Notices – 10th September 2017

Parish Office (Change of day)
The parish office will now open every Thursday 9am-2pm. Please have your notices in by the Wednesday of each week. 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
Station Masses
Denis O Donovan on Thursday 12th October at 8pm for Leighmoney, Lissard, Lisheeda & Shippool. If you are having a Station Mass please contact me. Fr. Finbarr.
Recent Deaths
We offer prayers for our parishioners who died during the past months. Catherine (Kitty) Butler, Dromkeen, Esther White, Skevanish, Teddy Drew, Crowhill, Denis Dullea, Crossbarry, Sean MacSeoin, Roselawn, Patrick Giltinan, Church Hill and Johnny Carolan, Garryhankard.
We pray for Betty Galvin, Cork/Dromkeen, Patrick, Kate & Catherine Hurley, Rylane, Denis McSweeney, Ballinacurra & Alfie Callanan, Tallow, Co Waterford.
We welcome Sadie Rose Áine Whelton, Lissagroom, Upton to the Christian Community.
St Mary’s Church Choir
Will resume practice on Wednesday 13th September at 8pm. Before the summer break a few people expressed an interest in joining. So come along & new members will be warmly welcomed. You may also contact Breda or any choir member.
Innishannon Playground Presents The Kube
Innishannon playground presents The Kube Saturday October 14th in Carrigaline Court hotel. Doors open at 7.15pm. Tickets €20. For tickets contact Sara 087-2989421, Rebecca 087-9634344 or on Facebook thekubeinnishannon.
Hospice Coffee Morning
Thursday 14th September is national Hospice Coffee Morning. On that morning there will be the usual Coffee Morning in the home of Alice Taylor. Everybody welcome & all proceeds to Marymount. Please come and support this great cause.
Cork Scripture Group
Sr. Mary T Brien PBVM will facilitate 4 nights on St Paul entitled “For our Instruction: For our Time. Paul’s letter to the Christians in Rome.” It will take place in Scala, Blackrock on Mondays 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd October 2017 from 7.30 – 9.30 p.m. Cost €50. All are welcome. For booking please email
Innishannon Playground Group 5K Family Fun Run
Innishannon Playground Group are holding a 5K Family Fun Run on Sunday Sept. 17th at 2pm. All walkers, runners, bikes, buggies and dogs (on leads) are welcome. Refreshments will be served afterwards in the Hall. On the day, trophies will be presented to the fastest boy & girl from each of the local schools along with a prize for the fastest lady and gent! This promises to be a fantastic day out for all the family. Registration can be made online through You can also register locally at Rohu’s and The Found Out Café. Alternatively you can register in the Hall on the day. These events succeed with a lot of assistance from local volunteers. If you are interested in helping out on the day (marshalling, serving refreshments, registration) you can contact the committee on or call Paul on 087-6390172. Any offer of help would be greatly appreciated. We look forward to seeing you all there.
Tidy Towns Work Night
This Tuesday night at 7.30pm at the Bridge, to trim the beech hedge, cut the grass and clear weeds. Please come and help to get the Bandon entrance looking well.
Whist Drive
Are starting back on Sunday 10th September at 8.30pm in Knockavilla Hall.
Bridge for Beginners (Bridge is fun, social & stimulates the brain)
Play Social Bridge and make new friends. 12 week course, C.B.A.I qualified bridge teacher. Starts Wednesday 20th September at 7.30pm at Gortnaglough Ballinhassig (between Halfway & Crossbarry). Call Bernie 087-2575689.
Valley Rovers
Valley Rovers GAA Lotto is on Sunday 10th September in Johnny’s Bar. Jackpot €3’650. Last week’s numbers were 02-03-13-28. No jackpot winner. Winners of €20: Lynda Burke & Philip Hoey c/o Johnny’s, Ted Harrington, Eamon Sheehy & Paddy Murray c/o F.Kearney, Kieran Delaney c/o Brinny Inn, Vincent O’Brien, Bandon, Jennifer McCarthy c/o O’Sullivan Centra, Valley Rovers U9’s (2016) & Joe Butler, Farnahoe.
Fixtures: Senior Football Ch’ship v Avondhu Sunday Sept 10th in Ovens at 2pm.
U21 PHC v Ballinhassig Wednesday Sept 13th in Bandon at 6.30pm.
Padre Pio Day in Knock
September 17th with Cormac O’Connor Coach Tours. Due to large demand we are now looking at running a second coach to Knock on Sunday 17th September for the Padre Pio weekend. To express your interest in this trip call 023-8849196 or 087-6167835. A Second coach will run subject to demand. Price €55 per person including breakfast, evening meal & coach.
Irish Blood Transfusion Service, Thank You
On behalf of The Irish Blood Transfusion Service. Please pass on our thanks to all who contributed to the running of this. Clinic. 286 Donors attended our Blood Donor Clinic in Bandon GAA Pavilion. This generosity and commitment to helping others is very much appreciated. Donating Blood is a precious gift that brings life and hope to patients, their families and friends.
Sage Support & Advocacy Service (Charity)
Sage promotes and support the rights of vulnerable adults and older people. Sage was established in September 2014. Its development has been influenced by the scandals of Leas Cross in 2005 and Aras Attracta in 2014. Sage was funded by the HSE and The Atlantic Philanthropies with the support and governance of Third Age. We are currently recruiting for volunteers in 6 target areas; Dublin, Kildare, Wicklow, Cork & Kerry, Galway & Mayo, North West Area (Sligo, Roscommon, Leitrim, Longford), Mid-West (Limerick, Clare, North Tipperary), South East (Waterford, Carlow, South Tipperary, Wexford). All our volunteers are Garda Vetted and trained.