Notices – 9th September 2018

Devastating Floods in Kerala Province in India

You will have seen in the media about the devastating floods in Kerala Province in India which resulted in hundreds of people dead and serious damage to homes, schools and services.

Kerala is the home province of Fr. Paul Thettayil, Rosminian, St Patricks Upton, whose family are still living in the area and whose homes have been totally destroyed.  In fact some members of his family were missing for several days, thankfully they have all been found.

The SECOND COLLECTION at masses in Innishannon Parish next weekend September 15/16th will be in aid of those affected by the flooding in Kerala and the funds raised will be forwarded by Fr. Paul to the Community Leaders in the area who will ensure that the money will go to those who are most in need in that region.



Recent Deaths

We pray for Michael Cronin, Kinsale who died recently.  We also pray for John Kennedy, Athenry, Co Galway who died recently.


We pray for Mary & John Ring, Innishannon, Ann Corcoran, Roscommon, Bridgie, Jer & Jim Forde, Garrettstown, Betty Galvin, Dromkeen/Cork, Mary Kenneally, Templemartin, Alfie Callanan, Tallow & Denis McSweeney, Ballinacurra.

Recent Marriage

Congratulations to Ruth Cleary, Robin Hill, Killeady & Mark Neylon, Nass, Co Kildare on their recent wedding.


We welcome Peter Maurice Noel Walsh, Barr Na Claise, Innishannon to the Christian Community.

Parish Office

The office has reopened after the summer break.  It will open each Thursday 9am-2pm.  Please have notices into the office or by email by the Wednesday of each week (See email address above).  The bulletin will be uploaded onto the Parish website weekly.

Rosary on the Coast for Life & Faith Ireland

Following the passing of the referendum removing the protection for unborn babies in Ireland we ask you to come and pray the Rosary on the Coasts of Ireland on October 7th, 2018 for the protection of unborn babies & for the strengthening of the Catholic Faith here. Sign up to a location in Ireland.

Cork Scripture Group

Would like to invite anyone who is interested in Scripture to join us for the following course. The Gospel of Luke: Portrait of a God of Compassion.  Facilitators: Rev Geraldine Gracie, Fr Ben Hegarty OP, Marian Mortell and Fr Sylverster O’Flynn OFM Cap.  Mondays 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd October 2018 from 7.30 – 9.30 p.m. in Scala Centre, Blackrock (opposite Blackrock Castle)   Saturday Workshop: The Acts of the Apostles: A Story of Mission and Church for Today facilitated by Fr Luke MacNamara OSB (Glenstal Abbey/Maynooth).  Sat Oct 20th from 10am to 1pm in Sacred Heart Hall, Western Road.  Cost: €50 [for the 4 nights and Saturday workshop].  For those who wish to attend the workshop only, the cost will be €10.  To book a place or find out more please email

Days of Recollection (Note date change)

With the Servant of God, Mother Marie Adele Garnier (1838-1924), Foundress of the Adorers of the Sacred Heart of Jesus of Montmartre, OSB, through her writings.  Saturday 22nd September –Spiritual Combat, St. Benedict’s Priory, The Mount, Cobh, Co. Cork.  Begins at 9am with Holy Mass and Adoration.  1st talk at 11.00am. Day ends with tea at 3.30.  Lunch provided.  Donations welcome to cover costs.  To book your place or to arrange to stay in our retreat house at any time, please contact:  Mother Prioress:  021-4811354

Coffee Morning

In aid of Marymount Hospice will be held in the home of Alice Taylor from 10am on Thursday 20th September.

Family Fun Run

The 5km Family Fun Run/Walk is back due to popular demand! Sunday September 9th at 2pm at Dromkeen woods. Pre-race registration from 1pm in the Parish hall. Music & refreshments available en-route and afterwards at the Parish hall. Monies raised go to the community development fund. All welcome!

Innishannon Parent & Toddler Group

The Innishannon Parent and Toddler group is back from Wednesday the 5th of September and every Wednesday from 10-12am at the Innishannon Parish Hall. Enjoy a cup of tea, home baking and a chat with other parents while the kids play, do arts and crafts and some singing in a safe environment. Check out our Facebook page, Innishannon Parent & Toddler Group.

Valley Rovers GAA Lotto

GAA Lotto is on Sunday 9th September 2018 in The Crossbarry Inn.  Jackpot €2,750.  No Jackpot winner.  Last week’s numbers were 3-4-6-24.  Winners of €20: Josie McCarthy c/o Johnny’s, Eamon Gueran c/o Brinny Inn, Pat Desmond, Ballinhassig, Joe O’Brien, Dromkeen, Fachtna Hayes  & Lillian Lordan c/o Railway Bar, Jerry O’Sullivan c/o Frank Kearney, Martin O’Sullivan, Reading, Pat & Bernie O’Sullivan, Kilminogue & John Cronin, Lissinskey.

Fixture: Senior Football Ch’ship v Clyda Rovers Sunday Sept 9th in Coachford at 2.30pm.

Community Exercise Group

Meet at Innishannon Parish Hall, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 7am, and Monday at 10am.  Starts 10th September.  Classes are free, but donations accepted. Presented by Lighthouse Counselling. For more information, call Curtis 085-8237118.

Innishannon Flower & Garden Club

Innishannon Flower and Garden Club welcomes back all its members for the coming season.  On Sept. 12th, at 6.30pm sharp, we will visit Glenview Gardens, Desert. This is a beautiful 3 acre garden which is full of surprises and amazing designs. All welcome.

Bridge for Beginners

Play social bridge and make new friends.  12 week course, C.B.A.I qualified Bridge Teacher.   Starts Wednesday September 19th at 7.30pm at Gortnaglough, Ballinhassig (between Halfway & Crossbarry).  For details call Bernie on 087-2575689.  Bridge is fun & stimulates the brain.

Bandon Golf Bridge Club

The club will meet on Thursdays in The Munster Arms Hotel with play beginning at 7.45pm. New members more than welcome.

Coolfada Bridge Club

Coolfada bridge club reopening at the gateway Bandon on the 11th of Sept at 7.30pm.  New members are always welcome.

Cork Autism Conference

Cork Autism Conference 2018 – Re-Thinking Autism – A Positive and Integrative Approach, Sunday September 30th, Rochestown Park Hotel, Douglas Cork. Conference provides a unique forum for Parents, Families, Caregivers, Adults with ASD, Employers, Educators, Professionals, Agencies, Advocates and anyone with an interest in autism and aspergers syndrome. More info here: or call 089-2398900.

Irish Cancer Society’s National Conference

The Irish Cancer Society’s national conference is being held in the Clayton Hotel, Silver Springs, Cork on Saturday, September 22nd from 10am – 4pm. The aim of the conference is to provide information and support to cancer survivors, those who care for them, health care professional and staff / volunteers from cancer support services. Topics include exercise, diet, mindfulness, employment and more. For more information call Breda on 01-2310533, email or go to to register. The conference is free of charge but registration is essential.