Notices – 17th June 2018

Please Note: Fr. Finbarr will be on his annual retreat next week.  Fr Paul from Rosminian House, Upton will be covering.  Fr Paul 021-4776268 & 087-7518030.

Graveyard Masses:  Our annual graveyard Masses will be held, as follows:  Knockavilla Thursday, June 28th 7.30pm.  Innishannon, Thursday,   July 12th 7.30pm.  Kilpadder Famine Graveyard Thursday July 26th at 7.30pm




We pray for Ann Wills, Ard Aoibhinn, Tim O’Driscoll, Ballymurphy, Ellen McSweeney, Kilnagnady, Denis Deasy, Killountain, Michael & Julia Crowley, Ballyphehane, Brendan & Helen O’Donoghue, Knockavilla/Dunmanway & Eileen O’Donoghue, Knockavilla.

Extra Collection

There will be an extra collection next weekend for Peter’s Pence.


We welcome John Joseph Burke, Raheen, Innishannon to the Christian Community.

Recent Marriage

Congratulations to Deirdre Hayes, Clashanimud and Robert Sheehan, Shippool on their recent wedding.

Parish Office

The parish office is open every Thursday 9am-2pm.  Please have your notices in by the Wednesday of each week.  The last bulletin will be printed on Sunday 24th June.  The office will then close for the summer break.  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



Peace & Justice Group

Many thanks to Janet Twomey from Trocaire and to all those who came to her talk on 6th June on Climate Justice. This is probably the most challenging issue facing the world today. In the words of Maximilian Kolbe “The most deadly poison of our time is indifference”.  Justice and Peace group.

Comhghairdeas Scoil Eoin

We have had several achievements to celebrate in the past few weeks. Scoil Eoin was awarded the Gaelbhratach for the excellent standard of spoken Irish in the school and for the promotion of a positive attitude to our native language within the community. This flag will be officially raised by Seán Óg Ó hAilpín on June 20th at 1pm.  Fáilte roimh chách.

We have received an Award of Excellence for the STEM subjects, Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths. Expertise from within the school staff & the support of parents & others with expertise has contributed to our high standard in these areas.

Last week we were surprised by a visit from the County Mayor, Declan Hurley. He presented Scoil Eoin with a cheque for €400 as the winning school in the Age of Revolutions 1916-23 History Project Competition organised by Skibbereen Heritage Centre. Kevin Dart-O’Flynn from 6th class also won the best individual award from 177 submissions entered by schools in West Cork. All of the students’ projects will be archived and available to view at the Heritage Centre.  As another school year draws to a close we wish all Scoil Eoin families a happy & safe summer break. Bíodh samhradh iontach agaibh.

Scoil Mhaoiíosa

Scoil Mhaoiíosa would like to wish Fiona Twohig all the best on Sunday 17th June when she will be representing our school in the Cork Camogie Primary game team in Thurles.  We would like to thank everyone who supported our Parish Sports on Friday 15th June.

Knockavilla Bridge Club

Knockavilla Bridge Club will be running Summer Bridge in Knockavilla hall on Tuesday nights at 8pm, commencing on June 26th. Beginners welcome.

Gardens & Galleries

On Sat 7th and Sun 8th Innishannon will again host Gardens and Galleries. This year ten gardens and eight art exhibitions will be on view.  A mini vintage show in the forecourt of Bernard Car Sales, a gramophone recital outside Rohu’s County Market  and  on both days a historical walk of the village conducted by Aidan Murphy who has an indent knowledge of the history of Innishannon. This talk should be of great interest to locals who would like to learn more about their own place.  Enjoy this wonderful weekend the proceeds of which go back into our own community.

Medjugorje Afternoon of Prayer 

Saturday 23rd June. St. Joseph’s Church Parish Hall. 2.30-5.30pm. Rosary, Testimony, Speaker, Music followed by parish vigil mass in church at 6pm. Contact Sean O’Shaughnessy 086-2959380.

Valley Rovers GAA Lotto

GAA Lotto is on Sunday 17th June 2018 in Twohigs Bar.  Jackpot €5,450.  No Jackpot winner.  Last week’s numbers were 05-06-17-23.  Winners of €20: Mary Jo Duggan c/o Brinny Inn, Gary Cremin, Russell Hill, Ray O’Sullivan, The Rock, Joe Crowley Jnr, Slievegullane, Tom Cowhig, Killeens, Helen Crowley, Killountain, Dorothy Lordan & Michael Brennan, Kilmore, Mary O’Donoghue, Coachford & Maria & Mary, Brookfield.

Fixture: Senior Football League v O Donovan Rossa Sunday June 24th in Skibbereen at 3pm.

The Cork Association for Autism Golf Classic

The Cork Association for Autism (CAA) Golf Classic will take place on Thursday June 21st at Mahon Golf Course. The charity who provide a range of support services to over 350 adults with autism are looking for golf lovers of all levels to enter a team. A team of three is €150. If you would like to enter a team or sponsor a tee box call Carol in the Fundraising Office on 021-4533642.

Sacred Space

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.

Music Ministry Together, Summer Course

Each Summer Music Ministry Together organises a course for both youth & adults who have a passion for liturgical music and the desire to serve as ministers in their parishes, schools and communities.  Our theme this year is “Come to me”, taken from Matthew 11; 28-29.  The course will run from 3rd-8th July in Cistercian College, Roscrea.  Note for primary school teachers, this course is accredited for EPV days.  Enquiries to Sinéad Fleming, from the parish, who is a team member on 085-7791924.  Booking contact: Therese Flynn 087-6790336 or

Irish Cancer Society

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 info call Deirdre Murphy on 01-2310564 or