Notices – 30th September 2018

Station Mass: Station for Raheen and Ballymountain North at Frances and Pat O’Sullivan’s on Saturday 6th October at 11am.  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 pray for Anthony Manfredini, Laharn, Patrick Herlihy, Rylane, David Lane, Barna and Timothy & Annie Lane, Ballinacarriga.

Extra Collection

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

Knockavilla Church

Eucharistic Ministers Rota available in the church.

Innishannon Church

Readers List available in the church.

Tidy Towns, Bronze Medal

Last Monday Innishannon Tidy Town were very successful at the National Tidy Town Awards obtaining a Bronze Medal and gaining another 8 points. It was a great achievement and a big thank you to all who contributed by brushing, painting and making the village, estates and approach roads look well.  The report can be downloaded online or read on the pole at the corner and it will later be published in Candlelight.  Well done Innishannon!

Innishannon I.C.A

Meeting downstairs in the Parish Hall at 8pm on Wednesday 3rd October, followed by tea & chat.  New members welcome.

Would you like to join St. Mary’s Church Choir, Innishannon?

Why not come along and see if you would like it?  No previous choir experience required.  Just bring your enthusiasm and voice.  We would be delighted to have you on board.  For information contact Breda 085-8118089 or any choir member.

Valley Rovers GAA Lotto

GAA Lotto is on Sunday 30th September 2018 in Twohig’s Bar.  Jackpot €3,200.  No Jackpot winner.  Last week’s numbers were 09-12-27-30.  Winners of €20: Ted Harrington, Donnacha O’Sullivan & Dan Crowley c/o F Kearney, Denis O’Donovan, Lissard, Kieran & Laura c/o Con Murphy, Bernard Buglar, Kilnagnady, Moreen Hurley, Bandon, Laura Cremin c/o Johnny’s, Ian Buttimer, Innishannon & Sean & Niall O’Sullivan, Killountain.

Fixtures: South East Junior A Hurling Final v Courcey Rovers Sunday Sept 30th in Belgooly at 11.30am.  Junior A Football 1st round of county v St Michael’s Tuesday Oct 2nd in Pairc Ui Rinn at 7.30pm.

Valley Rovers GAA Special Meeting

A special  General   meeting  will  be  held  on  Oct 4th  in The Bleach  at 8pm to discuss  a sport’s  capital  application to  install  lighting  for proposed  pitch  3 in Brinny.

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.  Our next skills night, for all trained personnel, will be held on Monday, September 24th. 8.15 – 9.30pm, in Upton. This refresher only takes a few minutes. Important to keep acquired skills fresh in your mind.

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


Please have your article for Candlelight in by this Monday.

Rosary on the Coast

Rosary on the Coast for Life and Faith in Ireland will take place on Garrettstown Beach (Ballinspittle side) on Sunday 7th Oct (Rosary Sunday) at  All are invited to come and pray.

Community Exercise Group

Meet at Innishannon Parish Hall, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 7am, and Monday at 10am.  Classes are free, but donations accepted. Presented by Lighthouse Counselling. For more information, call Curtis 085-8237118.

Innishannon/Knockavilla Friendship Club

Thursday 4th October: Music & sing song with Joe Collins, Thursday 11th: Trip to Dunmanway Heritage Centre, October 18th: Talk by Mary Mullins from Horgan’s Chemist, October 25th: Exercise with Noel.  Transport provided, new members welcome.  Call Kathleen 087-7613184 or Assumpta 087-9578127.

Innishannon Parent & Toddler Group

The Innishannon Parent and Toddler group meet every Wednesday from 10-12am at the Innishannon Parish Hall. Enjoy a cup of tea, home baking and a chat with other parents while the kids play, do arts and crafts and some singing in a safe environment. Check out our Facebook page, Innishannon Parent & Toddler Group.

A Day in Honour of Our Lady

“Calling all Families”. Consecrate your families to Our Lady on Saturday, 6th 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 FREE Bus from St. Patrick’s Quay, Cork at 7.30am, (Donations Welcome, Booking Essential) please contact Human Life International in Knock on 094-9375993 or email:

Open Day

Coláiste Na Toirbhirte open night, Thursday 4th October 2018 5.30-7.30pm, all most welcome.

Coolfadda Bridge Club

Are starting bridge lessons for beginners.  On the 8th of October at 8pm in the Munster Arms.  Ring 087-1349495.

Kilmacsimon Rowing Club

Lotto results 24/9/18.  Numbers drawn: 2, 24, 36.  No Winner.  3x€35: Mary Finn, Ballinadee, Brandy McCarthy c/o Kilmacsimon Bar and Michael Nolan, c/o Chaplin’s.  Next week’s jackpot is €1,450 and Mondays draw will be held in Corcoran’s Bar, Ballinadee.

Bandon Badminton Club

Plays every Monday and Wednesday night at 8pm in the Presentation Convent Secondary School Hall in Bandon. Competitive and social badminton for all levels. Please check our Facebook page or contact Patrick at 087-9375748 for more information. All Welcome.