Mass intentions for the week from 27th February 2021

Because of government Covid-19 pandemic restrictions, at the moment, we cannot have a congregation in the Churches for public worship. Instead, all Masses will be streamed online, at the times for the temporary schedule during the pandemic, except that Saturday evening Vigil Masses will be combined into one Mass at 7pm, and Sunday Masses will be combined into one Mass at 10.30am. If anybody prefers to change an anniversary or other booking in the context of this situation, that will be no problem.

St Joseph’s Church in Kinvara and St Colman’s Church in Ballinderreen remain open throughout each day for personal prayer. Please sanitise your hands on the way in and out, and maintain physical distancing if there is anybody else in the Church at the time.

Sat 27th Feb, 7pm: Kieran Corless, Main Street, Kinvara, Months Mind;

Pádraig & Kathleen Naughton, Shanclough, and deceased members of the Naughton and McInerney families, anniversary;

Bridget & William Hackett and their daughter Maura, Dublin, anniversary.

Sun 28th Feb, 10.30am: Rose Glynn, Aughinish, 1st anniversary, and her sister Liz Glynn, Essex, recently deceased;

Geraldine Bourke, Cartron, anniversary;

Laura Shiels, Mulrook, anniversary.

Tues 2nd March, 7pm: People of Ballinderreen Parish.

Wed 3rd March, 7pm: Michael Corless, Ballyclera, and deceased family members, anniversary.

Thurs 4th March, 7pm: People of Kinvara Parish.

Friday 5th March, 7pm: Margaret & Thomas McDonagh, Doirín Darach, and deceased members of their family, anniversary.

Sat 6th March, 7pm: Vincent Keane, Cartron, anniversary;

Angela Callanan, Convent Park, anniversary;

Michael and Margaret McCormack, Parkroe, anniversary.

Sunday 7th March, 10.30am: Michael Organ, Toureen, Months Mind;

Patrick Linnane, Clough Road, anniversary;

P.J. & Kathleen Larkin, Aran, anniversary;

Bertie Helebert, Clough, anniversary;

Michael Barry, Cartron, anniversary.

Mass intentions for the week from 20th February 2021

Because of government Covid-19 pandemic restrictions, at the moment, we cannot have a congregation in the Churches for public worship. Instead, all Masses will be streamed online, at the times for the temporary schedule during the pandemic, except that Saturday evening Vigil Masses will be combined into one Mass at 7pm, and Sunday Masses will be combined into one Mass at 10.30am. If anybody prefers to change an anniversary or other booking in the context of this new situation, that will be no problem.

St Joseph’s Church in Kinvara and St Colman’s Church in Ballinderreen remain open throughout each day for personal prayer. Please sanitise your hands on the way in and out, and maintain physical distancing if there is anybody else in the Church at the time.

Sat 20th Feb, 7pm: Tommy Maguire, Cahercon, Months Mind;

John Paul O’Connor, Leeha South, anniversary, and deceased family members.

Sun 21st Feb,10.30am: Monica Forde, Cartron, 1st anniversary, and her son John;

Mick, B.J., Una, and Noni May Bermingham and deceased members of the Bermingham family, Kinvara, anniversary;

Tom Sweeney, Toureen, anniversary;

Kate & Jimmy McInerney and their son Patrick, Doorus, anniversary.

1pm: Funeral of Michael Hastings, R.I.P., Crushoa. (Funeral is private due to pandemic restrictions, but will be streamed on the parish Facebook page.)

Tues 23rd Feb, 7pm: People of Ballinderreen Parish.

Wed 24th Feb, 7pm: Mass.

Thurs 25th Feb, 7pm: John McCormack, Turlough Keeloge, 4th anniversary.

Fri 26th Feb, 7pm: People of Kinvara Parish.

Sat 27th Feb, 7pm: Kieran Corless, Main Street, Kinvara, Months Mind;

Pádraig & Kathleen Naughton, Shanclough, and deceased members of the Naughton and McInerney families, anniversary;

Bridget & William Hackett and their daughter Maura, Dublin, anniversary.

