Notices – 29th September 2019

Station Mass

Friday 4th October 8pm for Raheen & Ballymurphy at Sheila & Willie Buckley’s.  Saturday 12th October for Garryhankard and Clashanimud at Cathy & Donogh Kellehers.  Friday 18th October at 8pm for Knockroe, Farnagow & Ballymountain South at Jane & Gus Crowley’s.

If you want to hold the Station Mass in your home, contact Fr. Finbarr.


We pray for Maria Deasy, Bandon, Mossie, Margaret & Sean Walsh, Kinsale, Anthony Manfredini, Laharn & Paddy O Connor, New York/Brinny.

Extra Collection

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

Recent Marriage

Congratulations to Marian Young, Lissaniskey & Alan O’Sullivan, Allihies, Co Cork who were married recently.

Mass at St Patrick’s Upton

Mass with Rosary and Benediction on Monday night 30th September at 7.30pm.  Celebrant Fr. John Keane…Everybody welcome.

Ministers of the Eucharist Innishannon/Knockavilla

If you would like to become a Minister of the Eucharist, please contact Fr Finbarr.  Please note: Knockavilla Church- Ministers of the Eucharist- Rota for 12 months is now available in the Sacristy.

Innishannon/Knockavilla Friendship Club

3rd October: Exercises with Alan, 10th October: Music & song with Michael O’Brien.  Transport provided, new members welcome.  Call Kathleen 087-7613184/Assumpta 087-9578127.


Congratulations to Caoimhe Hurley, Skevanish, a member of Castlelack Foróige Club for winning the National Junior Baking Champion title at the National Ploughing Championships in Co Carlow recently.  Well done to all concerned.  We look forward to seeing & buying her chocolate fudge cake in Aldi in the near future. 

Innishannon Church Choir

The choir have resumed practice at 8pm Wednesday nights.  We look forward to singing at mass and various liturgies throughout the year.  Every year at this time we appeal for new members, who are always welcome, however this year we are saying new members are essential and necessary going forward.  We welcome Andrea Murphy as our resident organist/piano player.  Andrea has been helping us out for the past few years, she also was a member of the Saturday evening mass youth group.  She is a great addition to our choir.  We cannot thank Sinead Fleming enough.  She has been our organist for seventeen years.  Sinead did an admirable job, and we are so grateful to her.  When work commitments permit, Sinead will join us as a soloist & choir member.  She will also continue to bring and teach us new music.  We thank Fr. Finbarr, Jack and you the congregation for your kindness, help and support.  For any information contact Breda 085-8118089 or any choir member.    

Innishannon Knockavilla Defibrillator Group News

Welcome back after the summer break. We have organised the following: C.P.R / Defibrillator training course will be held on Monday, October 21st in Upton 6.30 – 10pm.  Would you like to be confident and competent in performing C.P.R.? Could you use a defibrillator, if required?   For further details or if you would like to book a place please contact / text Tom 086-8207540, Nora 086-2851553 or Siobhan 087-6882265.  Skills Night: A skills night to practice your C.P.R / Defibrillator skills will be held on Monday, October 7th 8 – 9pm in Upton. (for all trained personnel only). Quiz night:  Our annual Quiz fundraising quiz will be held on Friday, January 31st 2020 in Barrett’s Bar, Innishannon. Save the date.


Yes it’s that time of year again. To put on your thinking cap and write for Candlelight.  Maybe it is something that you always meant to do! Why not do it this year.  Or have you a photo that many would enjoy looking at?  Candlelight is written by the people for the people.  It is your magazine!  And your articles keep it going.   The deadline is September 30th.

Invitation to Spend Holy Hour (or part of)

In Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament during the following times:  Innishannon Wednesdays from 10.00-1.00 and from 3.00 to 9.00;    Knockavilla Fridays after the 9.30 Mass and in Upton on Tuesdays from 10.30-1.00, from 3.00-5.00 and from 8.00-9.00.

Valley Rovers GAA Lotto

No Jackpot winnerGAA Lotto is on Sunday 29th September 2019 in Johnny Crowleys.   Jackpot €2,900.  Last week’s numbers were 02-07-25-30.  Winners of €20: Paul Linehan & Veronica Roche c/o F.Kearney, Sean Bruton & Shirley O Sullivan c/o Johnny’s, Frank Murphy c/o Crossbarry Inn, Tom O Leary, Cul Na Croise, Brian O Leary, Lissagroom Meadows, Sharon Huggard, Roselawn, Tony O Reilly, Roselawn & Maire Crowley, Rosewood Manor.

GAA Club Draw

Cork GAA Clubs Draw. Congratulations to Jerome Sharvin, Charley Dineen and Padraig O Sullivan all winners of €100 in the recent club incentive draw.  The 2019/2020 draw is now commencing and sellers will be in touch with members in the coming weeks.

Open Night Coláiste na Toirbhirte

Coláiste na Toirbhirte – Open Night Thursday 3rd October 2019 from 5.30 pm to 7.30 pm.  All Welcome.

Kilmacsimon Swimming & Rowing Club Lotto Results

Lotto Results September 23rd.  Numbers drawn – 17, 27, 29.  No jackpot winner.  €35 winners:  John Scannell, Tullyland, Ann Norish c/o Hurley’s, Fiona & Joe Twohig c/o Railway Bar.  Next week’s jackpot is €1,600 and will be held in the Kilmichael Bar, Bandon on Monday September 30th.

Cork Scripture Group

Cork Scripture Group: 4 nights on Matthew’s Gospel; The Prophecy Fulfilled in October and Saturday workshop on Working Together to renew the Church; A Biblical View (Fr Gerry O’Hanlon S.J.) Cost €50.  To book a place please

A Day in Honour of Our Lady in Knock Shrine

A day in Honour of Our Lady – “Calling all Families”. Consecrate your families to Our Lady on Saturday, 5th 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 subsidised bus (€10 charge, Booking Essential) please call 0949375993 or email:

Rosary for Faith & Life Will take place on the 13th of October. We are asking you to find a location in your area and join us in praying the Rosary there at 2.30pm on the 13th of October. We are joining with countries all around the world on that day to pray for a return to the faith and for the protection of the unborn. For further information or to register your location please go to