Notices – 16th December 2018

Christmas Masses                                      St Stephen’s Day

Christmas Eve 6.30pm Innishannon                             Innishannon 11am

8pm Knockavilla                                                            NB Thur 27th Innishannon 11am

10pm Innishannon                                                         NB Friday 28th TO BE ANNOUNCED

Christmas Day                                          Sat 29th 6.30 Innishannon

10am Knockavilla                                                           Sun 30th 10am Knockavilla

11.30 Innishannon                                                          11.30 Innishannon

Confessions, Christmas Eve 24th                       Monday 31st Innishannon 11am

Innishannon 11-12                                                          Tuesday 1st Innishannon 11am

Knockavilla 2.30-3pm                                                     Wednesday 2nd Innishannon 11am

                                                           Thursday 3rd Knockavilla 11am

                                                                                       Friday 4th Knockavilla 11am

                                                           Saturday 5th Innishannon 6.30pm

                                                           Sunday 6th Knockavilla 10am

                                                            Innishannon 11.30


Confession/Reconciliation Service

On Monday 17th December at 7.30pm in Innishannon.  Visiting priest Fr Brian Nolan, Redemptorist will lead the service.

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 Paul Farrell, The Lawn, Innishannon who died recently.


We pray for Helen O’Driscoll, Woodlands, Catherine Foley, Timoleague, Julia Kearney, Dromkeen, Joan Ahern O’Callaghan, Ardfield/Innishannon, Richard Lynch, Aherla, Marion O’Donovan, Kilmore, Joe Gallagher, Bandon and Finbarr Cullinane, Skevanish               


We welcome Xavier Peter Murray, The Spires, Innishannon and Aaron Hugh Brennan, Carrigaline to the Christian Community.

Parish Office/Bulletin

The last bulletin will be printed on Thursday December 20th for the weekend 22/23rd December.  The Parish Office will be open that day 9am-2pm and then close until January 10th 2019.

Valley Rovers Community Breakfast Morning

Valley Rovers community breakfast morning is being held Sunday the 16th of December in Innishannon Hall from 9.30-12.30.  Last year’s event was a great success and enjoyable morning for all.  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.  Also the Puck Fada will take place on St. Stephen’s morning.  Registration will be from 11.30am in Crowley’s of Innishannon and puck off will be at 12.

Valley Rovers History

Valley  Rovers  are in the  process  of  gathering  information with  the  view to  recording  the  History  of  Gaelic  games  in the  parish  in  a book.  This project  is  covering  all  aspects  of  Gaelic  Games,  hurling,  football,  camogie  and  ladies  football. 

If you   have  any memorabilia,  pictures,  old medals , old minutes,  books,  old  AGM reports  or any historical  information  we would  greatly  appreciate  if you  would  share it with  us. We have set up an email address Also  we will  be  in Innishannon  Hall Sun  Dec 30th from  2-4pm for people  to  come  and  bring any interesting  items including photographs  which  we can  scan so you  can  take  your  items  home  again.  All  information  is  welcome  and  we will endeavour  to  include  as many  items  as possible. For more details contact John Lynch (Knockroe) at 087-7617532 or any club office. 

50th Birthday

On Sunday 16th Dec at 7.30 in the Parish Hall, Innishannon will celebrate the many milestones reached in 2018.  The Parish Hall and Tidy Towns are both celebrating their 50th Birthday.  Innishannon Candlelight is celebrating its 35th edition.  And also on the night a new Innishannon Leisure Walks brochure will be launched.  The Parish Hall will be in festive mode and Christmas fare will be served.  Everybody welcome to come and celebrate these land mark events.  Celebrating Innishannon’s many birthdays in 2018 – Come and be part of it!


Candlelight is now on sale in Innishannon, Crossbarry, Knockavilla and Bandon.  This is our 35th edition and is a bumper edition.  It will make wonderful Christmas reading and what a lovely gift to send to family members far from Innishannon.

St Vincent De Paul Requests for Assistance

St Vincent De Paul are now taking requests for assistance at Christmas time. Please write to us 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 in total confidence on 086-8255092 or call to our shop in Bandon. 

Valley Rovers GAA Lotto

No Jackpot winner last weekGAA Lotto is on Sunday 16th December 2018 in Johnny Crowley’s Bar.  Jackpot €4,850.  Last week’s numbers were 05-10-11-23.  Winners of €20: Lynda Burke c/o Johnny’s, Jerome Sharvin c/o Brinny Inn, Mary Desmond c/o Crossbarry Inn, Eamon Sheehy c/o F.Kearney, Fiona O Mahony, Farnahoe, Mags O Sullivan, Killountain, Bonnie Connolly, Main St Innishannon, Rebecca Crowley, Ballincurra, Denis Lynch, Crossbarry & Margaret O Sullivan, Kilpatrick.

Valley Rovers Christmas Draw on Sunday 16th December.  €1000 in prizes must be won.  10 consolation prizes as follows:  5 prizes of €100, 10 prizes of €50.  Wishing all our lotto buyers, sellers & supporters a happy Christmas.


Medjugorje pilgrimage May 28th – June 4th ex Cork. Staying in Hotel Leone. €625 half board if fully paid before December 10th. €725 after this date. Spiritual Director Fr. Sean Corkery. Contact Sean O’Shaughnessy 086-2959380. Pilgrimage organised through Joe Walsh Tours.

Medjugorje Irish Centre Pilgrimages April – Oct 2019, 7 nights B&B and Airport Shuttle service from Dubrovnik or Split for €279 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

11 day Pilgrimage to the Holyland February 11th to 21st 2019.  Spiritual Directors Fr Stephan Park OSA, Fr Owen Gorman OCDS, Fr Peter Okpetu MSP, Price €1,450 PPS, to secure a place Deposit €450 ASAP.  For Bookings call: Philip 087-2508043 or Brenda 041-6863390 Email: