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Mass intentions for the week from 16th October 2021

From 6th September 2021, public health measures permit up to 50% capacity of each Church, until all capacity restrictions are due to be lifted on 22nd October. We await the announcement next week about the easing of restrictions that is due. If it goes ahead, the normal schedule of Masses will re-commence from next Friday 22nd October, with Mass at 10am instead of 7pm. However, this will be clarified on the parish Facebook and website when the situation becomes clearer.

*N.B. No Mass on Thursday 21st due to Chrism Mass in Galway Cathedral.*

For now, 1 metre physical distancing between those not of the same household is required, both between those sitting beside each other, but also, please don’t sit directly behind somebody in the seat in front of you.

The opening of all seats now means that the distribution of Holy Communion has returned to the method used in normal times. People should come up gently and not crowd around.

You are reminded to please sanitise your hands on entering and on leaving the Church.

The wearing of face-coverings continues to be mandatory, except for children under 13 years of age and those who are medically exempt.

50% capacity and hence the limit on the number of people for each Church is:

St Colman’s Church, Ballinderreen: 162 people

St Joseph’s Church, Kinvara: 175 people

St Kieran’s Church, Doorus: 70 people

St Colman’s Church, Kinvara: 197 people.

Saturday 16th October:

7pm, St Joseph’s, Kinvara: Peter Waters, Ballybuck, months mind;

John Glynn, Mountscribe, 2nd anniversary, and his wife Nora, recently deceased;

Joe Corless and his son Kieran, Kinvara, and deceased members of their family, anniversary.

8.15pm, Ballinderreen: Mass. (This will be the last vigil Mass if restrictions are lifted on 22nd October.)

Sunday 17th October:

9am, Doorus: Paddy Costello, Aughinish South, 16th anniversary;

Paul Manning, 1st anniversary, and Patricia & Edward Manning, anniversary, Cloosh & Birmingham.

10.30am, Ballinderreen: Frank Moran Senior & Frank Moran Junior, Newtown, anniversary.

12 noon, St Colman’s, Kinvara: Bernard Murphy, Carrowgarriff, 2nd anniversary;

Eddie & Katie Connolly, Killina, anniversary.

Tuesday 19th October, 7pm, Ballinderreen: Suzanne Stafford, Dublin, anniversary.

Wednesday 20th October, 7pm, Ballinderreen: People of Ballinderreen Parish.

Thursday 21st October: No Mass due to Chrism Mass in Galway Cathedral at 7pm.

Friday 22nd October, 10am, St Joseph’s Kinvara: (or 7pm if restrictions are extended, announcement later.)

Saturday 23rd October:

7pm: Michael Deeley, Loughcurra, months mind;

Sarah Moloney, Traught, 2nd anniversary, and her husband Thomas;

Lily Crosse, Convent Park, 2nd anniversary;

Mary & Michael Monahan, and their daughter Rose Loxton, Kinvara, anniversary.

Ballinderreen Vigil Mass will not be scheduled if restrictions have ended. Announcement when situation is clearer.

Sunday 24th October:

9am, Doorus: Mass.

10.30am, Ballinderreen: Christy Kavanagh, 3rd anniversary, and his parents Elizabeth & Thomas Kavanagh, London and Carlow, anniversary;

James & Mary Quinn and their son James, and John Quinn and deceased family members, anniversary;

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

12 noon, St Colman’s, Kinvara: Bernie McInerney, Kinvara West, months mind;

Deceased members of the O’Connor family, New Line, anniversary.

Rosary on the Coast 2021

Parishioners will participate in the Rosary on the Coast initiative taking place nationally this Sunday, 10th October 2021 at 2.30pm, at the pier in Kinvara, near the Pier Head Restaurant.

Mass intentions for the week from 9th October 2021

From 6th September 2021, public health measures permit an increase in the numbers that can be admitted to Churches to up to 50% capacity until all capacity restrictions are due to be lifted on 22nd October. 