Sun 28th Feb, 10.30am: Rose Glynn, Aughinish, 1st anniversary, and her sister Liz Glynn;

Geraldine Bourke, Cartron, anniversary;

Laura Shiels, Mulrook, anniversary.

Ash Wednesday 2021

On this Ash Wednesday, 17th February 2021, the parish focus will be on the Mass in the evening at 7pm. You are invited to join spiritually in the Mass through the streaming on this Facebook page. Maeve Cairney will kindly sing at this Mass. We begin our 40 days of spiritual preparation for Easter. Let’s make Lent a meaningful period of getting closer to God, and turn the limitations of lockdown into Lenten sacrifices.
This year, because of the restrictions, we will not have the distribution of ashes. Ashes will not be available in the Churches, so as not to cause too many people to be in Church at the one time on this day.

Trócaire boxes for Lent 2021

The Trócaire boxes for Lent 2021 have arrived and they are available in the porches of St Joseph’s Church in Kinvara and St Colman’s Church in Ballinderreen. As our usual distribution methods through the Church congregation and the schools are not possible this year, it would be good if you could take a Trócaire box from the Church porch in the days ahead. If anybody would like to distribute Trócaire boxes to the houses in your area, in a safe way respecting all Covid restrictions of course, it could be a practical contribution to Trócaire for this Lent.

Mass intentions for the week from 13th February 2021

Because of government Covid-19 pandemic restrictions, at the moment, we cannot have a congregation in the Churches for public worship. Instead, all Masses will be streamed online, at the times for the temporary schedule during the pandemic, except that Saturday evening Vigil Masses will be combined into one Mass at 7pm, and Sunday Masses will be combined into one Mass at 10.30am. If anybody prefers to change an anniversary or other booking in the context of this new situation, that will be no problem.

St Joseph’s Church in Kinvara and St Colman’s Church in Ballinderreen remain open throughout each day for personal prayer. Please sanitise your hands on the way in and out, and maintain physical distancing if there is anybody else in the Church at the time.

Sat 13th Feb, 7pm: Tommy Joe Linnane, Nogra, and the deceased members of his family, anniversary.

Sun 14th Feb, 10.30am: Patsy Fawl, Mulrook, months mind;

Micheál MacMahon, Moy Road, 1st anniversary.

Tues 16th Feb, 7pm: People of Ballinderreen Parish

Ash Wednesday 17th Feb, 7pm: People of Kinvara Parish

Thurs 18th Feb, 7pm: Tom Feeney, Athlone, anniversary.

Fri 19th Feb, 7pm: Mass

Sat 20th Feb, 7pm: Tommy Maguire, Cahercon, Months Mind;

John Paul O’Connor, Leeha South, anniversary, and deceased family members.

Sun 21st Feb, 10.30am: Monica Forde, Cartron, 1st anniversary, and her son John;

Mick, B.J., Una, and Noni May Bermingham and deceased members of the Bermingham family, Kinvara, anniversary;

Tom Sweeney, Toureen, anniversary;

Kate & Jimmy McInerney and their son Patrick, Doorus, anniversary.

Mass intentions for the week from 6th February 2021

Because of government Covid-19 pandemic restrictions, at the moment, we cannot have a congregation in the Churches for public worship. Instead, all Masses will be streamed online, at the times for the temporary schedule during the pandemic, except that Saturday evening Vigil Masses will be combined into one Mass at 7pm, and Sunday Masses will be combined into one Mass at 10.30am. If anybody prefers to change an anniversary or other booking in the context of this new situation, that will be no problem.

St Joseph’s Church in Kinvara and St Colman’s Church in Ballinderreen remain open throughout each day for personal prayer. Please sanitise your hands on the way in and out, and maintain physical distancing if there is anybody else in the Church at the time.

