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Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception 2022

The Blessed Virgin and the Child Jesus by James De Basterot, in St Colman’s Church, Kinvara.
The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception is on Thursday 8th December 2022.
 
Mass times:
10 am in St Joseph’s Church, Kinvara
12 noon in St Colman’s Church, Kinvara
7pm in Ballinderreen Church
 
‘The most Blessed Virgin Mary, in the first instance of her conception, by a singular grace and privilege granted by Almighty God, in view of the merits of Jesus Christ, the Saviour of the human race, was preserved free from all stain of original sin.’
– Pope Pius IX, Apostolic Constitution Ineffabilis Deus, 8 December 1854.

Mass times and intentions for the week from 3rd December 2022

Saturday 3rd December, 7pm, St Joseph’s, Kinvara: Kate Kelly, New Line, 2nd anniversary.

Sunday 4th December:

9am, Doorus: Michael Curtin, Doorus, anniversary;

Fr Seán Ó Gormaile & deceased family members, anniversary.

10.30am, Ballinderreen: Stephen Ryan, Kilcolgan, anniversary;

Hugh & Betty Martyn, Tyrone, Kilcolgan, anniversary (Betty’s 20th anniversary);

Mary & Michael O’Toole, Killeenaran, anniversary.

12 noon, St Colman’s, Kinvara: Patrick & Bridget Connolly, Main Street, Kinvara, anniversary.

Tuesday 6th November, 7pm, Ballinderreen: Joe & Mary-Kate Linnane, and Matt Linnane, Pollagh, anniversary;

Michael & John Flanagan, Ballycleara, anniversary.

Wednesday 7th December, 9.15am, Ballinderreen: Delia & Thomas Fahy, Caherpeake, anniversary.

Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, Thursday 8th December:

10am, St Joseph’s, Kinvara: Heart transplant donor, RIP.

12 noon, St Colman’s, Kinvara: Mass

7pm, Ballinderreen: Mass.

Friday 9th December, 10am, St Joseph’s, Kinvara: Mass.

Saturday 10th December, 7pm, St Joseph’s, Kinvara: Martin Joe Keane, Kiltiernan, months mind;

Brian Mitchell, Killeenavara, 1st anniversary;

Patrick (Paddy) Kilkelly, Shanclough, 7th anniversary.

Sunday 11th December:

9am, Doorus: Delia Mahon, 1st anniversary.

10.30am, Ballinderreen: Billy Carr, Keamsella, 2nd anniversary;

Michael Shiels, Killeenaran, anniversary;

Mikie Hynes, Newtown, Kilcolgan, anniversary.

12 noon, St Colman’s, Kinvara: Mass.

 

 

Mass times and intentions for the week from 26th November 2022

Saturday 26th November, 7pm, St Joseph’s, Kinvara: Tom Tannian, Killina, months mind;

Michael John Keane, Cartron, anniversary;

Mike Naughton, Shanclough, 4th anniversary;

Róisín Moylan Hayes, Kinvara & Limerick, 2nd anniversary.

Sunday 27th November (1st Sunday of Advent):

9am, Doorus: Frances Shaughnessy, Parkmore, months mind;

Darby de Courcy MacDonnell, Rathdrum, 1st anniversary.

10.30am, Ballinderreen: Novena Mass for those named on the Parish November Lists of the Deceased for both parishes.

12 noon, St Colman’s, Kinvara: Mary & Thomas Kelly, Cahermore, and deceased family members, anniversary;

Anthony Taylor, Manchester and Muckinish, 1st anniversary.

Tuesday 29th November, 7pm, Ballinderreen: Mass for those whose funerals took place in St Colman’s Church, Ballinderreen during the past year.

Wednesday 30th November, 9.15am, Ballinderreen: Novena Mass for those named on the Parish November Lists of the Deceased for both parishes.

Thursday 1st December, 10am, St Joseph’s, Kinvara: People of Kinvara Parish and Ballinderreen Parish.

Friday 2nd December, 10am, St Joseph’s, Kinvara: Novena Mass for those named on the Parish November Lists of the Deceased for both parishes.

Saturday 3rd December, 7pm, St Joseph’s, Kinvara: Kate Kelly, New Line, 2nd anniversary.

Sunday 4th December:

9am, Doorus: Michael Curtin, Doorus, anniversary;

Fr Seán Ó Gormaile & deceased family members, anniversary.

10.30am, Ballinderreen: Stephen Ryan, Kilcolgan, anniversary;

Hugh & Betty Martyn, Tyrone, Kilcolgan, anniversary (Betty’s 20th anniversary);

Mary & Michael O’Toole, Killeenaran, anniversary.

