Notices – 17th December 2017

Christmas Mass Times
Sat 23rd 6.30pm Innishannon Sat 30th 6.30 Innishannon
Sun 24th 10am Knockavilla & 11.30am Innishannon Sun 31st 10am Knockavilla
Christmas Eve 6.30pm Innishannon, 8pm Knockavilla & 10pm Innishannon Sun 31st 11.30 Innishannon
Christmas Day 10am Knockavilla & 11.30am Innishannon
St Stephens Day 11am Innishannon
Daily mass as usual but will be held at 11am (No Mass Tues 2nd Jan)
Friday 5th Jan Feast of the Epiphany 7.30pm Innishannon
Sat 6th Epiphany of the Lord 10am Knockavilla & 11.30 Innishannon & 6.30pm Innishannon
Sun 7th 10 am Knockavilla & 11.30 Innishannon
Sat 23rd 11-12am Innishannon & 3-4pm Knockavilla. Also Sunday 24th after 11.30 mass in Innishannon
Parish Office
The Parish office is open this Thursday 21st Dec 9am-2pm, it will then close for the Christmas holidays. It will re-open January 11th. Please have your notices in by Wednesday to make sure they are included. 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

We pray for Denis Slyne, Innishannon, Eugene & Mary McCarthy, Ballycoughlan, Nora & Patrick Butler, Barna, Finbarr Cullinane, Skevanish, Helen O’Driscoll, Woodlands and Julia Kearney, Dromkeen.
We welcome Claire Anne Duane, Ard Aoibhinn, Innishannon, Sam Bartholomew Cuffe, Ballymurphy North, Innishannon & Lillian Mary O’Connor Ard Aoibhinn, Innishannon to the Christian Community.
Eucharistic Adoration (Cancelled)
Eucharistic Adoration hours are cancelled for 26th, 27th and 29th December. Resuming as usual on 2nd January 2018. If you would like spend one hour each week with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament see times on church notice boards.
Cork Theology Forum
At last the Report of the Autumn Event is up on the Website The Spring Event is also announced. This will be on Saturday 3rd March 2018.
Scoil Enrolment
Enrolment of new pupils for September will take place from December 4th-22nd. Application form can be downloaded from the school website at and email to Call 021-4775457 or 086-4106194 to arrange an appointment to view the school facilities and to request a prospectus. Mol an óige agus tiocfaidh sí.
The Friendship Club
Will have Imelda Moran professional art & craft teacher from Cork ETB on Thursday next week. Call Ann 087-4025269.
Valley Rovers
Valley Rovers GAA Christmas Lotto is on Sunday 17th December in Johnny Crowley’s Bar. Jackpot €5’750. Last week’s numbers were 05-11-21-28. No jackpot winner. Winners of €20: Maureen Bowen c/o Downs Centra, Maureen Greene c/o F Kearney, Cathal, Shona, Alesha Cronin, Clashanimud, Deirdre Delaney c/o Marian Delaney, John Barrett c/o Declan Manning, John O’Keeffe c/o Crossbarry Inn, Michael Sheehan c/o F Kearney, Cathal, Shona, Alesha Cronin c/o Anna Cronin, Leila Tyner, Ballinacurra & Brendan Lynch c/o John Lynch. 5 Consolation prizes of €100 each, 10 x €50 each on Sunday for the Christmas Lotto.
Cork GAA Clubs Draw Congratulations to Paudie Palmer Oakland’s Dunkereen on winning €150 Voucher from Keane’s Jewellers in the Nov Draw. You can still join for the remaining 9 monthly draws for €70. Support your club, join today and be in with a chance to win fabulous prizes for less than €2 per week. Contact Denis O Riordan 087-9096691 Paul Hoey 087-6196254 Claire O Shea 086-3470503 Ted O Donovan 086-8246827 or online at
Valley Rovers Community Breakfast Morning will be held on Sunday December 17th in Innishannon Hall from 9:30 to 12:30. Please come and join us in a pre-Christmas event to celebrate the achievements of our members in 2017, whilst enjoying a full Irish breakfast and fresh home-baking, which will be served throughout the morning, with entertainment also provided. Suggested contribution is €10 for adults, €5 for children and €30 for a family. All proceeds from the event will go towards the continued development of our facilities for the benefit of everyone in the parish.
Leisure Wear Christmas orders can be collected on Sat 16th 7-9pm or Sun 17th 9:30-11 downstairs in the Innishannon Hall.
Valley Rovers Juvenile Club will be hosting their annual Poc Fada starting at 12 noon on St Stephen’s Day from Centra Innishannon. Registration from 11:30 in Johnny Crowleys. Due to new insurance rules, all juvenile members must be signed in by a parent. All are welcome for what is always an enjoyable afternoon. This is open to players of all ages and there will be prizes for boys, girls and adult categories. Teams of three €20 plus €10 deposit for sliotars.
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. Then signposting them to appropriate sources of information and support. 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.
Pilgrimage to the Holy Land (Ex Cork) & Medjugorje Pilgrimage
Walk in the footsteps of Jesus This trip of a lifetime (fully guided) will take place from April 20th-28th 2018. Highlights include: A boat trip on the Sea of Galilee, visits to Nazareth, Cana, Jericho, The Dead Sea, Jerusalem, The Mount of Olives, Bethlehem, etc. The trip includes: Return flights ex Cork, a comprehensive daily programme, entrance fees, 4* Hotels, dinner bed and breakfast throughout. Spiritual Director Fr Liam Crowley. For further Information and details please contact MAP Travel 01-8783111 or Fr Liam Crowley 087-2302811 /Tour Manager Jim Keogh 021-4885371 Mobile 087-2678793.
Medjugorje Pilgrimage ex Cork. May 31st to June 7th 2018. Spiritual Director Fr. Sean Corkery. €719pp. €200 deposit secures place. Contact Sean O’Shaughnessy 086-2959380 or An interpreter will be accompanying for members of the deaf community.