Notices – 18th February 2018

Stations: On Friday 2nd March at 8pm for Shippool, Lissard, Leighmoney, Lisheeda and Laharn at Mary Looney’s. For Rockfort, Highfort & Upton on Saturday 3rd March at 11am in Carolan & John Murphy’s. On Friday 23rd March at 8pm for Slievegullane, Shanvally, Clouracaun, Shanagore and Ballycoughlan at Fiona & Joe Crowley’s. On Friday 6th April at 8pm for Crowhill & Russell Hill at Margaret and Nelius Lehane’s. On Friday 13th April at 8pm for Ballymurphy at Linda & Sean Lynch’s. For Ballymountain, Farnagow & Knockroe on Friday 20th April at 8pm in Julie & Bernard Cummins.

Recent Deaths
We pray for Betty Murphy, Bishopstown & Dan O’Connor, Blackrock who died recently.
We pray for Tomás Cullinane, Skevanish, Donal Lynch, Inchigeelagh, Dan Coleman, Slievegullane, Helen Lynch, Gurranes, Daniel, Ellen & Mary Kearney, Woodlands and Gerry & Nan Cowhig.
Extra Collection
There will be an extra collection next weekend for World Meeting of Families.
Life in the Spirit Seminars
Discover a personal relationship with The Lord, Knockavilla Community Centre Fri at 7.30pm (Feb 2nd- Mar 23rd) 086-0875625.
Cork Scripture Group
Cork Scripture Group Saturday Workshop: Gospel Perspectives on Family facilitated by Dr Jessie Rogers (Maynooth) Sat Feb 24th from 10am to 1pm in Sacred Heart Hall, Western Road. Cost: €10. To book a place or find out more please email or phone 021-4295144.

Innishannon/Knockavilla Defibrillator Group News
A course for anyone wishing to be trained in C.P.R and using the defibrillator will be held on Monday, March 5th starting at 6.30pm in Upton. To book your place ring/text Tom 086-8207540, Nora 086-2851553, Siobhán 087-6882265. Our annual Fundraising Quiz Night will be held on Friday, Feb 23rd in Barrett’s Bar, Innishannon at 8.30pm. Great night assured. Your support for this important community initiative will be much appreciated.
School Enrolments & Open Days
Scoil Mhaoilíosa The school are now accepting enrolments for September 2018, (021-4775662). Our Open Day is Wednesday 21st February 1.40 – 2.40 pm. Castlelack National School are starting to take enrolments for September 2018. We will have our open day on Thursday February 22nd 1.30 – 3pm. Any queries please ring 023-8843786. Gurrane National School Phone 021-7331481 or email for further information. Open day to be advised.
Valley Rovers GAA Lotto
GAA Lotto is on Sunday 18th February 2018 in The Brinny Inn. Jackpot €3’050. No Jackpot winner. Last week’s numbers were 17-21-27-29. Winners of €20: Liz & Mark Hurley c/o Downs Centra, Aoife & Mary Barrett c/o Barretts Bar, Patsy White c/o Norah’s, Marie Riordan, Finnis, Joseph Lynch c/o Aisling Lynch, Knockavilla, Ted O Donovan, Killountain, Shiela Sheehan, Coachford, Elmarie Cottrell, Dromkeen, Mags Murphy, Newmarket and Rose Foley, London.
Fixture: Senior Football League V Cill Na Marta Sunday Feb 18th in Brinny at 2.30pm.
Junior A Football League V Courcey Rovers Sunday Feb 18th in Ballinspittle at 11.30am.
The Friendship Club
Meet each Thursday. New Members greatly welcomed with transport provided, contact Ann 087-4025269.
Kilmacsimon Swimming & Rowing Club Lotto Results
Lotto Results 5th Feb, Numbers: 8, 9, 15. No Jackpot Winner. €35 winners – Pat O’Neill, Clohane, Callum Carpenter C/o Keohanes Bar, O’Donovan Grandchildren C/o Mary O’Donovans. Next week’s Jackpot is €3,550 and Mondays draw will be held in Hurley’s Bar, Ballinspittle.
2018 Carbery Hunt Pt to Pt Races
In Kilpatrick, Bandon on Sunday 25th February. First race 1.30pm. For info call 087-6350283.
Protect the 8th Bandon Talk
Protect the 8th Bandon talk and training workshop on Monday February 19th at the Munster Arms Hotel at 7:30pm in the Bandon room suite. All welcome!
Afternoon Tea Dance
An Afternoon Tea Dance will be held in Kilmacsimon Community Centre on Sunday, 25th February from 3 – 6pm. Music by “C & M Sound”. All are welcome.
Bandon Flower & Garden Club
Bandon Flower and Garden Club present A Gardening Talk by Orla Twomey from Bandon Co-Op Garden Centre in The Munster Arms Hotel, Bandon on Monday February 19th at 8 pm. Visitors and new members very welcome.
Pieta House Darkness into Light Walk
The launch will take place on February 22nd at 8pm in Acton’s Hotel, Kinsale.
Cork & Ross Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2018 11-16 June, 5 nights’ full board accommodation. Booking forms available from the Pilgrim Section from Joe Walsh Tours, 117 Patrick Street 021-4277959. Enquiries for special sick/assisted section to: The Pilgrimage Director, V.Rev Canon James O’Donovan, Parochial House, Ballinlough, Cork 021-4292296.
Church of The Real Presence, Curraheen Road, Pilgrimage 16-24th April 2018 to San Giovanni, Pietrelcina, Rome. Direct flight from Dublin to Bari/Rome to Dublin (return coach from Cork to Dublin included). Call Premier Travel, 2 Grand Parade, Daunt’s Square, Cork 021-4277700 email
Medjugorje Pilgrimage ex Cork, May 31st to June 7th. €719 pps half board. 15 places available. €200 deposit secures a seat. Spiritual Director: Fr. Sean Corkery. Contact: Sean O’Shaughnessy 086-2959380.
Medjugorje Irish Centre Pilgrimages: 7 nights B&B & airport shuttle service from €279 per person. Book any flight any time & they provide a shuttle service. Call 01-4434510 or email
Make A Wish, Annual Wish Day – Volunteers Needed
Make-A-Wish Ireland has one simple aim – we grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions, to bring hope, strength and happiness. Volunteers are needed for WISH DAY, our annual fundraising day, on Friday 9th March 2018. There are a number of ways you could get involved and support us: Select a location nearby and volunteer to sell our bands there for the day. Hold a coffee morning or bake sale in aid of Make-A-Wish. Hold a Jersey Day or a similar themed day in aid of Make-A-Wish. By volunteering on Wish Day, you play an essential part in granting wishes and creating positive memories for children battling life-threatening illnesses. If you can commit to the full day or even a few hours selling our bands, please visit to register online at one of our collection points. Alternatively contact Emma Horgan or call 01-2052011 for more details.