Notices – 21st April 2019 (Easter Sunday)


Masses Easter Week

Easter Monday at 11am Innishannon, No Mass Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, Mass in Knockavilla on Friday at 9.30am

Priests Easter Collection will take place Easter Sunday 21st April(Only collection that day).  Only two collections per year go directly to the priest, this Easter Collection & the Christmas Collection.  Envelopes are available in both Churches. 

Station Mass Station for Ballymurphy on Wednesday May 1st at 10.15am in Mary & Donal O’Riordan’s.  Station for Russell Hill & Crowhill on Friday 24th May at 8pm in Teresa & Martin Cremin’s.


We pray for Hilda & Pat Giltinan, Farnahoe, James Barnett, Skibbereen and Hughie O’Donovan, Kilmore.


We welcome Cillian John Philip Barry, New Ross, Co Wexford, Molly Hannah Canniffe, Bandon & Aoibhínn Ellen O’Shea, Dromkeen View, Innishannon to the Christian Community.

Parish Office

The office will be closed next Thursday for the Easter break & no bulletin will be printed for next weekend.

The Friendship Club

25th April: Talk on stair lifts & bingo, 2nd May: Music & song with Innishannon N.S, 9th May: Storytelling with John Kehilly.  Transport provided, new members welcome.  Call Kathleen 087-7613184/Assumpta 087-9578127. 

Tidy Towns

Next Tues night at 7.30 we will begin work at the Forge. Please come and help with a spade, brush or garden tools.

May Rosary in the Grotto

On Sunday and Thursday evenings at 8pm there will be Rosary in the Grotto for all who are sick in our Parish.  And in thanksgiving for those who are recovering.  Everybody welcome.

Alzheimer’s Tea Day

Thursday 2nd May is National Alzheimer’s Tea Day.  That morning a fundraiser will be held in the home of Alice Taylor. This funding helps to give the carers of Alzheimer’s patients an occasional break.  On that day please remember those who cannot.

The Memory Tree Project

Would you like to plant a tree in memory for a loved?  Or to mark a special occasion.  Buy a tree and contact Anna 087-279006 or Jack 087-7984873 and our local Hall team will plant and maintain.

Celebrating Innishannon Milestones

The great night that we all enjoyed on the 16th December is now available on a DVD that captured the thoughts and musical vocals of the night associated with the celebrations of 50 years of The Parish Hall, 50 years of Tidy Towns, 35 years of Candlelight, and the launch of the Innishannon Leisure walks.  The DVD is now available at a cost of €10 by texting Peter Fehily 086-2463436 Joe Walsh 085-7888888, or Lena Ni Mhurchu 087- 9534697.  Limited number of copies available; don’t miss out.

Coffee & Books (Rescheduled)

Knockavilla School will be holding their rescheduled school fundraiser on Sunday 28th April at 10.45am after mass in Knockavilla school. We will be hosting a cake sale and 2nd hand book sale- ‘Coffee & Books’.  All welcome. Please join us for a cuppa and browse through the books on offer – we cater for all ages! We look forward to seeing you there. 

Gurrane National School Clothes Collection

Please donate clean unwanted adult & children’s clothes, also sheets, blankets, towels, curtains, paired shoes, handbags, belt’s & soft toys. No pillows or duvets accepted.  Items can be dropped during school hours to the school hall from Monday 29th April up until 9.30am Tuesday 7th May. If school hours do not suit please contact 086-3478903 and we will arrange collection from you. Check out , our Facebook page

Gurrane National School 50 Years of Sporting Fun

2019 marks 50 years of sporting fun and great memories at Gurranes NS Sports. Please join us in celebrating this fantastic milestone on the open sports evening Friday 17th May and on Sunday 26th May for a celebratory mass in Gurranes NS hall followed by a chance to catch up and swap stories of the last 50 years.

Valley Rovers GAA Lotto

No Jackpot winner last weekGAA Lotto is on Monday 22nd April 2019 in Barrett’s Bar.  Jackpot €7,400.  Last week’s numbers were 06-16-17-24.  Winners of €20: Anne Murphy c/o Downs Centra, Mary Jo & James Duggan c/o Brinny Inn, Jerome Crowley c/o Finbarr Coleman, Finbarr Coleman, Slievegullane, Jim Nolan, Farnahoe, John Cummins, Ballymountain, John Cronin, Lissaniskey, Rose Foley, London, Brain, Kate & Ciaran, Ballineen & Martin & Carmel Duggan, Brinny Inn.

Fixture: Premier  Intermediate  Hurling  Ch’ship  v  Kilworth  Sunday  April  28th  in  Pairc  Ui Rinn  at 3.45pm.

Kilmacsimon Rowing & Swimming Club Lotto Results

Results April 15th, Numbers drawn 9, 22, 25, No jackpot winner.  €35 winners: Liam Quinn c/o Hurley’s, Denis McCarthy, Bandon, Eoin O’Neill, Ballinadee.  Next week’s jackpot is €5,800 and will be held in O’Donovan’s, Ballinadee on Monday April 22nd.

Medjugorje Conference and Day of Prayer

With Sr. Briege McKenna Saturday 31st August 2019 Neptune Stadium, Cork. Tickets €20 available on Enter discount code EARLYBIRD for discount price of €15 available until 31st May 2019. All tickets purchased included in entry for free pilgrimage to Medjugorje from Cork or Dublin. Booking fees apply.  Contact Sean O’Shaughnessy 086-2959380.

A Rosary of the Grotto’s

My name is John Joe Murphy. I live in Wilton, Cork City (Togher Parish) but am originally from Ballydesmond County Cork. I’m trying to organise “A Rosary of The Grottos”for the month of May for all of Ireland. It’s an effort to have a visible prayerful presence at as many Grottos around Ireland every Day for the month of May, Our Lady’s month. Basically a person logs on to the website , and from there registers a Grotto name and Grotto location and the person’s name to sign up to pray the Rosary there each day at a given time, either individually or preferably as a group. The recommended time is 8pm, but a time that suits is fine too. All registered Grottos will be pinned on the map of Ireland on the website. Please check the website to see the Grottos currently registered on the map.

CIT Information Evening

CIT will be holding a CIT CAO Information Evening on Thursday 2nd May from 6pm – 8pm.  This event is targeted at Leaving Certificate students who have applied for courses at CIT, and also students who may be contemplating “Change of Mind” options.  Students will have an opportunity to learn more about different courses, take a tour of the campus and facilities etc.  The evening is open to students, parents and teachers. �