Notices – 28th October 2018

All Saints Day

Vigil Wednesday 31st October at 7.30pm Innishannon

1st November 10am Knockavilla

1st November 11.30am Innishannon

Novena to Holy Souls

2nd Nov Friday 9.30am Knockavilla, 7.30pm Innishannon

3rd Nov Sat 10am Knockavilla, 6.30pm Innishannon

4th Nov Sun 10am Knockavlla, 11.30am Innishannon

5th Nov Mon 9.30am Knockavilla, 7.30pm Innishannon

6th Nov Tues 9.30am Knockavilla, 7.30pm Innishannon

7th Nov Wed 9.30am Knockavilla, 7.30pm Innishannon (We will be remembering all our deceased parishioners of the past year at this mass).

8th Nov Thurs 9.30am Knockavilla, 7.30pm Innishannon

9th Nov Fri 9.30am Knockavilla, 7.30pm Innishannon

10th Nov Sat 10am Knockavilla

Envelopes for Holy Souls offerings are available in both churches

Station Masses

Station for Kilmore/Brinny 10th November at 11am at Michael Murphy’s.  Station for Ballymountain South, Farnagow & Knockroe at Mary Casey’s and Anthony Dempsey’s on Friday 16th November at 8pm.  If you want to have a Station Mass please contact Fr. Finbarr.




We welcome Tobias Denis Michael Holland, Ballymurphy, Crossbarry to the Christian Community.


We pray for David Crowley, The Village, Bridie O’Mahony, Kilpatrick, Philomena McCarthy, Knockroe, Mary Teehan, Rooves Bridge, Coachford, Johanna & Patrick O’Mahony, Curranure, Terry & Jimmy Kenefick, Bishopstown, Paddy & Margaret O Connor, New York/Brinny, Pat Horgan, Russell Hill, Frank & Helen Dempsey, Finnis and Denis & Paul Dempsey, Finnis.

Innishannon Church

Readers List available in the church.

Extra Collection

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

The Blessing of Graves

St. James Cemetery, Chetwynd, Togher (Off the Bandon Road) on Sunday 4th November at 3pm.  All Welcome.

Is God Calling You To Be A Priest?

Come and see, Exploring Priesthood Retreat, 23/24th November in Mount St. Anne’s, Killenard near Portarlington.  For those who do not drive, transport will be made available to collect you from Portarlington or Portlaoise bus/train stations.  There is a small cost of €30 towards meals/accommodation.  Call 01-5053118 or email

Three Nights of Intercession for Healing & Peace

St Martin Triduum. Three nights of intercession for healing and peace. Starts Sat 3rd Nov with Mass 6pm. St Mary’s, Pope’s Quay.

Knockavilla National School Parents Association Coffee Morning

The Parent’s Association will be holding a Coffee Morning in aid of the Irish Cancer Society on Sunday 4th November in Knockavilla Hall at 11am. Lots of yummy treats & cakes and all are welcome. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Gurranes National School Table Quiz & Clothes Collection

The Parents Association are hosting their annual fundraising table quiz on Friday 2nd November in The Crossbarry Inn.  Great night assured, with a fun mixture of questions and great prizes. Table of 4 is €40 and questions start at 9pm. All welcome.

Clothes Collection.  Please donate clean unwanted adult and children’s clothes, bed linen, towels, curtains, shoes, bags and belts.  Items can be dropped during school hours to the school hall from Monday 5th Nov up until 9.30am Monday the 12th Nov. If school hours do not suit please contact 086-3478903 and we will arrange collection from you.  Check out , our Facebook page or phone 021–7331481.

Innishannon Playground Official Opening

Come and join us on Saturday November 3rd at 2pm for the official opening of our new amenity. Our ribbon cutting ceremony will be followed by refreshments in the village hall. All Welcome.

Innishannon/Knockavilla Friendship Club

November Events: 1st Nov: No meeting, 8th Nov: Story telling by Michael O’Brien, 15th Nov: Bingo, Nov 22nd: Exercises by Noel, 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, Wear My Style

Wear my Style, Innishannon House Hotel on Friday 23rd November at 8pm. Music by Richie Butler. In aid of Valley Rovers Development Fund, Hosted by Helen of Daily Diva Diary.

Valley Rovers GAA Lotto

GAA Lotto is on Sunday 28th October 2018 in The Brinny Inn.  Jackpot €3,800.  No Jackpot winner.  Last week’s numbers were 05-07-18-23.  Winners of €20: Mary V O Sullivan & Mary O Connor c/o Down’s Centra, Carmel Davis c/o F.Kearney, Mairead Cotter c/o Johnny’s, Kay McCarthy c/o O Sullivan Centra, John Murphy, Kilmore, Neil O Donovan, Briar Hill, Mikey Power & Co, c/o Barrett’s, John Paul Lucey, Kilmore and Bonnie Connolly, Main Street, Innishannon.

Fixtures: U21 P1 Hurling Ch’ship v St Finbarr’s Wednesday Oct 31st in Ovens at 7.30pm.  Junior  A  South  East  Football Ch’ship   Final  v  Ballymartle Sunday  Nov 4th in  Ballygarvan.

Cork GAA Clubs Draw has great prizes with 10 prizes of €20,000, 10 year Premium Pairc Ui Caoimh Tickets & 19 other prizes of cash & hotel breaks in each of 12 monthly draws. Last year our members won €6,500 in prizes.  Tickets cost €100 or €10 per month for 10 months. Of this €45 is returned to the club to help fund the great sporting and recreational facilities being provided in our parish.  Support your club, join today and be in with a chance to win these fabulous prizes for less than €2 per week. First draw November 2nd 2018.   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 AGM (Adult & Juvenile) The Annual General Meeting of Valley Rovers Adult Club Thursday Nov 29th in Knockavilla Hall at 8pm. All members requested to attend.  Valley Rovers Juvenile Club AGM will take place on Friday Nov 16th at 7:30pm in Knockavilla hall.

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.

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