Notices – 6th May 2018


Stations & Masses

Mass on Wednesday 16th at 7.30pm in Innishannon & Thursday 17th at 9.30am in Knockavilla for those areas who had no Station Mass.  (Coolmoreen/Belrose, Keel/Ballyhandle, Lissagroom, Lissaniskey/Gurranes, Ballincourneenig/Finnis, Castlelack/Barna, Dunkereen/Killountain, Knockmullane/Dromkeen, Curranure, Kilpatrick, Woodlands/Ballymountain, Raheen/Curra, Killeens, Annaghmore/Ballydonaghy, Clogheen, Derrynagasha)

Stations: Friday 11th May for Rathnaroughy at Gerard & Susan O’Sullivan’s at 8pm.  Station Mass for Garryhankard & Clashanimud at Marguerite Kelleher’s on Thursday 31st May at 8pm. 

Pastoral Letter on the “Right to Life” by Bishop John Buckley available in both churches

Caroline Simons (Legal Consultant to Pro Life Ireland & Spokesperson on Saturdays Late Late Show) will speak on the forthcoming Referendum on Wednesday 9th May at 8 pm in Innishannon Parochial Hall.  All welcome.


We pray for Betty Hurley, Derrynagasha, Bina Crowley, Innishannon, Nell Healy, Barna, John & Maureen O’Mahony, Curranure, Cornelius Kearney, Dromkeen & Margaret Healy, Raheen.

Extra Collection

Annual collection for the Diocesan Pastoral Development office will be taken up at all Masses next weekend – Saturday/Sunday 12th & 13th May.  Your generosity to this collection enables the office to continue to offer training and formation for pastoral groups and parish ministries, adult faith development opportunities, and the preparatory programme towards the World Meeting of Families.


Rosary will be recited each Saturday during the month of May at the Grotto in Innishannon village at 6pm.


Congratulations to Pádraig Murphy, Kilmore & Alira Neely Sydney, who were married recently in St. Mary Magdalene Church, Rose Bay, Sydney.

A Day of Reflection at Nano Nagle Birthplace

On Wednesday 30th May from 10am – 4pm. Led by Fr. Jim Cogley, a psychotherapist and wood turner with nearly 40 years’ experience of healing; Journey of Transformation, the past that is unacknowledged can still influence the present.  Bookings to 022-26411 or e-mail:


Tidy Towns Work Nights

Each Tuesday night at 8pm volunteers will meet at the corner by the traffic lights to work at different venues in the village and along the approach roads.  Help is always welcome and much appreciated.   Tidy Towns is all about community and our slogan is ‘Together is better’.

Friendship Club

May 10th: Part of Scoil Eoin Scor talent with music and entertainment.  May 17th: Trip to Griffin’s Garden Centre, Dripsey.  May 24th: Music from St Michael’s Centre Bandon.

Innishannon – Knockavilla Defibrillator Group

Are currently organising C.P.R and Defibrillator training for anyone in the parish wishing to avail of it. Our next course will be held on Monday, May 21st in Upton, commencing at 6.30pm. These courses are led by trained personnel and you will receive a certificate [Irish Heart Foundation]. For further information or to book a place on this course please text/contact any of the following: Nora 086-2851553, Tom 086-8207540, Siobhán 087-6882265.  Our next skills night, for all trained personnel, will be held on Monday, May 14th. 8.30-9.30pm, in Upton. This refresher only takes a few minutes. Important to keep these skills fresh in your mind.

Gurrane National School Sports Day

Invites you to our Annual Open Sports Day, Friday 18th May in Brinny GAA grounds. A fun family event featuring tiny tots, three legged race, sack race, long jump and sprint races. Team events include sprint relays and our famous Tug of War competition with reigning champions of 30 years Glasheen Boys NS returning to defend the title. All welcome, Registration from 6pm and first race from 6.30pm, See you there!.

Castlelack National School Sports Day

Castlelack are having their annual sports day in Brinny pitch Friday 25th May at 6.30. All welcome.

Castlelack I.C.A

Are holding a Coffee morning on Friday 11th May from 9am to 12noon at Castlelack Social Centre in aid of Marymount Hospice.

Golf Society

Next outing will be on Sunday May 20th at Waterrock G.C.  Tee times 11.30-12.30.  Contact Stephen 087-9751194.

St Vincent De Paul

Have you 2-3 hours a week to spare for charity? Volunteers are urgently needed for the shop, Weir Street, Bandon. Full training will be provided, retail experience would be a great help but not essential. For further details, please call 086-8255092.

Valley Rovers GAA Lotto

GAA Lotto is on Sunday 6th May 2018 in The Brinny Inn.  Jackpot €4’600.  No Jackpot winner.  Last week’s numbers were 04-09-20-26.  Winners of €20: Carmel McCarthy c/o Barrett’s, Maureen Green, Eva & Emily Ryan & Dan Crowley c/o F.Kearney, Helen Fenton, Ballinphellic, Patsy White c/o Norah’s, Trish Ni Chrualaoi c/o Crossbarry Inn, Jeremy Hurley & John Newman, Innishannon & Murphy Family, Ballincourneenig.

Fixture: Junior Hurling League v Tracton Sunday May 6th in Brinny at 12 noon.

Kilmacsimon Swimming & Rowing Club Lotto Results

Lotto Results 30th April 2018. Numbers drawn 12, 21, 25.  No Jackpot Winner €35 winners.  Ian Terry, Kileady, Paddy Nolan c/o Kilmichael Bar, Pauline Jordan, Kileady.  Next week’s jackpot is €1,900 and Mondays draw will be held in Keohane’s Bar, Kilmacsimon.

Catholic Summer Youth Festival

16-19th August at the Cistercian College, Mount St. Joseph Abbey, Roscrea, Co Tipperary.  Call 01-6753690 or  Donation only, free buses, ages 16-35, an amazing experience.

Rural Link Transport Services

Is your Son/Daughter or someone you are caring for, attending day services in Cork City?  Rural Link, are trying to co-ordinate transport services between Bandon and Cork.  If you know of anyone, attending Cope, Enable Ireland, Headway, Irish Wheelchair Association, Brothers of Charity, or any other day service, on a daily basis, you may be interested.  Call 086-8764576/086-3230016.

Blarney Castle Open Garden

Blarney Castle Open Garden in aid of Cork Simon is on Sunday 13th May from 12-4. This is an opportunity to view the magnificent gardens and grounds at Blarney Castle. Guided tour of the gardens at 2pm. Your support would be appreciated, entry by donation at your discretion. No dogs allowed.