Notices – 8th December 2019

Station Masses Friday 13th December at 7.30pm for Dromkeen & Curranure in Margaret & Jerry O’Sullivan.   If you want to hold a Station Mass in your home, please contact Fr. Finbarr.

Pope Francis December Intention UniversalThe Very Young. 

That every country resolutely commits to taking the necessary measures to make the future of the very young, especially those who suffer, a priority.

Recent Death

We pray for Pat Clifford, Killorglin, Co Kerry who died recently.  We also pray for John Sleator, Dungarvan, Co Waterford who died recently.


We pray for Paul Farrell, The Lawn, Innishannon, Mary Kenneally, Templemartin, Fr Seamus Murphy, Ardfield, Innishannon, Denis, Bridget, Eileen & Pat Delaney, Clashanimud/Russell Hill, Denis Cullinane, Skevanish & Ellen Taylor Cook, Newmarket/Canada.


We welcome Alex Jacob McCormack, Curraclough, Bandon & Daniel Gerard O’Sullivan, Clonakilty to the Christian Community.

Recent Marriage

Congratulations to Nora Hurley, Ballinhassig and Damien Crowley, Killountain on their recent wedding.

Ministers of the Eucharist (Innishannon)

The new rota commencing Dec 15th is available for collection in the sacristy.

Advent Candle Prayer

We light the candle symbolising Faith and Love also known as the Bethlehem candle. This reminds us of the journey of Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem. Today we pray for those forced to leave their homes and ask that we may open our hearts in welcome, with courage and acceptance.

Innishannon/Knockavilla Friendship Club

Dec 12th: Bingo & board games.  Dec 14th: Christmas dinner in the Coppergrove, Bandon, then closed for the Christmas holidays.  Transport provided, new members welcome.  Call John Newman, 087-9441133/Kathleen Moynihan 087-7613184.


The 36th edition of Candlelight is now for sale in Innishannon and Bandon.  This year we have a bumper edition of articles about Innishannon and further afield.  And many old photographs to take you down memory lane.

St. Vincent De Paul Annual Collection & Assistance for Christmas

St Vincent De Paul are holding their annual church gate collection on Dec 7th and 8th at all masses in Innishannon parish. Your donation is greatly appreciated.   St Vincent De Paul are taking requests for assistance at Christmas time. Please write to us in total confidence 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 on 086-8255092 or call to our shop in Bandon.

Act of Kindness, Scoil Eoin

This year as an act of kindness the children of Scoil Eoin are collecting selection boxes for Cork Penny Dinners.  You can contribute by dropping a selection box by Friday 13th December, collection points can be found by the school hall & the junior building.  

Innishannon Knockavilla Defibrillator Group Table Quiz

Our annual Quiz fundraising quiz will be held on Friday, January 31st 2020 in Barrett’s Bar, Innishannon. Save the date. 

Innishannon Flower & Garden Club

Will hold their Christmas night on Wednesday Dec 11th at 8pm in Barrett’s Lounge, Innishannon. The theme for the evening will be “The enchantment of Christmas” by Eileen O’ Brien, AOIFA.   Seasonal refreshments will be served.

Bandon Flower & Garden Club

Bandon Flower and Garden Club present a Christmas Flower Arranging.  Demonstration by Margaret Ahern A.O.I.F.A in The Munster Arms Hotel on Monday 9th December at 8pm. Mulled wine and minced pies will be served. Visitors very welcome.

Sing Noel

St. Peter’s church, Bandon on Friday 13th December at 8pm.  Featuring the Glaslinn Choir, Bandon Concert Band & guests.  Donations gratefully accepted towards dogs for the disabled and towards St. Peter’s church.

Nano Nagle Birthplace (Ballygriffin, Co Cork) Day of Meditation & Relaxation

Sat 14th December: ‘Day of Meditation and Relaxation’ with Eileen Nash pbvm: Give yourself the gift of a day away from the busyness and stress of your everyday life! 10.30am- 3.30pm (registration 10am); bring a packed lunch; cost €25 incl. tea/coffee.Booking essential: 022-26411;

Christmas Open House

D.J Murphy’s Open House at Bride Park, Cottage, Killumney is open this weekend Thursday/Friday 6-10, Saturday 2-9, Sunday 12-8. In aid of Marymount University Hospice and the Alzheimer’s Day Care Centre, Bandon.

Tribes Press (with Simon Community & St Vincent de Paul to help support families in need)

We are offering a chance for you to donate as little as €5 and as much as you like towards new books for a child or whole family for Christmas. For every donation you make to the value of a new book, Tribes Press will donate another book. Each book will be signed by the author with a special message inside to each child.  To donate call 087-7749873/ or go to 

Christmas Flower Demonstration

By Jane Morgan of fab Flowers, Carrigaline will be held on Wednesday 11th December at The Community Hall in Riverstick at 8pm.  €10 including tea and home baking.  All welcome on the night.

Valley Rovers GAA Lotto

No Jackpot winnerGAA Lotto is on Sunday 8th December 2019 in The Crossbarry Inn.   Jackpot €4’400.  Last week’s numbers were 05-16-27-30.  Winners of €20: Anne O Connor c/o Down’s Centra, Cormac Desmond c/o Johnny’s, Emma, Aisling & Megan Kelly c/o Twohig’s, Jerry Healy c/o Brinny Inn, Finbarr c/o Nora’s, Anne Lehane c/o Denis O Riordan, Donal McCarthy, Skevanish, Maria & Mary, Ballinacurra, Colman & Ramona Ryan, Kilmore & Liam Burke, Barna.

Kilmacsimon Swimming & Rowing Club Lotto Results

2nd December.  Numbers drawn – 11, 15, 33.  No jackpot winner.  €35 winners, Rita O’Regan, Clohane, Helen McCarthy, Clohane, V. Spillett, Killeady.  Next week’s jackpot is €1,600 and will be held in The Old Still, Bandon on 9th December.

Anam Cara

Anam Cara West Cork the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding a Parent Evening on 17th December at 7.20pm in the Munster Arms Hotel, Bandon. This is a free event and open to all bereaved parents.

Community Ceremony in Bandon

Midwinter One Spirit Interfaith Community Ceremony Bandon Town hall Saturday 21st December 7 – 8 pm.  You are warmly invited to a quiet hour of readings, music, and reflection in the midst of this busy time, to welcome the return of the light, whether you see that as a celebration of the birth of a baby who brought light to the world, or simply joy at the return of the light of the Sun in the turning of the seasons. Tea / coffee and mince pies will be served afterwards.  Contact Jane Killingbeck.  One Spirit Interfaith Minister 085-7818137


Holy Land Pilgrimage 11 Day Pilgrimage to The Holy Land Feb 12th to Feb 22nd 2020 cost €1,475. Deposit €450Spiritual Director Canon Paddy McGinn, Still a small number of places left, further details contactBrenda Murray -Flynn on 041-6863390 or brenda.murrayflynn@travelcounsellors.comPhilip on 087-2508043 or  Medjugorje Pilgrimage ex Cork June 30th – July 7th 2020. Early bird price €625.00 pps (Half board in Hotel Leone, 2 mins from Church) if fully paid by December 13th. Full price of €725 applies after this date. Spiritual Director Fr. Sean Corkery. Group Leader: Sean O’Shaughnessy. €200 deposit secures place. Limited places. Contact 086-2959380 or Joe Walsh Tours 01-2410800.