12 noon, St Colman’s, Kinvara: Patrick & Bridget Connolly, Main Street, Kinvara, anniversary.

Mass times and intentions for the week from 19th November 2022

Saturday 19th November, 7pm, St Joseph’s, Kinvara: Nora & Martin Connolly and Delia Hansberry, Shesseragh, anniversary;

Martin Forde, Killina, and deceased family members, anniversary;

David Callanan, Caherglissane, anniversary;

Martin, Mary, Mike, and Joseph Halvey, Kinvara, anniversary;

Tom McCormack, Northampton, 8th anniversary;

Bert O’Connor, Ballybuck, anniversary.

Sunday 20th November:

9am, Doorus: Martin & Mary Delaney, Mountmellick, and their daughter Josie Fennelly, anniversary.

10.30am, Ballinderreen: Barbara Day, 1st anniversary & her husband John, Ballinderreen;

Gerald Quinn, Mulroog East, 9th anniversary.

12 noon: Jim Brogan, The Quay, Kinvara, months mind.

Tuesday 22nd November, 7pm, Ballinderreen: Mass.

Wednesday 23rd November, 9.15am, Ballinderreen: People of Ballinderreen and Kinvara Parishes.

Thursday 24th November: N.B. No Mass this Thursday morning.

Friday 25th November:

10am, St Joseph’s, Kinvara: Novena Mass for those named on the Parish November Lists of the Deceased for both parishes.

7pm: Mass for those whose funerals took place in the Churches of Kinvara Parish during the past year.

Saturday 26th November, 7pm, St Joseph’s, Kinvara: Tom Tannian, Killina, months mind;

Michael John Keane, Cartron, anniversary;

Mike Naughton, Shanclough, 4th anniversary;

Róisín Moylan Hayes, Kinvara & Limerick, 2nd anniversary.

Sunday 27th November:

9am, Doorus: Frances Shaughnessy, Parkmore, months mind;

Darby de Courcy MacDonnell, Rathdrum, 1st anniversary.

10.30am, Ballinderreen: Novena Mass for those named on the Parish November Lists of the Deceased for both parishes.

12 noon, St Colman’s, Kinvara: Mary & Thomas Kelly, Cahermore, and deceased family members, anniversary;

Anthony Taylor, Manchester and Muckinish, 1st anniversary.

Masses for those whose funerals took place in the Churches of Ballinderreen and Kinvara Parishes during the past year

 
 
Kinvara Parish: Friday 25th November 2022 at 7pm in St Joseph’s Church, Kinvara.
 
Ballinderreen Parish: Tuesday 29th November 2022 at 7pm in St Colman’s Church, Ballinderreen.
 
(i.e. Please note – not on the dates originally published. Time has gone too quickly and we will need more time to prepare.)
 
The families of those whose funerals took place in the Churches here are invited back to pray together again for them.
 
May their souls, and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

Blessing of the Adoration Chapel and Altar

Some photos from the blessing of the Adoration Chapel and its new altar at St Joseph’s Church, Kinvara, by Bishop Michael Duignan on Saturday 12th November 2022. (Photos by Marian Connolly.)

The altar was bare beforehand in preparation for its anointing.
Jack Donohue, sacristan, preparing for the Mass.
Dave Hogan played the organ for the Mass.
Members of the choir.
Maeve Cairney preparing the choir before the Mass.
Bishop Michael Duignan blessing the Adoration Chapel.
Bishop Michael Duignan, Bishop of Galway, Kilmacduagh and Apostolic Administrator of Kilfenora, and Bishop of Clonfert, and Fr Hugh Clifford, Parish Priest.
Bishop Michael Duignan and Fr Hugh Clifford.
Bishop Michael Duignan giving the homily.
Bishop Michael Duignan dedicating the new altar.
Pádraig and Seán Collins of Kinvara Wood, who made the new altar for the Adoration Chapel in St Joseph’s Church, Kinvara.
Sacristans Jack Donohue and Ann Vesey.
The cavity in the altar for placing the relic.
Bishop Michael Duignan closes the cavity in the altar, into which a relic of St Thérèse of Lisieux was placed.
Bishop Michael Duignan anoints the altar.
Bishop Michael Duignan incenses the altar.
Bishop Michael Duignan celebrating the Mass in St Joseph’s Church, Kinvara.
Bishop Michael Duignan wit Kinvara parishioners after the Mass.
Bishop Michael Duignan with Bina Mitchell, who coordinates the Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in the Adoration Chapel at St Joseph’s Church, Kinvara on Thursdays from after the 10am Mass until 7.30pm.
Bishop Michael Duignan with Councillor Joe Byrne and Dave Hogan.
Bishop Michael Duignan, pictured in St Joseph’s Church, Kinvara.
Hilary Sexton, Áine O’Connell, and Maureen Heffernan preparing tea and refreshments for after the Mass.
All set up for refreshments after Mass.
Parishioners enjoying tea and a chat in the meeting room after the Mass.
Jack Donohue, Danny Duffy, and Emily Kilkelly in conversation after Mass.
There was an atmosphere of celebration.
Bishop Michael spent time meeting parishioners over tea after the Mass.
Many thanks to those who kindly organised tea and refreshments after the Mass. They are pictured with the Bishop.
(Left to right): Front: Ann Vesey, Bishop Michael Duignan, Áine O’Connell.
Back: Marian Connolly, Hilary Sexton, Maureen Heffernan.

