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
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 www.giveblood.ie or by telephoning 021 4807400 or 1850 731 137.
Valley Rovers GAA Lotto
No Jackpot winner last week. GAA 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 email@example.com.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org