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August 2020

BACK TO SCHOOL
Best wishes to all pupils, teachers and staff returning to school over the coming weeks with the new Covid-19 restrictions in place. St. Treasa’s national School, Kilflynn opens its doors on Friday 28th August, for the commencement of a new school year unlike any previous starts , due to  Covid-19 restrictions and guidelines. This new scenario has placed an extra burden on management ,staff ,pupils and transport facilitators .We wish them all a safe and fruitful outcome.  
 
ST.  MARY’S, KILFLYNN

MASSES
Wednesday 26th  August  at 10.00 a.m.      
Saturday 29th   August at   6.00 p.m. 
Streaming Mass We have changed the company streaming our masses. Please go to www.dioceseofkerry.ie,  go to Abbeydorney Parish and click on watch live Mass. For parishioners that are using Roku stick on their televisions click into Church media TV & scroll across to Abbeydorney  and click into Mass.
 
 
Kilflynn Altar Society for August: Caroline Lynch, Breda Handley
 
Sincere thanks to all parishioners, who have given weekly envelopes with contributions for the weeks when the churches were closed as well as contributions to priest income for Spring and Easter.
 
 
Abbeydorney & Kilflynn St. Vincent De Paul
confidential number is 087 7086253
 
 
Extract from Bishop Ray’s Message
As Congregations return to Church this week.  Please return slowly and be understanding. A warm welcome to all who join us for Holy Mass this first week and weekend with congregations returned. The delight of so many shows an appreciation that it is as vital to nourish the spirit and the soul, as well as the body.  We do not face the world on our own, God is with us.
There is upset and disappointment that large churches are restricted to a congregation of 50 people. The hope is that before the end of the month this will change to 100, where social distancing can be maintained.
 
Return To Public Mass:  To facilitate parishioners who wish to attend Mass, a reservation system will be in place for all masses in the parish.  Please contact the Parish Office (066 4018996 at these times) to indicate the mass you would wish to attend.  
Monday 6.30 p.m. - 8.00 p.m.,
                                 Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 9.30 a.m. - 1.30 p.m
 The Permanent Diaconate – Final CallThe diocese of Kerry is seeking candidates who feel they may have a calling to be permanent deacons. The diocese already has six deacons. The hope is to begin a “come and see” programme this autumn as a few have already expressed interest. Any interested candidates should establish contact via a local priest or the diocesan office (admin@dioceseofkerry.org) by the 10thSeptember, 2020.       

FIXTURES 
Rhyno Quality Feeds North Kerry Senior Hurling Championship Round 3
Wednesday, 26 August
Kilmoyley v Crotta @ Kilmoyley, 6.45pm [note earlier starting time]
(The games involving Causeway, Ballyduff, St. Brendan's and Lixnaw are not going ahead. Causeway are already in the Final. If Crotta defeat Kilmoyley they will be in the Final while Kilmoyley need only a draw to reach the decider)
Lee Strand Coiste na nÓg Under 12 Hurling league
Phase 2, Round 2
Friday, 28 August @ 7.00p.m.
Group A –
Tralee Parnell’s v Crotta O’Neill’s..
Group D -
Tralee Parnell’s B v Crotta O’Neill’s B
 
 
 
CROTTA LOTTO JACKPOT HITS  €17,000
The Crotta Hurling Lotto Club draw with a Jackpot of €16,900 was held on Monday 24th August in St Columbas Centre, Kilflynn. The four numbers drawn by Independent observer: John Leahy, Clounsillagh, Lixnaw  were 4,15,16 and 20. There was No winner of €16,900 Jackpot. Congratulations to the following who won €35 in the lucky dip draw: Susie Purcell, Coole, Ballyragget Killkenny, Margaret Sheehan, Ballyconnell, Kilflynn and Ronan Donovan, Abbeydorney.
 
 The next Draw with a Jackpot of €17,000 will take place next Monday night 31st August at 10.00 pm via Crotta Facebook Live. Please note cut off time for entry is 9.30pm on Monday 31st  August .
 
With current social restrictions Crotta GAA would encourage lotto players to avail of our online facility (see link below). Alternatively tickets are available at Herbert’s Village Store,Kilflynn (Open Daily 4-8pm), Zamzam Kebab, Kilflynn, Abbeydorney Post Office, Foley’s Shop, Lixnaw or by contacting Paddy Weir (087) 415 5821, Paud Tuomey (087) 237 9559 or Mike Parker (087) 979 4541. All Draws will be broadcast live via Crotta Facebook on a weekly basis Monday’s at 9:30pm until our traditional venues for draws are once again available. Play online now https://play.clubforce.com/play_newa.asp?ll_id=427#Anchor . Thank you for your amazing support as always.
ST.VINCENT DE PAUL:
  Clothes Bank (located near the small gate at Crotta GAA grounds) is opened. We appreciate all donations and thank you for your continued generous support.
 
HURLING RESULTS
Keane's SuperValu Co. Minor Hurling Championship / Craobh Iomána Mionúir Ciarraí 2020
Quarter final result:
Abbeydorney 2 - 14 Crotta/ Kilmoyley 0 - 16
 
Monday, 24 August
Lee Strand Coiste na nÓg Under 12 Hurling league result
Ballyheigue B 7 - 8 Crotta O’Neill’s B 4 - 4
Lee Strand Co. Under 16 Hurling Championship
First Round
Ballyheigue 2 - 19 St. Brendan’s 1 - 13
South Kerry v Ballyduff did not go ahead
Crotta/Kilmoyley 6 - 15 Abbeydorney/ Causeway 1 - 5
Saturday, 22 August
Lee Strand Kerry Coiste na nÓg Under 14 hurling league results
Crotta O'Neill's 5 - 11 Rathmore 0 - 6

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