25/03/2018 :: Palm Sunday

Holy Week Liturgies


Tuesday 27th Easter Penitential Service
7:30pm :: St. Colman’s Church, Gort.
Thursday 29th
Holy Thursday
The Last Supper :: 7pm :: Ballinderreen
The Last Supper :: 8:30pm :: Kinvara
Friday 30th
Good Friday
Stations of the Cross :: 10.30am :: from Blake Manor Nursing Home to the Church (weather permitting)
Celebration of the Lord’s Passion :: 12 noon :: Ballinderreen
Celebration of the Lords Passion :: 3pm :: St. Joseph’s, Kinvara.
Stations of the Cross :: 7pm :: St. Joseph’s, Kinvara.
Saturday 31st
Holy Saturday
Easter Vigil :: 7pm :: St. Joseph’s, Kinvara.
Easter Vigil :: 9.15pm :: St. Colman’s, Ballinderreen.

Rest In Peace

Rest In Peace

We Pray for

Mary Daly, Galway,

mother of Stephanie Sheehan, Ballinderreen


Elizabeth McGuinness, Swinford,

grandmother of Marie Fahy, Carnamadra

who died recently.

Sincere sympathy to Marie and Stephanie and their families.

May Mary and Elizabeth Rest in Peace.

Anniversaries & Intentions
Please pray for the following for whom Mass will be offered
Saturday 24th 7pm
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
Mick & Mary McInerney, Leeha North [Anniversary]
Teresa, Lilly & Peter Ford, Kinvara [Anniversary]
Sunday 25th 9.00am
Bridie & Larry Nicholas,
Pake, Babe, Michael & Tom Curtin,
Teresa & Mike Roban,
Maureen Kahrs, Doorus
Sunday 25th 10.30am
John & Nora Killoran, Ballinderreen [Anniversary]
Michael Joe & Nora Mai Murphy, Keamsella [Anniversary]
Agnes O’Connor & her parents Thomas & Ellie O’Connor, Ballinderreen [Anniversary]
Bridget Fogarty, Ballinderreen, [1st Anniversary]
12.00 noon
Kinvara [St. Colman’s]
Thomas, Mary Ann, Paddy & Martin Kelly, Cappamore [Anniversary]
Mary & Martin Linnane, Inishrue [Anniversary]
Jimmy & Mary O’Donohue, Cappamore [Anniversary]
Tuesday 27th
No 7pm Mass
St. Colman’s Church, Gort
Penitential Service
Wednesday 28th 11.45am
Blake Manor
Holy Thursday 29th 7pm
Mass of the Lord’s Supper
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
Mass of the Lord’s Supper
Good Friday 30th
Stations of the Cross
12 noon
Celebration of the Lord’s Passion
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
Celebration of the Lord’s Passion
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
Stations of the Cross
Holy Saturday 31st 7pm
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
Easter Vigil Mass
Easter Vigil Mass
Easter Sunday 1st 9.00am
People of the Parish
Fred Norman Luton [Months Mind]
Michael Barry, Cartron [Anniversary]
12.00 noon
Kinvara [St. Colman’s]
Martin & Delia O’Grady, Kinvara [Anniversary]
Miko Waites, Kilina, [3rd Anniversary]

Last Sunday’s Collection

Ballinderreen: € 764.76
Kinvara: € 1,270.06

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.

Amoris laetitia

popefrancisEnvy is a form of sadness provoked by another’s prosperity; it shows that we are not concerned for the happiness of others but only with our own well being. Whereas love makes us rise above ourselves, envy closes us in on ourselves. True love values the other person’s achievements. It does not see him or her as a threat. It frees us from the sour taste of envy. It recognises that everyone has different gifts and a unique path in life. So it strives to discover its own road to happiness while allowing others to find theirs.
Pope Francis

Dawn Mass

Kilmacduagh Cemetery on Easter Sunday morning at 6.30am. There will be lighting of an Easter fire and a blessing of Easter holy water. Welcome the arrival of dawn alongside our ancestors in this beautiful, monastic site.

Radio Maria Ireland

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Ballinderreen Adoration

Will break for Easter until Tuesday 10th April.

Kinvara Adoration

Holy Thursday, adoration will take place after 8.30pm Mass until 11pm only. After that, adoration will break for Easter and recommence on Thursday, 12th April.


Congratulations to the boys & girls who were confirmed in Ballinderreen by Bishop Brendan Kelly on Tuesday. May the fruits of the Holy Spirit be plentiful in your lives.

Divine Mercy Novena

Starts Good Friday 30th March—Sunday 8th April.

Positive Spirit


Kinvara Alive AGM

Sunday 25th March at 8pm, meeting room, Kinvara Community Centre. All welcome. If you would like to put your name forward to join the committee, please send an email to info@kinvaraalive.com or contact the secretary at 086-0841218.

Kinvara Young at Heart Club AGM

Tuesday 27th March, 8pm, Pastoral Centre Kinvara. Everyone Welcome.

Ballinderreen Singing Circle

Acorn Centre, Wednesday 28th at 8pm. All Welcome.

Volunteers Needed – Bag Pack for NCBI

The National Council for the Blind of Ireland (NCBI) is looking for volunteers for its fundraising bag pack in Tesco Galway on Saturday 14th April. If you can volunteer for a couple of hours please contact Collette McEntee on 01 882 1970.

Rainbows Ireland

A new Rainbows Ireland Programme is scheduled to launch in Gort Resource Centre, Thursday April 12th 2018. Suitable for children aged from 7-12 years, Rainbows offers a confidential 9 week listening and peer support group assisted by experienced and trained facilitators, in order to aid children in understanding bereavement and parental separation. Information evening for parents / guardians, Wednesday 21st or Thursday 22nd March at 6.30pm in Gort Resource Centre. For more information, please contact 091-630902 / 085-2022066 or rainbowsgort@gmail.com www.rainbowsireland.ie

Ceoltóirí an Doirín

End of season session will be held on Sunday 25th March at 6:30 pm in the Community Centre. Music, dance, song, fun & refreshments. Friends & family are welcome.

Ballinderreen Community Centre

Date for your diary: Shaskeen in Concert on Saturday April 14th at 8:00pm. More details to follow.

Easter Monday Prom Walk / Run

In aid of Multiple Sclerosis, at 12 noon from The Salthill Hotel. Registration €10. Refreshments afterwards. For further information, contact Mary on 087-6617220 or Teresa 087-6898084.

Gort Hand of Friendship

Thursday March 29th at 7:00pm in the Gort Resource Centre. An information evening for all those who would be interested in volunteering for our befriending project. Everyone welcome, come and meet and chat to others already involved.

Progressive 25 Card Game

in aid of Friends of Jason McGann on Good Friday March 30th in New Inn Leisure Centre at 9pm.  Your support would be greatly appreciated.


Annual table quiz, Friday 13th April in Fahy’s of Nogra, to raise funds for the family fun day. All proceeds to Galway Lifeboat Station.

Ballinderreen Juvenile Hurling Club

Will hold their annual Family Easter Bingo on Friday 30th March at 7pm in the Community Centre. All Welcome

Ballinderreen Lotto

No’s 18,23,24,30.. No winner.. 2 match 3’s Martin Helebert & Margaret Costelloe. Jackpot €3,000 draw in Raftery’s Sat 24th.

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