Mass times and intentions for the week from 12th November 2022

Saturday 12th November, 7pm, St Joseph’s, Kinvara: Novena Mass for those named on the Parish November Lists of the Deceased for both parishes. (The Adoration Chapel will be blessed by Bishop Michael Duignan at this Mass.)

Sunday 13th November:

9am, Doorus: Bridie Linnane, Nogra, anniversary;

Miko Fahy, Nogra, and deceased members of the Fahy and Quinn families, anniversary;

Ambrose McNulty, Nogra, anniversary.

10.30am, Ballinderreen: Novena Mass for those named on the Parish November Lists of the Deceased for both parishes.

12 noon, St Colman’s, Kinvara: Eilish Bermingham, Convent Road, Kinvara, months mind, and her husband Michael John and deceased members of the Bermingham family, anniversary;

Tom & Kathleen Walsh, anniversary;

Mary & Philip O’Dea, Mountscribe, anniversary;

John & Bridget Quinn, Ballybuck, anniversary.

Tuesday 15th November, 7pm, Ballinderreen: Edward & Marian Bermingham, Liskevin, anniversary;

Thomas Lyons, Ringlawn, anniversary;

Henry McLoughlin, Lisconny, Co. Sligo, anniversary.

Wednesday 16th November, 9.15am, Ballinderreen: Parish Mass cards for special intentions.

Thursday 17th November, 10am, St Joseph’s, Kinvara: Novena Mass for those named on the Parish November Lists of the Deceased for both parishes.

Friday 18th November, 10am, St Joseph’s, Kinvara: David Whitehead, The Glebe, Kinvara, 5th anniversary.

Saturday 19th November, 7pm, St Joseph’s, Kinvara: Nora & Martin Connolly and Delia Hansberry, Shesseragh, anniversary;

Martin Forde, Killina, and deceased family members, anniversary;

David Callanan, Caherglissane, anniversary;

Martin, Mary, Mike, and Joseph Halvey, Kinvara, anniversary;

Tom McCormack, Northampton, 8th anniversary.

Sunday 20th November:

9am, Doorus: Martin & Mary Delaney and their daughter Josie, anniversary.

10.30am, Ballinderreen: Barbara & John Day, Ballinderreen, anniversary;

Gerald Quinn, Mulroog East, 9th anniversary.

12 noon: Jim Brogan, The Quay, Kinvara, months mind.

 

November Lists of the Deceased: Novena of Masses

The November lists of the deceased are available at the Churches. You are welcome to take one and to return it either in the container in the Church, or in offertory collection basket or in the letterbox of the Parochial House in Kinvara or Parish Office in Ballinderreen. A Novena of Masses will be offered for those named on the lists.
 
The Masses will be celebrated as follows: (1) Saturday 5th November 2022 at 7pm in St Joseph’s Church, Kinvara, (2) Sunday 6th November at 9am in Doorus Church; (3) Friday 11th November at 10am in St Joseph’s Church, Kinvara; (4) Saturday 12th November at 7pm in St Joseph’s Church, Kinvara; (5) Sunday 13th November at 10.30am in Ballinderreen Church; (6) Thursday 17th November at 10am in St Joseph’s Church, Kinvara; (7) Friday 25th November at 10am in St Joseph’s Church, Kinvara; (8) Sunday 27th November at 10.30am in Ballinderreen Church; (9) Wednesday 30th November at 9.15am in Ballinderreen Church.
 
