Weekly Newsletter 25 August 2019





Priest’s contacts:

Fr Maurice McMorrow P.P.028 66348250 /

Mobile 087 2584813

Fr Benny Fitzpatrick C.C.049 9521221 /

Mobile 087 3899345

Pastoral Area – Priest in the Cluster:

Fr Gerry Alwill P.P. Derrylin, 028 67742839

25th  August 2019


Twenty First Sunday in Ordinary Time

St Naile’s Church, Kinawley

St Mary’s Church Swanlinbar                          

Sunday 25th 10am:         Eugene & Mary Ann McManus, Crocknacrieve. Anniversary Mass (Family reader)

Friday 30th 8pm:             Joe & Maureen McConnell, Derryleague Anniversary Mass

Sunday 1st Sept 10am:   Deceased members of Maguire Family Molly Anniversary Mass.



Adoration on Tuesday 10am to 12 noon & 6pm to 10pm.


We pray for the eternal rest of Nat Smyth (formerly from Corraglebe) who was interred in the local cemetery recently Month’s Memory Mass 13th September 2019 and for Joe Breen Kilcloon Co Meath formerly of (Corrameen Kinawley brother of James and Gerrard) who died in the early hours of Friday morning.  Funeral arrangements later.

Sunday 25th 11am:         Noel Maguire, late of Drummersee Months Memory Mass. (Family Reader & Gifts)

Monday 26th 9.30am:      As Requested

Tuesday 27th 9.30am:     As Requested

Wednesday 28th 9.30am: As Requested

Thursday 29th 7pm:        Packie & Elizabeth Maguire,Uragh

Friday 30th 7pm:             As Requested

Saturday 31st                 NO MASS

Sunday 1st Sept 11am    Margaret McGovern, Mill Street, (Family Reader & Gifts)

Eucharistic Adoration on Tuesday 5pm to 9pm.

Church Repair Fund: please continue to support this fund. 

We pray for the eternal Rest of Jim Maguire, Birmingham, England and late of Aughnakelly, whose funeral took place on Saturday 24th. May Jim Rest in Peace.

Scoil Mhuire, Swanlinbar re-opens on Thursday 29th August 2019

St Patrick’s Church Killesher

St Lasir’s Church, Wheathill   

Saturday 24th 8pm:         Sean Maguire, Erveny, Anniversary Mass (Reader of the Month)

Saturday 31st 8pm:         Patrick, Mary Ellen, Hugh, Gerald & Sr Rita Scollan. (Reader of the Month)

Eucharistic Adoration in Killesher on Wednesdays 7.30pm to 8.30pm.

We pray for the eternal rest of Mary McAloon, Arney (Michael’s mother) whose funeral took place on Thursday 22nd August in Arney.  May she Rest in Peace.


Sunday 25th 9am:           Bernadette Conlon (Nee Fitzpatrick) Marlbank Anniversary Mass (Family Reader)

Sunday 1st Sept 9am:     People of the Parish



A memorial Mass will be offered for Kathleen McMorrow (sister of Fr McMorrow) on Saturday 31st August 2019 at 12 noon in St Patrick’s Church, Drumalee, Belturbet.  Burial of ashes afterwards. All are Welcome.

Blessing of the Graves Kinawley Church and New Cemetery directly after 10am Mass Sunday 3rd November.

Baptismal Preparation Programme: Wednesday 4th September in Derrylin at 8pm.

St. Vincent de Paul: Helpline Number: 077 32222137  With the high financial costs for families with children going back to school next month, the society may be contacted by any family in need of help.

North West S.T.O.P.: Free Counselling Available, Contact 086 777 2009 Or 1850 211 877.

Parish Office Details: E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Kinawley: Tel: 028 66348250 on Wednesday 2.30 - 5.30pm (Helen) - Mass Bookings for Kinawley / Killesher / Wheathill, Fr Maurice will take Mass bookings at all other times. Swanlinbar: Fr Benny on Tuesday (10am – 1pm) 00353499521221.




1. Kinawley GAA Notes: Club Lotto Sunday 18/08/19. Numbers drawn 1. 10. 11. 30. No jackpot winner. Lucky Dip Winners - £20 Peader McGovern, £10 Bridie Bowles Tiravally, £10 Michael Hussey Corrameen, £10 Brendan McManus Drumbroughas. Next week's jackpot will be £6500. Supervisors are Donncha O’Cathain, Jason Martin and Sean Leonard. Please support this important weekly fundraiser. Remember 10.30pm deadline on Sunday nights.

Cairde Brian Boru (Friends of Brian Boru) - This initiative has been launched. There will be an Executive meeting at 9pm on Wednesday 28th to collate and discuss all paperwork received. If anyone wishes to join this new initiative and have documents signed, please call to Clubrooms at that time or contact a committee member. It will commence week of 2nd September.  The first draw for 5 by £100 will take place on the last Sunday in September.

Massive luck to our Senior Men who play in Intermediate Championship Semi-Final this Sunday with St. Pat's in Roslea at 5.30pm. Please come out in club colours to support the team.

