Notices – 12th May 2019

Station Mass

Station for Russell Hill & Crowhill on Friday 24th May at 8pm in Teresa & Martin Cremin’sStation forSkevanish at Helen & Martin O’Callaghan’s 13th June at 7.30pm.   A mass will take place on Wednesday 22nd May in Innishannon at 7.30pm & Thursday 23rd May in Knockavilla at 9.30 for the areas who had no station mass this Spring.

Recent Deaths

We pray for John O’Connor, Russell Hill who died recently.


We pray for John & Maureen O’Mahony, Curranure, David Lynch, Russell Hill, Kitty Collins, Clashanimud, Bernie O’Donovan, Raheen, Margaret Healy, Raheen and Tony Jordan, Ballymurphy.

Invitation to Spend Holy Hour (or part of)

In Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament during the following times:  Innishannon Wednesdays from 10.00-1.00 and from 3.00 to 9.00;    Knockavilla Fridays after the 9.30 Mass and in Upton on Tuesdays from 10.30-1.00, from 3.00-5.00 and from 8.00-9.00.

Vocations to the Priesthood – Is God Calling You?

If you are interested in knowing more about being a priest in our diocese we have an open afternoon on Sunday 12th May  from 3:00pm to 6:00pm at the Pastoral Development Office, Ballyphehane (located in the grounds of the Church) Eircode: T12 K798.   If you wish to talk to someone about your vocation – contact Fr Charlie Kiely 021-4537474.

May Rosary in the Grotto

On Sunday and Thursday evenings at 8pm there will be Rosary in the Grotto for all who are sick in our Parish.  And in thanksgiving for those who are recovering.  Everybody welcome.

The Friendship Club

16th May: Exercise with Noel, 23rd May Closed, 30th May: Music & song with Knockavilla N.S children.  The Friendship club is then closed until September.  Transport provided, new members welcome.  Call Kathleen 087-7613184/Assumpta 087-9578127. 

Day of Recollection

St. Benedict’s Priory, Cobh – you are invited to a Day of Recollection. Talks, Adoration, Holy Mass at 9am (Priory), or 10am in Cobh Cathedral.  Lunch provided. 25th May, 11am-3.30pm. Overnight accommodation available.  For more information contact Mother Prioress: 021-4811354,

The Memory Tree Project

Would you like to plant a tree in memory for a loved?  Or to mark a special occasion.  Buy a tree and contact Anna 087-279006 or Jack 087-7984873 and our local Hall team will plant and maintain.

Knockavilla I.C.A

Knockavilla ICA are hosting an evening with style coach Sharon Huggard. Wednesday 16th May at 8.30pm in Knockavilla Community Hall. All fashion questions from accessories to footwear will be addressed. Bandon fashion boutiques will feature. Refreshments and a raffle. All welcome. 

Gardens & Galleries

This year Gardens and Galleries will be held on Sat 15th and Sun 16th June.   Cor Castle is open again, together with many new gardens and a varied palette of artists.  So hold the date and invite your friends to Innishannon that weekend to enjoy a creative artistic and stimulating visit. 

Castlelack N.S Open Sports Day

Castlelack National School are holding an open School Sports on Friday 24th May at 6.30pm, at Valley Rovers G.A.A. Grounds Brinny.  All Are Welcome. 

Castlelack I.C.A

AGM of Castlelack ICA next Monday 13th May at 8.30pm in Castlelack Social Centre.  New members are always welcome. 

Gurrane National School 50 Years of Sporting Fun (Open Sports & Mass/Refreshments)

Gurrane NS invites you to our 50th Open Sports, Friday 17th May, Brinny GAA grounds. A fun family event featuring tiny tots, three legged race, sack race, long jump and sprint races. Team events include sprint relays and the evening culminates with our famous Tug of War competition. All welcome, Registration from 6pm and first race from 6.30pm, See you there!.

2019 marks the 50th Gurrane School Sports. Please join us in celebrating this fantastic milestone and the significant contribution made by parents, teachers, pupils and members of the local community on Sunday 26th May at 1.30pm for a celebratory mass in the school. Afterwards we will have the chance to catch up and share memories of all those years of sporting fun over a cup of tea.  Follow us on Facebook to share your memories of Gurrane sports and keep up to date with the celebration plans.

Valley Rovers GAA Lotto

No Jackpot winner last weekGAA Lotto is on Monday 12th May 2019 in Crowley’s Bar.  Jackpot €7,850.  Last week’s numbers were 05-06-16-27.  Winners of €20: James Bugler c/o The Brinny Inn, Dermot Kelleher c/o Twohig’s, Pat Kearney c/o F.Kearney, The Brinny Inn, Harry Donegan, Ahiohill, Tadgh Curtin, Castlelack, Paddy & Eileen Sweetnam, Farnagow, Michael Guinane, Ard Aoibhinn, Brian Lehane, Kilpatrick and Ursula Kenneally, Rockfort.

Senior Football League v O Donovan Ross’s Sunday May 12th in Brinny at 2pm.  South East Junior B Football League v Ballinhassig Monday May 13th in Brinny at 7.30pm.

Glaslinn Choir Gala Concert, Bandon

The choir is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.  To mark the occasion, a gala concert will be held in St Patricks Church, Bandon on Friday 24th May at 8pm.  The choir will be joined by well-known soloist Linda Kenny, Dan Twomey & harpist Mairéad Casey.  The concert is in aid of two charities: Bandon Hyperbaric Oxygen Centre and Cork ARC Cancer Support House.  Tickets are €20 and on sale in Brooks Pharmacy, Hickey’s Bookshop, O’Farrell’s Newsagent, B.H.O.C & online at the Cork ARC House website and from any choir member.  Everyone is welcome to what should be a fantastic night of music & celebration.

Bandon Agricultural & Show Society

Bandon show is on Sunday May for more details.

Afternoon Tea Dance

Will be held in Kilmacsimon Community Centre on Sunday, 12th May from 3 – 6pm.  Music by Dermot Lyons.  All are welcome.  

Cork Ecumenical Bible Week

Extends a warm welcome to everyone to join them on Tues 21st May (Sacred Hearts Church, Monkstown with Rev Elaine Murray), Wed 22nd (St Joseph’s Glanmire with Fr Ben Hegarty OP), Thurs 23rd (Old Schoolhouse, St Michael’s, Blackrock with Dr. Richard Scriven) and Sun 26th (Sacred Heart Hall, Western Road with Dr. Jessie Rogers) at 7.30pm each evening.  Donations welcome.  

Anam Cara West Cork

The organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding a Parent Evening on Tuesday 21st May at 7:20pm in the Munster Arms Hotel, Bandon. This event is free and open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age your child died, the circumstances of their death, or whether their death was recent or not. Please note there will be no events in July or August, please contact us on or 085-2888 888 for any queries. 0