Notices – 8th September 2019

Station Masses

Sat 21st Sept at 10.30am for Woodlands & Kilpatrick at Helen & Jerry Kelly’s.

Friday 18th October at 8pm for Knockroe, Farnagow & Ballymountain South at Jane & Gus Crowley’s.

If you want to hold the Station Mass in your home, contact Fr. Finbarr.  During the month of August, three station masses were already held.

Please Note

There will be no mass on Monday 9th September in Innishannon

Recent Deaths

We pray for Anthony O’Driscoll, Newcestown/Bandon who died recently.


We pray for Denis McSweeney, Ballinacurra and Betty Galvin, Blackrock, Cork.

Ministers of the Eucharist Innishannon/Knockavilla

The July to December 2019 Rota (Innishannon) can be collected from the Sacristy.  If you would like to become a Minister of the Eucharist, please contact Fr Finbarr (Eucharistic Ministers are needed in both churches).  Our new rota will be up & running shortly.

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.

Innishannon/Knockavilla Friendship Club

AGM on 12th September at 8pm in Knockavilla Hall.  The club re-opens September 19th at 10am.  Transport provided, new members welcome.  Call Kathleen 087-7613184/Assumpta 087-9578127.

Parish Office

The parish office is now open after the summer break.  It will open each Thursday 9am-2pm.

Scoil Mhaoilíosa – Congratulations, Activities & Family Fun Run

Congratulations to our past pupil Adam Walsh Murphy and the Cork Minor Football Team on winning the All-Ireland last weekend. We look forward to welcoming Adam back to Scoil Mhaoilíosa very soon with the Tom Markham Cup!

Our senior pupils are busy preparing for the Sciath na Scol Football Competition. Miss O’ Shea’s and Mrs O’ Callaghan’s classes are starting swimming next week and all classes will be starting gymnastics. A busy start to the first term!

Knockavilla National School are holding a family fun run fundraiser on Sunday 15th September 2019. Registration is at Knockavilla School at 11am on the morning of the race. The run and walk will start at 11.30am. Prizes for 1st male and female and medals for 1st, 2nd & 3rd boys and girls. Refreshments served afterwards in the school. All welcome, young and old and everyone in between.

Friends of Innishannon AGM

The A.G.M. of Friends of Innishannon will be held at 8pm in Scoil Eoin on Monday 9th Sept.  Guest speaker will be Prof. John Quinn, U.C.C.  He will speak on “Preserving our Natural Habitat and planting Wild Flower Seeds”.

Hospice Coffee Morning

A Coffee Morning in aid of Marymount will be held on Thursday 19th Sept in the home of Alice Taylor.  Please come and support the great work of Marymount. 


Yes it’s that time of year again. To put on your thinking cap and write for Candlelight.  Maybe it is something that you always meant to do! Why not do it this year.  Or have you a photo that many would enjoy looking at?  Candlelight is written by the people for the people.  It is your magazine!  And your articles keep it going.

Innishannon Garden & Flower Club

Innishannon Flower and Garden Club welcomes back their esteemed members after summer recess. Our first meeting will take place on Wed Sept 11th at 7.30pm (note time) in DJ Murphy’s Garden Centre, Bandon. DJ will speak about autumn gardening/planting, bulbs, containers etc.  Please bring your own stool/fold-up chair.

Bridge Lessons

For beginners starting Monday September 16th at 7.30 for Ballinhassig.  Bridge lessons for beginners in Kinsale Community School starting Wednesday October 2nd. Registration through the school or details from Bernie on 087-2575689.

Valley Rovers GAA Juvenile Club Fun Day

Sunday 22nd September in The Bleach, Innishannon (12 noon, but time to be confirmed).  Sponsored walk, Academy Game, U7/U8, U9/U10 & U11/U12 Street League, Skills Challenges, Dunk the Mentor & Refreshments.

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 087-2790006 or Jack 087-7984873 and our local Hall team will plant and maintain.

Kilmacsimon Swimming & Rowing Club Lotto Results

2nd, 2019.  Numbers drawn – 2, 18, 36, No jackpot winner, €35 winners:  Gillian Crowley, Bandon, JJ Hegarty, Ballinspittle, Sophie the Dog.  Next week’s jackpot is €1,150 and will be held in the Keohane’s Bar, Kilmacsimon on Monday September 9th

Valley Rovers GAA Lotto

No Jackpot winnerGAA Lotto is on Sunday 8th September 2019 in Barrett’s Bar.  Jackpot €2,450.  Last week’s numbers were 03-04-12-30.  Winners of €20: Anne O’Connor c/o Downs Centra, Brendan Lyons c/o O’Sullivan Centra, Mary O’Brien, Dromkeen. Sinead Cuffe, Ballymurphy, Jim Finn, Killeens, Martin O’Leary, Slievegullane, Edward Newman, Farnahoe, John Cummins, Ballymountain, Serena Kelly, Castlelack & Mags O’Sullivan, Killountain.

Family Carer Programme

West Cork Older Adult Team are running a Family Carer Training Programme in the St. Michael’s Resource Centre Bandon, for family carers of people with dementia.  Beginning on October 2nd (7.30 – 9.00pm), this five week programme will include speakers from psychiatry, psychology, speech and language and social work.  There is no attendance charge but advanced booking is essential.   For booking/ further information, please contact Dr Siobhan Shine, Senior Clinical Psychologist, 086- 0449538 or e-mail

Irish Blood Transfusion Board

Will hold a Blood Donor clinic in The GAA Pavilion, Bandon.  Tuesday 5pm -8.30pm & Wednesday 3pm – 5pm & 7pm – 9pm 10th & 11th September.  Blood Donation is essential to ensure Hospital Patients get the treatment they need.  One Donation can save up to 3 Lives.  Full details of all clinics/giving blood are on or call 021-4807400 or 1850 731 137.

Charity Shop, Seeks Volunteers

The Greater Chernobyl Cause, is seeking volunteers for The Greater Chernobyl Cause Charity Shop, Merchant’s Quay Shopping Centre, Patrick Street, Cork.  A charity shop with a little difference, all items on sale are new.  Please call Fiona on 087-9536133,

Mass For Our Angels

Saturday 7th September 2019 at 3pm at St Fachtna’s Church, Glandore, Co Cork. This is a mass to remember any child that has been lost through stillbirth, neo-natal death, accident, illness or in any way.