16/07/2017 :: 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Ministers of the Word

Ministers of the Word Needed



Congratulations to :

Michael Maurice Mullins

who was Baptised on July 15th.

We welcome Michael into the Christian Community.

Anniversaries & Intentions
Please pray for the following for whom Mass will be offered
July 2017
Saturday 15th 7.00 pm.
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
Tom Donohue, Gortnaclough, [Months Mind]
Peter & Kathleen Keane, Carnamadra, [Anniversary]
Michael Linnane, Caheravoneen, [Anniversary]
Sunday 16th 9am
Margaret (Peg) Corless, Mountscribe [1st Anniversary]
Sunday 16th 10.30am
Dan & Bridget Fordham, Keamsella, [Anniversary] and deceased family members
12 noon
Kinvara [St. Colman’s]
Mary Dempsey, Cloosh, [Months Mind]
John & Margaret McHugh, Leitrim, [Anniversary] & Felix & Bridie Leonard Fermanagh, [Anniversary]
Tuesday 18th 7pm
James & May Lane, Keamsella, [Anniversary]
Wednesday 19th 9am
Thursday 20th 10am
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
Friday 21st 10am
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
Saturday 22nd 7pm
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
Tom & Mary Mc Cormack and all the deceased Family Members Loughcurra.
Sunday 23rd 9am
Sunday 23rd 10.30am
4.00 pm Mass in Drumacoo Cemetary
12 noon
Kinvara [St. Colman’s]
Grainne Byrne, Glebe St, Kinvara [Months Mind]
Sunday 23rd 4pm
Mass in Drumacoo Cemetery

Last Sunday’s Collection

Kinvara: €1,217.43
Ballinderreen: €594.00

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.


Doorus Friday 11th August at 8pm

Cemetery Mass 2017

Those we love don’t go away,
they walk beside us every day.
Unseen, unheard, but always near;
still loved, still missed and very dear.

A Prayer Vigil for Priesthood

is being held in Oranmore Church on Saturday July 22nd at 7.30pm. Concluding with Benediction at 9.00.

Church Collection 22 and 23rd July

National Church Collection 22 and 23rd July at All Masses. In aid of 25 Million people facing A hunger crisis in East Africa; Kenya, South Sudan, Somalia, & Ethopia
“The large number of people affected may shock us, but we must realise that behind these stark numbers are real people; mothers and fathers unable to provide for their hungry children.” Archbishop Eamon Martin.

Lough Derg 2017

You may begin the Three Day Pilgrimage on any day up to and including Sunday 13th August. Advance booking is not necessary. Telephone Maureen or Lorraine on 071 9851518 ( Email:info@loughderg.org   

The Limerick/Clare Group pilgrimage

takes place August Week-end from Aug 5th to 7th. Bus leaves Arthurs Quay Limerick at 5 .45am and pick up points are Ennis, Gort, Oranmore, Claregalway, Tuam, Knock, Sligo. Further information from James Tracey 086 057 2216 or 061 921 470

Christmas Pilgrimage to the Holy land

20th – 28th December 2017 (Last Remaining Seats) For 8 nights. Ex Dublin. Taking in Bethlehem, Jerusalem (Mount of Olives, Garden of Gethsemane, Last Supper Room and Calvary), Mount Tabor, Cana, Nazareth, Jericho, River Jordan, Dead Sea and Sea of Galilee. Contact James Treacy 061-921470 or 0860572216

Holy Cross

Cemetery Maintenance collection on Friday July 7th amounted to 1141.00. Greatly appreciated and many thanks.

Ballinderreen Lotto

Numbers 1,2,8,13. No winner. 2 match 3’s . Michael Kelly ( Snr) & Rosanna Santagata. This weeks jackpot is €5,600 & draw will take place in Rafterys Sat 15th

Ballinderreen Healthy Club Project

Are helping to co-ordinate visits to some residents of Blake Manor Nursing Home.  We are looking for people who have an hour to spare per week with an interest in joining our social team.  This might be of interest to transition year students also. If you would like further information please contact Carmel on 086-3203568.

Lost & Found

A ladies wrist watch was found recently around the Church grounds. Contact Catherine in the Parish Office on 086-8577644

Ballinderreen Social Services

Parish Outing:  will take place on Tuesday the 18th of July, to Cong and The Country Life Museum in Castlebar, followed by lunch Bus leaving Ballinderreen Church at 9.30am sharp. Please put your name on the list in Ballinderreen Church porch if you are interested in travelling or phone Aileen at 087 2612029

Village clean up

on Tuesday 18th July at 7pm. Please come along with gardening gloves, trowel and high viz if possible.


will deliver a free talk called ‘Supporting Young People’s Mental Health’ to parents, guardians and adults concerned about youth mental health next Monday July 17th in the Lady Gregory Hotel, Gort. If you are interested in attending please contact Sinead O Brien by phone (086-1426843).Places are limited and will be offered on a first come first serve basis.

Bank of Ireland

You’re invited to a Mortgage, Home & Garden event by Bank of Ireland. All welcome / Free event – hear local experts from Auctioneering, planning, interior and garden design, legal and our mobile mortgage manager. Come along to The Pier Head, Kinvara on Thursday the 20th July from 7pm to 8.30pm. Any queries to Damien Gardiner BOI Gort on 087 6759987.

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