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Solemnity of the Assumption 2018

Mass times for the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary into Heaven 2018:


Tuesday, 14th August:

7pm Vigil Mass, St Joseph’s Church, Kinvara

Wednesday, 15th August: 

12 noon, St Colman’s Church, Kinvara

7pm, Ballinderreen Church, outside at the Grotto of Our Lady

The grotto of Our Lady outside Ballinderreen Church, pictured during the snowy period in March 2018.


Cruinniú na mBád

Tá Cruinniú na mBád faoi lán seoil i gCinn Mhara. The 12 noon Mass this Sunday 12th August 2018, will be celebrated at the pier (N.B. not in St Colman’s Church). Beidh an tAifreann á cheiliúradh trí Ghaeilge.

Galway Opening Ceremony for World Meeting of Families

There will be a special Mass in Galway Cathedral on Tuesday, 21st August 2018 at 7.30pm, celebrated by Bishop Brendan Kelly, to mark the opening of the World Meeting of Families.

This will be an opportunity to participate in the World Meeting of Families, even if you cannot get to Dublin for any of the events of that week.

There will be no 7pm Mass in Ballinderreen that evening.

First Friday visits with Holy Communion

The First Friday of the month of August is coming up, and so, Fr Hugh will bring Holy Communion to those who are housebound due to illness or old age, in Kinvara Parish on Thursday, 2nd August, and in Ballinderreen Parish on Friday 3rd August 2018. If anybody in the parish is not able to get to Mass at the moment, and would like to receive Communion at home, please contact Fr Hugh, or Catherine, the parish secretary, to be added to the list for a monthly visit.
It is important that our older parishioners and those whose health does not allow them to get to the Church, not be cut off from the life of the Church and the Sacraments.