Where does the money the parish receives from your weekly, monthly and tax rebate contributions go? During the past number of months, the Parish Finance Committee undertook a number of projects.
1. New Vestments for Knockavilla Church €1900.
2. New sound system for Innishannon Church and upgrading of system in Knockavilla Church € 12,146.
3. Cleaning and varnishing of Tabernacles, Chalices, Ciborium’s in both churches, cleaning and varnishing of Sanctuary Lamp in Innishannon Church €3,200.
4. Purchase of Large Paten Bowls for hosts in both churches, purchase of Albs for both churches €1250.
5. New Altar Cloth and Credence Tables Cloths for Innishannon Church €423.
6. Tarmacadam outside Knockavilla Graveyard and Church €5,646.
On top of these expenses, the normal summer works were carried out in both churches, grounds and graveyards. Once more, we wish to thank you for your continued financial support in maintaining our Parish facilities.
Friday 25th October at 8pm in James & John Coughlan’s for Slievegullane, Shanavally, Clauracaun & Ballycoughan. Friday 18th October at 8pm for Knockroe, Farnagow & Ballymountain South at Jane & Gus Crowley’s.
If you want to hold the Station Mass in your home, contact Fr. Finbarr.
Safeguarding (October is Safeguarding month for Children & Vulnerable Adults)
Human Trafficking. The Diocese supports and seeks to educate people with the modern day problem of Human Trafficking. The Santa Marta Group is an alliance of international Police Chiefs and Catholic Bishops from around the world working together with civil society in a process endorsed by Pope Francis, to eradicate human trafficking and modern day slavery. The Pope describes trafficking as “an open wound on the body of contemporary society”. To read more visit www.santamartagroup.com.
We pray for Sheila Walsh, Ballymurphy, Brendan Cullinane, Skevanish, Seán McSeoin, Roselawn, Peter Callanan, Ballymountain Sth, Mary Lane, Dromkeen, Michael Sweeney, Kilpatrick Chris Guiry, Cork. & Noel O Donovan, Curra.
There will be an extra collection next weekend for Mission Sunday.
Congratulations to Louise O’Mahony, Tuough & Barry Connolly, Raheny Dublin on their recent wedding.
Innishannon/Knockavilla Friendship Club
17th October: Trip to the Buffalo Farm, Macroom, 24th October: Speaker from St Michael Centre, Bandon. 31st October: Health & Beauty talk with Mary Mullins. Transport provided, new members welcome. Call Kathleen 087-7613184/Assumpta 087-9578127.
Innishannon Knockavilla Defibrillator Group News
We have organised the following: C.P.R / Defibrillator training course will be held on Monday, October 21st in Upton 6.30 – 10pm. Would you like to be confident and competent in performing C.P.R.? Could you use a defibrillator, if required? For further details or if you would like to book a place please contact / text Tom 086-8207540, Nora 086-2851553 or Siobhan 087-6882265. Quiz night: Our annual Quiz fundraising quiz will be held on Friday, January 31st 2020 in Barrett’s Bar, Innishannon. Save the date.
Innishannon Church Choir
The choir have resumed practice at 8pm Wednesday nights. We look forward to singing at mass and various liturgies throughout the year. Every year at this time we appeal for new members, who are always welcome, however this year we are saying new members are essential and necessary going forward. We welcome Andrea Murphy as our resident organist/piano player. Andrea has been helping us out for the past few years, she also was a member of the Saturday evening mass youth group. She is a great addition to our choir. We cannot thank Sinead Fleming enough. She has been our organist for seventeen years. Sinead did an admirable job, and we are so grateful to her. When work commitments permit, Sinead will join us as a soloist & choir member. She will also continue to bring and teach us new music. We thank Fr. Finbarr, Jack and you the congregation for your kindness, help and support. For any information contact Breda 085-8118089 or any choir member.
Gurrane School, Welcome, Activities and Clothes Collection
We would like to welcome our 8 new junior infants who started with us in September and especially welcome the new families to the Gurrane School Community. All the children are learning Irish dancing every Thursday with Fionnan. Our Juniors and Seniors are enjoying playball after school on Monday’s. This week Niamh from the “Heritage in the School” organisation visited the school and she talked with the children about wildlife in local habitats and appreciating Irish biodiversity through fun and informative activities. Check out www.gurranens.ie , our Facebook page www.facebook.com/gurranens for more information. Clothes Collection: Please donate clean unwanted clothes, also bed linen, towels, curtains, shoes, bags, belts & soft toys. No Duvets or pillows accepted. Drop off times to the school hall are Tues 29th Oct 6.30-7.30, Sat 2nd Nov 11.30-12.30 and during school hours on Mon & Tues 4th & 5th Nov. If these drop times don’t suit please contact 086-3478903 and we will arrange collection from you.
Innishannon Knockavilla Defibrillator Group News
The following: C.P.R / Defibrillator training course will be held on Monday, October 21st in Upton 6.30 – 10pm. Would you like to be confident and competent in performing C.P.R.? Could you use a defibrillator, if required? For further details or if you would like to book a place please contact / text Tom 086-8207540, Nora 086-2851553 or Siobhan 087-6882265. Quiz night: Our annual Quiz fundraising quiz will be held on Friday, January 31st 2020 in Barrett’s Bar, Innishannon. Save the date.
Valley Rovers GAA Lotto
No Jackpot winner. GAA Lotto is on Sunday 13th October 2019 in Barrett’s Bar. Jackpot €3,200. Last week’s numbers were 04-06-11-22. Winners of €20: Ali, Lucy & Ben c/o O’Sullivan’s Centra, Anne Fehilly c/o Johnny’s, Fachtna Sheehy c/o Brinny Inn, Mary & Jon c/o Con Murphy, Cathal, Shona & Alesha Cronin, Clashanimud, Adrian Hickey, 1 Lissagroom Meadows, Kevin O’Donovan, Briar Hill, Michael Manning, Kilmore, Amanda O’Leary, 11 Barr Na Claise & Eva Lehane, Knockavilla. GAA Clubs Draw Hasgreat prizes with 10 prizes of €20,000, 10 year Premium Pairc Ui Caoimh Tickets & 19 other prizes of cash & hotel breaks in each of 12 monthly draws. Last year our members won over €6,000 in prizes. Tickets cost €100 or €10 per month for 10 months. Of this €45 is returned to the club to help fund the great sporting and recreational facilities being provided in our parish. Support your club, join today for less than €2 per week and be in with a chance to win these fabulous prizes. First draw November 1st 2019. Contact Denis O Riordan 087-9096691 Paul Hoey 087-6196254 Ted O Donovan 086-8246827 or Claire O Shea 086-3470503 or online at corkgaadraw.ie.
Pioneer Lunch & Social
In Actons Hotel, Kinsale on Sunday Oct 20th at 1.30pm. The four course meal and social with music by Lee Sound is organised by the Mid-West Region of the Pioneers. Pioneers who are due the newer Diamond (60 years), gold, silver jubilee or 10 year pin can be presented with them after dinner. Tickets €25, call Aislinn Cogan 087-9699488/Sheila Murphy 087-7686112/ 021-48888103.
Wellness Week Free Events
As part of wellness week a number of free events will be held in the Munster Arms hotel, Bandon on this Sun Oct 13th, including the showing of the film ‘In Our Time’ (1-2pm) which was filmed in the Bandon day care centre and produced by Nuala O Riordan.
The pro-life film “UnPlanned” which is showing in all Omniplex cinemas and some IMC cinemas around the country at the moment is getting very positive reviews. We are encouraging people to go and see it at your local cinema and bring a friend. Phone your local cinema to find out when it is being screened.
A talk for autistic teens & their parents. This talk is suitable for teens with a diagnosis of autism or Asperger’s. Bru Columbanus, Wilton, Sat Nov 2nd 12-2pm. More info under Autism Training on www.konfidentkidz.ie.
Kilmacsimon Swimming & Rowing Club Lotto Results
Results October 7th. Numbers 19, 25, 35. No jackpot winner. €35 winners: John Roche c/o Fiddlers, Vince O’Sullivan, Innishannon, Jacky St Ledger, Ballinspittle. Next week’s jackpot is €1,900 and will be held in the Corcoran’s Bar, Ballinadee on Monday Oct 14th.
Nano Nagle Birthplace Events
Nano Nagle Birthplace, Ballygriffin, Wed 16th October:Fr Jim Cogley – ‘Getting the Past out of the Present…Reclaimingour Lives… Workshop’10am – 4pm Registration 9.40am €65 incl. morning coffee/tea and a light lunch. Sat 19th October: ‘Dayof Meditation and Relaxation’ with Eileen Nash pbvm:Give yourself the Gift of a day away from the busyness and stress of your everyday life! 10.30am-3.30pm, bring a packed lunch; cost €25 incl. tea/coffee. Booking essential: 022 26411; email@example.com
Afternoon Tea Dance
An Afternoon Tea Dance will take place on Sunday, 13th October from 3-6pm in Kilmacsimon Community Centre. Music by Finbarr Dennehy. All are welcome.