Parish Office

Please Note: The Parish Office will be closed Tuesday 31st

29/10/2017 :: 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time


Congratulations on your marriage

Congratulations to

Lisa Callanan


Kevin Mulvaney

who were Married in Ballinderreen recently

Anniversaries & Intentions
Please pray for the following for whom Mass will be offered
October 2017
Saturday 28th 7.00pm
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
Bridget & John Joe O’Connor, Leaha South and deceased family
Sunday 29th 9am
Thomas Fahy, Cregboy [Anniversary]
Pat Keane, Aughnish [Anniversary] and deceased family members
Sunday 29th 10.30am
Pat & Margaret Bermingham [Anniversary]
John, Mary, Ann & Patrick Silke, Lisheeneenaun [Anniversary]
St Colman’s 12.00 noon
Kinvara [St. Colman’s]
Agnes & Paddy Joe Flanagan, Ballycleara & deceased Family
Tuesday 31st 7pm Vigil
Mass All Saints
People of the Parish
November 2017
Wednesday 1st 9am
Holy Day All Saints
Wednesday 1st 7pm
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
Holy Day All Saints
Thursday 2nd 10am
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
All Souls
November Masses deceased list
Friday 3rd 10am
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
Mass for Deceased Members of the Parish during the Past Year
Saturday 4th 7pm.
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
Nora & Martin Connolly & Delia Hansbury, Shesseragh [Anniversary]
November Masses deceased list
Sunday 5th 9am
Sunday 5th 10.30am
Martin & Kate Flanagan & deceased members of the Flanagan Family, Ballycleara
Walter (Wally) Thornton, Mulrook, Anv
Gerald Martyn, Mulroog [Anniversary]
November Masses deceased list
12.00 noon
Kinvara [St. Colman’s]
November Masses deceased list

Last Sunday’s Collection

Ballinderreen: € 775.70
Kinvara: € 1,047.14

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.

World Missions Ireland

Wish to thank you for your contribution to Mission Sunday

Holy Well Project

holywellIreland’s National Monuments Service documents the early nineteenth-century locations of over 2900 holy wells.
A new project which encourages large-scale participation through tools of the digital age is being started. Employing revised questions from 1934, the information gathered will be a publicly-accessible database donated to UCD’s National Folklore Collection.
Local researchers will be capturing accounts of the prayer “rounds” unique to each holy well site, patron saints, associated flora and fauna, and cures. The mobile-phone-friendly Omeka website can also receive audio clips of pronunciations of well names and their townland locations, video clips of interviews, pattern days, or persons demonstrating the rounds, and photographs of well sites, votive offerings and any associated stations.
Please see the attached PDF for more details.


Kinvara: Friday 3rd November at 7pm,
Ballinderreen: Tuesday 7th November at 7pm
If you have a relative or friend who passed away since last November that you would like remembered at this Mass, please contact Catherine in the Parish Office 086-8577644

Envelopes for November Masses

available at the back of the Church Please put names of loved ones to be included in the November Masses. Once completed, please leave in basket in front of the Altar

Positive Spirit


Ballinderreen Lotto

Numbers No’s … 1,6,16,28.. No winner .. 3 match 3’s Pat O’Donnell, Breege Sweeney & Colin & Olga Forde .  Jackpot €7,100 & draw will take place in Raftery’s Sat 28th

Doorus Community Montessori

New & used clothing collection, Thurs. 30th Nov. Proceeds go to improving outdoor play area.

Ballinderreen Lunch Club

Next sitting will take place on Friday 3rd November at the new time of 1.30pm in the Community Centre. Meals provided at a reduced cost of €5. All dietary requirements catered for. Everyone welcome. Contact Laura 085-7893385 / Mary 087-9444898 before 4pm Thurs.

CPR/AED Training Date

CPR/AED training course Tue. Nov. 7th.  7pm—10pm, GAA pitch meeting room. The course is PHECC certified for two years and open to all – there is no obligation upon completion. Cost: €30. Places limited, booking essential, email

Remembering St Comans

Event: with tea, chat, display of photos and historic research in Community Centre Sat. 4th. Nov.  2pm to 4pm. All those interested in local history and with a story to tell come along. Radio broadcast from the event.

