Notices – 4th November 2018



Novena to Holy Souls

5th Nov Mon 9.30am Knockavilla, 7.30pm Innishannon

6th Nov Tues 9.30am Knockavilla, 7.30pm Innishannon

7th Nov Wed 9.30am Knockavilla, 7.30pm Innishannon (We will be remembering all our deceased parishioners of the past year at this mass).

8th Nov Thurs 9.30am Knockavilla, 7.30pm Innishannon

9th Nov Fri 9.30am Knockavilla, 7.30pm Innishannon

10th Nov Sat 10am Knockavilla

Envelopes for Holy Souls offerings are available in both churches

Station Masses

Station for Belrose/Keel on Friday 9th November at 8pm in Patricia & Arthur O’Leary’s.  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.  Station for Kilnagnady, Briar Hill & Tuough at Denise & Gerard Kiely’s on Friday 30th November at 8pm.   If you want to have a Station Mass please contact Fr. Finbarr


We pray for Eileen & Dan Cullinane, Bandon, Sheila Lynch, Shippool, Annie O’Donovan, Laharn, Margaret Joyce, Laharn and Mary Kiely, Ballincollig.


We welcome Danny Michael O’Donovan, Knockroe, Bandon to the Christian Community.

Recent Marriage

Congratulations to Nicola Fitzgerald & Joe Kenneally, Cúl Na Gréine, Crossbarry on their recent marriage.

The Blessing of Graves

St. James Cemetery, Chetwynd, Togher (Off the Bandon Road) on Sunday 4th November at 3pm.  All Welcome.

Is God Calling You To Be A Priest?

Come and see, Exploring Priesthood Retreat, 23/24th November in Mount St. Anne’s, Killenard near Portarlington.  For those who do not drive, transport will be made available to collect you from Portarlington or Portlaoise bus/train stations.  There is a small cost of €30 towards meals/accommodation.  Call 01-5053118 or email

Valley Rovers, Wear My Style

Wear my Style, Innishannon House Hotel on Friday 23rd November at 8pm. Music by Richie Butler. In aid of Valley Rovers Development Fund, Hosted by Helen of Daily Diva Diary.

Bandon Pro Life

Bandon Pro Life are hosting UK speakers Dr. John Magee & Angela Magee of Salisbury Pregnancy Advice Centre at a meeting in the Munster Arms Hotel, Bandon on Friday Nov. 9th at 7.30pm – 9.30pm.  For info call 087-2110739.

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 confidentiality on 086-8255092 or call to our shop in Bandon.

Knockavilla National School Parents Association Coffee Morning

The Parent’s Association will be holding a Coffee Morning in aid of the Irish Cancer Society on Sunday 4th November in Knockavilla Hall at 11am. Lots of yummy treats & cakes and all are welcome. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Gurranes National School Clothes Collection

Please donate clean unwanted adult and children’s clothes, bed linen, towels, curtains, shoes, bags and belts.  Items can be dropped during school hours to the school hall from Monday 5th Nov up until 9.30am Monday the 12th Nov. If school hours do not suit please contact 086-3478903 and we will arrange collection from you.  Check out , our Facebook page or phone 021–7331481.

Innishannon/Knockavilla Friendship Club

November Events: 8th Nov: Story telling by Michael O’Brien, 15th Nov: Bingo, Nov 22nd: Exercises by Noel, 29th Nov: Citizens advice talk, 1st December: Christmas lunch at the Coppergrove at 12.30pm. Transport provided, new members welcome.  Call Kathleen 087-7613184/Assumpta 087-9578127.

Valley Rovers GAA Lotto

GAA Lotto is on Sunday 4th November 2018 in Twohigs Bar.  Jackpot €3,950.  No Jackpot winner.  Last week’s numbers were 06-18-30-32.  Winners of €20: Therese Buglar c/o Brinny Inn, Mary & Aoife Barrett c/o Barrett’s Bar, Margaret Ryan c/o Centra Crossbarry, John Cottrell, Dromkeen, Paddy Murray c/o F Kearney, Fionn O’Mahony, Farnahoe, Kathleen Collins, Kilpatrick, Margaret McCarthy c/o Denis O’Donovan, Kevin & Marian Canty, Ard Aoibhinn, Innishannon & Joan Crowley c/o O’Sullivan’s Centra.

Fixtures: Senior Football League Semi Final v Nemo Rangers Sunday Nov 4th in Ballygarvan at 2pm.  South East Junior A Football Final v Ballymartle Wednesday November 7th in Riverstick.

Cork GAA Clubs Draw has great prizes with 10 prizes of €20,000, 10 year Premium Pairc Ui Caoimh Tickets & 19 other prizes of cash & hotel breaks in each of 12 monthly draws. Last year our members won €6,500 in prizes.  Tickets cost €100 or €10 per month for 10 months. Of this €45 is returned to the club to help fund the great sporting and recreational facilities being provided in our parish.  Support your club, join today and be in with a chance to win these fabulous prizes for less than €2 per week. First draw November 2nd 2018.   Contact Denis O Riordan 087-9096691 Paul Hoey 087-6196254 Claire O Shea 086-3470503 Ted O Donovan 086-8246827 or online at  Valley Rovers AGM (Adult & Juvenile) The Annual General Meeting of Valley Rovers Adult Club Thursday Nov 29th in Knockavilla Hall at 8pm. All members requested to attend.  Valley Rovers Juvenile Club AGM will take place on Friday Nov 16th at 7:30pm in Knockavilla hall.

Afternoon Tea Dance

Will be held in Kilmacsimon Community Centre on Sunday, 11th November from 3-6pm. Music by Declan Aungier. All are welcome.

The Joy & Love in Marriage

A Marriage Enrichment Weekend offers married couples (of all age ranges) private time to rekindle the joy of their love. The next Weekend (residential) will be from 16th to 18th November 2018 at the beautifully situated Lake Hotel, Killarney. For info and to book, visit  or call 086-609 5168 or 064-664 4319.

Medjugorje Pilgrimage ex Cork

May 30th to June 6th 2019.  Early booking offer – €625pps half board if paid in full by December 10th. Full fare of €725 after this date.  Spiritual Director: Fr. Sean Corkery.  Contact: Sean O’Shaughnessy 086-2959380.

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.

Diabetes Ireland

As part of World Diabetes Week celebrations, Diabetes Ireland will be kicking off events with a Diabetes Health and Wellbeing Exhibition taking place in the Rochestown Park Hotel in Douglas, Cork from 12 noon to 5pm on Sunday 11th Nov. This free exhibition will provide an array of attractions for the public such as free diabetes health checks, blood pressure and HbA1c testing, weight & BMI checks, plus a range of patient education forums throughout the afternoon. All welcome.