24/11/2019 :: Christ the King

Rest In Peace

Rest In Peace

We Pray for

Michael Hanlon, Boston & Kinvara,

brother of Tom, Carnamadra & Joe, Ardrahan.

May his souls, and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, Rest In Peace

and may Perpetual Light shine upon Michael.

Sincere sympathy to his family.


Go dtuga Dia suaimhneas síoraí dó.


Congratulations on your marriage

Congratulations to

Claire Brady, Donard


Philip Connolly, Kinvara

who were married recently in Donard, Co. Wicklow.

We wish Claire and Philip every grace and blessing as they begin married life, and,

may the Lord grant them many happy years together.

First Holy Communion Preparation

There will be a meeting for the parents of the Northampton N.S. First Communion children in the meeting room at the Pastoral Centre at St Joseph’s Church, Kinvara this Thursday, 28th November at 8pm. Fr Hugh will give an input on First Holy Communion, and the preparation Masses will be discussed.

Anniversaries & Intentions

Please pray for the following for whom Mass will be offered
Saturday 23rd
7.00pm Kinvara
[St. Joseph’s]
David Callanan, Caherglissane [Anniversary]
William & Bridget Hackett & their daughter, Maura Dunn, Dublin
Sunday 24th
9.00am Doorus People of the Parish
10.30am Ballinderreen Karen Day, Tyrone & Manchester [Anniversary]
Stephen Ryan, Kilcolgan [Anniversary]
12.00 noon Kinvara
John Glynn, Mountscribe [Months Mind]
Tuesday 26th
7.00pm Ballinderreen Paddy & Madeline Lane Tarrea [Months Mind & Anniversary]
John & Mary Cormican, Killeenavara [Anniversary]
Wednesday 27th
2.30pm Blake Manor Residents of Blake Manor who died during the year
Thursday 28th
10.00am Kinvara
[St. Joseph’s]
Friday 29th
10.00am Kinvara
[St. Joseph’s]
Saturday 30th
7.00pm Kinvara
[St. Joseph’s]
Sarah Moloney, Traught [Months Mind]
Bernard Murphy, Carrowgarriff [Months Mind]
Lilly Crosse, Kinvara [Months Mind]
Michael John Keane, Cartron [Anniversary]
Michael Naughton, Shanclough [1st Anniversary]
Sunday 1st
9.00am Doorus Mass
10.30am Ballinderreen Fr. Tony Minniter [Months Mind]
12 noon Kinvara
People of the Parish

Last Sunday’s Collection

Ballinderreen: € 635.19
Kinvara: € 1,006.62

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.

Blake Manor Remembrance Mass

The Mass for those who died during the year in Blake Manor Nursing Home will be celebrated this Wednesday, 27th November at 2.30pm in Blake Manor. All welcome.
Please note the different time to the usual monthly Blake Manor Mass. (There will be no 9am Mass in Ballinderreen Church that morning.)

New Horizon Magazine

The Winter 2019 edition of New Horizon, the diocesan magazine is available for purchase from the doors of the Churches this weekend. Price €4. There is a feature in it on the recent celebrations to mark the 200th anniversary of the dedication of St Colman’s Church in Kinvara, which will be of interest here.

Parish Christmas Novena Mass Cards

Again this year, parish Christmas cards are available for both Ballinderreen and Kinvara. There is a choice between the designs available last year, and new designs for this year. The cards can be purchased from the Parish Office during office hours, or from the sacristies at Mass times, for €3 each. A Novena of Masses will be offered in Ballinderreen and Kinvara for those to whom the cards are sent. The proceeds of the cards will go towards the upkeep of the Churches and the mission of the parishes.

