10/11/2019 :: 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time



Congratulations to

Matthew Rooney, Toureen,

who was baptised recently.

We welcome Matthew into our Christian Community.

Fr Anthony Minniter R.I.P.

Thank you to all who helped in the preparations for and participated in the funeral of Fr Anthony Minniter, former Parish Priest of Ballinderreen. We give thanks to God for his ministry in Ballinderreen Parish from July 2006 to January 2015, and we pray that Jesus the Good Shepherd may welcome him into the Kingdom of Heaven.

Rest In Peace

Rest In Peace

We Pray for

Fr Martin KeaneMaree, Oranmore.

Fr. Martin, who died during the week, was Curate of Kinvara Parish from 1984 to 1989.May his soul, and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, Rest In Peace

and may Perpetual Light shine upon him.

Sincere sympathy to his family.

Go dtuga Dia suaimhneas síoraí dó.

Communion visits to the housebound

Fr. Hugh will visit those who cannot come to Mass due to illness or old age, on



Thursday next, 31st October in Kinvara,

and on

Friday 1st November in Ballinderreen.

Anyone who has become housebound recently is welcome to receive Holy Communion at home. Please contact Fr Hugh, or Catherine, the parish secretary, to be added to the list for a monthly visit.


Congratulations on your marriage

Congratulations to

Claire Brady, Donard


Philip Connolly, Kinvara

who were married recently in Donard, Co. Wicklow.

We wish Claire and Philip every grace and blessing as they begin married life, and,

may the Lord grant them many happy years together.

First Holy Communion Preparation

First Holy Communion children and their families will all be together from St Joseph’s N.S. at the 7pm Mass in St Joseph’s Church, Kinvara this Saturday, and from

Doorus N.S. at the 9am Mass in Doorus Church this Sunday. We accompany them with our prayers.

November: Month of Prayer for those who have died

November Masses for the Dead: The November Altar Lists of the Dead and envelopes are now available at the entrances to the Churches. A Novena of Masses will be offered, between Kinvara and Ballinderreen, in early November, for those named on the lists. Please return them to the Churches for the beginning of November.

Mass for those who died during the year: For your diary: The Mass to pray for those who died during the year will be celebrated in

Ballinderreen Parish on Tuesday 5th November at 7pm and

in Kinvara Parish on Friday 15th November at 7pm.

Families of those whose funerals were held in the parishes during the year are invited. If you wish to attend and would like to have names of family members/ friends whose funerals took place elsewhere this year included, please give their names to Catherine in the Parish Office. All welcome. Tea/coffee afterwards in the Acorn Centre, Ballinderreen and Pastoral Centre, Kinvara.

Anniversaries & Intentions
Please pray for the following for whom Mass will be offered
Saturday 9th
7.00pm Kinvara
[St. Joseph’s]
First Communion Enrolment Mass for St. Joseph’s N.S.
Mary Ryan, Killina [Months Mind]
Sunday 10th
9.00am Doorus First Communion Enrolment Mass for Doorus N.S.
Bridget Linnane, Nogra [Anniversary]
Miko Fahy, Nogra [Anniversary] & deceased members of the Fahy family.
Ambrose McNulty, Nogra [Anniversary] & deceased family members.
10.30am Ballinderreen Mass for Parish November altar list of the deceased.
12.00 noon Kinvara
Donald Moloney, Months Mind
Tuesday 12th
7.00pm Ballinderreen Mass for the parishioners of Ballinderreen Parish who died within the last year.
Wednesday 13th
9am Ballinderreen Mass for Parish November altar list of the deceased.
Thursday 14th
10.00am Kinvara
[St. Joseph’s]
Mass for Parish November altar list of the deceased.
Friday 15th
10.00am Kinvara
[St. Joseph’s]
Mass for Parish November altar list of the deceased.
7.00pm Kinvara
[St. Joseph’s]
Mass for the parishioners of Kinvara Parish who died within the last year.
Saturday 16th November
7.00pm Kinvara
[St. Joseph’s]
Martina Forde, Killina [Anniversary]
Tom McCormack, Northampton, [5th Anniversary]
Bertie O’Connor, Ballybuck [Anniversary]
Martin, Mary, Michael & Joseph Halvey & deceased family members.
Sunday 17th
9.00am Doorus Padraic & Mary Quinn & their son Anthony, Geeha [Anniversary]
10.30am Ballinderreen John Day, Ballinderren, [5th Anniversary]
Gerard Quinn Mulroog East, [6th Anniversary]
12.00 noon Kinvara
John & Bridget Quinn, Ballybuck [Anniversary]
Paddy Joe & Agnes Flanagan, Ballycleara [Anniversary] & deceased family.

Last Sunday’s Collection

Ballinderreen: € 650.27
Kinvara: € 1,395.30

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.


Are you out of work due to stress or anxiety? Freshstart is a recovery-oriented programme that helps people to develop a sense of self-esteem and confidence while introducing structure, new skills and opportunities to their lives. Training takes place in a stress-free environment in the National Learning Network, Galway. Contact 091-781265.

Ballinderreen and Kinvara Masses for those who died during the year

The Ballinderreen Parish Mass offered for those who died during the year had to postponed last week due to the funeral of Fr Anthony Minniter. It will take place instead this week, on Tuesday, 12th November at 7pm in Ballinderreen Church. The Mass for Kinvara Parish will take place this Friday, 15th November at 7pm in St Joseph’s Church. For both Masses, the families of those whose funerals took place in each parish over the past year are invited to attend. Also, if you wish to attend and would like to include the name of a loved one who died elsewhere during the year, please give his or her name to Catherine in the Parish Office. All who attend each Mass are invited to stay on for tea and refreshments and a chance to meet and chat after the Mass in the Acorn Centre (Ballinderreen) and meeting room in the Pastoral Centre (Kinvara).

* The Masses offered for those on the parish November altar lists of the deceased continue this week, on the dates listed in the Mass intentions section in this newsletter.

Diocesan Family Services collection next week

Next weekend, those using the parish envelope boxes will find an envelope for the annual special collection for the family services of the diocese. Proceeds from this collection help to finance services in the diocese catering for marriage and the family. These include ACCORD, which provides pre-marriage courses, and counselling for those experiencing difficulties in marriage, and the Galway Regional Marriage Tribunal.

Congratulations to our hurling and camogie champions!

Congratulations to the Kinvara hurling team who won the Galway County intermediate final against Kilconieron last Sunday, and will be playing senior hurling next season.

Congratulations also to the Ballinderreen camogie team on winning the county Junior A title against Salthill last Sunday and they will play at intermediate level next season.

The Kinvara / St Colman’s Junior B team also won their county title last weekend.

The Kinvara camogie team were playing in the intermediate county final against Carnmore in Loughrea on Saturday, after the printing of this newsletter, so we hope they did well!

Ballinderreen GAA Lotto

No’s: 4, 11, 20, 27. No winner. 2 match 3’s: Susan Larkin & Tom Tierney. Jackpot: €10,000. Draw will take place in Raftery’s, Sat 9th.

Ballinderreen Community Centre AGM

Next Wednesday, 13th November at 8.30pm in the Community Centre. All are welcome to attend.

Northampton National School

Annual Fun Bingo fundraiser, Thursday, 14th November, Kinvara Community Centre. Starts at 7.30pm sharp. Loads of great prizes. All welcome. Tickets available on the door on the night.

World Remembrance Day for Road Traffic Victims

Memorial Service organised by the Road Safety Authority in the Clayton Hotel, Galway, on Sunday 17th November at 2pm.

SCCUL Sanctuary Therapeutic Support Day

For individuals experiencing life challenges, Thursday 28th November 10.00am-3.00pm in Kilcornan Estate, Clarinbridge. Attendees welcome to bring a friend. Cost €25 p.p. including hot lunch. Places limited. Further info/booking: tel. 087 3466220 or email sanctuary@scculenterprises.ie

St. Mary’s College Open Evening

Thursday 21st November from 6pm to 8pm. Students who are currently in 6th class in primary school are invited along with their parents to view what St. Mary’s has to offer.

Make your own wreath for Christmas

From Natural Materials, with Deirdre Bennet, Horticulturist. Saturday November 30th, 11am, Townhall Gort. Cost: €20 in aid of Burren Lowlands Community Development. Contact 086 0853629 to book c/o Karen by text or phone. 

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)

Kinvara Prayer Meeting

Every Wednesday, 7pm—8pm in the Chapel of Adoration, St. Joseph’s Church Kinvara. All Welcome.

Weekday Mass

With the schools back in action, some parents might like to be aware that you would be very welcome at the morning weekday Masses. Parents leaving children to school in Ballinderreen N.S. might find the 9am Wednesday Mass in Ballinderreen Church a suitable time (except for the last Wednesday of each month when Mass is in Blake Manor Nursing Home at 11.45 am instead). Mass is at 10am in St. Joseph’s Church, Kinvara on Thursdays and Fridays.

Medjugorje Mass, Knocknacarra

On the last Thursday of every month, a free bus will leave St. Joseph’s Church at 7pm and St. Colman’s Church, Ballinderreen at 7.15pm. Contact Mary Farrell on 065 7078009 or 087 2104829.

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