1 metre physical distancing between those not of the same household is now required, both between those sitting beside each other, but also, please don’t sit directly behind somebody in the seat in front of you.

The opening of all seats will mean that the distribution of Holy Communion will need to go back to the method used in normal times. People should come up gently and not crowd around.

You are reminded to please sanitise your hands on entering and on leaving the Church.

The wearing of face-coverings continues to be mandatory, except for children under 13 years of age and those who are medically exempt.

50% capacity and hence the limit on the number of people for each Church is:

St Colman’s Church, Ballinderreen: 162 people

St Joseph’s Church, Kinvara: 175 people

St Kieran’s Church, Doorus: 70 people

St Colman’s Church, Kinvara: 197 people.

Saturday 9th October:

7pm, St Joseph’s, Kinvara: Donald Maloney, Northampton, 2nd anniversary and deceased members of the Leech family, Loughcurra.

8.15pm: Patrick Quinn (‘Super’), Tyrone, Kilcolgan, Months Mind;

Margaret Sweeney, Toureen, 2nd anniversary.

Sunday 10th October:

9am, Doorus: Mass

10.30am, Ballinderreen: Bridget Greaney, Caheradoo, anniversary;

Lackey Quinn, Tyrone, and Sr Nora Quinn, Birr and deceased family members, anniversary.

12 noon, St Colman’s, Kinvara: John Fahy, Kinvara West, 8th anniversary, and deceased members of the Fahy family;

Kathleen Clifford, Glenina Heights, Galway, 4th anniversary;

Mattie & Mary Rose Silke, Funshin, anniversary.

Tuesday 12th October, 7pm, Ballinderreen: Tom Connolly, Liskevin, 13th anniversary.

Wednesday 13th October, 7pm, Ballinderreen: People of Ballinderreen Parish.

Thursday 14th October, 7pm, St Joseph’s, Kinvara: People of Kinvara Parish.

Friday 15th October, 7pm, St Joseph’s, Kinvara: Mass.

Saturday 16th October:

7pm, St Joseph’s, Kinvara: Peter Waters, Ballybuck, months mind;

John Glynn, Mountscribe, 2nd anniversary, and his wife Nora, recently deceased;

Joe Corless and his son Kieran, Kinvara, and deceased members of their family, anniversary.

8.15pm, Ballinderreen: Mass. Please note that if the expected relaxation on capacity restrictions goes ahead on 22nd October, this Vigil Mass on 16th October will be the final Saturday evening Ballinderreen Vigil Mass, as this time was added as a temporary arrangement while capacity on the Sunday Mass was limited.

Sunday 17th October:

9am, Doorus: Paddy Costello, Aughinish South, anniversary.

10.30am, Ballinderreen: Frank Moran Senior & Frank Moran Junior, Newtown, anniversary.

12 noon, St Colman’s, Kinvara: Bernard Murphy, Carrowgarriff, 2nd anniversary;

Eddie & Katie Connolly, Killina, anniversary.

Mass intentions for the week from 2nd October 2021

From 6th September 2021, public health measures permit an increase in the numbers that can be admitted to Churches to up to 50% capacity until all capacity restrictions are due to be lifted on 22nd October. 

1 metre physical distancing between those not of the same household is now required, both between those sitting beside each other, but also, please don’t sit directly behind somebody in the seat in front of you.

The opening of all seats will mean that the distribution of Holy Communion will need to go back to the method used in normal times. People should come up gently and not crowd around.

You are reminded to please sanitise your hands on entering and on leaving the Church.

The wearing of face-coverings continues to be mandatory, except for children under 13 years of age and those who are medically exempt.

50% capacity and hence the limit on the number of people for each Church is:

St Colman’s Church, Ballinderreen: 162 people

St Joseph’s Church, Kinvara: 175 people

St Kieran’s Church, Doorus: 70 people

St Colman’s Church, Kinvara: 197 people.

