Notices – 3rd March 2019

Spring Station Masses

Spring Station Masses have been taking place for the past two weeks. If you are having a Station Mass in your home, could you please contact me.  A number of Station Areas have had no Mass now for a few years, it would be a pity if this lovely custom were to stop in your area. It’s a blessing on the gathering of family and neighbours when the Lord is present in the Mass in your home and townlands. Fr Finbarr

Station Mass

Station Mass for Rathnaroughy on Saturday 30th March at 10.30am at Carmel & Gabriel O’Sullivan’s.  Station for Ballymurphy on Wednesday May 1st at 10.15am in Mary & Donal O’Riordan’s.  

Ash Wednesday

Next Wednesday 6Th March is Ash Wednesday.  Mass in Knockavilla at 9.30am & Innishannon at 7.30pm.


Confirmation in Innishannon for Scoil Eoin on Thursday 7th at 10.30am & Confirmation for Scoil Mhaoilíosa N.S, Castlelack N.S & Gurrane N.S on Wednesday 13th at 10.30am.  No morning masses on Thursday 7th & Wednesday 13th March.

The Parish Office

Will open next Wednesday instead of Thursday.  Please have your notices in by Tuesday to make sure they are included. 

Recent Deaths

We pray for Ellen O’Leary, Waterfall, Mary Murphy, Kinsale, Eileen Lyons, Bandon, Derry O’Connell, Enniskeane, Finbarr Hennigan, Bengour, Newcestown, Ber Cremin, Cork City, Sheila Murphy, Templemartin, Michael Crowley, New York/Knocknacurra & Ursula Lawlor, Co Offaly who died recently.


We pray for Jerry Crowley, Brinny, Michael & Julia Murphy, Brinny, Nellie Murphy, Brinny, Sheila O’Sullivan, Dromkeen, Paddy Corcoran, Main Street, Innishannon, Ellen O’Riordan, Ballinacurra, Molly Regan, Knockavilla & Patrick Nolan, Knockroe.


We welcome Riley John Horgan, Brinny, Bandon to the Christian Community.

Extra Collection

There will be an extra collection next weekend for the Irish Bishops Commissions.

Book of Revelation

Chona Evans will speak on the Book of Revelation on Mon 4th March in the prayer room, St. Patrick’s Upton at 8pm.   All welcome.

Cork & Ross Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2019 & Young adult Helpers

10-15th June, 5 nights, full board.  Booking forms available from the pilgrim section in Joe Walsh Tours, 117 Patrick Street 021-4277959.  Enquiries for sick/assisted section to: The Pilgrimage Director, V.Rev Canon James O’Donovan, Parochial House, Ballinlough, Cork tel 021-4292296. Young Adult Helpers.  The Diocese of Cork and Ross invites young adults 18-25 to join the pilgrimage to Lourdes as helpers from 10th-15th June.  As helpers you will assist with the sick and be involved in the full pilgrimage programme – time for prayer, sharing in the story of Lourdes and making new friends.  Call Fr Charlie Kiely on 021-4537474.

Innishannon/Knockavilla Friendship Club

Come join us on the 7th March: Talk on crime protection & awareness, 14th March: Music with Michael O’Brien.  All welcome.  Our annual trip is a one night stay in Ennis 20/21st May 2019.  Transport provided, new members welcome.  Call Kathleen 087-7613184/Assumpta 087-9578127.

Innishannon/Knockavilla Defibrillator Group

Will hold its A.G.M on Monday, March 11th 8.30pm in Upton (room by kitchen). We are a voluntary community group who provide and maintain defibrillators throughout the parish. We also provide training courses for individuals and groups. Your support will be greatly appreciated. Please come along.

Innishvilla Soccer Club

Will hold a table quiz in Johnny Crowley’s Bar on Friday March 15th with an 8.45pm start. Tables of 4 €40.  The club’s lotto syndicate for 2019 will begin on March 1st.  Call Noel for details on 087-2855579.

Crossbarry/Innishannon Golf Society

1st outing of 2019 will take place on Saturday March 9th at Lee Valley Golf Club.  Tee times 12 noon to 1pm.  New members welcome.  Contact 087-9726270 for details.

Local School Enrolments 2019/2020 (OPEN DAYS)

Castlelack N.S Enrolment Open Day will be held on Thursday 7th March 1.30 – 3pm. Please contact the school for info, email is or call 023-8843786 which is manned Monday & Wednesday 12-3pm.  

Scoil Eoin Enrolment Download an application form at  For info call 021-4775457, mobile 086-4106194, e-mail

Scoil Mhaoilíosa Enrolment forms can be downloaded on or call 021-4775662/085-2521422.

Gurranes N.S Enrolment 2019/2020 Enrolment forms can be downloaded from our website

Valley Rovers GAA Lotto

No Jackpot winner last weekGAA Lotto is on Sunday 3rd March 2019 in Johnny Crowley’s Bar.  Jackpot €6,350.  Last week’s numbers were 02-10-17-29.  Winners of €20: Eileen T Foley c/o Down’s Centra, Michael Brennan, Kilmore, Anne Murphy & Gus O Mahony c/o Crossbarry Inn, Majella Crowley, Killountain, Donal O Brien, Lissaniskey, Fionnuala O Shea, Crossbarry, Paul Newman, Ard Aoibhinn, Denis Mulvihill, Lissagroom & Sheila Crean, Coachford.

Fixture: Premier  Intermediate  Hurling  Division  3 v Blarney Sunday  March  3rd in  Brinny  at  11.30am.

Valley Rovers would like to thank everyone who purchased a yearly lotto ticket (Both new & renewed tickets).  We got a fantastic reception going door to door.  If anyone has any queries please call Paul on 087-2700681 or email

The Annual U14 Jake O’Donoghue Memorial Tournament will be held in Brinny, on Saturday 9th March 2019 between 11am and 4pm.Three Visiting teams, including two from Kerry, will play off with Valley Rovers in a league format for the Jake O’Donoghue memorial cup. Each team will play a minimum of four games with a great day of football & interaction assured.

Kilmacsimon Rowing Club Lotto Results

Lotto Results 25th February, 2019.  Numbers drawn – 15, 19, 35.  No jackpot winner.  €35 winners: Jerh & Evelyn McCarthy, Kilmichael Bar, V. Spillett, Killeady, Jerry O’Donovan, Bandon.  Next week’s jackpot is €4,750 and will be held in The Kilmichael Bar, Bandon on Monday March 4th, 2019

Carbery Hunt Point to Point 2019

Bandon Point to Point, Kilpatrick, Bandon.  Sunday 3rd March, 1st Race 1.30pm.  For info call 087-6350283