Notices – 1st October 2017


Parish Office (Change of day)

The parish office will now open every Thursday 9am-2pm. Please have your notices in by the Wednesday of each week. 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

Station Masses

Station for Ballycoughlan, Clouracaun, Shanvally, Slievegullane & Shanagore on October 6th at 8pm in Mary & Gerard Coughlan’s. Station for Clashanimud & Garryhankard at Michael & Ann Dixon’s Saturday 7th October at 10.30am. Station for Leighmoney, Lissard, Laharn, Lisheeda & Shippool Thursday 12th October at 8pm at Denis O Donovans. Saturday 28th October at 10.30am for Knockroe, Farnagow & Ballymountain South at Celine & Mark Troy’s. Saturday 4th November at 11am for Russell Hill & Crowhill at Anne & Michael Lynch’s. If you are having a Station Mass please contact me. Fr. Finbarr.

Recent Deaths

We pray for Helen Hunt, Scartnamuck, Templemartin who died recently.


We pray for Anthony Manfredini, Laharn, Denis & Margaret Collins, Ballyhandle, David Lane, Barna & Teresa McCarthy, Cul Na Greine, Crossbarry/Cork.

Extra Collection

There will be an extra collection next weekend for Diocesan Needs.


We welcome Chloe Taylor Harrington, Annaghmore, Ciara Esther Patricia Kelleher, Upton and William Cornelius, Dunderrow to the Christian Community.


Congratulations to Noelle O ‘Mahony, Kilnagnady & Colum Kelly, Stillorgan, Co Dublin on their recent marriage. Congratulations to Fergal Coughlan, Ballycoughlan & Sarah Quinn, Thomastown, Kilkenny who were married recently.

Eucharistic Adoration

Eucharistic Adoration continues each Tuesday in Upton, Wednesday in Innishannon and Friday in Knockavilla. See notice boards in Churches for times. Everyone is welcome to be part of this devotion.

Mary & Mercy Ireland Tour

October 6-10, 2017. Experience the Time of Mercy on Sunday October 8th at 7.30pm which is just three days after Saint Faustina’s Feast Day in St. Augustine’s Church, Cork City. Register now on or

Good News for Innishannon Tidy Towns

Last Monday at the National Tidy Town Awards at the Helix Centre in Dublin Innishannon Tidy Towns won a Bronze Medal and had a major breakthrough with a seven point rise in marks to a grand total of 317. This is a great news for Innishannon and thanks is due to the many stalwart workers who are steadily endeavouring to enhance Innishannon.

It is Candlelight Time!

Have you an article in your head that you have been meaning to write? Why not do it now? Have you an interesting old photograph stored away in a drawer? Why not share them with others. This if our 34th Candlelight! Let’s keep it glowing. Give your article or photographs to Maureen, Mary or Alice before the 1st October.

Innishannon Cub Scout Group

Are looking for any old uniforms. If you have a uniform that you are willing to donate/sell, please call Trish on 087-6553187.

Friendship Club

Bingo on Thursday 5th October. Volunteers urgently needed to keep the most active club in the Parish going. If you have just two hours a week to spare contact Ann 087-4025269 for details. Our club means so much to our members, as for some it is the only outlet they have a week. Meeting this Monday night 2nd October at 8pm in Knockavilla Hall to re-establish our club, your attendance and help will be most appreciated.

River Rhythms Choir

Is a mixed choir singing contemporary songs. The ability to read music is not necessary, just the love of singing. Come try it out! Every Tuesday, 8- 9:30pm, downstairs at Innishannon Parish Hall. Call Kat 086-3069010 or find River Rhythms Choir on Facebook.

5K Family Fun Run (Rescheduled)

The Family Fun Run in aid of the development of Innishannon Playground has been rescheduled and will now take place on Sunday, October 1st at 2pm. If you have sponsorship cards, please bring them along with you on the day. All walkers, runners, bikes, buggies and dogs (on leads) are welcome. Refreshments will be served afterwards in the Hall.


Are looking for a small number of volunteers to assist with School visits in the Cork region for next Lent – mostly post-primary school visits although there will be a small number of primary. Are you passionate about global justice issues and think you could inspire young people to feel the same? Our network of school volunteers help us to educate and inspire young people across the county by delivering talks, presentations and workshops on our global justice work. Contact us on Full training and support provided.

Valley Rovers

Valley Rovers GAA Lotto is on Sunday 1st October in The Brinny Inn. Jackpot €4’100. Last week’s numbers were 08-13-16-17. No jackpot winner. Winners of €20: Anthony Coleman, Joan Lynch & Eoin O Sullivan c/o Johnny’s, Jerry O Donovan, Una O Sullivan & Pat Smith c/o F.Kearney, Patsy White c/o Crossroads Bar, Sadie McGuiness, Dromina, Paul Cronin, Clashanimud & Laura Cremin, Roselawn.

Fixtures: South East Junior B Hurling Ch’ship Final v Belgooly Sunday Oct 1st in Ballinspittle at 3pm.
Junior B Football Ch’ship Replay v Crosshaven Wednesday Oct 4th in Ballygarvan at 8.15pm.

Cork GAA Clubs Draw has more prizes than ever with 10 prizes of €20,000, 10 year Premium Páirc Uí Chaoimh Tickets & 19 other prizes of cash & hotel breaks in each of 12 monthly draws. 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. First draw November 3rd 2017. Contact Denis O’Riordan 087-9096691 Paul Hoey 087-6196254 Claire O’Shea 086-3470503 Ted O Donovan 086-8246827 or online at

Open Evening

Open Evening at Coláiste na Toirbhirte, Bandon on Thursday 5th October from 5.30 – 7.30pm. All Welcome.