Notices- 10th June 2018


Graveyard Masses:  Our annual graveyard Masses will be held, as follows:  Knockavilla Thursday, June 28th 7.30pm.  Innishannon, Thursday,   July 12th 7.30pm.  Kilpadder Famine Graveyard Thursday July 26th at 7.30pm

Missionary Sisters of the Holy Rosary will visit next weekend

The Congregation of the Missionary Sisters of the Holy Rosary (The Killeshandra Nuns) was founded in 1924 by Bishop Joseph Shanahan CSSp to bring the Gospel message to the women of Southern Nigeria. Sisters are presently on mission in Brazil, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria, South Africa, Sierra Leone, the U.S.A. and Zambia.  Sr. Mary Gallagher will speak at the Masses on Saturday/ Sunday 16th/17th June 2018 to promote Mission Awareness.

What we doHealth Care: healing the sick, building healthy communities, Education: key to human development at all levels, Pastoral Care: The Word of God alive in people’s lives, Social Development: in cities, villages and rural communities, Justice and PeaceCare for the Earth: loving the planet, Refugees: reaching out to street children, fighting against human trafficking.  Rebuilding shattered lives after devastation of war and disease.  Prayer is central to our lives. It is God’s work we are doing, not our own. Through prayer and the Eucharist we grow closer to Christ who leads us in our faith, and to Mary our mother.





We pray for (Baby) Fiona Collins Crowley, Innishannon and John Falvey, Aherla.

Recent Death

We pray for Mary-Ellen O’Regan, Kilbrittan & Bernadette Flynn, Blarney who died recently.

Extra Collection

There will be an extra collection next weekend for World Meeting of Families.


We welcome Kristen Bridget O’Driscoll, Crosses, Innishannon to the Christian Community.

Recent Marriage

Congratulations to Ellen Dempsey, Ballymountain, Innishannon & Christopher O’Shea, Eyeries on their recent marriage.  Congratulations to William Hurley, Skevanish & Eileen O’Mahony, Dunmanway on their recent marriage.

Mass for the Bereaved

Mass for the Bereaved will be held in St. James Cemetery, Mahers Lane, off the Bandon Road on Tuesday 12th June at 7.30pm.  All welcome.

Parish Office

The parish office is open every Thursday 9am-2pm.  Please have your notices in by the Wednesday of each week.  The last bulletin will be printed on Sunday 24th June.  The office will then close for the summer break.  You can follow us on Facebook and Twitter to keep up with parish news.  Also note that the weekly notices are posted on the website at

Friendship Club

Our annual tour to Carlow was a great success, thanks to all who made it special. Sincere thanks to Dan for the entertainment.  We are finishing up for the summer the 14th June. We have the children from Knockavilla entertaining us that morning.  Many Thanks to everyone that helped out throughout the year. Special thanks to Aiden for being there every Thursday morning.  To all our loyal members have a wonderful summer and we will see you all in September…Ann…

Knockavilla Bridge Club

Knockavilla Bridge Club will be running Summer Bridge in Knockavilla hall on Tuesday nights at 8pm, commencing on June 26th. Beginners welcome.

Gardens & Galleries

On Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th July from 10am to 5pm Innishannon will again host Gardens & Galleries.  Over that weekend a variety of gardens & art exhibitions will be open to the public.

Tidy Towns Work Nights

This Tuesday night work will commence at 8pm in the Grotto and surrounding area.  We have a beautiful Grotto erected by earlier generations of Innishannon people to honour Our Lady.  At the moment it is in need of our care and attention.

Knockavilla N.S

Knockavilla N.S. are holding a Parish Sports Evening, on Friday 15th June at 6.30pm sharp, in Brinny Pitch.  The sports are open to all children attending Gurrane, Castelack, Innishannon and Knockavilla National Schools.  Children living in the parish but are not attending these schools are also welcome to partake.  Looking forward to seeing you all on the 15th for a fun night.

Valley Rovers GAA Lotto

GAA Lotto is on Sunday 10th June 2018 in The Brinny Inn.  Jackpot €5,300.  No Jackpot winner.  Last week’s numbers were 13-16-20-32.  Winners of €20: Anne O Connor c/o Downs Centra, Maureen Green c/o F.Kearney, Davin McKeown c/o Con Murphy, Lisa Murphy, Bandon, Thomas Moloney c/o Twohig’s, Noel Young, Rossmore, Aine & Ena Coughlan, Innishannon, Kathleen Healy, Cloughduv, Ann Walsh, Bantry & Cliona O Shea, Shippool.

Give Blood (Irish Blood transfusion Board)

The Irish Blood Transfusion Service will hold a Blood Donor clinic in Riverstick Community Centre 5pm – 8.30pm Thursday 14th June 2018.  Blood Donation is essential to ensure Hospital Patients get the treatment they need One Donation can save up to 3 Lives.  Full details can be found on or by telephoning 021-4807400 or 1850 731 137.

Kilmacsimon Rowing Club Lotto

Lotto Results 04 June 2018, Numbers drawn 24, 25, 26.  No Jackpot winner.  €35 winners-
Mary & Kevin Barrett, Knockroe, Vivienne Chambers, Ballinadee, Donal Hurley C/o the Kilmichael Bar.  Next week’s jackpot is €2,650 and Mondays draw will be held in Keohane’s Bar, Kilmacsimon.

Music Ministry Together, Summer Course

Each Summer Music Ministry Together organises a course for both youth & adults who have a passion for liturgical music and the desire to serve as ministers in their parishes, schools and communities.  Our theme this year is “Come to me”, taken from Matthew 11; 28-29.  The course will run from 3rd-8th July in Cistercian College, Roscrea.  Note for primary school teachers, this course is accredited for EPV days.  Enquiries to Sinéad Fleming, from the parish, who is a team member on 085-7791924.  Booking contact: Therese Flynn 087-6790336 or