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3rd Sunday of Easter : 4 May 2014 News-sheet: NO: 36

Weekly Mass Schedule

  • St. Naile's Church  Monday 7pm, Tuesday 9.30am, Thursday 7.30pm, Friday 8pm

  • St. Mary's Church:  Mon 9.30am, Wed / Thurs /  Friday 7pm,

  • St. Patrick's ChurchWednesday & Friday 9.30am

  • St. Lasair's Church: Sun 12 noon

Weekend Masses: Sat: Killesher 7pm; Sunday Kinawley 9am; Swanlinbar 10.30am; Wheathill 12 noon.

Confession: Before Vigil Mass & after 1st Friday Masses

Fr. Gabriel Kelly P.P. 028 66348250 / 00353862361435 (Emergency)

Fr. Benny Fitzpatrick C.C. : 049 95 21221 / 0873899345 (Emergency)

Fr. Pat Mc Hugh – Killesher – Priest in Residence.

E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Masses booked on Wednesday

Kinawley parish office: Tel: 02866348250 (Wednesday 2.30-5.30pm)

Helen takes Mass bookings for Killesher & Wheathill  

Swanlinbar parish office: Tel:  049 9521221 (Wednesday 10am-1pm)

Deadline for News-sheet: Thursday 2pm

St. Mary's Church, Swanlinbar

Sunday 4th May 2014 10.30 am: Mary Reilly Gubrawoolly and Molly McDermott Monienbawn (Family Reader)

Monday 5th May 2014  9.30 am

Wednesday 7th May 2014 7.00 pm. Tommy, Lizzie and Jim-Joe Maguire Gurteen

Thursday 8th May 2014 7.00 pm: Phil McManus Furnaceland

Friday 9th May 2014 7.00 pm: Dermot Cooper (brother-in-law of Peggy Harte) Late of Perth, Australia

Sunday 11th May 2014 10.30 am: Frank Berrec (brother-in-law of Prior Family) late of London (Family Reader)

 St. Naile's Church, Kinawley 

Sunday 4th 9am: People of the Parish

Monday 5th 7pm: People of the Parish

Tuesday 6th 9.30am: Patrick & Bridget Maguire Gorgesh & deceased family

Thursday 8th 7.30pm: Geraldine McHugh, Drumhervin.

Friday 9th 8pm: James McManus, Keelpark & deceased family members.

Sunday 11th 9am: People of the Parish

St. Patrick's Church, Killesher 

Saturday 3rd 7pm: Mary Mc Cauley, Macken

Saturday 10th 7pm: James, Bridget & Teresa Rooney, Crumer Derrylester

 St. Lasair's Church, Wheathill

Sunday 4th  12 noon: People of the Parish

Cill Naile G.F.C.: Lotto numbers drawn on Sunday, 27/4/14, were 14, 19, 21, 30.  There was no jackpot winner. THIS WEEKS JACKPOT IS £9,700. Lucky Dip winners were: £20 - Stanley Wallace, Derrylin. £10 -Patsy McCaffrey, Quinn Glass. £10 - Joanne Martin, Crocknacrieve, Macken. £10 - Eimear Cleary, Killesher. Draw supervisors for this Sunday, 4th May, are Seamus Crudden, Joe McCarney, Frances Crudden.Would anybody interested in getting involved with underage coaching contact Thomas McElroy on 07812 213146, or any other committee member.Check out Cill Naile C.L.G Facebook page for details on fixtures, results, underage training and achievements.

Divine Mercy Holy Hour  Monday 5th May, following the 7pm Mass.

May Rota: E. Ministers: Frances Mc Govern, Ann Mc Govern; Collectors: Gerard Breen, Paul Breen; Reader: Anthony Malanaphy; Counters: Clio Baxter, Shauna Baxter, Frances Crudden, Francis Malanaphy; Cleaners: Chrissy Mc Barron, Ann Malanaphy

Kinawley- Killesher St Vincent de Paul : The monthly collection for Kinawley- Killesher St Vincent de Paul will take place at all Masses this weekend. Please give generously.  Helpline no:077 32222137.

  • Swanlinbar CarnivalSat 3rd  May Country Night music by Micheal English & His Band. Sun 4th May: 2pm: Family sports day. 7pm: Guest Tea Party entertainment -Vincie Wamsley - to book a table or attend contact Susie, Trish or Sandra. 10pm: Entertainment by Local Country Singer: Philomena Mc Govern & Micheal O'Brien. Philomena & Michael O’Brien will be joined by Philomena's sister Maureen who is making a come back after several years of retirement - a great reunion for the 2 sisters & a night not to be missed. 

    Swanlinbar G.A.A.: Blotto Results 28th April 2014. Numbers Drawn No Jackpot Winner. €20 Each Caroline Mc Aveety, Swanlinbar, Mary Mc Govern, Swanlinbar, Nora Masterson, Carrigallen Cian Mc Manus, Mullinacre, Ballyconnell, Noel Gallagher C/O Boxmore, Ballyconnell Kieran Mc Caffrey, Kilsob, Bawnboy. Next Week's Jackpot €5000. Draw will take place at Bingo on Monday night where the prize fund is €3300. On game 10 if you check on 49 calls or less you can win €2000 if not, there is the usual €1000 to be won. On Monday Swanlinbar play Mountnugent in Swanlinbar at 1pm.

    Swanlinbar Day Care: Will reopen on Fri 2nd May. We would like to thank James& Kevin Keenan for hosting a coffee morning on Mon 21st April and giving the centre the donations, well done lads & thank you.

    Dernacrieve Gaels: Can anyone who has put their names down for the heart checks on Sat 10th May please make sure you have given deposit of €20, still some  places available but not many.

Rota for May 2014

Collectors: Michael O'Reilly, Colm Cullen, Conor McGoldrick, Killian McGovern

Counters Michael and Breda O 'Reilly, Colm and Marion Cullen

Moira Wynne, Dympna McGovern

Eucharistic Ministers: Monica Leydon, Jodie Davies , Agnes McGovern, Michael White. Servers: 4th May Group 2 Girls, 11th May Group 1 Boys 18th May. Group 2 Boys, 25th May Group 1 Girls

  • May Rota: Reader: Aife Mc Manus, Eucharistic Ministers: Maureen Heavy & Aine Mc Manus, Collectors: Tommy Gilleece & Barry Strathie.Counters: Micheal & Breda Dolan

    Killesher Historical SocietyMeeting on Wed.7th May in Larganess Centre at 8.00pm. (Subject:Annual Outing)

  • Golden Jubilee of Father Jim Mc Manus C.Ss.R: Sunday 3rd August 2014. Mass in Saint Naile’s Church, at 6pm followed by social in new hall.

    Fun Summer Camp: Venue: St. Aidan’s High School: Dates: Monday 30th June-Friday 4th July. Activities: Gaelic, Soccer, Basketball, Rounders etc. Application Forms for registration in Derrylin P.O. Contact Number: 07808523959

    Pastoral Council Meeting: in Kinawley Community Centre on Tuesday 6th May at 8pm.  All members please attend.

    Killesher Churches Committee on Tuesday 6th  May at 7pm.

    Kinawley Drama Group  thank everyone who supported their concert.   Our annual night out is on Friday 9th May.  Food served at  9pm. Everyone welcome.

    St Aidans PTFA: would like to thank all who supported our recent fundraising dance in Blakes. The total raised was £1805.60 and €58.We also thank Anthony Mc Brien and Vincy Walmsley for their support, in making this a fantastic night. We thank all the business that sponsored prizes for the raffle on the night. St Aidans PTFA  would also like to thank all who supported the Street Collection on the 18th  April in Derrylin. The total collected was £729.21 and €407.49.

    The Scallon family Killesher are organising a charity cycle in aid of Suicide Awareness on Sunday 11th May 2014. 35 mile and 60 mile routes available.  Refreshments and music provided in Roche's Bar afterwards.  Full details available from Garry on 07970413767

    Rome 2014: The pilgrimage for the canonisation ceremony was a wonderful experience. My thanks to Ann Mc Govern for organising the pilgrimage. The atmosphere in Rome was electric, with people from all over the world in attendance, especially many young people. They prayed, they sang, they gathered on the streets. Pope Francis highlighted Pope John XXIII’s docility to the Holy Spirit and Pope John Paul II’s love for the family.  There were many Polish people present as Pope John Paul II struck a deep chord in their lives. It was moving to see Pope Francis greet Pope Benedict Emeritus to loud applause from the people present. On Monday last Cardinal Sean Brady celebrated Mass for the Irish pilgrims in the Church of the Navicella (which was full) with a reception afterwards in the Irish College. It brought back fond memories of the five years I spent there as a student. Sadly there are only 8 Irish seminarians there for the whole country. The rector of the Irish College, Mgr. Ciaran O’Carroll appealed to us to pray and encourage priestly vocations. I also got the opportunity to visit San Giovanni Rotondo and to once again observe large groups of people (many young families) pass by the body of Padre Pio. What an incredible saint and someone very dear to Irish people. While in our own country at times, there can be apathy in regard to the faith, it is only when you go on pilgrimage to other countries that you observe the beauty and strength of our Catholic faith. The parish was remembered in prayer. I thank the pilgrims in our group who made the journey  to Rome. (Fr. Kelly).

    Congratulations and best wishes to Maurice Gilleece and his wife Aisling. They were married on Saturday 3rd May in Holywell.

    Trocaire: Please bring in immediately as contributions need to be sent away.

    Kinawley/Killesher/Swanlinbar choir for ConfirmationWednesday next 8th May at 7:30pm in Saint Mary’s Church, Swanlinbar.

     Future  of Killesher/Wheathill Churches: Public meeting on Tuesday 13th May at 8pm  in Killesher Hall. Please attend.

    Vocations Sunday Sunday 4th May 2014:Prayer for Vocations in St. Clare’s Cavan. Bus leaving Kinawley at 6.00pm for Holy Hour at 7pm