03/02/2019 :: 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Rest In Peace

Rest In Peace

We Pray for

Michael Fahy, late of Rinneen, Doorus,

who died in the UK, brother of James


Kate Soraparu, Chicago,

who died recently, sister of Peggy Donohue, Moy Rd.

Sincere sympathy to their families.

May Kate and Michael Rest in Peace.

Go dtuga Dia suaimhneas síoraí dóibh.

Anniversaries & Intentions
Please pray for the following for whom Mass will be offered
Saturday 2nd
7.00pm Kinvara [St. Joseph’s] Cliona Keaveny [3rd Anniversary]
Jack & Molly Quinn, Moy [Anniversary]
Sunday 3rd
9.00am Doorus Patrick & Agnes O’Connor, Traught [Anniversary]
10.30am Ballinderreen Michael & Marlyn Fordham, Ballinderreen [Anniversary]
Jack, Kate, Christopher & Seámus St. George, Newtown [Anniversary]
Mary O’Toole, Aran [Anniversary]

Ballinderreen Family Mass:
Welcome to families attending the 10.30am Mass in Ballinderreen Church together this Sunday. Thanks to Ann Keane and helpers who have prepared for the Mass. There will be tea for everybody in the Acorn Centre behind the Church after the Mass.

12 noon Kinvara [St. Colman’s] Ann Cuffe, Surrey, who died recently, sister of Kate Kelly, New Line.
Tuesday 5th
7pm Ballinderreen Vincent Murphy, Carrowgarriff [Anniversary]
Wednesday 6th
9am Ballinderreen People of the Parish
Thursday 7th
10am Kinvara [St. Joseph’s] Special Intention
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.

Last Sunday’s Collection

Kinvara: € 1,050.69
Ballinderreen: € 748.07

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, in the week of the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, World Day of the Sick, will take place in Ballinderreen Church, Tuesday, 12th February at 7pm. The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick will take place situation has become serious. 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.

Blessing of Throats after this weekend’s Masses

As 3rd February is the Feast of Saint Blaise, the traditional blessing of throats will take place after all Masses this weekend, using candles blessed at the Saturday 7pm vigil Mass in St Joseph’s, Kinvara. St Blaise was Bishop of Sebastea in Turkey in the fourth century. A boy was choking to death on a fishbone he had swallowed, and his mother brought him to St Blaise, who prayed for him and he was cured. Therefore, St Blaise has been invoked since that for ailments of the throat. He died as a martyr for the faith.

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.

Christmas Day Swim

Kinvara Swimming and Lifesaving Club wishes to thank the organisers, helpers, benefactors, swimmers, spectators and lifeguards for making the event a great success €2,681.12 was collected for Galway Hospice.

Ballinderreen GAA Lotto

Numbers … 13, 21, 27, 31.. No winners. 2 lucky dips John Lane & Karen Fitzgerald . Jackpot €6,000 draw, O’Donoghue’s Sat 2nd Feb

Ballinderreen N.S.

Now enrolling for September 2019. Information evening on Wednesday February 6th at 7pm in the school hall. Enrolment forms available to download from ww.ballinderreenns.net or call 091-796632 for further details.

Ballinderreen Lunch Club

Next sitting will take place on Friday, 8th February at 1.30pm in Ballinderreen Community Centre. Meals provided at a reduced cost of €5. All dietary requirements catered for. All welcome. Please contact Laura on 085 7893385 or Mary on 087 9444898 before 3pm, Thursday 7th February to book your place.

Fund Raising Art Exhibition & Sale

Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd February in Ballinderreen Community Centre. Paintings by local artist Joe McCaul. Demonstration each day 2pm—3pm. Demonstration pieces to be auctioned at Lip Sync on Saturday 9th February .

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.

Samaritans need Volunteers

If you would like to find out more, come along to one of our open meetings, Wednesday 6th February, 14 Nuns Island Galway at 8pm or Wednesday 13th February, Menlo Park Hotel Galway at 8pm. Find out more about joining us on 086- 2468203 or visit www.samaritans.ie/volunteer.

Gianna Care West Mother and Baby Bank

Menlo Park Hotel Sat 9th Feb 4pm to 6pm. Come along, pick up free items, meet other Mums and our team. See FB & Instagram pages for more detail or call Emma on 087 9620760.

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

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