20/10/2019 :: 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Rest In Peace

Rest In Peace

We Pray for

Sarah Moloney, Traught, Kinvara,

Paddy Lane, Pollough, Ballinderreen


Mattie Kavanaghbrother of Willie Kavanagh, Mountscribe

brother of Willie Kavanagh, Mountscribe.

May Mattie, Paddy and Sarah Rest In Peace

and may Perpetual Light shine upon them.

Sincere sympathy to their families.

Go dtuga Dia suaimhneas síoraí díobh.

Feast of All Saints

Friday 1st November is a Holy Day of Obligation, the Solemnity of All Saints. There will be a Vigil Mass in St Joseph’s Church, Kinvara on Thursday 31st October at 7pm, and Masses on the Friday will be at 10am in St Joseph’s, Kinvara, and 7pm in Ballinderreen Church.

Ballinderreen First Communion Preparation

Fr Hugh will meet the parents of the children of Ballinderreen N.S. preparing for First Holy Communion this academic year, in the Acorn Centre behind Ballinderreen Church, this coming Wednesday, 23rd October at 7pm. There will be some input on the Sacrament, with a chance to discuss the preparations over the months ahead. At least one parent for each child is asked to attend.

St Colman’s Anniversary leaflets

Some parishioners have asked if they could have any left over leaflets from the Mass to celebrate the 200th anniversary of St Colman’s Church, Kinvara, as souvenirs. Some are now available and can be collected in the sacristy before or after 12 noon Mass. Thanks to Doireann De Courcy Mac Donnell for producing the leaflet for the occasion.

Anniversaries & Intentions
Please pray for the following for whom Mass will be offered
Saturday 19th
7.00pm Kinvara
[St. Joseph’s]
Joe McCormack, Parkroe [Months Mind]
Joe Corless, Kinvara [Anniversary]
Sunday 20th
9.00am Doorus Paddy Costello, Aughinish South [Anniversary] & deceased members of the Costello family, Aughinish & America.
Michael & Maureen Collins, Geeha [Anniversary]
10.30am Ballinderreen Sarah Fordham, Tyrone [Anniversary]
Patrick Linnane, Drumacoo [Anniversary]
Suzanne Stafford, Dublin [Anniversary]
12.00 noon Kinvara
People of the Parish
Tuesday 22nd
7.00pm Ballinderreen Peter & Bridie Kealy & their sons & grandson, Ballycleara [Anniversary]
Wednesday 23rd
9.00am Ballinderreen People of the Parish
Thursday 24th
10.00am Kinvara
[St. Joseph’s]
Friday 25th
10.00am Kinvara
[St. Joseph’s]
Saturday 26th October
7.00pm Kinvara
[St. Joseph’s]
Michael Staunton, Loughcurra, [2nd Anniversary]
Raymond & May Monahan, Kinvara [Anniversary] & deceased members of the Monahan & McLynn families.
Martin & Nora Connolly & Delia Hansbury, Shesseragh [Anniversary]
Sunday 27th
9.00am Doorus Thomas Fahy, Cregboy [Anniversary]
Mary & Martin Delaney, Mountmellick [Anniversary] & deceased family.
Pat Keane, Aughnish & deceased family members.
10.30am Ballinderreen Margaret & Pat Bermingham [Anniversary]
Paddy Joe & Agnes Flanagan [Anniversary] & deceased family members.
Jim & Mary Quinn, John & James Quinn and deceased members of the Quinn family, Aran Quay.
Christy Kavanagh, London & Carlow, [1st Anniversary]
12.00 noon Kinvara
People of the Parish.

Last Sunday’s Collection

Kinvara: € 1,162.67
Ballinderreen: € 686.97

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.

Mission Sunday 2020

Today is Mission Sunday. Pope Francis had designated October this year as an Extraordinary Missionary Month, with the theme “Baptized and Sent: The Church of Christ on Mission in the World”. The month aims to awaken the awareness of the mission to all peoples, and to reinvigorate the sense of responsibility for proclaiming the Gospel with new enthusiasm. Those using the parish envelope box will find an envelope for this week for the propagation of the faith collection. The proceeds support the work of missionaries around the world.

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.

Young At Heart

This Monday 21st, 2pm – 4pm, Pastoral Centre, Kinvara. New members welcome.

Ballinderreen GAA Lotto

No’s: 11, 13, 17, 32. No winner. Two lucky dips: Martin Mc Inerney & Robert Bermingham. Jackpot €9,700. Draw will take place in Raftery’s, Sat 19th.

Local Jobs

There are 360 jobs in (this town) in remote companies that let you live and work locally. Contact www.growremote.ie for free advice on accessing this work.

Galway Centre for Independent Living

Are hosting a free public talk/workshop on creative development & mindfulness topics as a step along the journey of self-advocacy. Timed to coincide with National Social Inclusion week. The Merriman Hotel Thurs 24th Oct at 7pm. Disabled and elderly people are especially encouraged to attend.

Thank you From Epilepsy Ireland

For your very generous contribution to our recent collection. A total of €363.08 was collected in Kinvara and €260.00 in Ballinderreen.

The Sacred Heart Messenger Magazine

If you would like to subscribe to this magazine, please contact 087-2999142. Subscription €24 per annum.

Seamount Parents Council

Would like to sincerely thank all parishioners who supported our “Cash for Clobber” and “Afternoon Tea” fundraisers over the last year. Thanks to your support, a cheque for €4000 was presented to Principal Maighréad Mhic Dhomhnaill at our recent AGM. The money has been used for the refurbishment of the Pastoral Care/Learning Support area of the school.

International Youth Conference

Clongowes Wood College, from 2pm on Fri 27th December to 4pm, Mon 30th. Speakers include Archbishop Jude Thaddeus Okolo and Bishop Phonsie Cullinan. Details: www.afcmteamireland.org

A Day of Spiritual Healing

Saturday, November 9th, Loughrea. Contact Marguerite Brady 086 0356970 to book.

Burrenbeo Members’ Walk

With Pius Murray, 1pm, 3rd November, Oughtmama, Bellharbour.

Irish Heart Foundation

Free training courses in CPR and patient moving and lifting, Monday 21st Oct, Croí House, Newcastle, H91 FF68, 9am—5pm, lunch included. Call Tracy 087-2920956 or carers@irishheart.ie

Medjugorje Mass

The last Thursday of every month, free bus leaves St. Joseph’s Church Kinvara at 7pm and Ballinderreen Church at 7.15pm, to travel to Knocknacarra Church.

Gort and South Galway Social Services

Applications are sought (with CV and covering letter) for the position of coordinator for Gort Social Services/ Day Centre to the Secretary, Gort Social Services/ Day Centre, Queen Street, Gort by 1st November.

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