Notices – 16th June 2019

Invitation to Episcopal Ordination

The Parish has received seven invitations to the Episcopal Ordination on Sunday 30th June at 3pm.  If you are interested in attending please contact Fr.Finbarr.  If more than seven people are interested, we will have a draw.

Corpus Christi Procession                                                                                                                           

Will take place on Sunday 23rd June at 7pm in St. Patrick’s, Upton.            

Graveyard Masses

Wednesday 26th June at 7.30pm in Knockavilla & Thursday 27th June at 7.30pm in Innishannon.

Wednesday 26th June at 7.30pm in Knockavilla & Thursday 27th June at 7.30pm in Innishannon.

Recent Deaths

We pray for Jim McCarthy Bray/Cork & Nora Tracy, Co Limerick who died recently.


We pray for Paddy Kelleher, Raheen, Ann Wills, Ard Aoibhinn, Michael O’Sullivan, Rathnaroughy, Cornelius, Mary B, Dermot & Conor O’Sullivan, Dromkeen, Tim O’Driscoll, Ballymurphy, Michael & Julia Crowley, Ballyphehane and Denis Deasy, Killountain.

Ministers of the Eucharist Innishannon/Knockavilla

The July to December 2019 Rota (Innishannon) is now ready & can be collected from the Sacristy.  If you would like to become a Minister of the Eucharist, please contact Fr Finbarr (Eucharistic Ministers are needed in both churches).

Parish Office

The parish office will close for the Summer on Thursday 20th June at 2pm.  The last bulletin will be Sunday June 23rd.  Please have your notices in by Wednesday. P

The Book of Revelations 

Chona Evans will speak on the Book of Revelations in St. Patrick’s Upton on Monday 24th June at 8pm. All welcome.

Knockavilla Church

Are looking for volunteers for a one month in the year roster for church cleaning and altar flowers.  Any help much appreciated.  Contact Mary 086-3775320.

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.

Holy Land Pilgrimage

11 Day Pilgrimage to The Holy Land Feb 12th to Feb 22nd 2020 cost €1,475, deposit €450.  Early booking is essential, to avoid disappointment for further details contactBrenda Murray-Flynn on 041-6863390 or brenda.murray-flynn@travelcounsellors.comPhilip on 087-250 8043 or

Celtic Spirituality

Sat 29th June,led by Trinita Laffan pbvmwill explore origins, festivals and questions for church and society into the future. 10am-2.30pm. Bring a packed lunch; cost €30 including tea/coffee. Booking required: Nano Nagle Birthplace 022-26411

Knockavilla Bridge Club

Summer Bridge will commence on Tuesday 25th.June at 8pm, in Knockavilla Hall. All levels welcome.  Beginners especially welcome.  Come along and learn to play Bridge.

Innishannon I.C.A

Due to unforeseen circumstances some people that were due to go on the I.C.A outing had to cancel and a few seats have become available.  If you are interested in going with the group please call 086-0532283 or 021-4775366.  The outing is on the last Sunday in June for 3 nights & 4 days including a visit to Knock shrine.

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.

Valley Rovers GAA Lotto

No Jackpot winnerGAA Lotto is on Sunday 16th June 2019 in Johnny Crowley’s Bar.  Jackpot €2,300.  Last week’s numbers were 08-25-28-30.  Winners of €20: Eilie O Brien c/o Johnny’s, Margret Murnane c/o Crossbarry Inn, Margaret O Sullivan c/o O Sullivan’s Centra, Cormac Desmond c/o Crossbarry Inn, Sean O Callaghan, Castlelack, Donal O Sullivan, Crosses, Paul, Cathal, Shona & Aleska Cronin, Austin Newman, Limerick, Nancy O Driscoll, Curra & Kevin & Catherine Hoban, Crossbarry.

Learning and Living, Our Catholic Faith (Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Knock)

Saturday 29th June, Feast of Saints Peter & Paul (Apostles).  Workshops on Catechism of the Catholic Church including introduction to YOUCAT & YOUCAT for kids.  Workshops options 11am, 11.45 or 12.30.  Pray for sunshine! Spread the word! Bring a picnic! See or call Máirín 087-7950325.

Medjugorje Conference and Day of Prayer

With Sr. Briege McKenna Saturday 31st August Neptune Stadium, Cork. Tickets €20 available on Enter discount code EARLYBIRD for discount price of €15 available until 31st May 2019. All tickets purchased included in entry for free pilgrimage to Medjugorje from Cork or Dublin. Booking fees apply.  Contact Sean O’Shaughnessy 086-2959380.

Barnardos National Collection Day

The Barnardos National Collection Day, kindly supported by Dell, takes place on Friday 13th September 2019. We need you on Friday 13th September to help with organised bag packs and on-street collections in communities across the country.  This is a fun opportunity to take part in a very worthy cause.  Not only will you be giving back to the community, you will also get the opportunity to meet people, make new friends, and establish new networks.  By generously volunteering your time you’ll be helping change lives and create brighter futures for some of the most vulnerable children across Ireland.  Please contact us on 01-7080418 or email

Sacred Space & Technology

You are invited to make a ‘Sacred Space’ in your day, praying here and now, as you visit, with the help of scripture chosen every day and on-screen guidance.   Sacred Space is now available on Apple/iOS and Android/Google Play devices – check your device’s app store.  Please use our parish website “feedback” link at

Technology can enhance your spiritual practice.  There are many apps and websites which can assist in making space in our busy lives for our faith.    You may wish to try the “Holy Rosary Audio” app or one of the other Rosary apps available to enhance your prayer.

Internet Safety –It is a good time to remind ourselves of safe ways to use social media and internet resources.   See and immunizeNet on FB/Twitter for information, video tutorials on app and device privacy settings, etc.    Stay safe, avoid cyber bullying, and protect your identity.