Notices – 22nd December 2019

Christmas Masses

Confessions Tuesday 24th (Christmas Eve) 11-12 Innishannon & 2-3pm Knockavilla

Christmas Eve 6.30pm Innishannon, 8pm Knockavilla, 10pm Innishannon

Christmas Day 10am Knockavilla & 11.30am Innishannon

Thursday, St. Stephens Day 11am Innishannon

Friday 27th 11am Innishannon

Sat 28th 6.30pm Innishannon

Sun 29th 10am Knockavilla & 11.30 Innishannon

Mon 30th 11am Innishannon

Tuesday 31st 11am Innishannon

Wed 1st Jan 2020 11am Innishannon

Thursday 2nd Jan 11am Knockavilla

Friday 3rd 11am Knockavilla

Monday 6th Jan 10am Knockavilla, 11.30 Innishannon & 7.30pm Innishannon

Innishannon Church Choir

Would love if you could join them for Christmas carols, 15 minutes before masses Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.  They would like to wish you all a happy Christmas and a joyful new year.

Weekly Bulletin

The office is now closed for the Christmas period.  The office will reopen 9th January 2020.

Priests Christmas Collection

The Christmas Day Collection will be taken up at Masses on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day for the support of your priest.  The priest’s income comes from the Christmas Day and Easter Sunday Collections, spring and Autumn Stations, offerings for Baptisms, Marriages, Funerals and Mass Offerings.

NB. The priest does not receive his income from the weekly and special collections, the only two exceptions are Christmas Day and Easter Sunday.  Envelopes for the Christmas Day Collection are available in both Churches, if you use the Sunday envelopes, it has a special envelope for the Christmas Day priest’s collection.


We pray for Maura & Patrick Collins, Cork City, Sr. Dolores (Sheila) Desmond, Late of Crowhill, Edmond & Mary Newman, Milford, Julia Kearney, Dromkeen, Innishannon, Gerald & Peggy O Callaghan, Castletown/Kenneigh & Sean O Callaghan, Bandon.

St. Patrick’s Upton

Vigil Mass on Christmas Eve at 9pm and Christmas Day at 11am.  New Year’s Day, following the Mass, a Holy Hour will take place.  Benediction, rosary and consecration prayers to Our Lady to pray for life and faith in Ireland.  Adoration will not be held on Tuesday 24th or 31st December. Back to usual on Tuesday 7th January 2020.  Let us pray for one another over the Christmas. 

Advent Candle Prayer

We light the Angel candle symbolising Peace.  May those who seek help or refuge find peace and welcome in our hearts and in our homes.

St. Vincent De Paul

Wishes to thank you most sincerely for your generosity at our latest church door collection. Rest assured all monies raised will be used to help those in need locally.

Scoil Mhaoilíosa

I would like to wish our new Board of Management, staff, pupils and parents a very happy and peaceful Christmas. We have had a very busy first term in Scoil Mhaoilíosa including gymnastics, swimming, hurling training, VEX Robotics, Junior Achievement, Steam Engineering in a Box to name just a few! We all thoroughly enjoyed our Christmas Sing Along on the 12th of December which ended 2019 on a high note! We are looking forward to all that 2020 will bring to Scoil Mhaoilíosa!

Valley Rovers GAA Lotto

No Jackpot winnerGAA Lotto is on Sunday 22nd December 2019 in Johnny Crowley’s Bar.   Jackpot €4’700.  Last week’s numbers were 11-17-19-24.  Winners of €20: Ailbhe Sharvin c/o Brinny Inn, Martin & Una c/o C.Murphy, Patsy White c/o Norah’s, Ned Hubbard, Aghina, Finbarr & Olivia Murphy, Bandon, Brian McCarthy Jnr, Ballyhandle, Breda Deasy, Coolmoreen, Kieran O Donovan, Barna, Adrian Hickey, Lissagroom & Anne Sweetnam, Coolculitha.

Valley Rovers GAA Christmas Lotto, on Sunday 22nd December 2019 at Johnny Crowley’s bar (as above) €1,000 in cash prizes must be won.  5 prizes of €100 & 10 prizes of €50.  Tickets on sale.

Congratulations to Con & Phil Murphy Kilnagnady on winning €5,000 in the Cork GAA Clubs December Draw.

Valley Rovers Community Breakfast Morning

On Sunday morning 22nd December 9.30-12.30 in the Parish Hall.  Last year’s event was a great success & we look forward to seeing you all again this year.  All proceeds go towards the continued development of parish facilities for the benefit of everyone in the parish.  The annual Poc Fada will take place on St Stephen’s day.  Registration will be from 11.30am in Crowley’s of Innishannon and puck off will be at 12.

Kilmacsimon Swimming & Rowing Club Lotto Results & Christmas Morning Swim

We are running our annual charity Christmas morning swim.  It takes place at Garrylucas Beach at 11.30am on Christmas morning. The two charities being supported this year are fundraising for Jayden and the Down Syndrome Centre Cork – two very worthy charities who would benefit greatly from the proceeds.  Sponsorship cards available from Tracey 086-3899719.

Lotto Results 16th December, Numbers drawn 29, 30, 32.  No Jackpot winner.  €35 winners-Donie McCarthy c/o Mary, Cait McCarthy c/o Brady’s Bar, Colm O’Donovan c/o Mary.  Next week’s jackpot is €1,900 and weeks draw will be held in O’Donovans Ballinadee on Monday December 23rd.  Results from our Christmas Lotto Draw as follows: Meat Voucher – Liam Crowley c/o Mary’s, Bottle of Whiskey – Fiona and John Twohig c/o Railway, Tin of Biscuits – Chris Corcoran, Ballinadee, Meat Voucher – Mary O’Neill, Peafield, Bottle of Whiskey – John McCarthy, Clohane, Tin of Biscuits – JJ McCarthy, Clohane, Meat Voucher – Donal Callanan, Innishannon, Bottle of Whiskey – Ciaran O’Riordan, Innishannon, Tin of Biscuits – Mike Murphy, Bandon, Meat Voucher – Bill Barrett, Killeady, Box of Biscuits – Ruth Slattery, Brinny Inn, Bottle of wine – Ann and Amy Norrish c/o Hurley’s 

Cork Stand Together, Appeal for the Homeless in Cork

Christmas can be a very tough time for people & there are so many people struggling in the city.  Weekly we try to concentrate on the essentials & offer some hope & the love of Jesus.  We are asking for your help, so we can offer a bit extra coming up to Christmas.  We will be putting packages together, some of the items we would love to include are: Perfume/scents/aftershave, make up/cosmetics/tobacco/cigarettes/selection boxes or Christmas treats/cinema passes/meal vouchers/coffee voucher.  Those who prefer to make up their own wrapped Christmas shoebox would be appreciated.  For info call Chona Evans 087-4589133.

Give Blood, The Irish Blood Transfusion Service

Will hold a Blood Donor clinic in The Marian Hall,Ballinhassig 12pm – 3.30pm on Friday, 27th December 2019.  Blood Donation is essential to ensure Hospital Patients get the treatment they need.  One Donation can save up to 3 Lives.  Full details of all clinics and on Giving Blood can be found on or by telephoning 021-4807400 or 1850 731 137.

SMA Pilgrimage to Lourdes 19-24th September 2020, five nights, full board in Hotel Roissy.  For more info call Fr. Martin Kavanagh SMA 021-4292871