24/09/2017 :: 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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

Rest In Peace

Rest In Peace

We Pray for

Mrs. Kathleen Clifford, Galway,

Mother of Fr. Hugh who died last Sunday.

Sincere sympathy to Fr. Hugh and his family.

We also pray for

Peter Kelly, Wexford,

father of Clare Dufresne (Secretary in Seamount)

who died during the week.

May Kathleen and Peter Rest In Peace.

Anniversaries & Intentions
Please pray for the following for whom Mass will be offered
September 2017
Please note: There will be no daily Mass in Ballinderreen or Kinvara this week as Fr. Hugh is taking some time off following the death of his mother.
Saturday 23rd 7pm
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
Geraldine McInerney, Cahermore [Anniversary]
Josephine Cleary (nee Moran), Kinvara, who died recently
Sunday 24th 9am
John O’Sullivan, Nogra [Anniversary]
Sunday 24th 10.30am
Mary Vesey, Parkroe [Anniversary]
Mike Hynes, Mulrook [Anniversary]
Matt & Margaret O’Sullivan [Anniversary]
12 noon
Kinvara [St. Colman’s]
Joe Mitchell & deceased members of the Mitchell family
Jack, Agnes & Mattie Quinn, Crushoa [Anniversary]
Saturday 30th 12 noon
Daragh Feeney, Mulrook [1st Anniversary]
Saturday 30th 7pm
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
Pat Keane, Caheravoneen [Anniversary]
October 2017
Sunday 1st 9am
Tom Carr, Crushoa
Sunday 1st 10.30am
Joseph & Paul Torpey, London [Anniversary]
Lacky Quinn & deceased family, Tyrone [Anniversary]
12 noon
Kinvara [St. Colman’s]
Thelma Bermingham, Main St. [1st Anniversary]
John Fahy, Kinvara West [Anniversary] & deceased family members.
Eddie & Katie Connolly, Killina [Anniversary]

Last Sunday’s Collection

Kinvara: € 1,041.34
Ballinderreen: € 588.99

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.

Fr. Laurent Lorroque

International Chaplain of the Marian Movement of Priests, will be coming to St. Oliver Plunkett Church, Renmore, on Saturday, 30th September 2017 from 2pm to 5pm.  All welcome both priests and laity.

Chronicles 7:14

A weekend of “prayer for our land” conference in Knock 20th – 22nd October.   Please come and join us to pray for conversion in our families, parishes, government and land.  Includes: Prayer, Praise, Worship, Teaching, Music, Testimony, Confession, Holy Mass & Healing. Speakers: Fr. John Keane, Noel Byrne, Aidan Byrne, Fr. Lawrence CFR, of Moyross.  Contact: Patricia  087 9130909 or Theresa   086 3241269

Offertory Collection

Please pass the baskets forward.

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.

Week one extract

The welfare of the family is decisive for the future of the world and that of the Church. Countless studies have been made of marriage and the family, their current problems and challenges. We do well to focus on concrete realities since the call and the demands of the Spirit resound in the events of history and through these the Church can also be guided to a more profound understanding of the inexhaustible mystery of marriage and the family. Chapter 2 p.31

Seamount College, Kinvara

Will hold their Information Evening for 2018 prospective first year students on Monday October 2nd 2017 in the school. Principal’s address will take place at 4:30pm.

Galway Pro Life

talk and training with Sarah Ekada, Paddy Manning and Michael Dwyer of Family & Life on Thur. October 5th in The Westwood Hotel at 8pm. All welcome!”

Lunch Club

The next sitting will take place  Friday
13th Oct. at the new time of 1.30pm in Ballinderreen Community Centre. Meals provided at a reduced cost of €5. All dietary requirements catered for. All welcome Help would be greatly appreciated. Contact Laura 0857893385 or Mary 0879444898 before 4pm on Thursday to book your place

Ballinderreen GAA grounds

will be going Smoke Free from the 24th of Sept. The launch will take place on Sun 24th at 11.30 with Aoife O Brien from Croke Park and a few very special guests one not seen for 29 years in these parts!!!! Refreshments provided on the day. Please come along to support. 

Ballinderreen GAA Club

are taking part in Clarenbridge Oyster Festival Clubs fundraising night. Friday 6th October. Music by Abbaesque! Tickets €20. Contact 087-2831980. Please support your local club.

Safeguarding Officer required

for Ballinderreen Church Servers Group. Anyone interested, please contact Catherine in the Parish Office on 086-8577644
I.F.A. Meeting: Monday 25th Sept. 9am, Acorn Centre. Agenda—drainage update.

Toddie Byrne Bursary

Athenry Credit Union, Kinvara Branch invites members who are seeking a place on a full time third level course to apply for the € 1,000 bursary that will be awarded again this year in honour of the late Toddie Byrne. Application form & details from Credit Union Office. Closing date for applications Friday 30th Sept.

Kinvara Bridge

Resumes Monday 2nd October at 7 pm in Merriman Hotel .

Ballinderreen Community Centre

Presents Don Stiffe with Frank Kilkelly in concert on Saturday 7th October at 8:00pm. Adm: €15:00 (Concession €12). Also featuring Fintan O’Malley & Sue Fahy. Tickets from 085 1743916 or at http://ballinderreen.net/communitycentre

Ballinderreen Lotto

Numbers 4,9,26,30.. No winner.. 3 match 3’s..Paddy Killoran, Chrissie Mc Donagh & Martin & Mary Murphy. This week’s jackpot is €6,600 & draw will take place in Jordan’s- O Looneys Sat 23rd

Dates for your Diary for 2018



Northampton N.S.: Saturday 26th May

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Ministers of the Word

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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