Notices – 23rd September 2018

Station Mass: Station for Ballymountain South, Farnagow & Knockroe at Mary Casey’s and Anthony Dempsey’s on Friday 16th November at 8pm.

Station for Raheen and Ballymountain North at Frances and Pat O’Sullivan’s on Saturday 6th October at 11am.

If you want to have a Station Mass please contact Fr. Finbarr.

Last Sunday’s Collection: Last Sunday’s second collection for the relief of the victims of the devastating floods in Kerala Province in India came to €5,800 with further donations still coming in.  Fr. Paul, of St. Patricks Upton, is deeply grateful to the Parishioners of Innishannon and Knockavilla, and to all those who contributed.  He will ensure that all the money collected will go directly to those most in need in Kerala Province.

Recent Deaths

We pray for Fr. Matthew Corcoran, Upton who died recently.


We pray for Maureen Fitzsimons/nee Lordan (Celebration of Life) Bray/Castlelack, Theresa Healy, Old Head, Maria Deasy, Bandon, Mossie, Margaret and Seán Walsh, Kinsale, Angela Nyhan, Clonakilty/Kilnagnady and Liam Hurley, Shippool.

Extra Collection

There will be an extra collection next weekend for Priesthood Education.


We welcome Zoe Sheila Bolster, Barr Na Claise, Innishannon & Abbie Laura Barrett, Bishopstown Road to the Christian Community.

Knockavilla Church

Eucharistic Ministers Rota available in the church.

Innishannon Church

Readers List available in the church.

Would you like to join St. Mary’s Church Choir, Innishannon?

Why not come along and see if you would like it?  No previous choir experience required.  Just bring your enthusiasm and voice.  We would be delighted to have you on board.  For information contact Breda 085-8118089 or any choir member.

County Final, Valley Rovers Ladies Football

Valley Rovers ladies Footballers will take on Glanmire in the County A Junior Final next Sunday, September 23rd, in Ballinora (New Pitch) at 2pm. We’d ask that everyone come out and support the girls!

Valley Rovers GAA Lotto

GAA Lotto is on Sunday 23rd September 2018 in The Brinny Inn.  Jackpot €3,050.  No Jackpot winner.  Last week’s numbers were 01-04-09-24.  Winners of €20: Conor Carroll c/o Johnny’s, Fachtna Hayes c/o Crossbarry Inn, Mary O Donovan c/o Phillip Hoey, Trish Rochford, Killeagh, Denis O Donovan, Lissard, Sheila Noonan, Aghabullogue, Thomas O Donovan, Bandon, John Murphy, Crossbarry, Eamon Gueran c/o Brinny Inn and Maeve O Brien, Lissaniskey.

Cork GAA Club Draw

Congratulations to Michael McCarthy Belrose Innishannon on winning €5,000 in the Aug draw.

Innishannon/Knockavilla Defibrillator Group

Are currently organising C.P.R and Defibrillator training for clubs /groups or any individual in the parish wishing to avail of it.  Our next general course will be held on Monday, November 12th in Upton, commencing at 6.30pm.  Club/group training can be organised to suit groups. These courses are led by trained personnel and you will receive a certificate [Irish Heart Foundation]   on completion.  For further information contact: Nora 086-2851553, Tom 086-8207540, Siobhán 087-6882265.  Our next skills night, for all trained personnel, will be held on Monday, September 24th. 8.15 – 9.30pm, in Upton. This refresher only takes a few minutes. Important to keep acquired skills fresh in your mind.

A note for your diary – our annual fundraising quiz will be held on Friday, January 25th 2019 in Barrett’s Bar, Innishannon.


This year Candlelight celebrates its 35th Birthday.  Over those years it has helped to finance the sculpture of The Blacksmith and The Horse and Rider and to restore the Historic map at the back of St Mary’s.  It has preserved the history of the parish and has kept going because the people of this parish contributed articles and photographs.  We will again be delighted to hear from you and if you have not already done so why not do it this year.  Deadline 1st October.

River Rhythms Choir

A mixed voice choir, a group of women & men of all ages and musical abilities who meet Tuesday evenings 8-9.45pm in Innishannon School Hall (Scoil Eoin).  An enthusiastic and energetic bunch who enjoy singing in local concerts and the Cork Choral Festival yearly.  Musical reading ability is not necessary.  Check us out on Facebook.

Innishannon Parent & Toddler Group

The Innishannon Parent and Toddler group meet every Wednesday from 10-12am at the Innishannon Parish Hall. Enjoy a cup of tea, home baking and a chat with other parents while the kids play, do arts and crafts and some singing in a safe environment. Check out our Facebook page, Innishannon Parent & Toddler Group.

Community Exercise Group

Meet at Innishannon Parish Hall, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 7am, and Monday at 10am.  Classes are free, but donations accepted. Presented by Lighthouse Counselling. For more information, call Curtis 085-8237118.

Innishannon/Knockavilla Friendship Club

Thursday 27th we will welcome a speaker from St Michaels.  Transport provided, new members welcome.  Call Kathleen 087-7613184 or Assumpta 087-9578127.

A Day in Honour of Our Lady

“Calling all Families”. Consecrate your families to Our Lady on Saturday, 6th October in Knock Shrine at the 3pm Pilgrimage Mass. Followed by testimony, food and music in the Rest and Care Centre and concludes with a Holy Hour to pray for our Priests, Bishops and their Dioceses. To book your seat on the FREE Bus from St. Patrick’s Quay, Cork at 7.30am, (Donations Welcome, Booking Essential) please contact Human Life International in Knock on 094-9375993 or email:

Rosary Rally in Cork

Saturday 29th Sept. Meeting outside the library Grand Parade at 2pm. Event organised by the Dominican community, Pope’s Quay.

Open Day

Coláiste Na Toirbhirte open night, Thursday 4th October 2018 5.30-7.30pm, all most welcome.