Mass for those who funerals took place in the parishes over the past year:
Kinvara Parish: Friday 25th November 2022 at 7pm in St Joseph’s Church, Kinvara.
Ballinderreen Parish: Tuesday 29th November 2022 at 7pm in St Colman’s Church, Ballinderreen.
May the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

Mass times and intentions for the week from 5th November 2022

Saturday 5th November, 7pm, St Joseph’s, Kinvara: Novena Mass for those named on the Parish November Lists of the Deceased for both parishes.

Sunday 6th November:

9am, Doorus: Novena Mass for those named on the Parish November Lists of the Deceased for both parishes.

10.30am, Ballinderreen: Gerald Martyn, Mulrook, anniversary;

Micheál Linnane, Ballycleara, 2nd anniversary;

Sarah Fordham, Tyrone, Kilcolgan, anniversary;

Ethna & Tomás Dalton, Ardee, anniversary.

12 noon, St Colman’s, Kinvara: Anthony Taylor, Manchester & Muckinish West, 1st anniversary;

Jim & Tom Linnane, Ballycleara, anniversary.

Tuesday 8th November, 7pm, Ballinderreen: People of Ballinderreen Parish.

Wednesday 9th November, 9.15am, Ballinderreen: Parish Mass cards for the deceased.

Thursday 10th November, 10am, St Joseph’s, Kinvara: People of Kinvara Parish.

Friday 11th November:

10am, St Joseph’s, Kinvara: Novena Mass for those named on the Parish November Lists of the Deceased for both parishes.

7pm, Ballinderreen: Thanksgiving Mass offered for recently retired teachers of St Sourney’s N.S., Ballinderreen.

Saturday 12th November, 7pm, St Joseph’s, Kinvara: Novena Mass for those named on the Parish November Lists of the Deceased for both parishes. (The Adoration Chapel will be blessed by Bishop Michael Duignan at this Mass.)

Sunday 13th November:

9am, Doorus: Bridie Linnane, Nogra, anniversary;

Miko Fahy, Nogra, and deceased members of the Fahy and Quinn families, anniversary;

Ambrose McNulty, Nogra, anniversary.

10.30am, Ballinderreen: Novena Mass for those named on the Parish November Lists of the Deceased for both parishes.

12 noon, St Colman’s, Kinvara: Eilish Bermingham, Convent Road, Kinvara, months mind, and her husband Michael John and deceased members of the Bermingham family, anniversary;

Tom & Kathleen Walsh, anniversary;

Mary & Philip O’Dea, Mountscribe, anniversary;

John & Bridget Quinn, Ballybuck, anniversary.

 

 

Mass times and intentions for the week from 29th October 2022

Saturday 29th October, 7pm, St Joseph’s, Kinvara: Lily Crosse, Convent Park, Kinvara, 3rd anniversary;

Thomas & Mary Shaughnessy and Una and Paddy Sullivan, Kinvara, anniversary.

Sunday 30th October:

9am, Doorus: Willie O’Connor, Newtownlynch, months mind;

Pat Keane, Aughinish, and deceased family members, anniversary.

10.30am, Ballinderreen: Fr Tony Minniter, former Parish Priest of Ballinderreen, 3rd anniversary;

Edward & Nora Fitzgerald, Ballinderreen, anniversary;

John & Mary Silke,  and Patrick Silke, and Ann Riordan, Lisheeneenaun, anniversary.

12 noon, St Colman’s, Kinvara: Breda Quinn, Gortnaclough, 2nd anniversary;

Agnes & Paddy Joe Flanagan, Ballycleara, and deceased family members, anniversary.

All Saints Day, Tuesday 1st November:

10am, St Joseph’s, Kinvara: Mass.

7pm, Ballinderreen: Mass.

Wednesday 2nd November: N.B. There will be no Mass on Wednesday this week.

Thursday 3rd November: N.B. There will be no Mass on Thursday this week. (Adoration as normal, 10.30am to 7.30pm in the Adoration Chapel.)

Friday 4th November, 10am, St Joseph’s, Kinvara: People of Kinvara Parish.

Saturday 5th November, 7pm, St Joseph’s, Kinvara: Mass.

Sunday 6th November:

9am, Doorus: November Novena for the Lists of the Deceased.

10.30am, Ballinderreen: Gerald Martyn, Mulrook, anniversary;

Micheál Linnane, Ballycleara, 2nd anniversary;

Sarah Fordham, Tyrone, Kilcolgan, anniversary;

Ethna & Tomás Dalton, Ardee, anniversary.

12 noon, St Colman’s, Kinvara: Anthony Taylor, Manchester & Muckinish West, 1st anniversary;

Jim & Tom Linnane, Ballycleara, anniversary.