Notices – 12th January 2020

Thank You

I wish to thank all who helped to make our Christmas celebrations so memorable. It entailed a lot of hard work by many parishioners to ensure that the Christmas Celebrations were celebrated with joy, and I hope with a great sense of welcome in our parish churches.

I also wish to thank you personally for your generosity towards me in the Priests Special Collection at the Christmas Masses.  May the Lord continue to bless you all in the year ahead, with good health and God’s peace.

Fr Finbarr

Popes Intention for January 2020 

Promotion of World Peace We pray that Christians, followers of other religions, and all people of goodwill may promote peace and justice in the world.

Recent Deaths

We pray for Seamus Dennehy, Dromkeen, Stephen Mulally, Co Kilkenny, Helena (Lena) O’Donovan, Bandon, Frank Wallis, Cork, Dan Lynch, Shippool & Theresa (Tessie) Delaney, Belrose who died recently.


We pray for Charlie & Nora McNamara, Coolmoreen, Ellen & Chris Hallahan, Bandon, John & Chrissie Guiry, Turners Cross, Joe Mulally, The Rock, Michael Stafford, Bóthar na Sop, Kathleen Lynch, Garryhankard, Patrick F & Margaret O’Sullivan, Coolmoreen, Jim Duane, The Rock, James & Margaret Collins, Kilpatrick, Chris Sullivan, Cork, Michael Moran, UK, Nora L’Estrange, Belfast & Patrick Murphy, Kilmore.

Recent Marriage  

Congratulations to Catherine O’Connor, South Douglas Rd, Cork & John Kevin Kelleher, Leighmoney on their recent wedding.

Recent Baptisms

We welcome Paul Charles Redmond & Richard Francis Redmond Garyhankard, Innishannon, Ava Lee Loadholt, Delaware, USA, Alisha Kay O’Mahony, Ballinhassig & Darragh Billy Sheehan, Clashanimud, Innishannon to the Christian Community.

Extra Collection

There will be a Special Diocesan Collection next weekend.

Parish Office

The parish office will open next Friday 17th January 9am-2pm instead of the usual Thursday.

Scoil Eoin Enrolment

Contact Scoil Eoin before February 14th, 2020 if you wish to enrol a child for the coming school year. Phone 021-4775457/086-4106194 or e-mail Enrolment application forms are available on Instead of an Open Day, the principal is available any day, on appointment, to meet with prospective parents/guardians to show them around & provide information on Scoil Eoin.  Pupils who have enrolled will have an opportunity to come to school with their parents to meet their teacher on Tuesday 21st April 2020.  Athbhliain faoi Mhaise daoibh ó gach duine i Scoil Eoin.

Innishannon/Knockavilla Friendship Club

Meet every Thursday.  Transport provided, new members welcome.  Call John Newman, 087-9441133/Kathleen Moynihan 087-7613184.

Innishvilla Soccer Club

Happy New Year to all.  2020 promises to be another great year for the club.  Work is well underway on the new all-weather astro-turf training ground and is expected to be completed by mid-February.  For the first time in the clubs history there will be an adult ladies team competing in the Cork Ladies League starting at the end of January.  Following on from the great success of the U-13 girls’ team last season, the club will have double the number of teams entering the Cork School Girls League in February.  The current Lotto Syndicate finishes next month and we are delighted to say that the 2020 syndicate is almost fully subscribed.  Many thanks to all our supporters. Results of recent draws: Weekend in Gdansk – Patrick Ryan, Dundrum, Weekend in Munich – Pat O’Brien, Ballymountain, Cash prizes – Joe Lynch, Rockfort, Jason Kidney, Bandon, Jerry Murray, Montenotte, Derek Wilson, Ballinhassig, Daniel McSweeney, Toureen & Marion O’Leary, Mallow.  Special Festive Draw takes place this Saturday night in Crowley’s Bar.

Do You Want To Join A Fun/Local Choir?

Interested in joining a fun, local choir? River Rhythms Choir is looking for new members! We are a mixed choir that sings a variety of songs from many genres at local events and fundraisers. The ability to read music is not necessary. Come on, give it a try! Rehearsals Tuesdays, from 7:30 to 9:30 in Barrett’s Pub, Killeady. Contact Kat 086-3069010 or check River Rhythms Choir on Facebook for more information. All welcome!

Innishannon/Knockavilla Defibrillator Table Quiz

Innishannon / knockavilla defibrillator group will hold its annual table quiz on Friday, January 31st in Barrett’s Bar, Innishannon at 8.30pm. As a group we monitor and maintain 10 defibrillators at various locations throughout the Parish. We also provide C.P.R and defibrillator training courses for individuals and groups in the parish. This is our only fundraiser for the year so your support will be much appreciated. Please come along, always a very enjoyable night. Team of four €40.

Defibrillators are available at the following locations: Innishannon Parish Hall, Scoil Eoin Innishannon, Brinny GAA Pitch, St. Patrick’s Church Upton, Knockavilla Community Hall, Gurranes N.S, Castlelack N.S, Coolmoreen Cross, Innishvilla Soccer Pitch, Centra Crossbarry.  Please familiarise yourself and your family members with location of nearest defibrillator to you. All defibrillators are accessible by using “Break Glass” unit next to Defibrillator Box.

Valley Rovers GAA Lotto

No Jackpot winnerGAA Lotto is on Sunday 12th January 2020 in Barrett’s Bar.   Jackpot €5’000.  Last week’s numbers were 11-17-22-32.  Winners of €20: P.R McCarthy c/o Johnny’s, Finbarr c/o Nora Creedon, Mairead Cotter c/o Twohig’s, Henry Boyd, Kilmore, Karen Bugler, Kilnagnady, Tadgh Burke, Barna, Tony Holmes, Ard Aoibhinn, Cillian, Lucy & Clara Cronin, Kilbrittain, Mar Linehan, Whites Cross and Ray Payne c/o Frank Kearney.

Christmas Draw Results, €100 winners: Karen O’Donovan, Killountain, Jerry Healy c/o Brinny Inn, Colm Forde, Farnahoe, Alex Murphy, Bandon, Derek Canty, Russell Hill, €50 winners: Aran Dinneen c/o Johnny’s, Tony O’Reilly, Innishannon, Brian Hoey, Upton, Dave Holland, The Spires, Tom Fitzgerald, Coolmoreen, Ella & Chloe Collins, Kilpatrick, L.McCarthy c/o O’Sullivans Centra, Sinead Cuffe, Ballymurphy, Mary O’Connor, Lissaniskey & Joe Croke, Lissagroom.

Kilmacsimon Swimming & Rowing Club Lotto Results

Lotto Results January 6th 2020.  Numbers drawn – 7, 8, 33.  No jackpot winner.  €35 winners: Dan Hurley c/o Mary’s, Susan Toal c/o Mary’s, Ellie O’Donovan, Tullyglass.  Next week’s jackpot is €2,350 and will be held in Barrett’s Bar, Killeady on Monday January 13th, 2020.  We are holding our 6k Fun Run/Walk on February 16th.

Anam Cara

Anam Cara West Cork the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding a Parent Evening on 21st January at 7.20pm in the Munster Arms Hotel, Bandon. This is a free event and open to all bereaved parents.

Thank You, The Irish Blood Transfusion Service

On behalf of The Irish Blood Transfusion Service.  Please pass on our thanks to all who contributed to the success of this Clinic 81   Donors attended our Blood Donor Clinic in The Marian Hall, Ballinhassig.  This generosity and commitment to helping others is very much appreciated.  The precious gift of Blood brings life and hope to our hospital patients and their communities.

Autism & Anxiety Talk

Autism and Anxiety Talk in Bru Columbanus, Wilton Monday 27th Jan 7pm to 8.30pm. €10 under Autism Training on or 087-2945977.

St. Brogans College Enrolment Night

Enrolment for night classes at St. Brogans College Bandon takes place on Monday night the 13th of January between 7-8pm in the school. For more information please ring 087-2309653/086-8607422 or email


SMA Pilgrimage to Lourdes, 19-24th September 2020, five nights, full board in Hotel Roissy.  For more info call Fr. Martin Kavanagh SMA 021-4292871.

Medjugorje Irish Centre Pilgrimages April – Oct 2020.  7 Night Stay and Airport Shuttle service from Dubrovnik or Split for €266 per person sharing. Book any flight – any time and we provide guaranteed airport shuttle service. Call us for further info and book the dates that suit you. Tel. 01 4434510 or email

Medjugorje Pilgrimage ex Cork June 30th – July 7th 2020. €725 pps (Half board in Hotel Leone, 2 mins from Church). Spiritual Director Fr. Pat O’Donoghue. Group Leader: Sean O’Shaughnessy. €200 deposit secures place. Some places still available. Contact 086-2959380 or Joe Walsh Tours 01-2410800.