Happy Xmas


Masses and Intention for the week:
Saturday 26th December at  6.00 p.m. (People of the parish)
No Public Masses  from Sunday 27th.
Mass will be streamed live on   www.dioceseofkerry.ie, on Saturday at 6 p.m. andlon Sunday at 10 a.m.
Go to Abbeydorney Parish and click on watch live Mass
Sunday 27th December at 10.00 a.m. James, Margaret & Tom Healy, Droumcunnig
Wed.  30th  December at 10.00 a.m. Mary O’Connell, Crotta
Saturday  2nd January at 6.00 p.m.
Sun. 3rd  January at 10.00 a.m. John Lynn, Abbeydorney, Denis Long, Killahan

Use of Postbox in Abbeydorney Church
Thanks to the parishioners who have dropped in the Parish envelopes and Priest’s Income over the past weeks.Despite the fact that the greater part of 2020 was different from past years, parishioners continued to support their parish and me, your priest, financially.  Most parishes will probably experience a sizeable loss in parish income because of the fact that churches were closed for a length of time and parishioners gave envelopes, when it was possible to do so, this was not true of the money that would be given in the Offertory collection at a particular Mass.
I would like to thank those, who responded to the letter that I sent to a number of parishioners who had not been getting the annual box of envelopes.  Some asked to give them a box, others did not wish to receive one.  As I have done many times before, I invite those who have not being getting a box of envelopes to consider receiving (Informing me Parish Office that you would like to do as many other parishioners are doing.)
I sincerely thank those who have given a total annual contribution of €250 or more (combination of payment to parish and to priest)which allows the parish to claim a very significant tax refund.
(Fr. Denis O’Mahony)


Manage a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Professional staff is available to answer queries and give advice and reassurance where necessary. The support line is open seven days a week, 8am – 8pm by calling 0818 222 024, and will remain open over the Christmas period.


Annual Church Gate Collection on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Donations can also be made online at www.samaritans.ie/kerry or www.idonate.ie/kerrySamaritans


The quest still continues for a winner of the Big Crotta Hurling Club Jackpot of €18,700.
Due to current Covid-19 guidelines, The Crotta sportsfield, Dromakee, Kilflynn was the venue for the weekly lotto draw on Tuesday 29th December. The Four numbers drawn out of the drum by the Independent observer: Graham Harris, Clounsillagh, Lixnaw were 1,6,27 and 28. There was No winner of €18,700 Jackpot. Congratulations to the following who won €35 in the lucky dip draw: Noreen and Fionn Murphy, Dromakee, Kilflynn, Delia Cronin, Irrebeg, Lixnaw and Mary Jordan, Blennerville, Tralee.

Due to level 5 Government restrictions The Next draw will take place at The Crotta sportsfield, Dromakee, Kilflynn, on Tuesday 5th January in compliance with Covid-19 restrictions. Note the cut off for entry to the €18,800 Jackpot draw (online or locally purchased) is 9:30pm on Monday 4th January. 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.

We take this opportunity to wish everyone who supports us by purchasing or selling Crotta Hurling Club Lotto tickets a very Happy and Safe New Year and Thank you for your continued support of the Crotta GAA club.


We look forward once again to lighting up our tree under the bridge for Xmas 2020. As a fundraiser for the running costs we will run our “light up a life” campaign. If you would like to have your loved ones remembered whether those unable to come home this Christmas or those deceased, simply donate 5.00  per bulb with the name you wish to include in the list to The Village Shop, Tommy Neenan or any other committee member. You can also donate online to account number..IBAN :IE46AIBK93001603162054.
Wishing you all a very happy Christmas and  New Year.


Thanks to those who have given donations, big and small, since 1st December, amounting to €300.  I hope I will have at least €500 at the end of January.  Bring the 1,2, and 5 cents in the jar or box at home or drop in your contribution at Mass or in the letter box at the office in Abbeydorney Church.  (Fr.) Denis O’Mahony


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.


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


As these are the last notes in 2020, I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a peaceful and hopefully prosperous 2021.
A Céad Míle Fáilte to all those who have returned home to Kilflynn to spend the Festive period with their families and friends. I would like to take this opportunity of thanking Clubs and organisation and all those who contributed to the Kilflynn notes in 2020.I am looking forward to bringing you the notes and issues in community again for 2021. Any items for inclusion in these notes should be with the writer before 12 Noon each Monday morning. Email to parkerspub@gmail.com or phone (066) 7135129/ (087) 9794541

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