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Masses and Intention for the week:

Wednesday  6th January  at 7.30 p.m. Michael O’Connell, Cahernade
Friday 8th January at 10.00 a.m.
Saturday  9thJanuary at  6.00 p.m.
Sunday 10th January at 10.00 a.m.
No Masses in Kilflynn.
No Public Masses  from Sunday 27th.
Mass will be streamed live on, on Saturday at 6 p.m. andlon Sunday at 10 a.m. Go to Abbeydorney Parish and click on watch live Mass.
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.
As well as thanking parishioners for financial contributions, I feel it is important to acknowledge the work done by many people in the parish in a variety of ways during the past year.  Thanks to church sacristans – Maureen McElligott and Dan Healy, Bernie White (Parish Secretary) and to those who gave her invaluable help at different times.  The weeks before Christmas were especially busy as preparations were made so that the numbers attending Christmas would be known in advance and seating arrangements etc. made in both churches.  Those who took on stewarding/ushering roles played an important part in making sure that guidelines were followed.  In addition to those mentioned above, a sincere thanks to all involved in a small or big way in our parish.
(Fr. Denis O’Mahony)

Kilflynn Xmas Lights


For anyone that hasn’t viewed the Xmas lights display at Mike and Noreen Murphy’s House in Dromakee, Kilflynn there’s 1 day remaining. They would like to thank most sincerely everyone that has contributed to the collection box for the palliative unit at University Hospital Kerry, Tralee to date.
All monies raised will go directly to the palliative care unit. For the remaining few days, they are hoping to exceed the amount collected last year and they would like to thank Mike Parker for publicing their lights and the worthy cause there trying to raise funds for. The final amount will also be put up on facebook. Both Mike and Noreen would like to wish everyone a happy and healthy new year.


St.Teresa’s National school, Kilflynn principal Mrs. Nora Falvey presented a cheque of €415 on Monday 21st December to Mrs. Aileen Diggins Clinical Nurse Manager in Palliative Care Inpatient Unit, Tralee, which the pupils, teachers and staff of the school raised through their Christmas Jumper Day. Well done all the pupils, staff and teachers. Santa and Mrs. Claus made a special visit to the school also on Monday.


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.


The quest still continues for a winner of the Big Crotta Hurling Club Jackpot of €18,800.
Due to current Covid-19 guidelines, The Crotta sportsfield, Dromakee, Kilflynn was the venue for the weekly lotto draw on Tuesday 5th January. The Four numbers drawn out of the drum by the Independent observer: Graham Harris, Clounsillagh, Lixnaw were 2,10,15 and 23. There was No winner of €18,800 Jackpot. Congratulations to the following who won €35 in the lucky dip draw: Cliff Nolan, Lissahane, Listowel, Georgina Hannon, Glenballyma, Kilflynn and Karen and Marion Mulvihill,Ahabeg,Lixnaw.
Due to level 5 Government restrictions The Next draw will take place at The Crotta sportsfield, Dromakee, Kilflynn, on Tuesday 12th January in compliance with Covid-19 restrictions. Note the cut off for entry to the €18,900 Jackpot draw (online or locally purchased) is 9:30pm on Monday 11th  January. Tickets available 3 for €5 online visit or this link 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.


Due to Covid-19 restrictions this year’s Crotta Wren was a little different. This Christmas tradition which spans well over three decades has been and continues to be a very important part of our clubs activities. St Stephens’s day is always a very enjoyable day for all members of the Wren group and the members are deeply saddened not able to visit everybody this year. The yearly warm homely welcome we receive filled with fun and laughter will be greatly missed this year. However we have decided to try and continue the tradition as best we can for this year in the hope that normality will return in 2021.
The wren group recorded some songs/ stories which were available to view on the Crotta Facebook/ Instagram pages on Christmas Night/ St Stephens Day, Hope you enjoyed them.
It’s was fantastic to have such positive response in these uncertain times. Thanks a million to all the musicians who provided the amazing entertainment on both evenings (Christmas day and St. Stephen’s Day) and to all who generously donated.


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


Any items for inclusion in these notes should be with the writer before 12 Noon each Monday morning. Email to or phone (066) 7135129/ (087) 9794541.

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