07/07/2019 :: 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Rest In Peace

Rest In Peace

We Pray for


Rena Grealish, Blake Manor Nursing Home and Carnmore,


Linda Allen, who died in Australia,

sister of Frank Flately, Kinvara

who died recently.

Sincere sympathy to their families.

May Linda and Rena Rest In Peace

and may Perpetual Light shine upon them.

Go dtuga Dia suaimhneas síoraí dóibh.

Anniversaries & Intentions
Please pray for the following for whom Mass will be offered
Saturday 6th
7.00pm Kinvara
[St. Joseph’s]
Maura Dunn, Belfast, sister of Thomas Hackett, Kinvara [Months Mind]
Bernadette & Joseph Forde, Cartron [Anniversary]
Sunday 7th
9.00am Doorus Martin Shaughnessy, Parkmore [Anniversary] & deceased members of the Shaughnessy family
10.30am Ballinderreen Mary & Bill Ward, Ballycleara [Anniversary]
Patrick Vesey, Parkroe [Anniversary]
Martin Larkin & his son Patrick, Aran [Anniversary]
12.00 noon Kinvara
Eoin McMahon, Kinvara [Anniversary]
Martin, Michael & Elizabeth Kelly, New Line [Anniversary] & Anne Cuffe, London, who died recently.
Sean Conole, Tawnagh [Anniversary]
Tuesday 9th
7.00pm Ballinderreen People of the Parish
Wednesday 10th
9.00am Ballinderreen Mass
Thursday 11th
10.00am Kinvara
[St. Joseph’s]
People of the Parish
Friday 12th
10.00am Kinvara
[St. Joseph’s]
Special Intention
Saturday 13th
7.00pm Kinvara
[St. Joseph’s]
Peter and Kathleen Keane, Carnamadra [Anniversary]
Eileen Brown, Ardvough [1st Anniversary]
Michael Linnane, Caheravoneen [Anniversary]
Sunday 14th
9.00am Doorus John Huban, Doorus [Months Mind]
Peg Corless, Mountscribe [Anniversary]
John O’Connor, Doorus [Anniversary]
10.30am Ballinderreen Tommy Fordham, Tyrone [12th Anniversary]
Gerry Sheehan, Drumacoo [Anniversary]
Dan & Bridget Fordham and deceased family members
12.00 noon Kinvara
Bridget & John Keane & Celia Keely, Boherbuí & deceased family members

Last Sunday’s Collection

Kinvara: € 1,093.49
Ballinderreen: € 529.37

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.

Reek Sunday

The annual national pilgrimage to Croagh Patrick, ‘Reek Sunday’, takes place on Sunday 28th July. Mass will be celebrated on the summit of the mountain on the hour with the first Mass at 8:00am and the last Mass at 2:00pm. Confessions will be available on the summit from 7:30am to 2:00pm.

Pilgrimage to St Colman’s Cell, Slieve Carran

Sunday 7th July. Starting at 3.00pm with Stations of the Cross at the gates to the national park and arriving at St Colman’s Cell where Mass will be celebrated. The way to the site will be signposted on all approach roads. Information from 087 9822156 or 091 635164.

Ballinderreen New Altar Servers

Parents of the children who recently joined the Ballinderreen Altar Servers are asked to please return the vetting forms along with two proofs of identity as soon as possible, so that the new Servers can be put on the rota for serving.

St Colman’s Church Kinvara 200th Anniversary

Thank you to those who have made contributions to the special collection to fund the opening up of the field next to the Church as a garden, some other improvements and the anniversary celebrations. €673 has been contributed so far. If you would like to contribute, please return the special envelope to the offertory basket or to the parish office or the sacristy. Don’t forget to put the 12 noon Mass in St Colman’s on Sunday 22nd September in your diary, as well as the evening of music and culture, and presentation on the history of St Colman’s Church on Saturday 21st September at 8pm in Kinvara Community Centre.

CHY3 Forms for Parish Contributions

Those who have received letters with the CHY3 form are asked to please return the form to the parish office. As a registered charity, the parish is able to claim from Revenue for donations over €250 in a year. This costs nothing to the donor. We cannot make a claim for your donations until you fill the CHY3 form. Therefore, using this system is a great help to the parish. Many thanks to parishioners who use the envelope box system that makes it possible to avail of this possibility. If you would be willing to use the envelope box system and are not already doing so, please send your name and address to the parish office.

Parish Cemetery Masses 2019

Mount Cross: Friday, 30th August at 9pm
Doorus: Sunday, 8th September at 9am
Parkmore: Friday, 13th September at 7.30pm 

Ballinderreen Social Services Outing 

Tuesday 23rd of July, travelling the Wild Atlantic Way. Doolin to Ennis, €25. Bus leaving Ballinderreen Community Centre at 9.30 am. Please put your name on the list in Ballinderreen Church porch or contact Aileen at 087 2612029 or committee members Liz Forde and Carmel Divilly to book your seat.

Ballinderreen GAA Lotto

No’s: 18, 25, 29, 31. No winner. Two lucky dips: Phyllis McCarter & Niall Hanley. Jackpot €8,200. Draw will take place Sat 6th in Raftery’s Rest.

Senior Citizens’ Outing

Kinvara Senior Citizens’ Summer outing is on 9th July, with a trip to Knock and to Castlebar. Bus departs from Keogh’s at 10.30am. Contact Anne on 637359 or Maureen on 637189 to book your seat.

Kinvara FM

Interview with Cruinniú Chairperson, Dr. M. Brogan, talking to presenters Seamus Gallagher and Christina Connolly about events planned for this year’s festival, the history, and celebrating 40 years of Criunniu Festival, 9th -11th of August 2019. August 9-11. For the podcast, go on the web- www.kinvarafm@gmail.com. Click on to latest podcast, Kinvara Reporting 29-06-19.

Dates for your Diary for 2020



Confirmation 2020

Ballinderreen N.S.: Tuesday, 3rd March at 11am

Kinvara St. Joseph’s N.S.: Wednesday 1st April, in St. Joseph’s Church at 1pm

Doorus N.S. & Northampton N.S.: Tuesday Wednesday, 1st April at 3pm in St. Joseph’s Church

Northampton N.S.: Saturday 25th April
Doorus N.S.:. Saturday 9th May
Ballinderreen N.S.: Saturday 16th May
St. Joseph’s N.S.: Saturday 23d May

(All ceremonies at 11am)

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