The 'Gaelic Mothers and Others' football continues to be held from 8-9 on Mondays. Some 'Friendly' games have been arranged for this enthusiastic group.

Well done to Minor Girls who continue to be victorious. Underage coaching continues on Thursdays from 6.30 to 7.30pm. Good luck to all who has organised and have helped out in any way in the Annual Hughie Cathcart tournament. If any members wish to have their name in the draw for All-Ireland Football tickets, please contact Marie Allen urgently. This draw will take place at 9pm on Wednesday evening in Clubrooms.

The Club held a coffee morning to raise funds for 2 local Cancer charities. Thanks to all those who baked and who turned out in large numbers to show their support. Thanks to Little Treasures Playgroup who hosted the event for the Club.

Good luck to Little Treasures Playgroup who run their annual 5k and 10k on Sunday morning. Please support.

Thanks to Darren Owens who has managed the Coach to 5k in the last 8 weeks and good luck to all those who completes this week.

2. Swanlinbar Gaa Notes 19th August 2019 Blotto Numbers Drawn No Jackpot Winner  €20 Each Imelda Bannon, Bawnboy Chris Curran, Swanlinbar Kevin Ball, Bawnboy Paul Treacy, Donagh Bar Paddy Archbold, Corlough Bernadette O Neill, Phone Number Jackpot will be €7300. Draw will take place at Bingo on Monday night You can now do your Blotto online at Https://www.klubfunder.com/Clubs/Swanlinbar St Marys/lotto Cut off time is 7pm on Monday for that week’s draw

Bingo Total prize fund which can be won on the night is €17,000.  Snowball is on game 5 on 45 calls or less for €13,400. Quickie game for the line €100 and for panel €250 On game 10 there is the usual €1000 to be won. Monday night’s winner was Emma Gaffney, Corrawallen On next Monday night we are giving away an extra €500 as a back to school special

We played Belturbet in the second round of the Intermediate Championship on Friday night last and we lost Belturbet 2-17 Swanlinbar 0-08  We play Bailieboro on Next Saturday 24th August in Drumalee at 6.30pm Templeport will play Corlough in Saint Mary’s Park Swanlinbar in the Junior Championship on Sunday 25th August at 3pm

3. Swanlinbar Development Association Opportunity available to lease Cuilcagh Cafe, Swanlinbar. Currently run as weekend enterprise by volunteers. Huge potential to expand existing successful business. Further information available from and expressions of interest to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

4. Kinawley Community Centre Dates for the Diary: 19th October Pantomime Snow White will be in the hall 16th November we are delighted that Eiru will be in concert Hall Bookings - please contact Roisin Smyth on 07795571535 or email    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. the hall and meeting room is available for parties, indoor soccer, meetings etc.

5. St Aidan’s PTFA Book a table at St Aidan’s PTFA annual Christmas craft fair on Sunday 24th November 2019. If you would take a table you can contact any member of the PTFA or Fiona on 07854410448 or Mary 07816 919242 or Annemarie 07522 843181 Cost £10 per table plus a small gift for our draw

6. Old Time Dance Kinawley Community Centre on Sunday 25th August dancing from 9pm to 11.30pm to Country Cousins. Everyone welcome.

7. St Mary’s Primary School Killesher Friday 30th Primary 1 children only from 9 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. All other classes return on Monday 2nd September.

8. Killesher Toddle Tots based in Larganess Centre are looking for volunteers to help out on Monday mornings from mid-September hours are 10.15am to 11.45am.  Fulltime or occasional volunteers would be appreciated.  For more information ring Eileen at 66348347 or 07739177630.

9. Calling all Parents and Students Have you someone in College or Going to College??? Ballyconnell Credit Union are now offering 3 x €1,000 Bursaries/Scholarships for 3 students. To find out more phone us on 9526571 or call to our office today


September Rota for all Church Areas

Killesher: Counters: John Martin Mc Govern & Sean Corrigan Collectors: Paul Mc Manus & Michael Kerrin Eucharistic Minsters: First Two Weeks: Patricia Rooney, Second Two Weeks: Michael Mc Aloon   Altar Servers: First Two Weeks: Eoghan Maguire & Meadhbh Mc Connell, Second Two Weeks: Leah & Caitlin Mc Brien Reader: Emma Mc Aloon

Kinawley: Altar Servers Niamh Melanophy, Caitlin Hogg Reader: Niamh Crudden: Eucharist Ministers: Claire McCaffrey & Emer McElroy. Counters: Maria Gilleece, Thomas Malanaphy, Tricia Keenan

Wheathill: Reader: Conor Patterson, Eucharist Minister: Liz McGovern, Collectors: Michael Dolan

Swanlinbar: Eucharist Ministers Mary & Brian Bogue, Josie Davis Collectors: Mick Cunningham, Oliver Prior, Michael White, and Michael Davis. Counters: Aine Prior, Leanne McDermott, Collette & Mick Cunningham.