04/11/2018 :: 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time

Rest In Peace

Rest In Peace

We Pray for

John Martyn, Brothers of Charity House, Mulroog, and Dunmore

Sheila Connolly, Boston,

aunt of Maureen Keane, Aughinish,


Mary Mahon (née Martyn of Mulroog), New York

who died recently.

Sincere sympathy to their families.

May Mary, Sheila and John Rest in Peace.

Go dtuga Dia suaimhneas síoraí dóibh.

Anniversaries & Intentions
Please pray for the following for whom Mass will be offered
Saturday 3rd
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
Mass for November list of deceased
Sunday 4th
Mary & Padraig Quinn & their son Anthony, Geeha [Anniversary]
Vincent Fahy, Doorus who died recently in Manchester, Brother of Ambrose & Margaret
Miko Fahy & Ambrose McNulty, Nogra [Anniversary] & deceased members of the Fahy family.
Mass for November list of deceased
12 noon
Kinvara [St. Colman’s]
Mass for November list of deceased.
Tuesday 6th
Remembrance Mass for the deceased of the past year.
Please Note:
There will be no Adoration in Ballinderreen on Tuesday 6th November.
Wednesday 7th
Mass for November list of deceased
Thursday 8th
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
Mass for November list of deceased.
Friday 9th
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
Mass for November list of deceased
Saturday 10th
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
Mass for November list of deceased
Sunday 11th
Bridie Linnane, Doorus [3rd Anniversary]
People of the Parish
12 noon
Kinvara [St. Colman’s]
Phillip & Mary O’Dea, Kinvara [Anniversary]

Last Sunday’s Collection

Kinvara: € 915.30
Ballinderreen: € 651.68

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.

Dates for your Diary for 2019


Doorus N.S.:. Saturday 11th May
St. Joseph’s N.S.: Saturday 18th May
Ballinderreen N.S.: Saturday 25th May

Galway Hospice Annual Mass

For deceased patients of Hospice, will be held in Renmore Church on Sunday 4th November at 3pm, all are welcome. Celebrant: Bishop Brendan Kelly. Refreshments afterwards at Hospice.

Special candle light Mass

For the Holy Souls on Wednesday 7th Nov at 8pm in Esker Church.

Positive Spirit

Ballinderreen Remembrance Mass for those who died during the past year

This special Mass will be celebrated in Ballinderreen Church this Tuesday, 6th November at 7pm. The families of those whose funerals took place in Ballinderreen since last November are invited in a special way. Also, if you have a relative or friend who died since last November whom you would like remembered in this Mass, please contact Catherine in the Parish Office 086 8577644. All are invited for tea in the Acorn Centre behind the Church after the Mass, a chance to chat and to support the bereaved.

November Masses for the Deceased

A Novena of Masses for those named on the parish November lists is being offered in these days. You can still return your November list, with the names of deceased loved ones, to any of our Churches, to the parish office, or to Kinvara parochial house, so that those named on the list can be included in this Novena.

November Indulgences

The faithful who visit a cemetery and pray for the dead may gain a plenary indulgence for the Holy Souls, one per day from 1st to 8th November, having received the Sacrament of Confession any time in the week preceding or following 1st November, received Holy Communion and prayed for the Pope’s intentions (one Our Father and Hail Mary, or any other prayer of one’s choice), and prayed one Our Father and the Apostle’s Creed.

Road Safety Authority’s Memorial Service

For ‘World Remembrance Day for Road Traffic Victims’ 2018. Clayton Hotel, Ballybrit, Galway, Sunday, 18th November, 2pm to 3pm.

Doorus Community Montessori

Annual Clothing Collection, Wed. 21st Nov. Items for Recycling: new & used clothing, shoes, belts, handbags, ties, linens, household textiles, stuffed toys, etc. Laptops (must be intact with lead), mobile phones (under 4 years old) (please keep separate for collection), no pillows or duvets! Please drop to the Montessori between 9.30am and 6pm Mon. to Fri. Proceeds will go to improving the outdoor play area at the Montessori.

Social Cards

Returning for 6 weeks from Wed. Nov. 7th at 7.30pm in the Acorn Centre. All welcome refreshments provided.

Ballinderreen Lunch Club

Next Sitting, Friday16th November at 1.30pm in Ballinderreen Community Centre. Meals provided at a reduced cost of €5. All dietary requirements catered for. Help on the day would be greatly appreciated. Contact Laura on 0857893385 or Mary on 0879444898 before 3pm on Thursday 15th to book your place. All Welcome.

Ballinderreen Lotto

No’s 22, 27, 28, 32..No winner.. 2 match 3’s.. Mattie Larkin & Kieran Herbert. Jackpot €4,700, draw will take place in O’Looney’s Sat 3rd Nov.

A Public Meeting

Of the County Galway Joint Policing Committee (JPC) will take place on Monday 5th November in Sullivan’s Hotel, Gort at 7pm. It is an opportunity to discuss and make recommendations regarding the policing of County Galway. Senior members of An Garda Siochana, will be in attendance.

5km run/walk/jog in Peterswell

Saturday, 10 November 2018 in memory of Mary Prendergast and her baby son Zach. Begins at 12 noon, registration: Peterswell Hall 10.30am – 11.30am. Online registration visit www.facebook.com/Run4Mary Fundraising for Galway Hospice and Hand in Hand Children’s Cancer Charity.

Positive Spirit

Gambling Addiction

Are you affected by a family member’s gambling problem? If so, help is available. Meeting at Ozanam House, St Augustine Street, Galway, 8:00pm, Monday 5th November. No admission fee.

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Receiving Holy Communion

For those of you who need to receive Communion from your seat, please sit on the outside of the pew and indicate to the Eucharistic Minister.

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