Weekly Newsletter 8 September 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

8th September 2019


Twenty Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

St Naile’s Church, Kinawley

St Mary’s Church Swanlinbar                          

Sunday 8th 10am:           Janie, Patrick & John Hussey, Derryclegna/Birmingham.

Monday 9th 7pm:            Private Intention

Tuesday 10th 9.30am      As Requested

Friday 13th 8pm:             Nat Smyth’s Corraghglebe Month’s Memory Mass.

Sunday 15th 10am:         Kevin McManus, Springtown, Anniversary Mass (Family Reader)


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


Divine Mercy Devotions on Monday evening after 7pm Mass.


We pray for the eternal rest of John Owens, Aughyoule whose funeral took place on Wednesday in Teemore.  May he Rest in Peace.

Sunday 8th 11am:           Patrick & Margaret O’Reilly, Moneydoo (Family Reader & Gifts)

Monday 9th 9.30am:       As Requested

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday NO MASS

Friday 13th 7pm:             Jim Maguire, Aughnakelly, Months Memory Mass (Family reader)

Saturday 14th                 NO MASS

Sunday 15th 11am:         Sean McHugh, Clontarf & late of Swanlinbar Months Memory Mass (Family Reader & Gifts)


Eucharistic Adoration on Tuesday 5pm to 9pm.

Church Repair Fund: please continue to support this fund. 

Fr Benny will be absent from the Parish from Monday 9th September.  For Mass bookings please contact Helen in Parish Office 048 66348250 on Wednesday 2.30pm to 5.30pm.


St Patrick’s Church Killesher

St Lasir’s Church, Wheathill   

Saturday 7th 8pm:          Barry Monaghan, Tiravalley, Anniversary Mass. (Family Reader)

Wednesday 11th 9.30am: Private Intention

Saturday 14th 8pm:         Gerald Gilheaney, Drumbrughas Anniversary Mass (Family reader).


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



Sunday 8th 9am:            People of the Parish

Sunday 15th 9am:           People of the Parish



Apostolic Society annual display will take place in Killesher on Saturday 28th September, St Naile’s Church, Kinawley on Sunday 29th and in Wheathill Sunday 29th.  Usual collection will be taken up. Your support will be much appreciated.

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

Baptismal Preparation Programme: Wednesday in Killesher 9th October at 8pm.

St. Vincent de Paul: Helpline Number: 077 32222137 The monthly collection will be held at all Masses this weekend September 7th/8th

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 01/09/19. Numbers drawn were: 9, 12, 14, 22. No jackpot winner. Lucky Dip Winners: £20 – Margaret Greene, Glassdrummond, Kinawley £10 – Carina McManus, Doon, Derrylin £10 – Caolean O’Rourke, c/o Francie McGovern £10 – Sean Prior, c/o Quinn Readymix Next week's jackpot will be £6700. Supervisors are Michael Corrigan, Sean Doonan, Seamus Monaghan. Please support this important weekly fundraiser. Please remember 10.30pm deadline on Sunday nights.

Cairde Brian Boru (Friends of Brian Boru) - This initiative has been launched but there is still a chance to enter. You can return forms to any committee member.

Well done to the Senior ladies beating Devenish in the Senior Championship semi-final on Saturday.  Good luck to the Senior men in the Intermediate Championship Final vs Belcoo on Saturday 7th at 7pm in Brewster Park. Please show your support. Good luck to the  U13 boys in the Division 1 Final Saturday 7th at 11am.  Good luck to the U16 girls who play Lisnaskea at 1pm Sunday 8th in Kinawley.

The 'Gaelic Mothers and Others' football from 8-9 on a Monday evening. 

We want to wish the Fermanagh Ladies luck in the run up to their All Ireland Junior Final on Sunday the 15th at 11.45am. We ask as many people to go and show your support with having so many club members on the panel.  

