Notices – 23rd June 2019

Corpus Christi Procession                                                                                                                           

Will take place on Sunday 23rd June at 7pm in St. Patrick’s, Upton.            

Graveyard Masses

Wednesday 26th June at 7.30pm in Knockavilla & Thursday 27th June at 7.30pm in Innishannon.

Episcopal Ordination: The Episcopal Ordination of Bishop-Elect, Fr. Fintan Gavin will take place in the Cathedral of St. Mary and St. Anne on Sunday June 30th next.  The Ordination Ceremony will be relayed to St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Skibbereen and will also be live-streamed on our diocesan website as well as the North Cathedral website  Please keep Fr. Fintan in your prayers.

Recent Deaths

We pray for John (Johnny) Cullinane, Killountain, Bandon who died recently.


We pray for Seamus Burke, Coolculitha, Batt & Nellie Cuffe, Glanmire, Brendan & Helen O’Donoghue, Knockavilla/Dunmanway, Eileen O’Donoghue, Knockavilla & Mairead O’Leary.

Parish Office

The parish office is now closed for the Summer break.  If you need Baptism/Confirmation Certificates etc please call to Fr. Finbarr at mass times Monday, Wednesday & at the weekends.  

Extra Collection

There is an extra collection next weekend for Peter’s Pence.

Ministers of the Eucharist Innishannon/Knockavilla

The July to December 2019 Rota (Innishannon) is now ready & can be collected from the Sacristy.  If you would like to become a Minister of the Eucharist, please contact Fr Finbarr (Eucharistic Ministers are needed in both churches).

A Day of Encounter with the Saints

On Saturday 29th June Solemnity of Ss Peter & Paul at St. Benedict’s Priory, Cobh, Co Cork.  A series of lectures by William A Thomas and John Donovan.  William A Thomas is a Roman Catholic Theologian and Mariologist.  He is a member of the Pontifical Marian Academy based at Vatican City.  Considered by some to be one of the World Experts on the apparitions and message of Fatima – he has a general interest in promoting authentic and true devotion to Mary.  He will be joined by John Donovan of Dungarvan who is renowned for his expertise on little Nellie of Holy God.  John will bring with him the relics of Little Nellie for veneration.  Early booking is essential as space is limited (will run from 10am-5pm, Chapel open for adoration until 8.30pm).  Email, St.Benedict’s Priory, The Mount, Cobh, Co Cork.  Tel 021-4811354.  Suggested Donation for the day €30.

The Book of Revelations 

Chona Evans will speak on the Book of Revelations in St. Patrick’s Upton on Monday 24th June at 8pm. All welcome.

Knockavilla Church

Are looking for volunteers for a one month in the year roster for church cleaning and altar flowers.  Any help much appreciated.  Contact Mary 086-3775320.

Bandon River Amenity Development Report, Public Meeting, All welcome

Have your say in developing an amenity strategy for the Bandon River Valley.  Friends of Innishannon, supported by Cork County Council and Avondhu Blackwater Partnership are hosting a public meeting in the School Hall on Tuesday 9th July 2019 at 8pm.   Please come along and help you community to devise a strategy to sensitively develop the Bandon River Valley and add to the economic, social and environmental sustainability of the area.  This plan will be your plan.  

Invitation to Spend Holy Hour (or part of)

In Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament during the following times:  Innishannon Wednesdays from 10.00-1.00 and from 3.00 to 9.00;    Knockavilla Fridays after the 9.30 Mass and in Upton on Tuesdays from 10.30-1.00, from 3.00-5.00 and from 8.00-9.00.

Holy Land Pilgrimage

11 Day Pilgrimage to The Holy Land Feb 12th to Feb 22nd 2020 cost €1,475, deposit €450.  Early booking is essential, to avoid disappointment for further details contactBrenda Murray-Flynn on 041-6863390 or brenda.murray-flynn@travelcounsellors.comPhilip on 087-250 8043 or

Celtic Spirituality

Sat 29th June,led by Trinita Laffan pbvmwill explore origins, festivals and questions for church and society into the future. 10am-2.30pm. Bring a packed lunch; cost €30 including tea/coffee. Booking required: Nano Nagle Birthplace 022-26411

Knockavilla Bridge Club

Summer Bridge will commence on Tuesday 25th.June at 8pm, in Knockavilla Hall. All levels welcome.  Beginners especially welcome.  Come along and learn to play Bridge.

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 087-2790006 or Jack 087-7984873 and our local Hall team will plant and maintain.

Kilmacsimon Swimming & Rowing Club

Lotto Results June 17th, 2019, Numbers drawn – 8, 23, 35.  No jackpot winner, €35 winners: Alan Donovan, Ballinhassig, Katie Collins, Bandon, Ken Mahon, Ballinhassig.  Next week’s jackpot is €7,150 and will be held in the Keohane’s Bar, Kilmacsimon on Monday June 24th, 2019.

Valley Rovers GAA Lotto

No Jackpot winnerGAA Lotto is on Sunday 23rd June 2019 in The Crossbarry Inn.  Jackpot €2,450.  Last week’s numbers were 06-08-16-28.  Winners of €20: Denis Horgan c/o Down’s Centra, Paul McCarthy, Crossbarry, Lisa Murphy c/o M.Collins, Brian Crowley, Coolmoreen, Helen Crowley, Killountain, Helen O’Sullivan, The Rock, Sheila Sheehan, Coachford, Sinead Hickey, Kilmore, Colette Gallagher c/o Johnny’s & Henry Boyd, Kilmore.

Fixture: Intermediate Hurling League v Mayfield Thursday June 27th in Brinny at 8pm. 

Medjugorje Conference and Day of Prayer

With Sr. Briege McKenna Saturday 31st August 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.