Notices – 23rd December 2018

Christmas Masses                                          St Stephen’s Day

Christmas Eve 6.30pm Innishannon             Innishannon 11am

8pm Knockavilla                                               NB Thur 27th Innishannon 11am

10pm Innishannon                                          NB Friday 28th TO BE ANNOUNCED

Christmas Day                                                 Sat 29th 6.30 Innishannon

10am Knockavilla                                            Sun 30th 10am Knockavilla

11.30 Innishannon                                         11.30 Innishannon

Confessions, Christmas Eve 24th               Monday 31st Innishannon 11am

Innishannon 11-12                                         Tuesday 1st Innishannon 11am

Knockavilla 2.30-3pm                                    Wednesday 2nd Innishannon 11am

                                                                        Thursday 3rd Knockavilla 11am

Friday 4th Knockavilla 11am

                                                                         Saturday 5th Innishannon 6.30pm

                                                                         Sunday 6th Knockavilla 10am

                                                                         Innishannon 11.30

Recent Death

We pray for Frank Kearns, Carrigaline/Innishannon who died recently.


We pray for Anthony, Mairéad & Patrick Lordan, Toureen, Sr. Dolores Desmond, Perth, Australia/Crowhill, Brenda Dennehy, Dromkeen, William & Tilly Long, Donegal & Patrick Murphy, Kilmore, Bandon.

Carols at Christmas

Please join St Mary’s Church Choir for Christmas carols 15 minutes before masses on Christmas Eve & Christmas Day.

Upton at Christmas

Christmas Vigil Mass Monday at 9pm.  Christmas Day Mass Tuesday at 11am.  Please note there will be no Eucharistic Adoration in St. Patrick’s until Tuesday January 8th 2019.

Thank You

Laudato Tree project: A sincere thanks to you all for your interest in and your very generous donations to this project. You donated a whopping €1100.25.  Thank you from the Innishannon/Knockavilla Parish Justice and Peace group.

Parish Office/Bulletin

The Parish Office is closed until January 10th 2019.

Valley Rovers History

Valley  Rovers  are in the  process  of  gathering  information with  the  view to  recording  the  History  of  Gaelic  games  in the  parish  in  a book.  This project  is  covering  all  aspects  of  Gaelic  Games,  hurling,  football,  camogie  and  ladies  football.

If you   have  any memorabilia,  pictures,  old medals , old minutes,  books,  old  AGM reports  or any historical  information  we would  greatly  appreciate  if you  would  share it with  us. We have set up an email address Also  we will  be  in Innishannon  Hall Sun  Dec 30th from  2-4pm for people  to  come  and  bring any interesting  items including photographs  which  we can  scan so you  can  take  your  items  home  again.  All  information  is  welcome  and  we will endeavour  to  include  as many  items  as possible. For more details contact John Lynch (Knockroe) at 087-7617532 or any club office.


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.

Kilmacsimon Lotto Results

Lotto Results 17th December 2018.  Numbers drawn 4, 16, 19.  No Jackpot winner.  €35 winners -Anna Boyd, Dunderrow, Stephen Harrington, Horsehill, Ollie O’Mahony, Bandon.  Next week’s jackpot is €3,250 and weeks draw will be held in Keohane’s Bar, Kilmacsimon on Sunday December 23rd.

Christmas Lotto Draw results: Wine – Stables Staff, Meat Voucher – John Corcoran, Ballinadee, Bottle of Whiskey – John Collins, Chaplin’s Bar, Tin of Biscuits – James, O’Neill, Clohane, Meat Voucher – Anne Fehilly, Innishannon, Bottle of Whiskey – Rosemary O’Leary, Tin of Biscuits – Mary Finn, Ballinadee, Meat Voucher – Mary P O’Sullivan, Ballinhassig, Bottle of Whiskey – Padraig Harrington, c/o Hurley’s, Tin of Biscuits – Tommy O’Rourke, Rathroon, Meat Voucher – Josephine Dineen, Kilbrittain, Sherry – Patrick O’Donovan, c/o Hurley’s

Kilmacsimon annual charity Christmas swim, takes place at Garrylucas Beach at 11.30am on Christmas morning. The two charities being supported this year are the Watergate Mental Health Centre and Bandon Autism Parent Support – two very worthy local charities who would benefit greatly from the proceeds.

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.

Irish Blood Transfusion Board

The Irish Blood Transfusion Service will hold a Blood Donor clinic in Bandon GAA Pavilion.  Thursday 3pm – 5pm & 7pm – 9pm & Friday 12noon – 3.30pm 27th & 28th December 2018.  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.

Valley Rovers GAA Lotto

No Jackpot winner last weekGAA Lotto is on Sunday 23rd December 2018 in The Crossbarry Inn.  Jackpot €5,000.  Last week’s numbers were 05-10-13-22.

Valley Rovers Christmas Draw Results:  Winners of €100: Arthur O’Leary Snr c/o Johnny’s, Eileen Dwyer c/o Down’s Centra, Michael Ryan c/o Nora Creedon, Declan Manning, Kilpatrick, John Lynch, Farnahoe.  Winners of €50: Ber Shiels, Brinny, Aoife Hurley, Skevanish, Tadgh Burke, Barna, Tim, Bill & Ellen Casey, Slaveen, Ian Buttimer, Innishannon, Ena Coughlan c/o Johnny’s, Marie O’Brien c/o Brinny Inn, Susan Montgomery c/o Downs Centra, Patrick & Darragh Shiels, Crosses & Nancy O’Driscoll c/o O’Sullivan Centra.


Medjugorje pilgrimage May 28th – June 4th ex Cork. Staying in Hotel Leone. €625 half board €725. Spiritual Director Fr. Sean Corkery. Contact Sean O’Shaughnessy 086-2959380. Pilgrimage organised through Joe Walsh Tours.

Medjugorje Irish Centre Pilgrimages April – Oct 2019, 7 nights B&B and Airport Shuttle service from Dubrovnik or Split for €279 per person sharing. Book any flight – any time and we provide guaranteed airport shuttle service. Call us for further info and book the dates that suit you. Tel. 01-4434510 or email

11 day Pilgrimage to the Holyland February 11th to 21st 2019.  Spiritual Directors Fr Stephan Park OSA, Fr Owen Gorman OCDS, Fr Peter Okpetu MSP, Price €1,450 PPS, to secure a place Deposit €450 ASAP.  For Bookings call: Philip 087-2508043 or Brenda 041-6863390 Email: