Friday, 18 August 2017

 19th & 20th  August 2017
SATURDAY         19th August
11.00   Nursing Home (M.S.C. Intention
6.30     Julia Fallon (Anniversary)

SUNDAY              20th August
10.30  Stephen Collins (Anniversary)
1.00    Noel Martin (Anniversary)
           Prima Bayawa (Anniversary)
6.00    Sean Conneely (Anniversary)
MONDAY             21st August
9.30   Martin Dooley (Recently Deceased)

TUESDAY            22nd August
9.30    Peggy Campbell (Thanksgiving)

WEDNESDAY       23rd August
9.30   Carmel Callinan (Recently Deceased)
THURSDAY         24th August
9.30   William Peters (Anniversary)
FRIDAY               25th August
9.30    Danny Boner (Recently Deceased)
           M.S.C. Intention

SATURDAY         26th August
11.00   Nursing Home (M.S.C. Intention)
6.30     Margaret Fahy (Anniversary)
            Jim Corbett (Anniversary)
SUNDAY             27th August
10.30    Molly Egan (Anniversary)
1.00      Jim & Mamie Fay (Anniversary)
             Alfredo Amit (Birthday Remembrance)
6.00      Paddy & Bridie McGrath (Anniversary)  


First Friday of every month
after the 9.30am Mass.      

            If you would like a visit from the Priest,
            please contact the Parish
           Office with details on 091 762883.     



Weather permitting, the Rosary will now be prayed at Baile An Choiste, on the green adjacent to house numbers 126 to 151, on Monday, 21st August at 7.30pm. 
The Rosary will be offered for the intentions of the people living in the area and their deceased loved ones and all who attend. 
Please come and join us if you can.




Celebrating One Year to the World Meeting of Families 2018 in Knock
We invite you and all your family to come along to the launch of the one-year programme of preparation for World Meeting of Families 2018, which will take place at the Knock Shrine, County Mayo, on Monday 21st August 2017 on the Anniversary of the Apparition of Our Lady in Knock.

This day of celebration will include liturgical moments, the celebration of the Eucharist, workshops, as well as faith and fun activities for all the family.
The WMOF2018 Icon of the Holy Family will be unveiled and anointed at Mass in the Basilica at 3pm and then begin its journey around the dioceses of Ireland.
Please join us in Knock that day with all your family!
We look forward to welcoming families from every diocese across the country for this special celebration.
More information:


Cancer Care West and Galway University Hospital are organising  a series of free Prostate cancer information and support sessions.

The next support session is scheduled to occur on the 21st of September from 7 pm to 9 pm.

This support session will focus on the management of urinary symptoms. Following the discussion men will have an opportunity to talk to other men and health care professionals with light refreshments provided.

If men and their partners would like to attend this event they can book a place by contacting Rachael Dalton, Clinical Nurse Specialist on 091 893318 or Cancer Carer West on 091 540040. 


Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Cancer Care West Support Centre, Westside, Galway is commencing a mindfulness stress reduction course in Sept.’17.  It will run over 7 weeks, on Tuesdays 2-4 pm and is suitable for anyone in recovery from cancer.

Cancer Care West Support Centre, is also commencing a group based support Program for children aged 5-12 years who have a parent living with a diagnosis of cancer.

Climb is run over 6 weeks, on Monday evenings from 5-7pm and uses creative drama, art and play to talk about and learn ways of coping with difficult feelings.

Please contact Cancer Care West 091 540040 for further details.







Please contact Cancer Care West at 091 540040 for further details.


Friday, 11 August 2017

 12th & 13th  August 2017
SATURDAY         12th August
11.00   Nursing Home (M.S.C. Intention
6.30     Padraig Naughton (Anniversary)

SUNDAY              13th August
10.30  Paul Giblin (Recently Deceased)
1.00    James Egan (Anniversary)
6.00    Teresa & Keith McDonagh (Special Intention)

MONDAY             14th August
9.30   Bridie Conneely (Recently Deceased)

TUESDAY            15th August
9.30    Danny Boner (Recently Deceased)
1.10    Sr. Mary Emma Moyles (Recently Deceased)
7.30    M.S.C. Intention

WEDNESDAY       16th August
9.30   M.S.C. Intention
THURSDAY         17th August
9.30   M.S.C. Intention
FRIDAY               18th August
9.30    Betty O'Kane (Recently Deceased)
           M.S.C. Intention

SATURDAY         19th August
11.00   Nursing Home (M.S.C. Intention)
6.30     Julia Fallon (Anniversary)
SUNDAY             20th August
10.30    Stephen Collins (Anniversary)
1.00      Noel Martin (Anniversary)
             Prima Bayawa (Anniversary)
6.00      Sean Conneely (Anniversary)


First Friday of every month
after the 9.30am Mass.      

            If you would like a visit from the Priest,
            please contact the Parish
           Office with details on 091 762883.     


I would like to THANK ALL who sent me cards, gifts and good wishes as I leave Galway and take up my new appointment as Parish Priest in  Leap and Glandore, West Cork.

I thank everyone in the parish who has helped and assisted in building up the parish community and keeping the church, building and grounds in excellent condition. 
I thank all volunteers in their different ministries within the parish, thank you also to the past and present members of the pastoral and finance counsels. 
Finally, I thank Fr. Tom Plower MSC and Fr. Charles Sweeney MSC for their ministry, help and advice during my seven years in Ballinfoyle.  

Along with parishioners I welcome Fr. Tony Horgan MSC who takes up his position as Parish Priest on Tuesday the 15th August.  I have no doubt that Ballinfoyle Parish will show Fr. Tony the same welcome and support that I have received, I wish him every blessing in his new ministry and may he be as happy as I have been here is Galway.

P.S. If you are ever in Cork, feel free to call on me:
Parish House, Leap,
Skibbereen, Co. Cork. P81 NN52

                         Fr. Kevin










Feast of the Assumption

Tuesday, 15th August



9.30am, 1.10pm & 7.30pm


Benemerenti Medals and Certificates will be awarded at the 10.30am Mass this Sunday to four people for their services rendered to the Parish and the Diocese.  You are all welcome to join us for a celebratory cup of tea/coffee after this mass in the Upper Room.  
Those receiving medals are: 
Alice Carr, Frances Egan, Brian Duffy & John Giblin.

The Benemerenti Medal is the highest honour awarded by the Pope to lay persons in recognition of their long and exceptional service to the church.




COMPUTER CLASSES:  Are you a complete beginner or do you have basic skills you want to refresh or maybe you have a new device and need help?
Age Action runs classes for older learners (aged 55+) who have little or no experience with using the Internet and who are apprehensive of technology(laptops/iPads/iPhones/Tablets/Smartphones all welcome OR if you have no device we can provide one).
Classes are run in three locations in or around Galway city on different days/times. For the most part learners are taught on a 1:1 basis (with an individual tutor). Each course cycle runs for 5 weeks (2 hours per week) and there is no fee.

Classes will recommence in early September, after the summer break. For further information or to add your name to our waiting list, call Age Action on 091 527831.

NOTE: these classes are for absolute beginners or for people who wish to refresh/build on their basic skills. If you have already taken a course with Age Action since January 2017 you are not eligible to apply.

Burren Outdoor Retreat
Friday 22nd to Sunday September 24th
Would you like to come on a guided journey through the Burren with its limestone pavements, rare flora and ancient sacred sites?  
Let the beauty of the amazing Burren landscape renew you in body and soul.   
Phone Mary 087 970 1130
Nóirín 087 9459 151