13/05/2018 :: 7th Sunday of Easter


First Communion

CommunionNext Saturday 19th May, the Children of St. Joseph’s N.S. Kinvara will be receiving their First Holy Communion. At 11am in St. Joseph’s Church, Kinvara.

Receiving Holy Communion

For those of you who need to receive Communion from your seat, please sit on the outside of the pew and indicate to the Eucharistic Minister.

May Outdoor Mass


Rest In Peace

Rest In Peace

We Pray for

Eileen Fury, aunt of Maureen Heffernan,

who died recently.

Sincere sympathy to Maureen and her family.

May Eileen Rest in Peace.

Anniversaries & Intentions
Please pray for the following for whom Mass will be offered
Saturday 12th Vigil Mass 7pm
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
Paddy Connolly & deceased members of the Connolly Family.
Shane Bowe, Kinvara who died recently
Malcolm Samuel, Kinvara who died recently
Sunday 13th 9.00am
People of the Parish
John Walker, England who died recently.
Bridget Clasby, Toureen [Anniversary]
John, Mary, Ann & Patrick Silk, Lisheeneenane [Anniversary]
12 Noon
Kinvara [St. Colman’s]
Brigid Quinn, Crushoa [Months Mind] & her husband Tommie [Anniversary]
Tuesday 15th 7pm
Wednesday 16th 9am
People of the Parish
Thursday 17th 10am
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
Friday 18th 10am
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
Special intention
Saturday 19th 7pm
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
P.J., Mary & Mick Burke, Killina [Anniversary]
Pakie & Maureen Flaherty, Killina [Anniversary]
Kathleen & Joseph Merrigan [Anniversary]
Sunday 20th 9.00am
People of the Parish
Ann & John Joe Jordan & Martin Sweeney, Toureen [Anniversary]
Kate, Fergus & Johnny Gill, Lisheeneenaun [Anniversary]
12 Noon
Kinvara [St. Colman’s]
Johnny Wynne, Killina [Months Mind] & burial of Johnny’s ashes in Mount Cross Cemetery afterwards.
Tom, Stephen & Margaret Donohue, Gortnaclough [Anniversary]
Eileen Sullivan, Kinvara West [Anniversary] & deceased family members

Last Sunday’s Collection

Kinvara: € 1,219.74
Ballinderreen: € 467.70

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.

May Outdoor Mass

Blake Manor, Tuesday May 22nd at 7pm.

Official Blessing

Of the Blessed John Sullivan Shrine in St. Ignatius’ Jesuit Church, Sea Road, Sunday 13th May at 11.00am Mass By Jesuit Provincial; Fr. Leonard Moloney. All welcome.

22nd Annual Children’s Remembrance Day Mass

Sunday 27th May at 2.30pm in the Sacred Heart Church, Westside. This Mass is for babies and children who have died before birth, shortly after birth or at a later stage, be it at home, in hospital or as a result of an accident. Contact Margaret 085 8214443 or Mary 086 3483694

Positive Spirit

You were Born to be Real, Not Perfect!

Protect Human Life from Conception to Natural Death

Gort Parish Church is having 24 hours Eucharistic Adoration from 9.30am Friday 18th May until 10am Saturday 19th May. The special intention is the Protection of human life from conception to natural Death. If you can spare an hour, especially during the night, it would be greatly appreciated. At least three people are needed to be present at any given time.

Galway Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes

takes place July 1st to July 6th, led by Bishop Brendan Kelly. The full Pilgrim fare (including transport to and from Galway/Shannon) is €710. Special accommodation and support available to people with special needs. Price for the assisted section €620. Information from Fr. Martin Moran, Rosscahill 091-550106. Chaplain to the Sick.Fr. Daithi O’Murchu. University College Hospital, 091-544544. Bookings, reservations and enquiries to Joe Walsh Tours, 143 Lower Baggot St. Dublin 2. The Lourdes theme this year is Mary said “Do whatever He tells you”. This year celebrates 160 years since the apparitions.

A sum of money

found after the Vigil Mass, Sat. evening 21st April in St. Joseph’s. Contact the Parish Office.

Young at Heart

Last meeting on Monday 21st May at 1pm. Looking forward to seeing you all there.

Ballinderreen Camogie Club

Book Sale, Sunday 13th May in the Acorn Centre, after Mass. Huge selection of books available, children’s books €1 and all other books €2. Funds raised go towards the upcoming U14 Feile. There will be tea & coffee available while you browse. 
Pastoral Council meeting: Acorn Centre Tuesday May 15th  at 7.30pm.


for new Ballinderreen Altar Servers, in the Church, Friday May 18th  at 7.30pm.

Ballinderreen Lotto

No’s 7, 10, 12, 14.. No winner.. 3 match 3’s Angela Larkin, Basil Holian & Stephen O’Sullivan. Jackpot €3,700 & draw will take place in Raftery’s Sat 12th.

Farm Plastic Collection

Taking place in your local mart in the coming weeks. Phone FRS Athenry on 091-844551 for further details.

Public Meeting

To stop the destruction of the gateway to the Burren and save the Wild Atlantic Way. Merriman Hotel, Thursday 17th May, 8pm Sharp. All Welcome.

Concerned Citizens of Burren Lowlands

Information evening Thursday May 17th at 7:30pm in O’Sullivan’s Hotel Gort. Plans for Re Bio Gas Plant at Kinincha, Gort.

Summer Concert

Galway Choral Association raising funds for http://www.tomorrowfortomas.com  Also performing organist Ramin Haghjoo, violinist Gergely Kuklis, and Galway Baytones. Sat. 19th May, 8pm in the Augustinian Church.  Tickets €12 / €10 from Opus II, Duggan’s Pharmacy Renmore, or choir  www.GalwayChoral.ie

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