Saturday 2nd October:

7pm, St Joseph’s, Kinvara: Pat Keane, Caheravoneen, anniversary;

Kathleen Ryder, Cahercon, 2nd anniversary.

8.15pm, Ballinderreen: Mass.

Sunday 3rd October:

9am, Doorus: Michael & Maureen Collins, Geeha, anniversary.

10.30am, Ballinderreen: Mike Hynes, Mulrook, anniversary;

Lil Helebert, Clough, anniversary.

12 noon, St Colman’s, Kinvara: Mary Walsh, The Quay, Kinvara, 1st anniversary;

Agnes & P.J. Flanagan, Ballyclera, and deceased family members, anniversary.

Tuesday 5th October, 7pm, Ballinderreen: Fr Richie, Fr Michael and Fr Paddy Higgins and the deceased members of the Higgins family, anniversary.

Wednesday 6th October, 7pm, Ballinderreen: People of Ballinderreen Parish.

Thursday 7th October, 7pm, St Joseph’s, Kinvara: People of Kinvara Parish.

Friday 8th October, 7pm, St Joseph’s, Kinvara: Mary & Michael Ryan, and Mary & P.J. Burke, Killina, anniversary.

Saturday 9th October:

7pm, St Joseph’s, Kinvara: Donald Maloney, Northampton, 2nd anniversary and deceased members of the Leech family, Loughcurra.

8.15pm: Patrick Quinn (‘Super’), Tyrone, Kilcolgan, Months Mind;

Margaret Sweeney, Toureen, 2nd anniversary.

Sunday 10th October:

9am, Doorus: Mass

10.30am, Ballinderreen: Bridget Greaney, Caheradoo, anniversary;

Lackey Quinn, Tyrone, and Sr Nora Quinn, Birr and deceased family members, anniversary.

12 noon, St Colman’s, Kinvara: John Fahy, Kinvara West, 8th anniversary, and deceased members of the Fahy family;

Kathleen Clifford, Glenina Heights, Galway, 4th anniversary.

Mass intentions for the week from 25th September 2021

From 6th September 2021, public health measures permit an increase in the numbers that can be admitted to Churches to up to 50% capacity until all capacity restrictions are due to be lifted on 22nd October. 

1 metre physical distancing between those not of the same household is now required, both between those sitting beside each other, but also, please don’t sit directly behind somebody in the seat in front of you.

The opening of all seats will mean that the distribution of Holy Communion will need to go back to the method used in normal times. People should come up gently and not crowd around.

You are reminded to please sanitise your hands on entering and on leaving the Church.

The wearing of face-coverings continues to be mandatory, except for children under 13 years of age and those who are medically exempt.

50% capacity and hence the limit on the number of people for each Church is:

St Colman’s Church, Ballinderreen: 162 people

St Joseph’s Church, Kinvara: 175 people

St Kieran’s Church, Doorus: 70 people

St Colman’s Church, Kinvara: 197 people.

Saturday 25th September:

7pm, St Joseph’s, Kinvara: Geraldine McInerney, anniversary.

8.15pm, Ballinderreen: Martin Flanagan, Ballyclera, and deceased family members, anniversary.

Sunday 26th September:

9am, Doorus: John O’Sullivan, Nogra, 13th anniversary.

10.30am, Ballinderreen: Canon Thomas Walsh, former P.P., Ballinderreen, anniversary;

Paddy & Margaret Lane, Lavallyconnor, anniversary.

12 noon, St Colman’s, Kinvara: Joe Mitchell, Loughcurra, and deceased family members, anniversary;

Thelma Bermingham, Main Street, Kinvara, anniversary.

Tuesday 28th September, 7pm, Ballinderreen:  John, Michael & Eddie Clasby, Toureen, anniversary.

Wednesday 29th September, 7pm, Ballinderreen: People of Ballinderreen Parish.

