Notices – 20th October 2019

Together We Are Mission (World Mission Sunday 2019)

Theme: Together We Are Mission The theme of this year’s World Mission Sunday appeal, ‘Together We Are Mission’, is a message for everyone. We sometimes think that only priests and sisters, catechists and lay people that work with those in need, are called to mission – but through Baptism we all are! In his World Mission Sunday message, Pope Francis writes, I am a mission, always; you are a mission, always; every baptised man and woman is a mission. This goes to the heart of our baptismal call to be part of God’s mission in the world today. ‘Together We Are Mission’ is a statement that highlights the part every one of us play in mission work. Through our faith we are called to be missionary, to support and care for those in need, not just those near us, but also our brothers and sisters in our wider Church family. Mission Month and World Mission Sunday is a special time that allows us to act on our baptismal calling through our generous gifts and prayers.

Station Masses Friday 25th October at 8pm in James & John Coughlan’s for Slievegullane, Shanavally, Clauracaun & Ballycoughlan.  Friday 13th December at 7.30pm for Dromkeen & Curranure in Margaret & Jerry O’Sullivans.  If you want to hold the Station Mass in your home, contact Fr. Finbarr.

Feast of All Saints 1st November.  Masses Innishannon Thursday 31st October at 7.30pm & Friday 1st November at 11.30.  Knockavilla Friday 1st at 10am.

Novena to the Holy Souls 2nd – 10th November

Sat 2nd Knockavilla 10am & Innishannon 6.30pm

Sun 3rd Knockavilla 10am & Innishannon 11.30am

Monday 4th Knockavilla 9.30am & Innishannon 7.30pm

Tuesday 5th Knockavilla 9.30am & Innishannon 7.30pm

Wednesday 6th Knockavilla 9.30am & Innishannon 7.30pm

On Wednesday 6th we will pray for the deceased & bereaved of the past year.  

Thursday 7th Knockavilla 9.30am & Innishannon 7.30pm

Friday 8th Knockavilla 9.30am & Innishannon 7.30pm

Saturday 9th Knockavilla 10am & Innishannon 11.30am

Sunday 10th Knockavilla 10am & Innishannon 11.30am

Envelopes for the Novena of Masses are available in both churches.

Safeguarding (October is Safeguarding month for Children & Vulnerable Adults) The Diocese ensures that all children involved in parish activities are safe and cared for. We have in place; parental /guardian consent forms for all activities, code of conduct for both children & adults, sign in and out registers, garda vetting for all adult helpers/leaders every 5 years. Visit to find out more.


We pray for Pat Horgan, Russell Hill, Michael McCarthy, Ballymountain, Philomena McCarthy, Knockroe, Elizabeth Madden, Riverstick, Johanna & Patrick O’Mahony, Curranure, Josie Kelleher, Leighmoney, Kitty Jordan, Ballymurphy, John Barrett, The Village & Donal & Nellie O Leary, Halfway.

Extra Collection

There will be an extra collection on Friday 1st November for All Saints.


We welcome Charlie Gus O Donovan, Barna, Innishannon to the Christian Community.

Book of Revelations

Chona Evans will speak on the Book of Revelations in St. Patrick’s Upton on Monday 28th October at 8pm.  All welcome.

Innishannon/Knockavilla Friendship Club

Macroom, 24th October: Speaker from St Michael Centre, Bandon. 31st October: Health & Beauty talk with Mary Mullins.   Transport provided, new members welcome.  Call Kathleen 087-7613184/Assumpta 087-9578127.

Innishannon Knockavilla Defibrillator Group News

We have organised the following: C.P.R / Defibrillator training course will be held on Monday, October 21st in Upton 6.30 – 10pm.  Would you like to be confident and competent in performing C.P.R.? Could you use a defibrillator, if required?   For further details or if you would like to book a place please contact / text Tom 086-8207540, Nora 086-2851553 or Siobhan 087-6882265.  Quiz night:  Our annual Quiz fundraising quiz will be held on Friday, January 31st 2020 in Barrett’s Bar, Innishannon. Save the date.

Youth 2000 Retreat

The Munster Youth 2000 Religious Retreat for people between 16 and 35 years old is on in St Brendan’s College Killarney on 1st 2nd 3rd November. Please check out their website

Thank You

Ruby, Leila and Julie Cummins would like to thank everyone from the Parish who kindly sponsored them for the Cork Women’s Mini-Marathon in September. They greatly enjoyed the experience of completing it and they raised just over €500 for KYSS. This will go a long way towards helping our young people and they wish to pass on their sincere thanks for your support.

Gurrane School Clothes Collection

Please donate clean unwanted clothes, also bed linen, towels, curtains, shoes, bags, belts & soft toys. No Duvets or pillows accepted. Drop off times to the school hall are Tues 29th Oct 6.30-7.30, Sat 2nd Nov 11.30-12.30 and during school hours on Mon & Tues 4th & 5th Nov. If these drop times don’t suit please contact 086-3478903 and we will arrange collection from you.

Bandon Flower & Garden Club

Present a Flower Arranging Demonstration by Anne Walsh and Anne Moylan from Anne’s Flowers, Bandon in The Munster Arms Hotel, Bandon on Monday October 21st at 8pm. Visitors very welcome.

Valley Rovers GAA Lotto

No Jackpot winnerGAA Lotto is on Sunday 20th October 2019 in The Brinny Inn.   Jackpot €3,350.  Last week’s numbers were 03-12-14-15.  Winners of €20: Martin & Carmel Duggan c/o Brinny Inn, Fionnuala O Shea, Crossbarry, Mamie McCarthy, Slievegullane, Patrica Byrne c/o M.Canty, Anne Murphy, Roselawn, Oisin Guorasia, Canada, Jerome O Mahony, Farnahoe, Tommy Allen, The Spires, Tim O Sullivan, Clashanimud & Sharon Huggard, Roselawn.

GAA Clubs Draw Hasgreat 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 over €6,000 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 for less than €2 per week and be in with a chance to win these fabulous prizes.  First draw November 1st 2019.  Contact Denis O Riordan 087-9096691 Paul Hoey 087-6196254 Ted O Donovan 086-8246827 or Claire O Shea 086-3470503 or online at

Understanding Yourself

A talk for autistic teens & their parents. This talk is suitable for teens with a diagnosis of autism or Asperger’s. Bru Columbanus, Wilton, Sat Nov 2nd 12-2pm. More info under Autism Training on

Kilmacsimon Swimming & Rowing Club Lotto Results

Lotto Results October 14th,Numbers drawn – 7, 9, 31, No jackpot winner.  €35 winners: Jackie Murphy, Innishannon, Stephen Harrington, Ballinadee, Dan Joe Whelton, Garrettstown.  Next week’s jackpot is €2,050 and will be held in the Barrett’s Bar, Innishannon on Monday October 21st.

Dingle Open Day

Coláiste Íde in Dingle are holding open days on the 19th & 20th of October from 12-4.  Call 066-9151211 or

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