Ballinderreen Parish

St Vincent de Paul Food Appeal
The annual food appeal will take place from December 8th—15th. Non-perishable food items may be left in to the Church or Parish Office. Parishioners have been very generous in previous years. All donations, big or small will be greatly appreciated. These donations will be distributed by SVP to those who need them before Christmas.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

There is Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel in St Joseph’s Church, Kinvara, every Thursday from after the 10am Mass until 7.30pm. All are welcome to come and spend time in prayer with Our Lord present in the Sacred Host. As the Blessed Sacrament must be attended at all times during Exposition, if you would be willing to commit to a definite hour each week, please speak with Bina Mitchell, the coordinator, or contact Fr Hugh or Catherine at the Parish Office. There is also Exposition on Fridays on the main altar in St Joseph’s Church, Kinvara, from after the 10am Mass until 11am. Exposition takes place in Ballinderreen Church on Tuesdays from 6pm until shortly before the 7pm Mass.

Ballinderreen Church

Christmas decoration and clean-up
The Church will be cleaned and decorated at 3pm on Saturday 21st December. Please give whatever time you can to help out.

Dates in Ballinderreen Parish

The Months Mind Mass for Fr Tony Minniter will be celebrated in Ballinderreen Church next Sunday, 1st December at 10.30am. Therefore, the Family Mass will now be celebrated on Sunday 8th December instead, in conjunction with the Mass with the First Communion children and their families.

Annual Advent Retreat

Esker Retreat Centre, Nov 29th – Dec 1st. Details: 091-844549 / www.redemptoristsesker.ie

Kiltiernan N.S.

Montessori & after-school services: Open night on Thurs 28th November, 7 to 8pm. All welcome.

Kinvara Alive Information Day

Sunday 24th November, 2pm—5pm in Kinvara Community Centre. Information on support services including Pieta House, Samaritans and many more. Special guest: Declan O’Rourke.

Invitation 2019 International Youth Conference

Church of the Resurrection, Ballinfoyle, Fri. 29th Nov, 5pm–9pm & Sat. 30th Nov, 10am–2pm. Rosary, Mass, praise & worship, Word of God, healing prayers & Adoration.

International Youth Conference

Clongowes Wood College, Co. Kildare from December 27th to December 30th. Inviting all young people aged 16-35 to come and experience this four day special event. Contact Sonia 087-9041272.

Kinvara Social Services

Would like to thank all who contributed to their recent Church gate collection. A total of €475 was collected and this will go towards the Christmas party.

Ballinderreen GAA Lotto

Numbers: 2, 10, 19, 22. No winner. 3 match 3’s: Noreen O’Connor, James Dempsey, Bridie Larkin. Next week’s jackpot: €10,200. Draw to be held in O’Donoghue’s, Sat 23rd.

Kinvara Community Concert

Music by Ciaran Connolly, with band and special guests in aid of Young at Heart and Kinvara FM. Sunday 1st December in Kinvara Community Centre. Doors 6.30pm, show at 7.15pm. Admission €10.

Ballinderreen Community Games A.G.M

Wed, 27th November, 8.30pm in the Community Centre. All welcome.

Ballinderreen Community Centre American Tea Party

Next Sat 30th Nov at 8.00pm, a fundraiser for the BDN GAA/Cancer Care West. Meal followed by entertainment with BDN Three Tenors, Willow and The Sheds. Adm €25.00. Only a few seats left. Phone Breandán on 085 174916. No tickets on the door.

Ballinderreen Camogie Club Fundraiser

Join us after Mass, Sunday 24th November, 11.30am-1.30pm in Ballinderreen Community Centre. We will have refreshments, entertainment a raffle and much more!

Galway Hospice Annual Christmas Tree

Tree of Lights celebration Sunday, 1st December, at 5pm on the grounds of Galway Hospice. All are welcome to light a Christmas light in memory of loved ones. Host Daithí Ó Sé, will be joined by country stars Jimmy and Claudia Buckley, along with a host of others. Festive refreshments.

Burrenbeo December Members’ Walk

Farm Walk, Sunday 1st December, 1pm, Boston, Tubber, Co.Clare.

Ballinderreen Camogie Club Fundraiser

Join us after Mass, Sunday 24th November, 11.30am – 1.30pm in Ballinderreen Community Centre. We will have refreshments, entertainment a raffle and much more!