Thursday 30th September, 7pm, St Joseph’s, Kinvara: People of Kinvara Parish.

Friday 1st October, 7pm, St Joseph’s, Kinvara: Mary Agatha O’Grady Savage and her husband Pat, and deceased members of the O’Grady and Savage families, anniversary.

Saturday 2nd October:

7pm, St Joseph’s, Kinvara: Pat Keane, Caheravoneen, anniversary;

Kathleen Ryder, Cahercon, 2nd anniversary.

8.15pm, Ballinderreen: Mass.

Sunday 3rd October:

9am, Doorus: Mass.

10.30am, Ballinderreen: Mike Hynes, Mulrook, anniversary;

Lil Helebert, Clough, anniversary.

12 noon, St Colman’s, Kinvara: Mary Walsh, The Quay, Kinvara, 1st anniversary;

Agnes & P.J. Flanagan, Ballyclera, and deceased family members, anniversary.

Mass intentions for the week from 18th September 2021

From 6th September 2021, public health measures permit an increase in the numbers that can be admitted to Churches to up to 50% capacity until all capacity restrictions are due to be lifted on 22nd October. 

1 metre physical distancing between those not of the same household is now required, both between those sitting beside each other, but also, please don’t sit directly behind somebody in the seat in front of you.

The opening of all seats will mean that the distribution of Holy Communion will need to go back to the method used in normal times. People should come up gently and not crowd around.

You are reminded to please sanitise your hands on entering and on leaving the Church.

The wearing of face-coverings continues to be mandatory, except for children under 13 years of age and those who are medically exempt.

50% capacity and hence the limit on the number of people for each Church is:

St Colman’s Church, Ballinderreen: 162 people

St Joseph’s Church, Kinvara: 175 people

St Kieran’s Church, Doorus: 70 people

St Colman’s Church, Kinvara: 197 people.

Saturday 18th September:

7pm, St Joseph’s, Kinvara: Mattie Kilkelly, 22nd anniversary and deceased members of the Kilkelly family, anniversary.

8.15pm: Mary & Bill Ward, Ballycleary, anniversary, and deceased family members.

Sunday 19th September:

9am, Doorus: Deceased members of the Brann family, Mountscribe.

10.30am, Ballinderreen: Mary Vesey, Parkroe, anniversary;

Martin (Mattie) Moran, Cartron, anniversary;

Matt & Margaret O’Sullivan, Bantry, anniversary.

12 noon: Joe McCormack, Parkroe, 2nd anniversary.

Tuesday 21st September, 7pm, Ballinderreen: Mark & Mary Ann Connolly, Kiltiernan, and deceased family members, anniversary;

Maura Ward, Ballyloughane, and deceased family members, anniversary;

Joe O’Connor, Ballinderreen, anniversary.

Wednesday 22nd September, 7pm, Ballinderreen: People of Ballinderreen Parish.

Thursday 23rd September, 7pm, St Joseph’s, Kinvara: People of Kinvara Parish.

Friday 24th September, 7pm, St Joseph’s, Kinvara: Mary Moroney, Funshin, months mind.

Saturday 25th September:

7pm, St Joseph’s, Kinvara: Geraldine McInerney, anniversary

8.15pm, Ballinderreen: Martin Flanagan, Ballyclera, and deceased family members, anniversary.

Mass intentions for the week from 11th September 2021

From 6th September 2021, public health measures permit an increase in the numbers that can be admitted to Churches to up to 50% capacity until all capacity restrictions are due to be lifted on 22nd October. 

1 metre physical distancing between those not of the same household is now required, both between those sitting beside each other, but also, please don’t sit directly behind somebody in the seat in front of you.

The opening of all seats will mean that the distribution of Holy Communion will need to go back to the method used in normal times. People should come up gently and not crowd around.

You are reminded to please sanitise your hands on entering and on leaving the Church.

The wearing of face-coverings continues to be mandatory, except for children under 13 years of age and those who are medically exempt.

50% capacity and hence the limit on the number of people for each Church is:

St Colman’s Church, Ballinderreen: 162 people

St Joseph’s Church, Kinvara: 175 people

St Kieran’s Church, Doorus: 70 people

St Colman’s Church, Kinvara: 197 people.

Saturday 11th September:

7pm, St Joseph’s, Kinvara: Michael Carrell, Shanclough, 1st anniversary;

Patrick & Bridget Keane, Carnamadra, anniversary.

8.15pm, Ballinderreen: Barry Coen, Drumacoo, months mind.

Sunday 12th September:

9am, Doorus: Special intention.

10.30am, Ballinderreen: Breda Callanan, Keamsella, 1st anniversary.

12 noon, St Colman’s, Kinvara: Holy Souls.

Tuesday 14th September, 7pm, Ballinderreen: People of Ballinderreen Parish.

Wednesday 15th September, 7pm: Special intention.

Thursday 16th September, 7pm: People of Kinvara Parish.

Friday 17th September, 7pm: Bartley & Mary Ann Linnane and Phyllis Monahan, Caheravoneen, anniversary.

Saturday 18th September:

7pm, St Joseph’s, Kinvara: Mattie Kilkelly, 22nd anniversary and deceased members of the Kilkelly family, anniversary

8.15pm: Mary & Bill Ward, Ballycleary, anniversary, and deceased family members.

Sunday 19th September:

9am, Doorus: Deceased members of the Brann family, Mountscribe,

10.30am, Ballinderreen: Mary Vesey, Parkroe, anniversary;

Martin (Mattie) Moran, Cartron, anniversary.

12 noon, St Colman’s, Kinvara: Joe McCormack, Parkroe, 2nd anniversary.

Church attendance has increased to up to 50% of capacity

From 6th September 2021, public health measures permit an increase in the numbers that can be admitted to Churches to up to 50% capacity from 6th September 2021 until all capacity restrictions are due to be dropped on 22nd October.  The new increased limits will mean a lot more people than the 50 of recent times will be able to attend Mass.

Wonderful work has been done by very dedicated volunteers in the Churches of Ballinderreen and Kinvara Parishes in the periods when public worship was open in a restricted way, so it is good that some of the demands can now be relaxed.

There is now a move towards an emphasis on personal judgment and personal responsibility. 1 meter physical distancing will now be the norm, but people will need to ensure this for themselves. The tapes blocking off rows of seats have now been removed. In order to keep 1 meter distance between people not of the same household, people will need to sit in a ‘diagonal’ sort of way, i.e. not to sit directly behind somebody. See this sample plan provided by the Diocesan Office. The main thing to remember is not to sit directly behind somebody, and to sit at least a metre away from somebody in the same seat who is not of your household.

The opening of all seats will mean that the distribution of Holy Communion will need to go back to the method used in normal times. People should come up gently and not crowd around.

You are reminded to please sanitise your hands on entering and on leaving the Church.

The wearing of face-coverings continues to be mandatory, except of course for children under 13 years of age and those who are medically exempt.

Thanks to those who helped measure the capacity of each Church in preparation for this new phase. Therefore, 50% capacity and hence the limit on the number of people for each Church is:

St Colman’s Church, Ballinderreen: 162 people

St Joseph’s Church, Kinvara: 175 people

St Kieran’s Church, Doorus: 70 people

St Colman’s Church, Kinvara: 197 people.

Mass intentions for the week from 4th September 2021

The temporary schedule of Mass times is in place in Ballinderreen and Kinvara Parishes while capacity restrictions are in place. For this weekend, because attendance is limited to 50 people, and the Sunday obligation is still suspended, you are asked to consider attending during the week rather than on Sunday so that as many people as possible can get to Mass each week. To facilitate people who are working, Mass on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday  will continue at 7pm. An extra Vigil Mass is celebrated in Ballinderreen Church at 8.15pm on the Saturday evenings while capacity restrictions last.

