Mass intentions for the week from 18th September 2021

From 6th September 2021, public health measures permit an increase in the numbers that can be admitted to Churches to up to 50% capacity until all capacity restrictions are due to be lifted on 22nd October. 

1 metre physical distancing between those not of the same household is now required, both between those sitting beside each other, but also, please don’t sit directly behind somebody in the seat in front of you.

The opening of all seats will mean that the distribution of Holy Communion will need to go back to the method used in normal times. People should come up gently and not crowd around.

You are reminded to please sanitise your hands on entering and on leaving the Church.

The wearing of face-coverings continues to be mandatory, except for children under 13 years of age and those who are medically exempt.

50% capacity and hence the limit on the number of people for each Church is:

St Colman’s Church, Ballinderreen: 162 people

St Joseph’s Church, Kinvara: 175 people

St Kieran’s Church, Doorus: 70 people

St Colman’s Church, Kinvara: 197 people.

Saturday 18th September:

7pm, St Joseph’s, Kinvara: Mattie Kilkelly, 22nd anniversary and deceased members of the Kilkelly family, anniversary.

8.15pm: Mary & Bill Ward, Ballycleary, anniversary, and deceased family members.

Sunday 19th September:

9am, Doorus: Deceased members of the Brann family, Mountscribe.

10.30am, Ballinderreen: Mary Vesey, Parkroe, anniversary;

Martin (Mattie) Moran, Cartron, anniversary;

Matt & Margaret O’Sullivan, Bantry, anniversary.

12 noon: Joe McCormack, Parkroe, 2nd anniversary.

Tuesday 21st November, 7pm, Ballinderreen: Mark & Mary Ann Connolly, Kiltiernan, and deceased family members, anniversary;

Maura Ward, Ballyloughane, and deceased family members, anniversary;

Joe O’Connor, Ballinderreen, anniversary.

Wednesday 22nd September, 7pm, Ballinderreen: People of Ballinderreen Parish.

Thursday 23rd September, 7pm, St Joseph’s, Kinvara: People of Kinvara Parish.

Friday 24th September, 7pm, St Joseph’s, Kinvara: Mary Moroney, Funshin, months mind.

Saturday 25th September:

7pm, St Joseph’s, Kinvara: Geraldine McInerney, anniversary

8.15pm, Ballinderreen: Martin Flanagan, Ballyclera, and deceased family members, anniversary.

Mass intentions for the week from 11th September 2021

From 6th September 2021, public health measures permit an increase in the numbers that can be admitted to Churches to up to 50% capacity until all capacity restrictions are due to be lifted on 22nd October. 

1 metre physical distancing between those not of the same household is now required, both between those sitting beside each other, but also, please don’t sit directly behind somebody in the seat in front of you.

The opening of all seats will mean that the distribution of Holy Communion will need to go back to the method used in normal times. People should come up gently and not crowd around.

You are reminded to please sanitise your hands on entering and on leaving the Church.

The wearing of face-coverings continues to be mandatory, except for children under 13 years of age and those who are medically exempt.

50% capacity and hence the limit on the number of people for each Church is:

St Colman’s Church, Ballinderreen: 162 people

St Joseph’s Church, Kinvara: 175 people

St Kieran’s Church, Doorus: 70 people

St Colman’s Church, Kinvara: 197 people.

Saturday 11th September:

7pm, St Joseph’s, Kinvara: Michael Carrell, Shanclough, 1st anniversary;

Patrick & Bridget Keane, Carnamadra, anniversary.

8.15pm, Ballinderreen: Barry Coen, Drumacoo, months mind.

Sunday 12th September:

9am, Doorus: Special intention.

10.30am, Ballinderreen: Breda Callanan, Keamsella, 1st anniversary.

12 noon, St Colman’s, Kinvara: Holy Souls.

Tuesday 14th September, 7pm, Ballinderreen: People of Ballinderreen Parish.

Wednesday 15th September, 7pm: Special intention.

Thursday 16th September, 7pm: People of Kinvara Parish.

Friday 17th September, 7pm: Bartley & Mary Ann Linnane and Phyllis Monahan, Caheravoneen, anniversary.

Saturday 18th September:

7pm, St Joseph’s, Kinvara: Mattie Kilkelly, 22nd anniversary and deceased members of the Kilkelly family, anniversary

8.15pm: Mary & Bill Ward, Ballycleary, anniversary, and deceased family members.