2. Swanlinbar Gaa Notes 2nd September 2019 Blotto Numbers Drawn No Jackpot Winner  €20 Each Francis Maguire, Tullynamaltra, Kevin Prior, Swanlinbar John & Eugene c/o Mickey Matts Manus Mc Kiernan, Ballyconnell Pete Dolan, Glangevlin Trish Lynch, Cootehall Jackpot will be €7500. 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 next Monday night is €4,450.  Snowball was on game 5 on 45 calls or less for €13,600. We had a winner tonight Pauline Farrelly, Belturbet who checked on 42 calls and went home with a cheque for €13,600. Well done Pauline. Tonight we paid out €16,050. Next week’s Snowball on Game 5 will be €2,000 on 45 calls or less Quickie game for the line €100 and for panel €250 On game 10 there is the usual €1,000 to be won. Monday night’s winner was Kathleen Corrigan, Mill Road, Swanlinbar We played Ballymachugh in the Intermediate Championship on Friday night last and we lost Ballymachugh 1-15 Swanlinbar 0-09 Swanlinbar Next Sunday 8th September we play Bailieboro in Butlersbridge at 1pm.

3. Swanlinbar Development Association Cuilcagh Café we are hiring. We are seeking an enthusiastic cook/manager to develop this coffee shop.  15 hours per week- weekend work – previous experience in working in the catering industry is essential.  Apply with your CV today to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Cuilcagh Café will be closed this weekend.  Sorry for all those looking their weekend coffee fix.  We hope to reopen after a short break later in the month.

4. Swanlinbar Mother and Toddler Group will meet on Tuesdays from 10 until 11.30am in Trivia House, Swanlinbar. Starting Tuesday 10th September. Lots of activities, stories, songs and snacks for tots and parents. Everyone welcome.

5. Swanlinbar Development Association: Calling all budding actresses and actors speech and drama classes will be starting back on Sunday 15th September in Trivia House, Swanlinbar from 12.30-1.30 for 4-14 year olds and new members are very welcome. Text or call Steph on 00447852147264 to book your place.

Diane Lee returns to Trivia House to help us transform our unloved pieces of furniture into new updated versions. Bring a small piece of furniture – this is upcycling NOT full major furniture restoration.  This class proved extremely popular in the springtime. Wednesday 18 September @ 10.30 am - 12.30 pm 6 weeks upcycling class 12 persons limit therefore booking your place is essential on 087 090 3253 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Funded through International Fund for Ireland - Finding our Way Project

Foraging with Frederick Parkinson - ever wondered whats safe and not so good to eat?  Frederick will talk on foraging plants, mushrooms and foraged wine and have some samples to try out. Thursday 19 September at 7.30 pm Trivia House Swanlinbar. Funded through International Fund for Ireland - Finding our Way Project - no need to book a place all welcome.

Swanlinbar Toddlers group returns Tuesday 10 September at 10 am in Trivia House.  Warm welcome to new participants we have a varied programme of events booked right up to Christmas! 

6. Swanlinbar day centre will open from its summer break on Friday 13th September. Everybody welcome.

7. 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.

8. 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.

9. 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.

10. 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

11. St Aidan’s PTFA Crochet class starting back up on Thursday 5th September 7pm beginners welcome

12. St Aidan’s PTFA Guest Tea Saturday 21st September in St Ninnidhs Hall Derrylin.   If anybody parent or member if our community would like to attend.  Give us a call Fiona 07854410448 Mary 07816919242 or any member of the PTFA 

13. Benaughlin CCÉ are looking for volunteers to help out our committee and to help with the events leading up to the Fermanagh Fleadh 2020. If you could spare the time and your expertise please contact Fiona on 07821538520/ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

14. Slieve Rushen Heritage Group Public Meeting It is proposed to form a new group to preserve and record the heritage of the Slieve Rushen and surrounding areas. The group is eager to record local memories of times past, old customs, traditions and significant sites. A public meeting will be held in St. Mary’s Hall Teemore on 16th September 2019 at 8pm to give further details. Representatives across all communities are warmly invited to attend.