22/04/2018 :: 4th Sunday of Easter

Rest In Peace

Rest In Peace

We Pray for

Brigid Quinn, Crushoa,


Johnny Wynne, Killina

who died during the week.

Sincere sympathy to their families.

May Johnny and Brigid Rest in Peace.

Anniversaries & Intentions
Please pray for the following for whom Mass will be offered
Saturday 21st 7pm
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
Christina McCormack, Kinvara West [Anniversary]
Peter & Annie Deeley, Loughcurra [Anniversary] & deceased family members.
Sunday 22nd 9.00am
Bridget O’Connor, Doorus [Anniversary] & deceased family members
Mary & Vincent Lynch, Ballinderreen [Anniversary]
Thomas & Nora Costello [Anniversary]
Patsy Fahy, Killeenaran [Anniversary]
Bridget O’Connor, Kinvara [Anniversary]
12 Noon
Kinvara [St. Colman’s]
People of the Parish
Tuesday 24th 7pm
Mattie Lyons Drumacoo [Anniversary]
Peter Coen, Killeenavarra [Anniversary] & deceased family members.
Thomas Linnane, Pollough [Anniversary] & deceased family members.
Wednesday 25th 11.45am
Blake Manor
Thursday 26th 10am
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
Special intention
Friday 27th 10am
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
Special intention
Saturday 28th 7pm Vigil Mass
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
Gerry, Mary & Owen Fallon, Convent Park [Anniversary]
Ann Whelan, Carnamadra [Anniversary]
Deceased members of the Kennedy & Whelan family
Paddy Joe Connolly, Main Street.
Mike Moroney & Kathleen O’Donogue, Funshin [Anniversary] & deceased family.
Sunday 29th 9.00am
People of the Parish
Sarah Coen, Drumacoo, [1st Anniversary]
Maura O’Sullivan, Kilcolgan [Anniversary]
Frank Quinn, Ballinderreen [Anniversary]
John Fordham, Killeenaran [Anniversary] & deceased family members.
12 Noon
Kinvara [St. Colman’s]
Pa Whelan, Carnamadra [Anniversary]
Tom Linnane, Ballycleara & Jimmy Linnane, Crushoa.

Last Sunday’s Collection

Ballinderreen: € 660.98
Kinvara: € 1,137.53

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 First Communion

CommunionThe children of 2nd class in Doorus N.S. will receive their First Holy Communion this coming Saturday, 28th April at 11am in Doorus Church.

First Confession

reconciliationBest wishes to the children of 2nd class in St Joseph’s N.S. who will receive their First Confession this Tuesday, 24th April at 11am in St Joseph’s Church.

Christmas Pilgrimage to the Holy Land 19h – 27th December 2018

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. Payments can be made in instalments.

Positive Spirit


Pro Life speaker

Welcome to Eilis Mulroy, speaking at all Masses in Ballinderreen and Kinvara this weekend. The Galway Diocese has authorised a talk by speakers from the Pro Life Campaign in the Churches of the diocese before the upcoming referendum, urging retention of the 8th amendment with its constitutional protection of the unborn child and his or her mother.

Child safeguarding training

The parish training for Ballinderreen and Kinvara will take place this coming Friday 27th April and then Friday 11th May, from 7.30pm to 10pm on each evening. It will be given by Mr Kevin Duffy, child safeguarding officer for Galway Diocese. It will be an important opportunity to become familiar with and updated on the Church’s child safeguarding policy. If you are willing to participate, please send your name in to the parish office, contact details on left of newsletter.

Grandparents Day

Thurs. 26th Apr. at 11am. All grandparents welcome for class visits and refreshments.

Congratulations to

Kinvara & Ballinderreen who competed against each other in the Justin Cheevers Cup in Athenry last Sunday. Well done to Kinvara who lifted the cup at the end of a very exciting game.

Kinvara Tidy Towns

Come join Tidy Towns group if you have some spare time. Meet at Community Centre at 10am on Tuesdays or 9am on Saturdays or contact Clare on 087 6537898 to arrange an alternative day/time.

Kinvara Camogie Club Table Quiz

Friday 4th May at 9pm in Keogh’s, in aid of Féile na nGael. €40 per table of 4. All support greatly appreciated. 

Ballinderreen Lotto

No’s 5, 14, 21, 31.. No winner.. 4 match 3’s Catherine Hession, Michael Coen, Noel Linnane & Conor Crotty.. Jackpot €3,400 & draw will take place in Raftery’s Sat 21st

Gort Community School

Evaluation day. First year students, Sept. 2018. Sat. 28th April 9.00am – 2.00pm.

Galway County PPN

Free information session on new General Data Protection Regulation for community groups, The Burren Enterprise Centre, The Crane Centre, Kinvara,  Tues., April 24th, 7.30pm.  Contact Denise 087 9455722.

WEEE Ireland, (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment)

Electrical equipment and batteries Saturday 5th May, Gort Mart, 10am – 4pm.

Burren Lowlands present

Expresso Productions’ acclaimed music /theatre play That Same Old Story for one night only, Town Hall Theatre, Gort. Written by local man Gerry Conneely. Tickets €10 from Gort Garden Centre, contact 086 0853629. Early booking advised. Proceeds to Burren Lowlands Ltd.

Gort Resource Centre

Provides a befriending service that aims to reduce the social isolation many older people can experience. Volunteers must undergo Garda vetting. Please contact Gort Resource Centre on 091 630902 or email administrator@gortfrc.com. Our hours are 10-1pm and 2-4pm.

Burren Outdoor Retreat

Fri. 18th to Sun. May 20th. Phone Mary 087 970 1130 or Nóirín 087 9459 151.

Adopted Adults

Peer support group for adults who were adopted, takes place the last Tuesday of every month in Ennis 7pm-9pm. Please contact 087 9212530 between 10am and 4pm Monday to Friday for more details.

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland

offers free insulation to people who own their own homes and are in receipt of any of the following social welfare entitlements; fuel allowance, job seekers allowance (for over six months with a child under seven years of age), family income supplement, one parent family payment and domiciliary care allowance. First Class Insulation are contracted by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland to deliver insulation measures to these homes in Galway City and County. Please call 091 760877 for an application form.

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

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