Sunday 19th September:

9am, Doorus: Deceased members of the Brann family, Mountscribe,

10.30am, Ballinderreen: Mary Vesey, Parkroe, anniversary;

Martin (Mattie) Moran, Cartron, anniversary.

12 noon, St Colman’s, Kinvara: Joe McCormack, Parkroe, 2nd anniversary.

Church attendance has increased to up to 50% of capacity

From 6th September 2021, public health measures permit an increase in the numbers that can be admitted to Churches to up to 50% capacity from 6th September 2021 until all capacity restrictions are due to be dropped on 22nd October.  The new increased limits will mean a lot more people than the 50 of recent times will be able to attend Mass.

Wonderful work has been done by very dedicated volunteers in the Churches of Ballinderreen and Kinvara Parishes in the periods when public worship was open in a restricted way, so it is good that some of the demands can now be relaxed.

There is now a move towards an emphasis on personal judgment and personal responsibility. 1 meter physical distancing will now be the norm, but people will need to ensure this for themselves. The tapes blocking off rows of seats have now been removed. In order to keep 1 meter distance between people not of the same household, people will need to sit in a ‘diagonal’ sort of way, i.e. not to sit directly behind somebody. See this sample plan provided by the Diocesan Office. The main thing to remember is not to sit directly behind somebody, and to sit at least a metre away from somebody in the same seat who is not of your household.

The opening of all seats will mean that the distribution of Holy Communion will need to go back to the method used in normal times. People should come up gently and not crowd around.

You are reminded to please sanitise your hands on entering and on leaving the Church.

The wearing of face-coverings continues to be mandatory, except of course for children under 13 years of age and those who are medically exempt.

Thanks to those who helped measure the capacity of each Church in preparation for this new phase. Therefore, 50% capacity and hence the limit on the number of people for each Church is:

St Colman’s Church, Ballinderreen: 162 people

St Joseph’s Church, Kinvara: 175 people

St Kieran’s Church, Doorus: 70 people

St Colman’s Church, Kinvara: 197 people.

Mass intentions for the week from 4th September 2021

The temporary schedule of Mass times is in place in Ballinderreen and Kinvara Parishes while capacity restrictions are in place. For this weekend, because attendance is limited to 50 people, and the Sunday obligation is still suspended, you are asked to consider attending during the week rather than on Sunday so that as many people as possible can get to Mass each week. To facilitate people who are working, Mass on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday  will continue at 7pm. An extra Vigil Mass is celebrated in Ballinderreen Church at 8.15pm on the Saturday evenings while capacity restrictions last.

This weekend, please remember to sit 2m away from anybody not from your own household, to sanitise your hands on entering and leaving the Church, and to wear a face-covering in Church.

Announcements will be made in the coming days regarding the implementation of the increase in Church capacity up to 50% from 6th September 2021.

Saturday 4th September:

7pm, St Joseph’s, Kinvara: Pa Casey, Craughwell, anniversary, and deceased family members.

8.15pm, Ballinderreen: Mass.

Sunday 5th September:

9am, Doorus: Mass.

10.30am, Ballinderreen: Martin & Mary McInerney, Pollough, anniversary.

12 noon, St Colman’s, Kinvara: Catherine Eames, Kinvara West and UK, 1st anniversary. (Daughter of the late Bill & Eileen Sullivan)

Tuesday 7th September, 7pm, Ballinderreen: May and James Linnane, and Tom Hynes, and deceased family members;

Edward & Nora Fitzgerald, Ballinderreen, anniversary.

Wednesday 8th September, 7pm, Ballinderreen: People of Ballinderreen Parish.

Thursday 9th September, 7pm, St Joseph’s, Kinvara: People of Kinvara Parish.

Friday 10th September, 7pm, St Joseph’s, Kinvara: Seán Keane, Caheravoneen, anniversary.

Saturday 11th September:

7pm, St Joseph’s, Kinvara: Michael Carrell, Shanclough, 1st anniversary;

Patrick & Bridget Keane, Carnamadra, anniversary.

8.15pm, Ballinderreen: Barry Coen, Drumacoo, months mind.

Sunday 12th September:

9am, Doorus: Mass.

10.30am, Ballinderreen: Breda Callanan, Keamsella, 1st anniversary.

