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.

Mass intentions for the week from 9th 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 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 9th Jan, 7pm: Kathleen Brogan, The Quay, Kinvara, anniversary.

Sun 10th Jan, 10.30am: John Lane, Mulrook, 1st anniversary;

William (Billy) Carr, Keamsella, months mind;

Stephen & Annie Fahy and their sons, and Sr Mary Kevin, Gort Road, anniversary.

Tues 12th Jan, 7pm: Offered for those to whom the Parish Christmas cards were sent (6th of 9 Masses).

Wed 13th Jan, 7pm: People of Ballinderreen Parish.

Thurs 14th Jan, 7pm: Offered for those to whom the Parish Christmas cards were sent (7th of 9 Masses).

Fri 15th Jan, 7pm: People of Kinvara Parish.

Sat 16th Jan, 7pm: Mass

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.

Solemnity of the Epiphany 2021

This Wednesday 6th January 2021 is the Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord. It is not a holy day of obligation this year because of the pandemic, and the congregation cannot be in Church for Mass during the period of the current restrictions. Mass for the Epiphany will be streamed on this Facebook page at 7pm on Wednesday evening.

We saw his star as it rose and have come to do him homage.‘ – Mt 2:2

Mass intentions for the week from 2nd 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 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 will be 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 2nd Jan, 7pm: Gerry Forde, Parkroe, anniversary;

Jack, Kate, Séamus, & Christopher St George, Newtown, anniversary.

Sun 3rd Jan, 10.30am: Tom & Kathleen Mahon, Geeha, anniversary;

Edward Gallagher, Achill & Blake Manor Nursing Home, 1st anniversary;

Jack & Nora Conole, Crushoa, anniversary.

Tues 5th Jan, 7pm: Offered for those to whom the Parish Christmas cards were sent (4th of 9 Masses).

Wed 6th Jan, 7pm: People of Ballinderreen Parish.

Thurs 7th Jan, 7pm: Offered for those to whom the Parish Christmas cards were sent (5th of 9 Masses).

Fri 8th Jan, 7pm: People of Kinvara Parish.

Sat 9th Jan, 7pm: Mass

Sun 10th Jan, 10.30am: John Lane, Mulrook, 1st anniversary;

William (Billy) Carr, Keamsella, months mind;

Stephen & Annie Fahy and their sons, and Sr Mary Kevin, Gort Road, anniversary.

Photos of the Ballinderreen Christmas Day 2020 Mass

Thank you to Aodh Dalton for these photographs of the Ballinderreen Parish Christmas Day 2020 Mass outside Blake Manor Nursing Home, which was celebrated in a drive-in format this year in order to maximise the number of people who would have the opportunity to come to Mass for Christmas while fully respecting the Covid-19 restrictions in place for the safety of all.

Blake Manor Nursing Home proprietor Aideen Scanlon welcoming the parishioners to the grounds. Thank you to the community of Blake Manor for such a warm welcome and all the preparations for the Mass.
Justin Scanlon directing the cars as they are parked.
Gerry Wallace of Kinvara FM. We are very thankful to Kinvara FM for facilitating the transmission of the sound to the car radios for all six Christmas Masses in Ballinderreen and Kinvara.
Fr Hugh Clifford, Ann Costelloe and Carmel Lane preparing for the Mass.
A view of the cars in position outside Blake Manor Nursing Home for the Mass.
Claire Horan of Kinvara FM setting up the sound for the Mass. We are very grateful to Kinvara FM for transmitting the sound to the car radios for all six Christmas Masses in Ballinderreen and Kinvara.
Neysa Killeen singing at the Mass.
The Mass was streamed on the Ballinderreen and Kinvara Parishes Facebook page.
Jamie Killeen singing at the Mass.
During the Mass.
Fr Hugh Clifford P.P. was the celebrant of the Mass.
The Ministers of the Eucharist distributing Holy Communion at the Mass.
Stewards receiving Holy Communion. We are all very grateful for the great work of the stewards on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. They ensured that everybody was safe and parking, entering, and leaving went very smoothly.
A reminder of the place where Jesus was born.
‘She wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger because there was no room for them at the inn.’

Mass intentions for the week from 26th December 2020

Because of government Covid-19 pandemic restrictions, from 26th December, 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 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 will be 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 26th Dec, 7pm: People of Kinvara Parish.

Sun 27th Dec, 10.30am: Mattie Glynn, Traught & deceased family members, and John Neylon, Oranmore, anniversary;

Darragh Murray, Athenry, 1st anniversary;

Paddy McIntyre, R.I.P., Dundalk, remembrance.

Tues 29th Dec, 7pm: Offered for those to whom the Parish Christmas cards were sent (1st of 9 Masses).

Wed 30th Dec, 7pm: People of Ballinderreen Parish.

Thurs 31st Dec, 7pm: Offered for those to whom the Parish Christmas cards were sent (2nd of 9 Masses).

Fri 1st Jan 2021, 7pm: Offered for those to whom the Parish Christmas cards were sent (3rd of 9 Masses).

Sat 2nd Jan, 7pm: Gerry Forde, Parkroe, anniversary;

Jack, Kate, Séamus, & Christopher St George, Newtown, anniversary.

Sun 3rd Jan, 10.30am: Tom & Kathleen Mahon, Geeha, anniversary;

Edward Gallagher, Achill & Blake Manor Nursing Home, 1st anniversary;

Jack & Nora Conole, Crushoa, anniversary.

 

Ballinderreen Christmas Masses at Blake Manor

Anybody who applied for a place by the deadline on Thursday has a place. Once stewarding and other arrangements are made, those who applied after will be contacted if there are places left.
Stewards are needed for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, so if you would be willing, please contact Fr Hugh as soon as possible.
(Please note that booking is needed for Ballinderreen only. There is no booking system for Kinvara. We hope that the size of the carpark and the number of Masses in Kinvara will accommodate all who wish to attend.)

Mass intentions for the week from 19th December 2020

Congregations are restricted to 50 people at the moment due to government pandemic restrictions. There must be a distance of 2 metres in all directions between people in the Church, except for members of the same household, who may sit together.

See the previous posts for Ballinderreen and for Kinvara for the special arrangements for drive-in Masses for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Please note that none of the Masses on those two days will take place in the Church buildings.

Sat 19th Dec:

7pm, St Joseph’s, Kinvara: Kathleen Staunton, Loughcurra, anniversary;

8.15pm, Ballinderreen: People of Ballinderreen Parish.

Sun 20th Dec:

9am, Doorus: Tom Fahy, Rinneen, anniversary, and deceased family members.

10.30am, Ballinderreen: Mark Fordham, Keamsella, 5th anniversary;

John Martyn, Mulrook, anniversary.

12 noon, St Colman’s, Kinvara: Mattie Noone, Carnamadra, anniversary, and deceased members of the Noone family;

Tom Burke, Moy, anniversary.

Tues 22nd Dec, 7pm, Ballinderreen: People of Ballinderreen Parish.

Wed 23rd Dec, 7pm, Ballinderreen: Special intention

Christmas Eve, Thurs 24th Dec:

5pm: Mass in car-park of St Colman’s Church, Kinvara (Please stay in car.)

7pm: Mass in car-park of St Colman’s Church, Kinvara (Please stay in car.)

9.15pm: Mass outside Blake Manor Nursing Home (Please stay in car. Only for those who have booked a place, as space is limited.)

Christmas Day, Fri 25th Dec:

9am: Mass in car-park of St Colman’s Church, Kinvara (Please stay in car.)

10.30am: Mass outside Blake Manor Nursing Home. (Please stay in car. Only for those who have booked a place, as space is limited.)

12 noon: Mass in car-park of St Colman’s Church, Kinvara (Please stay in car.)

Saturday, 26th Dec:

7pm, St Joseph’s, Kinvara: Mass

8.15pm, Ballinderreen: Mass

Sun, 27th Dec:

9am, Doorus: Mattie Glynn, Traught, and deceased members of his family, and John Neylon, Oranmore, anniversary.

10.30am, Ballinderreen: Darragh Murray, Athenry, 1st anniversary.

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

Mass intentions for the week from 12th December 2020

Congregations are restricted to 50 people at the moment due to government pandemic restrictions. There must be a distance of 2 metres in all directions between people in the Church, except for members of the same household, who may sit together.

See the previous posts for Ballinderreen and for Kinvara for the special arrangements for drive-in Masses for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Sat 12th Dec:

7pm, St Joseph’s, Kinvara: Dr Francis Greene, Kinvara, anniversary;

Patrick Kilkelly, Shanclough, 5th anniversary.

8.15pm, Ballinderreen: People of Ballinderreen Parish.

Sun 13th Dec:

9am, Doorus: Fr Seán Ó Gormaile, anniversary, and deceased family members.

10.30am, Ballinderreen: Mary and Michael O’Toole, Killeenaran, anniversary.

12 noon, St Colman’s, Kinvara: Frances Keane, The Cottage, anniversary, and deceased members of the Keane and McMahon families.

Tues 15th Dec, 7pm, Ballinderreen: John & Mary Cormican, Killeenavara, anniversary.

Wed 16th Dec, 7pm, Ballinderreen: John & Bridget Hansbury, Winfield, Moylough, anniversary, and deceased family members;

Shane & David Bishop, Drumacoo, anniversary.

Thurs 17th Dec, 7pm: People of Kinvara Parish

Fri 18th Dec, 7pm: Mass

Sat 19th Dec:

7pm, St Joseph’s, Kinvara: Kathleen Staunton, Doorus, anniversary.

8.15pm, Ballinderreen: People of Ballinderreen Parish.

Sun 20th Dec:

9am, Doorus: Tom Fahy, Rinneen, anniversary, and deceased members of his family.

10.30am, Ballinderreen: Mark Fordham, Keamsella, 5th anniversary;

John Martyn, Mulrook, anniversary.

12 noon, St Colman’s, Kinvara: Mattie Noone, Carnamadra, anniversary, and deceased members of the Noone family;

Tom Burke, Moy, anniversary.

 

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day 2020 Masses for Ballinderreen Parish

This Christmas, in order to fully comply with Covid-19 restrictions while yet giving as many parishioners as possible the opportunity to attend Christmas Mass, the Ballinderreen Christmas Masses will be celebrated in a drive-in format outside Blake Manor Nursing Home. Please do not get out of your car at any time before, during, or after the Mass.
Christmas Eve: Mass at 9.15pm
Christmas Day: Mass at 10.30am.
Sincere thanks to Aideen and Justin Scanlon of Blake Manor Nursing Home for hosting the Masses, and for their enthusiasm for the idea, to Dónal Fordham who is kindly lending a truck for the altar, etc, and to Kinvara FM who will kindly transmit the Mass to the car radios on a special frequency of 105.9 FM.
Please be patient entering and leaving the carpark and follow the directions of the stewards. It will be very important not to drive on or park on the grass or the verges, so that we show full respect to our wonderful hosts. Please note that there will be no toilet available as there will be no entry to the nursing home building in order to protect the safety of the residents during the pandemic.
As there is only so much space outside, there will have to be a limit of 55 cars for each Mass. Therefore, if you would like to book to attend the Mass, please contact the parish office by email bkoffice@parishes.galwaydiocese.ie or telephone (from Tuesday) 086 8577 644, and please give your name, telephone number, car make, colour and registration number, and indicate which Mass you would like to attend, in order of preference. The steward will admit the cars on the list for each Mass. In accordance with the GDPR, this data will be deleted after Christmas.
People of the same household should come in a car together, taking all relevant Covid-19 precautions, so as to maximise the number of people who can attend. It won’t be possible to come on both days.
A great advantage of this format is that families can attend. Also, it will be lovely to bring the Mass close to the residents of Blake Manor in the Christmas of this challenging year. The format won’t be perfect, and obviously it’s not liturgically perfect, but it’s an effort to give parishioners the chance to celebrate Christ’s birth with Mass while keeping fully safe.
The obligation to attend Mass on holy days is lifted during the pandemic, so another option will be to attend Mass on any of the twelve days of Christmas, if you prefer to attend Mass in the Church. You are also welcome to come and pray in St Colman’s Church, Ballinderreen and see the crib any day.
We will need ten stewards for each Mass to guide the cars at the different parts of the grounds in entering, parking, and leaving. If you would like to volunteer to steward, please contact the parish office or Fr Hugh.

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