Vocational School Gort

Past Pupils Reunion—1939-1995: The Lady Gregory Hotel, Sat. 4th Nov. 7.30pm. Tickets from at hotel.

Irish Kidney Association

A Quiz Night: Fri. 24th Nov. 8.00 pm Linnane’s New Quay.  €40 per table of four.  All proceeds to Irish Kidney Association. Auction on the night sponsorship welcome!

Ballinderreen Healthy Club Project

Welcome back the Kitullagh Choir for a concert in St Colman’s Church Sat. Dec 9th, 8pm – 10pm. Doors open 7.30pm. Tickets €10 must be purchased in advance as limited no. available.  Tickets on sale after Mass Sundays in Acorn Centre from Sun 5th Nov. Contact Mary 085-7219832 or Claire 087-1304114.


(Pernet Lay Associates Networking Together): one day workshop on coping with Grief and Loss, facilitated by Gráinne O’Connell. Sat. 18 Nov. 10am to 4pm, Sacred Heart Church, Seamus Quirke Road, Westside.  Contact Imelda 086 6098887 or Mary 086 3836567.  Places limited. Cost €10.

Perinatal Peer Support

A New Aware Perinatal & Self Care Support Group: Meets in unit 8 Merlin Park from 7.30pm—9pm every Wed. This peer support group is suitable for anyone experiencing low mood or anxiety which started during pregnancy or after birth. You do not need a diagnosis or referral. No appointment necessary and no cost involved.

The World Meeting of Families

The World Meeting of Families 2018

The World Meeting of Families will take place in Dublin on the 21st -26th of August 2018. It is expected that Pope Francis will attend so we are beginning our preparation now for that event. Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation “The Joy of Love” (Amoris Laetitia) offers his vision for family life. In the newsletter each week we will share with you a paragraph from this document. Each family is unique and special and Pope Francis affirms this while concentrating on the good news. Enjoy the extracts.

This week’s extract

Pope Francis on the care of the elderly: “The elderly who are vulnerable and dependant are at times unfairly exploited simply for economic advantage. Many families show us that it is possible to approach the last stages of life by emphasising the importance of a person’s sense of fulfilment and participation in the Lord’s paschal mystery. Euthanasia and assisted suicide are serious threats to families worldwide. The Church, while firmly opposing these practices, feels the need to assist families who take care of their elderly and infirm members”.

Amoris Laetitia/ The Joy of Love chapter 2 p.48

Positive Spirit

You were Born to be Real, Not Perfect!


Peer support 9 week programme for children coping with grief/ loss, Mon. 15th Jan. 6.30pm – 7.30pm, Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Newtownsmith, Galway. Contact: 091-565066 / 091-565080

Positive Spirit


Cancer Care West

and Galway University Hospital: Are holding a series of prostate cancer information and support sessions. Next support session—15th of November from 7pm to 9pm at Cancer Care West, Seamus Quirke Road, Galway.  To book contact Rachael Dalton Clinical nurse specialist on 091893318 or Cancer Care West on 091540040.

The Alzheimer Café

This month Janette Boran CROÍ will give a presentation on “The Health Benefits of Physical Activity”. Menlo Park Hotel,Thur. 2nd Nov. 2pm – 4pm. Contact: Maureen Mannion 086 8211540. All welcome

Galway Hospice

Annual Remembrance Mass: Annual Remembrance Mass for deceased patients of Galway Hospice will take place in St. Oliver Plunkett Church, Renmore, on Sunday 5th November, at 3pm. All are welcome.

Dates for your Diary for 2018



Northampton N.S.: Saturday 26th May

Positive Spirit

Be Careful with your Words: Once they are said, they can only be Forgiven, not Forgotten

Ministers of the Word

Ministers of the Word Needed

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86,400 seconds

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