthouse, Kinvara. Open daily 12 noon to 6pm. All are welcome to come in and have a look!

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Don't live your life regretting yesterday. Live your life so tomorrow you won't regret today.

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