Kinvara Alive Information Day

Sunday 24th November, 2pm—5pm in Kinvara Community Centre. Information on support services including Pieta House, Samaritans and many more. Special guest: Declan O’Rourke.

Pieta House

Misneach – Nourishing Hope Candlelight Service, Sunday 24th November, 3.30pm. Augustinian Church. Middle Street, Galway.


Are you out of work due to stress or anxiety? Freshstart is a recovery-oriented programme that helps people to develop a sense of self-esteem and confidence while introducing structure, new skills and opportunities to their lives. Training takes place in a stress-free environment in the National Learning Network, Galway. Contact 091-781265.

SCCUL Sanctuary Therapeutic Support Day

For individuals experiencing life challenges, Thursday 28th November 10.00am-3.00pm in Kilcornan Estate, Clarinbridge. Attendees welcome to bring a friend. Cost €25 p.p. including hot lunch. Places limited. Further info/booking: tel. 087 3466220 or email sanctuary@scculenterprises.ie

Make your own wreath for Christmas

From Natural Materials, with Deirdre Bennet, Horticulturist. Saturday November 30th, 11am, Townhall Gort. Cost: €20 in aid of Burren Lowlands Community Development. Contact 086 0853629 to book c/o Karen by text or phone.

Dates for your Diary for 2020



Confirmation 2020

Ballinderreen N.S.: Tuesday, 3rd March at 11am

Kinvara St. Joseph’s N.S.: Wednesday 1st April, in St. Joseph’s Church at 1pm

Doorus N.S. & Northampton N.S.: Tuesday Wednesday, 1st April at 3pm in St. Joseph’s Church

Northampton N.S.: Saturday 25th April
Doorus N.S.:. Saturday 9th May
Ballinderreen N.S.: Saturday 16th May
St. Joseph’s N.S.: Saturday 23d May

(All ceremonies at 11am)

Parish envelope system

Parishioners are earnestly encouraged to join the envelope box system for making the weekly offertory collection and dues collection contributions to the parish. This system makes it possible for the parish, as a registered charity, to claim a contribution from Revenue on overall contributions exceeding €250 in a year. This contribution from Revenue does not cost the contributor anything, and does not have any implications for the person’s tax affairs. New envelope boxes will be distributed in the coming weeks for 2020. Please contact the parish office in order to start receiving a box. Thank you to those who are already using the envelopes and who signed the consent form for the parish to apply to Revenue recently.

Kinvara Prayer Meeting

Every Wednesday, 7pm—8pm in the Chapel of Adoration, St. Joseph’s Church Kinvara. All Welcome.

Weekday Mass

With the schools back in action, some parents might like to be aware that you would be very welcome at the morning weekday Masses. Parents leaving children to school in Ballinderreen N.S. might find the 9am Wednesday Mass in Ballinderreen Church a suitable time (except for the last Wednesday of each month when Mass is in Blake Manor Nursing Home at 11.45 am instead). Mass is at 10am in St. Joseph’s Church, Kinvara on Thursdays and Fridays.

Medjugorje Mass, Knocknacarra

On the last Thursday of every month, a free bus will leave St. Joseph’s Church at 7pm and St. Colman’s Church, Ballinderreen at 7.15pm. Contact Mary Farrell on 065 7078009 or 087 2104829.

Positive Spirit



Advises couples getting married to book their pre-marriage course at least a year before their wedding date. The course can be booked online www.accord.ie Contact number – 091 562331.

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.

Ministers of the Word

Ministers of the Word Needed

Kinvara FM

Is pleased to announce that you can now listen to it on the internet every Saturday and Sunday from 12 noon to 8pm. The Saturday Vigil Mass from St Joseph’s Church can now be heard every Sunday at 12 noon on 92.4 FM. Please pass on this news to those in the community who are unable to attend Mass.

Items at the back of Church

You are welcome to take, free of charge, the prayer cards and religious magazines etc. left at the back of the Churches (except the Irish Catholic, which has to be paid for).

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