St. Patrick's Day Masses
St. Patrick’s Day

:: St. Patrick’s Day ::
:: 2nd Sunday of Lent ::

Rest In Peace

Rest In Peace

We Pray for

Annie Duffy, Eyrecourt

mother of Imelda Darabie, Leeha North

who died recently.

Sincere sympathy to Imelda and her family.

May Annie Rest In Peace.

Go dtuga Dia suaimhneas síoraí di.

Confirmation Congratulations

Congratulations to the 65 young people who were confirmed by Canon Peter Rabbitte during the two Confirmation ceremonies in Kinvara on Tuesday. Thanks to the many people from the schools and parish community who were involved in various ways both in preparing the young people, preparing the Church and grounds, and in the different aspects of the liturgy on the day.

Anniversaries & Intentions
Please pray for the following for whom Mass will be offered
Saturday 16th March
7.00pm Kinvara
[St. Joseph’s]
Gertrude Green, Kinvara [Anniversary]
Betty O’Hanlon, Carnamadra [2nd Anniversary]
John Joe Ryder, Cahercon [Anniversary]
Sunday 17th
St Patrick’s Day
9.00am Doorus Peter and Lena Huban, Doorus & deceased family
Bob & Maureen Sharpe, USA
10.30am Ballinderreen Patrick Murphy, Caheradoo [Anniversary]
Michael Barry, Cartron [Anniversary]
Bridget Fogarty, Ballinderreen [2nd Anniversary] &
Julia & James Flaherty, Aran
12.00 noon St. Colman’s John Killeen, Roo Demesne, RIP
Tuesday 19th
7pm Ballinderreen People of the Parish
Wednesday 20th
9am Ballinderreen Mass
Thursday 21st
10am Kinvara
[St. Joseph’s]
Birthday Mass Intention
Friday 22nd
10am Kinvara
[St. Joseph’s]
Special intention
7.30pm Ballinderreen Stations of the Cross
Saturday 23rd
7pm Kinvara
[St. Joseph’s]
Fr. Declan O’Toole & deceased members of the Kilkelly family & Catherine & Jimmy Ralph & deceased members of the Quinn family.
Sunday 24th
9am Doorus Bridget & Patrick Nicholson, Roscommon [Anniversary]
Eileen Ariente who passed away recently in USA.
Jimmy & Kate McInerney, Doorus [Anniversary]
10.30am Ballinderreen Michael Joe & Nora May Murphy, Keansella [Anniversary]
Bertie Helebert, Ballinderreen [Anniversary]
12.00 noon St. Colman’s Thomas, Mary Ann, Paddy & Martin Kelly, Cappamore [Anniversary] & deceased family members.

Last Sunday’s Collection

Kinvara: € 935.70
Ballinderreen: € 709.16
Thank you for your generosity.
Last Sunday’s Collections

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.

Lá Fhéile Pádraig 2019

Happy St Patrick’s Day to all parishioners! Masses are at the usual Sunday times for St Patrick’s Day. Beidh an Ghaeilge á úsáid san Aifreann don féile. Just follow the other side of this sheet for the English translation. The St Patrick’s Day parade in Kinvara begins at 1pm.

The Parish Office

will be closed next Tuesday 19th!

‘The Catholicism Series’

Lenten faith formation for this year begins this Tuesday, 19th March when the first video of The Catholicism Series with Fr (now Bishop) Robert Barron will be screened in the Pastoral Centre, Kinvara, at 7.45pm. The first topic will be ‘The Holy Land and the Story of Jesus’. Video 2: Ballinderreen, 26th March, ‘The Eucharist’. Video 3: Kinvara, 2nd April, ‘Mary’. Video 4: Ballinderreen, 9th April, ‘The Church’. Video 5: Kinvara, 16th April, ‘The Saints’.

Stations of the Cross

This coming Friday, 22nd March, there will be Stations of the Cross in Ballinderreen Church at 7.30pm. Stations alternate between Ballinderreen and Kinvara on the Fridays of Lent.

Invitation to have your baby baptised at the Easter Vigil

For any parents with a baby due for Baptism around Easter, please consider having him or her baptised at the Easter Vigil (Holy Saturday night, Kinvara 7pm, Ballinderreen 9.15pm). The Church considers that ceremony to be a particularly significant time to be baptised. If you would be interested, please contact the parish office.

Beginning Experience Weekend

For people who have lost a spouse through death, divorce or separation, 5th-7th April, Esker Retreat Centre, Athenry. Contact Gerry 086-3855090 or Maureen 087-6646896.

‘Mothers’ Prayers’

St John’s Rest and Care Centre, Knock, 22nd to 24th March 2019. Queries: 087 6184110 or 091 771009, email:

Kinvara Active Retirement

Next meeting Wed. 20th March in the Merriman at 2pm. New members are always welcome.

Ballinderreen GAA Lotto

No’s… 8, 16, 19, 21.. No winner. One match 3: Bridget Acorn. Jackpot €6,600. Draw in O’Donoghues, Sat 16th.

Ballinderreen Lunch Club

Next sitting Friday 22nd March at 1.30pm in Ballinderreen Community Centre. Meals provided at a reduced cost of €5. All dietary requirements catered for. All welcome. Contact Laura on 085-7893385 or Mary on 087-9444898 before 3pm on Thursday 21st to book.

Kilcornan Trails Project

The Brothers of Charity are holding an information evening to discuss the Kilcornan Trails Project on Thursday 21st March, commencing 8.00pm in the hall/canteen in Kilcornan, Clarenbridge. This will be an opportunity to hear first hand the proposal and to ask questions. Members of the working party will be in attendance. All welcome. For further information please ring 076-1064344.

Galway Hospice Oscarz

Casting Call for the Galway Hospice Oscarz: Galway Hospice is seeking 60 people to get involved in its upcoming Oscarz event. A casting call will take place on Thursday 28th March in Galway Hospice. Contact the Galway Hospice Fundraising Team on 091 770868 or email to register your interest.

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 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