Sat 6th Feb, 7pm: Bernie, Michael & Birdie Leech, Crushoa, and deceased members of their family, anniversary;

Cliona Keaveney, Doorus, 5th anniversary;

Pauline Hynes, Mulrook, 2nd anniversary;

Molly, Jack, and John Quinn, Moy, anniversary

Sun 7th Feb, 10.30am: John Martyn, Mulrook, 1st anniversary.

Tues 9th Feb, 7pm: Vincent Murphy, Carrowgarriff, anniversary.

Wed 10th Feb, 7pm: People of Ballinderreen Parish.

Thurs 11th Feb, 7pm: People of Kinvara Parish.

Fri 12th Feb, 7pm: Kieran Kealy, Claremorris & Ballyclera, recently deceased.

Sat 13th Feb, 7pm: Tommy Joe Linnane, Nogra, and the deceased members of his family.

Sun 14th Feb, 10.30am: Patsy Fawl, Mulrook, months mind;

Micheál MacMahon, Moy Road, 1st anniversary.

Mass intentions for the week from 30th January 2021

Because of government Covid-19 pandemic restrictions, at the moment, we cannot have a congregation in the Churches for public worship. Instead, all Masses will be streamed online, at the times for the temporary schedule during the pandemic, except that Saturday evening Vigil Masses will be combined into one Mass at 7pm, and Sunday Masses will be combined into one Mass at 10.30am. If anybody prefers to change an anniversary or other booking in the context of this new situation, that will be no problem.

St Joseph’s Church in Kinvara and St Colman’s Church in Ballinderreen remain open throughout each day for personal prayer. Please sanitise your hands on the way in and out, and maintain physical distancing if there is anybody else in the Church at the time.

Sat 30th Jan, 7pm: Thomas, Gerry, and Paddy Donohue, Funshin, anniversary;

John & Katie Whelan, Carnamadra, anniversary;

Joe O’Rourke, Dublin, anniversary;

Tommy Corless, Dunguaire, anniversary.

Sun 31st Jan, 10.30am: Tom, Joe, and Mary Connolly, Caherpeake East, anniversary;

Mary O’Toole, Killeenaran, anniversary;

Thomas Shiels, Killeenhugh, anniversary.

Tuesday 2nd Feb, 7pm: John Killoran and his parents John & Nora, Ballinderreen, anniversary;

Maura & Patsy Ward, Castletaylor: Maura’s 3rd anniversary.

Wed 3rd Feb, 7pm: Eugene Dunleavy, Salthill, recently deceased.

Thurs 4th Feb, 7pm: People of Ballinderreen Parish.

Fri 5th Feb, 7pm: People of Kinvara Parish.

Sat 6th Feb, 7pm: Bernie, Michael & Birdie Leech, Crushoa, and deceased members of their family, anniversary;

Cliona Keaveney, Doorus, 5th anniversary;

Pauline Hynes, Mulrook, 2nd anniversary.

Sun 7th Feb, 10.30am: John Martyn, Mulrook, 1st anniversary.

Funerals during the current period of Covid-19 restrictions

This is a particularly difficult time for bereaved families, and the Parishes of Ballinderreen and Kinvara will make every effort to celebrate funerals in as worthy a way as possible, providing the ceremonies of the Church to commend the deceased person to the Lord.
Families and mourners are asked to understand that we have no option but to observe the current government restrictions, for the protection of the community from the spread of the virus. The current maximum number of people who may attend a funeral is 10. Here is the text of the government restrictions, as found at https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/2dc71-level-5/
‘Attendance at funerals (limited to 10)
Priority has to be given to families themselves in attending funerals, whether this is in the homes of the deceased or in the Funeral Home.
Likewise attendance in churches and graveyards is restricted to families.
In this third wave we now sadly see a significant increase in the numbers of funerals. Concerns are being raised regarding the dangers of dropping our guard at funerals when we are at this critical time in trying to level off the deadly curve. Reports of significant numbers of people congregating in homes of bereaved persons and in funeral homes, or at churches and graveyards before or after services, are very concerning.
The inclement weather we have at this time of year can result in those lining funeral routes at times congregating in doorways of churches and other areas along the route to seek shelter. Every contact increases the risk of transmission of this highly contagious virus. Those wishing to express their condolence should do so through social media, online websites, text or card.
It is vital, despite our natural emotions and desire to be close to and hug other people, to respect the situation we find ourselves in as we try to convey our sympathies to bereaved families. It is important to remember our objective – to reduce the spread of the virus – and that we should all do what is right, even if it is different and difficult.’

