Notices – 18th November 2018



Station Masses

Station for Ballymountain South, Farnagow & Knockroe at Mary Casey’s and Anthony Dempsey’s on Friday 16th November at 8pm.  Station for Kilnagnady, Briar Hill & Tuough at Denise & Gerard Kiely’s on Friday 30th November at 8pm.   Station for Slievegullane, Ballycoughlan, Clauracaun, Shanavally & Skanagore on Monday 3rd December at 8pm in Mary & John O’Leary’s.  Station for Russell Hill & Crowhill on Thursday 6th December at 8pm at Marie & Michael Lynch’s.  If you want to have a Station Mass please contact Fr. Finbarr.


We pray for Sheila Murphy, Wilton, Mary Newman, Farnahoe, Denis O’Riordan, Ballinacurra, Eileen Cottrell, Dromkeen, Marie Murphy, Bóthar na Sop, Joan Griffin, Ardfield and Eileen, Dan & Rosemary Lynch, Rockfort.


We welcome the following children to the Christian Community.  Cara Audrey O’Mahony, Kilnagnady.  Georgie Crowley, Rathnaroughy and Kate Marie Canty, Ard Aoibhinn, Innishannon.

Recent Marriages

Congratulations to the following couples who were married recently.  Susan McKenna, Dunkereen & Kees Hendrickx, Clashafree, Bandon.  Carla Daly, Gurranes & Martin Lynch, Gurranes.  Ann Crowley, The Lough & David Crowley, Rathnaroughy.

Spiritual Preparation for Christmas

Spiritual Preparation for Christmas: St. Benedict’s Priory, Cobh.  Private Retreats with Day and Night Adoration, Daily Mass and Monastic Liturgy. Beautiful surroundings and meals provided.  You are also invited to our monthly Day of Recollection: 24th November, 9am – 3.30pm.  Please contact Mother Prioress on 021 4811 354.

Cork Theology Forum

Cork Theology Forum Reminder Saturday 17th November at 9.30am Taize, an experience of Ecumenism. Speaker Canon Alan Marley. Northridge House, St. Luke’s Education Centre, Ferney Road, Mahon, Cork.

Bright Friday

A relaxing hour of guided healing medications, reflective input, Scripture & live music.  Facilitated by Martina Lehane Sheehan & Patrick Sheehan.  St Joseph’s Church, Wilton.  Friday 23rd November at 7.30pm.  This is a free event.

Important Notice, Due to the Data Protection Act

If you need to pick up a Birth or Confirmation Certificate or a Letter of Freedom, you will need to present some sort of ID.  If you cannot pick it up yourself you will need to notify us of the person collecting the certificate & that person must present ID.  You may call the Parish office 021-4776794 9am-2pm on Thursdays if you have any queries.

Is God Calling You To Be A Priest?

Come and see, Exploring Priesthood Retreat, 23/24th November in Mount St. Anne’s, Killenard near Portarlington.  There is a small cost of €30 towards meals/accommodation.  Call 01-5053118 or email

New to Innishannon

Innishannon Spinning Studio, open seven days a week.  Contact 087-2753743 to book or pm on Facebook Tracy White Forde.


Candlelight is now on sale in Innishannon, Crossbarry, Knockavilla and Bandon.  This is our 35th edition and is a bumper edition.  It will make wonderful Christmas reading and what a lovely gift to send to family members far from Innishannon.

Valley Rovers, Wear My Style

Innishannon House Hotel on Friday 23rd November at 8pm. Music by Richie Butler. In aid of Valley Rovers Development Fund, Hosted by Helen of Daily Diva Diary.

St Vincent De Paul Requests for Assistance

St Vincent De Paul are now taking requests for assistance at Christmas time. Please write to us at: St Vincent De Paul, Second Thoughts, Weir Street, Bandon, Co Cork.  For those in the community who may be in immediate need, do not hesitate to contact us in total confidence on 086-8255092 or call to our shop in Bandon.

Crossbarry Commemoration

Kilmichael commemoration is on November 25th at 1.30pm.

Innishannon IFA

Innishannon IFA AGM on Thursday the 22nd of November at 8.30pm in Knockavilla Hall. Guest speaker Kieran Coughlan.

Innishannon/Knockavilla Friendship Club

November Events: Nov 22nd: Exercises by Noel, 29th Nov: Citizens advice talk, 1st December: Christmas lunch at the Coppergrove at 12.30pm. Transport provided, new members welcome.  Call Kathleen 087-7613184/Assumpta 087-9578127.

Innishannon/Knockavilla Defibrillator Group

A note for your diary – our annual fundraising quiz will be held on Friday, January 25th 2019 in Barrett’s Bar, Innishannon.

Valley Rovers GAA Lotto

GAA Lotto is on Sunday 18th November 2018 in The Crossbarry Inn.  Jackpot €4,250.  No Jackpot winner.  Last week’s numbers were 03-04-08-24.  Winners of €20: Tom O’Sullivan c/o Down’s Centra, Breeda Fleming c/o O’Sullivan’s Centra, Maria & Anto & Mary Joe & James Duggan c/o Brinny Inn, Martin Hubbard, Aghina, John Newman, Innishannon, John Cummins, Ballymountain, Cha.dineen, Dunderrow, Jim Hurley, Skevanish & Sean Collins, Innishannon.

Cork GAA Clubs Draw has great prizes with 10 prizes of €20,000, 10 year Premium Pairc Ui Caoimh Tickets & 19 other prizes of cash & hotel breaks in each of 12 monthly draws. Last year our members won €6,500 in prizes.  Tickets cost €100 or €10 per month for 10 months. Of this €45 is returned to the club to help fund the great sporting and recreational facilities being provided in our parish.  Support your club, join today and be in with a chance to win these 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 AGM (Adult & Juvenile) The Annual General Meeting of Valley Rovers Adult Club Thursday Nov 29th in Knockavilla Hall at 8pm. All members requested to attend.

Medjugorje Pilgrimage ex Cork

May 30th to June 6th 2019.  Early booking offer – €625pps half board if paid in full by December 10th. Full fare of €725 after this date.  Spiritual Director: Fr. Sean Corkery.  Contact: Sean O’Shaughnessy 086-2959380.

Bandon Garden Centre

Are hosting an annual Christmas fundraising event in aid of Pieta House Sun 18th of November 6-10pm, Thur 22nd, Fri 23rd and Sun 25th of November from 6-10pm.  Admission €5.  Mulled wine and mince pies.  Christmas arrangements raffled on the last night.

Bandon Flower & Garden Club

Present A Flower Arranging Demonstration by Breda Keohane A.O.I.F.A in The Munster Arms Hotel at 8pm on Monday 19th November.  Visitors most welcome.

A Sensory Garden

A Sensory Garden is needed for a recently established ASD unit in St. Mary’s on the Hill Primary School, Knocknaheeny, Cork City. “Songs for the Senses”, which is a wonderful night of song and dance will take place in Rochestown Park Hotel on Thurs. Nov 29th. Doors open at 7.30pm.  Line-up includes The White Horse Guitar Club, Karl Nesbitt & Co., Sean O’ Sé, Peadar O Riada & Cór Chúil Aodha, Champagne Cork. Tickets available from or directly from the school 021-4392507. It’s going to be a great night of music for a very worthy cause. Please support.