Notices – 25th November 2018

Station Masses

Wednesday 28th November 7.30pm Innishannon (no 9.30am mass on Wednesday).  Thursday 29th November 9.30am Knockavilla.  For those station areas who had no mass this autumn (see areas below). Envelopes are available in the churches.


Ballymurphy North and South

Shippool, Lahern, Leighmoney, Lissard, Lisheeda

Ballyhandle, Lissagroom, Lissanisky

Gurranes, Ballincourneenig

Barna, Dunkereen

Killountain, Knockmullane

Dromkeen, Curranure

Rockfort, Highfort, Crosses, Upton

Kilpatrick, Woodlands


Curra, Killeens, Annaghmore

Ballydonaghy, Clogheen, Derrynagasha

Station for Kilnagnady, Briar Hill & Tuough at Denise & Gerard Kiely’s on Friday 30th November at 8pm.   Station for Slievegullane, Ballycoughlan, Clauracaun, Shanavally & Skanagore on Monday 3rd December at 8pm in Mary & John O’Leary’s.  Station for Russell Hill & Crowhill on Thursday 6th December at 8pm at Marie & Michael Lynch’s.  If you want to have a Station Mass please contact Fr. Finbarr.



Recent Deaths

We pray for Fr. Seamus McKenna I.C., Caitlin Jones, Innishannon/Dublin, Patrick Kavanagh, Douglas, Seán Gilligan, Innishannon/Laois and Charles McCarthy, Coolmoreen who all died recently.


We pray for Rose O’Leary, Slievegullane, Norma Hayes, Dromkeen, John Burke, Raheen and Sheila O’Donovan, Bantry.


We welcome Jack Hubert Murray, Cluain Na Croise, Crossbarry to the Christian Community.

Extra Collection

There will be an extra collection next weekend for the Parish Fund.


Events at Nano Nagle Birthplace

Sat 1st Dec: “A Ray of Hope” for people who for various reasons find celebrating Christmas a challenge. 10am-12.30pm incl. tea/coffee.  Sat 8th Dec: ‘’What’s all the Fuss about Anyway?’’: Advent afternoon of prayer and reflection in an atmosphere of silence as we prepare to welcome the Christchild. A mixture of guided prayer and time for your own reflection. 2pm- 5pm €20 incl. tea/coffee. Booking Required. Nano Nagle Birthplace 022-26411

Scoil Eoin Sciath na Scol Victory

Scoil Eoin celebrates sporting excellence as the boys football team won the Sciath na Scol final on Thursday 15th November, in Páirc Uí Rinn. Scoil na nÓg, Glanmire proved tough opponents, but the heart & skill of the Scoil Eoin boys led to victory on the day. The panel appreciates the expert coaching at school & club level. Thank you to family members & supporters, to present & past pupils who came out in force for the final. The boys fought a tough campaign and are worthy winners. Comhghairdeas leis na buachaillí agus le gach duine a chabhraigh leo ar a mbealach go dtí an cluiche ceannais. Scoil Eoin Abú!

Carols by Candlelight

Carols by Candlelight in aid of ARC House, support for cancer support patients & families on the 30th November in St Mary’s Church, Innishannon at 7pm sharp.   Cost €10 per person or €20 for a family.

Coffee Morning, Thank You

A sincere thanks to everyone who attended the Irish Cancer Society Coffee Morning hosted by Knockavilla School Parents Association. A fantastic €755 was raised. Thank you for all your support for this worthy charity.

New to Innishannon

Innishannon Spinning Studio, open seven days a week.  Contact 087-2753743 to book or pm on Facebook Tracy White Forde.


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.

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.

Crossbarry Commemoration

Kilmichael commemoration is on November 25th at 1.30pm.

Bandon Day Care Centre, Coffee Morning

The Bandon day care centre will hold it’s annual coffee morning and cake/craft sale on Saturday the 1st of Dec between 10am and 1pm. Admission €5 . All welcome.

Innishannon/Knockavilla Friendship Club

November Events: 29th Nov: Citizens advice talk, 1st December: Christmas lunch at the Coppergrove at 12.30pm. Transport provided, new members welcome.  Call Kathleen 087-7613184/Assumpta 087-9578127.

Valley Rovers GAA Lotto

GAA Lotto is on Sunday 25th November 2018 in Barrett’s Bar.  Jackpot €4,400.  No Jackpot winner.  Last week’s numbers were 01-11-26-27.  Winners of €20: Patrick Horgan c/o Down’s Centra, Cathal Cronin c/o Johnny’s, Mary Quilter & Joe Butler c/o Barrett’s, Sean Lynch, Ballymurphy, Margaret Sylvester, Bandon, Michael Collins, Kilpatrick, Fergal Coughlan, Ballycoughlan, Noreen O’Regan c/o F.Kearney and Maria & Mary, Brookfield, Cork.

Valley Rovers AGM (Adult & Juvenile) The AGM of Valley Rovers Adult Club Thursday Nov 29th in Knockavilla Hall at 8pm. All members requested to attend.

Castlelack Football Club Table Quiz

The club is holding its annual fund-raising quiz night in the Brinny Inn on Friday 30th November. Start time is 9pm.

Medjugorje Pilgrimage ex Cork (date change)

May 28th – June 4th ex Cork. Staying in Hotel Leone. €625 half board if fully paid before December 10th. €725 after this date. Spiritual Director Fr. Sean Corkery. Contact Sean O’Shaughnessy 0862959380. Pilgrimage organised through Joe Walsh Tours.

Bandon Garden Centre

Are hosting an annual Christmas fundraising event in aid of Pieta House on Sunday 25th of November from 6-10pm.  Admission €5.  Mulled wine and mince pies.  Christmas arrangements raffled on the last night.

Cork Association for Autism

Will hold our annual Carols by Candlelight event on Friday the 7th of December at 8pm in St. Patrick’s Church, Lower Glanmire Road, Cork City. Tickets are €15 each. The association provides support services to over 300 individuals in Cork affected by Autism. These services include residential, respite, day service, home supports and an Asperger Support Service. Tickets can be purchased through or by email or by calling 021 453 3642.

Concert in Aid of Downs Syndrome Centre Cork

A Christmas Carol Concert will be performed on the Sunday 2nd December at 6.30pm at St Michael’s Church Blackrock Cork to raise funds for the Down Syndrome Centre Cork.