Notices – 11th February 2018

Stations: On Friday 2nd March at 8pm for Shippool, Lissard, Leighmoney, Lisheeda and Laharn at Mary Looney’s.  On Friday 23rd March at 8pm for Slievegullane, Shanvally, Clouracaun, Shanagore and Ballycoughlan at Fiona & Joe Crowley’s.  On Friday 6th April at 8pm for Crowhill & Russell Hill at Margaret and Nelius Lehane’s.  On Friday 13th April at 8pm for Ballymurphy at Linda & Sean Lynch’s.

Next Wednesday is Ash Wednesday: Mass in Knockavilla at 9.30am.  Mass in Innishannon at 7.30pm.

The Pope’s Prayer Intention for February 2018: That those who have material, political or spiritual power may resist any lure of corruption.

The Parish Office: Will be closed next Thursday, the bulletin will be printed.

Recent Death

We pray for Mary Forde, Ballymurphy who died recently.


We pray for Patrick R & Mary O’Sullivan, Coolmoreen, Mary Crowley, Kanturk, Mary Horgan, Russell Hill, (Baby) Niamh Yates, Crossbarry, Lawrence & Mary Scannell, Ballygroman & May & Nelius Cremen, Turners Cross.

Life in the Spirit Seminars

Discover a personal relationship with The Lord, Knockavilla Community Centre Fri at 7.30pm (Feb 2nd– Mar 23rd) 086-0875625.

Invitation to a Fresh Perspective on Faith

The Redemptorists based at Scala Retreat and Conference centre are launching the Nua: Fresh Perspectives on Faith programme on February 15th at 7:30pm in the Scala Retreat Centre (Opposite Blackrock Castle).  The programmes is offered free of charge to young adults from 20 -35 years who have a curiosity about Faith or who are struggling with doubt and have important questions about faith.  Nua is about exploration.  It’s a film series that encourages questions, acknowledges doubt and offers an engaging perspective on Christian faith.  Is an opportunity to dig deeper in exploring faith and spirituality. Log on to

Knockavilla Community Centre

For future bookings please contact Marion Murphy 086-2571050.

Innishannon/Knockavilla Defibrillator Group News

A “Skills Night” for all in the group will be held on Monday, Feb 12th. 8 – 9pm in Upton. 3. A course for anyone wishing to be trained in C.P.R and using the defibrillator will be held on Monday, March 5th starting at 6.30pm in Upton. To book your place ring/text Tom 086-8207540, Nora 086-2851553, Siobhán 087-6882265. 4. Our annual Fundraising Quiz Night will be held on Friday, Feb 23rd in Barrett’s Bar, Innishannon at 8.30pm. Great night assured. Your support for this important community initiative will be much appreciated.

School Enrolments & Open Days

Scoil Mhaoilíosa The school are now accepting enrolments for September 2018, (021-4775662).  Our Open Day is Wednesday 21st February 1.40 – 2.40 pm.  Castlelack National School are starting to take enrolments for September 2018.  We will have our open day on Thursday February 22nd 1.30 – 3pm.  Any queries please ring 023-8843786.  Gurrane National School Phone 021-7331481 or email for further information. Open day to be advised.

Coffee Morning in Castlelack

In Joe O’Halloran’s home in Castlelack, Saturday 17th February from 10am until 2pm. It is to raise money for a Hamilton High School team to go to Romania with Habitat for Humanity to build houses for people who lack adequate housing.  All very welcome.

Innishannon Flower & Garden Club

Innishannon Flower and Garden Club will host Liam Grainger on Wednesday Feb 14th at 8pm in Barrett’s Lounge Innishannon.  Liam will speak about “Spring Time in the garden”.

Valley Rovers GAA Lotto

GAA Lotto is on Sunday 11th February 2018 in Barrett’s Bar.  Jackpot €2,900.  No Jackpot winner.  Last week’s numbers were 02-06-08-31.  Winners of €20: Carmel Hegarty c/o Brinny Inn, Kitty Nolan, Knockroe, Paddy Murray & Eileen Fitzgerald c/o Frank Kearney, Dorothy Lordan, Kilmore, Dave Tyner, Ballinacurra, Kieran Curtin, Castlelack, James Young, Gleann Alainn, Crossbarry, Tomas O’Brien, Lissaniskey & Brian Falvey, Curranure.

Valley Rovers Yearly Lotto Tickets   Are due.  Please contact your local collector to renew this year’s ticket.

Valley Rovers GAA, Joint Celebration

A joint celebration night for the juveniles where our juvenile boys, ladies footballers and camogie club will come together on Friday 16th February in the Munster Arms. Further details to follow.

The Friendship Club      

Next Thursday a local Solicitor Maeve O’Driscoll from O’Driscoll Associates will join us, to talk about wills & other legal matters.  New Members greatly welcomed with transport provided, contact Ann 087-4025269.

Kilmacsimon Swimming & Rowing Club Lotto Results

Lotto Results 5th Feb, Numbers: 4, 8, 15. No Jackpot Winner.  €35 winners – Denis Murphy, Clohane, Lennon & Donnacha, c/o Fiddlers Bar, Kate Lovell, Horsehill.  Next week’s jackpot is €3,400 and Mondays draw will be held in The Old Still, Bandon.


Cork & Ross Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2018 11-16 June, 5 nights’ full board accommodation. Booking forms available from the Pilgrim Section from Joe Walsh Tours, 117 Patrick Street 021-4277959. Enquiries for special sick/assisted section to: The Pilgrimage Director, V.Rev Canon James O’Donovan, Parochial House, Ballinlough, Cork 021-4292296.

Church of The Real Presence, Curraheen Road, Pilgrimage 16-24th April 2018 to San Giovanni, Pietrelcina, Rome. Direct flight from Dublin to Bari/Rome to Dublin (return coach from Cork to Dublin included). Call Premier Travel, 2 Grand Parade, Daunt’s Square, Cork 021-4277700 email

Medjugorje Pilgrimage ex Cork, May 31st to June 7th.  €719 pps half board. 15 places available. €200 deposit secures a seat.  Spiritual Director: Fr. Sean Corkery.  Contact: Sean O’Shaughnessy 086-2959380.

Medjugorje Irish Centre Pilgrimages: 7 nights B&B & airport shuttle service from €279 per person.  Book any flight any time & they provide a shuttle service.  Call 01-4434510 or email

Table Quiz         

A table quiz in aid of the Cork Association for Autism will take place in J.J. Coppingers in Midleton on Friday the 23rd of February at 7pm. Entry fee of €10 per person with teams of 4 invited to play. Plenty of great prizes up for grabs on the night. Contact Barry on 021-4533642 or email for further information. All monies raised from this event will go directly to the Cork Association for Autism.