10/02/2019 :: 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Rest In Peace

Rest In Peace

We Pray for

Pauline Hynes, Mulrook,

who died recently.

Sincere sympathy to her family.

May Pauline Rest in Peace.

Go dtuga Dia suaimhneas síoraí dóibh.

Anniversaries & Intentions
Please pray for the following for whom Mass will be offered
Friday 8th
10am Kinvara [St. Joseph’s] People of the Parish
Saturday 9th
7pm Kinvara [St. Joseph’s] Bernie, Michael & Birdie Leech, Crushoa [Anniversary] & deceased family.
Paddy & Bridget Fallon, Boherbee [Anniversary]
Sean & Christina Connolly, The Quay [Anniversary]
Sunday 10th
9am Doorus Angela Scarry [Anniversary]
Tommy Joe Linnane, Nogra [Anniversary] & deceased family members.
10.30am Ballinderreen Thomas Shiels, Killeenhugh [Anniversary]
12 noon Kinvara [St. Colman’s] Paddy & Maureen Quinn, Caheravoneen [Anniversary]
Deceased members of the Curtin family, Roo Demesne.
Tuesday 12th
7pm Ballinderreen Annual Mass for the Sick
Wednesday 13th
9am Ballinderreen Paddy & Kathleen Diviney & Ethel & Mattie Geagan, Anv.
Thursday 14th
10am Kinvara [St. Joseph’s] Deceased members of the Morris family, Loughcurra
Friday 15th
10am Kinvara [St. Joseph’s] Special Intention.
Saturday 16th
7.00pm Kinvara [St. Joseph’s] Peter & Kate Waters, Ballybuck, Anv.
Deceased members of the Tannian family, Killina.
Mary Bobbie Connolly, Parkroe, 5th Anv.
John McCormack, Cahermore, Anv.
Sunday 17th
9.00am Doorus Special Intention
10.30am Ballinderreen John Martyn, Brothers of Charity House, Mulrook & Dunmore
Margaret & Michael Hynes & their daughter Mary Kinnane, Mulrook
Bertie Flannery, Ballinderreen, Anv.
12 noon Kinvara [St. Colman’s] John Paul O’Connor, Leeha South Anv. & deceased family members.

Last Sunday’s Collection

Ballinderreen: € 597.86
Kinvara: € 1,058.15

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.

Stephen Warde Is missing in Malaysia

To help the family with costs, a fund has been established. Donate on  www.gofundme.com -Help Find Stephen Warde-In Malaysia. For more details contact any of the following: Jackie Veale 086-1750391, Christian Coady 085-7565484, Joe Byrne 087-2625775

Ballinderreen Mass for the Sick

The annual Mass for the sick will take place in Ballinderreen Church this Tuesday, 12th February at 7pm. The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick will take place during the Mass for those whose health situation has become serious. All welcome to come along to pray for those who are sick, and those who care for them. There will be tea afterwards, with a chance to chat.

The Solemn Novena to our Lady of Perpetual Help

Commences in Galway Cathedral on Monday, February 18th.

Six sessions each day:

7.30am, 11.00am, 1.10pm, 3.30pm, 7.30pm, 9.00pm.

Sunday times:

9.00am, 10.30am, 12.30pm, 4.30pm, 6.30pm & 8.00pm.

No 9.00pm Session on Sunday night.

Kinvara Ceremony of Light

There will be a joint Ceremony of Light in preparation for Confirmation for sixth class pupils and families of the three primary schools in Kinvara, St Joseph’s NS, Kinvara, Scoil Bhríghde Naofa, Northampton, and Scoil Chiaráin Naofa, Doorus. It will be held in St Joseph’s Church on Wednesday, 13th February at 7.30pm.

The Ballinderreen Ceremony of Light will take place on Wednesday, 27th February 2019 at 7pm.

Youth 2000 Retreat

Oranmore, 1st-3rd March 2019: The Youth 2000 Connaught retreat will take place this Spring in Calasanctius College, Oranmore. Begins Friday evening finishes Sunday afternoon. Includes talks, workshops, daily Mass, games, reconciliation and healing service. 16-35yrs; donation only; food and accommodation provided – bring a sleeping bag!  For more info and booking see www.youth2000.ie, email office@youth2000.ie or phone (01)6753690.

Dublin Medjugorje Pilgrimage Group

for the Youth Festival 2019: August Bank Holiday Weekend. One of the biggest events of the year in Medjugorje. Ex Dublin costs €725 pps for 7 nights. Payment can also be made in instalments Contact James Treacy 061-921470 or contact Joe Walsh Tours on 01-2410800

Retreat for Primary School Teachers

Speakers include: Breda O’Brien, Bishop Phonsie Cullinan, Maeve Mahon, Sr Rose Miriam. Friday 5th to Sunday 7th April 2019 at Holy Family Mission, Glencomeragh House, Kilsheelan, Co. Tipperary. Registration from 7pm on Friday. Cost €99 shared room, €130 single room, includes meals, accommodation & talks. To book, contact Taylor on 087 785 1086 or email info@actireland.ie

St Josephs N.S. Kinvara

Now enrolling for September 2019. Enrolment forms available to download on www.kinvarans.ie
Please return by February 28th.

Ballinderreen GAA Lotto

Numbers … 8, 13, 19, 27. No winner.. One match 3 Patrick Keane.. Jackpot €6,100 draw will take place Sun 10th in Raftery’s Rest.

Family Carer Training

Are you caring for somebody with Dementia? Western Alzheimer’s are holding family carer training in the Cumasu Centre, Douighiska Road, Galway (opposite Lidl). Wednesday 20th February 2019, 10.30am -1pm for 5 consecutive weeks. Enquires and to book a place please call 091-565193. Email: galway@westernalzheimers.ie Booking essential as places are limited.

Blood Donor Clinic

Will be held in the Lady Gregory Hotel, Gort, on Thursday 21st February 2019 from 5.00pm to 8.30pm. New donors are highly valued. Please just walk in.

Galway 2020

Is the organisation tasked with hosting the European Capital of Culture in 2020. The Wave Makers, Galway 2020 Volunteer Project, is going to be launched on Sat. 16 Feb. in Tribeton, Merchants Road, 3pm—6pm. Please to come along and find out how to get involved with our many volunteer opportunities. (The application form will be available on Galway 2020 website from 16 th Feb.) More Information on volunteer@galway2020.ie

PPN Funding Workshop

Monday, February 11th, in The Irish Workhouse Centre, Portumna at 7.30pm. Information on Galway County Council & GRD’s grant & support schemes for community groups. For more info call Denise 087 9455722 or go to www.galwaycountyppn.ie

RHS Home Care

Now recruiting new Healthcare Assistants in your area. Potential applicants must have the required Fetac/QQI level 5 Please email you CV to jobs@rhshomecare.ie or call Aoife on 090 66 25988.

Bealtaine Festival

Celebrating Creativity As We Age: Consider running a Dawn/Dusk Chorus during the month of May. Older people, their families and friends sing songs they love, songs anybody can join in. For further details please email bealtaine1@ageandopportunity.ie or phone 01-8057713.

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

Positive Spirit



Advises couples getting married to book their pre-marriage course at least a year before their wedding date. The course can be booked online www.accord.ie Contact number – 091 562331.

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