This weekend, please remember to sit 2m away from anybody not from your own household, to sanitise your hands on entering and leaving the Church, and to wear a face-covering in Church.

Announcements will be made in the coming days regarding the implementation of the increase in Church capacity up to 50% from 6th September 2021.

Saturday 4th September:

7pm, St Joseph’s, Kinvara: Pa Casey, Craughwell, anniversary, and deceased family members.

8.15pm, Ballinderreen: Mass.

Sunday 5th September:

9am, Doorus: Mass.

10.30am, Ballinderreen: Martin & Mary McInerney, Pollough, anniversary.

12 noon, St Colman’s, Kinvara: Catherine Eames, Kinvara West and UK, 1st anniversary. (Daughter of the late Bill & Eileen Sullivan)

Tuesday 7th September, 7pm, Ballinderreen: May and James Linnane, and Tom Hynes, and deceased family members;

Edward & Nora Fitzgerald, Ballinderreen, anniversary.

Wednesday 8th September, 7pm, Ballinderreen: People of Ballinderreen Parish.

Thursday 9th September, 7pm, St Joseph’s, Kinvara: People of Kinvara Parish.

Friday 10th September, 7pm, St Joseph’s, Kinvara: Seán Keane, Caheravoneen, anniversary.

Saturday 11th September:

7pm, St Joseph’s, Kinvara: Michael Carrell, Shanclough, 1st anniversary;

Patrick & Bridget Keane, Carnamadra, anniversary.

8.15pm, Ballinderreen: Barry Coen, Drumacoo, months mind.

Sunday 12th September:

9am, Doorus: Mass.

10.30am, Ballinderreen: Breda Callanan, Keamsella, 1st anniversary.

12 noon, St Colman’s, Kinvara: Holy Souls.

Mass intentions for the week from 28th August 2021

The temporary schedule of Mass times is in place in Ballinderreen and Kinvara Parishes during the pandemic. Because attendance is limited to 50 people, and the Sunday obligation is still suspended, you are asked to consider attending during the week rather than on Sunday so that as many people as possible can get to Mass each week. To facilitate people who are working, Mass on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday  will continue at 7pm. An extra Vigil Mass is celebrated in Ballinderreen Church at 8.15pm on the Saturday evenings while the current situation lasts.

Please remember to sit 2m away from anybody not from your own household, to sanitise your hands on entering and leaving the Church, and to wear a face-covering in Church.

Saturday 28th August:

7pm, St Joseph’s, Kinvara: Nora Glynn, Mountscribe, months mind.

8.15pm, Ballinderreen: Maura Burke, Tyrone, Kilcolgan, anniversary.

Sunday 29th August:

9am, Doorus: Michael Mahon, Geeha South and Stephanie Scanlon, anniversary.

10.30am: Mary Flaherty, Ballinderreen, 7th anniversary.

12 noon: Bernard Murphy, Kinvara, anniversary, and his wife Úna, recently deceased.

Tuesday 31st August, 7pm, Ballinderreen: People of Ballinderreen Parish.

Wednesday 1st September, 7pm, Ballinderreen: Leo Kealy, Ballyclera, anniversary.

Thursday 2nd September, 7pm, St Joseph’s, Kinvara: John Joe O’Connor, Leeha South, anniversary, and deceased family members.

Friday 3rd September, 7pm, St Joseph’s, Kinvara: People of Kinvara Parish.

Saturday 4th September:

7pm, St Joseph’s, Kinvara: Pa Casey, Craughwell, anniversary, and deceased family members.

8.15pm, Ballinderreen: Mass.

Sunday 5th September:

9am, Doorus: Mass.

10.30am, Ballinderreen: Martin & Mary McInerney, Pollough, anniversary.

12 noon, St Colman’s, Kinvara: Catherine Eames, Kinvara West and UK, 1st anniversary.