Notices – 24th December 2017


Christmas Mass Times

Christmas Day 10am Knockavilla & 11.30am Innishannon                              

St Stephens Day 11am Innishannon

Daily mass as usual but will be held at 11am (No Mass Tues 2nd Jan)

Sat 30th 6.30 Innishannon

Sun 31st 10am Knockavilla & 11.30 Innishannon

Friday 5th Jan Feast of the Epiphany 7.30pm Innishannon

Sat 6th Epiphany of the Lord 10am Knockavilla & 11.30 Innishannon & 6.30pm Innishannon

Sun 7th 10 am Knockavilla & 11.30 Innishannon



We pray for Patrick O Mahony, Curranure, Brenda Dennehy, Dromkeen/Bandon, Mary Begley, Annaghmore, Nell Begley, England & Bernard McCarthy, Kilworth.


We welcome Peter William Ryan, Innishannon to the Christian Community.

Ministers of the Eucharist

Alcohol gel hand rub is now available for Ministers of the Eucharist, to use before distributing Holy Communion.  It will be beside the water & towel.  Fr Finbarr.

Parish Office

The Parish office is now closed for the Christmas holidays.  It will re-open January 11th.  You can follow us on Facebook and Twitter to keep up with parish news.  Also note that the weekly notices are posted on the website at

Carol Singing Invitation from Innishannon Church Choir

Please join us in song Christmas Eve at 9.30pm and Christmas morning at 11am.  Wishing you all a Happy & Holy Christmas.

          Eucharistic Adoration (Cancelled)

Eucharistic Adoration hours are cancelled for 26th, 27th and 29th December.  Resuming as usual on 2nd January 2018.  If you would like spend one hour each week with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament see times on church notice boards.

St. Vincent de Paul Thank You

All the members of the Bandon Conference of St Vincent de Paul, would like to thank you for allowing the society to collect at both churches last weekend.  €2,600.09 was collected in Innishannon & €844.80 in Knockavilla.  These were truly great collections and will be used to help the poor and needy in our area.

Community Exercise Group

In Innishannon Parish Hall, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 7am and Monday at 10am. Cost: free, but donations accepted. Presented by Lighthouse Counselling. For more information, ring Curtis 085-8237118. 

Blood Donation, The Best Gift you could give This Christmas

The Irish Blood Transfusion Service will hold a Blood Donor clinic in The GAA Pavilion, Bandon Tuesday 5pm – 8.30pm, Wednesday 3pm – 5pm & 7pm – 9pm 2nd & 3rd January 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.

Innishvilla Soccer Club

Well done to our junior team who had a great win in the 5th round of the F.A.I Junior Cup in Donegal last Sunday.  The game ended scoreless after normal time & extra time.  Innishvilla won 3-1 in the penalty shoot-out.  This was a mighty victory against all the odds and was a fitting end to a marvelous 2017.  It was a terrific team performance with goalkeeper David Lynch, the hero of the day.  Their “reward” for the 950km trip is an away fixture against Ferrybank A.F.C (Waterford City) scheduled for Jan 14th.  The club wishes everyone a Happy Christmas and all the best for 2018. 

Valley Rovers   

GAA Lotto is on Tuesday 3rd January 2018 in The Crossbarry Inn.  Jackpot €2000.  Last week’s numbers were 04-05-07-08.  Jackpot winner P.R. McCarthy, Lisheeda c/o Johnnys.   Christmas Draw Results: €100: Anne Murphy c/o Downs Centra, Phil Murphy, Kilnagnady, Aidan McCarthy, Barna, Paul Manning, Kipatrick, Noel Cullinane c/o Johnny’s.  €50: Eileen Foley & Sean Og, Jai & Evan c/o O’Sullivan’s Centra, Fionn O’Murchu, Innishannon, Kieran & Laura c/o Con Murphy, Alesha Cronin c/o Johnny’s, Patrick Shiels c/o Ber. Shiels, Oisin Guorasia, Canada, John Crean, Coachford, Philip Sewell c/o Barretts & Thomas O’Donovan, Bandon.

Cork GAA Clubs Draw Congratulations to Paudie Palmer Oakland’s Dunkereen on winning €150 Voucher from Keane’s Jewellers in the Nov Draw. You can still join for the remaining 9 monthly draws for €70.  Support your club, join today and be in with a chance to win fabulous prizes for less than €2 per week.  Contact Denis O Riordan 087-9096691 Paul Hoey 087-6196254 Claire O Shea 086-3470503 Ted O Donovan 086-8246827 or online at  

Valley Rovers Juvenile Club will be hosting their annual Poc Fada starting at 12 noon on St Stephen’s Day from Centra Innishannon. Registration from 11:30 in Johnny Crowleys.  Due to new insurance rules, all juvenile members must be signed in by a parent.  All are welcome for what is always an enjoyable afternoon. This is open to players of all ages and there will be prizes for boys, girls and adult categories. Teams of three €20 plus €10 deposit for sliotars.

Irish Cancer Society Volunteers

The Irish Cancer Society’s Daffodil Centres (Cork University Hospital and the Bon Secours) are currently looking for volunteers to support patients and their families. Duties to include – welcoming enquirers to the centre by talking, listening and identifying their needs. Then signposting them to appropriate sources of information and support. Training provided. For more information please contact: Deirdre Murphy on 01-2310564 or

Jive Classes

Jive Classes.  A beginners 4 week course will commence in Kilmacsimon Community Centre on Tuesday 9th January 8-9.30pm.  Cost €40.  All are welcome.  Please see facebook Tom Jive for details.

Cork Theology Forum

At last the Report of the Autumn Event is up on the Website  The Spring Event is also announced. This will be on Saturday 3rd March 2018.

Rural Link Transport Services

Is your Son/Daughter or someone you are caring for, attending day services in Cork City?  Rural Link, are trying to co-ordinate transport services between Bandon and Cork.  If you know of anyone, attending Cope, Enable Ireland, Headway, Irish Wheelchair Association, Brothers of Charity, or any other day service, on a daily basis, you may be interested.  If at present, you are availing of private transport, or you are driving on a daily basis, you should get in touch, and get involved in this pilot scheme. Please contact 086-8764576, or 086-3230016.

Pilgrimage to the Holy Land (Ex Cork) & Medjugorje Pilgrimage

Walk in the footsteps of Jesus This trip of a lifetime (fully guided) will take place from April 20th-28th 2018. Highlights include: A boat trip on the Sea of Galilee, visits to Nazareth, Cana, Jericho, The Dead Sea, Jerusalem, The Mount of Olives, Bethlehem, etc. The trip includes: Return flights ex Cork, a comprehensive daily programme, entrance fees, 4* Hotels, dinner bed and breakfast throughout. Spiritual Director Fr Liam Crowley. For further Information and details please contact MAP Travel 01-8783111 or Fr Liam Crowley 087-2302811 /Tour Manager Jim Keogh 021-4885371 Mobile 087-2678793.

Medjugorje Pilgrimage ex Cork. May 31st to June 7th 2018. Spiritual Director Fr. Sean Corkery.  €719pp.  €200 deposit secures place. Contact Sean O’Shaughnessy 086-2959380 or An interpreter will be accompanying for members of the deaf community