12 noon, St Colman’s, Kinvara: Holy Souls.

Mass intentions for the week from 28th August 2021

The temporary schedule of Mass times is in place in Ballinderreen and Kinvara Parishes during the pandemic. Because attendance is limited to 50 people, and the Sunday obligation is still suspended, you are asked to consider attending during the week rather than on Sunday so that as many people as possible can get to Mass each week. To facilitate people who are working, Mass on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday  will continue at 7pm. An extra Vigil Mass is celebrated in Ballinderreen Church at 8.15pm on the Saturday evenings while the current situation lasts.

Please remember to sit 2m away from anybody not from your own household, to sanitise your hands on entering and leaving the Church, and to wear a face-covering in Church.

Saturday 28th August:

7pm, St Joseph’s, Kinvara: Nora Glynn, Mountscribe, months mind.

8.15pm, Ballinderreen: Maura Burke, Tyrone, Kilcolgan, anniversary.

Sunday 29th August:

9am, Doorus: Michael Mahon, Geeha South and Stephanie Scanlon, anniversary.

10.30am: Mary Flaherty, Ballinderreen, 7th anniversary.

12 noon: Bernard Murphy, Kinvara, anniversary, and his wife Úna, recently deceased.

Tuesday 31st August, 7pm, Ballinderreen: People of Ballinderreen Parish.

Wednesday 1st September, 7pm, Ballinderreen: Leo Kealy, Ballyclera, anniversary.

Thursday 2nd September, 7pm, St Joseph’s, Kinvara: John Joe O’Connor, Leeha South, anniversary, and deceased family members.

Friday 3rd September, 7pm, St Joseph’s, Kinvara: People of Kinvara Parish.

Saturday 4th September:

7pm, St Joseph’s, Kinvara: Pa Casey, Craughwell, anniversary, and deceased family members.

8.15pm, Ballinderreen: Mass.

Sunday 5th September:

9am, Doorus: Mass.

10.30am, Ballinderreen: Martin & Mary McInerney, Pollough, anniversary.

12 noon, St Colman’s, Kinvara: Catherine Eames, Kinvara West and UK, 1st anniversary.

Mass intentions for the week from 21st August 2021

The temporary schedule of Mass times is in place in Ballinderreen and Kinvara Parishes during the pandemic. Because attendance is limited to 50 people, and the Sunday obligation is still suspended, you are asked to consider attending during the week rather than on Sunday so that as many people as possible can get to Mass each week. To facilitate people who are working, Mass on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday  will continue at 7pm. An extra Vigil Mass is celebrated in Ballinderreen Church at 8.15pm on the Saturday evenings while the current situation lasts.

Please remember to sit 2m away from anybody not from your own household, to sanitise your hands on entering and leaving the Church, and to wear a face-covering in Church.

Saturday 21st August:

7pm, St Joseph’s, Kinvara: Mike Burke, Crushoa, and Jack and Mary Burke, Cartron, and Frank Lees and deceased members of their family, anniversary.

8.15pm, Ballinderreen: Patsy Fahy, Killeenaran, anniversary.

Sunday 22nd August:

9am, Doorus: Patrick & Agnes O’Connor, Traught, anniversary.

10.30am, Ballinderreen: Willie, Kathleen & P.J. Larkin, Aran, anniversary;

Delia Shiels, Killeenhugh, anniversary.

12 noon, St Colman’s, Kinvara: Sally Doohan, New York and Crushoa, recently deceased, and her parents Stephen & Kathleen Moylan, and deceased members of their family.

Tuesday 24th August, 7pm, Ballinderreen: Tomás & Eithne Dalton, Ardee, anniversary.

Wednesday 25th August, 7pm, Ballinderreen: People of Ballinderreen Parish.

Thursday 26th August, 7pm, St Joseph’s, Kinvara: People of Kinvara Parish.

Friday 27th August, 7pm, St Joseph’s, Kinvara: Special intention.

Saturday 28th August:

7pm, St Joseph’s, Kinvara: Nora Glynn, Mountscribe, months mind.

8.15pm, Ballinderreen: Maura Burke, Tyrone, Kilcolgan, anniversary.

Sunday 29th August:

9am, Doorus: Michael Mahon, Geeha South and Stephanie Scanlon, anniversary.

10.30am: Mary Flaherty, Ballinderreen, 7th anniversary.

12 noon: Bernard Murphy, Kinvara, anniversary, and his wife Úna, recently deceased.

 

Updated Confirmation and First Holy Communion dates 2021

Taking into account the wishes of parents and the wisdom of the school principals, and mindful of the reasoning behind the government’s concerns about the celebrations that are customary after these ceremonies, here are the dates and times for First Communion and Confirmation in 2021, preceded by some important guidelines.

For all public worship in our Churches, we have been adhering to strict guidelines including capacity limit, 2 metre distancing between people not of the same household, sanitising of surfaces, sanitising of hands on entering and leaving the Church, wearing of face-coverings by those over 13 years of age, restriction of movement at Communion time. These procedures will of course apply also for Confirmation and First Holy Communion. This means that, like last year, only a certain small number of people may accompany each First Communicant or Confirmation candidate in the Church, based on the number receiving the Sacrament at that ceremony.

In order to be responsible about not transmitting the virus, all families are asked to abide strictly by the government rules regarding gatherings in homes, inside and out. Please make sure that the Confirmation or First Holy Communion does not become the occasion for dropping our guard at celebrations at home.

While we are announcing the go-ahead of the Confirmation and First Holy Communion now, in order to give families a chance to get ready, please understand that if the virus situation gets out of hand, we will have to postpone, even at short notice. Please note that we are not taking the exact same approach for all the schools, as there are different factors of size, etc, involved, and that other parishes, based on their own situations, may not be taking the same approach.

It is totally understandable if any parents or candidates would prefer to defer your Confirmation or First Holy Communion until the pandemic situation changes. Please make contact with Fr Hugh, and we can work out an arrangement that will best suit you. Options could include receiving the Sacrament at a parish Mass.

We hope that, like last year, the Confirmation Day will still be a joyful celebration of the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on our young people, and that First Holy Communion Day will be a memorable day of happiness, when the children receive Our Lord Jesus in the Eucharist for the first time.

Confirmation:

Northampton N.S.: The Northampton NS Confirmation ceremony has been postponed and a new date will be announced after further discussion. Each Confirmation candidate can be accompanied by four people.

Thursday, 26th August 2021: Ballinderreen N.S. at 10.00am and 12.30pm. St Colman’s Church, Ballinderreen. Each Confirmation candidate can be accompanied by three people.

Friday, 27th August 2021: Doorus N.S. at 11am. St Joseph’s Church, Kinvara. Each Confirmation candidate can be accompanied by three people.

Saturday, 25th September 2021. St Joseph’s NS, Kinvara at 10.00am and 12.30pm. *N.B. This is a changed date from the previous provisional date. * St Colman’s Church, Kinvara. Each Confirmation candidate can be accompanied by two people.

First Holy Communion:

Saturday, 4th September 2021: St Joseph’s NS, Kinvara at 10.00am and 12.30pm. St Colman’s Church, Kinvara. Each First Communicant can be accompanied by two people.

Saturday, 11th September 2021: Ballinderreen N.S. St Colman’s Church, Ballinderreen. We will give more clarity about the time and number permitted closer to the date.

Saturday, 18th September 2021: Doorus N.S. at 11am. St Joseph’s Church, Kinvara. We will give more clarity about the time and number permitted closer to the date.

Northampton N.S. First Communicants of 2021 will wait to receive First Holy Communion together with the class of 2022.

Mass intentions for the week from 14th August 2021

This weekend, we are celebrating the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

The temporary schedule of Mass times is in place in Ballinderreen and Kinvara Parishes during the pandemic. Because attendance is limited to 50 people, and the Sunday obligation is still suspended, you are asked to consider attending during the week rather than on Sunday so that as many people as possible can get to Mass each week. To facilitate people who are working, Mass on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday  will continue at 7pm. An extra Vigil Mass is celebrated in Ballinderreen Church at 8.15pm on the Saturday evenings while the current situation lasts.

Please remember to sit 2m away from anybody not from your own household, to sanitise your hands on entering and leaving the Church, and to wear a face-covering in Church.

Saturday 14th August:

7pm, St Joseph’s, Kinvara: Dr Frank Greene, Kinvara, anniversary.

8.15pm, Ballinderreen: Michael Linnane, Pollagh, months mind.

Sunday 15th August:

9am, Doorus: Mass.

