Notices – 24th November 2019

Station Masses Friday 6th December at Helen & Chris O’Donovan’s for Tuogh/Kilnagnady at 8pm.   Friday 13th December at 7.30pm for Dromkeen & Curranure in Margaret & Jerry O’Sullivan.   If you want to hold a Station Mass in your home, please contact Fr. Finbarr.

There will be a mass on Wednesday 27th November at 7.30pm in Innishannon (No 9.30am mass Wednesday morning) & Friday 29th November at 9.30am (NB time) in Knockavilla. For those who had no station mass this autumn.


We pray for Charlie McCarthy, Coolmoreen, Tom & Mary Hallahan, Rathnaroughy, Eileen Cottrell, Dromkeen, Ted Delaney, Mylane/Knockavilla, Christopher O Donovan, High Street, Cork.


We welcome Cathal Patrick Harrington, Curra Woods, Rivertsick to the Christian Community.

Recent Marriage

Congratulations to Marguerite O’Callaghan, Gurranes & Diarmuid Buckley, Rylane on their recent marriage.

Ministers of the Eucharist (Innishannon)

The new rota commencing Dec 15th is available for collection in the sacristy.

Advent Candle Prayer

Advent is a time of waiting and preparation, a time of prayer. The circle of the Advent wreath symbolises eternity, the green leaves immortality. The light of the candles represents New Life breaking through the darkness.  This Advent our Justice and Peace group, would like to remember refugees and asylum seekers all over the world who are living in their own darkness and needing to find some light and hope in their lives.  We reflect on our response to their plight and ask what hope we can offer.

Innishannon/Knockavilla Friendship Club

28th Nov: Celebrating the Club’s 10th Anniversary.  Dec 5th: Exercise with Alan.  Dec 12th: Bingo & board games.  Dec 14th: Christmas dinner in the Coppergrove, Bandon, then closed for the Christmas holidays.  Transport provided, new members welcome.  Call John Newman, 089-9441133 or Kathleen Moynihan 087-7613184.


The 36th edition of Candlelight is now for sale in Innishannon and Bandon.  This year we have a bumper edition of articles about Innishannon and further afield.  And many old photographs to take you down memory lane.

St. Vincent De Paul Annual Collection & Assistance for Christmas

St Vincent De Paul are holding their annual church gate collection on Dec 7th and 8th at all masses in Innishannon parish. Your donation is greatly appreciated.   St Vincent De Paul are taking requests for assistance at Christmas time. Please write to us in total confidence 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 on 086-8255092 or call to our shop in Bandon.

Knockavilla I.C.A

Are hosting a Flower Arranging Evening with Ann Moylan on Wednesday 4th December at 8.30pm in Knockavilla Community Hall. Entry €5 to include raffle and refreshments. All welcome. 

Act of Kindness, Scoil Eoin

This year as an act of kindness the children of Scoil Eoin are collecting selection boxes for Cork Penny Dinners.  They have already collected 52 boxes in just one week.  You can contribute by dropping a selection box by Friday 13th December, collection points can be found by the school hall & the junior building.  Thanks to everyone who has contributed so far. 

Kilmichael Commemoration

Kilmichael commemoration is on Sunday 24th November at 1.30. 

Bandon Day Care Centre

Bandon day care centre will hold their annual coffee morning on Saturday the 30th of November between 10am and 1pm. Admission €5, all welcome.

Christmas Open House

D.J Murphy’s Open House at Bride Park, Cottage, Killumney is open this Sunday 12­-8. Open next weekend Thursday/Friday 6-10, Saturday 2-9, Sunday 12-8. In aid of Marymount University Hospice and the Alzheimer’s Day Care Centre, Bandon.

Do You Know Where Your Local Defibrillator Is?

Defibrillators are available at the following locations: Innishannon Parish Hall, Scoil Eoin Innishannon, Brinny GAA Pitch, St. Patrick’s Church Upton, Knockavilla Community Hall, Gurranes N.S, Castlelack N.S, Coolmoreen Cross, Innishvilla Soccer Pitch, Centra Crossbarry.  Please familiarise yourself and your family members with location of nearest defibrillator to you. All defibrillators are accessible by using “Break Glass” unit next to Defibrillator Box.

Christmas Fayre

Christmas Fayre, St. Benedict’s Priory’s, Cobh.  Saturday 7th December.  12-5pm. Lots of homemade goodies, unique handmade Christmas gifts and decorations, raffle.  Santa will be in attendance.  Admission €3, includes tea and cake.  Children get in free!

Innishannon Steam & Vintage Rally AGM

Will take place on Wednesday November 27th in Knockavilla Hall at 8.30pm. Everybody welcome.

Valley Rovers GAA Lotto

No Jackpot winnerGAA Lotto is on Sunday 24th November 2019 in The Brinny Inn.   Jackpot €4’100.  Last week’s numbers were 10-15-21-26.  Winners of €20: Maria Barry & Finbarr Coleman c/o Johnny’s, Damien O Riordan c/o Crossbarry Inn, Ali, Lucy & Ben c/o O’Sullivans Centra, Denis Collins, Crowhill, Carmel O Sullivan, Rathnaroughy, Dave Holland, The Spires, Daithi Fallon, Innishannon, Melanie O Driscoll, Brinny & John Motherway, Aghada.

Kilmacsimon Swimming & Rowing Club Lotto Results

Lotto Results November 18thNumbers drawn – 15, 29, 31.  No jackpot winner, €35 winners:  Geraldine McCarthy, Kilmacsimon, Timmy Maloney c/o Mary Ballinadee, JJ McCarthy, Clohane.  Next week’s jackpot is €1,300 and will be held in Fiddlers Bar, Bandon on Monday, November 25th

Talk on “What we owe to Christianity”

David Quinn of the Iona Institute, columnist of Irish Catholic & Irish Times, will give a talk entitled “What we owe to Christianity” on Monday 25th November in the Munster Arms Hotel, Bandon, Co Cork. Doors open at 7.30pm.


Holy Land Pilgrimage 11 Day Pilgrimage to The Holy Land Feb 12th to Feb 22nd 2020 cost €1,475. Deposit €450Spiritual Director Canon Paddy McGinn, Still a small number of places left, further details contactBrenda Murray -Flynn on 041-6863390 or brenda.murrayflynn@travelcounsellors.comPhilip on 087-2508043 or  Medjugorje Pilgrimage ex Cork June 30th – July 7th 2020. Early bird price €625.00 pps (Half board in Hotel Leone, 2 mins from Church) if fully paid by December 13th. Full price of €725 applies after this date. Spiritual Director Fr. Sean Corkery. Group Leader: Sean O’Shaughnessy. €200 deposit secures place. Limited places. Contact 086-2959380 or Joe Walsh Tours 01-2410800.