16/04/2017 :: Easter Sunday

Anniversaries & Intentions
Please pray for the following for whom Mass will be offered
April 2017
Holy Saturday 15th
9pm Ballinderreen
Easter Vigil
Holy Saturday 15th
7pm Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
Easter Vigil
Easter Sunday 16th 9am
Bertie Kavanagh, Doorus
Pake & Babe Curtin & their daughters Bridie & Teresa & sons Michael & Tom, Newtownlynch [Anniversary]
Easter Sunday 16th 10.30am
12 noon
Kinvara [St. Colman’s]
Paddy Bermingham, Main Street Kinvara
Please note:
There will be no daily masses during the week.
Sat 22nd 7pm
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
Una McCormack, Cartron, [1st Anniversary]
Michael & Mary Lynch, Ballybuck [Anniversary]
Ger, Mary & Owen Fallon, Convent Park [Anniversary]
Paddy Connolly, Dunguaire [Anniversary] & deceased members of the Connolly family
Sunday 23rd 9am
Bridget O’Connor & family, Doorus [Anniversary]
Sunday 23rd 10.30am
Maura O’Sullivan [Anniversary]
Patsy Fahy, Killeenaran [Anniversary]
Paddy Fordham, Tyrone [Anniversary]
Teresa & Patrick O’Connor, Newtown [Anniversary]
12 noon
Kinvara [St. Colman’s]
Betty Hanlon, Carnamadra [Months Mind]

Last Sunday’s Collection

Ballinderreen: €799.65
Kinvara: €1,305.04

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.

Parish Office Hours over Easter

Please Note: The Parish Office will be closed Tuesday 18th


A ONE-DAY WORKSHOP: will take place in Galway on Saturday, April 22nd For information, contact Fr. Ian O’Neill, Vocations Director (087) 2048497 galwaypriesthood@gmail.com

Dates for your Diary for 2017


Doorus N.S;. Sat 27th May, 11am, Doorus Church


Saturday morning 6th May, Kinvara, will host Darkness into Light 5k walk/run at 4.15 am from St Joseph’s N.S. for Pieta House (Centre for Prevention of Suicide and Self harm). This is a worldwide symbolic fundraising event; walking or running from darkness to light to give HOPE. More details dilkinvara@kinvara.com . Check Darkness into Light Kinvara on Facebook or follow us on twitter @DILKinvara.

Ballinderreen Community Games

will be held on Sunday April 23rd.  Registration at 1pm and events Commence at 2pm.


A Package was delivered to the wrong house in Killeenaran in error for a Tina & Michael Mannion. If you know where in Ballinderreen they live please, contact 087 6198225 so that the parcel can be redirected


In aid of Ballinderreen Camogie Club Easter Sunday Acorn Centre after Mass. Yum Yum!!!

Ballinderreen Newsletter

Don’t forget: keep up to date with activities in the community by signing up for the regular Newsletter from Ballinderreen Community Centre ballinderreencc@gmail.com)or by liking their Facebook page

Ballinderreen Tidy Towns

would like to thank all those who attended our recent table quiz. We will have a village clean up day on Sat. April 29th at 11am for anyone who has an hour to spare anytime on that days. We aim to have the village looking great for our First Holy Communion Children.

Blake Manor Nursing Home

Tea Day Fri. 21st April at 3pm. Your support would be greatly appreciated. All welcome

Family Carers Ireland

are recruiting Home Care Workers throughout Galway City & County.  If you hold a QQI Level 5 Award in Healthcare Support or equivalent and have undertaken Patient Moving & Handling Training we would like to hear from you. Call (091) 880418 for details or email a copy of your C.V. to admingalway@familycarers.ie

RHS Home Care

Are recruiting Healthcare Assistants. Applicants must have Fetac/QQI level 5 (two modules completed care skills and care of the older person). Please email CV to jobs@rhshomecare.ie or call Aoife 090 66 25988

Women’s Get into Golf

at Gort Golf Club – Introductory Open Evening: Gort Golf Club, Thursday 20th April at 7pm clubhouse at Castlequarter, Gort. For more information contact: Jane :0863863311 email: getintogolfatgort@gmail.com

In aid of Yeats Tower

Thoor Ballylee: we will be holding a Leaving Certificate 2017 Talk on Poetry in Sullivan’s Hotel, Gort Wed. 19th April, 12noon. Contact Nichola on 086 855 2124 or yeatsthoorballylee@gmail.com.

Annual Lotto Subscription

due by April 22nd to qualify for early bird prizes. Wonderful work has been done over the years for amenities/facilities for the young/old in our community. Your input for future plans/projects/ideas is welcomed and appreciated.
Please support your local Lotto.

Ballinderreen Lotto

9,15,20,24.. No winner. 2 lucky dips.. Eavan Murray & Mary T Ruane. This week’s jackpot is €4,300 & draw will take place in o Donoghue’s Sat 15th

New National Children’s Hospital
The best for Ireland’s children

Dear Parishioners,

As you read this, the Development Board of the New National Children’s hospital is awaiting clearance from Government and is set to proceed with building the country’s Children’s Hospital on the St James’s Hospital (SJH) campus in Dublin city centre.

Serious site constraints at SJH will mean unacceptable compromise – no on-site Maternity hospital for at least 15 years (if ever), major traffic and access problems, totally inadequate parking, very limited expansion space. Many other problems are brewing for both the adult and children’s hospitals on that site.

Fifteen top medical experts in Crumlin and Temple St. hospitals who look after our smallest and sickest babies have said to proceed with this project will result in the avoidable death or disability of many new-born babies for years to come. (see Connollyforkidshospital.com for full text). They have been silenced.

Why has the Government chosen to ignore the obvious answer – the 145 acre site at James Connolly Memorial Hospital, Blanchardstown, on a slip road off the M50/N3 interchange? There is an adult academic teaching hospital there. The Rotunda Maternity Hospital is moving there. Mothers from all over the country diagnosed with high-risk pregnancies could be delivered there and babies be transferred by a short corridor to the new children’s hospital for specialist care with their mothers close by. It could open the same day as the New Children’s Hospital.

We cannot allow the Government to turn its back on sick babies from every corner of the country. Only a few weeks are left for this decision to be reversed and commonsense to prevail. There will be no second chance. Our children and their children are depending on us to ensure the best hospital is built for the best reasons – the health and wellbeing of our children, not the vested interests of adults. Please act now and demand that the new children’s hospital is co-located with the maternity at Connolly. Ensure your community will be heard. You can do this by contacting and demanding support from your local public representatives (see www.gov.ie). For further information and contact details for our spokespersons, visit www.connollyforkidshospital.com.

Connolly for Kids Hospital is also on Facebook and Twitter so please share.


Connolly for Kids Hospital.

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