10.30am, Ballinderreen: People of Ballinderreen Parish.

12 noon, St Colman’s, Kinvara: People of Kinvara Parish.

Tuesday 17th August, 7pm, Ballinderreen: Martin Larkin & his son Patrick, and deceased members of the Larkin family, Aran, anniversary.

Wednesday 18th August, 7pm, Ballinderreen: Special intention.

Thursday 19th August, 7pm, St Joseph’s, Kinvara: Mass.

Friday 20th August, 7pm, St Joseph’s, Kinvara: Peter & Anna Marie Kavanagh, Roo Demesne, anniversary.

Saturday 21st August:

7pm, St Joseph’s, Kinvara: Mike Burke, Crushoa, and Jack and Mary Burke, Cartron, and Frank Lees and deceased members of their family, anniversary.

8.15pm, Ballinderreen: Mass.

Sunday 22nd August:

9am, Doorus: Patrick & Agnes O’Connor, Traught, anniversary.

10.30am, Ballinderreen: Willie, Kathleen & P.J. Larkin, Aran, anniversary.

12 noon, St Colman’s, Kinvara: Sally Doohan, New York and Crushoa, recently deceased, and her parents Stephen & Kathleen Moylan, and deceased members of their family.

 

Mass intentions for the week from 7th August 2021

The temporary schedule of Mass times is in place in Ballinderreen and Kinvara Parishes during the pandemic. Because attendance is limited to 50 people, and the Sunday obligation is still suspended, you are asked to consider attending during the week rather than on Sunday so that as many people as possible can get to Mass each week. To facilitate people who are working, Mass on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday  will continue at 7pm. An extra Vigil Mass is celebrated in Ballinderreen Church at 8.15pm on the Saturday evenings while the current situation lasts.

Please remember to sit 2m away from anybody not from your own household, to sanitise your hands on entering and leaving the Church, and to wear a face-covering in Church.

Saturday 7th August:

7pm, St Joseph’s, Kinvara: Mass.

8.15pm, Ballinderreen: Mass.

Sunday 8th August:

9am, Doorus: Mass.

10.30am, Ballinderreen: Mary Ann & Mattie Keenan, anniversary.

12 noon, St Colman’s, Kinvara: John & Margaret McHugh, Leitrim, anniversary.

Tuesday 10th August, 7pm, Ballinderreen: Seán Burke, Mulrook, months mind.

Wednesday 11th August, 7pm, Ballinderreen: People of Ballinderreen Parish.

Thursday 12th August, 7pm, St Joseph’s, Kinvara: People of Kinvara Parish.

Friday 13th August, 7pm, St Joseph’s, Kinvara: Bridget Donohue, Funshin & Kilkee, months mind.

Saturday 14th August:

7pm, St Joseph’s, Kinvara: Dr Frank Greene, Kinvara, anniversary.

8.15pm, Ballinderreen: Michael Linnane, Pollagh, months mind.

Sunday 15th August:

9am, Doorus: Mass.

10.30am, Ballinderreen: Mass.

12 noon, St Colman’s, Kinvara: Mass.

Mass intentions for the week from 31st July 2021

For just this week, there will be no Mass on the weekdays. For any pastoral emergencies, such as anointing of the dying, from Tuesday 3rd to Friday 6th August, please contact the priests of the neighbouring parishes.

The parish office will be closed for holidays until Wednesday 11th August 2021.

Please remember to sit 2m away from anybody not from your own household, to sanitise your hands on entering and leaving the Church, and to wear a face-covering in Church.

Saturday 31st July:

7pm, St Joseph’s, Kinvara: People of Kinvara Parish.

8.15pm, Ballinderreen: People of Ballinderreen Parish.

Sunday 1st August:

9am, Doorus: Seán Hynes, Nogra, 2nd anniversary.

10.30am, Ballinderreen: Thomas J. Shiels, Mulrook, anniversary.

12 noon, St Colman’s, Kinvara: Paddy Dunne RIP.

Saturday 7th August:

7pm, St Joseph’s, Kinvara: Mass.

8.15pm, Ballinderreen: Mass.

Sunday 8th August:

9am, Doorus: Mass.

10.30am, Ballinderreen: Mass.

12 noon, St Colman’s, Kinvara: John & Margaret McHugh, Leitrim, anniversary.

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