Happy Xmas

Happy Xmas


For many years now, Noreen and Michael Murphy ,Dromakee, Kilflynn, have been decorating the outside of their home, with a spectacular Christmas lights display, last year they decided to try and raise funds for the palliative care unit at University Hospital Kerry,Tralee. This year they will be putting a collection box on the fence outside their house , again to try and raise funds for the palliative care unit, Noreen and Michael , would greatly appreciate any amount you can give, all monies raised will go directly to the palliative care unit, so if you’re passing stop and have a look or take photos if you wanted.


The quest still continues for a winner of the Big Crotta Hurling Club Jackpot of €18,300.
Due to current Covid-19 guidelines, The Crotta sportsfield, Dromakee, Kilflynn was the venue for the weekly lotto draw on Tuesday 1st December. The Four numbers drawn out of the drum by the Independent observer: Graham Harris, Clounsillagh, Lixnaw were 21,26,28 and 31. There was No winner of €18,300 Jackpot. Congratulations to the following who won €35 in the lucky dip draw: Moss O’Mahony, Dromakee, Kilflynn, Colette Hussey, Lixnaw and Nora-Maire Murphy,  Slí Na Faiche, Lixnaw. The Next draw will take place at St. Columbas Centre, Kilflynn, on Monday 7th December in compliance with Covid-19 restrictions. Note the cut off for entry to the €18,400 Jackpot draw (online or locally purchased) is 9:30pm on Monday 7th December. Tickets available 3 for €5 online visit www.crottagaa.club or this link https://play.clubforce.com/play_newa.asp?ll_id=427#Anchor or Herberts Village Store, Zam Zam Kabab, Foley Shop Lixnaw, Abbeydorney Post Office, Paddy Weir, Paud Tuomey or Mike Parker. Many thanks to all who contribute to our weekly Club Lotto. The Club cannot emphasise enough the importance of our members promoting the Club Lotto among family, friends and work colleagues. The Covid-19 restrictions have seriously hampered our fundraising and income. The Lotto is now the critical and only source of funds for the Club. We are appealing to all club members to promote our lotto at this time as we are in dire need of funds to keep our club afloat.


St.Teresa’s National School, Kilflynn is delighted to announce that we are currently inviting applications for our 2021/2022 Junior Infant Class. If you wish to enrol your child (who will be four on or before 31st August 2021) a copy of the school’s Annual Admission Notice, Admission Policy and the application Form for Admission for 2021/2022 is available as follows:
To download at: https://www.kilflynnschool.com
On Request: By emailing knschool@gmail.com or
Writing to: St.Teresa’s NS, Castletown, Kilflynn, Tralee, Co.Kerry, V92TK61
Or phone: 066-7135633 for details and information.
Completed forms to be returned by 16 th December 2020 (as per admissions notice)


Sea of Tranquillity is a collection of carefully selected Sacred Hymns, Music and Poetry, created by Deacon Thady O’Connor together with Fergus and Evelyn O Sullivan, Castletown, Kilflynn. The CD is available from the Parish Office, Abbeydorney at a cost €10.


Tuesday 1st December at  7.30 p.m.  Nancy Dore, Riverside Close
Friday 4th December at 8.00 p.m. Nancy Keane, Ballybunion (Month’s Mind)
Saturday 5th December  6.00 p.m. Angela Weir, Castletown & Sr. MáireMcElligott, Lixnaw
Sunday  6th  December 10.00 a.m.  Bridget O’Callaghan, Tonaknock, Patrick, Elizabeth, Mortimer & Margaret Falvey,Tullacrimmin
Mass will be streamed live on   www.dioceseofkerry.ie, go to Abbeydorney Parish and  Click on watch live Mass
November Offering Envelopes available in both Churches.
Even though the end of ‘lockdown’ was announced on Friday night, the situation with regard to returning to Mass is not yet quite clear.  If public Masses will be celebrated next weekend, it will be necessary to have the booking system that we had, before Level 5 came into operation.  If the situation is clearer during the week, I suggest you would contact the Parish Office during the normal office hours.  Just as people around the country are asking about how the situation will be at Christmas, it seems that the numbers who will be able to attend the Christmas Night (24th) and Christmas Day Mass will be far smaller than would have been the case in past years.  Priests have been advised to think about the best way of responding to the needs of people in this regard and further guidance may be given from our Diocesan Office in the coming weeks.  One possibility is to have ‘Christmas Mass’ on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th in addition to the Masses on 24th and 25th.   I have a feeling that, just as GAA followers are disappointed, when they cannot get tickets for Croke Park on All Ireland Semi-Final and Final Days (not in Covid times) Mass-goers at Christmas might have reason to express their disappointment too!  Patience and understanding will be helpful in the days leading up to Christmas week.  (Fr. Denis O’Mahony)
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.
Parish Office will be open Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 10.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m
All Masses will be live streamed from Abbeydorney Church.
If you would like to remember family members who died since last November outside of the Parish, please phone the Parish office (066 4018996) or email (abbeydorney@dioceseofkerry.ie)with the names.
Parish Newsletter and Dear Parishioner is available on www.dioceseofkerry.ie


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.
Abbeydorney & Kilflynn St. Vincent De Paul Confidential number is 087 7086253

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