Notices – 5th May 2019

Station Mass Station for Russell Hill & Crowhill on Friday 24th May at 8pm in Teresa & Martin Cremin’sStation for Skevanish at Helen & Martin O’Callaghan’s 13th June at 7.30pm. A mass will take place on Wednesday 22nd May in Innishannon at 7.30pm & Thursday 23rd May in Knockavilla at 9.30 for the areas who had no station mass this Spring.

Recent Deaths

We pray for Hannah Finn, Clogheen, Dunderrow and Netta Coleman (Nee McCarthy) Riverstick who died recently.


We pray for Pakie McCarthy, Slievegullane, P.J Shiels, Rigsdale, Bina Crowley, The Village, Betty Hurley, Derrynagasha, Nell Healy, Barna, Mary Forde, Ballymurphy and Cornelius Kearney, Dromkeen, Innishannon, Chris & Paddy Ronan, Bandon/Crowhill and Frank Creedon, clondrohid.


We welcome Ailbhe Erin Sharvin, Kilmore, Bandon & Ivy Lisa O’Connor, Cul Na Greine, Crossbarry to the Christian Community.

Recent Marriage

Congratulations to Cara O’Driscoll, The Lawn & Finbarr Lucey, Belrose on their recent marriage.

Extra Collection

Annual collection for the Diocesan Pastoral Development Office will be taken up at all Masses next weekend Saturday/Sunday 11th/12th May.Your generosity to this collection enables the office to continue to offer training and formation for pastoral groups and parish ministries, and adult faith development opportunities throughout the Diocese of Cork and Ross.

Parish Financial Accounts

Attached, please find the parish financial accounts for the years 2018 & 2017.  The Parish Finance Committee wish to thank all parishioners who have contributed to the finances of the parish.  Should any one wish to discuss these accounts, please contact Fr. Finbarr 087-6030032, Veronica Kelleher 086-8279344 or Seamus McCarthy 086-8092450.

Vocations to the Priesthood – Is God Calling You?

If you are interested in knowing more about being a priest in our diocese we have an open afternoon on Sunday 12th May  from 3:00pm to 6:00pm at the Pastoral Development Office, Ballyphehane (located in the grounds of the Church) Eircode: T12 K798.   If you wish to talk to someone about your vocation – contact Fr Charlie Kiely 021-4537474.

Invitation to Spend Holy Hour (or part of)

In Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament during the following times:  Innishannon Wednesdays from 10.00-1.00 and from 3.00 to 9.00;    Knockavilla Fridays after the 9.30 Mass and in Upton on Tuesdays from 10.30-1.00, from 3.00-5.00 and from 8.00-9.00.

The Friendship Club

9th May: Storytelling with John Kehilly.  16th May: Exercise with Noel, 23rd May Closed, 30th May: Music & song with Knockavilla N.S children.  The Friendship club is then closed until September.  Transport provided, new members welcome.  Call Kathleen 087-7613184/Assumpta 087-9578127. 

May Rosary in the Grotto

On Sunday and Thursday evenings at 8pm there will be Rosary in the Grotto for all who are sick in our Parish.  And in thanksgiving for those who are recovering.  Everybody welcome.

The Memory Tree Project

Would you like to plant a tree in memory for a loved?  Or to mark a special occasion.  Buy a tree and contact Anna 087-279006 or Jack 087-7984873 and our local Hall team will plant and maintain.

Castlelack N.S Sports Day

Castlelack National School are holding our open School Sports on Friday 24th May at 6.30pm, at Valley Rovers G.A.A. Grounds Brinny.  All Are Welcome. 

Gardens & Galleries

This year Gardens and Galleries will be held on Sat 15th and Sun 16th June.   Cor Castle is open again, together with many new gardens and a varied palette of artists.  So hold the date and invite your friends to Innishannon that weekend to enjoy a creative artistic and stimulating visit. 

Gurrane National School Clothes Collection & 50 Years of Sporting Fun

Please donate clean unwanted adult & children’s clothes, also sheets, blankets, towels, curtains, paired shoes, handbags, belt’s & soft toys. No pillows or duvets accepted.  Items can be dropped during school hours to the school hall up until 9.30am Tuesday 7th May. If school hours do not suit please contact 086-3478903 and we will arrange collection from you. Check out , our Facebook page National School 50 Years of Sporting Fun 2019 marks 50 years of sporting fun and great memories at Gurranes NS Sports. Please join us in celebrating this fantastic milestone on the open sports evening Friday 17th May and on Sunday 26th May for a celebratory mass in Gurranes NS hall followed by a chance to catch up and swap stories of the last 50 years.

Darkness into Light Walk Bandon 2019

Will take place next Saturday, May 11th. Beginning at Bandon GAA Club at 4.15am. You can register online at  Community Registration Days will be in the Riverview Shopping Centre on Tuesday, May 7th – Friday, May 10th 11am -7pm.  Please note Sunday, May 5th is the last day for guaranteed t-shirt delivery.

Valley Rovers GAA Lotto

No Jackpot winner last weekGAA Lotto is on Monday 6th May 2019 in Twohigs Bar.  Jackpot €7,700.  Last week’s numbers were 15-19-20-22.  Winners of €20: Jack Hickey c/o Brinny Inn, Philip Hoey, Catherine Shiels & Michael Barry c/o Johnny’s, Sheila McCarthy c/o O’Sullivan Centra, Carmel O’Sullivan, Rathnaroughy, Billy Sheehan, Roselawn, Aidan O’Connor, 11 Ard Aoibhinn, Neil O’Donovan, Briar Hill & Mary Weathers, Newmarket.

Kilmacsimon Rowing & Swimming Club Lotto Results April 29th

Numbers drawn 4, 30, 34 No jackpot winner €35 winners: Liam Cotter c/o Emmett Cotter Sylvia Keohane, Kilmacsimon  Orla Gilsenan, Castletownbere Next week’s jackpot is €6,100 and will be held in Keohane’s Bar, Kilmacsimon on Mon May 6th

Afternoon Tea Dance

Will be held in Kilmacsimon Community Centre on Sunday, 12th May from 3 – 6pm.  Music by Dermot Lyons.  All are welcome.  

Give Blood

The Irish Blood Transfusion Service will hold a Blood Donor clinic in The GAA Pavilion, Bandon.  Tuesday 5pm – 8.30pm, Wednesday 3pm – 5pm & 7pm – 9pm 7th & 8th May 2019.  Blood Donation is essential to ensure Hospital Patients get the treatment they need.  One Donation can save up to 3 LivesDetails on www.giveblood.ieor by telephoning 021-4807400 or 1850 731 137.

Dementia Information Evening

In the Munster Arms Hotel, Bandon on Monday 13th of May at 7pm.  Come along to this free information evening hosted by Cork Kerry Community Healthcare/HSE and meet and talk with those working within dementia services’ Call 021-4923997 for info.

Knock & Lough Derg Retreat

Monday May 20th: Mass at Glenstal Abbey Limerick on route to Lough Derg.  Tuesday 21st May: Lough Derg retreat from 9.30am-4pm.  Wednesday 22nd May: Visit Knock Shrine on return journey.  Two nights accommodation with 2 evening meals and Lough Derg retreat all included in the package.  Limited seats available. Bookings taken until 8th May.  Contact: Office: 023-8849196, Cormac 087-6167835 or Denise 087-7688561.  Email: