Notices – 2nd December 2018



Feast of the Immaculate Conception

Mass on Friday night 7th December at 7.30pm in Innishannon.  Saturday 8th December at 10am in Knockavilla & 11.30am in Innishannon.

Station Masses

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.

Thank You

Thanks to all the parishioners who held a station mass in their homes, and to all who contributed to the Autumn Station Dues.  Fr. Finbarr


We pray for Joan Roche, Skevanish, Angela Gabriel, Kilpatrick and Billy Neenan, Cork/Dublin.


We welcome Nora Ellen O’Brien, Belrose, Upton and Donnacha John Coughlan, Ballycoughlan to the Christian Community.

Holy Hour

Holy Hour (Rosary, prayers Benediction) St. Patrick’s Upton, Saturday 8th December in honour of Our Lady Rosa Mystica.  From 12.00-1.00 and all are welcome.

St Vincent De Paul, Church Gate Collection

St Vincent De Paul will be holding their annual church gate collection in Upton, Knockavilla and Innishannon churches on the weekend of December 8th and 9th. Your continued support and generosity is greatly appreciated. For those in the community who may be in need, please do not hesitate to contact us in total confidentiality, on 086-8255092 or call to our shop at Weir Street, Bandon.

Event at Nano Nagle Birthplace

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

Table Quiz for Caoimhe

The Ladies Football Club and the Camoige club are hosting a joint Fundraising Table Quiz for Caoimhe Finnegan (u10 player) in Johnny Crowley’s on Friday 7th Dec at 8.30pm. We would be grateful for your support on this and let Caoimhe know that we are thinking of her. €40 for table of 4.

Scoil Mhaoilíosa

Scoil Mhaoilíosa have been very busy – We marked Science Week with lots of experiments taking place throughout the school.  We are entering the DELL VEX Robotics competition for the 2nd year.  Thank you to Jacob’s Engineering for generously sponsoring the Engineering in a Box Initiative in conjunction with the Tyndall Institute in UCC.  Our 3rd class boys and girls currently participating in the Carrigdhoun Indoor Football Blitz in Riverstick.  Finally our Junior Classes thoroughly enjoyed going to the Cork Pops.

50th Birthday

On Sunday 16th Dec at 7.30 in the Parish Hall, Innishannon will celebrate the many milestones reached in 2018.  The Parish Hall and Tidy Towns are both celebrating their 50th Birthday.  Innishannon Candlelight is celebrating its 35th edition.  And also on the night a new Innishannon Leisure Walks brochure will be launched.  The Parish Hall will be in festive mode and Christmas fare will be served.  Everybody welcome to come and celebrate these land mark events.  Celebrating Innishannon’s many birthdays in 2018 – Come and be part of it!

Innishannon I.C.A

The monthly meeting will be held on Wednesday 5th December at 8pm sharp downstairs in the parish hall.  Breda Keohane will be giving a demonstration on Christmas flower arrangements.  This meeting is open to the public.


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.

Innishannon/Knockavilla Friendship Club

Final meeting before Christmas is on this Thursday 6th December, with speakers Alice Taylor & Maureen Bowen. Transport provided, new members welcome.  Call Kathleen 087-7613184/Assumpta 087-9578127.

Bandon Garden Centre

D.J. Murphy of Bandon Garden Centre will give a Christmas Floral Demonstration on Wednesday 12th December at 8pm in the Riverstick Community Centre, hosted by Ballymartle ICA Guild.   Admission is €10 and tea and home baking will be served.

Valley Rovers GAA Lotto

GAA Lotto is on Sunday 2nd December 2018 in The Brinny Inn.  Jackpot €4,550.  No Jackpot winner.  Last week’s numbers were 27-28-30-31.  Winners of €20: Gillian Lyons c/o Barrett’s, Tommy Allen c/o Johnny’s, Aine Cotter c/o Twohig’s, Mary O Mahony, Castlelack, Margaret Roche c/o F.Kearney, Kathleen Healy, Cloughduv, Joe Crowley Jnr & Willie Burke c/o P.Cronin, David Lynch, Knockavilla and Ned Hubbard, Aghina.


Medjugorje pilgrimage 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 086-2959380. Pilgrimage organised through Joe Walsh Tours.

Medjugorje Irish Centre Pilgrimages April – Oct 2019, 7 nights B&B and Airport Shuttle service from Dubrovnik or Split for €279 per person sharing. Book any flight – any time and we provide guaranteed airport shuttle service. Call us for further info and book the dates that suit you. Tel. 01-4434510 or email

11 day Pilgrimage to the Holyland February 11th to 21st 2019.  Spiritual Directors Fr Stephan Park OSA, Fr Owen Gorman OCDS, Fr Peter Okpetu MSP, Price €1,450 PPS, to secure a place Deposit €450 ASAP.  For Bookings call: Philip 087-2508043 or Brenda 0416863390 Email:    

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.