07/10/2018 :: 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Rest In Peace

Rest In Peace

We Pray for

Tommy Faherty, Killanin, Rosscahill,

father of Gabriel Faherty, Killeenhugh,

Monica Smithers, Toronto,

aunt of Maeve Cairney, cantor of St. Colmen’s Church, Kinvara


Marie Cuffe, Surrey, U.K.,

niece-in-law of Kate Kelly, Leaha,

who died recently.

Sincere sympathy to their families.

May Marie, Monica and Tommy Rest in Peace.

Go dtuga Dia suaimhneas síoraí dóibh.

Anniversaries & Intentions
Please pray for the following for whom Mass will be offered
Saturday 6th 7pm
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
People of the Parish
Sunday 7th 9.00am
Lacky Quinn, Tyrone & his sister Sr. Nora Quinn, Birr [Anniversary] & deceased family members.
Tom Connolly, Liskevin, [10th Anniversary]
Lil Helebert, Clough [Anniversary]
12 noon
Kinvara [St. Colman’s]
Mattie & Mary Rose Silke, Funchin [Anniversary]
Tuesday 9th 7pm
Matt Linnane, Pollough [Anniversary]
Wednesday 10th 9am
Peter & Bridie Kealy, Ballyclera [Anniversary] & deceased family members.
Thursday 11th 10am
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
Friday 12th 10am
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
Saturday 13th September 7.00pm
Kinvara [St. Joseph’s]
David McCormack, Northampton, Months Mind.
Joe Corless, Kinvara [Anniversary]
Deceased members of the O’Connor family, Newline.
Sunday 14th 9.00am
Paddy Costello, Aughnish South [Anniversary]
Joseph & Paul Torpey, London [Anniversary]
Frank Moran Snr. & Frank Moran Jnr., Newtown [Anniversary]
Bridget Greaney, Caheradoo [Anniversary]
Vinnie Costello, Mulrook [Anniversary]
12 noon
Kinvara [St. Colman’s]
Matilda Leech, Loughcurra [Anniversary] & deceased family members.
John Fahy, Kinvara West [Anniversary] & deceased family members.

Last Sunday’s Collection

Ballinderreen: € 714.56
Kinvara: € 1,030.21

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

Rosary request from Pope Francis

The Holy Father has decided to invite all the faithful, of all the world, to pray the Holy Rosary every day, during the entire Marian month of October, and thus to join in communion and in penitence, as the people of God, in asking the Holy Mother of God and Saint Michael  Archangel to protect the Church from the devil, who always seeks to separate us from God and from each other.

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

A chance to spend time with the Lord in St Joseph’s Church, Kinvara on Thursdays (after 10am Mass to 7.30pm), Fridays (after Mass to 11am), and in Ballinderreen Church on Tuesdays from 6pm until shortly before the 7pm Mass.

International Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day

Candle Lighting Memorial Ceremony Sun. Oct. 14th  at 3.30pm, Staff Canteen, Nurses Home, U.H.G. All welcome. Contact Helen or Eithne 091 544219/544619.

Message from Trócaire

Outreach volunteers: Are you interested in volunteering and becoming part of something really worthwhile? Trócaire is looking for volunteers to bring social justice alive in local communities. Contact Marie-Anne, SCCUL Enterprise Centre, Ballybane on 091 781 231 or email volunteering@trocaire.org

Be Nice To Yourself

The winter months can be quite a challenge. Make sure you get up, get dressed, prepare and eat your meals, get some fresh air, get some exercise, meet a friend, talk, help others, stay warm, be kind to yourself and take each day as it comes. Day by day. If you are feeling depressed or suicidal talk to your family, a friend, your doctor or one of the professional organisations such as Pieta House. You matter very much. It is ok not to feel ok but please talk today. 1800 247 247  Pieta House 24/7 helpline.

From Pieta House.

Rosary on the Coast

For life and faith this Sunday 7th October at 2.30pm. Please join at one of the 129 locations around Ireland and with 42 other countries around the world to pray for the protection of Life and the restoration of faith. Details of a location near you  coastalrosaryireland.ie All welcome.

Thanks from the Samaritans

For your support for their bucket collections outside the Churches recently. A total of €862.25 was raised. The Samaritans provide listening support to people in despair on their freephone number 116123 and in person at their centre in Nuns Island.

Northampton National School

Annual fundraiser, fun bingo night, Sat.13th October, Community hall. Doors open 7.30pm and Bingo starts at 7.45pm. Tickets at door, adults €10. Children €5. Lots of prizes and a tuckshop on the night!!! All Welcome.

Seamount College, Information Evening

For prospective first year students and their parents. Tuesday October 9th. Principal’s speech, 4.30pm and 6pm. Contact Principal at 091-637362 or email admin@seamountcollege.ie www.seamountcollege.ie

Toddie Byrne Bursary

Credit Union has increased the Toddie Byrne Bursary to €1,500 this year and all eligible applicants who attend the presentation will receive €50. Applicants must have begun third level studies in 2018 and submitted the application to the Credit Union in Kinvara before 11th October. Application forms and full details can be obtained from the Credit Union.

Young At Heart

Resumes this Monday 8th Oct. in the Pastoral Centre from 2pm – 4pm. This is a social group that meet every two weeks for a chat, tea, home-baking and live music. New members very welcome. Contact Sharon 087-9943639 or Kitty 087-2864217.

Ballinderreen Lotto

No’s: 22, 27, 28, 32. No winner. One match 3, Kieran Herbert. Jackpot €4,300. Draw will take in Raftery’s Sat 6th.

Next sitting of Ballinderreen Lunch Club

12th October at 1.30pm in Ballinderreen Community
Centre. Meals provided at a reduced cost of €5. All
dietary requirements catered for. All members of community and friends welcome. Help on the day would be greatly appreciated. Please contact Laura on 085-7893385 or Mary on 087-9444898 before 3pm on Thursday 11th October to book your place.

Ballinderreen Community Centre

Next concert: Saturday 13th Oct. at 8:00pm featuring Don Stiffe with Frank Kilkelly also supported by Michael Burke, Toureen. Tickets €15 (€12 concession) on 085-1743916.

Galway 2020 Weekend of Activities

Ballinderreen Sur La Mer takes place next weekend, 12th-14th Oct. Full details on the leaflet at the Church porch or on Ballinderreen Community Centre Facebook page and www.ballinderreen.net or Ph: 085-1743916.

Training for Transformation

Course for those interested in personal and community development, begins Friday evening 12th and Sat 13th October in Galway Diocesan Pastoral Centre. Facilitator: Martin Kennedy. Details www.pernetlayassociates.com or contact Imelda 086 6098887 or Mary 086 3836567.

Positive Spirit

Positive Spirit


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