Notices – 2nd September 2018


We pray for Johnny Carolan, Garryhankard, Tom & Mary Hallahan, Rathnaroughy, William Cronin, Kilpatrick and Peggy & Danny Buckley, Gurranes.

Recent Marriage

Congratulations to Edward Newman, Innishannon & Brigid McAuliffe, Churchill, Tralee, Co Kerry.  Congratulations to Aisling Catherine Neville and Mark Richard Rabey and Congratulations to Mark Cronin and Kate Heffernan who were all recently married.

We welcome the following children to the Christian Community through Baptism

Alannah Poppy Forde, Barr Na Claise, Innishannon

Ellie Mai Colette Lynch, Gurranes

Charlie Finbarr Desmond, Radharc an Bhaile

Ríona May Hickey, Crowhill, Innishannon

Mary Kate Daly, Riverstick

Patrick Anthony Lehane, Aherla

Liam James Young, Crossbarry

Eoin Daniel Cronin, Crossbarry

Amelia Lilly Buckley, Crossbarry

Samuel David Kiely, Kilnagnady

Alice Diane May Young, Ballymurphy

Parish Office

The office has reopened after the summer break.  It will open each Thursday 9am-2pm.  Please have notices into the office or by email by the Wednesday of each week (See email address above).  The bulletin will be uploaded onto the Parish website weekly.

Catechism of the Catholic Church Adult Studies Sept-Dec 2018

These studies are open to all adults who wish to have a deeper understanding of the Catholic Faith.  At Brú Columbanus, Wilton (entrance opp CUH), Monday 3rd September 7.30-9.30pm.  Spiritual Director: Fr. Pat O’Sullivan M.S.C, Facilitator: Máirín Ní Shúilleabháin, B. Div.  All welcome.  Call 087-7950325 or email,

Cork Scripture Group

Would like to invite anyone who is interested in Scripture to join us for the following course. The Gospel of Luke: Portrait of a God of Compassion.  Facilitators: Rev Geraldine Gracie, Fr Ben Hegarty OP, Marian Mortell and Fr Sylverster O’Flynn OFM Cap.  Mondays 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd October 2018 from 7.30 – 9.30 p.m. in Scala Centre, Blackrock (opposite Blackrock Castle)   Saturday Workshop: The Acts of the Apostles: A Story of Mission and Church for Today facilitated by Fr Luke MacNamara OSB (Glenstal Abbey/Maynooth).  Sat Oct 20th from 10am to 1pm in Sacred Heart Hall, Western Road.  Cost: €50 [for the 4 nights and Saturday workshop].  For those who wish to attend the workshop only, the cost will be €10.  To book a place or find out more please email

Days of Recollection

With the Servant of God, Mother Marie Adele Garnier (1838-1924), Foundress of the Adorers of the Sacred Heart of Jesus of Montmartre, OSB, through her writings.  Saturday 29th September –Spiritual Combat, St. Benedict’s Priory, The Mount, Cobh, Co. Cork.  Begins at 9am with Holy Mass and Adoration.  1st talk at 11.00am. Day ends with tea at 3.30.  Lunch provided.  Donations welcome to cover costs.  To book your place or to arrange to stay in our retreat house at any time, please contact:  Mother Prioress:  021-4811354

Rosary on the Coast for Life & Faith Ireland

Following the passing of the referendum removing the protection for unborn babies in Ireland we ask you to come and pray the Rosary on the Coasts of Ireland on October 7th, 2018 for the protection of unborn babies & for the strengthening of the Catholic Faith here. Sign up to a location in Ireland.

Coffee Morning

In aid of Marymount Hospice will be held in the home of Alice Taylor from 10am on Thursday 20th September.

Innishannon/Knockavilla Friendship Club

Meeting in Knockavilla Hall Wednesday 5th September at 8pm to discuss plans for the coming year.  All welcome.

Valley Rovers GAA Lotto

GAA Lotto is on Sunday 2nd September 2018 in Johnny Crowley’s Bar.  Jackpot €2,600.  No Jackpot winner.  Last week’s numbers were 3-4-7-17.  Winners of €20: Michael Wycherley & Patrick Hennessy c/o Johnny’s, Pat Smith, Dan Crowley & Don & Mags Looney c/o F.Kearney, Martin Duggan c/o Brinny Inn, Cian Kiely, Kilnagnady, Margaret Sylvester, Bandon, John Paul Lucey, Kilmore and Willie Glavin, Knockavilla.

Bridge for Beginners

Play social bridge and make new friends.  12 week course, C.B.A.I qualified Bridge Teacher.   Starts Wednesday September 19th at 7.30pm at Gortnaglough, Ballinhassig (between Halfway & Crossbarry).  For details call Bernie on 087-2575689.  Bridge is fun & stimulates the brain.

Bandon Golf Bridge Club

The club will commence its bridge year on Thursday September 6th in The Munster Arms Hotel with play beginning at 7.45. New members more than welcome.

IBTS (Irish Blood Transfusion Board, Thank You)

On behalf of The Irish Blood Transfusion Service.  Please pass on our thanks to all who contributed to the running of this Clinic.  224 Donors attended our Blood Donor Clinic in Bandon GAA Pavilion.  This generosity and commitment to helping others is very much appreciated.  Donating Blood is a precious gift that brings life and hope to patients, their families and friends.

The Irish Cancer Society Needs Volunteers

The Irish Cancer Society needs an extra 30 drivers for our Volunteer Driver Service in Cork City and Co. Cork to drive cancer patients to and from their chemotherapy appointments. We are looking for drivers with free weekday availability and who have a car available to them. Drivers should be able to commit to driving at least two full (week) days a month. All volunteer expenses are paid. If you would like to volunteer, please call Laura on 01-2310 594, email for an application form.

Cork Autism Conference

Cork Autism Conference 2018 – Re-Thinking Autism – A Positive and Integrative Approach, Sunday September 30th, Rochestown Park Hotel, Douglas Cork. Conference provides a unique forum for Parents, Families, Caregivers, Adults with ASD, Employers, Educators, Professionals, Agencies, Advocates and anyone with an interest in autism and aspergers syndrome. More info here: or call 089-2398900.

Cork Dementia Workshops Cork

The Ambassador Hotel (September 18th).  The workshop will last about three hours from 10:00 – 13:00 and family carers will also be reimbursed for any travel expenses or care costs, should they attend a workshop. Refreshments will be provided for each person during the meeting and lunch will be served after the workshop.

If you know of any family carers of people with dementia that may wish to take part in the workshop then we would be very grateful if you could pass along this information. There is also information included about other workshops around the country for your attention. If you could pass along any interested parties to me, then I can organize people who wish to attend the workshops.  Call 01-8747776/085-8529352 or email