Notices – 15th December 2019

Christmas Masses

Christmas Eve

6.30pm Innishannon, 8pm Knockavilla, 10pm Innishannon

Christmas Day

10am Knockavilla & 11.30am Innishannon

Priests Christmas Collection

The Christmas Day Collection will be taken up at Masses on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day for the support of your priest.

The priest’s income comes from the Christmas Day and Easter Sunday Collections, spring and Autumn Stations, offerings for Baptisms, Marriages, Funerals and Mass Offerings.

NB. The priest does not receive his income from the weekly and special collections, the only two exceptions are Christmas Day and Easter Sunday.

Envelopes for the Christmas Day Collection are available in both Churches, if you use the Sunday envelopes, it has a special envelope for the Christmas Day priest’s collection.

Recent Death

We pray for Donal (Bernard) Coughlan, Killountain who died recently.


We pray for Denis Slyne, Innishannon, Joan (Nee Ahern) O’Callaghan, Ardfield, Clonakilty, Nora, Patrick & Jimmy Butler, Barna, Finbarr Cullinane, Skevanish, Helen O’Driscoll, Woodlands, Marian O’Donovan, Kilmore, Joe Gallagher, Bandon, Eugene, Mary & Molly McCarthy, Ballycoughlan & Bridie Donovan, Leamlara.


We welcome Aida Elizabeth Jenkin, Dromkeen View, Innishannon to the Christian Community.

Eucharistic Adoration in St. Patrick’s Upton

Adoration will not be held on Tuesdays 24th or 31st December. Back to usual on Tuesday 7th January 2020.  Let us pray for one another over the Christmas. 

Advent Candle Prayer

We light the Rose candle symbolising Joy, also known as the Shepherd candle. As the Shepherds accepted the joyous message of the Angels may we be aware of the joy in accepting and caring for others.

Weekly Bulletin

The last bulletin before Christmas will be printed next Thursday 19th Dec.  Please have your notices in by Wednesday to make sure they are included.  The office will reopen 9th January 2020.

Ministers of the Eucharist (Innishannon)

The new rota commencing Dec 15th is available for collection in the sacristy.


The 36th edition of Candlelight is now for sale in Innishannon and Bandon.  This year we have a bumper edition of articles about Innishannon and further afield.  And many old photographs to take you down memory lane.

Valley Rovers GAA Lotto

No Jackpot winnerGAA Lotto is on Sunday 15th December 2019 in Barrett’s Bar.   Jackpot €4’550.  Last week’s numbers were 12-14-21-32.  Winners of €20: Pamela Cotter, The Spires, Innishannon, Sinead Horgan c/o Downs Centra, Timmy O’Callaghan c/o Johnny’s, Niall O’Leary, Roselawn, Jerry Healy c/o Nora’s, Martin Walsh, Tullymurrihy, Felix Gunn, Rathnaroughy, Liam Burke, Barna, Robert Sweetnam c/o Barrett’s & Con Coughlan, Halfway.

Valley Rovers Community Breakfast Morning

On Sunday morning 22nd December 9.30-12.30 in the Parish Hall.  Last year’s event was a great success & we look forward to seeing you all again this year.  All proceeds go towards the continued development of parish facilities for the benefit of everyone in the parish.  The annual Poc Fada will take place on St Stephen’s day.  Registration will be from 11.30am in Crowley’s of Innishannon and puck off will be at 12.

Kilmacsimon Swimming & Rowing Club Lotto Results & Christmas Morning Swim

Numbers drawn Dec 9th – 4, 10, 32.  No jackpot winner.  €35 winners: Noel Twomey, Ballinadee, Grainne Carpenter c/o Keohane’s Bar, Marie O’Donovan c/o Brady’s Bar.  Next week’s jackpot is €1,750 and will be held in Keohane’s Bar, Kilmacsimon on Monday, December 16th.  We are running our annual charity Christmas morning swim.  It takes place at Garrylucas Beach at 11.30am on Christmas morning. The two charities being supported this year are fundraising for Jayden and the Down Syndrome Centre Cork – two very worthy charities who would benefit greatly from the proceeds.  Sponsorship cards available from Tracey 086-3899719.

Innishannon Knockavilla Defibrillator Group Table Quiz

Our annual Quiz fundraising quiz will be held on Friday, January 31st 2020 in Barrett’s Bar, Innishannon. Save the date. 

St. Vincent De Paul Assistance for Christmas

St Vincent De Paul are taking requests for assistance at Christmas time. Please write to us in total confidence at: St Vincent De Paul, Second Thoughts, Weir Street, Bandon, Co Cork. For those in the community who may be in immediate need, do not hesitate to contact us on 086-8255092 or call to our shop in Bandon.

Cork Stand Together, Appeal for the Homeless in Cork

It is great to see Cork City looking so good for Christmas & there is a real buzz around.  But Christmas can be a very tough time for people & there are so many people struggling in the city.  Weekly we try to concentrate on the essentials & offer some hope & the love of Jesus.  We are asking for your help, so we can offer a bit extra coming up to Christmas.  A few treats might make this period a bit easier.  We will be putting packages together, some of the items we would love to include are: Perfume/scents/aftershave, make up/cosmetics/tobacco/cigarettes/selection boxes or Christmas treats/cinema passes/meal vouchers/coffee vouchers.  There are only a few ideas, any ideas will be greatly appreciated.  Those who prefer to make up their own wrapped Christmas shoebox would be appreciated.  For info call Chona Evans 087-4589133 (Cork Stand Together).

Give Blood

The Irish Blood Transfusion Service will hold a Blood Donor clinic in The GAA Pavilion, Bandon Tuesday 5pm – 8.30pm, Wednesday  3pm – 5pm & 7pm – 9pm, 17th & 18th DecemberBlood Donation is essential to ensure Hospital Patients get the treatment they need.  One Donation can save up to 3 Lives.  Full details of all clinics and on Giving Blood can be found on or call 021-4807400 or 1850 731 137. 

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.

Anam Cara

Anam Cara West Cork the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding a Parent Evening on 17th December at 7.20pm in the Munster Arms Hotel, Bandon. This is a free event and open to all bereaved parents.

Community Ceremony in Bandon

Midwinter One Spirit Interfaith Community Ceremony Bandon Town hall Saturday 21st December 7 – 8 pm.  You are warmly invited to a quiet hour of readings, music, and reflection in the midst of this busy time, to welcome the return of the light, whether you see that as a celebration of the birth of a baby who brought light to the world, or simply joy at the return of the light of the Sun in the turning of the seasons. Tea / coffee and mince pies will be served afterwards.  Contact Jane Killingbeck.  One Spirit Interfaith Minister 085-7818137