24/04/2016 :: Fifth Sunday of Easter

Rest In Peace

Rest In Peace

We Pray for

Una McCormack,
Cartron, and,

Ethel Whelan
(nee McMahon, sister of Pat) USA & Kinvara

who died during the week.

Sincere sympathy to their families.

May they rest in peace.

First Holy Communion Dates

Ballinderreen Saturday 7th May at 11am
Northampton N.S. Saturday 14th May at 12noon
Doorus N.S. Saturday 21st at 11am
St. Joseph’s N.S. Saturday 28th at 11am

Anniversaries & Intentions
Please pray for the following for whom Mass will be offered
April 2016
Saturday 23rd 7pm
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
Gerry, Mary & Owen Fallon, [Anniv]
Sunday 24th 9am
Bridget O’Connor, [Anniv]
Sunday 24th 10.30am
Maura O’Sullivan, Kilcolgan, 1st [Anniv]
Vincent Lynch, [Anniv]
Patsy Fahy, Killeenaran, [Anniv]
Willie & Joe Murphy [Anniv], brothers of Doreen Quinn, Tyrone
12 noon
Kinvara [St. Colman’s]
Mary & Jimmy O’Donohue, Cappamore
Saturday 30th 7pm
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
Gertrude Green, [Months Mind]
Paddy Joe & Ellen Connolly, Main St. [Anniv]
Ann Whelan, [Anniv]
Miko Moroney & Kathleen O’Donoghue, [Anniv]
May 2016
Sunday 1st 10.30am
Paddy Donohue, [Months Mind]
Paddy Fordham, Tyrone, 2nd [Anniv]
Sunday 1st 9am
People of the Parish
12 noon
Kinvara [St. Colman’s]
Pa Whelan, Carnamadra, [6th Anniv]
John Kilroy, [Anniv]
Margaret Rose McKay (nee Cairney, sister of Hugh), [1st Anniv]
Sunday 8th May—National GAA Club Day *Please note*
No 10.30am Mass in Ballinderreen Church. Mass will be
celebrated in Ballinderreen GAA Pitch at 10.30am

Last Sunday’s Collection

Kinvara collection: €1,346
Clerical Students: €359.00
Trocaire: €2,023.50
Ballinderreen: collection: €1,111.40
Clerical Students: €254.50
Trocaire: €1,255.37

Thank you for this and also to those who returned their Easter Dues, your generosity is very much appreciated.

Cemetery Mass

Drumacoo: Saturday 11th June at 7.30pm
Dates for other Cemetery Masses in both parishes to follow

St Colman’s Cell

An afternoon pilgrimage to St Colman’s Cell in Slieve Carran, Sunday 1st May at 3.00pm: Stations of the Cross at the gates to the national park and arriving at St Colman’s Cell where Mass will be celebrated. The way to the site will be sign posted. More info. 091635164.

Holy Land Pilgrimage

Oct. 2nd—10th with Fr. Rob McNamara. Contact Veronica at 087-0639919 or Marian Pilgrimages at 01-8788159

Darkness into Light – Kinvara

7th May  at 4.15am
Kinvara, will host its second Darkness into Light 5k walk/run.
At 4.15 am from St .Joseph’s N.S.
In aid of Pieta House, the Centre for Prevention of Suicide & Self-harm.

This is a national & international symbolic fundraising event for Pieta House; walking or running from darkness to light to give HOPE.

Register at Colm Callanan FitClub, Kinvara 30th April 12noon to 2pm or anytime online at  www.pieta.ie.

More details: dilkinvara@kinvara.com .

Check Darkness into Light Kinvara on Facebook or follow us on twitter @DILKinvara.

Kinvara locals – Road to Hope team.

There will be a church collection for those who wish to contribute. & a musical brunch on 17th April at Kinvara Community Centre (12noon to 2.30pm).
You can also contribute at https://chuffed.org/project/road-to-hope-april2016

Ballinderren Feels Good

Healthy Minds… Healthy Bodies… Healthy Clubs 
Ballinderreen GAA was recently selected as the only Galway club to take part in the GAA’s National Healthy Club Project. This project will enhance all current efforts to promote the health & wellbeing of GAA & Camogie Club members & the wider community. The projects includes events that will promote interaction between all age groups across the community. The launch of Ballinderreen Feels Good will take place at Lá na gClub, 8th May, Ballinderreen Pitch – Directly after Mass (More information on the day)

Ballinderreen Community Centre …

… are delighted to announce that Dermot Byrne (Donegal),
Steve Cooney (Australia) & Pierre Schryer (Canada) will perform in concert on Sat. 14th May at 8:00 pm. Also featuring on the night will be local accordionist Conor Connolly & piper Pádraic Keane, TG4 Young Musician of the Year 2011. Adm €15.00 (€12.00 concession) on 085 1743916 or on www.ballinderreen.com


Open Day New Quay N. S.

Tue. April 26th at 8pm – 9:30pm. 
Parents & potential new students from Jr. Infants – 6th Class welcome. For further information visit www.newquayschool.com. Or contact 065-7078188 if you are unable to attend the Open Day to make arrangements for a tour of the school.

Annual Cuckoo Fun Run

Sun. 1st May as part of Fleadh na gCuach. .

Fri. 29th April: “Classical Cuckoo”

A concert of beautiful song forming part of the annual Kinvara Fleadh na gCuach/Cuckoo Festival. Performances by Fiona Corless (mezzo-soprano), Maeve Cairney (soprano) and Joseph Lawlor (bass) accompanied on piano by Rahim Haghjoo. St.Joseph’s Church, Kinvara 8.30 p.m. Retiring collection to benefit Pieta House, all donations gratefully appreciated.

Strictly Galway

is taking place in the Radisson Blu Hotel on Fri. 29th April, with all proceeds being donated to Galway Hospice & the Corrib Lions Club. 26 dancers will be taking part on the night, performing a variety of dances such as the American Smooth, Charlston, Jive, Tango, Waltz & Twist. Tickets cost €25 & are available from Galway Hospice (091 770868), Zhivago & the Corrib Lions Club. Over 18’s event. Voting on the night. Please support

Lost & Found

A purse was found on the road near Chris Donohue’s house on the evening of 10th April the evening of Paddy’s (RIP) removal. Please contact the Parish Office for more information

Kinvara Lotto

No jackpot winner
numbers drawn 1.11 17.22. 3
match 3s.  John Mullane. John Coppinger. Sandra O’ Donohue. Sellers Michael Roughan.  Promoters Joe Keane. Next week Merriman hotel €3300.  

Ballinderreen Lotto

No’s 18,19,25,26.
No winner.
One match 3 Basil Holian. This weeks jackpot is €3,000 and draw will take place in Rafterys Sat 23rd

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.




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

Phone no. 086-8577644

The Online Resource for Kinvara & Ballinderreen Parishoners