After two months of home schooling, junior and senior infants, first and second classes in the primary schools, as well as Leaving Cert students, returned to school on Monday 1st March. It is hoped that a sense of normality will prevail after the latest lockdown since Christmas holidays. Children and their teachers alike were so anxious to get back to the classrooms which will be great for social aspect of the whole school experience which cannot be replicated by online learning. St. Treasa’s national school, Kilflynn provided online support and learning for the children in 2020 and since Christmas but will be very happy to have the pupils back to school grounds where a much more balance education can be delivered.
We wish everyone, students, families, teachers and all school staff the very best in their new school year, 2020-2021.
COVID-19 Support Line for Older People
ALONE manage a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to COVID-19. The support line is open seven days a week, 8am – 8pm, by calling 0818 222 024.
TROCAIRE LENTEN CAMPAIGN 2021
In conjunction with Trocaire Lenten campaign 2021 Fergus O Sullivan with his Father-in-law Deacon Thady O Connor have recorded a hymn “We Need Jesus Now More Than Ever.” It’s a spiritual vaccine for our time. Ring Fergus on 087-6988929 or call to Abbeydorney Post Office for you copy. All the proceeds go directly to Trocaire. Give Locally Help Globally. Thank You.
CROTTA LOTTO RESULTS.
Due to current Covid-19 guidelines, The Crotta sportsfield, Dromakee, Kilflynn was the venue for the Crotta hurling club weekly lotto draw on Tuesday 2nd March. The Four numbers drawn out of the drum by the Independent observer: Graham Harris, Clounsillagh, Lixnaw were 4,14,19 and 31.
There was no winner of the 2,300 Jackpot. Congratulations to the following who won €35 in the lucky dip draw: James Keane, Rathea, Listowel, Pat Joe Gilbert, Lixnaw and Breda Condon, Crotta, Kilflynn.
Due to level 5 Government restrictions The Next draw will take place at The Crotta sportsfield, Dromakee, Kilflynn, on Tuesday 9th March in compliance with Covid-19 restrictions. Note the cut off for entry to the €2,400 Jackpot draw (online or locally purchased) is 9:30pm on Monday 8th March. 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. Your continued support is greatly appreciated.
ST. BERNARD’S, ABBEYDORNEY/ST. MARY’S, KILFLYNN
Masses and Intention for the week in Abbeydorney
Tuesday 2nd March at 10.00 a.m.
Fri. 5th March at 7.30 p.m. First Friday
Sat. 6th March at 6.00 p.m. Elizabeth Hannafin, Leith East.
Sun. 7th March at 10.00 a.m. Rose Jameson, Abbeydorney.
No Masses in Kilflynn. Churches open for private prayer
Public Masses from St. Bernard’s Church, Abbeydorney are streamed live on www.dioceseofkerry.ie, on Saturday at 6 p.m. and on Sunday at 10 a.m.
Parish Office can be contacted by phone 066 4018996 Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 10.00a.m. to 1.00 p.m. or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Go to Abbeydorney Parish and click on watch live Mass
Trócaire Family Fast Boxes available in both churches.
Sincere thanks to all parishioners, who are dropping weekly parish envelopes as well as envelopes with money for priest income.Don’t feel you have to bring the weekly envelope every week. A few can be brought at the one time. If you wish to pay a cheque for parish income, please write Abbeydorney Parish Account. For priest income, write my name. (Fr. Denis O’Mahony)
CROKE PARK UPDATE
GAA headquarters issued an update last week on the current Covid restrictions. A return to inter-county play is not permitted at present and this position is not expected to change in the coming weeks. The GAA’s Covid Advisory group expects that no on-field activity will be permitted until Easter at the earliest. It is expected that the Governments updated ‘Living with Covid’ plan will provide clarity on when clubs and counties can return to training and games in 2021.
eVETTING AND SAFEGUARDING
We have been notified that everyone who hasn’t done Garda evetting with the GAA or LGFA within the last 3 years must do so again.
Also, a Safeguarding course which is a requirement must be done through the GAA / LGFA as other organisations and sports would not cover specifics. Child welfare courses are coming up online.