Notices – 17th March 2019


Congratulations to the 6th class children from Scoil Mhaoilíosa, Knockavilla, Castlelack N.S & Gurrane N.S who were Confirmed last week.

Scoil Mhaoilíosa N.S

Cormac Barry                     Adam Bornemann           Joseph Clover

Gary Cremin                       Billy Cronin                       Ciara Dullea

Matthew Hoban               Jane Horgan                      Alex Hurley

Aaron Kenneally               Alannah McCarthy           Ruby Murphy

Denis O’Connor                Nicole O’Connor               Cadhla O’Donovan

Clodagh O’Riordan          Kate O’Sullivan

Castlelack N.S

Adam Barry                        Coralle Chappen                Eimear Curtin

Billy Curtin                           Michelle Hayes                   Aleesha Healy   

Caoimhe Lyons                 Ella Manning                       Sam O’Brien          

Carolina Quatrana

Gurrane N.S

Shane O’Connell         Luke Humphreys                   Nicole Stozek

Station Mass

Station Mass for Rathnaroughy on Saturday 30th March at 10.30am at Carmel & Gabriel O’Sullivan’s.  Station for Ballymurphy on Wednesday May 1st at 10.15am in Mary & Donal O’Riordan’s. 


We pray for Bernie Shiels, Rigsdale, Charlie Dineen, Ballydonaghy, Martin Muldoon, Crossbarry & Nan Young, Waterfall.

Innishannon/Knockavilla Friendship Club

21st March: Daffodil Day, 28th March: Trip to Griffins Garden Centre.  Our annual trip is a one night stay in Ennis 20/21st May 2019.  Transport provided, new members welcome.  Call Kathleen 087-7613184/Assumpta 087-9578127.

Bake Sale in aid of Habitat for Humanity

Three transition year students from the parish who attend St Brogan’s College, Bandon; Eoghan Lynch, Niamh Crowley & David Kelly are going to Romania for 10 days during the Easter Holiday to help build housing with Habitat for Humanity. They will hold a fund raising bake-sale in Knockavilla Parish Hall after 10am Mass on St Patrick’s Day 17th March.  Your support would be appreciated.

Crossbarry Commemoration

Crossbarry commemoration Sunday 24th at 2 pm. 

Style Factory Masterclass

The Style Factory Masterclass with Sharon Huggard, The Style Coach. Friday 5th April at 7pm.  Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa.  Tickets €25.  Contact  Transform Your Style. Transform Your Confidence. Transform Your Life.

Valley Rovers GAA Lotto

No Jackpot winner last weekGAA Lotto is on Sunday 17th March 2019 in Barrett’s Bar.  Jackpot €6,650.  Last week’s numbers were 07-08-17-22.  Winners of €20: Tom O’Sullivan c/o Down’s Centra, Finbarr Coleman, Slievegullane, John & Tricia c/o Twohigs, Cha Dineen, Dunderrow, Marie Crowley, Rosewood Manor, Shona Cronin c/o Johnny’s, Amanda O’Leary, Barr Na Claise, Kathleen Lynch, Farnahoe, Roisin O’Dea, Shippool & Margaret McCarthy, Rathnaroughy.

Fixture: U21B Football Ch’ship v Kinsale Mon March 18th in Riverstick at 11.30am. Division 3 Hurling League v Ballincollig Tues March 19th in Ballincollig at 7.30pm.

Kilmacsimon Rowing & Swimming Club Open Day & Lotto Results

Kilmacsimon Rowing and Swimming Club will hold their annual Open Day on Monday March 18th at 3pm. The club’s new quad which will be used for offshore rowing will be launched followed by a blessing of the boats at 4pm. All are welcome.

Lotto Results 11th March, 2019.  Numbers drawn – 1, 22, 33.  No jackpot winner.  €35 winners: Rita & Billy O’Regan, Clohane, Mary O’Neill, Peafield, Síle Crowley, Ballinadee.  Next week’s jackpot is €5,050 and will be held in Barrett’s, Killeady on Mon March 18th

Day of Recollection

St. Benedict’s Priory, Cobh, Co.Cork.  Day of Recollection guided by the spirituality of the Servant of God, Mother Marie Adele Garnier. Saturday 23rd March, 9.00 Mass and Adoration, 11.00 first talk ends with tea at 3.30pm.  Lunch provided.  Contact Mother Prioress 01-24811354.

Day of Meditation/Relaxation

Sat 30th March: ‘Day of Meditation/Relaxation’ with Eileen Nash pbvm:Give yourself the Gift of a day away from the strains of everyday life! Get in touch with yourself, with creation and with God. 10.30am — 3.30pm; bring a packed lunch; cost €25 incl. tea/coffee. Booking required. Nano Nagle Birthplace 022-26411

Cork & Ross Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2019 & Young adult Helpers

10-15th June, 5 nights, full board.  Booking forms available from the pilgrim section in Joe Walsh Tours, 117 Patrick Street 021-4277959.  Enquiries for sick/assisted section to: The Pilgrimage Director, V.Rev Canon James O’Donovan, Parochial House, Ballinlough, Cork tel 021-4292296. Young Adult Helpers.  The Diocese of Cork and Ross invites young adults 18-25 to join the pilgrimage to Lourdes as helpers from 10th-15th June.  As helpers you will assist with the sick and be involved in the full pilgrimage programme – time for prayer, sharing in the story of Lourdes and making new friends.  Call Fr Charlie Kiely on 021-4537474.

Cork Scripture Group

The Bible and Ecology with Sr. Celine Mangan OP, Saturday March 23rd from 10am -1pm in Sacred Heart Hall, Western Road.  Cost €10.  All welcome.  For bookings please contact

Cormac O’Connell Tours

Knock & Lough Derg Two night Trip. 20th May- 22nd May & 3rd September – 5th September.  Knock Shrine Trips: St Joseph’s Young Priest Society Pilgrimage Saturday 22nd June, Padre Pio Pilgrimage Sunday 22nd September, All-night Vigil December 7th. For booking/enquiries call 023-8849196 or email

Medjugorje Pilgrimage

May 28th – June 4th ex Cork. 15 places remaining. €725 half board. €200 deposit secures place. Staying in locally owned Hotel.  Leone, 3 mins from St. James church. Spiritual director Fr. Sean Corkery.  Contact Sean O’Shaughnessy on 086-2959380.

21st March, Down’s syndrome Day (Guinness World Record)

In aid of The Down Syndrome Centre Cork, Bingo at the Rock will be hosting their annual coffee morning in aid of the charity from 10am-12 noon. FREE tea & coffee and cake on the day as well as some amazing spot prizes that will be raffled.  Aside from the coffee morning, they will also be making an attempt to break the WORLDS LARGEST BINGO CARD world record. This will begin at 12:30 followed by some bingo and major fun!! Tickets to be involved in the attempt at breaking the world record will be €20 and this will give the ticket holder entry into the game by means of a 3-page bingo book.  Tickets can be bought in The Down Syndrome Centre, Forge Hill, Cork 021-9615616 or in Rock Bingo, Deanrock Business Park, Togher, Cork. 021-425011. This event is to raise much needed funds for The Down Syndrome Centre, who rely 100% on donations and receive no government funding.

Cork Simon Coffee Morning

Cork Simon’s Coffee Morning is back, and we need your help. Organise a coffee morning during March in your workplace, school or home and help fight homelessness in Cork. Don’t like coffee – no worries organise an Afternoon Tea instead. We have everything you need to help you organise your gathering. Please contact Margaret 021-4929415 to receive your pack.