Notices – 14th January 2018


The Pope’s Prayer Intentions for January 2018

That Christians, and other religious minorities in Asian countries, may be able to practice their faith in full freedom.


We pray for Mary Lynch, The Lawn, James & Margaret Collins, Kilpatrick and Kenneth Fahy, Ovens.

Recent Deaths

We pray for Larry Manning, Kilkenny, Ann Barry (Nee Barrett) Nenagh, Co Tipperary/Innishannon, Ina Murnane, Lissaniskey,

Sr. Dolores Desmond, Perth/Crowhill and Brian Fitzsimons, Co Clare who died recently.


We welcome Barra Stephen Long, Hillside Gardens, Innishannon & Éadaoin Jane Barry, Ballincourneeig, Innishannon to the Christian Community.

Recent Marriages

Congratulations to Evelyn Craig, Old Chapel Bandon & Barry Mulqueen, Albert Road, Cork on their recent wedding.  Congratulations to Gerarda Hawkes, Keel & Michael O’Brien, Farnahoe on their recent wedding.  Also Congratulations to Emer Foley, Brinny and John Kelly who married recently in The Honan Chapel.

Extra Collection

There will be an extra collection next weekend for Diocesan Needs.

Thank You

The Finance committee wish to thank all those who collected their 2018 collection boxes last weekend and it would be of great help to them if the letter which was included in each box be completed and returned to Fr Finbarr.

Ministers of the Eucharist

Alcohol gel hand rub is now available to use before distributing Holy Communion.  It will be beside the water & towel.  Fr Finbarr.

Parish Office

The Parish office is open on Thursdays 9am-2pm.  Please have your notices in by Wed.  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

         Eucharistic Adoration

If you would like spend one hour each week with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament see times on church notice boards.

Life in the Spirit Seminars

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

Tidy Towns Table Quiz

The Tidy Towns Table Quiz will be held in Barretts Bar at 8pm on Friday 9th Feb with Quiz master Jim Kilduff.   This is a very enjoyable and sociable night.    It is also our annual fundraiser, so please support our efforts to keep Innishannon looking good. 

Scoil Mhaoilíosa

Are now accepting enrolments for September 2018, (021-4775662).  Our Open Day is Wednesday 21st February 1.40 – 2.40 pm.  Also we would like to wish Ms. O’Shea’s 5th & 6th class the very best of luck when they participate in the Vex Robotics competition in C.I.T. next Thursday.

Valley Rovers Ladies Football Family Fun Bingo               

On Sunday 28th January in Innishannon Parish Hall 3-6pm.  There is a jackpot prize of €100.  These funds are much needed for new training equipment and your support would be greatly appreciated.  Donations of cakes/buns etc for teas at the interval would be appreciated.  These can be dropped to the parish hall on the day from 11-1pm.

Valley Rovers Strictly Valleys

Tickets go on sale this Wednesday 17th January in Barrett’s Bar at 7pm, €25 each.

Valley Rovers GAA Lotto

GAA Lotto is on Sunday 14th January 2018 in The Brinny Inn.  Jackpot €2,300.  No Jackpot winner.  Last week’s numbers were 07-15-26-28.  Winners of €20: Kay Murphy c/o Downs Centra, Sean Buckley c/o Crossbarry Inn, Ann-Marie Lynch & Carmel Davis c/o F.Kearney, P.J. McCarthy c/o Johnny’s, Doireann Rochford, Killeagh, Joan Beechinor c/o Barrett’s Bar, Fionn O Murchu, Innishannon, Hughie O Donovan, Kilmore & Oliver Kiely, Kilnagnady.

Valley Rovers Yearly Lotto Tickets          

Are due at the end of this month. Please contact your local collector to renew this year’s ticket.

Bandon Flower & Garden Club

Present A Talk on Skincare by Mary Mullins of Horgan’s Pharmacy and their A.G.M on Monday January 15th at 8pm in The Munster Arms Hotel.  Visitors and new members very welcome.

St Brogans College, Bandon Night Classes

Enrolment for night classes at St Brogans College Bandon will take place on Monday night 15th of January 7-8pm in the school. For further information check out our Facebook page at St. Brogans College, email or phone 087-2309653/086-8607422.

Irish Cancer Society Volunteers

The Irish Cancer Society’s Daffodil Centres (Cork University Hospital and the Bon Secours) are currently looking for volunteers to support patients and their families. Duties to include – welcoming enquirers to the centre by talking, listening and identifying their needs. Training provided. For more information please contact: Deirdre Murphy on 01-2310564 or

Rural Link Transport Services

Is your Son/Daughter or someone you are caring for, attending day services in Cork City?  Rural Link, are trying to co-ordinate transport services between Bandon and Cork.  If you know of anyone, attending Cope, Enable Ireland, Headway, Irish Wheelchair Association, Brothers of Charity, or any other day service, on a daily basis, you may be interested.  If at present, you are availing of private transport, or you are driving on a daily basis, you should get in touch, and get involved in this pilot scheme. Please contact 086-8764576, or 086-3230016.

Irish Blood Transfusion Service – Thank You

237 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.

Do You Know Where Your Local Defibrillator Is?

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.