Thanks from Franciscan Brothers

Brother Brian Johnson has written to express thanks for the generosity of the parishioners of Ballinderreen and Kinvara to his mission appeal for the Franciscan Brothers last weekend. See his letter here.

Parish Pilgrimage to Knock

There will be a parish pilgrimage to Knock on Wednesday, 21st August 2019. The bus will leave from the car-park at St Joseph’s Church, Kinvara at 11.00am, and from Ballinderreen Church car-park at 11.10am, and will depart from Knock in the evening at 6pm. There will be special celebrations in Knock on the 21st August this year as it will be the 140th anniversary day of the Apparition there. We will attend the 3pm Novena Mass in the Basilica which will be celebrated by Archbishop Michael Neary of Tuam, and the new processional statue for Knock will be blessed at that Mass. It will also be a chance to take part in the Knock Novena.

If you would like to travel on this special pilgrimage, please book at the Parish Office with payment of €15 per person, by Tuesday 13th August.

Funeral of Sheila Carty, R.I.P., London

Reposing at Corless Funeral Home, Kinvara, on Wednesday, 31st July 2019 from 5pm until 8pm, with removal after to the home of her daughter Marian Coy. Funeral Mass on Thursday at 11.30am in St Kieran’s Church, Doorus. Burial after in Doorus Cemetery.

May her soul, and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

First Holy Communion Dates 2020

25th April:      Northampton N.S.  in St Joseph’s Church, Kinvara

9th May:          Doorus N.S.  in St Kieran’s Church, Doorus

16th May:      Ballinderreen N.S. in St Colman’s Church, Ballinderreen

23rd May:      St Joseph’s N.S.  in St Joseph’s Church, Kinvara

All ceremonies begin at 11am.


Mass in Drumacoo Cemetery 2019

Mass will be celebrated in Drumacoo Cemetery, Ballinderreen Parish, this Friday 28th June 2019 at 7.30pm. May perpetual light shine upon those buried there.

Entrance to Drumacoo Cemetery
Drumacoo Cemetery, with Drumacoo Church and the St George Mausoleum.
Door of Drumacoo Church
Inside Drumacoo Church
Signpost to Drumacoo Church and Cross, and to St Sourney’s Well
St Sourney’s Well, Drumacoo (Ballinderreen Parish)
St Sourney’s Well, Drumacoo (Ballinderreen Parish)
Drumacoo Cemetery

Funeral of John Huban, R.I.P., Doorus

Reposing at Corless Funeral Home, Kinvara, on Saturday, 15th June 2019 from 5pm to 8pm, with removal then to his house. Funeral Mass on Sunday at 2pm in St Kieran’s Church, Doorus. Burial after in Doorus Cemetery.

May his soul, and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

Seamount College student wins Catholic Social Teaching award

Photo shows: Ms Mia Joyce-Walsh (Director of Youth Ministry, Galway Diocese), Ms Lisa Vega (R.E. Department, Seamount College), Ms Maighréad Mhic Dhomhnaill (Principal, Seamount College), Fr Hugh Clifford (Parish Priest).

Congratulations to Indira Kelly, a student of Seamount College, Kinvara, who won the Sr Sarah Clarke award for her project analysing the fast fashion industry, using the tenets of Catholic social teaching.
The award was devised by Mia Joyce-Walsh to honour Galway-born social justice advocate Sr Sarah Clarke, and to help post-primary students to engage with Catholic Social Teaching. Indira’s project researched the ethical issues relating to fast fashion, and raises awareness of the need for fairness and human dignity in all aspects of clothing manufacture, sale, and purchase.

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