Mass intentions for the week from 23rd January 2021

Because of government Covid-19 pandemic restrictions, at the moment, we cannot have a congregation in the Churches for public worship. Instead, all Masses will be streamed online, at the times for the temporary schedule during the pandemic, except that Saturday evening Vigil Masses will be combined into one Mass at 7pm, and Sunday Masses will be combined into one Mass at 10.30am. If anybody prefers to change an anniversary or other booking in the context of this new situation, that will be no problem.

St Joseph’s Church in Kinvara and St Colman’s Church in Ballinderreen remain open throughout each day for personal prayer. Please sanitise your hands on the way in and out, and maintain physical distancing if there is anybody else in the Church at the time.

Sat 23rd Jan, 7pm: Special intention (for a person who is ill).

Sun 24th Jan, 10.30am: Paddy Ganly, Ballinderreen, 3rd anniversary.

Tues 26th Jan, 7pm: People of Ballinderreen Parish.

Wed 27th Jan, 7pm: John Joe Quinn, Tyrone, 4th anniversary.

Thurs 28th Jan, 7pm: People of Kinvara Parish.

Fri 29th Jan, 7pm: Special intention (for a person who is ill).

Sat 30th Jan, 7pm: Thomas, Gerry, and Paddy Donohue, Funshin, anniversary;

John & Katie Whelan, Carnamadra, anniversary;

Joe O’Rourke, Dublin, anniversary.

Sun 31st Jan, 10.30am: Tom, Joe, and Mary Connolly, Caherpeake East, anniversary;

Mary O’Toole, Killeenaran, anniversary;

Thomas Shiels, Killeenhugh, anniversary.

Mass intentions for the week from 16th January 2021

Because of government Covid-19 pandemic restrictions, at the moment, we cannot have a congregation in the Churches for public worship. Instead, all Masses will be streamed online, at the times for the temporary schedule during the pandemic, except that Saturday evening Vigil Masses will be combined into one Mass at 7pm, and Sunday Masses will be combined into one Mass at 10.30am. If anybody prefers to change an anniversary or other booking in the context of this new situation, that will be no problem.

St Joseph’s Church in Kinvara and St Colman’s Church in Ballinderreen remain open throughout each day for personal prayer. Please sanitise your hands on the way in and out, and maintain physical distancing if there is anybody else in the Church at the time.

Sat 16th Jan, 7pm: Keelin Frawley, Gortskeagh, anniversary.

Sun 17th Jan, 10.30am: Stephen Warde, Kinvara, 1st anniversary and his grandparents, Ellen & Patrick Morrissey, Rahasane, Ardrahan;

Thomas, Mary-Ann, Stephen, & Tom Gill, Keamsella, anniversary;

Noel O’Shaughnessy, Castleview Park, Kinvara, anniversary.

Tues 19th Jan, 7pm: Offered for those to whom the Parish Christmas cards were sent (8th of 9 Masses).

Wed 20th Jan, 7pm: People of Ballinderreen Parish.

Thurs 21st Jan, 7pm: Offered for those to whom the Parish Christmas cards were sent (9th of 9 Masses).

Fri 22nd Jan, 7pm: People of Kinvara Parish.

Sat 23rd Jan, 7pm: Mass

Sun 24th Jan, 10.30am: Paddy Ganly, Ballinderreen, 3rd anniversary.

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